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Example of a Wedding Day Run Sheet for the Photographer


Capture all the family shots you want by putting together a Wedding Day Run Sheet. That way you won’t have to worry if you missed capturing your nearest and dearest in all the excitement.

A Wedding Day Run Sheet is also handy for the MC or whoever you appoint to keep things on track.

It is most important that the bride and groom are not trying to organise anything. This is their day to smell the roses and simply enjoy.

Just to jog the creative juices, here is an example of a photography shoot list …

  • Pre-Ceremony

    Bride & Bridesmaids
    Bridesmaids Champagne Cheers
    Groom & Groomsmen
    Guys Champagne Cheers
    Ceremony Setup
    Flowers and Bouquets
    Bridesmaids Shoes etc
    ...say 1:00pm - 3:00pm

  • Post Ceremony

    Group shot
    Bride & Groom with parents
    Bride with immediate family
    Bride with school mates
    Bride with girlfriends
    Groom with immediate family
    Groom with footy team
    Bride & Groom in Limo
    Location shots
    ...say 4:00 - 6:00pm

  • Reception

    Arrival at reception
    Bridal party entrance
    Non-intrusive photos of guests
    MC speaking
    Bridal Waltz
    Cake cutting
    Farewell circle
    ... say 6:30pm - 12:00pm

Be sure that your photographer captures everyone that is important to you.

 Lens Shy

Some people like to avoid the camera so you need to be organised. Too late trying to do this off the cuff on the day. Those lens shy culprits will make themselves scarce to be sure.
Your Photographer is unlikely to know anyone outside the Bridal Party and will be at sea regarding who is who or the family dynamics. The Photographer is focused on the lighting, background, focal length, etc. so delegate this to someone else.

Make a Photography Shoot List and Delegate

Make up a list like the above sample and give it to someone who knows who is who. You may have to divide it between persons from each side just to make sure.

 Last chance to see?

Some of the guests will probably travel a long distance and it is not guaranteed that you will have such an opportunity again. You don’t get a second chance so, better to to overdo the group shots than miss out all together.