Getting the Kind of Wedding Social Stationery That You Want

Your wedding stationery is your personal branding for the day. The invitations are you and me inc. So make sure that you have a clear idea of your brand. Decide on colours, and how you would like to see your wedding brand. Your wedding stationery isn’t just the invitation, it is the menu, the order of service, the favour boxes. Have a think about exactly what you need in terms of wedding stationery this means that your day can be tailored around a theme, and more importantly around you.

Get inspired

Give you wedding stationery designer a few of your favourite things. The more you can give in terms of inspiration the better the invitations will be. Whether it is the story of how you met, your favourite flyers, record covers, fashion pictures. Everything that has formed the story of your relationship is great to relay to the designer. With this information it is possible for the designer to create your personal story using paper.

Quirky or Classique:

We love quirky invitations, but we love classic stuff too. But, don’t feel pressured about what kind of invitation you have send. Your wedding stationery has to be a reflection of your ideas and feelings. If you make sure that you are true to yourself, you will have wedding stationery that is a real reflection of who you are.

Don’t feel subdued by other peoples convictions, this is your big day and you need to do it the way that makes you happy. Make sure that you choose invitations that really let you shine through and isn’t about other people; it’s all about you.

To Save the Date or Not to Save the Dave:

Save the dates are becoming more and more popular, are they essential, no – but it is a great way to get your guests to reserve the day. And it gives you some breathing space so you are not under pressure to send the entire invitation. A save the date is a great way of making sure that everyone who needs to know has the information about your big day, and it will allow them to let them make arrangements in advance.

Timing is of the essence:

Everyone knows that they need to have wedding invitations but one of the most important considerations is when do you send them out. With wedding stationery the easiest way to determine your schedule is based on what kind of wedding you are having. If you are having a destination wedding get your invitations out at least 9 months in advance.

If you are having a wedding that is near to where you live your wedding stationery doesn’t need to be posted until 6 months before the big day.

Stamping your authority:

You can have regular stamps, but the awesome thing is that you can now have stamps that are customised with the logo of your choice. You can get the stamp to match the wedding stationery excellent isn’t it? Ask your wedding stationer about getting your own personal stamps.

Communicate, Communicate, Communicate:

Invitation design is team work, and the relationship between the designer and couple is important. Make sure that you have an open and friendly dialogue – the more communication the better the invitations will be. Don’t feel shy, speaking up will make sure you get invitations you love.

Wedding Videographer Vs Wedding Photographer

So you have decided to get married and you have begun the planning for your wedding day. Many things to plan and some of the decisions include, choosing a date, possibly choosing a wedding planner, depending on your budget, but ultimately deciding on many wedding services. Some of the wedding services are a wedding limo, and wedding DJ, reserving a banquet hall and hiring a photographer to capture your wedding. However, while there are so many wedding photographers to choose from, a lot of them offer the option of video capturing the entire wedding as well, an option again, if in the budget, should be considered.

The reason that we recommend that you go with a wedding video production for your wedding is because a wedding video can capture different angles that a photograph will not catch. A video capture compared to a still capture offers a lot more dimensions and for that reason it is a great option to have for your wedding. However, if the budget is not in the cards to be able to have both a Video & Photo for your wedding reception in Toronto, then here are some options to consider. Since a wedding photography firm tends to offer both services, wedding photo and wedding video, talk to them once you have visited them for the free consultation, a visit that is a given once you plan on booking for a photographers / videography and ask them if they are willing to work with your budget to assist you in offering both photography and video productions services for your wedding celebration.

While most wedding photo and video firms offer bundle packages that are cost effective, most will still want to work with you and offer you what they can to be able to assist you on your wedding day. Another option to consider is to have part of the wedding filmed digitally and captured in video while other components to be captured in still photos. Things like photos at a park with just the immediate family and bridal party can be captured in still photography, while the entrance to the wedding reception be video recorded and made in to a video for your wedding, there are many options to consider and talking to give you suggestions to have both is important and something that they will be willing to do to make sure that they get your business.

Remember, the industry in Toronto is very competitive, so a photography firm in Toronto will want to do whatever to get an edge to get you to be there client, so be willing to work with them and they will be willing to help you with your budget anyway they can. So try to get both a wedding photos and wedding videos for your wedding day, it will give you an extra dimension for capturing moments for all your special moments on your wedding day.

