4pm Wedding timeline...HELP!
My ceremony starts at 4pm with NO photos before.. Does anyone have a wedding day timeline to share. I trying to complete mine and I'm having a difficult time???

Thanks for sharing!

Ms. Eva
Married: 04/14/2012
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Posted On: Jan 18, 2012 at 12:24 PM • Vendors are allowed • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate1 like

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Hayley C™
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Jan 18, 2012 at 12:51 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
None?
No bridal shots?
No pictures with your bridesmaids
No pictures with your family?
No groom with his family?
Groom and groomsmen?

You are not going to do Any combos before the ceremony?
I used 30 min per combo.

You are going to squeeze ALL that in between ceremony and reception?

How long does the officiant say the ceremony will be?
What time does the reception start?
Edited On: Jan 18, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Ms. Eva
Married: 04/14/2012
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Jan 18, 2012 at 12:55 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Hi Hayley,
Nope no photos before... The ceremony would be like 30 mins. long and the receptions starts at 6:30pm (cocktails)

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Jan 18, 2012 at 1:04 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
My DJ was very helpful in putting together a timeline. He had an example and then we adjusted it to fit our needs. We are only have a reception, so our photos will be during cocktail hour.

Hayley C™
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Jan 18, 2012 at 1:07 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Wake up - shower - eat breakfast
10:00 Hair
12:00 EAT lunch
12:30 Make-up
2:00 start getting into dress (could take up to 30 min if stubborn button loops)
3:00 Drive
3:30 - Arrive at ceremony - set up decorations - Bride does touch ups - some altar photos?
4 - 4:30 Ceremony
4:30 - 4:45 - hugs - greet guests
4:45 - 5:15 Bride & Groom Giant family shots at altar
5:15 - 5:45 Brides shots - combo shots with family & wedding party
5:45 - 6:15 Groom does his combos with family and WP
Send everyone to the hall for cocktails - Bride and Groom drive to park? to do photos
6:30 - 7 Bride and Groom shots
7:00 Drive to reception
7:25 Bride does touch ups - Groom gets wedding party to line up
7:30 entrance - Welcome - Prayer
7:40 ish start dinner (have Best Man do toasts while salads are being served, or while they are being eaten - no reason to have dinner wait for all the toasts to be over

Hayley C™
Married: 2+ years ago
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Jan 18, 2012 at 1:08 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Also,
*Talk to your DJ - they do this ALL the time and will have great input on what is normal in your area, how much time is needed for everything

*Talk to your venue - they might have ideas for when a good time for cake is... after all, they need to cut it for you and need someone to serve it - who knows how late they keep the staff on, or when they go to minimum staff

* Talk to the photographer - They REALLY know how much time is needed per Combos - and will tell you how much time to block off for the size of the wedding party and family


~ Reception timelines ~
http://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/wedding-time-schedule/160e7b6b50c89909.html

Good luck ~ Congrats

Ms. Eva
Married: 04/14/2012
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Jan 18, 2012 at 1:11 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Thank you so much this really helped!! :)

Brandie
Married: 09/10/2011
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Jan 18, 2012 at 1:13 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Hayley's idea is great. One thing I did that helped speed along the pictures was to make a list for my coordinator, or anyone who isn't in the pictures. I listed every single picture I wanted by everyone's name so she called out the names and if yours was called then you are in that picture. So instead of telling your photographer you want a picture with your bridesmaids you listed their names, not their titles. People seemed to responed faster when someone was yelling their name to get to the front of the church. I allowed 60 minutes for pictures (I did take alot before hand) and I finished in 35 minutes.

Ms. Eva
Married: 04/14/2012
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Jan 18, 2012 at 1:18 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Ok here's my concern with pictures before.. I'm getting dressed at home (arrivin @ church at 3) and the groom with be at the church already. I'm only hiring 1 photographer so basically how can he be at two places at one time...:) FH doesnt want to see me before the ceremony.. Any suggestions??
Edited On: Jan 18, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Ms. Eva
Married: 04/14/2012
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Jan 18, 2012 at 1:19 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I like the idea about calling names perfect will start on that NOW!!!

Hayley C™
Married: 2+ years ago
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Jan 18, 2012 at 1:22 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
We did ALL our photos before the ceremony.
We all got dressed in the same home.

Bride did combos upstairs and groom was in basement with the men playing darts.
Bride hides, groom comes up, bride goes down
Groom does his combos.

The groom doesn't need to see you.

Hayley C™
Married: 2+ years ago
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Jan 18, 2012 at 1:31 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Wake up - shower - eat breakfast
9:00 Hair
11:00 Bride EAT lunch
11:30 Make-up
12 - tell Groom & Family to be at house to eat and get dressed
12:30 start getting into dress
1:00 Bridal Shots
1:30 Brides combo shots with family & wedding party
2:10 Groom does his combos with family and WP - Bride does touch-ups
2:45 Drive to Ceremony location
3:30 -set up decorations -touch ups - some altar photos?
4 - 4:30 Ceremony
4:30 - 4:45 - hugs - greet guests - do send off
4:45- 5:15 Bride & Groom Giant family shots at altar
5:15 Drive to a pretty park/location
5:30 - 6:15 Bride & groom
6:15 Drive
7:20 Bride does touch ups - Groom gets wedding party to line up
7:30 entrance - Welcome - Prayer
7:40 ish start dinner

*change times according to your driving time
Day is about you 2, get as many combo before ceremony-more picture time for you to get shots like below

Edited On: Jan 18, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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