Suggested TimelinesModern & Traditional Weddings

Not sure where to begin? Bombarded with suggestions from The Knot, Wedding Wire and everyone you know… Here’s a little suggestion from your photographer. My biggest pet peeve as a photographer is the time crunch at the beginning of your Wedding Timeline and a major crunch during Formal Portraits (where you usually have the smallest allocation of time and the most demand for poses, groupings and Pinterest Ideas).

These are just basic suggestions and I’m more than happy to help you put together a timeline that meets all your needs, and mine as well to capture your day to the best of my ability and ensure that we document everything that is a priority to you on your big day!!!


Suggested Timeline for 8 Hour Wedding with First Look

2:00pm Arrival | 10:00pm Exit

  • 2:00pm Detail Shots
  • 2:30pm Groom Prep Shots
  • 3:00pm Bridal Prep Shots / Getting Into the Dress
  • 3:30pm First Look with Groom / Followed by Bride & Groom Portraits
  • 4:15pm Bridal Party Portraits / Group Portraits and Individual Portraits
  • 4:45pm Family Formal Portraits
  • 5:15pm Bridal Party Tucked Away for Guest Arrival
  • 5:15pm Reception Details / Venue, Cake, Table Decor, Etc.
  • 6:00pm Ceremony
  • 6:30-7:00pm Formal Portraits for Extended Family
  • 7:00pm Entrance into Reception
  • 7:00pm-9:45pm General Reception Coverage / Dances / Toasts / Open Dance Floor / Cake Cutting
  • 10:00pm Grand Exit

 


Suggested Timeline for 8 Hour Wedding (Traditional)

2:00pm Arrival | 10:00pm Exit

  • 2:00pm Detail Shots
  • 2:30pm Bridal Prep Shots / Getting Into the Dress
  • 3:00pm Bridal Portraits / Bridesmaids Portraits
  • 3:30pm Grooms Details / Grooms Prep Shots
  • 4:00pm Groom Portraits / Groomsmen Portraits
  • 4:30pm Reception Details / Venue, Cake, Table Decor, Etc.
  • 5:00pm Ceremony
  • 5:30pm Formal Portraits for Immediate & Extended Family
  • 6:00pm Bridal Party Portraits
  • 6:30pm Bride and Groom Portraits
  • 7:15pm Entrance into Reception
  • 7:15pm-9:45pm General Reception Coverage / Dances / Toasts / Open Dance Floor / Cake Cutting
  • 10:00pm Grand Exit