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As with most brides-to-be you're likely to have a vision in your mind of how you picture your wedding day to be, often down to every little detail. Part of that beautiful vision probably does not include children running wildly through your wedding reception. The difficulty comes about if there are children close to you as a couple, either through family or friends. What’s a happy couple to do when it comes to the inclusion of children in a wedding? There are some rather simple but effectives dos and don’ts when it comes to having children at your wedding. Do Make Your Intentions Clear If you do not want children at your wedding, be sure to clearly communicate this from the ver ...
Once the excitement of the engagement wears off for a moment, you quickly realize that you have a rather expensive process lying ahead of you. Weddings are wonderful and filled with pure joy, but they are also very expensive and that can be overwhelming for some. Thinking through all of the different vendors you will use and all of the various aspects of the wedding planning you need to coordinate can send some people into shock very quickly. If you determine a budget and understand who pays for what, that can be very helpful before you move forward with the actual planning. Determining who pays for the wedding or various parts of it can really help to take some of the stress off throughout ...
Every girl dreams of finding the perfect dress for their wedding day and many have a vision in their mind of what they picture the dress to be like. Before going shopping be sure to determine your budget so that you stick with the gowns that you know are in a realistic price range for you and also keep in mind the season and time of year that you are getting married in. You don’t want a big heavy gown if you’re getting married in the hottest part of the summer. The most important peice of advice that a bride to be can be given before she sets out to shop for her dress is to be open minded about trying on many different styles of dresses! As it is common that the dresses that ma ...
One of the highlights of the wedding day is the speeches. Second of course to the vows and the first dance, the wedding speeches given by those close to the bride and groom command attention as a special tribute. If you are asked to give a speech, consider this a great honor. Giving a speech or a toast at a couple’s wedding reception is not something to be taken lightly and therefore you want to put some excellent preparation and thought behind the words you will speak. Consider your relationship to the bridal couple and then determine the very best way to proceed. Speak from the Heart The very best wedding speeches or toasts come right from the heart. Let your emotions do the talki ...
There is no bigger day in your life than your wedding day. All eyes will be on you as the beautiful bride and that means you want to look your best. For some this can help to build the excitement, but for others this can be a rather scary wake up call. As you want to look the part of the fairy princess, for many brides that means the strong desire to drop a few unwanted pounds. There’s no better time to get into tip top shape and look and feel your best than your wedding day. If you are looking to lose weight for your wedding, then be sure to set up some goals and methods by which to drop the unwanted pounds. Just as you schedule appointments with vendors on your calendar, you need t ...
Your wedding day is the most special day of your life and you want to be sure to share it with the people that mean the very most to you. There are certain people in your life that mean the world to you and it is usually those people that you want to be sure are a big part of your special day. Once the excitement of the engagement has subsided a bit, it’s time to give some thought to who you intend on having in your wedding party. This is something that you and your beloved should discuss as a couple so that you are sure to select the people that not only mean the most to you, but that will do a great job in the special roles within the bridal party. Most brides and grooms look at the ...
Everybody has a different style and idea of what their dream wedding is. For some, the traditional route of having a church wedding and a reception in a hall is the very best option. It seems though that these days, many couples are opting for destination weddings. Choosing a destination and setting that is beautiful and meaningful to the couple is the most important thing. Therefore you are seeing more and more couples opting to have a beach wedding. Nothing holds more beauty and allure for a bridal couple than a wedding on the beach as it’s beautiful, simple, and can make for an amazing backdrop for the couple to exchange their vows and celebrate their new union. A beach wedding is ...
As your wedding day is the most special day in your life, you want to do whatever you can to remember it. There are so many special memories you will carry with you your while life through from your wedding day. There are also certain aspects that may be difficult to remember and therefore you want to do whatever you can to preserve those memories somehow. It’s for that reason that many brides opt to preserve their beautiful bouquets so that they have something tangible to hold onto. Preserving your flowers can be an excellent way to remember your special day and a beautiful part of it forever. Start with Your Florist Obviously when it comes to your floral needs, you will start with ...
As you are about to express your undying love to each other in front of all of your loved ones, it can really make you think. Your mind may quickly go to just how much you love this person that you are about to marry and how excited you are to share the rest of your life with them. Aside from the big day, you want to find a special way to express how much you love this person. This is why many couples turn to special gifts to each other as a way to show their love, admiration, and gratitude. Finding a gift to show your beloved just how much you love them has become a popular trend and with good reason. Finding the perfect gift is a big task so being sure to pick something meaningful takes ti ...
Now that you’ve selected the people that will surround you as a part of your wedding party for your big day, you need to think of a way to show them how much their participation means to you. As you think through different options for bridal attendant gifts, you want to make sure that it is special and that they will think of you each and every time that they use their gift. This is a special day for them too and they’ve put a lot of time, effort, and money into being a part of your wedding day, so choose wisely when it comes to their gifts. Choosing attendant gifts need not be difficult, but it should certainly show your love and appreciation. Something for the Big Day When it ...
There’s no doubt that one of the most important vendors for your wedding day is your photographer. Long after the bouquet has been thrown and the cake has been cut, the photos of your wedding day will stand as the one distinct memory that you have of your special day. You need to be sure that the photographer you choose will not only take the very best shots that special day, but that they have a good reputation, and that they will be capable of producing exactly what you want. Since this is the one memory you will have of your big day, you want to be absolutely certain about the photographer that you choose. Taking the time to research various photographers and interview them can put ...
The wedding day is drawing near and you finally feel as if you have most of the planning done. It’s time to sit back and relax a bit, right? Not if you don’t have the seating plan done, as this can be a major source of stress for many brides. Before you panic though, think through this seemingly mammoth task and know that with a little bit of organization, you can get the seating plan into a good order in no time. The seating plan does make for some rather stressful moments for some brides, but if you keep up with this task and stay organized then it can be a breeze. It’s something that won’t take full shape until all of the responses are in, but there’s no reas ...
One of the most important aspects of the wedding planning is to select your musical component for the reception. Not only will this set the tone for the wedding reception, but it will also keep things moving and allow for the entertainment portion to come in. You want the perfect music for dinner, a great introduction song, and music that is sure to keep all of the guests dancing the whole night through. So as you think through your perfect music for your wedding reception, you need to look at whether a band or a DJ is the right selection for you. Both offer some great benefits, but it seems that one always suits a couple more than other. Here we look at a couple of things to consider. Con ...
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