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How much do you charge?
Our current prices can be accessed by clicking here. We offer all inclusive Florida wedding and reception packages that include your wedding ceremony/officiant, photographer, and ceremony setup as well as extras like chairs, arches, bamboo canopies, and even musicians. Feel free to contact us with any special requests or to get a personalized quote.

How far in advance do we need to book?
It is impossible to tell. Some dates (especially weekends in the Spring and Fall) get booked over a year in advance, and some dates never get booked. Saturdays tend to fill up first, and our calendar generally starts to get full about 6 to 8 months out. The best advice we can offer is as soon as you have set your date, make your deposits to reserve all of your vendors and venues. Of course, it never hurts to ask – we do have many dates available on short notice, and if you are flexible, we can usually squeeze you in somewhere!

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Do you require a deposit?
Yes. We require a 25% nonrefundable initial payment to reserve your wedding date. Please understand, when we book your wedding date, we take that date off our calendar and may turn away several other clients who are interested in that date. For this reason, your initial payment is nonrefundable.

Where do you normally perform weddings?
We are based in St Petersburg, Florida and specialize in all-inclusive Florida destination wedding and reception packages on Florida’s Gulf Coast from Tampa Bay to Naples. 

We maintain a web page with specific information about each of our favorite beaches and venues:  

We also maintain a database of all of the wedding and reception venues in the Tampa Bay area, and can help you find the perfect space to suit your style and your budget! Contact us for a free consultation!

Can you work with my hotel?
Absolutely – we have a great relationship with many of our local hotels and resorts, and we are happy to work with the staff to make your wedding day run smoothly. We can also recommend a hotel or answer questions if you are trying to decide on a venue, a place to stay, or a place to have your reception.

Getting married in Denmark on a Island?

Can I get married on the beach behind my hotel?
While it is certainly possible, in some cases we don’t recommend it. Most of our beachfront hotels have full time wedding coordinators who handle literally hundreds of weddings each year. Many will charge you for use of their beach, or require a minimum catering order for your reception. Getting married behind your hotel sometimes means working within the hotel’s timeline, dodging other wedding parties, and being herded around the property by their staff. It can really take away from our “Simple Weddings” philosophy, which is to relax, have fun, and make the day 100% about you and your preferences!

Another thing to keep in mind when deciding whether to get married behind your hotel is that most beachfront hotels have things like cabana, umbrella, and watersports rentals on the beach. These can make for distracting backgrounds in your wedding pictures.

What do we do if it rains?
We will work with you to arrange a backup plan for your wedding in case of bad weather.

If you are staying at a hotel, we recommend reserving a conference room or outdoor covered area as a backup plan. If you are having a dinner or reception, sometimes the restaurant will let you use some space in case of bad weather.

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Do you offer chairs, canopies, arches, etc?
Yes! We offer chairs, and we have several arch and canopy options available. The prices for these include delivery, setup, and removal, as well as decor with sheer fabric and a choice of accent color.

Do you offer flowers?
Yes. We have an incredible florist on staff!

Do you offer music?
Yes! We work with several local musicians and can provide a violinist, harpist, guitarist, bagpiper, or steel drums. We can also provide a sound system for your ceremony which allows for recorded music of your choice as well as a microphone for your ceremony.

Do we need a permit?
Permit requirements vary depending on the jurisdiction (City, County, State Park, etc). Check with us on the requirements for your specific venue. We can pull the necessary permit on your behalf for a small fee, or advise you on how to do it yourself.

Do we need to meet beforehand? Is there anything we need to do before our wedding?
Generally, the only thing you need to do is show up with a valid Florida Marriage License, relax, and enjoy your wedding! We are happy to meet with you beforehand, and may do so several times depending on the services we are providing. But it is not a requirement and we sometimes make our introductions a few minutes before the wedding. We like to make things easy and keep it simple, relaxed, and fun, and we will walk you through every step!

What is the best time of day for a beach wedding?
The majority of our beach weddings begin about one to two hours before sunset to take advantage of the best lighting for photography. The light is bright and harsh in the middle of the day where there is little or no shade, and shadows and squinting become a problem. If your wedding is at a home, park, botanical garden (such as Sunken Gardens), downtown, or anywhere there is more shade, you are less restricted by the time of day.

Note: The more guests you have, the more time you need with you photographer. We will advise you on the best time for your wedding.

What is the Copyright Release and how does that work?
As the photographer, per U.S. and international copyright law, your wedding photographer owns the copyright to your images. They are the photographers’ creative art work and “intellectual property”. Unlike many photographers, we allow our clients to purchase their digital images with a copyright release. The copyright release we provide allows you unlimited personal use and reproduction of your images. You are free to print them, e-mail them, put them on your personal website, etc. You can do just about anything except sell them, enter them in photo contests, use them for any type of monetary gain or advertising, or claim that you took them.

Note: Many photo labs will require a copy of your copyright release before they will print your images. You will receive a copy of the release with your order.

Do you edit our photographs?
Once you have chosen and ordered images for your disc, prints, or canvas wraps, each of your images will be professionally edited/retouched to ensure they are of the highest quality

Note: This includes basic editing only (removing blemishes, removing people from the background, cropping, straightening, lighting, etc.). Additional advanced editing (smoothing skin, slimming down, eye detailing etc.) is extremely time consuming and has a separate hourly charge based on individual needs.

What file type do you use? What type of digital files will we receive if we order a disc?
The images you receive on your disc will be jpegs (i.e. yourphoto.jpg).

What size will my digital images be? Can I get them “blown up” to whatever size I want?
Your digital images will be high resolution and can be printed as large as 11 x 14.For larger enlargements, it is best to come back to us so we can go back to the original source file and prepare the image for printing at the highest resolution possible.

Can my digital images be printed in any size?
Your images can be cropped to any size and printed, but you may find that the edges of the image tend to get cut off when cropping to certain sizes due to the change in dimensions.
If you know you want an enlargement of a particular image, let us know and we can crop it to that size. This makes it easier for the photo lab and makes it less likely that your image will look different once it is printed.

Is it best to order prints directly from you, or order my digital images and get them printed myself?
This is a matter of personal preference. Drug stores and department stores are obviously the cheapest place to get your images printed. Stand-alone photo labs usually do a better job, and tend to be a little more expensive. Make sure the photo lab you choose pays special attention to color management and cropping of the edges.

Keep in mind, you usually get what you pay for, and we cannot be responsible for the quality of prints you receive from anyone but us.

If you order your prints directly from us, we will take the time to make sure your image is cropped to the right size and is printed with the right color and brightness. Your image will be more likely to look the same as it does on your computer, and will be printed on high quality professional grade paper by a professional lab.

Can we place multiple orders?
Yes – While your images are available for proofing, you can place as many orders as you like. If friends or family want to order prints, canvas wraps, or a set of digital images for themselves, they are free to do so through the website.

Can we order multiple discs of our digital images?
Yes – If you just want a duplicate disc with the same set of images, there is a $10 charge to cover the time and materials (click on “Products” to add the duplicate disc to your order). If you want two or more completely different sets of images, you will need to place separate orders for each set of images.

You will have to decide amongst your group whether it is easier and/or more economical to order a larger package and get a duplicate disc, or place two separate orders.

Are your canvas wraps the same as the ones I can get ay my local drug store or photo lab?
No. The canvas wraps we offer are professional grade and are the same as you would find in a fine art gallery or professional studio. You can’t generally get them from a photo lab. If you are thinking about a canvas wrap, let us know and we may be able to show you some samples. These are such a unique and beautiful way to display your images!

How long do you keep digital copies of our photographs? Can I order them later if I decide I want more?
Your images will be available for viewing and proofing on our website for approximately 30 days. You can share the link to your images with friends and family, and will need to place your order within this timeframe. If you require additional time for viewing and proofing your images, there is an extra charge of $25 for each two week period. This offsets our cost for hosting your images.

While we do normally keep your digital images on file, this is not guaranteed. We obviously can’t keep thousands of images on file indefinitely, and cannot promise your images will be available for future orders. If you like an image, you are encouraged to include it in your initial order. Of course, if you purchase your digital images, you will always be able to come back and order prints, canvas wraps, or additional editing at any time in the future.

How long does it take you to edit my images? When will I receive my disc?
Your order will be shipped within 8-10 weeks from the time you place your order. Please include this in your planning timeline if you intend to order prints for a special occasion. If you need a particular image quickly, please let us know. We might be able to rush a particular image, but in fairness to our other clients, we are unable to rush your entire order over someone else’s.

Orders are processed in the order in which we receive them, so the best way to receive your order more quickly is to place your order as early as possible during your proofing period.

Songs for a Wedding

Few things say more about a person than their musical preferences. The music you choose for your wedding really sets the tone for the event. From casual calypso steel drums or guitar on the beach, to classical string quartets in a more formal setting, music (whether live or recorded) is an important complement to your wedding ceremony and reception. 

But choosing the music for your wedding can be overwhelming – after all, there is a lot of music out there! This post will discuss how and where music fits into beach weddings, and will also share a great internet resource we’ve found for choosing the right music for your wedding.

Music and Beach Weddings

Clients often ask us whether they should add music to their beach wedding package. We love it when our clients include music, and we feel music adds an extra dimension and a special touch to our beach weddings. We work with some great local musicians – whether you want a violinist, guitarist, bagpiper, harpist, steel drums, or all of the above, we’ve got you covered! We also have the right equipment to provide recorded music for your Florida beach wedding ceremony.

Using the right equipment is an important point. You simply cannot hear an acoustic guitar over the wind and waves on the beach, nor can you hear a typical iPod speaker system, CD player, or boombox. We’ve seen this happen on more than one occasion, and it’s such a shame when no one can hear the music and/or musician that was so carefully chosen by the bride and groom for their beach wedding.

