Wedding Planning Ideas
Every bride wants to capture their wedding in the most beautiful and elegant photos. With winter in most areas around the states there are a lot of bare trees and dead plants for scenery. While it may be cold outside a blanket of snow is a beautiful touch to any background. To make the most out of the landscapes nearby here are some winter wedding photo ideas.
With tall trees and evergreens mixed in the mountains are a beautiful place to take wedding photos. The elevation change gives the photos a beautiful background while focusing on the bride and groom. You will most likely find snow up at higher elevations as well so you can capture the beauty of winter.
One of the small but really important parts of planning your wedding is picking out what type of wedding invitations you want. Whether you like a basic card or have a design in mind that is fancier then it is nice to know what your options are. Here are the different types of invitations you can choose and tips about each of them.
These print yourself kits are a great way to make your invitations both easy and affordable. With all the parts included you can make some pretty invitations and RSVP cards for a lot less than ordering them. They sell these kits at most large chain stores, stationary stores, party stores and card shops. While they are less expensive they do come out really nice.
If you have not already ordered the wedding cake for your spring wedding then you may want to really start brainstorming what you want. There are so many different types of cake flavors and fillings that different bakeries offer. Set up a taste test where you sample their cakes by eating cupcake versions of the cakes. Once you have decided on the flavors then it is time to decide how you want the cake presented. Here are some ideas you may want to use when ordering your spring wedding cake.
While traditional white or ivory frosting is a beautiful look for a wedding cake you can bring out the colors of your spring wedding with a colored cake. Having your cake covered in colored frosting allows for a simple white bead around the edge or a basic white frosting design on the cake.
Table centerpieces are a great way to get creative when planning your wedding reception. You can go with traditional flower arrangements in clear glass vases or you can do something more unique. To help plan for the reception here are some spring wedding centerpiece ideas you can make your own.
A fish bowl is a beautiful centerpiece that is full of life and represents springtime in such a unique way. With color coordinated marbles or glass blobs in the bottom you can customize the appearance of the fish bowls on the tables. Also the selection of fish is easy since beta fish and gold fish are the easiest fish to use without a bubbler. Both types of fish come in a variety of colors so you can choose the color to go with the wedding colors.
As the middle of winter approaches there is much to prepare for your spring wedding. The months of March, April and May are the official three months of spring. With snow melting in spring the animals are more active and plants begin to grow. This is the season of new beginnings and getting ready for the warmth of summer. Here are five themes that are appropriate for your wedding in the spring season.
One of the most beautiful parts of spring is all the flowers that grow. These are primarily bulb flowers like tulips, daffodils, crocuses, irises, hyacinths and lilies. They all come in an assortment of colors so you can have a variety of color at your wedding. While tulips, daffodils, irises and lilies are great for arrangements, you would want to do potted plants of crocuses and hyacinths for centerpieces.
Food and alcohol are two of the most expensive parts of a wedding reception. Buffets and time of day are a great way to cut down on the cost of food. However there are limited options for cutting back on the alcohol tab while still not having to charge at the bar. To help cut back on some costs here are five tips to help keep you alcohol tab low at your wedding reception.
Limited Hard Alcohol
The best way to save money on your alcohol bill is to have only a few types of hard alcohol and mixers available. This might mean you have a short list on the bar that says the few types of mixed drinks and other bottled alcohol available. A few examples are margaritas, rum and cola, cranberry and vodka, and mimosas. Then you just have to stock up on the two ingredients in each drink which is not as expensive as an unlimited bar.
If you are having a winter wedding then the last minute details are most likely being made. While table centerpieces are not necessary, they do add a formal look to the reception. Most florists charge quite a bit of money to make simple arrangements for the table centerpieces. To help save you save some money this holiday season here are five inexpensive winter wedding table centerpieces.
As a traditional way to get some color in your house this time of year poinsettias make great centerpieces. You can find small plants that come in three or four inch pots at a garden center or flower store. Then all you need to do is pick out some pretty pots to plant the poinsettias in and use the planted flowers as centerpieces. If you put a few on each table in the center then each couple can take one home as a wedding favor.
