I thought I might do a classic ‘summer’ wedding day in pictures for today’s blog. When I was getting married (14 years ago) it had been years since any family had tied the knot, and I was the first out of my friends to take the plunge so I didn’t really know what went where or how a wedding went. So to help anyone else who might be feeling the same, here is the the classic summer wedding itinerary.
Don’t worry I know that not all of us want a Summer wedding. Winter Weddings, Brunch Weddings and Soiree’s will follow! But these are very general guidelines as differences for ceremonies or cultural traditions can change things about.
8:00am Breakfast and showers
10:00am Begin hair and make-up or grooming prep
11:00am Bouquet and buttonhole deliveries
1:00pm Bridal party pictures and bubbly
2:00pm Groom (if applicable) arrives for ceremony, guests start to arrive
2:15pm Bride (if applicable) departs for the ceremony
3:15pm Hugs and chats outside the ceremony (allow extra for a more formal reception line)
3:30pm Couple departs for photographs
4:00pm Drinks reception
4:30pm Couple arrives back from photos
5:30pm Seat guests for dinner
7:00pm Start speeches and serve dessert
7:30pm Couples cuts the cake
7:40pm Couple pops off for some golden hour shots (dependent on sunset times and weather!)
8:00pm Evening guests arrive
8:30pm First dance and band starts
11:00pm DJ begins and late night food is served
2:00am Music finishes (and the inevitable sing-song begins in the resident’s bar!)
These are just a few of my images from the brilliant weddings I’ve had the privilege of attending. If you’d like to see more of my work head over to my website. HERE.