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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Wedding dress of Your Dreams

A good start for ideas for designing a wedding dress is to consider the theme of the wedding. Is the wedding going to be held in the summer? Winter? Outdoors? Indoors? Answers to these questions can have a significant bearing on the style of wedding dress you design. For example, an outdoor wedding in Texas in the month of August surely necessitates a wedding dress that will not have you soaked in perspiration. You can also consider how formal the wedding ceremony is going to be. Don't have a design already in your head? While bridal magazines offer more trendy wedding dress styles, you can obtain some ideas to use to design your own wedding dress.

While you are free to design a wedding dress that reflects your own personal style, it will more than likely follow one of the standard shapes available for wedding dresses: A-line, empire, straight, ball gown, mermaid, or strapless. The shape of your body is a helpful factor in deciding the shape of wedding dress that is most appropriate for you. If you have a full figure, or what is considered a "pear" shape, an A-line style dress may work best for you. A dress with this style accents the top-half of the body that is smaller while concealing a larger bottom half. Not many women opt for the straight wedding dress, including women with coke-bottle figures, for whom this style of wedding dress was designed to fit. If you don't really fit either of these two, a ball gown may be the choice for you. This style of wedding dress features a more snug look at the waist with an exaggerated full skirt. If you're not sure which style is best for you, visit a bridal shop and try on several styles to see which one appeals to you the most.

Once you have chosen the design, style and shape of your wedding dress, you are ready to consider the type of material. Silk and linen are two types of material that are commonly used to create wedding dresses. They both can be costly and linen is very delicate so you have to be careful with it when putting your dress together. There are materials that blend with these materials with other man-made materials, such as polyester to create a fabric that is beautiful and more forgiving.

You are now ready to work with the individual who will make the wedding dress for you and ultimately the wedding dress of your dreams! 

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

What to Consider When Designing the Wedding dress of Your Dreams

Planning a wedding can be an exciting yet unnerving experience. It is an exciting time because of the ceremony for which you are preparing is special. It is an unnerving experience because there is so much to do and you want everything to be perfect. Of all the elements of your wedding ceremony that you will arrange, your wedding dress is probably the most significant. 

Regardless of the style of wedding, all eyes will be on you. There is a lot of tradition steeped in wedding ceremonies, but there is room for you to wriggle your own special touch to make the moment memorable.

If you haven't considered it, designing your wedding dress can offer you a several benefits. Have you priced wedding dresses? Even the low-end brands cost upwards of $600. A lot goes into the cost of a wedding dress you purchase from a bridal shop. 

You can avoid these additional costs typically passed onto the consumer by designing your own dress. You can probably save even more money if you have a relative or close friend with sewing skills to help you to bring your wedding dress design ideas to fruition. Other reason to design your own wedding dress is to have what no one else owns. A true one of a kind! 

Monday, November 27, 2006

Choose your own wedding

The more popular method of saying your wedding vows now is to make them yourself and then say them to each other at the wedding, your vows are your own personal thoughts and feelings how you feel
about your partner, make your vows yourself and speak from the heart It doesn’t matter what you say but if you mean it, that’s what counts.

Your vows are kept secret from each other until it is time to say them, you can memorize them which most people do or you can have a slip of paper with you that helps you to say them as making your vows is a very emotional experience.

Whether you choose your own wedding vows or say the traditional vows they still mean the same thing, the still mean that you as a couple will fight through everything that you come to together and that nothing can keep you apart. That every single brick thrown at you isn’t run away from it is used to build a wall together if you catch my drift. Wedding vows are the most emotional and beautiful part of any wedding.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Wedding Vow

Wedding vows are the words that the couple who are getting married say to each other as they are standing up in front of all their guests and declaring their undying love for their partner, these vows could be either prepared by the couple or they could say the traditional vows.

It is becoming more and more popular to say your own vows to each other as it is more personal and intimate to each other. You can say anything in your vows, how much you love him, how much you need him or just how much you like him. It doesn’t matter what you say except that it make sense to the both of you and your partner and you understand the uniqueness in the vow.

There is a traditional wedding vow which is read by the minister of registry judge which is then repeated by the groom and the bride, these vows consist of sayings like until death do us part, through sickness and in health, for rich or poorer and they are true vows to each other that should not be broken and should symbolize the start to a new life together and forever.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

The wedding toast

The wedding toast is a joyous feeling as you raise your glass and shout your happy feelings to the newly wed couple, then of course you have to clink your glass and make sure that either you don’t spill the champagne or break the champagne flutes…not a good idea to do either of those!.

 After the toast is where you inspect your wedding favors these can be anything from sugar coated almonds to your actual champagne flute... so like I said be careful, he he.

When toasting the happy couple remember that they will be going through the rest of their lives together, making their way through everything that is going to face them and they will do it together, they will face their demons together and they will also share the most happiest of memories together like every couple should, married or not!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Wedding Toast for party.

When I say wedding toast I don’t mean that is what is for dinner at a wedding. I mean that is the part where the best man gets up and makes a speech then they all toast to the newly wedded couple. A happy memories and good times, they also tell a few jokes and lighten up the atmosphere then comes the sentimental part of the speech and then there it is, the toast, everyone raises up their glasses and toasts to the newly wed couple.
wedding toast is the time for the groom, best man or any other important figure to get up in front of the guests and say what they need to about the newly weds, they share

The wedding toast is usually done to celebrate the joining of two people who are in love and the joining of the two families involved. Although toasts are done for a lot of things, birthdays, funerals, anniversaries and so on the wedding toast is special. It is a right proper send of to the couple who have just been married. 

The speech is also a great tradition and of course it is usually carried out by men and the women just sit there and have a laugh. The speech is very important as it lets the speaker get of their chest how they feel about their best friend, son or cousin or whoever getting married to their woman. Of course you don’t say anything bad in speech only good things!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Wedding supplies for you.

Wedding supplies are also essential not just the hen and stag night supplies. Wedding supplies as I have said can be anything from shoes to flowers, dresses to venues. All the supplies need to be in working
order throughout the day to keep it running smoothly without any hitches.

When purchasing wedding supplies always try to purchase them plain as it is very easy to decorate them a lot cheaper than it would be to buy them decorated, that's a fact! If you can find any way to save money on your wedding or your wedding supply than do it as weddings are very expensive and more often than not run over your somewhat limited budget, unless of course your are filthy rich and do not need to worry about these small trivial facts!

Weddings are about the couple so make sure that the supplies that you buy are what your partner likes. So don’t forget him in the decision making although he isn’t saying much and staying well out of it I’m sure he would like to be included, women often get carried away with their mothers and friends and leave their man out of it, but try not to as his input is extremely valuable especially when it comes to the wedding supplies!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Wedding Supply.

Every wedding needs supplies, invitations, guest lists, wedding favors, vows! All these things take time to prepare but in the end they are well worth it especially when you remember what the end result is. Your wedding supplies can be anything from simple favors to intricate invitations and they all count, every as one of them!

One of the best supplies a woman getting married can get is her hen night goodies! Every women deserves a great send off before they get married and the best way to do this is to give her a great hen night. And of course any hen night needs supplies, fluffy ears, a magic wand and a pair of fairy wings! A hen night needs to be carried out with great though, where as a stag night is basically a stripper and a bar with lots of alcohol and a good time, but oh no a woman’s is got to be different, there’s a classy stripper, a night club then a good chip shop dinner.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Special wedding for you.

