wedding ceremony

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Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life. Because of this, you don’t want to settle for a standard wedding just like the one that every other bride is going to be having this year. This is understandable. Since your wedding is so important and it is your day, you should put everything that you have into your wedding so that it is unforgettable.

Many couples hire a wedding coordinator to plan the entire day for them. Not only do they have the necessary contacts to get everything put together perfectly, they also have the organizational skills to pull off the perfect wedding without any stress. Chances are, they will plan a standard wedding but it will still get results. This may or may not be what you are looking for. Either way, hiring a planner is a great jumping off point. Before you make an appointment with a wedding coordinator, you need to sit down with your fiance and discuss what you want your wedding to be like. You also need to figure out where you want the emphasis. It could be the food, the music, or a special theme that you have both agreed upon. When you have your perfect wedding in mind, you should create a list so that you can answer all of the coordinator’s questions. A wedding coordinator will want to turn your vision into a reality, not their own. They will take your ideas and they will use their expertise to come up with a plan to create your perfect, personalized wedding.

If you aren’t sure what needs to be included on your list, here are a few areas to focus on:

Film Crew
Most couples still want to be sentimental about their wedding several years later. You want to remember the moment that brought you so much joy and happiness. This doesn’t mean when the servers brought out the first course of your amazing meal. This is the moment that you said, “I do”, and your life changed for the better completely.
If you aren’t sure how you can get that personalized feeling with a film crew, it is simple You want them to be on the move during the whole wedding, making sure that they get every special moment of the day on film. Before hiring anyone, you should ask to see their portfolio of other weddings that they have done so that you can be sure that they know what they are doing. The worst wedding videos are the ones where the camera is propped on a tripod for an hour or two, catching no real activity.
When you are interviewing film crews, they might start talking about gear. Chances are you won’t have any idea what that means, which is fine. As long as you have a few things on your gear checklist, you should be happy with the finished product.

1 Your film crew should use a glide cam with a body vest complete with a stabilizing arm. This will allow the crew to run around the room to capture every moment and the video will be smooth. Without this equipment, the frame will be shaky and the video will seem like it is rushed.

2 A wireless boom held by the cameraman’s partner is very important. Most people don’t think of this, however, if you want to have crystal clear audio to go along with video, it will make all the difference. The best mic is the Rode NTG series. This mic is directional and it can pick up sound perfectly. If there is a wireless adapter, the audio tech and the cameraman won’t need to be right beside each other all day.

3 The video should be digitally recorded. The film crew should have someone on hand who can reload the camera with a fresh memory card while they copy off the recorded video.

Photographers
Your wedding photos are just as important as your wedding video. Chances are, your best photo will be your Facebook profile picture for a long time. Before you hire a photographer, you should look at their portfolio. Most wedding planners will give you a few photographers to choose from, and you should check out each of their websites. Photographers are artists, therefore, if their website is hard to use and it doesn’t look good, don’t even bother contacting them. It is important that your wedding photographer is able to visualize the scene before the actual wedding. He could arrive while the bride is getting ready for the ceremony so he can take photos of the preparation. This will ensure that he will be all warmed up by the time the actual festivities begin.

Makeup
Everyone who is going to be having their photograph taken should wear makeup. For women, this is a given, however, the men should wear makeup as well. This doesn’t mean that they should wear full makeup like the bridal party. For men, this just means wearing makeup on their face to even out their skin tones and make sure that their skin looks clean and healthy. Brides, you can only try to convince your groom for so long. If he refuses, give up. Your photos should still come out amazing.

The Celebrant
The celebrant is the main person who is in charge of walking everyone through the ceremony. You want to choose someone based on what type of people you and your fiance are. If you are conservative, you want to find someone who sticks to a script. If you are fun and larger than life, you want to find someone to do the job who is more like you.
Whether you are conservative or fun loving, it is a good idea to hire someone with a sense of humor. You want to look back on your big day and remember how fun and unique it was. If you are looking for more of an “aww” factor, you should go with a true romantic. This will ensure that there won’t be a dry eye in the house when you say, “I do.” Before you choose a celebrant, you should meet with a few. This way, you can ensure that you will find the perfect person for your big day.

Wedding Venue
The wedding venue is a very important detail. You want to be sure that you find a place that will reflect the vibe that you are hoping to achieve on your wedding day. If you cannot put what you are looking for into words, there are certain aspects that you should look for in a venue.

1 Since it will be the foundation of all of the photos and the wedding video, you want it to be scenic, beautiful, or luxurious. It needs to be a great backdrop.

2 There should be sufficient transportation to get everyone there. If you are planning a destination wedding, you should expect a smaller number of guests to attend.

3 Is there a room at the venue for food preparation or will you be having your wedding dinner elsewhere? Also, if you are going to move the celebration somewhere else for the dinner, will the guests who are drinking be able to get there safely?

4 Does the venue reflect who you are and what you want your wedding to be? For example, if you are hoping for an elegant wedding, a grand mansion is a great venue. If you want your wedding to be light and fun, a beach or garden venue would be perfect.

5 Before you commit to a venue, you should take a tour. It is best to tour the venue during the same time of year that your wedding will be held. Visiting the venue during the same season will give you the best idea of what your wedding will look like.

The Food
The food at your wedding is very important. The wedding catering can either make or break your wedding. You don’t want your guests to be hungry and waiting for the wedding to end so that they can go home and eat. You want them to be full so they can have fun and focus on you. The food that you choose and how it is plated speaks a lot about you and your fiance. When it comes to the food and the wedding caterers, you want your guests to leave your wedding talking about how great the food and service was. When choosing a catering company, you need to decide whether you want to add a theme to the menu or if you want to have a traditional dinner.
When planning the meal with the caterer, you need to think about any allergies that you have and any allergies that your guests have. If you don’t, you will have hungry guests at the wedding. If you are planning to serve a dish that many people are allergic to, such as shellfish, you should offer an alternative. If you are on a strict diet, the right caterer would be able to create a healthy and delicious meal. If you don’t eat carbs if you are vegan, or on the Paleo diet, a seasoned chef would be able to create something amazing. Just keep in mind that you won’t be able to please everyone. It is almost impossible. Just remember, it is your day, not theirs.

One Final Reminder
At the end of the day, you need to think about what is most important. You can make everyone at your wedding as happy as you are without breaking the bank. You can cover all of the points listed above and still stick to your budget as long as it is carefully planned. Best of luck on your big day. Just be sure to have enough bubbly on hand.