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Wedding Timelines: Disney World

March 2, 2021

Wedding timelines giving you a headache? Not sure where to start? As a Disney wedding photographer, I have helped many Disney loving couples plan for their BEST DAY EVER, so I am here to offer the same service to you. Because chances are you too are either planning your Disney Fairytale Wedding or are considering a wedding at one of the many stunning venues that Disney offers.

If you are not currently planning for a Disney wedding, one thing you will need to know is that they do offer a variety in ceremony times and locations based on where you would like to have your wedding celebration. This is where I come in. Below you will find some sample timelines for the various locations/times of day for your wedding day and whether you would like to do a first look or not.

Please keep in mind, these do follow the current covid-19 Disney Wedding guidelines as well, and prep photos are currently not available within Disney’s policies.

Disney Wedding Photographer Jess Collins Wedding Timelines

IN PARK WEDDING WITH CINDERELLA’S COACH

This wedding timeline sample will showcase at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion with a reception at Disney’s Epcot Italy Pavilion and American Adventure .

FIRST LOOK OPTION:

  • 2:30pm – 2:45pm First look at Picture Point/Wedding Pavilion
  • 2:45pm – 3:00pm: Wedding Party photos at Picture Point
  • 3:00pm – 3:15pm: Family photos at Picture Point
  • 3:30pm – 3:40pm Couple/Parents make way to the Grand Floridian
  • 3:45pm – 4:00pm: Photos on the grand staircase and in the lobby
  • 4:00pm – 4:10pm: Take coach from lobby to Wedding Pavilion
  • 4:15pm -4:45pm: Photos with Cinderella’s Coach at Wedding Pavilion
  • 4:45pm – 5:00pm: Candids of guests arriving and ceremony details
  • 5:00pm – 5:20pm: Ceremony in Wedding Pavilion
  • 5:20pm – 5:25pm: Couple takes a celebratory ride in Cinderella’s Coach
  • 5:30pm – 5:45pm: Transportation to International Gateway
  • 5:45pm – 5:55pm: Temperature checks and security for guests
  • 6:00pm – 7:30pm: Dinner at Italy Isola
  • 7:30pm – 8:00pm: Make way to Soarin’ (or other attraction)
  • 8:00pm – 8:30pm: Mix-in
  • 8:45pm – 8:50pm: First look at Reception space
  • 8:50pm – 9:00pm: Grand Entrance
  • 9:00pm – 9:05pm: First Dance
  • 9:05pm – 9:10pm: Dances with special family members
  • 9:15pm – 9:30pm: Toasts
  • 9:30pm – 10:00pm: Dance & Celebrate
  • 10:00pm – 10:05pm: Cake Cutting
  • 10:05pm – 11:00pm: Dance
Disney Weddings at the Wedding Pavilion bubble exit with jess collins photography

WEDDING PAVILION AND CALIFORNIA GRILL RECEPTION:

NO FIRST LOOK OPTION:

  • 7:30am – 9:00am: Client 1 Solo/Wedding Party Photos at Grand Floridian
  • 7:30am – 8:30am: Client 2 Solo/Wedding Party Photos at The Spa/Villas
  • 8:30am – 8:40am: Client 2 make way to Pavilion
  • 9:00am – 9:15am: Client 2 in Pavilion welcoming guests
  • 9:30am – 10:00am: Ceremony
  • 10:30am – 10:40am: Couple photos at Picture Point
  • 10:40am – 10:50am: Family photos at Picture Point
  • 10:50am – 11:00am: Wedding Party Photos at Picture Point
  • 11:00am – 11:15am: Couple photos at Wedding Pavilion
  • 11:15am – 11:25am: Couple make way to California Grille
  • 11:30am: Grand Entrance
  • 11:40am – 12:30pm: Brunch
  • 12:30pm – 12:50pm: Toasts
  • 12:50pm – 1:00pm: Photos on the walkway with Magic Kingdom
  • 1:00pm – 1:05pm: First Dance
  • 1:05pm – 1:10pm Dance with special family members
  • 1:10pm – 1:15pm: Cake Cutting
  • 1:15pm – 2:00pm: Dance & Celebrate

The great thing with either of these wedding timelines is that you are able to adjust the hours to match your ceremony time and plan accordingly based on if you are doing a first look or not, an in park or resort wedding.

If you do need help creating the perfect timeline for your wedding day, feel free to send me an email and I would be more than happy to create something together that leaves you feeling confident in your wedding day itinerary.

While I know Disney Fairytale Weddings does offer a wide variety in times and locations and experience options, no two weddings are exactly alike, so I hope this helps give you a small sliver of help and with you all the best with planning your Walt Disney World Wedding.

If you want to view some pretty Disney weddings I have photographed in the past, you can give a few here!

Disney’s Wedding Pavilion + California Grill Reception

Stephanie + Patrick Pavilion + Cali Grill

Erin + Kameron Disney Wedding

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