It is traditional for the bride and bride groom to have their first dance as a married couple, so it is best to make sure that your DJ has the track or if you have a band that the band knows how to play the song! After the newly weds get up to dance it then starts in order of the best man and man of honour, parents of the bride and the groom etc. Later on in the evening the father of the bride has a dance with his daughter, if the daughter’s father is not there than she is to dance with her father in law.

Songs are very important, they are like tags in your memory which when you hear the song takes you straight back to that memory and relives it! It is best to choose a song that means something to both you and your partner and will remain in your head for the rest of time.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Wedding Song for you...

"I will always love you" is a very popular favourite when it comes to weddings, but why choose a song like that when everyone else has had it? I personally feel you should choose a song with the greatest meaning to your relationship, the song should reflect how you feel about each other and although "I will always love you" may seem the perfect song, there has got to be something more deeper and intimate than that surely?!

Songs trigger memories of the past and present so choosing a song is extremely important as whenever you hear this song you are going to think of your wedding day, holding your new husband or your new wife close to you, smelling their perfume or aftershave and feeling their skin against yours. That memory is a truly treasured one so you should pick a song to match the intensity of the moment. Many churches will allow you to play a tune, but this has to be checked with your venue and what type of music allowed, and how loud it is allowed to be played etc. After the ceremony the real fun and boogying begins at the wedding reception.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Wedding Song

If every time you hear a song you go into a fit of pelvic gyrations, this is probably not a good choice for a wedding song. Songs of this nature are left for you and your mate's private listening pleasure. Remember, you will dance to your wedding song while your guests watch. The last thing you want to do is make them feel uncomfortable. Of course, the wedding song should be something unique and special for the couple. It may very well be the case that "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica, is an appropriate wedding song. However, if your wedding ceremony and reception takes place in a church, certain songs may be considered disrespectful or unacceptable. Make sure you obtain the proper approval for your wedding song choice.

Plain and simple, a wedding song should convey the love and devotion that the bride and groom have for one another. It's a good idea to listen closely to a song you are considering before you actually make it your wedding song. Many songs that are considered about love are often about breaking up. The wedding song should also be a song you both enjoy. If you can't agree on one particular song, a montage of two or more songs can serve as your wedding song.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Wedding Song Tips.

A wedding ceremony is a special occasion. The goal for most couples is to make the occasion as special as possible. A couple's wedding song is typically played during the reception when the couple performs their first dance as Mr. and Mrs. Of course, you can choose to play your wedding song during the wedding ceremony. Many people choose to hire a professional (often local talent or someone in the family with a pleasant voice) to sing their wedding song during the wedding ceremony before the bride makes her entrance. The following are some tips to help you with your wedding song selection.

In your pursuit of the perfect wedding song, many people will recommend that you choose a classic wedding song. Those that top the list include "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers, "At Last" by Etta James, "Endless Love" by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, and "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole. While these songs are treasures in their own right, they have been chosen as a wedding song on so many occasions. Try to come up with a wedding song that everyone hasn't heard a million times.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Wedding bands.

The wedding bands symbolize unity and a constant circle, they are you and your partner together through everything, thick and thin, sickness and health and everything else that a married couple in love will go through together but it means that although there may be rocky or bubbly parts you will still be together to the end and the circle will continue! Some mothers pass their wedding rings down to their daughters as a symbol of love and friendship, not when they are married of course, but when their husband passes away and they are left widowed.

Wedding rings are usually bought from a jeweller but they can be purchased second hand or even on the internet, yes the internet does sell everything these days! The most important part of the wedding is saying "I do" then slipping that ring onto the person that you love finger knowing that you will spend the rest of your life loving them and cherishing them, no day is more special than your wedding day!

Friday, November 10, 2006


After everyone has eaten and admired their wedding favors and the special gifts have been handed out to the members of the guests that have played a special part in the wedding the entertainment starts. The entertainment is usually a DJ or a live band, sometimes though couples get really creative and go for a magician or even a comedian. Keeping the guests entertained is a great part of the wedding as it makes you feel good to know that everything that you have done has made all these people happy.

The wedding reception is the most favourable part of any wedding, the ceremony is usually boring and the guests are glad to get off to the reception to have a good time. The wedding reception is another type of celebration of your marriage. The next celebration which is undoubtedly the best is the honey moon which you will no doubt enjoy thoroughly!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Wedding Ring.

You get to the alter and you say your I do’s and it's time for the best man to present the wedding rings, he pats his top pockets then his bottom pockets and you stare at him getting worried that may be he has forgotten or lost the most important part of your wedding, the rings! But there they are in his inside pocket and he passes them over to you and a look of relief washes over your face!

Wedding rings are the be all and end all to any wedding, they are usually just plain gold bands and it is the engagement ring that has the diamonds. But some men like to spoil a woman and get her a wedding ring encrusted with diamonds. Like they say diamonds are a girl's best friend! The wedding rings are usually put on the fingers at the end of the vows and then there is the famous “kiss the bride” moment.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The wedding reception.

After the wedding ceremony is carried out, every one that needs to has said their I do’s, the confetti has been thrown and the carriage arrives to take the bride and groom away, the bride and groom head of to the wedding reception to meet the guests, of course the guests from the ceremony are all going but some people only attend the reception. The ceremony is more for family than friends. So once you arrive at the reception what happens then? A party!!!

The wedding reception is where the entertainment and the food is, no doubt the newly weds will be starving after the nerves and the shock of getting married has worn of. The reception is a great time for friends and family to get to know each other as well they are all one big circle of family and need to get along, for your sake! The wedding reception then starts of with a speech, a toast, some food and then the entertainment. The food can either be hot plate served or it can be hot and cold buffet style dinner whatever you choose is loved by all guests, no doubt the happily married couple will be starving after the shock of marriage and the release of the nerves.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Your wedding planning.

There are great tips and advice to help your wedding planning go a lot easier and a lot less stressful. On the internet there are articles, and tools to help you keep your wedding calm, there are also lots of television shows in channels like the discovery channel which are full of informative ideas for your wedding and how to plan things such as the flowers, the cake and the dress.

One of the great tips I like is to make a checklist, sit down and think of everything that needs to be done a few weeks before the planning starts, so if you forget anything you have a few weeks to make sure everything is on the list, an even bigger tip is not to loose the list!!! Not to mention make sure that you stick to your budget as weddings can be very expensive but they can also cost a lot less if you do proper planning and budgeting.

With the right amount of wedding planning and the right amount of time and effort everyone’s wedding can go as smooth as a baby’s bottom, and you can enjoy your perfect day to the fullest!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Wedding Planning

There is a great deal of planning that goes into any large event but a wedding takes a lot of planning and organising. You have to make sure that the venue is booked, the dress fits, the bridesmaids have their dresses, the flowers are going to be there, the minister is well, the music is still on, the reception hall is ready, the guest are coming, your bride or groom is coming and the rings are there! Like I said: a lot of planning for a wedding!!!

A wedding needs to be carried out with most organising as possible, everything should run smoothly without any hitches and that requires a lot of planning. Usually families and friends get together to sort out the wedding but sometimes people hire a wedding planner! They are quite expensive but have a lot of expertise in the field of weddings; I think that they have a great job!

Wedding planning requires a knack, a knack to know how things work and how things will go, you need to be confident enough to ensure that the day runs as smooth as a lake and not like a waterfall, in fact water features are great at a wedding keep that in mind!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Wedding planners.