But don’t take our word for it – Libbie Bailey was married in November 2018 on Siesta Key, Florida, and offered to share this tip with our readers to help future brides avoid her mistake:

“We had a big boombox for the wedding. You couldn’t hear it at all. You don’t really think of the beach being loud until you’re trying to hear something else. It was a bummer because I had music that my late father was singing that was supposed to be playing as I walked down the aisle. Everyone was asking me later if there was supposed to be music, since they heard nothing. I was totally bummed about it and definitely would’ve paid a little extra for the sound system had I known. My wedding planner [editor’s note: it wasn’t us!] didn’t even suggest it and I wish she had!”

So if you decide to have music for your beach or outdoor wedding, make sure you use the right instrument and/or equipment. Violin, bagpipes, or steel drums are generally loud enough by themselves, but acoustic guitars in particular require amplification in order to be heard on the beach from more that a few feet away. An “acoustic-electric” setup with a portable amplifier is your best bet if you’re planning on a guitarist. Keep in mind electrical power is not available in the beach.

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For most beach weddings, your musician (or playlist for recorded music) will need to cover about 30-45 minutes:

  • 15 minutes or so while your guests are being seated (the prelude). A popular traditional piece here is Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel
  • The processional for the bridal party (if applicable) and bride. The traditional “Here Comes the Bride” piece often played here is Wagner’s Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin (1850)
  • Background music for the ceremony (if desired)
  • recessional at the end of the ceremony. The traditional piece here is Mendelssohn’s Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1826)
  • A few minutes at the end to wrap things up (the postlude)

While we have mentioned some of the more traditional wedding music, many of our clients simply aren’t the “traditional” type. After all, they are having an intimate wedding on the beach in Florida, not a huge formal affair! We have seen (or rather, heard) clients play everything from Martina McBride to Israel Kamakawiwo’ole to Jay Sean and Lil Wayne!

But it can be incredibly hard to decide what to play at your wedding, and when to play it. That’s where Songs for a Wedding comes in! Songs for Wedding is a wedding planning website that helps you choose (you guessed it!) songs for a wedding!

The site lists a collection of potential wedding songs broken down by each element of the Ceremony (prelude, processional, recessional, etc.) and Reception (bouquet toss, cake cutting, first dance, etc.), as well as by Genre (classical, country, R&B, etc.). In addition, the site contains a link to a recording of each song, and displays the lyrics as you listen to the song. In short, its the best resource we’ve found for helping you plan your wedding music.

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Wedding invitation etiquette

In our never ending quest to help you plan your Florida beach wedding. We thought it would be useful to learn a thing or two about wedding invitations. Designing and ordering wedding invitations is something many people only do once in their life, so it’s hard to find an “expert” on the matter. So we went out and found one for you!

I recently had the chance to interview of Mugge-Cards, an online greeting card company specializing in personalized Wedding Invitations and more. The transcript follows:

1) I know next to nothing about “wedding invitation etiquette”. So give me the low down – who gets one, who doesn’t, how, when, and why?
The good news about wedding invitation etiquette in today’s world, is that there are choices.Wedding invitation etiquette depends on the individuals. How each person decides to word their invitations is entirely up to them. They can follow traditional etiquette – (there is plenty of advice available on that) or they can break with tradition and do something different.Traditionally, all wedding guests get invitations. That way they’ll have all the information they need in writing.

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2) How far in advance should a couple order their wedding invitations?
Wedding invitations should be ordered as soon as the guest list is available – at least 4 to 5 months before the wedding. If your wedding is a destination celebration then you should give it more time.

3) Is the designing and ordering of the invitations mainly a “bride thing”, or do you see a lot of grooms get involved as well?
Wedding invitations should come from the home of the bride. Choosing and ordering the design and wording really depends on the couple. I would say that more often than not invitations become the domain of the bride and her family but we have also seen couples that are both very involved in the choice of their wedding stationery.

4) How far in advance should a couple send their wedding invitations? What about save the dates?

While Save the Dates cards are not necessary for everyone, they are a great way to give your guests time to arrange to attend the special day. For family and friends who will be traveling to the wedding location, Save the Dates allow them to book flights, and find travel deals in good time. Send them six to twelve months before the wedding. The wedding invitation should be sent at least two months before the wedding.

5) Should they be mailed or hand delivered?
Invitations should be mailed. They are likely to cost more than the regular first class as they often have enclosures. You can also choose to have them “hand canceled” which means your invitations will be processed by hand and should bypass the automated processing machines, avoiding damage. By the way, it’s a free service!

6) What types of materials are invitations available in?
Invitation stock varies depending on the type of printing chosen. We at 365-Cards use 100lb matte card stock.

7) I would imagine there are literally endless combinations of colors, fonts, stationery, fabrics, envelopes, stamps…it makes me dizzy just thinking about it! How do you help couples cut through the fog of indecision and actually get started on a design?
Couples very often have a theme or color palette in mind when they start the process of looking for designs for their wedding stationery. Working with a professional wedding invitation designer will help them clarify their ideas and set the tone by suggesting colors, fonts and printing methods. There are also companies that will design stamps to match the invitation design.

8) The invitation is traditionally from the bride’s parents, right? Is this still the case or are couples taking a more modern approach these days?
Tradition says that the bride’s parents pay for everything, so traditional wedding invitations always read that the parent of the bride requested the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter. Now, divorce, blended families, and non-traditional families have altered the way weddings are paid for, so the traditional wording has become much more flexible. Modern couples may choose to add opening sentiments such as “With Joy in Their Hearts,” or may choose to change the traditional “request the honor of your presence at the marriage” to something like “invite you to be a special part of the wedding of …..”

9) Who is responsible for paying for t

he invitations?
This depends on how traditional or modern you are. In the days when a bride came with a dowry, the bride’s family paid for wedding invitations.Today, traditions are changing and modern payment arrangements are becoming common for weddings. Today, both sets of parents often help with wedding costs. The important part is to decide who is paying for what.Because of the independence couples share in today’s society, they will often pay for the invitations themselves.

10) What is the price range of invitations?
Wedding invitation can range from $1.50 each with do-it-yourself kits to $3 or $4 each for mid-range standardized invitations on mid-weight card stock to $9 or more each for invitations that use a high-end printing process — such as engraving or letterpress, on quality handmade or silk paper.
The per-invitation cost goes up with extra folds — tri-fold costs more than bi-fold — or lining on the invitations or envelopes.

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So You’re Planning Your Dream Wedding!!

Not Sure Where to Start?

Then join Me, Your Certified Wedding Specialist and other brides from the area in a 4-part seminar series designed to get you on the right path for the “Wedding of Your Dreams.”

How do you turn the Wedding you have been dreaming about into “Your Dream Wedding”?

How much of a budget do you need? What do you have to plan for to get what you really want?

Our 1st Session of the Bridal Seminar Series is about just that.

We explore what your Dream Wedding looks like.  How to stay within your budget.  Prioritizing what’s important and what would be nice.  Incorporate what parents want with your wants.  And don’t forget your Gown – what style is best for you.

Session 2 will take you through your Ceremony and Reception. 

Where will it be?  What does it cost?  Will it be a sit-down meal, buffet or a cocktail party? What music will you walk down the aisle to or dance your First Dance to.  

Session 3 will explore the World of Flowers, Photography and Videography.  

Do you need both a Photographer and Videographer?  Which one is more important to you?  What type and color flowers do you want?

Session 4 will wrap up our Planning.

            What are the legal requirements?  Where do you have to go and what is the cost?  Are you riding in a Limo, Dad’s car or Trolley car? How many guests are you having and do they need hotel accommodations?  And don’t forget hair, makeup, manicures and of course you will want a pedicure.

Whewwwww!!!  There is a lot to think about when planning a Wedding.

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customized for your wedding

Edible Wedding Favors 

Have you been having trouble trying to decide on wedding favors that will please your guests and suit your budget? Have you considered edible wedding favors? Edible wedding favors are not only economical, but can be individualized to suit your wedding and are sure to please every one of your guests.

You can choose to make your edible wedding favors yourself, or you could buy small packages of candies and wrap them decoratively, you will even be able to order specialty edible wedding favors from your local bakery or cake shop. To get some ideas of the types of edible wedding favors available you can research them on the internet or browse through the latest bridal magazines for ideas. You will be sure to find an edible wedding favor that will suit your taste, budget and the design theme of your wedding

You will be able to find or even make yourself wedding favors that customized for your wedding. You could bake sugar cookies shaped into the initials of the bride and groom, or you can find manufacturers on the internet who will be able to sell you packaging or wrapping printed with your names and wedding date that you can use to wrap candy or chocolates that you have bought. It is even possible to purchase lollypops or boiled sweets into which the candy maker has placed the bride and grooms names and the date of the wedding. Another option for purchased customized edible wedding favors is chocolates, that either incorporate the names or initials into the chocolate or on the packaging. 

As with most options for wedding favors you will be able to find an edible wedding favor to suit any budget, and that will compliment any wedding. Edible wedding favors are a good choice as they are suitable for all of your guests, edible favors can be appreciated by both men and women and are sure to be a big favorite with any children who are guests at your wedding. 

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Cookies are a long time favorite for use as wedding favors as not only can you personalize them by forming them into the initials of the bride and groom but you can color them to match the colors used in the wedding decorations or the bridesmaids dresses. Meringues colored to match the theme of the wedding are also a popular wedding favor. 

Edible wedding favors are well worth considering for your wedding as they can be quite inexpensive, but are sure to appeal to all of your guests regardless of age. You will be able to make or purchase edible wedding favors that will compliment your color scheme or even favors that are customized specially for your wedding day.

Diamonds are a girls best friend

The Aura of a Diamond Wedding Ring 

Worn on the finger the wedding ring epitomizes all that a marriage stands for. Every woman awaits her finger to be embellished with something that many do not have. A wedding is a very special occasion and the wedding ring ceremony makes it even more intimate to the couple’s heart. So what is it that surrounds the wedding ring and makes it a sought after part of a very important ritual – your wedding! Every man wishes to present his woman the best wedding ring in the world. While gifting the best ring there are some important details you must look at. Remember it is a once in a lifetime moment, so do not remain back from buying and presenting the best wedding ring.

A diamond wedding ring 

Diamonds never lose their charm. Just like you want to keep your wedding in your memories your wedding ring too is supposed to last for years that you spend together. Therefore look for a diamond wedding ring that not only has a great design but also the quality to last long. 

