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50 Sweet Props You'll Want to Use in Your Wedding Photos

You don't need an arsenal of props for your wedding photos — but a sweet sign, a whimsical element, or a sentimental memento can take your pictures to the next level. Plus, if you're not entirely comfortable being on camera, a prop gives you something to do with your hands! Here, check out some of our favorite ideas from real weddings. 

By: Kristen Klein

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  • Sentimental Moments

    Sentimental Moments

    Hold photos from your parents' weddings for a sweet and sentimental photo.

    Photo Credit: Ana Lui Photography

  • Sentimental Moments

    Sentimental Moments

    Honor a loved one who can't be with you on your wedding day with a meaningful photo.

    Photo Credit: Sara Jayne Photography

  • With Your Bridal Party

    With Your Bridal Party

    Pop some champagne (and confetti!) with your bridesmaids.

  • Sunglasses

    Sunglasses

    Slip on a pair of shades to add a little attitude to your pics.

    Photo Credit: Brushfire Photography

  • With Your Bridal Party

    With Your Bridal Party

    Celebrate your "just married" status with wooden letters.

    Photo Credit: Brookelyn Photography

  • Cell Phones

    Cell Phones

    Capture your gown from all angles with a little help from your bridesmaids.

    Photo Credit: Cinematic by David M

  • With Your Bridal Party

    With Your Bridal Party

    Add a fun pop of color with oversized pinwheels.

  • With Your Bridal Party

    With Your Bridal Party

    Have each of your bridesmaids hold up a sign describing how you two met.

  • Say Thanks

    Say Thanks

    Get your bridal party members to help you say thanks.

    Photo Credit: Snap Photography

  • Sunglasses

    Sunglasses

    Place your shades in the sand and catch your own reflection.

    Photo Credit: Yazmin Photography

  • Balloons

    Balloons

    Build even more anticipation for your first look by hiding behind balloons until the moment of the big reveal.

  • Say Thanks

    Say Thanks

    Take advantage of the opportunity to capture a perfect photo for your wedding thank-you cards.

    Photo Credit: EE Photography

  • Backdrops

    Backdrops

    Oversized illuminated letters create a memorable backdrop for your photos.

    Photo Credit: Babb Photo

  • Bicycles

    Bicycles

    Take a spin on a bicycle built for two.

    Photo Credit: Hoffer Photography

  • Umbrellas

    Umbrellas

    Umbrellas aren't just for a rainy day; add a pop of color to your wedding photos with a bold heart-shaped version.

  • Books

    Books

    Showcase your most beloved book series with your bridesmaids.

    Photo Credit: Heroic Photography

  • Natural Elements

    Natural Elements

    Have your bridal party shower you with flower petals.

    Photo Credit: JJ Chen Photography

  • Banners

    Banners

    Run through a "just married" banner for a fun and memorable photo op.

  • With Your Bridal Party

    With Your Bridal Party

    Arm your bridesmaids with maracas while you sip a fruity cocktail.

    Photo Credit: FineArt Studio

  • Signs

    Signs

    Check the final item off your list with this fun chalkboard sign.

    Photo Credit: Snappy Shots by Bev

  • With Your Bridal Party

    With Your Bridal Party

    Print oversized cutouts of your bridal party members for some memorable photo ops.

    Photo courtesy of Fatheads

  • Sparklers

    Sparklers

    Use a sparkler like a magic wand!

  • Umbrellas

    Umbrellas

    Make the most of a rainy wedding day with cute matching props.

    Photo Credit: Danielle Rettig

  • Umbrellas

    Umbrellas

    Clear bubble umbrellas make this kiss photo even more sweet.

  • Signs

    Signs

    Spell out how you feel with a sweet sign.

  • With Your Bridal Party

    With Your Bridal Party

    Indulge in your playful side with a colorful parachute.

  • With Your Bridal Party

    With Your Bridal Party

    Feel the love with your bridesmaids.

    Photo Credit: Rachwal Photography

  • Sentimental Moments

    Sentimental Moments

    Get your parents in on the fun by having them hold up signs saying how long they've been married, while you and your husband hold photos from their weddings.

  • Balloons

    Balloons

    Oversized balloons are an easy and whimsical prop.

    Photo Credit: Peaches & Mint

  • Swings

    Swings

    A regular park swing just won't do; dress it up with fresh greenery and a few accent flowers.

  • Garlands

    Garlands

    A heart and dot garland makes your photos pop.

  • Umbrellas

    Umbrellas

    Use your umbrella to channel Mary Poppins for a fun photo.

    Photo Credit: Cramer Photo

  • With Your Bridal Party

    With Your Bridal Party

    Spell out your new last name with your nearest and dearest.

  • With Your Bridal Party

    With Your Bridal Party

    Let your groom and groomsmen borrow your bouquets for a fun photo.

  • Signs

    Signs

    Keep it sweet and subtle with these wooden signs.

    Photo Credit: B. Jones Photography

  • Umbrellas

    Umbrellas

    Spell out your building blocks for a happy marriage on a set of parasols for a meaningful and memorable photo.

    Photo Credit: Innamorata Photography

  • Umbrellas

    Umbrellas

    Tell your love story with a little help from umbrellas and your BFFs.

    Photo Credit: True Photography

  • With Your Bridal Party

    With Your Bridal Party

    Surprise your groom with a secret message before the ceremony.

  • Banners

    Banners

    Show off your newly-married status with a simple banner.

    Photo Credit: Tuck & Bonté/Etsy

  • Wine Barrels

    Wine Barrels

    Getting married on a vineyard? Borrow a wine barrel for a sweet photo.

  • Balloons

    Balloons

    Gather all of your guests for a balloon release!

  • Natural Elements

    Natural Elements

    Twist a few twigs into a heart for a super easy prop you can make on the fly.

  • Signs

    Signs

    Choose props that reflect your shared interests, like these cute tennis rackets.

    Photo Credit: Emma + Josh

  • Signs

    Signs

    Choose a sign that'll express your wedding-day joy.

    Photo Credit: Taylor Lord

  • Picture Frames

    Picture Frames

    Frame yourselves with this cute and easy prop.

    Photo Credit: Glessner Photography

  • Backdrops

    Backdrops

    Step into your own fairy tale with this storybook backdrop.

    Photo Credit: Jessie Holloway

  • Pop Culture-Inspired

    Pop Culture-Inspired

    Add a nod to your favorite saga with lightsabers.

    Photo Credit: Vierras Photography

  • Sparklers

    Sparklers

    Surround yourselves with a ring of fire.

    Photo Credit: Nathan Desch

  • With Your Bridal Party

    With Your Bridal Party

    Go for the extreme on a snowboard.

  • Cell Phones

    Cell Phones

    Capture your sweet sides and your silly sides in a single picture.

    Photo Credit: IQ Photo Studio

50 Sweet Props You'll Want to Use in Your Wedding Photos

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