6 New Ideas for Photos
When it comes to photos, Alistbeauty has worked with some of the most talented artists in Toronto. Here are some of the hottest wedding photography trends of 2017.
One trend that we have used for our front page video is a drone which showscases the church. The drone gave us a new vantage point to capture images of the top of the church steeple in a new and different way, the wedding couple walking on the boardwalk, and places you may not be able to get by standing in one spot or on the ground. Some say the quality of the photo will most likely not be as good as the professional DSLRs your photographer use, but we think the unique bird?s eye view gets you the bigger picture. Many Thanks to Visual Cravings!
2. Film Photography
According to fine art wedding film photographers, you can expect to see more wedding couples looking for the softer more flattering look then the crisp digital photos. Film photographers have noticed a huge increase in demand already, often leading to booking far in advance so start your search early. What exactly is film photography? Why are couples so obsessed with it? Essentially, it’s the use of analog cameras and negative film (think developing in a dark room old school versus on a computer). Film renders light, color, and tones differently than digital images.
3. Editorial Style Shots
IKONICA, a Toronto based wedding company makes every bride look like they came straight out of a magazine. T.H.Jackson Huong is the master of putting, your wedding and each perfect moment in focus and styling it red carpet worthy. Editorial style simply means using beautiful lighting and paying close attention to detail and ensuring every image is clean. This creates amazing portraits of the couple with deliberate placement to give the most visual impact, similar to what you see in magazines.
We have seen sparklers and fireworks but, now its coloured smoke bombs it?s just plain fun and adds a new effect in photos. They are the BOMB!
5. Less Filters, More Natural
Thanks to instagram and other social media sites, filters have been all the rage and are so over used. Tomorrows bride may seek a more real editing style of their photos like those taken by Chris of Boston Ave Fine Art Photography. Chris showcases their beauty and allows it to shine through more naturally.
6. All Black & White Photos
The trend points to the old Hollywood 50?s glamorous vintage-style weddings which have been popular for the last few years. 2016 couples requesting black and white photos as part of the final output ? to align with their throw-back style and aesthetic.
The bridesmaid roll is a big one and has an infamous reputation for a few reasons. One reason has to do with the potentially less-than-flattering (but not always!) bridesmaid dress you walk down the aisle in. Other reasons are that a bridesmaid’s position can be expensive, stressful and come with quite a bit of responsibility. You may be asked pay for things you never knew were part of your bridesmaid duties and you may find yourself wondering if being a bridesmaid is something you can afford to do financially and for your personal sanity. BUT being a bridesmaid for the right friend or family member can be a rewarding, FUN and a very much appreciated position. While considering your invitation to be a bridesmaid, take note of the three things you may be asked to pay for as one of the bride’s entourage on her wedding day.
1. Wedding Pre-Parties
Everyone knows that weddings are super expensive, but nobody really talks about how expensive all of the wedding pre-parties can be. The planning and financing of the bachlorette party and bridal showers may fall on the bridesmaids. We suggest discussing budget with the maid of honor and other members of the bridal party ahead of time to make sure that you’re not overspending.
2. Putting the look together ” Dress to Impress”
Even though the dress may not be the dress of your dreams or even one that you had any say in picking out, you’ll be asked to pay for it as well as the alterations and appropriate undergarments and accesorries. Hair and make up artists like (alistbeauty) are a cost to consider as well ! You may do a great job on your own hair and make up daily but, when it comes to professional photos leave it to the pros. Trust Us it is worth the investment. You may not “LOVE” the dress but you will LOVE your hair and face!
3. Showing Your Congratulations to the Happy Couple
Your roll as a bridesmaid may be costly, but you’ll also be spending on gifts for the couple. As a bridesmaid, you may feel the need to buy engagement, bridal shower, and wedding gifts. Spending money on all these gifts may break the bank, so consider your budget while giving gifts throughout the wedding process.
Grooms Do not Make The Mistake
There are so many things to do before a wedding it takes both of you to help pull it together. So before you put on your tux and lace up your dress shoes, Here are some hints so grooms don’t make any mistakes.
Celebrating with your groomsmen and parties throughout the wedding adventure is great, but with the pre-party fun comes a little bit of work and a lot of support for your fiancée.
