Tips for Making Your Own DIY Wedding Projects

DIY-Wedding-Ceremony-Chair-Reserved-Signs_0012-300x300Making your own wedding projects can be a great way of adding your own personality into your wedding and some say it also cut’s costs. This is true, but for the inexperienced crafter something’s are harder than they appear and take more time to make them then a crafty person. As a crafty person a would like to share with you some of my top tips when you endeavor to start making your own wedding projects so you know what to think about before you start racing out to the shops buying all those materials. It is great when you make something yourself you get that sense of pride and satisfaction but if you are not crafty trust me pay a professional and do something else that you a better suited to.

Here’s my DIY Wedding Tips:

Time-line:

Make sure you have a time line of what projects you want done and the date they need to be accomplished by and stick to it.

Time to devote:

How much time are you willing to devote to making

How To Choose The Right Wedding Ceremony

bride-and-groom-at-receptionA wedding between two people although it can be religious, is also a legal contract that both partners agree too; the ceremony has seen a large change in attitude over the last decade. Whatever the background and history to marriage, it is still a legal union between two people; until the marriage certificate is signed by the bride, groom and witnesses, the ceremony is not finalized. The man getting married is called the groom or bridegroom to give him his full title and the woman the bride; once they are married they known as the wife and husband.

Church Ceremonies

As soon as you look outside of your own race, religious and social group, the wedding tradition can become very complex. Performed by a Christian priest or vicar, the Church ceremony continues to be top of the list as a venue. These ceremonies are usually referred to as white weddings and are considered formal or semi-formal in the United Kingdom, Ireland and United States, as well as some other Commonwealth countries.

Double Weddings

Although unusual a double marriage

Tips For Wedding Programs

download (4)Planning a wedding will obviously require tons of careful decisions and organizations so that everything will go according to what is planned. One of crucial things a couple will encounter is deciding on their wedding programs. These wedding stationeries are meant to help the guests follow the event proceedings. Aside from that, wedding programs are one of the keepsakes that couples will more likely cherish and treasure for the years to come.

Wedding programs don’t have to be too elaborate. In fact, they can be as simple as handwritten one-page leaflets. But for couples who opt for custom-ordered bound booklet, they have to look for such online or in a local specialty store.

Ceremony programs basically include several parts of the wedding ceremony: Introduction; Ceremony Proceedings; The Wedding Party and other VIPs; and some acknowledgment to both sets of family, to all the guests, and memorials of deceased relatives.

Under the Introduction is a summary of the basics that includes the bride’s and groom’s full names, wedding date, and location.

It will be followed by the Ceremony

Tips for Choosing a Qualified Wedding Consultant

Many women choose to alleviate some of the wedding planning stress by hiring a wedding consultant. If you are thinking about hiring a wedding consultant, no doubt you want to make sure that you hire someone that is qualified in this field. It can be a bit difficult to know what to look for in a wedding consultant, so below are six tips that will help you pick out a qualified wedding consultant that will make your wedding go smoothly.

Tip #1 – Check for a Business License – One thing that you need to do when you are picking a wedding consultant is to be sure that they have a business license or a DBA registration. You do not want to just pick out anyone to do this for your wedding, so be sure that they are truly in the consulting business before you give them any money. If they have no business license, you may want to consider looking elsewhere.

Tip #2 – Check Referrals – Make sure that you get referrals from the prospective wedding consultant and check them. You may also want to ask your friends and family members if they are

Tips For Choosing Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are small, but lovely wedding gifts that the wedding couple leaves for each guest at the wedding reception. These trinkets are usually set at each place setting and may be incorporated into the place setting as the name holder.

When deciding on what type of wedding favor it is important to remember these 7 tips.

Tip #1 – Know your budget. If you will be inviting 100 guests to your sit down dinner reception and you only want to spend $100 on wedding favors you know that you need to look for wedding favors costing about $1 apiece. While most favors tend to run in the $3-$5 range each, don’t be discouraged. One dollar per wedding favor can be done! There are tons of ideas out there. Purchase small gift bags that have been decorated and personalized as a place card. (You or a friend can do these by hand.) Then, large containers of items – beautiful pebbles, shells, candies or potpourri can be used as centerpieces for the guests to take home a memento of your wedding day.

