EXAMPLE WEDDING TIMELINE

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i

2 p.m.

Radhika arrives at Bride’s getting ready location and Ian arrives at Groom’s getting ready location

2pm - Getting Ready

Note: Ideally by the time we arrive, hair and make-up is already wrapping up. If something is going to delay the beginning of the day, it’s often getting ready!.

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II

3:15 p.m.

Groom + groomsmen depart for ceremony site

3:15pm - Guys Depart

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III

3:30 p.m.

Bride and bridesmaids depart for ceremony location

3:30pm - Ladies Depart

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IV

3:45 p.m.

The first look takes place

3:45 First Look

Note: The first look can take place at the getting ready location, ceremony, or reception location. It’s up to you, although we’re happy to make recommendations!

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V

4:00 p.m.

Bride & Groom + bridal party portraits.

4:00pm - Portraits

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VI

5:00 p.m.

The ceremony takes place
(That's right! You're finally married!)

5:00PM Ceremony

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VII

5:30 p.m.

Family portraits

5:30pm  Family Portraits

Note: We do family portraits right after the ceremony because everyone you need will be easy to grab. If you can give your family notice that we’ll be taking pictures immediately after the ceremony, that will also ensure that no one wanders off. We’ll help you create a list of family portraits before the big day. 

During this time, the rest of your guests should head off to cocktail hour!


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VIII

6:00 P.M.

Additional Bridal Party and Bride & Groom Portraits

6:00pm Portraits

Note: Depending on what was taken before the ceremony, we might grab 1 or 2 more full bridal party shots. At the very least, we’ll grab a few shots of you at the ceremony site.

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IX

6:15 P.M. 

Cocktail Hour

6:15pm Cocktail Hour 

Note: The great thing about doing a first look is that it gives you more time at cocktail hour. We’ll grab some pictures of your guests while you enjoy the hour.

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X

6:30 P.M.

Introductions & First Dance

6:30pm Introductions

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XI

7:00 P.M.

Welcome toasts & salads followed by speeches and entrees. 

7:00pm Dinner

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XII

7:30 P.M.

Sunset Portraits

7:30pm Sunset Portraits

We’ll make sure to grab you two about 45 minutes before the sunsets. This is usually the best light of the day!

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XIII

8:00 P.M.

Dancing begins

8:00pm Dancing

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XIV

8:30 P.M.

Cake cutting followed by bouquet toss.

8:30pm Traditions

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XV

10:00 P.M.

Grand exit!

10:00pm
Grand exit!

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