Giving a Wedding Toast

I understand that being required to give a toast is part of your duty as in your role as a Best Man, Maid/Matron of Honor. I want to reassure you that even though it took me 4 months to prepare these remarks – it will take you just a few minutes to work through them!

I have had the great privilege of emceeing large events, speaking to large crowds and officiating some spectacular ceremonies.

This is what I know about weddings: a) The processional feels like it takes 2 hours. b) The ceremony feels like it lasted two minutes. c) I’m so glad that I am sitting at the VIP table and get to eat right after the head table!

As the best man, person, or women, this IS an honor for you, and you will shoulder some responsibility-which we will explore.

At the end of the day, you were chosen because you are who you are, you do what you do, and you have helped your friend(s) to get to where they are in life. So… BE YOURSELF!

Bullet points: Here’s a list of important items to include:

· Introduce yourself.

· Thank the groom for choosing you as best man and being a good friend.

· Insert amusing story about the groom or bride (nothing that would get either in trouble or make grandma blush!) Be nice!

· What impact the bride has had on the groom.

· A final toast to the couple wishing them… (your words here)

IMPORTANT: Keep it simple, keep it short.

The very first thing you want to do is introduce yourself. Second, touch lightly on the relationship you have with the groom.

Share a story or memory about how the they were before meeting each other, and how they are now. The meaning and beauty of their relationship.

Stay clear of ex’s, big life mistakes, or sensitive issues. Be nice. Remember, weddings are rated “PG”.

Your toast should be your words… what do you want to wish, hope, or pray for them in the future… Your total relationship will be demonstrated in these words you use to share with and for them…

Some things to remember…

1. Prepare. Don’t walk into the wedding reception thinking you’ll know exactly what to say when you get there. If you have a few months before the wedding, start mulling over some ideas for the speech. Begin brainstorming and jotting down thoughts, stories, jokes, and quotes you might want to use. If you don’t know a lot about how your buddy and his wife met, ask. Think of stories from you and your buddy’s past that show what a great guy he is. The goal of the speech is to celebrate the couple and make them look good.

2. Stay sober. Sure, you want to enjoy yourself, and yes, alcohol may help take the edge off giving a speech in front of hundreds of strangers; they don’t call alcohol liquid confidence for nothing. But make sure you’re not sloppy drunk when you give your speech. You don’t want to be completely uninhibited or you might say something you’ll regret later. Besides, a real man doesn’t need a crutch to help him tackle a challenge. Be man enough to postpone your own gratification until after the speech is completed.

3. Open by expressing gratitude. Thank all the people who made the day possible: wedding party, and the parents.

4. Tell a story-make a connection. The ideal way to structure your words is to find a connection between a story about your friend and your support for the couple. Or tell a story about the moment when you were hanging out with the couple and you realized your friend had found his match. Another good angle is to talk about the way that they balance one another. Relate a funny (not embarrassing, see below) anecdote in which one of your friend’s personality traits tripped them up in some way. For example, the story could be about how your friend is very shy and how this shyness caused some humorous event to occur. You then talk about how bubbly and outgoing the other is, and how they therefore balance each other and make a perfect team.

5. Avoid controversial topics. Keep your speech on topics that aren’t controversial, offensive, or embarrassing. You would think this is common sense, but people somehow forget this when they’re standing with a microphone in their hand in front of a crowd of people.

What gets people in trouble is attempting to be funny by sharing some embarrassing story or cracking some lame joke about a ball and chain. It usually comes out horribly and no one laughs.

It’s okay to share a humorous anecdote, but not one that gets laughs at the expense of your friend and his new wife and embarrasses them and their guests. Don’t talk about past relationships, don’t tell people what you really thought of your friend’s ex, don’t slam the food, don’t make comments about “looking forward to the honeymoon” while winking at the bride- basically, just use some tact and common sense.

6. Avoid inside jokes. It’s not fun when only a few people get it, it leaves others feeling cheated and not included. If you want to keep people’s attention, save the inside jokes for when it’s just you and your friend.

7. Keep it short. Shoot for no more than five minutes.

8. Think about ending with a quote. An easy way to end is by using a quote that wraps the speech up nicely. “Marriage is not about finding a person you can live with, it’s about finding the person you can’t live without.” After that you can simply say, “My friend has found that person.” The End.

