How to Have a Nature Wedding

The internet is huge where there are hundreds of millions of people plugged into it. Subjects for just anyone are being discussed. Perhaps you’d be considering how to have a nature wedding. A great many others are curious about exactly the same thing. There is lots of beneficial info you may choose to access in case you wanted to. Maybe this informative article can help you reach whatever objectives you might have regarding the way to have a nature wedding. [Read more…]

Consult with Your Wedding Photographer Before the Wedding

Few things in the wedding process will cause more grief and heartache than the photographer and the job they do or do not do for your wedding.  A photographer can make or break the memories with the job they do on the actual photos, but can cause stress on the wedding day with certain things as well.  Here are a few things you should consider with your photographer before the wedding day arrives. [Read more…]

Use Common Sense on Your Wedding Guest List

Even though this is the most important day of your life and one you will never forget the details of, it is important to consider who will be in attendance.  You may first think that everyone you have considered a friend should be invited and share in your moment, but you may want to reconsider.  There are certain people that you should consider not inviting because of possible issues with possible confrontations. [Read more…]

Wedding Thank You Card Etiquette

Wedding Gift Thank You Card Etiquette

Make sure you thank your guests for their wedding gift!

Saying Thank You means your guests matte long after your wedding!

You will receive more gifts and money for your wedding than most of your birthdays in your life combined, for good reason.  However, you shouldn’t take this gifts or people who gave them to you for granted, they may have given you something that took great effort to get.  For this reason you should consider a few things when sending out “Thank You” cards.

  1. Don’t wait more than three months to make out and send out your thank you cards to everyone who brought you a gift.  Remember that the more time you take the less thankful and gracious you seem to be and you don’t want to give that impression to anyone.
  2. Make sure you address everyone from the family that attended the wedding in the card that you send.  Remember, most women are the ones that actually go out and purchase the gifts so even if you don’t know the woman well make sure she gets her due credit.
  3. It is very important that you document in your card what it was that the person or people who bought it for your actually bought.  When you are opening gifts  you should write down who bought what so you can reference it, this will only make people more happy with your card.

Do all of these things and you are guaranteed to have people feel great about their gift giving and remember that as other events – such as having your first  baby- occur in your life.

The Importance of Sending Wedding Invitations on Time

There are countless parts of planning your wedding that could cost you a good bit of stress and money, one being your wedding invitations.  The longer you wait to send out your invitations the less people will ultimately show up to your wedding, meaning less gifts and checks!  To avoid this problem you need to follow a few important guidelines and steps to make sure your guests are properly informed. [Read more…]

Wedding Planning Tips: Ceremony and Reception At The Same Location

Spice up your wedding day with Chivari Chairs and Hot Pink and Orange SashesMake your wedding day easy on both you and your wedding guests.

When you are planning a wedding there are any number of ways to factor in planning your wedding to help your guests be comfortable and able to enjoy the celebration .  One way that will assure your guests enjoyment in your day would be having your ceremony and reception in the same location.  This will cut down on confusion for your guests. Think about it this way – your some of your guests will be from out of town. If you are having a Destination Wedding, everyone will be new to the surroundings.  For those living in vicinity of your wedding venue, they may still be unfamiliar with that particular location. This will also cut down on your stress the day of the wedding with so many phone calls from lost wedding guest especially if your wedding ceremony and wedding reception are in two different locations.

First, it is important to remember that many of your wedding guests many not be familiar with the location of your wedding ceremony or reception.  If they are not familiar with either they will be struggling to find both in one day, which could cause a lot of undue stress.  Even though your map and directions inserted in your wedding invitation may be perfect, people still have a hard time following a route. Of course, a great GPS can certainly help lead the way.

Second, it is important to remember that you will have a limited amount of time at your own wedding reception due to your wedding photographs being taken after your ceremony.  Time seems to go by so quickly once the ceremony starts. Besides you will be anxious to join your wedding guests and if you are still at the ceremony site taking pictures this will cut down on your enjoyment of your reception and having to drive across town could cut down even more.  Don’t let your wedding day be more stressful  and lose any time with family and friends because the ceremony site is logistically too far away from the reception. The whole point is for you to have a wedding day that is wonderful, stress-free, and exactly the way you wanted. Just keep in mind these concepts when choosing a wedding venue that works for you. If you think about all sides to your wedding day from the bridal room to the dance floor, you will be able to make the right choice for your wedding day.

