Dealing or having to think about wedding flowers is enough to leave a novice bride apprehensive but all that you need to know is that there is a basic and universal rule being followed by florists everywhere and aside from the technical aspects of arranging the flowers in bouquets, centrepieces, and the like, you can be rest assured of the fact that they all have an almost structural approach when it comes to conditioning the wedding flowers before the big day. If the flowers are being properly conditioned before the big day, they tend to last longer and they are less likely to wilt away and look unappealing before the wedding is even over. The internet is flooded with tutorials and guides on how you should condition your flowers beforehand so make sure that you get that taken into account as much as possible in the event that you are planning on making or arranging your own wedding flowers. Even if you have a florist, it would still be nice for you to make sure that you have this going on for you at the end of the day.
Go for the traditional buds.
There will be times wherein you will start feeling adventurous and you might feel as if you might want to experiment with more exotic buds such as peonies and orchids but what you also need to know is that these unusual buds could result to you shelling out far more than you have to and the effect might not even vary that much. You need to be smart when it comes to the decisions that you will be making concerning wedding flowers because well, apart from the aesthetic value and their ability to bring on some sort of vibe for the main wedding event, they don’t really go far beyond that and it will result to you wasting money somewhere in the process. Keep it on the down low and go for traditional buds while you are picking out your floral choices and things will be so much better for you in the end.
Put in some more greens in the arrangements.
Your wedding flowers don’t have to be all made up of flower buds. It will be a little too costly that way and you should really make it a point to go ahead and tone things down a bit, if you can help it. Incorporating more greens will allow you to save so much more money without making your floral arrangements look sparse or bare. Plus, green has always been a refreshing color and something that makes it particularly easy on the eyes. Go can go for ferns, baby’s breath and all of the other assorted leaves and the like. Mix them up a bit and help make them interesting.
Don’t be afraid to go foraging.
You might even find some real treasures outdoors and help give you something unique and interesting to include in your floral arrangements. Don’t be afraid to be a little different and unique. It all adds up to the charm.
You will want to keep things simple especially if you don’t want to end up spending way too much money on your professional wedding photography services. The simpler your wedding photo album will turn out to be, the less money you will have to end up spending for it. This is some extra money that you can spend on the other needs that you may have for the wedding. It is either that or you can opt to reallocate the money on other products and services that you might want to include in the wedding photography package that you are building up with that particular professional photographer instead.
One option that you can take into account is a magazine type of wedding photo album.
This kind of photo album costs considerably less money and will not be as ridiculously expensive compared to the gilt edged and leather bound wedding photo albums that you are quite used to seeing all of the time. A modest photo album would be the wisest thing for you to go. Think about it. It is the kind of thing that makes perfect sense. You still get the best wedding photos that you could possibly get your hands on and at the same time, you aren’t missing out on the significant memento of getting an album to collate your photos together. And then of course, there is the possibility of a digital wedding photo album that you can upload, download, and reprint at any point in time and in any way that you may see fit.
Hire out your professional wedding photographer for less time if it is possible for you to go ahead and do so.
Wedding photographers cost a lot of money. And given the fact that this particular cost is based on professional services, it will be expensive if you have a professional photographer on board far longer than you would probably need. Take this into advisement all throughout the time that you are working things out. And besides, you only need a professional wedding photographer during the most important parts of your wedding anyway so you don’t have to stress yourself out too much with the thought of always having to extend the work hours of your photographer.
Earn discounts from the referrals that you bring to your wedding photographer’s way.
You can definitely get generous price cuts from something like this because of the fact that wedding photographers are always keen on looking forward to getting business in the future. This is the kind of thing that you can definitely play up to your advantage. Tell him how many contacts you have in your pipeline for people who might be marrying soon or for friends and family who might be planning out a wedding in the near future and who might need the services of a really great wedding photographer. Your word will be as good as good so you should make it a point to save as much money as you can by gaining discounts out of the deal that you map out with him at some point or so.
Knowing what questions you ought to ask this wedding photographer that you are trying to book for the coverage of your wedding will turn out to be the key to a successful transaction.
You need to know what things to ask from him so that you can manage your expectations the right way and so that you will be able to steer him towards the right negotiations when it all comes down to it. Here are a few questions to ask your wedding photographer that will more or less help you set down on the right foot when it comes to your line of questioning. It pays to ask the right questions especially when it has something as important as your wedding involved somewhere along the way.
Always start off with whether or not he is available during the wedding date.
This is more of a make it or break it question and you will see the wisdom in asking the question first and foremost before you move forward with anything else that you have on your list of questions for the professional wedding photographer. There really isn’t any point in moving further down the road if the photographer involved is not available during the date of your wedding or if he is not willing to make any changes in his calendar or in his itinerary. Move along and don’t waste your time while you are at it. There are a lot of other great wedding photographers out there and it is in all about finding them.
Ask your photographer if he will happen to have any assistants with him on that wedding day.
He can’t possibly do all the work all by himself, when you think about it. Weddings are huge events and the details and the work load could turn out to be quite punishing if you don’t put things in perspective the right way. The truly professional ones come in teams of three or more but if you are dealing with a fairly new wedding photographer, then a team of two shooters should do the trick. Make sure that you actually confirm this with the photographer that you are booking. You can’t afford to go for someone is planning to go in and cover your wedding all alone. It’s just too risky and impractical.
Ask him how he and his assistants will be dressed.
It should depend greatly on the kind of dress code that you have planned out or mapped out for the wedding as well. It only sounds fair that he runs this by you as his client. If your wedding has a black tie dress code, then your photographers should show up in black tie as well. If it’s casual, then they should be dressed casually. The point of the matter is that they need to dress pretty much like how the rest of the guests will come in looking like. This way, they don’t stand out too much from the crowd. This will make it easier for them to weave in and out without attracting too much attention to themselves.