Sample Wedding Timelines

We get it! You're not a professional wedding planner and not everyone hires a coordinator, and even if they do, sometimes you want to know what a great timeline is for your wedding photos. We always get asked how much time people should allocate to each part of their day, and with our most popular package being at the 9hour mark, we've done up two sample timelines - one with a first look and one traditional - to help plan out your day. The times themselves are just an example so you can shift around, also depending on what time of year you get married it may change - for example you will want to have an earlier ceremony if it's Spring so you don't run out of light. Also don't forget to account for travel time if applicable. If you're still unsure, don't worry - we always help our couples plan out their day more specifically.

First Look Timeline

1:00pm-2:30pm Getting ready/travel to ceremony site
2:30-4:30  First look, then Bridal Party/Couple Photos
4:30 Detail shots of ceremony/reception, guest candids
5:00  Ceremony
5:30  Family Photos
6:15  Entrance into Reception, bridal party into, Dinner
7:30  Speeches
8:00-8:45 First dance(s)
9:00  Nightime or sunset photos
9:15-10:00pm  Dancing & final candids, group shots, etc.

Traditional Timeline

1:00pm-2:30pm Getting ready/travel to ceremony site
2:30  Detail shots of ceremony site, reception site, guest candids
3:00  Ceremony
3:45  Family Photos
4:30-6:30 Bridal Party/Couple Photos
6:15  Entrance into Reception, bridal party into, Dinner
7:30  Speeches
8:00-8:45 First dance(s)
9:00  Nightime or sunset photos
9:15-10:00pm  Dancing & final candids, group shots, etc.

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