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Sample Wedding Day Timeline

Sample Wedding Day Timeline

sample wedding day timeline

Creating a wedding day schedule from scratch can be super tricky, especially when coordinating with multiple vendors! This is a huge perk of hiring a full or month-of wedding planner, they help manage the logistics and communicate with your amazing vendor team!

I help each of my wedding couples create their wedding timelines. Sometimes this means I create them from scratch, and other times I connect with the specific wedding planner and we map it out together! The end goal is to have a detailed, clear, and realistic schedule of events for the couple, wedding party, family, and all vendors involved!

I’ve seen firsthand how a clear and realistic timeline benefits everyone. It answers questions before they’re asked, provides a baseline for the day, and takes major stress off of the couple. Taking stress away from my couples and giving them peace of mind is a favorite part for me!

I’m stoked to share a sample wedding day timeline with you! Whether you’re a couple planning your wedding, a wedding planner, or a fellow photographer, this is for you! The timeline below is broken down into the 3 different photo collections. Of course, each timeline is adjusted based on the needs of my couple, but this is a great starting point! My biggest tip is to work backwards from sunset time. 🙂

If you want insight into how I create a timeline specifically, read 5 Tips for Creating a Wedding Day Timeline.

SAMPLE WEDDING DAY TIMELINE

Detail Photos ~ 45 Minutes

Getting Ready Photos ~ 30 Minutes

Couple Gets Dressed ~ 30 Minutes

First Look and Portraits ~ 30 Minutes

Separate Wedding Party Photos ~ 30 Minutes

Wedding Party Relaxes / Ceremony & Reception Photos ~ 30 Minutes

Ceremony ~ 30 – 45 Minutes

Family Photos ~ 20 – 30 Minutes

Entire Wedding Party Photos ~ 15 Minutes

Sunset Photos ~ 30 Minutes
(Ends at Scheduled Sunset Time)

Couple Relaxes Alone ~ 10 Minutes

Grand Entrance and First Dance ~ 15 Minutes

Dinner ~ 60 Minutes

Toasts ~ 30 Minutes

Parents Dances ~ 30 Minutes

Cake Cutting ~ 5 Minutes

Open Dancing ~ 60 Minutes

Final Dance and Grand Exit ~ 15 Minutes

If you’re on the lookout for a rad wedding planner, here are a few of my faves! I’ve personally worked with each of them and couldn’t love them more!

Moelleux Events
Laki Events and Design
Pop the Cork
Andrea Leslie
Moonchild Event Co

Sample Wedding Day Timeline

sample wedding day timeline

Creating a wedding day schedule from scratch can be super tricky, especially when coordinating with multiple vendors! This is a huge perk of hiring a full or month-of wedding planner, they help manage the logistics and communicate with your amazing vendor team!

I help each of my wedding couples create their wedding timelines. Sometimes this means I create them from scratch, and other times I connect with the specific wedding planner and we map it out together! The end goal is to have a detailed, clear, and realistic schedule of events for the couple, wedding party, family, and all vendors involved!

I’ve seen firsthand how a clear and realistic timeline benefits everyone. It answers questions before they’re asked, provides a baseline for the day, and takes major stress off of the couple. Taking stress away from my couples and giving them peace of mind is a favorite part for me!

I’m stoked to share a sample wedding day timeline with you! Whether you’re a couple planning your wedding, a wedding planner, or a fellow photographer, this is for you! The timeline below is broken down into the 3 different photo collections. Of course, each timeline is adjusted based on the needs of my couple, but this is a great starting point! My biggest tip is to work backwards from sunset time. 🙂

If you want insight into how I create a timeline specifically, read 5 Tips for Creating a Wedding Day Timeline.

SAMPLE WEDDING DAY TIMELINE

Detail Photos ~ 45 Minutes

Getting Ready Photos ~ 30 Minutes

Couple Gets Dressed ~ 30 Minutes

First Look and Portraits ~ 30 Minutes

Separate Wedding Party Photos ~ 30 Minutes

Wedding Party Relaxes / Ceremony & Reception Photos ~ 30 Minutes

Ceremony ~ 30 – 45 Minutes

Family Photos ~ 20 – 30 Minutes

Entire Wedding Party Photos ~ 15 Minutes

Sunset Photos ~ 30 Minutes
(Ends at Scheduled Sunset Time)

Couple Relaxes Alone ~ 10 Minutes

Grand Entrance and First Dance ~ 15 Minutes

Dinner ~ 60 Minutes

Toasts ~ 30 Minutes

Parents Dances ~ 30 Minutes

Cake Cutting ~ 5 Minutes

Open Dancing ~ 60 Minutes

Final Dance and Grand Exit ~ 15 Minutes

If you’re on the lookout for a rad wedding planner, here are a few of my faves! I’ve personally worked with each of them and couldn’t love them more!

Moelleux Events
Laki Events and Design
Pop the Cork
Andrea Leslie
Moonchild Event Co

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I'm an intimate wedding photographer for lovers and the occasional rebels. You can expect to see all the desert magic and adventure throughout the blog posts below. Whether you're looking for photo inspiration or wedding planning tips and tricks, I'm your girl!

Hey Babes, I'm Suzy!

Browse by Category:

weddings

engagements

elopements

travel

resources

fave vendors