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Eight Tips for Posing for Wedding Photos

Once the bride and groom have snagged a great wedding photographer, it's always a good idea to practice posing for the wedding photos beforehand. There are several posing techniques to ensure that the bride, groom and their guests will like the way that they look in the wedding photos later on....(more)

Trash the Dress Photo Session Tips for Brides

Trash the Dress photo sessions are becoming increasingly popular among brides these days looking to do something a little more fun and casual with their formal wedding dresses. These photo sessions always stars the bride in a wedding dress having fun without regard to keeping her dress nice, clean and wrinkle-free. There are several things to keep in mind when considering a Trash the Dress session with a professional photographer....(more)

Must-Have Shot List for your Wedding Photographer

While you hire a wedding photographer for his or her expertise, there's no harm in providing a list of must-have shots that you would like him or her to capture. Providing your wedding photographer with a list of any particular items or moments that you don't want him or her to miss will help ensure that you are very happy with your wedding photos for years to come....(more)

Six Questions for a Potential Wedding Photographer

Hiring a wedding photographer can be one of the most important decisions you will make during the wedding planning process. After all, your flowers will die, even the wedding dress will get boxed up and put away, but the wedding photos will last forever. For that reason, it's important that you do your due diligence when interviewing a potential photographer for your big day to ensure he or she is the best person for the job....(more)

Wedding Songs

Modern Ceremony Music Suggestions

While more traditional ceremony song selections like "Canon in D," and "The Wedding March," can be beautiful, many couples are opting for something a little more modern for their marriage ceremony these days. A wedding ceremony requires several song selections for various parts of the ceremony including the prelude, processional, the bride's walk down the aisle and the recessional....(more)

First Dance Songs Through the Decades

The first dance is the bride and groom's first introduction to their friends and family as husband and wife. It may be a big choreographed ballroom routine for the audience or a more casual and intimate dance just for the couple, but regardless, the first dance is always a highly anticipated beginning to the wedding reception. The first dance song can often set the tone for the rest of the evening....(more)

Mother-Son Dance Songs Through the Decades

There's so much talk about the father-daughter dance at the wedding, but it's important to remember that there is an equally special mother-son dance, as well. There are many songs that would be great for the groom and his mother to dance to at the wedding reception....(more)

Wedding Ceremony

Creative and Nontraditional Ceremony Backdrops

While many couples will opt for a traditional ceremony backdrop like the beach or a church altar, there are others who may be looking for a more creative and nontraditional option. The ceremony backdrop refers to the small area of the venue that is on prominent display facing the guests and immediately behind the bride, groom and officiant during the ceremony....(more)

Dos and Don'ts of Eloping

If the idea of planning and paying for a wedding for hundreds of people doesn't sound appealing to you, eloping may be the right choice for you. Easy, intimate and cost effective, an elopement can be just as special and memorable as a big traditional wedding without all of the hassle....(more)

Wedding Ceremony Aisle Decorations

Between the ceremony venue, the flower bouquets and all of the pretty dresses, brides often forget about the wedding ceremony aisle decorations. However, incorporating flower petals, an aisle runner or some soft lighting to the aisle can make a big impression on the guests and greatly impact the ambiance of the ceremony....(more)

Sarah is the founder, designer and voice behind the wedding blog, A Paper Proposal | Inspired Weddings. Through her blog, Sarah provides daily wedding inspiration, helpful advice, tips and guidance for planning brides everywhere. Specifically, Sarah enjoys showing brides how they may incorporate new ideas and trends into their wedding... Read More

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