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FREE RESOURCE: Our Sample 8 Hour Wedding Day Timeline

July 17, 2019

Filed in: For Brides

sample wedding day timeline

We’re often asked if 8 hours is enough time for a full wedding day’s worth of wedding photography coverage… and the answer is YES! Here is a sample 8 hour wedding day timeline for a typical wedding day!

12:00 pm Bridal Detail Photos (Photos of your Bridal Details, such as your shoes, perfume, jewelry, rings, bouquet & boutonniere, wedding gown & veil, & invitation suite!) 

12:30 pm Girls & Guys Getting Ready Photos (Luke photographs the guys while Caitlin photographs the girls!)

12:45 pm Bride Steps Into Dress & Bridesmaid Reveal (The sweetest reveal to all your closest ladies!)

1:00 pm First Look with Bride’s Dad (Usually Caitlin’s first time crying on a wedding day! 😉)

1:15 pm First Look with the Groom & Portraits of the Bride & Groom

1:45 pm Separate & Full Bridal Party Portraits (15 minutes each for separate bridesmaid portraits, separate groomsmen portraits, and full bridal party portraits!)

2:30 pm Immediate Family Portraits (15 minutes for the Bride’s Side & 15 minutes for the Groom’s side!)

3:00 pm Ceremony Prep (Everyone prepares for the ceremony & relaxes! Caitlin & Luke photograph ceremony site details.) 

3:30 pm The Ceremony! 

4:00 pm Extended Family Portraits (We’ll send you a Pre-Wedding Questionnaire the month before your wedding, where you’ll share lots of info that will help us serve you BEST on your wedding day- including a list of Extended Family Shots that you and your family would like captured!!)

4:30 pm Bride & Groom’s Married Portraits

5:00 pm Caitlin & Luke Photograph Untouched Reception Details while Bride & Groom enjoy Cocktail Hour

6:00 pm Grand Entrances & Cake Cutting 

6:15 pm Prayer, Dinner & Toasts 

7:15 pm First Dance, Father/Daughter & Mother/Son Dances, Garter & Bouquet Toss 

7:30 pm Open Dance Floor Photos

8:00 pm Photography Coverage Time Ends!

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