Planning

How Involved Should Your Man Be In The Wedding Preparations?

It’s quite simple to forget there’s another person involved in your wedding. With the way a lot of the planning happens, you’d think the groom was a third-party. Brides to be have different views on how involved their partners should be in the wedding preparations. Some want everything to themselves and others get frustrated at the lack of input from their partners. The answer to this age-old conundrum is, it depends on your man. Don’t Get Greedy You should never commandeer the entire wedding for yourself, unless your soon-to-be husband wants you to. The problem is not every man will say something when their fiances are in full wedding mode. They don’t want to cause any conflicts so they’ll keep their mouths shut. Please

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Choosing the Perfect Theme and Colors for Your Wedding Day

The first step when planning any wedding should be the wedding theme selection. Your wedding theme will be the starting point from which your wedding plans start to come together. The theme will dictate the style, colors and formality of your wedding. It takes a lot of thought and effort to choose a wedding theme that suits both your personalities as a couple.  Your wedding theme should be relatively easy to execute and fall under the category of good taste. Most couples work with each other to decide the theme of their wedding; this can be fairly simple if they both share an interest or pastime. The majority of themes are decided on simple things such as color or choosing a particular season of the year, but if you need a more indulgent

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Budgeting for a Wedding Planner

When it comes to planning a wedding, one of the biggest issues on the bride’s mind beyond the thought of what the actual outcome of the big day will be is how much the entire event will cost. While some brides prefer to keep things simple, and others may choose ultimate extravagance, the cost of an average wedding still comes with a hefty price tag. In fact, major news outlets like CNN, Reuters, and the New York Daily News reported that the average wedding cost for 2012 hovered around $27,000 - $28,000. While that budget is most quickly allocated to things like the dress, venue, invitations, flowers, cake, catering etc., not every bride thinks to budget in the cost of a wedding planner. Some brides may feel like a wedding planner isn’t a

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How To Make Your Wedding Truly Unique

Wedding day is the most important day in the lives of both bride and the groom. From selecting the perfect wedding dress to personally supervising the wedding menu, we all try to go an extra mile for making it memorable for the rest of our lives. To make the wedding a hit, you need to make sure that not only your close relatives, but your other guests too return with a big smile. For the host, the biggest challenge is to keep his guests truly engaged and entertained throughout the evening. Finding unique ‘wedding activity’ ideas may seem daunting, but can be relatively easy once you start surfing the internet. Here are a few tips which can make your special day extra special. Making the special day extra special You can start with

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Entertainment Ideas for Your Fairytale Wedding

Full ball gown, check. Glass slippers, check. Prince charming, check. You are all set for your fairytale wedding. The only thing that would complete your happily ever after is a wedding entertainment that will be memorable for you and your guests. This part can be tricky since it involves a few elements like your budget, venue constraints and what is available in your area. Here are a few ideas that are easy to find and will surely complete your fairytale wedding theme. Character Appearances Nothing says fairytale wedding more than having a fairytale character in attendance. You can get a Major Domo to announce you as the new husband and wife or get fairy godmother to sprinkle fairy dust on you as you exit the ceremony. Whichever part

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How To Choose The Best Photographer For Your Engagement Pictures

Getting engaged can be a fantastic thing. Some people have a party and others just have a personal celebration such as a meal out. This can be an occasion that you wish to remember by having some photographs taken. These might be during a party or just to have a set taken with the two of you together. It can be great to have a set of photographs to mark the occasion for you. However, it is important to make sure that you choose the best photographer. In order to do this, some of the tips below can help. Personal Recommendations It is well worth asking people whether they have used a photographer for their engagement photographs and finding out whether they can make a recommendation. Finding out who other people like and dislike can be

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Common Pitfalls of Wedding Music Planning

As most married couples and wedding planners would know, music is a vital element that can either make or break your big day. Sure your gown, decor, and catering all play a major role in the wedding, but it’s the music that can inspire guests to enjoy the whole night and make your wedding a day to remember. Some couples think that once they’ve booked their wedding musicians, they’re done with wedding music planning. However, there are still many steps to comply to make your wedding truly memorable. Prevent a music fiasco by learning the potential pitfalls to avoid. Starting the ceremony silently Because of the focus on your grand entrance, you might forget that your guests are already waiting for you to appear. Do them a favor

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