 

Ways To Get Stunning Wedding Photos Affordably

Putting together a perfect wedding can be very challenging with so many things to take care off. Photography is among the things you really ignore if you want to go back to your big day and relive the moments again long after it is over. Whereas it is very possible for anyone to take photos even using phones, professional photography may be what you want for your big day to get the very best shots.

Paying a professional wedding photographer is beneficial, but it also means more of your budget for the wedding. It helps to have a reasonable budget for the wedding with reasonable amounts allocated to all areas. Professional photographers can be expensive, but this doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy their expertise without denting your wedding budget. There are various approaches you can use to ensure you get the kind of professionalism you want with the photos without paying too much for them.

Look for a photographer within your budget – Professional photographers have a presence online and you can find them on their websites or on social media platforms. Find some of the most reputable and then check out their charges so you can choose one who falls within your budget. Starting off with a photographer within your budget means you will still be comfortable even when negotiations for discounts fail.

Position the wedding on off-peak – Saturdays seem to be the most preferred days for weddings and the photography rates on these busy days can be quite high and the same is the case with summer weddings. You can break the norm and have the wedding scheduled on less busy days and seasons, so you can find affordable photographers looking to fill their time with some profits.

Hire the photographer for a short period of time – Having a professional wedding photographer snap away throughout the day can be expensive. Instead of having them stay all day long, how about having them take the most important photos of the day and allowing your groomsmen and bridesmaids take the rest? It is also a good idea to have the professional handle your photo session only and have someone else in the family or in your circle of friends take the rest of the photos.

Consider digital photos – One of the benefits of hiring a professional photographer is that you can have them take, print and album the photos on your behalf. Whereas this is good, you can cut costs by having your photographer take the photos and hand them over in digital form so you can do the printing yourself and album them like you wish. It is cheaper and the digital format also makes it possible for you to share the photos with friends and family digitally so they can also so their own printing thus cutting costs for you.

Consider hiring a newbie – Experience may matter, but newbie photographers can do excellent work as well. Since they are new and trying to make a name for themselves, they tend to offer photography services at very attractive rates and they can prove helpful when working on a tight wedding budget.

 

Simple Things You Should Do To Get Fabulous Wedding Photos

Wedding days are some of the happiest for any couple and the precious moments are captured in photos. Your wedding photos are really important because they are what will take you back to the most important day of your life. It is therefore understandable that everyone wants to have the most fabulous wedding photos possible.

Considering that the camera will remain in your direction most part of the day, you want to look your best because there is never telling when the wedding photographer will snap away besides the photo session after the wedding. Luckily, it is not as hard to look amazing in your wedding photos. Simple things can make a huge difference in the outcome of the photos and they should be what you aim for throughout the day.

1. Be yourself and relax. The last thing you want to do on your wedding day it try to be someone you are not or try to copy someone you look up to. Be your best self and remember it is your day. Learn to relax and to go with the flow of the day and you will find the confidence oozing in your photos at the end of the day.

2. Laugh and be happy. Looking dull and gloomy on your big day is a no-no. Laughter is flattering and happiness is beauty so let it show. Let the excitement of the day show on your face and do not tire from looking happy.

3. Think of the moment and forget the camera. Wedding days are all about intimacy, emotion and excitement. Concentrate on the feelings of the moment and forget that the camera is on you. When you do this, you will manage to look warm and into the moment, hence your photos will definitely be stunning.

4. Keep the makeup simple but elegant. It is your day and looking your best is what you want, but it does not in any way mean going overboard with the makeup. Strive to keep your look including the eyelashes normal but classic. You can get a professional makeup artist to give you the perfect wedding look without being overly dramatic. You really do not want to end up looking strange and unnatural on your big day and have that captured permanently on photos and videos.

5. Keep essentials handy. You may need to have a hairspray and toothbrush handy to keep naughty hairs in check. White chalk can also be very helpful in hiding stains on white wedding gowns. It can also be an excellent idea to have oil dabbing strips handy and hankies to keep sweaty looking photos off your wedding album especially in summer.

