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Sample Timelines

Not sure what package works for you?  Worried about the number of hours that you will need for your wedding?  Here are some sample timelines based on weddings that we have shot. 

The times listed in the scenarios below are based on weddings that we have shot in the past.  It is merely a hypothetical guide to allow you to best decide what package works best for you.  If you have any questions, please email me.

Select Wishes Sample Timelines (Four hours)

 

Scenario One

 Wedding and Reception are held at same location.

  • 3--5 PM -- First Look, formal pictures, guest candids

  • 5--5:30 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 5:30--6:30 PM -- Cocktail Hour

  • 6:30--7 PM -- Grand entrance, first dances, toasts, and speeches

Scenario Two

 Wedding and Reception are held at same location.

  • 5-5:30 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 5:30--6:30 PM -- Cocktail Hour

  • 6:30--7 PM -- Grand entrance, first dances, toasts, and speeches

  • 7--9 PM -- Cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, candid dancing photos, best wishes

Scenario Three

 Wedding and Reception are held at different locations.

  • 1--2:00 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 2--3:00 PM --1 hour break for traveling (applicable only to weddings where the reception and wedding ceremony are being held at different locations)

  • 3--6 PM--formal pictures, cocktail hour, grand entrance, first dances, and toasts

Scenario Four

 Wedding and Reception are held at same location and "getting ready" option has been selected.

  • 11 AM -- 3 PM -- Bride and groom getting ready

  • 3--5 PM -- First Look, formal pictures, guest candids

  • 5--5:30 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 5:30--6:30 PM -- Cocktail Hour

  • 6:30--7 PM -- Grand entrance, first dances, toasts, and speeches

Scenario Five

 Wedding and Reception are held at different locations and "getting ready" option has been selected. .

  • 10 AM -- 2 PM -- Bride and groom getting ready

  • 1--2:00 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 2--3:00 PM --1 hour break for traveling (applicable only to weddings where the reception and wedding ceremony are being held at different locations)

  • 3--6 PM--formal pictures, cocktail hour, grand entrance, first dances, and toasts

 

Select Basics/Select Elements Sample Timelines (Six Hours)

Scenario One

 Wedding and Reception are held at same location.

  • 3--5 PM -- First Look, formal pictures, guest candids

  • 5--5:30 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 5:30--6:30 PM -- Cocktail Hour

  • 6:30--7 PM -- Grand entrance, first dances, toasts, and speeches

  • 7--9 PM -- Cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, candid dancing photos, best wishes

Scenario Two

 Wedding and Reception are held at same location and "getting ready" option has been selected.

  • 11 AM -- 3 PM -- Bride and groom getting ready

  • 3--5 PM -- First Look, formal pictures, guest candids

  • 5--5:30 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 5:30--6:30 PM -- Cocktail Hour

  • 6:30--7 PM -- Grand entrance, first dances, toasts, and speeches

  • 7--9 PM -- Cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, candid dancing photos, best wishes

Scenario Three

 Wedding and Reception are held at same location.

  • 5--5:30 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 5:30--6:30 PM -- Cocktail Hour

  • 6:30--7 PM -- Grand entrance, first dances, toasts, and speeches

  • 7--11 PM -- Cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, candid dancing photos, best wishes

Scenario Four

 Wedding and Reception are held at different locations.

  • 1--2:00 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 2--3:00 PM --1 hour break for traveling (applicable only to weddings where the reception and wedding ceremony are being held at different locations)

  • 3--6 PM--formal pictures, cocktail hour, grand entrance, first dances, and toasts

  • 6--8 PM--Cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, candid dancing photos, best wishes

Scenario Five

 Wedding and Reception are held at different locations and "getting ready" option has been selected..

  • 9 AM -- 1 PM-- Bride and groom getting ready, venue beauty shots, and guest candids

  • 1--2:00 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 2--3:00 PM --1 hour break for traveling (applicable only to weddings where the reception and wedding ceremony are being held at different locations)

  • 3--6 PM--formal pictures, cocktail hour, grand entrance, first dances, and toasts

  • 6--8 PM--Cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, candid dancing photos, best wishes

Select Moments Sample Timelines (Eight Hours)

Scenario One

 

 Wedding and Reception are held at same location.

  • 1--3 PM -- Bride and groom getting ready

  • 3--5 PM -- First Look, formal pictures, guest candids

  • 5--5:30 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 5:30--6:30 PM -- Cocktail Hour

  • 6:30--7 PM -- Grand entrance, first dances, toasts, and speeches

  • 7--9 PM -- Cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, candid dancing photos, best wishes

Scenario Two

 Wedding and Reception are held at same location.

