Creating Your Wedding Timeline: A Photographer’s Perspective
Hello, lovely couples planning your special day in beautiful West Michigan! I’m Aliscia Marie, a West Michigan-based wedding photographer, and I’m excited to help you create a wedding day timeline that ensures we capture all the precious moments that will fill your hearts with joy. Let’s embark on this journey together.
The enchanting golden hour offers a unique backdrop for your portraits. Keep these things in mind:
Schedule a generous amount of time for golden hour portraits, usually when the sun is low in the sky.
This time is perfect for capturing your love and the natural beauty of West Michigan.
Try to schedule this at a time when your guests have something else happening to keep them occupied.
Remember golden hour is at different times throughout the year, check when it is on your ceremony date!
Reception and Cocktail Hour
Celebrate and enjoy your reception. Make sure you have time for:
I advise my couples to schedule things so they can attend the second half of their cocktail hour. Give your guests a chance to visit with you before the evening events and dinner so that you have more free time later.
Include time for special moments like toasts, cake cutting, and dancing.
Buffer extra time for dinner. Don’t stress out the chef with a tight timeline.
Your wedding day timeline is your canvas to paint the beautiful story of your love. It’s essential to make sure there’s ample time for all the moments you want to cherish while keeping the day relaxed and enjoyable. Remember, this is a flexible guide; feel free to tailor it to your unique vision. Your wedding day will be a chapter in the story of your love, and I can’t wait to capture it for you. Happy planning!