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  • Three Things You Need To Do When Planning Your Destination Wedding

    Fact: planning a destination wedding requires a lot more attention to detail.

    Now if that first sentence made you think “is planning a destination wedding really in the cards for me?” don’t let it deter you from having the wedding of your dreams because it can be done! Below we’re dropping a few pointers to help ease the stress if a destination ceremony location is on your radar. Get a planner…

    ASAP! Now can a destination wedding be planned without a planner? Of course it can, anything is possible.

    Do you want to take on a full-time job just planning your wedding? Maybe if you’ve always dreamt about being a wedding planner but most will say “to heck with that added stress!”

    Hiring a wedding planner from the very start will be one of the best investments you’ll make, especially since there is an extra level of attention to detail needed. When looking for a planner, ensure that this person either has extensive experience when it comes to planning a destination wedding, or is someone who resides in the location where you will be traveling to.

    The benefit of hiring a wedding planner in your ceremony location is that they will know the area, and in turn, know the best vendors in the area and not just for the wedding day itself—it can also apply to local accommodations like nearby airports and transportation.

    They will have great connections and relationships established, and may even be able to hook you up with a discount or two! Split the event in two This option is great for both your wallet and your guests! If you’re wanting to have a destination wedding, unless you plan on covering travel for your guests, a destination celebration may not be in the cards for them money wise.

    If you’re trying to find a way to include everyone without putting a financial burden on your guests or yourself, consider splitting your wedding into two parts: the destination celebration for your closest family and friends, and a larger ceremony/reception back home where more people can attend!

    All inclusive is the way to go If you’re starting the search for a venue to host your destination nuptials, we highly recommend picking a venue that is all inclusive. Think about all of the things you will need: tables, chairs, linens, food, etc.

    Remember that you’ll have to individually scope out and coordinate with those vendors. If you book a ceremony and/or reception venue that is all inclusive, you will pay one price that will include all of the necessary items for your wedding day, saving you money (who doesn’t love to save money?)

    Bonus points if the venue is also a hotel allowing you or your guests to block out rooms for their overnight accommodations! Whether you were in a planning rut, or are newly engaged just starting the destination planning process, bookmark this page to easily come back and refer to these tips. Bon voyage and congratulations!

  • How To Plan a Stress-Free Wedding During a Pandemic

    It’s 2020 and in the middle of a pandemic your partner just asked you to spend forever with them! Now the question: how do I (and should I?) start planning a wedding during a pandemic…and make it stress-free?

    Below we’re sharing some of our tips for saving your sanity while planning your nuptials (and no, a pandemic shouldn’t stop you!)

    Hire a Wedding Planner

    We may be a bit biased but it is one of THE best investments you’ll make! You know that one corner of your house that collects clutter and the sigh of relief when you finally organize it? When you invest in a wedding planner, we’re that sigh of relief. We will be your go-to for questions, styling, and flawlessly executing your vision. Plus, with regulations constantly evolving, we can be the point of contact in the event of needing to make any adjustments. Say hello to your new best friend!

    Start your dress shopping online

    If you’ve created that dream dress board on Pinterest, now is the time to kick that dream into reality! Think about what silhouettes and details you are attracted to and start making a list of gowns you think you’d like to try on.

    Tip: Don’t overwhelm yourself by booking tons of appointments, you’ll end up confusing yourself trying on dress after dress (yes, we know it’s fun!) If you insist on visiting a few shops, stick to a maximum of 3. Trust your stylist, when you put on “the one,” you’ll know!

    Go the digital route

    Designing the perfect invites, custom calligraphy, beautifully lined envelopes. While it’s a nice touch, it can also take a toll on your budget! By choosing the digital route for your invitations (which can still be customized just like paper invites), you can kiss goodbye tracking down RSVP’s, as well as easily make changes with a click of a button.

    Pick a venue that offers an all-inclusive package

    If you thought the venue was just the space to hold your event and the rest was on you, think again! Many venues offer an all-inclusive package which can include your tables, chairs, dance floor, and more! Rentals can add up quickly so not only will you save time finding vendors to rent these items from, but also money!

    Just because a venue offers an all-inclusive package, doesn’t mean you HAVE to use what they offer. If you would rather rent your own chairs, go for it! Just ensure to communicate this with your vendor and brainstorm with your wedding planner as they can point you in the direction of vendors they love and trust!

