October 29, 2019
The ceremony is the most important part, so obviously it will determine the rest of the day and how early you need to start prepping for the day.
Decide whether you want to do a first look versus post-ceremony photos. Check out one of my favorite videos to help you decide whether a first look is the best decision for you and your significant other. Also, think about how big your family is and how long it will take to get family photos. Then find out how long your shot list will take – talk to your photographer, they’ll know best!
If you want to guarantee the special moments are captured from the right angles, get a second shooter. Having two photographers means multiple angles, more photos, and no moment left uncaptured.
Think about the small items in your timeline – things like games, formal dances, toasts, and cake cutting really add up over time. Budget more time than you think you’ll need and if you have extra time, just fill the time with dancing!
How long do you have the venue for? Do you have to abide by a noise ordinance? If you have to be out or quiet by 11, you’ll need to think about clean-up time and other non-fun items to add to your timeline.