5 Things To Ask Your Wedding Band

One of the most popular trends today when it comes to hosting a wedding party is to have some form of live entertainment. While this might mean a magician or a comedian, for many hiring a band is a great way to go. There’s just something unique and memorable about having a live band playing at your wedding. Certainly, it blows a DJ playing the usual party songs repeatedly out of the water and takes away the predictability that such events can often bring. However, before you hire a wedding band, you need to make sure that you’re getting something amazing. Here are five questions you need to ask. 1. Will You Compensate a No-Show? This might seem an awfully negative point to start with, but how are you going to feel if your wedding


DIY Backyard Wedding Planning Guide

Saying “I do,” in a comfortable, rustic backyard can be a perfect start to a lifetime of domestic bliss and a great way to treat your friends to a beautiful reception in a warm, homey atmosphere. Not only are backyards a perfect place to tie the knot, they can also be a great location that does not cost as much as traditional reception areas. There are as many types of backyard receptions as there are couples, and the options are endless when it comes to decor. Here are a few tips for the DIY backyard wedding of your dreams! Emphasize The Meaning Of The Location One of the best things about a backyard wedding is the chance it gives you to spend your special day in a location that has meaning for you and your family. Highlight the importance


Top Eight Outdoor Wedding Mistakes

Outdoor weddings are well known for their natural beauty and understated charm. Unfortunately however, the one thing that they’re not well known for is being particularly easy to plan. Make no mistake, outdoor ceremonies come complete with quite a wide range of unique challenges. And if you fail to take appropriate countermeasures, said challenges are more than capable of derailing an otherwise perfect day. When it comes to planning an outdoor wedding, an excellent first step to take is simply learning what not to do. Should you find yourself dreaming of the perfect blue sky ceremony, here are eight common mistakes to avoid when planning it. No Wedding Canopy If there’s one mistake that you don’t want to make when planning


Ten Ways To Make Your Wedding Special

Adding creative, crafty touches is the perfect way to personalize your wedding. Doing some of the work yourself can also save you money. Here are ten ideas to help you create the perfect wedding. 1. Create unique invitations yourself or work with a professional designer and printer. Crafty brides can embellish invites with scrapbooking elements, ribbons or fabric. 2. Personalize your gown. Customize an off-the-rack dress by adding trim, beading or brooches for a one-of-a-kind look. If you sew, create your own dream gown or piece one together using parts of other dresses. 3. Make special gifts for your wedding party. If you make jewelry, create accessories for your bridesmaids. If you’re interested in art, make a collage or scrapbook


Eight Things Not To Do Now That You're Engaged

So he’s popped the question, you’ve said yes and you’re now the proud owner of both a loving fiancé and a ridiculously shiny engagement ring. Before you rush out and tell everyone you know however, it’s important to take a breath. With all the excitement of getting engaged comes a strange tendency for people to make some rather silly mistakes. And if you’re not careful, you can easily find yourself hampering your wedding day before you’ve even started planning it. Here are eight things not to do now that you’re getting married. Don’t Try to Rush Things Most engaged couples are shocked to discover just how much time goes into planning the perfect wedding. It’s therefore very important to give yourself plenty of


Getting Married At Sea: The Pro's and Con's Of Cruise Ship Weddings

Weddings are a wonderful time and cruises make for a fantastic holiday, so the idea of combining the two can be a dream come true. With the opportunity for a really unique wedding location, lots of ways to customize the occasion and some seriously spectacular backdrops, a cruise ship wedding can be the most incredible day. However, the cruise ship wedding is not for everyone and it’s important to think it through thoroughly before you book anything for such an important occasion. Here are some of the pros and cons of cruise ship weddings to help you make up your mind. Pros Organization – Most cruise liners will be able to offer some kind of wedding planning service so if you’re looking to get some help organizing the big day this


Alternative Wedding Transportation

Getting married is a momentous occasion in any couple’s life, and putting together your dream wedding is a fun and exciting way to prepare for married life. And there are many couples out there who are breaking away from the cookie cutter mold of the traditional wedding and are mixing it up, putting their personal stamp and style on the new age wedding. Unconventional weddings are fun and much more relaxed than the stiff, formal affairs with huge numbers in attendance. These days, people are really going to town and stretching not only budgets, but imaginations, and some really special events are making wedding history. When it comes to wedding transport, the new trends are no exception. Where traditional weddings have called for vintage,


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