Look for diamond quality. It is better to buy something that is certified and has the seal of purity. There are a variety of diamonds available in different shapes. You can consider buying a heart shaped diamond wedding ring or even an oval shaped diamond wedding ring. 

You can even buy tension rings as your wedding ring. These are brilliantly suspended in the centre of the ring and give an uplifted effect to the diamond. If you are looking for something more then check the three prong diamond setting rings or a band of gold that is studded with diamonds. There are rings that have a single diamond set in the centre and are surrounded my smaller diamonds. There are also platinum diamond wedding rings that are a class apart. When you buy a diamond wedding ring remember it is the most important jewelry you will be giving your partner. So choose accordingly. 

A customized wedding ring 

If you are organizing your wedding together then it becomes much easier to choose what your partner would love to wear and flaunt too. Take her along and allow her to get what she likes. You both can get a customized diamond wedding ring according to both your preferences. You can try whatever your heart desires, white gold, yellow gold, diamonds or pearls. Give meaning to your love and get a ring that is the only one in the whole world. Can it get more romantic than this? 

Once bonded with the magic of marriage a man and woman promise to remain encircled in their world of eternal togetherness. The wedding ring is a symbol of that promise. On your wedding day do something so special that she is just waiting to say, ‘I do’!

7 Unique And Creative Ideas Of Wedding Flowers

Body Your wedding flowers offer ample opportunity to stretch your creative muscles and add a bit of originality to your wedding day, so don’t be afraid to design a floral scheme that bucks tradition. This list of favorite ideas for bridal bouquets, centerpieces, colors and other decorations is a great place to start designing a memorable decor scheme, and these may even inspire your own creations. 

Play with Shape 

Arrangements with a just-picked, unstructured look are replacing the tightly-bound bouquet and centerpiece shapes of previous seasons. Ensure a modern, not messy, look by choosing the right flowers. Hearty blooms like lilies, orchids, and amaranthus work well in looser arrangements because of the sleek shape of the individual blooms. Also consider incorporating nonfloral elements like feathers, berries, and crystals to add interest and depth and interest.

Get Into Navy 

Sophisticated and classic navy is one of the hottest colors on the 2009 wedding palette, and many brides are daring to think beyond basic baby blue by incorporating the darker shade into their floral schemes. Naturally navy flowers may be hard to come by, but there are some options that are a close match: deep blue violets, thistles, and hydrangea are available in various shades of blue and indigo, while roses are a versatile bloom that can be dyed any color – including navy blue. Pair these bold navy blooms with white or ivory for a classic look, or yellow for a bright burst of color. 

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Think Beyond the Vase 

Options abound beyond the basic floral vase for holding your flowers. Consider instead mixing and matching clusters of unique containers like wood buckets, mason jars, cans, pitchers, antique urns and uniquely shaped vases to add interest and reflect your wedding theme. Some ideas: Fill watering cans with wild flowers for a garden fete, or use apothecary jars filled with sand and sea glass to complement to a waterfront wedding. 

Lighten Up 

Candles, always a popular choice for centerpieces, are becoming even more popular as a budget and eco-friendly enhancement to traditional floral centerpieces. Ample candlelight lends the day a romantic, organic feel, while the natural resource saves electricity and drapes the setting with an intimate glow. Another way to enhance your arrangements with lighting and really make your centerpieces pop is through a technique called pinspotting. This advanced light design shines tiny beams of light from the ceiling to illuminate the center of each arrangement. 

Get Stoned 

Say good-bye to light pastels and muted shades, and seek inspiration from the baubles on your ears and wrist. Rich gemstone colors like amethyst, turquoise, and amber are hot on this year’s wedding color palette. Accent these rich colors with soft sandy tones or grays instead of chocolate brown (so last year!) 

Go Green 

Going green is easy when it comes to wedding flowers. Consult Mother Nature for inspiration and bring the outdoors in. Natural objects like stones, leaves, pinecones, even twigs can add an organic aesthetic to your reception d?cor. Place in rustic containers or scatter amongst pillar candles for added ambiance. 

Make it Personal 

Further seeking to personalize their weddings, brides are using their wedding flowers to call out specific interests by incorporating unique items into bouquets and centerpieces and creating a conversation piece for guests. For instance, book worms can use intricately piled leather-bound books in place of floral centerpieces, and wine lovers can use wine bottles and decanters as centerpiece holders.

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One-of-a-kind wedding

Attractive Personalized Wedding Gifts 

If you are looking for a unique and attractive wedding present for that special couple, nothing is quite as unique as a personalized wedding gift. Help the happy couple celebrate their new life together with a gift bearing their name. There are so many alternatives available that you can be certain to give a one-of-a-kind wedding.

Personalized Wedding Gifts for the Home 

Decorating a first home is always a fun challenge for the new bride and groom. When choosing a personalized wedding gift, be sure to take the happy couple’s taste and preferences into account. Certain gifts, such wall hangings, wall clocks, canvas hangings, and personalized wedding mementoes, can fit into nearly any d?cor, and can serve as the perfect wedding gift for the new couple. 

Surprise the new pair with a beautiful engraved glass wedding frame to display one of their favorite wedding or engagement pictures. Welcome them to their new home with a stunning double-sided table frame that displays their favorite wedding quote on one side and a photo from their special day on the other. If you are familiar with the decorating taste of the bride and groom, you can choose a frame that suits the style of their home so that your gift can become a permanent part of their everyday lives. 

Take the wedding picture frame to the next level with a unique collage frame specifically designed to hold honeymoon photos. A Honeymoon Photo Collage Frame can beautifully accent any home while reminding the couple of their first time together as a unit. While any collage frame can display honeymoon photos, choose one that can constantly remind them of their wonderful first vacation together. A frame fitted with a die-cut mat spelling out the letters “HONEYMOON” gives ample space for displaying nine treasured photos from their trip. 

Personalized Wedding Gifts to Hang on the Wall 

Other popular wedding gifts are wall plaques, and a personalized wall plaque can enhance the importance of the gift even more. For a friend with simple, homespun tastes and a country rustic decorating scheme, you might choose a country art slate wall plaque, hand-painted with their names and the date of their wedding. A canvas art wall hanging is a lighter alternative to a personalized wedding plaque. Choose one with an optimistic saying like “Live, Love, Laugh” as a lasting reminder of the important things in life. 

Personalized Wedding Keepsakes 

If you decide to buy the bride and groom a small keepsake, consider a gift that will become a treasured part of their holiday celebration for years to come. One option is a personalized Christmas ornament scripted with their names and wedding date. Opting for more detail, you could also get them a creative ornament personalized with the entire wedding party. Certain ornaments enable you to even choose the appropriate hair color and skin tone of each wedding attendant, and include their name on the ornament. 

Non-Traditional Personalized Wedding Gifts 

If you want to avoid the “wedding” tag, you can choose a personalized gift for the home without a wedding motif. Gifts such as personalized tile coasters inscribed with an initial or last name can proudly sit on any table in any room. Carry your wedding gift ideas outside and choose a personalized welcome mat or welcome plaque for the door of the couple’s home. Hand painted slate tiles or a molded and hand painted welcome plaque is an especially warm wedding gift for couples moving into a new home together. 

Personalized Wedding Gifts for the Bedroom 

If you are looking for something very traditional, one of the most conventional wedding gifts for a new couple is a quilt or other bedding option. Whether you choose a quilted throw in the traditional wedding ring pattern, or a more modern woven jacquard cotton afghan throw, you can have the blanket embroidered with the happy couple’s name and wedding date to make it a lasting keepsake of their special day. 

Personalized Novelty Wedding Gifts 

Of course, not every wedding gift has to be formal, or even useful. Sometimes fun and hysterically personalized wedding gifts are the best and most memorable. If the bride and groom have decided to change their names, give them each a t-shirt imprinted with Mr. and Mrs. “last names” in calligraphic script so that they don’t forget their new family name. Deck the couple out in matching “I’m the Bride” and “I’m the Groom” t-shirts and baseball caps to wear on their honeymoon. 

A personalized wedding gift is a very special way of acknowledging your friends’ or families’ new journey towards a life of love and true happiness. Don’t be caught giving an impersonal set of pots or glassware. Choose a unique personalized gift that will be treasured and displayed forever.


Bridal Shower Invitation 

A bridal shower is a time of celebration, one that will lead to lifelong memories. While it takes careful planning to create the perfect bridal shower, the process does not need to be stressful. Starting with the perfect bridal shower invitations can set the entire theme of a memorable bridal shower.

Why Bridal Shower Invitations are Important 

Bridal shower invitations set the tone for the event, and once chosen, can really take away much of the stress of planning. Bridal shower invitations, when chosen to coordinate with the shower itself, display color scheme, degree of formality, and theme. Once these are chosen and the perfect invitation is sent, then the rest of the pieces fall into place a bit easier. You can use the announcements as a way to guide the rest of your party’s d?cor and theme. 

For example, if your theme is the blushing bride, you could take cues from the soft pink bridal shower invitations, and then utilize shades of mauve and pink throughout the party’s d?cor and favors. 

The Essentials of Bridal Shower Invitations 

Bridal shower invitations must feature the name of the bride, since she typically doesn’t host her own shower, and all the guests need to know whose wedding this shower celebrates. The invitations must also include the date, time, location, and directions, unless the venue is universally known, such as a popular local restaurant. Even if you determine directions aren’t necessary, at least include the address so anyone not familiar can easily look up the details. 

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If there is a theme, this should definitely be mentioned, even if you are convinced that the invitation speaks for itself. Recipients might think that it’s just a creative bridal shower invitation and not realize that the tea cup border signifies a bridal tea. You should also mention if the guests need to bring anything special, whether this relates to the theme, such as wearing red for a romance theme, or bringing a dish to a potluck bridal shower. 

RSVP information is also an important inclusion on the invitation. You should include the name and contact information of the hostess and a deadline. Usually, you mail bridal shower invitations 4 to 5 weeks ahead of the shower. This allows recipients ample time to RSVP or avoid a conflict in order to attend. 

