Wedding timeline - Emil Beresford Multi Media

Here is a sample of a full weddings timeline to help you understand and maybe prepare for your big day. You can use this as you plan for your big day.


1 pm Arrive at venue

1 pm-2:00 pm Photograph the bride's details, invitations, earrings, dress, bouquet, rings, something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

2:00-2:45 pm Bride getting hair and makeup done (Bride will usually allot about 1 1/2 hrs for this however, I only capture the tail end) (During this time either my second or I will head to the groom and his groomsmen for a brief 10 min of photographing their getting ready)

2:45-3:20 pm Bride getting into her dress. Her bridesmaids will be assisting her, mother, etc

3:20-3:35 pm First look

3:35-4:30 pm Formals

4:30-5 pm Bride and groom go rest before ceremony. Photographer captures guests being seated, details of the venue, details of reception area if at the same location, gifts, etc

5:00-5:30 pm Ceremony

5:30-6 pm Cocktail hour

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner

7:00-7:15 pm Toasts

7:15-7:20 pm Cutting of the cake

7:20-7:30 pm Bouquet & Garter Toss

7:30-7:45 pm First Dances Father/Daughter & Bride/Groom

7:45 pm Open Dancing for Guests

7:45-8:20 pm Couple's photos

8:20-9:00 pm for open dancing/reception shots for an 8 hr wedding

8:20-10 pm for a 9 hr wedding

10pm-10:10 Bride & Groom exit (sparklers, etc) 

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