Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Connect the Wedding PartyHow many times have you had to tell the bridesmaids the color scheme, or the groomsmen the kind of tux that has to be rented for the big day? Wouldn’t it be so much easier to just have them all in the same place, reading the same message? Facebook, Twitter and other sites are great for this. You can even now sync up your various profiles to send out the same status or note.
Find Registries and Gift SuggestionsAdmit it, a big part of the wedding is getting the gifts as much as the well wishes. Which you can send out a note on your registries in the invitation, you can also put a link to it on your profile to allow people to see your online wishlist. Anyone who has gotten a swan-shaped punch bowl from a distant relative knows how important it is to be specific about your wants or needs.
Get Helpful Tips and AdviceProbably the most important thing you can do, getting help from those who have been there should be high on your list of reasons for using social media for your wedding. But don’t forget to keep up on wedding blogs around the net. Not only will you get some great ideas for the wedding itself, but you might be able to win some free stuff, enter contests and find discounts.
Get In Touch With VendorsThose who are smart enough to find wedding vendors on sites like Twitter will know that you can get some incredible deals this way. Many places dedicated to celebratory events will give major cost reductions for anyone willing to promote them through their wedding announcements. Some also just post about sales or give online coupons or discount codes.
Share the ExperienceYou might just want to show the world what is going on, and give those far from you a glimpse into the magical day ahead. Share the experience and your happiness, after all it is all about the love you have for one another, and celebrating it with those closest.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
First and foremost, you should decide which type of wedding theme suit your personalities and lifestyle.
Play it smart and pick your theme first. It's easier to coordinate your decorations, favors, flowers, dresses, menu and all the other items required when it revolves around a theme.
Choosing to work with a theme will guide you in your decisions and selections regarding the best invitations, favors, food and menu choices, beautiful decorations, as well as finding the perfect location for your ceremony and reception, along with so many other critical details.
Once you have a vision of what you want your wedding to "look like", you can then begin focusing on exactly what you'll need to buy and/or make, plus have a better understanding of what vendor arrangements will need to be made. This will save you both time and money in the long run.
So take your time browsing through this site. There are many wedding theme ideas that are sure to spark your imagination with possibilities.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
If you’re unsure about using “fake wedding flowers,” consider this; Some silk flowers look just as authentic and fresh as the real thing. But, unlike the real things, silk flowers won’t start to wilt and droop if they are set out too early. Meaning a lot of the wedding decorations that use flowers can be done well in advance, before things get too hectic. And you won’t have to worry as much about your silk wedding flowers getting damaged during transport. Plus, real flowers that are out of season cost more. By using silk versions of those flowers, you can still have the varieties of wedding flowers you desire, whether they are in season or not, without spending more than you want.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Crewel is a nice embellishment for a winter dress. Crewel is embroidery using thicker materials such as chenille. It gives a dress more dimension. Pearls are a favorite but you can always try something new by using freshwater pearls (great for a beach wedding dress) or softly colored pearls in pinks and lavenders. The embellishments can go along the neckline, on the skirt or the edge of the sleeves.
All of these wedding gown styles and ideas can inspire you to create a unique and custom wedding dress. Don't forget about Bridesmaid Style as well.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Wedding favors allow guests to take a little piece of the celebration home. Though often presented at place settings or displayed on a table by the door, favors can be offered in another way that is both impressive and economical: grouped together as centerpieces.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
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Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
- Stand politely firm in your decision to have a small wedding and make it clear that you will not change your plans no matter how much pressure others put on you.
- Choose a wedding location appropriate for smaller gatherings.
- You can plan a vacation wedding as well. With just family and few close friends it will not be grand expense. You can even stay there later for enjoying the marital bliss and take leave from friends.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
More weddings occur in the late spring, summer and early fall months. You'll find better deals on the locales and vendors during the "off season" of late fall, winter and early spring.
Schedule your wedding on a Friday or Sunday, or for early in the day. This can help to cut costs, especially for the reception. You can still plan a wedding for decent weather even if you wait until after the traditional summer season. Take advantage of off-season prices in the early spring or autumn when the weather still can be fair.
Of course, while a wedding costs less during off-peak times, consider the practicality of where and when it takes place. A winter outdoor wedding in freezing temperatures or a Southern wedding during hurricane season makes for an impractical ceremony. Since weather is often a factor in off-season weddings, be sure that your site offers a Plan B for that outdoor terrace you wish to use for the cocktail party. Securing a separate party room or backup transportation in case of inclement weather makes for smart planning.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Since weddings can be overly stressful, you shouldn't try to take on all of the responsibility alone as a couple. If you enlist the help of friends and family members. Chances are, many of them would be more than happy to help with your wedding - just don't burden them with too much, respect their time and assign them only one or two tasks.
Hiring a wedding planner or Professional Bridal Consultant frees everyone up to enjoy the wedding.
Choosing a wedding coordinator to handle the last month of your wedding will save you an immense amount of stress. Picking the flowers and decorations does not stress a bride as much as the final responsibility of making sure that the wedding comes together successfully at the right moment. In the few weeks leading up to the wedding, a bride can experience more stress than she probably felt the entire 12 months of planning. Hiring someone to handle the last 4 to 6 weeks can ease the level of anxiety on everyone.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Choose a location that is open for public use like a local or national park, they are almost always free. Maybe you have a close friend or family member that has a fabulous home or yard. Another popular freebie is the beach. If you live in a city, consider a rooftop. Some apartment buildings have rooftop garden areas designated specifically for residents' use. Art Galleries, if you plan on having a small ceremony in the courthouse but want to meet friends and loved ones for a reception after, an art gallery could be a relaxing and low-preparation space. Place of worship, a church or synagogue is a lovely traditional setting but sadly may not be entirely free, some will request a donation.
Either way, whatever local fits your needs, consider yourself lucky!
Contact the local city hall or chamber of commerce for information about public parks, botanical gardens, arboretums, art galleries, churches and beach areas. Find out if there is a maximum number of people allowed and whether it will be open to the public while your wedding is going on. Will there be a shelter, a kitchen for food preparation and adequate wiring for your electrical needs. Some parks may not charge a usage fee, but you many not be able to reserve the space in advance. Find out if there is a beach permit required and some even require a noise permit if you plan to have music on the beach for your ceremony.
Go to the National Park Service Web site at www.nps.gov/parks.html to find a list of all the national parks.