The purpose of this page is to assist you in creating a timeline/run sheet for your wedding day, as well as provide other recommendations based on the experience of photographing numerous weddings over the years.
A sample timeline for a full day wedding would look like this:
10:00 am - Hair and makeup
1:00 pm - Get into dress
1:30 pm - Leave for venue. Allow time for travel to the venue or photoshoot location.
2:00 pm - Ceremony commences.
2:30 pm - Ceremony finished. Couple mingling with guests.
3:00 pm - Group photos - includes one big group photo followed by smaller groups.
4:00 pm - Bridal party photos and photos for the bride and groom.
6:00 pm - Speeches
6:30 pm - Dinner
7:30 pm - Cake cutting
8:00 pm - First dance
Things to consider:
The timing of golden hour can vary depending on the season or weather. If the opportunity arises during golden hour, we can take a few minutes to capture photos of you as newlyweds.
A number of the couples we have photographed have opted to do a first look before the ceremony. In this case, the bride and groom will have their first look and then proceed to take family photos if desired. By taking this approach, you can minimize the time spent away from your guests and enjoy more time catching up with them during your wedding day.