Wedding Photography and videography
In India, wedding is a special event not only for the bride and the groom, but also for many other people who are related to them. Thus, it becomes inevitable to get these moments captured so that one can remember all the fun filled as well as emotional instances that took place in the wedding. Wedding photography provides you with the opportunity to cherish the wedding time later. In the Indian context photography and videography during the entire wedding event is a must. Wedding albums, videos CDs, tapes are specially prepared to relive those moments of pleasure and pain. However, one needs to consider certain things in order to choose a good photographer for the occasion.
Check Out a Single Portfolio
Before finalizing the photographer, check a single portfolio. This will enable you to know what exactly your wedding album will look like. After going through the portfolio, ask yourself whether it is what you are looking for. Decide only if the sample looks appealing and real.
Decide Time and Number of Photos
Don’t forget to ask your photographer about the amount of time he will be shooting. Also do ask him questions like number of prints, print size, will they make the album, will they shoot digital, quality of prints, etc.
Ask About Extra Prints and Wedding Album
Also, enquire about the cost of extra prints. Will the negatives stay with them and be available, years after. Extra wedding album cost is another vital question you should ask about. However, to save money, get the albums made on your own.
Enquire About Cancellations
Everything in this world is unpredictable, which holds true even for the wedding photographs you have just ordered. So, don’t forget to ask the photographer what happens in case of cancellation of the order, from either side.
Wedding Photography is Not Cheap
Wedding photography is not just snapping buttons randomly. The fact being it takes a lot of skill and approximation. It requires a lot of hard work as well, as the photographer goes for location hunting collecting supplies, checking equipments, spending time at the wedding, preparing results, making trips to labs, gathering prints, making albums etc. Thus, treat the photographer with respect and give him due appreciation for his art. This will help you to negotiate better and find a suitable deal. However, don’t go overboard and bargain.
Wedding invitation Cards
Wedding invitation cards are the first call towards the wedding ceremony. As per the customs and traditions of India, all the friends and relatives are invited to the by both the families, with the help of wedding invitation cards. These cards are a formal invitation sent to all the acquaintances in order to inform them about the wedding and all the related details. In the Indian society, wedding card bears a traditional look and at the same time is very appealing.
Both the families involved in the wedding alliance get invitation cards printed for themselves and send the first card to each other. Only after this, the wedding cards are distributed amongst others. Nowadays, the wedding invitation cards have changed drastically. They are available in different colors, designs, shapes and sizes. Moreover they are printed on different paper material according to your choice and budget.
For example you can go for crushed paper, handmade paper, glossy paper, matt finish paper, fibrous paper etc. After choosing the paper, you can choose from various designs like two fold card, three fold card, rectangular shape, square shape etc. Each card has prints on it which are usually auspicious symbols such as Lord Ganesha, Om symbol, Swastik symbol, Kalash, Palanquin, Barat scene, Betel leaf, Goddess Lakshmi with Lord Ganesha, etc
Some people even get their cards personalized by putting the photos of the bride and the groom. Nevertheless, after the design, you need to decide the content to be written inside the card. It usually contains the name of the bride and the groom, along with their families. It also provides information about the schedule of the wedding, such as the time and the venue of various programs to be taken place.
Venue is the most crucial choices to be made for a wedding ceremony. There are a lot of things that depend upon the venue; therefore it is very essential to have an appropriate place for the occasion. Nowadays, there are many places that can serves as good venue option for marriages. In India, though most of the weddings are still conducted in banquet halls, people are becoming more experimental in choosing unconventional venue options.
While deciding the wedding venue, the first and foremost thing to be taken care of is your budget. This is because, the bigger the budget, the better the venue. The conventional and unconventional wedding venue options in India comprise of places like clubs, parks, banquets, hotels, farm houses, cruises, temples etc. This not only gives you variety but also cater to your needs better. Also, keep in mind that the venue should be in proximity with your residence so that it is easy for you to commute.
Moreover, the size of the venue should also be considered and it should be in accordance with your guest list. The more the number of people invited, the larger the venue. In order to stay on the safer side, book your desired venue way before hand, as it might not be available in the peak wedding season, owing to rush. During the peak season the rates of the places are also quite high, so advance booking will provide you with better economic deals. Don’t forget to check if the venue has basic amenities like proper electricity, water and washroom facilities.