    There it is, some of our top tips on planning a stress-free wedding during a pandemic! If you’re reading this after the pandemic, you can still put all of these tips to use when planning your day. Darling, don’t panic, we’ve got your back! Are you ready to bring your dream wedding to life? Download our information packet and let’s get to planning!

  • How To Make Powerful Wedding Wishes

    A wedding is a very special occasion. A couple deciding to live together forever till they live. Make a family, with children who may become leaders of tomorrow in their own fields.

    As the time goes forward, weddings are losing their special place. Who knows when the newly weds will file for divorce? Earlier it was not so simple. Divorces were not looked at as a possibility to be exercised easily. How does one wish a newly wedded couple?What are wishes? What is the role of wishes in a couple’s life? Why do we wish them a happy life together?

    Let us examine. The first role of a wish is to join the couple in their happiness. Share the happiness. “Yes, I am very happy for both of you. I feel very happy myself on this beautiful occasion. I wish you a lovely life together. Please enjoy your life together. Fight your battles together and share your fruits of labor together. Please bring new children in this world. Make them happy citizens of a happy world.”

    We have such thoughts and convey our thoughts to the couple in many words. Sometimes, it so happens that watching everybody wishing the couple, we all become mechanical in our wishes. The warmth gets lost. The words lose the deeper meaning and become more of a ceremony to be finished as soon as possible.

    We can avoid this happening. When you attend a wedding next, look at the couple carefully. Imagine their future life together. The children, the middle age, and growing old together till death separates them. Imagine the whole life that they will live together. Imagine the pains and the pleasures of their life. Ignore looking at the decorations, the guests and everything else.

    Focus only upon the couple and you will find a transformation taking place in your thoughts. After this your wishes will be spoken from the heart and your wishes will truly impact the lives of the couple. Make your wishes help the couple in every way.

    Hundreds of such heart spoken wishes will bring forward such a change that the couple will surely have a beautiful life. Wishes have power. We may not be able to understand that power. But if wishes are made from the heart, that power can destroy many obstacles. Please use that power, because you have it.

  • How To Interview A Wedding Photographer

    The photographer is going to be your employee in many ways, so you will need to be absolutely sure that this is a person that you can trust with your wedding pictures. Treat him or her like a job applicant and see how you interact with each other.

    Making a list

    You can find a list of wedding photographers in your local phone book, but it’s much easier to get onto a wedding website and see who local people recommend. This list is much shorter and can lead you to higher quality people without having to call everyone from A to Z.

    Once you have a list of photographers, start to call them to set up appointments. Try not to schedule them too close to each other so that you can spend as much time as you need with each one.

    If you’re rushed, you may forget to ask particular questions and you may also forget which photographer said what. Make a list of questions that you want to ask. You can ask about pricing, hourly fees, added costs, location costs, various developing techniques, and more.

    Try to think of every question that you and your soon-to-be spouse can, even if you think they sound silly. No question is too silly, and if the photographer has been around long enough, then they will have heard them all.

    Your interview style

    One of the things that works best in talking with photographers is to try to make sure that you are leading the conversation. You want to make sure that you are getting your opinion into the talks, rather than being told what other couples are doing and saying about them and how much their fees are.

    If you feel like you’re being sold a product, rather than an opportunity to have some great pictures, then you can cut the appointment off and leave. You have no obligation to choose anyone until you’re completely satisfied with your choice.

    Look at the samples carefully and make sure that you’re looking at ones that are recent. Sometimes photographers will try to show you older photos, but if that’s not your style, then it’s really not applicable. Study the quality of the pictures and look for poses that you like.

    Your pictures will serve as a reminder of the happiness and joy of your wedding day. You need to find someone who will create masterpieces of your photos. Take your time in finding someone, but do it early—if you live in a smaller town, these professionals can book up early

  • How To Make Your Own Wedding Favors

    Everybody knows that a wedding is a costly event to organize. Gone are the days where the parents of the bride paid for the day in full.

    Now it is common for those actually getting married to contribute to the costs and many people feel that they do not wish to begin their married lives in debt, courtesy of the wedding itself.

    There are simple ways in which you can reduce the costs at a wedding without compromising on tradition, taste and quality. One of the easiest things to do at a lower price is the making of your own wedding favors.

    These can be expensive if bought for all of your guests and making your own allows you to reduce this cost significantly. It also gives you the opportunity to personalise them to your color themes and the fact that they are handmade makes them more special for your guests to receive.