Tip #2 – Use the wedding favors as a way to represent your wedding

Tips For Planning A Wedding Budget

Let’s face it, some of us are born budget geniuses that could plan a wedding without raising a sweat. Some of us struggle to spell budget let alone make one. Most of us are somewhere in-between, and these wedding tips are for those of you in the last two categories.

Whether you are getting married in one of the beautiful wedding venues in Auckland New Zealand, or somewhere else equally charming, you need a budget for your wedding.

For many this will be the biggest event they ever plan and also the most expensive. Without a wedding budget, a couple can begin their life together in more debt than they can handle.

Top 3 Wedding Budget Tips

Here are 3 hot tips when preparing your wedding budget

1) Decide what is most important to the both of you and make an ordered list. Food, venue, cake, invitations, alcohol, photography – it all costs money and you need to know what you cannot skimp on and what does not need to be fancy.

Note that with the recent global financial crisis and the new tax system in place in NZ, the cost of

Tips and Ideas For Creating Wonderful Memories

A fun wedding trend is hosting a wedding with a theme. Wedding couples across the country are thinking of ways to create an unforgettable ceremony and reception. Creating a theme adds your personality to the celebration’s look and tone. It can be as decorative, modern or traditional as you prefer. It helps build continuity throughout your planning so it easier to make decoration, location and program decisions.

Fashioning A Theme
Ideas for a theme are often selected based on your personal tastes, preferences and about how you want your wedding remembered. Choose your theme as you start its planning so the location, decorations and apparel are coordinated. Reserve time for a brainstorming session with your fiancĂ© to discover what appeals to each of you. It could be as simple as a color combination, graphic symbol or a pattern like tropical plants or stripes. It could be a shared memory, such as a European adventure or how you met while learning a sport or attending a friend’s holiday party. You may even consider a quote or music to inspire your selection. Next, let your imagination loose as you apply the theme to two areas, such as the cake

Tips and Decoration Ideas For Outdoor Weddings

With the beauty of Mother Nature as your background, there’s nothing quite like an outdoor wedding. But don’t assume these natural settings are a breeze to plan. Here’s your guide to planning a flummox-free, al fresco wedding.

Outdoor Theme Weddings – Things to Consider:

Who will officiate –

Some officiants will only perform ceremonies within a house of worship, so you’ll need to check with yours in advance before planning your ceremony outside.

Inform your guests –

Guests need to know they’re attending an outdoor wedding so they can dress appropriately. It’s also a good idea to send weather information to out-of-town guests who may not be familiar with the climate.

Be prepared –

Combat potential outdoor issues by having the following items on hand:

Bug spray
Water bottles
Umbrellas
Paper fans
Sunscreen
Cell phone
Tissues/paper towels

Securing your Outdoor Location –

For an outdoor wedding, the draw is the setting, so finding the right spot and coordinating the event around it is the most important task on your to-do list. Your setting options are as limitless as the great outdoors itself. But before getting your heart set

A Time-Saving Wedding Tip

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:

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.

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).

Stamps. It can be easy to overlook stamps until you get ready to

Choosing the Perfect Wedding Singer

Selecting the right music and wedding singer for your wedding is important. Make sure that you choose a performer that you will love and will entertain your guests. Once you begin your research, you will quickly find that there are all different kinds of wedding singers to choose from. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect singer for your wedding.

1. Word of mouth

This is an excellent way to find any person to do a service for you. When you are finding that you ask around for advice on the right singer to use from others, you will get a great response. Usually people are not afraid to tell the truth about the experience that they have had with a service provider.

If a person has a bad experience they will surely want to make sure that you are not going to have the same problem happen to you. Others will want to boast about the good experience that they have had with someone doing a service for them. This is exactly why asking around for a good wedding singer is such a good idea.

2. Check the phone book

Tips on Organizing Your Wedding

Organizing your own wedding is both a stressful and a fulfilling job. That moment when everything goes the way you plan it to be with all your loved ones present to witness your bond with the person you truly love is such an amazing feeling. But having that dream wedding of yours takes a lot of skill and hard work. There will be a lot of errors to be made and reality prevents everything to be perfect. Though having everything in place and getting your dream wedding is such a tiring job, it is not impossible. Here are the top 10 tips on organizing your wedding.

