It is commonly known that you don’t know what real stress is until you’ve tried to plan a wedding. There is so much to think about: the venue, the guest list, the flowers, the dress… it really can be all-encompassing at times. Plus, it’s the biggest day of your life, so emotions tend to be running high from the get-go right up until the big day arrives. If you are looking after a child or working a full-time job alongside your wedding planning, the last thing you need are more tasks being piled on your plate at the last minute. But this is exactly what tends to happen when it comes to the groom. It will come as no surprise to anyone that the groom is typically less hyped about the wedding planning than the bride. However, there are still some things he needs to be proactive about to ensure that everything is in order by the time the wedding rolls around. Here are some of the top things grooms forget to do – so make sure you prompt him!
Some people say that children and weddings do not mix, and others think that a wedding wouldn’t be the same without little ones in dresses of taffeta and tulle running around. It’s a rather split opinion; children and weddings, and if you decide to have children around on your big day it’s something you should think about. You need to make provisions for the times you’d like them to be there; all day or evening? You need to make provisions for food; ask parents to supply or cater for them too? You also need to decide whether you want to provide entertainment outside of a DJ; colouring books anyone?
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Weddings are something of a chaotic thing to prepare for, no matter how organized you are. Once you’ve set a date, you’re firing a starting pistol on something which requires a lot of preparation. And unless you’ve set that date for “way, way in the future,” you can run short of time before you know it.
There is something very practical about choosing flowers for your wedding: Flowers subtly liven up your big day in more ways than you could care to know about. So, when you are picking your wedding flowers, it is naturally important to refer to a handy guide in order to make sure that you can think about everything. But tips such as being playful with colors, or personalizing your bouquet can only help you so much. Sometimes, to do things right, one needs to know what wrong looks like, only to better avoid it of course! So here’s the countdown of the top five wedding flower mistake that you want to avoid for your big day.
A wedding can be the most stressful thing that you ever plan. Everything has to run just-so, and why not? It’s all over in a day, and that is a day that you can never get back and recreate. For some it can be the most expensive thing they ever do, although frugality within weddings is becoming more of a trend.
While most people are intent on cutting costs and DIY-ing the lot, here are 6 things you really should leave to the professionals to save your time (and your sanity!)
Your wedding day is a huge day. Everything will supposedly be different from then onwards. Even if nothing technically changes, apart from your legal status, being married can make your relationship feel very different. The wedding is a fun party and a meaningful day, but it’s the marriage that follows that has more meaning. With all the hectic planning required for the big day, it can be easy to lose sight of that. If you want to emphasize your years of marriage to come, and not just the single day of your wedding, you can think of some ways to do that.
In convention, a honeymoon tends to look one particular way. It tends to involve some combination of:
- A beach (preferably with sparkling white sand and palm trees for decor, which of course yield fresh produce every day)
- Glasses of champagne being clinked
- Sunsets (you also need the beach for this, as without a requisite beach + sunset picture then you’re not actually married…)
- Sun, and lots of it (nothing says “spend our lives together” like risking skin cancer!)
Breathe. You Can’t Control Everything.
You can, however, prepare in advance, especially if your ceremony or reception is outside. Ask your rental company to put an extra tent on reserve. They may charge you a small percentage of the total cost, but it buys you peace of mind. You can also reserve stand-up fans if you’re worried about a heat wave. But don’t be checking the weather forecast every 30 seconds!!
When you’re planning your wedding day, it’s difficult to know what exactly to spend your money on. There are so many different options and when most of us are working with limited budgets, it’s hard to know what exactly you should spend your hard earned money on. Here are some tips to help you out…
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The majority of the world’s population will only get to have a half decent wedding that is a pale shadow of their fantasy wedding. Years living on this earth have taken their toll and reality has sunken its teeth into your fantasy. Now you have taken the reality and now pretend its fantasy.
A traditional wedding isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Sometimes, to make your special day special, it takes a touch of the unusual. Here are some ideas to help you plan the perfect alternative wedding.
When hiring transport to the venue, most of us choose a car. There are those who go the extra mile and order a horse-drawn carriage (so traditional that’s almost alternative!). But what are other transport options are there?
Are you planning a wedding? There’s a massive pressure to get everything right on your big day. A huge part of getting your wedding perfect is picking the right venue. It’s surprising how much things come together once you’ve got the perfect place picked out. Being able to see the site, and picture your day, will be a great help in getting preparations underway.
Your wedding day is a day you dream of throughout your life. You put no end of time and effort into making it perfect. And then it’s over just like that. Right? Wrong! You’ll always have the memories. Even so, the end can come as an anti-climax. Of course, you’ll have a husband, which is the ultimate goal! But it’s not a surprise that everything falls a little flat when the day is over. For such a long time, your wedding will have taken up all your thoughts. What do you talk about now? What do you have to look forward to? The future, of course! To take the sting off, you can preserve your special day and relive it whenever you want. Here’s how!
Getting that ring on your finger is a great feeling. It’s a sign of commitment between your and your partner and a little step in the right direction for spending the rest of your lives together. Wedding planning seems exciting and overwhelming. When you begin your journey there may seem like you have endless decisions to make. But the location and destination of your wedding is one of the biggest decisions you make early on in the process. So to help you on your journey, I thought I would share with you some top tips for helping you pick the right place for you.
What type of wedding would you like?
One of the things you have to decide on early on is the type of wedding you and your partner want. Are you hoping for a small and intimate affair or a big lavish party? Are you staying local or deciding to jump on a plane and get married elsewhere? Do you love how relaxed beach weddings look or hoping for something more modern like a city location? All of these things need to be considered because once you know the type of wedding you want, it’s much easier to decide on a destination or venue space.
When we get older, it’s common for people to move away from their hometown. After all, we head to college in a different state or even move for a job to a different country. Therefore, when it’s time to get hitched, you often decide to hold the wedding in the area where you and your partner have spent the relationship. However, despite the wedding being away from their hometown, a lot of people like to add in details from their past. It often is appreciated by family members, especially elderly parents who have traveled far for your big day. Therefore, here is some unmissable advice on how you can add elements of your past to your wedding!