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Wedding timeline

So it’s time to plan your wedding day timeline. So many things to think about!

Firstly – for the photos, it’s very important to consider sunset time! Especially during the winter months when sunset is earlier – make sure to set the ceremony time at least 2,5 hours before sunset.

The same won’t necessarily apply for summer weddings. Many venues have a closing down time at 00:00 and you have to pay extra to continue the party. Some venues don’t even have an extra time option, so only starting the reception at 20:00 just won’t work. After all – the reception is the best part where all the nerves have settled down for the two of you, and you can relax.

It’s always a good idea to give a little more time for preparing for the ceremony. The last thing you want is to feel rushed and anxious on your wedding day.

Prepare yourself for a possible glitch and don’t freak out when something goes wrong! This is all part of your wedding story and may just make for a more epic tale to tell one day.

 

This is just a basic timeline with two photographers:

11:00

Bridal hair starts

Photographer – venue & decor shots

11:30

Photographer arrives at bride

12:30

Bridal make-up

14:00

Bridesmaids get dressed followed by bride getting dressed

The second photographer arrives at groom

Groom starts getting ready

15:00

Bridal and bridesmaids portraits

Groom and groomsmen portraits

15:30

Groom arrives at church to welcome guests

16:00

Ceremony

17:00

Family portraits followed by bridal party photos along with the bridal party

The second photographer takes photos of guests and canapés

17:30

Bridal couple session

The second photographer can come along to get other angles or stay with guests – your choice

18:30

Bridal couple enters the reception

Welcome and speeches

19:30

Dinner is served

20:30

First dance

21:00

Garter and bouquet toss

21:30

Photographer service ends

It’s been a long day and an early start for us, and we need to get back home safely.

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