Wedding Photography Equipment

Invest in the right equipment for wedding photography

One of the most challenging kind of photography is the wedding photography that requires you to be attentive at all times so you can capture candid shots. Wedding photography is expensive, there are a lot of things to keep in mind when you set out to take pictures of such an event. The first thing to consider is to review your equipment. This is the most crucial part of the entire task. If you do not have the right kind of camera and related equipment such as the lens, tripod etc. then your photography will be reduced in quality. This is something that you do not want to take a chance with and finding the right equipment means you need to do a lot of research regarding the different kinds of cameras available for specific photography. Once you have it all sorted, you can then move on to developing your own style for wedding shoots. People will hire you only after looking at your previous work as well as the rates you charge them for the photography. Make sure you have a portfolio that speaks for itself. This also involves marketing your skills and there is no better platform out there than social media to promote your photography skills.

You must understand that weddings are not only for good photography. The event is to be enjoyed by the guests and the couple getting married so try not to come in the way when you are working to get an amazing shot that is hardly possible without disturbing the ceremony. You would not want to make an impression that would prevent people from hiring you for future jobs. There is a lot of competition out there in this industry and securing a means you need to be the best at your particular style of event photography.

Wedding Invitations

Wedding invitations and planning

After figuring out the wedding budget, you will start your journey with the procurement of wedding cards. There are different kinds of cards and styles which should be planned as per your personal preferences. The wedding invitation resembles the style of your wedding ceremony. If you had decided any colors or logo, they should be presented on the wedding invitation as well. There are traditional as well as contemporary designs which can be chosen as per your needs and you can invite your guests in a stylish way.

Wedding theme

There are limitless wedding styles. You should be able to choose the best style as per your personal taste and budget. The degree of formality will influence the style of wedding invitation. You should identify a theme and should ensure that cards will be closer to the theme.

You can plan associated wedding stationary as well so that there will be great convenience. The wedding invitation should have space to include who, when, where and what. There are simple folded versions as well as complex mesmerizing designs. Some invitation cards have ribbons as well. As you go through the wedding invitation books and online resources, you will be able to choose the best designs.

You are advised to shop for the wedding invitation at the earliest so that there will be great convenience. There are variety of paper types and weights. Variety of ink colors are used to deliver a special significance. The wedding invitation card should be inserted in the wedding envelope. The guest’s name and address should be written on the envelope and necessary postal stamps should be pasted. It is very much important to have a return address mentioned on the card so that it will be returned aptly if the recipient is not available.

Reception cards

In addition to wedding invitation cards, you can also print reception cards. It is very much important to send a reception card if the wedding takes place at a different location. Guests will be able to go through the address and follow other arrangements very easily. There are instances to include reception details on the wedding invitation as well.

Response card

The response card should be returned by guests so that you will be able to have an accurate head count of the number of guests who will be attending the wedding and reception. The cost of the wedding service will be based on the number of guests. Hence, the calculation should be done accurately so that there will not be wastage of food and other expenses.

The wedding invitation response card should be printed with RSVP information so that invitees will find it easy to RSVP. You should mention the date before which the response card should be returned so that plans can be made vigorously. The response card should have preprinted return address so that it will be convenient for guests. It should be pre-stamped as well so that further delay can be avoided.

The wedding invitation should include the map card as well so that out-of-station guests will be able to reach to the venue very easily. Even though the information is presented on the website, you can provide on a separate card so that visitors will be able to reach the venue very easily.

Rehearsal dinner invitation

You can send a wedding invitation along with rehearsal dinner so that guests will be able to have great get-together. During the wedding time, it is possible to meet friends and family members who travel thousands of miles. You might have met these people after many years. Hence, by inviting them to the rehearsal dinner invitation, it is possible to make the most of the time, effort and money.

If you are planning a ‘destination wedding’, it should be planned and sent in advance. You can send these cards at least three months in advance so that guests will be able to make travel arrangements without fail. It will help them to take time off of work and to manage concessional flight tickets as well.

Thank you notes

You will send ‘thank you notes’ to everyone who presents a gift on the special day. The gift should be similar to ‘response cards’. The card should be printed with your married names on top of it.