Hello lovely Grooms and Brides!
If you were considering SnappyEverAfter for your wedding, but were put off by its pricing, we have some good news in store for you: We're reducing the base price of SnappyEverAfter to €19.
Neat, but why does SnappyEverAfter cost money at all?
Our service has some associated costs: servers, storage, development and maintenance work.
While we could make the service free for you, and fund it by some indirect means like advertising, we've decided in favor of a simple, upfront pricing.
If you feel the pricing is not right / is too high / is too low, please let us know though!
How SnappyEverAfter works
Here's a quick rundown of how SnappyEverAfter works:
- You design a mobile photo taking app for your wedding
- The app is instantly available for your wedding guests to install as a free app on the Apple App Store and Google Play
- The app can be installed an unlimited number of times. Everyone with a compatible device and a little photographic aspiration can and should join in
- Each guest can take and upload an unlimited number of photos. The more the merrier!
- All photos taken by guests are delivered to your gallery and safely stored in the cloud
- From your gallery, you can download all photos as a ZIP archive for safe keeping, making prints, sharing on social networks etc.
Sounds good? Take it out for spin yourself! No payment needed to get started and to try things out.
Have thoughts, comments, ideas, suggestions? Please let us know in comments!
How To Thursday brings you Do it Yourself Advice for Your Wedding Day.
This week is How to Work with Your Wedding Photographer to get the amazing Photos that You want.
Working with Your Wedding Photographer
Wedding photography isn’t easy. Anyone who says it is doesn’t take the task seriously enough. A good wedding photographer has multiple variables in his or her head that you most likely don’t even see. They have to think about everything from exposure to lighting to proper poses and even making sure a strand or two of hair doesn’t fall in front of the bride’s face.
Photographers Need to Lead, Direct, and Produce
Properly vetting your wedding photographer is very important. When interviewing wedding photographers, look for someone with good interpersonal skills. Good communication is essential in photographing a wedding. Your photographer needs to be able to take input from your guests and family members while making sure you get the photos you want. A good wedding photographer is like a movie director: they must be able to gently push back against bad advice and stick to your gameplan.
Family members who weren’t at the planning session will want different pictures, but a photographer needs to be able to take control: the wedding party can’t be out on a Rolling Stone-style photo shoot for hours while the rest of the guests are waiting to eat. Shooting photos of the wedding party can be chaotic. Type A personalities and photography aficionados will often try to make sure their opinion is known–this distracts the photographer and wastes time.
This is why building trust with the photographer is essential right from the start. Digital technology can make even mediocre photographers look like experts, but spending ten hours with Photoshop is not the same as dealing with a “my way or the highway” grandmother. Everyone wants your wedding photos to be great, but be wary of having too many cooks in the kitchen.
Getting Great Poses
This is often overlooked when selecting a wedding photographer. While they may spend time brainstorming shots, backgrounds, and funny ideas, it’s important to remember that a portrait is the portrayal of the human body, which itself can be moved like a canvas. Fashion magazines and clothing advertisements are a great resources to look for poses that can be part of your wedding. Even the sharpest suit or most stunning dress will fail to sparkle if the bride and groom look rigid and nervous.
If you’re not used to being the center of attention, get some practice–especially for you introverts out there. This could be the first time in your life where everyone has their eyes on you for a whole day. Couples often aren’t coached well enough on how to be models. The key to a good model is being comfortable in front of the camera. There is no amount of makeup that can replace charisma: people can tell when someone looks uncomfortable in a photo. Your photographer needs to provide encouragement, direction, and, occasionally, laughter. Never underestimate the power of humor to put people at ease: a funny photographer is a real plus.
Retouching, and Sorting
Ask your photographer if you can sit through their initial sorting session. Wedding photographers take more photos than they actually retouch and enhance. If your photographer is any good, they’ve been training their eye for years to identify good photos and to junk the rest. The goal here is to look for pictures that might not be high on your photographer’s priority list. For instance, your photographer might not know that a picture of your aunt and uncle dancing is important to you, and might not include them in the final edits. This process is helpful for the photographer, too. Photographers choose pictures based on technically sound elements and on your parameters. Your opinion matters because you can expand their parameters and include the photos that matter to you.
Study and Let Them Do Their Job
To help your photographer get the best out of your wedding, find photographs you like on wedding blogs and magazines and help build a look. Also, studying a wedding photographer’s workflow (a checklist photographers use) will help you understand the process. This is about trust. To bring out the best photography, you must trust the photographer and the photographer must trust you.
