How to Plan a Gorgeous Daytime Wedding

Perfect Daytime Wedding

Perfect Daytime Wedding

Your wedding day should be just as you want it. Some dream for the big ballroom and the night full of dancing, while others dream of other types of weddings – and that’s completely fine. We’re different, our love stories are all different – so why wouldn’t our weddings be just as unique?

How to plan a gorgeous daytime wedding – and why would you want to do this? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

·       Daytime weddings are more relaxed, they are frequently less expensive, and they allow the couple to enjoy their wedding evening in a very peaceful way (either visiting the location, or having a quiet dinner with their closest friends and family, or simply napping of that’s what they wish).

·       If you have your mind set on a daytime wedding, you have to remember that you will have to wake up quite early in the morning (around 6 am, to be more precise). The wedding ceremony will start at 11 am, while the lunch should start at 11:45 (so this means the cocktail hour will be skipped). The entire wedding can end at around 2:45 or even later, towards 4:30.

·       Most of the wedding elements follow the same rules as those for a nighttime wedding. You should provide guests with a good meal (e.g. a seated luncheon or a generous brunch), you should absolutely make sure they are entertained, and you should set your formality level as high or as low as you want (but do remember nighttime formal is never the same as daytime).

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You Will Absolutely Love The New Wedding Gown Trends

Wedding Gown Trends

Wedding Gown Trends

Wedding gown trends come and go – and while we will never advise a bride to wear a dress just for the sake of its fashion standard, we definitely know all of these trends can be of true inspiration for modern brides.

What are some of the latest fall wedding dress ideas to come from the world’s runways, straight into New Mexico’s wedding industry? We have some tips for you – continue reading to find out more.

·       Jackets. Of course, they couldn’t have missed from a list of fall trends – but, truth be told, it seems that we don’t see them often enough (or in a variety generous enough). This season’s all about options, though: from lace to sequins, from leather to organza, from long to short, there’s something for every single type of bride out there!

·       Princess capes. Want to be even more royally elegant? While jackets may have their ultra-elegant versions, there’s nothing to beat a princess cape – especially for a romantic bride who wants to feel as if she just walked out of a Disney fairytale. Hooded or not, these wedding day accessories are a superb choice!

·       Pants, miniskirts, mid-length gowns, and a pop of color. Or, in other words, trends willing to embrace brides and styles of all kinds. If you want to step outside the boundaries of tradition and really show your personality off on your Big Day, pick any of the aforementioned trends. They are super-beautiful, they come in a variety of designs, and they will definitely steal a big wow from your guests when they see you the first time.

 

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Choose the Perfect Wedding Cake for Your Theme

your wedding cake

your wedding cake

Your wedding cake is one of those magical pieces that blend into the wedding theme and make it pop with elegance and beauty. Of course, you want this very special dessert to be gorgeously coordinated with the theme it complements – but how do you do that?

We have some tips for you – so read on if you are looking for inspiration.

·       Farm wedding theme. These wedding themes are highly popular these days – and for good reasons too. They’re casual, cozy, and they allow for plenty of creativity for brides and grooms. The ideal cake for this type of wedding is, of course, a naked cake. Popular and delicious, they’re extremely versatile and can be made with fresh, local ingredients that will add a true dash of uniqueness to your entire wedding.

·       Boho-chic wedding theme. Somewhere in between an elegant wedding and a very hippy one, boho-chic events are still highly popular these days. Plan yours with grace and creativity and complement everything with a classic white buttercream cake decorated with greenery. It will look so special and delicious!

·       Golden Fall wedding theme. There’s nothing more romantic than a well-planned Fall wedding – and brides who know this will definitely want to pay attention to all details. How about a white cake dripping with golden frosting and decorated with fresh or marzipan flowers inspired by the season? This goes beyond the already-classic cake decorated with fallen leaves, but it still keeps the design within the beauties of the season, making it a truly amazing choice for just about every Fall bride!

 

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Top 3 Wedding Menu Questions

Questions to ask about your reception menu

Questions to ask about your reception menu

Planning a New Mexico wedding is frequently associated with a long list of questions. The wedding etiquette, the trends, the colors – everything can be a big question mark for a bride trying to pull off the perfect Big Day, and given the importance of the event, it is more than understandable that things are this way.

