The A to Z Guide for your Wedding Day
Attendants, include the
best man, Bridesmaid, ushers, and groomsmen. Generally any people with
some sort of responsibility on the big day. How many attendants are up
to you but you need to consider the size of the church and your budget
for the outfits and gifts. You need to rely on these for some of the
organization of the day so choose carefully, the last thing you need is
someone irresponsible in charge of the “rings” or any important tasks
Every wedding has a budget
be it a no hold bar white wedding extravaganza or a low-key smaller
affair both can be a beautiful fun day for everyone. There are many
ways to cut the cost on the big day with out compromising on style and
atmosphere. You can do a lot of the organizing yourself, friends and
family are always there to help with things like the video camera and
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This is another important
feature; as the cake will appear in the "cutting of the cake"
photograph another staple of the wedding album. The flowers and
bridesmaids out fits will also influence the style and color of the
cake you do not have to settle for fruitcake though as there are
endless fillings to choose from, this can also double as desert if you
are on a tight budget.
The dress is going to be
the center of attention for the whole wedding. The perfect dress should
make the bride feel and look beautiful. This is achieved by a
well-fitted dress that is flattering to the figure. Most importantly
the dress should be comfortable as you will be wearing it all day long
through out dinner and also dancing the night away, if you spend the
day pulling and adjusting your dress this could ruin your whole day.
Remember a happy bride will look beautiful either way.
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The entertainment you
choose for the after ceremony party should vary depending on what type
of weeding your going for, from the classical stringed quartet to the
full on wedding band. Any professional entertainment will eat into your
budget but whatever you choose make sure you go to see them play before
your big day as you do want your guests to have a good time and not
spend the evening cringing at a nightmare wedding singer.
The bridesmaid’s outfits
will set the trend for the colors of the flowers, so keep this in mind
when choosing the color theme. These can range from the most flamboyant
bouquet to the simplest white lilies. The most important being the
bride’s bouquet as this will feature in most of the wedding photographs
so don’t skimp on this.
This will be the most
extravagant holiday you ever had. Depending on what you can afford push
the boat out and spoil yourself. Weather it be a five star in Mauritius
or a Weekend in a five star hotel this is your quality time as man and
wife and should be as comfortable and enjoyable as possible so don’t
The Invitations are the
first taste the guests will get of your wedding so they should reflect
what type of wedding its going to be Formal/Informal. Don’t be afraid
to be different this is your chance to be creative and making your own
handmade cards is a nice touch and is also easy on the wallet.
You can go for diamante
for that sparkly feel of pearl for the more understated bride, always
remember whatever stones you choose the theme should run through out.
Jewelry is also a nice thank you gift for the bridesmaids a nice
matching necklaces for the brides to wear on the wedding day will go
down well and you don’t have to break the bank. Another special touch
if possible is personally designed wedding bands most jewelers will do
this but be expected to pay a bit more.
You have done the most
important part of the wedding day and that is finding each other and
falling in love. With out you two this day would not be happening,
therefore it’s your special day to celebrate your love for each other.
After the ceremony eat drink and be merry, enjoy the evening and have
fun after all it will be both of you that will remember this day the
most and you want to have loving happy memories with no stress. So let
your hair down and dance the night away.
There is also the legal
aspects of marriage that are important as well as the spiritual, make
sure you have all your legal requirements met and all your paper work
in place well in advance of the wedding date, get all this out of the
way first and this leaves plenty of time to concentrate on the more
important enjoyable things.
Oh what a wonderful day it
would be, a beautiful sunny garden, a big white marquee adorned with
lilies and trinkets, music, dancing all sounds beautiful. Hiring a
marquee for the day is a really great idea if you live in a place were
the weather permits. If not I wouldn’t take the chance as a mud ridden
lawn with cold wet guests doesn’t sound as romantic. Also keep in mind
the hiring of cutlery, crockery, heating, lights, toilets etc. all adds
The photographs are going
to be the lasting feature of you big day so you want them to be as
fabulous as possible. Take recommendations from friends and people who
have recently got married, visit the photographer’s studio and view his
work. All photographers have a different style of photography so
discuss carefully what you want. Most photographers wont allow you to
keep the negatives of the wedding pictures so make sure you have some
relatives take a camera as the more photos you order from the
photographer the more you pay.
Your reception venue will
be dictated by where you live, the amount of guests you are having and
the style of wedding you want. You have a choice of hotel, outdoor
marquee or to be slightly different you can choose a stately home or
castle. Or why not run away from it all to a romantic holiday island
with close friends and family.
You will want beautiful
silky skin to match your beautiful new gown on that special day, so
start taking care of your skin a couple of months before hand with some
deep cleansing and exfoliating facials. We tend to forget the rest of
the body so keep that back, neck and chest area glowing with regular
exfoliating body scrubs and lashings of body cream this will ensure
that J lo glow on the big day. When the day arrives treat your self to
your favorite scented body lotion and load on generously to keep you
smelling good enough to eat all day long.
Your dress will more or
less decide what undies you require. A silicon based stick on bra for
the strapless brides will make any bosom defy gravity. Or a steamy lace
all in one will slim down your waistline. The store where you bought
your wedding dress can advise on the appropriate type of underwear for
your dress. Remember go for what makes you look good in the dress you
can always change into something a little more “uncomfortable” later on.
Writing your own vows is a
good idea if you want to give the ceremony a little more of a personal
feel. Don’t hide away from this as every ones a sucker for romance and
it will add a certain intimacy to the ceremony. Don’t forget to run
these vows by the officiate before the big day to make sure they are
happy to include them in the proceedings.
There will be lots of
kisses and smiling photos on the day so your lips and smile must be in
tiptop shape. Firstly make sure there is no sign of a flaky smile, the
night before apply some petroleum jelly to the lips and gently rub with
an old tooth brush this will leave smooth soft lips ready for your
favorite shade of color. Also visiting the dentist a few weeks before
and getting your teeth cleaned and polished is a necessity for a bling
The whole wedding day is
about two people saying yes. Yes to a lifetime partnership with each
other, through the hard times as well as the good. Yes to loving each
other through thick and thin. Yes is the most important word in the
ceremony so savor the moment as it is upon this word the rest of your
lives will be built.
Catching some Zzzzz the
night before the wedding is essential. It is often tempting to have a
few glasses of champagne to welcome the big day, but remember you have
a long day ahead the following morning and bloodshot eyes in the
photographs will linger on for ever. Have a warm relaxing bath with
some lavender oils then go to bed Anyway you can always make up for it
on your wedding night!
About The Author
Declan Tobin is a successful freelance writer
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