Amazon Wedding Registry: How To Use It And Why It’s A Great Tool

11-11-Ideas for Weddings Wedding Tips & Ideas | January 27 2017 | by Jenny | 0 Comments

Amazon Wedding Registry

Now that you’re engaged, it’s time to start talking “wedding planning”. This is a very complicated language, since there is generally so much to do in so little time, especially if your wedding is less than a year from now. This is why today, we are going to talk about the wedding registry. Specifically, about the Amazon Wedding Registry.

Most of the time, couples tend to be quite unprepared when it comes to putting together a list of things they would need after they get married, especially if they did not live together beforehand. Wedding guests will be really thankful when they attend a wedding with a registry prepared, because it saves them the time, the headache and sometimes, even a trip to the store where they have to figure out what to buy. So, when you create your wedding registry, wouldn’t it be best if you could find a store which has everything? Sadly, there are few of them that do. However, you could switch to an online store. A store with a huge product database, with quick delivery, reliable and prices affordable for everyone.

A store like Amazon. The Amazon wedding registry section which may be difficult to locate at first, when you’re on the website’s homepage. You have to go to ‘Lists’ and then select ‘Wedding Registry’ from the drop-down. However, you could also use Google to search for “Amazon wedding registry” and the first result is the one you need.

Signing up

As with all wedding registry stores, you have to create a wedding profile to get you started. That means that Amazon requires some of your wedding information in order to create your Amazon wedding registry. You will need an Amazon account for this, so you can either use the one you already have or create a new one in case you’re new to the website.

The first section is “About you”. Here, you must state your full name and your partners’ name, as well as your roles (bride/groom/partner). You also have the option of inviting your partner to edit the registry. In case you already have an Amazon account with a physical address linked to it, Amazon will recognize this address and ask you if that is where you’d like Amazon to send your gifts. Please take note that Amazon works with a lot of third party sellers. You need to authorize the sellers to ship these products to your home, if that’s the case.

The next section is “Your wedding”. Obviously, this is where you have to enter the basic wedding information: the event date, the location (including city, state and country) and the estimated number of guests.

The third section is “Your privacy”.

Amazon Wedding Registry Sign Up

Here, Amazon allows you to share your registry by making it public or you can keep it private for the time being. There is also the option of allowing only certain people to see the registry, by giving them a link that Amazon will later generate.

Amazon Wedding Registry items

After the process above is complete, Amazon will redirect you to the actual Amazon wedding registry page, where you can start putting together your wishlist. You will notice that in the upper left corner, you have you name, as well as that of your future spouse and a wedding countdown. There are 2 more figures which are currently 0: the number of gifts you have added to the registry and the number of gifts that your guests have already purchased. From this point on, you can start searching Amazon’s Registry Suggestions, which are broken down by categories such as Small Kitchen Appliances, Flatware, etc.

If you’re not sure where to begin, there’s a category called “Popular wedding gifts” and it’s just the right section to get your started. Here you can see a collection of some of the most popular gifts that people have added to their wedding registries in the past.

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Once you have found a product to your liking, you will notice that in its small window, you have the option of selecting the quantity and then adding the product to your registry by pressing the designated yellow button. Once the item has been added, you will notice that you can edit the details for that specific product. This means that you can change the quantity of that product, add comments for your guests to read or even remove that item from the registry.

Once you’ve added the first item to the list, you will notice that the first digit in the upper right corner, the one after the wedding days count down, has now changed to 1. By clicking on that number, the website will redirect you to a page with all your current Amazon wedding registry items. Every item has a green flag in the lower right corner of its small window. By clicking on it, you can modify the priority of that item, by setting it to “high”. This will alert your guests that you are more interested in some of the items added to the registry and they can focus on purchasing those first.

Even if everyone loves receiving gifts, not all couples know where to start creating this Amazon wedding registry. You can approach your wedding registry from 2 different angles: either by adding the items you really need to get you started in your new home, or by adding the items you’ve always wanted, but don’t really need and didn’t have a chance to buy yet. In general, the second category includes fancier and more luxurious items which may not be affordable to all your guests. As a general recommendation, you may want to add the items you need first, while taking into consideration that some of your guests may be on a budget.

Shopping by brand stores

If you’ve wanted the new Nespresso coffee maker but you weren’t able to afford it up until now, this is your chance to get it. The “Shop brand stores” option allows you to browse some of the virtual Amazon stores of big brands which are popular in the wedding gifting “industry”. You have access to names such as Mikasa, KitchenAid, Microsoft, Vitamix, Oxo or Calphalon.

Shopping by style

This is where the Amazon wedding registry process really gets interesting. With curated collections such as “Streamlined Sanctuary” “Eclectic Entertaining” and “Modern Mix,” there’s a little something for everybody’s tastes.

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Basically, this category allows you to choose your own style and start adding items to your registry that fit the style you’ve opted for. For example, the “Scandinavian” style includes some specific décor items, mostly in white, which is considered the basic color for this look.

Your registry

You also have the option of modifying your registry by selecting the “Your registry” option from the left-side menu. “Share your registry” gives you the option to make your registry available to other in 3 different ways:

• By using a direct link. Amazon generated a direct link to your wedding registry page which you can directly share with your guests
• Social network sharing. With integrated shortcuts to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and your email client, Amazon allows you to publicly share your wedding registry by posting it on your social media accounts or by sending it via email.
• Website embeds. Amazon also created an embed code which you can post directly on your website. You may not own a blog, but maybe you’ve created a wedding website, especially since there are so many ones out there which are free to make.

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You also have your “Thank you lists & returns” option which will display the information of the gift buyers, allowing you to thank them afterwards.

Other options

One of Amazon’s wedding registry features is called “universal registry” and it is something used by brides all over the world. This option allows you to add items to your Amazon wedding registry even if you haven’t found them on Amazon’s website. However, if you purchase a gift from another website, you need to know that none of Amazon’s policies will apply to that purchase, even if you’ve added the item to that registry. For gifts purchased from stores or websites other than Amazon, customer service (including returns) is handled by that seller. Amazon has no control over your experience once you leave their website and the A-to-Z Guarantee does not apply to these orders.

Conclusions

To wrap things up, we’re going to take a look at the main benefits that Amazon’s wedding registry service provides above other similar online shops.

• You will receive 10% off remaining items on your registry after the event for savings of up to $100, once you’ve completed the registry.
• You have access to the largest selection of gifts that can be included in a wedding registry from a single source. Even more, you are not limited to household items, but can also choose from other categories such as games, fashion items, cosmetics, electronics, tools and even hobby items.
• Amazon is quite generous with its shipping, which means there is a high change you can benefit from free shipping on a lot of items.
• The huge database of users also comes with a lot of user reviews, which means there are high chances of having customer opinions on every item you add to your wishlist. Amazon reviews are a great way of discovering the experience people have had in the past with the product you’re interested in.
• If you are unhappy with one of the products for whatever reason, you have the option of returning that gift and you will be compensated in the form of a gift card which you can use to purchase other Amazon products.
• With the Amazon wedding registry service, it is also easier to put together a “thank you” list. Amazon will give you a list with the names of your gifters, as well their address and the items they purchased. This way, it is easier for you to send “thank you” cards.