  • 3--5 PM -- First Look, formal pictures, guest candids

  • 5--5:30 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 5:30--6:30 PM -- Cocktail Hour

  • 6:30--7 PM -- Grand entrance, first dances, toasts, and speeches

  • 7--11 PM -- Cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, candid dancing photos, best wishes

Scenario Three

 Wedding and Reception are held at same location and "getting ready" option has been selected.

  • 11 AM -- 3 PM -- Bride and groom getting ready

  • 3--5 PM -- First Look, formal pictures, guest candids

  • 5--5:30 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 5:30--6:30 PM -- Cocktail Hour

  • 6:30--7 PM -- Grand entrance, first dances, toasts, and speeches

  • 7--11 PM -- Cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, candid dancing photos, best wishes

Scenario Four

 Wedding and Reception are held at different locations.

  • 11 AM--1 PM--First look, formal pictures, guest candids

  • 1--2:00 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 2--3:00 PM --1 hour break for traveling (applicable only to weddings where the reception and wedding ceremony are being held at different locations)

  • 3--6 PM--formal pictures, cocktail hour, grand entrance, first dances, and toasts

  • 6--8 PM--Cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, candid dancing photos, best wishes

Scenario Five

 Wedding and Reception are held at different locations.

  • 1--2:00 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 2--3:00 PM --1 hour break for traveling (applicable only to weddings where the reception and wedding ceremony are being held at different locations)

  • 3--6 PM--formal pictures, cocktail hour, grand entrance, first dances, and toasts

  • 6--9 PM--Cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, candid dancing photos, best wishes

Scenario Six

 Wedding and Reception are held at different locations and "getting ready" option has been selected..

  • 9 AM -- 1 PM-- Bride and groom getting ready, venue beauty shots, and guest candids

  • 1--2:00 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 2--3:00 PM --1 hour break for traveling (applicable only to weddings where the reception and wedding ceremony are being held at different locations)

  • 3--6 PM--formal pictures, cocktail hour, grand entrance, first dances, and toasts

  • 6--10 PM--Cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, candid dancing photos, best wishes

Select Essentials Sample Timelines (Ten Hours)

Scenario One

 

 Wedding and Reception are held at same location.

  • 1--3 PM -- Bride and groom getting ready

  • 3--5 PM -- First Look, formal pictures, guest candids

  • 5--5:30 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 5:30--6:30 PM -- Cocktail Hour

  • 6:30--7 PM -- Grand entrance, first dances, toasts, and speeches

  • 7--11 PM -- Cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, candid dancing photos, best wishes

Scenario Two

 Wedding and Reception are held at different locations.

  • 11 AM--1 PM--First look, formal pictures, guest candids

  • 1--2:00 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 2--3:00 PM --1 hour break for traveling (applicable only to weddings where the reception and wedding ceremony are being held at different locations)

  • 3--6 PM--formal pictures, cocktail hour, grand entrance, first dances, and toasts

  • 6--10 PM--Cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, candid dancing photos, best wishes

Scenario Three

 Wedding and Reception are held at different locations.

  • 10 AM--1 PM--Bride and groom getting ready, first look, formal pictures, guest candids

  • 1--2:00 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 2--3:00 PM --1 hour break for traveling (applicable only to weddings where the reception and wedding ceremony are being held at different locations)

  • 3--6 PM--formal pictures, cocktail hour, grand entrance, first dances, and toasts

  • 6--8 PM--Cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, candid dancing photos, best wishes

All-Day Package Sample Timelines (Twelve Hours)

Scenario One

 

 Wedding and Reception are held at same location.

  • 12--3 PM -- Bride and groom getting ready

  • 3--5 PM -- First Look, formal pictures, guest candids

  • 5--5:30 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 5:30--6:30 PM -- Cocktail Hour

  • 6:30--7 PM -- Grand entrance, first dances, toasts, and speeches

  • 7--12 AM -- Cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, candid dancing photos, best wishes

Scenario Two

 Wedding and Reception are held at different locations.

  • 10 AM--1 PM--Bride and groom getting ready, first look, formal pictures, guest candids

  • 1--2:00 PM -- Wedding Ceremony

  • 2--3:00 PM --1 hour break for traveling (applicable only to weddings where the reception and wedding ceremony are being held at different locations)

  • 3--6 PM--formal pictures, cocktail hour, grand entrance, first dances, and toasts

  • 6--10 PM--Cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, candid dancing photos, best wishes