What is a wedding flatlay?
Wedding flatlay pictures are a beautiful way to showcase the details and decorations of your big day. These images are taken from a bird's-eye view and are perfect for capturing the overall aesthetic of your wedding. To create stunning flatlay images, it's important to choose a cohesive color palette and select items that complement each other in terms of texture, size, and shape. Some common items to include in wedding flatlay pictures are your wedding invitations, jewelry, shoes, flowers, and other wedding decor. To add interest and depth to the image, you can layer items or use different heights and angles. For a more classic and elegant look, choose a neutral color palette and opt for clean and simple lines, while a more bohemian or rustic theme might call for earthy tones and organic shapes. Whatever your style, flatlay pictures are a beautiful way to preserve the memories of your special day and share the details of your celebration with others.
What to Include
Every detail you can think of. Rings, Earrings, Necklaces, watches, cufflinks, shoes, socks, medallions, florals, your invitations. Don't forget anything that's important to you, like trinkets that may be part of your bouquet, etc). Make sure you mention things that are important to you. Your photographer might not know what's important to include, even if it seems obvious to you. Sentimental jewelry or other items are easy to overlook, so be sure to point those out!
Here's what you should consider
If you want a bangin' flatlay photo, it's really helpful to think about it ahead of time. Put everything you want in it in one place that's easily accessible, like a box.
Taking a good flatlay picture can take a little while, getting everything set up, laid out, the perfect picture taken, then packed up can be a little bit of a process. Try and allot enough time in your day for it, and try and have everything at the same place. Keep people informed so if things like rings need to go with the best man, they have a way to get to them once they're done.