Author: Dan Prescott

6 Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Photographer

There are a lot of wedding photographers you can find out there, with a different price range, and of course different result. Make sure you know how to find your most suitable one, since you want the beautiful memory recorded in the best possible way, follow these 6 simple tips to get a better vision for your photographer.

Worth the Price

Spending some fortune for professionals wedding photographer sometimes sounds exaggerating. You want the best out of the best for this very moment. But again, for what is worth, you must know beforehand what kind of photograph you will get for “X” amount of your money. Find your most suitable photographer, whether it’s style, price and even working pace. Do some research before sealing the deal about your photographer.


Everybody has their very own style. Its depend on each personality. Ask everybody near you that you could ask for, which one is their favorite photographer, what is the result looks like. Some like classic, and others like the modern one. Some prefer full-color portraits. Some love black and white. How about the resolution? Do the portraits tell you the story inside it? Well, all of these little things are the one that made your portraits spread the love!


Good-term with your photographer does matter! You have to know each other well before the shots are taken, so your photographer can convey the feeling about you and your partner. This chemistry will produce the best moment in your very precious moment. Just make sure you got the chemistry you need and if you don’t feel it, move on to another photographer!

Key Elements

What is the meaning of Key Elements? This sector describing an element to your wedding, that indeed is important, and the photographer will push this element to the surface of your wedding photos. For example, my wedding photographer like to take a candid shot for every moment we had, the picture looks more lively and choosing from a different angle as well. Ask if your guy will bring their assistant, 2 photographers produce a better album, taking every shot from a different angle

Make Your Package

Every photographer comes with their package, offering you a few bucket list with a certain price. Make your terms! Offer them about your kit! Ask everything you want to ask. How many photos will you receive? Do they provide you album as well? Can you get the negative? Every little detail you want to ask, ask them. Try to tell them what you want, what you were hoping for the photos. So when the results come out, this will satisfy you and your partner.

Good Vision

You want your photographer can understand what kind of pictures you want. A good photographer will do all you want without your direction. The photos tell the story of your wedding day without any words spoken. From the very moment you wear the gown until all of the ceremonies finished, all story told to your liking. Research their works beforehand, reviews says a lot.

10 Great Tips For Outdoor Wedding

Let’s move to another section of a wedding venue, as you know. There is 2 type of venue that we know of. That’s right, Indoor and Outdoor. To be precise, we are going to talk a lot about the outdoor one! An outdoor wedding is beautiful and romantic as well, but the preparation is not an easy task to complete. Here are some tips so your Outdoor Wedding comes as beautiful as your brain can imagine!

Backup Plan!

What if it rains at your wedding? Ideally, the outdoor venue provides you with a backup indoor venue as well. Many couples choose to hold reception inside and have the ceremonies outside. In an emergency, we can move the tables to the back side of the ceremony hall. Tents are another choice but only works for mild or moderate one. Heavy rain tends to make the ground soaked, leaving all the guests with wet and dirty shoes. Don’t forget to make sure the tent is sturdy to the point that it won’t be blown away and has a thick and heavy side.

Beware for Wind

A lot of outdoor wedding crushed by windy weather. Avoid using lightweight fabrics such as Chinese chiffon and silk in our dresses and bridesmaid dresses. Don’t forget to tell your hairdresser that we are going to hold an outdoor wedding, and they will arrange what is best for you. Men at weddings must wear pomade (another similar styling product will do as well). Again, tell our guests in printed inserts so they can go prepared. And the last thing, make sure all of the tents will be resistant to strong winds and provide some indoor venue for backup.

Sound System

When you imagine your wedding at some cliff near the beach, the sound didn’t come along, and everything seems so beautiful. But again, there is a roaring sound that comes from the waves, the wind blows you hard and any other sounds. Look for some rental sound system that provides a microphone clip for all the staff, and of course for the couple as well.


One bonus of outdoor weddings is the beauty of nature near you so that you can decorate lesser. But we still need to finish some work. Make sure to pay a visit to the site one week before your wedding to ensure that the grass has been cut, the land is swept away, and the flowers bloomed adequately. If our marriage is in a public space, we can ask a male companion or colleague to finish this task in the morning before your ceremony starts. (Read more: 7 Tips for Choosing the Right Wedding Place).

If it’s the coldest season, you might need to add flowers with pot bulbs from the flower shop. Different decorations that you might want to think about are classified as arches or trellises to focus on the ceremony, also trap the bride when they deliver their vows; a string of lights or tree lantern; luminarias; or torch.


Do your caterers experienced with the menu for an outdoor wedding? Make sure they plan everything that has to remain good outside. Avoid food with mayonnaise or any other dishes that need to be served under a specific condition (cold).