Bridal Shower Invitation Ideas 

Feel free to get as creative as you want when choosing a bridal shower theme. A great way to celebrate the upcoming wedding is to make the honeymoon destination the shower theme. For example, you could plan a tropical shower if the bride plans to honeymoon in the tropics, and you could choose turquoise bridal shower invitations with seashells or colorful beach umbrellas to denote the theme. 

You might also choose the bride’s favorite hobby or local destination for the shower theme. For example, if the bride loves to go horseback riding, you might organize a trail ride at a local park and then finish with a bridal shower picnic. 

As long as you are cohesive and tie your color scheme and theme into your bridal shower invitations, the bride-to-be is guaranteed to treasure the memories of her shower for years to come.

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New Trends for Wedding Cakes

Much more than a sweet finale to the reception meal, wedding cakes are a major style statement. And trends in wedding cakes, like all other wedding details, evolve with the times. The wedding cake presents a perfect opportunity for creative brides to play with shape, color and embellishments. For those of you who need a little inspiration, consult this list of top trends for wedding cakes in 2020. 

Back to Buttercream

Buttercream was once the traditional frosting for wedding cakes, but sleek cakes came into favor, and rolled fondant became the frosting of choice. Not any more – thanks to advanced tools and techniques that allow buttercream to look as smooth as fondant, cakes iced in buttercream are again the norm. We love this trend, since buttercream frosting tastes better, has natural ingredients, and costs less than fondant. Now you can literally have your stylishly sleek cake – and eat it too. 

Chocolate Face

Brides have bucked the traditional white wedding cake for the last few years, but today?s brides are no longer hiding decadent chocolate behind a shield of white frosting for appearances sake. Dark chocolate is now front and center on the face of the cake, as chocolate or mocha cakes are appropriately decked in chocolate mousse or whipped chocolate frosting. The result is a full blown chocolate dessert that tastes as good as it looks. 

Blue Rules

Shades of blue dominate the 2020 wedding d?cor palette, and your wedding cake is a perfect canvas to incorporate this hot shade. Consider a cake saturated in turquoise, periwinkle, or even navy, and embellish it with complimenting colors like silver, white, grey, lavender, or yellow. 

Square Mini Cakes

Cupcake towers in lieu of wedding cakes have been around for awhile, but brides are making cupcakes interesting again by playing with shape and size. Brides are stacking square shaped mini-cakes (slightly larger than cupcakes) adorned with flowers or dressed as presents for a completely different take on the cupcake frenzy.

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Think Pink

Pink – the perpetual hot color for weddings – had begun to fall out of favor as brides experimented with more non-traditional hues like browns, grays, orange, and even black. But pink is back in a big way, and brides are incorporating the hue into their wedding cakes. Pink instantly freshens-up classic white: Tone down an all pink cake with white floral or lace details, or dress up a white cake with pink embellishments. Scripted Text
Wedding cakes adorned with calligraphy-style motifs and writing is one of the year?s hottest trends. Create an antiqued look with black writing on a white or ivory cake, and get creative with the text. Some options? Write a favorite poem or verse, your wedding vows, or words representative of your wedding theme – such as names of flowers for a garden wedding or types of shells at a beach wedding

Groom?s Cakes

The old Southern tradition of the groom?s cake is shedding its regional trappings and growing in popularity throughout the nation. And no, it doesn?t have to be the iconic red velvet armadillo from “Steel Magnolias.” Today?s grooms cakes, now just as elaborate as the wedding cake itself, often reflect the groom?s interest in a dramatic and whimsical expression; a deer grooms cake for an avid hunter, shaped like a race car for an diehard Nascar fan, or decked with his favorite sports team logo.

The dream of having a fairy tale wedding

Since we were little girls, all of us dream of having a fairy tale wedding. We used to imagine what kind of gown we would want to wear at our wedding, what kind of theme we would want to have and many other things. When the day is actually coming closer, there are so many details to take care of and it could sometimes become rather overwhelming. Choosing where to hold the reception, shopping for the wedding gown, thinking about decorations and arranging food for the guests are just a few of many items that come along with this celebration of love. And of course, all of us want to make our wedding the most memorable wedding for ourselves, families, as well as for the rest of the guests. 

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a long standing tradition

Giving out wedding favors as a display of true appreciation is a long standing tradition. Everything that is seen at the wedding: from the reception place to the menu, will be certainly enjoyed on this special day. However, it is the wedding favor that will make the wedding to be remembered for a long time. So picking out the right party favor is extremely important. But with a great number of options out there for these little tokens of love and appreciation, sometimes, it could cost a tremendous amount of time to decide which one to choose. 

So, where do we start on deciding which wedding keepsake to choose? Here are some pointers to help us decide the right favors for our guests. By determining the theme and personality of the wedding beforehand, picking the appropriate wedding favors should be as easy as an ABC.

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Flowers, Flowers, Flowers!

What is something that is most remembered about the wedding besides the brides’ gown and the food? Of course, flower arrangements – since they primarily define the theme of the wedding – Remember that different flowers represent various meanings of love. By choosing something like charming calla lilly bouquet candles, calla lily photo frames or even calla lilly design napkin holders as a favor can accent the symbols of beauty and exquisiteness of the wedding.

A traditional yet timeless long stem rose crystal can enhance the elegance and romance of the magnificent wedding. Or if we want to intensify passion and exoticism, orchids gel candles or scented orchid-shape soap will be one of the most appropriate favors to share this special moment of your life. 

If we are one of the practical types, we may want to start our wedding favors selection by thinking about practical items such as key chains, coasters, CD cases and many more. One good thing about choosing practical wedding favors is that the guests will be using them often, and thus, our wedding will be remembered every time they use the favors we handed out. But some of us may think that practical items may not be as lovely as other decorative favors.

We could, for sure, scratch that idea since there are so many items with sophistication and perfection. Who can deny a cute sandal shaped notepad that can go with a beach theme or even a chic jewelry pouch; not to mention a sweet pair of silver pear shaped salt and pepper shaker that could definitely leave our guests in awe. 

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But wait. There are more to come. Some of us even want to go beyond the most common favors simply because we want to add more fun and attitude to the splendor of this ceremony. For instance, those who have passion for western theme could choose a shooter charm that enriches a personal touch of entertainment. Or perhaps choosing a unique ethnic theme such as a coaster painted with the word “love” in Chinese or Spanish will make the favors more exclusive and meaningful. 

In short, most of us may think that choosing an affordable wedding favor can be time consuming. But it does not have to be that much work once we have some tips on where to start. Always remember that it is the company of friends and family that make a wedding memorable. Rewarding those who come to share your special day with a thoughtful favor gift is a wonderful way to show your appreciation.

It’s special, it’s romantic, it’s magical

I am a dreamer, a believer, and a hopeless romantic. I am a lover of pretty details, genuine belly laughs, and golden hour. I was born and raised in the beautiful, southern state of Brabrand in Aarhus, where our tea is sweet, our accents are strong, and we bless a whoooole lot of hearts. I have a slight obsession with Starbucks Passion Fruit Tea, and my German Shorthaired Pointer, is my soul mate.

What really makes my heart sing, you ask? Weddings, my dear! The excitement that fills the room as a lovely bride and her bridesmaids are getting dolled up, the brotherly bond between a groom and his best man, the tears of joy that stream down their parent’s eyes, and the laughter between friends and family who may not have seen each other in years; these are a few of my favorite things.  Each sweet detail, every heartfelt hug, the hilarious dance moves, and all of the laughs in between deserve their own shining moment.

 I truly love my “job” with everything I have in me. What can I say? I just love love. Every day that I pick up my camera, I get to witness true love shining through the smiles of two people who have found a home in each other’s heart. It’s special, it’s romantic, it’s magical, and I love every single second of it. Soulmates are a rare and beautiful thing that I’ll never stop getting excited about, and I can’t wait to tell your love story. 

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How to Find the Right Wedding Shower Gifts

You have been invited to a wedding shower….

You have been invited to a wedding shower, and you have no idea what you want to give the couple for a wedding shower gift. You have done some preliminary shopping, but have so far not found anything that you would like to purchase for wedding shower gifts. Thus, what you need are some wedding shower gift ideas.You have been invited to a wedding shower....

About Wedding Shower Gifts

It should be noted that wedding shower gifts are different from actual wedding gifts. As such, you should make the wedding shower gifts a bit more informal. The wedding shower gifts that you choose have to do with several factors, including your own budget, as well as what you think the couple would like.

First of all, consider what kind of wedding shower this will be. The kind of wedding shower it is gives you more of an ideas as to what gifts you should purchase. Causal wedding showers are the most fun, because you can purchase gifts that are either informal or formal. Formal wedding showers should always be accompanied by formal gifts.







Although the bride is who usually has the wedding shower, it should be noted that the gifts you purchase should be for both the bride and the groom. Only a bridal shower is just for the bride. Thus, think about what you want to get them for a wedding gift, and see if you can get them a bridal shower gift that matches.

Something that couple who are soon to be married would like is home appliances. Thus, for a wedding shower gift, give them a gift certificate to a local home décor store. For a wedding gift, give them something like a set of glassware.

You can also give the a gift basket for a wedding shower gift. In the gift basket, include separate gifts for them as well. For example, if you are particularly close to the bride, give her something from a specialty shop, such as a figurine of a bride. If you are especially close to the groom, and you know that he likes model cars, include a model car figurine, which you might be able to get from the same store.

For more ideas on what to get a couple for wedding shower gifts, ask family and friends who also know the couple for advice. You can also search the internet, as there are many different websites that can be helpful. With the proper research, you are sure to find the right wedding shower gift ideas.

Wedding Jewelry and Gifts for the Wedding Party

For the most part, the flow of wedding jewelry and gifts

For the most part, the flow of wedding jewelry and gifts goes from the guests to the new couple, but this is not always the case where the wedding couple cannot reciprocate. It is especially nice for the couple to give wedding jewelry and gifts to the wedding party. This is a way to not only say thank you to the people taking the most part in your wedding, but a way of symbolizing the close relationships that they have with the wedding couple. In some cases, it is even a practical method of creating a unique look for your wedding.

