Four Exciting Ways to Make Your Wedding Unique

I hate to say it, but don’t a lot of weddings just look really similar these days? Whenever people want to show me pictures of their wedding day, I kind of know what to expect. Sure, that won’t stop me looking at the photos. After all, who doesn’t want to see such memories of people on what may have been the happiest day of their lives? But the venues, the dress codes, the stories… they can all seem to blur into each other.


Of course, your wedding should be exactly what you want it to be. If you want the exact kind of weddings that you see in Hollywood movies, then you should go for it. Listening to the prescriptions of someone else may only negatively affect your day. But for those of you who want to add some kind of spice to your wedding, this article is for you. Here are some slightly offbeat suggestions.

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Fantastic Food For Your Themed Wedding: Ideas & Inspiration

Whether you’ve chosen a vintage wedding or a Mexican themed day, it’s essential that the food matches your theme. After spending months planning all the small details of your big day, the last thing you want is the food spoiling that. The good news is that whatever your theme, there is a catering option that’s suitable for it. It’s just a case of getting creative and coming up with the perfect idea. Here are some catering ideas for a selection of popular wedding themes.

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The great outdoors

Be it a beach wedding or a wedding atop a hill, if your wedding is set to be an outdoor affair, your food needs to match. For a beach wedding, seafood is a must, but what else can you include? How about opting for traditional foods you would find in a seaside cafe with an elegant twist? For dessert, ice cream could be a fantastic option. For an outdoor wedding that’s not beach themed, the best option is a cookout. There are plenty of wedding catering companies that offer grill themed foods, so have a look into these.

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7 Tips for Planning the Perfect Bachelorette Party

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Much responsibility falls on the head of the chief bridesmaid. One of these responsibilities is planning a fabulous bachelorette party. Follow our tips to create a wonderful evening that the bride will remember for a lifetime.

  1. Talk to the Bride

It is important to throw a party that the bride will enjoy. Have a chat with her about the things she does and doesn’t like. Some brides will relish a wild and raucous night. Others may prefer something a little more subtle. You don’t need to go into the fine detail, and you will probably want to keep some of your ideas a secret. But knowing what she will and won’t enjoy is a good place to start.

  1. Attendees

It is important to work out who will be attending early in the planning process. You can then tailor the evening accordingly. Some activities may not be suitable for all attendees.

Make sure the key invitees can attend before finalizing the date. Make sure you ask for RSVPs and follow up if people don’t respond.

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Planning a Proposal? Read Our Guide to Coloured Diamonds and Their Meanings

If you are planning to propose this summer, there will be a lot on your mind. You will be thinking about how to make the proposal just perfect. Thinking about the perfect setting for the proposal, plus all of the special words that you will want to get across. Then, of course, there is the engagement ring to think about. Your other half may have an ideal ring in mind. There might be a setting or gem that they have always dreamed of having. If there isn’t something in particular that they would like, you could think about something a little different.

A truly unique and special ring could be a coloured diamond. It makes such a change from a classic clear diamond. It might not have been a choice you would have gone for but there are special meanings to the colour of diamonds. Perhaps there is one that is perfect just for the two of you? You could even theme your wedding around the colour of the diamond. The bridesmaids’ dresses could be in that colour, as well as perhaps the flowers.



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That’s Entertainment: Keeping Your Wedding Guests Happy

Your wedding should be fun for everyone who’s invited. You might have people from all generations turning up, so keeping them all happy won’t necessarily be easy. How do you entertain Great Aunt Sally while at the same time keeping tiny cousin Timmy from getting bored? Of course, there’s usually music to listen and dance to at the reception. However, many people like to go beyond that to entertain their guests. Not everyone wants to dance, and it can be difficult to find music anyone wants to sit and listen to. If you want to go further, try out some of these ideas.

Getting the Music Right

First, you should start by getting the music right. It’s essential to have some kind of music or it won’t be a real party. Without a band, DJ, or string quartet, everyone will start thinking about going home mighty early. Choosing the right music can be so hard. Firstly, you need to think about your budget. DJs can be expensive but live music costs even more. Of course, it’s only fair that your performers are paid well for their work. As well as your what you can afford, you need to think about what your guests will like. More importantly, what you enjoy matters too. It’s also essential to consider the venue. In some places, the acoustics might not be suitable for certain types of music.

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Preparing For Your Wedding: The Things Nobody Will Tell You

Preparing for your wedding is a very long process. That doesn’t mean it isn’t enjoyable; it just takes time to plan everything and make sure that it’s going to go the way you want it to go. You probably have a good idea in your head of how your wedding will look, what will happen, and things like that. But there are a few things nobody will tell you about preparing for your wedding. Read on to learn more:

Nothing Will Ever Go 100% To Plan

Nothing will ever go 100% to plan on the day, no matter how much you try. Something small is bound to go a little wrong at least. There’s so much that goes into planning a wedding, that something is likely to be not quite right on the day, in your eyes at least. You should realise it’s nothing to get too upset about and it’s one of those things. If you’re worried something important will go wrong, it could be a good idea to have a plan B.

You’re Getting On An Emotional Roller Coaster

You’re getting on an emotional roller coaster from start to finish when you’re preparing for your wedding. Seriously, you’ll dreg up issues you’ve had for years, whether they seem to be directly related to weddings or not. Make sure you’re prepared for this. Rather than letting your emotions get the better of you, make sure you’re prepared to work through them. Otherwise you could end up turning into bridezilla and alienating your loved ones.


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Essential Advice For Sorting Out Your Wedding Invitations!

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Having guests at your wedding makes the celebrations even more special. Therefore, you need to invite people to attend your big day. Invitations can be very stressful, so you should be sorting them out asap. Here’re some essential tips for sorting out your invites.

Sort out your guest list

Before you send out invitations, you need to create a list of people who you want to be at your wedding. Sit down with your partner and discuss how many people you are going to invite each. It’s important also to check with the venue how many they can hold. If there is anyone you want to invite but haven’t got the room for, you can always make a reserve list. Then if people drop out, you can always invite them then. Make sure you don’t let others interfere with who you both want at the wedding.

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Big Ideas, Tiny Budget?

When you’re planning your big day, you know how important it is to have everything “just so.” After all, it’s one of the most important occasions of your entire life, and you want to make sure that everything is absolutely spot on. Almost every little grows up wanting to feel like a princess on such a special day! Your nuptials are a once in a lifetime experience, one to treasure and remember for the rest of your life. The man of your dreams has proposed, you’ve said yes, and now you’re looking forward to getting that dress on, and walking down the aisle. Of course, you want everything to be wonderful, who wouldn’t?


But, it’s all easier than said than done. Wedding planning is a lot of hard work, and you’ll find there may be plenty of tears along the way. What can make it more difficult, though, is if you’re suffering from a severe lack of cash flow. Getting married does not come cheap, that’s for sure! But don’t despair. Just because you’re not rolling in it, doesn’t mean that you’re going to have to make sacrifices. Yes, you may have to be a little flexible and take one or two compromises, but let’s face it, that’s life. Nothing comes easy, and even if you had all the money in the world, it’s not going to guarantee that things go to plan. It may make things easier, but ultimately, what will be will be.

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Mother Of The Bride? Read These Top Wedding Planning Tips

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Seeing your daughter get married is one of the most incredible moments you will ever witness. So naturally you want to make it as special as you can for her. It can be difficult to know how much help and involvement she would like during the planning stages. In the past, the Mother of the bride has set duties and responsibilities to abide by whereas now the role is often less pressured. It will also vary on how close you are to your daughter. To get yourself prepared and to help out in small but significant ways, use this guide to help.

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Party Politics

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