13 Essential Wedding Dress Photos (That Aren't Played Out)

You spend months searching for the perfect wedding dress, but your wedding day will fly by no matter what you're wearing. So it helps to go in to the big event with a plan—a list of exactly which photos to take—so that the memories you want captured end up in your scrapbook.

These 13 shots are the wedding dress photos you'll look back on and smile about, because they capture both the stunning design you chose and the emotion and excitement of the big day. From close-up shots to photos with family and friends, these memories are a must.

Read on for inspiration, and to shop a few of our favorite dresses for your big day!