June 27, 2019
One of the biggest hurdles of planning your wedding day will undoubtedly be the TIMELINE. Yup! Not many brides realize this before they actually experience it, but the timeline is the absolute most important part of the planning…and very often the most difficult to accomplish! The FIRST thing we would advise you when beginning to work out your timline is that it really needs to be centered around your photography! And we’re not just saying that because we’re photographers, I promise!! Think about it; your photographers are the only people you hired who are responsible for being at the right place at the right time every single minute throughout the entire day…and that can be VERY hard to do! So we have put together a list that will help you create your timline quickly and also ensure that your photographer will have time to capture ALL of the shots that you really really need!
First off, here are a few things to keep in mind when building your timline:
EXAMPLE PHOTOGRAPHY TIMELINE
Ceremony 6pm (ideal for 8pm sunset or later)
2:30-3:15 Bridal Details
(bride gets ready and we shoot details!)
3:15-3:45 Bridal Prep
(we capture the bride and groom getting ready here)
4:00 First Look
(doing a first look means more time for portraits!)
(we will do most of your bride and groom portraits here)
4:50-5:20 Bridal Party Portraits
5:30-6:00 Bride In Hiding
(at this time we’ll shoot the untouched reception details!)
5:30-5:50 Reception Details
6:40-7:10 Family Portraits
7:15-7:30 “Just Married” Portraits
(some extra portraits of you, just married, near sunset)
7:30 Reception Begins
Take this timeline and make it your own!! We hope this comes in handy and helps you plan for your big day! Let us know what you think or if you have any questions in the comments!
Download our simple graphic below!