Yes, a shot of your wedding party is mandatory, but the standard guys on one side, girls on the other middle school setup is not. Take a cue from these Real Wedding couples who got creative when it came to shooting their best friends with fun poses and cool backdrops. After all -- it's not every day you have them all in one place so better be sure you get a picture destined for the wedding album!
At Elle and Kyle's destination wedding in Useppa, Florida, the wedding party assembled around a banyan tree in a portrait fit for an album cover.
Lauren and Josh took advantage of D.C.'s eclectic scenery for formal portraits with their wedding party in nearby Chinatown.
Jessie and Tyler and their wedding party all put on boots to pose in front of this five-story-high billboard at their country wedding in Manitoba, Canada.