Want to capture and preserve the special moments of the beach wedding? There is a popular way to do this! The increasing trend of couples posting their wedding photos on the Internet and creating blogs has sparked off the trend to create personal wedding websites.
Perhaps planning for the beach wedding has already eroded most part of the budget and to pump in money to create the site may seems dipping further into the pocket. With the intense competition, wedding planners and companies have try innovative ways to distinguish themselves from the rest by offering extras services - such as free wedding website.
As noted, there are many plus points in having a website up, not only does it acts as a provision of information of the event and venue, it also acts as a sharing portal for friends and relatives to view your beautiful pictures(which you might have taken prior to the big day!). You could also create some unique e-cards at your sites with your photos for the guests to send to friends who might not been able to attend during that day. There are so many cheap and affordable website hosting available on the marketplace nowadays.
In short, it pays to have a site done up to create the portal to display your fond memories and perhaps an online portal which you can browse for the years to come.
Wedding websites are informative websites which you can use to announce your wedding plans. In today’s context, it is one of the most convenient and fastest tools in communicating information to your guests who may be living miles away.
You might be having the following question in your mind:
“If I have a date which is in 2008 and my guests live in Florida or Miami, how can I let them know in advance my wedding date and how much ample notice is required?”
You can post the updates on the websites as a supplement to the invitations which you will be sending in advance. Updates can be posted on your websites to inform family and guests on any changes without having to send them cards and fearing that they get lost in the mail.
Wedding websites are also a good way for guest to R.S.V.P for your event. This is useful as you might need to pre-book the venue and confirm with the caterer or hotel on the number of guests that are turning up. For beach weddings, this might be one of the areas in which couples get frustrated. In order to make things simple for your guests, it is advisable to have a R.S.V.P section for them to revert on their availability.
You can also set up a guestbook online for the well wishes. For guests who are living far away and cannot attend your wedding, this is a good way for them to leave their well wishes.
You want to remember the moments of your beach wedding for the years to come. You want to share with your relatives and friends on the moments of the gorgeous fun and romantic wedding you have. So what can you show them? Photographs!
So what would be a great way to keep the photos of the memorable event? Digital or film Photos? To keep it online or to keep as hard copies in your wedding albums.
Lighting is another factor to consider. Poor lighting can turn out bad pictures and you certainly do not want that!
How should you choose the photographer for the event?
Here are some tips and ideas to guide you along:
The photographer portfolio
Look at the photographer's portfolio for an indication of the style and personality. What sort of angles do he look for? Are the pictures pretty? Is he able to capture the sparkle of the event? What is his skill like? These questions can be seen through his portfolio.
Quality of the photographs
Is the quality good? What I mean is that are the pictures clear or always blur and shaky? You definitely do not want a photographer who takes tons of unclear pictures. You only have one time shot, thus getting a good photographer is important!
Skill and experience
Do some informal chit chat with the photographers you have in mind. Chat with them on what experience they have and whether they do have experience in taking wedding photos. Some may have experience in other events but not during weddings. Do take your time to talk to a few candidates before making your final choice.
Is he bossy and irritating or friendly and sociable? This is very IMPORTANT!. You certainly do not want to argue with him on the big day! Do check out those who you think you can work with. After all you are the paymaster and it is not worth the frustrations if you find that you cannot stand your wedding photographer.
Is the photographer taking the photos personally or does he have a stand in?
Do check this very carefully or you might get a shock on the big day. It is fine if he brings a helper along but do make sure that you are hiring the photographer that you want and not his helper on that day.
How much does he charge for his services? Can you afford it? This is one serious question which you need to think about. If you do not have much to spare, perhaps you can consider a less experience photographer.
If you really need to take the photographs yourself due to budget contraints, try some tips here on taking wedding photographs.
Sometimes when you come out from a air-conditioned place to the beach (especially from the hotel room to the beach), the change in temperature can cause condensation in the camera lens and cause fogging. Beware of this when you are taking photographs. Off your digital camera for a while before turning on or you would find that your photographs are all blur.