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Category Archives: Weddings

Some Advantages from Wedding Video

All memories captured

A professionally recorded wedding video is a perfect solution to capture the entire day’s event, including audio. This is something that can be treasured and played back to revisit those cherished moments. Also, it is something that can be shown to children and grandchildren in later life.

Still photos are great, but a video takes things further with the ability to hear the bride and groom as the read their vows. Plus, it makes it easier to capture the emotions of the wedding party and guests on the special day.

Easy to share memories

Sharing a wedding video with friends and relatives can be just as easy as sharing digital photos. A copy of the video is certain to be appreciated by those family members that were not able to attend the actual wedding. Plus, it is easy for couples to watch it in later life to have a fond reminder of their early years as a couple.

Captures special moments

On the wedding day the bride and groom can’t be everywhere and likely to miss things that are taking place elsewhere at the ceremony or reception. But, the video can capture far more than can be individually seen and the extra special moments can be watched at a later time. It will be possible to capture plenty of emotional or funny moments that might otherwise be missed. Also, a professional in charge of the video recorder is certain to know what to look for to capture the best memories.

About Cakes in Beach Weddings

Toppers

Since it is a beach wedding, it may be hard or even impossible to find bride and groom toppers that fit the theme. This is why brides are choosing dolphins, sandcastles, palm trees, underwater creatures like seahorses and starfish, or hula dancer figurines as cake toppers.

The Flavors

A beach wedding cake not only has to look good on the outside but also taste great to the guests. You could still have the traditional white cake or chocolate cake but you could opt for a fruit flavor like pineapple, coconut, lemon, or orange. Do not to outrageous with the flavors because the guests may not eat the cake.

Themes

• Tropical flowers-these can transform a boring wedding cake into a fun wedding cake. You can use fresh flowers or have edible flowers made from icing. You can have your wedding cake decorated as a bouquet of flowers or have flowers trailing down the cake. You can make flowers out of butter cream or fondants.
• Seashells-you can make seashells from icing, molded chocolate, or marzipans. Team up your seashells with other underwater sea life like corals, fishes, and more.
• Sandcastles-a unique idea is to have your wedding cake shaped like a sandcastle.

Wedding at Amazing Location

Wedding Party and Guests

When you secure a wedding holiday packages abroad, it is reasonable that you will have a small group of friends and family able to attend. It isn’t practical to assume large numbers of people can come to such an event. You have to decide if you would like to pay for the travel plans of the wedding party and guests or if they will need to pay them on their own.

This can be a bit of a touchy subject so you need to make some decisions early on for the budgeting. You may decide you would like to limit the guests to your parents and other immediate family. Perhaps include a few close friends, but you have to draw the line at some point. The provider can help you with setting up travel plans and accommodations for them.

Some couples make the decision to have the wedding holiday packages abroad for only the two of them. This gives them a lower price and allows them to explore time together in this new place. Then they host a smaller wedding and reception when they get back home for family and friends to attend.

Cost

The good think about a wedding holiday packages abroad is you will get one cost that includes everything. You aren’t going to be paying money to this vendor or that provider in order to get what you need. The cost is often non-refundable so if your plans fall through, you will lose that money. You may need to pay a deposit at the time you set it up and then monthly payments.

The overall cost will vary depending on what is included. Some wedding holiday packages abroad are simple affairs and others are quite lavish. The accommodations you choose, where the wedding will take place, the type of reception, and what you wish to do on your honeymoon all have to be taken into consideration. The terms can be flexible though to fit your budget.

Tips Choose a Wedding Band

Professional

Whether searching for a full on band or string quartet, as long as the musicians have great talent and skill they will cater to the bride and groom’s needs. However, keep in mind the best musicians can book up even a year in advance, so start looking early enough!

A great idea is to ask trusted friends and family to give referrals to wedding bands, and check popular websites to see reviews. The musician or band may also have a website of their own with audio clips so that a sample can be heard before checking them out in person. Always see them in person, don’t rely on an audio sample. Then check their flexibility to see if they’ll meet the needs of the wedding.

If they show that they have extensive knowledge in relation to the amount of guests, venue and music choices that is always a good sign.