One great benefit to the wedding jewelry and gifts you get for your wedding party is that the right gifts can be worn to the wedding, creating a unique look for the people in your wedding party. For instance, matching bracelets for your bridesmaids, selected to match the bridesmaidsí dresses, can add simple and elegant coordination to your wedding party.

Similarly, the groomsmen can be given matching cuff links, which gives them a little coordination, or for something even fancier, they can be given matching pocket watches. Depending on the style, these examples of wedding jewelry and gifts may or may not be personalized with the personís initials, but it does make a nice touch.Choosing Fun or Practical Gifts

Choosing Fun or Practical Gifts

Instead of getting wedding jewelry and gifts specifically for the wedding day itself, consider some other nice touches that your wedding party will appreciate. For instance, if your wedding is going to be at a far-off destination, a travel bag is a wonderful gift that can be used on the trip. Itís a simple and practical gift, given the nature of your wedding.

Alternately, purchase something that puts a little fun into life, such as a cocktail set for any member of the wedding party, something that they can use to entertain their friends. Do keep in mind that while wedding jewelry and gifts for your wedding party doesn’t have to be very expensive, getting them a little more than the average guest receives is a nice gesture.

Another consideration when purchasing wedding jewelry

Another consideration when purchasing wedding jewelry

Another consideration when purchasing wedding jewelry and gifts for the wedding party is gifts for the parents of the couple as well. Gifts for the parents is a wonderful gesture that can thank them for raising their children as well as give them a keepsake to remember the wedding by. Gifts can have a wide range here, from slightly humorous gifts such as a personalized handkerchief (for when your folks cry at the wedding), to elegant picture frames, jewelry, or even glasses that are personalized for the parents.

When selecting your wedding jewelry and gifts for the wedding party and parents, be sure to consider how grateful you are to them for sharing in your special day and purchase accordingly, and you will be sure to give something special to them, to share in a special day.

Thoughtful And Memorable Wedding Gifts

Choosing and purchasing wedding gifts for a special couple

Choosing and purchasing wedding gifts for a special couple can be a difficult thing to accomplish and of course, there are many things a newly married couple needs and can use for their home. Household items such as towels, dishes, small kitchen appliances and serving dishes are always needed and will be appreciated. But, sometimes, an individual wants to find perfect wedding gifts that will be memorable for years to come.

Choosing and purchasing wedding gifts for a special couple

Gifts that are useful can also be memorable

Gifts that are useful can also be memorable. A special serving dish or crystal bowl will stand out in its individuality and will always remind the couple of the person who gave the gift. If one knows the couple well and knows the kind of art they like, a special picture for home decoration can also be a nice gift.

There are some things, which are needed for the home that people never think about but such gifts are greatly appreciated. An expensive, quality kitchen trash can is truly needed and will always remind the couple of the giver. This may seem like a strange gift but often people will only buy a cheap trash container for themselves and will always be frustrated by its limitations. Gifts that are useful can also be memorable

Making Wedding Gifts Special

Some every day wedding gifts can be made special with a little extra effort. Good quality bath towels are a great gift and can be made special by having them monogrammed and bed sheets can also be monogrammed making them memorable. A gift that was often given in the past was embroidered pillow cases and this special effort is very much appreciated and will always be remembered.

Making Wedding Gifts Special

Another way to make wedding gifts special is to make something for the couple’s home

Another way to make wedding gifts special is to make something for the couple’s home. If one is artistic painting a picture or a decorative plate is a nice idea and another nice thought is a beautiful photograph, which is framed. If one is talented at working with wood a small piece of furniture such as an end table or coffee table is a great gift. There are also craft kits available which have all the parts for making things such as clocks and picture frames.

Spending time and effort on a wedding gift to make it personal will keep it memorable for years to come. With careful thought and consideration, a person can come up with an idea for a memorable wedding gift for a special couple and hopefully the marriage will last as long as the memory of the wedding gift.

Selecting Wedding Gift Bags

A wedding is a time of gift-giving, with exchanges of rings

A wedding is a time of gift-giving, with exchanges of rings, wedding gifts for the new couple, wedding showers, and so on, all occasions where the bride and groom get gifts that symbolize their commitment and help them in their new life together. However, the gift-giving shouldn’t be a one-way street.

Selecting Wedding Gift Bags

The wedding party and wedding guests can also receive gifts from the bride and groom, as a way a saying thank you for sharing a special day. One simple and elegant way to do it is with wedding gift bags for your bridal party and guests. From simple to more complex, these wedding gift bags can add some fun for your wedding guests.

A wedding is a time of gift-giving, with exchanges of rings

From Thinking Small To Elaborate

There’s no need to be too fancy with your wedding gift bags. For those who are on a budget or want something simple for your wedding guests, consider small wedding gift bags made of sheer cloth and tied around small candies. The result is a gift that nearly anyone can enjoy, from the children attending your wedding to your grandparents, and your thank you to your guests is expressed without spending a lot of money on it. Done right, these wedding gift bags make a great way to decorate place settings at the wedding.

If you want to get a little fancier with your wedding gift bags, consider getting actual bags, personalized with the names of your wedding guests, and filling it with small gifts. You don’t need to be fancy with the gifts even then, as a selection of scented candles and other small favors, snacks, or even other, smaller gift bags, such as the little candy favor wedding gift bags already mentioned.

There’s no need to be too fancy with your wedding gift bags

The additional gifts will make you a hit with your wedding guests

The additional gifts will make you a hit with your wedding guests and the personalized wedding gift bags will make the guests feel as if you’ve singled them out for a thank you.

Sometimes there are occasions in which larger wedding gift bags are called for. One example of this is when you invite guests to a destination wedding; arranging for their hotel rooms to have a large gift bag with a travel care package as well as other gifts, and even a tote bag, can be a great way of thanking them for the travel they’ve done to make it to the wedding.

Or, if you are looking for a really elegant gift for guests, try a bag made to hold a bottle of wine, something that can be enjoyed in celebrations after the wedding. Truly, the possibilities for wedding gift bags have a wide range, so if you are planning a wedding, give consideration as to what you would want to include in yours.

Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Finding Appropriate Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Most people do not spend any time thinking about wedding anniversary gifts until a wedding anniversary is eminent. With more forethought, finding an appropriate wedding anniversary gift will be easily accomplished and the first thing to consider is who the gift is for and what anniversary it is. Finding Appropriate Wedding Anniversary Gifts

If the gift is for a couple who are friends or acquaintances the number of the anniversary becomes extremely helpful. There is a list of traditional and modern anniversary gifts to be given on specific years, for example, the first year traditionally the gifts were to be paper and now the gift should be a clock. Of course, if everyone buys the couple a clock they may be overwhelmed with ticking.

But this does offer helpful ideas as the list can easily be found on the internet or at most card and gift shops. Some years on the list are well known such as the 25th wedding anniversary and the 50th wedding anniversary. The 25th anniversary is known as the silver wedding anniversary and the 50th is known as the golden wedding anniversary. Wedding anniversary gifts for these years are self explanatory.


Wedding Anniversary Gifts For The Spouse

It is important for husbands and wives to remember their anniversary as their anniversary is a celebration of a lifetime of commitment and love. Taking time to celebrate and give a wedding anniversary gift will help the couple remember the love and friendship that brought them together. Of course, with most couples, there are years when the finances are tight and it is difficult to find a way to celebrate and a gift to give that fits within the budget. But even an inexpensive gift and a small celebration will be special and such things as a single flower or a small house plant will be special to a woman.

The husband will always appreciate the wife spending some time with him doing his hobby such as a day of fishing or a night at the races. A nice way to celebrate, if the finances are tight, is to have a picnic in a secluded park or beach. If the budget is not a concern, the couple should make special plans for at least a nice dinner out and some special gifts.


Using the anniversary gift list will help the couple come up with some good ideas for wedding anniversary gifts. Whether the gift is a piece of jewelry, china, or a desk set the thought will be appreciated by ones spouse.

Professional Wedding Photography

The Advantages of Professional Wedding Photography

An important aspect of planning the events and preparations for your wedding lies in the selection of a photographer. Some people are intimidated by the concept of arranging for professional wedding photography because they fear the cost will be too exorbitant. Professional wedding photography is certainly not cheap, but it is one of those things in life where the old adage “you get what you pay for” is certainly true. You can use an amateur for your wedding photos if you so desire, but the difference in the end result will be readily apparent. Still, there are ways to get good quality wedding photography, performed by a professional, and still have enough cash left for the honeymoon.
Professional Wedding Photography

When selecting a professional to handle your wedding photography, price will be a factor in your decision

But!! can you put a price on your memories?

When selecting a professional to handle your wedding photography, price will be a factor in your decision. While you get what you pay for, there is no reason to pay more than you have to. Before deciding on any one photographer or photo studio, do some comparisons. Look at the sample photos that you are shown and ask if they have samples you can take with you. Compare the look of the photos from each photographer with one another. If you find two that seem to be of similar quality but with vastly different prices, then the decision is easy. Obviously the less costly photographer can do the same or similar work for less.

The Advantages of Professional Wedding Photography

Another consideration in selecting a professional photographer

Another consideration in selecting a professional photographer for your wedding is what you get for your money. Most professional wedding photographers offer package deals that include a set number of prints of different shapes and sizes for one price. These packages can vary greatly in terms of content and price from one photographer to another. Look at all they have to offer and make your decision after weighing what you think is the best deal for the money in terms of what you actually get.When selecting a professional to handle your wedding photography, price will be a factor in your decision

One thing many people do not consider when selecting a photographer for their wedding is the impact of copyright law

One thing many people do not consider when selecting a photographer for their wedding is the impact of copyright law. The photographer may hold a copyright on your wedding photographs. If so this technically makes it illegal for you to create additional prints, copies, or even computer scans of the photographs for reproduction elsewhere. Find out when interviewing photographers what rights they exercise over your photos, if any. You’ll find that most photographers do exercise some form of copyright over the finished product. Others will sell you the entire package, including the negatives for you to do with as you please. This is not the most important part of selecting a photographer, but it is something to consider carefully.One thing many people do not consider when selecting a photographer for their wedding is the impact of copyright law

Professional wedding photography is one part of your overall wedding experience

Professional wedding photography is one part of your overall wedding experience that will, unfortunately, cost you some money. There is no way around that if you want the best wedding photos you can get. With a little investigation and comparison, however, you can still save money on this most important feature and make sure that you get the absolute most for your money that you possibly can.

