While planning a church wedding, you need to consider designs for the aisle, the pews, and the altar.
❤ Before you begin planning the decorations, talk to the church administrator and get to know what is allowed and what is not.
❤ Some churches don’t permit the use of candles, while some don’t allow you to toss real flower petals (as this might wet and damage the carpet of floor and is also a slipping hazard).
❤ Also, keep in mind the number of seniors and children that will be attending the wedding. Accordingly you can plan out what kind of decorating material you can use. For instance, candles can be dangerous if there are a lot of children. Flowers with too strong a fragrance can pose problems for seniors.
❤ Before using candles as a decoration in the church, make sure there are fire extinguishers and other fire-safety equipment at hand.
The aisle and pews
❤ a ❤ Go for something simple. Bunch up a couple of contrasting flowers with leaves and hang them from the pews.
❤ b ❤ Try something elaborate. Have stands flanking the aisle with flower bouquets atop them and
Planning a wedding on a budget might seem challenging what with the cost of wedding trousseau, decorations and venue. But with a bit of careful planning and thinking out of the box, you can have a beautiful wedding on a budget. A wedding invitation is the first thing that the guests notice, when they are notified about the upcoming nuptials. Just because you are on a budget does not mean that you need to compromise on the design and quality of your wedding invitations. Even on a budget, you can have elegant and unique wedding invitations. There are many ways in which you can bring down the cost of printing wedding invitations. From hiring artistic friends to do the calligraphy on the invites to downloading designs for invitation from the internet, there are many options that you can consider.
Affordable Wedding Invitation Ideas
One of the best ways to save on wedding invitation is to search online for some great deals. There are many online wedding stationery sites that has a huge collection of beautiful invitations to choose from. They are
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It is true that as a bride, a girl will have all the attention on her, which means that her dress has to be as immaculate and beautiful as she wants it to be. Whether it is a custom-made gown or one from a boutique that catches her fancy, a bride knows she has to literally hunt for the one that will not just complement her but also enhance her mood and appearance.
While every bride dreams of walking down the aisle looking her very best, shopping for her dress is one uphill yet fun task that she has to undertake. This requires prior planning and a lot of searching. After all, saying ‘yes’ comes at a cost, and this involves saying yes to the dress that takes away not just her breath, but will eventually succeed in leaving the guests and the groom in awe on the ‘D-day’. Given here is a bride’s guide to find the perfect dress.
I’ve done a few wedding makeup jobs in my time, as a makeup enthusiast its one of my favorite things to do. Before I did my first makeup job for a friend’s wedding, I made sure to get some sound advice from makeup artists on the best wedding makeup tips for the most beautiful bridal makeup.
Less is not necessarily more, but bridal makeup does have to be a bit heavier than every day makeup simply because it needs to photograph well. This doesn’t mean that you go overboard and slap it all over your face, but knowing where to put the ‘more’ is the key:
Eyes – use “light-catching” eye-shadow (frosty colors are best) at the brow-bone arch, the centre of the eye-lid and the corner of the eye. This will create an optical illusion that the eye is fuller, wider and more defined.
Lips – another optical illusion for a pouty lip is the use the same highlight for the eyes in the centre of the lips. Simply press the shadow with a finger into the lipstick – this will not add color, but it will catch the light. You can also
As a bride you definitely want to look your best and all eyes will be on you all through the day. To look gorgeous from head to toe is a must and your hair is one of those things you should take seriously besides choosing a great looking gown. There are long lists of best bridal hairstyles and remembering a few things can help you make the right decision with your wedding hairstyles.
Match the hair with the gown
This is one of the most important things if you do not want to end up looking as though your hair is competing with the gown. Striking a match between the two is what you should focus on. If you have a modern chi dress, select a sleek blow out or hold your hair back. For a gown that has a country look or peasant dresses and high waist frocks choose curls for your hair and you can add tiny flowers to complete the curly look. Dramatic up dos on the other hand can turn out great for big ball gown type of dresses. Whatever you choose should match with the type of dress you have
Women have a strange relationship with their shoes. On a gloomy day, give the woman a pair of sexy high heels and all her blues will vanish into thin air! Since shoes can have such an impact on a woman’s psyche, she should think ten times when buying a pair for the happiest day of her life i.e. her wedding day. Everything, right from look to color to feel of the wedding shoes has to be perfect. The shoes should be such that they enhance the beauty of her dress and at the same time, make her so comfortable that she can truly enjoy her special day!
