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Ideal Wedding Day Timeline

 

As Calgary and Vancouver wedding photographers, one of the most common questions we receive is “How much time should we leave for wedding photos?”

Our goal as your photography studio, is to ensure you have an amazing experience with ample time to capture your memories. These schedules are suggestions only, and are fully customizable.

Wedding Planners

Hiring a wedding planner is one of our top tips for achieving the perfect wedding day. They are well-versed in creating seamless wedding day itineraries and ensuring that everything flows smoothly. If you would like recommendations for wedding planners in Calgary, visit our Vendor recommendation section for inspiration.

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8-9 HOUR DAY – NO FIRST LOOK (Spring-Fall)

1:00-1:30pm Fiancé Getting Ready

1:30-2:30pm Bride Getting Ready

Travel to Ceremony

3-3:30pm Ceremony

3:30-4pm Family Portraits

*add 15-20 minutes if off-site

4-4:45pm Bridal Party Portraits

4:45-5:45 Couple’s Portraits

6-6:15 Reception Details

6:15/6:30  Grand Entrance

6:30/7pm Dinner + Speeches

*10 Minute break for sunset photos

8:30pm First Dance

8:30-9/10pm  Party Coverage

 

 

8-9 HOUR DAY FIRST LOOK (Spring-Fall)

1-1:30pm Fiancé Getting Ready

1:30-2:30pm Bride Getting Ready

Travel to First Look Location

*dependent on location – always leave extra time!

2:50-3pm First Look

3-3:30pm  Bridal Party Portraits

3:30-4pm Couple’s Portraits

Travel to ceremony

4:30- 5pm Ceremony

5-5:30pm  Family Portraits

5:30-6pm Additional Portraits/Reception Details

*or couple joins cocktail hour or touches up while we capture reception details

6-6:15 pm Grand Entrance & Housekeeping

6:30-8:00pm Dinner & Speeches

*5-10 minute break for sunset photos

8:30 Cake Cutting/First Dances

8:30-9/10pm Party Coverage