So if you’ve decided to give it a try after reading this, just click here to get started with your Amazon Wedding Registry.

8 Elegant Wedding Flutes For Your Big Day

11-11-Ideas for Weddings Wedding Tips & Ideas 11-11-Ideas for Weddings Food & Drinks | January 23 2017 | by Jenny | 0 Comments

Whether you decide to purchase them as a gift for a newly engaged couple, for a future bridal shower or you’re buying them for your own wedding or engagement party, wedding flutes should be elegant and representative of whom you are as a couple. Some of you may think that a simple pair of glasses can’t say much about you and your future spouse, but the variety of this product is really overwhelming.

8 Ideas for Elegant Wedding Flutes

Whether you decide to purchase them as a gift for a newly engaged couple, for a future bridal shower or you’re buying them for your own wedding or engagement party, wedding flutes should be elegant and representative of whom you are as a couple. Some of you may think that a simple pair of glasses can’t say much about you and your future spouse, but the variety of this product is really overwhelming.

From simple, crystal clear flutes, to sapphire pairs adorned with Swarovski crystals, wedding champagne flutes can be personalized up to the point where they are even engraved with your name or your wedding date. Wedding flutes engraved with your name are actually more affordable, mostly because huge manufacturers, the ones that make the more expensive flutes, don’t usually provide this service. This means that you have to draw your attention to the more mainstream wedding flutes.

Your wedding flutes should be nothing short of elegant, since they even have a strong meaning. Champagne flutes are a symbol of personal achievement. As most dream interpreters will tell you, if you dream of drinking from an adorned champagne flute, this is a sign of prosperity on a personal level. If you are being joined by co-workers or colleagues, it’s also a sign of professional achievement.

Waterford Crystal Lismore Sapphire Wedding Toasting Flutes

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By far one of the best choices in terms of wedding flutes, the Waterford Crystal Lismore Sapphire Flute Pair. They will add a tint of color to your wedding tabletop, thanks to the deep sapphire blue that matches almost any wedding dress. This pair measures 11 x 6.2 x 14.1 inches and weighs about 1 pound. The fine crystal of these flutes should be hand washed in warm soapy water, rinsed thoroughly and dried with a lint free cloth. We don’t recommend using a dishwasher to clean your crystal as it can dull and damage the surface.

Waterford wedding flutes are amongst the most popular one in the world. The company was founded by William and George Penrose. The Penrose brothers opened the first glassmaking factory in Waterford in 1783, where their work was immediately recognized for its clarity and purity of color.

Amongst the buyers, you can discover true Waterford enthusiasts which have acquired similar flute pair in other available colors, such as red or amethyst. While they are a great choice for wedding toasts, these wedding flute sets can be used for any toasting occasion or even as a collector’s item.

Customers are satisfied with the sturdy wrapping of the package, which includes bubble wrap for further product safety. Currently, the best deal is available on Amazon (click here) and there are only 3 pairs left in stock.

Waterford Crystal Lismore Crimson Toasting Flutes for Wedding

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Priced at $130, the Waterford Crystal Lismore Crimson Flute Pair makes a fine choice for those looking for wedding toasting flutes, flutes for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, engagement parties and any other romantic occasion. These flutes are made of premium crimson and clear lead crystal. The classic Lismore pattern combines diamond and wedge cuts to create this wedding flute set which is washable only by hand.

Customer reviews for the product are mostly positive, being described as wedding champagne flutes of good quality. However, some customers were not entirely satisfied with the purchase, complaining about the color of the set. According to one customer, the glasses are rather a dark pink rather than the deep ruby depicted in the photo listed on the product page. This set is often purchased together with the Waterford Crystal Lismore Sapphire Flute Pair and the Waterford Toasting Flutes, Set of 2 Lismore Amethyst. Only 9 sets are left in stock on Amazon (click here).

Waterford Lismore Wedding Toasting Flutes, Set of 2

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Fans of Waterford’s wedding flutes sets now have a choice to buy this clear pair of wedding champagne flutes in classic Lismore pattern. The trumpets were cut with diamonds and wedges to result in this wedding flute set which stands at 9-1/4 inches high. Right now, the best offer you can find is on Amazon (click here).

While the reviews for these wedding flutes sets are mostly positive, there are people who have complained of their package having arrived in bad conditions, even with the glasses being shattered and therefore destroyed. Others have complained of the glasses having chipped edges and even the packaging not being an original Waterford box. The positive reviews are mostly related to the popularity of the brand, the elegance of the product and the price, considered affordable by many customers.

Since its beginnings, Waterford has exponentially expanded its offerings beyond traditional stemware to embrace and complete the luxury lifestyle experience. Today, Waterford brand products include: stemware and barware, fine china and flatware, vases, bowls and centerpieces, collectibles, wedding and anniversary gifts and more.

Love Forever wedding flutes sets

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Another set from the Waterford collection, the Love Forever Champagne Flute set are packaged in premium, hinged gift boxes.

The high-quality of the crystal has made customers happy. Most of them compliment the packaging, which seems to inspire elegance. A lot of people chose to purchase these toasting flutes for wedding parties as a wedding gift or a bridal shower gift. However, they are also suitable for engagement parties, but also for other non-wedding related events. You can find them on Amazon.

Known as a city in Ireland, Waterford is also one of the most popular glass-making companies worldwide. The company of Waterford was first established in 1783 on land adjacent to Merchants’ Quay in the heart of the Irish harbor town of Waterford, just minutes from the present day House of Waterford Crystal. Its founders were brothers, William and George Penrose, important developers and principal exporters in the city.

Crystal Champagne Glasses by Vindi Design

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Since simplicity is translated into elegance, the Vindi wedding flutes are a suitable choice for anyone looking to spare a buck to go the extra mile. Whether you are looking for a pair of wedding champagne flutes, a gift for a wedding, engagement, baby shower, thank you gift or just a thoughtful gift for that special someone in your life, the Vindi Design champagne flutes are worth a shot.

These crystal toasting flutes for wedding parties subtly sport the emblem of the hummingbird. You can find the symbol on the bottom of the base and at the top of the stem as you look down into the champagne glass. Vindi has chosen the hummingbird as a symbol for a very specific reason. It is the only bird in the world that can hover, fly backwards and change direction almost instantly, setting themselves apart from all other species.