What are some of the most popular wedding menu questions couples ask caterers? We have some tips for you – read on to find out more.

·       Is it absolutely necessary to serve food during the cocktail hour? Our advice is to serve something with all those drinks. Not only does the cocktail hour set the tone for the bigger party, but do you really want guests to drink cocktails on an empty stomach? Soup shooters, hors d’oeuvres, mini-burgers – you name it, the possibilities are endless and they don’t have to cost a fortune.

·       Is it absolutely necessary to serve gluten and lactose-free dishes? If you have the time and the budget to do this, yes, totally. Still, if you want to keep it simple, serve at least a vegetarian option and make sure gluten and lactose-intolerant guests can sort out the foods they cannot eat (e.g. serve vegetarian hors d’oeuvres without bread or cheese, this will keep everyone happy).

·       What are the foods NOT allowed at weddings? These days, anything goes, from street food trucks to high-end Michelin-starred dinners. Still, it would probably be better for everyone to avoid very messy foods, like crabs for example. Remember, people are dressing up for the occasion and the last thing they want are lobster sauce stains on their fancy clothes.

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Wedding Etiquette in the Digital Age: New Tips for Brides

Wedding etiquette for NM brides

Wedding etiquette for NM brides

Wedding etiquette has changed a lot in the last couple of decades. Not only are New Mexico brides not obliged to wear white, or stand in receiving lines anymore, but an entirely new set of rules was born as a result of widespread Internet use as well.

What are the wedding etiquette rules all couples should remember in the digital age? Read on and find out more about this.

·       Facebook. Whatever you do, DO NOT post a picture of the engagement ring before calling your mom and your best friends. You really don’t want your fifth grade math teacher to find out before your own mom does. Also, keep in mind that there’s no deadline as to when you can update your relationship status on Facebook. You can do it as soon as everyone close knows about the engagement, or you can take your time and do it sometime in the next few months.

·       Twitter. With all the nervousness surrounding your wedding day, tweeting will most likely be the last thing on your mind. Take example from the big mass-media events out there and assign a special person to keep Twitter updated throughout the wedding. It’s a nice touch that will help you make sure your digital selves are “celebrating” the Big Day too!

·       All social media sites. Want your wedding to be associated with uniqueness? Tell your guests to use a specific hashtag when sharing pictures of the wedding on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. This will also help you “collect” all these photos once the Big Day is over.

Planning 101: When to Send the Save the Dates

Save the date cards

Save the date cards

Let’s face the truth: wedding etiquette is more confusing today than it has ever been. Because so many wedding elements have drastically changed in the last couple of decades, knowing what is and what is not appropriate can be a real challenge for just about any bride-to-be.

·       So, what is the right thing to do when it comes to Save the Date cards in New Mexico? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

·       In general, Save the Date cards are not considered to be really mandatory. They are optional – but, honestly, they are an option we highly encourage on. First of all, they’re a great way to get the word out and announce your future wedding. But even more importantly, it is a polite way of letting people know you would like them to make plans ahead of time, so that they can attend your wedding.

·       If you plan your wedding “at home” (or close to it, at least), you should send your Save the Date cards about six to eight months in advance. This will leave guests with plenty of time to make the arrangements needed for them to be present at your wedding.

·       If, however, you want to have a destination wedding (or a holiday wedding), you should give guests more time to decide and make plans. Ideally, you should send out a destination wedding’s Save the Dates about one year before the Big Day – but nine months should be fine as well.

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Don’t Forget to Create the Perfect Escort Cards for Fall!

Design elements for fall weddings

Design elements for fall weddings

New Mexico weddings are a true delight regardless of the season outside. Of course, summer is usually the most popular wedding season – but many would be a lot happier to have a fall or winter wedding precisely because these events have their own harm as well.

If you have decided to plan an autumn wedding, be sure you think of all the details that will make your experience (and that of your guests) as pleasant as possible. For example, creating escort cards if you want to avoid chaos at the beginning of the reception – but that doesn’t mean these cards can only be useful!

On the contrary, actually. Your escort cards can and should be coordinated with the wedding theme. Here are some of the very best ideas of the year, to help you plan a truly gorgeous Big Day.

