December 7, 2017
Over the last year or so, I’ve realized that the smoothest wedding days are a result of a bride who is prepared and educated. I’ve taken this to heart, and decided one of my goals for 2018 is to blog more tips for brides who are planning their day! Today, I wanted to share a draft of a wedding timeline based off a 5pm ceremony. I did a similar blog way back in the day (what a difference three years makes) but thought it could be helpful to draft a wedding timeline with and without a first look, so that couples who are considering a first look can see what an impact it has on your day!
I work with our brides to develop a timeline based on the time of sunset and whether or not they’re interested in doing a first look. Because natural light is so important to use and our use of film, there are times (typically in the winter) where we have to get all of the images done before the ceremony, to ensure that we capture the images in our typical style.
As you review this timeline, keep in mind that every wedding is different. You may be traveling between your ceremony and reception venues. A very small (or very large) wedding party could impact the timing too. You may be having a Catholic mass and have a 2+ hour break between the ceremony and reception. Be sure to talk with your photographer and planner as you work on your wedding timeline to ensure you have enough time to capture everything to your needs!
Is there a piece of wedding planning you need help with? Shoot me an email and I’ll add it to my blogging list! emily [at] theganeys [dot] com.