The wedding is for the two of you so take some of the responsibility and make sure you are there for each other during the wedding process This will help not add stress or spur of the moment fights with your fiancee.
Here are some common mistakes grooms make before the wedding and on the wedding day.
Not Sticking to the Budget
When the wedding planning starts, you and your fiancée will be tempted to say yes to everything, too fast and too soon. Take a step back before signing vendor contracts and selecting a venue to come up with a budget.
Forgetting to Announce Your Engagement
Right after you pop the question, grooms don’t make the mistake of not picking up the phone and call your family and closest friends. It’s important to you to hear it directly from you not Facebook or Instagram.
Signing on the Dotted Line Too Soon
Before paying any wedding vendor or signing a contract with them, look it over a couple of times, double check reviews and other options, and mark up any contract terms you’d like to change or adjust.
Skipping Meetings with Your Wedding Vendors
Accompany your fiancée to meetings with your vendors like the DJ, florist, caterer… You get the picture. These are the vendors you’ll shell out the most cash for, so it’s important to attend these meetings and give your two cents.
Neglecting Your Wedding Registry
Be involved when selecting registry items with your fiancée, and if there’s something you especially want, ask to have it on the registry — within reason, of course!
Ghosting on the Wedding Planning
While your fiancée might be lost in a sea of Pinterest boards and wedding planning magazines, that doesn’t mean you should be a ghost during the whole process.
Forgetting to Tip Your Wedding Vendors
When you’re creating your wedding budget, plan ahead for vendor tips and extra incidentals that may pop up along the way. Keeping aside a couple hundred dollars now will help ensure that there are no financial surprises later on.
Saying, “I Don’t Care.”
Remember this phrase because it is truly one of the worst things you can say during the wedding planning process! Even if you find yourself indifferent about a certain detail, make an effort to really look at the options and have an opinion either way.
Not Coordinating with Family Members
If you have an eager mother or aunt that wants to get involved with the planning, be sure to act as their liaison, making sure they get in touch with your fiancée and are kept in the loop. You know the phrase too many cooks in the kitchen? The same goes for wedding planning and too many in-laws.
Waiting Until the Last Minute to Get Involved
Stay involved along the entire planning process. That way, you won’t find yourself waking up the week before your own wedding, wondering what the venue will look like or what time you’re supposed to show up.
Forgetting to Get Groomsmen Gifts
While being a groomsmen is a fun job, it’s also a little bit of a time commitment for your friends. Be sure to thank them with a fun gift on the day of the wedding.
Dropping the Ball When It Comes to Vendor Negotiations
Remember that everything is negotiable — even wedding vendors. Before agreeing to work with someone, ask them if there’s any wiggle room when it comes to price.
Too Many Surprises
While some surprises can be exciting and fun, keep them to a minimum during the wedding planning process. It’s better to openly communicate with your fiancée about what you want than just going ahead and doing it.
Believing That Whatever Happens in Vegas Will Stay in Vegas
Your bachelor party should be a fun time for you and your friends, but remember to remain respectful to your fiancée. If you drink yourself silly or gamble away half of your wedding budget, there’s no way you can leave that behind when you board your flight back home.
Forgetting That All-Important Groomsmen Talk
Maybe you knew these guys from as far back as kindergarten, but it’s still important to have a quick chat with them about their wedding day behavior. Let them know that you want them to have fun, just not the spring break in Mexico kind.
If something angers you during the planning process, — or even at the wedding — try to take a step back and choose your battles wisely.
Turning the Limo into a Party Bus
It’s okay to pop a couple bottles of champagne en route, but keep the partying in your limo under control — especially if you’re sharing a ride with grandma and Great Aunt Bertha.
Getting Tipsy the Night Before
Grooms don’t make the mistake of getting blitzed, no one is exempt from hangovers — even the groom. Take it easy the night before to avoid a pounding headache the morning of your wedding.
Straying from the Day-Of Itinerary
Every hour of the wedding day has been painstakingly scheduled so that everything runs smoothly. If you’re planning on fitting in an early morning golf game or a stop at the barber, make sure you leave enough time to get back to the hotel or venue before the events begin.
Running Late on the Wedding Day
The morning of your wedding will be spent with the groomsmen, but no matter what you find yourselves doing, be sure to be ready on time. The photographer will arrive to take pictures and it’s best if you all have pants on when the time comes for photos.
