wedding-bottom-rowFor big occasions like weddings, some people think they need to fall in line with established event planning rules. The truth of the matter, though, is that weddings are not about following etiquette. They are about sharing a sacred, once-in-a-lifetime moment with those you love. In fact, by deviating from the standard path, you can actually reduce the stress and costs associated with planning the event. Having a Friday or Sunday wedding is one of the best examples of this, as it affords the following benefits.

  1. You Can Secure a Great Venue

Saturday weddings, especially in the popular months of June or October, are notoriously difficult to book because there is so much competition for venues; many locations have these slots filled more than a year in advance. This can make things tough for couples who have shorter timeframes within which to plan their weddings. By going for a Friday or Sunday wedding, you will automatically have more options in both venues and dates.

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14 Authentically Australian Songs for Your Wedding

by aiowedding on January 13, 2015

If you’re going to tie the knot in Australia, make the affair feel quintessentially ‘strayan. A wedding at the beach or a pre-nuptial shoot in front of the Sydney Opera House may instantly and certainly make you feel that but there is nothing like the power of music to drive home the fact that you’re doing it in the great Land Down Under. Songs have the power to make you feel right at home, even if your wedding venue is a thousand miles from Oz.

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Australia is so beautiful that artists make it a point to put their love for it in song. Here are some decidedly Australian songs for your wedding:

  1. “Down Under,” Men at Work

You know we would just mention this. But if you’re an Australian couple wedding in, say, Austria, you can’t help but be thankful to hear this at the reception. From the opening notes to the unassuming ending, this song just screams patriotism without resorting to jingoism. That’s probably why the song appeals as much to foreigners as Australians: “Down Under” was a number one song in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Denmark, and New Zealand. So expect your North American and European guests to bop to this.

  1. “Sounds of Then,” GANGgajang

Memorably used as the jingle for the Nine Networks in 1996, “Sounds of Then” is as Australian a song can be. Laugh and think, indeed.

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Guide to Photographic Methods

by aiowedding on January 5, 2015

Guide to Photographic Methods

The good thing about the internet is it makes it easy to research the work of a big number of wedding photographers. Check some photographer’s website and you will be amazed by the different photographic styles.
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we’ve seen many wedding send-off trends throughout the years. There’s the traditional rice proven to be a bit messy and potentially dangerous for scavenging birds. There was the butterfly craze that seemed sweet in theory but eventually died off (literally; many butterflies died before the ceremony). Noise makers had their day as well, but tend to break the noise ordinance of common decency. So in honour of the upcoming 4th of July holiday, let’s celebrate the most dreamy, fabulous wedding send-off accessory of all: sparklers!

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5 Major Reasons to Consider Hiring a Wedding Planner

by Bency George on January 1, 2015

When you’re engaged and you’re in the process of planning out your wedding, every dollar matters. So much in fact, that as you’re going down the list of all of the things that you need to get, you might be tempted to skip over the line that says “hire a wedding planner.” However, if there’s one thing that you should definitely not go without, it would be a wedding planner.

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If you’re interested in knowing some of the reasons why hiring a wedding planner is one of the wisest decisions that you will ever make, check out the following five:

Wedding planners are professionally trained. One mistake that a lot of brides and grooms have made is hiring a family member or friend who simply has a love for weddings to do a wedding planner’s job. The problem with that is they oftentimes miss the details that a professional would stay on top of. There are wedding planners who actually go to school or take a series of courses for this kind of position. That’s because it’s a very tedious job that requires a lot of focus and hard work. You’d definitely be better off hiring a professional to do it.

Wedding planners have great connections with suppliers and vendors. Sure, you’ll have to pay for the wedding planner; however, more times than not, there are discounts that automatically come with doing so. Wedding planners who have quite a bit of experience usually have established relationships with suppliers and vendors. This works in your favor because you can end up getting a few deals on some of the things that you need. This ends up saving you a few dollars in the long run.

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Wedding planners come up with ideas and solutions you probably wouldn’t have considered. Wedding planners do not only help you to make your wedding dreams a reality, but they are also quite good at expanding your vision, too. For instance, while you may have always thought of having a fairytale-theme wedding at a church, a wedding planner may know of a castle that would better fit the theme. Or if you want to have orchids in your bridal bouquet, they may know how to find them at a cheap enough price where your entire bridal party can walk down the aisle with them. Wedding planners are experts at making the unimaginable happen. That’s a part of their charm.

Wedding planners will reduce your stress level. If you happen to live in Miami and you’re thinking about hiring a company like Inspired Events to handle the details of your wedding, here’s another reason why it could prove to be a great choice. When you hire a wedding planner, it is their job to worry if everything is being taken care of. This is beneficial to you, because that way, you can stress less and relax more.

