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Wedding Photo Trend: Your Rings in Fun Places

Today’s wedding photos are more than smiling pictures of the bride, groom, bridal party and family. Wedding Photographers like to capture all the details of the big day, and that includes those shiny rings you now have on your ring. If your photographer is creative, he or she will most likely come up with a few fun ways to photograph your wedding rings. If you enjoy this trend, you may want to browse for some ideas online and share them with your photographer before the wedding. Here are a few designs to get you started.

Snap Some Pictures With Food

Many photographers look for fun foods to place your rings on. They might use anything from fruit to Hershey kisses to nuts to candy hearts to rock candy. Your options will depend on the type of favors and foods available at your wedding.

Show Off Your Rings in Nature

Many photographers like to get creative with ring photos by using your bouquet, centerpieces and any flowers or greenery at the photo locations. The options range from sunflowers to cornstalks to potted plants to tree branches to the bridal bouquet. If you like this idea, you might want to scoop out some locations prior to the big day.

Remember Your Stationery

Wedding stationery can be beautiful, so photographers love to use it as a prop. Your photographer may use anything from the place cards to the invitation to the program. Make sure your photographer has access to these items.

Your Shoes are for More Than Walking

The bride’s shoes are a wedding photo classic, but you may be surprised how many different ways a photographer can use them to photograph your rings. A few options include placing the rings on top of the shoes, inside the shoe or around the heel of the shoe.

More Props You Already Have

The possibilities are endless. Just a few more options include a bible, your wedding favors, a clothes line and a wine bottle.  If there is an idea you love, make sure you share it with your photographer, but don’t be too demanding. Photographers are creative professionals, and they don’t like to be given step by step instructions for each photo. Give them a few must have ideas, and then let them come up with their own ideas. They might just surprise you with their creativity.

 

 

Wedding Stationery

Your wedding invitation is the first impression of your wedding. It sets the tone and style. Similarly, all of your wedding stationery should complement your wedding day style. This includes the programs, seating cards, and thank you cards. Along with photos and favors, wedding stationery is an item that you and your guests can save to remember the day. So where to do find this important wedding element? Luckily, you have several choices.

DIY

Wedding stationery is a common DIY project. Thanks to computers and printers, creating quality stationery at home is simple. Craft stores such as Michaels sell DIY kits that include all the materials and directions. These kits can also be found at superstores such as Target. This option tends to be inexpensive, but your options will be limited to the store’s inventory. Also, you need to consider the time and difficulty of creating your own stationery. If you are extremely crafty, you can create stationery without a DIY kit. One popular way to do this to use a Cricut, a popular crafts machine.

Mass Production

There are tons of wedding catalogues and websites that offer wedding stationery. Unlike DIY kits, you have more sophisticated options. Also, the only work you have to do is pick out the stationery and approve the wording. This option is less time consuming but more expensive.  While there are more options than DIY kits, the possibilities are limited to cookie-cutter designs. The most personalization available is colors, fonts, and wording.

Custom Made Stationery

If you really want stationery that wows your guests, consider custom made stationery. This option gives you the most creative freedom and quality. The stationery is typically handcrafted by a designer, and designed to match your wedding style and vision. To find a stationer, check out craft sites such Etsy.com. Also, talk to other couples and local vendors to find out who they recommend. Be sure to check out Invitations By Design.

When choosing stationery, remember your wedding budget, style, and timeline. If you are on a tight budget or if stationery is not a main priority, DIY may be best for you. If you want stationery that is high quality and unique, custom made may be right for you. Mass production is typically the best in between option.  As always, you decide.