I’m back with Part 2 of this Wedding Day Timeline example blog! If you missed part one, read it HERE.
Creating a timeline for wedding day can be a little overwhelming, especially since the timeline can truly make or break your photos and the experience. The good news is it’s a lot easier than you think! The key us to give extra time and communicate! BUT, for brides who book with me, you’ll receive a customized timeline for your wedding coverage!
For most weddings I suggest two to two and a half hours to capture the details and getting ready shots. It takes about one hour to do first looks and portraits. About 45 minutes for the bridal party and about another 45 minutes for family portraits. I always advise to give a little extra time for even more portrait time! Over the next few posts, I’ll outline an example timeline for a MS Wedding – but remember every wedding is different and we will customize everything to your day!
I went over the getting ready portion of the day in a previous blog post, so be sure to check out part 1 before reading this blog!
Typically we plan for about 45 minutes for your first look and portraits so it can be private and intimate! I always highly recommend the first look to everyone, because you’ll get the most out of your investment by getting up to 40% additional photos! It will be a private moment between the bride and groom and is always SO romantic!
Make sure to get photos of all your girls and guys separate AND together along with individual shots of everyone with the bride and groom! These photos are always SO MUCH FUN! Its like a big party (Pun intended!) Since there’s so many photos to take care of during this time, I usually plan for at least 45 minutes to get all the shots!
Once bridal party is finished, bride typically goes into hiding before lots of guests arrive. If you’re decorating your chapel in any way or if your ceremony set up is at a venue location or outside, you’ll want to make sure we can get some photos of the ceremony location untouched by guests!
I’ll squeeze this in whenever we get the chance as soon as the decorators are done. It doesn’t take more than 15-20 minutes but we have to remember to plan for any travel time between where we were taking photos!
If you liked this blog post, check out:
Wedding Day Timeline Part 1
The Difference Between a Wedding Planner & Coordinator (and Why You Need One!)
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October 6, 2020