Rapport

There’s no doubt that skill and talent are of the utmost importance. Other things to take into consideration are chemistry and communication to decide how well they’ll perform. If they answer questions fast and show interest in the personal theme of the wedding, then they are a safe bet.

They should also treat the couple as if they are the most important and should have a passion for music in general. Be sure they accept personal requests, and other personalization. Not every wedding is the same and if they don’t take the time to get to know likes and dislikes it’s best to avoid them. The memories are in the details!

Style

Music style reflects the personality of the couple, as well as the bride and groom individually. Be sure the musician or band is versatile and will help tell the story, as stated above. They should set the mood be it trendy, romantic, exciting, nostalgic or whatever is in mind. They can be involved more or less, it’s totally up to the couple. However, usually the band suggests great ideas and can guide the event to be even more unforgettable than imagined.

Some Tricks Buying Wedding Dress

Hidden Costs

Keep in mind that the cost of your gown won’t include the price of the outfit alone. The cost will also include the price of headpiece, veil, undergarments, accessories and possible alterations as well. Before deciding on your budget, make sure you consider these factors.

Undergarments

The majority of bridal shops keep various bras in their fitting rooms. So, if you want to go for a body shaper or a strapless style, you may want to get it. Actually, you may want to buy some gown-specific undergarments. Make sure you consider important things before buying them.

Salons get Requests

Most bridal salons offer a wide range of designer outfits for weddings, but that doesn’t mean you can always find your favorite dress in your local designer salon. If your local salon doesn’t have it, you can call in advance and make a request for your favorite style. They may be able to get a sample for you.

Don’t Given Up

At most bridal designers, you can find hundreds of designs. So, your chances of getting your desired style are pretty good. It may be a disappointment to get back home empty-handed on your first trip to the salon, but you should never give up. You should try again and again until you get what you wanted.

Consider Your Body Shape

You should focus more on your body shape and frame when trying different dresses. As a matter of fact, your weight may fluctuate during stressful situations. Your stress shouldn’t prevent you from making the right choice. What you need to do is look for silhouettes that come with the features that you like.

Book an Appointment

If you get lucky, you may find a salesperson as soon as you get in. However, it’s recommended that you schedule an appointment to make sure that you get the attention you need.

Information of Garden Wedding Receptions

When planning your garden wedding venue there is one thing that you need to take into consideration. You need to ensure there is enough space to accommodate a big group of people, that there is an area where people can dance, room for a band or DJ, room to set up tables if you are having a banquet, and more. Most brides who are planning a garden wedding and reception think that it is going to be a beautiful sunny day but no one can dictate the weather and make it be a sunny day. It could be a wet miserable do so you should rent a tent. Not only will it give you protection if the weather does not cooperate, it will give an ambiance to the wedding reception.

If you are using a tent, make sure that it is placed on even ground at a high level. If the water accumulates after a shower or the area is uneven install a subflooring of vinyl or plywood. Make sure that there are no overhead utility lines. The size tent that you will need depends on how many people will be there at the reception along with allowing space for dancing and seating if these are to be held under cover. You can choose from sturdy frame tents to the traditional pole tents.

Lighting is an important consideration, which adds to the romance of the wedding and reception. You should choose colors that create the mood you are trying to portray, which can include:

• Oranges and reds to energize your guests and create excitement
• Purples and blues will give your wedding reception a relaxing tranquil setting
• Golden and amber tones will give you beautiful pictures that make your guests and décor look beautiful
• Pinks will give your wedding reception comfort and warmth.

Perfect Wedding Table Setting

Wedding Favors – The tradition of having wedding favors can be traced back to the medieval times where the tables of the royals and nobility were adorned with sweets as gifts to guests. Favors are often packaged nicely for added charm. They can be as simple as a mint candy or sugar-coated nuts. Your imagination is the only limit. It’s a great idea to check out wedding magazines for ideas.

Flowers and Plants – Greenery can just be the perfect touch in making a simple but eye-catching centerpiece, giving plain tables an instant make over.

Matching Table Stationery – Choose wedding stationery that has a ‘wow’ factor. It will express your style as a couple and set the mood for the big event. When they see consistency with the paper goods, up to the table setting, this will surely catch your guests’ attention. Matching paper goods like menu cards, place cards and table cards add magic to your wedding!