Wedding Blogs

Why Do An Article On Just Wedding Blogs?

Simple, wedding blogs are the only type of blogs I view, so these are the only types of blogs I can comment on, and also I have come to realise that many people do not realise that wedding blogs are another form of web directory of services/vendors.

How Are Wedding Blogs Like Business Directories?

Wedding blogs come across to the uninitiated as an individual raving about a particular service or image or venue, or they focus on the personal aspect of the actual couples involved. This is seemingly as it seems, someone expressing their passions on their chosen subject matter, but is it?

How Wedding Blogs Work.

Wedding blogs are a business! There is a reason why any particular wedding blog looks stylish and professional, and this is because it is a business. The successful well known blogs can sell advertising spaces in various sizes and prevalence. Some blogs will insist on a certain style of image to be used for a vendors advert but in most cases, an advertiser has a free hand.

So? So what you are asking?

Well, the really interesting bit is not the adverts on the wedding blog, but the actual blog posts. Look over any wedding blog post and you will see a reference to a wedding vendor of some description, some times this can be due to just copyright, but in the majority of cases the actual URL or website/company/vendor mentioned in the blog will be the vendor who has paid for that blog post to be made!

Hold on your saying, if a vendor is paying for a blog entry, surely they would want their name/business/website mentioned many times and also a thorough breakdown of who they are, what they offer etc?

Yes of course they will want all that, and so a vendor can pay for that type of blog entry, which is called a “sponsored listing”. In sponsored listings the vendor can go to town with a fully detailed explanation of who they are and what they offer, and in most cases the wedding blogger will opt for the “interview” with these types of “sponsored listings”. But more often and not, wedding vendors will opt for the more normal blog post.

Why Do Wedding Blogs Do this, And Not Just A Traditional Detailed Advert?

Well advertising works at its very best in this particular field of weddings, because Brides to be and Grooms to be are looking for vendors via a referral method. If a third party writes an excellent referral about a wedding vendor, then a Bride to be or Groom to be will be satisfied that the vendor in question there for must be a safe bet.

In the world of weddings, this type of subtle advertising is seen as working really well, and also it is priced cheaper in real terms than a simple advert.

Why Do Vendors Choose To Pay For Blog Posts And Not Just Adverts?

An advert will be removed once the contract time has passed, where as a blog post will remain on that blog forever, or until the blogger ceases to pay for their server/quits blogging.

The aspect of a blog post remaining for a long time, over the short term of an advert is very important to a vendor. Because any vendor website wants to be higher in Google, and one of the main very important factors in promoting a website to Google is gaining links to that vendors website.

But lets be clear about this, not just any link, Google’s algorithms are looking for quality link backs to a vendors website, and there is no better quality link for most wedding vendors than a link from a wedding blog which is specialising in their chosen field of weddings! The only other type of links that would be fantastic for a wedding vendor or any business, is a link from a big website, such as BBC for instance.

Blogs have been around for only a short time, and they will massively increase in numbers and in time people will realise that a blogger is there, just as a business directory is, to sell, sell, sell, but in a informative, entertaining, possibly stylish way.

Adorn Your Wedding Dress With The Perfect Jewelry

A wedding is a once in a lifetime affair. Not only is it every girl’s dream to have a special one-of-a-kind wedding, but is also something that she dreams about all her life, creating mental pictures and scenarios of a perfect wedding. A lot of planning and thought goes into creating the perfect look for a wedding day. Everything from the dress to the flowers to the décor needs to be carefully selected. Wedding happens once, but the memories last forever in the form of wedding photographs. It is, therefore, essential to plan the details well in advance, in order to have a relaxed, stress-free and enjoyable wedding day.

Selecting a wedding dress is a grand decision, necessitating several trips to every boutique in sight, spending countless hours trying different dresses and soliciting the opinion of everyone from close cousins to best friends. Selecting the wedding jewelry matching the wedding attire warrants equal care and attention. Wedding jewelry holds utmost importance and plays a vital part in enhancing the beauty of the wedding attire. The wedding look is incomplete without the right jewelry that goes well with the wedding dress.