Number 10. Give a least a minimum of six months to plan your wedding. If possible, plan it for a year if you really want to it to be grand. Giving an ample amount of time to plan for your wedding will help you give it a lot of thought on the little things from where you will have your wedding to the color of the flowers. Rather than rushing to get reservations, you will be the one of the first ones.

Number 9. Establish your budget plan. Having a

Tips For Getting Married on a Holiday

Although Valentines Day and New Years Day are the most popular, all holidays are busier than non holidays, so the key is planning. You’ll want to make sure you start the arrangements earlier than you normally would to ensure that locations are available. Since you have chosen to be married on a holiday, keep the theme throughout the wedding and the reception. Listed are some ideas you can use for keeping in the holiday spirit of your wedding day. Superstition says to always start your wedding ceremony on the half hour when the minute hand is moving upward to bring a happy wedding.

New Year’s is formal and a party night. Dress is something sleek, and formal. Have the person who marries you to pronounce you man and wife at the stroke of midnight to ring in the New Year’s with, “You may now kiss the bride.” Instead of the traditional rice throwing, give your guests confetti, and noise makes for when the ceremony is over.

We all know the color of love is red, and Valentine’s Day Wedding theme filled with red, hearts and flowers is sure to be a winner. This is a time

Preparing a Wedding Dress

A special occasion needs an extraordinary outfit. You need to prepare a gorgeous wedding dress for your walk down the aisle. Choosing a gown for your biggest day is an extraordinary experience. You have to select it carefully to avoid any disappointment. The longer the time, the more carefully you select the dress you want to use because you have enough time to determine the colors, accessories and model that you want.

9-12 months before your wedding, you can begin to imagine the dress you want to use. Think about your daily lifestyle and think about things that stand out from yourself. Surely, you want to look bright, sweet, elegant, luxurious, sexy, sophisticated, etc. Select the day and note the theme of your wedding party before you start looking for dress.

You need a unique design to fit your body shape. However, it is based on your budget. You can also browse for a variety of dress options in multiple wedding sites. There are many designers and styles you can choose. Then print and contact the vendor with the design you like the most. Determine your budget for the clothes and other details.

Try to

How to Take the Perfect Wedding Photographs

Make sure you Get Help

Taking the photos of the family can be quite stressful. The guests are running about everywhere and people are in a ‘festive mood’ which means the drink will be flowing to the point where it can be very chaotic. Either you or the Groom should select a family member who can be the ‘coordinator’ of the photograph. The family member can round everyone up, help get them in the shot and keep things moving so that the couple can get back to the party.

Pre-visit the Location It is vital that you visit the place where the ceremony will take place and the venue for the reception before the day so that you can find all the best vantage points for the photos. Although professional photographers do not do this – as a novice you will find it helpful to know about the location so you have an idea of a few positions for photos and to know how the light might affect you on the day. I think it is an even bigger advantage if you can visit the location with the couple so you can a few test shots

7 Essential Destination Wedding Tips

1. A travel agent can do wonders.

Even if your wedding is not too far off the beaten path, a reliable travel agent can negotiate airfare rates and hotel accommodations far better than others. They can also prove to be a reliable resource for your guests as they plan to travel to the unknown.

2. Manage your expectations around the guest list.

Don’t be disappointed if you don’t have as many guests as you’d thought. The truth of the matter is, destination weddings can be hard on guests, particularly if they haven’t had enough time to plan. There is missing work, additional expenses, and sometimes planning around pets and kids to think about, and some guests won’t be able to swing the trip. Be sure to send Save the Dates at least 9 months out to give everyone plenty of time to plan and save.

3. Plan extra activities outside of the wedding ceremony and reception.

It’s a vacation for your guests too, so give them plenty to do! You can plan a larger rehearsal dinner to include everyone, or a big lunch a day or two before the wedding for guests to

Helpful Wedding Tips For Grooms

The time has come to plan the wedding. The Bride is all excited and bubbly with dreamy ideas, but often there is less enthusiasm expressed by the groom. They arrive at the church. The minister welcomes the bridal couple to his office. They sit and begin discussing the wedding. The groom appears a bit fidgety.

