When planning the master timeline, there is a lot of emphasis on the bride and her bridal party as we need to ensure we have a smooth hair and make-up timeline, everyone is where they are supposed to be and that no time is wasted between stepping into her gown to walking down the aisle. What about the guys you ask? This one is for them!
As a wedding planner, some of the questions that I ask when building the details for the timeline include:
1) Will you see each other before the ceremony? Meaning where will both parties be and do we need to make sure we have a buffer just in case?
2) Where will the grooms party stay the night before? Often the bridal party or the bride and a close friend or sister will stay together the night before but the groom may stay at home or have friends over. *We typically get a blank stare at this point because these are details couple's haven't talked over yet!
3) What will the groom and groomsmen be doing before the ceremony, when will they be getting dressed and where will they take their formal portraits. Guys have had appointments at the barbers, bowled or even played a round of golf which made for some cool photos beforehand.
Some venues have separate bridal and grooms lounges so it makes it nice for getting ready but if your venue doesn't have this available make sure to consider travel times and your photography timeline so that you can ensure the groom will have time for portraits.
We love seeing the guys incorporate their style and personality into their attire and into the wedding itself. These shots from Juan and Lindsey's Wedding in Live Oak photographed by Diane Nicole Photography are a perfect example of having fun!
~ Happy Planning~