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Planning Tip: The Perks of a Non-Saturday Wedding!

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Planning Tip: The Perks of a Non-Saturday Wedding!

 

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We all know the most popular day of the week for a wedding is Saturday. But for couples that are flexible and open to the idea of planning their wedding on a  different day of the week…the perks can be huge!

Saving tons of money!

This is the number one reason to consider a non-Saturday wedding day. If budget is a concern, then listen up. Your dream venue will likely have lower rates for off season months. And there is a good chance they also offer lower rates for Friday, Sunday, and weekday weddings…even in the summer or most popular times of the year.

Every venue will vary, but you can potentially save hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of dollars on your venue rental rate just by picking a different day of the week. The Foundry in Lake Oswego and The West End Ballroom in downtown Portland are both great examples of this!

The number one reason couples feel like they have to book a Saturday date is convenience for their guests. Especially out of town guests. The fear is that friends and family will have to take too much time off of work otherwise. Well, consider this. If you have your wedding on a Saturday, your traveling guests will likely take Friday off. If you have your wedding on a Sunday, on the other hand, they could work Friday…and take Monday off instead. Either scenario has them only missing ONE day of work. Which shouldn’t be a problem because they are giving their bosses a year or more notice. It’s actually not all that complicated for them and you can potentially save tons of money.

Some out of town guests (who have never been to Portland before) might also love to use your wedding as an excuse to plan a mini-vacation! They may plan to come for several days and explore. In that case, your wedding day could be any day of the week and they will just plan accordingly.

Availability! More choices!

The venue you have had your eye on could easily already be booked for every Saturday next August and maybe even two years out. Summer Saturdays are going to be the first to go! And some couples are on the venue hunt a year or two out. If you are flexible on days, however, you will have a lot more choices when it comes to venues! And the venue is one of the most important decisions you will make. It sets the tone and stage for almost everything else. Your dream venue may already be booked on that Saturday you thought you wanted…but on that very same weekend they might have the Friday or Sunday open…for considerably less money.

It’s all about you!

Some gorgeous venues have multiple areas, ballrooms, grounds…and can host more than one wedding on any given day. The Abernethy Center and McMenamin’s Edgefield for instance. You can almost guarantee they will be booking multiple nuptials on the most popular days. Yep, you guessed it. Saturdays! If you are in love with the venue, but not the idea of running into other couples and celebrations on your day…consider choosing a less sought after day! While these venues are popular for a reason and do a great job hosting more than one wedding on the same day, you might find you have more options if you choose a different day of the week.

Saving even more money!

While it’s true that most venues will offer lower rates for off season and non-Saturday weddings…the same holds true for many other vendors. It’s always a good idea to ask other wedding professionals (caterers, florists, photographers, etc) if they offer different rates for weddings held on different days of the week.

Something different!

Consider doing a Friday night wedding that has more of a cocktail party vibe…just make sure you pick a venue where you can keep the party and music going until midnight or later. You could rent lounge type furniture and decor from one of the many local rental companies like Barclay Events or West Coast Event Productions. Or perhaps think about a Sunday Brunch wedding. Everyone loves brunch food! And many of the caterers in town, like Cheryl’s on 12th & As Good As It Gets Catering, can hit this out of the park for you. Having a Bloody Mary Bar is always a hit. There are many ways to make your wedding unique and memorable to your guests! Don’t be afraid to do something different…especially if it will work better for your budget.

Less is more!

If you choose a non-Saturday wedding date it may, in fact, be the perfect way to naturally weed out some of the guests that you are not that close to anyway…the ones that you felt you had to invite.  Your loved ones, closest family and friends, will be at your wedding no matter what day you choose! Perhaps a few others, however, will not be able to make it. Just remember that when your guest count goes down…so does your catering costs!

At the end of the day…this wedding is supposed to be a magical day for you. And if you are worried about your budget…a non-Saturday is a fantastic place to start majorly cutting costs. If you give your guests plenty of notice as far as the wedding date, they will happily figure out the logistics of being there. Just like you would for their wedding. Definitely pick the day that is best for you!

