So you’re looking for a wedding minister, eh? Not as easy as it sounds, right?
The Officiant you choose should match your personal style and the type of wedding ceremony that you'd like to have. For instance, you may not choose the same minister for an informal wedding in the park versus a formal religious ceremony in a church. Your ceremony is the spiritual heart and soul of your wedding day. Yet, many people are uncertain about how to choose an officiant. Some couples are initially intimidated when talking with the person who may be partnering with them on one of the most important days of their life. If you and your fiance are already members of an established church, then the choice is easy. But if neither of you has an affiliation with a local church, you’ll want to be looking for a minister who can serve you well on your special day. Here are some tips on where to look and what to ask.
Making up a guest list can often times be quite stressful. Here are a few tips that may help to make that job easier.
Decide on a budget. Knowing how much you can spend and how much the caterer will charge per person will determine the number of people that you're able to invite. It is perfectly proper to invite some guests to the wedding without inviting them to the reception. You'll need to order separate reception cards and include these cards only in the invitations of those who are invited to the reception. Omit this card from those who are not invited to the reception.
Many brides ask us why we insist on an engagement shoot for all our wedding couples. Think of the engagement shoot as an audition for the photographer and a dress rehearsal for you. This time allows us to get to know each other. As the photographer I get to see what makes you comfortable in front of the camera, what makes you laugh, what relaxes you. As the subject you get to know the photographers work style and personality. On your wedding day you will spend more time with your photographer then any other vendor. My goal is always to make you so comfortable with me that by your wedding day I am a trusted friend. This makes a HUGE difference in the final photos. If you are relaxed and comfortable your photos will be more natural.
Going through your engagement photos with your photographer is another really important step in getting the best possible photos on your wedding day. Viewing and discussing your engagement pictures allows you to tell the photographer what you like and don't like about your photos. Perhaps you don't like profile shots because it highlights the shape of your nose, or you prefer close up head & shoulder shots over full length shots. Whatever your personal preference, your photographer will have a better understanding when you can go through a photo session together.
On your wedding day often the last thing you think about doing is preparing food - one of the most important things you need to survive until the reception!
To stop you from the embarrassment of fainting away at the alter, here are a few ideas of platters that are light, nutritious and energising.
The "Candy Buffet" is a HOT item for weddings and events. Heck, everybody loves candy! They are replacing the "Wedding Favors" as your guests will want to take candy home. They are easy to set up too. All you need is containers, candy, scoops and a little creativity. Your guests will LOVE it.
You can spice up the table with tablecloths, table runners, flowers, and pictures. These things can be added to make your candy buffet table look FABULOUS.
Wedding Planning Guide
Have you always had an idea in your mind about your perfect wedding? Whether it be a simple wedding ceremony at a scenic spot at sunset followed by cocktails; or big church wedding with a full nuptial mass and a formal wedding dinner in one of the best hotels, good planning can help you achieve the wedding you want with a minimum of stress on your big day.
In a time when the environment is one of the most important topics on the minds of everyone, even brides are looking to "do their part."
Giving "green" favors to guests isn't a trend - it's a way for a couple to give back. Not just to guests, but to their children, and their childrens' children. To the world.
Wedding video is something that a lot of people are unfamiliar with. First of all, let's talk about the "Videographer". The term is the same as photographer, but pertains to one who shoot video. A videographer will be the person behind the video camera.
Some people ask, "Why have a vidoegrapher if I'm paying for a professional photographer?". Others ask "Why have a photographer if I'm hiring a videogapher?". It's a good idea to have both. There are things that a videographer can capture that a photographer cannot. Take for instance the toast. A photographer can not capture the emotions of the made of honor getting choked up during her speech.
Professional wedding videographers can range in price from $500 to over $5,000. What gives? As long as they’re professionally trained, properly equipped and experienced, why the drastic difference in price?
First of all, it’s important to understand that videographers (this goes for photographers and other artists too), assign a value to their work based on their time, effort, equipment, expertise, and a whole lot of factors that can vary from artist to artist, depending on their approach and demand for their product.
So you have been planning for months and the big day is finally here! You are getting married and you have various items that you must be sure you have for the day to go smoothly.
Below we provide a wedding day checklist that should cover all of those important yet tedious items that you will need for the wedding ceremony and the reception, and so that you are prepared to leave for your honeymoon.