Post # 1
Hey September brides!
Tell me about your timeline for the day. Is anyone getting married a little later in the day like 4 or 5pm? I’m trying to gather some information for my September 2013 wedding and I’m trying to figure out how many hours of photography I’m going to need.
If you would be so kind to share with me I would be ever so greatful!
Post # 3
No September brides around tonight 🙁
Post # 4
I don’t have my timeline done yet.
I booked my photographer and a 2nd shooter for 10 hours. I wanted her to capture my girls and I getting ready, my guy and his gang getting ready, the anticipation before the ceremony (no first look), last moments with my Dad before we walk down the aisle, the ceremony (especially the look on FI’s face when he sees me walking down the aisle), group pics after the ceremony, cocktail hour(s) outdoors in gardens, more photos of bridal/groom party and us during cocktail hour, dinner in the carriage house, cake cutting, dancing in the tent (with lounge area), the last dance, sparkler send-off, etc.
We are getting married at 2pm in a church, then reception immediately following less than 10 minutes down the road. So it’s definitely an afternoon wedding.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2014 - county fairgrounds
ummm… i’m cooking all the food with my mom so my day starts @7am cooking food and setting up. our ceremony starts around 3pm. we’ll be getting ready around 1230pm and the cocktail hour/ reception will start around 430pm and continue until 9pm but it’s still kind of far out to figure out all the little details about the time
Post # 6
Our ceremony starts at 5:30 in the evening but we are also doing a first look. Our photographer wants to our first look at 12 noon and take pictures with the bridal party for about 1 and half in the city (DC) and then we will head to our venue to take more pictures with family.
Post # 7
Our ceremony starts at 4pm and ends at 8pm. It is ceremony and reception in the same venue, a riverboat. Arrivals start at 3:45. Actual ceremony 4:05pm ( first 5 minutes are safety briefing), ending NLT 4:25pm (otherwise the boat will be past the jurisdiction where our license is and we’ll have to circle around), 30 minutes for cocktails, then dinner, then dancing, both at whatever pace the crowd keeps. Cake cutting at 7:45, back to dock at 8. It’s timed this way so we’re cruising past the DC monuments as sunset begins.
Will probably have a post-cruise crowd at the hotel bar 🙂 so having the photographer swing by there instead of any photos before the ceremony. 7 hours plus setup time.
Post # 8
Our ceremony starts at 2 and will end around 3, cocktail hour starts at 5 and reception at 6. The girls are getting hair and make up done at 7 (there are a lot of us getting ready) and we will be at the church, dressed and ready for pictures around 11. The boys will be golfing that morning, but I don’t know what time they are starting yet. Our photographer and videographer are going to be with us all day long. They don’t have a time limit, so they will start shooting when the boys are golfing and the girls are getting pretty.
Post # 9
I’m getting married around 5 or 6pm. I will share my timeline when I get it figured out. I just bitched about not having a venue in another thread so that’s holding things up a bit
Post # 10
I’ve got the basics figured out so far. But in terms of the smaller stuff like when certain dances will be danced or when cake will be served, I haven’t done that yet.
Wake up – 9:00a: Breakfast
9:00a – 2:00p: Getting ready (with lunch somewhere in there)
2:00p – 3:30p: Travel to ceremony location and take pictures
3:30p – 4:00p: Hide while guest arrive/more picture taking
4:00p – 5:00p: Ceremony
5:00p – 6:30p: Pictures and travel to reception location
(6:00p – 7:00p: Guest cocktail hour)
6:30p – 7:00p: Join cocktail hour
7:00p – 10:30p: Dinner and all the things that need to be pictured before the photographer leaves
10:30p – 12:00a: PARTY!
12:00a – whenever I crash: After party at the hotel bar 🙂
Post # 11
Here’s my rough start:
7 am – setup of the ceremony area begins
8 am – bridal party gets ready
9:30 am – coffe and doughnuts served
10 am – ceremony begins
11 am – brunch is served
12 pm – well cut the cake and guest can play yard games and dance
Post # 12
We’re having a 5:30 ceremony, and no bridal party, so I think the plan is to have our photographer there from maybe 4:30 or 5 until 10:30 or 11, when we’ll either do some kind of exit or just assume all the photos have been taken that need to be taken!
Edit to be more specific:
Cocktail “hour” 6-6:45
Reception, relatively unstructured for now, 8-11ish
Post # 13
Here’s our basic timeline. Our photographer did most of it out for me, which was so helpful!
6:30am – Breakfast at our hotel (we’re having a little buffet in our room)
7:00am – Hair & makeup starts (during this time the rest of my family will be making sure everything is being set up properly)
9:30am- Photographer does my getting ready shots, getting into the dress
10:45am- First Look
11:00am- Bride & Groom photos at a nearby location
11:30am- Bridal Party Shots
12:00pm Family Photos (might be doing these after the ceremony though)
12:30pm- Last Touchups before ceremony
1:30pm-1:45pm- Receiving Line
1:30pm-2:30pm- Cocktail Hour, while we have some more photos taken
2:30pm- We’re introduced, have our first dance
3:00pm- Sit for dinner
4:45pm- Cut the cake?
5:30pm-6:00ish: We’re leaving for our honeymoon!
Post # 14
Ekkkk! I havent even gotten that far yet.
Post # 15
I still have no timeline as of right now…but where I am from everyone is telling us were suppose to get married on the half hour, so like 4:30 or 5:30. Thats what they think is traditional. FI and I are not very traditional and think we are going with 5:00 for the ceremony!
Post # 16
Tenative schedule is
9:30-2:00 getting ready at the hotel
2:00 head to ceremony/reception location
4:30-6:00 cocktail “hour”