Not every Bride or Groom chose to have a traditional wedding. Some have a destination wedding and some couples choose to have an intimate ceremony with just each other. There is no right or wrong way when it comes to choosing what is the best fit for your wedding. What I do recommend is that no matter how big or small your wedding is that you capture your special day! Photographs are so much more than snap shots of your wedding to help you remember the details but more importantly they bring back the emotions that you felt on your wedding day!
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You have found the perfect partner and are now engaged – Yea! Now you just need to start planning a wedding and decide in which season to get married. Why not Winter? Here are some perks for saying “I Do” in the chilly months!
We all know weddings are expensive, but who doesn’t like to save some money? Most wedding venues and professionals have off peak pricing during the slower months allowing you to spend money on other things.
Spring and Fall are crazy busy for all of us here in the wedding business because it’s the most popular time to get married. There is nothing worse than telling a bride or groom with an October wedding, “Sorry, all of our DJs are booked”. I can hear the disappointment in their voice and I can’t do anything about it! The likelihood of your dream wedding professionals being booked up is much less with winter weddings.
Been dreaming of metallic blues and silvers on your wedding style board? Or being surrounded by beautifully lit Christmas trees draped with twinkle lights and sparkly tinsel and ornaments? Christmas and winter wonderland decorations have always been a favorite.
You’d be correct in thinking that winter weddings are probably a doubled edged sword. You should always plan on having an indoor ceremony and reception so you don’t have to stress out about changing your plans if the weather doesn’t cooperate. Not to mention you don’t have to worry about the wind or rain messing up your hair!
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When it comes to wedding regrets from my own personal wedding I don’t have many, fortunately. The biggest regret though still weighs heavy on my heart 4 years later though and if I could turn back time I would. Like a lot of couples, I did not hire a wedding videographer to capture my wedding because I thought it was not necessary. We all have different reasons why like budget or thinking other details were more important but at the end of the day, 98% of brides regret not hiring a videographer according to the Huffington Post.
I thought if I splurged on my photographer for my wedding it would be enough. What I did not realize is how priceless audio and movement is. I have hundreds of gorgeous pictures filled with laughter, tears, and loved ones but looking back it’s just not enough. My husband and I wrote our own vows and in the craziness of the day, they got misplaced. This breaks my heart because not only do I not remember what we wrote but I will never be able to hear my husband say them to me ever again. One of my favorite reception pictures is my brother giving a toast and we are both crying and hugging. Once again I look back and try to remember everything he said and how moving it was but just can’t recall.
If I can give you any wedding advice it is to take time and consideration about figuring out what is most important to you. Will you in 50 years after your old and grey want to relive one of your most cherished moments just with pictures? Or will you long to listen to your loved ones laugh and vow to love you now and forever? After time fades you won’t remember what your cake tastes like and your flowers will die and you probably will never be able to fit in your dress but your wedding pictures and video will help that special day to live on for many generations.
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