Help with day of timeline !

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 4
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730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

@MrsC2014:  how far away is the lake? an hour for travel and photos does not seem like a lot. have you asked your photographer? they typically have a good idea of timelines.

Post # 6
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739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Are there any spots at the venue that would be ideal for professional pictures? Has your photographer been there/done other weddings there? That’s a good starting point. You don’t need something spectacular in the background; a small field, a patio, something unique to your venue would work as a wonderful backdrop to your photos. This would save you the hassle of traveling even just a short distance. Also, since everything is already happening at the venue, would it be weird for you to leave your guests that are all already there? 

Just throwing some things out there to help you think outside the box! 

Post # 7
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730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

@MrsC2014:  we’re going to be done with everything half an hour before the ceremony, so i would add half an hour, plus travel time, and then some buffer time for eatting, photos, putting on the dress, and then that’s when you need to have your makeup and hair done by!

Post # 10
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2873 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Would your photographer have any time for photos prior to the wedding?  We have 3 hours scheduled before our wedding for ours (but we are doing all of ours before the wedding, my mom and I both hate cocktail hours where you don’t see the couple).  You don’t need to see your FH, you can just get the ones with just you and the girls done and you and your parents.  It will save on time later.

If you only have an hour for photos, have a list, have that list to everyone, have a coraler to get everyone ready for the next photo.  Keep it moving.

When/where are you doing your hair?  Makeup? 

Since you gave your guests a 5:00 start time, your wedding party should be at the cermony site no later than 4:45 to greet those that arive on time.  If you don’t want to see people, getting there early will give you more time to hide away in a private room.

Post # 11
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1762 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Assuming your April date you list is accurate, the sun is only just staring to set a little later and you could easily be in a situation where the light is nearly gone and your photos won’t be what you have in mind. If you’re hoping to have outdoor photos and a first look is out of the question, then I’d seriously consider pushing your ceremony back to an earlier time.  Or find indoor locations for your photos at your venue instead.

Post # 14
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2873 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yes.  I know it sucks if people arrive late, but I would be much more worried about being a good host to those that respect you enough to show up on time.

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