The Ultimate Wedding Detail Photos Checklist | What to Pack

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Wedding detail suite with invitation, save the date, earrings, florals and vow books.

The magic of every wedding day begins with me capturing your wedding detail photos — I’ll arrive ready to capture all the pretty, and the carefully chosen elements that reflect your style and love story! As a Dallas wedding photographer, one of my favorite parts of the day starts with styling all the little moments that set the stage for the entire day. 

In this blog, I’ll walk you through the significance of wedding detail photos and provide a comprehensive guide on preparing your details box for a seamless wedding morning experience!

Set of rose gold wedding ring, engagement band and sunset colored florals.

Setting the Stage for the Perfect Day

The Significance of Details Photos for a Wedding

Imagine… The morning of your wedding day is here. Excitement is in the air, mimosas are in hand and in just a few hours you’ll make the transition to wifey or hubby!! Every little element of the wedding that you’ve put time, effort and love into planning over the past several months is finally ready. After I arrive and give you a BIG hug telling you how incredible you look, I’ll be ready to begin telling the story of your day – by asking you for your details box! 

Styling your invitation, rings, jewelry and more helps set the stage for the entire day! From your dress to grandma’s handkerchief, every element plays a crucial role in shaping the overall aesthetic of your wedding.

Styling and Wedding Detail Preparation

Styling your invitation, rings, jewelry, and more not only enhances the visual appeal of your wedding details but also helps me set the stage for the entire day. You’ve put so much effort into designing everything from your invites to the menu, and they deserve to be remembered! I recommend my couples have a detail box ready, filled with carefully selected items, to ensure nothing is overlooked or forgotten.

Solitaire gold engagement ring surrounded by blush florals.

What to Include in Your Details Box: a List

The Invitation Suite

Include two copies of the invite suite and envelopes, providing a glimpse into the theme and style of your wedding.

Matching Paper Products

From save the dates to programs, gather all matching paper products to create a cohesive and visually pleasing ensemble.

The Accessories

Grab your jewelry, perfume or cologne, shoes, and garter — plus any other details that contribute to your unique wedding style.

The Rings

Don’t forget the rings! Include the engagement ring, wedding band, and partner’s wedding band for a complete shot.

Additional Items (If Ready)

These likely won’t fit in your box😉 but consider having your steamed veil and wedding dress hanging nearby as well. 

Gold ornate mirror with satin wedding dress.

Tips, Photo Ideas and Final Touches

Delegating Responsibility

Getting ready suites can often get a little crazy and messy, so entrusting your maid or man of honor with the responsibility of keeping up with your details box can be a great way to help you relax and stay unbothered the morning of!

Styling Kit Essentials

I bring my styling kit to every wedding, which includes beautiful textured mats for backdrops as well as ring boxes, ceramic dishes, ribbons, acrylic stacking blocks and more. However, if you’d like to ensure the colors match your scheme perfectly, I highly recommend you purchase your own ring box or ribbon set. 

Sky blue Mrs. Ring box with floral hair vine.

Enhance Your Wedding Detail Photos

Monogrammed Heirloom Ring Box

This is my favorite heirloom ring box from the Mrs. Box that turns out absolutely stunning in photos, and also has the option of being monogrammed with your new initials! I personally own the Nora Mae version of this box, which I keep on my bedside table for the times I need to safely store my ring. These choices from Amazon are great as well, at a super affordable price point!

Fresh Florals

Perhaps most importantly, ​ask your florist to set aside a few extra blooms and a little bit of greenery to majorly upgrade these photos!! Trust me, incorporating fresh florals into your details shots is 100% the best way to take your detail shots to the next level😍

Classic white wedding invitation with surrounded by blush florals and petals.


Your wedding day is going to be an absolutely epic celebration, and capturing your details is my way of ensuring every single aspect can be cherished for a lifetime! Save this guide and refer back to it to help you gather all your important items to ensure nothing gets left behind or forgotten. If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out—I’m here to make your dream wedding detail photos a reality! 🤍

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December 19, 2023