    The first thing to do is to decide what to put in your favors. Most people choose to use pot pourri or confectionery in them. Once you have decided this it is important to gather all of the materials you will need together. The best place to make these is at a table where you have sufficient room to lay everything out but have it close to hand for when you need it.

    You will need to decide on a color for your favors. This can be to match the décor of the room where they will be displayed or a color found in your bouquet or bridesmaid dresses. Then select an accent color to compliment this. For example, should you decide on yellow as your main color you may choose purple to compliment it.

    You will need to purchase pre-cut wedding favor wraps. These can start at as little as $10 for 50. Then you simply place an amount of the filling in the centre, gather the wrap around it and tie the top with a small length of ribbon. The easiest way to do them quickly is to take your time making the first one and add or remove the filling until the amount is perfect.

    Then try different lengths of ribbon until you have the one you like best. Once you have one favor which is exactly how you want it, dismantle it again. Keep the parts together and use them as a guide for all of the others.

    Cut multiple pieces of ribbon, using the length of the completed favor to ensure it is the length you require. Planning a wedding can be stressful and making your own favors may seem like an additional burden. However, it is a great way of lowering costs. Why not get your bridesmaids round, open a bottle of wine (or two!) and between you they will all be made in no time.

  • How to choose a perfect wedding venue

    You have found an excellent groom and bought that superb dress. You’re anticipating a flawless wedding. You now desire the perfect wedding venue. Choose wisely when finding a wedding venue.

    It is, after all, where you will share lasting memories with friends and relatives. Here are some wonderful ideas for that perfect wedding venue. Trust your intuition. When you arrive at a certain venue you will automatically have a certain reaction towards it.

    Trusting your instinct is important. If you have a good feeling about the venue then that’s a good start.You will know if a particular venue is right for you or not. You should not however leave out the logical choices in choosing a wedding venue. It will have to feel right because you and the man you love will exchange vows here.

    Pace yourself. Don’t go rushing into choosing the perfect wedding venue. Having a wedding is one of the most important events in your life so you will want to make a wise decision. Try to start looking for a venue about a year before the wedding date if possible. You will then have enough time to make good decisions and alter the venue if something happens.

    Think about the size. The venue size is vitally important in your decision. Pick a venue that is too tiny and it will be awkward and annoying. The wedding will loose its intimacy if the venue is too large. The number of guests will dictate the the size.

    You will need a rough idea of how many guests you will plan on inviting before looking for your wedding venue. Try to be as accurate as possible. Don’t just say I want to invite from 200 to 500 guests. Such a large difference in the number of guest would affect venue size.

    Remember to leave enough space for the dance area. The more guests you have, the bigger space you need to designate for the dance area. Review the parking area. Many people who have attended weddings complain of limited parking space.

    Make sure your choice of wedding venue has generous space for all of your guests. Parking may be a minor consideration but it could be the key between a satisfied guest and a frustrated one. Find out if there are any restrictions for the venue.

    There might be some type of noise restriction which would hinder your decision to hire a band and have a loud sound system. There are time restrictions on some venues while others let you have a great time all night long.

    There are even some with restrictions on decorations. Ascertain whether the venue would allow you to bring your own florist, caterer, decorator, etc because some might have specific professionals and contractors they would like you to use. Create a diagram of your wedding.

    Have a setup on paper or your mind before choosing a wedding venue. You have to know where each of the following will be located: reception area, dining area, and seating for guests, etc. Then review whether your venue fits the setup you have in mind.

  • How To Choose The Right Wedding Photographer And Feel Like A Star On Your Wedding Day!

    Why should you trust your memories to a professional wedding photographer?

    It’s essential you hire a good, professional wedding photographer for your big day if you want wonderful wedding photographs.

    Wedding pictures will last a lot longer than the flowers, food and drink. You’ll be able to relive your wedding day every time you look at your photographs.

    You need a photographer who understands what you want and can be relied upon to capture every minute of your special day. The right wedding photographer can make you feel like a star! When you hire a professional photographer, look for the following:

    1. Specialized and well kept professional equipment (includes a medium format camera aside from a professional 35mm camera).

    2. A valid and legal sales tax license.

    3. Ask for latest proof of business insurance.

    4. A permanent studio.

    5. Membership in a professional photographic association.

    6. Examples of recent work.

    Important points to consider:

    Photographer’s level of experience and references – check the photographer’s background and ask for references. Meet with the referees personally in order to look at the photographer’s work as well as ask them if they were happy with the outcome of the work. Personally, I wouldn’t hire a photographer who hesitates to give references.