Tips for Selecting Your Wedding Shoe
Fashion and style, if you thought that these are the only two criteria for choosing wedding shoes, think again! You would need a whole lot of common sense to go with it, when selecting your wedding shoes. So, here is tip number one for selecting the perfect bridal shoe, look at the wedding venue and the weather in which the wedding is taking place. For instance, if it’s an outdoor wedding in the summers, strappy sandals would be a good choice and that too minus the pencil
A few years back, the last thing on a bride’s mind, when planning her wedding, used to be her wedding shoes. Reason being that most brides opted for full-length wedding gowns, which concealed the footwear and hence, brides did not want to pay attention to something that no one could actually see! However, this trend is fast changing now, considering that so many brides today are opting for unconventional dresses which end at the knee, and flip flops, flat slippers, etc. instead of pumps, stilettos, and slingbacks, as footwear! Today’s brides are also very different in their thinking and want to wear and look the best on the most special day of their life, whether someone else notices or not! That’s why, lots of brides today are curious to know about ways to decorate their wedding shoes, so that they can brighten up and enhance the beauty of the otherwise very dull-looking, white shoes.
Pearls, Beads, Rhinestones, Lace…
The simplest thing that you can do is to add a few faux pearls or rhinestones or a delicate lace to them. For this, all you have to do is to get hot glue, put it on the area of the
The first dance at a wedding is one of the most pivotal moments of the night, as the couple shares a special moment on the dance floor that marks the beginning of the festivities and also of their life together. Many couples already have a favourite tune picked out for the big day, but for others, making the right choice can be much more difficult.
Although some couples do already have their own “song”, they may not feel that it is appropriate for a wedding setting or to dance to. On the other hand, some couples may not even have a song at all! For these brides and grooms, here are a few tips on choosing the right first dance song for you.
First of all, even if you have a first dance song and you believe it is too unconventional for your wedding, you may want to think again. Although you may be concerned about what others might think about dancing together to that cheesy 80s pop song that you and your partner have always loved, it is your wedding and you should feel free to select a tune that is the most meaningful to
Weddings aren’t exactly as pleasant as it seems and especially when you have to plan and pay for it. Preparing for a wedding can be pretty stressful especially if you get confounded by various choices like when you have to select a flower or a theme or a flower arrangement. Things can get out of hand pretty quick which is why you need to find someone who picks and handles all the themes and decorations and executes them well. However, you need to choose a few things for a marriage decoration and listed below are few that you need to decide upon.
Consider the season
One of the things to consider before you even start planning for your wedding is the season you would be getting married in. accordingly you can pick a place, a theme and decorations. You need to consider the convenience of the guests as well since you would not want to leave with an unpleasant taste in their mouth. Pick a suitable time and come up with the marriage decoration and theme accordingly.
Pick a theme
Planning a wedding involves a theme. Now this is directly dependent on the time
There are very few memories that is as deeply embedded in your heart as the day on which you get married. Every moment of the day of your wedding is something that you would want to treasure and make a special place for. Capturing these moments is important and that is exactly where wedding photography comes into play. Every photograph from the wedding tells a story and these stories are enhanced by the style of the photography. Most wedding albums consist of photos that are clicked in one of the four styles talked about here.
Styles of Wedding Photography
Consult any wedding photographer about ideas for wedding photography and you will be asked to first pick a style that you would be comfortable with for your wedding. There are four main types of wedding photography. Depending on your aesthetic sensibilities and what you want from your wedding photographs, you can choose one or a combination of these photography styles for your nuptial ceremony.
Traditional Wedding Photography
This is the style of photography that most of us are familiar with as this is the most common style for wedding photos. The photographs tend be posed for in a certain manner and the
Between all the different styles of photography, types of films, and different personalities of photographers, choosing a photographer can often seem like an impossible task. This guide will help you choose the right theme, and photographer so that your wedding photos are truly memorable.
