Equally as important to the bridal details, here is a groom’s details wedding day checklist. I find that in the industry, the groom’s details and accessories are sometimes forgotten which hurts my heart deep down a bit. The groom’s details are just as significant and it’s equally important to have them photographed. Not to mention that together, the bride’s and groom’s details will look amazing side by side in your wedding album.
If you’re having the groom photographed as he’s getting ready, here is a groom’s details wedding day checklist to consider:
Be sure to have your tie or bowtie with you in the groom’s suite and wait until your photographer has arrived to put it on. (Oh, and if needed, be sure to practice tying the bow tie or tie before the wedding day!)
Many grooms put a lot of thought into their cufflinks or often, they’re a gift from the bride, so be sure to have these with you to be photographed. Lapel pins, if you’re wearing any, are also a detail to remember!
If you’re opting for fun patterned socks, leave these out for photos! They always make for a great pop of color and add so much personality to the photos.
Bonus tip: If you’re sticking to subtle socks and not going for a fun pattern or print, then typically, with darker colored suits, wear black or dark grey socks!
This probably goes without saying, but don’t forget your shoes.
Bonus tip: Have your shoes shined before the wedding, especially if you’ve worn them several times before the wedding.
If you’re able to have the boutonniere with you in the groom’s suite, this is always a great touch to have in your photos and adds another pop of color. Work with your florist to get this delivered or picked up early enough in the day to have it while you’re getting ready.
It’s easy to forget and spends most of the wedding day only slightly visible so you’ll definitely want photos of your pocket square before you put it in your pocket.
Also likely goes without saying but don’t forget your belt.
If you and your partner wrote any notes to one another or exchanged gifts prior to getting ready (that aren’t on this list), bring them! Or, if you plan on exchanging them later in the day, bring the letter you’ve written and/or the gift you’re planning to give with you (and have the bride do the same) to be photographed. Lastly, be sure to have any special keepsakes or mementos from the day you want to be documented with you! This is the perfect time to get your fraternity pin or watch (especially if it was a gift from the bride) documented as well as any fun gifts you may have given to your groomsmen.
As with anything else, your list may look different but this groom’s details wedding day checklist is a great place to start. You’ll want to have all of these things packed up together in one bag or box so that when your photographer arrives, they can get straight to work photographing your details rather than have to spend time looking for everything.
If you’re looking for the bridal details checklist, head on over this way. And for more checklists and wedding planning tips, snag a copy of my free wedding guide using the link below! Loaded with tips and tricks, I wrote this guide after years of questions from couples as a tool to help you plan your wedding in a way that allows for the most successful wedding photography!