The hype around the DIY wedding is at an all-time high. The thing is, doing things yourself can quickly go from an economically savvy move to an insanely time-consuming job meant for a full-time wedding planner.
Some things are better left to the professionals, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t corners ripe for cutting and lots of money to be saved by taking the DIY approach. You just have to know when to get your hands dirty and when to sit back and let the pros take over.
Every year, a new list of wedding trends takes the industry by storm. Everyone wants their wedding day to be uniquely memorable, but a current craze only earns that title by making everyone a little crazy for it. Let’s take a look at what’s all the rage so far in the wedding industry this year.
First off, the overall look of weddings has gotten a little more lush, softer, this year. People cite Hollywood films like The Great Gatsby, which evoke a certain nostalgia out of people, an atmosphere newlyweds-to-be are craving increasingly for their wedding ceremonies. Expect to see more waiters in white gloves, sparkling decor, and the like at many weddings in 2014.
Music is another area that’s constantly reshaping. Soundtracks inspired by the theme, such as The Great Gatsby look, are being use more and more, as are customized playlists from mobile devices, a huge money-saver. Another fad is the inclusion of a secret song, one that may not fit with the rest of your playlist, but is sure to get the crowd going.
We understand that every couple are working with a certain budget. Some are strict and some are flexible with their budget. We want to help you choose the right package whether you are booking Live Picture Studios or another company. It’s not all about price and we feel so many couples get so worried about price that they devalue the quality they can get to save an extra couple hundred dollars. The question is, will you be happy at the end of the day? We put a list together on things to consider before you think about price!
Here are the things to consider before booking!
Quite often we are asked what the difference between a Short Film Edit vs. a Long Form Regular Edit. Well, in this blog, we will try to help you understand the differences between them. Can you have both edits? Yes you may have both edits if that’s what you want =)
Creative Short Film Edit (documentary style):
When you tell or watch a story whether it’s a short or feature film, what is the basic foundation you expect? If you don’t know, there’s an introduction, middle, and an ending. Well, that’s exactly what we do when you choose to have your story told. We have one thing in mind when we go through this process. That thing is giving you an “experience” to remember for the rest of your life. It’s about telling a story using what we find is compelling in your day from the Priest’s advice, best man and maid of honor toast, to how your day was formed.
Long Form Regular Edit (non documentary style):
With this edit option, we give our couples the opportunity to have a long-form edit. This style of editing is catered to couples who does not care much about the creativity or story, but just want their day covered. Of course, it’s hard for us to resist just covering, so we do try our best to create compelling shots that would be appreciated.
Every couple is different and although we live in 2013, there are many couples that just want footage covered with basic editing of their day from the time you are getting ready, to the ceremony, to the cocktail hour, to the reception.
Recently in the news there was an unfortunate incident that took place inside a Sheraton hotel where two wedding parties clashed at the end of their receptions. A brawl between the two parties resulted in three arrests and a fatal heart attack of 57 year old man attending one of the receptions.
We at Live Picture Studios are saddened to hear about such anger and tragedy taking place during what should be one of the happiest and proudest days in a family’s life. Having filmed many weddings in the metropolitan area, we get to see the joy as two families unite on a special day of love and celebration.
Marriage is an achievement of love and devotion and nothing is worth scarring the memory of such a beautiful day, and neither is any dispute worth losing the life of a loved family member or friend.
On behalf of the Live Picture Studios staff, our hearts go out to the families who suffered from these events, and we ask all who plan on attending any family or friends weddings in the future to remember just how special, joyous and sacred that day is and to let go of all anger and negativity. Remind those who seek aggression that today is a day of love and happiness. It is always best to walk away from a heated situation than to jump into the fire.
So you are ready to take your love to the next level and walk down the aisle, and you want your wedding day to be perfect like as if it were a scene in a movie (or as we at Live Picture Studios like to say, “cinematic”)?
All brides dream of the day they will get married and envision a fairy tale wedding ceremony. Unfortunately, many brides (and couples) focus on the least important stuff first (favors, invites, cake, etc.) putting the more important stuff (videographers, Photographers, entertainment, Etc.) last. Don’t get me wrong, all that stuff is important, however, some of these need to be a priority much earlier than others before your big day. Those who make this mistake sometimes result with weddings that have fancy stuff but are held in moderate to mediocre event halls with amateur photographers and videographers that were available “last minute”. Ironically, all that last minute stuff ends up costing about the same as a perfect wedding that was properly planned.
So to help avoid this from happening to you, we have compiled a list in order of importance to create the perfect wedding in nine months.