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  • Tips For Making Your Wedding Bouquets Last  By : Amy K. Spade
    Because a lot of the wedding preparations start in the morning and go well into the afternoon, the flowers will need to be delivered well before the ceremony. If it’s a warm day, you might find you and your bridesmaids with wilted, dropping flowers. But don’t worry; there are ways to avoid this as well.

    Keeping it cool

    Most of the bouquets and other floral arrangements will come in either vases or small plastic bags of water. These are designed to keep them moist and pe...
  • How To Shop Online For Your Mother Of The Bride Dress  By : Audrey Cheong
    Your daughter’s wedding day is announced. She is ecstatically happy and cannot wait to shop for her wedding dress. However, you as the mother of the bride, may have doubts about finding your perfect mother of the bride dress. After all, weren’t you the one who visited countless bridal shops, department stores, and boutiques, the last time so-and-so was getting married and could not find something to wear?

    What about this special occasion now? Your dress has to complement t...
  • How To Make Your Own Wedding Cake – You Bet You Can Do It  By : Amy K. Spade
    Making your own wedding cake can be a great way to cut down on the overall budget of a wedding. It will take time and effort, but a well-intentioned aunt or cousin might love to take on the challenge for you.

    Choosing the cake

    Just like when you have a professional make your cake for you, enlisting some relative help also needs a plan. You can go to many books of weddings cakes for more intricate guidelines or just look at pictures in magazines. Try to find something si...
  • Avoid Wedding Nerves Weight Gain  By : Amy K. Spade
    If a bride tells you that she’s not worried about fitting into her wedding dress, then she is probably lying. While the stress of planning a wedding can cause a lot of women to forget about eating, others find comfort in nibbling a little more or can’t find time to exercise.

    The result is a wedding dress that needs to be taken out, rather than in at the final fitting. And every bride fears this.

    Keeping your dress

    When it comes to staying in shape, you need to think ...
  • Back Links & Directories.  By : Bart Samuri
    To those who are reading this article, I assume probably have some internet knowledge and are curious about the big hype there is about directories. Perhaps some even think that they are a waste of time and see no extraordinary purpose for them. To be perfectly honest, that’s almost correct.
  • Wedding Theme Central: Vegas, Baby  By : Amy K. Spade
    Who hasn’t thought of getting married in Las Vegas at some point or another? Whether it’s the glitz and the glamor of the city or just the fun environment, you might want to take that and put it into your own wedding.

    And you won’t have to run off and elope to do it either. Bring everyone with you.
    Blue suede shoes?

    No, you don’t have to have the groom dress up as Elvis to have a traditional Vegas wedding—although that’s not a bad idea.

    You can start off the wedding...
  • Asian Wedding Traditions  By : George Meszaros
    Incorporating ethnic traditions into your wedding can create a more intimate environment for you and your family.

    While we most associate the color white with wedding in this country, the color red is the color of weddings in China. Red is the color of luck and joy, and it makes perfect sense that it is such an important color for weddings. You can incorporate the red color in a variety of ways such as the tablecloth, candles, napkins, and other decorations. You may change...
  • Ethnic Wedding Traditions  By : George Meszaros
    Members of the Navajo nation have been using corn to symbolize the marriage union. A pudding of white and yellow corn is presented at the wedding reception. The bride enters the reception with the basket of corn pudding and sits next to the groom. The corn ceremony includes the cleansing of the bride and groom's hands by each other, and the sharing of the corn pudding. Then the bride and groom feeds the corn pudding to each other.

    Mexico is a Roman Catholic country; theref...
  • Destination Wedding Advice  By : George Meszaros
    We are more mobile than ever, so let’s take advantage of it by choosing to get married in your dream location. If you love the ocean, but you live in a land locked part of the country, a destination wedding may the perfect choice for you. The destination could also serve as the location for your honeymoon and a vacation spot for your guests.

    When we think of destination weddings we may think of white sandy beaches, but you may choose to have your wedding at a national park...
  • Victorian Weddings  By : George Meszaros
    The ceremony of marriage is normally governed by the religious formularies of the church to which the bride may belong, which chooses the clergyman for its performance.

    The bride has usually two bridesmaids, and the groom the same number of groomsmen. This number is not set in stone, and it may be increased. The proper Victorian marriage is customarily performed at 12 o'clock in the day, at the church, which is first entered by the bride resting on the arm of her father, u...
  • Paying For Your Wedding  By : George Meszaros
    Many couples are opting to pay for their weddings themselves. Some couples decide to pay for their own weddings because they have not other choice, some do so as a matter of choice. The best reason to pay for your own wedding is because you do not want to compromise on how, when and where you get married and you are ready to pay for it all on your own.