Before you pick the perfect piece of jewelry for your wedding day, take note of a few points from the checklist. First and foremost, the wedding jewelry piece that you select must go well with and gracefully complement your wedding dress. The color, design, metal and pattern of the piece should be such that it accentuates the facial structure, and lends it a perfect petite look. With a wide range of wedding jewelry available today, it gets rather taxing selecting the ideal piece for your special day. Do not get baffled with all the options available in the market. Select a piece that complements your style, your dress, your hairstyle and most importantly your personality.

If you do not generally wear long or heavy jewelry, wearing it on your wedding day for the first time for the sake of it would not only make you uncomfortable, but also fidgety. Do not stray too far from your usual style. The color of an earpiece or ring should be such that complements your dress. It need not be the same color as your dress; it could just be of a color that offers a beautiful contrast.

If you go in for a customized design of jewelry, you can incorporate design patterns that are present in your dress in the jewelry too. For instance, if the dress has floral patterns in the skirt, the same design can be copied in the ear piece. Don’t always bank upon contemporary and traditional designs. Take note of the latest trends in wedding jewelry by following blogs, weddings exhibitions and bridal shows.

Select trendy, yet elegant pieces that add grace, glamour and charm to your look. Wedding jewelry has the ability to lend effortless magnificence to your dress and captivate eyes and illuminate your style at the same time. A piece of jewelry exudes class and evokes splendid beauty. Make sure you select your little piece of timeless beauty carefully!

Many Brides-to-Be Think Wedding Planners Are Miracle Workers

Why do brides think wedding planners are miracle workers? Well, I am here to tell you that they are not and what they really are for. I have noticed lately that many brides to be think that they are entitled to discounts from every wedding professional. They think wedding planners can work miracles for them. Wedding planners are a wonderful asset and should be looked at as someone that will guide you and help you to find the wedding professionals that will work with your budget and provide quality service. If their isn’t a wedding vendor that will work with your current budget then you may have to wait until you are able to increase your budget or make some other sacrifices like not having wedding favors, no wedding transportation, etc.

It is very important that you set a realistic budget and have money already saved before you begin the wedding planning process. You need at minimum of $5,000 to begin the planning of your wedding (base on a $15,000 budget or higher). Every wedding vendor is going to require a deposit to hold your wedding date and if you wait until the last minute to make your deposits, you will find yourself stressed out about not having the wedding professionals you really want for your wedding.

What I have been noticing thus far this year, is that many brides-to-be are planning their wedding 15 to 24 months in advance so they can have the wedding that they want without the financial stress. This is a good strategy but you must be dedicated to making all of your wedding vendor payments on time and stick to the budget that was created for the wedding.

If you have a wedding planner or plan to hire one, please keep in mind that he or she is there to guide you and not seek discounts from every wedding professional that they know. Yes, they do have relationships with wedding vendors and discounts are sometimes offered but do not expect him or her to request or demand a discount. Your wedding planner will tell the wedding vendor your budget and if he or she willing to work with it, then great, if not then you planner should move on and try to find a wedding professional who will.

Financially Protect Your Vintage Dresses At Your Wedding

A vintage wedding dress can make a big impact on your wedding day; however it should be covered by your wedding insurance policy. When selecting your wedding insurance it’s worth checking the details of your policy document as different wedding insurance providers offer different levels of cover for your dress.

Your wedding insurance should pay for loss or damage to ceremonial and bridal attire belonging to, or hired by you or a close relative prior to, during and after your wedding ceremony. This means that a vintage dress as well as a new dress will usually be covered.

Why vintage?

There are a lot of advantages to choosing a vintage frock, as you can pick a style from an era that suits your personality as well as your figure. For example, dresses from the thirties and forties have a classic elegance, whilst shorter fifties style dresses have a fun-loving look and set a more relaxed tone for your big day.

Another advantage of buying a vintage dress is the cost. Wedding dresses are notoriously expensive; in fact the average amount each UK bride spends on her dress is £1,200.[1] If you long for a dress made from expensive natural fibres, embellished with beadwork, or expertly embroidered by hand, you may be shocked by how much this craftsmanship costs on a new dress. However, if you opt for a vintage dress, you may be able to find these styles within your price range.

