Videographer

Videographer

Couples often ask if having their wedding day captured on video is something they want to include in their budget.  We answer with a resounding YES!  Your wedding day goes by so quickly after months and months of planning.   Being able to hear your vows, see moments you may have missed, and reliving your wedding day over again will become even more precious as your future together unfolds over the years. Hiring a professional videographer to capture the love, laughter, emotion, to witness your first dance again, to hear the toasts, and to see the hugs from your family will be one of the best decisions you will make for your wedding day.  You only have this one chance to preserve your wedding story!   Check Out the Professional Listings Now...

Makeup Artist

Makeup Artist

Choosing wedding day make up is as important as choosing your dress, it completes your look. You are the star of the show, the one everyone will be watching. Your look will be captured forever through the pictures taken that day. Don’t wait until the last minute to choose your makeup or your look. You should try different colors, and looks until you find the one you like. It’s only makeup it will wash off and you can start over! You want to look like yourself but amazing. The beauty will shine through the expression in your eyes and on your face. When you look beautiful you feel beautiful. What bride doesn’t want to feel beautiful on her wedding day! A few things to keep in mind- Make sure your look is appropriate for the time of day your getting married. You should start getting your skin in shape two or three months prior to your wedding day. Avoid tanning and sun-exposure two weeks before wedding.   Use self-tanners or a spray tanning bed for that glow and not a sunburn. With the right planning and assistance you and your bridal party will look picture perfect on your special day.   Check Out the Professional Listings...

Travel

Travel

The honeymoon is your time to relax and recuperate from frantic wedding preparations. It is, quite frankly, one of the joys of getting married.  The thought of a post-wedding romantic getaway with your new spouse.  Selecting a place that both of you will enjoy is a must. Fortunately, the world presents countless honeymoon ideas that have something for both of you.  Here are some of the more popular honeymoon destinations for couples of all types. For the Couple on a Budget The newest trend in honeymoon ideas this year is staying at home. In the U.S., for instance, couples are forgoing the expensive costs of acquiring passports, tickets, hotels, rental cars, and food – opting instead to save a few bucks, choose popular honeymoon destinations at home, and remain in their own backyards (so to speak). St. Augustine, Florida, in particular, is one of the more popular honeymoon destinations that continue to attract visitors due to its year round temperate climate, proximity to beaches, quaint restaurants, and great shopping. Called the Oldest City in America, it was founded in 1565, and is the home of the Fountain of Youth, where visitors can drink its restoring waters. Other highlights of the town are Castillo de San Marcos, Fort Matanzas, and the Lightner Museum, all accessible by foot. Cozy honeymoon ideas are horse and carriage rides, theater shows, fishing, and parks, and there are romantic bed and breakfasts aplenty. Out on the West Coast, there’s another hidden gem – Seattle, Washington. Mild in the summer, but a little chilly in the winter, this city is perfect for couples who are full of fun honeymoon ideas but don’t want to break the bank. There’s the Fish Market, where you can get a delicious meal, and the famous Space Needle. Even if these two honeymoon ideas don’t interest you, there are thousands of popular honeymoon destinations that offer unique experiences. But if you really want to go out of country, consider the benefits of staying at a youth hostel or monastery, which offer comfortable places to sleep at bargain-basement prices. For the Outdoorsy Types For the true outdoors couple, even simple honeymoon ideas like hiking or staying in...

Photography

Photography

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. It’s a time for couples to celebrate the love they share with family and friends. This is also one of the most expensive days of your life. The costs add up very quickly and before you know it you can be deep into debt for a one day party. There are some things that you can do without or cut back on. A photographer isn’t one of them. Often this will be your only remembrance of your special day. Reasons why you should hire a photographer for your wedding: Memories- Hiring a photographer allows you to capture memories that may otherwise be lost. A professional photographer knows how to capture the memories that will be special to you through the rest of your life. Professional photos vs. amateur- Having a friend or family member taking pictures is a great idea. Candid moments are just as important as the posed pictures. However, a professional photographer has the skills to capture your day so that it appears to be flawless. There is no guarantee that a family member or friend will be able to obtain flawless photos like a professional can. Professional photographer often shoot images in RAW format as compared to JPEG format. This allows endless adjustments to images guaranteeing you superb photographs even under the toughest lighting conditions. Consumer grade camera’s simply can’t match the quality of what a professional grade camera can. A true professional photographer also carries additional spare equipment should problems arise. Plus they also carry a variety of lens for different conditions most amateurs don’t.  Finally and most importantly a professional photographer understand composition (posing) and they have a eye for great looking images that capture emotion of this once in a lifetime day. There is no substitute for experience. Capturing every important moment- Every moment from entering the church to leaving for the honeymoon will be captured. You won’t have to worry about whether someone is getting those pictures. A professional photographer is trained to capture those moments. That means your first dance, cutting the cake, throwing the bouquet, the garter toss and every other important wedding tradition is in your wedding album....

Event Planners

Event Planners

A wedding planner is an individual that you will hire that will take care of the basic planning of your wedding. Is this person to be trusted to handle each and every aspect of your wedding? How will you know that this person is going to know what you want and will they stick to your budget? It is often a scary thought to think that you will not have a handle in each step of the wedding process if you hire a wedding planner, but you will have amazing results if you find the right planner! What They Do The wedding planner is hired to handle virtually every aspect of the wedding celebration. In most cases, they will help you to make choices and help you find the right wedding service providers for your wedding. They will help to maintain a balance in what is happening, when it is happening, who is doing it and how much it’s going to cost. They will manage the overall function of the wedding, making sure that everything goes as planned from the beginning to the end. But don’t worry, most of the time the wedding planner works under your direction. You will communicate to them your needs and desires and he or she will make sure that it happens. You will be able to have your say in what you want, within reason of course. You’ll be able to follow through on their happenings as well. Don’t forget, it’s you writing the checks so you’ll always make the final decision. How to Choose a Wedding Planner The hardest part of having a wedding planner is choosing one. It is important that you find someone that you like, trust and have confidence in. You’ll need to put a whole lot of trust in them to handle your wedding day celebration since this is the only time that you will be getting married and you want it to be perfect. Look for these characteristics in your wedding planner. • Are they easy to communicate with? This is very important as you need them to be able to do what you want, understand what you want and to tell...

Registries

Registries

Wedding Registry Ideas We suggest that you choose at least one “pricey” place to register and one “cost conservative” place to register. This gives you guests a selection of gifts and prices depending on their budget. Don’t forget to register for MANY things because you will need more items than you can think of. Ask the store’s registry department if they have a wedding registry check-off list available to help you. Additionally, Gift Registries should ALWAYS be free of charge! Just be sure that you register somewhere, so that you get gifts that you want and or need. Pricey Registries Anthropologie Barneys New York Bloomingdale’s Bottlenotes – Wine Cellar Registry Crate & Barrel Macy’s Home Pottery Barn Tiffany & Co. Williams-Sonoma Dillard’s Cost Conservative Registries Amazon.com Bed, Bath, and Beyond JCPenney Kohl’s Linens ‘n’ Things Sears Target Walmart Home Depot Honeymoon Registries If you two already live together, are on a tight budget for the honeymoon, or just don’t want any gifts, this is a great place to register. Guests can choose how much money they want to gift you to contribute towards your...