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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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We check email once daily during our wedding season office hours: M-TH, 9-4 CST. We appreciate your patience as we are still adjusting to life with a newborn. We promise to respond as soon as we are able! ♡

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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.

We check email once daily during our wedding season office hours: M-TH, 9-4 CST. We appreciate your patience as we are still adjusting to life with a newborn. We promise to respond as soon as we are able! ♡

Messages received after 4:00 pm Thursday → Sunday evening will be responded to when we're back in the office on Monday. Friday-Sunday is devoted to traveling to/shooting weddings + spending time as a family!

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