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February 05, 2013
One more batch of bold savings tips from previous Ovation Images brides and grooms…
7. Accessorize Carefully. All those accessories add up. Your bridal shop will parade a whole lineup of “necessary” accessories in front of you after you have selected your gown. And maybe some of them are necessary. But that shop is unlikely to have the best prices on them. Shop around.
8. Skip The Favors. The guests who take them home often throw them in a drawer and they are never seen again until the yard sale. Look around at the end of any weddings you attend as a guest and notice the number of favors left sitting on the empty tables.  Unless your favors are incredibly useful or delicious, it’s a good bet you can skip them as an overpriced table decoration.
9. Consign Your Dress. Many of you reading this will HATE this one…. As soon as possible after your wedding, take your dress to a consignment shop and pocket the cash from the sale. GASP! NO! My daughter will wear that dress! As one of our brides succinctly put it “Get real–no she won’t!” What are the chances that it will fit her? Or still be anything close to in-style? Or that it will still be in good enough condition to be worn 27 years from now?  If you want to save your dress and preserve the memory of how you felt wearing it that day, tell your photographer that you want to allocate extra time to get lots of pictures that feature you in your dress! Or better yet — schedule a pre-wedding or post-wedding “Bridal Session” with your photographer to capture you in all of your finery–hair and make-up–the works. Your photographer will use that session to create timeless images that your daughter and your daughter’s daughter will definitely want to hang on their walls.  That is the very best way to “save your dress” for her!
This concludes the Ovation Images blog post series on Saving Wedding Dollars. We hope you have found these suggestions from our past couples helpful!
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January 02, 2012

It is a new year and with the new year comes resolutions. While we here at Ovation Images plan on continuing our resolution to take the best wedding photos in Pittsburgh, we know many brides have made a resolution to look their best on their wedding day, and with tips from Ovation Images, it is easy!

  • Eating well should be at the top of your to do list. You want to look and feel your best for your wedding and eating well is the best place to start!
  • Don’t tan or apply any tanning lotion within two weeks of your wedding day. If you burn or overdo accidentally, we have no way to fix that in your pictures. Also, most gowns will show strap lines and other lines from tanning. Two weeks allows time for those lines to fade.
  • Don’t use any glitter. It reflects light in distracting sparkles that are impossible to tell from tiny beads of shiny sweat. Glitter sparkles just have to be removed from your photographs, often at additional cost.

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April 20, 2011

Want glamourous, high fashion, intimate wedding photography? Well Ovation Images, Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers, has all the tips to help you achieve your dream wedding photography…

  • Be sure to allow an hour during your day for intimate photography of just the two of you. Of all your wedding day photography, these images are the ones that will call out to your heart forever. Your children and their children will bring smiles to your face years later as they ooh and ahh over the hot couple in the pictures.
  • A must to know about your photographer is whether or not you like being around them. If you can’t meet with the actual photographer who will show up at your door on your wedding day, then drop that company from your list. You need to know if you want to spend your whole wedding day with this person. You can’t find that out by talking to the smiling sales lady. If you are comfortable around your photographer it will make your photographs more relaxed, natural, and romantic!


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December 30, 2010

Every new year people make resolutions to change aspects of themselves they believe are negative. A majority of people revert back to how they were before and feel like failures. This year I challenge you to a new resolution. I challenge you to just be yourself.

~Aisha Elderwyn

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Let loose. Strike a pose. Laugh. Play. Have FUN. Be you.

Your wedding day photography should showcase who you are. At Ovation Images, Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers, we focus on showing who you are as an individual and as a couple on your big day! We personalize every bit of your wedding photography experience- from a Pittsburgh Bride’s South Side engagement shoot to elegant formals in a beautiful chapel. Whoever you are, we will be sure to show it- you just worry about being you!