    The average cost of a wedding in the U.S. is over $20,000, so financing your wedding requires a serious financial commitme...
  • Romantic Proposal Ideas for Mr. Nervous  By : Michele Neisler
    Are you looking for a romantic way to propose to your beloved, but you just don't have any good ideas of your own? Fear not, Mr. Nervous, because this article is full of romantic proposal ideas that are sure to make her happy. Ideas range from the simplistic to extremely dramatic, but they are all great ways to pop the big question.
  • Make A Statement With A Destination Wedding  By : Amy K. Spade
    The newest trend in weddings is to get out of town—literally. Destination weddings are the latest rage because the couple gets to exchange their vows in private or with just a select few friends.

    Here’s how to do it.

    Getting on a plane

    A destination wedding isn’t a destination wedding unless you’re off to somewhere exotic and remote. You might pick a tropical island like Hawaii or somewhere in Bali. Perhaps the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest or the deserts...
  • Find Out What Kind Of Wedding Gown Suits You  By : Amy K. Spade
    If images of white dresses are dancing in your head, then you must have been recently engaged. Of course, many women have had an image of their wedding in their head since the time they were born, but will the real life live up to your dream?

    Capturing a personality

    Although it may seem that all wedding dresses are alike, there are many ways to capture individual styles. White may be the traditional wedding gown color, but more brides are choosing off-white or a light c...
  • Scheduling Your Wedding Date  By : George Meszaros
    One of the most important first tasks you have planning your wedding is setting the date. Setting the best possible date sounds easier than it is. Before you make your decision, there are many events and other important dates to consider. Your day will have a lot to do with cost, availability, who can attend, etc.

    On average, there is 12-18 months between the engagement and the wedding day. Since there are so many components to plan for one year may not be enough time for ...
  • Questions About The Perfect Wedding Reception Site  By : George Meszaros
    Is it available?

    You don’t have a lot of time to reserve your reception site. The most popular sites go quickly. You should choose your location about one year prior to your event. It should be one of the first things you take care of on your wedding planning list.

    Does it feel right?

    It might seem silly, but first impressions are also important in deciding on your wedding reception site. If you walk into a venue and you have an uncomfortable feeling, or you are sim...
  • Buying The Engagement Ring  By : George Meszaros
    The most widespread of engagement traditions is the groom presenting his bride to be with a ring. Most frequently, the engagement ring is a diamond ring. Even though diamonds are the most desired by brides to be, diamonds are not the only precious stones used in engagement rings.

    If your choice of engagement ring is a diamond ring, be prepared to spend. The diamond jewelry retail market is a $30 billion market. Over $5 billion is spent on engagement ring in the U.S. market...
  • Setting Your Wedding Budget  By : George Meszaros
    The first and most important task a bride and groom must do is to set their wedding budget. Weddings can be expensive, and the average cost of a wedding in the U.S. is over $20,000 not including the honeymoon. While $20,000 sounds like a lot of money, keep in mind that it is an average and a lot of weddings cost much-much more than that.

    Before we go any further, you must realize that no wedding budget is ever too big. It is your wedding budget not your imagination that se...
  • What To Include In The Wedding Reception Contract  By : George Meszaros
    Never assume you have the wedding reception venue retained unless you have a written contract. At the very least, you must make sure the following things are part of your contract.

    Everything that you agree on verbally should become part of the contract between you and your wedding reception venue.

    The exact date of your wedding day. The exact time of you event should also be included.

    Total cost and itemized rundown of what is included. Be sure to have accessories s...
  • Settling On The Size Of Your Wedding  By : George Meszaros
    How many people and who exactly to invite to your wedding day is one of the biggest challenges you will face during the planning process. Making the guest list is difficult. You may find yourself making compromises due to parental, budgetary, reception site size, location and several other forces.

    First you need to decide if your wedding is going to be an once-in-a-lifetime huge party or smaller more intimate event. Your budget will most certainly limit the number of guest...
  • Should You Invite Kids To Your Wedding?  By : George Meszaros
    Children can be the heart and soul of your wedding, but they can also be disruptive and chaotic. You are going to have to decide if your wedding day is going to be an adult only.

    With Kids:

    Children are the lifeblood of family life, and family is what a lot of weddings are about. Their presence may be the only way you and your family feel comfortable. You may not want to force your guests with children to leave home without them. Some people may refuse to attend without...
  • The Ten Laws Of Selecting The Right Wedding Vendor  By : George Meszaros
    First Law
    Search for your wedding vendors through your friends, family members, and coworkers. Word-of-mouth is an old a proven way to find reliable businesses. Even if you can’t afford a wedding consultant to plan your entire wedding, it might be a good idea to consult one to find reputable wedding vendors in your area. The money you spend on an initial consultation with a wedding planner may pay for itself once you realize the cost savings.

    Second Law
    Never hire the fi...

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