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New Jersey Wedding Photographer Overloading Your Mom’s Big Day To-do List Tip 7

Overloading Your Mom’s Big Day To-do List

The problem: So you can’t do it all yourself — fine — but you’ve got to have someone you trust double-checking with the caterer and the florist, steaming your veil, or making sure the limo company’s got directions. Most brides turn to good ol’ Mom (or their sister or their maid of honor) to make sure things go as planned on the big day. These folks are usually happy to help in any way they can — but hey, didn’t they come here to party too?

The solution: No matter how worried you are, most wedding-day (and day-before) chores can be trusted to any competent adult, and aren’t there a slew of them coming into town just for your wedding? Before you hand your mom or MOH a mega-task list, consider splitting jobs among a larger group of people — friends, cousins, aunts. They’ll be glad to lend a hand (and likely flattered that you asked), and it’s a great way to include more people in your celebration. If you’re worried about losing track, simply take the to-do list you already have and note who’s who next to each task. Check in with each person at some point, then check off the chore from the list.

Another option:Hire a professional wedding coordinator for the final weeks before the wedding. They’re experts at making sure those last-minute details get done, and having the extra hands around will help you (and mom) decide what you really want to be in charge of and what you can happily hand off. It’s more affordable than you might think — and really, can you put a price tag on alleviating that kind of stress?

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This is New Jersey wedding photography at its best. David Eric Photography is an international award winning photographer based in the New Jersey metro area. Offering wedding coverage in New Jersey, Chicago, NYC and destinations worldwide, this wedding photography studio is one of the top studios in the country and is located right here in the New Jersey metro areas.

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David Eric Photography offers New Jersey wedding photography coverage in the New Jersey metro area, including but not limited to, Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Hudson Counties in NJ, and the surrounding areas. In addition, we also offer wedding photography coverage in NYC and the Jersey Shore. Call for more information.

Not looking for a New Jersey wedding photographer? Please be sure to consider us for Children and Family photography and all your family photography needs in the New Jersey area.

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We are located conveniently in the Bergen County New Jersey in the Paramus area @ 110 West Pleasant Avenue Maywood, NJ 07607

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Favor Them with Frames

Give picture frames as favors. Find unique old frames at antique stores, or buy matching, elegant silver ones. If you have more eclectic taste, you’re sure to find frames that suit you — in places from Walgreen’s to upscale gift shops. Or choose simple frames and decorate them yourself with ribbon or glitter or a mosaic of old, cut-up photos. In the frames? If you can dig ‘em up, (and are having a small celebration) put a photo of you or your fiance with each guest in them, so every guest’s favor includes a picture of them and you!

 

Locket Up

Give your bridesmaids silver lockets, with a photo of you both inside. Or leave them empty and let your friends chose whom to wear around their neck (and close to their heart). Get real silver, if you can afford it — or check out antique stores for great, vintage buys. Present the lockets on pretty velvet cords.

On Being Married …

 

Start an Anniversary Album

Decide now to take a photo, or roll of film, on every anniversary, and keep them all together in one anniversary album. Start with pictures of your wedding. Each year, add a shot of the two of you that depicts the changes in your lives — your new house, your new car, your new kids. When your children get married, they’ll have plenty of old photos right in the album to use for their own wedding.

 

New Jersey Wedding Photography

Enjoy this New Jersey wedding photography provided by David Eric Photography offering New Jersey wedding photography in the New Jersey metro area.

David Eric Photography is anything but your average New Jersey wedding photographer. Each wedding is treated with care and creativity not found with other New Jersey wedding photography studios. Your wedding day is carefully crafted to offer one of a kind unique photography in the New Jersey area.

This is New Jersey wedding photography at its best. David Eric Photography is an international award winning photographer based in the New Jersey metro area. Offering wedding coverage in New Jersey, Jersey Shore, NYC and destinations statewide, this wedding photography studio is one of the top studios in the country and is located right here in the New Jersey metro areas.

Service Information

David Eric Photography offers New Jersey wedding photography coverage in the New Jersey metro area, including but not limited to, Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Hudson Counties in NJ, and the surrounding areas. In addition, we also offer wedding photography coverage in NYC and the Jersey Shore. Call for more information.

