Time line Guide

 

 

There are basically two kinds of timelines to decide on for your wedding day: First Look or Traditional(No First Look).  While I respect being traditional and wanting to save that moment where the groom sees the bride the first time walking down the aisle, there are a number of reason to consider doing what is know as a First Look. It not only makes for a less complicated wedding day schedule for you and your vendors, but also adds a special moment to your day to be alone and allows for a more flexible schedule. It also assures that you will get a variety of couples photos on the day of your wedding without feeling rushed.  Without doing a first look there are several photos that have to happen within a short amount of time and can cut into the couples portraits.  I highly recommend doing a first look so that the schedule is not rushed.

 

These are two mock schedules to get an idea of what a wedding day schedule looks like with and without a first look. This is meant to be a guide to help you with your timeline but I will ultimately stick to the timeline I am provided.  I am also more than willing to help if there are any questions!


FIRST LOOK

(Based on lighting that would occur in July in Texas, USA)

11:00 a.m. – Start Getting Ready

4:00 – Finish Getting Ready (Bride in Dress)

4:30 – First Look

5:00 – Bridal Photos

5:30 – Bridal Party Photos

6:30 – Ceremony

7:00 – Cocktail Hour/Family Photos

7:45 – Couple Join Nicholas for Photos

8:30 – Dinner Served

9:30 – Cake Cutting / Dances

10:00 – Open Dance

TRADITIONAL

(Based on lighting that would occur in July in Texas, USA)

11:00 a.m. – Start Getting Ready

4:00 – Finish Getting Ready (Bride in Dress)

4:30 – Bridesmaids Photos

5:00 – Groomsmen Photos

5:30 – Bridal Photos

6:30 – Ceremony

7:00 – Cocktail Hour/Family Photos

7:30 – Entire Bridal Party Photo

7:45 – Couple Join Nicholas for Photos

8:30 – Dinner Served

9:30 – Cake Cutting / Dances

10:00 – Open Dance