Sample Wedding Day Timeline

First Look & No First Look

These are rough draft wedding timelines to help guide you in your planning. There are a lot of factors that come in to play when putting your timeline together. We sit down with all of our couples to help guide them to the perfect wedding day timeline. When setting up a timeline, the most important part is creating a day that allows you to truly enjoy the day and reduces your stress. If you’re on the fence about a first look check out our First Look Guide

Timeline With a First Look

Prep Photos

We'll start with one partner then head over to the other. About an hour each. 

12pm - 2:15pm

First Look

We can set up a private first look or have your friends and family join! 

2:15pm - 2:30pm

Wedding Party Photos

We'll start with the full group shots. Have some fun with the group and then break it down to smaller groups. 

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Couples Portraits

We're going to go out and tour the place and create some amazing photos together and have fun doing it!

3pm - 4pm

Break for Ceremony

Go enjoy some quiet time alone. It's one of the beautiful parts of doing a first look. 

4pm - 4:30pm

Ceremony

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Family Portraits

We can do some family portraits before the ceremony as well. Another perk of a first look. The amount of time really depends on how large of a list you have. 

5pm - 5:20pm

Reception

Go enjoy cocktail hour. Time to Party!

5:20pm - 10pm

Timeline With No First Look

Prep Photos

We'll start with one partner then head over to the other. About an hour to an hour and a half each. We'll try to get more done vs a First Look timeline so we don't have to rush during cocktail hour. 

1:30pm - 4pm

Ceremony

4:30pm - 5pm

Family Portraits

We can do some family portraits before the ceremony as well. Another perk of a first look. The amount of time really depends on how large of a list you have. 

5pm - 5:15pm

Wedding Party Photos

We'll start with the full group shots. Have some fun with the group and then break it down to smaller groups. 

5:15pm - 5:30pm

Couples Portraits

We're going to go out and create some amazing photos together and have fun doing it!

5:30pm 5:50pm

Reception

Get ready for introductions. Time to Party!

5:50pm - 10pm

Endless Options

These are just options for your wedding day. You can do anything you want and create the perfect timeline that makes sense to you both. The key to a great timeline is allowing time to do the things that you want to do so you don’t feel rushed or stressed. One thing that would change a lot in the above wedding day timelines would be a church ceremony. Those are a lot longer and usually here’s a good amount of time between the ceremony and reception. If you need any help or have questions about your timeline send us an email. We would be more than happy to help out! 

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