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Creating Your Family Formal List for your Wedding Day



Creating a family photo list for your wedding day is an important task that should not be overlooked. Not only will these photos be cherished memories for years to come, but they can also help keep your wedding day running smoothly by ensuring that all of the important family shots are captured in a timely manner. Here are some tips for creating a family photo list that will make sure your wedding day is captured in all its glory.

  1. Make a list of all the family members that will be attending your wedding. This list should include immediate family members, such as parents and siblings, as well as extended family members, such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

  2. Determine which family members will be in the wedding party. This will help you to create a list of photos that need to be taken with the bride and groom, as well as with the wedding party.

  3. Plan out the timing of your family photos. You will want to schedule your family photos to be taken at a time when the light is best. This could be during the early morning or late afternoon. You will also want to schedule your family photos so that they do not interfere with other important parts of your wedding day, such as the ceremony or reception.

  4. Assign a family member or friend to be in charge of the family photos. This person will be responsible for gathering all of the family members together and making sure that everyone is in the right place at the right time. This helper is much appreciated by your photographer.



Example Family Formals List:


Spouse 1 Family

-Spouse 1 + Spouse 2 + Parents

-Spouse 1 + Spouse 2 + Parents + Siblings

-Spouse 1 + Spouse 2 + Intermediate Family

- Spouse 1 + Spouse 2 + Intermediate Family + Grandparents

-Spouse 1 + Spouse 2 + Intermediate Family + Grandparents + Extended Family

-Spouse 1 + Intermediate Family + Grandparents + Extended Family

- Spouse 1 + Intermediate Family + Grandparents

-Spouse 1 + Intermediate Family

-Spouse 1 + Parents + Siblings

-Spouse 1 + Parents

-Spouse 1 + Mom

-Spouse 1 + Dad

-Spouse 1 + Siblings

-Spouse 1 + Grandparents

Spouse 2 Family

-Spouse 1 + Spouse 2 + Parents

-Spouse 1 + Spouse 2 + Parents + Siblings

-Spouse 1 + Spouse 2 + Intermediate Family

- Spouse 1 + Spouse 2 + Intermediate Family + Grandparents

-Spouse 1 + Spouse 2 + Intermediate Family + Grandparents + Extended Family

-Spouse 2 + Intermediate Family + Grandparents + Extended Family

- Spouse 2 + Intermediate Family + Grandparents

-Spouse 2 + Intermediate Family

-Spouse 2 + Parents + Siblings

-Spouse 2 + Parents

-Spouse 2 + Mom

-Spouse 2 + Dad

-Spouse 2 + Siblings

-Spouse 2 + Grandparents


Both Families

-Bride + Groom + Bride & Groom's Parents

-Bride + Groom + Bride & Groom's Intermediate Families




By following these tips, you can create a family photo list that will help ensure that your wedding day is captured in all its glory. With a little planning and organization, you can make sure that your family photos are a cherished part of your wedding day memories.


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