Suggested timeline

timeline [with First Look]

this is the recommended timeline for Brides & Grooms who choose to have a First Look before the wedding

2:00 – Photography begins with Bride’s dress/shoes, candids of bridesmaids preparing, hair/make-up, & details. Photos of Groom getting ready

3:00 – Bride dresses.  Candids of bride with Mom [possibly Dad too]

3:30 – First Look and Bride & Groom photo session

4:00 – Bridal party pictures.  Bride with her bridesmaids [group & individually].  Groom with groomsmen [group & individually].  Entire group

4:30 – Bride & Groom hide from guests.  Details of ceremony taken now before and as guests arrive

5:00 – Ceremony

5:40 – Family formal photos

6:00 – Cocktail hour

6:10 – Bride & Groom enjoy cocktail hour with guests

6:30 – Grand Entrance into Reception & First Dance

6:45 – Toasts

7:00 – Dinner served

8:00 – Dancing, bouquet toss etc.

8:30 – Cake cutting

10:00 – Photography coverage ends

 

timeline [no First Look]

2:30 – Photography begins with Bride’s dress/shoes, candids of bridesmaids preparing, hair/make-up, & details. Photos of Groom getting ready.

3:30 – Bride dresses.  Candids of bride with Mom [possibly Dad too]

4:00 – Photo session with Bride & Bridal party pictures

4:30 – Bride & Groom hide from guests.  Details of ceremony taken now before and as guests arrive

5:00 – Ceremony

5:40 – Family & Bridal party formal photos

6:00 – Cocktail hour

6:00 – Bride & Groom photo session [maybe sunset if applicable]

7:00 – Grand Entrance into Reception & First Dance

7:15 – Toasts

7:30 – Dinner served

8:30 – Dancing, bouquet toss etc.

9:00 – Cake cutting

10:00 – Photography coverage ends