(Closed) Can you please let me if this WEDDING TIMELINE is appropriate?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I dont know if its just me but you will have on your dress a whole 4 hours before the wedding? 


Post # 4
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would think an hour and a half of couples pictures and then another half of the bridal party sounds really intense. I would think that half an hour of each would be enough. Do you have your photographer for 10 hours? Did you want them there for any of the dancing part of the reception?

Post # 6
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think a half an hour each would suffice, but I guess I don’t know you guys, how much you like being photographed, where you want pictures taken, how many you want.

I’m coming from a place where my Fiance hates having his picture taken. We are doing a first look so we’ll maybe do an hour before hand and then 30 after the ceremony with family


Post # 7
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree with the PP’s.  It seems like an excessive amount of time spent on posed pictures…1.5 of just you two, 1.5 with bridal party, and then another hour with family?  You could really get a TON of awesome pictures of all of the above in an hour and a half time slot.  

Personally, I love candid reception pictures.  I would certainly sacrifice the 1.5 hrs of getting ready pictures (how many pictures are you really going to want of you getting your hair done?) and some of the posed pictures so that you could have the photographer throughout the majority of the reception.

Of course, it is your day and if you prefer posed over candid shots and guest shots then do what makes YOU happy! 🙂

Post # 8
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

This pretty similar to the timeline I did up. We have our photographer for 12 hours.  Our engagement shoot took two hours and it flew by.  I’m definitely planning to ask my photographer for advice though.

Post # 9
27 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ask your photographer for their advice.  Ours wanted at least an hour for shots of the two of us.  We have ours for 8 hours but it helps because we are getting ready at the venue itself.  We also have two photographers so they can do the getting ready shots at the same time.  This is my timeline so far:

2pm Getting ready shots

2:30pm First look/couple shots

3:30pm Wedding Party Shots

4pm Family Shots

5pm Ceremony

5:30pm Reception

10pm Send off

It will also help things move quicker if you are organized with a list of pictures you want taken for the wedding party and family and then order them so the fewest number of people have to be resitatued/enter/leave the picture.


Post # 10
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Here is my timeline-

5:00 AM-6:00 am – Breakfast, Shower, COFFEE Girls try to wash and dry your hair the night before. Dirty hair styles better. Also shave your legs and pits…. Wear a button up/zip up shirt to your hair appt. 
6:45 am – meet at Jamie’s house to get ready to leave 
7:00 to 7:10 AM- Drive to Mankato, MN for hair and Make up
7:45 AM- Hair Appointments 
Directions from Courtland to Liv Aveda 
1839 Adams Street Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 388-1559
108 1st St
Courtland, MN 56021
1. Head south on 1st St toward Main St
 Take the 1st left onto US-14 E/Main St
Continue to follow US-14 E

3. Take the MN-22 exit toward Mankato
4. Turn right onto MN-22 S

5. Take the 1st right onto Adams St
Destination will be on the left
Approx. 10:00 AM- Leave Salon and Head to church
10:30 AM- Arrive at Church
11:00 AM- Lunch delivered from New Ulm HY-VEE Hyvee phone number- (507) 354-8255
11:30 AM- EVERYONE gets ready!!!!
12:15 PM- Bride and Groom only first look with photos outside (not raining) 
12:30-12:45- Bride and Groom take photos with Parents from both sides outside and inside
12:30- 1:00- Photos with priest and any other photos needed
1:00-2:00- downtime and RELAX for bridal party. Ushers Seat guests 
2:00-3:00ish Get Married 
3:00-3:15ish: Receiving line bride and groom greet and thank guests (the bridal party tells the guests to wait outside with bubbles for the bride and groom) blow then @ bride and groom as leaving. Someone move bride and grooms car to exit. (groomsman?) 
3:00-5:30- Photos at Schell’s brewery. Bridal and Grooms Party only. Everyone drive own car. 
Need pics of:
-men only
-women only
-Jamie and Jenna Only
-women without bride
-groomsmen without groom
-whole wedding party
-bride alone
-groom alone
-bride and groom together
4:00-5:30- Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for guests 
6:00- Dinner 
6:45- Jamie and Joe cut cake
7:00- Eddie and Jackie serve cake 
5:30-7:30- The little prairie pickers play 
7:40- IPOD music starts
11:30pm last call 
12:00 pm clean-up (we would appreciate any help cleaning up)
-Decorators take down decorations- we get charged if the decorators are not able to take down decorations right at midnight. It is imperative that this happens right at 12:00 pm. 
1-2 am bedtime for Joe and Jamie

Post # 11
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My husband and I did pictures for an hour, and then had the wedding party join us for half an hour for wedding party pictures.  Then the bridal party went back to the hotel while we did family pictures for half an hour.  It worked out perfectly.  I don’t think you need 1 1/2 hours for bridal party pics…unless you really want to do it.

Post # 12
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Here was our timeline:

Noon Hair and makeup for girls at hotel

Noon Boys get ready at home
2pm Photographers arrive to take getting ready photos
3pm First Look and pictures of Joel and Monique
4pm Wedding Party Pictures
4:30pm Family pictures @ The Capitol
5:00-5:30 get back to the Ridnour Room
6pm Ceremony begins
6:30ish Ceremony ends
6:30-7:15ish cocktail hour (wedding party to Starlite Lounge, Joel and Monique pictures in the Haymarket)
7:30ish Dinner
8:00 toasts- Best Man and Maid of Honor
8:35ish cupcakes
8:45 Our First Dance

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