After the ceremony the happy couple traditionally travel to the wedding reception together, so the perfect choice of transport can really lend the proceedings that touch of class and fun. You have many options in choosing your transport, some of which may go particularly well with the theme of your wedding.
The traditional limousine is still one of the most popular choices for wedding transport. Modern limousine companies offer a wide range of cars with various special features. You may go for a stretch limo so that close family and friends can travel with you to the wedding reception. This can be a lot of fun because modern limousines offer features such as dance floors and jacuzzis, as well as the standard free champagne. On the other hand, you could opt for a smaller, more intimate limousine so that you have some time alone before the wedding reception, where you will almost certainly not be left to reflect on your wedding day for very long!
If being chauffeur-driven is not really your thing, then another popular form of wedding transport is to hire a two-seater sports car such as a Ferrari or an Aston Martin. These are usually available for hire by the day and can create a truly memorable journey from the ceremony to the wedding reception. This has the added bonus of allowing the couple to spend some time alone before the wedding reception.
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Wedding photos will probably become your most cherished possessions after your wedding day, just as cherished as the memories that were created as well. Because of this you need to make sure that you choose the right photographer so that you can look back on your wedding photos with pride. It is not just about organising the after-ceremony photos and getting everyone standing in the right position, the photographer must be in the right place at the right time so that the whole day is caught on camera.
When looking for a photographer, be sure to ask for a list of references and testimonials. All good photographers will have a portfolio of clients and examples of their work. But don’t just take their word for it; get in touch with previous clients to find out how the day went with the photographer. Remember that this will be the happiest day of your life and you only have one chance to catch those special memories on camera.
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While your wedding will probably be the happiest day of your life, the days leading up to it can be some of the most stressful. For this reason, more and more couples are hiring the services of a wedding planner to help with the proceedings. Obviously there are some big advantages to hiring a wedding planner but you must take care to hire the right person. There has been an influx into this industry of people who may not be experienced or qualified enough to cope with your needs.
When choosing your wedding planner, try to look past their experience and qualifications and see what type of person they are. You should feel that you can trust them totally and that you can be totally honest with them about your needs and expectations. Communication is another factor; do you feel confident talking to them? Does the wedding planner take on board your ideas or drown them out with their own? The personality of the wedding planner is just as important as their qualifications. As long as you feel comfortable talking to them and can leave them to do their job, then you are in a good position to establish a good working relationship.
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The importance of your wedding invitations extends beyond the usual details such as the date and location. You can create a good impression right from the start, and give your guests an idea of the theme of your wedding if you have chosen one.
Obviously you cannot order your wedding invitations until you have finalised all of the crucial details such as time, date and location. However, you can start to think about the design of your invitations straight away in tandem with thinking about the theme of your wedding. When you have the crucial details finalised, double-check them again to make sure you have everything correct. The last thing you want is to waste money printing invitations that contain the wrong details or, worse still, not notice the errors and have the guests show up on the wrong day! For this reason make sure that you proof-read the wedding invitation details several times and get someone else to do the same, just to be sure.
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