6. Strike good poses. When the camera is on you especially during the photo session, mind your poses. You can raise chin and drop shoulders to elongate the neck, keep shoulder to the camera to look thinner and place hand on hip to make it look more toned. It also helps not to look down to avoid a double chin look.

 

How the Bride and Groom Can Choose Their Wedding Shoes

Wedding day is an unforgettable moment for the bride as well as groom. They do plenty of work on their outfits and accessories in order to look best in their wedding video. Wedding shoes are also one of the most important accessories that you should not overlook. You must wear designer wedding shoes to show your great taste. It will also enhance your personality.

Tips for choosing bride wedding shoes:-

1. Comfort level:-

It is the first thing that you should consider while buying wedding shoes. You must feel comfortable when you wear shoes so that you can walk down the aisle in an elegant way without having any foot pain. You should select those shoes which are specifically designed for wedding purpose and have additional padding.

2. Wedding venue:-

The wedding venue also matters the most in purchasing the shoes for your big day. If your wedding venue is a grassy lawn then you should wear wedges instead of stilettos. You should avoid wearing heels when there is a possibility of rain as mud will ruin it. You can wear a pair of flats or functional boots in such situations. If you are having an indoor wedding then you can buy stunning heels for your wedding function.

3. Match your dress:-

You should make sure that the shoes must match your wedding dress. You can also compare texture and colors of shoes with your wedding dress by matching a fabric swatch of the material used in your outfit with the shoes. If there is a little bit difference then you can buy those shoes. You must observe the height of the heel for shoes and purchase it according to the length of your dress.

Tips for selecting groom shoes:-

1. Colour:-

The men should match the color of shoes with their pants to be worn during wedding. You can also select that pair of shoes having darker color in comparison to the color of pants. You can also match shoe color with your belt. The brown shoes look great with darker earth tones such as tan, green and beige etc. You can wear black shoes with grey, black or navy pants. The burgundy shoes are best suited to blue, lighter brown, grey and khaki etc. The tan shoes are suitable for white, beige, blue or lighter earth tones.

2. Break them in:-

You should not wear your shoes first time on the wedding day. Wearing shoes before some weeks will be a great idea to ensure that it is not slippery and you can carry it with great ease. You can also walk stairs up and down or pace few steps back and forth to make sure that you are feeling comfortable while wearing it. The shoe must be well-fitted from toe to the heel. You can also consider those wedding shoes which have low heels so that it can relieve the pressure while standing as well. If you are planning to dance at your wedding then you must avoid shoe having hard plastic sole as it can be slipped on the dance floor.

 

Tamil Weddings And Their Distinct Style

The wedding venue adorned in the hues of red and gold reflects the simplicity of Tamil culture; however, the people of Tamil Nadu are really lavish when it comes to following the traditions with utmost precision. A typical Tamil wedding is a beautiful amalgamation of various rituals and the ceremony lasts for 6-7 days. The Tamil marriages are not as extravagant as the north Indian marriages, but the authentic rituals that the Tamilians still follow with precision make them one of a kind. Given below is a brief of the small rituals that take place in a modern day Tamil wedding and their significance:

Panda Kaal Muhurtham

The ceremonies begin with Panda Kaal Muhurutham, a ritual that takes place before the marriage. In this ritual, the families of the bride and the groom worship god for the uninterrupted, peaceful, and joyful wedding.

Sumangali Prarthanai – A Puja For The Married Women

Sumanglis are the females that are blessed with a harmonious married life. In Sumangli Prarthana, around 3, 5, 7 or 9 Sumangli women are called. The ladies are treated with the authentic south Indian food and bride-to-be seeks their blessings to have a successful married life ahead.

Pallikai Thellichal

In Pallikai Thellichal, 9 types of grains along with curd are mixed and the mixture is kept in the earthen pots. The pots are then immersed in the water to feed the fishes. The ritual is considered auspicious for the beginning of the couple’s new life.

Naandi Shrardham

In Nandi Shardam, 10 Brahmins are called and they are feasted with fruits, coconut, flowers, sweets, paan-supari, etc. After the feast, the Brahmins are requested to give blessings to the couple.

