You want to make sure your photographers get every moment of your wedding day. Shooting a wedding isn’t like shooting a movie. You get one shot at it. A great way to ensure you get all of the shots you want during the day is to develop a detailed timeline with your photographer. If you haven’t hired a wedding planner (which we highly recommend you do) having this timeline can also help keep your whole wedding day flowing smoothly.
Erica from Erica Swantek Photography recently put together a fantastic guide about putting together a timeline for your wedding day on her blog. It covers everything, in detail, from getting ready before the wedding all the way through to your reception. You can read the whole post on her blog where she also has a lot more photos to share.
In her post, Erica highlights some key times of a typical wedding day that you won’t want to miss. Here are a couple:
Some of the sweetest moments of the day happen while the bride and groom are getting ready. The ladies having fun getting dressed and having their hair and makeup done. The guys putting on their tuxedos and working out the fine details of tying a bow tie. You definitely want to allow time for getting ready photos.
A few special moments set aside to take portraits of just the bride.
Photos with your wedding party and family are fun, but can take quite a bit of time depending on the size of your party and family. A good amount of time should be put on your timeline for these photos.
Go now and check out the whole post at ericaswantekphotography.com where she also talks about first looks (which we also highly recommend), ceremonies, receptions and other possible formal photos.