This wedding flutes set comes in a black box, suitable for any occasion and which doesn’t require any extra gift packaging. People have described these glasses as being strong and durable, beautifully crafted and they strongly appreciate the unique silver leaf stem. For more details such as price or delivery times, check out the product page on Amazon (click here).

Waterford Jim O’Leary Lismore Celebrations Toasting Flute Glass

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Waterford Crystal is one of the few companies today that still practices the ancient craft of mold making. Very little has changed over the centuries: wood molds and hand tools of beech and pear woods are used by their master blowers to shape the molten crystal. Due to the searing heat of the crystal, these molds have a life span of just 7-10 days. Using a furnace that reaches temperatures of 2,400 degrees F, Waterford craftsmen manipulate and transform molten balls of glowing, red hot crystal to reveal the shapes of Waterford Crystal. This is just a small part of the heritage that Waterford is known for.

As part of the Jim O’Leary Lismore Celebrations collection, this Waterford wedding flutes set is a popular choice amongst people who are looking to buy such an item, even with a gifting intention. With positive reviews from its customers, the stock now bears only 1 more set of Waterford Jim O’Leary Lismore Celebrations Toasting Flute Glass (click here for the product’s page).

Olivia Riegel Celebration Flute Pair

Olivia Riegel Celebration Flute Pair
We draw our attention from the Waterford collection to bring you a different kind of wedding flute set: those from the Olivia Riegel collection. Decorative artist Jon Morris Olivia Riegel in 2000 as a tribute to his grandmother: a consummate collector of chic costume jewelry. His vision was to offer customers elegant bejeweled objects that incorporate vintage details with a modern sensibility. This vision continues as Jon’s designs are translated into a rich collection of handcrafted home décor, giftware, bridal goods, and women’s accessories.

This hand-enameled set of wedding flutes includes Swarovski crystals and measures 2.5 x 2.5 x 10.2 inches. It can hold up to 8 oz. of champagne and it comes with a signature box included, which makes this set suitable for a wedding, engagement, anniversary or bridal shower gift. The design of these flutes stands out from a crowd of heart-shaped engravings which are common for wedding champagne flutes. This silver-tone filigree finish flute pair is also popular with the customers who have expressed their satisfaction especially towards the rather unique design of the flutes. Check out details like price, stock, etc. on the product’s page over here.

Duchesse Encore Toasting Champagne Flute Glass

Duchesse Encore Toasting Champagne Flutes
This pair of lavender crystal toasting flutes designed by Vera Wang and manufactured by Wedgwood is a smart choice in terms of wedding flutes. Vera Wang, a name who needs no introduction in the wedding industry, is responsible with design of the flutes. Wedgwood, the manufacturer, was born in 1759, when Josiah Wedgwood, aged just 29, started as an independent potter in Burslem, Staffordshire, England. He began to experiment avidly with clay, exploring its many possibilities. During his lifetime he invented and produced three of Wedgwood’s most famous ceramic bodies – Queen’s Ware (1762), Black Basalt (1768) and Jasper (1774). These remain famous to this day.

Since 1940, at the Wedgwood factory at Barlaston, England, modern technology combines with the ancient skills of throwing, modeling and decorating. These skills are preserved through an apprenticeship program, reintroduced to meet the growing global demand for some of Wedgwood’s most exclusive signature pieces. Apprentices train for up to 10 years to become Master Craftspeople. With 2 strong names combined, the Duchesse Encore Toasting Champagne Flute set delivers. You can find the best price for them here.

Wedding flutes are an important part of the wedding ceremony. Amongst the large number of sorts of glasses such as crystal, glass, plastics and metals, crystal wedding toasting flutes are a top rated preferred by most pairs given that they possess outstanding attraction. Getting engraved with names and dates, they are really things to keep.

Since they will be in all the wedding toast pictures, the flutes need to depict elegancy, be chosen with good taste and in a color that matches the bridal wedding dress and/or the overall décor of the wedding. When your ceremony is finished, you can add them to your glassware collections or hold them in a display which keeps them safe from breaking.

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Most Awesome Wedding Themes That Will Blow Your Mind

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Who said planning your wedding day was going to be easy? Your big day is going to be perfect anyways, but preparing for it can be really stressful as there are so many details you need to take into consideration: the perfect venue, the perfect color scheme that fits your venue, your partner’s desires and personality and so, so many others.

While most of the brides and grooms out there decide to go for a traditional, classic and elegant theme on their wedding day, there are some who dare go over the borders of normal, set their imagination free and approach the most awesome, geeky and unique themes inspired by their favorite movie, video game or book character. From Star Wars and superheroes to princesses, these weddings will surprise you for sure.

Puppet Show – Wedding

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Tammy Caplan and Joe Gold wanted to make their wedding day really special and amuse their guests big time. This awesome couple sure surprised anyone present at their wedding when the ceremony was officiated by no other than the Rabbi puppet! The bride and the groom kept the puppet show secret to everyone, even to their closest friends. It is needless to say that the show “Love boat” put into the scene by the L.A. Puppet school puppeteers, with all its lovely characters – the Rabbi, the Captain and the ring “bear” were a delight.

Star Wars Wedding

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, this lovely Los Angeles couple, Jenifer and Joshua, perfectly included Star Wars elements in their classic and tasteful wedding reception. You will be surprised to find out that not the groom, but the bride was the true geek of the story. She came up with the idea, as her “obsession” runs deep, she even makes a living from posting videos on YouTube about all kinds of Star Wars details. Her family and friends turned out to be really supportive. The maids of honor had the same hair style as Princess Lea and the bride’s father was dressed as Darth Vader.

Minecraft Wedding

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These geeky game lovers, Matt and Asia met through their church, but they fell in love with each other while playing Minecraft. They have created their own world in the digital environment. Matt even proposed to Asia up on stage at MineCon with the help of the game creators, so it was no surprise when they decided to include elements from the game on their wedding day. The lovely couple gathered all their friends, also passionate about Minecraft, and they have made together all the decorations (pixel trees and characters made from cardboard boxes) for their wedding reception. They managed to put together an incredible party which really reflected their love for the game and for each other.

Harry Potter Wedding

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You will not believe how popular this theme is! The Harry Potter books and movies were a real trend a few years ago, but they were so good that they will never be forgotten and every generation will fall in love with them over and over again. Cassie and Lewis from Great Britain decided to go for a Harry Potter themed wedding after they got engaged at the Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a year prior to the big event. The reception was held at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, the “Order of Phoenix” book was included in the wedding ceremony, and each guest received a hand-made wand. The bride and the groom had really interesting accessories as well: Hogwarts garter, mismatched House heels, and the flower bouquet was made from pieces of paper from Harry Potter books. That was indeed a magical wedding!

