How to Plan your Wedding Timeline
Updated: Dec 9, 2022
Did you just get engaged and you don't even know where to start? Let's be honest, no one is an expert on getting married! BUT, with 10 years of shooting weddings I have some tips on creating a wedding timeline that will work for you!
1. What is the most important thing to you?
When you think of your wedding day, what is the most important thing that comes to your mind? Is it an epic party, an intimate first look with vows, or maybe photos at sunset? Think of the most important thing to you and plan around that!
2. Golden Hour
Depending on the time of year, "Golden Hour" is the hour before the sun goes down. This creates that soft and warm light that you see on all those Pinterest photos.
If you are getting married in the winter months, your daylight timeline is shorter than summer months, so if you are getting photos, or your ceremony is outdoors make sure you have enough daylight to that isn't happening in the dark!
4. Getting the shots you want!
My couples always allot 2-2.5 hours for formal photos. This means, photos with you and your babe, your crew, and anyone else that is special to you. We always have enough time, in fact they always have a little bit of time to hang out and take in the day, because I always finish early.
5. Get rid of all the noise!
Everyone will have an opinion about what they think is best! But don't let that steer you away from what you want! If someone says, "2,5 hours is such a long time for guests to wait while you take photos." Simply provide an activity, for guests to experience during that time before cocktail hour. For example, if you are getting married in Waskesiu, SK provides guests with a list of attractions they can check out. If you are getting married in Saskatoon, SK provide your guests with passes to check out the Remai Modern.
Just remember...it's your day! My couples always comment about how effortless their day felt, how amazing it was to have someone who organized everyone, be their hype girl, and put out any little fires that came up! If you want to that experience to, let's chat!
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