Selecting a Style
The first point we will discuss is the style of photography. There are many different styles that photographers use, and the one you want for your wedding depends upon your taste. The two most popular styles used in wedding photography are photojournalistic and portrait. The two most common styles of pictures used are posed and casual.
The photographer who specializes in portrait style should be able to take both posed and casual shots. Generally, a photographer who uses this style will take more posed than casual pictures because couples usually prefer this style. It is fine if you are such a couple, but you may run into problems if you want more casual pictures later. One way to find out what style a photographer uses is by going through his portfolio.
A photographer who uses a photojournalistic approach usually takes shots that are not planned, and because of this the pictures appear casual. Often
You know what’s overrated at weddings sometimes? The wedding cake. No, don’t get me wrong. I totally get that a wedding cake is something that is judged (come on, admit it) with a microscope the size of Jupiter in every guest’s head. Does the color match that of the bridesmaids’ dresses? Does it have fondant or frosting? Why couldn’t it be another flavor? And as if that isn’t enough, the bridal couple has its own set of worries. I hope it doesn’t topple over. Why is everyone taking the fondant off the cake? I paid good money for it! I hope someone saves me a slice; I don’t think there’s enough for everyone. There goes half my paycheck! While I understand that it could be your one and only dream to have a super-fantastic cake at your wedding (in which case you shouldn’t even be reading this. *shocked*), let’s put the dream aside for a bit and ask you: is a big fancy cake really a practical option for you? Do you really want to have one big enough to serve the entire guest list? Apart from the ever-increasing costs of cakes, there’s so much more to it
Mechanical Kitchen Scale
You can be sure that this gift will be put to good use in the kitchen. Just be sure that the receiver actually cooks, where if you aren’t certain, you can always inquire about this from close friends and family of the groom. You get all kinds of kitchen scales in the market, where you’re sure to find one that suits your budget. Make certain that it comes with a warranty card.
For close to $10, you can find an opulent wedding scrapbook that the bride and groom can fill up with memories of the past, present, and future. Your gift will come in handy for when they need to put photographs in one place. Include a message on the front of the scrapbook expressing your hope that it is occupied with lots of laughter, love, and lasting happiness.
You can mix and match a variety of lovely-smelling potpourri to fill up a home with heartwarming scents. If the packaging looks drab, you can always encase them in decorative gift bags or pouches; don’t empty them out into separate pouches or they’ll lose their aromatic intensity. Choose four
Escort Cards Vs. Place Cards
For an intimate wedding, use place cards with each guest’s name. Escort cards let guests (mostly couples) know which table they are sitting.
After the ceremony ends, the guests head towards the reception venue. Before you and your husband arrive, it is better that everyone finds their tables. Even though place cards can help get the job done, escort cards are much easier to reduce any sort of confusion. With the guest names and table numbers displayed on the cards, you can be sure to enter your own reception with nothing but celebration on your mind.
Elegant Escort Cards
Before you decide what type of escort cards you want for your wedding, figure out whether you’re purchasing them in bulk or taking them on as a DIY project. Once you have figured that out, you can easily finalize a concept that goes with your wedding theme and colors.
These escort cards are inspired from the holidays, Thanksgiving specifically. You can place appropriate stickers on the cards to match the theme.
These bronze bells along with a white ribbon and paper heart cutout is just amazing. Arrange them on a wooden board to work its graceful
Since you’ve already decided to hire a band instead of a DJ, the next logical step would be to find the best of the best, for you. Hiring a band is like entering a pact where both parties need to be clear as to what they want and can offer. So let’s get to business, and understand the process of hiring a wedding band, the right way.
Things to Consider While Hiring a Band
Although you’re free to choose the band and the music/songs they will play, it is important to consider the comfort of your guests. The entire act performed by the band should not just entertain, but engage the guests for an unforgettable evening.
Before Approaching a Band
1. ‘Research’ is your new best friend, and the people you approach will be your wedding planner, friends, family members, coworkers, entertainment agencies, and the reception venue. This will widen your search and help you find a band that you may not know of. Based on their suggestions, find the bands’ social networking pages and websites. You will get a lot of information here, and know what kind of music they play. And if all else fails, rely on the mighty Internet
You ought to know…
…decorating the car is generally done by the groom’s male friends – men who effectively have lost their chances with the bride who’s being whisked away.
