Planning – And Enjoying – Your Rehearsal Dinner

The rehearsal dinner for your wedding can feel like a fun, informal gathering before your big day, but it also serves to help you feel prepared for your ceremony. A beautiful wedding is not something that comes together by accident – a rehearsal dinner allows you and your wedding party to walk through the steps of your ceremony. This can help you breathe easier, as you can be less worried about confusion during the event itself. Of course, there is nothing wrong with having fun at your rehearsal dinner. In fact, it can a neat way to help introduce friends and family members, as well as a chance to relax and have a good time before your special day (more…)

Taking On The Task Of Assembling Your Guest List

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Developing your guest list can be one of the most important parts of wedding planning…and potentially the most frustrating. Deciding who to invite to your wedding can be challenging for many reasons. You may be stuck on how much of the guest list should consist of family members versus friends, or unsure if you should invite people who live a great distance away. The process can be especially tough if you are unsure of how many people you can afford to invite. The selection process deserves your full attention. With smart planning, you can make the process more manageable, and put together the right guest list for your upcoming wedding. (more…)

3 Things To Consider When Looking For Your Wedding Dress

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The search for your wedding dress is certainly worth your time and attention. After all, the bridal gown you wear as you walk down the aisle will be one of the most memorable things about your wedding. The thought of scouring dress shops for the right gown may seem daunting, but with the right approach, your efforts can end in absolute success. Your plan should consist of more than just ideas about what kind of dress you would like to wear. Developing a more strategic approach to the shopping process can greatly improve your shopping experience, making it more enjoyable, and more successful. (more…)

Are You Asking Your Prospective Vendors The Right Questions?

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The right wedding vendor can bring you considerably closer to bringing your wedding dreams into reality. A qualified person or team can provide their expertise, and their insights, to provide excellent services. When it comes to choosing your vendors, your initial discussions are highly important. You need to be sure you can afford to pay for someone’s services, and that they are capable of doing the work being asked of them. You also need to make sure you feel confident that you can build a beneficial relationship with the right people, and count on them to help you realize your wedding vision. (more…)

Smart Tips To Help You Enjoy A Successful Ceremony

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One of the most memorable parts of any wedding is inevitably that moment when the bride begins her walk down the aisle. During your walk, you can expect all eyes to be trained on you. That being said, there is more to your wedding ceremony than just this moment. With the right planning, you can ensure that your ceremony is a stunning, fondly recalled experience. Decorating your ceremony space certainly matters, but this is not all you need to do to make sure your event is a success. With the right plan in place, you can produce an exceptional, and meaningful, ceremony. (more…)

Making The Right Requests On Your Wedding Registry

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With the right registry, you can make your move to married life that much easier. Your wedding guests can help fill your home with everything you need…if you know how to make the right requests. It is worth taking some time and considering what you truly need when you start your new life. Wedding gifts can be touching, but they can also serve important functions. Looking through what you and your partner already have will help. You can make your registry more useful for you – and more agreeable to your guests – by taking care to make smart requests. (more…)

3 Things To Consider When Creating Your Wedding Invitation

Putting together your guest list can be challenging, but rewarding. This is a part of the process that can be difficult for many brides- and grooms-to-be. Picking the right people can be tough, especially when you have a more intimate wedding celebration. That being said, the invitations themselves also deserve some thought. Your invitation can set the tone for your wedding style. Making the right design choices will help you craft a memorable invitation. Of course, style isn’t everything – your invitation may be beautiful, but you also need to make sure it is easy to read! (more…)