9 Creative Engagement Photo Props

These shoppable ideas are sweet and unique.
by Emily Platt

If you're having engagement photos taken, having an engagement prop or two handy adds creativity and personality to your pics. Not just that, but it can also be nice to have something to hold on to—like champagne flutes or a balloon—to break the ice and get comfortable in front of the camera.

Even if you're skipping a professional engagement shoot, you'll probably want to post the news on social media. Try posing with a special item (in addition to your engagement ring, of course) for those extra Insta likes (no shame!). Ready to upgrade your snapshots? Shop nine of our favorite engagement photo props here.

1. Engaged Banner
Engaged banner with hearts

"Engaged" banners and buntings are ever popular, in part because they're so versatile. Try hanging one up as an engagement photo backdrop, or hold it up yourselves from either end. Bonus: You can repurpose the sign as engagement party décor. We like the vintage look of this affordable option.

Partyprops engaged banner, $8, Amazon.com

2. Dog Engagement Sign
Dog engagement photo sign

Even if your pup didn't participate in the proposal, you can definitely include your four-legged friend in your engagement photos. Consider announcing the news by having your pet wear this sweet sign as an engagement prop.

David's Bridal My Humans Are Getting Married sign, $17, DavidsBridal.com

3. Bride Mug

Bride holding engagement ring mug

There are so many takes on the bride mug, it's hard to pick just one. That's because holding up a cup is the perfect opportunity to flash your new bling. This design is oh-so pretty, but you can also opt for the classic "Does this ring make me look engaged?" mug or a sassy "Engaged AF" one. Whatever you pick, we recommend pulling it out for an at-home shoot.

WoofAndWhimsyStudio engagement campfire mug, $18, Etsy.com

4. Engaged Balloon

Pink engagement ring balloon

Here's another fun prop to have and to hold: an engagement ring-shaped inflatable. (Want something a little less casual? These "We Are Engaged" balloons work too.)

The Knot Wedding Shop foil balloon decoration in Diamond Engagement Ring, $10, TheKnotShop.com

5. Custom Engagement Sign

Couple holding custom wooden engagement signs

Create a custom sign to really personalize things. Need a template? Write "We're Engaged" with your engagement date beneath it. For rustic photos, look no further than this wooden engagement photo prop.

The Knot Wedding Shop small personalized wooden wedding sign in Natural Script Print, $22, TheKnotShop.com

6.  Personalized Engagement Kite

Having an outdoor engagement session? Personalize one of these kites and fly it together for whimsical portraits.

PinkSlipInspiration personalized kite photo prop, from $55, Etsy.com

7.  Engagement Champagne Flutes

Champagne glasses for engagement

Toast to the future with festive engagement-themed champagne flutes. Hint: It's another way to subtly show off your sparkler when you pose. Plus, there's nothing like a little bubbly to calm any photo shoot nerves.

The Knot Wedding Shop stemless toasting champagne flutes in Engagement, $14 for a set of 2, TheKnotShop.com

8. Engagement Date Sign

Wooden number engagement photo prop

If you're taking engagement photos for your save-the-dates, don't forget to include the wedding date. If these photos aren't for save-the-dates, you can still commemorate your engagement date. Either way, this customizable number sign is a great photo prop.

ForeverWeddingCrafts engagement sign, from $10, Etsy.com

9. Engagement Sparklers

Letter sparkler

Plan an unexpected nighttime shoot and incorporate sparklers. You can spell out anything from "engaged" to "future grooms" using these special letter sticks. (There are also kits that spell out words like "love" or sets of heart sparklers

Terrain golden letter sparkler, $8 each, Terrain.com

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, some of which may be sponsored by paying vendors.

Up Next
What to Wear in Your Engagement Photos
Not sure what to wear in your engagement photos? Check out our tips for putting together photogenic engagement photo outfits you'll love.
by The Knot8 min read