    Photographic style – do the images appeal to you? Do you like the photographer’s style?

    Personality – are the photographer’s ideas the same as yours? Can you communicate with him/her easily?

    Does he/she understand what you want regarding the style of photography?

    Packages – ask about each package presented to you and the cost. If you’re not comfortable with the packages, can the photographer make one to satisfy your needs?

    Accomplished work – ask how long it will take to finish your album, your bridal portrait and all the photos taken during the wedding.

    Price – can you afford this photographer? Take the time to ask all that you need to know and make sure you understand all services and photos included in the cost.

    Payments and deposits – if you cancel, can you get a refund? If the photographer, in any circumstance, does not show up, what happens? Can a partner take his place? Make sure you clear all of this with the photographer as well as discussing all your concerns.

    If the photographer’s answer doesn’t satisfy you, look elsewhere. Contract – check and read it carefully before signing. If there’s anything that you don’t understand, ask for clarification or ask the photographer to leave you the contract overnight so you can study it.

    Make sure the contract includes everything you agreed on. When looking at the photographer’s work, look for the following:

    1. Each sample album must consist of only one wedding. Are there a lot of sample albums?

    2. Is there a recent actual wedding that you could look at? Look through the photographer’s most recent wedding album.

    3. Study each album well and see if the album tells the story of the wedding; not just similar photos filling up the album.

    4. Are the portraits clear and did the photographer capture the subject’s mood?

    5. Are all the photos done artistically? Is there a play of light and shadow?

    6. Are candid shots taken? Are they clear and well composed? Remember that your wedding photographs will remind you of your special day and can last forever. Once you have chosen the right photographer, enjoy being the center of attention on your big day.

    That doesn’t mean you have to act like Bridezilla, but you can certainly enjoy feeling like a star on your wedding day.

  • How To Choose The Right Las Vegas Hotel Wedding Chapel

    Now you’ve decided you want to get married in Las Vegas, it’s time to choose the right Las Vegas hotel wedding chapel. With so many chapels available, you’re spoilt for choice.

    So which one do you choose? Location. Do you want to get married in a Strip hotel, off-Strip hotel or downtown? Where is your favorite location in Las Vegas?

    For a lot of people, it’s the Strip, as this is where most of the fancy hotel casinos are located and it’s not that hard to visit most of the hotels via walkways, trolleys, bus or even old fashioned walking. Trust your instincts.

    If one wedding chapel appeals to you more than the others you’re viewing, put that one at the top of your list. If you have a good feeling about a particular chapel, then you’re on the right track. Thoroughly research each Las Vegas hotel wedding chapel you’re considering. Make sure the venue you choose has all the amenities you need. You don’t want to be disappointed on your wedding day.

    How big will your wedding be? Choose the venue that fits the size of your wedding party. For example, if your wedding party will consist of ten people, you wouldn’t want to hire a 200 person chapel. Make sure you know exactly how many people will be attending at your wedding before you book the chapel.

    Cost. A small, intimate wedding will generally cost less than a big, fancy wedding. How much money do you want to spend? Will you be happy with a smaller, less expensive wedding or do you want to go the whole hog and invite practically the whole world? Reception. Do you want to find a venue that also includes a reception after the ceremony, or would you rather hold the reception/wedding meal somewhere else?

    There are so many places to choose from in Las Vegas that it can be hard to decide what to do. If you’re having a small wedding you could have the ceremony in a Las Vegas hotel wedding chapel and then go on to a fancy restaurant for the wedding meal. The restaurant may even be in the same hotel. Wedding Cake. Don’t forget to organize the wedding cake! Some chapels may be able to organize this for you. Don’t forget this detail when planning your wedding.

    Transportation. Make sure you know how to get to the wedding chapel from your Las Vegas accommodation before your big day if you’re staying somewhere else. Are you going to rent a car to get there or go by taxi or limousine? You don’t want to arrive late to the chapel on your wedding day or get stressed about not being able to find the way to the wedding chapel.

    By now you’ve probably thought of some questions of your own. Great! Just be sure to plan properly and you should have a great wedding. Viva Las Vegas!

  • How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Bands

    The best course of action to take sometimes isn’t clear until you’ve listed and considered your alternatives. The following paragraphs should help clue you in to what the experts think is significant. So you want to seal the deal. You’ve already proposed, she has accepted. Now, it’s time to get down to business and make it official.

