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Wedding Tips on How to Relax

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Coming up to your wedding relaxation is very important to ensure you look your very best on the day. Here are some tips to help you relax.

Relaxation – breathing correctly acts as a natural tranquillizer for the nervous system and so the deeper you breath, the calmer the mind becomes. Acquiring the ability to relax totally is something very few people achieve but the benefits of practising a relaxation technique can stand you in good stead for coping with the stress of your wedding, as these steps can also act as a great stress relief exercise.

Follow these simple steps to achieve full relaxation:-

  1. Lie down on a comfortable mat in a quiet room, legs outstretched, arms resting gently by your sides.
  2. Close your eyes and take a few slow, deep breaths.
  3. As you inhale, tense all the muscles in your body, feel them tighten and become taut. Then, as you exhale become aware of all the tension ebbing away.
  4. Bring your shoulders up to your ears as far as you can, making sure that your head stays flat on the mat, count to five and then slowly drop your shoulders back to their original position.
  5. Now for
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A Time Saving Wedding Tip

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Designing your wedding invitation can be a lot of fun, and many brides really enjoy choosing the pieces that go into their invitations. While you are ordering your wedding invitations, think about how many thank you notes and other stationary items you may need. It can be convenient (and often save you time and money) to take care of everything at once. Some things to think about ordering together include:

  1. Wedding invitations. It goes without saying that your wedding invitation is the piece you will design first. Whatever style you choose will set the tone for your wedding. Choose a pattern that will work well in different pieces or has accent colors you can play off of in your other stationary.
  2. Save the Date cards. These cards are usually sent out before anything else. When you are thinking about your wedding guest list, you will most likely have a group of people you know you’ll want to invite. Go ahead and get your Save the Date cards ordered (and get some extras just in case you want to send more out later).
  3. Stamps. It can be easy to overlook stamps until you get ready to
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14 Essential Wedding Tips

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Weddings can be a stressful event as things may happen on the day that are completely out of your control but with enough preparation and support from your friends and relatives it can be the most memorable and joyous event you’ll remember for a long time to come. Here are some handy tips to bear in mind to ensure that your special day goes as smoothly as possible:

  1. Be aware of time: at the start of your day time moves slower than normal (“it’s only 10:00 am, I’ve been up hours”), but once you’re an hour away from the start of proceedings it goes into overdrive; and take time out together during the day – it will be over before you realise
  2. Allow plenty of time for marks from bra straps and socks to fade.
  3. If you’re getting ready in a hotel, make sure you have a pair of scissors for cutting the tags off new items.
  4. Leave plenty of time for doing up the dress if it has lacing at the back. It looks easy in the shop when they show you how to do it, but on the day it can add to the

Craft Memories with Unique Wedding Invitation Designs

A wedding is the most special day of a couple’s life. A wedding invitation design should reflect the aesthetic of the day and illustrate how much the couple values their guests. But with so many wedding invitation options to choose from, it’s easy for them to get overwhelmed.

From DIY invitations for a uniquely personalised touch, to bespoke couture and designer invitations that exude class, there will always be an option for every couple.

DIY Invitation Options

For the artistic romantic or perfectionist, do-it-yourself wedding invitations give ultimate creative control over the finished product.

The first things to consider when designing a DIY wedding invitation are options for card stock and papers. Choose from a matte or metallic card to form a base for the invitation, and pick from a variety of papers. For maximum elegance, there are textured paper options such as embossed, flocked, and foiled papers. For the environmentally conscious, recycled paper is also an option. Invitation wallets can be laser cut into a silhouette for that extra touch of personalisation.

After picking the invitation foundation, it’s decoration time! This is the part of the card creation process that DIY invitation

Tips and Tricks to Help It Go Smoothly

Outdoor spring weddings are still as popular today as ever. Weddings conducted outdoors in the springtime are some of the most unique and memorable events ever held. Couples have been married in all types of environments. Some of the most famous places to have an outdoor wedding include sandy beaches, mountaintops, meadows and lakes but there are many other beautiful places where the ceremony can be held.

The fresh air and sunshine creates a unique atmosphere that’s inspiring, fun and exciting. It’s a great way to start off your new life together. However, there are a few issues that you must be aware of when having your wedding outside so you can be prepared. A few of the main problems you’ll encounter with spring weddings along with a few tips and tricks to help ensure your ceremony goes smoothly are listed below:

· Rain– One of the main problems that you must be aware of is the weather. You never know when things might take a turn for the worse and a rainstorm pop up. The best way to prepare for this scenario is to have tents set up over you and the guest. This way, you’ll be prepared and your

Wedding Tips For Glowing Grooms

Some Tips Regarding Groom Dress and Jewelry and Others

1. Use different type of jewelry preferably in diamond vintage collection, pave collection. Even jewelry for men is also available like in simple studs with single diamond earrings and in pairs also. As a second choice brides may go for ruby. And for the third choice pearl is suitable.