·       Fresh wheat. Planning a wedding at the beginning of Fall? Fresh wheat is such a gorgeous addition to your wedding! Not only does it look very pretty as a representative of the marvelous season, but the color of fresh wheat is ideal if you want to add a dash of just a bit of energy and innocence to your wedding décor.

·       Mini pumpkins. Who doesn’t love pumpkins during fall? Take a bunch of them and leave them natural or spray paint them with a coat of silver or golden paint – they will look absolutely adorable anyway. People will love them so much they might even take them home!

·       Acorns. Planning a wedding infused in the rustic-chic aesthetic? Acorns are a perfect addition to your escort cards. Of course, this depends on the overall design of your wedding too, but in general, acorns tend to be quite versatile when it comes to shopping

 

The Freshest Food Bar Ideas for Your Big Day

Reception food ideas!

Reception food ideas!

There’s nothing like good food to pamper the guests of a wedding and to make them feel truly festive. OK, sure, drinks, entertainment and décor all matter equally – but when it comes to “basic successful wedding requirement”, food takes the center stage.

Food bars are an amazing way to treat your guests in a unique way that complements the wedding theme. Even more than that, they are a great way to fuel your guests’ appetite for dancing and having fun.

What are some of the freshest food bar ideas in New Mexico, and why are people loving them so much? Here are some tips that will definitely inspire you.

·       A charcuterie bar. Looking for a wonderful way to evoke the Mediterranean vibes without necessarily planning a beach wedding? Create a charcuterie bar that brings together delicious cheeses, deli meats, fresh and dried fruit, as well as fresh breads. Your guests won’t be able to resist snacking on these tasty bites!

·       Pizza bar. Planning a rustic or casual wedding? A pizza station will definitely complement the informal atmosphere! Just place a few large rustic pizzas on a large wooden table and put up a sign inviting people to grab a slice. Everybody loves pizza, so there’s really no way to go wrong with this one!

·       Oyster bar. Looking for something more elegant to add to your special wedding food bar in New Mexico? An osier bar with avariety of deliciously-cooked oysters will definitely pamper your guests’ taste buds and their longing for elegance and classiness. Perfect for a formal event!

Grooms Usually Have These Questions about Their Wedding Speeches

Wedding speeches

Wedding speeches

Giving a wedding speech can feel terrifying, regardless of whether you are an introvert or an extrovert. Truth be told, this is a huge moment in your life – and the pressure of the event will definitely add up to the pressure of delivering a piece of public speaking.

What are some of the most usual questions grooms have when it comes to their wedding speeches? We have gathered them (and the answers!) right below – so read on if you want to find out more.

·       What happens if you don’t like the bridesmaids very much? Sure, it’s your future wife’s choice to have certain ladies by her side on the Big Day. But this shouldn’t stop you from delivering an amazing video. You can mention the ladies, but you don’t have to say much about them. Focus on the bride and on the amazing love story that brought you together and up to this point.

·       What happens if your dad or anyone else makes fun of you? Their intentions are great, as they want to spice things up and break the ice – but if you are afraid of public speaking, this can feel like a real humiliation. If you know your dad is likely to crack a joke during your speech, and if you can actually “foresee” the type of joke he will make, prepare a sweet and funny comeback –your

·       Do you have to mention the Best Man? Yes, you can mention the Best Man – but don’t linger too much here. As mentioned before, you and your loved one should take the center stage!

Is It Alright to Update Your Wedding Registry?

Updating your gift registry

Updating your gift registry

We all know how delicate the wedding registry issue can be. Not only will you have to be really careful with the way you share it, but you will also have to make sure the items on the list are suitable for all types of guests and budgets, so that nobody gets offended in any way.

Is it OK to actually update your wedding registry as you move on with your wedding planning process? Well, we have gathered some tips to help you with this – so read on and find out more.

·       Not only is it allowed to change the wedding registry list, but it is actually recommended! The reason you should update your registry is related to the fact that you will plan a lot of pre-wedding events where guests may decide to buy a gift from the registry (e.g. the engagement party, the bridal shower, and so on).

·       Update your wedding registry before actually publishing it or sharing it with the wedding guests. It is not compulsory to change anything about it, but it is always a good idea to give it one last check, just to ensure the items on the list cover your guests’ styles and financial situations.

·       You should also update your wedding registry after the bridal shower. This is when a lot of your guests will decide to buy a gift from the registry list, so you should make sure the actual wedding guests don’t buy the same gifts.