The groom responds, “I do not really why I am here.”

This is a fairly common situation. While girls may dream of their wedding day for a lifetime, most boys only come to consider the wedding as a means to marriage. It is often an afterthought. As a result many grooms feel awkward, unprepared, even threatened by this experience.

As the groom approaches their wedding with all the planning, social gatherings, and fanfare there can be many stresses and strains encountered. Relationships often experience extreme pressures during this time. In many ways, how these pressures, stresses, and strains are managed can affect not only the wedding itself but marriage and extended relationships for years.

How can the groom strengthen his marriage and thrive throughout the wedding?

To begin with, are you really sure you want to get married?

Money Saving Wedding Tips

For many women, a wedding includes ostentatious and outrageously over-the-top decorations. A woman deserves a wedding that matches their tastes. However, they may not have the budget for such an extravagant wedding. Fortunately, money saving tips exist.

Real vs. Fake Flowers

For starters, in order to save money, you can grow your own flowers. Flowers cost an exorbitant amount of money. According to The Bridal Association of America, an average of $698. With this money saving tip, your cost on this accessory should decrease tremendously. You may also consider fake flowers. They look real enough but cost at least half the price. Use this money saving tip when considering flowers

Find Deals

Also, try to find deals. Deals, for instance, on wedding dresses can be found, that is if you don’t mind a used dress. In order to save money on the wedding, online stores are good destinations for this. On a side note, don’t buy dresses from a wedding store, such as David’s Bridal. By searching at a local Macy’s or JCPenny’s, you can find nice, prim looking dresses for half or maybe a third of the price (or more if you’re lucky).

5 Eco-Friendly Beach Wedding Tips

Breaking away from traditional plans, many men and women these days are choosing to get married at their favorite beach destination. Although the wedding preparation routines are similar, you can still go green for the planet, and the results will have a positive environmental impact.

To go natural, here are the top five eco-friendly beach wedding tips to consider as you plan your destination wedding.

1. Rather than throwing rice or other objects at the bride and groom, why not equip everyone in the bridal party with nontoxic soap in containers so they can blow bubbles at the smiling couple as they walk past? Alternatively, have everyone toss organic bird seed at the newly married couple.

2. In the restrooms, use terry cloth towels and natural soap, or paper towels that have been recycled.

3. For table decorations or for lining the walkway to the altar on the beach, why not use potted plants or flowering plants? After the ceremony, the gets can take the plants back to their rooms to enjoy them. On the other hand, if your guests are flying out the next day, then think about renting the plants. Either way,

Wedding Tips Help Make Planning Less Stressful

If you are like many women, you’ve had a fairly good idea of what you wanted your wedding to be like since you were a small child. This is actually a good thing, as you will have this in mind when you starting looking for wedding tips on how to make your wedding dreams come true, and for when you start getting tips you did not ask for.

Even though you think you’ve got it all planned out in your head, right down to the last detail, it’s still a good idea to research bridal magazines, bridal websites, and other sources for wedding tips that will help you accomplish your goals. You may be surprised at some of the information you discover.

For example, you may have always pictured yourself in a long white gown with a 100-foot train. When you read how heavy a train of such length can be, however, you may find yourself thinking, “OK, 25, 50 feet will work.” Or, if you are adamant about the length, you may find information on types of fabric that work best with longer trains. You might even learn how to make a long train detachable

Find the Right Wedding Tips From the Right People

There are some people who may not need help in different things but it can be a different story when it comes to a wedding. Weddings are important events so it is essential for them to do their best in putting everything together in order to have a memorable event. This means that they have to find different wedding tips depending on the ideas for wedding that they want to have. The good thing about this is that the brides are not deprived of these tips since they can find these in lots of places. The following are the places or the people that they can ask for these wedding tips.

Mom’s still the best
Although there are some women who may not want to consult their moms but let’s face it, they are the ones who have experience on these things. A lot of times, they have the right ideas for wedding that will suitable for your needs. Because of all their experiences in life, they have already seen everything and have the ability to improvise on the different wedding needs. They will be able to give you tips on how to plan a wedding to