1. Enjoy & Have Fun
Please do not go into Wedding Photography if you don’t enjoy weddings. You’ll need to handle pressure and always remember that you only get one chance at weddings. You cannot afford to mess it up. Working to tight schedule and having good social skills is very important as well.
2. Check Your Gear
Before you leave your home or studio to go to the wedding, check & re-check you camera gear, make sure all the camera batteries are fully charged and the flash gun batteries as well if you are using re-chargeable. I personally prefer re-chargeable batteries for my Nikon SB900 flashguns.
3. Have back-ups
Never go to photograph a wedding with just a single camera body and a lens. You should have at least 2 bodies. Try and shoot with the same bodies. Don’t have a pro body worth $3000 and a back-up as a $400 body. You need to have a like-for-like back up body. I photograph with 2 bodies and have a 3rd one as a back-up. Have
Look after your skin
In the months leading up to your big day you need to invest some time treating and looking after your skin. This includes cleansing, toning and moisturizing morning and night. One of the worst things you can do is leave your day make-up on at night. This means your skin won’t have the time to renew itself and spots and blackheads will start to appear. Once you have a skincare routine in place, stick to it!
Preparation is key
My key tips for long-lasting, flawless make-up would be to always start your wedding day with applying a moisturizer to your face. Once you’ve let this soak into your skin, apply a good quality primer over the top. Smashbox PhotoFinish and Yves Saint Laurent Matt Touch are excellent primer’s and will help your foundation go on more easily and make it last longer.
Concealer can improve your skin dramatically, but only if it’s invisible! The best way to use concealer is by applying with a brush and using varying shades and textures, depending
When it comes to shopping for wedding rings, both the future husband and the future wife have a say in things, and it’s crucial for couples to employ the “5th C” – Communication – to select the perfect wedding bands that reflect their union. The 5th C is just one of the best 5 Tips to use as you’re shopping for wedding rings.
Often, even more time and effort can be spent shopping for wedding rings than engagement rings because this is a choice that will affect two people instead of one. Read on to learn the top five tips for shopping for wedding bands.
Tip One as you shop for Wedding Rings: The first step is to discuss each of your ring styles and preferences. Communicate with each other! Does your bride want something simple, or would she prefer a more unique wedding band to match her engagement ring? Does your groom need something strong that will stand up to his tough job, or is he more interested in wedding ring sets that reflect the bond between
Some people are natural born planners, while others…not so much. Whichever your planning style, when you are trying to pull together a wedding, you will have many details which you will need to stay on top of. These are some tips on getting organized for your wedding so that nothing falls through the cracks.
A great wedding planning book is a must for any bride. The timeline tool is one of the most important keys to keeping on track. After all, if you have never planned a wedding before, you may have no idea that you need to order your bridal gown at least six months in advance or that the most popular reception venues often book one to two years in advance. The other really useful thing about a wedding timeline is that it breaks the planning process down into more manageable bites. Brides who have a hard time wrapping their heads around big projects will find it much less overwhelming once they realize that during each month they only have to accomplish several specific tasks. Of course, if you are the type who likes to get things done early, by all means pick out your
Which are the best wedding places in Tucson? How do you make sure that your wedding is special? What do you do to ensure that it is a great occasion for the couple getting married as well as the guests? After you have decided on gorgeous Tucson as your wedding venue, these would obviously be some questions on your mind.
When you are looking for great wedding places, Tucson AZ has several in beautiful settings. Most places for weddings have facilities so that the bride and the groom feel well looked after. It is they who are the stars of the show, and obviously wedding places go out of their way to make the couple comfortable. Both before and after the wedding, recreation facilities are important to ensure a pleasant stay. Some wedding places have facilities such as a recreation room and a children’s playroom.
Some wedding places offer in house catering services, while others allow you to choose your own catering service provider. Some have only an indoor space, while others have outdoor spaces too. Having a rough estimate of how large your guest list would be would help you decide if the wedding place
Getting engaged is a rush. It seems you fall in love and then slide irrevocably toward the wedding. But once you’re engaged the idea of planning a wedding can seem daunting. By taking each aspect of wedding and reception planning one at a time, you can, so to speak, eat the wedding one bite at a time. Here are some tips for how to find a good caterer without going insane.
