Must-Have Wedding Photos: Getting-Ready Glamour Shots

Get inspired by these glamorous images of brides and 'maids getting ready for the big day.

Must-Have Wedding Photos: Getting-Ready Glamour Shots

Photo: Laurie Bailey, Denis Reggie, Ira Lippke, Callaway Gable, Jen Lynne

One of the most beloved series of wedding photos is that of the bride and her wedding attendants getting ready for the big day – so beloved, in fact, that the scene is being set and the shots meticulously planned well in advance. Makeup is applied, clutter swept away, and coordinating outfits donned before the wedding photographer is on the scene, helping to ensure flawless photos of the excitement and emotion. And what could be more photogenic than flirty, feminine robes that complement each other in style and color? Whether the shots are posed or taken in a photojournalist style, everyone looks polished and perfectly coordinated.

Take a look at the inspirational photos below of real brides and their bridesmaids posing while prepping for the big day to come, and consider how you’d like to be captured with your girls... and what you’d like to be wearing when you are. For more information on the real weddings themselves, click on your favorite photos to see more images and details.

Bride and bridesmaids getting ready photos in white robes

Photo by Denis Reggie Photographers

Bride and bridesmaids getting ready photos on bed with white robes

Photo by Gruber Photographers

Bridesmaids getting ready photos in blue robes

Photo by Renee Sprink Photography

Bridesmaids laughing in flower print robes

Photo by Jen Lynne Photography

Bridesmaids and flower girl getting ready photos

Photo by Studio EMP

Bridesmaids in silk purple robes

Photo by Andi Diamond Photography

Bridesmaids in flower print robes on bed

Photo by Palermo Photo

Bridesmaids in pink terrycloth robes

Photo by John Solano Photography

Bridesmaids in bright fuchsia silk robes

Photo by Callaway Gable

Get more ideas for getting-ready shots in our beauty photo gallery, and be sure to browse our fashion section for beautiful bridesmaid looks!