(Closed) newlyweds who did a first look: what was your photography timeline?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Do you want him to be there for getting your hair done and everything?  I had my hair and makeup done before I went to the location and our photographer arrived at 4 to do our first look and some pictures at another location.  We didn’t really have much time afterward because guests were starting to arrive for our 6 pm ceremony.

Post # 5
Member
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You should be ok. I had a 7 pm ceremony and my photographer arrived at 4. We did have some travel time – about 10 minutes, and we were running late so we ended up missing a lot of pics and opportunities that  wanted…. and I didn’t have him do any getting ready shots. To be safe – if you can afford another hour – get it – you won’t regret it.  It will make your day less hectic as well.

Post # 6
Member
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had a 5pm ceremony with all photos beforehand. With 8 hours of paid coverage we opted for prep shots instead of reception shots and started around 10:30 or 11, with our first look around 1:30 or 2, an hour for just us, then we added in our wedding party and immediate family and had 30 minutes pre-ceremony for toasts and keeping calm! 😉

Post # 7
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think that sounds good.  I was thinking that you meant you were going to completely have your makeup done at the venue.  I agree with lara bee that you might want another hour to be safe.  I didn’t have any getting ready pictures taken by my photographer because I didn’t really want to be half naked and having pictures done.

Post # 9
Member
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Hey Peanut!

 

I think that 90 minutes is a good amount of time for your portraits with your hubby to be.

Not sure if you need it, but here is my timeline from our wedding day.  

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<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>9:00am: Rebecca wakes up

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>9:15-10:00am: Breakfast/Relax

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>10:00-11:15am: Hair

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>11:15-12:15pm: Makeup

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>12:00pm: PHOTOGRAPHER ARRIVES

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>12:15-12:30pm: Get dressed

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>12:30-1:00pm: Wait for girls to arrive in room, father arrives, then go downstairs together

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>1:00-1:25pm: Trolley leaves lot and arrives at hotel

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>1:25-1:40pm: Ladies board trolley and leave hotel

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>2:00-2:10: Ladies arrive at Ibis

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>2:00-2:15pm: Trolley leaves Ibis

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>2:35-3:20pm: Gentleman get a ride to go over to Ibis: 

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>3:30-3:45: Trolley arrives at hotel for Shuttle #1 (FAMILY) boarding FIRST LOOK STARTS and portraits continue as shuttles run

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>3:55-4pm: Shuttle #1 (FAMILY) leaves hotel

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>4:20-4:30pm: Shuttle #1 (FAMILY) arrives at Ibis

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>4:50-4:55pm: Shuttle #2 (FRIENDS) arrives at hotel

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>5:00-5:10pm: Shuttle #2 (FRIENDS) leaves hotel

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>[5:40-5:50pm]: Ketubah Signing

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>5:30-5:35pm: Shuttle #2 arrives at Ibis

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>6:00-6:30pm: Wedding Ceremony

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>6:30-7:30pm: Cocktail Hour

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>7:30pm: Reception begins

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>7:45-8:00pm: Introductions: Bridesmaids/Groomsmen, Maid of Honor/Best Man, Parents of the Bride, Parents of the Groom, Bride and Groom

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>8:00pm-8:30pm: First Dance, Father Daughter Dance, Mother Son Dance, Toasts [Food being served during this time]

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>8:30-9:45pm: Eating/Dancing

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>10:00pm: Cut Cake

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>11:00pm: Getaway car arrives

<li style=”margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0; vertical-align: middle;”>11:15pm: Rebecca and Matthew Leave

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