Wedding planners are usually women or eccentric men who may be have one of the best jobs in the world. They have control and organisational skills and know how to make things work, but it does not always suit the bride and the groom, often a wedding planner’s own tastes come into play and that then takes the special feelings and unique moments out of planning a wedding!

I say the best thing that you can do is stick together with the support of your friends and family and muddle through with the wedding plans, they may not the best organized or the fanciest but they are yours and your partners moments together leading up to your big day, the last chance you will have to spend as an unofficial couple, as in the next few months you will be married, and then there is no going back!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Wedding Planner

Many people plan their weddings with their family and friends and partner, but some people who can afford to splash their cash hire a wedding planner. If you have seen the film “Wedding Planner” that does not always happen, trust me, you need not be worried about your husband running away with the wedding planner. A wedding planners job is to basically help you take the weight of the wedding of your shoulders and take the brunt of it on theirs, they do most of the organizing you just do the choosing. They are there to help make your day even more special, and make you pay quite a bit more!!!

But does a wedding planner really make a difference in a wedding? Do they make it all that more organized? Do they really add that missing touch? The truth is no, yes they help you with the organising but it is like someone else takes over your special day, you don’t have a lot of say in things and things just seem to take heed with you standing back and watching your wedding planner make all the decisions. Sometimes you get a wedding planner that is great and you get on well but other ones are like the devil let loose and rain on your parade!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Wedding photography is wonderful.

A family friend usually films the wedding and guests. The wedding is filmed right from the beginning, from the people arriving to the church, from the ceremony right through to the end of the reception party. It is good to have your wedding filmed as that is another token of your special day that you can sit down and watch in twenty or so years later and remember how great your day was.

Wedding photography is great as it allows you to capture everyone’s graciousness and happiness on the special day. Wedding photography although not cheap is a wonderful thing to have on your special day.

Friday, October 27, 2006

The best wedding photography.

Men and women dress up their best to attend a wedding, and get married. This is may be one of the days they will experience pure beauty and it should be captured on film. Many couple hire a wedding photographer for their wedding and usually have their wedding filmed; although it is not usually a professional who films the wedding professionals usually edit them. You do not have to have a professional photographer come. If you are on low budget a friend that is good with a camera is in most cases good enough. Buy your own camera and get photos developed at a photo shop.

To have a professional come and do the portraits is a little bit on the expensive side but not so much that it is unaffordable. They arrive at the wedding before the ceremony and take a few pictures of the guests and children and so on, then he will probably get one of you walking down the aisle or one of you and your partner at the alter or minister or registry desk. He will then usually go outside to do the large majority of pictures, the bride and groom, then bridesmaids, man of honour and family pictures.
The pictures are very difficult to get done if the weather is bad and it is usually recommended that the pictures be taken inside if the day isn’t nice, No one likes rain on their wedding day! The wedding pictures are then taken away by the photographer and he then makes a portfolio of them for the bride and whoever requests a few pictures. Of course he has to be paid extra to make more pictures than what has been organized.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Wedding special

At the wedding reception entertainment and music is a must, whether this comes in the form of a DJ, live band or even a comedian there should be great music and good food, with lots of people dancing. It is traditional for the newly weds to have their first dance as a newly married couple before any one else has a dance on the floor, this is where you usually pick a favourite meaningful song that has a lot of significance to you and your partner as it serves as a memory reminder, whenever you hear that song from now on your mind will flash back to your first wedding dance with each other and your first day as a married couple.

Wedding music is important, it helps people to be happy. Music is an aphrodisiac and makes people feel good. And to be honest it will bring lots of laughs and happy memories as when the guests and family start to have their drinks their dancing becomes more frequent and enjoyable. A wedding brings families of the bride and groom closer so they could even dance together to help it along, making sure that everyone has a great time and a good dance is imperative to your wedding. Not only your guests of course, you and your new husband or wife got to be sure they are having the best day of their life!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Wedding Music

Many couple like to enjoy music at their wedding; the music can be played throughout the ceremony as well as the reception so you have to think about that as well. Many couples play the traditional "here comes the bride" on the organs or the piano at the ceremony as the bride is walking down the aisle with the man that is going to give her away which is usually the bride’s father but any important male in her life can be nominated as the person who gives her away! Music can be traditional, jazzy, and funky or indeed anything you want it to be.

During the ceremony wedding music is allowed to be played but only at the start you need silence for the exchange of the vows and making the marriage legal, after the ceremony when you are leaving the church or garden or office, in fact anywhere that you have been married, many newly weds play a lively happy song to guide them out of their venue and on to their wedding reception.


Tuesday, October 24, 2006


People often respond to invitation with a phone call so a list needs to be updated regularly by the bride or groom and unfortunately there is always someone who needs to pull out at last minute so be aware that this could very easily happen to you.

When creating the wedding invitation make sure that you include the feeling of the wedding that you will be having, is it going to be a massive stunning church wedding, or a beautiful peaceful garden wedding? All these factors need to be included in the invitation and no doubt people will be asking you what to wear so make sure you include whether the dress code is formal or informal.

Although the wedding invitations are a bid deal the most serious part is that the bride and groom are together on this very special day, they are the most important people on this special day!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Wedding Invitations

Ahh the wedding invitations, nothing is more insane than making sure that everyone you know and like has been welcomed to your special day, and all that aren’t welcome are to be avoided and uninformed about the wedding! You have to make a list and check it over and over again making sure everyone has been included and it makes matters even worse if there is only limited seating! You have to make sure that you have or are able to get addresses for everyone that has been invited and get their prompt replies so you can make sure that you have enough seats and dinner places.

The wedding invitations can be produced in many styles and shapes, they can be tasteful and classy or they can be warm and inviting. They list who is getting married, when they are getting married and what time. It also usually lists the parents of the bride and groom. Wedding invitations are usually mailed out to people or handed out by hand if you often see them. Most wedding invitations require a reply so a dinner place can be set and a seat can be booked. Often couples who are due to be married set a limit of people they invite as each person costs money to attend and the bride and the groom are the people who are forking out the cash!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Invitation Etiquette

Getting Down to the Particulars
Numbers are important when preparing a wedding invitation. Knowing how many invitations to mail and when to mail them are important numbers for your wedding invitation. The general guidelines for sending out invitations to your wedding is six weeks to 12 months before the ceremony. If you are inviting guests from out-of-town you should allow an extended amount of time for the individual to receive the wedding invitation and to make arrangements to attend.
Unless everyone who receives a wedding invitation will be invited to the reception, it is standard practice to include a separate card announcing the particulars of the reception with the wedding invitation of those you intend to invite to the reception. No matter how you plan, you will always need an extra wedding invitation. As a rule, it is a good idea to order at least 25 extra invitations.

Considering Style
When your guests receive their wedding invitation, they should receive more than a simple card with information on it. Add as much creative flair to your wedding invitation that you possibly can. Ideas for making a wedding invitation unique include adding color, accessories, and aromas. You can experiment with each of these elements when deciding on the style of wedding invitation to use or view samples from a printer, online catalog, or those within a stationary shop.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Wedding Invitation Etiquette

With all the expenses typically associated with preparing for a wedding, there is the temptation to put less emphasis on certain aspects of the ceremony. Stationary often falls into this category. Invitations, thank you and note cards, and orders of service are examples of stationary that people choose to use for their ceremony. Of these, you don't want to diminish the quality of wedding invitation that you use. Your wedding invitation is what people see first regarding your wedding. It sets the tone of what your guests can expect when they attend the wedding ceremony. A wedding invitation generally includes key features and there are some considerations to help you with your choice of wedding invitation style. You don't have to spend a significant amount of money on a particular wedding invitation style, but there are some guidelines you can follow to make them a success.

