Post # 1
Hey Bees! I am attempting to draft a timeline for our wedding in less than 4 months to get an idea for my bridesmaids who are coming in from out of town. I found a schedule online that I am working from but the photo time doesn’t seem to be enough.
So we need as many as possible family and party photos done before the wedding as possible that doesn’t include EVERYONE together. We will do the EVERYONE together after the ceremony. Our ceremony is at 7pm so I’m hoping to do a first look before as well.
So how much did you did put side for photos with and without a first look?
P.S. this is the schedule I am working from since it’s the only one I could find with the ceremony at 7pm
A Sample Wedding Day Timeline
Post # 3
I would ask your photographer what they prefer.
We discussed our family size with our photographer (my father’s side is very large) and he asked for at least half an hour after the ceremony but would really like 40 minutes, we’re scheduling 45 minutes after the ceremony for couple and family shots. We also plan to shoot a first look and Bridal Party photos before the ceremony. We are not having a gap as the entire event will be at the same location.
Post # 4
We did not do a first look. Here’s kind of how we did things:
1:30-2:30- Photos… we started with grandparents and parents, then they went to join the rest of the guests upstairs (ceremony & reception at the same venue) for cocktail hour. We did wedding party photos, a few bridal shots, and some fun shots after.
2:30- Grand entrance followed by first dance
2:45- plated lunch served
Then we did our father-daughter & mother-son dances, cake cutting, bouquet & garter tosses, and of course adult libations were enjoyed and enthusiasic but awkward dancing ensued.
Post # 5
Thanks!!! You were both very helpful!