Nichayathartham

Nichayathartham is another name for engagement in Tamil. In Nichayathartham, the couple gets formally engaged and the further preparations for the wedding rituals begin.

Lagna Pathirikai

Lagna Pathirikai translates to wedding invitation in Tamil. After the engagement, the wedding date is decided and wedding invitations are sent to the guests.

Mangala Snaanam (purifying bath)

Mangala Snanam is the purification bath that bride and groom take before they proceed further with the wedding rituals. Before Mangala Snanam, Haldi, Kumkum, and oil are applied on the skin of Bride and the Groom.

Kashi Yatra

One of the interesting ceremonies that take place in Tamil Weddings is Kashi Yatra. In the Kashi Yatra ritual, the groom acts as if he’s leaving the ceremonies. The father of the bride then requests the groom to stop and asks him to marry his daughter.

Pada Puja

In Pada Puja, the mother of the bride washes the groom’s feet with water. The paste of Kumkum and Chandan is first applied on the feet of the groom and then the mother of the bride washes his feet with water. After this, the bride is called to the Mandap.

Maalai Maatral

During Maalai Matral, the bride and the groom exchange garlands. The garlands are exchanged thrice to mark the beginning of the holy unison of the couple.

Kanyadaanam

Kanyadanam is usually referred as ‘Kanyadan’ in the north. During Kanyadan, the father hands over his daughter to the Groom. The groom promises the Father of the bride that he will take care of her for the rest of his life.

Muhurtham and Saptapadi

After Kanyadanam, the ceremony of Muhurtham takes place in which the groom fills Kumkum in the hair partition of the bride and ties Thaali around her neck.

 

Choosing the Right Wedding Singer for Your Own Big Day

If you are in the midst of planning your own wedding entertainment, there is certainly plenty to choose from and one of the most cost effective, yet memorable options available to you is to hire a Wedding Singer!

One of the main benefits of hiring a Wedding Singer is that you get a massive amount of choice and flexibility due to each individual vocalist having their own sound and of course genre. The possibilities are truly endless and you can ensure that you will find the perfect Wedding Singer to suit your taste and give your wedding evening reception the perfect ambiance.

But where do you start when searching for a wedding singer?

One of the best ways to find a singer to perform at your wedding is to use an online entertainment directory so that you can save yourself a lot of time and potentially money too! Many entertainment directories will have their own dedicated categories for singers, with many sub-categories too! To give you some inspiration, let’s take a look at different types of singer you might wish to book:

Female Singers

Choosing a Female Singer to perform at your wedding reception gives you a huge selection of vocals and styles to choose from. Some female singers will offer dramatic performances and big voices in the style of Cher, Whitney Houston and more. Or you could opt for someone who has a modern touch! Female Singers are one of the most popular choices for wedding entertainment and you can book them for pretty much any part of your big day!

Male Singers

Male Singers also offer a massive choice in genres and singing styles and with the popularity of male vocalists such as Michael Bublé, they are an extremely popular choice among weddings. Imagine your first dance to a crooner style song, or if you want something a little heavier, choose a Male Singer with a rock background. There is a huge selection of Male Singers available to hire and like female singers, they are also suitable for any part of your wedding, from your ceremony right to your evening reception.

Carol Singers

Is your wedding around Christmas time? Why not make it even more festive and book Carol Singers for during your big day? Perfect for during your drinks reception, or perhaps wedding breakfast, Carol Singers will use their vocal talents to sing popular Christmas songs. You might find that some of your guests join in too! We can’t think of a better musical entertainment choice for a December wedding than this!

Guitar Singers

There are many Guitar Singers to hit the charts at the moment, such as Ed Sheeran and the classic Bruce Springsteen. This has seen an increase in this type of booking for wedding receptions as they offer quite a bit of versatility. From a beautiful first dance ballad to more upbeat and rock style performances, Guitar Singers can easily get your wedding guests up onto the dancefloor! They need very little space to perform which makes them perfect for smaller, more intimate weddings too.

Pianist / Singers

Did you know that most Pianist / Singers will come to your wedding venue with their very own keyboard or baby grand piano? You don’t have to worry if your wedding venue doesn’t have it’s own equipment with the portability of these types of instruments. Famous piano singers include Elton John and of course Chris Martin from Coldplay who both offer a stunning performance. If you love piano music and you want your wedding reception to have a touch of class, why not look at booking a Pianist / Singer?

