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    The Ultimate Wedding Day Timeline Guide

    "Timeline" is a fancy-schmancy word for "schedule." A timeline is the schedule for your wedding day and the day can get pretty out of order without one! We are, by no means, wedding planners, but the timeline is crucial in making sure we have the time to get the shots you need for your gallery! That's why we've created this guide for you.

    THINGS TO THINK ABOUT

    Q.
    HOW MANY HOURS ARE WE CONTRACTED FOR?
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    Check your contract to see how long you have us and make sure that anything you want captured falls within our time-frame for the day!
    Q.
    WHAT TIME DOES THE SUN SET ON YOUR WEDDING DAY?
    A.
    This is super important to know! If you schedule your ceremony too late, you won't have enough light for family formals or other portraits!
    Q.
    FIRST LOOK OR NAH?
    A.
    Having a first look or not having a first look will heavily affect your timeline! We'll have more questions and tips for you so you can make your own decision on whether or not it's right for you :)
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    HOW LONG IT ALL TAKES

    Details (invitations, dress, etc.): 40 minutes
    Getting ready: 30 minutes each
    First look: 25 minutes
    Couples portraits: 40-60 minutes
    Bride + Bridesmaid photos: 30 minutes
    Groom + Groomsmen Photos: 30 minutes
    Full Wedding Party Photos: 15 minutes
    Pre Ceremony (Hidden): 45 minutes
    Ceremony: 30-60 minutes
    Family formals: 30 minutes, 45 minutes for larger families
    Dinner: 45 minutes
    Reception: 60-90 minutes not including dinner... keep your exit time in mind!

    6 HOURS

    4:00 – We Arrive and Get Details
    4:15 – Alex Getting Ready
    4:45 – Nikki’s Getting Ready + Dress On
    5:00 – First Look + Couples Portraits
    5:30 – Wedding Party Photos
    6:00 – Tucked Away
    6:30 – Ceremony Begins
    7:00 – Ceremony Ends / Family Formals Begins
    7:30 – Family Formals End, Wedding Party Photos Begin
    8:00 – Announced into Reception + First Dance
    8:15 – Dinner Begins
    8:45 – Speeches + Parent Dances
    8:15 – Cake Cutting + Open Dancing
    9:15 – Bouquet + Garter Toss
    9:55 – Private Last Dance
    10:00 – Send Off

    9 HOURS

    12:00 – We Arrive and Get Details
    12:30 – Megan Getting Ready
    1:00 – Josh Getting Ready
    1:45 – Megan Get’s Dress on
    2:00 – First Look + Couples Portraits
    2:45 – Wedding Party Photos
    3:15 – Tucked Away
    4:00 – Ceremony Begins
    4:30 – Ceremony Ends / Family Formals Begin
    5:00 – Announced into Reception + First Dance
    5:15 – Dinner Begins
    6:00 – Speeches + Parent Dances
    6:15 – Cake Cutting + Open Dancing
    8:15 – Bouquet + Garter Toss
    8:55 – Private Last Dance
    9:00 – Send Off