In the saturated market of the wedding industry, with so many options of what type of wedding to go for, it is not surprising many couples are opting to have a destination wedding abroad. Many resorts in such hotspots such as Cyprus, Greece, Turkey and Las Vegas are set up to provide flawless wedding experiences against stunning landscapes and romantic backdrops. Couples are also recognising the savings that can be made by having an intimate family gathering abroad. Tell your best mates early enough and they could combine it with their annual holiday. Whatever you do decide on, one thing that is very common now is to have a wedding party back home to invite all your friends and family who couldn’t make it.
As well as a great opportunity to wear your wedding dress again, the wedding party is also the only chance many of your friends and extended family will have to experience the wedding, so don’t be afraid to go all out on those essentials such as a good DJ and a great cake – don’t be afraid to treat the party as you would a wedding reception here! By starting the evening off with cake cutting and a first dance, your guests will just feel like they have turned up as evening guests at your wedding and won’t have missed out too much.
It’s for these reasons above that you should definitely add a professional wedding photographer to the list of essentials for the night. Even if you are just hiring out the village hall, you can leave the memories of the night to us whilst you and your guests party the night away to celebrate the wedding, ensuring you have a great set of wedding party photos to look back on. You will also get special images of the first dance which you usually wouldn’t get abroad, many destination wedding venues offer a photography package which only includes the ceremony and then fifteen minutes worth of photographs of the two of you following the ceremony. For exactly the same reason we offer all day wedding photography, you should consider having a professional wedding photographer present at your party because once it gets started these will be the images that keep you smiling and laughing for years, all your friends throwing shapes on the dance floor and having a great time celebrating your marriage!
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Wedding Party Photography by Lina and Tom