Buying Wedding Gifts

Shopping off-registry

In some situations it isn’t always possible to shop from the list of gifts on the wedding registry. This is usually the case for those guests that are last to purchase a gift or unable to afford the more expensive items. Should this happen, it is possible to select an alternative gift similar to others on the list or even give a cash gift which most couples are certain to appreciate.

When to buy the wedding gift

The preferred time to ship the gift to the couple is usually within two weeks of the special day. But if you don’t have the time to buy a gift before the wedding, try to do so as soon as possible after the event. If you leave it too long you will likely end up forgetting or procrastinating and not bothering in the end.

There is also the option to take the gift to the wedding where a gift table is made available for guest to leave cards, boxed gifts, or cash gifts. Also, to avoid the risk of a cash-stuffed envelope getting lost or stolen it may benefit to replace cash with a check if planning to present at the wedding venue.

Knowing what to spend

The amount spent on a wedding gift is usually appropriate to your relationship with the happy couple. In most cases the lowest amount is in the region of $50 which is appropriate for a distant family member or coworker. But for the close friends or relatives the gift price can increase to $150 or more.

About Bridesmaid Roles

Bridesmaid paraphernalia

With the average cost of the weddings in the region of $35,000, you can’t always expect the bride-to-be to cover all expenses related to the big day. This may include the dress for the bridesmaids. In situations like this it will be necessary to fund your own gown. In addition to the actual dress, also make sure to scout for wedding accessories like jewelry and shoes. Try to break in any new shoes before the big day to avoid aching feet or blisters. Splitting the bill may also apply to other areas, such as hen parties that are taking place a long distance from home or even abroad.

Attend pre-wedding events

A typical responsibility of the bridesmaids is to make sure they are available to attend any pre-wedding events, such as rehearsals, hen party, bridal shower, etc. Other occasions to be helpful include shopping for the wedding dress or other supplies, as well as to attend any crisis planning meetings.

Supportive role

Bridesmaids are expected to take on a supportive role at the wedding ceremony. Most brides will have the inevitable pre-wedding nerves, and you can help by being a calming influence. At the ceremony, the bridesmaids help the bride out of the car and make sure the dress still looks on-point.

The supportive role can continue at the reception where you help guests find their seats, invite everyone to sign the guest book, and make sure everyone is having a good time. Also, a bridesmaid can help to keep a note of the gifts received at bridal showers or other parties to make it easier for the bride and groom to write thank-you notes

Flowing Romantic Wedding Gowns

For fair-skinned brides – Slipping into yellow toned ivory gowns is the best option. It would be a good idea to stay away from pure white as this colour can make you appear pale and tired in photographs.

For medium toned brides – Those of you who are pinkish or have radiate a blue undertone, a creamier shade of white will work magic on you. It means you can wear the most popular shade of wedding gown which is Ivory. This shade will prevent you from looking too flushed and will balance your complexion beautifully.

Olive skin tone – For those who have an olive skin tone like Jessica Alba, whites with a pink undertone will give you a natural dewy look. Your best bet would be champagne, silk white or rum white.

Dark skin tone – For all you lovely dark-skinned brides, you are in luck because you can carry off any shade of white, but if you have yellow undertones keep away from yellow ivory tones.

Wedding Gowns that Accentuate your Figure

When you visit a bridal store, you will find a wide selection of dresses in various fabrics, designs and pattern, but the ones that look good on display or a hanger may not always bring out the best in you.

Hourglass maidens – Show off those sexy curves with body clinging mermaid wedding gowns that will enhance your feminine beauty. But steer clear of ruffles and tiers and you will look like a million dollars!

Pear shapes – You can benefit from wedding dresses with A-line or ball gowns that will glide over the curvy lower and gowns with embellishments at the waist will make the eye focus on the upper part of your body.

Apple figures – They look best in gowns that have a corset bodice with an open neckline like a wide v-neck or an off-the-shoulder to help balance out a full bust line. You will need to shape your waistline with a crystal belt or a ribbon to define those lovely curves.