Sample 6 Hour Timeline
2:00 Photographer Arrives: candid pictures of bridal suite, details (rings, dress, Invitations) Be picture ready, about to get dressed and your bridesmaids should already be dressed before you get dressed, so they can help you. Bridal portraits and pictures of bridesmaids
3:00 Groomsmen will be photographed around this time
4:00 All pictures are done before guests arrive to get ready for the ceremony
4:30 Ceremony Starts
5:00 Cocktail Hour and Family Pictures Begin. Everyone who is in pictures should not leave the ceremony
spot. Wedding Party and Bride and Groom pictures will take place too
6:00 Reception Begins
8:00- Photographer leaves.
Sample Reception Timeline:
5:00 Cocktail hour begins.
6:00 Guests move from the cocktail hour to the reception area.
6:15 The bridal party is introduced and then the newlyweds make their entrance and either have their
first dance or take a seat.
6:25 Cut The Cake
6:30 Dinner service begins.
6:45 While guests are eating, speakers make short toasts.
7:15 Mother-son, father-daughter, and other pre-determined dances take place.
7:45 Toss the Bouquet/ Get the Garter.
8:00 Head back to the Dance floor