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FREE RESOURCE: Our Sample 8 Hour Wedding Day Timeline

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July 17, 2019

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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Cue the confetti! We've officially received your wedding inquiry, and we couldn't be more excited to start this journey with you.

Here's when you can expect to hear back from us, based on when you submitted your inquiry:

∙  MONDAY - FRIDAY BETWEEN 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | You can expect a response within 24 hours.
∙  AFTER 5:00 PM MONDAY - THURSDAY | You can expect a response the following morning.
∙  ON THE WEEKEND | You can expect a response when we're back in the office Monday morning.

In the meantime, please enjoy resources we've just created for you on our blog by clicking right here. We cannot wait to start this journey with you soon!

Congratulations on your engagement! Talk to you soon.

Get in Touch

Bride & groom's full names*

Email address*

Phone NUmber*

Your wedding date*

message to caitlin & luke*

SEND

Cue the confetti! We've officially received your wedding inquiry, and we couldn't be more excited to start this journey with you.

Here's when you can expect to hear back from us, based on when you submitted your inquiry:

∙  MON - FRI BETWEEN 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | You can expect a response within 24 hours.
∙  AFTER 5:00 PM MON - THURS | You can expect a response the following morning.
∙  WEEKEND | You can expect a response when we're back in the office Monday morning.

In the meantime, please enjoy resources we've created just for you by clicking here. Congratulations on your engagement!!!