 

 

 

 

 

Real Oregon Wedding: Monica & Jamie at Mt. Hood Organic Farms

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Real Oregon Wedding: Monica & Jamie at Mt. Hood Organic Farms

We are in love with this Mt. Hood Organic Farms wedding! Monica & Jamie shared a glorious afternoon, complete with a stunning view of Mt.Hood, celebrating their love with family & friends at this gorgeous Portland area venue. Local wedding photographer, Bryan Rupp, beautifully captured every  moment. Below you will find a list of several other Portland area vendors that came together to make this magical day happen. Take a look!

 

 

Photographer: Bryan Rupp Photography

Venue: Mt Hood Organic Farms

Coordinator: Cassandra Cass

Caterer: Cultivate Catering

Florist: Laurel at Wildwood Farm

Hair/Makeup: Kelli Thomsen

Band: Dance Machine

Dessert: Pie from Pine Street Bakery and vegan truffles from Missionary Chocolates

Kombucha: Gorge Kitchen

 

Real Oregon Wedding: Brittany and Doug at Castaway

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Real Oregon Wedding: Brittany and Doug at Castaway

Brittany and Doug were married at the gorgeous Castaway Portland. While they had a few rain drops on their wedding day, you would have never known it by the brightness of their smiles and their infectious happiness. It was a beautiful day and every detail came together beautifully.

I love the personal details they included in their reception, including the use of Doug’s family plaid. It was the perfect Spring wedding!

We have included a complete list of vendors at the bottom of the page for your reference. All were incredible to work with!

 

 

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Real Oregon Wedding: Jin and Eric at Wilmes Hop Farm

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Real Oregon Wedding: Jin and Eric at Wilmes Hop Farm

Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous wedding!  Jin and Eric’s wedding was fun, romantic and oh so stunning. The colors they chose really popped against the vibrant green there at Wilmes Hop Farm. Take a look at their images and get inspired!  We included a complete vendor list down below the pictures. They had one heck of a team!

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Seaside Inspiration: Beach Wedding Ideas to Make Your Guests Feel Extra Special

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Seaside Inspiration: Beach Wedding Ideas to Make Your Guests Feel Extra Special

When you’re planning a wedding, you want to ensure that your guests are as comfortable as can be. Easy to do, if your wedding is in a classic cathedral and you hold the reception at a nice comfy venue. Keeping your guests comfortable and at ease at a seaside wedding may take a bit more creativity. Here are some of our favorite inspiring ideas that will make your beach wedding guests feel (almost) as special as the bride and groom.

Guest comfort from toe to head

When you hold your wedding on a sandy beach, there’s an excellent chance your guests will want to take their shoes off. Provide some sort of “shoe station” along the path where guests will approach the beach wedding. A simple grass mat held in place with heavy pebbles can suffice. For a larger wedding with more guests, consider a portable shelving unit with legs planted firmly in the sand. Make a sign that invites guests to go barefoot and offer three baskets of brand-new flip flops in small, medium and large sizes. Somewhere at the shoe station, offer a new soft painter’s brush that guests can use to whisk sand from between their toes before putting their shoes back on, recommends Exclusively Weddings.

 

Daytime seaside weddings can be bright, sunny events, especially on hot summer afternoons. Provide an assortment of cheap sunglasses that guests may use to deflect ocean glare and take home later as a beach wedding favor. Go all out and offer cute straw hats and woven fans, too. Thoughtful brides and grooms want their guests to feel the love, not heatstroke.

 

 

Food and drink, beach wedding style

Take a tip from the Tradewinds Island Resort, and present individual servings of crudites and dip. Peel carrots and cut them lengthwise into five-inch sections. Do the same with stalks of celery. Poke a peeled, halved radish with a toothpick and place an assortment of veggies into unbreakable cups with an inch or so of ranch dressing inside. Individual servings of shrimp or crab cocktail are always welcomed at beach weddings and offer a taste reminiscent of the nearby sea.

Decorate a picnic table with white linens. Hot-glue metal washers every few inches along the hem of the tablecloth to prevent it from flapping in the beachy breeze. Lay a pretty spread of beach-friendly foods such as sushi, iced oysters on the half shell, coconut shrimp and sliced crusty bread, and don’t forget the napkins.