2. Crown and veil may be used for hair accessories.

3. Bride’s and Groom’s wedding dress are another important issue. Gowns are preferable for brides and suits for grooms. Designer dresses are also available for both. Wide range of collections of bridal dresses is also available. Remember: go for those dresses which are comfy for walk in stairs, and also comfy for sitting in chair. Unique styles like brocade chiffon satin are suitable as bridal wear.

4. Next important point is make-up. Make-up should match with the dress and with personality. It should go as gravity of situation.

5. Wedding hairstyle is another point. Gorgeous hairstyle can be done by professional hairdresser. But always go for that which suits the most.

6. Manicure and Pedicure must be done at least before 3 days.

7. Bride’s purse, gloves, and shoes must suit with the dress and surrounding ambience.

8. Grooms

Destination Wedding Tips

If you are a prospective bride or groom looking for a destination for your wedding or honeymoon then the tips below have been put together with you in mind.

Firstly ask yourself:

What area you would like to get married in and why?
If it is in the area in which you live ask yourself are you looking for a venue that is easily accessible to your wedding guests?
If it were out of town how far do you think your guests would be prepared to travel?
If you have chosen to have a destination wedding, what country have you always dreamt about visiting and do you have the budget to do so?
If you choose to get married in another country, will you be having an intimate boutique wedding? Or how many guests will you invite?
Will the guests be expected to pay for themselves or will you pay or part pay for them?
These are all factors that may affect your decision in choosing your wedding location and venue.

Once you have decided on the country and area, you then need to ask yourself, do you want to have your ceremony at the same venue as your reception or will

14 Essential Wedding Tips

Weddings can be a stressful event as things may happen on the day that are completely out of your control but with enough preparation and support from your friends and relatives it can be the most memorable and joyous event you’ll remember for a long time to come. Here are some handy tips to bear in mind to ensure that your special day goes as smoothly as possible:

    1. Be aware of time: at the start of your day time moves slower than normal (“it’s only 10:00 am, I’ve been up hours”), but once you’re an hour away from the start of proceedings it goes into overdrive; and take time out together during the day – it will be over before you realise.

 

    1. Allow plenty of time for marks from bra straps and socks to fade.

 

    1. If you’re getting ready in a hotel, make sure you have a pair of scissors for cutting the tags off new items.

 

    1. Leave plenty of time for doing up the dress if it has lacing at the back. It looks easy in the shop when they show you how to do it, but on the day it can add to the stress levels if you’re short of time!

 

    1. Have an

Money Saving Wedding Tips

Even if you have in mind an extravagant wedding, chances are you don’t want to pay the earth for it! No matter what your wedding ideas, there are always ways to save money.

Let them eat (cheap) cake!

Cupcakes cost approximately £100 less than tiered cakes, they look fab, are already in individual portion size and you can even save on delivery costs by picking them yourself. If you’re feeling like a domestic goddess, or know a great cake-making friend, why not DIY?

Money saving food:

Buffets generally cost less per head than a sit down meal, and can be just as beautifully presented and tasty as a traditional 3 course dinner. You can even do some of it yourself, or get friends and family to help out – things like salads, canapes and finger foods are easy to do at home and store well in the freezer or fridge so you can make them in advance.

In-season flowers:

Flowers that are blooming now are much cheaper than more exotic types, or out-of-season flowers. Check with your florist to see what’s readily available at the time of your wedding and tweak your arrangement to suit your style and colour scheme.

Intimate music:

If you have your heart set

Money Saving Wedding Tips and Ideas

After being a bride myself and realizing how expensive weddings can be and how the smallest details add up so quickly, I decided to put together an article that provides tips to stay on budget. There are ways to save on wedding expenses while still having a fabulous wedding.

First, pick three things that are most important to you such as the food, dress, and open bar. Contact the vendors you want to use and budget for these items first.

Limiting the guest list will save money on invitations, food and alcohol, not to mention the more people who attend the more favors and flowers will be needed for the tables. Cutting the guest list won’t be as hard as you think. If you have never met, spoken to, or heard the guests name do you really want to be introduced at your wedding?

Choose only your absolute favorite people to be in your bridal party. The bridal party gets very expensive with bridesmaids bouquets costing about $100 each and buying thank you gifts.

Pass on unnecessary details such as expensive paper for programs or an upgraded bar.

