Choosing the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony or reception is a big part of the pre-planning, but what about decorating it, once you have made your selection? There are so many different options out there nowadays for the creative bride and groom. Here are some suggestions to help your wedding venue look fabulous on your big day.
Everyone wants their wedding day to be special and unique- after all, it's one of the most important days of your life. When planning the big day, the main focus tends to be on the wedding breakfast and reception afterwards, particularly if you have a big theme in mind. There is endless advice available about how to decorate your venue to make your wedding stand out, and many different ideas about how to entertain your guests at the reception. What often gets ignored is the ceremony itself, which is by far the most important part of your wedding. This shouldn’t be pushed aside, in fact, you should focus on planning this aspect the most.
For many couples, the perfect wedding ceremony involves the great outdoors, tying the knot against a beautiful, natural backdrop and being able to dance the night away under the stars. This can create a picture-perfect wedding and the ideal start to married life. However, arranging an outdoor wedding is not as straightforward as you might think. Here are some ways to plan the perfect outdoor wedding day.
Sort out the ceremony
Although the most important part of a wedding day is obviously the part where the couple exchange their vows, it cannot be denied that such a momentous occasion offers the perfect excuse for a party afterwards. Celebrating your new union with your family and friends completes what should be the perfect day, so finding the perfect place to hold your wedding reception should be a priority when it comes to the planning. Here are some key points to consider.
Weddings are often surrounded by all kinds of traditions that are full of symbolism that can date back centuries. Many brides take on these traditions without fully understanding their meaning, so here are a few of the most common traditions and the charming reasons behind them.
Working out how to get the bride and bridal party to the wedding ceremony venue is clearly a vital part of the day’s planning – after all, nothing can happen until she arrives. There are so many different options out there, from the traditional to the outlandish. Whatever style wedding you are planning, there is bound to be a form of transport that will fit the theme and vibe of the day.
Getting married at Christmas can be sensational. All those rich colours, aromatic scents and cosy textures to indulge in. A wedding can be a great excuse to prolong the festive entertainments and bring family together to warm up the chilly winter weather. Make sure, however, that you get the invitations out as early as possible, as people tend to get booked up quickly at this time of year and may need additional time to work out the logistics (and budget) associated with attending your special day. Here are some more ideas to get the yuletide ball rolling.
Getting married can be a very expensive business. The average cost of a UK wedding is estimated to be around £20,000 (source: Money Saving Expert), which can certainly put a dent in any newly-wed couple’s finances. However, with a bit of care and prior planning, you can cut these scary-looking costs down without having to compromise too much on quality and general fairy-tale atmosphere. Here are some areas to consider.
Most of us get invited to a lot of weddings over the years, and it can be hard to remember the finer details of each one. A great way to ensure your wedding sticks in the mind, however, is to ensure you have got a firm grasp on the etiquette of the day.
Choosing the right music for your wedding can set the scene beautifully and really bring the day to life. It can reflect your tastes as a couple and pull together other themes and aspects, such as the country you are in, historical setting of your venue and the time of year. You needn’t pay the earth either – with some careful planning, you can enjoy sweet music all day without having to break the bank.
They say never to work with children or animals, but there are some occasions where you simply cannot avoid it. If you have chosen to invite and embrace children at your wedding, there are plenty of ways to ensure they and their parents relax and enjoy the day. This is important, as relaxed children usually make for happier children and appreciative wedding guests.
When it comes to selecting the flowers for your wedding bouquet, there are thousands of different colours, shapes, sizes and scents to choose from.