Family List Template For Your Wedding Day
This is the most annoying part of your day because somebody always goes missing and it’s hard to keep track of everybody in your family so I would stick with just immediate family - but of course.. This is YOUR day and request whatever is important to you.
You want these to go by quickly, so guests aren't waiting too long and you have more time for photos after your ceremony.
I would start with Grandparents because they are older and we don’t like to keep them waiting long.
If somebody other than a parent raised you, feel free to include them in these combinations in place of that parent.
Make a note of stepparents - whether you want photos with them or not, discuss that with you and your significant other.
Bride + Groom + Bride’s Grandparents
Bride + Groom + Bride’s Grandparents + Bride’s Parents + Siblings
Bride + Groom + Bride’s Parents + Siblings
Bride + Groom + Bride’s Parents
Bride + Siblings
Bride + Dad
Bride + Mom
Bride + Groom + Groom’s Grandparents
Bride + Groom + Groom’s Grandparents + Groom’s Parents + Siblings
Bride + Groom + Groom’s Parents + Siblings
Bride + Groom + Groom’s Parents
Groom + Siblings
Groom + Dad
Groom + Mom
Bride + Groom with officiant.
Bride + Groom with ring bearers + flower girls
Bride + Flower Girls
Groom + Ring Bearer
Bride + Groom with ushers
Bride + Groom by themselves
I would consider these combinations listed above the core of what you need - the immediate family. You could just do these and be done but if you wanted to add any other combinations within these groups you could do:
Generations Picture (Grandma, Mom, Daughter) or (Grandpa, Dad, Son)
Bride or Groom + Uncle or Aunt (maybe somebody who raised you in place of a parent)
Bride by herself with parents & siblings (or Groom by himself with parents & siblings).
I typically always do bride & groom together in photos because it is their wedding day, but sometimes people request just the bride or just the groom in photos.
Bride + just Grandpa (vice versa with Groom + Grandpa)
Bride + just Grandma (vice versa with Groom + Grandma)
Bride + Groom with Aunt, Uncle + Cousins (vice versa with Groom)
Bride + Cousins
Groom + Cousins
Bride + Groom + entire Smith family side
I hope this is helpful!