6 Wedding Day Timelines For A Fun, Seamless and Perfect Day
The key to having your wedding day run as smoothly as possible is by planning out your wedding day timelines in advance! No two wedding day timelines look the same so I will help you build out a timeline that works best for you on your special day. There are so many different factors that go into planning your wedding day timelines.
Think: Are you getting ready at your venue or off-site? Will you be doing a first look or waiting until you walk down the aisle? Are you wanting to take photos somewhere other than the venue? Do you want me to capture getting ready photos or is it more important that I stay later during your reception? What time your ceremony starts and how long it lasts also plays a huge part in planning your wedding day timeline! Whatever is most important to YOU as a couple will be what the timeline is based around! Timelines are totally customizable and flexible, so just use these as your guide!
A Glimpse Into What Your Wedding Day Timelines Could Look Like
6 Hours of Photography Coverage With a First Look
2:00 pm – Photographer arrives at getting ready locations
12:00 pm – Getting ready photos of the Bride and wedding party
1:00 pm – Groom and wedding party getting ready
1:30 pm – The Bride puts the dress on
1:45 pm – Bride and wedding party first look
2:00 pm – Bride first look with Father
2:15 pm – Bride individuals and wedding party
2:45 pm – Groom individuals and wedding party
3:15 pm – Ceremony and reception detail photos
3:30 pm – Bride and Groom first touch and Letter/Vow reading
4:00 pm – Ceremony starts
4:30 pm – Ceremony ends
4:30 pm – Family photos
5:00 pm – Full wedding party photos
5:15 pm – Bride and Groom portraits
5:45 pm – Grand Entrance
5:50 pm – Toasts
6:00 pm – Prayer
6:05 pm – Dinner starts
7:00 pm – First Dance, Mother + Groom and Father + Bride
7:30 pm – The dance floor opens
8:00 pm – Golden hour photos
9:20 pm – Faux send-off
9:30 pm – Photographers leave
Looking for more inspiration on what your wedding day timelines could look like?
Check out my blog for more inspiration and ideas! If you need more help and ideas and you are ready to have me be your Michigan wedding or elopement photographer then count me in, and fill out my contact form so we can start planning your perfect day!