Opera Singers

If you are a fan of the Opera and fancy something a little different for your wedding evening reception, why not choose an Opera Singer who can add a stunning and dramatic atmosphere to your big day? Your wedding guests are unlikely to expect this type of entertainment, however with their mind-blowing vocals and Operatic Arias, this type of performance will certainly add the WOW factor! Another way to include an Opera Singer into your wedding day (if you are not sure about hiring one for the evening) is to enhance your wedding ceremony with live operatic music!

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If you are in the midst of planning your own wedding entertainment, there is certainly plenty to choose from and one of the most cost effective, yet memorable options available to you is to hire a Wedding Singer!

One of the main benefits of hiring a Wedding Singer is that you get a massive amount of choice and flexibility due to each individual vocalist having their own sound and of course genre. The possibilities are truly endless and you can ensure that you will find the perfect Wedding Singer to suit your taste and give your wedding evening reception the perfect ambiance.

But where do you start when searching for a wedding singer?

One of the best ways to find a singer to perform at your wedding is to use an online entertainment directory so that you can save yourself a lot of time and potentially money too! Many entertainment directories will have their own dedicated categories for singers, with many sub-categories too! To give you some inspiration, let’s take a look at different types of singer you might wish to book:

Female Singers

Choosing a Female Singer to perform at your wedding reception gives you a huge selection of vocals and styles to choose from. Some female singers will offer dramatic performances and big voices in the style of Cher, Whitney Houston and more. Or you could opt for someone who has a modern touch! Female Singers are one of the most popular choices for wedding entertainment and you can book them for pretty much any part of your big day!

Male Singers

Male Singers also offer a massive choice in genres and singing styles and with the popularity of male vocalists such as Michael Bublé, they are an extremely popular choice among weddings. Imagine your first dance to a crooner style song, or if you want something a little heavier, choose a Male Singer with a rock background. There is a huge selection of Male Singers available to hire and like female singers, they are also suitable for any part of your wedding, from your ceremony right to your evening reception.

Carol Singers

Is your wedding around Christmas time? Why not make it even more festive and book Carol Singers for during your big day? Perfect for during your drinks reception, or perhaps wedding breakfast, Carol Singers will use their vocal talents to sing popular Christmas songs. You might find that some of your guests join in too! We can’t think of a better musical entertainment choice for a December wedding than this!

Guitar Singers

There are many Guitar Singers to hit the charts at the moment, such as Ed Sheeran and the classic Bruce Springsteen. This has seen an increase in this type of booking for wedding receptions as they offer quite a bit of versatility. From a beautiful first dance ballad to more upbeat and rock style performances, Guitar Singers can easily get your wedding guests up onto the dancefloor! They need very little space to perform which makes them perfect for smaller, more intimate weddings too.

Pianist / Singers

Did you know that most Pianist / Singers will come to your wedding venue with their very own keyboard or baby grand piano? You don’t have to worry if your wedding venue doesn’t have it’s own equipment with the portability of these types of instruments. Famous piano singers include Elton John and of course Chris Martin from Coldplay who both offer a stunning performance. If you love piano music and you want your wedding reception to have a touch of class, why not look at booking a Pianist / Singer?

Opera Singers

If you are a fan of the Opera and fancy something a little different for your wedding evening reception, why not choose an Opera Singer who can add a stunning and dramatic atmosphere to your big day? Your wedding guests are unlikely to expect this type of entertainment, however with their mind-blowing vocals and Operatic Arias, this type of performance will certainly add the WOW factor! Another way to include an Opera Singer into your wedding day (if you are not sure about hiring one for the evening) is to enhance your wedding ceremony with live operatic music!

 

Wedding Photographer Qualities That Will Fetch You The Perfect Shots On Your Big Day

Wedding photography takes so much more than just photo taking talent. Considering that this is a day to be remembered for a lifetime, talent is really not enough in keeping the memories of the day alive. The photographs are what make it possible for you to relive the precious moments of your big day and this means capturing the perfect shots of the same. Wedding photographers offer amazing services in keeping the snaps stunning, but to get the perfect ones on this day you would need to dig deeper into the photographer’s personality. A wedding photographer who possesses certain qualities is best placed to handle the day and meet your expectations.

