A detailed runsheet is a great runsheet. However, some details are more obvious to include than others so our Stylist share their 5 things you should consider when writing your runsheet that you may not have thought about.
Look up what time the sun will set on your wedding day and note this in your runsheet. If you are hoping for golden hour photography this may affect the timing of other aspects of your day.
Ask your Hair and Makeup how long they require per person.
This is a good one to consider early in the planning process - especially if you have a larger number of people who require hair and makeup. You may decide that you would prefer to hire 2 makeup artists instead of one to avoid a 5am start time.
Plan to be ready an hour before leaving for your ceremony.
Weddings often run late. Planning to be ready an hour before you leave for the ceremony ensures you have more than enough time to have photos with your bridal party and have a moment to catch your breath. It also gives you a nice buffer to ensure that even if you do run over time getting ready it wont impact the timing of the rest of the day.
Consider food service times and speeches.
Speak with your venue or cater about the timing of each course and how they correspond with speeches. Some couples are happy to have food served or plates clearer during speeches - especially if there are a larger number of speeches planned. We recommend writing speeches into your runsheet between courses. This allows guests to pay attention and your photographer to capture candid pictures of your guests' reactions to speeches without also catching them eating.
Late night couples shoot.
If you think you might want to have a late night couples shoot ensure you leave time for this in your runsheet. This can also be an ideal time to change into a party look and return ready to tear up the dance floor.
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