Finding the right caterer is a matter of finding out what you want. First, detail a budget. Figure out what you are able to spend and what is normal to spend on catering in your area. You’ll find this number by asking friends and acquaintances who have been through the wedding gauntlet recently and by looking online. With this information, draw up a budget for what you can afford, both per person and as a whole.
Next, take an inventory of your likes and dislikes, just the two of you. Where do you already eat? What are your absolute favorites and what can’t you stand? If you could have anything at all, what would it be? Ambrosia and caviar, barbecue and pineapple, write it all
Surefire Tips when Catering a Wedding
If you are engaged, you know for sure that there are so many things to do to complete your wedding planning. You may have decided on the date; but still, there are so many things that are yet to accomplish. Included here are the clothes, colors, guest list, location, reception, and of course, one of the most important is the catering options. There are so many catering options available for you but which among those options is the best? Read on and follow the surefire tips when catering a wedding.
The food you will offer your guests is one of the most important choices you could ever make for your wedding. Even if you don’t think it should be included in your top priorities, it is for the guests who will be attending your wedding party. Making a right and wise choice for your wedding catering is crucial to the success of the wedding itself. Aside from deciding on the menu that all your guests will like, you should also consider the time the food will arrive, possible food allergies one or some of your guests may have, and of
Wedding planning becomes fun when you have a lot of talent, time, and enough budgets for that. A wedding planner can bring out all the exiting and innovative ideas and hidden frustration by planning a fun wedding. Many people prefer to hand over the responsibility of wedding planning to professional event planners as they want their special day to be memorable for everyone. Everyone wants to have a perfect wedding plan for them. Here are some tips for wedding planning so you can arrange the event of your wedding in a nice manner.
Budget; it is one of the most important things for wedding planning. At times you have plenty of ideas in your mind but can not fulfill just because of the tight budget so it is better to plan the entire event according to the budget. Start saving for your wedding; make a separate account for your wedding budget so you can make all your dreams come true for the events. Explore on the internet about the market price of different things used in the wedding; compare prices and find good and responsible venders.
Time; you need to have enough time to plan your
A special occasion needs an extraordinary outfit. You need to prepare a gorgeous wedding dress for your walk down the aisle. Choosing a gown for your biggest day is an extraordinary experience. You have to select it carefully to avoid any disappointment. The longer the time, the more carefully you select the dress you want to use because you have enough time to determine the colors, accessories and model that you want.
9-12 months before your wedding, you can begin to imagine the dress you want to use. Think about your daily lifestyle and think about things that stand out from yourself. Surely, you want to look bright, sweet, elegant, luxurious, sexy, sophisticated, etc. Select the day and note the theme of your wedding party before you start looking for dress.
You need a unique design to fit your body shape. However, it is based on your budget. You can also browse for a variety of dress options in multiple wedding sites. There are many designers and styles you can choose. Then print and contact the vendor with the design you like the most. Determine your budget for the clothes and other details.
Okay so you’ve met Mr Right, he’s popped the question and you’ve planned when the big day is going to be! Apart from the natural excitement of looking forward to your wedding day there is always the thought of the huge amount that you need to plan for.
Organising the church, the reception venue, a guest list, photographer, flowers, a limousine, catering, marquee hire, table plans, speeches, the cake and so on the list goes with your dream wedding dress probably appearing right at the very top of the list!
Your wedding day and your wedding dress is possibly something you’ve dreamed about since you were little and so now the pressure is on to find that perfect affordable wedding dress. Apart from fulfilling your own desire for a beautiful affordable wedding dress you’ll also be thinking about what your husband to be will think, your mum (you must please her), dad, the rest of your family and friends.
Budget may be the first consideration, if you’re thinking of something exclusive and designer then be prepared to spend (or perhaps prepare mum and dad to spend) £1000 upwards!
There are now, of course, many online stores who offer a wide selection of quality and
Since you’re getting married, you understand that you have interaction with so many different vendors they can easily be confused. Keeping yourself organized is the first tip. From the dinner plates to the cake, you have so many decisions to make-here are a few tips to simplify wedding catering selection.