    Aside from your vows, there’s nothing more that makes it official than the exchange offering of wedding bands. These are the rings that the bride and groom will be wearing forever, ’til death do us part! So it is important for the bride and groom to purchase a wedding band that they both like and feel good about.

    One thing that you should consider when buying a wedding band, is both the personal style of the future husband and wife. This is a joint effort, so both parties should agree. It is essential that both are comfortable with the rings that they choose, because they’d be wearing these rings for a lifetime. There are a variety of wedding band to choose from, made from different materials. 14 karat white and yellow gold being still two of the most popular choices.

    A 14 karat gold wedding band is not entirely made of gold. It is mixed with an alloy of gold and other metals such as copper and silver. Wedding bands also come in silver and platinum. Platinum is heavier than gold. It is considered to be the most precious of all metals. It makes for a beautiful wedding ring because of its stunning white metal that shines after it has been polished..

    Silver is not considered superior in quality. Silver metal tend to be very soft. Wedding bands made of silver are prone to discoloration. But they are very inexpensive. So those who are shopping on a budget might want to consider this as an option.

    In choosing a wedding band, the thickness of the band must be considered, and whether the bride and groom would want a wedding band with a design, or just a plain set of wedding bands. You can see that there’s practical value in learning more about Perfect Wedding Bands.

    Can you think of ways to apply what’s been covered so far? Now, it is common for couples to choose the same wedding band. Except, that the woman’s wedding band is slightly smaller. It is advisable for couples who are shopping for rings to visit a number of jewelry stores.

    This way, they’d have a wide selection to choose from. They could also compare prices. If you have any questions regarding the rings, you can always ask a professional jeweler to assist you. He or she can also offer you an expert opinion when it comes to your selection.

    If couples chose to have an engraving in their rings, they should already have a dedication in mind. Also, they should be careful in choosing the type of engraving they will put in their wedding bands, because these engravings are lasting. Most couples chose to have their initials brandished inside their wedding rings. While others chose symbols, or dedications as a gesture, or profession of their love and devotion to each other.

    Engravings are a wonderful thing, because they make the rings more meaningful and special. Ask your friends and family who are blissfully married to recommend some names of places where you can acquire the wedding bands of your dream. If you cannot find a ready made ring that suits your style, you can always have them custom made.

    A lot of jeweler specialize in making wedding bands. Having your wedding bands made, actually is less expensive than purchasing in store wedding bands. The great thing about this is it also adds a personal touch to the ring selection process.

    But in the end, it’s not really just about the rings, so couples should not stress over the whole ring selection process. Rather they should enjoy and relish this special time, when they are about to be made future husband and wife, and bonded for all eternity. There’s a lot to understand about Perfect Wedding Bands. We were able to provide you with some of the facts above, but there is still plenty more to write about in subsequent articles.

  • How to make a wedding bouquet that is interesting and unusual

    Have you ever noticed how most bouquets look the same? Sure, they look beautiful, but they don’t really have much variety. They usually contain flowers and some type of greenery. But who ever said that bouquets only had to contain flowers and greenery? Why can’t they contain something a bit more exciting? Like what? I can hear you asking.

    Well you can try anything really, it is only limited by your imagination. Most brides spend hours thinking about what flowers they want in their bouquets and then what flowers they want as accents to the focal flower. I wonder what what would happen if they had something else to choose from, instead of just flowers? Does the person you are making the bouquet for have a favourite thing that they would love to carry down the isle?

    You should always ask your bride what they would like in their bouquet because it doesn’t have to be flowers. There are plenty of other things you can add, such as: – toy cars – toy trains – toy aeroplanes – miniature teddy bears – small dolls – plastic horses, cats, dogs, or birds

    Some other things you could add include candy, chocolates, bubble gum, fruit, vegetables, cup cakes etc. For my own wedding, I am adding lollipops to my bouquet!

    You probably think I’ve gone mad! But trust me, people liked to have choice and they like to feel that they are different and unusual! And adding interesting objects to the bouquet can be a good way to get the groom more involved with the wedding.

    For example, if the groom is a pilot, or likes cars, how about adding some toy planes or toy cars to the bouquet?

    This is sure to get him more involved! Not all brides will want to do this, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to have more choice! And just because you are adding a few different things doesn’t mean you still can’t have flowers. All you do is combine the two, for example, you could have seven teddy bears and nine roses. It’s really up to the person getting married. As you know, weddings can be very stressful and taxing. So why not lighten things up a little and give people something to talk about for years to come?