13 Poses to Showcase Your Bridal Party

Figure out how to arrange your complete bridal party.

13 Poses to Showcase Your Bridal Party

Photo: Peterson Design & Photography

With some wedding parties reaching almost two dozen people, it can be difficult to figure out how to pose everyone in an aesthetically pleasing way. This becomes an even bigger conundrum considering the modern trends of mismatched bridesmaid dresses, uneven bridal parties, and coed sides. While of course your photographer will have some ideas, it’s always better when you can give them a sense of what you like. That’s why we’ve gathered some of our favorite collections of bridal parties – all from real weddings. From classic arrangements to taking advantages of nearby steps to bringing chairs, there are plenty of photos to help you imagine how you and your nearest and dearest should pose on the big day. 

Click each picture to see beyond the pose and view the whole celebration, and browse our galleries for brides and bridesmaids as well as grooms and groomsmen to be further inspired for your additional wedding party portraits.  

group shot of bridal party, bridesmaids on one side, groomsmen on the other side
Photo by Artisan Events; Consulting by Hope Weis Consulting

wedding party group shot in chicago, alternating bridesmaid and groomsmen
Photo by Carasco Photography

bridal party at sunset, bridesmaids paired with groomsmen
Photo by Braedon Photography; Consulting by Kristin Banta Events

traditional indian wedding, full bridal party standing at altar
Photo by Alucinarte Films

fashionable chic wedding party walking across the street with designer sunglasses
Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; Consulting by International Event Company

paired off bridal party on large steps of skirball cultural center
Photo by Embrace Life Photography; Consulting by Linda Howard Events; Floral Design by The Hidden Garden

wedding party pose in v formation
Photo by Palermo Photo; Bridal Gown by Isabelle Armstrong

pakistani wedding party in traditional outfits cheer
Photo by bobbi+mike

wedding party leans in together, pink paper umbrellas read "just married"
Photo by D. Park Photography

chic modern bridal party with some sitting down, bridesmaids in jumpsuits and rompers
Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; Bridal Stylist: Dear Maradee

same-sex wedding two brides, coed bridal party
Photo by Heather Kincaid Photographer; Consulting by Tessa Lyn Events; Floral Design by Empty Vase

wedding party with bridesmaids and groomsmen alternating, walk and laugh
Photo by George Street Photo & Video

bridal party with bridesmaids and groomsmen alternating, arms around shoulders and laughing
Photo by Peterson Design & Photography

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