1. Creativity – A highly creative and innovative photographer, is best placed to deliver the perfect images for every situation during the event. Apart from having an eye for lighting and landscape, a professional will know how to take advantage of every circumstance and optimize it to deliver the best shots possible. Honed skills, expertise and accumulated knowledge can translate on how creative your photographer is and the kind of results you will have at the end of the day.

2. Positive attitude – Photographers are artists and the truth is that artists have had egos just like everyone else. Whereas the ego can fuel ambition to excel and can help bring out personal best, it can act out when it is bruised. It can also inflate self-importance and this is not good at all. A good wedding photographer bound to get you maximum results should have an ego that knows its place. They must know how to keep tempers in check even in environments that are not as conducive.

3. Patience – Weddings are live events and this means that the chances of delays and glitches are high. There are so many things that can present obstacles, making it hard for things to happen as choreographed or rehearsed. A photographer with immature fuse and a short one for that matter will have a terrible time coping with such occurrences. A patient, professional is better in dealing with difficult situations and still capturing the very best of such.

4. Friendly and social – It is the one day that the photographer will meet with all kinds of people and is still expected to deliver exceptional photo results. Only a photographer who easily fits in and is able to relate to everyone will manage to deal even with the most difficult of guests. Courtesy and respect can go a long way in making the day a lot easier and meeting the photography goals at hand.

5. Detail oriented – The tiny details do matter and a photographer who is detail oriented will not miss out on the smallest that count during the wedding. Love and passion for the profession makes it possible for photographers to find and tell stories, even with the simplest of shots. You can be sure no moment will be missed when working with a professional who pays attention to details.

 

Get Your Wedding Party Around in Style

The commitment your wedding party has made to ensure it all goes well should be rewarded. You appreciate their relationship with you and all of the pieces they have put together. They have dedicated their time and often their resources to help you have the ideal wedding. One way you can reward them is to make sure they have plenty of fun too.

Provide the wedding transport for them instead of securing it only for you and the person you are getting married to. All of you can travel to the event together and it will be a wonderful time. The excitement, stories, and other elements will all be part of the memories you capture from your wedding day. Spending it with those closest to you is important.

Planning a wedding can be stressful at times, and the wedding party has been there for you through thick and thin. Now the hard work is all paying off and the elegant wedding is about to take place. You want them to focus on the fun involved and to know you realise the efforts and sacrifices they put forth to make it all possible.

Type of Transport

The number of people in your wedding party will influence your decision about the type of wedding transport. Ideally, you want everyone in the same vehicle rather than split between several. For the larger wedding parties, consider an extended limo or a bus. For a smaller wedding party, you can consider an elegant car or a regular limo.

The types of perks you would like to offer with the wedding transport also influences what you will rent. You may want several great perks such as an assortment of music and beverages. You can also go with something basic. If you plan to pick the wedding party individuals up at home, you need to make sure the transport is able to get down that route.

Some streets are very narrow and others have restrictions about what can be driven down them. If that is the case, for some of the larger sized wedding transport options, everyone will have to agree to meet at a centralized location for easy pick up and drop off points.

Finding a Great Deal

The only way to decide if you can afford the cost of a wedding transport like this is to crunch the numbers. Think about your budget for the wedding and what you can allocate for transportation. Explore the various providers to see who can give what you are looking for during that particular date.

Compare what they are offering, pricing, how long you get the vehicle, and other details. It is a good idea to create a list of questions to ask. Then you can ask each of them for information and compare the replies later on. That information can help you to make the best overall decision. Don’t be tempted to take the offer that is the lowest price.

They may not have the best results or the best reputation. If you can verify they do, then it can be a process you decide to move forward with. If not, you are better off paying a bit more to ensure you get the best services and outcome for your wedding transport.

Always find out about the reputation of the provider. There isn’t going to be a do over if the process isn’t what you wanted. You need to look at the vehicles, make sure they can offer you what you need, and they need to help you have the very best wedding party transport you can think of!