Shrek Wedding

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Debra Mundy and Mervin Rider decided to tie the knot in an original way, after being together for 23 years. Their wedding day became their own fairytale, as they impersonated two of the most adored characters: Princes Fiona and the adorable ogre, Shrek. Both of them put on the green makeup and the beautiful costumes and they were ready to say “I do”. The bride arrived at the ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage. 40 guests attended their wedding and they were also dressed as characters from the animated movie. The bride and the groom decided to go for this specific theme because it was their kid’s favorite movie.

Superhero Wedding

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Tom and Megan lived their childhood dream through their wedding. They always said that they plan to conquer the world together. That, and their shared loved for superheroes, lead to an awesome wedding theme. Combining the new and the old, they organized a vintage superhero wedding. They had superheroes costumed invites, super-wedding capes for the entire bridal party and the traditional cake was replaced with an ice cream truck. That sounds like lots of fun!

Wedding Weekly #10: Delicious Chocolate Cakes, The Wedding Venue/Fund Raiser & The Best Choreographed Groomsmen Dance

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Welcome to the 10th edition of our weekly newsletter, featuring some extremely delicious cakes and a wedding dance that is going to make you cry laughing!

  1. When Jenny Ly ended her engagement to her boyfriend of five years, she was left with a $5,000 wedding venue contract, which she was unable to get out of. The 25-year-old full-time student from Long Beach didn’t want the money to go to waste, so she decided to put the Clubhouse of the La Mirada Country Club in Santa Fe Springs to good use: by holding a fundraiser for cancer. Check out the full story here: [NBC Southern California]
  2. Our viral post of the week features some of the most delicious cake you’ve ever seen. The visual orgasm that these pastry treats will bring are all thanks to Jean Phillipe Patisserie at Aria. Witness the wonder with your own eyes: [Facebook]
  3. In a small town tucked into a valley, songs from a local band heralded a religious wedding that had remained out of reach for decades. The band, whose name translates to “The Forever Young Friendly Band,” was aptly named to play for 75-year-old Pablo Ibarra and 65-year-old Francisca Santiago, who finally married in the church after nearly a half century together. The couple first met in 1967 while tending goats in the fields outside Santa Ana in the southern state of Oaxaca. Soon, Ibarra asked Santiago to marry him, but with a catch. He wanted her to accompany him to Mexico City for three years while he worked as a security guard at construction sites around the capital: [ABC News]
  4. This groom and groomsmen surprised his bride with the most HILARIOUSLY choreographed dance you’ve ever seen at a wedding! The DJ pretended to be setting up a newlywed game to pass the time, and the bride was completely taken off guard and had no idea what was going on (video by Miranda Marrs Photography):

That wraps it up, so tune in next week for another edition that features juicy gossip, useful wedding tips and the most awesome wedding viral videos!

Couple Renew Their Vows in a Stunning African Photo Shoot

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We’ve found something in today’s archives that will surely delight you. It’s a photoshoot that took place during a vow renewal in Zimbabwe, Africa and in attendance was the bride’s family accompanied by a bunch of majestic elephants. Cory and Lynette Perking have quite a story to tell their grandchildren (and the picture album to go along with it).

The couple who had gotten married 3 years earlier decided to go back to Africa so that Lynette could see her family. But they also had something else in mind: they wanted to help her community in Africa by building a safe house for young girls affected by the AIDS epidemic.

Here are some of their wedding photos which, rest assured, you do not want to miss.

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Rustic Beach Wedding Centerpieces

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For this article we‘ve prepared a few gorgeous floral arrangements created especially for those who are planning a tropical wedding outside the doors, in a more simplistic and soft way. There are so many creative ideas and themes to follow for planning a successful and fashionable destination wedding nowadays, that the modern bride or couple can get easily overwhelmed. We’ve researched more on this topic and created a super wedding planning course you can check out here.

 

 

 

Making the final decision regarding the most adequate theme, colors, flowers and accessories for the wedding décor arrangements is definitely one of the hardest things to do for a bride. It is a challenging choice and this is why you need to pay attention to all important aspects of your wedding. The formality, the venue, the season and the amplitude of the event are the principal aspects that you must take into consideration when planning the decorations for the reception.

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Rustic Beach Wedding Centerpieces (Source: ruffledblog.com)

This article is for those who have decided to plan the wedding on a beach. The style adopted by the designers for these centerpieces is the rustic style. The vast majority of the brides and grooms today are willing to adopt a more simplistic and natural style for their wedding, whether the repletion takes place outdoors or indoors. The natural themes are the trendiest ones among both classic and modern couples and we are happy to offer you a few great examples of this kind.

Wedding Centerpieces Green White Flowers (Source: ruffledblog.com)

Rustic Beach Wedding Centerpieces (Source: ruffledblog.com)

In fact, we recommend these rustic beach wedding centerpieces to all brides and grooms who are planning a simple or intimate reception outdoors and wish to recreate the tropical vibe of the ocean or beach. You can choose any wedding venue in the middle of the nature and used these types of centerpieces. You can go for a simple backyard wedding or for a country-side wedding and adopt this rustic style that is phenomenal! We also recommend these fresh-cut flower arrangements for open field weddings, garden, park or mountain top receptions.

Wedding Centerpieces Green White Flowers (Source: ruffledblog.com)

Rustic Beach Wedding Centerpieces (Source: ruffledblog.com)

You are free to use any other type of flower or recipients for your centerpieces, according to the theme you picked for the wedding. But these decorations here look extremely elegant and classy although they are simple and clean. This is why we wouldn’t change anything about them. They are fashionable, modern, fresh and highly inspiring. The dainty white vases make a stunning contrast and team with the white simple flower blooms and the basket recipients used as decorative elements that can reflect the rustic theme.

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Fashion Tips for the Petite Bride

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When you are shorter than average, finding clothes in an ideal fit for your body structure can pose a real challenge. Just when you find something that is the perfect fit lengthwise, you discover that the sleeves are much too long or the waist is too low. These common setbacks unfortunately often extend to the shorter bride on the hunt for the perfect wedding dress. You may have an image in your head of a beautiful lace and silk gown worn by a bride who is over 1.8m tall, but this isn’t the reality for most brides, regardless of what the pictures in all the bridal magazines might lead you to believe. Choosing a dress that is suited to your petite frame and elongates your torso as must as possible is important, especially if the groom is significantly taller than you.

Detail can often be key when trying to give the impression of a more elongated torso. Lace and bead designs in vertical patterns work wonders in this respect. Jewels are also a great choice, just be sure not to overdo it and make sure none are placed below your hips. Another great way to elongate your figure is to choose a dress that shrinks under the waist and chest. Avoid round necks, when trying to give the illusion of more height, V necks are the best choice.

