Wedding Wednesday |What Information Do You Need to Plan Your Wedding Day Timeline?

What Information Do You Need to Plan Your Wedding Timeline

If you’re worried about how to put together your wedding day, did you book your photographer for enough time, will you actually get everything you want?

The simple answer and it’s that we don’t know yet which is super frustrating but stay with me here because we need more information.

There are a lot of factors to look at and we all are different in what we want from a wedding day. Most of my couples want to have the best portraits possible but they also want to genuinely spend time with their guests. We need to marry those two aspects together and there are ways to do so in a creative way.

Unfortunately, I can’t go into specific times because everyone is different and I plan out all of the timelines of my couples directly with them. But I can help you figure out what will and will not work for you by getting these 12 questions. In fact, you can help out your own photographer if they help you plan, your wedding planner, your event coordinator, or whomever will be there to help you along the way.

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Here is the basic information you need to get started (And yes, you need all of this information to get started):

What is the Address for Your Getting Ready Location? What is the Address for Your Fiancé’s Getting Ready Location?

When Should Hair & Makeup be Getting Done?

What is the Address for Your Ceremony?

What Time does the Ceremony Start?

Are you Doing a First Look? Don’t know what that is? Check this blog to find out!

How long should your ceremony last?

Are you doing a Receiving Line? If so, how many guests are you expecting?

Are there any specific locations you would like for any photos? If so, what are those addresses?

What is the Address for Your Reception?

What Time would you like to be announced in?

What time is Sunset on Your Wedding Day?

Are there any events happening around town (football games, parades, races, beer festivals, etc. ) that might affect traffic?

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Once you have all of these answered, you can ensure that you are 100% ready to plan out that timeline! Take these to your photographer, planner, or Day of Coordinator to help you put it all together!

For more specific questions, reach out to me and I’ll see if I can help you out!

Cheers & Happy Wedding Planning!

  1. […] Now, although I’m giving you some guidance here in many options, you need to make sure that we’re still having an open conversation and that starts with getting a few answers from a different blog I wrote. THOSE are the basics to get us started in figuring out the best wedding timeline for YOU. Check out that blog post here to get started. […]

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