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Wedding planners make it possible for you to fully focus on your wedding day. A wedding planner’s job is not done until the wedding day is over. That said, if you decided to handle your wedding all on your own, this means that you’d be caught up in all that’s going on during the ceremony and also during the reception. That could result in you missing out on some of the fun of your day and you definitely don’t want to do that. You deserve to take in all of the beauty and wonder of your wedding day. Hiring a wedding planner will make that possible for you. For tips on how to find a good wedding planner, visit Here Comes the Guide and put “questions to ask the wedding planner” in the search field.

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Valentine’s Day celebration has almost become synonymous with chocolates, roses, stuffed toys, and VD cards that the essence of romance and love are starting to be lost in the process.

Love Forever on Valentine’s Day

With that notion, some couples tend to think that Valentine’s Day is costly and celebrating it requires spending a good amount of money.
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4 tips of selecting the prettiest ring for your fiancé

by Bency George on December 23, 2014

Choosing the right engagement ring to make the proposal a memorable event of life, need not be a mind-numbing experience. With adequate understanding of one’s partner’s interests and knowledge about the things to look for in an engagement ring, coupled with the excitement of drams of proposal can make this a truly enjoyable process. So let us discuss a few important things to keep in mind while choosing a perfect engagement ring for fiance.

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1. Choosing the band: The band of a ring is the circle which sits on and around the finger. It can be made from a variety of metals like gold, silver, platinum or even a combination of some other metals. Choosing the band is the first step of selecting a suitable engagement ring for one’s partner. It is at this point of time that one must know which type of band will be best for one’s fiance. Also, when there is a budget crunch, knowing fiancé’s choices can keep one grounded. Every type of metal band holds a different degree of symbolism. For example, a gold band symbolizes chastity and togetherness. Some prefer lighter shades of this metal which are less pure, like 10-14k. White gold is cheaper as it is alloyed with other materials and thus holds a silvery appearance. Since engagement rings are for life, white gold must not be opted for, as the gold plating tends to wear off from time to time. Platinum bands are naturally silver toned but with daily abrasion, tend to dull over the years.

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2. Choosing the right combination of setting and gemstone: Life is all about mix and match. Two things which would look horrible separately sometimes come together to create unique combinations of beauty and innovation. The same is the situation with engagement rings too. The setting of a ring is the part that holds the main gemstone with the band. The setting may be either invisible or protruding. Popular choices are platinum setting on a gold band for lending a stark contrast. The gemstone is basically the most prominent, feature piece that captures the maximum attention. It is important to assume the preferences and personality of the partner before choosing the nature of the gemstone. Many consider diamond to be a safe and pretty option. Four factors should be considered while choosing diamond gemstones like cut, clarity, carat as well as clarity.

3. Choosing the proper size: When choosing the band for the engagement ring, it is essential to choose one of the right fit. Since this is entirely an individual factor, one can figure out a rough size by eye estimation or even sneaking out some of the fiancé’s frequently worn jewelry. The average ring size is around 7 but the actual fit does differ from person to person. Even if it seems impossible to determine the exact size, one can have the ring resized by the jeweler itself later on.

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4. Know your partner’s style and choice: It is really a sensible decision when both partners choose a ring, but if one wants to make this a surprise affair; it becomes important to know the exact style of ring that suits their persona. An ideal engagement ring should be non-flattering and something that stands out in its simplicity and elegance. Also it should be worthy of daily use. Diamond engagement rings Sydney are among the best ones to select from.

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5 Helpful Wedding Day Jewelry Selection Tips

by Bency George on December 22, 2014

As a little girl, there’s a pretty good chance that you dreamed of your wedding day. You thought about the kind of place you wanted to be married in, the type of dress that you would wear, and definitely the way your groom would look.

Now that the day is only a few months (or weeks) away, it seems that all of your dreams are coming true. You’re getting married in a perfect venue. Your dress is absolutely amazing. You’re totally in love with your fiancé. All you have to take care of are small details like your jewelry.

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If you’d like a few tips on how to select the kind of jewelry that will make you the prettiest bride that anyone has ever seen, here are five that will help make your bridal look flawless.

Remember the “something rules.”: A very popular tradition for brides is to wear something old, something new, something borrow and something blue. So as you’re in the process of deciding what kind of jewelry to wear on your wedding day, keep those four things in mind. You can wear some antique pearl earrings, a new rhinestone bracelet, a borrowed diamond necklace, or even a blue-colored cocktail ring.

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Make sure your veil and earrings complement your desired hairstyle: Another tip to keep in mind is that your earrings and veil should complement the hairstyle that you choose to wear. For instance, if you decide to wear your hair up, some diamond posts and a crystal tiara would be exquisite. On the other hand, if you prefer to wear your hair down, some dangling earrings with some matching rhinestone barrettes would provide a simple yet sophisticated look.