Word Choice
What you say and how you say it is an important part of a wedding invitation. At the very least you want to include information that will inform you guests of the what, where, why, and when of the ceremony. The obvious information that should be included in a wedding invitation is the names of the bride and groom, as well as the date, time, and venue of the ceremony. The names of the individuals who are hosting the wedding ceremony (paying for it) should appear on the wedding invitation. There really isn't one standard for how this information should appear on the wedding invitation, so you can use your best judgment or seek advice from a printer.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Hair Style

On your wedding day, hundreds of eyes will be on you, and your chosen wedding hair style can either complete the picture or detract from it. That is why it is so important to choose the perfect formal hairstyle well in advance of the big day so that you and your stylist can get it right and make custom additions to your wedding hair style. Nothing is worse than a hastily crafted coif decided upon only minutes before the ceremony, take the time with your stylist to go over what looks suit you and what looks don’t, obviously avoid the looks that don’t suit you. Larger figures should wear their hair up as this draws attention and slims the face down, slimmer brides should look at curls which accentuate the face and shoulders.

Men may seem as though they don’t care about their wedding hair style and women are none the wiser to it, but in fact the bride groom spends at least 15 minutes making sure all the gel is in the correct plane and he has no sticky up bits!!

A great wedding hair style is crucial, especially for those wedding pictures, make sure it's not some kind of style which is going to fall all over the place or is going to be blown around in high winds! That way you can be sure of looking great in those pictures!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Wedding Hair Style

Women like to look glamorous, elegant and sexy on their wedding day so they usually take the time to choose an extravagant dress, stunning shoes and make up, and then there is the hair style. Whoa boy! Women usually have a stylist visit them when they are getting ready for the wedding, which costs a fortune, or they visit the parlour early in the morning before their wedding to get their chosen hair style done.

A woman's hair may be her crowning glory, but getting a new 'do' just before a big event in your life can be a major mistake. Plan ahead with any chemical treatments - bleaching, colouring, streaking, perming or straightening - and if you're considering any radical changes in length or style do it at least six to eight weeks before the big event, this way it gives you and your hair time to adjust together and get a “working relationship” on the go.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Wedding special

The service doesn’t stop there though, there is the second fitting which they make you come back for to try on the dress that they have ordered to make sure they have the measurements correct and to make sure that you haven’t put on or taken of a lot of weight so the gown won't fit! Then there is the last fitting just to make sure that everything is right.

But to save yourself time and money you could always look in at the dresses that they have in store, many wedding parlours now order in advance to make sure they have things cheaper for people who can't afford to have that extravagant dress on the cover of the newest wedding magazine, but you never know you may find something in the shop that is just as stunning.

A wedding gown is considered one of the top priorities on that day! If your woman doesn’t get the prettiest dress than you will hear about it over and over and over again until she is blue in the face, so make it quick and get that sorted first!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Wedding Gown

All women love to look beautiful and what a better day than her wedding day! Wedding gowns are made to be as extravagant or a discreet as you like. The last brides of the century were choosing elegant Western dresses with ball gown, princess and sheath styling, contemporary styles with bold colour and richly textured African gowns, whereas the groom rarely leaves his tuxedo or kilt suit arrangement, women when it come to dress are a lot more experimental than men…

A wedding gown is important in any wedding, it gives a woman that feel of being one; womanly and beautiful, and two; it symbolises the start of a new relationship, a new life and love. Weddings are a time of pure joy and fun so no one should be uncomfortable in their wedding gown. Always make sure that you choose a gown that’s comfortable as well as beautiful.

The best thing to do when shopping for a wedding gown is go to your local wedding shop and get fitted and measured for a wedding dress, they will then assist you on choosing the right dress, shoes and accessories.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


It is not only guests that give gifts though, the couple are to give gifts as well, the parents are to get one as a thank for raising you and that you will not forget them when you have your own family. If you will be having a large wedding party, it is oftentimes a better idea to choose two gifts - one for the males and one for the females - and buy them in bulk, that way it keeps the costs down and if you are having a smaller wedding than invest in a somewhat more personalised gifts as this is not too expensive when there are not a lot of people to cater for.

Weddings aren’t all about gifts though but it is nice to celebrate this day just as you celebrate every other special day, birthdays, valentines and Christmas. All are celebrated with gifts and a wedding should be no different!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Wedding Gift

It is traditional for you to give the married couple a wedding gift when you are invited to someones wedding. It does not have to be something expensive or grand, many people usually take house gifts such as toasters, kettles, plate sets and glasses. The couple often prepare what is called a wedding list which is where they make note of all the things that they need or want and the main guests such as mothers, fathers sisters, brothers and other family members all put together and get the gifts of the list, friends usually bring their own gifts.

A wedding gift can be anything! It does not need to be one of the gifts on the wedding list. It can be a home product, a pamper products or even a holiday. Gifts are given to the couple by everyone though, so don’t forget yours. They aren’t opened at the wedding they are taken home and than the bride and groom go through them alone. So if you don’t get a massive gift than no one will know.

It isn’t the best idea to take the gifts to the wedding; gifts can easily be damaged or misplaced. Remember, the last thing on the couple's mind that night will be gathering up gifts. It could easily be left behind. Send the gift to the address on the registry or the RSVP address on the wedding invitation. Etiquette says that it is a nice gesture to send a gift whether or not you plan on attending.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Your Wedding Party

Gifts for Men
Men tend to be less fussy than women about the type of wedding gift they receive. While women treasure a sentimental wedding gift, men favor a wedding gift that is useful or fun. A wedding gift that would past muster with a groomsmen would include a money clip, pocket watch, and beer mug. These items are great as an individual wedding gift or for a group of groomsmen. To personalize a wedding gift for a groomsmen you can easily engrave the gift.

Gifts for Children
Children are precious in a wedding ceremony. Don't leave them out when you are considering giving each member of your wedding party a wedding gift. If a child is very young, you have to be careful that the wedding gift you give them doesn't keep them from doing their wedding duties. A good option is to give a wedding gift that the child can use during the ceremony or something that is not a toy.

Make it Personal
There is no rule that says that you have to buy everyone the same wedding gift. It's very likely that you are closer to members of your wedding party than others. In this case you can give a wedding gift that matches your sentiments. Use your best judgment when giving a personal wedding gift. You don't want a heated situation to develop before your ceremony over a wedding gift! An alternative is to give each person the same wedding gift and add personal flair by giving a wedding gift with each person's name or initials. This way you steer clear of favoritism and a last minute riot.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Wedding Gift Ideas for Your Wedding Party

The bride and groom are the center of the wedding ceremony, but there are others in the wedding party that also contribute a significant amount of time and effort to help make your ceremony all that you have dreamed. In addition to the bride and groom, a wedding party typically includes bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, and ring bearers. Wedding tradition says that the appropriate time to give a wedding gift to your wedding party is just before the ceremony. If the wedding gift is something the individual will use during the wedding, you might want to give it to your wedding party at your last rehearsal or dinner, if you have one planned.

