January 2015

January 26, 2015

As the host and hostess of your wedding, you definitely want everyone there to feel really entertained. Aside from music, there are a lot of other ways you can make sure your guests have a lot of fun –and we have gathered some of the best ones in the following list, so make sure to read on and inspire yourself!

  • Bring a bit of childishness to your wedding. Just because this is a wedding, it doesn’t mean that you cannot allow yourselves (and everyone else invited) to be a bit playful. Game such as Mad Libs, Bingo and Icebreakers can bring a lot of fun to your wedding reception –and they can even be printed out on stationery that suits your wedding theme as well!
  • DIY bars. Everyone enjoys having fun with DIY and bringing such a bar to your wedding can turn into a huge success. From a DIY drinks bar to a DIY candy bar and a DIY confetti bar, the only limit you have is your own creativity –so make sure to use it and your guests will be enchanted.
  • Get social on the Internet with a custom-made website and app your guests can use to share all those special moments at your wedding. We all love selfies and shooting photos with our smartphones –so why not use this to your advantage and collect the most beautiful pictures made at your wedding?
  • Rent a photo booth. Again, the only limit you have when it comes to photo booths is, well, your own imagination. Renting a booth to fit into your wedding theme is a great way to complement the décor, but it is also a great way to provide your guests with some extra-entertainment as well.

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January 19, 2015

Wedding toasts are great moments both for the couple who has just gotten married and for the people who give the actual toasts. While everyone knows (at least broadly) what they should say, keep in mind the fact that there are certain things you shouldn’t say as well. What are those things, more exactly? Read on and find out more.

  • Anything mentioning divorces, how many couples get divorced, people’s skepticism over whether or not the marriage will last, any kind of surprise at the fact that this marriage actually happened and everything similar to these things. Even if you say them lightly and jokingly, there will be at least two people in that room who will not take them as well as you would –so simply try to avoid saying any of these things and you will not offend anyone.
  • Anything mentioning alcohol, how drunk you are, the fact that you want another drink and so on. We all know people tend to get tipsy at weddings and even if you have had one too many gin tonics, you should still try to keep yourself sober for the toast. After all, this is an important moment for your friends/relatives and you don’t want to ruin it for them.
  • Anything mentioning ex-boyfriends/girlfriends, ex-husbands/wives or even the fact that you dated the bride/groom first. Nobody in that room wants to know about the married couple’s previous relationships –and you shouldn’t be the one spilling the beans.
  • Anything that would be generally embarrassing for you or for the married couple. A toast is not the right time to sing songs or mention the fact that the bride will get pregnant sooner than anyone is expecting.

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January 12, 2015

We all know just how pricy weddings can get. And we all know that all brides and grooms-to-be out there want to have a wedding that truly suits their love story and their style as well. If you think your wedding budget is too high and if you would like to slash it at least a bit, read on because we have collected some tips to help you do that.

  • Be creative with your venue. If you don’t want a ballroom wedding, you don’t have to pay that much to rent a venue. A theater, a fancy lounge bar or any other location you truly enjoy will most likely cost less than an actual wedding ballroom venue. Even more, keep in mind the fact that you don’t have to spend a lot of money on the reception rehearsal. If you want to, you can even have your rehearsal over beer and pizza or barbecue.
  • Renting is not such a good idea. Now, renting might feel like a smart choice, but the truth is that it can sometimes end up costing much more than actually buying what you need (table linens, chair covers and other similar décor-related items). Even more, keep in mind that buying your décor means that you can also sell it once the wedding is over –and you will get back a lot of the money you have invested in it.
  • Saving big money lies in the small choices. A wedding DJ that costs a bit less, not sending out actual Save the Date cards but normal postcards, choosing to get married by a friend or relative instead of paying an officiant –all these things eventually add up. Before you know it, a good part of your honeymoon will be almost paid for!

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January 5, 2015

In general, wedding etiquette feels like a very vast (and confusing) territory. Not until very long ago, etiquette had to be followed almost religiously. However, these days, wedding etiquette is more a matter of option rather than a matter of “rule”. Even so, you will definitely need to pay attention to at least part of the rules that come with wedding etiquette. Here are some ideas you might want to take into consideration:

  • If your parents are remarried, treat things with utmost sensitivity. If you want to make sure no “quarrel”arises on your Big Day, have an open talk with everyone involved. Considering the event, your parents and stepparents will most likely understand that they should get along (even if they don’t actually like each other).
  • Also, keep in mind that there’s no actual rule as to who should “give you away”. Some brides choose their fathers, some go for their brothers and uncles and other brides even choose to walk down the aisle between their mothers and fathers. Even more, if you are close to your father and stepfather too, you can definitely walk between them.
  • If you want to have a break between the ceremony and the reception, that’s perfectly fine. However, make sure it isn’t too long (two, three hours at most) and make sure your guests are properly entertained meanwhile (this is when most brides organize the so-called “cocktail hour”).
  • Including pets in the wedding ceremony is quite common these days. However, make sure your officiant or ceremony site have nothing against this. Talk to the key people before deciding on whether or not you should bring your pup or kitten to walk down the aisle with you.

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