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The Wedding March is a tune that this just about as recognizable as the Happy Birthday song. There are lots of other tunes out there to that we quickly associate with weddings – Pachelbel’s Canon in D is one of them, too. Of course, everyone does want one of these tunes playing at their wedding – because without them, a wedding just doesn’t feel like a wedding. While a little tradition is nice though, no one says that wedding reception music our ceremony music has to be all traditional. It can be as individual as you are. The great part here is that you can save a lot of money going the non-traditional way.

The best way to save on money setting the atmosphere up with music at your wedding is to stay away from live music, of course. Live music requires trained professionals, and they happen to cost a lot of money. Great CDs and a nice public address system are often all you need. If you really want people to admire what you’ve done with the music for the ceremony, look hard for some beautiful but unfamiliar music.

When it comes to what to do for your wedding reception music, you have a great option in hiring a DJ. When there’s a DJ, it kind of feels like there’s a live person putting up the music; but since it’s just one person and not a whole band, it doesn’t cost you very much. If you have a friend who kind of fancies himself an undiscovered treasure in the deejaying business they could be willing to get up there for free. Not least because they imagine that the girls all love the DJ.

If you really have your heart set on live wedding reception music, you certainly do have a few options. For the ceremony, you can easily hire someone who is a student musician. You just have to go down to a local music school and ask for a really talented student. They would be happy to have a gig.

In any wedding orchestra, do solo instruments are usually the ones that cost the most. While they can be very nice of course, if you’re trying to get things through on a budget, just having a three-piece a band and no solos would really help your cause. And if your wedding is in a church, using the church organist or pianist could really help.

Hiring a brand-new DJ or a brand-new band could really help you cut down on costs. But you do want to be sure you know what kind of music really they play. You don’t want to be in a situation where you get a …

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Lots of people think that if you hire a wedding photographer, you need to sit down and write out a full list of all the kinds of important shots that you’re looking for. You can kind of see where this comes from. It used to be that wedding photographers only had so many rolls of film to shoot. They had to make sure that they got all the important shots. Bridal magazines would give out very specific ideas on what kind of shots to get – like “Get a shot of the bride looking happily at the cake as the mother clasps her hands together standing behind”. These kinds of instructions aren’t really necessary these days when digital cameras can hold thousands of pictures. Check out this set of wedding photography tips on all the other myths and fake beliefs there are that come with the territory.

People really love the idea of beautiful wedding portraits these days – where there are formal pictures of all the important people in the wedding. Quick lists of wedding photography tips will often make it sound like wedding photographers who shoot in a journalistic style – wedding photojournalists – don’t do formal portraits.

This isn’t true at all. Just because they shoot in a reporter’s style, like they are capturing news as and when it happens, doesn’t mean they can’t do anything that is posed and prepared. Any wedding photographer – of the journalism persuasion or anything else – is supposed to be completely equipped for anything.

Often, people will think that if it’s a large wedding, that there’s more going on than what just one wedding photographer can handle. And so, they’ll divide their photography budget up in two and hire two mediocre photographers. They think that they’re getting more for their money.

Now nothing could be farther from the truth. You may have ten inexperienced photographers at your wedding, and they would still miss lots of important things if they don’t have experience covering a wedding. You want an experienced photographer. No matter what.

Outdoor weddings have become popular. But often, the weather can play spoilsport by literally raining on your parade. This does not mean though that an experienced photographer won’t be able to take many good pictures.

You’ll find wedding photography tips everywhere on how to make the most of a rainy day. Make sure your photographer is skilled enough at his craft that he knows how to work his camera for the best results in unpleasant weather.

And finally, to put to rest a particularly stubborn myth that never seems to leave us, you can’t hire an amateur for a wedding just because he seems to know more …