Wedding timeline help! (2 pm ceremony, 2 locations, no first look)
Hi everyone! I’m in need of some help coming up with a wedding day of timeline or even examples of what others have done with similar situations. We have a photographer and videographer both scheduled for 10 hours And I also would like help figuring out the times they should arrive and leave so they get the best photos. The ceremony starts at 2 pm and is a 30 minute catholic ceremony. We are getting ready at a bridal suite in our reception venue which is 30 minutes away from the church (so we have to account for a 30 minute drive to the church and then back to the reception after). Boys will likely do something similar. We also are opting to not do a first look considering the ceremony will be at 2 and the reception will start at 6 with cocktail hour being from 5-6 (we will not be attending cocktail hour). Additionally I really wanted to do a sparkler send off. Because we only have the photo and video for 10 hours and we probably won’t be able to have them there all night since I want them there in the morning for getting ready. I have been considering doing a sparkler send off partway through the reception after all the fun games/tosses/some dancing where only the family and bridal party holds the sparklers so we get the cool photos! It would only take 1-2 songs worth of time and the rest of the guests shouldn’t really notice we are gone for the moment. That way we can all go back to dancing after and we don’t need to extend the photo and video to the end of the reception.
If anyone can provide a similar day of timeline or just help me come up with one I’d be so grateful! This has been the most stressful part of planning so far 😂
I need help coming up with a wedding timeline with these main points - photo and video have 10hr contract, ceremony and reception locations 30 minutes apart (getting ready at reception and traveling to church), no first look, 30 minute ceremony, 5 pmcocktail hour, 6 pm reception, staged sparkler send off with bridal party and family before photo/video leave