A systematic way to selecting your BIG DAY Wedding Photographer

By Gardner T Hamilton For The Knot Wedding Directory

I really don't know how you guys do it !!

I have been a full time professional wedding photographer now for 31 years and from back in the day, when people came to the photographers studio to trudge through album after album in search for the perfect images for their day, until now when brides have to swim through literally thousands of Facebook posts swamping them with photographers and their packages offering this that and the next thing.  In truth I admire people who do their research and find the perfect fit for them.

So how do you start?....Over the years I have seen so many wedding photographers and wedding photography companies come and go, along with trends they provide to ensnare couples to become clients....Let's remember here, we are searching for a Photographer, a Professional, with experience and a proven track record of making people happy with the images of their special…

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Tips on Wedding Photography

Tips From A Professional Wedding Photographer For Maximising Value by Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott is a professional, award-winning wedding photographer based in Brighton and Sussex. Over the years he’s seen more weddings than he can count and he’s here to share his tips for maximising your money spent on a photographer and avoiding classic pitfalls of wedding photography. 

Get A Professional

It might be tempting to skimp when it comes to photography for your wedding, I get it, weddings are expensive. But the photographs you get from that day will outlive even the nicest of chocolate fountains and will be looked at for years to come. So when uncle Dereck with his DSLR offers to do it for free, I advise you to politely decline. 

Not least because, uncle Dereck will be a guest with friends and family in attendance and he’ll want an hors d'œuvreor two, my point is that a professional will be there to work. As well-intentioned as a family mem…

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Top Ten Tips for an Eco-Friendly Wedding

By 4YaParty Weddings & Events

The wedding industry produces so much waste and people are becoming more conscious of the impact their big day has on the environment. 4YaParty try to make weddings and events as eco-friendly as possible so here are my top ten tips on how you can make your wedding more eco-friendly!

Destination weddings are for elopements

Inviting loads of people abroad is a carbon emission nightmare! Unless you’re eloping and also spending your honeymoon abroad then it really is one of the most UNeco-friendly wedding choices you could make! 70+ people travelling to the airport, getting on a plane, transfers there, transfers back, plane journey back and transfers home!

Photo from junebugweddings.com

Hire instead of buying

Crockery, decor, glassware, props and other decorations will not only be eco-friendly but will also be cost effective. It’s even better if you can find a hire company with an ethical gree…

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10 top tips for planning a destination wedding in Greece

by Sarah Hatjipavlis, Grecian Ceremonies Photography by Katerina Tsavari Giallouraki

Chosen Greece for your special day? Here are just ten top tips to help you before you start wedding planning!

Venue choice – Greece has great weather, fantastic views, so much history and of course there is an almost endless choice of places to choose from. Mainland venues or Island venues, this is where you need to start, bearing in mind, the more popular the Island, the more pricey the wedding will be. If you are planning a destination wedding on a budget, choose an Island a little less well known, not one where the A listers hang out, there are in fact about 200 inhabited Islands in Greece, so there are plenty of options

Type of venue – Are you thinking of a beach wedding? It sounds so romantic, and what great photos, but you must consider a couple of things. Firstly, most beaches in Greece are not privately owned, meaning that there will be other people aro…

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Top 3 reasons why you should renew your vows

There is a growing trend for couples who are already married to make a new commitment to each other and renew their vows, often spending much more on their vow renewal ceremony than their original wedding! One award winning celebrant looks at the main reasons for the increase in vow renewal ceremonies.

⦁ Your first wedding was out of your hands Whilst the term “arranged marriage” usually applies to two partners being chosen for each other by their families, an “arranged wedding” describes families taking over the organisation of the ceremony from the couple – both can be very good reasons for a vow renewal further down the line. Arranged weddings How many couples have had the organisation of their wedding taken out of their hands by well-meaning parents who are often footing the bill? Perhaps the guest list included distant family members and friends of the couple’s parents with a “traditional” ceremony at a “traditional” venue. Sound familiar?!?

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