Accept or Regret?
While you’re gathering RSVPs to see who will accept and who has sent their regrets-you’re going to need to take a look at your contract for the reception venue. Make sure they do not have exceptions as far as your caterer is concerned. The last thing you need to do is sign a contract with a caterer and have it mismatch with your venue contract.
Word of mouth
The least expensive form of advertising is often-times one of the best! Start asking around and see who your friends and family have used for events lately. Log on to your favorite wedding sites and see who they recommend in your area. Have a favorite restaurant? Maybe they cater; it’s worth a quick search online or a call to find out!
Meet and greet
Now that you’ve got a list together
So I’ve mentioned before that I had a lovely wedding, but I didn’t say anything about my wedding dress. That’s pretty unusual – don’t you think? After all, that’s the first thing a woman looks for when planning the big day. I didn’t mention it because I treated it so poorly after the wedding. I am ashamed to say, but I let it hang in my closet in a plastic bag without cleaning it for 11 years. Packing to move forced me to treat it properly.
Learn from my mistakes – here are a few tips to ensure your gown is cared for properly:
- Hang it by the loops inside the gown – not by the fragile shoulder seams.
- Don’t store it in a plastic bag because plastic emits fumes that can yellow the gown. Plastic also traps in moisture, which could cause your gown to mildew.
- When having it cleaned and preserved, use a local specialist who will personally do the work for you – not one that will send it off.
- Inspect your gown before having the specialist place it in the storage container.
- Store your gown in a completely acid-free, museum-quality, archival wedding chest lined with fabric
When considering a wedding, it is vital to prepare a budget for your plans. With a little give and take and clarifying your resources as well as a good skill for organization and enlisting, the help of others who are near and dear to you will allow you to create your own dream wedding. First you must make a list of ideas that you would like included in your wedding, then you shall begin by setting your priorities, this can be done by making lists of must haves as well as those items that are optional and those that are nice to be had for your wedding.
You should base your wedding budget on your funding, the availability of some items as well as your own creative resourcefulness. You will need to determine the expense of each item that you are concerned for your wedding. Keeping a wedding planner notebook will come in handy while it helps guide you in your wedding plans. You should start by making a list of all things that the bride and groom want for their wedding. A list of potential wedding guests as well as the food served and where the
Wedding planning strategies are key in ensuring that your day is forever treasured by not only as a couple, but also by the people who attend the wedding. Some people take up to one year to plan for their weddings while others may take just a few weeks. No matter the period, your planning strategies must be in a position to give you your perfect wedding. Remember that what worked for your friends’ wedding may not work for yours! So what will ensure that your wedding becomes the best that you will ever attend?
People have used different strategies to ensure that they have the most beautiful weddings at a relatively low cost. Look back over the years at some of the weddings you have attended and there are a number of wedding planning tips and strategies you may have picked up that can be utilized for your special day. The most important aspect of wedding planning is time; take your time! People in a hurry should not organize a wedding. Never treat your wedding as an emergency! Taking enough time to plan for your wedding will ensure that you book and pay your desired venue in
What is more important than birthdays? It’s the weddings. Weddings come in several kinds and observe certain ceremonies, traditions and arrangements. Unlike birthdays that are usually recognized yearly and without any traditions, there are no other types of celebrations that can be more significant than joining two people in the custom of faith and the holiness of matrimony.
It’s in this element that wedding ceremonies should be emphasized fully by providing friends and family who will observe the ceremony the very best wedding catering services they deserve. Preparing and getting on for the arrangement of a marriage party isn’t a basic task. Actually it’s a daunting task that requires too much attention more than the wedding ceremony itself. Weddings usually can take place in churches, in the outdoors and anywhere else as long as the ceremony will have a calm and beautiful atmosphere. But after the wedding, this is where the special day will be celebrated by all to make the event more meaningful and remembered.