·       Lastly, don’t forget to update your registry right before the wedding day as well. This is perfect for all those last-minute guests who haven’t bought a gift yet. Remember to include items that can be quickly and easily purchased, without too much hassle!

Don’t Let Stress Ruin Your Big Day – Eat Healthy!

Eating healthy to have a great wedding day

Eating healthy to have a great wedding day

We know you’ve heard this a thousand times before – but you really are what you eat. Everything you put in your body affects you (for better or for worse), and not just from a physical point of view.

For example, did you know certain foods can actually fight off anxiety and stress? We have gathered some examples right below – so read on if you want to be healthier, eat better food, and feel better about the entire wedding planning process.

·       Spinach. This green goodie is very high in magnesium, which helps you keep the blood pressure at a low minimum. Consequently, this will also improve your body’s reaction to stress and anxiety, especially before the Big Day. Plus, let’s admit it: spinach is the best green leaf to add to a salad, so why not include it in your regular meals?

·       Walnuts. If you thought walnuts are just plain and simple delicious, think again. Yes, they’re great as snacks, they work marvelously in salads, and they can be even added to smoothies. Beyond that though, walnuts are super-high in excellent nutrients and healthy fats (which, yes, you guessed it, can keep your blood pressure, stress, and anxiety at their lowest).

·       Cocoa. Who thought the main ingredient in chocolate would someday land on a healthy foods list? Due to the flavonoids and phenethylamine found in it, cocoa makes you plain and simply happy – so add a spoonful to your next smoothie if you want to start your wedding planning day in a high-energy pitch.

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These Wedding Reception Splurges Are Amazing Investments

Splurges on your reception

Splurges on your reception

Your wedding needs to be amazing – you don’t get married every day and your love story really deserves to shine bright and beautiful! Of course, you will have to be very careful with your wedding budget, especially given how expensive these events can be.

Yet, what are the elements you might actually have to splurge on? We have gathered some tips to inspire you – so read on to find out more.

·       The welcome bags. If you have out of town guests, you should definitely welcome them with nice bags. Candy, cosmetics, and personalized products are customary in these welcome bags, but you can let your creativity roam free and create something really unique for these special people in your life.

·       The entertainment. Whether it’s a Mariachi band or a really fun photo booth, your entertainment matter. Some would even say it matters more than the wedding décor itself (but then again, this is all a matter of priorities and style). In any case, investing in your entertainment is a splurge worth diving into – precisely because it is absolutely fundamental to creating a truly unforgettable event!

·       The late-night snacks. Want to make sure your guests are properly fueled all night long? Give them a pinch of energy with a delicious late-night snack! From fancy hors d’oeuvres to pizza and even ice-cream at midnight, anything will work as long as it’s fresh and cooked in a really good way!

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Mailing Your Wedding Invitations, Everything You Should Know about It

wedding invitations

wedding invitations

Of course, you want your guests to genuinely love the invitations you send them – especially since this is the first contact they will make with your wedding. However, beyond design and calligraphy, you should also consider the way in which you actually mail the invitations. To help you with this, we have gathered some of the most important things to know about it – so read on and make sure your wedding invitations reach their destination in one piece!

·       Don’t lick the envelopes. You might have seen this in the movies and you might do this with regular old-school envelopes, but when it comes to your wedding invitations you should really skip the habit and use glue. Not only will this help you avoid the nasty taste and paper cuts, but it will also help you ensure the invitations stay glued throughout the mailing process.

·       Square or odd-shaped envelopes? Not a good idea for budget-savvy couples. Rectangular-shaped envelopes will be charged at a normal rate, but anything odd-shaped will be charged more (so you can skip the “unique element” for the shape of the invitations and focus on the numerous other special elements you can add to the suite and its design).

·       Send them from the inside the post office. Dropping the envelopes in a mailbox may not be a good idea because they might get damaged this way. Also, do make sure to ask the post office to hand cancel the stamps instead of sorting them automatically (which can damage them too).

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Holiday Weekend Weddings: To Plan or Not to Plan

Planning a wedding on a holiday weekend - photo by Smart

Planning a wedding on a holiday weekend - photo by Smart

Three-day weekends are a true blessing, especially when you consider how little spare time we all seem to have these days. Are these holidays a good wedding date, though?