There are so many photos all over tabloids about the latest celebrity weddings. From custom made dresses to out of season flowers, when money is not a problem you can really spend too much on the wedding. To help keep your celebrity like wedding under the normal cost of one hundred thousand to one million dollars I have put together some money saving tips.
The best way to find your celebrity like wedding dress is to pick your favorite dress from the available wedding photos in the magazines or online and get looking. Take the photo to your local bridal boutiques and mainstream bridal stores to try and find one that has the same style and accents. This will cut the cost of the dress from about twenty thousand to less than one thousand dollars with shoes.
Planning your pirate wedding can be lots of fun, especially when it comes to decorating your reception hall. While it would be nice to have the wedding on a pirate ship or on the beach, those locations are not always available or in the budget. For a more affordable alternative you can rent any typical reception hall and decorate it to feel like your very own pirate ship. Here are some decorating ideas to help you bring the idea to life.
To give the feel of entering into the world of pirate ships and booty you can decorate the entrance with a creative sign with the words “Ahoy Me Mateys” or “Here Be the Weddin”. Use a piece of driftwood or regular poster board to paint the sign and then hang it over the door or put it on an easel.
One of the most popular themes at weddings today is pirates. There is something about pirates that makes weddings full of fun and games. From the costumes to the role playing, there is something for everyone in a pirate themed wedding. Here are some tips to help you plan your own pirate wedding.
The best locations for a pirate wedding would be on the water or on the beach. Renting a boat to have the wedding on the water would be a great experience as long as you didn’t have a very large guest list. On the other hand if you have a lot of guests to invite then having your wedding on the beach would be easier to accommodate a large reception while still giving the feeling of a pirate theme.
Deciding where to have your wedding ceremony and reception can be quite a headache. There are many places that advertise for weddings but most get booked up years in advance and cost an arm and a leg. While this is acceptable to some brides, most are in need of a more reasonable price. To help with the headache here are some venues where you might like to have your wedding ceremony or reception.
If you or someone close to you is a member of a country club then this would be a great place to have your ceremony and your reception. Of course if you want to have you ceremony in a church that is fine too but the reception would be wonderful at a country club. Whether you are overlooking a golf course or an array of tennis courts and swimming pools, the scenery is usually very beautiful.
Whether your wedding planning is in full force or just beginning at some point you will be thinking about who is going to marry you and your fiancé. The person who you hire or ask to conduct the ceremony can come from a number of backgrounds and relationships in your lives. While some people are less particular about this, it is a pretty important part of the wedding. Here are some ideas to help you choose who you want marrying you and your fiancé at the wedding.
Leader at Your Church
This is a pretty common decision for those who have grown up going to a particular church. The hard thing to choose is between the bride’s church and the groom’s church. This decision might be based on the religion you have chosen to pursue which could mean going with the Minister at your church instead of the Rabi from your fiancés synagogue or temple.
With the new year upon us and a wedding to plan there is much to do. In order to make sure your guests have the time to arrange for coming to your wedding it is important to send save-the-dates. While some places charge an arm and a leg to do this for you, it is relatively easy to make some yourself. With that in mind here are several ideas for you to make your own save-the-date announcements.
One of the easiest ways to make inexpensive save-the-date announcements is to design a photo greeting card. Almost all stores that have a photo department will print the photo cards. Some allow you to upload your pictures online and use them to design the card from the comfort of your home. The program in the store and online has the same idea where you choose a template and customize the photo and text boxes.
One of the biggest worries about planning a wedding reception is making sure your guests enjoy themselves. The last thing you need is a bunch of family and friends complaining about how they didn’t have a good time at your wedding. To ensure the guests have a night to remember you will want to hire great entertainment. Here are some great ideas to make your wedding reception very entertaining.
Decorating your church and reception can be quite costly these days. Many brides have turned to making up their own centerpieces and decorations for the tables. To help you decide on some homemade centerpieces for your wedding I have come up with some different ideas you might want to try out. Good luck being crafty and enjoy the creativity.
Items for holding flowers come in all shapes and sizes. You can even make flower holders out of materials around you house or in the garden. The most obvious items you can use to make centerpieces are different shaped vases. They come in many geometric shapes including squares, circles and ovals.