 

Wedding Transportation Planning Issues to Think About

You may be very interested in wedding bus hire, and it is a wonderful concept to think about for your needs. However, you do need to make sure you go about it the right way. The last thing you need is stress over things not working out. The provider needs to offer you quality transportation, a friendly driver, and show up on time.

Discussing with them in advance about what you are looking for is essential. Never assume all wedding bus hire offers are the same. The buses are difference, prices vary, and so much more. Being well informed means you can make a decision you don’t end up regretting later on. Make sure they are professional, licensed, and a good fit for your needs.

It isn’t a huge expense to hire this type of transportation either. Due to the convenience of it and the size of the various buses, people often think they can’t afford it. Don’t hesitate to check into what it entails though. You may be blown away at how reasonable the pricing is. Talk to the provider to see what options they allow you to customise.

The more you know, the easier you can see how this would fit well for your plans. You can start to see it all coming together. Find a provider willing to assist you too so that you can get the outcome you really want. This shouldn’t be last minute, it should be planned very early in the wedding arrangement stages.

Think Outside of the Box

With a wedding bus hire, you can think outside of the box. You can get a form of transportation for everyone that offers space, it is affordable, and it is fun. This is different from your typical limo rental or your common vintage car for two. There are different sizes of buses too so you can get one to accommodate the size of your wedding party.

You may not know anyone who has gone this route, so you didn’t think about it. However, there are plenty of stories online shared from people who have found it to be an asset to them. They were stress free about the transportation of their guests to and from the wedding and reception.

Transport your Guests

Think about the location of your wedding and the reception. Realistically, will your guests be able to get there easily? Is there a lack of parking for them? This can put a pamper on the outcome and it can frustrate them. You may decide it is better for a wedding bus hire to pick them up and take them to the locations.

You can set this up with a few central places for them to be picked up. The wedding bus hire can go back and forth to pick up and drop off people before the wedding and after the reception. It is a good idea and one your guests will appreciate.

If you have many guests from out of town, find out where they will be staying. It isn’t hard to get the wedding bus hire set up to pick up and drop off at those hotels for their convenience. This is just one of many options you can consider to make it work out.

If you are going to set this up, include a note with it in the wedding invitation. You will need to get this type of transportation set up early on. Otherwise, it can be hard to get a provider to work with you on that specific date. It can also be hard to get the message out to your guests about what is being offered to them.

 

3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Wedding Photographer

Your wedding photos should be a timeless and beautiful reminder of the special day. But the process of choosing a photographer can be a difficult because of the wide range of potential options available. Here are a few things that are worth considering in the process of making your decision:

Style and image quality

One of the first things to capture your attention is the style and quality of the images in the photographer’s portfolio. The best photographers have the ability to highlight the happiness of the day and capture the personalities of the wedding party and guests. Plus, they should be able to offer a variety of styles.

If you do find a photographer with images that matches the preferred style, it is useful to ask to see a wider range of photographs. Most websites contain just a few well-chosen images, but it helps to have a wider selection to look through before making the informed decision.

Whether you are looking for the contemporary and adventurous style, or the more relaxed and informal, there are plenty of choices, so make sure to shop around until the right style is identified.

Value for money

A significant deciding factor relates to the cost of the wedding photographer. However, this shouldn’t be the main basis for choosing the photographer. The highest prices don’t always mean the best quality images, while the more reasonable prices shouldn’t mean low-quality.

Most of the photographers have the ability to offer a choice of packages which increases the ability to match a preferred budget. Those that are flexible are better at putting together a tailored package that meets the requirements and expectations. Also, make sure to get an all-inclusive price, which should include all fees such as travel expenses, creating artwork, editing and providing albums or other supplies.

Personal experience

The personal experience of the photographer is certain to help in the structure and organization of the special day. Ask about the number of weddings that have been worked on in the past.

It is important the photographer has the ability to perform when under pressure and able to organize the different shots throughout the course of the day. It can help to work with someone who is familiar with the wedding venue or able to meet up to go through the preferred photo opportunities and locations. Plus, a met up with the wedding coordinator or venue proprietor can help to learn the day’s agenda.