Stay Hydrated

Because alcohol creates dehydration, consider serving various lemonade, tea, and blows. Make sure we have a lot of water and ice around it. For fancy cocktails, maybe mojito or some classic julep? (Mint – Mint will soothe your guests, and it’s refreshing)


Put out some candles that can repel insects so your guests won’t be bothered by a horde of bugs roaming around in your wedding.

The Beauty of Sunset

Consider arranging your wedding time for a sunset where our guests will watch you saying your vows with a background of sunset, and the warm feel. Those who have outdoor weddings during the day must show the ceremony to the point that the sun avoids guests eyes, the sun position should be on their back.


Don’t forget to contact the local government to get your permission. Make sure to ask about the rules about torch lighting, candle, and garbage removal.

7 Tips for Choosing the Right Wedding Place

When it comes to deciding a wedding venue, people often tell you that you have to think about the basics, like capacity and rates. But again choosing a good venue can create or destroy your empirical planning. This place assesses the state of our marriage and must be the location that makes you genuinely confident about your wedding. Every single thing and all people gather and are centered near the venue, make sure you read and keep all of these things in mind before choosing one:

Prioritize your Vendors

Choosing my photographer is my top priority above anything else; for some reason, I found mine on Pinterest. I watched their photos collection and became obsessed with their photos. They were lovely couples and each of the reviews I read definitely would make you be friends with both of them after our marriage, and they probably would make you feel comfortable around the planning of your wedding day, which could not be more precise.

I know I must get both of them as my photographer without a single doubt. A forthcoming wedding is our plan because 80% of the guests will fly from outside the city if we do it locally to where we are, and New York is not an option for me. So I went to my top priority vendor and asked for their opinion. They make a list for me about the arrangement of places that both of them liked to work from their experience. So here is the thing, if your vendor gave a beautiful vibe, it could be that they would only recommend an accessible location to work with – and which make life easier for both, them and us. In the end, having a vendor team that has worked together in the past creates a more lasting day if something happens.

Think Practically For Your Guest and Yourself

Indeed it’s your wedding, asking your guests to come to the church and then driving for an hour or more to reception is quite reasonable and people follow it, but again will this be more stressful? It will eliminate your guest empirical. How will all of the guests go to many locations? Will this drain your money away? What are the special variables from what can be wrong?

There is no wrong or right answer for this, and it depends on the costs, year, costs, weather, size of marriage, and more. It’s just a consideration for everything goes well.

We chose to do all in one (Reception and Church) because it was destination marriage, we want people to enjoy their trip, as a holiday, as a refreshing, and as a guest at our wedding, all in one.

Vision About your Marriage

Go H.A.M. right now on Pinterest. I mean it, get it right now. This is my page, and we can see that I have all the boards needed. When the time came to go to the wedding venue, I know what I’m exploring. Our florist indicates that I have re-listed the very exact bouquet a number of times without even realizing it, it became my bouquet of the day, and I knew that it would all be in one location, but I didn’t want to marry in a hotel where millions of hotel customers watching our wedding from their very balcony, so chasing a venue that could offer more privacy was a significant problem. Think about what you like and dislike on your wedding day.

Read Reviews on Many Platforms

Go to The Knot, Instagram, Facebook, WeddingWire and every source you can find on your browser! I know, all of this sounds exaggerating, ICYMI nowadays people are buying reviews! Seriously, this is it. Chances are people don’t buy reviews on multiple platforms. Make sure that you find the picture as clearly as you can. Also, you don’t have to be scared to miss a friend’s recommendation. Everyone has their taste and budgets. Do this before visiting the venue too, because this will provide us knowledge about questions for you to ask and some warning watch out for.

Open Your Eyes For Reality During Visit

On my first visit to the venue, this kind of thing is stressed me out. The very first venue we visited officially created us to feel very desperate and drained to realize our vision. We continue to raise questions about adjusting the venue for ceremonies, cocktails, and receptions and maintain to be found with many ‘no’ variations. Each subject was answered with disappointment. During your initial visit, you must raise difficult and specific questions, and if you feel you are not in the honeymoon phase of all, then get out from there.


During your visit, don’t forget to ask whether the location has a large project or a scheduled renovation about the year we consider. The very last thing we want is that the beautiful view that makes you fall in love disappeared all of a sudden or you cannot enter the spa if you plan to waste time there or erode stress before or after the madness.

However, for the reminder, that it is only because there is no planned for those times, it does not mean the renovation will not be present.

This is the question I have asked about my first visit, and they told me that there was nothing planned. And then we signed a contract and then a year passed, with new plans for the company regarding hotels. The venue called us later on, claiming that the company had concluded to do some renovation at our wedding venue, just two weeks before the wedding.