Have a canoe? Scrub the inside, haul it to the beach and fill it with ice and canned beverages or drinks in plastic bottles. Many beaches disallow glass containers, so you might have to keep the champagne in a bucket in the car and serve in plastic glasses. Be sure to have a recycling receptacle handy, too.

Of course, the most important part of a beach wedding is the love and delight you share with your beloved, your families, and your friends. Make everyone feel as special as you do on your once-in-a-lifetime day.

Rebecca Francis works in a bridal boutique and has been a bridesmaid 5 times but is not a bride herself yet! She writes about wedding dress choices online.

Real Wedding – Julia and Michael

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Real Wedding – Julia and Michael

Hello 2017! We hope you had a great New Year’s Eve and we wish all of you an even better 2017. The year of the Chicken or Rooster is upon us. Still a few more weeks until that changes over and I bet many of you are ready for a fresh start, new energy and opportunities. I know I am. 2016 was a rough one on many levels for myself and my family but within the dark times there is always light.

I’m excited to start the first post of 2017 off with a real wedding! This wedding is stunning and makes us want to book a flight to Australia right now. Sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of Julia and Michael’s wedding day. Cheers!

The Details…
How did you and your partner meet?
Michael and I met through mutual friends and had an instant connection, when we were 18 and 20. My family had just moved overseas after I’d finished high school, and I had just commenced at university. Feeling homesick for my mother’s wonderful Vietnamese cooking, I asked friends to join me at a local Vietnamese restaurant, and one of them brought her new friend, Michael. I was struck at first sight, and we were pretty much inseparable, in heart if not physically ever since. We spent 10 years courting, finishing our relative studies, and travelling, studying and working overseas, before moving in together and starting our lives together in Canberra nearby family and adopting our furbabies, Snowy the Japanese Spitz and Tintin the rescue kitten.


How did he propose?
Michael proposed on April 1st 2015, which was a significant date; he proposed with his grandmother’s beautiful solitaire diamond engagement ring, which she had worn for the duration of her long marriage to Michael’s grandfather. April 1st was the date that Michael’s grandfather had proposed to his grandmother, and so Michael wanted to follow this tradition especially using that ring. He did add his own flair, however, having starting the day with various April fool’s jokes designed to trick (and simultaneously terrify) me. After a full morning of tricks and jokes (some involving fake spiders), he went to the cupboard to make me breakfast, and when he turned around from the cupboard, he got down on one knee, with the ring box and proposed to me. After I said yes (having checked it wasn’t a joke first), he then recreated our first date for the rest of the day, including a meal at the restaurant where we first met


How did you choose your wedding gown?
I didn’t have specific inspiration for my gown, I just wanted to choose a gown that made me feel myself, and this was perfect. I loved my gown which was a fit and flare, strapless luxurious satin gown designed by Cristiano Lucci. Featured an intricate beaded belt and dramatic beaded skirt and train. I loved how this gown made me feel and how it fitted on the day! It matched the glamorous theme I was hoping for! My accessories were as follows:

My veil- a custom length 4 meter veil by Wedding Veils Australia, exclusively stocked through  two-tier veil, made in ivory glimmer tulle, customized cathedral length, and beaded edges made up of Swarovski clear crystals along the edges, with top tier having teardrop crystals spaced along the edge.

My shoes- Badgley Mishka “Gene” shoes, satin Mary Jane peep toe shoes which had embellishments on the heel that matched my gown!

My something blue was offered by my delicate lace garter, which my maid of honour and best friend had bought for me when we were travelling together in Venice in 2012, long before the engagement!


What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day?
I wanted an old fashioned gold glamour with romantic touches, with main colours of gold, and accents of creams, soft pinks and maroons. I once saw a wedding photoshoot set in a forest, with strong bold berry colours but accented with metallics. I was inspired by the bold colours and how beautiful they were alongside the metallics and so we developed the mix of creams, pinks and maroons to contrast leafy greens in the flowers, with a strong a gold base. I fell in love the champagne gold sequin fabrics and sought out the elegant bridesmaids gowns to bring the dream to life! I was also able to source matching gold sequin fabric overseas, and created all the table coverings to match.


