How to choose the perfect wedding photographer?

Wedding planning should be a fun and exciting task, however at times it can seem overwhelming. With so many different parts to plan, book and organise, there is no wonder why many engaged couple find it a big challenge.

Choosing a wedding photographer can seem like a daunting task, however with a little bit of research it can be easier than you think. Start by deciding on the style of wedding photographs you like, from traditional, artistic or documentary, once you have this decided you have already begun narrowing down your search.

Search photographers within your local area and also surrounding towns and cities, many photographers do not mind travelling for a wedding. See what packages are available and if they suit your requirements. Lastly, meet up with the photographer and see if you feel comfortable with them, at the meeting you can begin discussing image ideas together and see if they are able to produce the type and style of photographs you are after.

Why is the wedding cake so important?

When you compare the cost of a wedding cake to the cost of a birthday cake, the results are quite amazing. So why are wedding cakes so expensive, and why are couples happy to pay over the odds?

Well, the right wedding cake is like the ring, the venue and the wedding dress, there needs to have been some real time and effort involved to create it. For birthdays, people are quick to buy an off-the-shelf cake but for a wedding every ingredient can be customised and it usually is. Then of course, there’s the time spent decorating the cake so that it matches you flowers, the décor of the venue and the main colours of your wedding. The wedding cake will always be an important part of the day, because the cutting of the cake is a famous ritual that’s not likely to die out any time soon. We feel couples should always put it the time to choose a cake that’s just right for them and their wedding, as it’s a real reflection of their big day.

Finding the right venue – Where to start?

When you’re planning your special day, one of the first things you need to consider is the venue. The venue is often the first piece of the puzzle for brides to be, so it does require a great deal of thought.

The first thing you need to think about is the season in which you want to get married. Let’s say you plan to get married in the summer. You may well pick a venue which has a lovely outdoor space for photos and perhaps this will be the deciding factor. You also need to think about where you’ll be getting married? Will it need to be close to home to suit family members or are you looking to go abroad and enjoy more of a honeymoon wedding? There is a lot to consider but these are some of the questions you need to be asking yourself. Another aspect is of course whether you want the entire day under one roof, or whether you want to have the ceremony in a church and the reception around the corner. Location will no doubt play a big part in your venue decision, so the sooner you decide on this, the easier it will be to pick a venue.

DIY Wedding Ideas – Let’s save you some money!

When you’re planning your special day, one thing you may find out pretty quickly is just how easy it is for the costs add up.

Let’s just look at some of the essentials like the favours, planner, photographer, dresses, suits, flowers, chair covers, food and of course the venue. These all add up to one considerable sum, so it’s natural to start thinking about how you can save money along the way. One of the best ways to save money on your wedding is by getting stuck in during the planning stages and creating some of the details yourself. Here are just a few of the things you can make yourself:


Favours are the little gifts for the guests, but they’re also a symbol of your appreciation. These don’t have to cost a great deal and you can make these little gifts yourself. There’s no limit to the items you can create, such as little jars of homemade, jam, personal poems or cute cakes. Why not check out some DIY ideas on Pinterest and see what you can come up with.


You don’t have to buy an expensive guestbook if you don’t want to, it can be a basic completely plain book that you decorate yourself. Take evening art classes to add a touch of class or watch videos and follow tutorials to make your own guestbook.


These are the flowers that pin onto the suit or dress and you don’t have to visit a floral specialist to get these. You can actually make them yourself if you pick the right flowers. You will have to make sure they’re fresh nearer the time though, so they can’t be picked early for obvious reasons.

These are just a few of the ways you can save money on your big day but there are plenty of other savings to be made. Just be sure to review all of your options and think carefully about any DIY alternatives that can come in handy.