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Wedding Planning Guide

Planning the perfect wedding takes a lot of time and patience. It is almost a full time job. However, we have put together this extensive tips and tricks that are sure to help you along your journey.


Are You Ready For Your Engagement?

There’s nothing quite like a new beginning, and a wedding engagement sets the stage for one of the biggest and most exciting new beginnings of them all. As the reality of the journey you’re about to embark on sinks in, your emotions will take you places you’ve likely never been before.

If you’re like most brides-to-be, the engagement euphoria will soon be replaced with thoughts of planning the perfect wedding. And while the wedding is definitely the main attraction, try not to get too far ahead of yourself.

Your Engagement Is a Time to be Cherished

Whether your engagement lasts a few months or more than a year, it marks the last bit of time before you and your partner are joined together and begin your lives as one. It’s not a time to just be glossed over as you plan for the big day, but a celebration unto itself.

Engagement Pictures Tell the Whole Story

Having perfect wedding photos will capture that moment in time for you to share forever, but they only tell part of the story. Your engagement photos allow you and your partner to express your creativity and individuality in a way that isn’t always possible on your wedding day.

It’s just about the two of you; before the big party, the invitations, the bridesmaids, the caterers, the families and all the other components of your ideal wedding. Here are some tips on deciding what to wear:

  • Choose clothes that express your true personality

  • Stay away from clothes that have stripes

  • Solid colors work best

  • Consider how the color scheme will blend with your overall photo collection

  • When in doubt, choose classic looks over trendy

  • Dress for the season

  • Don’t go overboard with numerous wardrobe changes

  • Follow the advice of your photographer

Finding the ideal backdrop for your engagement pictures is also important. Here are five free engagement shoot locations in and around New York for you to consider.

Saving the Date

Just like you want engagement pictures to capture your true nature, you can also make an impression with how you choose to tell everyone to ‘save the date’.

At Lotus, we offer custom designed Save the Date magnets and cards that will allow you to express yourself and allow your guests to have a stylish keepsake of your engagement.

If you remember to stay present during your engagement and enjoy every step of the journey to your wedding day, you’ll be able to look back and feel like your love story has been told just the way it should.