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Another cut ideal for petite brides is one in which the lines follow the body i.e. a tight fitting dress. The material from which the dress is tailored will make all the difference if you are opting for a tight fitting style. A tall or average height bride can often opt for almost any material. For a petite bride with an almost androgynous silhouette, the best option is a textured material, such as lace. Layers and other flounces should really be avoided. Volume is not your friend – the tighter the dress the taller you will look. If you desperately need some volume in your dress, choose an A-line cut.

A trumpet style dress is another favorite for shorter brides. This style of dress follows the line of the body down to the knee, where it then open up just like the musical instrument from which it got its name. Petite girls should really avoid long tails or veils. Ditch the veil for an elegant headdress to add even more height. Avoid big accessories; they will over do your look. Don’t forget that hair can also be a great source of height. High buns and ponytails can give you some extra centimeters while looking elegant.

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By choosing a dress that gives you the illusion of a few centimeters extra height, it might save you a little discomfort when it comes to shoes. Sure, shoes can also be a great source of some extra height but after several hours of wear this can be uncomfortable and painful, and definitely put a dampener on your party. Put as much thought into your style of dress as possible so you don’t need to earn as many inches from your shoes!

Wedding Cakes With Ribbon On Them

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When we say wedding cake, we first think of a cake that is white, as this color’s symbolism is purity and it works the same with the bride’s wedding dress, so these two elements are somehow connected in our mind. The white wedding cake icing first appeared in Victorian times and since then it is a common fact that we bear in mind the image of a white, yummy, creamy wedding cake when it comes to the wedding party. By the way, we have some awesome tips on how to save money with your wedding cake in this wedding planning course.

The cakes older than the white ones from Victorian times didn’t have the color white, because the ingredients for the icing weren’t easy to be found. The icing requires the use of the finest refined sugar and back then, whoever had it was a symbol of affluence for that specific family.

wedding-cakes-with-ribbon-on-themThe moment when the wedding cake becomes the center of attention is when the traditional cake cutting ceremony is performed. Many of us have witnessed this moment when the first piece is cut by the bride and groom in a joining as husband and wife. After the cutting the guests are served by the bride and this custom dates back to the Roman Empire where this task devolved exclusively upon the bride. After the cake is distributed, the couple starts to feed each other and this custom is also loaded with symbolism; it means the mutual commitment of bride and groom to take care of one another.

In early American wedding ceremonies it was the tradition that the groom had his cake, too. Distinctive to the bride’s cake, the groom’s cake was brown, covered in chocolate and it made its apparition along with the wedding cake. Some states from the South part of America still seem to have preserved this tradition.

What before used to be a simple wedding cake, lately has evolved into what we call a multi-tiered wedding cake. Bakers have created so many styles to decorate the cake that it makes the couple face a real difficult time in choosing the style. The wedding theme has to be the criteria according to which a wedding cake is made. For the ceremonies that have funny themes or retro fashioned theme, or a stylish theme the wedding cakes with ribbon on them are the perfect choice.

The wedding cakes with ribbon on them come in a vast range of options for decorations, most of them bearing the print of the bakers’ fantasy. Ribbons that can be personalized, ribbons with bows, ribbons that match the ribbons and jewels that decorate the bride’s wedding dress, ribbons that have the predominant color of the wedding theme, edible ribbons or plastic made ribbons and the list may go on and on. There are as many styles of weeding cakes with ribbons as many decorative ideas exist in the imagination of the bakers.

If you fancy your wedding cake having a different style than an ordinary one, the cakes decorated with ribbons are easy to prepare if you are into do-it-yourself sort of thing. Ribbons can be the ones made of fabric available in many colors and styles on the market, so don’t hesitate to put your imagination at work and see for yourself how simple this cake can be done adding just a touch of creativity!11

Wedding Bouquet Flowers

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Wedding bouquets are important elements that can complement the look both for the brides and bridesmaids. The bridal bouquets with all other forms used in the wedding ceremony originate way back in the era of ancient Greece where brides used flowers that had fragrance and herbs to chase the evil spirits away. The way nowadays the brides hold in hands the flowers arranged in a bouquet dates from the Victorian Period; at that time this small easy to hold arrangement was created out of a single type of flower that symbolized the feelings of the bride towards her future to be husband.

In present times the brides use for their bouquet a combination of type of flowers, that does not necessary mean something. Sometimes these bridal bouquets are created merely for the sake of beauty and effect of the colors. Before they used to have meanings and symbols, which brides, and not only them, were aware of.

wedding-bouquet-flowersBut if we think better, in those times girls, the future brides, didn’t have anything else better to do than fall in love and dream for the day when that love will materialize in a wedding. They had all the time in the world to think of that day and to choose the meaningful flowers, since they knew by heart their significance as there weren’t so many. But today, only to take into account the meaningful flowers, the ones that fully express your feelings, may take hours, if not days, moreover that there are so many types and colors for each type to decide upon.

A helping suggestion might be the one that offers the option of hiring a wedding florist who can indeed come with a variety of possibilities that match the note of your wedding events. There are also the so-called “bouquet designer galleries” that unfold an entire show of  arrangements one more colorful and meaningful than the other.

The bouquet you have to decide upon has to match your height as there are different types of bouquets (the short and rounded ones for tall brides and the longer bouquets for the short brides), they have to match the colors of your wedding and last, but not least, the theme of your wedding ceremony.

The most pleasing flowers that appeal to the brides are roses, white lilies, gerbera, tiny wild flowers that come in a variety of vivid colors, but these too have to relate to the season when the wedding takes place. Other aspect you may have to take into account is that wedding bouquets can be made of silk flowers which allow the decorators to use their imagination and create elaborate wedding bouquet flowers that do not necessary have to imitate the real ones.  The intricate design of these silk flowers wedding bouquets is a feature that determines the brides to select them; beside this we don’t have to omit the fact that these silk made flowers do not die, do not give pollen allergies, do not get damaged.

Choosing the wedding bouquet flowers is sometimes hard, as there are so many types of flowers, but with a little help from the professional florists or websites this choice will not appear to be difficult after all!11

Alabama Beach Wedding Flowers

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What can be more dream-like location for a wedding ceremony if not the site of a beach? Choosing Alabama as a wedding reception place opens a lot of opportunities to give your wedding party the touch of exotic and freedom. Alabama is a state located in the southern region of the US, being its thirtieth largest state. The climate here is described as temperate with an average annual temperature of 64 degrees F, but in the southern part the temperatures tend to be warmer. Summers though are among the hottest in the US, reaching temperatures of 90 degrees F.

