Post # 1
I just spoke with the photographer to finalize the Day Of Timeline and since I only have one photographer who unfortunately can’t be at two places in one time I have to be done and ready by 2pm even though the ceremony isn’t until 5:15, he’s done with all the girls pics by 3:30 and then heads over to the boys, which means I have about 90 minutes of sitting in my dress with nothing goin on. Is anyone else running into trouble with having to get ready super early? Any thoughts of how to fill time or if there’s a better way to do this?
Post # 3
Not sure how things are set up, but can you switch the order of the pictures so the boys go first? If not, although 90 minutes seems like a lot of time, I’m sure something will happen to fill it.
Post # 4
My ceremony wasn’t until 5:30 pm. My hair & makeup was done by 2pm, then we headed over to our ceremony site. The girl’s pics were suppose to be taken between 3:30 – 4:30pm and then the guys from 4:30pm – 5pm. Well we ran late on both and I ended waiting in my dress for over an hour because our guests didn’t start filtering in until around 5:45pm. The 90 minutes you have will fly by, you won’t even notice.
Post # 5
I agree with missm – your photographer should do the boys first. You can finish getting ready while he’s shooting the boys, so to me it makes more sense to do it that way. Talk to your photographer and tell him that works better for your schedule, and I’m sure he’d switch.
Post # 6
I’m actually doing the girl photos at the church first. I think. We have a 5:30 pm ceremony and we’re planning on getting to the church around 1pm to do my makeup, put on my dress and have the girls do makeup and get dressed also. I have girl photos scheduled for 330pm, right after the guys arrive, and then the guys will get theirs taken. That way I can have some time to calm down and just relax before the ceremony starts because I know I’m going to be a bundle of nerves. I’ve heard the time goes really fast and with my girls with me, I’m not worried. I would much rather have too much time then be rushed.
Post # 7
I was just in a wedding where the girls got ready first and had our pictures taken, and then the photographer went and shot the guys. We of course got started late and ran over, so that 90 minutes will automatically get cut down. Then it turned out we were starving, so we had the coordinator run and get us McDonald’s. We all just hung out and chatted and had some last bits of girl time while the photographer was shooting the guys. No big deal!
The bride and Maid/Matron of Honor snacking before the ceremony 🙂
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Brides are notoriously late on their wedding day. I would keep the timeline as it is because chances are, you’ll need that 90 minute buffer. Besides its always nice to have a moment to breathe and relax without rushing around every minute, especially on your wedding day!. Most photographers cover the cost of a 2nd shooter in their packages. Did yours not offer a seperate photog to cover the guys getting readY?
Post # 10
I recommend a light snack, in case you do have the full 90 minutes. We brought sandwhich stuff to the chapel for my sister’s wedding. Many couples have a hard time eating at the reception, and you don’t want to get too tired to dance or enjoy the honeymoon. 😉