Archive | March 2016

The Best Free Wedding Picture Apps

We’ve found some of the best free wedding picture apps to help you record your special day. Photographs are one of the most precious records of your wedding. Having an easy way for you and your guests to collect all the happy moments in one place is the first crucial step, so here are some of the best options for wedding photo apps.

Best Free Wedding Picture Apps - WedpicsWedpics (iOS, Android) [iOS download] [Android download] [website]

Wedpics is specifically designed for collecting and sharing unlimited wedding photos. Because of this, the app comes with additional features which can also help with your wedding planning, such as guest invitation and hosting wedding or venue information.

Guests are invited to Wedpics, and can either upload their photos through the app, or through the Wedpics website if they have a digital camera. You can also create albums for any part of your wedding, such as hen parties, rehearsals, or wedding showers.

Wedpics is hugely popular for a reason – reviews are overwhelmingly positive, with many couples singing its praises in helping them capture many images from their wedding celebrations with ease.


Best Free Wedding Picture Apps - WedsocialWedSocial (iOS, Android) [iOS download] [Android download] [website]

Another app tailored towards helping you and your guests share wedding photos quickly and easily.

WedSocial has a few less frills than Wedpics, but what it does it does well – unlimited storage and easy downloading and sharing of pictures after the big day are the important things. The app also features the ability to share event information and the function to like and comment on photos.



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Wedding for Big Issue Seller and Woman he Gave 50p

A sweet love story has made the news recently with the wedding of a Big Issue seller and the woman he gave 50p to. Jack Richardson met Toni Osborne when he was begging on the streets of Bristol. When he asked her for money, she broke down and explained that she didn’t have any money even for her own electricity meter. Richardson gave Osborne 50p for her meter and the two remained friends as Osborne often passed by Richardson. She put him up when he found himself boarded out of a squat he had been using. From there, romance blossomed.

Richardson, by then a Big Issue seller, proposed to Osborne at the location he gave her the money. Wine, cake, clothes, and even the wedding rings were donated by friends and acquaintances.

Richardson said: “I’m 10 miles high. I’m the proudest man on the planet. I’ve been humbled by people’s generosity. I wanted to give my beloved the wedding she deserved and I just wasn’t able to. Because of the kindness of everybody it’s made it real. I feel like I’m living in a fairytale.”

Osborne said: “I love how it’s touched people’s hearts. We’ve had people say: ‘I never thought I’d fall in love but I heard your story and now it gives me hope for the future.’”

Big Issue seller marries woman he met when she asked him for change

Top Tips for an Outdoor Wedding

Top Tips for an Outdoor WeddingThere are many reasons to want all or part of your wedding outdoors. If you have an open air venue that’s special to you, then there’s plenty of things to consider to make things run smoothly for you and your guests.

A venue which often has outdoor events will be prepared for the big details, but there are plenty of little details to prepare for which an indoor venue may not require.

Be covered

It may seem obvious, but there are many ways to stay covered. Gazebos and tents will keep people dry, cool and covered, but what about umbrellas, food covers, or even blankets? Depending on the location, length and time of year of the ceremony and reception, a good rule of thumb is to ask yourself “is it covered?”.

Run with it

If you’ve chosen to have an outdoor wedding, then you should embrace the idea of having an outdoor wedding. Food, decoration, invitations, wedding party outfits and the general atmosphere can be influenced by your choice of venue and natural atmosphere. Finding out some interesting facts about the venue or sharing why it’s important to you is another good way to make it even more special.

Transportation consideration

An outdoor venue can have different transportation requirements to indoor wedding venues. Giving your guests plenty of notice in advance to prepare how the will arrive and leave will help take pressure off both you and them. Depending on the venue, hiring mass transport such as a bus or minivan could be the best way to transport your guests.

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Moving guests

Beyond arriving and leaving the venue, the movement of you and your guests is an important consideration. Make sure you know if there are any guests with mobility issues, and that they are able to have full access. For venues with grass or sand, inform guests in advance that certain types of footwear may not be advisable.