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Videography: Should You Have It At Your Wedding?

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 One of the many trends that have surfaced in the wedding industry is the need for videographers. Over the past five years alone, massive changes in the video and film business have taken place. Video, which was only recently poorly rated as opposed to photography, has now resurfaced and come back with justification.


The Perks of Videography at Weddings


There is no question that perfectly photographed stills carry a certain degree of class and glamour — and this is very impressive to have at a wedding. The question, though, is this: What if this very same glamour and class could move, show the sequence of events, reactions, sounds, emotions, and even the tiniest details that still images could not provide? Would there still be a contest as to which one the bride and groom would pick?


This is exactly the path that wedding videography is treading. Plus, modern technology has helped in improving the quality of the videos as well as the affordability of being able to record the cinematics of the special day.


Reasons to Get in With the Videography Trend


Even before the 80s, weddings have been filmed as soon as the first camcorder was made commercial. At that time, it wasn’t much of a trend as much as it was considered a hassle, thanks to the bulky size and appearance of the equipment needed — which totally wrecked the idea of class and glamour. Today, however, technology has allowed more freedom and flexibility in movement. Sometimes, static light stands aren’t even necessary anymore. This lets everybody focus on the most important thing: the wedding.


These days, the videographers themselves have become as fluid and agile as photographers, if not more. They are able to squeeze into the tightest of areas and still produce the most flattering angles and elegant shots. This is a big reason that the concept of videography has skyrocketed to the level it is in today. DSLRs, for one, have become standardized in terms of high-definition film — which simply means clients can expect Hollywood-quality films or videos from even the most amateur videographers.


Some Final Words


At the end of the day, wedding photos will still and always be indispensable, but this shouldn’t mean that the value of wedding videos should be underestimated. This might be something that the bride and groom would regret for the rest of their lives. After all, the wedding is a live event — it isn’t a single moment, or multiple moments separate from each other. It only makes sense to capture it right, especially if you’re planning on only getting married once. Looking for a UK Videographer, Paul Hubbard - is one of the best!


Top Tips & Ideas For Your Hen Party!

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Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities are great for Hen Parties, depending on the time of year you decide to go.

There are almost too many options, but I always recommend the organiser puts out a voting to the group and you decide on an activity.

Food & Drink

Always the most popular option, but a classic none the less! Afternoon Tea, Medieval Banquet are great fun. How about Chocolate or Cocktail making?

Or keeping it simple with a picnic in the pub followed by some great food and maybe a cheeky club ;-)?


Karaoke is always brilliant fun, don't discount it straight away. There's plenty of trendy bars in London and the midlands that make karaoke cool!

Look Good
The most important part of your Hen Party, look good! Get some cheesy printed t-shirts online, from a provider similiar (or use them) to Logos 4 Polos, collect the money individually and order them all together for a better price!


I covered this in a previous post, take a look here.






Why Choose Good Favours for Your Wedding

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For centuries now, giving wedding favours has been an integral part of the English culture. Having its origin from Italy in the 18th century, this was soon accepted and integrated into the English culture and since then it is almost mandatory to give wedding guests tokens of appreciation. With them sacrificing their time to attend the wedding event, dress up, buy gifts and celebrate with you it is only fair to give them the very best favours. The list one can pick from is quite long ranging from the traditional five pieces of flavoured almond pieces to chocolates to flowers and even bar soaps with the bride and grooms faces imprinted on them. Whatever a bride and groom pick goes a long way in showing appreciation. But why choose the best wedding favours UK?


Showing gratitude

Everybody’s wedding day is the biggest day of their lives. Imagine getting married without anyone next to you to offer you support and celebrate the big day with you. Pretty sad, right? It would actually not even be possible since most legal requirements necessitate witnesses for a wedding to be legalized. It is however not a right for you to have all these guests attending the wedding but they only do it as a favour. It is therefore appropriate to offer them the very best favours to say thank you to all guests for attending and sharing your joy on one of your biggest moments in life.


Keep the memories

Though a great wedding is one many people might have trouble forgetting, favours go a long way in imprinting a permanent memory of the wedding to all in attendance. Giving guests a wedding favour uk that is unique and relates to the wedding theme that they can carry home will offer them something to remember your wedding with. Favours will serve to leave a great impression on all guests and really interesting ones will remain as indispensable things that guests will never want to throw away.


Lucky charm

Though not commonly considered nowadays, during the 19th century, wedding favours were considered to symbolize luck. During these times, the gifts were handed over to the guests personally by the newlyweds after the wedding alongside with their married bliss. Doing this currently with all wedding favours will surely achieve the same effect. The bliss that comes with the wedding is shared through sharing these gifts and it also is a sign of wishing luck to all in attendance.



Get the guests talking and interacting

Great wedding favours will definitely draw the attention of all guests and what better way to get them to interact. Simply place unique favours on the tables and watch as guests begin discussing them with each other. They provide a common ground for people who may not know each other and get them talking and interacting. They make the event lively and lighten up the guests’ faces. We all love to receive a gift and guests at the wedding are no different. They will really appreciate any favours granted to them and make them feel loved and appreciated hence alleviating their moods for the day and even interact more freely.


Winter weddings Vs Summer Weddings

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With Christmas a few weeks away, some of you may be lucky enough to get asked that all important question.


But when Christmas is over and you have an all-important wedding to plan, what season do you chose to say I do in, the brisk cold months of Winter or the hot, most likely wet months of the UK summer?


One way to help decide this is the choice of venue you want, some venues will be more suited to those warm light evenings where as other will look picturesc in the Winter, especially with a sprinkling of snow.


If you're working on a budget, getting married in the winter can be a more suitable option. Most couples tend to book their weddings in the summer months, while demand for venues can be quite high in summer months, so does the cost associated with that, so getting married in the winter could be more cost effective.


You'll also find yourself in the same scenario when it comes to services at the wedding, services such as caterers, photographers, florists, etc are all much busier in the summer, so again if you're on a budget, or you just can't wait for that big day, a Winter wedding may be for you.


If you've decided that a winter wedding is for you then you may want to check out this pintrest board with some great ideas for a winter themed wedding. Looking for a summer theme, then we've got you covered too here.



Wedding Entertainment: Magicians

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Entertainment can be an important factor at your wedding, there may be times when your guests will be waiting around whilst you get your photos done etc, at these times, how can you keep your guests entertained? Magicians.

Magicians can be a great assit to your wedding day, not only can they keep you and your guests entertained with their tricks, but then can bring a real vibe and buzz to your day.

I recently attended a wedding which had magician Nick Crown, who dazzled and amazed me with his magic. He was around after the ceromony at the reception for the whole evening walking round each table introuducing himself before entertaining us with his array of tricks. He became a real talking point on the table, trying to figure out how the hell he actually did that.

A magician at a wedding may not spring to mind at first when planning enterainment at a wedding, however this is something I really think you should consider when you are planning a wedding.