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01/16

Now that you are engaged, the wedding planning begins! Make a checklist to keep yourself on track

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Getting engaged is such an exciting and special moment in your life! More than anything though, your engagement marks the beginning of the wedding planning – so you will definitely want to start as soon as possible.

What are some of the first things to consider? What are some professional wedding planning tips you should remember throughout the entire process? Read on and find out more.

  • Creating a budget is extremely important. But what is even more important than that is sticking to it. Be realistic about your budget, allow some extra for the potential changes and never rush into making a purchase. Also, maximize your wedding savings by creating a credit card to use just for the wedding expenses. This way, you can use the rewards or travel miles on your credit card to have an amazing honeymoon.
  • Be careful with your guest list. The easiest way to save big money on a wedding is by cutting down the guest list. It might be difficult and it might be awkward, but in the end, people will understand your reasons. Furthermore, remember that there’s always the option of not allowing plus-ones (unless they are your guests’ spouses or long-term partners). You can also have a dinner guest list and a party guest list. Your party guests will arrive after the meal has been served.
  • Be down-to-earth when it comes to your time. Whether you like it or not, you don’t have all the time in the world. You are most likely working on a pretty tight deadline. Thus, being fully realistic about your expectations and how much you can do in a short amount of time is extremely important. Take a good look at your to-do list and, if you feel that you are running out of time, cut off some of those not-so-important tasks (such as baking cookies for the welcome bags, for example). Consult with your photographer. A great and professional photographer should be able to direct you in a timeline that will fit your needs.

Allusion Photography can help you capture the grandeur and beauty of your big day, so if you’re still on the lookout for the perfect photographer, give us a call and let’s talk about it! We promise not to disappoint you in any way!

01/16

Don’t miss out on these currently hot photo trends for your big day!

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Your wedding is an amazingly special moment in your life – and you want its most special aspects to be perfectly captured in the beautiful wedding photos. This possibly means you are more than interested in the hottest photo trends of the moment – and if that is so, you have come to the right place. We have gathered some of the popular trends in wedding photography today – so read on, and see if you would like to incorporate them in your wedding day too.
Bridal portraits: If you don’t want to rush for your bridal portrait, you can actually choose to schedule it before the wedding day. This is a great option, especially if you would like to see how your dress, hairstyle and makeup look when they are all put together.
Day-after photo shoots: Likewise, if you don’t want to rush through your wedding photos, you can also ask your photographer to schedule a day-after photo shooting. This will give you and your spouse plenty of time to get ready and do as many double-shots as you want to, so that everything is absolutely flawless in your wedding pictures. Make sure to ask your photographer if there is an extra cost for this option.
Father-daughter first look: Have your father see you when you are ready to walk down the aisle and ask your photographer to capture the moment. This is bound to be an amazingly emotional photo shoot, so it will surely look amazing!
Social Media: Because Facebook, Instagram and the other Social Media networks have become a routine part of our daily lives, many brides choose to incorporate them in their wedding too. Create a special hashtag for your wedding and your guests will definitely enjoy the idea.

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Searching for a talented and creative photographer in Illinois? Contact Allusion Photography and let’s talk about your engagement and/or wedding pictures! We guarantee you will not regret having chosen our services! www.allusionphotography.com

01/16

If you are on the fence about having engagement photos taken, don’t be, they are a must!

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Undoubtedly, getting engaged is a huge moment in your life. If you have yet to decide whether or not you should take engagement photos, you should definitely know they are a must. Why is it so important to have a special engagement shoot? Here are some of the reasons you might consider:

  • Having an engagement photo shoot will help you know your photographer or company. This way, you will not be nervous about the wedding photos, because you will know exactly how your photographer works and what you can expect from him/her.

 

  • Having a professional engagement shoot can also help you settle on the best makeup and hair style too. Scheduling these before the actual wedding will allow you to see exactly how they look on you (so that you have plenty of time to decide if you would like to keep everything this way or change something about you look). Plus, it would be nice to wear professional makeup and have your hair professionally done for the engagement photos, right?

 

  • Your engagement photos can be really fun and creative, so you will definitely not want to miss out on this pre-wedding experience. What’s more, you can use the engagement photos for your Save the Date cards and/or wedding invitations too. Sure, this depends on what type of wedding stationery you want, but it is still an option to consider.

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Searching for an amazingly talented and creative photographer in Illinois? Allusion Photography is what you need! Come visit our site, take a look at our previous work and let’s have a discussion about your favorite types of photos! We guarantee the most beautiful moments at your wedding will be candidly captured by our experienced hands! www.allusionphotography.com.