At the mention of a bachelorette party, most people think about a wild, luxurious partying spree. If you’re in charge of planning one, figuring out the finances for everyone's amusement can be taxing. If you’re looking at a tight budget, maximum fun and minimum cost are high on your list of concerns. Guess what? You can have a fantastic event inexpensively if you play your cards right. If you are looking to celebrate the occasion on a limited budget, employ the following tips to reduce your eventual overheads and increase your fun.
Plan the Budget Beforehand
Before suggesting activities and a destination, have a chat with the attendees. Create a budget based on the interests of the bride and the amount the group can spend. If you keep these considerations in mind, everyone will enjoy the party without feeling too pressed or left out.
Keep It Local
The event can be economical and easy to coordinate when you run it within your region. Find fun activities in a nearby city like dinner in a stylish restaurant or a bar crawl. The possibilities are unlimited when you know your area inside out.
Make It a One-Night Thing
Many bachelorette parties extend throughout the weekend. If you want to save money, however, this is a wrong move. Partying for two or three days in a row can be hurtful to your body, not to mention expensive. So, limit the extravaganza to a single day or night. With limited time, the party will hit the climax and subside before the bills become too much to bear.
Travel During the Off-Season
It might be tempting to schedule your party for the holiday season. Hotel rates, airfare, concert tickets, and so on skyrocket during the festive season. The same applies to the weekends. Having your bachelorette party in the off-season allows you to pay less for services. You'll even save more pennies if you hold it between Monday and Friday.
Avoid Hotel Suites
If you can, skip the fancy hotel suites and find out how much a home-share service could cost. You might find an entire home much cheaper than the rate per night in a posh hotel. Also, you can enjoy some incredible benefits by organizing a sleepover at the bride's residence. It will be less expensive than everyone coming over only to move to another destination. You will save significantly on lodging, and everyone will enjoy a pleasant bonding experience.
Enjoy the Beauty of Nature
A weekend away from the noise is a fantastic chance to reconnect with friends, as it accommodates everyone, including those who don't like clubbing. So, think about pitching a tent and relaxing around a campfire. Throwing a party in the mountains or along the coast will allow everybody to enjoy the great outdoors and some much-needed fresh air. Go kayaking, swimming, fishing, or any other free or inexpensive fun activities.
Bring Along a Streaming Device
You can help reduce the cost of entertainment by bringing a streaming device to the party. These nifty gadgets offer a great way to stream thousands of movies, TV shows, music, and online videos, and you won't have to pay anyone to control your entertainment. Typically, you will need to plug the device to the HDMI port on yours or the hotel's TV, connect to Wi-Fi, and then you’re ready to go.
The goal of a bachelorette party is to honor the bride and give her the chance to enjoy memorable moments with her friends. It shouldn't cause anyone to spend beyond their limit or go into debt. Whatever you do, make this one-time event easy for everyone and as glorious as possible.
Hey friends…Did you hear?
BAY AREA FALL MINI SESSIONS ARE LIVE!!
I have selected a few exciting locations for this year, this is the perfect time to update that family portrait and get your Christmas cards done early. These sessions are great for couples, families, maternity, seniors, engagements, and/or headshots…
Don’t miss out this year!
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The best compliment a photographer can get is when customers book multiple sessions over the years.
I had the pleasure of photographing Nghia and Mya wedding in 2006, so when they heard I moved back to the bay area they called me for a family portrait session.
It was a fun session with their beautiful kids at their beautiful home!
I made the reservation for the model 3 when they announced it 3 years ago. Now production of model 3 is all complete and new cars can be ready as soon as 2 weeks from order, so Tesla kept calling me to come and test drive the car.
I decided I'll do the test drive and check it out. I know how amazing it is, but driving it and seeing all the amazing technology in person was an unforgetable experience!
What blow my mind was the climate control options. There is an entire opening in the front of the car, and you can control how the air flows from the touch screen - check that out...