Gifts for Females
Since you too are a female, you will probably have the easiest time choosing a wedding gift for the women in your wedding ceremony. Just think, what type of wedding gift would make you feel appreciated? Common ideas for an ideal wedding gift for a bridesmaid include jewelry, handbags, and wedding dress accessories. If you have known your bridesmaids for many years, you may want to opt for a wedding gift that reflects the nature of your friendship. Are you creative? Try writing a poem dedicated to each bridesmaid. You could place the poem in a special photo album containing pictures of you and the bridesmaid.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Often at the reception parents are given a bunch of flowers in a presentation such as a basket, or large bouquet for a large thank you for all the work that they have done with the wedding and a thank you for just being there for them when they needed them most. Other special players in the wedding usually receive gifts as well and all guests take home wedding favors.

Instead of purchasing floral arrangements, to make things cheaper and more personal you could always make your flower arrangements yourself. Your local library and book shop will have plenty flower arranging books so you are sure to find something somewhere that will help you to choose a good pattern of colours and styles to suit your wedding. Creating your own arrangement adds that unique touch to your wedding and saves you money at the same time.

Wedding flowers are at a wedding to help present the venue in a light mood, flowers are there for decoration, but be warned if hay fever bothers you.... stay away!!!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Wedding Flower

When you book your wedding venue whether it be a church or registry office, garden flowers are usually purchased to be there at your wedding. These are may be one of the most expensive things for the wedding after the dress and the cake, believe it or not the marriage license isn’t that big a fee. Usually where you are getting married is covered in beautiful flowers to set the mood, although if you have it in a garden than the flowers are already there, so you don’t really need to worry about that, you just have to worry about the rain!

Not only does the hall or church have to be decorated in flowers, usually the bride carries a bouquet and so do the bridesmaids and flower girls. The general tip is to get flowers that match the theme and colour of the dresses. If the theme is Christmas than red and green should be the colours that you are interested in, or if it is valentines day than red flowers. If you really want a stunning bouquets for the bride very light colours will accentuate her dress and her beauty taking very little attention of her but still giving her the elegant classy look.

Thursday, September 28, 2006


The traditional favor is no longer favoured! You can purchase your own wedding favors from specialised shops or over the internet, the internet deals greatly in wedding favors and there is something for everyone, or you can make your own favors and be somewhat creative as to what they will be! The internet provides vast resources for purchasing your wedding favors online; it is cheaper buying on the internet than it is buying in the shops.

Wedding favors are every ones memory of the couples’s special day and most favors are inscribed or printed with details about the wedding, the date, who was married, where they were married and what your part in the wedding was. They are unique gifts that you only get once, so why not try and spice them up a little bit and use some imagination.

Wedding favors are unique to any wedding, so make yours unique beautiful and creative by designing and printing your own wedding favors. It will be cheaper and a lot more fun!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Wedding Favor

When guests are invited to a wedding they usually leave with what is called a wedding favor. These are traditionally sugar coated almonds in little net bags with a ribbon tied around them. But these days people are being more unique and creative and starting out with their own design and logo for the wedding favors.

Many people theme their wedding and they usually match the theme of the wedding to the wedding favors for example if you are have a Christmas wedding than your favours could be little snowmen wrapped up as Christmas presents. Many people are avoiding the traditional almond favors and turning to something a little bit more creative.

I have read stories from people who have used long stem silk roses as their favors with their wedding details attached by ribbon; people have used watering cans with tea light candles inside them, couple have bought champagne flutes and had their wedding message inscribed for each guest to take home and others use picture frames with wedding pictures or details inside of them!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Adding Your Unique Touch

In addition to being a keepsake, a wedding favor should be unique. To make a wedding favor unique, you can add a twist to a traditional idea or create something completely your own. Divinity or candy is a common gift that you can dress up with decorative containers or wrappings. It is completely acceptable to make the candy or divinity yourself or have someone with cooking skills take care of this for you. A candle makes an excellent wedding favor because there are so many fragrances, colors, and accessories that you can use to make them a unique wedding favor. If you go with candles as a wedding favor, you might to consider taking a candle making class. Check your local area to see if any of the hobby shops have candle-making classes. This is a fun activity that the entire wedding party can participate in.

You don't have to spend a lot of money to create a unique wedding favor to give their wedding guests. It is an unspoken truth that a wedding favor is inexpensive. Even if you are creating the most formal wedding ceremony, your wedding favor should be simple and cheap.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Wedding favor Ideas You Can Create Yourself

If you have ever attended a wedding, you probably remember the keepsakes that the bride and groom gave their guests. Giving each guest a wedding favor is part of the tradition of the wedding ceremony. Any bridal shop will have various wedding favors from which you can choose. For a more unique touch you can design and create your own style of wedding favor to give guests. Not only does this add a special touch to the ceremony, but it also provides an opportunity for the individuals in the wedding party to spend time together before the ceremony in an occasion that is not as hectic. A customized wedding favor can also save you money since you can usually buy the materials you need at any hobby shop.

More than a Keepsake
A wedding favor can serve many purposes. A keepsake is the main reason that people give a wedding favor at weddings. A wedding favor can also serve the purpose of sending off the bride and grooms. A very popular wedding favor that you can make without spending much time and money are bubbles. When the wedding couple is leaving for their honeymoon venture, the guests generally send off the couple with a cloud of bubbles. When you make the decision to give each guest a wedding favor that is memorable, it is a good idea to come up with a wedding favor idea that is associated with the bride and groom.

Friday, September 22, 2006


The wedding dress is usually worn throughout the whole wedding, reception included. Many women find it hard to dance in their dress as a lot of bride’s trip over their trail!!!

Wedding dresses can be bought virtually anywhere; there are special boutiques which are specifically for wedding clothes, such as dresses, suits and shoes. A lot of wedding dresses can be bought second hand or online! They are usually very expensive to buy new but they can be hired if you can not afford to purchase one. Any wedding dress can be spectacular it is all in the eye of the beholder, isn’t it?!

What counts the most in any wedding is that both the bride and groom are happy, whether it’s a big church wedding or a general registrar office wedding. It doesn’t matter if the wedding dress is white, cream gold silver or red! All that matters is that the couple are happily in love and are ready to settle down and spend the rest of their lives loving each other!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Wedding Dress

The most important part of any wedding is the dress; many think that this is only the woman’s point of view but the men know that if the woman doesn’t get her dress than there will be hell to pay. The wedding dress is an old tradition that women love to follow, it makes them feel womanly and beautiful to be standing up in front of their friends and family wearing a traditional long white gown.

There is speculation about a white wedding dress. Many woman are not advised to wear white if they have had sex before marriage, they are advised that cream or silver should be their choice of colour for a dress, as white sanctifies purity and innocence and the church believes that sex before marriage is sin.

A traditional wedding dress is usually white with long sleeves and a very long trail. The wedding dress is a crucial part of any wedding and is probably the most stunning and wonderful part, except the marriage vows of course! There is an old tradition followed by women which consists of something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue, the bride then tries to find all of these items, the shoes are usually old, the dress is mainly new, the necklace is generally borrowed and something blue is usually the garter worn by the bride.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


One thing to be sure of when you are doing your wedding decorations is that your reception hall is beautifully decorated as that is where you will spend the rest of the night partying and eating away. That is also what your guests will go to do. The wedding is not all about you anymore, oh no, it is about keeping those guests happy and preventing any wedding crashers! During the ceremony you want to have stunning pictures taken and that can't happen if there is no beautiful decorations except you and your partner. Also choosing a venue is important to some places won't let you do the decorating and you will have to pay extra for them to do it, and some places won't allow it at all.