Get multiple quotes on wedding stationary including invitations, programs and menus. Printing and paper costs vary across

Green Wedding Tips

Here are tips for couples to consider who want to create a more sustainable wedding day:

o Have a daytime wedding and have at least part of it outdoors in the sunshine or early evening using natural light. When it gets darker, use soy-based or beeswax candles to gently illuminate your tables and LED lighting which is more energy efficient.

o Choose 100% recycled content, processed chlorine free paper for invitations, place cards, save-the-date cards, programs and menus. You might consider just printing one menu card per table and placing it on a small stand. Similarly, print one program per couple, if you wish to have some type of program. There are many lovely green invitation options to choose from and you can also design great custom invitations with a favorite graphic designer. Find one who can also do beautiful hand letterpress work. Paperless invitations or save the date cards are another eco-friendly option, though they are not right for everyone.

o Work with caterers who prepare food using local and organic produce, humanely raised beef and poultry, and sustainable seafood. Ask caterers not to use polystyrene, ask that they recycle and that they work hard to generate as little waste as possible

Tips For Brides and Guests

Wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions involve much planning and preparation. From the selected venues to the wedding invitations to the final honeymoon send off, a wedding can be totally stressful or the best day of your life. In order to help you and your guests enjoy the event, here are some suggestions for the bride and groom and their guests to follow.

Guest List. Wedding invitations are formally addressed to those that are invited to the ceremony and/or the reception. The bride and groom have predetermined the venue and budget and invited those they want to have on hand to help them celebrate their marriage. If the invitation is sent to a single person, it should indicate if they are allowed to bring a date. An invitation addressed to a couple may include the names of their children if they are welcome to attend.

When you receive an invitation you should respect the intent under which it was sent. If your children are not mentioned or you are single and the invitation did not indicate that you can bring a date, do not appear with extra people in tow. It is not acceptable to add names to the response card or even

Fall Wedding and Halloween Weddings Tips

If a fall wedding is in your plans, consider if you will these suggestions to make your special event a day your guest will remember for years to come.

Traditionally fall wedding color schemes incorporate either rich jewel tones in traditional fall colors such as reds, oranges, browns and yellows. Fall flowers such as chrysanthemums and zinnias in theses rich hues are a great choice for your wedding bouquet, floral arrangements and reception table centerpieces.

For an elegant display, consider using either live or silk branches of colorful autumn leaves instead of flowers in your arrangements and centerpieces. One of the loveliest fall wedding bouquets I’ve seen consisted of small sprays of red and orange maple leaves tucked into a bouquet of gold chrysanthemums. Today’s bride has a wonderful selection of fall theme wedding favors in traditional fall shades to choose from to complete her color scheme.

Some modern brides prefer to use chocolate brown with light-blue accents as the color scheme for a fall wedding. If you prefer this color scheme, consider having your florist dye some chrysanthemums blue and tuck a few bare dark brown branches in amidst the flowers for your floral arrangements and centerpieces.

As a unique touch for that

Wedding Tips For Glowing Grooms

Some Tips Regarding Groom Dress and Jewelry and Others

  1. Use different type of jewelry preferably in diamond vintage collection, pave collection. Even jewelry for men is also available like in simple studs with single diamond earrings and in pairs also. As a second choice brides may go for ruby. And for the third choice pearl is suitable.
  2. Crown and veil may be used for hair accessories.
  3. Bride’s and Groom’s wedding dress are another important issue. Gowns are preferable for brides and suits for grooms. Designer dresses are also available for both. Wide range of collections of bridal dresses is also available. Remember: go for those dresses which are comfy for walk in stairs, and also comfy for sitting in chair. Unique styles like brocade chiffon satin are suitable as bridal wear.
  4. Next important point is make-up. Make-up should match with the dress and with personality. It should go as gravity of situation.
  5. Wedding hairstyle is another point. Gorgeous hairstyle can be done by professional hairdresser. But always go for that which suits the most.
  6. Manicure and Pedicure must be done at least before 3 days.
  7. Bride’s purse, gloves, and shoes must suit with the dress and surrounding ambience.
  8. Grooms should wear those suits which suit the best.
  9. Finally, Brides

Tips The Perfect Wedding Cake

Selecting the perfect wedding cake is important and exciting. This is one of the wedding tasks that you will be able to have fun with. After all, its your wedding and when you are searching for the perfect cake, you can choose anything that you want to have. Most of the weddings have a theme or special color to them. This theme can be incorporated into the cake. The cake should fall into the theme and become one of the most important focal points of the day.

The first tip is to choose a cake that is going to coincide with your wedding theme. Think about the location of the wedding and what is important to you. This is the one thing that you can have a great amount of control over and it is going to be one that everyone gets to judge when they see and taste it.

