The Wedding Etiquette Evolution – Times Are Changing.
Weddings are very traditional ceremonies unifying two loving couples passed down from many generations back but it has undergone many phases of change leading up to the current modern times. Wedding etiquettes have evolved. This article explores the significant differences in wedding culture between old and modern times.
Photography by Mick Cookson – Manchester photography.
Wedding bills for modern times are split between bride and groom’s families. Back in the days wedding day ceremony is paid for by the bride’s family while the groom settles the honeymoon cost. Survey shows that 47.6% bear wedding costs with parents while 42.5% settle the bills all by their own. Traditionally, grooms would have their best male friends or relatives doubling up as groomsmen while brides would have closest female friends as bridesmaids. Times change in this current day and age where groom and bride alike are free to choose whoever regardless of gender. It goes by the selection of closest friends or family member.
Making RSVP for the wedding day is much more convenient nowadays. Guests have various flexible options from calling to confirm of email a confirmation message. Many also turn to Facebook for RSVP procedures as a simple acknowledgment message will do. The hash tag is a popular feature to draw viewers to one single location. Wedding hashtags do not exist until in recent years and it allows wedding guests to share their photos and allows for ease of tracking photos relevant to the topics created after the # symbol.
When it comes to wedding photos, there will always be a professional photographer arranged to cover the shoots throughout the wedding day. Wedding couples may have to explicitly request guests not to share photos on social platform media as to respect the photographer’s professional work. This has been termed “unplugged” wedding by observers. Cash is the new gift for modern wedding presents. A physical of the digital wishing well is set up to facilitate the collection of donations from guests which usually serve to cover honeymoon expenses or home deposits.
Congratulatory messages only pour in after the couples had changed their relationship status online. Some couples may prefer keeping their status private so holding off your congratulatory messages may be appropriate. Some prefer their treasured moments off social media. Relationship status would need to be changed to notify friends on your newlywed status. However there is no fixed timeline for this to be accomplished and it is up to individual preferences.
Wedding invites usually restricts to the invitee alone without their companion. Hence many refrain from asking for space for plus-ones. The wedding couple may have budgetary constraints or only cherishes the company of close friends. Wedding gifts can be presented after the wedding ceremony within a one-year timeframe. Usually, wedding gifts are handed over on the wedding reception day itself as it can be embarrassing showing up empty-handed. For those who prefer to delay a bit, fret not as you have up to 12 full months to prepare the best possible gift. A well-thought gift is better than a gift prepared in a hassle.
We provide the necessary wedding photography advices to wedding photographers and happy couples to help get by on the wedding day in excellent manner. The wedding day is a special day for couples and their loved ones families and if the wedding photographers are inexperienced and don’t know how to deal with different situations, the whole event could easily spoil. You will always want to have memories captured in a professional manner for this big day and you should never compromise on the experience and services of a wedding photographer.
Professional wedding photographers should be well prepared for the whole event, confidently decide on several positions that they will photograph during the wedding and decide about the true costs of their services. They should definitely have an emergency backup plan in advance to deal with weather related issues and gear failures. While capturing shots in its professional mode, you should turn off the sound of your camera and possibly the shutter sound to best record the kisses and the wedding vows of the event. The experienced photographer should switch off the sound when recording the very important shots like the formal conduct of wedding prayers.
We strongly believe that it is the responsibility of the wedding photographer to even shot small details of the wedding. You should never leave any event and given importance to the photographed rings, back of dresses, shoes of bridge and groom, flowers they present to each other, table settings, menus and the humor of families, friends and couples with each other. Every little event has its importance on this big day and helps to give the end album an extra dimension and perfection of stories. Experienced wedding photographers always get themselves up to date of latest trends in wedding photography, events and news that are published on national and international newspapers and magazines.
In conducting this event, keep in mind everything is important, even some small things are important that you can photograph on the day of wedding. You must invest in the latest equipment, if possible two cameras by borrowing it from other photographers and you can setup different lens to record several view points on the big day. You must have extra cameras and equipment with you in case of one camera is not working properly you must use the second one to record the events. Always try to record and shot events with wide angle lens in tight spaces especially before the ceremony, in the preparation stage of the wedding event and the final stages of the wedding event. It will be handy if you have large lens with 200mm capacity, but it depends on you what capacity of lens you use. We normally prefer to use 70mm to 200mm lens on this special event. In order to best perform your services, you must have a second wedding photographer as a backup source for this event. It is always advisable to capture as much events as possible during the ceremony and speeches. It will allow you to capture formal shots and other candid shots with best resolutions. Another important tip regarding wedding photography is that you should be bold and decisive in performing your photography and capturing several events and functions of the wedding ceremony. Sometimes you need to be bold and brave in capturing a shot, but sometimes you should be very careful to perform your services according to the emotions and preferences of couples and their families. In a ceremony, you should try to move around four to five locations and try to coincide with the songs and other musical arrangements.