Planning Your Wedding: Building your Timeline

I'm back with Part II of my Planning your Wedding to talk about Building your Timeline! This time, to chat about the timeline WITHOUT a first look! (You can read all about creating a timeline with a first look here!) 

I love helping my brides create a timeline that will flow with their special day, without causing extra stress or forgetting something really important! I always meet with my brides a few times before their wedding day and we build a timeline over the course of their engagement through to their wedding day! It is so important to me that my brides & grooms ENJOY their big day and don't feel stressed out or rushed at all! 

Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding & Portrait Photographer || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com

Like I mentioned in the last post, it is important to start planning your timeline by looking over the non-negotiable moments, such as when you are allowed to arrive at your venue, what time your ceremony is planned for, and what time you and all of your guests have to be out of the venue.  

Without doing a first look, I will typically try to get photos of the bride individually, her and her bridesmaids, and a few of the bride with her immediate family members- like siblings, and parents, etc.  I will also do this with the groom- anything that we can get before the ceremony, will help us save time! 

Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding & Portrait Photographer || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com

If we know these general guidelines, we write this out: 

1:00 Arrive at venue

4:00 Ceremony Begins

4:30 Ceremony Ends/ Cocktail Hour Begins

10:00 Send-off 

 

Then we add the remaining details! I always build in about 20-30 minutes for touch-ups, water, and so their early guests don't see them.  

Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding & Portrait Photographer || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com

2:00 Arrive at venue / Getting Ready Photos / Details, etc. 

4:00 Ceremony Begins

4:30 Extended Formal Photos

5:00 Entire Bridal Party Photos 

5:30 Bride & Groom Photos 

6:00 Reception Begins 

8:15 Bride & Groom Sunset Photos 

10:00 Send-off 

Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding & Portrait Photographer || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com
Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding & Portrait Photographer || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com

I'll be back with my Planning Your Wedding Series to talk about a Reception Time-Line, Formal Photos, Getting Ready Tips, etc!  Is there anything you would love to know about planning a wedding? 

Ashley Eiban

Ashley Eiban Photography, Radcliff Avenue, Lynchburg, VA, 24502

Hi! I’m Ashley & I am so glad you found me!

I have been serving couples for over five years and can’t imagine spending my days doing anything else. I am incredibly thankful for each and every one of my clients and I truly consider it a privilege to create memories you will cherish forever.

I love cultivating genuine relationships built on mutual understanding, trust and lasting friendship!