Don’t wear a watch or a lot of rings: If you’re someone who happens to be a real stickler when it comes to being on time, there’s a pretty good chance that you own a couple of watches. But for your wedding day, this is actually a piece of jewelry that you should do without. There are going to be a lot of pictures that will feature your hands, so it’s better to have on a shimmering bracelet instead. Also, while it’s OK to have a keepsake or signature ring on your right hand, try and have no more than one ring on. Remember, you will have your engagement ring on your left hand as you walk down the aisle and a wedding ring on top of it once the ceremony is finished. That is more than enough hand jewelry.

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Embrace your signature style: Say that you’re looking on a website like BodySparkle Body Jewelry and you see a couple of items that may not be considered to be traditional wedding day jewelry, but you still like them a lot. It’s OK to get them and incorporate them into your bridal look. A beautiful bride is someone who embraces her signature style. This includes the kind of jewelry that she chooses to wear.

Less is more: That said, if there is one thing that you should definitely keep in mind, it would have to be that less is more. Just like with makeup, jewelry is meant to enhance your look, not overwhelm it. So with all of the pieces that you choose, make sure that they don’t take away from your natural beauty or the detailing of your dress. For wedding jewelry ideas, go to your favorite search engine and put “wedding jewelry ideas” or “wedding accessories” in the search field.

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5 Major Benefits of Online Wedding Invitations

by Bency George on December 22, 2014

As you’re sure to discover pretty quickly when you start planning your wedding, a lot goes into the process of turning your vision into a reality in order to create a beautiful and memorable event. And it’s not inexpensive, either. Between booking the venue, buying the dress, and securing all of the service providers you’ll need (caterers, florists, photographers, and more) you can quickly burn through your budget and drive yourself half mad. So any way you can find to make your life easier and save some dough is bound to be appealing. And you’ll find that there are all kinds of benefits to be gained by opting for online wedding invitations. They may buck tradition, but even your guests will find them easier to deal with than standard, snail mail options. Here are a few of the advantages you’ll enjoy when you choose to send out digital wedding invitations.

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1. DIY creation. While you can certainly make your own traditional invitations with little more than some card stock from your local craft store and a basic layout and design program on your computer, why add extra steps to the process? If you’ve already got the digital template and you’ve filled in your information, why print it when you could just email the invites and save yourself a lot of time? Or, if you’re not keen to learn your way around a new program, simply use a site like Evite that does most of the work for you. All you have to do is choose the template you prefer, fill in your event information, and upload your contact list.

2. Use your contact list. This is perhaps one of the best reasons to go digital with your wedding invitations. Rather than going through the long and frustrating process of chasing down the addresses of everyone you want to invite, you can simply use your contact list of email address to mail out invites. And a little time on Facebook and other social media sites can help you to connect with anyone whose info is missing from your contact list.

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3. Instant RSVPs. In addition to one-click sending of invites, you’ll enjoy the ease with which you receive RSVPs. When you send out invites by email, it’s easy enough for guests to respond with a yay or nay concerning attendance and meal preferences. But if you use a online invitation service, you can actually track responses from your home page.

4. Save a ton of money. There’s no denying the financial appeal of digital invitations. Not only can you avoid the costs of printing and postage, but if you choose to make the invitation yourself, you don’t even have to pay a designer. Of course, you probably want your wedding invites to look beautiful and professional. By spending a little on an online service like My Digital Wedding you can not only set up your wedding website with info, photos, and more, but you can also use your account to send out invites and receive RSVPs. You’ll still save money over traditional invitations, but create a more professional looking product than you could get from free services like Evite, just for example.

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5. Additional uses. Don’t forget that you can also use online services to send out reminder emails as your wedding date approaches, as well as invites for related events like the bachelor and bachelorette parties, the bridal shower, the rehearsal dinner, and so on. The ease of use and financial savings associated with going digital cannot be overstated.

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Ноw Wedding Sparklers Саn Light Uр Yоur Special Day Wedding are an occasion to shine, and what better way to give your wedding that “wow” factor than by lighting up the night with fireworks? They are the perfect way to end a great wedding reception. These are some fun ideas on how to light up your wedding with sparklers and fireworks.

Can you picture the big day? Your wedding day. The white dress, flowers cake and of course the decorations. What kind of decorations would you use? For the actual wedding, maybe flowers lace and candles. What about the receptions? Maybe balloons, streamers, candles and what about wedding sparklers? Wedding sparklers are sure to give any reception a fun magical atmosphere. They would definitely make your wedding stand out from many of the others that I am sure your guests been too. Sparklers can make your wedding unique and give the guests something to talk about.
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