A Little Inspiration For Your Big Day

Ah Weddings! A wonderful thing, committing to spend the rest of your life with one person.  A day to share your love with your family and friends, or perhaps not.  There are loads of different ways to get married and not all of them need to cost you the earth.  We’ve pulled together three different weddings shared by three very different couples that will hopefully inspire you when choosing your special day.

The Slight Hitch

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Photo credit: Shorsec

 

Chris lived in Kabul, Afghanistan for 8 months of the year.  Whilst Nancy was based in the south of England.  The pair knew that they would need to plan their wedding around his breaks from Afghanistan.  Except Chris had a pretty epic idea for his stag do.  He wanted to ride home to the UK from Kabul on his motorbike. The only issue was the trip was going to be unpredictable when it came to timing.  So the two decided not to tell anyone else what they were up to and to head to Gretna Green where they could be more flexible with dates.  Chris made the 4000 mile journey on his motorbike for the charity Mission Motorsport.  He was delayed by 2 weeks at the Caspian Sea and arrived in Dover 24 hours before they were due to get married.  They jumped in a car and raced to Scotland.  Got married.  He returned to Kabul 3 days later.  The couple said the wedding cost them the grand total of £600 (£300 being the Christian Louboutin shoes Nancy bought to go with a £40 dress) and Chris raised £40,000 for the charity.  

 

The Home Stayers

Tom and Aisha both had a love for family and decided straight away that their family home was the perfect place to hold a very boho wedding.  The whole event was staged in their garden with Aisha wearing a vintage wedding dress which was the inspiration used when designing the bridesmaid dresses.  The guests sat on hay bales and the bride rode her beautiful white horse bareback down the aisle.  All food was produced from their own customised vintage catering van.  The couple said they spent less than £1000 on the whole wedding which was less than half what they spent on a month long honeymoon!

 

The Modern Couple

 

Ned and Pauline were based in Calgary, Canada.  They knew that a lot of members of their family wouldn’t be able to travel from Europe to share in their special day.  So instead of having guests, they nipped off on their work lunch break, to a stunning waterfall in the Rockies and set up a live feed for all their relatives at home.  It was winter and Pauline wore a dress borrowed from her mother whilst Ned opted for jeans and a shirt.  Both the bride and groom went back to work and spent their first night as a married couple at home doing exactly what they would normally do on a wednesday night.  The wedding cost them $300 and they both said it was the best $300 they have ever spent.  

 

Make your wedding completely unique for the two of you.  Because it is your love that matters.  That should come first.  

Top Ideas To Capture Your Big Day

When it comes to your wedding day, it goes so fast that it’s easy to forget exactly what happened when you look back. In fact, small details can often get forgotten after the big day. But as it’s the biggest day of your life, you want to be able to remember the whole thing from start to finish. Therefore, here are some top ideas you need to ensure you capture your big day, so it’s never forgotten.

 

Book a videographer

 

A videographer is one of the top ways you can capture your big day. After all, they will film every moment of the day for you to watch back with your new husband and family in the years to come. And it’s a great way to remember everything that happened during the special day. You can also get extras too as part of your package. For example, you can come and get them to film in the morning while you and your bridesmaids are getting ready for the big day. It will give an insight for your new husband on what you were up to on the morning of the wedding! And you could even ask the videographer to go and speak to the guests during the day. It’s good to have clips of people sending well wishes for you to look back on!

 

Hire a photographer

 

Hiring a photographer is one of the most important jobs for your big day. After all, they work to capture the whole day with photos you can keep forever. And these pictures will be around your whole house for the next however many years. So you need to make sure you like the style of the photographer before you book them. Have a look at their previous photos to see their work. And companies like Dream Wedding tend to have reviews on their site so you can check what other brides and grooms have said about the photographer. Also, you need to decide when you want the photos to be taken from. A lot of people are opting to have the photographer arrive at the bride’s house before the wedding. That way, you can have photos with your parents and your bridesmaids before you go to marry your partner!

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Photo credit: Pixabay

 

Rent a photo booth

 

A new thing which has come into popularity over the last few years is photobooths. After all, these are an excellent way to capture the evening of your wedding. After all, your photographer might go home after the first dance. So you won’t have anyone taking photos of the rest of your big day. And you might miss out on some great photos of your guests. Therefore, a photo booth allows your guests to take more fun photos that you can keep forever. And as well as having great pictures of your friends and family, you can go in and take photos with people who might not have been in your main wedding photos. For example, people just arriving in the evening for your do! Therefore, it’s an excellent way to ensure you remember everyone who came for your special day.

 

And doing some additional things like adding cameras to the tables, and getting people to post photos during the day during a hashtag are also excellent ways to capture your special day.

 


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