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    Roles And Responsibilities Of A Bride’s Sidekicks

    Photo by Peter Herman Photography Planning a wedding can be an overwhelming process. Thankfully, the bridal party is there for support and to help. While a bride may have her own ideas as to how involved her ‘enlisted helpers’ will be, there are certain “duties” involved for those who take on these following roles. #01 Maid of Honour This is the bride’s right hand woman. She acts as the bride’s spokesperson, takes care of her, and makes sure she looks good from head to toe. From adjusting the bride’s train at the altar and holding her bouquet during the exchange of rings, to getting her a drink if she is…

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    Find The Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Style That Fits You

    There are plenty of different approaches for your pre-wedding photoshoot. Find one that is suitable and that aligns with your own style, and go for it. Do some research and dig up what fits you best. If you have problems choosing just one, you can always combine a couple, or even plan another photoshoot to celebrate your first wedding anniversary if your other half is up for it. #01 Bridal Portraits These are photos of you in your bridal gown and photos of the both of you all dressed to the nines. These tend to be more dramatic in terms of setting and look, and, if necessary, you should save…

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    CrossFit: The Key To Getting Toned And Looking Your Best On Your Wedding Day

    Photo by Mobilus, Singapore With so many fitness regimes available out there, it can be quite hard to choose. If you are not a fitness junkie, you might be wondering what is the most effective way to get the body you want before your big day. Here, TWN speaks to three CrossFit gym coaches from Malaysia and Singapore to gain their tips on getting in shape for your wedding. Remember the saying, ‘no pain, no gain’? That is true of CrossFit, but give it a try, and you might actually keep at it even after your wedding day has come and gone. “CrossFit has exploded because of how it gets…

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    What These Wedding Albums Tell Us About The Photographer

    We’re totally sold by these pretty albums, and even though it’s not always the case, it’s also not entirely shallow to think that good products always come with great packaging. These albums all contain three elements: 1) Personalised, handmade details; 2) The photographers use only the best quality materials; 3) Beautiful layouts (only possible when the client doesn’t insist on including too many photos). Read on to find out what you can learn from some of our favourite photographers’ album packaging. We find it hard to believe that photographers who put so much effort into their albums won’t do the same for your shoot. #01 James Simmons Photography, Perth That…

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    5 Reasons Why A Good Wedding Photographer Is Important

    Over the years we have heard of many people who have discounted the need for a wedding day photo album. Yes, you might not look at it every day but when you do, it tells you so much more than words can. Here are some reasons why your wedding photo album has more meaning than you think; remember, its purpose is not to have as many photos in it as possible but to have enough photos that matter. Having said that, you might see why we continuously emphasise the importance of a good wedding photographer. Not every photographer can capture emotions and that, to us, is the fundamental purpose of…

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    10 Questions To Ask Your Venue Vendor

    Once you have shortlisted the wedding venues that fit your style, size and budget, visit the relevant vendors and start asking them questions. You lose your bargaining power the minute you pay the deposit and sign that piece of paper. Here is a list of questions you can ask to make sure you get the best deal possible. Of course, this is only if you do not have your wedding planner yet. If you do, let him/her do the job. If you’re bringing in your own caterer, make sure you discuss that too. #01 Reception: What is the minimum pax required to book the whole venue? – Make sure the…

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    How To Pick Your Maid Of Honour?

    Photo courtesy of Tealily Photography The custom of bridesmaids is believed to have originated during the Anglo Saxon period, when young maidens would be dressed similarly to the bride and accompany her as protectors on her way to the groom’s village. They were meant to prevent spurned suitors from kidnapping the bride or stealing her dowry. Traditionally, the Maid of Honour helps the bride dress before the wedding and helps her weave the wreath of aromatic flowers to ward off evil spirits. The term ‘Maid of Honour’ is believed to have originated from the United Kingdom, and means ‘female attendants to the Queen.’ Today, the Maid of Honour is no…

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    Who Should Be Your Best Man?

    Traditionally, the role of the groomsmen was to protect the bride and her dowry on her way to the wedding. In some instances, the groomsmen also assisted the groom in kidnapping the bride and carrying her off to be married. The leader of the groomsmen is the Best Man. The Best Man is the man who has the best interests of the groom at heart and who will lead the men if they have to fight to keep the bride. The Best Man normally stands to the right of the groom, his hand on his sword throughout the wedding ceremony, ready to protect the bridal couple. Today, the Best Man…

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    Why Should You Hire A Wedding Planner?

    Wedding planning is no easy task. There are a thousand and one things to do and prepare for. Most couples don’t want to hire a wedding planner because of the cost. But we believe that hiring a wedding planner is money well spent. Here are some reasons why: #01 Perfection – Let’s face it, every bride wants a perfect wedding. A wedding planner has coordinated numerous weddings; they are masters in perfection. They know everything that is needed to plan your perfect wedding and they’ll look into all the small details. Never, ever think that you’ll have time on your wedding day to amend the guest list, fix the décor…

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    How to Choose a Wedding Day Photographer?

    It seems like everyone is doing wedding photography these days. Sadly, a lot of them aren’t really wedding photographers; just people who want a slice of the pie to boost their revenue. A good bridal portraits photographer isn’t necessarily a good wedding day photographer. The latter must have the photojournalistic skills needed to capture the moments, and must be able to adapt quickly to the surroundings. Remember that this is one of the most important days of your life, and your wedding photos will be the only physical record of it. Here are some tips on choosing the right wedding day photographer: #01 Style – This is very important. Not…