30 Ways to Save Money on a Wedding
Saturday, February 25, 2017 1:03PM

The average wedding cost over $30,000.Anything that – on average – costs more than 30 pairs of Christian Louboutins is kinda crazy.But you can still have a stunning wedding without melting your MasterCard. All you need is a few tips from someone who has been to hundreds of weddings and seen all kinds of ways to cut costs without cutting the magic.Hey, that’s us! And here are the tips you need to save money on your wedding. Ways to Save Money on Wedding StationeryGet single-page invites to save on postage.Give out one favor per couple.Make your cake the party favor.Have favors double as escort cards.Email your save-the-datesMake your own menu cards, escort cards, and wedding favor packaging Ways to Save Money on Wedding FlowersUse more greenery than flowers.Swap out costly flowers. Did you know peonies can be five times more expensive than roses?Stick to just one or two kinds of flowers.Buy flowers that are in season.Include non-florals, like lanterns. How to Save Money on Wedding Food and DrinkServe entree duets.Skip the main course – apps and drinks are everyone’s favorite part of the meal anyway.Offer beer, wine, and a signature cocktail instead of a full bar.Serve comfort foods like barbecue chicken, mac and cheese, and corn.Skip the champagne toast. How to Save Money on Wedding Videography ...

3 Reasons to Book your Wedding Photographer Well Ahead of Time
Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:04PM
30 Ways to Save Money on a Wedding

        Request a Quote well in advance to breathe easy before the big day. Whether you’re an event planner, business owner or the bride/groom to be, you’ll avoid conflicting schedules and enjoy several benefits essential to the best wedding preparations. These include:1. Knowing Your Photographer’s StyleReview your photographer’s portfolio to research his style and ask any questions concerning light, space and other wedding day variables. Modern wedding photos may take advantage of dramatic perspective and color enhancements or recall a more traditional aesthetic. Booking the wedding photographer beforehand gives you ample time to collaborate and cover every angle, including pre-/post-ceremony settings and arrangements.2. Time to Know Your PreferencesAlthough some envision every cake, kiss and family shot, most take time to develop photo preferences for such a momentous occasion. Do you know that having a photo of you and your grandmother at the reception is a must? Think about the photos you imagine looking at years from now. Taking more time to explore your personal taste will likely give your photographer direction, allowing him to nail each shot in the moment.3. Less StressTake the weight off your shoulders! Preparing for the perfect pictures with a pre-booked photographer shortens your to-do list so you can ...

How to Pick the Right Wedding Photographer!
Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:51AM

For many brides, choosing the right wedding photographer is right up there with finding the perfect dress. You’ll send your wedding pictures to family and friends all over the globe, and come back to them year after year to remember your special day.So how do you pick the right wedding photographer? Many photography studios offer wedding shoots these days, so it can be hard to tell who has real experience, and who just has a digital camera. And even when you find a photographer with experience, their style may not suit you.                                 I’ve put together a quick checklist that every couple can use to evaluate wedding photographers.STEP 1: Look at the photographer’s wedding portfolioIf a photographer doesn’t have at least a few wedding shoots under his or her belt, there’s your answer. Ask yourself these questions:Do I like the photos at first glance? Even if you have no photography training in composition, exposure, etc., you know what looks good to you.Are the photos overly processed or edited? Does the couple look real, or “Photoshopped”?Does every shoot feature the couple in the same poses or locations?Will these photos stand the test of time, or do they include trends that may fall out of fashion by next ...

Bill & Lisa
Friday, January 06, 2017 3:18PM
30 Ways to Save Money on a Wedding

Wedding Date: November 19, 2016Wedding Location: W New OrleansReception Location: W New OrleansFlowers: Cake: Bridal Makeup: Bridal Prep Location: W New OrleansSecond Line Band: Kinfolk Brass BandPhotography Team: Titus 

Clay and Tiffany Wright
Tuesday, January 03, 2017 12:54PM
30 Ways to Save Money on a Wedding

Wedding Date: 4-15-2016 Wedding Location: House of Broel Reception Location: House of Broel Flowers: Fabulous Flowers Cake: Swiss Confectionery Bridal Makeup: Skin Care by Amanda Bridal Prep Location: The Westin Canal Place Wedding Entertainment: DJ Carl Livemore Wedding Videographer: D Jones Wedding FilmsPhotography Team: Trent & Titus The ceremony was in a beautiful New Orleans courtyard setting. The reception was at the same location. The venue is an old Victorian mansion on historic St. Charles avenue. The wedding was everything New Orleans with the perfect second line band ending. Trent was amazing! He went above and beyond to make sure my day was special. I am very camera shy and needy. Trent recommended doing an engagement session to help me get comfortable with him and the camera. This was the best decision! Throughout the process, I got to know Trent and his work style. He has a way of making you feel comfortable. On the day of the wedding he came to the bridal suite and helped organize and brought a calmness to the madhouse! He is easy to get in touch with, very professional, and willing to go out of his way to make the bride feel special. I highly recommend using Trent for your wedding photography! He sets the standard for photographers. 

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