WEDDING TIMELINE INSPIRATION FOR THE DIY BRIDE
 
photographed by Crystal with AspenCoast Studio

photographed by Crystal with AspenCoast Studio

On your wedding day, it's important that your timeline allows for plenty of photographs in the best light possible. A “point person” designated by you is necessary to round up family and bridal party members for group photographs. These are ideal timelines assuming a sunny day with a sunset around 7:45pm. There are two 7 hour sample options, with a first look and without.

 

Sample Wedding Day Timeline With A First Look

2:00 PHOTOGRAPHY COVERAGE BEGINS 

Details & final preparations

2:30 BRIDE GETS DRESSED 

Bride’s portraits and group shots with bridesmaids

(Point person needed to round up all bridal party members, if necessary)

3:00 GROOM FINAL PREPARATIONS 

Groom’s details, portraits and group shots with groomsmen (Point person needed to round up all bridal party members, if necessary)

3:30 FIRST LOOK 

Bride and Groom Portraits

3:30 WEDDING PARTY PORTRAITS 

(Point person needed to round up all bridal party members, if necessary)

4:00 CEREMONY & RECEPTION DETAILS 

Bride and Groom tuck away from arriving guests
(Your “Point person” needed to round up all bridal party members). We also photograph ceremony site and reception details

5:00 CEREMONY

5:30 FAMILY PORTRAITS / COCKTAIL HOUR BEGINS

(your “Point Person” needed to round up all bridal party members)

6:00 COCKTAIL HOUR 

Portraits of guests
(we float around & photograph the party unfolding naturally)

6:30 CALL TO DINNER

6:40 GRAND ENTRANCE & FIRST DANCE

6:45 DINNER IS SERVED

7:30 GOLDEN HOUR BRIDE & GROOM PHOTOS

8:00 TOASTS, CAKE CUTTING

8:15 FIRST DANCES 

Bride with her father, Groom and his mother

8:30 OPEN DANCING

8:45 BOUQUET & GARTER TOSS

9:00 PHOTOGRAPHY COVERAGE CONCLUDES

 

Sample Wedding Day Timeline Without A First Look

2:00 PHOTOGRAPHY COVERAGE BEGINS 

Details & final preparations

2:30 BRIDE GETS DRESSED 

Bride’s portraits and group shots with bridesmaids

(Point person needed to round up all bridal party members, if necessary)

3:00 GROOM FINAL PREPARATIONS 

Groom’s details, portraits and group shots with groomsmen 

(Point person needed to round up all bridal party members, if necessary)

3:30 WEDDING PARTY PORTRAITS 

(Point person needed to round up all bridal party members, if necessary)

4:00 CEREMONY & RECEPTION DETAILS 

Bride and Groom tuck away from arriving guests. (Point person needed to round up all bridal party members). I photograph ceremony site and reception details

5:30 FAMILY PORTRAITS / COCKTAIL HOUR BEGINS

(Point person needed to round up all bridal party members)

6:00 COCKTAIL HOUR 

Portraits of guests 

(we float around and photographs the party naturally)

6:30 CALL TO DINNER

6:40 GRAND ENTRANCE & FIRST DANCE

6:45 DINNER IS SERVED

7:30 GOLDEN HOUR BRIDE & GROOM PHOTOS

8:00 TOASTS, CAKE CUTTING

8:15 FIRST DANCES 

Bride with her father, Groom and his mother

8:30 OPEN DANCING

8:45 BOUQUET & GARTER TOSS

9:00 PHOTOGRAPHY COVERAGE CONCLUDES