It’s fair to say that so-called DIY weddings have become a staple of the modern wedding scene. You can’t flick through Pinterest without seeing ideas for every conceivable wedding-related item being made by the bride and groom, from the cake to the dress – everything is up for grabs.
There is no denying that getting married is one of the most exciting and important milestones in anyone’s life. The only downside, of course, is planning the wedding! Sure, some people might think it’s going to be a fun and problem-free experience. But, if you’ve never planned anything so momentous in your life before, you could well be in for a shock!
Okay, so perhaps I am over-dramatizing things a little. It’s still possible to have fun when you get the various aspects of your wedding planned out. The thing is, there are some facts that people will seldom tell you about during the time. So, if you want to stay one step ahead of things and have a trouble-free wedding, you need to read these six important points!
Your bridesmaids will be the key to the success of your wedding. Not only will they play a key role in the planning process, but they will also be crucial to making sure everything goes off without a hitch on the big day. From stopping that one auntie from getting too drunk to making sure that you’re able to go to the bathroom in your dress, your bridesmaids are quick simply lifesavers! When it comes to saying thank you, you’ll want to find something unique and special to give them as a token of your appreciation. If you’re looking for an unconventional way to say thank you, consider these unique bridesmaids gifts.
Choosing wedding colours can be completely overwhelming. There is no other choice that so drastically affects every part of your big day. Whether you’re hunting through racks for your dream bridesmaid dresses or scrolling for the perfect wedding invitations online, colour is going to be at the forefront of your mind and will be one of the biggest factors in your decision making. There are so many colours, how do you even begin to choose the right ones?! Well, here are some tried-and-true sources of colour inspiration that you might want to draw on.
Every bride wants to look like a princess on their big day, but almost as importantly, they want to look like a princess in their wedding photographs, which they can look back on fondly for years to come. There’s a bit of an art to looking picture perfect, and it can take a bit of practice. Here are a few top tips for ensuring you look as perfect in your pictures as you do in real life.
When you first start planning a wedding, you may be overwhelmed by the sheer number of jobs you have on your to-do list. The good news is that you don’t have to do everything right away. However, there are certain things that you shouldn’t try and organize at short notice. Nobody wants to be stressing out on the run-up to their big day. If you’re planning your wedding, here’s what not to leave until the last minute.
The venue is the first booking most couples make. If you’re looking for a venue weeks or even months before your wedding, you may find that availability is an issue. It’s particularly important to book a venue early if you want to get married on a public holiday or during the summer months.
When you go shopping in normal life, you can grab things off the rail and take them instantly. With wedding dresses, it’s not always so simple. You try on samples, and if you like the style, the salon will order your dress, which will usually arrive around 6-12 months later. It is possible to buy samples off the rail, but there’s no guarantee that they will fit you or that you’ll find a gown you absolutely love. If you want your dress to be perfect, it’s best to give yourself plenty of time. Once the dress has arrived, you’ll also have to factor in time for fittings and alterations.
You can buy wedding rings from jewelry stores or order them online, but it’s always wise to leave a couple of months just in case you want a specific style, you want to design or make your own rings, or you need a size that isn’t in stock. If you need a ring resizing, it may need to be sent away, so don’t leave ring shopping until the day before the wedding.
If you’re desperate for incredible photographs of your wedding, you’re probably interested in hiring a professional wedding photographer rather than asking a friend to casually snap away on the day. Photographers take bookings months even years in advance, so if you want the very best, it’s wise to get in there early.
If you’ve got a party of girls to dress, the process can be time-consuming. First, you’ve got to find a dress that everyone loves, and then you may have to order it in and arrange fittings. If you’re buying off the rail, you don’t have to worry too much, but if you’re ordering a gown online or from a bridal salon, it’s best to get sorted around 3-6 months in advance.
When you’re planning a wedding, it’s always a good idea to be as organized as possible. There are lots of things you can do with weeks to go, but don’t leave trying to find a dress, booking a venue or choosing rings until the last minute. Often, these things take time, and nobody wants to be panicking that gowns or rings aren’t going to arrive in the days before the big day.
A wedding is a huge task to undertake. Whether or not you’re the one planning it, there are so many nuances and services to hire that it’s easy to forget some important things. According to www.celebrationsatthebay.com, the average amount of time it takes to plan a wedding can vary between a week and 18 months—that’s a serious amount of time. But if you wait too long, you might forget some important details and if you don’t have enough time, you’re absolutely going to miss some important things that you want to include in your wedding. Here are a few things to help remind you about some wedding essentials that you mustn’t forget.
A backyard fete can be synonymous with something special, joyful and close to those your cherish. Charm comes in different shapes and colors, and for many, there is nothing more romantic than being outside and at one with nature to tie the knot. The memories you can create with a backyard wedding are just as magical as the ones you would get if you had chosen a luxury location. So if you don’t feel like getting married in a sumptuous castle or a sophisticated venue, why couldn’t you pick a simple location that can bring you back to the essential: When love is in the air, anywhere is the perfect wedding venue. Get your planning hat on and prepare a backyard wedding that you will never forget.
So, you’ve made up your mind that the time is right to propose, but you’re holding back because you want to ensure that the proposal is a perfect memorable moment. You remember your friends’ stories of their mind-blowing proposals, and you are well and truly feeling the pressure. Stop! You can make your marriage proposal memorable without a huge production. Here are some more subtle ways to make the moment memorable:
Ah to be outside and at one with nature – what could be a better way to tie the knot? The combination of bright blue skies (if the weather holds out, that is), gentle breezes, and the beautiful natural decor on display, is what makes outdoor weddings so amazing. Of course, while getting married outside can be amazing, it’s important to realize that a lot can go wrong. So, with that in mind, below are some of the dos and don’ts of planning a gorgeous garden wedding, to ensure that every eventuality is planned for.
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Getting married is one of the proudest moments in anyone’s life. Naturally you and your husband to be will want to share this milestone with the people that really mean the most to you. To ensure your special day will be enjoyed by all, we give your four affordable ways to create long lasting, happy memories, for everyone.
Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life. All eyes will be on you and the event you throw. If you want to ensure that your memories of your wedding day are amazing and that your guests are also given an unforgettable experience, you will need to formulate a plan, but if you have no idea where to start, take a look at the following suggestions for creating a wedding that everyone will remember forever.
Are you engaged, or do you have an inkling that your boyfriend is planning to propose? You’ve probably already started to think about planning the wedding – even if he doesn’t know it yet! Many of us start thinking about our dream dress long before getting married is even a possibility, so you’re likely to have a lot of ideas already. But wait, have you thought about how you’re going to cover the cost of the wedding? Here, we discuss different approaches to financing the big day, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
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We know that planning a wedding isn’t easy, in fact, it’s probably one of the hardest events you will ever have to organize in your entire life. Not only are you dealing with an industry that’s become bigger than a seven-tiered wedding cake, has multiple options for just about everything whisper even the merest hint of the word ‘wedding’ and prices go through the roof. Still, you’re not in this alone, so it’s crucial that you and your groom work as a team, listen, communicate and be realistic about the budget because it’s the only way you’ll get through it all.
Preparing your wedding day, and especially your wedding fashion is a mixed experience for many brides and grooms. Indeed, while the excitement and joy of the bright future together are very present – and rightly so, after all, this is why you are getting married! – , there is no denying that this is a long and heavy process that has its fair share of stress and anxiety. There is so much to prepare for a wedding that it is easy to commit some fashion faux pas, that you would have stayed away from, if you had had your mind free to think about it clearly. Here is a little countdown of the most common fashion mistakes that brides, grooms and their friends are guilty of during the big day.