If you’re tempted by the idea of a vintage wedding dress, there are a few things to bear in mind in addition to the wedding dress insurance you will take out. Over the last sixty years, the shape of women’s bodies has changed considerably so if you fall in love with a classic dress you will almost certainly have to make some alterations to it. You may want to consult a dressmaker to get an idea of what can and can’t be altered.

There are plenty of imitation vintage garments on the market so check any prospective dresses carefully. Brand new labels are the most obvious sign of an imitation garment, but some manufacturers even sew old labels into new dresses – so be sure to examine dresses carefully before making a purchase.

Whatever style you settle on, reputable wedding insurance should protect you financially in case anything happens to your dress, whilst the timeless grace of classic dress adds charm and authenticity to your big day.

Why Blogging Should Be Part of Your Wedding Marketing Strategy

There are those who may consider blogging to only be for those who have nothing better to do with their time! But since their creation, blogs have become important tools for business owners with websites and as such need to be considered as part of wider wedding marketing strategy.

Blogging is so much more than a collection of random thoughts and rantings though. A good blog needs to be engaging, informative and useful to the reader. Get those elements right and your blog will see traffic to your website increase on a regular basis. When it comes to wedding marketing having a blog can help you to promote products or services, engage readers in special offers, run competitions and provide a valuable insight into your business and customers. People love to check back on good blogs on a regular basis and if you add an RSS feed they will be informed every time you post something new.

Trouble is many people just do not know how to go about making their blog great and consequently a great number are very poor indeed. A good blog post should be relevant to your business; it should be relevant to your customers and if possible contain points which will lead readers into taking some kind of action which will generate business for you. This could be something as simple as leaving a good comment, linking to your site from their own or contacting you for more information.

If your blog is good then it will help to improve your search engine rankings which should be part of your wider wedding marketing strategy. You also need to make sure that you integrate your blog with your website so that readers can click through to other pages such as online shopping or contact forms.

The golden rule with blogs is that all content needs to be unique and relevant. Search engines will be quick to penalize you for plagiarizing someone else’s work and your rankings will take a knock if the search engine does not think your content is relevant to your wider website.

A good blog needs the following to ensure its success and yours:

* Post regularly. It does not need to be everyday, but try to put at least three posts a week on it, staggered throughout the week. This will tell the search engines that the site is active.

* Sign up to Google Analytic to monitor visitors to your site and to see what they were reading and how long they stayed for. This tool is free and will tell you a great deal of information about the who, what, why and where of your site.

* Adopt a keyword marketing strategy to target visitors who are looking for specific things, and use your keywords as your tags.

* Clever titles are not so easy to come up with but try to make them interesting so that visitors are more compelled to stop and read on further. Again use keywords in your titles to help boost your search engine presence.

* Avoid cluttering up pages with lots of ads from other sites. Ninety percent of the time these will not generate any extra revenue for you and apart from being annoying to readers, they also slow up the loading speed of your pages.

* Choose a good design for your blog. There are many free templates available or employ the services of a website design company to do it for you.

* Include photographs. When it comes to wedding marketing pictures are essential. Make sure they are good quality, not too large (it slows up the page loading speed), relevant and titled with a keyword tag.

Blog Marketing For Wedding Photography

A blog is a great way in which a wedding photographer can market her services. This article offers tips on how to effectively blog so as to bring in increased wedding business.

At the wedding get the name and email address of the other wedding vendors servicing the wedding. With this information you can put a plug for the vendor in your blog and a link to the vendor’s website. Doing this will make it more likely that the vendor puts up a link to your site or blog and also makes him more disposed to refer business your way when their customers are looking for a wedding photographer.
Show your personality in your blog. Say a little bit about what you are doing and where you are going. However, don’t go overboard. There is a fine line between adding some personality and making it a personal, rather than a professional blog. Stay within the line and your readers will establish a connection to you and your business. Go over the line and they will see you as a nonprofessional with personality.
Make sure you are optimizing your blog posts for the search engines by following search engine techniques. For example make sure the titles in your blog have key words in them that potential clients might use to find your business in a search engine.
Show some of your best work on the Blog. Use your blog to post a sneak peak of the client’s session. This will help to keep the excitement level high. However, keep in reserve some of the very best images. You want them to be excited enough with the sneak peek to tell all of their friends about their blog. However, you want their excitement to peek when it is time to order the images. By keeping some images in reserve for the ordering session a photographer can maintain and increase the client’s excitement levels.

