"Photos your photographer won't take at your wedding....unless you ask for them!"

Written by Bill Collins

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You might also help make getting these photos easier for your photographer by making sure thatrepparttar people who are going to be included in these special group photos are told to be available forrepparttar 122067 photos being taken whenrepparttar 122068 other groups are done...either before or immediately afterrepparttar 122069 wedding ceremony.

You will not want to be trying to pull these groups together atrepparttar 122070 reception, because getting them all together atrepparttar 122071 same time atrepparttar 122072 reception is often one ofrepparttar 122073 most difficult things you'll do on your wedding day. It is better to avoid doing these photos atrepparttar 122074 reception altogether, if possible and get them done early inrepparttar 122075 day.

Also, be sure that allrepparttar 122076 people to be included in your photos know to stay inrepparttar 122077 roomrepparttar 122078 photos are being taken until allrepparttar 122079 groups are done. If someone slips off because they think they are through being photographed and it turns out that they are needed for an impromptu additional last minute group request, everything grinds to a halt photo-wised, until someone tracks them down and bringsrepparttar 122080 back.

If you aren't careful, this could be repeated over and over again as various people slip outside for a smoke or to userepparttar 122081 restroom after their group as been taken. When this happens, it can extendrepparttar 122082 time needed forrepparttar 122083 photos by as much as an extra half hour...and that time is probably cutting into your reception time, too.

A lot of churches today have church services scheduled pretty soon afterrepparttar 122084 wedding concludes, so many timesrepparttar 122085 photographer ends up being rushed timewise on gettingrepparttar 122086 group photos for you. I've had priests tell me immediately afterrepparttar 122087 receiving line concludes, "You have only 20 minutes to get all your groups done. We've got a church service starting soon."

In my email to be bride beforerepparttar 122088 wedding date, I always try to avoid having this happen by asking if there is a church service planned for afterrepparttar 122089 wedding...and, if so, how soon will it begin afterrepparttar 122090 wedding . I point out that everyone will need to RUSH back in immediately if we are crowded for time byrepparttar 122091 church. Don't let others complicate it for your photographer by them slipping out ofrepparttar 122092 room before allrepparttar 122093 group photos are taken.

Copyright, Bill Collins, 2004

40 years experience. Now earning his living as a full time exclusively-weddings photographer serving IN/OH/KY. and offering high value wedding photo packages and digital wedding coverage. Cincinnati wedding photographers

Wedding Rings – Through the Ages and for All Eternity

Written by M J Plaster

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Fit played an equally important role inrepparttar realm of superstition surroundingrepparttar 122066 wedding ring. The fit had to be perfect. Too loose a fit would lead to a sloppy marriage, carelessness, and even causerepparttar 122067 couple to grow apart. Too tight a fit would doomrepparttar 122068 couple to a suffocating, painful marriage.

In ancient times, wedding bands occupiedrepparttar 122069 third finger onrepparttar 122070 left hand just as they do today. The significance ofrepparttar 122071 third finger wasrepparttar 122072 belief thatrepparttar 122073 vein inrepparttar 122074 third finger,repparttar 122075 "vena amoris," led directly torepparttar 122076 heart. This was a thought propagated byrepparttar 122077 Egyptians and adopted as truth byrepparttar 122078 ancient Greeks and Romans, until later disproved.

Even afterrepparttar 122079 discovery that there was no vena amoris,repparttar 122080 custom of wearingrepparttar 122081 wedding band onrepparttar 122082 third finger survived. Early Christian marriages included a ritual that landedrepparttar 122083 wedding band onrepparttar 122084 third finger: Asrepparttar 122085 priest recited, "Inrepparttar 122086 name ofrepparttar 122087 Father,repparttar 122088 Son, andrepparttar 122089 holy Ghost," he tookrepparttar 122090 ring and touchedrepparttar 122091 thumb,repparttar 122092 first finger, and thenrepparttar 122093 second finger. When he said, "Amen," he placedrepparttar 122094 ring onrepparttar 122095 third finger, sealingrepparttar 122096 marriage. The wedding band has occupiedrepparttar 122097 third finger intorepparttar 122098 21st century, except for a short period duringrepparttar 122099 Elizabethan era, when whimsy decreed thatrepparttar 122100 wedding ring reside onrepparttar 122101 thumb.

Double-ring ceremonies gained popularity during World War II as young soldiers shipped off to war. The token ofrepparttar 122102 marriage contract took on new sentimentality during those troubling times, and that custom remains intact today. Ceremonies differ, vows are often unique, butrepparttar 122103 tradition ofrepparttar 122104 wedding band has survived throughrepparttar 122105 ages, and probably will—for all eternity.

M J Plaster is a successful author who provides information on shopping online for http://www.jewelry-4-u.net/engagement-rings.htm, http://www.jewelry-4-u.net/wedding-rings.htm, and http://www.jewelry-4-u.net/wedding-bands.htm. M J Plaster has been a commercial freelance writer for almost two decades, most recently specializing in home and garden, the low-carb lifestyle, investing, and anything that defines la dolce vita.

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