3
Jun

Engagement Party Ideas

Engagement Party IdeasWhen it comes to planning your wedding, you may know exactly which chapel you want to have the wedding in and you may have been dreaming about your wedding dress for years, but what to do about the engagement party might be lower on the list. Who plans the party, and what happens there?

What is the engagement party?
This is a small affair designed to celebrate the new couple and create a setting for future family members to get to know each other.

Who hosts the engagement party?
The parents of the bride are traditionally the ones to host the party, but it is becoming common for friends of the bride or groom or the future bridal couple themselves to host the party, as well.

Who should you invite?
This isn’t a preview of the wedding. This is usually a more intimate affair, with only close friends and family coming to celebrate. You may choose to send out invitations one to two months in advance, but since the invitees are only going to be close family and friends,

28
May

Have a Stress Free Wedding

Now that your journey in finding your soul mate has finally come to an end, the culminating event in celebration of this wonderful accomplishment is here: your wedding day. This day should be one of the happiest days of your life. It should be a party where you and your partner share your joy and happiness to the people that mean the most to you. Yes, the day you become one should be a joyful event. Yet, it can add up to months and months of stress because of all the planning involved in bringing it all together for one grand event. So, what can you do to avoid the stress and add more joy to your wedding day? Here are some tips that should help:

1. Start early in planning your wedding. Most reception facilities, photographers, and entertainment providers are usually booked up to 2 years in advance for prime wedding months of the year. Start making calls early to see what dates are open.

2. Choose the wedding dress carefully. One the most important decisions that a bride must make in the course of planning her wedding is the design of her wedding dress; this should take top

26
May

How to Make Your Wedding Favors Effective

Wedding favors are minor details of the wedding that are often overlooked to the last minute. What is worse is they are also often thrown by guests after a few hours or even minute on their hand or bag. But if you are a bride who wants the favor to be affective and a success, don’t overlook your favors neither choose a boring one, instead go for something unique and personalized.

Many brides would think that wedding favors cost big, or if they will make their own it can take a lot of time. Don’t fret because you don’t need to spend a lot on your wedding favors nor spend too much making them because there are plenty of inexpensive favors to choose from, as well as favors that are easy to make.

But how to make your wedding favors effective? This is a question that should be given a solution. Remember, your wedding favors will serve as the memorabilia of your wedding, so they need to be something worthy to be cherished by the guests.

1. Choose favors according to your budget. The common fault of brides is they tend to spend a lot of money and time making

22
May

Six Cheap Wedding Ideas

 In America, it is estimated that the wedding costs play roughly at around $27,000. If you would consider your practical side, that amount is gigantic enough. In these times when worldwide financial crisis is being experienced by everyone, wouldn’t you think spending $27,000 on a wedding alone is an over-the-top venture already? Why would you spend $27,000 to have a gorgeous wedding celebration when you can have the same experience with cheap wedding ideas?

It is a common scenario wherein the couple splurges to really give a grand wedding experience for everybody to witness and celebrate with. But if you are going to be expensive on your wedding and you have nothing left after the celebration, don’t you think it would be a little difficult to start with the new phase of your married life?

If you are so keen on having a grand, dream wedding but having a little issue on the budget, consider the following cheap wedding ideas below.

1. Do it off-peak. Traditionally, weddings fall on months of May to December; hence, wedding services and goods are normally pricey. Schedule your wedding then on the dates that fall on the months of January to April to avoid high

16
May

Edible Wedding Reception Favors To Delight Your Guests

 There is always something special in edible favors that makes them a hit during any kind of wedding. A couple can never go wrong giving edible wedding favors to their guests. Who doesn’t like food anyway? So if you are a bit confused on what kind of wedding favor to give to your friends and loved ones at your wedding, consider something edible.

First, you have to choose a kind of food that will make your edible wedding favor, since there are various options to choose from. It could be candy, mint, almond, chocolate, cookie, cupcakes, jam, honey or anything that savors anyone’s taste. Your decision may depend on some clever experiences you had or what is common between you and your spouse-to-be. For example, it may happen to be that you both enjoy cookies and milk, so probably your decision is to give out cookie wedding favors and provide jars of milk for your guests. There are also some instances like a couple decided to have a monogram themed wedding, and they chose custom M&M’s as their edible wedding treats for their guests.

