Monday, March 16, 2015

Questions to Ask Your Photographer

The photographs from your wedding day are going to be the everlasting memories that you can look back on years down the road with your children and grandchildren. It's important to communicate with your photographer and ask questions, so they can capture those special moments just how you pictured in your mind. Here are some unconventional questions to ask your photographer:

Do you specialize in artificial light or natural light or both? 
This is important because the different lighting will give a different effect to the photos. Below, you can see the difference and it's up to you to decide what look you want to find the right photographer.

Natural Lighting                                                                             Artificial Lighting

What's your posing technique?
Of course you want to make your pictures look natural and not too forced, so asking your photographer how they make you relax in front of the lens is key to getting effortless pictures. Let your personalities show and have fun!

What is your shooting style?
It's good to know whether your photographer is more focused on details (capturing little moments you wouldn't think of) or the big picture (capturing main moments and staying back).

What happens if you're sick on the wedding day?
Make sure you have a plan B figured out with your photographer! Nothing will stress you out more if you find out your photographer can't make it. They should either have another photographer from their company or know of other photographers in the area that would be able to help.

We know of great photographers in the area and would love to help you find what is best for you. Email jenn@knotyouraverageevents with any questions or if you would like to book a consultation!

Monday, March 9, 2015

5 Activities for Best Guest Experience

Dancing has been the number one activity guests can do during the reception, but what if most of your guests don’t like to dance? After the cake cutting, they say their goodbyes and head home or to a bar for more entertainment. Here are a few ideas for you to have at your wedding to keep your guests moving and having fun.

Guess who: create personalized boards featuring your wedding guests. Place a mini set on each table. One board being the bride’s side of the family and friends and the other board being the grooms side of the family and friends. This will get the guests talking and learning about the other side of the family in no time.

Giant Jenga: Another great way to get guests out of their seats. You can also have each guest who plays write advice for you and your spouse on the blocks. 

Cornhole: Can be easily personalized and a great way to get people out of their seats.  Great for those outdoor summer weddings coming up!

Over sized Board Games: This can be anything from Connect 4, checkers, chest, scrabble, etc. They can be rented and most of your guests will know how to play! 

The Kissing Game: Here are the rules “ To make the married couple kiss You’ll have to take a chance. Do you enjoy a game of risk, For making some romance? Head on up to see the couple And take a paper slip. Perform the deed that’s written there, To see the two lock lips. Think you’ll pass? That’s okay! Just take a seat, we’ve got all day!" Sounds cute, huh? Give it a try! 

There are lots more games that can be played and plenty of activities for your guests to enjoy. Let us help you pick the perfect one for your wedding! 
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