Any DIY décor elements?
Almost everything was DIY! We did the tablecloths, mirrored seating chart, table numbers, centerpieces, most stationery and bonbonniere amongst other things!

If you could do it all over again, what would you change?
I would take more photos with my family, as we somehow missed the opportunity because it was so busy!

Any tips that you can give to future brides?

Tips on how to enjoy the engagement:

Really remind yourself that the wedding is a celebration of your love and commitment to each other, forever. We took on board a lot of family support and ideas, which can be stressful. For us we wanted to make sure our families were happy, and took that stress on willingly, as our families have done so much for us. At the end though, we just had to remember that the day would mean we’d be married, and all the stresses sort of become insignificant! And have a party, why not!

On Planning:

I adored wedding planning, at every stage. I would recommend that brides use so many of the resources online and in bridal magazines that helped me along. Our relatively short engagement period meant we had to be decisive in decision-making and I loved what we came up with. I felt that the day was a perfect representation of what we both wanted, which is so important, and in the end the day will be what it is! Money can be stressful too, but just make sure to use DIY options available!

 And on the Wedding Day:

BREATHE! I nearly forgot to do this so many times. But you’ll have surrounded yourselves with vendors and people you trust. So take a back seat to the operational aspect of the day, and focus on the actual event- marrying your fiancé!

Thank you for your submission. You too can submit your real wedding for a chance to be featured on our blog. For info on how to do so CLICK HERE. Here are all the fab vendors that made their day so special.

Who Made it Happen?
Couples Names:  Michael Wentworth-Perry and Julia Price
Wedding Date:
26th February 2016
Dress: 
Cristiano Lucci http://www.cristianolucci.com/gallery.php?i=122
Makeup:
Shopgirl Beauty
Hair:
Leslie Henshaw
Stationery: Giant Invitations http://giantinvitations.com.au/
Shoes: 
Badgley Mishka
Accessories: 
LOVEON Jewellery http://www.loveonjewellery.com.au/
Bridesmaids Dresses: Jadore  Jadore.com.au
Grooms Suit:
Overseas tailor
Photographer:
Keepsake Photography http://keepsakephoto.com.au/
Cake:
Traditional cake- Cake of Your Dreams
Croquembouche: Croissandor
Food:
ANU House
Flowers:
Silk Florahttp://silkflora.com.au/
Ceremony Venue:
St Christopher’s Cathedral, Canberra
Reception Venue:
ANU House
Videographer: Say Hello to Forever http://www.sayhellotoforever.com.au/
DJ: Mr Michael Music
Live music: Jay Boats
Transport: Select Limousines

Want A Wedding Overseas? Everything You Need To Consider Before You Start Planning!

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Want A Wedding Overseas? Everything You Need To Consider Before You Start Planning!

There are lots of reasons why people are considering heading overseas for their big day. For one thing, it can be more intimate with fewer guests. And you can get hitched in a stunning location. Or you might have somewhere that is special to you both that you want to play a significant role in your wedding day. However, there are some downfalls to having your big day abroad. Therefore, before you put pen to paper and start planning, here is everything you need to consider about getting married abroad.

There are lots of reasons why people are considering heading overseas for their big day. For one thing, it can be more intimate with fewer guests. And you can get hitched in a stunning location. Or you might have somewhere that is special to you both that you want to play a significant role in your wedding day. However, there are some downfalls to having your big day abroad. Therefore, before you put pen to paper and start planning, here is everything you need to consider about getting married abroad.    					Pixabay   Who will be able to travel to the wedding?    Although some couples might like a small wedding, it can be stressful if your loved ones can’t make it. After all, it does make your wedding extra special if you are surrounded by your nearest and dearest when tying the knot. Therefore, tell your guest list about the plan to get married abroad. That way, you can find out who can realistically afford the travel and accommodation for your big day. For people you really want at your wedding, you ought to lend them some money so that they can attend. After all, you don’t want to look back with regret that couldn’t make the wedding! And for the guests that are attending, you can read our blog for some tips to tell your guests, so they are ready for your big day.   Where would you want to hold the wedding?    Before you start planning your wedding, you need to consider where you want to hold your big day. After all, you want to choose wisely so that you have an amazing wedding which no one will forget. You ought to choose a destination which means something to you and your other half. For example, if you have relatives in France, you might want to go there to get hitched. Or you might want to head somewhere which is known for romance such as Italy. Once you have decided on where to go, you can hunt down wedding venues which will be perfect for your big day!   Would you be able to plan the wedding from home?   As you will know, weddings take so much planning. In fact, the average wedding can take up to 18 months to arrange. And if you are thousands of miles away from your wedding venue, it can be a challenge to organize it. Therefore, before you decide on any particular destination, you need to look for suppliers in that location. That way, you can work out if you can arrange it from the comfort of your home. You might also want to look into hiring a wedding planner at the destination to organize everything for you. That way, you don’t have to worry about sorting everything. Or if you can stretch your budget, you might want to head out there for a week or two before your big day to get as much organized as you can.   Remember to figure out how much the wedding will cost you before you fork out a ton of money on an overseas wedding. And ensure you check out the laws and regulations about getting married in the particular country. There might be a lot of documents to fill out before you can get hitched!

