SAMPLE TIMELINES


Below are examples of timelines that can help guide you in deciding the amount of coverage you might need. In general, we need about 60  minutes  for  prep  photos, 30  minutes  for  bridal  party, 30  minutes  for  bride/groom, 30  minutes  for  family  photos, 15  minutes  for  reception  space, 10  minutes  for  ceremony  décor.

These timelines assume one location all day for the ceremony and reception. If the ceremony and reception are taking place at different location, or portraits are to be done offsite, please factor in additional time for travel. For bridal parties greater than 10 people and for family photos of groups larger than 10 people, please factor in additional time into your timeline.

Having a first look will not only allow you to enjoy a private moment to yourselves, but it will free up the time in the later half of the day for you to go and enjoy the reception!

 
 

8 HOURS - FIRST LOOK

2:00  pm  Hair  and  Makeup  Getting  Ready, Bridal  Details  (rings,  dress,  shoes,  invitations)

3:00  pm  Dressing  into  gown

3:30  pm  Bride/groom First  Look  and  Portraits

4:00  pm  Bridal  Party

4:30  pm  Ceremony  décor  and  Reception  space  photos  

5  pm  Ceremony

5:30  pm  Cocktail  Hour  and  Family  Photos

6:00  pm   A  few  more  Bride/groom  photos  in  sunset  light  (optional)

6:20  pm   Guests  seated  for  dinner/  Formal  photos  are  done

6:30  pm   Bridal  party  entrance/Dinner  starts

7:30  pm   Dancing starts (Bride/Groom,  Bride/Dad,  Groom/Mom)

8:30  pm   Cake  Cutting

9:50  pm   Last  Dance

9:55  pm   Grand  Exit

10:00  pm  Photography  Done/Guests  Leave


8 HOURS - FIRST LOOK + FAMILY BEFORE CEREMONY

2:00  pm  Hair  and  Makeup  Getting  Ready, Bridal  Details  (rings,  dress,  shoes,  invitations)

3:00  pm  Dressing  into  gown

3:30  pm  Bride/groom First  Look  and  Portraits

4:00  pm  Bridal  Party

4:30  pm  Family Photos

5  pm Ceremony  décor  and  Reception  space  photos  

5:30  pm  Ceremony

6:00  pm  Cocktail  Hour  and afew  more  Bride/groom  photos  in  sunset  light  (optional)

6:20  pm  Guests  seated  for  dinner/  Formal  photos  are  done

6:30  pm  Bridal  party entrance/Dinner starts

7:30  pm  Dancing starts (Bride/Groom,  Bride/Dad,  Groom/Mom)

8:30  pm  Cake  Cutting

9:50  pm  Last  Dance

9:55  pm  Grand  Exit

10:00  pm Photography Done/Guests  Leave

 
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8 HOURS - TRADITIONAL TIMELINE

2:00  pm  Hair  and  Makeup  Getting  Ready, Bridal  Details  (rings,  dress,  shoes,  invitations)

3:00  pm  Dressing  into  gown

3:30  pm Bridal  Party (bridesmaids and groomsmen separately)

4:00 pm Ceremony  décor  and  Reception  space  photos  

4:30  pm  Ceremony

5:00  pm  Cocktail  Hour  and Family Photos

5:30  pm  Bridal Party all together photos

5:45 pm  Bride/groom photos

6:20 pm  Guests  seated  for  dinner/  Formal  photos  are  done

6:30  pm  Bridal  party entrance/Dinner starts

7:30  pm  Dancing starts  (Bride/Groom,  Bride/Dad,  Groom/Mom)

8:30  pm  Cake  Cutting

9:50  pm  Last  Dance

9:55  pm  Grand  Exit

10:00 pm  Photography Done/Guests  Leave


6 HOUR TIMELINE

2:30  pm  Hair  and  Makeup  Getting  Ready, Bridal  Details  (rings,  dress,  shoes,  invitations)

3:15  pm  Dressing  into  gown

3:30  pm   Bride/groom First Look and Portraits

4:00 pm Bridal Party Photos

4:30 pm Ceremony  décor  and  Reception  space  photos  

5:00  pm  Ceremony

5:30  pm  Cocktail  Hour  and Family Photos

6:00 pm  Guests  seated  for  dinner/  Formal  photos  are  done

6:15  pm  Bridal  party entrance/Dinner starts

7:15 pm   Dancing starts  (Bride/Groom,  Bride/Dad,  Groom/Mom)

7:45 pm  Bouquet/Garter Toss

8:15 pm   Cake  Cutting

8:30 pm  Photography Done

9:00 pm  End/Guests Leave

 
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