January 6, 2011
Well Dr.Ron...disposable point and shoot cameras come with flash and they are still film so they surpass 5mp. It's the photographer, not the equipment though. As for my comparison to wedding/combat photography. No photographer would plan a wedding at high sun. At every turn a photographer is faced with contrasty elements. Fill flash works, but is limiting. Just saying wedding photography is one of the more demanding jobs. If it was up to a photographer the wedding would happen either on an overcast day (for gentle difused light) or when the sun isn't so high in the sky. So if it's cloudy or raining on your special day -
I agree with you on the lighting being really tough at mid-day and that the person taking the photo has more of an impact than the equipment. I'd like to see a side by side comparison of pictures taken with the cheap disposable camera lens and a for example Kodak 5MP camera. I'm expecting the Kodak 5MP would be better because of the cheap disposable lens in the one time use camera... Ron
January 6, 2011
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Hi Lufulufu 2003,
Which Washington -- DC or the state of Washington? If the State, which City?
I'm not having any bridesmaids or groomsmen which saves me on flowers and the stress of picking dresses, who stands where etc. But I'm also having a coffee and dessert reception only. Cuts cost like you wouldn't believe. Having just a few simple and inexpensive desserts to pick from and not having to do the whole $25+ per head food or buffet can really save you!
How long before I should send out save the date my wedding is not until september of2012????
it depends on your taste of hall because five star spa and resorts are expnsive you might want to consider a hall that is city owned
Anyone know of a nice place in Mt. Pleasant or Shephrd Mi. to get married? The bride is looking for outside and dosnt have alot of money
January 10, 2011
I'm a wedding musician (solo violin & trio/quartet) so I've played a lot of weddings of all budgets---my best advice for a low-budget wedding is to 1) use lots of reliable volunteer help (sew your own dresses, make decorations, cook your own food) and 2) locate both the ceremony and reception at a church--there are indeed many that are not "preachy", for example the Unitarian Universalist tolerate nearly every belief system. Most houses of worship will have some type of fellowship hall or gathering space, and will allow you to bring in your own food. Yes there are some churches that have stricter requirements, just keep searching for one that isn't so picky. Also you'll likely not have rigid time restrictions either, so you can have your family show up extra early to do your own decorations. You may have to hire their janitors (or maybe not), and purchase Event Insurance for $100-$200, but the savings you'll realize by doing your own decoration & food will easily cover that. For the music---unless you have a relative who is REALLY GOOD, of course, I would suggest you go with a professional, who will be happy to work for in the $200 range.
January 10, 2011
Outdoors weddings: Big Advice---if you are on a budget, you are flirting with disaster; because not only will you need to pay expenses for outdoors, you'll also need to pay expenses for an indoors alternative in case of rain, or an extremely large tent with walls. You'd be better off just staying indoors.
you could try a firehall. use their social hall and do the ceremony there as well. saves on money, people getting from place to place.
Looking for a Hall for 180 people in St Charles Il or close by.
I'm haveing a hard time finding a location that is in my buget but is also not frumpy. I;m looking for a place in or near granite cityIl
Let me know the date of your wedding and where you are located. I may be able to help you with my studio.
The first step to finding a place would be to determine a rough idea of the guest count. Many venues can be eliminated based on capacity. The 2nd way to cut cost would be to consider a Friday wedding. You'll be pleasantly surprised to see just how many places are still available for a 2011 wedding if it is on a Friday. Also most places don't charge a hall charge in addition to catering if you choose a Friday. Try and look for places that provide the hall and catering in one, since that will usually save you $ as opposed to bringing in outside caterers, unless you already have a cheap caterer in mind.
If you're still having a hard time locating a venue, try searching for caters, and then look at locations they usually cater in. This can also help out.