Wedding Day Timeline Sample | Austin Texas Wedding Photographer

Updated: Jan 14

Choosing the right wedding day timeline can make or break your images. Not only is it important to help the day run smoothly, but also to ensure you are capturing those dreamy wedding day images! This means, planning your day with the sunlight in mind, because all light is NOT created equal.


Below you will find a sample of some suggested ways you may want to plan your day. Each wedding day is a little different so this is just to use as a guideline. The goal however is to always try to plan your bride and groom portraits during the "golden hour" which is just before the sun sets. With all of my wedding packages I include a complementary wedding timeline consultation to ensure that we are both on the same page and I don't miss out on anything that may be important to your day!



SUMMER WEDDINGS


8 HOURS | NO FIRST LOOK

3:00-3:45- Bride details (invitation suite, dress, jewelry, florals, etc)

3:45-3:55- Bride + Bridesmaids Getting Ready/Robe Shot

3:55-4:15- Bride and bridesmaids gets dressed

4:15-4:30- Bride and bridesmaid portraits

4:30-4:45- Groom’s prep

4:45-5:00- Groom and groomsmen portraits

5:05-5:35- Venue details

5:35-5:45- Last minutes with bride/hide from arriving guests

6:00- Ceremony begins (2 hours before sunset)

6:30-6:45- Formal family portraits for immediate family/Cocktail hour

6:45-7:00 Full wedding party photos

7:00-7:30 Bride and groom sunset portraits

7:30- Reception grand entrance

11:00- Getaway


10 HOURS | FIRST LOOK

1:00-1:45- Bride details (invitation suite, dress, jewelry, florals, etc)

1:45-2:00- Bride and bridal party in robes, champagne toasts, etc.

2:00-2:30- Bridesmaids Get Dressed

2:30-3:00- Bride gets dressed + Portraits

3:00-3:30- Groom gets dressed

3:30-3:45- Father of the bride first look

3:45-4:00- Bride and Groom first look

4:00- 4:30- Bride and Groom portraits

4:35-4:45- Full Wedding Party Photos 4:45-5:00- Bride + Bridesmaids

5:00-5:15- Groom + Groomsment

5:15-6:00- Hide the bride/venue details

6:00- Ceremony (2 hours before sunset)

6:30-7:00- Formal family portraits for immediate family/Cocktail hour

7:00-7:30- Bride and groom sunset portraits

7:30- Reception grand entrance

11:00- Getaway


WINTER WEDDINGS


8 HOURS | NO FIRST LOOK

12:00-1:00- Bride and venue details (invitation suite, dress, jewelry, florals, etc)

1:00-1:30- Brides final prep of hair and makeup

1:30-1:45- Bride and bridesmaids gets dressed

1:45-2:00- Bride and bridesmaids portraits

2:20-2:35- Groom's prep

2:35-3:00- Groom and groomsmen portraits

3:00-3:30- Venue details/hide the bride

3:30-4:00- Ceremony begins (2.5 hours before sunset)

4:00-4:15- Formal family portraits for immediate family/cocktail hour

4:15-4:30- Full wedding party photos

4:30-5:00- Bride and groom sunset portraits

5:00- Reception grand entrance

8:00- Getaway



10 HOURS | NO FIRST LOOK

12:00-1:00- Bride and venue details (invitation suite, dress, jewelry, florals, etc)

1:00-1:30- Brides final prep of hair and makeup

1:30-1:45- Bride and bridesmaids gets dressed

1:45-2:00- Father of the bride first look

2:00-2:30- Bride and bridesmaids portraits

2:30-3:00- Groom’s prep

3:00-3:30- Groom and groomsmen portraits

3:30-4:00- Venue details/hide the bride

4:00- Ceremony (2 hours before sunset)

4:30-4:45- Formal family portraits for immediate family/cocktail hour

4:45- 5:00- Full wedding party photos

5:00-6:00- Bride and groom sunset portraits

6:00- Reception grand entrance

10:00- Getaway


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