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Category Archives: Wedding

Perfect Wedding Photos

Think critically

When it comes to reviewing the portfolios it is useful to think critically. You want to make sure the photographer is able to capture your wedding in a style that matches your personal preference. The photos should have guests looking relaxed and not spooked, the people and images should all be in focus, and the portfolio should include the type of shots you want.

Organize a meeting

It isn’t practical to decide on a photographer by looking at their online presence only. Once you have been able to shortlist the most promising two or three candidates who are within your price range, you want to look at organizing a video-chat or in-person meeting. In addition to the quality of service offered, you also want to find someone who you are comfortable with because they will be there on your wedding day and mixing with your guests.

Compare packages

A typical question to ask the potential photographer is details of the standard package to make it easier to compare the different options. The number of hours worked can vary significantly with the different packages. The preferred working time is in the region of eight hours, which is enough to take shots throughout the day, from the morning getting ready to the reception at the end. It is worth investing in the right package from the outset to avoid the risk of needing overtime, which a likely to be charged at double the normal rate.

Bridesmaid Roles

Bridesmaid paraphernalia

With the average cost of the weddings in the region of $35,000, you can’t always expect the bride-to-be to cover all expenses related to the big day. This may include the dress for the bridesmaids. In situations like this it will be necessary to fund your own gown. In addition to the actual dress, also make sure to scout for wedding accessories like jewelry and shoes. Try to break in any new shoes before the big day to avoid aching feet or blisters. Splitting the bill may also apply to other areas, such as hen parties that are taking place a long distance from home or even abroad.

Attend pre-wedding events

A typical responsibility of the bridesmaids is to make sure they are available to attend any pre-wedding events, such as rehearsals, hen party, bridal shower, etc. Other occasions to be helpful include shopping for the wedding dress or other supplies, as well as to attend any crisis planning meetings.

Supportive role

Bridesmaids are expected to take on a supportive role at the wedding ceremony. Most brides will have the inevitable pre-wedding nerves, and you can help by being a calming influence. At the ceremony, the bridesmaids help the bride out of the car and make sure the dress still looks on-point.

Weddings Rings – Unique

There is a growing demand for all things to be more environmentally sound and this is starting to make an impact in the choices people make for that special day, their Wedding.

To help with this Eco Friendly wood rings are becoming more and more popular as Wedding Bands/Rings. Wood is naturally beautiful and crafted correctly; it provides a band of unrivalled beauty and unmistakable quality.

Getting a pair of wood rings shows not only your commitment to each other but also to the environment. Let the wood compliment your beauty on the day.

Selecting the right wood is critical, most popular are Walnut, Ash and Oak, good hardwoods that have a classic timeless beauty. However, if you want a specific wood this usually can be arranged via a custom set of rings. It is generally a good idea to stick with one of the hardwoods, as their longevity is far greater than the softwoods. Each type of wood has its own characteristics and the different grains and colours offer a myriad of choices.

Once you have selected the right wood for you, it is then important that you speak to your vendor and enquire about the source of the wood. Where did it come from? Is it from an ethical managed forest? Is it recycled or repurposed wood? It is important to understand where the materials come to ensure the rings for special day are what you desired an Eco Friendly Wood ring. This is especially important if you are having custom wood rings created, as this is normally done from wood that has to be purchased specially in for you, therefore it is important to ask that question of where is it coming from.

All about Dos and Don’ts of Being a Bridesmaid

Understand your duties

The role of the bridesmaid can vary with brides having very different expectations. Try to find out early on what you will be expected to do, and also how often you will need to be available to help.

Organize a fab bachelorette party

The bridesmaids are likely to be asked to help the maid of honor in the process of organizing the bachelorette party. The timing of the event can vary and may be held four or five weeks before the special day or left until the last weekend before the wedding. The party should be organized with a theme that matches the bride’s personality and something fun for everyone to enjoy.

Expect to spend money

There is a great chance that being a bridesmaid means spending money. The costs involved may relate to pooling funds with other members of the bridal party to plan the bachelorette party, as well as cover the cost of your hair, make up and dress for the special day. Also, there is the cost of travel to consider if you don’t live close to the bride.

Only accept the role if completely interested

Don’t accept the role of bridesmaid simply because you were asked. It can be time-consuming and take up several months of your time. Also, there are times that are certain to be very stressful, so it is only worthwhile while taking on the responsibility if 100% committed to helping your friend or family member. A bridesmaid will take on a lot of roles, such as invitation writing, organizing things and dress shopping.

