Planning

Avoid These Mistakes With Your Wedding Photos

Your wedding is a day like no other in your life. It’s a day you want to remember fondly, regardless of how stressful it’s been to organise. More importantly, it’s a day you want to revisit regularly by looking at the pictures of the ceremony and the reception. The last thing you want is to put your wedding photo album away without daring to open it because the images are not quite what you expected. Ultimately, you’ve invested a lot of time and money in planning the venue, the dress, the menu, and the entertainment for the day. It would be a pity not to have a decent photo of your wedding party.

Avoid These Mistakes With Your Wedding Photos

Not looking after your skin

If there’s one day where you need to shine, it should be your wedding day. Thankfully, most brides have on average 6 to 18 months to prepare for their big day, so that should leave you with plenty of time to improve your fitness and beauty routine. Your skin, more importantly, will be going through a lot of pressure. Ultimately, planning your wedding is a stressful journey that can affect your skin balance and health. There’s no way around it: You want to keep it hydrated and smooth! For a fresh look, you should ensure the fragile skin under your eyes is moisturised, lack of moisture will create lines and enhance dark rings. Remember that while you can cheat with makeup, you can achieve better results with a clean and clear complexion!

Asking a friend to take the pictures

Everybody has a friend who always takes the most flattering selfies. But the truth is that your wedding picture shouldn’t be entrusted to a friend. You want a professional wedding photographer to capture the memories of your special day. Ultimately, your friend may not have the skills or the equipment required for a quality result. And it’s fair to say that the process of taking selfies is not comparable to wedding photography!

Check your location thoroughly

Nobody likes to be photobombed by a dog running in the background or a pair of school students playing on the grass. But if you want to avoid accidental intrusions, you need to pick a location that will be private at the time of the photoshoot. Film locations such as Alnwick Castle, or a Pottermaniac, it’s the set of Hogwarts, are available at a private hire basis, which guarantees perfect photos. Additionally, if you’ve decided to organise a photoshoot with a famous landscape in the background, it’s a good idea to check the site a few days before the shooting to make sure it’s safe and suitable.

Learn to pose

Selfie addicts, be warned! When you get married, you want not only a flattering picture with your spouse, but you also want to look your best. Automatisms such as the sign of victory or sticking your tongue out might be fine for a casual night out with friends, but you may want to train yourself to more suitable posing for your big day. Practice holding yourself straight in front of a mirror to find your best angles.

If you’re dreaming of a framed photo of your wedding day to keep by the fireplace, you need to make sure you’re not taking any chances on your photoshoot. From looking after yourself to finding a reliable photographer, you have to plan every single detail of your photo!

Here’s how you make sure everyone enjoys your wedding party

The evening of your wedding day will no doubt be when you do your serious celebrating! This is when most people have a party, and it’s usually the best time of the day for everyone to let their hair down and have some fun. The formalities of the ceremony are over and you and your guests will be full from the wedding breakfast. Now’s the time to enjoy everyone’s company and hit the dance floor!

Make Sure Everyone Enjoys Your Wedding Party

I’m sure that you and your new spouse will have a fantastic time at your wedding party. After all, you will have planned it with the two of you in mind. But how can you guarantee that every one of your guests will also have a fab evening? Here are some tips that will help with that.

Hire A Band Or DJ

Obviously, it ain’t no party without some music! You just need to decide on the best kind of music for your party – band or DJ? No matter which you go with, they will certainly be able to get most of your guests up onto their feet and having a boogie on the dance floor. It’s worth thinking about which type of music you and your guests will prefer, though. If you just want a standard disco that plays a good mix of current hits and some cheesy classics, then the DJ will be the best bet. For something a little different, a band will be a great addition to your whole wedding day.

Get Some Fun Props

These days, there are so many cool props that you can buy to add to your party. These include fun things like photo booths, giant-sized kids games, and magic mirror hire. I’m sure that your guests will have heaps of fun entertaining themselves with these. And they will also make for some great pictures that will always remind you of just how much fun everyone had!

Think About Children’s Entertainment

If you are going to be inviting some kids to come to your wedding, then you will need to accommodate them accordingly. They will very likely get bored with all the usual entertainment that is provided for adults, so you will need to remember to get something for the little ones. Why not hire a clown or a magician to dazzle the kids while their parents are on the dance floor? Some companies even offer special creche services that people can hire for their weddings too.

Mingle With Everyone

You and your spouse will be the guests of honour at the wedding, and I’m sure everyone will want to congratulate you on your big day. So, be sure to see everyone and mingle. Don’t just stick to the dance floor all night as some of your guests might miss you completely, and this might make them feel slightly unwelcome. So, be sure to say hello to everyone before you go for a dance!

These are just a few days you can make sure everyone enjoys the evening party of your wedding!

Making your Wedding standout with It’s Your Bottle

Gone are the days when you have a small flower arrangement in the middle of your wedding tables. Now it’s about making a statement with your tables, large flower arrangements, numerous bottles of wine, table numbers or names, beautiful gifts. More and more couples are looking for something a bit different for their big day.

It’s not only the tables that are changing, everything seems to be changing, from just asking people to be part of the wedding party. It’s now a gift and some people are even throwing parties just to ask people to be part of their day.

The gifts you give your wedding party has changed from cuff links and bracelets, to personalised bottles of wine, spa days, jewellery and so many other elaborate gifts.

Make your Wedding stand out

It’s Your Bottle offer personalised bottles of red, white, rose, and Prosecco that are perfect to use within your wedding. Rioja and Bordeaux for the red wines, Chardonnay and my favourite Sauvignon Blanc (which tastes amazing as I have been sent a lovely bottle to try out).

They offer a range of different personalisation. You can choose ‘will you be’ bottles, asking for your nearest and dearest to be your best man, usher, maid of honour or bridesmaid. I really like the idea of giving a bottle of someone’s favourite wine, it adds a splash of luxury and it’s something you can share while you celebrate…….

Personalised table wine

For your big day, have you thought about having personalised bottles of wine on the tables? Lots of venues now have a no corkage service, where the happy couple are able to supply their own alcohol. Which means having each bottle placed on the tabled personalised, will really make your day stand out. Many couples are using personalised bottles for the table name or number.

It’s You Bottle is also perfect for all of the thank you’s that you give out during the speeches, you might even want to give one to your hair dresser or makeup artist while getting ready.

Adding these little extras to you day, make it extra special. It’s the weddings that have something a little unique about them that people really remember.

It's you bottle wines

It’s Your Bottle are now leading the way as a personalised wine supplier, they want to provide a service that that is unique to each of their clients. It’s Your Bottle only use carefully selected and award winning wines, so you know that you will getting a lovely bottle of wine.

Choosing your bottle

At It’s Your Bottle they have so many different personalised labels to choose from, they are all designed by their in house design team. If you cannot quite find what you are looking for, then contact them and they will do their best to design just what you are looking for.

If you are wanting to make your bottle extra special then It’s Your Bottle have a couple of different gift box options. Both are wooden boxes, one with a sliding lid and a rope handle, the other is a hinged box with a satin finish. When you order one for your wine they come with kraft filling to protect the bottle but also makes it look lovely.

I really love these, plus the wine tastes fabulous. What do you think?

 

* Thank you It’s Your Bottle for sending me some lovely wine to try.*