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What Is A Wedding Flat Lay? And What You Can Include In Your Wedding Flat Lay

Updated: Nov 28, 2023

Your wedding day is one of the most special and memorable days of your life. It is a day to celebrate your love and commitment to your partner, and the details that make up your wedding day are an important part of that celebration. One of the best ways to capture and remember these details is through your wedding flat lay photos.


Your wedding flat lay is a beautifully designed layout of the important items that make up your wedding day, such as your wedding invitation and save the date, your wedding rings, and sentimental details that are important to you as a couple. You can be as creative as you like with the items you include, and some vendors have even started using props that are themed to the wedding in the flat lay photos.


When putting together your wedding flat lay, it is important to speak with your wedding planner and photographer. They can share tips and recommendations specific to your theme and overall wedding vision.


wedding flat lay of a Dark gray wedding invitation and RSVP card with floral designs, a burgundy envelope and a cream ribbon with a wheat floral laid out

Items To Include In Your Wedding Flat Lay


You can include any detail items in your wedding flat lay. The most important item in the wedding flat lay is your wedding invitation and save the date (if you have one). In recent years, some couples have decided to do digital save the dates as well as invitations. It is recommended to have at least 2 paper copies of your invitation for your wedding flat lay. This way both sides of the cards can be captured if you choose to have designs and writing on both sides. You may also include your RSVP reply card and instruction cards (if you have one).


Suggested Flat Lay Wedding Items:


wedding flat lay of a dark gray wedding invitation on a wood table and pearl jewelry laid next to them
  • Invitation Suite (Card & Envelope)

  • Save The Date (Card & Envelope)

  • Wedding Rings

  • Wedding Jewelry (Pearls, Watch, Cufflinks, Earrings, Etc.)

  • Tie/Bow Tie

  • Custom Ring Box

  • Boutonniere

  • Handkerchief

  • Vintage Stamps Or Stamps You Used To Mail Your Invitations

  • Loose Wedding Flowers

  • Ribbon, Lace Or Fabric From A Wedding Dress, Etc.

  • Your Written Vows Or Notes To Each Other

These items are only suggestions, feel free to include any items that will represent your wedding day.



Bonus Wedding Flat Lay Tips

Although wedding flat lays are flat, you can use acrylic blocks and other items to raise up the components of your wedding flat lay to give it a bit of depth. In the photo below, the save the date is below the invitation that is propped up a bit higher, giving room to add a beautiful perfume bottle and floral in a beautiful wood box.


Remember to speak with your wedding planner and photographer regarding ideas and items to include in your wedding flat lay photos. They can share tips and recommendations to ensure that your wedding flat lay is a beautiful representation of your special day.



Happy Planning!


wedding flat lay in a wood box, acrylic invitation and acrylic save the date, perfume bottle, white rose


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