What are the obscure items you carry with you on the day of recording a wedding that make the day smoother or make your results that little bit more professional? Here are five things you might not have thought of that could make a world of difference.

John Branch IV has shot a ton of weddings, and as a Fujifilm X photographer, you can be sure he knows what he’s talking about. Branch has compiled a list of items that likely aren’t in every kit bag and that he believes are essential to getting more out of a couple’s big day.

There are a few more nuggets I could add to this list depending on how light you want to travel. If you’ve ever shot a wedding with prep in a budget hotel, you know that a wooden hanger for the wedding dress can be incredibly useful. If it is a rented dress, the supplied hanger might be cheap and nasty and the hotel may not necessarily have a decent replacement. I also noticed that some hangers are designed so that they cannot be removed from the closet.

Additionally, a sticky bedside table can sometimes be transformed by adding a silk handkerchief for these shots of the rings. However, be sure to keep it rolled rather than rolled to avoid wrinkles.

What would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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