Alabama beach offers the couples a unique wedding experience in romantic surroundings and because of the themes popular in this place, Alabama beach became an attraction for people coming from all over the world. The scenery that displays itself as a perfect background for the wedding conveys at the same time the magical image of a dream. To organize a party down there is quite at handy, since wedding planners are to be reachable, together with the different services needed for the planning and the party itself.

alabama-beach-wedding-flowersOrganizing the wedding on the beach requires for the couple to let their guests know about the location in order for them to get dressed accordingly. Next to the invitation is good to add a weather forecast, since there are situations when the nature plays unexpected surprises, in this case you and your guests might need to be prepared.

Floral decorations, wedding bouquets, bridesmaids’ bouquets, corsages, flowers for men’s boutonnieres are also an important detail of your wedding plan. Be sure you find the florist, along with your other researches, that can integrate the relevant flowers to your party. Considering that the temperature is quite high during the summer season, natural flowers may loose easily their freshness, so you might consider the option of silk made flowers. The art of the florists in this matter is exquisite, since they can replicate the natural flowers in such a manner that one can not tell the difference from a real one to the artificial one.

Lately a way of preservation the fresh flowers appeared on the floral market: the  real plants are treated with a glycerin mixture, thus enabling them to have the same look of freshness and the beauty is that they do not need watering to display the same freshness.

Alabama beach wedding flowers come in a variety of style and color and exotic. The most favored flowers are naturally, the roses. They are also to be found in a wide range of styles and names, such as: bridal pink roses, candia (creamy white with dark pink edges to the petals), Champaign, darling (creamy peach rose), Delores (a soft pink rose), Jacaranda (a hot pink rose), Lady Diana (pale peach rose), Sterling Silver (small lavender rose). Other flowers that are not less appreciated are Orchids – this one comes also in a variety of sorts; Lillies; Anemones – shaped similar to poppies and available in white, blue, red violet, and yellow; Anthuriums; daffodils; freesia; gardenia; lilac; iris and the list can go on. Due to the mirage of its beaches, Alabama is a great place to organize your wedding ceremony!11

Top 5 Waltzes to Dance to on your Wedding Night

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1. Dmitri Shostakovich – Second Waltz

The origins of paper signed by Shostakovich are still uncertain and sometimes confuse names. However, most experts agree that this piece is probably part of a jazz suite composed in 1924. A huge wave of popularity of his work came about in 1999 when it was used as part of the soundtrack for Eyes Wide Shut, a film directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise.

2. Once Upon A December

Anastasia was one of the most popular animations of 1997. The story was inspired by the partly sad fate of the Romanov Royal House and the urban legend of Anastasia Nikolaevna Grand Duchess of Russia. An entire mythology was born around the youngest daughter of the Russian Royal Family. Legend had it that the girl escaped from the hands of the secret services and had to move away from her native Russia in secrecy. Although never confirmed by experts, the hypothesis remains that the duchess lived either in the US or the UK up to old age. The animated film was born from this legend on whose soundtrack we find one of the most popular waltzes in history.

3. Hijo de la Luna – Mecano

Jose Maria Cano composed this wonderful piece of music in 1986 and it stormed the charts. It tells the story of a love story unlike any other and was originally preformed by the Spanish band Macano. It tells the story of a gypsy woman in love with a man of Calé tribe. She prays to the Moon to marry him because it was forbidden according to gyspy’s laws. The Moon asks for the woman’s first born in return. The child is born with skin that is the whitest white and his eyes are grey. The lyrics explain that the child is a “lunar Albino.” The man presumes the baby is not his and stabs his wife to death. He takes the child and abandons it. But the baby is said to live happily ever after with the Moon as his mother. When he cries, the Moon wanes to cradle and comfort him.

4. My Sweet and Tender Beast – Eugen Doga

Eugen Doga is one of classical music’s greatest names. His works resound in all the great concert halls of the world. UNESCO named this waltz as the fourth greatest musical masterpiece of the twentieth century. It forms part of a soundtrack of the same name and is based on the story of a hunting accident.

5. And the waltz goes on – Sir Anthony Hopkins

Most of us know Anthony Hopkins as a great actor, playing a wealth of memorable characters including Hannibal Lecter. Few are aware of his passion and talent for composing classical music. This piece is one of his earliest compositions, hidden in a drawer by the actor when he was just nineteen years old until just a few years ago when he sent it to violinist Andre Rieu who included in on his 2011 album.

Wedding Flowers Pictures

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Whenever you plan your wedding ceremony, you have to think that is has also an end, yes it will eventually come to an end, and you’ll be left with the wish that you would have wanted to last just a little bit more to enjoy its celebration at its max. But no matter how long it could last, you want to keep a part from it to remind you of it in the years to come. And you can not think of another way to have this loving memory than the possibility that taking photos offers to you. So you start thinking what is the best solution available that offers you the lasting memory of the biggest event of your life.

There are plenty of photographers ready to deliver their services in a genuine professional way, and you can be more than sure to have the job well performed, but if the budget of your wedding doesn’t allow you to hire one, than you should take into account the alternative of finding someone from your family or close friends that is willing to do this job for you; one that has the camera, of course, and not only THE camera but also knows something about the art of photo shooting, that something which helps him focusing on the key moments of your event, in this way allowing him to capture the essence contained in the displaying of the wedding.

wedding-flowers-picturesAs in any other job, photography comprises features that strictly belong to the its field, features that not everybody who owns a camera is aware of. As it had happened on one occasion when I attended a wedding of a friend of mine. It was the intimate kind of wedding since my friend and her hubby were a little short with the money at that time, and besides they are not the type of persons that like huge spectacular elements to define the events that take place in their lives. So they decided to stick to their taste and did in the end a pretty nice and warm party for their wedding, and I confess that I still have beautiful memories related to that event. Not to mention the photos that I have received from my friend that were indeed very artistically taken, which was quite stunning to me.

The wedding reception took place in a small intimate restaurant that could host no more than 50 persons. Right from the beginning I was stunned by the way they chose to use the flowers and do the decorations; it resembled a show dedicated to the beauty of flowers, to their delicacy and everything they symbolized. Even the place itself was filled with the perfume of the flowers; one had the nice feeling of being all the time in the middle of a garden. Starting with the bridal bouquet to the table centerpieces and corner decoration everything breathed flowers and I remember that I thought back then to have a picture of all that floral show to remind me later about the feeling I got all the time I spent at the wedding.

And my wish was listened to as later, after a week has passed from the wedding event I got some wedding flowers pictures from my friend and the images were so artistically realized that they looked even better than in the reality of that event.11

Wedding Dresses With Colored Floral Embellishments

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In modern tradition the wedding dresses leave behind the concept according to which white is the compulsory color for wedding gown. There are new tends in defining the “wedding white” as nuances of cream derived from eggshells, ecru and ivory. But these trends come also with the cultural background that influences the brides’ decisions in choosing the color for the bridal dress. If you need some reliable tips on buying a beautiful wedding dress without spending a fortune, check out our complete wedding planning course that will even teach you how to save money.