You can have your cake be any flavor that you want it to be. For the design, you can use anything that you want. You will be surprised at the amount of things they can use for the decorations and the designs that are used on your wedding cake. Great cake decorators

Destination Wedding Tips

If you are a prospective bride or groom looking for a destination for your wedding or honeymoon then the tips below have been put together with you in mind.

Firstly ask yourself:

What area you would like to get married in and why?
If it is in the area in which you live ask yourself are you looking for a venue that is easily accessible to your wedding guests?
If it were out of town how far do you think your guests would be prepared to travel?
If you have chosen to have a destination wedding, what country have you always dreamt about visiting and do you have the budget to do so?
If you choose to get married in another country, will you be having an intimate boutique wedding? Or how many guests will you invite?
Will the guests be expected to pay for themselves or will you pay or part pay for them?
These are all factors that may affect your decision in choosing your wedding location and venue.

Once you have decided on the country and area, you then need to ask yourself, do you want to have your ceremony at the same venue as your reception or will you

Learning Digital Photography Wedding Tips

Having a friend or a work colleague ask you to photograph their wedding can be a real honor but a totally scary thought. Weddings are such an important day – a once in a lifetime photo opportunity. It can be the most rewarding event to shoot, but it’s the one event you should make sure you know what you’re doing. The last thing you want to do is to look bad on such an important day, but if you do a great job you can turn a fun hobby into a lucrative weekend profession.

Many aspiring photographers want to know what kind of camera is best, which lenses should they use, is digital better than shooting film? There are many factors to consider and many choices with equipment! All of which will help you shoot those memorable moments, composed and in focus.

With today’s digital photography, most aspiring photographers find it easier and more satisfying than shooting film, but to take your camera out for the day to capture all of the special moments of a wedding – well to be honest, it can be pretty overwhelming. You can journalistically capture the moments of the day easy enough, but how do you

Cheap Wedding Tips

Although it may seem hard to believe, weddings are becoming more expensive each year; with a financial outlay in the region of twenty-five thousand dollars it is not surprising many couples are reluctant to commit. It may feel as if you must have an expensive wedding or miss out, this is not the case as huge savings can be made without sacrificing that much; the day should be about the couple, not what they have spent and a cheap wedding can still achieve this. It just requires a little knowledge, imagination and clever ideas to reduce the huge amount that is spent; this could make it a reality for less than you think.

Cheap Hand Made Gown

Almost never considered are the costs associated with the hand made wedding dress; many brides sell their dress soon after they are married and this is a sensible way to reduce the cost. As the wedding dress has probably only been worn once anyway and you can get a once expensive dress for half the price; consider buying an evening gown or cocktail dress from a department store perhaps even look into renting your dress for the day.

The Wedding Reception

The biggest savings can be made

Wedding Tips For Criers

If you ask brides what their biggest fears are for their wedding day, you will get plenty of different responses, from rain to drunken relatives to tripping on the way down the aisle. One of the main concerns, though, one that is shared by almost all brides, is that they will get too emotional during the wedding, and will end up a sobbing mess. If you are worried that your tears of joy will make it impossible for you to say your vows, these are a few tips to help out.

We’ve all seen it, either in movies or in person: the bride being escorted down the aisle by her father in her gorgeous white dress, veil, and wedding jewelry. She seems perfectly composed – until it is time to exchange the vows. She becomes so emotional that she can barely choke out her “I do” before losing it completely. If this sounds like a likely scenario for your wedding day, there are a few things you can do to prepare.

Think about what part of the wedding you think will trigger strong emotions. For instance, if you think that it will be reciting your vows, practice a few times alone in

Summer Beach Wedding Tips

There’s nothing quite like getting married on a sandy beach with the warm sun shining down and gently pounding waves frolicking in the background. Summer beach weddings are more popular than ever and couples are choosing to exchange their vows on exotic islands and on ocean and sea-side beaches in warm climates everywhere.

A beach wedding requires that the bride and groom be dressed properly in lightweight clothing that is casual, yet sophisticated. A bridal gown for a beach wedding should be rather simple and can be either short, knee-length or long – the choice is up to the bride herself. There are many lovely strapless dresses as well as v-neckline and mermaid halter top beach wedding dresses available that would all be perfect to wear for a beach-themed wedding. The groom can choose either a casual white linen suit or just a pair of white slacks and a light colored shirt worn without a tie. If the wedding is at sunset, the same attire is appropriate but may require some layering. The bride can wear a crocheted cardigan or light shawl and the groom can add a sports jacket made of silk, cotton or linen.

As far as what the guests