Professional wedding photography is one part of your overall wedding experience


Planning For Your Second Wedding?

Planning For Your Second Wedding?

You are planning your second wedding and are not sure about etiquette and what is or is not acceptable, right? The truth is that the second time around can be just as memorable and special as the first. Here are some different tips to help you make your second wedding a day to remember.

When planning for your second wedding use heartfelt, common sense before announcing your new engagement. Some couples who have previously been married may have children and previous family members who need to be informed personally of your new future. Inform them first before announcing it in a newspaper.

Also think before registering for gifts at department stores. When registering for your second wedding, think about the things you need, as a couple. You may already have items that would commonly be bought for first time marriages, such as towels and dishes. Instead think about registering for those things that will help you bring your new home together, such as new curtains, bedding or items you can use to remodel the home that you’re moving into. Planning For Your Second Wedding?

Many years ago, attire for a previously married bride meant absolutely no white

Many years ago, attire for a previously married bride meant absolutely no white. That is not the case anymore. When planning your second wedding, if you decide you want to wear a flowing white gown, it’s considered perfectly acceptable. One thing to avoid is a veil, which represents virginity. Instead of a veil, think about adorning your head with a crown or tiara or a beautiful new hairstyle. Whichever you choose, keep in mind that although it is a second marriage, you can feel and look just as beautiful as you did the first time.

When choosing a destination for your second wedding, some couples choose to make it different from the first by having a small ceremony with a huge reception, inviting friends and family on a trip with marriage in mind or having a surprise wedding, by sending invitations out for a birthday party or holiday event and instead being prepared to get married. You can also just go with a traditional church wedding. Whichever you choose, make the decision together. After all, you are committing yourselves to each other and both of you should be happy with the decision.

If children are involved from previous marriages, let them know that they also are an important part of your second wedding

If children are involved from previous marriages, let them know that they also are an important part of your second wedding. Rather than the ceremony joining a man and woman together, you will be joining families. Why not include the children in the ceremony? Let your son walk you down the aisle to give you away, have your daughter be an honorary attendant or let the younger children be a miniature bride and groom. The important thing is to make the children feel welcome in this new union, letting them feel that it is not just a marriage of man and wife, but of the family as a whole.

Although second weddings can be done the same as a first time wedding, let this be your opportunity to make it different while keeping it sacred. Make it known to everyone that this is the man you have chosen to spend the rest of your life with and your two families are now to be joined as one.


Parents Wedding Gifts

Ideas And Suggestions For Parents Wedding Gifts

The wedding is one of the most important events in a coupleís life but not only because the parents feel the same joy, and probably some sadness, as they realize their children are all grown up now. Family and friends ensure that the wedding day is as special as possible and also remembered and cherished through presents.

Ideas And Suggestions For Parents Wedding Gifts

The Tradition And Affection

It is tradition to bring a gift to oneís wedding and its value is directly proportional to the relationship you have with the couple. However, when it comes to parents wedding gifts it is more affection and love then tradition that it is observed. Parents usually like to talk to the children about the wedding gifts because they are significant and need to be sure that it is the right one. Here are some tips and suggestions on parents wedding gifts.

The honeymoon is a traditional parents wedding gift that the parents can combine their finances if the trip is too expensive however, before they decide on the location, it is important they speak to the bride and groom. While the honeymoon is a romantic gift that the couple will enjoy they may prefer something more practical for the house especially if they are moving into a new home.The Tradition And Affection

Parents wedding gifts can consist of house hold items such as a washing machine and dryer, furniture, television and/or anything else the children may require for their new home. Again, it is important that they communicate with their children before making a purchase in order to ensure that it is the gift they required.

Last but not least, a parentsí wedding gift can be a cash gift for the couple to spend as desired; this is a very modern gift that is practiced widely, as parents donít know what presents to buy and donít want to make a mistake especially if they are buying something for the house.

As for the tradition of parents wedding gift, it is usually the reception party, the wedding dress and other wedding related expenses, which usually is paid by the father of the bride or by both families parents, depending on the understanding they have between them.

The Thought That Matters

The fact is that even as a wedding gift from oneís parents, it is still the thought that matters because the children know that the parents love them, no matter what and the parents wedding gifts are just a way to display that affection and tradition.


The Wedding Vows

Making the Most of Your Wedding: The Wedding Vows

There is no doubt that planning a wedding can be one of the most daunting tasks a person can undergo. Since the majority of the work traditionally falls upon the bride and her family (let’s face it, the guys, largely, just don’t care if the flowers are yellow and pink, canary and magenta, or goldenrod and cherry) it is always a good idea to have the assistance of a professional wedding planner or at least a trusted friend or relative to help keep all of the details in order. That assistant can take care of everything from ordering the cake to making sure the reception seating arrangement is in order and Uncle Herbert is as far from the bar as possible while Aunt Helen and Aunt Gertrude won’t come in contact with one another at all. One thing that will be entirely up to the happy couple, however, is the decision on the wedding vows. This is one aspect of the event that the groom will have to participate in as well.
There is no doubt that planning a wedding can be one of the most daunting tasks a person can undergo. Since the majority of the work traditionally falls upon the bride and her family (let's face it, the guys, largely, just don't care if the flowers are yellow and pink, canary and magenta, or goldenrod and cherry) it is always a good idea to have the assistance of a professional wedding planner or at least a trusted friend or relative to help keep all of the details in order. That assistant can take care of everything from ordering the cake to making sure the reception seating arrangement is in order and Uncle Herbert is as far from the bar as possible while Aunt Helen and Aunt Gertrude won't come in contact with one another at all. One thing that will be entirely up to the happy couple, however, is the decision on the wedding vows. This is one aspect of the event that the groom will have to participate in as well. The traditional wedding vows are immortal and familiar to us all. We've all heard the phrase "to love, honor, and cherish," a million times before and, regardless of race, religion, or nationality, we all immediately associate these words with the marriage ceremony. There is nothing wrong with that. The traditional wedding vows are powerful words of love and commitment and, if you like those vows and they hold a special place in your heart, then you should feel free to include them in your wedding ceremony. Many couples write their own wedding vows. The practice is now so common that original wedding vows have almost replaced the traditional vows as the norm for weddings, but that does not mean that the time-honored vows are any less meaningful. For those that do wish to write their own wedding vows, the options are limitless. Some couples pen their wedding vows completely from their hearts and minds, using this portion of the wedding ceremony as an opportunity to express their love and devotion to one another in a very personal way. Others borrow literary quotes, song lyrics, poetry, or other non-original material that expresses their feelings for their beloved, to incorporate into their wedding vows. Anything that says how you feel is acceptable. A young spouse-to-be may sometimes experience writer's block when composing the wedding vows. This stems from anticipation of the pending event and is perfectly natural. The best way to overcome this anxiety is to slow down, close your eyes and think about your fiancée. Imagine what you would say if he or she were right in front of you, with no one around. Find the best way to tell that person how you feel, how deep your love is, and what you promise to do and be as a husband or a wife. The words will come in no time and the result will be a beautiful wedding ceremony that is highlighted by beautiful and personal wedding vows.

The traditional wedding vows are immortal and familiar to us all

We’ve all heard the phrase “to love, honor, and cherish,” a million times before and, regardless of race, religion, or nationality, we all immediately associate these words with the marriage ceremony. There is nothing wrong with that. The traditional wedding vows are powerful words of love and commitment and, if you like those vows and they hold a special place in your heart, then you should feel free to include them in your wedding ceremony.

Many couples write their own wedding vows. The practice is now so common that original wedding vows have almost replaced the traditional vows as the norm for weddings, but that does not mean that the time-honored vows are any less meaningful.

For those that do wish to write their own wedding vows, the options are limitless. Some couples pen their wedding vows completely from their hearts and minds, using this portion of the wedding ceremony as an opportunity to express their love and devotion to one another in a very personal way. Others borrow literary quotes, song lyrics, poetry, or other non-original material that expresses their feelings for their beloved, to incorporate into their wedding vows. Anything that says how you feel is acceptable.

A young spouse-to-be may sometimes experience writer’s block when composing the wedding vows. This stems from anticipation of the pending event and is perfectly natural. The best way to overcome this anxiety is to slow down, close your eyes and think about your fiancée. Imagine what you would say if he or she were right in front of you, with no one around. Find the best way to tell that person how you feel, how deep your love is, and what you promise to do and be as a husband or a wife. The words will come in no time and the result will be a beautiful wedding ceremony that is highlighted by beautiful and personal wedding vows.

Handcrafted Wedding Rings Make Excellent Choices

Couples searching for wedding rings have many more options today

Couples searching for wedding rings have many more options today than have been available in the past. Wedding rings in multiple styles and designs are now available and the choices become more diverse practically every day. One option that has been available for a long time but has been traditionally out of reach to many couples due to prohibitive costs is that of custom-ordering handcrafted wedding rings.

Custom-ordered handcrafted wedding rings

Custom-ordered handcrafted wedding rings used to be available only from major jewelers at rather exorbitant prices, making this an option for celebrities or the extremely well-to-do. This is no longer the case. Major changes in the jewelry industry and the prevalence of the Internet in all aspects of commerce have allied to bring the prices of handcrafted wedding rings steadily down. Handcrafted wedding rings that once cost thousands can now be had for a fraction of their former amount. A custom-ordered handcrafted ring will still cost more than a traditional ring of similar quality, of course, but the price difference is nowhere near what it once was.

