98% of brides regret not getting a wedding video. So, why miss out? Following these tips, you can absolutely get a wedding video without breaking the bank. Get your friends in on the action to film your wedding video on their smartphones. They’re taking photos and videos anyway, might as well get a wedding video out of it! Using these tips below, your friends can help you create the most personal memento from your big day. See the pinnable list below
1. Hold your camera sideways
Seriously now. Do you watch tv sideways? No one wants the black bars. Just hold the phone with both hands and you’re good to go! Check out Grandpa rockin’ the dance floor! He absolutely schooled on the youngins. But wouldn’t it have been so much cooler if you could see it on your full screen?
2. Use the light on your smartphone
Your phone’s flash makes an excellent video light! That gorgeous lighting package at the reception can make it difficult to see all the slick dance moves. Turn on the flash when your phone is in video mode to see the bride playing a mean air guitar.
Nothing is more exciting (other than the proposal of course!) than seeing your engagement announcement in print. Only in that moment does the reality begin to sink in—you’re getting married! The day has finally come. So what to do with those precious announcements? Create a collage art piece that will hang in your front room leading up to your big day and beyond, a reminder of your love for your fiancé and the wonderful things ahead of you as a couple. … read more
With all you have to think about for your upcoming wedding, favors for your guests might not be at the top of your to-do list right now. And, truth be told, many of your guests wouldn’t bat an eye if you didn’t have wedding favors. After all, you’ll likely be hooking your guests up with plenty of delicious food and drinks and you’re definitely providing them up with an excellent celebration. But wedding favors are a kind gesture to your guests and they can be of particular use if you’re having an outdoor wedding. An outdoor wedding, especially if it’s a camping wedding like the one I had, is a beast all by itself. You have to work alongside the elements and certain types of wedding favors can help you to do that. Here are some creative and resourceful suggestions: … read more
Nautical themes are becoming increasingly popular for spring and summer weddings. With clean lines and rich navy blue and crisp white colors, this look can “anchor” your wedding décor, adding a masculine accent to what can become an almost exclusively feminine look. … read more
Having good friends as bridesmaids can be a total lifesaver. Not only do these gals agree to wear whatever dress you select, they also listen to disappointments and help with projects. That is why it’s nice to start off on a high note. … read more
My favorite wedding decorations meet two important criteria. First: they must be inexpensive. I love decorations that are cheap. Any bride can tell you that wedding expenses add up way faster than you would ever imagine. I am in favor of anything that reduces the overall sticker shock of the wedding. Second criteria: the best decor serves a dual purpose. I like decorations that can be used for the wedding day, then later be displayed in the home. … read more
If you’re planning a nautical-themed or beach wedding, shells will be your best friend. They’re completely free if you can gather them yourself, and they instantly fit with your theme. If you’re looking for a more interesting way to use seashells at your big event, consider making these shell candles. … read more
Silhouette images are a great way to customize your wedding. You can put a personalized spin on things, and it’s a bit different than the traditional monogram. I’m going to go through the basic steps of turning a photograph into a portrait outline that can be used throughout your wedding materials. … read more
One of the most important aspects of your wedding is going to be the décor. It is the theme and heart of your wedding. If you ask most people what object they associate with weddings they say one word, flowers. One of the biggest problems brides are facing today is the growing cost of fresh flowers for their big day. Not only are they expensive, they don’t last and are not very environmentally friendly. This is especially true if they are not in season. One great answer to this dilemma is paper flowers. … read more
I love having fun banners and buntings for weddings. It’s a super simple way to add an extra festive spirit to your celebration. This bunting banner is so simple to make and customize that there’s no need to order it from anyone else. My example is sewn with a machine, but it can easily be adapted to a no-sew project. … read more
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