Modern wedding reception sites today are breaking tradition when it comes to creativity and special settings. There are basically two general types of locations. The first is on-site, which means that the place can provide services such as food, drinks, wait staff, tables, linens, china, maybe even flowers, music and the wedding cake. Some favorite on-site places include: Hotels Restaurants Clubs Catering halls Church and community centers Corporate centers Inns or bed-and-breakfast establishments The other location type is off-site: There are no services offered. You have your own space or pay a rental fee for one and bring in everything yourself, from seats to spoons. The good news? You can have it all your way. Here are some popular off-site places: Yachts Mansions Botanical gardens Wineries Museums Historic buildings Movie theaters College compuses Amusement parks Wildlife preserves and zoos Racetracks On the beach Wherever you choose, book your site as...
First, it must be emphasized that your photography is NOT an area of the wedding where you should cut corners. There are a few ways to save money but overall, you DON'T want to skimp on your photography. Here are a few ways to save money, but without sacrificing the quality of your wedding photos. ALWAYS hire a professional. DON'T ask your friend who "takes good pictures" to photograph your wedding. Hire a professional and one that has experience photographing weddings. You've only got ONE chance to get it right, so don't take chances. Ask your photographer to limit their time taking pictures. Some couples choose a "ceremony only" package where the photographer takes pictures before and during the ceremony but not at the reception. The photographer would take all of the formal pictures of the bride and groom, family and wedding party and photograph the ceremony. Then, ask friends...
I'm going to try to start doing themes for some of my blog posts. When I have an idea for a theme, I will announce it that week and all my blogs will focus on that topic. This week I chose to focus on tips to choosing the right wedding photographer. This not only includes the search process, but also what kinds of poses you should ask the photographer to use on your wedding day. Today's post will focus on what questions to ask a photographer when you are interviewing them. Are you the one who's going to be shooting our wedding, or will it be one of your colleagues? Make sure the person whose book you've seen is also the one who takes the pictures. Not only should you meet the photographer in question, but his or her name should be clearly indicated on your contract. This is not...
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