Your South Wales Wedding - May/June 2020 (Issue 73)

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY My wife-to-be and I want something a bit different at our wedding that will keep our guests talking. Do you have any suggestions? Your guests might not remember the flavour of your cake or the colour of the bridesmaids’ dresses, but they will recall the amazing atmosphere from your big day. Live music can take your party to the next level, and we guarantee it’s what people will remember more than anything. Get your guests talking by booking a big, glitzy show band, or if you have theatre lovers in attendance, an act inspired by The Greatest Showman could be the way to go. Martin Goddard Entertainment specialist THE LOOK OF LOVE We’re looking at photographers and were wondering what questions we should ask before booking? This is a question I see pop up all the time on social media. Start by talking to your photographer, and get to know each other on a personal level. This is important as you’ll be spending more time with them on your wedding day than you will with your husband! ❤ If your photographer can’t attend your wedding, do they know someone who can fill in last minute? ❤ Make sure everything is in writing, and you understand how the final product is going to be delivered to you. Some photographers provide albums and digital files as part of their package and others deliver them via The Cloud or USB. It’s important you know exactly what you’re getting to avoid disappointment. ❤ Find out how much additional products cost as you don’t want any surprises when it comes to paying the bill. ❤ The amount of photos you get varies, but it’s always good to ask, so you know what to expect before booking. ❤ Anyone can show you a portfolio of 40 or 50 images, but you must see a full gallery to get a true representation of what you’ll be getting on the day. Andrew Cockerill Photographer SNAP HAPPY How can we ensure our photographer is the right fit for our big day? Never be afraid to ask questions. Have a good idea of the type of things you want from your photographer and make a list of what’s important to you, such as do they offer albums and is a second shooter an option? Make sure your chosen supplier is insured and enquire about their cancellation policies just in case the worse was to happen. Do they have back-up equipment and how many hours of coverage do they offer? Finally, always go through the contract thoroughly before signing! Carmel Teresa McCabe Photographer EXPERT ADVICE 55