Wedding Tip Idea: When planning a wedding for one bride having her ceremony at a church and the reception at the beautiful Safety Harbor Resort and Spa the solution was to have the cocktail hour start later in order to give guests a chance to relax. This allowed the bride and groom to complete the after ceremony pictures at the church and then join their guests at the beginning of the cocktail hour.

Wedding Reception Seating: Why You Should Consider Your Guests

Many people don’t do assigned seating at wedding receptions any longer and there is nothing wrong with this approach, but you should consider your guests in certain situations.  If the general age of the people coming to your wedding is young, under 40, you shouldn’t be concerned about the volume of music, for instance.  However, if you do have some wild activities planned you should consider seating people appropriately. [Read more…]

Don’t Get Carried Away With Diet Plans for Your Wedding

Looking Your Best On Your Wedding Day

Set realistic goals for your wedding day.

You will look gorgeous on your wedding day.

A wedding is intimidating to many men and women because of the fact that you know this is the largest event that you and your fiance will plan. Besides that, there are so many details and decisions to make. Who should you invite to the wedding?  Where should the ceremony and wedding reception take place? What kind of food will be served and in what manner? Stations, Buffet, full-plated service? What should your bouquet look like, and so on.  Then there are  the   pictures and videos that are not only taken on your wedding day but will be around for the rest of your life.  This is great in one respect as you will be able to reminisce and fondly share your wedding with each other. Besides these are the happy memories you will create for a lifetime.

However, sometimes the very thought of having to be in front of so many family and friends as well as being photographed so many times can send you into panic mode. You may decide to start a diet regiment or join Bridal Boot Camp dieting and exercising to lose weight.  Just be sure to set realistic goals and have a great support system. Perhaps all your bridesmaids will start with you.The point is to start with a goal such as lose 15 pounds in 4 months or tone and firm my legs in 3 months. Set your goal as something that is doable and fits into your schedule.

With a diet & exercise plan, working, sharing time with your fiance, and planning a wedding – you are bound to feel the stress. That’s where your support system comes in and helps you to stay on track without feeling overwhelmed. Ask for help. Delegate early on in your wedding planning. It will really help you focus on losing weight or toning up.

Losing weight should be put in to perspective. One thing I know for sure in planning weddings is that all brides are absolutely stunning on their wedding day. You will be too, I promise.  You should only try to lose weight and tone-up if you have that set that as a goal to meet for your wedding day.  As long as you lose weight the right way you will be excited and happy on your wedding day. I already know that you will glow and Wow your groom.

Get the Groom Involved in Wedding Planning

Ask Your Spouse To Help You Plan A Part Of The Wedding

Guys Can Plan Weddings Too!

Your Groom Help You With The Decisions For Planning Your Wedding?

Men are traditionally told that all they have to do in the wedding process is show up in a tuxedo and say “I do”.  While it is true that this is a very important part of the process it is not true that it is or should be their only role or right.  Every groom should be involved in the wedding process even if it is to simply give his opinion on the decisions that are be or have been made.

While it is a traditional gender role that tells men that they don’t have to be involved, it is true that men don’t have much excitement about the process.  They aren’t excited about picking out flowers or looking for dresses because it is not of interest to them, but they could be excited about choices.  Don’t get the groom involved to much in the beginning stages, they haven’t been considering the details like colors for their entire lives.

One way to change this, is to ask your groom which part of the wedding would he like to plan? Guys are great at focusing on a task until it is completed. Make sure that you discuss all of your wants and needs concerning the portion of your wedding he is willing to take on. Perhaps he could plan the bar and make a list of what will be needed the day of your wedding. Maybe you could have him take over the logistics and scheduling. I have known several grooms that have planned the music even hiring a live band or making CD’s or loading an Ipod for all components of a wedding from the Wedding Ceremony to the Reception. They are so great about helping us – we just have to let go and trust that our soon to be spouse knows us better than anyone and will make sure that above all else we are happy.

Whittle down the choices to two or three options most men will give their opinions on and become involved in the process.  This will give your groom a feeling of ownership in the wedding and make it feel like a day for the both of you.  This will only give you more of a feeling of unity on the day of the wedding. The best part is that you will find that you make a great team and you no longer have to do everything by yourself!

Take Advantage of the Internet in Your Wedding

The internet has changed our world in countless ways and in countless situations, but many people don’t think of this as life happens.  We are so entrenched in traditional steps to take with a wedding that we sometimes forget that the internet has made many wedding steps easier.  Listed below are three ways that the internet has changed wedding and wedding planning. [Read more…]