When choosing your wedding decorations make sure that they are not too bright and are going to take all the attention of you as a couple, as you need all the attention you can get as this is your big day, not the decorations’ big day! Remember also that they can be a lot cheaper than what most pay for them so keep your eye out for a bargain and who knows what you will find!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Wedding Decoration

The hall or the church where the couples to be married is usually decorated with ribbons and flowers done by professionals but the cheaper way is to do it yourself or get your family and friends to help you. You can buy lots of threads of ribbon from your local craft store and well you know how easy flowers are to get. All you need is a teaching techniques book for the flowers and you are on your way to saving yourself a lot of money.

Every wedding runs over budget but these things can’t be helped, you can cut down on your wedding decoration costs by doing most of it yourself or have your family do it for you. Make your own decorations, candles in wreaths of flowers are a good one and though you may think it is hard to do it, it really isn’t, just purchase a home teaching book and you are half way there! Items can be picked up so much cheaper if you shop for them yourself than if you leave it for the professionals to do, they always seem to have a knack of purchasing really expensive items then billing you for it…Hmm I wonder why?

Monday, September 18, 2006

Decoration Made Simple

Some wedding ceremonies that are based on religious principles include candles, but you don't have to be affiliated with a particular religious group to consider candles as a wedding decoration item. In addition to contributing to a romantic setting, candles can create a fragrant air that will also make the wedding pleasant. You can add candles to both your wedding and reception venue. Look for colorful and fragrant varieties (not too strong that they conflict with the aroma of your flowers).

Brides often make a mistake in thinking that they are limited in the variety of color they can use in their wedding. Depending on what you use, color can enhance your theme. If you're not sure what colors to use when selecting wedding decoration, consider your bridesmaids' dresses, the color of your wedding flower, or any other color that is already a part of your wedding. The only concern with using color as a wedding decoration guide is not to become too overwhelming. For example, colorful ribbon is a good idea as long as you use it sparsely.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Wedding Decoration Made Simple

Hiring a wedding consultant who specializes in wedding decoration can add $2000 or more to your wedding cost. You can save this money for your honeymoon or put it towards the purchase of a new home and coordinate your wedding decoration yourself. So, what is considered a "good" wedding decoration? You can go with some of the traditional items of wedding decoration that people include in their weddings, or be creative. Keep in mind that a wedding decoration should complement the theme of your wedding and symbolize the bond that you and your mate share.

Can you imagine a wedding without flowers? Flowers are an essential wedding decoration because they symbolize newness of life. This is one wedding decoration that you can have fun with. Unless you just overwhelm the wedding venue with too many flowers, it's very difficult to mess up with flower. Keep the season and the theme of your wedding in mind when considering this wedding decoration. If your wedding ceremony will take place outside, you may want to use silk flowers so you don't have to worry about the flowers wilting. This is especially true with tulips and roses. Silk flowers don't have the negative stigma of being cheap as they did in past years. In fact, if you use a professional florist, they will probably incorporate silk flowers into your floral arrangements.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


Wedding crashers are all unique, they all have their own special way to ruin some ones special day, they may be someone you know or some complete stranger but the fact of the matter is they still come in and try to ruin the most special day of your life which I think is extremely selfish, rude and disrespectful. Your wedding is supposed to be a marvellous day and not torn apart by some mad person wanting to get a quick high.

The wedding crasher may just be someone playing a silly joke and the bride or the groom at the reception, or indeed may not be someone at the wedding at all, he or she maybe someone that you really depended on to be there and they didn’t come and you were left short. A wedding crasher is not always someone who deliberately messes up your wedding, it is sometimes accidental but in the end it is not reversible!

Your wedding should be one of the best days of your life and enjoyed to the fullest, when it is crashed this cannot happen and all the effort of planning and carrying out of the wedding is somewhat a little disappointing as you tried so hard to have the perfect day and it was still ruined, but when this happens the main thing you have to remember is that you are still getting married and going to spend the rest of your days together, holding each other and sharing these fond and funny moments.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Wedding Crasher

No wedding ever goes perfect there is always some kind of setback, whether that is the bride or groom arriving at the church or the registry office late, the cake falling and smashing, the flowers not arriving, the best man having to cancel at the last minute or worst of all the wedding crasher!!! Wedding crashers can’t be avoided, they either mess up your ceremony or they attack at the reception either way it certainly does add a bit of uniqueness to you wedding!

Your wedding is going great, you have said your I do’s, the best man goes to get your rings, you place them on each others fingers then all of a sudden someone bursts in and starts proclaiming that you should not be married, of course this person is blind drunk and does not have a clue as to what he or she is saying but the wedding has been spoilt and worst of all they didn’t wait until the reception!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Wedding channels host cat walk runways models showing of the brand new designer wedding dresses but what I think they need to do is to show a runway with real women and real affordable clothes, this would be much more appealing than watching some slim Jim walk the runway in a dress women know they will never get.

Some wedding channels follow peoples weddings right from the start like a biography/documentary to show people the organizing and planning, not to mention the effort that goes into a wedding. Weddings don’t just happen over night they take a good 6 months to prepare and be followed out, but at the end of it you know that you have done what you have always wanted, you have married the man or woman that you love!

Wedding channels are great for tips and advice but I wouldn’t advise purchasing any of their items, they are too expensive and not really worth it no matter how stunning they look, enjoy your wedding day as people do on the television. You can make your wedding as glamorous as you like!

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Wedding Channel

Television caters for everyone these days, the young, the elderly, the working community, the pregnant community and now they even cater for people getting married. Yes that’s right, there are channels on your television solely directed towards couples getting married and what they can do to improve their planning and features of their wedding. They show you tip and advice on how to create weddings at low prices and how to find those beautiful bargain dresses.

A wedding channel is available 24 hours a day so all wedding-aholics can stay tuned and find out what they can do to achieve optimum performance out of their wedding. They can find out where to buy the really expensive items for dirt cheap prices, and they can find out all the helpful and handy tips that other women and men have used in preparing their wedding.

Wedding channels also promote products for sale for weddings. These can be anything from drinking glasses, tiaras for the bride, kilts or suits for the grooms and even wedding favors. It is quite expensive to buy of these channels although some of the items may appear lovely and well worth it in truth they are not you will find the same if not better quality for a cheaper price in an actual shop, it may not be a wedding parlour but even your local supermarket or crafts shop.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Wedding cakes are a special part of the wedding, this is where the bride and groom do their first real action together as a married couple, they pull together and cut a cake, although it does not seem much to the ordinary person but its significance is highly relevant!

The wedding cake is unique to all couples, they choose their own decorations, style and taste. Usually most of the planning is left to the women when it comes to wedding so the cake usually matches her tastes!

Weddings are beautiful and wonderful places to be, they are full of happy thoughts and feelings. A wedding is a joyous time for family and friends to get together to celebrate the marriage of two people that they care for, so why not celebrate it with cake?! We celebrate everything else with cake!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Wedding Cake

Once the wedding is over then the partying begins, it is your reception and what happens there? You cut your cake. Many people order in cakes from large bakeries and wedding shops but they can be made just as nice at home or from a local baker. Many couples have tiered wedding cakes which usually consist of three tiers and a model bride and groom at the top.