Wearing White Socks with Your Tuxedo
Make sure your tux and socks actually go together before the wedding. And if you and your groomsmen are opting for the crazy sock look, make sure they can’t be seen for every photo (save them for the fun ones only!).
Forgetting to Dance with your Mom
Make sure to spend some quality time with mom or grandma on the big day. Whether it’s taking photos or grooving with them on the dance floor, they’ll love being a part of these special moments.
Downing One Too Many Reception Shots
Your Family and friends will all want to cheers with you, so keep count of how many shots you’re taking and make sure to set some limits so you’re still standing by the end of the night.
Neglecting to Eat
Never thought you’d forget to eat, did you? On the big day, you may be pulled in so many different directions that you might forget to pick up a fork and try the food and the cake you selected months ago
Trusting Your Groomsmen’s Fashion Sense
You may want to trust that they’ll order the right tux on time, but it’s worth checking in with the guys to avoid finding out on the wedding day that two of them purchased the wrong color shirt or the wrong style shoes.
Shedding Your Tie Too Early
Sure you’ll want to break it down on the dance floor, but make sure all the formal photos are taken and the toasts have been given before you start taking off your tuxedo shirt or bow tie.
Not Comforting the Bride When Disaster Strikes
Something may go wrong, so instead of just saying that it will all be okay, help your fiancée come up with a Plan B.
Winging Your Vows
This is one of the most important times in your life to say how you feel to the one you love. Spend some time before the actual ceremony writing them down and make those wedding vows extra special.
Trying to Memorize Your Vows
If you want to have those vows implanted in your mind, start memorizing them early. But either way, stash your written vows in a pocket, in case those wedding day nerves cause your mind to go blank
Zoning Out During the Ceremony
There may be tons of distractions during the ceremony (the funny faces your groomsmen are making for instance), but try to keep your eyes on the prize — your beautiful bride.
Barely Seeing the Bride at Your Own Wedding
While you’ll want to spend time with everyone, remember weddings are about the two people getting married. Keep close to each other and remember to enjoy the day together.
Forgetting to Give Your Fiancée a Little Something
On the morning of the wedding, surprise your sweetheart with a handwritten note or thoughtful gift. This will help set the tone of the special day to come.
Missing Out on Some Alone Time
After the ceremony, try to sneak in some alone time with your new spouse. Disappear together for a couple of minutes to take a deep breathe, recap your favorite moments from the ceremony, and get excited for the party ahead.
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Your Wedding Budget
Setting a wedding budget can be one of the most stressful parts of planing a wedding. Your dream wedding and it’s cost may make you go thur some hard choices on what and where to put your hard earn money. Questions like where do you splurge on the cost of a wedding and what can you do without ? Here are a few areas Alistbeauty finds worth splurging on for your wedding.
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2. Amazing Food
One of the most memorable parts of any wedding is the food. Your wedding budget needs to include on the splurge for great quality food. Your guests won’t stop talking about this for months and even years after your wedding.
3. Live Music
Everyone loves live music at a wedding and it set the tone for cocktails and is a great way to guarantee to get the party started. Live music can have a lager price tag , so alistbeauty suggest and hour or two before the DJ starts this can help you get what you want and work well in your wedding budget.
4. An Interactive Photo Booth
This has taken over for putting disposable cameras on the tables and allows busy partying guests to to snap photos without pulling out their cell phones. Some companies have fun party favors to use to make the photos amazing. a great take home at the end of the night and post on social media.
5. Rides Home
Your guests may have found their own ride to your venue, but most will be too tired or even unable to drive home at night. Have options for paid-for transportation, whether that’s a bus or an on-call taxi service guests can use. This is just great planning on your part!
6. Bathroom amenities
Don’t forget stocked the bathrooms with amenities that your guest may need throughout the evening No better way to welcome guests to your wedding than seeing to their needs: Advil, candy, water, and band aids gun hair spray. This really it’s part of your wedding budget but, a really nice add touch!
4. Late Night Snacks
Your guests will thank you for this (and you’ll be happy too, trust us). So add to your wedding budget that around midnight, have some finger foods or even delivered pizza for guests to munch on before they call It a night.