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A list of shots for a wedding is given below. Clearly it must be adapted for the circumstances of each wedding, with shots being added or omitted as appropriate.

  • Bridal preparations - usually, but not always, at the bride's home
  • The bride preparing her make-up - usually using a mirror
  • The bride's shoes, jewellery and other accessories
  • The bride's dress being buttoned or zipped up
  • The mother of the bride, maid of honour or bridesmaid adjusting the bride's veil
  • The bride putting on her shoes - or being assisted in doing so
  • The bride putting on ear-rings, necklace and other jewellery
  • The bride putting on her garter
  • The bride viewing herself in a mirror in her dressing room
  • Corsage being pinned on the bride's mother
  • Button-hole being pinned on the bride's father
  • The bride's mother with the bride
  • The bride's father with the bride
  • The bride with brothers and sisters
  • The bride with all the  bridesmaids - if space permits
  • The bride with each individual bridesmaid, and perhaps with groups of two bridesmaids
  • The bride near a window, perhaps in reflective mood
  • The bride descending the stairs
  • The bride leaving her front door as her transport arrives
  • Prior to the service or ceremony
  • The groom and groomsmen
  • The groom and best man
  • The groom alone
  • The groom with his parents
  • The bride and her maid of honour or chief bridesmaid
  • The bride with her parents
  • The bride with her mother
  • The bride with her father
  • The bride kissing her father on the cheek
  • The bride and bridesmaids as a group
  • The bride's mother on an usher's arm
  • The groom's mother on an usher's arm
  • Grandparents being accompanied down the aisle
  • The ushers
  • During the service or ceremony
  • The bridal party walking down the aisle
  • The bridesmaids, flower girls, and ring bearer walking down the aisle
  • The bride being taken down aisle by her father
  • The bride's father giving away the bride
  • The groom putting the ring on the bride's finger
  • The bride putting the ring on the groom's finger
  • The groom kissing the bride immediately after the vows  - full length and closer
  • The bride and groom signing the register
  • The bride and groom lighting candles
  • The bride and groom retiring down the aisle
  • The bride and groom's hands showing rings and flowers
  • The bride and groom with the priest or registrar
  • Candid shots as opportunities arise
  • After the service or ceremony
  • The bride and groom looking back as they leave the service or ceremony
  • The bride and groom greeting guests after the ceremony
  • The bride and groom outside the venue surrounded by family and guests
  • Confetti shot if appropriate
  • The bride and groom with their bridal party
  • The bride with her bridesmaids
  • The bride with the groomsmen
  • The groom with the bridesmaids
  • The bride and groom on the steps of the church or venue
  • The groom and groomsmen on the steps of the church or venue
  • The bride and groom with all of the bride's family
  • The bride and groom with the bride's immediate family
  • The bride and groom with the bride's parents
  • The bride with her parents
  • The bride with her mother
  • The bride with her father
  • The bride and groom with all the groom's family
  • The bride and groom with the groom's immediate family
  • The bride and groom with the groom's parents
  • The groom with his parents
  • The bride and groom with both sets of parents
  • The bride and groom getting into, and seated inside, their car
  • Wide shot of church or site of ceremony including bridal party, guests and car.
  • Between the service or ceremony and the wedding breakfast or reception
  • The bride and groom alone in a suitable outdoor location
  • The bridal party in an outdoor location
  • The groom and best man in an outdoor location
  • The groom and groomsmen outdoors
  • The bride and her maid of honour or chief bridesmaid
  • The bride and her bridesmaids
  • At the wedding breakfast or reception
  • The receiving line
  • The wedding cake - before it is cut
  • The guest book
  • The gift table
  • The seating plan
  • The bride and groom's place settings
  • The wedding breakfast tables prior to the arrival of the guests
  • Detail of the table settings and decorations
  • The wedding party toasting the bride and groom
  • Candle and balloon shots
  • Close-up of the bride and groom toasting each other
  • Group shots of family and guests at their tables - perhaps immediately before the meal
  • The speeches
  • The first dance
  • The bride dancing with her father
  • The groom dancing with his mother
  • Parents dancing
  • Guests dancing
  • The bride showing her rings to the bridesmaids
  • General dancing shots
  • The flower girl and ring bearer together
  • The bride and groom cutting the cake
  • The bride and groom feeding each other with cake
  • The bride throwing her bouquet
  • Catching the bouquet
  • The groom removing the bride's garter
  • The last dance
  • The departure of bride and groom - perhaps kissing or waving
  • The bride and groom leaving the wedding breakfast or reception
  • The bridal car departing
  • Candid shots as opportunities arise
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