When choosing your Wedding Cake Designer you should give at least 6 months notice. Not only does this give time for your fruit cakes to be matured but good cake designers do get booked very quickly. Some take bookings a year or more in advance. Some people stick to the usual fruit cake but others like to be a little bit more experimental and have maybe a flavoured sponge or even more daring than that, a carrot cake!!

The new trends in wedding cakes allow brides to have a cake that not only looks good - it tastes good too! Brides don’t need to settle for the traditional white vanilla cake with the plastic bride and groom on top any more. So go all out and get cheesecake or crumpets! All that matters is that it tastes and looks good.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


During the ceremony the bouquet is passed over the maid of honour to hold and is then given back to the bride once the ceremony is over. After the entire ceremony the bride and groom race out of the church, down the aisle and out the door, once they are outside all the women gang up together and basically fight for the bouquet which is thrown by the bride, legend says that if you are the woman who catches the bouquet of the bride you are next to be married! So as you can tell it’s definitely a touch competition to get that bouquet with so many other women after it!

There are hundreds of flowers plastered all over the church and the reception hall but the bouquet held by the bride is always deemed the prettiest and most important, I have never yet seen a bride walk down the aisle without a bouquet of flowers that haven’t been far short of perfect. The flowers just add to the innocence of the bride before she makes that long jump to commitment and the flowers should be given respect!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Wedding Bouquet

When a man and a woman are to get married the woman usually wears a long white dress and has her hair all done up fancy with a tiara and vale in it, and then there is the wedding bouquet, she usually holds a small bunch of flowers which match her wedding theme, if she is wearing a white dress soft colours often accentuate her not the flowers but some stunning bouquets have been the most vivid of colours and are meant to attract the attention of the guests.

The wedding bouquet is usually designed and prepared by the florist although you do have some input on the design and colours. Many women choose lilies and roses as the main flowers in their bouquet. But I think that a little bit of greenery would go a long, long way when it comes to the bouquet. It just adds that extra “bit” to them. The flowers are arranged to make the bouquet small enough to be held in both hands and looks as if it is a bubble over the bride’s hands.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


The one part of your wedding where you shouldn’t try to cut corners is the entertainment, it needn’t matter if it was a DJ, live band or even comedian, in today’s industry of entertainment you get what you pay for, if it is too good to be true than it probably is! Just keep that in mind for future reference.

The wedding band is a somewhat crucial factor, as you have to keep yourselves and the guests happy! If your entertainment isn’t great then how are you supposed to enjoy yourselves, so make sure that you hear a sample of their work. Go to a training session before hiring your band so you can check the quality of their work!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Wedding Band

After the actual wedding the guests and the newly married couple head of to the reception, where there is live music or a dj and dinner and dance. The wedding band is an important part of any wedding reception as they play your song; your song is the song that will remain in your hearts as the first song that you ever danced to as a married couple, and couples never forget their wedding song.

The wedding band can easily be friends who have a band or it can be an outsourced band, many people choose to have bands that play a variety of music and not just the one genre such as rock or jazz. There is always a little bit of everything at a wedding reception when it comes to music, there are party songs, slow dances and the golden olden tunes for the older guests!

Your wedding band may also be a DJ which is becoming a popular choice with many couples for their reception as they are cheaper and a lot easier to find when it comes to weddings, but the problem you have with them is that all the music is recorded and there are no live songs, there is no air of uniqueness about it which there would be if a live band were playing. A DJ could offer more modern songs, but because it is all technical anything could go wrong very easily.

Thursday, July 20, 2006


Jewellery is a favourite area for brides when it comes to putting together an outfit. With such a vast range of beautiful beads and wire available, it is so simple to make a pretty pair of earrings or some other trinket. For an elegant look, top-to-toe, you need to make sure that your hair looks as glamorous as the rest of you. A tiara will be that finishing touch! Every girl knows that the key accessory to finish off a look is your handbag. There is such a huge variety of bags available to buy that you can pick one up quite cheaply. So you can be sure that you can make your self appear that much trendier with just a few accessories!

So you don’t need to go out spending a fortune on beaded white shoes, just buy a plain pair and bead them yourself. You don’t need to spend fortunes on a handbag, just buy a plain and decorate it yourself, see where I’m going with this? It’s as simple as this, accessories can be made cheaply and beautifully by you and when you make them they are unique and personal why miss out of that?!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Wedding Accessory

Wedding Accessories play an important part of any wedding, the bride must have her accessories to go with her wedding attire and the groom also needs his, not to mention the guests should keep one accessory in mind, a hat! Accessories add those finishing touches to every wedding that every couple are going for!

Everyone wants to look individual on their big day. But although there is a wealth of accessories to choose from, the only real way to look individual is to create your own. As individual, one-of-a-kind fashion items are becoming sought after and higher priced, more and more people nowadays are starting to develop to make their own style. Creating your own wedding accessory gives your wedding that much more personal feel to it and makes you feel good when you walk down the aisle with your own unique accessory and everyone gapes at how wonderful it is and asks where you bought it! Creating your own wedding accessories is also a lot cheaper than buying them!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Wedding planning

Wedding planning involves a significant number of tasks. Being able to coordinate these tasks is essential in a wedding planning software program. When you send out your wedding invitations, you can easily keep track of who has responded and who hasn't. Your tasks aren't limited to your wedding ceremony. There are specific tasks associated with the wedding reception that you also need to track. A seating plan is customary for a wedding reception. With wedding planning software you can keep track of the seating arrangements. You will undoubtedly receive many gifts from family and friends. Having the ability to track these gifts so that you can send a thank you card is a feature that is handy.

In addition to scheduling and tracking, wedding planning involves budgeting. You don't need something as complex as QuickBooks or PeachTree, but you will need the ability to monitor your spending so that you have enough money to pay for all your wedding planning needs.

An added bonus of software designed for wedding planning is the ability to create custom stationary that you will need for your wedding. This feature is important to wedding planning because it can save you a bundle of money. A software program that includes this feature undoubtedly contains templates that you can use as a guide for creating the invitations, and other stationary you need for your wedding.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Using Wedding planning Software to Make Your Life Easier

Wedding planning is no easy task. There are so many activities and events that must be tracked to keep the wedding on schedule, it's amazing that people actually choose to become experts in wedding planning. While hiring someone to help you with your wedding is ideal, it's not always feasible. Individuals who specialize in wedding planning can charge as much as 10% of the cost of the wedding. For many couples this extra charge is reason enough for them to take charge of their wedding planning themselves. There is plenty of software on the market that can help make this decision a smart one.

One feature that is a definite must in wedding planning software is a calendar. This is not just a function for keeping track of dates. The software should allow you to set notifications of important events. E-mail reminders are usually the type of notifications that wedding planning software includes. If your mobile telephone has a text-messaging feature, the ability to receive e-mail reminders on your mobile telephone is a great benefit.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Wedding Of Your Dreams

Being able to buy bulk items is the most appealing reason to shop at a wedding supply. There is a notion by some that common wedding supply stores do not carry quality products. While there are many a wedding supply stores whose items are cheap in quality, this is not always the case. If you visit these stores you can get a good idea of the quality of their merchandise. If you can't, ask the store clerks or managers about where they get their merchandise.

The items you typically need from a wedding supply fall in the category of decorations. The need for wedding decorations is typically what sends people to the nearest wedding supply. Whether you are interested in creating a vintage style wedding or one that features a modern theme, a wedding supply will generally have what you need.