Handcrafted wedding rings can be purchased

Handcrafted wedding rings can be purchased without making a special order these days as well. There are many small companies that specialize in such rings all over the world and they have the advent of the Internet to thank for their inclusion in a far wider market than they ever had before. In many cases these beautiful handcrafted wedding rings can be acquired for much less than the rings available at major jewelry outfits. For example, a beautiful handcrafted wedding ring I found online was designed with a unique challah braid design and cost about $375.00. Looking at a site that offered more traditional rings, I found a plain gold band of the same dimensions and same karat weight for $425.00. Faced with paying more money for a less interesting ring or less money for a unique handcrafted wedding ring, I think I know which option I would choose. This may be the exception rather than the rule, of course. Some handcrafted wedding rings will definitely still cost more, but the beautiful workmanship you get for your money makes all the difference in the world.

Of course, handcrafted wedding rings are merely one of many options available

Of course, handcrafted wedding rings are merely one of many options available. Ultimately, the rings that you choose will reflect your personal tastes and sense of style. They will be a reflection of your inner selves and, of course, a symbol of your undying love and devotion to each other. That’s what a wedding ring is, after all, a symbol. It’s just very nice to know that there are so many options no available when it comes to selecting that symbol. The ready availability of handcrafted wedding rings has simply added to those options. It’s good for the small jewelers that create these beautiful rings to now have such a wide market in which to offer them, and having such variety to choose from is a good thing for everyone who is looking for the perfect wedding ring.

Memorable Groomsmen Wedding Gifts

Unique and Memorable Groomsmen Wedding Gifts

Giving and receiving gifts is a long-standing tradition on special occasions such as a wedding. Family and friends gather to attend and ensure that the couple has what will become one of the best days in their lives. Groomsmen are the closest relatives or friends of the groom and they have known him for a considerable amount of time, have been with him through many things in life, therefore they are chosen to witness and be part of the wedding day in the function of groomsmen.

Cherish Your Groomsmen

On a wedding day it is not only the wedded couple that is cherished and celebrated but gifts are given to the guests, bridesmaids and groomsmen as a token of appreciation for their efforts and participation. The groom gets to shop for groomsmen wedding gifts and this should be a fun and easy task for him as he has known his friends or relatives for a while now, however here are some suggestions and tips of what will make a unique and memorable groomsmen wedding gift and likely to be appreciated.

Depending on how many groomsmen you have, you may want to choose a budget divided equally between them in case you all are friends and they may compare the gifts later. Unique groomsmen wedding gifts are: shaving sets, cufflinks and tiepin sets, engraved pen sets, lighter and cigar set or crystal snifter and a bottle of brandy set. It is up to the groom to give identical groomsmen wedding gifts so, they will not be offended if they do compare gifts or he can choose to give different gifts depending on each oneís likes and dislikes.

Helpful Tip

Many people say that it is the thought behind the gift that counts and that is in fact true especially between friends and relatives on an occasion as special as a wedding. Therefore when you get the groomsmen wedding gifts ensure that you make giving special as well by letting each groomsman know in part how much his presence and support on your special day meant to you and even though men generally donít really care for cards, your words will definitely matter and your unique groomsmen wedding gift will help show your appreciation.

Gifts usually represent what one feels towards the other person but also the significance of the day on which the present was given, so keeping that in mind your gift choice is huge from personalized items to tickets to a famous game you all wanted to see together, the choice is yours depending on your relationship with the groomsmen.

Be Remembered And Cherished With Engraved Wedding Gifts

The most important people in one’s life are usually also the one’s invited to take part in one of the most important days in your life

The most important people in one’s life are usually also the one’s invited to take part in one of the most important days in your life and that is, your wedding. As the family and friends get ready to be witness to this memorable day that will become part of the family’s history, significant gifts are bestowed upon the couple to cherish them but also to ensure that the presence of the guests is marked and remembered.

Choosing An Appropriate Wedding Gift

It is not an easy task to choose the right wedding gift and therefore it requires more than just a simple thought. Depending on your relationship with the couple you will first and foremost decide on the amount you are going to allocate to the wedding gift and then you can decide on how to make it as special as possible.

Engraved Wedding Gifts

All those invited at a wedding are important to the groom and bride therefore the gift should be as well. Engraved wedding gifts have become the choice of many guests because that is a way to be remembered long after the wedding is over and the cards are tossed away or misplaced. There are traditional wedding gifts such as silver platters, tea or coffee sets, silver or pewter champagne glasses and so on, which can all be personalized by engraving your name and date as well as a small message.

Engraving Your Wedding Gift

In order to get an engraved wedding gift you will need to take the item to a jeweler or if you are in a wedding gifts store they may even engrave it for you for free as engraved wedding gifts are fashionable now. Try and make the engraving as short and tasteful as possible for example, it should be addressed to the bride and groom and definitely mention the names from whom the gift was given along with a very short and meaningful message; you may even choose not to write the date as the couple will definitely not forget the day they were married.

Helpful Tip

Engraved wedding gifts can also be purchased online and they can be sent directly to the wedded couple in case you cannot attend the wedding but want to make your presence felt. An engraved wedding gift will ensure that you will be remembered and cherished forever especially if the gift is something that the couple wanted and like.

Cool Wedding Gifts For The Bride and Groom

A modern couple would likely enjoy more unconventional gifts

A modern couple would likely enjoy more unconventional gifts such as unique wedding memorabilia, customized wedding toppers, or engraved merchandise. The couple might like to have a plate with a special pen, which can be used in place of a sign in book; it would be a keepsake to be displayed right along with the wedding day photos.

Another cool wedding gift would be customized wedding toppers, photos of the bride and groom can be sent into the company and they will model clay wedding toppers in a likeness to the bride and groom. Engraved merchandise can always give a personal touch to a gift for the couple such as a picture frame for the photos.

The artistic couple would probably love to have roses with their photos or special phrases printed right on the roses. To make this cool wedding gift even better the roses can be delivered in a vase or a preserving dome which will hold the rose perfect forever (just like the couple).

A photo quilt is also a nice artsy gift, favorite pictures of the bride and groom from infancy throughout school years; right until they first met up to the proposal can all be copied to the quilt as a unique and cool wedding gift.

For The Couple That Has Everything

A cool wedding gift for the couple that is hard to buy for a “of the month” club could be the way to go; clubs for cigars, wine, fruit, gourmet dinners, and even more. “Of the month” clubs are a gift that will keep giving for the entire first three, six, or even twelve months of their marriage.

Couple excursions can be another cool wedding gift for the couple that is hard to find the right gift for; sky diving lessons, a weekend white rapid river rafting trip, extreme hiking trip or a personal chef for a day are all gifts which a couple would love to receive.

For Any Couple

A cool wedding gift for any couple could be color changing mugs, with matching loving phrases, that turn lighter when hot coffee is poured in, and darker as the coffee or tea cools; a perfect gift for those quiet weekend mornings.

For fun at the wedding custom garter belts, “bride and groom” chocolate dipped strawberries, or adorable wedding truffles, which also look like they are wearing little tuxedos and bridal gowns made out of chocolate.

Choosing the Right Wedding Package

Congratulations on your engagement!

Now comes the hard part, actually planning the wedding. With so many things to consider, the details and costs involved with planning a wedding can be quite intimidating. Fortunately there is help out there for those who want it. There are many companies across the country and probably several in your own city that specialize in putting together wedding packages. With the right wedding package you can often find most, if not all, of your wedding needs met all at once. The perfect wedding package will save you time and money, relieving the stress involved in planning what is supposed to be the happiest day of your life.

Wedding packages are as diverse as the people who purchase them.

With so many options available. How do you choose the right one? The best way to go about it is to have a plan before you even start looking at wedding packages. First of all, you need to know how many people you will invite to your wedding. Since wedding package prices are largely designed around the number of people in attendance this is information you must have before shopping around. Next, of those invited, how many will be invited to the reception? While it is traditional to invite everyone to both the ceremony and the reception, it is no longer a requirement. Partially due to the advent of wedding packages, it is now quite common to invite a large number of people to the ceremony and just a percentage of those to the reception. The reasoning behind this is cost related in most cases. If you can afford it and would rather stick with tradition you can certainly still invite everyone to the reception.

You’ll also want to be sure of the number of people in your wedding party before you start looking at different wedding packages

You’ll also want to be sure of the number of people in your wedding party before you start looking at different wedding packages. The reason for this is the same as above. Wedding packages can often include tuxedo and dress rental for the entire party, so you’ll certainly want to know exactly how many tuxedos and dresses are included in the wedding package you select.

Next, you’ll want to look at practical issues like geographical locations. If you’re getting married in your church and need only to select a reception hall, you probably want to make sure that the one you choose is not too far from the church. Driving a long distance to and from the reception after the wedding ceremony is no fun for anyone involved. Choose a wedding package that includes a choice of locations or a location near where you want to have the ceremony. If you don’t have a place for the ceremony already you may find a wedding package that includes a chapel and reception hall together.

Now you’re ready to start searching out your perfect wedding package. Your local telephone directory is a good place to start and the Internet is a wealth of information on this subject as well. With a little time and planning you can find a wonderful wedding package that will save you time, planning, and money later on.

Choosing a Wedding Invitation

Choosing wedding invitations has become just as important as choosing your bridal gown

Choosing wedding invitations has become just as important as choosing your bridal gown, because it is your official announcement that will beautifully display your names together and the date of your upcoming union. An invitation could be cherished forever in a frame or scrapbook and will be seen for generations to come.

The most important detail to pay attention to when choosing a wedding invitation

The most important detail to pay attention to when choosing a wedding invitation is the company who will be making them. Is it a respectable company? Are they capable of doing good work and paying attention to even the smallest details? Do they have a good reputation of getting the invitations sent out at a reasonable time and are their fees acceptable? Once you have found a good stationary company to order your invitations through, they will be able to help you decide the wording to use and the etiquette to use in unusual situations.

Choosing a wedding invitation

Choosing a wedding invitation will be based on the tone you want set for your wedding. It should match the style and theme, whether it is casual and light or a more formal ceremony. You may also think about applying wedding colors to the ink of invitations. This will give guests the hint of your wedding colors when they want to buy you gifts that reflect your special day.

