If you missed our special Instagram takeovers that happened last month, do not worry; I'm giving you all the deets right here in our blog recap. First I'll back up a bit. We wanted to come out with a bang to announce our free Wedding Gift Guide and Checklist for brides. We realized we had so much more than just a gift guide to offer, we could ask our friends and experts in the wedding industry to give you exclusive advice to commemorate our guide. (P.S. if you haven't signed up for this gift guide, click on the link above! It's filled with great info that will keep your wedding plans moving along effortlessly).
In August, we pooled together some of our favorite wedding people to share their insight on how to plan the perfect wedding: with advice from Scott Clark, one of the top wedding photographers in the world (named by Harpers Bazaar), to seasonal color palettes from floral designer Darcy at Seascape Flowers, to what destinations for honeymoons are trending from 100 Layer Cake, and how to organize the wedding day and entertain your guests with our event and wedding planner partners, The Framework Events and E Events Co..
We got so much good insight that I think we'll have to share it over two blog posts, so stay tuned for more soon! Sign up here and we'll keep you posted when the next blog post comes out.
Scott Clark Photo
Tips on Day Of Wedding Photography
First up is Scott Clark from Scott Clark Photo is fast becoming a leader in the wedding photography scene. Now with a title as one of the top wedding photographers in the world from Harpers Bazaar he certainly has what it takes to capture any wedding and the special moments that come with the event. He has worked with some amazing photographers such as Annie Leibovitz and Nick Vedros to build his craft into an outstanding career and we are so excited to have him on board as one of our experts to slap down some knowledge about taking solid photos for the big day.
All Photos by Scott Clark Photo
Eileen from E Events Co.
Photo of tablescapes: Julie Cahill Photography
What is some advice for planning a destination wedding around the holidays? I would definitely recommend to send your save the dates out very early, because the holidays are already such a busy time of year, so you want to give your guests plenty of time to make travel arrangements ahead of time. The cost of a destination wedding can quickly add up, so make sure you do all your research before you make your first visit out to meet with vendors so that you can accomplish as much as possible on that initial visit. Hiring a good team of vendors that can really be your 'eyes on the ground' is so important, and will ensure a smooth and successful wedding planning experience!
The Framework Events
How can I entertain all of my guests for multiple days without blowing my budget?
First things first - introduce everyone! Your 'kick-off' event should be casual and fun and it doesn't have to be expensive. Walking tours, group tickets to a baseball game with food vouchers, special museums or arcades - these are perfect environments for strangers to become friends and some of them are even free!
Photo: Kjrsten Madsen
How do I get my guests around town and make sure they show up on time?
Custom Uber/Lyft discount codes are a great way to help your guests get around town and it let's them know you've considered their time & efforts to be with you. And when prompt arrival is mandatory - like at your ceremony - hire professional wedding transportation!
Whats your #1 tip for hosting on the big day?
Do I have to have a Pinterest board to plan a wedding?No, but gathering a few photos that capture you and your fiancé's style will help you communicate with all of your vendors so the whole weekend feels cohesive.
A tip about selecting a venue from The Framework Events: Ask to walk through the venue as one of your invited guests. You want to get a sense of what the guests will encounter before arriving at your party. Where are they parking? How far will they walk? Will they hear the music? Where will they place their coats and purses? Where are the restrooms? Review as many elements as you can from the guests point of view.
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