Let the photographer produce the checklists from the information you provide and then duplicate the original so that every-one is “singing from the same hymn sheet”.You can Try this out on Asian wedding photography Site
The list is not meant to be prescriptive – it is only intended as a guide and there will be many more photographs taken on the day. You can, of course, ask for additional shots as the day progresses and the photographer will be looking for those unscripted candid moments, which make some of the more memorable images.
If time is an issue, restrict the number of groups to be photographed. You and your family (OK, Ma & Pa!) will probably want some family groups and, of course, these will fit into any balanced wedding portfolio. Restricting the number of formals will leave more time for you to enjoy your reception by “butterflying” amongst your guests. You’ll enjoy the party AND your photographer will thank you for some great paparazzi opportunities.
This brings me onto receiving lines. These are time consuming, you’ll need 50 minutes for an average sized wedding of 100 people. Your family etiquette will determine whether to have one or not but rather like the previous comments about groups, not having one gives you more time for the p-a-r-t-y. If you are having a line up, receive everyone out of the wedding ceremony rather than into the reception. Why? I think it is torture queuing up for the wedding breakfast, particularly after a hot day in the sun. Opportunities for photos are usually limited due to folk bunching in doorways. There’ll be many more chances of good pictures of people coming out of the wedding ceremony as space is not an issue and the photographer can roam at will.