Are you wanting dreamy sunset photos and not sure how to achieve that?
I always meet with my brides up to a month before their wedding date to help them create a timeline but here is a general wedding day timeline that might help you decide on when to plan your ceremony time.
Bride and Groom First Look
Bride and Groom Portraits
Bridal Party Portraits
Sunset Bride and Groom Portraits
Reception Grand Entrance
Toasts and Parent Dances
Things may change if…
This timeline is ideal through wedding season which is May-Oct. Once the time changes the "golden hours" or sunset time will change.
You could do the Bride and Groom Sunset Portraits during the reception so that you could avoid a longer cocktail hour which is also a plus side of creating a timeline with a First Look. Sunset times are likely to happen during your reception so that is definitely a wonderful time to get all of that yummy glowy light.
If you decide not to do a First Look.
You could replace the After Ceremony Bride and Groom portraits with Family Formals if all of your family isn’t here before the ceremony begins.
I always say one hour of dancing is more then enough time. The same people that are on the dance floor for the first hour are usually there till the end.
If you aren’t doing a First Look you will need to have a longer cocktail hour to include most of the portraits after the ceremony.
Pro Tip - Give your timeline a little cushion in case getting ready times run over or family formals run over.
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Pro Tip - hire a wedding day coordinator to help with time management.
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