Few tips:

  • 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 Side:

Bride + Groom + Bride’s Grandparents

Bride + Groom + Bride’s Grandparents + Bride’s Parents + Siblings

Bride + Groom + Bride’s Parents + Siblings

Bride + Siblings

Bride + Dad

Bride + Mom

Groom Side:

Bride + Groom + Groom’s Grandparents

Bride + Groom + Groom’s Grandparents + Groom’s Parents + Siblings

Bride + Groom + Groom’s Parents + Siblings

Groom + Siblings

Groom + Dad

Groom + Mom

Together:

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:

Just Sisters

Just Brothers

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! 

 

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