A blog is a terrific way to market a photography business. By following these steps, a photographer can substantially increase the number of inquiries and booking generated from his blog.

Essential Tips for Wedding Planning Blog

You may have seen a lot of wedding planning blog on the internet. As a couple, you may also want to create one. Here are some tips for you if you.

First of all, you will need to know why you should create a blog for your big day. The number one reason is probably you want to share the information you have. You are trying to share the information with all the other couples. In fact, you are also creating the blog to share some tips and experience which will be useful for other couples. For examples, you will try to tell the other couples how they can stay away from wedding scams and how they can find an inexpensive yet elegant wedding gown.

As a result, you will try to create an online community. You try to share with the users. And the users will also try to share their experiences with you! You may want to know how you can create the blog at this point. There are a lot of choices indeed. You can search for some blog sites and then you can create a blog within minutes.

Of all these sites, some of them will be paid site and some of them will provide free services. Of course it will depend on the level of services you want. Usually, a site which specially caters for wedding blog will provide paid services only. However, the design of the program and layout are all highly suitable for a wedding blog.

There are also a lot of free choices. You can customize the design to match your wedding theme if you want. However, you may need to do it yourself since it is only a free service. One of the free services you will probably consider is the Google Blogger. In most cases, you can have your blog set up after signing up. And then you can start uploading the photos and posting the contents to the blog.

All couples will agree that there are a lot to consider when planning for a wedding. For example, you need to think about the wedding cake, the wedding invitation, decorations and so on. In some cases you may even think of the bridal shower party! As a result, it is always good to have a wedding planning blog to share the information with other couples. This will certainly help you to relieve you from the stress and at the same time you will also be able to help other couples.

Why Blogging Should Be Part of Your Wedding Marketing Strategy

There are those who may consider blogging to only be for those who have nothing better to do with their time! But since their creation, blogs have become important tools for business owners with websites and as such need to be considered as part of wider wedding marketing strategy.

Blogging is so much more than a collection of random thoughts and rantings though. A good blog needs to be engaging, informative and useful to the reader. Get those elements right and your blog will see traffic to your website increase on a regular basis. When it comes to wedding marketing having a blog can help you to promote products or services, engage readers in special offers, run competitions and provide a valuable insight into your business and customers. People love to check back on good blogs on a regular basis and if you add an RSS feed they will be informed every time you post something new.

Trouble is many people just do not know how to go about making their blog great and consequently a great number are very poor indeed. A good blog post should be relevant to your business; it should be relevant to your customers and if possible contain points which will lead readers into taking some kind of action which will generate business for you. This could be something as simple as leaving a good comment, linking to your site from their own or contacting you for more information.

If your blog is good then it will help to improve your search engine rankings which should be part of your wider wedding marketing strategy. You also need to make sure that you integrate your blog with your website so that readers can click through to other pages such as online shopping or contact forms.

The golden rule with blogs is that all content needs to be unique and relevant. Search engines will be quick to penalize you for plagiarizing someone else’s work and your rankings will take a knock if the search engine does not think your content is relevant to your wider website.

A good blog needs the following to ensure its success and yours:

* Post regularly. It does not need to be everyday, but try to put at least three posts a week on it, staggered throughout the week. This will tell the search engines that the site is active.

* Sign up to Google Analytic to monitor visitors to your site and to see what they were reading and how long they stayed for. This tool is free and will tell you a great deal of information about the who, what, why and where of your site.

* Adopt a keyword marketing strategy to target visitors who are looking for specific things, and use your keywords as your tags.

* Clever titles are not so easy to come up with but try to make them interesting so that visitors are more compelled to stop and read on further. Again use keywords in your titles to help boost your search engine presence.

* Avoid cluttering up pages with lots of ads from other sites. Ninety percent of the time these will not generate any extra revenue for you and apart from being annoying to readers, they also slow up the loading speed of your pages.

* Choose a good design for your blog. There are many free templates available or employ the services of a website design company to do it for you.

* Include photographs. When it comes to wedding marketing pictures are essential. Make sure they are good quality, not too large (it slows up the page loading speed), relevant and titled with a keyword tag.