Twelve-Hour Wedding Timeline Sample Ideas For A 12-Hour Wedding

How Do I Plan My Wedding Day?

A twelve-hour wedding timeline is ideal for couples who want their entire day documented by a photographer. Having multiple locations will also benefit, as it provides ample time for travel between each one. Couples that choose the 12 hour package often have the best photos because they have given me a great deal of time to create amazing wedding photos at different spots.

I am a wedding photographer who can offer wedding images that fit the wishes of almost all wedding couples.  My Dayton wedding photography packages fulfill the needs of wedding couples while allowing me enough time to capture the day. I also offer a 6-hour package and an 8-hour package, but there may not be enough time for bigger and longer weddings, especially when multiple locations are needed.

The 12-hour timeline below is for a wedding day where the couple chooses to do a first look with a 5 pm ceremony.  This is a guide and can be customized to fit your day.  Please note the more time you give the photographer for wedding portraits, family photos, and wedding party photos, the better images you will receive. I hope this timeline sample day can help you plan your day regardless of who your photographer is in Dayton.

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Sample Timeline For A Twelve-Hour Wedding Timeline / 12-Hour Wedding

  • 11:00 am – Getting Ready Photographs

  • 1:30 pm – Wedding Couple Special Meaningful First Look

  • 2:00 pm – Wedding Couple’s Portrait Session

  • 3:00 pm – Family Portraits And Wedding Party Portraits

  • 4:30 pm – Wedding Party Freshens Up While Guests Arrive

  • 5:00 pm – Wedding Ceremony

  • 5:30 pm – Receiving Line or Dismissal

  • 6:30 pm – Grand Entrance

  • 4.5 Hours Remaining For Reception Photographs


Typically, on a 10-hour wedding day, I prioritize our time together wisely and use the allotted time to ensure that every special moment is represented in my photographs. While it may be longer than many other weddings, I deliver the highest quality images that portray the essence and beauty of your day. Lastly, feel free to customize my ten-hour wedding timeline to help make your wedding day a success.