Not looking for a New Jersey wedding photographer? Please be sure to consider us for Children and Family photography and all your family photography needs in the New Jersey area.

Location Information

We are located conveniently in the Bergen County New Jersey in the Paramus area @ 110 West Pleasant Avenue Maywood, NJ 07607

 

New Jersey Wedding Photographer – The Wedding of Maria and Daniel September 8th :

WOW This wedding was a lot of fun. It started like any other wedding. The house bustling with the anticipation of getting everyone ready for a wedding. When Maria arrived at her home with a t-shirt, shorts and a wedding veil on it just made me chuckle. I always wonder what people thing when they see one of my brides running around like that. But to see the transformation that it done with the hair & makeup still amazes me. She was stunning. And when she finished with her dressing all anyone can say was WOW! Daniel was not going to be disappointed when he sees her. The kids all dressed in their little white dresses and suits were so adorable. I love seeing lots of little kids in a wedding. You never know what to expect to happen and they never disappoint. The best was Maria and Daniel little boy Issac. He definitely stole the show. What a ham.

Daniel was so handsome in his tux. Him and the family were having a good old time joking around while Jerry was taking photos of all that was happening.

The ceremony was held at St Philomena, Livingston . Everyone looked so elegant. It was breathtaking to see her come out of her silver Robles Royce and walk up to her bridegroom. Everyone seemed so happy to see this couple make this day happen. But I do have to say the flower girls stole the show when they began picking up all the petals off the floor when they were done. AS I watched from the balcony all I could do was chuckle along with everyone else. So Cute!!!

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The day continued as we went onward to Verona Park for the formal photographs. I always love shooting near the lake there. We always have fun and the group had a good time. Of course it seemed like Daniel and Jerry were always picking on me. Just because of my Spanish cooking. I guess that’s what you get for working with your husband.

The night finished out at Don Pepe Restaurant in Newark. Now I have been there for dinner but never for a wedding. Well I can honestly say, if you love real Spanish food they will not disappoint. The food never stopped all night. From the extensive cocktail hour to the whole lobster appetizer to the prime rib dinner. WOW!!! And at every table, real imported red and white wine from Spain and my favorite real red sangria ( which of course I could not drink any of it but it was still nice to see out for everyone to have). Everyone had a great time dancing the night away. Young and Old were on the floor enjoying this wonderful event together. I saw believe I saw the best 4 year old dancing away in her little red dress. And those that were there that read this will know who I and talking about. She put everyone there to shame. I know we are going to see her going places when she grows up. OMG!!!! The night finished out with a wonderful dessert hour that had everything you could imagine. Enjoy these photos!!!!!!

 

New Jersey Wedding Photography

Enjoy this New Jersey wedding photography provided by David Eric Photography offering New Jersey wedding photography in the New Jersey metro area.

David Eric Photography is anything but your average New Jersey wedding photographer. Each wedding is treated with care and creativity not found with other New Jersey wedding photography studios. Your wedding day is carefully crafted to offer one of a kind unique photography in the New Jersey area.

This is New Jersey wedding photography at its best. David Eric Photography is an international award winning photographer based in the New Jersey metro area. Offering wedding coverage in New Jersey, Jersey Shore, NYC and destinations statewide, this wedding photography studio is one of the top studios in the country and is located right here in the New Jersey metro areas.

Service Information

David Eric Photography offers New Jersey wedding photography coverage in the New Jersey metro area, including but not limited to, Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Hudson Counties in NJ, and the surrounding areas. In addition, we also offer wedding photography coverage in NYC and the Jersey Shore. Call for more information.

Not looking for a New Jersey wedding photographer? Please be sure to consider us for Children and Family photography and all your family photography needs in the New Jersey area.

Location Information

We are located conveniently in the Bergen County New Jersey in the Paramus area @ 110 West Pleasant Avenue Maywood, NJ 07607

 

Amanda and TJ’s Wedding January 20, 2012

What an awesome day we had with Amanda and T.J. The Bride wore a dress from Jahee Bridal and the Grooms Tux for Ton’y Tuxedo’s.
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The Bride arrived to her Nuptial Mass At St Anthony’s Church Hawthorne by Danaro Limo and was officiated by Father Paul Houlis friends of the bride and groom who was just ordained a Priest early Last year.
 Even though it was January we did our photographs at Lambert s Castle and the continued on to The Venetian for some more amazing Photographs.
 At the Venetian the bride and groom Held their reception in the Palazzo Room where they danced to snow falling from the sky.
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He asked the big question and you said YES!

