Sample Wedding Timeline : Tips & Hacks

 

TIPS & HACKS

1. DON’T Micro manage every minute of the day! Things happen, traffic, forgetting shoes, flower girl has to use the potty. Allow yourself time to take deep breaths and enjoy this day! I promise you’ll have more fun if you have some leeway in your timeline 🙂

2. DO Consider if you want a First Look or Not. Some people do not want to see each other before the ceremony and that is understandable! If you are ok with it, it simply helps keep the timeline tighter and smoother for your guests!

3. DON’T leave too much time between events at the reception, You want to keep the timeline moving so that guests stay involved and don’t leave before all the special events happen! Plus you don’t want to pay your photographer to stand around, you get way more candid and special images if you keep the events rollin’!

4. DO Consider if you would like to sneak away with your photographer for sunset photos! usually this happens right after dinner or between two courses.But it all depends on what time of the year your wedding is at and what time sunset is. Talk with your photographer about those options.

5. DON’T forget to consider driving times between venues and photo locations! Traffic can be crazy on the weekends. Its sometimes helpful to check what events are happening around the area so you can plan for it. (for example a triathlon or parade or car show)

6. DO plan time for taking a break. You might need a minute to re calibrate. To be alone with your new spouse. It’s your day, don’t forget that!

7. DON’T have your photographer around too early in the day, you don’t want to waste valuable hours getting photos of your hair or early stages of make up during the getting ready, because not alot happens. It would be better to use that time capturing memories at the reception!

8. DO try to have your ceremony as late as you can in order to keep the timeline tight and avoids having everyone out in the heat of the day, and also photos in mid day are harsher lighting and not as flattering!

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Posted by Jodie Lynn Photography on Friday, February 2, 2018

WEDDING DAY SAMPLE TIMELINES!

Saturday: Wedding (With First Look)

9:00 a.m Hair and makeup arrive on-site

11:00 p.m. Bride begins hair and makeup

12:30 p.m. Photographer arrives on-site

1:00 p.m. Bride gets into her wedding dress

1:30 p.m. Bride and groom first look and photos

2:30 p.m. Bridal party and family shots

2:30 p.m. Shuttles from hotels begin

3:30 p.m. Wedding party arrives on-site

3:30 p.m. Ceremony musicians arrive and begin to play

4:00 p.m. Wedding invitation start time

4:30 p.m. Ceremony ends/cocktails begin

5:00 p.m Formal photos with Couple only

6:00 p.m. Cocktails ends and guests are ushered into the reception

6:15 p.m. Introduction and first dance—guests asked to join after

6:30 p.m. Guests take their seats and first course is served

6:45 p.m. Welcome speech from parents

7:00 p.m. (Sneak away sunset Photos)

7:15 p.m. First course cleared and main course set

7:45 p.m. Toasts from maid of honor and best man

8:00 p.m. Parent dances—father/daughter and mother/son dances

9:30 p.m. Cake cutting

10:30 p.m. First shuttle leaves for hotels

11:30 p.m. Second shuttle leaves for hotels

Saturday: Wedding (With OUT First Look)

10:00 a.m Hair and makeup arrive on-site

1:00 p.m. Bride begins hair and makeup

2:30 p.m. Photographer arrives on-site

3:00 p.m. Bride gets into her wedding dress

3:30 p.m. Wedding party arrives on-site

3:30 p.m. Ceremony musicians arrive and begin to play

4:00 p.m. Wedding invitation start time

4:30 p.m. Ceremony Ends

4:35 p.m. Family Portraits & Bridal Party Photos

5:00 p.m. Cocktails begin

5:15 p.m Formal photos with Couple only

6:15 p.m. Cocktails ends and guests are ushered into the reception

6:30 p.m. Introduction and first dance—guests asked to join after

6:30 p.m. Guests take their seats and first course is served

6:45 p.m. Welcome speech from parents

7:00 p.m. (Sneak away sunset Photos)

7:15 p.m. First course cleared and main course set

7:45 p.m. Toasts from maid of honor and best man

8:00 p.m. Parent dances—father/daughter and mother/son dances

9:30 p.m. Cake cutting

10:30 p.m. First shuttle leaves for hotels

11:30 p.m. Second shuttle leaves for hotels

 

 

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