For example, Eastern Culture have colors that relate to different state of mind of future to be marital couple, this aspect being an important factor in creating the gowns. Dresses made in vibrant shades of red, turquoise, or hot pink, to name only a few,  are creatively combined with fabrics, designs or sparkling embellishments, characteristics that make them look different than any other wedding dresses.

wedding-dresses-with-colored-floral-embellishmentsThe Asian traditional colors of female wedding dresses are often red, ivory or hot pink; the bride opts for red saris, ghararas or shararas and change into white for the reception after. The elements of the gowns consist of a top made of ivory chiffon shirt having heavy embellishments on neckline, straps, laterals and hem. Heavy sequins work among the floral embroidery. At the bottom we find an ivory banarsi jamawar two-legged gharara that features orange and hot pink dip-dye effects.

The veil/Dupatta is heavily embellished from borders with scattered sequins all over the dupatta. Floral embroidery is enriched with beads, Swarovski crystals, cut-glass and gemstones.

Wedding dresses with colored floral embellishments need bridal trains in order to emphasize the line of a style and shade that flatters brides’ body. The train itself originates in times of Royal style with trains worn by Queens, which themselves are derived from seeing a Peacock used as royal birds.

Many brides that choose the colored floral embellishments are doing so guiding themselves after the seasons. For spring and summer brides pale pastel colors are the most favored.

For autumn brides the yellows, golds and shades of orange seem to match best the choice of the season.

Either way it’s a common fact that wedding dresses with colored floral embellishments are often more difficult to find since the best way of getting them is mostly related to special orders and implies hand made manufacture.11

Frosting Made Roses For Wedding Cakes

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Frosting basically means to be covered with a coating of frost, and “frost” represents a layer of  water vapor , layer that is formed due to the cooling of solid surfaces that stand below the dew point of the adjacent air. In the food industry frosting is often replaced by the word ‘icing’, denoting the sweet glaze used in bakery recipes for cakes.

In the ancient times the only way to sweeten a cake was using honey dotted with fruits and nuts. The middle time of 17th century was the period when frosting was first created and it consisted of sugar, egg whites and flavors which were all boiled together and after that poured over the cake. The effect of glaze was created by placing back the cake into the oven for some minutes and after that removed to be cooled in the opened air.

frosting-made-roses-for-wedding-cakesFrosting nowadays has two functions: to give a nice aspect to the cake and to add an extra rich, sweet flavor to the structure of the cake. Bakers have created several types of frosting among which we meet the butter cream frosting rich and thick (a mixture of butter and powdered sugar, that was added flavor), cooked frosting light and airy (egg white mixed with sugar), whipped cream frosting rich and sweet (sugar, whipped cream and flavor). There is another type called royal icing which is actually a thick frosting, often used to help decorating the other frosting types.

Cake decorating ideas vary according to the season, even if the cake is supposed to be eaten, there are couples that prefer to choose decorations according to the season they have the wedding celebration. But most of all, the frosting made roses for wedding cakes are the preferred ones. Because the variety of colors stay well on these type of flowers; though someone may say that they are so common, when it comes to decorate the wedding cakes they give a special and unique aspect. The other reason would be that because of the way roses are structured, in layers of petals, they are also easy to be made in order to be turned into edible elements for the wedding cake decoration.

In this way, the task of a baker becomes tougher, since there are a lot of preferences he has to cope with. And next to these requirements he is expected to put all his creative talent to get simple or elegant or exquisitely detailed decorations for the wedding cake.

Tutorials on the websites show what are the easiest ways to make roses out of frosting. For a certain number of frosting roses one will need 1 batch of frosting, a pastry bag fitted with a coupler, a rose nail, a large rose tip and small squares of wax paper. And the process is quite simple to follow. For the brides that are into the do-it-yourself kind of thing, these tutorials prove to be quite helpful, laying in a beginner hands an art measured to that of a professional baker.11

Dominican Wedding Songs

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Dominican Republic is a nation that populates the island of Hispaniola, that is part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The country is displaying white-sand beaches, mountain ranges crossed by spectacular rivers and waterfalls, and saltwater lakes, as well as exotic wildlife; all these turn the Dominican Republic into a dream land that has a lot to offer, either for tourists or couples that want to find a nice location for their wedding day. In this region, the locals throw themselves into the frenzy of parties and carnivals in such a colorful way that it is hard to forget.

And if you’re interested in having awesome wedding music but don’t want to spend a fortune on a DJ or band, here are some super-cool money saving tips.

Every year there are at least two carnivals with parades, lots of music and dancing in the street. Cities like Santiago, Cabral, Monte Cristi, Santo Domingo celebrate also these festivities next to two major merengue festivals, where the sweet sound of Latin Music is heard all over the place.

dominican-wedding-songsMusic is very important in the Dominicans life, one can listen to it everywhere you go; the merengue, bachata, salsa or lately reggaeton are the styles specific to this region, and everybody is dancing to it. The resorts that are populating the beaches strive to do their best in entertaining the visitors offering a diversity of choices that appeal to almost every taste. Apart form this there is a continuous development in tourism department through foreign investment that promises luxury marina’s, golf, residences and beautiful spots for a dream wedding by the ocean shore.

It exists there even a wedding market with which can be compared to the one existing in other parts of the world; it offers all-inclusive wedding packages with Royal Service room sales.

The wedding ceremonies are full of color, of music and dancing; they can even turn into a small carnival, that colorful they are! The music is performed by the locals, or in case you want someone famous, there are few singers, but their music has reached the boundaries of immortality, since their songs are often performed at the wedding parties, even though the couples are not locals. Dominican wedding songs are performed in the soft sound of Latin Music, giving you the feeling that the tunes wrap you up in their delicacy. Combined with the Latin language it makes them be even more inciting. The famous Dominican singers known to have released plenty of albums are Jose Alberto, Elvis Martinez and Amarfis.

“Asi Te Amo” (the way I love you) – performed by Elvis Martinez, is a song dedicated to the feeling of love, the love that doesn’t count for the way one looks, but for the richness of the soul and the way one is able to love. The immeasurable intensity of love is cast toward the beloved one, in an attempt to prove that the material things do not matter, but only the spiritual ones.

“Become In loved with Me” – by Elvis Martinez, is a beautiful love song, where he is asking for the love of his beloved woman, confessing to her that there is nothing in the world that he wants more than her love for him. He knows that his love toward his woman drives him crazy and for this he just needs her love to bring peace to his soul.

