Picking your wedding photographer.

Written by Edward Mercer

When it comes time to pick your professional wedding photographer you will want to make sure you do your homework. Your photographer will berepparttar person you deal with more than anyone else involved in your wedding. They will berepparttar 144519 one you want to feelrepparttar 144520 most comfortable with because they are with yourepparttar 144521 whole day. An experienced photographer can direct everything about your day from beginning to end. If you like their work and feel comfortable with them, they can be your calming force duringrepparttar 144522 fast, hectic pace ofrepparttar 144523 wedding day. They will be a personal assistant to help you as well as take great photographs. They will also make sure that everything moves along so you do not missrepparttar 144524 experience ofrepparttar 144525 day. Afterrepparttar 144526 wedding they are one ofrepparttar 144527 few people that you continue to work with as you create your wedding album.I think you should also hire someone who is doing digital photography and handles most of their digital enhancements of their work. A photographer who is proficient with photoshop and digital enhancement is a major plus, as they can do anything imaginable to your images.

Free Wedding Planning Guide and Checklist

Written by Jean Bachcroft

With so much to do, every bride needs a surefire way to get organized and stay on track as she countdown toward that all-important day. Hereís a guide and checklist you wonít want to be without.

12 Months Before

*Buy a wedding planner and organizer (The only realistic alternative to not being well organized is hiring a wedding consultant to managerepparttar details for you.) *Talk with your fiance (and parents if they will be payingrepparttar 144473 bill and adding torepparttar 144474 guest list) aboutrepparttar 144475 size and a budget, possible date, and location forrepparttar 144476 wedding. *Reserverepparttar 144477 ceremony and reception sites. (Ifrepparttar 144478 wedding will take place in a large city, donít dilly dally on this one. Wedding venues can be booked up solid for a year.) *Begin shopping for your dress. (You could be looking for that perfect gown for months, and most shops need at least four months to fill an order. Look for styles appropriate forrepparttar 144479 wedding venue and time of day.) *Shop for or begin making save-the-date cards. *Send your engagement announcement to newspapers.

10 Months Before

*Make an appointment to meet with your clergyman. (Atrepparttar 144480 time you make your appointment, let him know your wedding date. You and your fiance should arrange to meet with him as soon as possible, especially if you live in a large city or are planning to write your own wedding vows.) *Begin scouting around for a baker, caterer, florist, musicians, and photographers. (Once you have found them, ask about and review price options.)

8 Months Before

*Research honeymoon destinations and prices. *Beginrepparttar 144481 guest list. (Generally, half ofrepparttar 144482 invited guests arerepparttar 144483 brideís and half arerepparttar 144484 groomís.) *Order your dress. *Book vendors and musicians or a dj. *Choose bridal registries and gifts you would like to receive. *Reserve a block of rooms for out-of-town guests.

6 Months Before

*Mail save-the-day notices. *Select menu and flower arrangements. *Order wedding stationery. *Shop for bridesmaidsí dresses. *Reserve rentals (tents, fans, etc.). *Make honeymoon and flight reservations. *Reserve hotel room for your wedding night.

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