Who shall we invite to the wedding? This can be a tricky question for betrothed couples far and wide. Your budget can have a big influence on your guest list, as can your personal preferences. Whether you want to keep things informal and low-key or push the boat and go for a big and bold affair, chances are you will want to send out invitations to let your guests know about your forthcoming nuptials.
You’ve sorted out the photographer and have thought long and hard about the type of wedding pictures you would like to commemorate your special day. Photographs are great for capturing certain moments – and you can look back fondly at pictures of your chosen wedding cars, outfits, your wedding party, the guests, flowers etc. However, they can’t catch more than just a moment. For this you will need a wedding video – a mini-movie perfectly depicting the mood of the day and every special part of it.
The photographs from your wedding day are ones you will surely treasure forever as you relive your special day over and over again through the images captured by your wedding photographer. Therefore, they need to really portray the intensity and feeling of the day, the look of love between you and your better half, the beauty of your venue
It’s important to get some gorgeous snaps of your special day. You can look back in your twilight years and remember what a fabulous celebration you had (and marvel at how gorgeous you and your partner were when you were pert, well-dressed and all loved up)! You will also want to share your photographs with your nearest and dearest, work colleagues, neighbors, friends-of-friends, in fact anyone who you can get to take a look!
You have enjoyed a wonderful wedding day celebration, sashayed down the aisle into the arms of your beloved and joyfully exchanged “I do’s.” You have your nearest and dearest surrounding you and really do not want the day to end. So why should it? How about you keep the party rolling on and go for some after-party fun. There are plenty of ways you can make your celebration last a whole lot longer.
Being asked to serve as a best man is a great honor, but with honor comes responsibility! Tradition dictates that the best man (along with the groomsmen and/ or ushers) takes care of the groom, gives him a bachelor party to be proud of and helps to ensure the wedding day runs smoothly. The best man also has the delight of another duty – the best man toast.
If you are hosting a wedding or party you will want to make it a celebration to remember, what better way to do that than to hire an amazing and unique entertainer to make your day or night go off with a bang. A singer will get your guests tapping their feet and a band or DJ will have them up dancing, but how about something a little different, something that will add je ne sais quoi to the proceedings.
Your wonderful wedding guests have showered you with love and affection all day long. They’ve beamed at you as you exchanged vows, taken photographs, thrown confetti and danced the evening away with you. On top of that they have voyaged from far and wide to be with you, and spent a small fortune on travel, their outfits and a very generous wedding gift. So, it’s only fitting that in addition to formally thanking them for their attendance you also offer a small token of your appreciation for their love and support on your big day.
Last year, the average U.S wedding cost around $30,000 with approximately 140 guests attending to enjoy the special day with the bride and groom. That’s a lot of hard earned dollars to sink into a celebration, so how do you make sure you get value for the money and end up with the wedding of your dreams?
If you are busy thinking about your wedding you have probably got lots of wonderful ideas about the big day itself. There’s so much to discuss and decide on – what date to get hitched, where to tie the knot, and tons of other important stuff that is required to ensure your wedding goes off with a bang. What with outfits, flowers, and cakes, the list seems endless, and at the back of your mind you realize that your wedding day is going to cost quite a few dollars!
When it comes to helping out in the days leading to the big event, and on the day itself, the “wedding party” comes into its own. A posse of the bride and grooms nearest and dearest, often consisting of the mother and father of the bride and groom, best man, ushers, maid of honor, bridesmaids and a cute ringbearer and flower girl or two. That’s plenty of helpers’ keen to do their utmost to make the day one to remember for all of the right reasons. So how do you say thank you to them all and show them just how grateful you are?
If you have been with your fiancé for some time chances are you already have cupboards full of glasses, stacks of fluffy towels, a mountain of pots and pans and enough photo-frames to showcase every one of your cutesy couple pics. You don’t want to sound like you are being ungrateful, but you really don’t want or need any more household whatnots. So, what do you request for your wedding day gift?
The busy bride-to-be is racing around trying to make sure that the “to do” list is on target for the big “I do.” The bridal shower presents a fabulous opportunity for her to relax and hand over the organizer’s reins (albeit briefly). The bride-to-be gets to share pre-wedding excitement (and nerves) with the lovely ladies in her life. In turn, they shower the bride-to-be with thoughtful gifts and profound wisdom.
The bride should choose her maid of honor with care, this pivotal role should be given to her nearest and dearest friend. There’s more to it than just wandering down the aisle, straightening the brides train. This is a role that carries a lot of responsibility, the brides right-hand-woman, the maid of honor needs to be cool, calm and collected. Chief problem solver, organizer, supporter and listener, the maid of honor is there to keep order and make sure the bride doesn’t go crazy!