Do you find yourself asking,”Why is a timeline so important?” “I am tired of filling out invitations, save the dates, signing contracts for my florist, baker,venue, dj, photographer, marriage certificate and table cards!” From an award winning photographers prospective whose passion is creating beautiful images of you on your wedding day for your home, it is tremendously helpful in keeping everyone on track day of. Now that’s not saying everything is perfect nor on time. Allen has been shooting weddings for more then twenty years and never witnessed everything happen on time. Oh and did I tell you, it is NOT always the bride still getting ready that holds things up. I have been shooting with Allen for more then thirteen years now and there are a lot of factors that can change timing on a very well planned out day with an awesome timeline. Let’s think of your timeline simply as a guide. You have your limo for four hours, venue for 6 hours, ceremony should take 30 minutes, you want to go to another location for photos with your bridal party between the ceremony and the reception. Oh but wait, you also want to join in on cocktail hour to enjoy that special pink cocktail made just for you and your guests to symbolize your favorite wedding color. Getting overwhelmed yet? To ensure you get everything you want on your day, you are going to need a well thought out timeline(guide if you will). A great wedding planner, dj and photographer will work together to make sure you get exactly what you want. Any if not all three of these people should be able to sit down and confidently recommend to you the best timing option for your day. Now keep in mind they each have an agenda for your day to meet. For us as photographers, it is getting those amazing shots like no other for your wall and that you will cherish in your album too forever and ever. All this being said, remember the timeline is not perfect nor exact but if planned out carefully and followed closely, you should get everything you want on your big day!If you would like to see what this Bay Area Wedding Photographer can do for you on your wedding day, please pick up the phone and give Allen and I a call at 925-456-4150 or use our contact page.