When couples think of a location for their engagement session in Ottawa, the Canada War Museum is not always the most obvious choice. Afterall, it is tough to imagine getting photos taken - which are meant to show off your love and commitment - in a backdrop of war. But the Museum offers many fantastic photo opportunities, primarily because of its unique architecture, which includes straight and symmetrical lines and a green roof spanning 10,684 square metres (the largest of its kind in North America). It also houses warplanes, which can definitely add a cool factor to your wedding reception.
Wedding videography and videographers in general have come a long way since your aunt or uncle's shaky handheld camcorder or the 6-hour one angle, stationary camera setup in the corner. The wedding film industry has evolved so much that wedding videos now look like epic movie trailers, with captivating story lines, beautiful characters (you, of course!), and amazing music to set the tone.
Before getting engaged to my fiance, I never thought of having a videographer on my wedding day. If you are currently planning your wedding, you must know that wedding expenses can stack up pretty quickly if you do not pay attention to your budget. Before getting engaged, Michael and I thought of wedding videography as one of those luxuries we did not want to spend money on. We said, all we need is a fantastic photographer, and that should be enough. Now that we are in the final few months before our wedding day, we have gone full 180 on videography and have put it on top of our vendor priority list.
Your wedding website should assist you in filling in the gaps for your guests. It goes without saying that it should outline the date of your wedding, the general itinerary, locations of venues, and so on. Having information like these on your website should help cut down on all the questions or correspondence you may have with your guests, especially leading up to the wedding day itself where you will likely be busy with last-minute wedding errands.
In a previous blog, we wrote extensively about how to survive a wedding show (10 Tips on How to Survive a Bridal Show), but we did not go into details why you might even want to venture in the first place! This coming weekend, January 13-14, we kick off the wedding show season with the Wedding Palace Bridal Show, which boasts as Ottawa's only internationally award-winning show. In this blog post, we will be highlighting some of the perks of attending this luxurious wedding show.