HOW LONG THINGS TAKE AT A WEDDING

I have seen my fair share of weddings over the years and I have learned over time how long some of the most popular things take! Don’t stress out about your photos, timeline, or day and learn from my years of wedding experience!

Read more to learn exactly what to expect for the big day?:

Most ceremonies:

  • 20-30 minutes for many

  • 1 hour to 1.5 hours if Catholic Mass

Bubble exit send off?:

  • 15 mins

Receiving line?:

  • 30 mins to an hour, depending on how many guests

Family formal photos?:

  • 30 mins

Wedding party?:

  • 30 mins for a few quick poses

  • 45 mins if wanting lots of variety (I usually just have time for a few poses)

Photos of the couple:

  • 30 minutes minimum

Introductions, Toasts, Dinner, Dances, cake, etc:

  • 15 mins for each event and discuss with your DJ.

No anniversary dance, bouquet/garter, etc?:

  • 2.5 hours after dinner begins is fine for us to end.

Including all or some of the above-mentioned events?:

  • 3 hours after dinner begins is fine for us to end.

Sunset photos?:

  • Add 10 mins into your timeline a few minutes after the “official” sunset time Google gives you to have a vibrant sky. To have the sun in your photos (think 10 mins before sunset).

(Vibrant sky AFTER sunset)

(Sun in your photos before the sun sets) 

I hope this quick rundown of events helps you learn how long things will take at your wedding!

 

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