A Brides Guide: Wedding Flat Lays


What is a flat lay? Why is it important? 

A flat lay is essentially a snapshot of your wedding overall. This specific type of photo is carefully planned by your wedding photographer using your stationery, accessories, and other personal items to showcase the details included in your special day.

What should I include? 

Wedding Invitation Suite:

(I recommend bring two envelopes for styling purposes). *be sure to store any bendable materials between cardboard or someway to prevent bending* 

  • Invitation/envelope 
  • RSVP/envelope 
  • The “final” product 
  • Save the Dates 


(if you have a special ring box, feel free to bring that. Some brides buy special ones to match their colors) 

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Actume Velvet Ring Bearer Box- Octagon Square Gorgeous Vintage Double Ring Display - Bring Lucky Jewelry Box with Removable Cover for Proposal, Engagement, Wedding, Ceremony https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CDNV8Y2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_RiqzFbKASY7HA

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If you do not have a special box, check with your photographer. 

  • Bride engagement and wedding band 
  • Groom wedding band 

Flowers and Greenery: 

It is best to ask your florist to include a few loose flowers/greenery clippings with your bouquet delivery

  • Bridal bouquet 
  • Loose flowers and greenery 
  • Boutonnières


Jewelry, perfume, shoes (bride and groom) any custom items you have had made you’d like to include. Here is a list of optional things to include.

  • Brides shoes 
  • Brides Earrings 
  • Brides Hair pieces I.E., brooch 
  • Brides perfume 
  • Brides garter 
  • Any custom items I.E., name tiles/acrylic signage
  • Wax seal and stamp 
  • Grooms shoes 
  • Grooms tie
  • Grooms cuff links 
  • Grooms belt 
  • Watch 
  • Cigar 
  • Special bottle of alcohol 

Heirlooms and Trinkets: 

Any item passed down, you’d like to include in your wedding. Examples included below. 

  • Brooch
  • Vintage stamps 
  • Antique mirror 
  • Silver Platter
  • Antique brush 


*Talk to your photographer about your vision for your wedding flat lay.
* Clean rings the day before or morning of wedding.
* Have all of these items gathering In a tote for your photographer so no one is wasting time tracking items down.
*Have a designated person to handle these items to assure they are properly stored and dispersed to the right people after photos.
* Store all bendable items with cardboard to assure they aren’t bent.

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