Don’t get difficult about the dress

The bride may already have a clear idea of the dresses to be worn by the bridal party. So, if it is a style that doesn’t match your particular tastes, you really want to simply grin and bear it. It is only for the one day and you should do what is necessary to keep the bride happy.

Bride’s Dressing Gown

A wedding is a celebration which comes only once in our lifetime. Ordinary clothes may not very well explain the happiness associated with and especially for the bride who will be leaving her past behind to start a new future.

The Wedding ceremony marks the commencement of a whole new life for both the bride and bridegroom. They are going to begin a journey of their happiness and joys. Surely, it must be the most important day for them and one dresses on his/her level best to make it more memorable.

These gowns are worn by the brides at the ceremony of their most important day i.e., their wedding ceremony. These gowns may cost a huge cost, but nothing could match the auspiciousness of the same as they are much more valuable and kept with huge care and responsibility.

It could clearly be said that a bride looks the most beautiful in her wedding gown. One may think why so? The reasons are many. One of them could be the outmost happiness incoming in her life on that day. Another could be the graciousness of the moment she is going to be in.

Bride’s Dressing Gown signifies her immense happiness to be starting a new venture of her life with all her efforts. This gown truly marks her presence on the wedding day to be the most unique. Every bride tends to keep the gown very well preserved and in good care for the rest of her life as the moment related to it.

Now, with changing times, one may ponder upon whether the trends about the gowns may continue or stay the same. As we all know, change is the most constant thing in human life. So, with changing times gowns, their style, their prices have also changed or we could say developed but for the better.

All of us have considered our every day to be the best. But for a girl her wedding day is the most priceless day of her entire life. Dressing gown may be of any length, shape or size, but the happiness associated with them are all the same.

All about Catering Bridal Shower

Catering means that you can create a menu, and while most caterers will have set menus to choose from, they can also customize something just for your party. You have to start somewhere, right? So check out what several have to offer and go from there. It is also not as expensive as you may think and it saves you the time, effort and money involved in doing the food yourself.

One of the best things about a caterer is that they have done this before, many times in some cases. They know how to transport food so that it looks and tastes as wonderful as it did in their kitchens and they know the best way to set up the tables and the best dishes, trays and heating items to use. They can also bring it to you any way that you wish. If you want to head up the laying out you can do that, if you want to incorporate great-grandmother’s china you can do that, and if you want them to do it all, that is okay as well.

Bridal showers don’t happen every day and you want yours to be memorable and not for the cold food or shoddy appearance. Make your day shine with the catered genius that comes when people love what they do and do what they love well.

Using Sparkler Sign Posters

Weddings tend to get crowded at some points when everyone is standing and greeting each other, and in those times concerns of safety might arise because the signs are using electricity as their source of energy. However, considering the low power they operate at and how modest their consumption is, those designed by well-known suppliers will tend to not cause such issues.

You can bet on your messages reaching out effectively to everyone because those who pass by it near the entrance or so will read along and stay updated with what is about to happen.

Notify the Schedule

Like any other proper function, a wedding also has designated time slots during which particular things will happen. Even if you were kind enough to send an invitation card to every household representative present in the function, the chances that they read the entire schedule or remembered it are very slim, so you need to go this extra mile in order to make sure that your guests do not go restless.

There is always a possibility of there being untimely changes that you cannot afford letting everyone know individually, but that is also an instance where such sign posters can come to your assistance. All in all, any problem related to the schedule of the wedding being available to the people can be dealt with using these sparkler sign posters.

Feel Welcomed

When somebody refers to you as an ‘esteemed guest’, you automatically start feeling good about yourself. Being invited to a wedding basically means that you were an esteemed guest for the person who has this day in history named to him/her, and when that person goes the extra mile of placing posters all around saying how thankful he/she is that you could make it, the warm feeling of being welcomed is just overwhelming.

Having some posters all around the area which make your guests experience that feeling is a sign of compassion that they will certainly revere to. In addition, they act as a great addition to the decoration as well, so that is an added point.

Picture Booth

Sign posters which are lit up are great places for people to gather round and take incredible and memorable pictures. There are no limitations which state that you cannot fill up your sign posters with appreciable humor that lightens up the place. Young people tend to be attracted to such ideas and they call up their friends and sometimes even the people who are marrying to take a picture around the funny poster, which goes on to become a keepsake in the upcoming years.

