Wedding Apparel + Jewelry

Wedding planning with apparel and jewelry

Apparel and jewelry selection is crucial for a wedding ceremony. You can visit many bridal shops where you will be able to purchase high quality apparel and jewelry without any issues. You should be able to procure latest fashion trends so that you will be able to make the most of money. Online shopping can be explored so that you will be able to find the images, description and size. A quick decision can be made after visiting a number of apparel and jewelry stores.

Bride’s collection

The bride’s ensemble includes bridal gown, veil, accessories and jewelry. There is every reason to start your wedding shopping at least nine months before the wedding ceremony. You will want to go for shopping in three sessions so that all items can be purchased in time so that there will not be any issues.

You should be aware of the type of ceremony so that the collection will be in tune with the ceremony. There are indoor, outdoor, traditional, formal and informal wedding ceremonies. You will get guidance from professionals present at the bridal shop so that the most appropriate items can be purchased as per your needs.

The fabrics should be comfortable to wear. The wardrobe selection should be as per the time of the year. There are year-round fabrics as well which will extend great comfort without any issues. If you are aware of the budget, the gown, accessories and other items can be purchased as per your needs without any issues.

You can inquire your friends and family members to find out the best shops in your location. If you order a gown, you should get complete description of the gown. The details should include fabric type, lace type, neckline, waist, height, sleeve, and alteration cost. The price should be specified which include advance as well as final payment. If you order the product early, you will get final product as per the schedule so that there will be great convenience.

Grooms’ formalwear

There are many bridal shops where men’s formalwear can be found. You can shop for groom and groomsmen’s items very easily. The items that you should procure include groomsmen’s tux, shoes and accessories. Some accessories can be rented so that there will be great convenience and you can save lot of money.

The experience of the sales associate will help you manage best items as per the wedding theme. You can try some items before ordering them so that you will not want to go for returns.

Shopping for jewelry

The wedding ring shows the symbol of marriage reunion. The love between the bride and bridegroom will be amplified with their association. Hence, the ring depicts a never ending object as it will not have a beginning or ending. You should choose durable, stylish and elegant ring so that it will stay throughout your life without any issues.

The wedding ring will be placed on the third finger of the left hand. Hence, you should be aware of the size of the ring. A gold ring will be presented to the bride and it has become a tradition from many centuries. The cost of the wedding ring should be equivalent to two month’s salary of the groom. However, there are no fast and hard rules and it should be done as per your financial capability, mutual understanding and love towards your partner.

You can also offer wedding band if the bride is not comfortable in wearing the wedding ring. There are various kinds of wedding bands available in colors, sizes and shapes as per your needs. You can also explore diamond rings. It is very difficult to find out a flawless diamond. A flawless diamond is very expensive. You should be aware of diamond quality calibration standards so that you will settle for the best.

You can shop for earrings, necklaces, and various kinds of jewelry worn by the bride. The selection should be as per the personality and outfit. You should also go through the makeup on the grand day so that elegant jewelry coupled with bright outfit will deliver stunning visuals. You will be able to preserve these memories throughout your life by posing for snaps.

Fashion Photography Techniques


By Dylan Howell

Fashion photography is all about presenting an essence of authority so you should be pretty confident while giving directions and assurance to your models. Showing signs of anxiety, stress or lack of confidence will be reflected in your model’s performance so make sure that you do not make your subject feel ill at ease and make her feel  confident enough.  Arrange for a list of rehearse techniques and composition before the shoot. Organize a suitable location, props and cloths to make your shoot truly impressive.

fashion photography techniques

Remember that it is just cloths and beauty that fashion photography has to do with so bring out all the elements of the scene including the model to reflect this. You can use makeup and hair styling to compliment the garment if the shoot focuses on the cloths. Posing is a tricky thing to master. In such case you can go through the latest fashion magazines and get an idea about what is currently fashionable. Incorporating ‘broken down’ poses can add an edge to the piece can help to elongate the body length as well.

You can choose a studio to perform a fashion shoot as the lightning can be easily controlled there and conditions can also be stabilized. To make the shoot more accurate, prevent any unwanted shadow and use a different light meter rather than the one in your camera.

If you cannot afford a posh studio and all the costly equipments you can make a clear a space in your room and arrange a white sheet across the window.

While shooting in low light you might require an extra source of light. If you have nothing other than flash then avoid shooting straight and set it to bounce of a nearby reflector, wall or ceiling. You can do a little experiment with an impressive display of effects and find out what works best for you.

Above all it is very much important to get the right location and spot. If the clothing and beauty styling are a bit edgy and old then you can choose an urban setting for that, alternatively for natural fashions like spring or summer arrange a rural environment like a meadow or a beach or perhaps even a woodland

Try taking different angles and positions to check which works best to full expose the garment. This might include climbing a ladder, bending on your knees, lying on your belly and so. Think about what the message is here and create a composition to reinforce it.

Use props to tell a narrative within a fashion shot and in such case nothing can be more useful than a mirror. It can be used to tell an imaginative story and allows the photographer to display the front and back of the model. Take a spate reading for the mirror and you may need. Be careful to place yourself in the correct position, do not lighten your equipment and make sure you do nothing with the shoot out of the reflection.