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Why You Need Engagement Photos

Marta Block

A lot of the recent popularity of an engagement session has to do with social media. In the old days (you know, back in the year 2000 or so), there wasn't much to do with your engagement photos except send them to your hometown newspaper. Today though, with the explosion of social media, your photographs can be seen and shared in so many places. It's hard not to get caught up in the excitement. Like all wedding decisions, whether or not to invest in an engagement session has a lot to do with both time and money. Although you don't have to have an e-session, here are ten reasons we think you should.... MORE

Posted June 27, 2018

15 Seriously Creative Proposal Ideas

Chelsea Pellegrino

Now more than ever, people are stepping outside the (ring) box to pop the question. While your proposal should be something unique and meaningful, it doesn't hurt to take a look at some inspiration! From tear-jerkers to jaw-droppes, here are some of the most creative marriage proposals we've seen: ... MORE

Posted October 19, 2015

How Much Do Engagement Photos Cost?

Marta Block

Photo Credit: Blume Photography Once the rush of being newly engaged has worn off, it's time to think about your engagement photography session. This may be the first of many cost decisions you make together as an engaged couple -- don't let the wide range of prices and endless options zap your romance. Instead, we asked pro photographers from around the country to share their prices to help you navigate your options and find the engagement photographer that's right for you.... MORE

Posted February 13, 2015

5 Trends in Engagement Photography

Marta Block

Cover Photo: Zorz Studios Social media has made sharing engagement photos so fun, easy, and expected that engagement photo sessions have become a standard part of the wedding planning process, and another form of couple self-expression.... MORE

Posted January 29, 2015

An Engagement Under the Big Top!

Courtney Pandolfi

A wedding proposal is a thrilling time in a couple’s journey, so the engagement party should give the same energy and excitement from that special moment! After the question was popped, Nicole and Tim were determined to make their engagement party celebration just as special!... MORE

Posted September 22, 2014

Engagement Party Entertainment Options

Marta Block

Engagement parties can be tricky to plan. Not everyone has one, and there aren't as many established rules. But, with longer engagements and more brides and grooms wanting to celebrate their engagement with ALL of their friends (not just girls at bridal showers and men at bachelor parties) engagement parties have become a more important part of the wedding party season. ... MORE

Posted May 02, 2014

Trends in Pre-Wedding Parties

Marta Block

Bridal showers, bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, couples showers, man shower, engagement parties, rehearsal dinner, pre-wedding breakfast, pre-wedding hike … The list of potential pre-wedding events has grown since the days of one bridal shower and one bachelor party. ... MORE

Posted May 02, 2014

8 Easy Ways to Avoid Wedding Insanity

Marta Block

Special to GigMasters from the Editors at The Let's not beat around the bush: planning a wedding is work. With all those decisions and responsibilities, it's easy to see how some brides and grooms get completely consumed in the minutiae. So how do stressed-out, site-seeing, menu-sampling couples get their eyes back on the ball? By taking a breather from the planning process.... MORE

Posted April 11, 2014

Pre-Wedding Parties and Events

Marta Block

Everyone knows what the wedding day is, but all the other events leading up to the wedding can be a source of confusion. None of these events are necessary, but they can all be great ways to work in different entertainment ideas. If you've been asked to host one of these parties, or if someone has asked if they can host one for you, here's a brief rundown on what's involved. ... MORE

Posted April 02, 2014

Wedding Day Entertainment Guide

Marta Block

You know that dream you used to have in high school and college? The one where you found yourself at the end of the school year and you'd forgotten to study for an important test, or even forgotten to go to the class? Well, a lot of brides find themselves having that same nightmare the closer it gets to their wedding. If you're worried that you've forgotten to do something important for your wedding day, fret no more. We've got a checklist for all the places you might want to have wedding day entertainment.... MORE

