May 2019

rei outdoor honeymoon

If your honeymoon plan includes camping, hiking, biking or other outdoor activities, here is what you need to know about planning an outdoor honeymoon.

Gear

Gear could make or break your experience. You want to make sure you have all the gear you need. Create a list of the activities you plan on doing, and what the weather will be like during your adventures, to figure out exactly what you will need. Try not to skimp when it comes to gear. You don’t want to chance something breaking or not working correctly.

Thankfully our partners at REI have all the gear you will need for any and all outdoor activities. We highly recommend their top-rated gear, which you can register for on their new registry option. Plus, you can link your REI registry to your honeyfund so guests can help with the costs associated with the gear.

Here’s a list of the Top 10 Items couples register for when it comes to gear and some great packing lists if you’re not sure what you’ll need.

Location

When it comes to doing outdoor activities, you want to pick the right location and the best season for your activities. Research where you plan to go and double check that what you have in mind is possible in that location as you may be limited for different activities (mountains to hike, trails to cycle on, campgrounds, etc). Being outdoors exposes you to the elements so it may not be the best idea to camp in Colorado during the winter. Make sure that the weather of the location for the time you are expecting to go matches with what you have planned.

Checking your experience level is also extremely important. You don’t want to end up realizing halfway through your hike that the terrain is getting harder and you’re not prepared or have the experience to get to the top. Stay within your comfort zone when it comes to your honeymoon.

Itinerary

If you’re looking to partake in a few different activities during your stay, you’ll want to write it all out prior to your bookings. This will help you identify which activities you can fit in during your stay and which ones you can do without. Plus, knowing what accommodations are available is key to planning an outdoor honeymoon.

 

Our partners at REI can help you with location, timing, itinerary and staying within your experience level with their REI Adventures. With trips for all experience levels, a wide variety of activities and many locations, you’re bound to find something that sparks your interest. It takes the hassle out of planning and we highly recommend it!

 

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Remembering your New Zealand wedding

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.

Is a wedding videographer a must have? Honestly speaking, NO. Wedding Photography is a necessity, but the wedding videography is more like a luxury.

We have spoken to a lot of brides and when asked about their wedding day, they all say it was such a fast-paced day that most of it was like a big blur. And that is very true. It’s one day when all the months or years of planning are becoming a reality, and yes, brides, you do plan a lot.

Relive Your Wedding Through The Eyes Of A Wedding Videographer

Groomsmen celebrating

Photo credit: Reminiscences Wedding Studios

What Will Wedding Videography Add?

There are some things you will surely miss during your wedding, like the groom waiting at the altar, entrance for your bridesmaid or the style they walked in, how did it feel like walking the aisle in your heavy wedding gown, those little pauses of emotions you took while reciting your wows.

With a beautiful cinematic video, you can see all these moments in action.

Brides& maids preparing

Photo credit: Reminiscences Wedding Studios

Don’t Reminisce But Relive

We started as wedding photographers and then picked up wedding videography on the way. We do understand the importance of both of them. Photographs will show that you were laughing while your makeup was getting done, but a video will tell you what your bridesmaid said that made you laugh. Videos will tell you why your husband choked on his drink during the best man’s speech, or what was in your father’s toast which made your mum and you cry. For sure, you don’t want to miss your grandmother’s cool moves on the dance floor.

Photos will make you reminisce all those beautiful moments, but a wedding video is like your own romantic movie which you can watch over and over again and relive every single moment.

The Back Story

Sometimes the photographs don’t share the real backstory which videos can.

During the free pre-booking consultation, we very often show our clients a photo of bride and groom standing at the altar from one of the weddings we were part of in New Zealand . The photo shows the bride been very emotional with a tear rolling down her cheek, and every person we showed that photo to said that she is emotional as she has just seen her would-be husband for the first time on the wedding day. And they are all correct, as that’s what the photos show but there was more at play.

The Real Back story: a minute before this photo was taken, she walked the aisle with a photo of her father who passed away a year ago. She always wanted her father to walk her down the aisle on her big day, and that was the real reason for her tears.

Just Married

Photo credit: Reminiscences Wedding Studios

Make Your Future Family A Part Of Your Wedding

Imagine your children or even your grandchildren enjoying your wedding day unfold in front of them years after your wedding. They can live those moments the way you did. They can now be a part of the wedding, hear your wows, laugh at the funny jokes, and enjoy the good or the bad dance moves. Wedding films are a treasure not just for you but for your family to come.

Have A Tight Budget?

Fitting everything in your budget is a tricky mission. If you have to fit either a photographer or a videographer, then we would suggest you go with a photographer as that is a necessity. But if there is one chance to move things around to fit both, then the best way to create lifetime memories would be to hire a company who does both Wedding Photography as well as Videography. The average cost of getting a separate photographer and a videographer as two different vendors could be 40% more expensive as hiring a team who does both. They are already at your wedding to take the photos and would not cost them much to add an extra shooter for the videos. For an example, our team members can shoot both photo and videos with the same artistic ability so if we are shooting photos it’s a lot financially feasible for us to add another team member for videos as we are already there.

Don’t let budget be the deciding factor for you to have your precious moments saved for the years to come.

Help bring your wedding dreams to fruition with a Honeyfund honeymoon registry.

BIO: Calgary’s Leading Wedding Videographer and Photographer

Reminiscences Wedding Studios is a proud joint collaboration between the happy couple, Saurabh and Rashmi. This dynamic real-life couple gets behind the lens to bring quality and creativeness to your special day. Based in Calgary Alberta, Reminiscences Wedding Studios has have woven their artistic magic into the weddings of hundreds of couples from New Zealand to Canada.

Being experts in the field of photojournalism, they have brought their aesthetics to weddings worldwide. As experienced photographers who have traveled all over the world, they bring with them years of experience in creating wedding photographs that evoke strong emotions of romance, fun and delight.

Each wedding photograph that they take is meticulously crafted so you are able to relive the moment as if you were still present there. The expert team of photographers takes extreme care in capturing all moments you will hold dear for the rest of your lives. Each photograph is crafted with elegance and style with a touch of candidness.

They have a team of six-second shooters and assistants who have been trained to deliver a similar style of creativity so they accompany Saurabh & Rashmi as and when needed.

They not only specialize in photography, but are experts in the field of wedding films. Reminiscences Wedding Studios takes special care in understanding how you envisioned your special day. With an impeccable history in bringing joy to hundreds of happy couples, Reminiscences Wedding Studios will capture all the memorable moments for you and recreate it for you to enjoy for the rest of your happy life!

Written By: Saurabh Salopal, Lead Photographer and Videographer

Reminiscences Wedding Studios

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