“The key to a wedding day that runs smoothly is planning ahead. Breaking down your entire wedding day into an organized timeline helps to keep everything on track when the big day finally arrives. The more detailed you can make the plan, the better.” – BRIDES
It’s so important to keep your wedding photographer in the loop when planning your own timeline. Your photographer will be able to provide you with insights regarding the lighting of your day from a point of view that your wedding planner may not have considered. For example, since my clients hire me for my lighter and softer style of photography I often propose for earlier ceremony times so that all of the key moments are photographed with plenty of daylight.
Below I have drafted a “perfect” sample timeline for a 10-hour wedding day based around an East Coast sunset time of 8 pm, which is roughly what time the sunsets during the summer months.