The process of finding a venue actually reminded me a lot of a classic childhood story you may have heard before. It's called Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The future husband and I saw venues that were toooo expensive. Then we saw venues that required toooo much work. Finally, we found one that's juuuust right. Now, let me explain what we learned along the way.
We appreciate the depth of their experience and love the raw emotion they capture in their photos, the art and their legacy. So it's made us sad to see quite a few wedding photographer horror stories hitting social media lately. We feel that they cast a shadow over the amazing service and experience that the majority of professional wedding photographers provide to their couples.
There are lots of posts out there on how to plan a wedding without completely blowing your budget. But, most are written by industry "experts" who scour how-to guides for tips and advice they can regurgitate. This post is coming straight from a bride-to-be in the wedding planning trenches. Hi, I'm Jessica, and I'm here to give you real advice on how to get the most bang for your bridal buck.
As you throw yourself into Pinterest, wedding magazines, and advice from family and friends, here are some additional things to consider when planning your special day. I'll share some things that worked for me, and if you are already married, I would love you to share some of your own tips when it comes to considering alternatives to wedding traditions.
As any newly engaged girl knows, getting wedding advice even when you have zero experience in wedding planning is overwhelming. It can get kind of repetitive and maybe even start to annoy you. You're only human, after all. And just like anything else in life, you don't really want to be told what to do and what to expect. You want to do your own thing and see for yourself, right?
Being asked to be a bridesmaid or a groomsman is one of the highest honors given to a friend. Yes, it is a lot of work and sometimes it isn't fun but when your friend asks you to stand with them while they take this huge step in their lives, you do it... and you do it without any complaints. Unfortunately, that isn't always the way things go.
As the years pass, memories fade. One day we find ourselves relying more and more on photos, videos, and keepsakes to spark a memory of notable events in our lives. But when a memory is so special, like one that is spawned by a unique wedding occurrence, chances are that no external stimuli will ever be necessary to remember that precious moment in time.