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Who will be able to travel to the wedding?

Although some couples might like a small wedding, it can be stressful if your loved ones can’t make it. After all, it does make your wedding extra special if you are surrounded by your nearest and dearest when tying the knot. Therefore, tell your guest list about the plan to get married abroad. That way, you can find out who can realistically afford the travel and accommodation for your big day. For people you really want at your wedding, you ought to lend them some money so that they can attend. After all, you don’t want to look back with regret that couldn’t make the wedding! And for the guests that are attending, you can read our blog for some tips to tell your guests, so they are ready for your big day.

Where would you want to hold the wedding?

Before you start planning your wedding, you need to consider where you want to hold your big day. After all, you want to choose wisely so that you have an amazing wedding which no one will forget. You ought to choose a destination which means something to you and your other half. For example, if you have relatives in France, you might want to go there to get hitched. Or you might want to head somewhere which is known for romance such as Italy. Once you have decided on where to go, you can hunt down wedding venues which will be perfect for your big day!

Would you be able to plan the wedding from home?

As you will know, weddings take so much planning. In fact, the average wedding can take up to 18 months to arrange. And if you are thousands of miles away from your wedding venue, it can be a challenge to organize it. Therefore, before you decide on any particular destination, you need to look for suppliers in that location. That way, you can work out if you can arrange it from the comfort of your home. You might also want to look into hiring a wedding planner at the destination to organize everything for you. That way, you don’t have to worry about sorting everything. Or if you can stretch your budget, you might want to head out there for a week or two before your big day to get as much organized as you can.

Remember to figure out how much the wedding will cost you before you fork out a ton of money on an overseas wedding. And ensure you check out the laws and regulations about getting married in the particular country. There might be a lot of documents to fill out before you can get hitched!

It’s The Little Things That Make Your Wedding Picture Perfect

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It’s The Little Things That Make Your Wedding Picture Perfect

It all starts with the proposal. One person gets down on one knee and asks to commit the ultimate declaration of love and commitment, a wedding. You’ll get swept up in the romance I’m sure and completely forget that you only have a year to plan a wedding. A year seems like a long time right now doesn’t it? But just you wait. In a few months, you’ll realize that you haven’t even started getting things prepared. We grow up watching TV shows and movies where they seem to throw a wedding together in a couple of hours. But that’s not a real possibility. Particularly, if you want your wedding to be absolutely picture perfect. How do you guarantee this happens?       Start With The Invites    Credit Image   The first step is to get the invites right. If you create stunning invitations, the rest will follow. I suggest you begin by looking at embossed stationery. These look absolutely fantastic and incredibly impressive. You can buy envelopes embossed with a symbol or lettering in packs of fifty. That should be more than enough to send out to all of your guests. Once you’ve got the envelopes sorted, you’ll need to think about what goes inside. It’s worth speaking to a professional designer for your wedding invites. After all, you probably want your guests to be excited and impressed. With a professional design, this is a certainty.       Food, Glorious Food    Pexels Image   The next little detail that you want to think about is the food. We’re not talking about the chefs that you might hire for your wedding either. Instead, it’s a nice touch to put little cakes or chocolates on the table for your guests to nibble while they are waiting for the feast. You can hand make these by getting some molds online. It’s remarkably easy to make different chocolate shapes that will look cute and fancy on your wedding table. You can even put them in little trinket boxes on each tablet. It is details like this that make people remember your wedding for years.       Write Your Wedding Vows    Pexels   I suggest you write your vows quite early on in the wedding planning process. There are two reasons for this. The first is that by the end of planning a wedding you might have forgotten why you wanted to get married. All joking aside, if you’re not a great wordsmith, it can take some time to nail the right sentiment. You don’t want to be standing there with a few bad jokes while your partner delivers a beautiful declaration of love.       Shine Like A Star    Source Of Image   You might think that the most important part of your wedding attire is the dress. Well, while this is true, the right jewelry can add a lot to the way you look. You need the perfect accessories to accentuate key areas of your body. You’ll find that you can actually rent these from jewelers rather than purchasing thousands in gold and silver. It’s one way to keep costs low while making sure you look like a princess.       These little details are sure to make your wedding ceremony and reception incredible.

