Coffee with Calluna :: save the dates, wedding photography & Rose!

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Thursday, October 6

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We are excited to start our Coffee with Calluna series. Each week we’ll answer questions we receive on from our readers. Send your questions about weddings, style, fashion, or anything really and we’ll answer them!

For our first Coffee with Calluna we present these questions from some #callunabrides!

 1. How early should I send save the dates? We say 6-9 months prior. 9 months for sure if you are getting married over a holiday weekend. 

2. Is it better for me to hire a photography company who includes one photographer or two?  This is a great question! We typically feel like having two photographers on the day of the wedding is better than one. However some of the photographers we work with like are the Main/Lead photographer and prefer to capture all the images and if they bring a 2nd photographer the 2nd is there to capture details and other shots but the main photographer is wanting to be the priority person capturing.   The main disadvantage of this is the main/lead photographer has to be with the ladies getting ready and then with the guys getting ready so the timeline can get pushed out a bit. If there are two Lead shooters then the lead photographer is often with the bride getting ready when the 2nd is with the groom getting ready. Both photographers can capture different angles during the ceremony (the bride walking down the aisle with your Dad, the groom seeing the bride for the first time). A 2nd shooter allows the Lead to focus on main shots and then the 2nd gets details or other angles.  When the lead is doing family and wedding party formals the 2nd can be capturing the reception details. That said some of the best photographers prefer to only work by themselves and then bring in 2nd shooters more as assistants. 

3. We are going into the fall is it still ok to serve rose at my wedding? Of course! Rose is acceptable any time of the year really. You might serve rose or sparkling rose during the cocktail hour and then move to a sparkling wine or champagne during the toast to round out the offerings. 

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xx, Calluna

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