We have gathered some tips to help you weigh in the pros and cons of having a holiday weekend wedding – so read on to find out more.

·       In general, these weekends are not a very good idea for your wedding date. It may seem that three days are enough for guests to travel to your wedding and have a lot of fun – but, in reality, you have to be prepared for quite a lot of negative RSVPs.

·       There are many reasons that make people skip holiday weekend weddings. One of them is simple: they need to rest and relax, just like you do, and just like everyone else does. Millennials are a generally overworked generation and regardless of how they choose to spend their extra-free time, it is their right to say “no” to a wedding during the very few free days they get in a year.

·       Furthermore, there are many guests who may simply have other plans for the holiday weekends. Many people travel during these days, and others have to attend to family obligations – so they might not be able to attend your wedding.

·       If, however, you are completely certain you want a holiday wedding, do make sure to send your Save the Date cards at least several months before the actual Big Day. This will give guests plenty of time to plan in advance (and avoid making other plans for your special weekend).

 

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Best Summer Wedding Inspirational Ideas

Weddings in the summer!

Weddings in the summer!

Summer weddings are still happening – and if you’re planning your own amazing summer Big Day, you surely want it to be perfect from all points of view. Of course, the aesthetics play a hugely important role in everything – but how do you create the kind of summer wedding every single guest invited will always remember?

We have some of the prettiest ideas for you – so read on and find out more.

·       Colorful fans. Want to make sure everyone is really comfortable during the ceremony? Provide them with really gorgeous colorful paper fans right before the ceremony starts. Don’t be afraid to step outside of your color scheme for a bit – it will add a pop of color and uniqueness to the entire Big Day!

·       Florals hanging…upside down. Want to decorate your outdoor wedding tables in a really fantastic way? Create lush, summery flower arrangements and hang them right above the wedding tables, but upside down. Talk to your florist about this and you will surely find a solution that looks wonderful and complements your summer wedding vibes!

·       Summer cocktails. Go beyond classic pineapple and coconut-based cocktails at your wedding – plan something that will truly delight your guests’ senses and keep them cool throughout the Big Day. For instance, you could create a signature cocktail that incorporates a popsicle in each glass – and you could do the same for the non-alcoholic version too. People will just LOVE these cocktails and the way they ward off summer heat!

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Should You Wear a White Dress?  

Wearing white

Wearing white

Chinese brides wear red on their wedding day because this is considered to be the luckiest and most joyous color in their culture – so it makes perfect sense that they associate it with such a happy, life-changing event.

·       In the Western countries, white is the color of choice for most brides – but truth be told, more and more of them are opting for off-white and even completely colored wedding gowns.

·       Should you wear white too? What is the meaning behind this culture and why would you actually want to wear it on your wedding day? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

·       First of all, you should definitely know that the white wedding dress tradition has not always been around. In fact, it is less than two centuries old and it was first started by Queen Victoria who wore a white wedding dress. Shockingly enough, that was considered to be a scandal back then.

·       As time passed, the white wedding gown received a very puritan connotation – and innocence (especially the innocence of the bride) was represented in the dress she wore on her Big Day.

·       Today, white wedding dresses seem to be only a matter of tradition and fashion. You can choose to wear it (for its beauty, uniqueness, and grace, or simply for the fact that you love it as it is). At the same time, you can choose to wear your gown in any other color under the sun too!

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Top 3 Thank You Note Ideas

Sending thank you notes

Sending thank you notes

Sending out Thank You notes may not seem like a huge thing for many, but the truth is that they are just as crucial as the invitations themselves. Your guests took the time and put in the effort to attend your wedding and be by your side as you celebrate one of the most life-changing events you will ever go through – so yes, they deserve all of your attention, time, and gratitude.

Of course, what is written on the Thank You note is always more important than anything else – but if you want to personalize your cards with pictures of you, we have some pretty amazing ideas to inspire you. Read on and find out more!

·       Put up a wedding sign. Have your photographer capture you and your loved one in a very candid pose, holding a cute wedding sign that says “Thank You”. This artistic photo will look amazing and it will surely make your guests feel just how thankful you are for their presence at your wedding.

·       Use some sparklers. Everybody loves the magic and playfulness of sparklers – so why not use them for a very special photo too? Ask your photographer to capture you and your SO as you “write” “Thank You” in the air with sparklers. It will look so pretty!