It all starts with the proposal. One person gets down on one knee and asks to commit the ultimate declaration of love and commitment, a wedding. You’ll get swept up in the romance I’m sure and completely forget that you only have a year to plan a wedding. A year seems like a long time right now doesn’t it? But just you wait. In a few months, you’ll realize that you haven’t even started getting things prepared. We grow up watching TV shows and movies where they seem to throw a wedding together in a couple of hours. But that’s not a real possibility. Particularly, if you want your wedding to be absolutely picture perfect. How do you guarantee this happens?

Start With The Invites

It all starts with the proposal. One person gets down on one knee and asks to commit the ultimate declaration of love and commitment, a wedding. You’ll get swept up in the romance I’m sure and completely forget that you only have a year to plan a wedding. A year seems like a long time right now doesn’t it? But just you wait. In a few months, you’ll realize that you haven’t even started getting things prepared. We grow up watching TV shows and movies where they seem to throw a wedding together in a couple of hours. But that’s not a real possibility. Particularly, if you want your wedding to be absolutely picture perfect. How do you guarantee this happens?       Start With The Invites    Credit Image   The first step is to get the invites right. If you create stunning invitations, the rest will follow. I suggest you begin by looking at embossed stationery. These look absolutely fantastic and incredibly impressive. You can buy envelopes embossed with a symbol or lettering in packs of fifty. That should be more than enough to send out to all of your guests. Once you’ve got the envelopes sorted, you’ll need to think about what goes inside. It’s worth speaking to a professional designer for your wedding invites. After all, you probably want your guests to be excited and impressed. With a professional design, this is a certainty.       Food, Glorious Food    Pexels Image   The next little detail that you want to think about is the food. We’re not talking about the chefs that you might hire for your wedding either. Instead, it’s a nice touch to put little cakes or chocolates on the table for your guests to nibble while they are waiting for the feast. You can hand make these by getting some molds online. It’s remarkably easy to make different chocolate shapes that will look cute and fancy on your wedding table. You can even put them in little trinket boxes on each tablet. It is details like this that make people remember your wedding for years.       Write Your Wedding Vows    Pexels   I suggest you write your vows quite early on in the wedding planning process. There are two reasons for this. The first is that by the end of planning a wedding you might have forgotten why you wanted to get married. All joking aside, if you’re not a great wordsmith, it can take some time to nail the right sentiment. You don’t want to be standing there with a few bad jokes while your partner delivers a beautiful declaration of love.       Shine Like A Star    Source Of Image   You might think that the most important part of your wedding attire is the dress. Well, while this is true, the right jewelry can add a lot to the way you look. You need the perfect accessories to accentuate key areas of your body. You’ll find that you can actually rent these from jewelers rather than purchasing thousands in gold and silver. It’s one way to keep costs low while making sure you look like a princess.       These little details are sure to make your wedding ceremony and reception incredible.

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The first step is to get the invites right. If you create stunning invitations, the rest will follow. I suggest you begin by looking at embossed stationery. These look absolutely fantastic and incredibly impressive. You can buy envelopes embossed with a symbol or lettering in packs of fifty. That should be more than enough to send out to all of your guests. Once you’ve got the envelopes sorted, you’ll need to think about what goes inside. It’s worth speaking to a professional designer for your wedding invites. After all, you probably want your guests to be excited and impressed. With a professional design, this is a certainty.