Your local wedding supply is not the only place you can find great deals on bulk items. The wedding industry is huge and the Internet offers couples a convenient way to shop and purchase for items they need for their wedding ceremony. The Knot and The Wedding Channel are two big wedding resources on the Internet. Both of these websites offer a wedding supply that you can access from their website.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Using a Wedding Supply Company to Create the Wedding Of Your Dreams

If you were to survey wedding couples that enjoyed putting together their wedding ceremony, and ask them why they enjoyed the experience so much, one response you would receive often is their ability to show off their creative skills. Yes, a wedding is a romantic occasion, but it also takes a lot of work. Having resources to make dreams a reality is an important aspect of the success of creating the "perfect" wedding. One resource that many couples use is a wedding supply. What comes to mind when you think of a wedding supply store? Bulk items? Cheap prices? Good! This is exactly what you need when you are planning your wedding, right? Similar to a hobby shop and a party-supply store, a wedding supply specializes in items for weddings.

Why should you shop all over town for decorations when a wedding supply offers just about everything you need? Since a wedding supply generally carries a large supply of wedding supplies, these companies are usually part of a huge network of companies. It is very possible that they may be able to get what you want, if it is not currently in their inventory.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Las Vegas Wedding

Flexibility is a big part of a Las Vegas wedding. In most states the couples have to wait a specific number of days after applying for their wedding license before they get married. A Las Vegas wedding can take place at any time since there is no waiting period. The courthouse is also open 24 hour/7 days, so you can apply for a license whenever the
mood hits you, including holidays.

Have it Your Way
Another reason you may want to consider a Las Vegas wedding is to create a unique wedding ceremony. Couples tend to spend a significant amount of money on their wedding ceremonies. A Las Vegas wedding can offer a way to save money while enjoying a ceremony that is still memorable and beautiful. To create the perfect Las Vegas wedding you can bring everything you need for the ceremony or if the decision to have a Las Vegas wedding is spontaneous you can use the items that most of the chapels that offer a Las Vegas Wedding provide.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Think a Las Vegas Wedding is Tasteless? Think Again

Deciding where to hold a wedding can be difficult. You want your wedding to be special and so you search for the perfect location. Do you have a beach wedding? Opt for an outdoor wedding? Maybe your family pushes you to have a traditional church wedding. How about a Las Vegas wedding? The images that people often conjure up when they think of a Las Vegas wedding has a lot to do with how people view Las Vegas in general. While a Las Vegas wedding may not be considered the "perfect" venue for your special day, there are some advantages of having a Las Vegas wedding that you might want to consider.

Nearby Sites
The Las Vegas Strip is probably the most well known place in Las Vegas. If you have a Las Vegas wedding, luscious hotels and casinos are obvious choices. This is not all the area has to offer. There are actually many beautiful places in the area that you can visit if you opt for a Las Vegas wedding. Lake Tahoe is a classy venue anytime of year with numerous activities for newlyweds. Other nearby destinations that are great for site seeing if you choose a Las Vegas wedding include Hoover's Dam, Grand Canyon, and Red Rock Canyon. If you don't mind traveling a couple of hours you can also visit nearby Los Angeles, California where the possible ventures abound.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Your Wedding flower

Your wedding flower not only sets the theme for your wedding, but it can also create a pleasant ambiance in your reception area. If you have difficulty deciding on a single wedding flower, you might want to use one for your wedding ceremony and the other for your reception. It is a good idea, however, that the two flowers complement each other. If you have trouble determining which flowers complement one another, a visit to your local florist should clear this up for you. The florist may also be able to provide some advice for choosing your wedding flower.

To save money once you have chosen your wedding flower, you could buy silk flowers in bulk. There is constant debate over the use of fake and fresh flowers in a wedding. There are advantages and disadvantages of using both. If you choose fresh flowers you have to worry about them wilting. You don't have to worry about this if you use fake flowers. However, you won't have the wonderful aroma of fresh flowers if you use fake flowers. You can also save money on your wedding flower by growing your flowers. You could also mix both fake and real flowers.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The Importance of Your Wedding flower

Flowers are usually associated with weddings. When you decide what will be your wedding flower, it will ultimately shape the theme of your wedding. Have you chosen the popular red rose as your wedding flower? Was the first flower your future husband gave you a tulip and so you have made it your wedding flower? However you made the decision of your wedding flower, don't neglect to use it throughout your wedding. Whether you hire someone to handle your wedding flower checklist or you do it yourself, don't neglect to make good use of your wedding flower.

A wedding flower has many uses in a wedding. The first thought people have of the wedding flower is the bride's bouquet. There are so many other uses that your wedding flower can fulfill. If you are on a tight budget, you might want to consider using your wedding flower as your main source of decoration. If your wedding is going to take place in a church, you can line the pews with your wedding flower. The only issue that might arise is if you use your wedding flower this close to the guests is that someone may have a allergy. You or the groom should know the guests you have invited well. Check if anyone has a particular allergy.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Choosing a Diamond Wedding ring

The Perfect Setting
Something else to consider when shopping for a wedding ring is the setting. Do you choose platinum or yellow or white gold? Yellow gold is the setting that most people choose for their wedding ring. It is typically less expensive than platinum or white gold. If you choose a yellow gold wedding ring, be careful that you don't choose a higher quality just because you think it is better. As the quality of yellow gold goes up, the softer the metal becomes. A wedding ring set in 24k gold will be less resilient to scratches than a ring that is set in 14k gold. Platinum is by far the most expensive and most durable of the trio. White gold is a good choice for a wedding ring setting if versatility is important to you. White gold tends to go with everything.

White diamonds are by far the most popular. Did you know that you could buy a pink diamond? Diamonds are available in other colors, but these are typically more expensive. Second to the classic white diamond is the yellow diamond. When shopping for your wedding ring you will actually find more of these than any other color of diamond.

Considering Cost
Your budget probably carries the most weight in your wedding ring selection. A wedding ring featuring a diamond can cost as little as $100 and as much as $1,000,000. In general, the amount of money you can expect to pay for a diamond wedding ring will vary according to the type of stone and the setting. The more carats a wedding ring has the more it will cost. Diamonds set in platinum will cost you the most, while you will spend very little on a wedding ring set in 14-carat gold. You can balance the cost by buying a wedding ring with a high number of carats and set in a less expensive setting.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Basics of Choosing a Diamond Wedding ring

One activity that you will undoubtedly appreciate when preparing for your wedding ceremony is the wedding ring selection. Like most young girls, you have probably spent most of your life dreaming of the perfect diamond wedding ring. Hopefully, you and your fiancé have decided to shop for rings together, or you have informed him of what you like. You will wear the wedding ring for a significant amount of time and it only makes sense that it's something that you like. If your knowledge of diamond wedding rings is limited to size, it's a good idea that you obtain more information before you make your wedding ring selection.

Loose or Set
When most people think of a diamond wedding ring, they often think of a stone that is already set or mounted. You can actually buy a diamond only and choose a setting later. The intelligence in doing so is cost. When you shop for loose diamonds you will notice that diamonds are available in various sizes, including oval, round, and marquise. If you don't have a personal preference for a certain style, you might want to consider your hands. Certain styles complement certain types of hands. A good guide is to match the shape of the diamond to the hand. Do you have long, narrow fingers? An oval-shaped diamond or similar elongated style diamond for your wedding ring would probably work for you. Round diamonds are considered a good choice for most hands.