Ansel Adams once said, “There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” Working together, trusting each other, and being flexible will get you a good experience and therefore good photographs. Your wedding photographer is there to help you capture the most important moments of your special day.
Autumn inspired ideas to help you get creative with your wedding day
Summer and winter are traditionally the most popular seasons to get married, but we’re about to make a bold statement here – Autumn is probably the most beautiful…
With nature’s rich and vibrant colour palette, dramatic changing scenery and dark romantic evenings, there’s no better time to tie the knot than in the autumn months. So to help you plan that perfect seasonal wedding, we’re looking at everything from the wedding dress to the flower arrangements to spark your imagination.
The changing seasons means changing temperatures and the desire to cover up in a long sleeved wedding dress. Channel rustic romantic in a lace bridal gown or something textured with ruffles and layers galore.
Rich and ripened hues of amber, orange and ox blood make an alluring colour scheme and look warm and charming within a bouquet.
We love idea of dressing your maids in different, yet complementing autumn shades.
From pumpkin decorations to little leafy centrepieces, opportunities are endless when it comes to creating nature inspired wedding décor.
Hint to the new season with a leaf decorated cake or an ombre dessert using suitably autumnal shades.
How To Thursday brings you Do it Yourself Advice for Your Wedding Day.
This week is How to Choose a Wedding Band or a DJ
You’ve been down the aisle and you’re ready to celebrate! How do you plan to party after your “I do’s” have been said? Choosing the entertainment for your reception is one of the biggest choices you have to make. These days, DJ’s take the stage at most post-wedding celebrations, but bands are slowly making a comeback. Which is right for you?
Find The Perfect Wedding Band
Having live music is a great way to celebrate on your wedding night. Most wedding bands have special sets for the dinner portion of your reception, and then specialize in a certain “style” of music for getting the party started. Don’t expect your wedding band to play all top 40 songs, or even the overplayed classics you’re used to hearing. The band you choose will be responsible for entertaining your guests with a limited number of songs.
The perfect band is out there, but you need to leave yourself time to find it. Start your search 9 months before your big day. Prices of live entertainment vary by the number of band members and the length of your reception. You may find a deal out there, but be sure to request a “live performance” DVD so you know exactly what you’re getting.
Once you’ve found the perfect band, make sure to provide them with a list of things you don’t want played. Together, determine a dance contest, party game, or other way to get the crowd up and moving. Do you or your fiancé play a musical instrument? Jump on stage and surprise the audience.
Choosing a Wedding DJ
The traditional Wedding DJ is still a great way to keep your guests having fun and entertained at your reception, and continues to be the most flexible option for those with music varied musical tastes. A DJ can play all types of tempos and genres, and can create a playlist tailored to the events at your reception.
Though a DJ can seem like a safe alternative to a wedding band, be sure to read reviews and ask for personal references prior making a selection. The flexibility a DJ can offer is not valuable when dealing with someone who is unskilled, has unreliable equipment, and is unwilling to work with you. If you’re having a large number of guests, there may be a fee for a larger sound system, or adding lighting effects.
Be upfront with your DJ about your desired engagement level. Do you want a true “Master of Ceremonies,” or someone to just spin the tunes? Don’t be shy when it comes to making special requests, or handing over a list of songs! The DJ will appreciate the direction, and will work harder to make you happy.
Have a duo or trio play during dinner at the reception. Choose small groups that feature instruments like harps, violins, and more. Then pay a DJ for performing only when you want your guests on the dance floor. If you can afford both, this option is sure to give you an evening tailored to your musical tastes.
Wedding Cake ideas to inspire you to get creative with your wedding day.
We just had to share with you some of our favorite fun, creative and outside-the-box ideas for wedding cakes. From the classic cream to breakfast treats, ice cream cakes to donut cakes and macaroons towers to rice krispy squares, any of your favorite sweet treat’s can be turned into a wedding cake. So why not take a look at some of these great ideas and let them spark your imagination.
Ice-Cream Cone Cake
Cookie Tower Cake
Oreo Cookie Cake
Cheese Cake ...Cake
Chocolate Brownie Cake
Rice Krispie Cake
Macaroon's Tower Cake
Mini Wedding Cakes
Nude Wedding Cake