Food, Glorious Food

It all starts with the proposal. One person gets down on one knee and asks to commit the ultimate declaration of love and commitment, a wedding. You’ll get swept up in the romance I’m sure and completely forget that you only have a year to plan a wedding. A year seems like a long time right now doesn’t it? But just you wait. In a few months, you’ll realize that you haven’t even started getting things prepared. We grow up watching TV shows and movies where they seem to throw a wedding together in a couple of hours. But that’s not a real possibility. Particularly, if you want your wedding to be absolutely picture perfect. How do you guarantee this happens?       Start With The Invites    Credit Image   The first step is to get the invites right. If you create stunning invitations, the rest will follow. I suggest you begin by looking at embossed stationery. These look absolutely fantastic and incredibly impressive. You can buy envelopes embossed with a symbol or lettering in packs of fifty. That should be more than enough to send out to all of your guests. Once you’ve got the envelopes sorted, you’ll need to think about what goes inside. It’s worth speaking to a professional designer for your wedding invites. After all, you probably want your guests to be excited and impressed. With a professional design, this is a certainty.       Food, Glorious Food    Pexels Image   The next little detail that you want to think about is the food. We’re not talking about the chefs that you might hire for your wedding either. Instead, it’s a nice touch to put little cakes or chocolates on the table for your guests to nibble while they are waiting for the feast. You can hand make these by getting some molds online. It’s remarkably easy to make different chocolate shapes that will look cute and fancy on your wedding table. You can even put them in little trinket boxes on each tablet. It is details like this that make people remember your wedding for years.       Write Your Wedding Vows    Pexels   I suggest you write your vows quite early on in the wedding planning process. There are two reasons for this. The first is that by the end of planning a wedding you might have forgotten why you wanted to get married. All joking aside, if you’re not a great wordsmith, it can take some time to nail the right sentiment. You don’t want to be standing there with a few bad jokes while your partner delivers a beautiful declaration of love.       Shine Like A Star    Source Of Image   You might think that the most important part of your wedding attire is the dress. Well, while this is true, the right jewelry can add a lot to the way you look. You need the perfect accessories to accentuate key areas of your body. You’ll find that you can actually rent these from jewelers rather than purchasing thousands in gold and silver. It’s one way to keep costs low while making sure you look like a princess.       These little details are sure to make your wedding ceremony and reception incredible.

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The next little detail that you want to think about is the food. We’re not talking about the chefs that you might hire for your wedding either. Instead, it’s a nice touch to put little cakes or chocolates on the table for your guests to nibble while they are waiting for the feast. You can hand make these by getting some molds online. It’s remarkably easy to make different chocolate shapes that will look cute and fancy on your wedding table. You can even put them in little trinket boxes on each tablet. It is details like this that make people remember your wedding for years.

Write Your Wedding Vows

It all starts with the proposal. One person gets down on one knee and asks to commit the ultimate declaration of love and commitment, a wedding. You’ll get swept up in the romance I’m sure and completely forget that you only have a year to plan a wedding. A year seems like a long time right now doesn’t it? But just you wait. In a few months, you’ll realize that you haven’t even started getting things prepared. We grow up watching TV shows and movies where they seem to throw a wedding together in a couple of hours. But that’s not a real possibility. Particularly, if you want your wedding to be absolutely picture perfect. How do you guarantee this happens?       Start With The Invites    Credit Image   The first step is to get the invites right. If you create stunning invitations, the rest will follow. I suggest you begin by looking at embossed stationery. These look absolutely fantastic and incredibly impressive. You can buy envelopes embossed with a symbol or lettering in packs of fifty. That should be more than enough to send out to all of your guests. Once you’ve got the envelopes sorted, you’ll need to think about what goes inside. It’s worth speaking to a professional designer for your wedding invites. After all, you probably want your guests to be excited and impressed. With a professional design, this is a certainty.       Food, Glorious Food    Pexels Image   The next little detail that you want to think about is the food. We’re not talking about the chefs that you might hire for your wedding either. Instead, it’s a nice touch to put little cakes or chocolates on the table for your guests to nibble while they are waiting for the feast. You can hand make these by getting some molds online. It’s remarkably easy to make different chocolate shapes that will look cute and fancy on your wedding table. You can even put them in little trinket boxes on each tablet. It is details like this that make people remember your wedding for years.       Write Your Wedding Vows    Pexels   I suggest you write your vows quite early on in the wedding planning process. There are two reasons for this. The first is that by the end of planning a wedding you might have forgotten why you wanted to get married. All joking aside, if you’re not a great wordsmith, it can take some time to nail the right sentiment. You don’t want to be standing there with a few bad jokes while your partner delivers a beautiful declaration of love.       Shine Like A Star    Source Of Image   You might think that the most important part of your wedding attire is the dress. Well, while this is true, the right jewelry can add a lot to the way you look. You need the perfect accessories to accentuate key areas of your body. You’ll find that you can actually rent these from jewelers rather than purchasing thousands in gold and silver. It’s one way to keep costs low while making sure you look like a princess.       These little details are sure to make your wedding ceremony and reception incredible.

