Sample 8 Hour Timeline
1:00 Photographer Arrives:
Detail Shots; Candid Photos of Bridal Suite:
2:00 Bridesmaids are picture ready to dress You. Also, bridal portraits and
pictures of bridesmaids will be taken
3:00 Optional First Look
3:30 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. Wedding Party and Bride and
Groom pictures too!
6:00 Reception Begins
9:00- 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.
7:00 While guests are eating, speakers make short toasts.
7:30 Mother-son, father-daughter, and other pre-determined dances take place.
7:45 Dance floor opens for guests.
8:00 Toss The Bouquet/ Get the Garter
8:15 Head back to the Dance floor