5. Timeline Prep is Crucial
Planning your timeline is a huge tool that all of your vendors, guests and wedding party will use on the day of your wedding. A few things to keep in mind while planning your timeline.
Details Help Tell The Story. Every photographer is different as are their styles. Some photographers are sticklers for the details (like us!) while others don’t quite pay attention to them. Details are huge and what you’ve been planning for the past year (or so). When it comes to creating your wedding day album, these detail shots really help tell the story of how your day looked and felt. If this is important to you, make sure you see lots of details in photographers wedding portfolio to ensure they care about the details just as much as you.
Leave buffer time and be realistic with travel times. Feeling rushed on your wedding day is no fun and what is even worse is missing key events altogether because other portions of your day ran longer than expected. If you are traveling from your ceremony site to a reception site or alternate photo locations - actually do the drive during the time of day you will be traveling. Are you traveling through rush hour traffic? Are there any special events happening on your wedding that need to be considered for road closures? Some things can be out of your control but hiring vendors that know their timing and are seasoned pros will help keep things on track to avoid this rushed feeling on your wedding day.
Consider when sunset is on your wedding day. Not taking advantage of the stunning golden hour (hour before sunset) for bride and groom portraits is really sad. I've never had a bride regret taking that time out of their day to capture these magically lit images of her and her new husband. Things like speeches, dances, cake cutting etc. can be done at any time during the reception but you cannot bring back the sun and the romantic environment it makes on your wedding day.
Vendors That Helped Create This Beautiful Wedding
Photography: Stephanie Mason Photography & Team
Planning: Styled with Love Weddings
Florals: Capital Florist
Make Up: Artistry by Jacquie
Dress: With Love Bridal
Earrings: Sarah Walsh Jewellery