Midweek Mumbles: Picking Sides

“Mawwage. Mawwage is what bwings us together today.”

 

A wedding is the joining of two lovers by heart, body, mind, and soul.  And that is great, but what about family? I don’t know about you, but often times when I think of, or more see on TV, couples around holiday times, they often choose one side of the family to visit for one holiday and the other for the next. So I ask,

It makes sense, in all reality that the couple not only join together themselves but the family as well. Kind of like as a show of support. How can we address this in planning your wedding?

BY MOVING AWAY FROM BRIDES SIDE RIGHT | GROOM SIDE LEFT!

I realize that it’s a tradition to set it up this way, but recently I’ve seen signs telling guests to choose a seat rather than a side. It’s a small gesture but it’s a great way to get family and friends to start mingling and getting to know each other (especially if they don’t already). Sure it’s only one night, but perhaps new friendships will be formed in between families and you won’t have to pick which side to visit during the holidays. Or maybe knowing that the families have gotten to know each other, you could host during the holidays and not have to worry about awkward introductions!

Below are some of my favorite signs:

Chalkboard is big! And in case you want to change your saying last minute, this makes it easy to do so!

This would be super easy to DIY!

This one is perfect for the reception!

Midweek Mumbles: Videography

I am an avid fan of YouTube. I have a list of YouTubers that I watch everyday and am so invested in their lives and their success. So it may be no surprise that I look to these videos as a beautiful way to share precious moments.

One couple that I was particularly fond of was Charles Trippy and Alli Speed. They have done a vlog every single day for five years straight. They were the “it” couple of YouTube and their wedding was trending worldwide on twitter the day of. Now, while they of coursed vlogged their wedding, they brought in other YouTubers to make an “official” wedding video; they brought in Apprentice A, who is currently working on a documentary with another YouTuber.

To me, this video is beautiful. It is something out of a fairy tale and a nice way to capture such a big moment  in the young couples’ lives. I’ve seen older wedding videos where there are just clips cut together of random parts of a wedding. However, as of late (other than the Trippy Wedding above) I don’t hear much about Wedding videography. The focus is more on photos, and while that’s not a bad thing, I think that something can be lost in photos that can be captured in video.

So what do you all think? Would you have a cinematic wedding video like the Trippy Wedding? Or a video of clips from throughout the wedding? Or do you not care so much about the video as you do the photos?

Let me know in the comments down below! See you next week!