Check On Vendor Policies

You see, among the worst possible things is, the wedding venue that you fall in love with, allows you to only work with a small number of approved one. Don’t think that because of the excellent wedding venue, their vendor arrangement is excellent also. This is a headache if the agreement expires or not into your liking. Sometimes the venue will charge additional fees if you are published from the list, many wedding venues will not ignore you from the list. Use your time to looking around vendors, meeting them before dealing a contract with the destinated venue. The possibility is that you pay the rent or use of such a place, making sure you check for any extra costs.

How to Choose Your Own Wedding Veil

Mantilla Veil, Chapel or Fingertip? Let’s dig deeper and find whats best for you! Wedding veils are iconic bridal accessories, but the style, detail, and length are various for you to choose, how can you know which one is the most suitable for your best day? Read some of these tips before you go and buy your veil, it might help!

Read some of these tips before you go and buy your veil, it might help!


Consider the length first before you go deeper to find your suitable veil. On your fitting day, try as many as you can to find what length would suits best with the gown. Find the one that won’t outshine your figure, find the one that brightens (not outshine) your face, body, hair and every inch of your body.

Some designers made the gown and the veil in pair, so it will match perfectly for each other. Short veils, like bird cages, shy, blushers, and bandeaus, want to give you more or less personality retro or informal touch to your appearance, while on the other hand, longer veils (chapel, cathedral and ballet styles) is more inclined to the path of formality and tradition.

If you are confused which one you like, go for the last options, which is customs. A lot of company provide you a custom made, personally made to your arrangement, specifications and of course, the length is included as well.


Try to match(not perfectly) the color of your gown and your veil, just do as close as you can. Because pictures may not give accurate color, you can bring a piece of your gown fabric sample when shopping for your veil. The only dispensation for this very rule is an antique veil – it’s not worth of damaging such a fine piece. Just try to match the color as close as you can, you shouldn’t worry if it’s not a perfect match – the heirloom charm is unique and sentimentality (for example, it belongs to your mother or grandmother), so you don’t need to worry if it’s not a perfect match.


If your gown is laden with ornaments, keep our veil simple and clean, with a minimum extra. Simple and slim dresses allow you to explore the veil sector deeper. Play with unexpected accents, textures, and shapes, like long veils adorned with flowers, bubble hoods with excessive volume or couture-inspired lace hats. Try to make the decoration balanced – even though it doesn’t fit according to the in our dress appropriately, they will complement the style, size, and color.


You can’t be wrong using tulle – classic veils – but depends on the appearance we are looking for, there are many different materials that need to be considered, like satin, silk, and lace. In many cases, using tulle is a very cheap choice and offers a number of benefits compared to other fabrics. Tulle wants to maintain a better shape and lighter, softer appearance than satin and silk, who want to look hang straight and heavy.


Before you think of veils, let’s go deeper with hairstyle, because your style might affect the final outcome. For example, bridal hats, mantilla veils, and halo veils are very well used to combine low-bound hair or in the low updos format, while shy and bird cages are more flexible and also can be used with popular hairstyles. Our hairstyle may also affect the location of you wearing a veil and your technique of storing it.

If we wear hair up, try to wear the veil below or above the chignon or bun. Pin it up sends less volume and opens a classic look, putting it down feels more sophisticated and stays when you want to improve your style. After you make a veil purchase, you should not forget the requested usage (along with the hair accessory we plan to use) of your hair test appointment, to the extent that both your stylist and you can find the last perfect outfit.


Our hairstyle is not the only one that complements you choosing. Thick fountain hoods, for example, will not pair with the same dramatic tiara. But, the classic styles, like cathedral, chapel, fingertip length, or elbow, best suits royal tops or beads or crystal headbands. Mantillas Needed with decorative combs; Hello veils often request bouquets of flowers, headbands or stamps to support them; and cheeks and birdcage style according to unique style, like feather clips or flower clips. we can use our accessories to guard the veil fixed above or guard the veil on our hairstyle with a clear comb that is not updated.


Does your gown using a lace panel, cutout, or a daring back? Just expose it and give it a highlight, don’t cover it under the tulle or some piece of heavy fabric. Just let all the details shine bright and make your beautiful day perfect.

Easy Removal

If we plan to take off the veil after the sacred ceremony but you want to keep the headpiece for the reception, make some attachment on your hood with the hook cover and fabric loop so that it is easy and deadly. It needs to be remembered if the veil removed before the reception, the veil will not be present at first dance and cake cutting. If we choose a ballet, chapel, or cathedral veil and we want to keep it on in the post-ceremony, try a layered version with the top layer along the finger. That way, we can release the floor and keep it looking classic.


Whether show off our veils or keep it off, remember that how we conclude to wear our veils will provoke how little or not much you will see in our wedding portrait. If we attach it to the back piece, then a little of the veil will be present in your portrait. It’s a good choice if you want to concentrate on your jewelry and hairstyle.