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I suggest you write your vows quite early on in the wedding planning process. There are two reasons for this. The first is that by the end of planning a wedding you might have forgotten why you wanted to get married. All joking aside, if you’re not a great wordsmith, it can take some time to nail the right sentiment. You don’t want to be standing there with a few bad jokes while your partner delivers a beautiful declaration of love.

Shine Like A Star

It all starts with the proposal. One person gets down on one knee and asks to commit the ultimate declaration of love and commitment, a wedding. You’ll get swept up in the romance I’m sure and completely forget that you only have a year to plan a wedding. A year seems like a long time right now doesn’t it? But just you wait. In a few months, you’ll realize that you haven’t even started getting things prepared. We grow up watching TV shows and movies where they seem to throw a wedding together in a couple of hours. But that’s not a real possibility. Particularly, if you want your wedding to be absolutely picture perfect. How do you guarantee this happens?       Start With The Invites    Credit Image   The first step is to get the invites right. If you create stunning invitations, the rest will follow. I suggest you begin by looking at embossed stationery. These look absolutely fantastic and incredibly impressive. You can buy envelopes embossed with a symbol or lettering in packs of fifty. That should be more than enough to send out to all of your guests. Once you’ve got the envelopes sorted, you’ll need to think about what goes inside. It’s worth speaking to a professional designer for your wedding invites. After all, you probably want your guests to be excited and impressed. With a professional design, this is a certainty.       Food, Glorious Food    Pexels Image   The next little detail that you want to think about is the food. We’re not talking about the chefs that you might hire for your wedding either. Instead, it’s a nice touch to put little cakes or chocolates on the table for your guests to nibble while they are waiting for the feast. You can hand make these by getting some molds online. It’s remarkably easy to make different chocolate shapes that will look cute and fancy on your wedding table. You can even put them in little trinket boxes on each tablet. It is details like this that make people remember your wedding for years.       Write Your Wedding Vows    Pexels   I suggest you write your vows quite early on in the wedding planning process. There are two reasons for this. The first is that by the end of planning a wedding you might have forgotten why you wanted to get married. All joking aside, if you’re not a great wordsmith, it can take some time to nail the right sentiment. You don’t want to be standing there with a few bad jokes while your partner delivers a beautiful declaration of love.       Shine Like A Star    Source Of Image   You might think that the most important part of your wedding attire is the dress. Well, while this is true, the right jewelry can add a lot to the way you look. You need the perfect accessories to accentuate key areas of your body. You’ll find that you can actually rent these from jewelers rather than purchasing thousands in gold and silver. It’s one way to keep costs low while making sure you look like a princess.       These little details are sure to make your wedding ceremony and reception incredible.

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You might think that the most important part of your wedding attire is the dress. Well, while this is true, the right jewelry can add a lot to the way you look. You need the perfect accessories to accentuate key areas of your body. You’ll find that you can actually rent these from jewelers rather than purchasing thousands in gold and silver. It’s one way to keep costs low while making sure you look like a princess.

These little details are sure to make your wedding ceremony and reception incredible.