7 things to keep in mind when booking entertainment for your wedding

If you'll be needing entertainment to enhance the atmosphere of your wedding, it can be a challenge. Nothing can bring together both sides of the aisle together like some killer music (whether for dancing all night or background for your tabletop gaming).

Here are some tips for booking entertainment to keep your wedding guests chill and having a blast.

A day in the life of an offbeat wedding (from a photographer's perspective!)

We wanted to get a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a real offbeat wedding, with a timeline and everything, to see what actually goes down at an offbeat wedding. For most of us without tons of experience planning weddings, seeing the whole thing from this angle is HUGELY useful.

We partnered up with one of our super favorite photographers, Heather Schofner, to highlight one of her many epic offbeat weddings. Who better to share the details of an offbeat wedding than someone who has seen and conquered it all?

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I'm a wedding planner who eloped and I don't regret it at all

At first, I was thinking of inviting family, friends, out-of-town relatives — you know, the typical thoughts that run through some people's head after a proposal. Then, I had a totally unexpected idea. Why don't we elope? I was at the time of my life where I didn't care to spend a ton of money on a wedding and I had no desire to. But what do my wedding planning couples think now?

Can we book a last-minute wedding photographer for our elopement?

My partner and I want to elope, but he's not one for planning ahead. I love his spontaneity, but it doesn't allow for things like hiring an awesome photographer to capture our day for us. How do we go about finding a last-minute wedding photographer on short notice? Or should we plan for a post-wedding photo shoot instead?

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Dips to toasts: 9 things your wedding photographer NEEDS to know before your wedding

After photographing 200+ weddings, I have a pretty good gauge on what is likely to happen on most wedding days… but there are times when details don't get shared with me before hand, and I get caught off guard. I want to make sure I catch the surprise Star Wars entrance, the singing toast from the best man, and all the meticulously crafted DIY details.

This in mind, here are 9 important things to share with YOUR wedding photographer, before your wedding…