Posted March 31, 2014

A New Engagement Party Idea

Marta Block

As people's friendship groups are becoming more diverse, single-sex parties such as bachelor and bachelorette parties and bridal showers are falling a little bit out of favor. What is becoming more popular is the more inclusive Engagement Party. Engagement parties are generally mixed gender, mixed age groups, and mixed friendship circles. They can be a great way to introduce all the people in your life before the wedding.... MORE

Posted January 14, 2014

Engagement Season & You

Marta Block

Sure for the rest of the world this is the "Holiday season," but for those of us in the world of weddings, it's "engagement season." Something like 40% of all engagements happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day. Whether you're one of the 40% or not, there are a few reasons it's a good thing to keep in mind as you start planning your wedding.... MORE

Posted December 03, 2013

Real Event: Flash Mob Airport Proposal

Chelsea Pellegrino

When military members finally return from a tour, it’s usually the family and friends back home that work hard to plan a special welcome. However, Lance Corporal Clinton Rivas was determined to be the one doing the surprising upon his return.... MORE

Posted August 07, 2013

Don't Try to Reduce Wedding Costs

Marta Block

That's right, you read the title of this post correctly. While there are a lot of wedding blogs and magazine articles out there about trying to get the best prices for your wedding, this article is about why, sometimes, you actually shouldn't try and get a bargain.... MORE

Posted July 23, 2013

Real Proposals with The Heart Bandits

Marta Block

We love hearing from real clients, people who have used GigMasters to help them find the perfect entertainment for their wedding event. The Heart Bandits are "marriage proposal planners." They help guys with everything from coming up with a unique proposal idea to carrying it out. We asked Michelle from The Heart Bandits to tell us about a couple of proposals where they've used GigMasters talent!... MORE

Posted November 20, 2012

Engagement Pics Contest Winner

Marta Block

Congratulations to Liliana and Fredy, the winners of our first ever Engagement Pics contest. We had ten semi-finalists and over 300 people voted. We asked Liliana and Fredy  to tell us a little bit about themselves and their upcoming wedding.... MORE

Posted November 16, 2012

Outrageous Engagement Shots

Marta Block

We asked readers to submit their engagement photos for a chance to win over $300 in picture perfect prizes. None of the photos we received were "over the top" but it got us thinking about those that are. Here are some of our favorite "out there" engagement photos from around the web.... MORE

Posted November 08, 2012

Engagement Photo Contest

Marta Block

We're getting ready for engagement season at GigMasters and that has us thinking about engagement photos. There's just something special about these pictures. They perfectly capture moments of love, hope, and dreams in a way that's different than wedding photos. Whether your engagement photo is part of a professional photo shoot, or a casual pic you and your honey snapped, we want to see it!... MORE

Posted October 21, 2012

Jennifer Aniston Engagement News

Marta Block

If you're at all interested in weddings or celebrities you've certainly heard the news by now. The once famously dumped Jennifer Aniston is now engaged to actor Justin Theroux. By the way, am I the only one who has trouble spelling both their names correctly simultaneously? There's no real news about the wedding plans, but that hasn't stopped people from covering the story. Here's a rundown on some of the better articles.... MORE

Posted August 16, 2012

Are Engagement Photos Useful?

Marta Block

Like all things wedding related, engagement photos have undergone a radical "re-think" in recent years. Just ten years ago or so, most people didn't even have an engagement photo session, or "E-session" as they're called now. If you expected your wedding announcement to appear in the newspaper, you might go to a local photographer's studio and get a portrait taken. Today though, E-sessions are widely touted as a great way to get to know a potential photographer, and a great way to get some less formal, more exciting pictures taken before your wedding.... MORE

Posted November 29, 2011

Pre-Wedding Entertainment Ideas

Marta Block

Your wedding day isn't the only event that needs entertainment. More and more couples are looking for great ideas for their engagement party and bridal shower.... MORE

Posted August 04, 2011

Engagement Party Ideas

Drew Stoga

There are a few things that you can count on every January: Christmas trees waiting for curbside pickup, over-crowded gyms and at least one of your friends sporting a new diamond engagement ring.... MORE

Posted December 28, 2010