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:
Bridal hair starts
Photographer – venue & decor shots
Photographer arrives at bride
Bridesmaids get dressed followed by bride getting dressed
The second photographer arrives at groom
Groom starts getting ready
Bridal and bridesmaids portraits
Groom and groomsmen portraits
Groom arrives at church to welcome guests
Family portraits followed by bridal party photos along with the bridal party
The second photographer takes photos of guests and canapés
Bridal couple session
The second photographer can come along to get other angles or stay with guests – your choice
Bridal couple enters the reception
Welcome and speeches
Dinner is served
Garter and bouquet toss
Photographer service ends
It’s been a long day and an early start for us, and we need to get back home safely.