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April 1, 2019

Saving For Your Dream Wedding

Your wedding is likely to be the priciest party you throw in your entire life. It’s easy to say that you’ll find ways to reduce expenses and stick to your budget, but, with most weddings costing no less than tens of thousands, paying for it is still sure to be an overwhelming task. This is why many couples choose to borrow to fund their big day. Rather than enter into marriage with a huge debt looming over you, here are six ways you can save up for your dream wedding day.

  1. Change How You Shop

Whenever you need to go shopping, make sure that you spend time writing a list before you head to the store. This will help you to watch what you spend and keep you from making any impulse purchases. You should also apply for loyalty cards in the shops that you most frequently visit. This will allow you to earn points, and therefore money off, without spending any extra cash.

  1. Switch To Cheaper Plans

We all have bills that need paying each and every month. When you have one or more on a subscription, you could try switching to a less costly plan. You could look for the cheapest phone plans, for example, or ditch cable and pay for a streaming service instead. You could also cancel your monthly gym membership and instead workout at a community center or even at home.

  1. Cut Out Unnecessary Purchases

Once you’ve started to cut down your bills, you’ll find that there are many other purchases that you can live without. Your morning coffee and meals out are just two common examples. If you decide to leave your car at home and instead travel to work by public transport, you’ll also save on fuel, maintenance, and insurance. If this isn’t an option, try car sharing to halve the costs.

  1. Ditch Any Bad Habits

When you’re trying to save up for your wedding, the last thing that you should be doing is wasting money on things that could harm your health. Not only will it cost you cash now, but it can also result in expensive medical bills later. Smoking, excessive drinking, and unhealthy eating are just a few habits you should avoid. There is lots of support out there to help you quit these problems.

  1. Sell What You Can

Don’t begin married life with a house full of junk. Instead, spend some time decluttering the place and sell the stuff you no longer want or need. From exercise equipment to old books, and even broken computers, you can get rid of almost anything online, often for a fair price. If there’s anything that you’re struggling to sell, some places will pay for the job of recycling it themselves.

  1. Work An Extra Job

Planning a wedding is a time-consuming job, but, if you have a few spare hours each week, you could dedicate them to earning some extra money. You have many options when it comes to part-time work, including anything bartending and waitressing to writing your own blog. Working in a store could be a good option, as you may get a discount on things you need for your big day.

Saving for a wedding is a tough job, but, hopefully, with these tips, you’ll find it a little easier.

March 26, 2019

The Trend for Wedding Videos

If you are getting married then you will undoubtedly already have one hundred and one things to plan. You need to pick your dress, invite your guests, choose a venue, decide on table decorations, think about how you are going to get to the venue, and so on and so forth. Don’t let all of this planning go to waste. This is the biggest day of your life. You are doing everything in your power to make it as special as possible. So make sure you get a professional videographer to capture each and every moment that made it so magical. After all, on your big day you are likely to be so busy that you will probably miss some parts as well. However, once you get your hands on your professional wedding video, you won’t miss anything.

By choosing to hire a videographer for professional wedding video, you will get the opportunity to relive your big day again and again. A wedding videographer has the knack for capturing every special moment. And let’s be frank; on your big day you don’t get to see as much as you would like to. Whilst you are busy cutting your cake you may miss your parents and your parents in law embracing each other with happiness for your union. Whilst you are throwing the bouquet you may miss your best friend’s hilarious horrified face when she catches the flowers. A professional videographer ensures you don’t miss a single thing. You will get to watch parts of your wedding that you didn’t even realise occurred.

Expert wedding videographers do not only capture your special moments but they make them more magical with their expert editing services and expertise. If you ask a friend to do the video of your wedding then you won’t get any of this. You will get wobbly footage and out of focus shots. Professional videographers know how to find the best angles, how to use light to their advantage and what techniques work best. If that wasn’t enough, they also know how to add show-stopping effects. They can add cinematic video techniques; this involves using black and white in segments and then colours in other places. This is much better than professional photography, so you can forget about this expense. Why not simply get a photobooth from the likes of Booth Boy instead for photos? Another popular technique for a specialist wedding video includes music and audio effects. In addition to this, professionals can make your big day special by interviewing those who are close to you. They can then incorporate some nice messages into your video to give it a documentary feel.

A wedding video also provides a fantastic way of saying thank you to all of your guests. Most people send a letter or a thank you card in order to express their gratitude. A wedding video provides a unique and fun way of doing this. Your guests will appreciate the effort you have gone to as well. You can always ask the videographer to create a full length video for you and then a shortened version for your guests. After all, you may want a special video just to be shared between you and your partner. Thus, you can ask for a one or two minute video especially for your friends and family. The videographer can take a different direction for this video; ensuring they try to get as many of the guests in the footage as possible. Your nearest and dearest will love the opportunity to try and spot themselves on video.

December 14, 2017

Ariel + David || Fearrington Village

David and I met in New York City at NYU’s 7th Street Dorm in June 2008. I was a rising junior at NYU and was working for the NYU Housing office over the summer; David was a rising senior at NC State, but was interning in NYC and living in NYU housing for the summer. We lived in the same dorm and quickly became friends. Friendship then turned into a sweet summer romance, and I was heartbroken when David left at the end of the summer. David returned to NYC for another internship in the summer of 2009, and romance ensued again. This time, it was David who was left heartbroken when he returned to North Carolina at the end of the summer, but he didn’t tell me that until years later. Read more

November 30, 2017

Abbey + Ben || The Ashton Depot

Abbey & Ben set their post-vow party right with a mariachi band, one adorable burro, a cigar bar and plenty sweet moments with family and friends. If you enjoy festive food, bright floral arrangements and bold centerpieces then you will love the details from this beautiful wedding! Read more