Wedding Day Timeline Guide

There are basically two kinds of timelines to decide on for your wedding day: First Look or Traditional (or no First Look).  There are pros and cons for both options and we’re always happy to roll with either one! We did a first look for our wedding and we found it to be the perfect moment away from the chaos to just take a beat and hang out for a second. It also gives you an extra chunk of time for portraits. A more traditional approach gives you, of course, that super sweet moment in front of everyone you love and we can’t argue with that!

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Summer

FIRST LOOK

(Based on lighting that would occur in July in Texas, USA)
11:00 a.m. – Start Getting Ready
4:00 – Finish Getting Ready
4:30 – First Look
5:00 – Bridal/Groom Portrait Photos
5:30 – Wedding Party Photos(All Together)
*6:30 – Ceremony
7:00 – Cocktail Hour/Family Photos
7:45 – Couple Join Nicholas for Photos
8:30 – Dinner Served
9:30 – Cake Cutting / Dances
10:00 – Open Dance

Traditional

(Based on lighting that would occur in July in Texas, USA)
11:00 a.m. – Start Getting Ready
4:00 – Finish Getting Ready
4:30 – Wedding Party 1 Photos(Separate)
5:00 – Wedding Party 2 Photos(Separate)
5:30 – Bridal/Groom Portrait Photos
*6:30 – Ceremony
7:00 – Cocktail Hour/Family Photos
7:30 – Entire Wedding Party Photo(All Together)
7:45 – Couple Join Nicholas for Photos
8:30 – Dinner Served
9:30 – Cake Cutting / Dances
10:00 – Open Dance

 
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Winter

FIRST LOOK

(Based on lighting that would occur in July in Texas, USA)
11:00 a.m. – Start Getting Ready
4:00 – Finish Getting Ready
4:30 – First Look
5:00 – Bridal/Groom Portrait Photos
5:30 – Wedding Party Photos(All Together)
*6:30 – Ceremony
7:00 – Cocktail Hour/Family Photos
7:45 – Couple Join Nicholas for Photos
8:30 – Dinner Served
9:30 – Cake Cutting / Dances
10:00 – Open Dance

Traditional

(Based on lighting that would occur in July in Texas, USA)
11:00 a.m. – Start Getting Ready
4:00 – Finish Getting Ready
4:30 – Wedding Party 1 Photos(Separate)
5:00 – Wedding Party 2 Photos(Separate)
5:30 – Bridal/Groom Portrait Photos
*6:30 – Ceremony
7:00 – Cocktail Hour/Family Photos
7:30 – Entire Wedding Party Photo(All Together)
7:45 – Couple Join Nicholas for Photos
8:30 – Dinner Served
9:30 – Cake Cutting / Dances
10:00 – Open Dance