February 21, 2019

Wedding Day Timeline Sample – How many hours will you need?


We are just going to come right out and say it, planning a wedding is not for the faint of heart. You get engaged and immediately start thinking about your dream wedding (the whos, the whats, the whens, wheres and whys!) During this process, you will also be faced with many questions you hadn’t anticipated answering, including questions about the timing of the day. That’s where we come in. We will work with you to create a custom day of schedule to keep the day flowing perfectly. We have created a wedding day timeline sample to give you a better idea of how your day may go and how much everything really does take!


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Most people have no idea how many hours of photography coverage they may need on the day of their wedding. Some think they need “all day coverage” while others feel they need “just a few hours'”. We have put together a couple example scenarios for you to understand how coverage works with us!


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8 Hours

This is the most common timeline for the day. This amount of photography coverage usually works great with couples having a first look and couples who aren’t! This also works for couples who have minimal travel throughout the day.


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6 Hours

This timeline works great for couples having smaller weddings, ie. receptions held as dinner parties instead of a typical 4 hour reception. Couples who have no travel through the day, or couples who will not include getting ready photos or will have the photographers leave only an hour or two into the reception.


wedding day timeline bride and groom laughing at ceremony


10 Hours

This timeline works well with couples who have early church ceremonies with a lot of time between the ceremony and reception. This also works well when there is a good amount of travel throughout the day or if a couple wants outside the box portrait locations.


Wedding Day Timeline Samples

As your photographers we’re here to help make your day easier! To assist with that, whether you’ve already booked your wedding with us or you’re trying to decide which collection works best for your needs, we’ve created a few sample timelines to help you come to a decision. Don’t forget, a few months before your big day we will work together to create a timeline tailored to fit your day, because every wedding is unique! We will also take into consideration event times, locations & sunset when creating your timeline.

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