MONATE GAME LODGE WEDDING BY SAFARI WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER WILDFLOWER PHOTOGRAPHY
WEDDING DAY TIMELINE DISCUSSION


THIS IS THE MOMENT I WANT TO JUMP IN AND STOP YOU!


Your wedding day is exactly that, YOUR wedding day!

There is NO wedding mould that you need to fit into, there is no one you need to impress or keep happy than you and your partner!


If you want to do things a little differently on your big day, I say HECK YEAH! Do it exactly the way you have always dreamed of.


You don't need to follow anyone's "suggested" schedule!

HELPFUL TIPS


I have a few helpful tips for you, but like I've mentioned above, your wedding day is your wedding day. You don't need to plan your wedding day a certain way, because that is the schedule you've been sent and "how a wedding day goes".


You've been planning this day or weekend in your heads for many many months, you've invited all your favorite people and you are ready to get MARRIED! Do not let anyone push you into a wedding schedule that you don't like.




My biggest tip would be to plan your bridal couple's portrait time according to the location's sunset time.

Chat with your photographer and double-check their suggested time.


For a typical SA summer wedding, sunset would be around 19:00 and winter months should be more or less around 17:30.



Plan an early ceremony!

The benefits of an early ceremony;

You have more time after your ceremony to mingle with your guests while soaking in all the moments. Not chugging your drink and running to the next "photo opt" with a have-eaten canapé in your hand.



More time = a relaxed bridal couple! Easy as that!



Here are a few suggested timelines, totally amendable to your personal needs;


The NO FLUFF Schedule is designed for couples who value their time with their guests more than the still shots of the jewellery and perfume.


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NO FLUFF SUMMER SCHEDULE


NO FLUFF SCHEDULE.


12:20 - 20 MIN

Groom Activities

I'll come and greet the men, and capture a few of their pre-wedding activities like swimming and drinkies.



12:40 - 20 MIN

Gals & Details

I'll pop into the bridal suite to capture casual getting-ready moments + Rings, Jewellery, Perfume, Shoes, and Stationery of the day.


13:00 - 60 min

Groom Portraits

Groom Portraits, Groom & Groomsmen + Parents


14:00 - 60 min

Bridal Portraits

Bridal Portraits, Bride & Bridesmaids + parents


15:00 - ±60 min

Ceremony

Ceremony, Confetti & Group Photo


16:00

Canapés


16:50 - 20 MIN

Reception Décor

Nadia runs for décor while the second shooter captures guests.


17:10 - 20 MIN

Formal Family Portraits


17:30 - 20 MIN

Bridal Party

Bridal couple & Bridal Party


17:50 - 70 MIN

Bridal Couple Portraits


19:00

Reception

Formalities


9 hours

21:30 Departure

10 hours

22:30 DEPARTURE


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WINTER SCHEDULE


NO FLUFF SCHEDULE


11:20 - 20 MIN

Groom Activities

I'll come and greet the men, and capture a few of their pre-wedding activities like swimming and drinkies.


11:40 - 20 MIN

Gals & Details

I'll pop into the bridal suite to capture casual getting-ready moments + Rings, Jewellery, Perfume, Shoes, and Stationery of the day.


12:00 - 60 min

Groom Portraits

Groom Portraits, Groom & Groomsmen + Parents


13:00 - 60 min

Bridal Portraits

Bridal Portraits, Bride & Bridesmaids + parents


14:00 - ±60 min

Ceremony

Ceremony, Confetti & Group Photo


15:00

Canapés


15:50 - 20 MIN

Reception Décor

Nadia runs for décor while the second shooter captures guests.


16:10 - 20 MIN

Formal Family Portraits


16:30 - 20 MIN

Bridal Party

Bridal couple & Bridal Party


16:50 - 70 MIN

Bridal Couple Portraits


18:00

Reception

Formalities


9 hours

20:30 Departure

10 hours

21:30 DEPARTURE


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SUMMERTIME


THE POPULAR SUMMER WEDDING SCHEDULE.



12:00 - 60 min

Bridal Details

Rings, Dress, Veil, Jewellery, Perfume, Shoes, Stationery of the day.


13:00 - 60 min

Reception & Ceremony Décor

(please check with your florist if your décor will be ready)


14:00 - 10 min

Groom Details

Suite, Shoes, Tie, Cufflinks, Cologne & any accessories.


14:10 - 50 min

Groom Portraits

Groom Portraits, Groom & Groomsmen + Parents


15:00 - 60 min

Bridal Portraits

Bridal Portraits, Bride & Bridesmaids + parents


16:00 - ± 60 min

Ceremony

Ceremony, Confetti + meet & greet


17:00 - 20 min

Canapés & Family Portraits


17:30 - 20 min

Bridal Party

Bridal couple & Bridal Party


17:50  70 min

Bridal Couple Portraits


19:00

Reception

Formalities


9 hours

21:00 Departure

10 hours

22:00 DEPARTURE


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WINTER TIME


THE POPULAR WINTER WEDDING SCHEDULE.


11:00 - 60 min

Bridal Details

Rings, Dress, Veil, Jewellery, Perfume, Shoes, Stationery of the day.


12:00 - 60 min

Reception & Ceremony Décor

(please check with your florist if your décor will be ready)


13:00 - 10 min

Groom Details

Suite, Shoes, Tie, Cufflinks, Cologne & any accessories.


13:10 - 50 min

Groom Portraits

Groom Portraits, Groom & Groomsmen + Parents


14:00 - 60 min

Bridal Portraits

Bridal Portraits, Bride & Bridesmaids + parents


15:00 - ± 60 min

Ceremony

Ceremony, Confetti + meet & greet


16:00

Canapés & Family Portraits


16:30 - 20 min

Bridal Party

Bridal couple & Bridal Party


16:50 - 70 min

Bridal Couple Portraits


18:00

Reception

Formalities


9 hours

20:00 Departure

10 hours

21:00 DEPARTURE


SOUTH AFRICA WEDDING & ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER - WILDFLOWER PHOTOGRAPHY

Have you heard of the "First Look"?

Doing a first look is a very personal decision and no one can make it for you.

Seeing your person before the ceremony isn't for everyone, but it can be special as heck.
You have a few moments to look into each other's eyes, give long snuggle hugs and take a few minutes to sink into your new reality.

Your first look can be a few special moments or a short pre-ceremony couple session. That is all up to you.

Just let me know what you decide and I'll add it to your schedule!

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