Many brides prefer edible wedding favors over others because they find them cheaper than other

4
May

Backyard Wedding Reception Ideas

Backyard Wedding Reception IdeasWhen throwing a backyard reception, what happens there is limited only by the constraints of the space and the flexibility of your imagination. If you want to have a barbecue, go ahead. If you want a luau, party on. Taking the wedding reception outside of the reception hall affords the bridal couple a lot of freedom if they’re ready to accept it. Here are some ideas to make a backyard wedding reception easy and wonderful.

In a traditional reception hall wedding reception, there is a dance floor surrounded by tables. In less-formal receptions, some people choose to forego some of the tables and serve appetizers, but the layout is pretty much the same. In a backyard wedding, you can choose any layout you like. Instead of a circular arrangement of tables and chairs, try using the topography of the space to create conversation areas. They could be standing tables around a swimming pool full of lily pads and sunflowers, comfortable lounge chairs on the deck to watch the sunset from, and other groupings of chairs and tables around the yard. Place a food station at each conversation

25
Apr

The Known Customs of Weddings

Weddings are celebrated with some kind of ceremony almost everywhere in the world. The ceremonies vary greatly among different nations and religions. But whatever the form of a marriage ceremony, it serves the important purpose of announcing to the community that a man and a woman have been joined in matrimony. The wedding ceremony may be a religious one performed by a clergyman. It may be a civil ceremony performed by a civil official, such as a judge or a mayor. It may be only a couples declaration before witnesses of their intention to marry.

Some people today chose to write their own marriage ceremony, or perhaps have a favourite poem to read. In some places a transfer of property makes a marriage binding. In other places blood is drawn from tiny scratches made on the hands of the bride and groom. The blood is mingled, sealing the union. Among some people the marriage rite consists only of the bride and groom sharing the same food.

Many of the customs associated with wedding ceremonies are based on neither church nor civil law. They developed from wedding customs of the earliest times and come from many lands. The wearing of the

22
Apr

Unique Wedding Cake Toppers For Your Dream Wedding

Unique Wedding Cake Toppers For Your Dream Wedding After the wedding ceremony and the party is over everybody wants to have a reminder of your special day. Aside from pictures, one of the keepsakes a couple can have is the cake topper. Unique wedding cake toppers do not only add glamour and class but it also serve as a focal point for a theme adopted for the wedding. Before, it is only used to enhance the appearance of the cake and to add style to the wedding centerpiece.

Cake toppers fall into two categories. One is the traditional wedding cake topper. It is traditional in the sense that they are classic in nature and they depict a traditional wedding. The other one is comical or humorous cake toppers. Today a cake topper is one of the most important details a cake should have. Some of the unique wedding toppers are mostly custom made.

Custom wedding toppers are mostly expensive but you can see the craftsmanship in every design which is worth the pay. If the couples are just looking for the traditional type of cake toppers, they can have it pre-made from

15
Apr

Tips on Planning a Dream Wedding on a Budget

 When we hear the word wedding, we oftentimes have the notion that it’s expensive, costly, pricey, and the list of synonyms go on. Having that dream of wedding of yours isn’t really all that impossible. You can have your way and finally bring to life the wedding which you think would remain too elusive. You deserve to have the wedding you have dreamt of for already a long time and you can really make that happen. With that driving force and the right plan you’re an inch away towards achieving that dream wedding.

Budget Planning

This is really a very important factor that must be considered. You can’t come up with a good wedding without having to spend time running over budget and the like. It is very rudimentary that the couple will really have to set aside enough time for them to discuss on how to handle the budget for their wedding as to whether they would like to have a grand wedding or just an average one but still has the posh elegance.

Religious Aspect

The couple also has to decide who is going to officiate their wedding and under what religious rite their wedding is going to be celebrated.

11
Apr

Booking Your Reception Hall

Planning a wedding can be a little bit like jumping off a cliff. It’s easy to start, but where do you go from there? There’s so much to be done and it seems like if everything isn’t perfect the day will be ruined. Take a breath. It’s going to be okay. Your wedding day is about you, and all you need to do to have a great wedding is be true to yourself and take things one step at a time. Here are some wedding reception ideas and the steps you need to take to book a reception hall on a budget.

1. Plan
Take some time and sit down with your partner. Make some general decisions about what you want your wedding and reception to be like. Do you want a small or large reception? Add up the numbers. You’ll want to take into account your friends and family and any guests they will be bringing. Do you want children present? This will affect the kind of venue you book for your reception. Children may not enjoy themselves at a very formal wedding reception, but at an amusement park or ranch, children would be very welcome.

What theme, if