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Wedding Guestbook

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

If the idea of a traditional guest book has you yawning in disinterest then a more unique guest book alternative is exactly what you need!

These can be anything from a chic keepsake box to a certificate to hang on your wall, but all are equally original and memorable.

Memory Box

A memory box is such a great way to keep your well wishes safe for years after the wedding. And this is chic, personalized wooden memory note box and personalized note cards are just so special.

Have you guests write out their well wishes or words of advice so you can enjoy them right after the wedding or choose the anniversary stationery and save the messages to read every year all the way to the big 5-0.

Check out this video to learn more:

Signature Certificate

Simple yet so meaningful. Signature certificates make reminiscing about your special day so easy. Stick with the fabulous Balloon Hearts Personalized Certificate (shown above) or choose from six other fabulous designs HERE.

Recipe Box

This adorable recipe box is such a unique take on the traditional wedding wishing well. Send the recipe cards to your guests in your invitations and ask them to write their fave recipes on them. Then they can bring them on the day of your wedding and place them in the box.

Your guests will love the originality of the idea and you will have an entire box full of yummy recipes to make. It’s a win-win!

Also, blank signature pages and a secret compartment in the back ensure no part of your big day will ever be forgotten.

Mailbox and Letters

Who doesn’t love getting letters in the mail? This antique style letter box and coordinating stationery are just too sweet for words! Use it as a conventional wishing well at your wedding or — and this is so much more exciting — ask your guests to write a special note on the stationery and seal it up. They will then bring them to the wedding and drop them in the mailbox.

At the end of the night, a designated family member or close friend will take the letters home — you take the mailbox — and periodically over the next year or so, that person will send you the letters in the mail. Every time you receive a letter you will get a special reminder of your big day.

Professional Wedding Photography

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Professional wedding photographers bring a lot to the table that may be hard to replace. The professional is an expert at capturing subtleties of expression and nuances of the environment. Your friend or relative may be reasonably skilled with a camera, but unless he or she has professional experience, it is likely that the person will miss some of the fine details that a professional photographer would capture.

For traditional professional wedding photography captured on film, professional wedding photographers are extremely important. The lighting, film speed, poses and angles all affect the finished product and only the professional or an extremely experienced amateur fully understands the complicated interplay that goes into good posed shots.

Couples who choose contemporary wedding photography, such as wedding photojournalism, may not feel that hiring a professional photographer is necessary for them. Their shots will be candid, not posed, and will reflect the day as it unfolds. They may feel that a friend or family member will be able to capture these shots accurately.

However, it is important to keep in mind that a friend or relative does not have professional detachment in regards to your wedding. He or she will experience emotions, personal drama, and the gamut of reactions that come with attending a large family event. It is possible that even the most well meaning friend will inadvertently miss some shots due to other things that are happening throughout the day. Additionally, the photojournalistic style requires that the photographer remain completely uninvolved in the unfolding situation. This is a difficult position in which to put someone who obviously cares deeply about you.

Affordable professional wedding photography is available from trained wedding photography professionals. If your budget is truly tight, you may want to hire a wedding photographer who has just started out on his or her own and is eager to build business. Many times, he or she will have been well trained as a staff photographer with a larger company prior to starting his or her own company. Be sure to ask for samples of the photographer’s work, but do not write someone off simply because the business is new.

Also, consider hiring a wedding photography professional solely for his or her time plus the original media, forgoing expensive wedding photography packages. Explain to the photographer that you are on a tight budget and enlist his or her help in saving money.

Hiring professional wedding photographers has its advantages, but there are times when you could get away with not using one. For example, if your wedding is going to be a small affair with only a few friends and family, you could skip the professional wedding photography in favor of doing the photos yourself. For larger affairs, taking the time to fit a professional photographer into your budget is well worth the money and effort. Affordable wedding photography is available, and with some planned searching, you can find it.