Bridesmaids 101

Bridesmaids 101
He asked the big question and you said YES!
But who should you ask to join you on your big day? Here are some things to consider before you choose your bridesmaids.
 He asked the big question and you said YES!

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Numbers
Most wedding planners recommend a bridesmaid for every 50 guests in attendance. If you have a small wedding, it might look odd to have four or five bridesmaids next to you. On the other hand, for a big wedding, it might look less formal to only have one maid of honor. Either way, it’s always nice to have a matching number of bridesmaids and groomsmen, so take your fiancé’s expectations into consideration as well.
Etiquette
Once you have a number in mind, be sure you don’t ruffle any feathers. If you have sisters, they should always be included, even if you don’t get along that well. It’s perfectly okay to have your best friend as your maid of honor, but it’s rude to leave family members out of the bridal party.
Reliability
You probably have lots of dear friends that you would love to share your big day with, but keep in mind that you will rely on them for many things—least of all looking polished for pictures and the ceremony, and most of all—moral support. If you have friends that are chronically late, will insist on casual footwear or tend to get excessively tipsy, think twice about including them in your day. (You will regret it.)
 He asked the big question and you said YES!
The Proposal
You have chosen your special friends who will stand next to you on your big day, but it’s still appropriate to ask them to honor you in this way. After all, it is a big commitment of time and money for them, so a more formal request goes a long way. Consider inviting them all to a special night out, or giving them a personal gift like this one from something turquoise.com.
 He asked the big question and you said YES!
Gifts
While it’s common for bridesmaids to buy their own dresses, it’s a thoughtful gesture to buy their jewelry for the wedding day. You can choose something that coordinates with the dresses, which will also make a great gift for them to remember the occasion.
Use a personalization option to use gemstones that coordinate with your wedding color.
Other Friends
If you couldn’t include everyone you wanted to, don’t forget that there are other ways for them to be involved in your big day. They could do a reading during the ceremony, perform a musical number during the reception, hand out programs, and of course still take part in the bridal shower and bachelorette party.
 He asked the big question and you said YES!

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Hopefully these tips will help your wedding day be divine, with your best friends by your side.
Happy planning!

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Picking the Perfect Bridesmaid Gifts

bridemaid Picking the Perfect Bridesmaid Gifts

As the bride, you know all about gifts. After all, you’ve probably registered at a few different places (at least!) to coordinate all the new gifts you’ll be receiving with your new home. And even though you’ll generally be on the receiving end, there are a few gifts you get to give as well.
Bridesmaid gifts are a personal thing, to say the least. Unless you have extenuating circumstances, your bridesmaids are probably pretty close friends, and you’ll want to do something special for each of them. But what exactly should you do?
The truth is, you could probably do anything that sounds like a good idea, and you’d be set. While you certainly can spend a lot of money on your bridesmaids as a thank-you, sometimes a simple, well thought out gift says just as much. To get you started, here are a few suggestions:
Try to spend the same amount on each gift. This doesn’t mean you need to get each bridesmaid the same thing, but it’s a good idea to not let anyone feel left out or shafted.
Think about getting your Maid of Honor something extra special. She’s got a different title, hasn’t she? Well, there’s a reason for that, and her significance in your wedding (and in your life) probably warrants something a little extra special.
Enclose a personal note with each gift. This way, even though your gifts might or might not match, each of your bridesmaids will know how important they are to you.
Make your gift a little bit sentimental. Maybe you want to include a photo album of you all leading up to your big day, or even just a small trinket that will remind them and you of the good times you all had while planning your wedding. (You could even order a small, extra special something from Truly Wedding that coordinates with your wedding theme!)
Just remember that when it comes to getting bridesmaids gifts, there is no right or wrong answer. Just make sure it feels right to you, and they’ll love whatever gift you choose to give!
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