Please send over a timeline between one month and one week prior to your wedding. We are always happy to advise you on timeline issues. A few things to note when making your timeline are listed below.
Allow extra time for getting ready, things always run late.
We only need 30 minutes with the groom for getting ready photos, if you chose to have these done. & 45 minutes to an hour with the bride.
For the ceremony, decide if you are going to do a receiving line afterwards or not. Keep in mind if you have 120 guests and you only spend 30 seconds greeting each guest, that still takes 60 minutes. Make sure you alot enough time for this if you chose to have one.
For family photos we require approximately 30 minutes. Make sure if photos are not at the ceremony site you allow for travel time. If you have a really long family photo list, please leave more time.
For formal photos with the wedding party and just the two of you, if you have a limo, leave extra time as they tend to drive slower than regular vehicles & make sure you notify us ahead of time so we can prepare our photo locations to make sure that the limos can get to all of them. Typically we need 20 to 45 minutes with the wedding party & 30 to 45 minutes with the bride and groom. Make sure you allow for travel time. if you will be hungry at this stage in the day, allow extra time to stop for food. If you do not have alcohol in your limo and you plan on stopping at a liquor store, make sure you leave extra time.
For the reception & cocktails, if you would like decor/detail photos of the room, make sure you discuss this with us so we can schedule time to do this before all of the guests arrive! Typically it is best to do the cake cutting right after dinner, and speeches to follow that. If things run later than expected we can always stay later. We only bill you in 15 minute increments so if you don't need a full extra hour thats not a problem! Just make sure you let us know what events you would like covered. That way if things are still going on we wont interrupt anything to chat about it!