wedding timelines

October 13, 2021 weddings

the timeline

One of the most stressful parts of the wedding planning process is putting together your timeline. There are so many factors, such as first look or no first look, wedding party size, travel time, family size, sunset time, and many more! I have two sample timelines below, one with a first look and one without. Obviously these can be edited to fit your needs, but these are a great starting place!

wedding day with a

first look


1:00 photographers arrive

1:10 detail photos

1:40 getting ready photos of the bride

2:30 getting ready photos of the groom

3:00 first look and bridal portraits

4:00 bridal party photos

4:30 family photos

5:10 buffer time/freshen up

5:30 ceremony

6:00 reception entrance

6:15 dinner

6:45 sunset photos

7:15 dances

7:30 toasts

8:00 reception games

8:30 open dancing

9:00 photography coverage ends


wedding day without

first look


1:30 photographers arrive

1:40 detail photos

2:10 getting ready photos of the bride

3:00 getting ready photos of the groom

3:20 buffer time/freshen up

3:30 ceremony

4:00 family photos

4:45 bridal party photos

5:15 bridal portraits

6:00 reception entrance

6:30 dinner

7:00 sunset photos

7:30 dances

7:45 toasts

8:00 reception games

8:30 open dancing

9:30 photography coverage ends