Making the decision to renew your wedding vows is very special for you and your spouse. This is a way to rekindle the flames after years of marriage and hardships you endured together. As a transition in life, renewing your vows is a great way to celebrate the love you have for one another. To better understand why couples decide to renew their vows I have come up with some reasons to share with you.
There is a lot of recognition these days for couples who stay married for twenty or more years as the divorce rate continues to increase. With hope for the best in life it is unfortunate that so many people turn to divorce instead of working things out. To celebrate your love for each other and to reminisce about the last twenty or more years together, renewing your vows is a wonderful experience.
Themed weddings are very popular these days and due to the demand for coordinated wedding dresses many seamstresses have started making dresses for each of the themes. If you have your own idea of what you want then you can also have a dress specially made. Whether you want to design your own dress or find a designer that has some already made, there are recommended materials and styles for each theme. To help choose the perfect dress for your theme I have come up with some of the most popular themes and gone into detail about the dresses you are looking for.
As the saying has gone for years when it comes to a bride’s luck on her special day;
Something Old, Something New,
Something Borrowed, Something Blue,
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.
Have you ever wondered where it came from or what to use? Here is a little history and some ideas to incorporate this Victorian Era marriage tradition into your own wedding.
With your wedding date just around the corner there are many last minute details to think about. Sometimes your wedding planner will go over them with you but with the way the economy is these days most women have taken it upon themselves to plan their own weddings. Good for you if your schedule permits planning the wedding as it can be a lot of fun. With that said, here are some specifics to think over before the big day.
Planning your wedding can be quite a headache these days due to all the hype about every little detail. These nit-picky things add up to a whole list of tedious tasks you and your fiancé will cringe about by the end. Trying to incorporate all the little hopes and dreams of both of you along with input from the wedding planner (if you have one) and parents (if you let them) can bring you to your boiling point. To try and eliminate reaching your limit I have come up with five ways to simplify your wedding.
Today there are many religions that people have grown up with or have been subjected to as adults. It is quite common for a wedding to take place between a bride and groom of different religions. With this situation the couple would typically choose to go along with the wedding ceremony of the more religious person in the couple. However, more commonly today the bride and groom have come up with ways to incorporate both of the religions into one ceremony. With that in mind I have come up with the most common wedding traditions seen in dual-religion ceremonies.
Stepping on the Glass
A popular wedding ceremony tradition that represents the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem is stepping on the glass. This is part of the traditional Jewish wedding ceremony that has been taking place for many years. To add a bit of your Jewish heritage to the ceremony you could add the stepping on the glass to the end after the “kiss the bride” and before you walk back down the aisle as husband and wife.
In times of financial difficulty it is sometimes hard to really enjoy planning such an expensive event as a wedding. With rising costs of food, entertainment and travel one could argue that it is easier to put off the wedding until times change. However, many people have overcome the difficulty and gone ahead with their wedding plans. Here are some of the most popular recession time wedding trends and tips on how to make them work for you.
Shorter Guest List
This is one of the most popular wedding trends these days due to the fact that providing food and beverage for more people makes your wedding bill outrageous. Not to mention you have to use a larger venue. This means you have to work really hard on the bride and groom guest lists. We all know it is not so fun when it comes to cutting people out.
Finding ways to keeps the kids at your wedding entertained can be quite a challenge. Let’s face it, most families have at least a few little or big kids that will be attending the wedding. In order to keep your sanity about planning the wedding, I’ve developed some ideas that will help you accommodate the young ones and keep them entertained.
A fabulous tip that I wish I would have know when planning my wedding is that prom dresses make great bridesmaid dresses. This is especially wonderful for those of you that have younger ladies in the wedding and want to keep up with hip styles. The dresses come in an array of colors and styles so you are sure to find one or two that keep the wedding party looking amazing. With that in mind, here are some ideas on how to have prom dresses as bridesmaid dresses.
Congratulations! You are engaged and ready to plan one of the most important days of your life. With all the expectations and childhood dreams of what you would like your wedding to be, there is so much on your mind. I’ve come up with a checklist to make sure you don’t forget the important parts of the wedding. Use this checklist as a guide to planning your wedding and add or subtract as necessary with details you like or dislike. Print the list and check things off as you finish them. This creates a fun and organized approach to planning your big day.