There’s nothing wrong in arriving or leaving in your personal car or even a limousine on your wedding day. However, there are quite many of us who love that extra bit of attention from our guests and thus end up arriving and leaving in style. Not bad I say, after all, it’s one day dedicated to splurge and go big on style.
You can go traditional or contemporary, and choose your mode of transport accordingly. You can make quite an impact going overboard and hiring a chartered chopper to lift you up from the venue, or opt for a cozy gondola sailing into a scenic sunset to make it one memorable wedding exit. The point is, if you intend to splurge, you can try out just about any idea that comes to your mind.
Let’s look at the ideas that you can actually consider for that perfect wedding entry or exit.
For Glam Weddings…
You get to strut your stuff in these ultra glam cars that are fit for royalty,
Deciding the menu is a pretty simple affair. Once you’ve chosen your menu items, you can move on to organizing the wedding menu. By organizing I mean planning how people will sit, what your tables will look like, types of glasses. All the fine details.
Now don’t let this stress you out – it actually can be a lot of fun! Here’s some tips to get you on the right track. These tips assume you are not having your meal catered and are doing all your own planning.
Decide what time you are going to have your meal at. This will tie to the time of your wedding to some degree. If you are getting married in the morning are you having lunch, brunch, or a mid afternoon meal. Afternoon wedding, are you having a super time meal, a later evening meal.
Are you going to rent your dishes? Borrow from family? Use disposable plates? Same goes for glassware and flatware. If you are having a smaller wedding you can often get good pricing on sets at discount department stores.
If you are purchasing your dishes, what is your theme? Color? Style?
What makes a perfect, memorable wedding? For you, as the bride/groom, it would be the ceremony and the event itself. But for your guests, it has to be a satisfied palette. One thing’s for sure, the layout, setting and ambiance along with the choice of catering is what is going to create an impression on most others. It’s all about the food, and the service, that your guests are going to be talking about post your wedding. And it is solely up to you to make your guests feel satisfied.
With such a herculean task at hand, it is advisable that you begin searching early. To avoid last-minute running around, we suggest you book a caterer, well in advance. To do that, you definitely have to shortlist the best from the rest.
I am sure you are hounded with questions like, what to expect from a good caterer. Well, we would say, don’t just go by the appearance of the presentation but take into consideration the following points mentioned here. The criteria for choosing the right caterer for your event should be…
The best way to finalize a caterer is to ask around. Have a word with your family
Your wedding day is going to be one of the most important days of your life. You have thought about it since you were young and now, as you are going through all the planning and preparation leading up to the special day, you have to find the right wedding singer. Even though there are hundreds of options out there, not all are going to be the right fit for you and your partner.
Not only is hiring the best wedding singer available important for you, it is also essential for your guests. You want your wedding day to be a happy and exciting time for all of your family, friends, and loved ones. If you get a bad singer, it will not take long for the entire event to be ruined. There are tips to follow and steps to take to choosing the right performer. Always do your research ahead of time.
Perhaps the best way to discover the right wedding singer for your special day is by asking around to your friends and family members. Chances are they have hired someone for their own nuptial day or they have been to a wedding where
Your floral designer is the one who’s going to make your day. Throughout the ceremony, the flowers used to decorate the hall or the reception venue will be the main attraction. The guests will be admiring its beauty, its consonance with the season and the themes and how harmonious it is with the season. In many cases, the floral sets the tone for the wedding and makes the place become bright with colors. Choosing a florist to achieve all of these effects requires hard work. You need to find the right person so that the decor she puts up will be one that will make your hall look elegant and magnificent. We provide few tips on how to choose a reliable and competent florist.
The best approach to a great choice will be to look at her portfolio of flowers. See how glamorous they look and whether they fit an important occasion as your wedding. See if her collection favors summer, winter or the particular season in which you are marrying. She will definitely have photos of past work. Take a look at them. Do you like the arrangement? The design? The colors and the type of