We then took it to the freeway and tested the self driving mode. It is amazing how the car "see" the road, and all the cars around it. It even changes lanes all by itself.
Finally, I let the car park itself... and it did an amazing job - so straight, and right in the middle of the parking spot. (wish everyone can park like that)
What do I think about the car - IT IS A DREAM!!! #lovetesla
Berenice and Miguel wedding was fun and memorable. The wedding took place at Miguel’s family ranch on a sunny Saturday afternoon. I had so much fun working with this wonderful couple! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day!
The first mini sessions went so well, so I had to schedule another session with few more families! this was a fun day!
I love photographing families. Capturing the fun, beauty and love of families always makes me happy! Here are few of the images captured during the last Fall mini sessions! Enjoy.
Hey friends in the Bay Area did you hear?There are only a few spots left for my FALL MINI SESSIONS!!
It’s the perfect time to update that family portrait and get your Christmas cards done early this year!!
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There are not many occasions in your life that demand that level of planning as a wedding does. With all the tough decisions to make in such a short amount of time, it’s a wonder how some soon-to-be-weds even have the time to have second thoughts.
One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is who to hire as your wedding photographer. As a person in charge of preserving the memory of your most wonderful day forever, the pressure is enormous.
Wedding photography is not an easy trade. It demands a lot of careful planning, time and equipment. Worse off, plans tend to change so a wedding photographer has to be flexible. That is why not everyone who calls themselves a photographer dares to try their luck shooting weddings.
In order to be successful, a wedding photographer needs to have a particular set of skills, qualities, and traits specific to this field of photography. In this article, we are going to list what those traits are in order to make it easier for you to determine whether the wedding photographer you’ve had in mind is the right person to capture your wedding on film forever.
This is probably the most important aspect. If you don’t like a wedding photographer’s portfolio than all their other traits cannot help repair that first impression. Make sure to ask for a complete portfolio, not just a best-of compilation of several wedding photo shoots. Make sure the impressive pictures they have shown you are not a stroke of luck, but experience. A lot of wedding photographers nowadays tend to have a website with a portfolio or a blog documenting different wedding they’ve shot. For example, take a look at this website: http://sandiegoartweddingphotography.com/. The portfolio section includes detailed examples for different types of photography, so you can be sure that when you’re hiring a photographer, you’re not just hiring someone who’s good at shooting close-ups.
The Business Side of Things
Often neglected or seen irrelevant by many other photographers, wedding photographers need to have this aspect of their business sorted out. They need to have a good practice of invoicing, management, transparent prices and good communication, otherwise, many wedding planners are not going to want to deal with them. Planning all the other expenses is a tiresome task on its own, but if your wedding photographer can’t deliver an invoice or doesn’t return your calls, it can really make or break the deal. Getting the business side of things in order can be difficult, but it will make doing business much easier for both parties later on.
We did briefly mention communication in the previous entry, but this aspect of the trade is so important we feel it needs to be covered in more detail. Working as a wedding photographer meaning you will have to coordinate large groups of people. It also means that the wedding photographer knows how to listen. There’s nothing more annoying than an in-your-face photographer who doesn’t listen to their client’s input. After all, it is your wedding he is shooting.
It’s not unheard of for an amateur photographer to take up the title of wedding photographer simply because he has a professional camera and sort of knows how to use it. A real wedding photographer has so much more in their inventory, starting from the spare camera, a set of lenses for every occasion, flashes, light diffusers, tripods and a backpack worth of other gear. A good photographer knows not to take too much equipment and lose mobility, but strikes a balance and is prepared for anything.
Knowing How to use it
Similarly, with wedding photography simply knowing how to take pictures is not enough. The photographer needs to be a storyteller, needs to have a unique style and edge, something that will make your photos stand out. A good wedding photographer knows how to shoot portraits, landscapes, and even the food to make everything look perfect, just as you will want to remember it. Finally, a wedding photographer will know how to make you look your best in the wedding photos
Tsafrir Melamed Photographer Tracy, CA United States