A wedding day is no D-Day, but you still want it to go off without a hitch. This means all of the players on the field will need to know what to do and when to do it. Girl, you're gonna need a schedule.
As the wedding photographer, I get put into day of wedding planner all too often. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE it, but let's just say things roll smoother when I have the bride, wedding party, and vendors take a peek at my WEDDING DAY SCHEDULE. A master schedule should have:
Directions to sites.
Steps before, during, and after the ceremony
Specifics for the ceremony
Estimated timing for each activity - including toasts
Specific notes or addenda for each vendor
Highlighted list of important details
Roster of all the Players. This will include snail mail addresses, email addresses and phone numbers.
Transportation Info. This will break down the names and the times of arrival. Don't take this one for granted. Sometimes this can get sticky especially if you have separate venues for the ceremony and reception. I've found trolly's are nice ways to get around.
Dear Happily Engaged (Perspective) Clients,
I'm here to help keep you organized and your usual happy little selves. I've used this template for weddings I've photographed and I've found it works like a charm! I'm hopeful I can help you for your own wedding!
Your Highly Organized Photographer - Kelsey -