BONUS! Wedding Tip Wednesday: Sample Wedding Day Timeline (With a First Look & Without) | St. Louis Wedding Photo & Video Team

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 999 N 2nd St, St. Louis, MO 63102, USA

Sample Wedding Day Timeline | St. Louis Wedding Photo & Video Team

A few months before your wedding, we'll sit down to talk about how you envision your wedding day. We want to know what are the most important parts to you so we can make sure that we have plenty of time to capture these moments, plus all the other little details that will help tell the story of your first day as husband and wife. 

We believe that creating a timeline helps keep the day organized, resulting in you having a stress free wedding day. We work really well with planners to help coordinate your perfect, most relaxed  day! About a month before your wedding,  we'll do another chat to review your timeline and create your family shot list together. Curious about who is included in your family shot list? See our family shot list template here. 

While there are several ways we can work your wedding day timeline, with a first look or not, here is a sample timeline to show you how a typical wedding day that's all at one location is laid out. 

If you're getting ready location, ceremony, bridal party portraits, and reception are all at different locations, no worries! We just add in some travel time. You'll still get amazing images of your wedding day in all of the locations! As you can tell, we like to leave some wiggle room in there just in case. 


With First Look 

12:00 Bride & Groom Details

12:45 Bridal Prep

1:00 First Look

1:20 Bride & Groom / Bridal Party Portraits

2:15 Bride in Hiding /  Reception Details

4:00 Wedding Ceremony (Short Ceremony) 

4:30 Family Portraits

5:00 Cocktail Hour with Friends & Family 

6:00 Reception

7:15 Sunset Photos 

8:00 Contract Ends



Without First Look

12:00 Bridal Details

12:45 Groom Details & Groom Prep

1:30 Bridal Prep

2:15 Bride in Hiding

2:00 Wedding Ceremony (Short Ceremony) 

2:30 Family Portraits

3:00 Reception Details

3:20 Bride & Groom / Bridal Party Portraits

5:45 Touch Ups Before Reception

6:00 Reception

8:00 Contract Ends


Still deciding if a first look is right for you on your wedding day? Check out these recent blog posts all about First Looks. 





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