Wedding planning can be extremely stressful. My goal is to help every one of #therambobrides and #SRPcouples take away as much stress as possible. Planning your wedding timeline around your photography experience will help your day transition flawlessly and be nearly stress free! Well my couples, I have a few tips for you!
CONSIDER YOUR SUNSET TIME:
When setting the actual time of your wedding, Google your wedding date and sunset time. If your wedding date is March 4, 2020 then you will Google sunset March 4, 2020. Google will give you an approximate sunset time. Should Google say the sunset will be gone by 7:30, plan for at least an hour and a half prior to the sun setting to give us ample time for a few of those just married portraits after the ceremony or even bridal party and family formals.
DRIVE TIME BETWEEN LOCATIONS:
Should your getting ready site be in one location and your ceremony in another, keep in mind how long it takes to get from those locations to the ceremony. Having 20-30 minutes of driving time is doable, but it does take away an extra 30 minutes from your overall timeline of 8 hours. It would be a great idea to consider adding on an additional hour of wedding coverage so you won’t feel rushed while we are working our way through your portraits on the day of.
These two images below can be somewhat intimidating! The TIMELINE! I know this isn’t the most exciting aspect of the wedding day, but this is the one thing that can make or break your photography! These next two pages will outline an ideal wedding day working off of a 6:00 pm ceremony time frame. This ideal timeline is also based off of a wedding day that includes a first look. 90% of my couples choose to do a first look, and you can read more about that option on this post here: https://samantharambo.com/blog/the-first-look-faq-albany-georgia-wedding-photographer?rq=faq! Remember that all wedding days are different, and your timeline may differ due to travel times and unique situations.
Additionally, I will send you a questionnaire and a timeline to approve a few months before the wedding day to help get you thinking about how you want to spend your coverage and what parts of the day are important to you!