Dominican wedding songs have the perfume of the exotic and the mysterious sound of love whispered at the soul of the beloved woman, that is what makes them be perfect for the party of your dream-like wedding day.11

Affordable Wedding Flowers

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When you make the list of your expenses for your wedding ceremony you have to limit yourself to the budget you have available. There can be parts of your list that need to be cut, or replaced with others that are not so expensive, in this way reducing the costs and letting you save money for a more important element of your wedding ceremony. In your whole list of things to buy or to pay for exist plenty of elements that do not necessary have to be paid so expensive in order to look nice or to give your wedding a special effect only because of its high price. No way! Elements like music, location, theme, outfit, food actually all the compulsory elements of your wedding can suffer costs cuts without you to panic that it won’t look good if they are not highly paid for.

As it is the case with wedding flowers. There are options that you may take into account regarding the affordable wedding flowers. For one, instead of having them ordered piece by piece, or type by type you would rather prefer to order them wholesaled. There are floral services that deliver the flowers right to your front door, and you don’t have to be afraid that they don’t look perfect; they do and not only perfect but also fresh with their color not altered by the transportation and all.

affordable-wedding-flowersWhile ordering the wholesale flowers you have to pay attention to the terms of the ordering because you need to know that you will receive exactly what you have paid for. Choosing flowers that are in season is another aspect that makes the flowers’ cost to be low. In this respect you should avoid fixing the date of your wedding in the days close to a national holiday or religious holidays since in these periods the price of the flowers may grow and this is not what you need especially when you are confined between the limits of a restricted budget.

The wholesale florists are normally aware of the fact that you chose their service because you are under the money embargo, therefore they will offer the affordable wedding flowers that are both popular and nice looking for your wedding party. Flowers like carnations, roses, daffodils, lilacs, hydrangeas, lilies are only a few that they are able to offer within the limits of the budget you have allocated for your wedding flowers. Wildflowers are a great choice for your wedding flowers, too. The delicacy and color they present can confer your wedding and photos that you take a unique and special look. This option goes very well especially for the weddings that take place outdoors, such as backyards, in a public garden, on the beaches, too, etc.

Another way to save money in the flowers’ sector is making the bridal bouquet and floral decorations for your reception space and table all by yourself. Advices of florists or decoration specialists in this matter are also to be found on websites and even if it takes time, they can still save you money, and what is your purpose from the very beginning if not to save money where the planning list allows you to?11

Wedding Dresses To Wear At The Beach

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In case you decide to choose the beach as a location for your wedding it is better to check first the weather’s forecast. Next and most importantly, you need to plan your wedding dresses. Some may be classic, some may vary on the modernistic style of the wedding you have decided to organize. Couples can choose from a variety of nowadays wedding themes especially when these weddings are to be performed on a beach location. If you need some reliable tips on buying a beautiful wedding dress without spending a fortune, check out our complete wedding planning course that will even teach you how to save money.

But whether it comes to Caribbean, Hawaiian, Tropical or Butterfly theme one has to consider that summer time is hot. The outfit must be made of easy fabric (cool linens and airy cottons) and with the sand that gets hotter so fast one needs to plan also a good footwear (men footwear is to be simple and must convey comfort).

wedding-dresses-to-wear-at-the-beach2No matter how the climate goes the hairstyle must be kept simple adorned with flowers or easy to wear accessories. The heavy ones are to be worn for the following party! Also short trains for bride’s gown should be considered as trailing in the sand won’t be much of a fun both for the wedding couple and for the guests. The groom can choose a casual look by wearing linen pants, not necessarily white and plain cut shirts in linen or cotton.

Wedding dresses to wear at the beaches do not require predominantly white as a color; one can choose from shade in ivory, vanilla, light coffee and beige. Either way, the effect is the same as long as the theme goes well with the couture and the accessories to wear. A special event like a beach wedding needs to be enlighten by the choice  of dress of the bride. A wedding is more likely to be special if the bride sparkles in her gown and positively attracts the guests’ looks.

Some may say that for this white works wonders; the sun light and the magic of wind blowing over the garments can add the beach scene a shade of romance. According to the climate, one has to coordinate layered linings internally and off shoulders and strapped ones for hot summers. The make up is to be subtle with a little eyeliner, eye shadow and lipstick. Unless you would like a tan it is better to make sure to sun screen all over. Everything has to match your personality even it comes to manicure and pedicure or footwear. Do not be afraid to choose that dress that will accentuate your beauty.

Normally a wedding dress to wear at the beach has to have the print that distinguishes one from the rest of the guests. For grooms top quality shirts are accessible in self print preferably flowery or leafy pattern. Casual capris are also stylish. As for the sandals and flip-flops they come in amazing men collection.

A beach wedding party is somehow demanding and requires thorough planning and because it depends on weather’s moods, its coordination has to consider every unexpected event that might occur.11

Fall Wedding Cakes

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Fall, the season that brings nostalgia into our souls, the season that has the scent of romance and love carried by the wind that blows the yellow rusty leaves; fall, the time of year with its alleys in the park covered by thick carpets of leaves rummaged by the paces of the lovers passing by. This note of romance is the one that determines many couples to choose fall as the season of their wedding ceremony. And because it offers plenty of options regarding the location is another feature that helps in the selection. Places like gardens, on the valleys, close to woods, at a farm when the harvest days are over, even in the backyard all offer good location to display a wedding celebration.

It is an atmosphere filled with various colors that autumn reveals to the wedding couples giving them the inspiration they need to turn their wedding party into a feast that celebrates color, picturesque and love. Even if the weather starts to be moody, there are however ways to add a plus of warmth and coziness to the atmosphere of your wedding. There is anything that could happen to prevent you from going on with the party. Just look around and the natural beauty that you find will get you stimulated to move on and make your wedding ceremony an unforgettable memory of your life.

fall-wedding-cakesDecorating your wedding is also an aspect that offers a lot of choices, starting with elements from nature to artificial decorations that match the autumnal tone of your theme. Considering the legerity of organizing such a wedding theme we instantly see the benefits it might bring in that of money saving. An outdoor wedding is not so demanding if we think that a lot of elements can be at handy, in this way the money saved can be used to acquire other important things that can bring a plus of distinctness to your wedding, such as the fall wedding cake. You can choose to have 2 to 3 or more tiered cake that have fall themed decorations, with elements directly inspired from the autumn’s gifts, such as maple leaves that come in so beautiful nuances of orange, yellow, rusty brown, acorns, roses.

In this matter, the creativity of the bakers is limitless. The numerous websites reveal a richness of models that one can have hard times in deciding which would be the one to be selected for the “grand finale” of a wedding reception. Couples are very anxious to show off with the moment that is called “grand finale” since it is the moment that they take the first step into a life of sharing and commitment, aspect that is so well symbolized by cutting the cake and feeding each other with a bite from the slice.

A wedding cake’s richness is defined not only by its design, but also intrinsically through the symbol that it carries, and that is why most of the wedding couples grand an importance that otherwise, in another context wouldn’t have mattered.11