·       Fun with the bridal party. Want to involve your bridesmaids and groomsmen in this Thank You note too? Talk to your photographer and find a fun pose you can all use while holding out the letters to “Thank You”. Adorable idea, perfect for couples whose weddings are fun and casual!

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Wedding Planning Difficulty

Why Is Wedding Planning Difficult?

Why Is Wedding Planning Difficult?

As you may have heard it and read it before, wedding planning is not even by far the easiest thing to do – so much so that most people would definitely say it falls under the top 3 most stressful times in their lives.

Why is it so hard, though? What makes wedding planning a less-than-smooth path to that one day of bliss and happiness? We have some tips for you – so read on and be prepared.

·       Making parents happy. Like it or not, your parents are a big part of the Big Day – and even if they don’t necessarily contribute financially, you will still want them to be happy and proud of their baby daughter and baby boy as they tie the knot. Making them happy and sticking to your own style, plan, and guest list might be a bit more difficult than you originally thought – but the key here is to treat everything with the utmost diplomacy.

·       Creating the seating arrangement – especially when there are divorcees in your guest list. It might seem very simple to just seat people at tables – but when you want to make sure everyone will socialize and be happy with their “table neighbors”, things get a little more tangled. Be patient, visualize everything and seat people to each other when you know they do get along!

·       Money matters. This is by far one of the stingiest issues brides and grooms face when planning their wedding. With the high cost of a wedding nowadays and with the limited resources most couples have, sticking to a clear budget is key for your happiness.

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Your Flower Girl

Who Can Be Your Flower Girl?

Who Can Be Your Flower Girl?

These days, it is not absolutely necessary to have a flower girl that walks down the aisle before you do. However, it can definitely be a nice addition to your Big Day – depending on who you choose for this, the micro-moment could be adorable, fun, unique and sentimental.

Are you allowed to choose just about anyone as your flower girl? Well, we have some modern etiquette tips for you – so continue reading if you want to learn more about this.

·       In short, yes, anyone can be your flower girl – and no, it doesn’t even have to be a girl (because nowadays, it is completely acceptable to have a flower boy, as well as a girl ring bearer). It’s entirely up to you!

·       In terms of the age your flower girl should have, there are no set rules either. Of course, you can choose to take the traditional path and choose a very cute, young lady to toss flower petals as she walks down the aisle.

·       At the same time though, this role can be given to someone who is important to you, but isn’t part of the bridesmaids’ crew. For instance, if you have a pre-teen or teenager cousin you really love, she could be your flower girl (or junior bridesmaid, if you wish). At the same time, your mother, your grandmother and your auntie can also be flower girls – they will look more than amazing walking down the aisle and setting the positive vibes for your own entrance.

Not sure how to plan the Big Day from A to Z? Well, that’s why we’re here. We have gathered some of the very best wedding experts in the entire area of New Mexico – so regardless of the type of vendor you are searching for, be sure to come visit New Mexico Wedding Expos & Guide!

 

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Love your wedding photos

You Will Love Your Wedding Photos If You Follow This Advice

You Will Love Your Wedding Photos If You Follow This Advice

Taking beautiful wedding photos is one of the top priorities for every bride and groom. Of course, that’s more than natural, especially since you want to make sure all the beautiful memories of this Big Day are properly preserved for the decades to come.

How to create a satisfying wedding photography program? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

·       Schedule a pre-wedding photo shooting with the photographer of your choice. Ideally, this should be the engagement photo session – especially since it gives you the opportunity to get professional photos for this, but also because that gorgeous ring on your finger and the wonderful emotions that mirror it deserve to end up in your Big Day album.

·       If you want to shoot some getting ready pictures (and you should!), do make sure you do this in a very well-lit room with a background that’s actually representative of what is going on with you on this very special morning of your life.

·       Have a first look photo session before the ceremony. Most couples avoid seeing each other before the wedding (for fear that it will bring bad luck into their marriage). If you want to stick to tradition from this point of view, you can always have a first look session with your dad. We guarantee this will be a super-emotional and unforgettable.

·       The season outside does matter a lot. For instance, if you want to shoot one of those gorgeous sunset wedding pictures, then November is probably not a good idea but a sunnier month is the right decision.

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