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Make a wedding timeline that is stress free

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There are a so many things that affect the wedding timeline. The less time you have the more stress you will have on the wedding day. 

I have personally photographed over 200 weddings. You can check out my portfolio here at Columbus Ohio Wedding Photography. There are patterns that emerge that I have seen that can impact your timeline and make you late for the ceremony or reception where guests are waiting. 

Here are the things that take more time than you think. 

  • Hair and makeup

There are several things going on here. Sometimes it is simple as girls talking and interrupting the hair or makeup specialist. Sometimes it is having hair and makeup back to back. Other times it is only one or two hair and makeup people stylizing 12 bridesmaids. 

Solution would be starting one hour earlier than you think it will take.

  • Transportation 

You never know what traffic would be like on the day of the wedding. Take in to consideration there might be a college game letting out of a stadium. There could be accidents along the route. There might be loading times for the dress, flowers, or personal belongings after ceremony. 

Solution would be to add 20 minutes more than you think it will take to get to the next location in your timeline. 

  • Florists 

I can’t count how many times the flowers have arrived late for me taking photos. I need the boutonnieres on the groomsmen before I take formal photos of them. I also need bouquets dropped off before I take formal photos of the bridesmaids. 

Solution would be to call the florist a week before the wedding and make sure the flowers are dropped off when you are arriving at the ceremony site. 

  • Receiving line

This takes way more time than you think. You are going to have a mini 15-30 second conversation with every guest that came to the wedding.

If you have 150 guests. This can take 37 minutes to over an hour to accomplish.   

Solution 

Visit every table as a couple right after you are done eating your dinner. The people that really want to talk to you will come to you. You don’t have to say much other than thank them for coming. 

  • Photography

Yes, it is true the photographer does get blamed for arriving later than expected for the reception. This is because a lake of communication with the photographers timeline. If you try to crunch 90 minutes of portraits in to 30 minutes it will not work out well and the pictures will suffer. You might not get the best photographer work that you hired them for in the first place. 

Solution 

Make sure you get the 6 main shots after the ceremony. Big brides family, immediate family, just parents. Do the same for the groom side. This takes 20 minutes. Every combination with another group takes around 2 minutes extra to set up. 

Make sure the family does not leave before the portraits. Grandparents love to leave and forget to stay for portraits. 

Make sure you have 2-3 hours in between the ceremony and reception starting time so you can travel to a gorgeous location to take beautiful portraits. 

Brian Kellogg is a Columbus, Ohio Wedding photographer. Be sure to subscribe so you can receive helpful tips and tricks before you get married. 

Scioto Reserve Wedding | Nicole and Jason

Scioto Reserve Country Club Wedding

Names of wedding vendors Nicole and Jason are worked with:

Hair dresser: Monica Piche

Make up: Skye Barnes

Florist: Hilliard Floral

Brides Dress designer: Mori Lee from wendy’s Bridal

Bridesmaids dresses: Allure from Elegant Wedding

Wedding consultant: n/a

Suits: Joseph A. Bank

DJ / Band: Night Music

Reception hall: Scioto Reserve

Cake designer: Cake Creations

Other vendors: Photobooth Jerry Krutz

The Lakes Golf Club Wedding | Laura and Brian

Wedding vendors Laura and Brian worked with:

Reception hall: The Lakes

Catering: The Lakes

Cake designer: Piece of Cake

Videographer: Clear Vision Photography

Heritage Golf Club Wedding | Jennifer and Sam

Heritage Golf Club Wedding Photography

Jennifer and Sam are a fun couple. Sam is a funny guy always cracking jokes and Jennifer is really sweet. All around they are a great couple to be around. I started the day at the Heritage Golf Club as Jennifer and Sam are getting ready. Everything was decorated beautifully by Jody and her staff. I then photographed both sides of the wedding party in from of the fireplace and added some nice lighting to it. We then went to the wood retaining wall for a few more portraits in the shade. The ceremony was held outside on the patio and the sunset was wonderful. 


The Renaissance Hotel wedding Columbus Ohio | Whitney and Darryl

Here is a sneak peek slide show I made of Whitney and Darryl's wedding photos taken at The Columbus Renaissance Hotel. Enjoy!

Whitney and Darryl's Columbus Ohio Wedding Photo Slide Show

Brian Kellogg is a Columbus Ohio Wedding Photographer.

The Columbus Athenaeum Wedding | Anna and Jay

Here is a sneak peek slide show I made of Anna and Jay's wedding photos taken at The Columbus Athenaeum. Enjoy!

Anna and Jay's Columbus Ohio Wedding Photo Slide Show

Brian Kellogg is a Columbus Ohio Wedding Photographer.

J Liu Wedding with Milena and David Part 2

I had a great time with Milena and David at their wedding. We started at the brides house for some getting ready photos. We then traveled to St. Peter Catholic Church in Columbus for the ceremony. I'm glad my wife Jenna was with me to capture some great moments as the bridesmaids are getting ready. There are so many great moments to this ceremony. After the ceremony we went to Antrim Park Lake for some fun portraits with the bridal party. We also went to a bike path bridge near Thomas Worthington High School. The photographs turned out fantastic. We also got the entire bridal party to hang off the back of the trolly. We then traveled to J Liu's Restaurant for the reception. J Liu is a fantastic location for a reception. They have a large upstairs ballroom most people don't see when they have dinner at the restaurant. We also went out to the balcony for a sunset shot that turned out amazing! Congratulations to Milena and David!

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Brian Kellogg is a Columbus Ohio Wedding Photographer

Brookshire Wedding Photography | Regan and Shawn

Here is a sneak peek slide show I made of Regan and Shawn's wedding. Enjoy!

Regan and Shawn's Brookshire Wedding Slide Show

Brian Kellogg is a Columbus Ohio Wedding Photographer.

Athens Ohio Wedding Photographs - Natalie and Jordan

Last month I got to go back to my hometown of Athens to photograph Natalie and Jordan's wedding. I always like going back to Athens and take a break from Columbus and have some great Athens food. I first arrived when Natalie was getting her hair done at the Ohio University Inn. I then traveled to the Walter Hall Rotunda to take a look at the ceremony site. Everything was transformed from a nice looking room to a perfectly decorated ceremony. After the ceremony we went to College Green for some photos and then walked to Baker Center for the reception. Congratulations Natalie and Jordan!  

Walter Hall Rotunda Wedding Ceremony

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Hair dresser: Sydney and Kaleigh
Make up: Kristina Swesey
Florist: Elizabeth’s Flowers
Brides Dress designer: Mori Lee
Bridesmaids dresses: Mori Lee
Wedding consultant: Teri Canter
Tux rental: Andrea’s Prom and Bridal
DJ / Band: Reggie Robinson
Reception hall: Baker Center Ballroom
Catering: Ohio University Catering
Cake designer: Jonda Dunn
Videographer: Andrew Cooke
Other vendors: Photobooth: Snap Shot Ohio

 

Brian Kellogg a Columbus Ohio wedding photographer was the oficial wedding photographer. 

 

The Lakes Golf and Country Club - Wedding Venue

I had the pleasure of visiting The Lakes Golf and Country Club for my monthly Wedding Professionals of Columbus meeting. The venue has some great features. The wedding venue has a wonderful staircase and decorated tent for larger weddings. The golf course is also picturesque. Below are just a few photographs from the meeting. 

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Columbus Ohio Wedding Photographers