Hiring Vintage Wedding Cars

The first step to finding the best vintage wedding cars for hire is to go online. These days the majority of companies advertise online, this can save you valuable time and energy. Bear in mind that when you set your wedding date, your list of things to do grows exponentially and for many, it is one of the most stressful times of their lives. You will want to make this an easy process and with online websites, you can find companies, views their fleet and make a selection without having to leave your home, giving you the time you need to concentrate on the other aspects of your special day.

Before you choose a company, it’s advisable to choose three reputable companies that you can review in detail. Take your time and go through each company’s website to learn as much as you can about them, including how long they have been operating and the areas that they provide their services to. From here to the independent review sites, never rely on the reviews you find on the company website alone, get honest feedback from past and current clients that you can use to steer you in the right direction and help you create a short list of vintage wedding cars specialists that you feel you can use on your wedding day.

With all this information at your fingertips, you can now compare the companies against the other to find the one you feel the most comfortable with. Take their years of experience, their vehicles and their reviews into consideration. Never let price determine your decision, but rather focus on the quality of the vehicles, whether they are clean, maintained and services and if they are available on your chosen date.

Next look at the selection available. Some car hire companies these days only specialise in one or two types of car, you want an extensive selection. Look for companies that provide a full range of vintage wedding cars, along with matching vehicles, so you and your fiancé can both arrive at the ceremony in the same car, being united before you actually tie the knot. This can make such a beautiful impact to see both parties arriving in the same car.

Pricing must pay a role, as you are working to a tight wedding budget, but it shouldn’t be your devising factor. Ideally the companies you are considering are willing to enable you to do a search online where you can add your collections and delivery post codes and your chosen date to get a quote. This can ensure you know exactly what you are expected to pay and the price should always include an experienced and qualified driver.

Catering Wedding Day

Finding the right caterer is tough, and unless you happen to have one in the family, you’ll have to go hunting for one on your own. The best place to start, like with most things is to ask your friends and family who they used or if they know of anyone who caterers weddings. Armed with this information you can then go and visit with the caterers to see if they would be a good fit. It’s not use waiting till the last minute, however, as they can get booked up. Give yourself a good year if not more (if you live in a highly populated place) to find the perfect one for you.

Menus can be tricky. What do you want to feed your guests? Do you want the food to fit the theme of the wedding (like a barbecued feast for an outside barn style wedding or a lobster tail sit down dinner for a black tie affair) or will a simple menu do? Luckily caterers will have set menus that you can choose from and most will also let you customize what you want served. Maybe you want a little of this and a little of that? They can do that.

Caterers can also be in charge of your dessert table, a candy table or anything else that you wish to incorporate into your big day. Remember that they have done it all before and are experts in making food look and taste great.

Once you have found a caterer and have settled on a budget the fun can begin. You will have your dream wedding dinner all set. Some venues will do in house catering which will save you a lot of time and effort in finding another one, but if you aren’t a fan of their offerings, then by all means bring in your own. After all, this is your once in a lifetime, and you don’t want to be disappointed at the dinner.

Favorite Wedding Venue

It wouldn’t have been a Bay Wedding without the Los Angeles Brass.

Dancing the night away, with the sound of whales splashing in the bay, fulfilled our romantic expectations of the perfect wedding. A lilting pianist fingering the ivories during the warm afternoon, and then a brass band in the evening, we asked for the ambiance of the Morro Bay, an elitist kind of feeling. And we got it. Every bit of our expectation was met there.

The wedding planner hadn’t recognized our requests at first, but with a little bit of encouragement he sought out every vender we requested.

Every couple had a different story to tell about their bay area wedding, and yet… Every one of them revealed the exact same story, of romance blooming on the bay. Their return to the docks to watch the whales feed, and ultimately meeting the one they loved in the shadow of Morro Bay Rock.

I had only dreamed of a Morro Bay Wedding!

Each of our brides, from a wide range of ages had spilled the same concept as we discussed wedding venues. All of them had wanted a Morrow Bay Wedding at some point in their lives, either because of a child hood vacation, a romantic interlude, or some other reason that directed them back to the bay. But it wasn’t until we met the Barden’s that we realized the whole reason for the incredible bay area romantic vision.