12 P.M.

Photographer 1 arrives at Bride’s getting ready location and Photographer 2 arrives at Groom’s getting ready location.

Note: If something is going to delay the beginning of the day, it’s often HAMU.

1:15 P.M.

Groom + groomsmen depart for ceremony site.

1:30 P.M.

Bride and bridesmaids depart for ceremony location. 

1:45 P.M.

The first look takes place. 

Note: The First Look can take place at the getting ready location, ceremony, or reception location. It’s up to you!

2:00 P.M.

Bride & Groom + bridal party portraits.

3:00 P.M.

The ceremony takes place.

3:30 P.M.

Family portraits.

Note: 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. 

4:00 P.M.

Additional Bridal Party and Bride & Groom Portraits


4:30 P.M. 

Cocktail Hour

Note: The great thing about doing a First Look is that it gives you more time at cocktail hour. 

5:00 P.M.

Introductions & First Dance

5:30 P.M.

Welcome toasts & salads followed by speeches and entrees. 

6:00 P.M.

Sunset Portraits

This is usually the best light of the day!

6:30 P.M.

Dancing begins

7:15 P.M.

Cake cutting followed by bouquet toss.

8:00 P.M.

End of the night