Wedding catering is therefore the couple’s best choice in providing their guests the highest pleasure to make everybody’s day more satisfied. The caterer will be responsible for handling everything which
Photography is an art. However, the skills of photography have to be sharpened to produce quality results. Wedding photography is a lucrative and enjoyable profession, which can also be demanding and stressful. Some photographers find it to be exhausting, time consuming and hard work while others find the opportunity to capture this memorable day and behold the pleasure the results bring to the bride and groom very satisfying. Photography if done right can also be personally and financially rewarding to the photographer. Whether the Toronto photographer is a professional or amateur applying the following tips will guarantee a successful wedding photography career. The first step requires the photographer to visit the venues where photo shooting will take place. This helps the photographer to have a general idea about the locations and to identify before hand ideal spots for taking photos.
Preparation is of vital importance in wedding photography and every Toronto photographer should know that things go wrong and having a backup plan can save the day. Carrying charged batteries, blank memory cards and identifying diversion routes can also help if the need arises. Attending the rehearsal ceremony arms the photographer with information about the lighting, order
One concept that is becoming widely acceptable across the globe is the wedding car hire service. It has become the general way of doing things when it comes to the organization of such ceremonies in almost all cultures and customs. The said cars are different from others in the rental automobile business in that they must be decorated well to make them fit for the occasion.
These wedding car hires come in many kinds because some people would love to have the highest possible standard that oozes of luxury. They want to experience the best on this greatest day in their lives. So the car will be a limousine that comes with a well groomed chauffeur to drive them around and make them feel on top of the world.
Another one is the vintage vehicle style; this will be an old automobile of many decades that has been reclaimed to look absolutely beautiful.
Most couples will go to view the type of vintage vehicles which might include something like an old style 1947 Jaguar MK, the 1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud and such like cars. These are usually viewed as a sentimental symbol to the
Good food is an integral part of most celebrations, and weddings are no different. Choosing the right wedding catering service is something that make take time, so you will want to plan accordingly. The right menu can make your wedding reception something everyone will talk about for months.
Many wedding venues offer their own catering services. The majority of these venues will not allow outside caterers. It is essential to inquire about this when looking to book a wedding location. It makes sense to choose and book the wedding venue before choosing your caterer, and even before choosing who makes your wedding cake. If the venue does not offer a catering service, they will likely be able to recommend several catering companies in the area that they have worked with before. Do not forget to ask friends and family for recommendations as well.
Unless you have used a catering company before, you will probably want to sample their food before making your final choice. A decent caterer will be happy to make time for clients to sample food. If a caterer does not allow sampling ahead of time, be wary. During a sample, you probably will
Brides know that their wedding colors really help to set the tone for the whole event. After all, we all know that a silver and gold wedding is going to be formal, a pink and green one preppy, and a red and green wedding Christmasy. But not every bride knows the secrets to choosing a wedding color palette that really works. These tips on wedding color selection will get you off to a great start.
The first thing to keep in mind is that people get tired of seeing the same old, same old. While there is something to be said for wedding classics – roses, pearl bridal jewelry, limos – you also don’t want your wedding to be completely predictable. A great way to avoid this potential pitfall is to choose wedding colors which are unexpected. So perhaps instead of decorating a fall wedding entirely in the standard autumn leaf colors like orange, yellow, and red, you could decide to have an aubergine and sage green color palette. It would be just as appropriate for the season, but your wedding won’t look like every other fall wedding. The same idea can be used as a springboard
Much thought is given into choosing an engagement ring, but what about the other piece of jewelry that you’ll wear forever and ever, your wedding ring? Where the engagement ring is the symbol of the promise to be married, the wedding ring is the symbol of actually being married. Exchanged during the wedding ceremony, your wedding ring will tell the world that you’re someone’s “other half.”
Because your wedding ring will be worn for the rest of your life, you want to choose it carefully. Picking your wedding ring will be much easier if you have some helpful hints to guide you. Read on to learn the top wedding ring buying tips and shop for your wedding ring the smart way.
The Top Wedding Ring Buying Tips are:
Set a Budget
Before you and your fiancé set foot in a jewelry store, you should have a budget in mind for your wedding rings. A general guide is to set aside 3% of your wedding budget for wedding rings. But because wedding budgets differ for every couple, you don’t have to stick to that standard percentage. If you already have a figure in mind, go