1. Stay in Touch.There is something very intimate and effective about seeing people touching. This may appear apparent to you, however I think a mistake can be made by leaving space between couples or groups. Tell your groups "Get real close- do not be afraid of each other!" Or something silly like "Pretend you like each other!" with a big smile on your face. With the groomsmen, I enjoy getting them in a line for something official, and after that informing everyone to "Bug the groom!".
2. Walk Away and Return.This is my go to wedding positioning guideline for the majority of couples. I inform them to "Leave, speak about what you're going to do tomorrow." Then after a couple of great shots I inform them to "Come back." It's the simplest thing for them to do, they aren't thinking of themselves or me because I'm far enough away, and it looks natural due to the fact that it is natural.
3. Take a look at Your Shoes.This is a fun one that I have actually found makes for a very quite beauty shot with the bride-to-bes. Typically I'll see them examine their side at their shoes or the bottom of their dress, and the moment always appears fresh and natural and very, particularly showcasing their profile. If they aren't doing that naturally, you can always state "Examine your shoulder at your shoes." Prepare to click in a minute!
4. Button Up.There are some excellent natural wedding posturing moments with the groom as he is preparing. As the title recommends, tell the groom to unbutton and button his jacket up. Or place on his cufflinks. Or adjust his bowtie/tie. This offers him something to do, the moment looks natural and masculine, and if you are near some good window light, you have actually got your money shot.
5. Help the Groom Prepare.This likewise involves the groom, however is a slight variant on the last suggestion. Have the groom's dad or best man (or anyone, really) assist adjust something on the groom. Ideally his bowtie, tie, or boutonniere. If they aren't doing it already, ask a groomsman if he can "ensure the groom's tie is on right." This creates a natural minute that looks great, and likewise includes pointer # 1, Stay in Touch.