WEDDING TIMELINE QUESTIONNAIRE - "THE OVERWHELMED BRIDE"

WEDDING TIMELINE QUESTIONNAIRE - "THE OVERWHELMED BRIDE"

Often I hear that people have a hard time creating the perfect timeline for their special day. The timeline is such an important part of the wedding day, I cant tell you how many times I have been to a wedding in the past with little to no timeline. All I can say is how horribly planned those weddings felt. We decided to create the perfect timeline to make sure things go smoothly and nothing is missed. If you have yet to create a timeline or just want something better, don't hesitate to use ours! 

- Jarrett

WEDDING TIMELINE QUESTIONNAIRE

Wedding Date:

General Information:

Brides Name:

Phone:

E-Mail:

Grooms Name:

Phone:

E-Mail:

Mailing Address:

Emergency Contact:

Phone:

Wedding coordinator/ planner contact information:

Disk jockey contact information:

Do you have a wedding website?

Describe your wedding theme:

Notes:

Photographer Start Time:

Photographer End Time:

Cinematographer Start Time

Cinematographer End Time

Event Information:

Please list the location name, location address, start time at the location, what events will occur at that location, and what time those events will start. (make sure to give ample time between each event)

Will there be a first look/ soft reveal?

Location # 1 - Where will the bride be getting ready? 
(Name and address)

At what time?

What events will take place? (Photographing dress, shoes, makeup, ect.)

Location # 2 - Where will the groom be getting ready? (Name and address)

At what time?

What events will take place? (Groomsmen photos, getting ready, etc.)

Location # 3 - Where will the wedding ceremony take place? (Name and address)

At what time?

Can the cinematographer/photographer be in the aisle during the ceremony?

Can the cinematographer/photographer be behind or off to the side of the officiate/pastor during the ceremony (overlooking the crowd behind you)?

Can the cinematographer/photographer move around during the ceremony?

Are there any other ceremony restrictions/ rules?

Who will be speaking during the ceremony? (I will attach a wireless mic to the groom to capture audio from the couple and officiate, but any other speakers/performers will need to be given a hand mic so that their voice can be heard on camera, or if you are using an amplified microphone, I will need to be able to plug into the sound system to record audio). Please list all who will be speaking during the ceremony:

What events will take place? (Candle lighting, sand, etc.)

Will there be a receiving line?

Where there be a bubble/ rice leave?

Who will be in charge of helping the photographer direct your family members during family portraits?

How many family members will there be?

Are mom and dad still together?

Are there any family members that have a health condition making it difficult for them to take photos?

What time do we need to be out of the ceremony location by?

Location # 4 - Where will bride & groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen, bridal party photos be taken? (Name and address)

Please leave a minimal of 30 minutes for bride & groom photos and 30 minutes for bridal party photos. We typically prefer two hours. (Keep in mind that more time equals more photos)

At what time?

Are there any special photo requests that you have?

Location # 5 - Where will the reception take place? (Name and address)

At what time?

What time will these events take place?

Speeches: Who will be speaking during the reception? (any speakers/performers will need to be given a hand mic so that their voice can be heard on camera. Please note that my mics do not amplify voice, they simply record them. If you are having the speeches amplified through your DJ), I will need to be able to plug into the sound system in order to record audio). Please list all who will be speaking during the reception:

Cocktail hour:

Cake cutting:

Dinner:

First dance:

Garter & bouquet:

Are there any other events during the reception taking place?

May we photograph couples pictures of your guests during the reception?

Do you have ample time for us to capture all of your events?

We typically photograph rings during dinner in order to have ample time to do so. (This is just a great detail shot to get for your album)

Notes:

Where did you here about us?

We just want to get some additional information about creating your perfect wedding video.

What song, artist, or music genre would you like your video scored to?

Do you have any questions about editing for me, or any suggestions?

Please list all the vendors it took to make your special day happen, so that we may give them credit, if we decide to use your wedding in our blog.