For unique styles when choosing your wedding invitation, think about having your stationary company put a black and white photo of you and your soon to be groom on the invitation. There are also many different types of clip art you can add. For a more formal wedding, add ribbons and bows to the invitation, which can be tied on by you after printing is done.

When choosing your wedding invitations, think about what information you will want to include

When choosing your wedding invitations, think about what information you will want to include. Be sure there will be ample room for what you want to say. A typical invitation includes the bride and grooms names, parent’s names, date and time of wedding and the name and address of the church. You may also want to include any plans of a reception with times and address. Response cards can be added with the invitations for an additional fee which will ask the guest to send back an answer to whether they are attending and how many there will be in their party.

Once you have chosen your wedding invitations, give yourself plenty of time to order them so you can proofread the writing and have them corrected if necessary. Be sure to have an accurate guest list so that you do not run short on invitations when sending them out. They should be sent out no sooner than a month before the wedding and no later than two weeks before. By sending them out too soon, guests may lose the invitation and forget your big day and by sending them out too late, many people will have a hard time attending because of prior obligations.

When choosing invitations remember to pick the one you feel fits your wedding and style, pay attention to wording, order early, and proofread. Always save an invitation back for yourself for you and your spouse to read in the years to come.

Choices in Wedding Reception Music

An important decision you’ll make during the course of creating your perfect wedding

An important decision you’ll make during the course of creating your perfect wedding is that of wedding reception music. After all, what’s a wedding reception without music? Do you hire a band, hire a DJ, or just throw on some tunes for everyone to dance to? The choice is all up to you from what type of music you want at your reception to how it’s delivered.

Choices in Wedding Reception Music

One possibility that a number of people opt for is to hire a band to provide their wedding reception music

One possibility that a number of people opt for is to hire a band to provide their wedding reception music. A lot of working “cover bands” (musicians that specialize in performing spot-on renditions of popular songs) are available to work wedding receptions. The cost for hiring a band varies according to the experience and popularity of the band itself. A band that is highly skilled tends to be highly sought after and therefore more expensive to hire. A live band brings a certain level of excitement to the party atmosphere of a wedding reception and your guests are sure to enjoy the interactivity that comes along with live wedding reception music.

Some couples forgo the band in favor of hiring a DJ for their wedding

Some couples forgo the band in favor of hiring a DJ for their wedding. The advantages of hiring a DJ as compared to a band are threefold. First of all, a DJ tends to cost much less to hire than an entire band does. In addition to the monetary savings, the DJ will have access to original recordings of popular songs. Your guests can shimmy to Baby Got Back or The Locomotion by the original artists rather than a rendition performed by an unknown singer. Additionally, the DJ will have access to a far greater number of recordings than any band is likely to have in its repertoire. For these reasons many couples enjoy hiring a DJ to supply their wedding reception music.

Another option is to simply supply the wedding reception music yourself

Another option is to simply supply the wedding reception music yourself. Armed with a computer that is equipped with a CD burner you can create CD’s full of .mp3 files to play at the reception. Because of the .mp3 file compression, nearly ten hours of music can be squeezed onto one CD. You can choose exactly what songs you want, place them on the CD in the order that you like, and just pop it in to play at the reception. This is possibly the most cost effective option as it will cost very little or nothing at all to compile the CD. The downsides are that you’re left with just a group of songs and no live interactivity whatsoever and you must have a specific type of CD player in order to play a disc full of .mp3 files. You will also need to provide a decent sound system unless the reception hall happens to come equipped with one.

There are a number of options available for providing music for your wedding reception. Choosing which one is right for you is merely a matter of deciding what you want and what you can afford.

Celtic Wedding Rings

A fairly new trend in wedding ring design has risen in popularity over the past few years

A fairly new trend in wedding ring design has risen in popularity over the past few years and it’s based on something that is anything but new. Celtic wedding rings, wedding bands and engagement rings that are designed featuring classic Celtic knot work are adorning more and more matrimonial fingers than ever before, perhaps since the days of the Celts themselves. At one time these rings could only be special ordered from specific companies and were very costly. Today, however, with the rise in popularity of ancient Celtic design, many jewelers are carrying Celtic wedding rings and jewelry of all kinds on a regular basis.




The best and most beautiful Celtic wedding rings still come from companies that design the jewelry and do all the work themselves. Special intricate designs can be custom ordered and there are companies that will work your initials into a unique Celtic design for your wedding band… Purchasing your wedding rings from one of these companies can result in your having a true one of a kind ring that is completely unique to you. If you love the Celtic look but want to spend a bit less, however, you can simply go to your closest jeweler and find a Celtic wedding ring that suits your tastes. The method you use is entirely up to you.

Celtic wedding rings take their laced designs from the patterns of the ancient Celts

Celtic wedding rings take their laced designs from the patterns of the ancient Celts, European peoples in the areas of England and Ireland in the last few hundred years B.C. At one time the Celtic civilization stretched across most of Europe, but it is from Ireland that most of the Celtic traditions and designs have been gleaned. Celtic wedding rings incorporate the most recognizable of Celtic designs, the interwoven lacework of basic shapes, entwined and overlapping in a distinct pattern.

Celtic jewelry, including Celtic wedding rings, first gained popularity with followers of neo-pagan religions like Wicca, but are now worn by people of many faiths who simply like the look of the designs. Influences of Celtic design can be seen in many cultures, traditions, and religions of today, most notably in Roman Catholicism which has long since adopted the image of the Celtic Cross as one of their own. It seems only natural that the intricate, ornate, and beautiful designs of the Celts would once again find their way into popular culture. Celtic jewelry began appearing in mainstream America again about ten years ago, although it has been around in one form or another for ages before that.

Celtic wedding rings and other Celtic jewelry make a statement about the person who wears them to the rest of the world. Wearing it says that this is a unique and different person with their own style and a different perspective. Having a Celtic wedding ring on your finger will let you hear some things as well. Most common is the comment, “Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous ring! Where did you get that?”

Appropriate Cash Gift for a Wedding

You know a couple that will be getting married soon. You do not want to get them a gift that they might not be able to use, so you have just decided to get them money. The problem is that you are not sure what the appropriate cash gift for a wedding is.

There is no One Appropriate Cash Gift for a Wedding

Finding out that there is no one appropriate cash gift for a wedding is something that confuses people further. There are many factors that determine what an appropriate cash gift for a wedding is.

First of all, if you are closely related to either the bride or the groom, you should give the couple a little more money. The amount of money you choose to give will have to do with your monetary budget, but it should at least be a hundred dollars.

If you are wealthy and closely related to either the bride or the groom, you should spend at least five hundred dollars on the couple. This way, if the couple does not have much money, they can put your generous gift towards decorations for their home or for needed appliances.





If you are only casual friends with the couple, and are only invited to the wedding because you are a friend of a friend, you have more of a choice as to what you can give for an appropriate cash give for a wedding. However, you should be sure that you give at least fifty dollars.

Now, if you are close friends with the couple, and the couple has been there for you during difficult times, an appropriate cash gift for a wedding that you could give them would be something between what relatives and causal friends would give. Thus, a good amount would be two hundred dollars.

If you have been to many weddings before

If you have been to many weddings before, you have more of an idea as to what an appropriate cash gift for a wedding is. However, if you have not been to many weddings, and you also have a close family member or friend that is going and giving the couple a gift of money, ask them for money advice.

It can be frustrating figuring out what the appropriate cash gift for a wedding is. However, be sure that you give what you can afford. With the proper advice from loved ones, you are sure to figure out what the appropriate cash gift for a wedding is – one that the couple is sure to appreciate.

The Right 25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

How to Find the Right 25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

You know a couple that will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, and you have no idea what to get them for a 25th wedding anniversary gift. It cannot just be anything, it needs to be special! As such, you are in need of 25th wedding anniversary gift ideas.

About 25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

When trying to find the right 25th wedding anniversary gifts, the first things you should consider is what the couple is like. Is the couple very laid back, or is the couple used to luxurious things? Right away, that will tell you the kind of 25th wedding anniversary gifts they will like.




If the couple is more laid back, you have a wider variety of 25th wedding anniversary gifts to choose from. If, for example, they like to relax together at home, get them his and hers pajamas with their names on it. Or, you can get them a gift certificate to their favorite store. These kinds of couples are generally not very particular when it comes to the 25th wedding anniversary gifts that they like.

However, if the couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary is rich, you will need to find a more impressive 25th wedding anniversary gift. Something that is always appreciated is crystal. Thus, something like a crystals vase would be ideal for a couple like this.

If, however, the couple that you know is actually a couple that you are related to, you really should have the easiest time finding 25th wedding anniversary gifts. This is because you know the couple well enough to figure out what they like. If you still are not sure, you can always ask other family members for advice.

Some families, rather that spending money on gifts separately, all contribute some money towards one gift. These gifts can include things like home appliances, such as a television. Have a meeting with your family to decide if they would like to do something like this.

Many stores sell specialized 25th wedding anniversary commemorative things, so those can be other ideas that you can choose from. Those kinds of stores include card shops, as well as gift shops. Of course, you can also search for 25th wedding anniversary gifts online, since there are a variety of different websites that can help you find gift ideas. With the proper research, you are sure to find the right 25th wedding anniversary gifts.

Wedding Planning Checklist and Guide

Weddings are probably the most joyous and anticipated event in the world

Weddings are probably the most joyous and anticipated event in the world. Well it should be since it happens only once in our lives. A wedding is a wedding and the whole task of wedding planning can be more exciting then the wedding itself. As exciting it may be, many of us who have already walked down the aisle will know that planning for your wedding can be as much of a headache as well. So much to do and so little time this is normally the case.

Today there are still those who take it upon themselves to plan the entire wedding. But there are those would rather leave the planning weddings to a professional wedding planner to take care of the entire event so that we can enjoy the whole event without skipping a beat. Whether we do it ourselves or hire someone, the checklist for wedding is endless. Before you get into the details of wedding planning, make sure that the date and location of the wedding have been set.

When planning a wedding, it is essential that you first choose a theme for your wedding

When planning a wedding, it is essential that you first choose a theme for your wedding. This is important because the whole plan will be based on the theme. Make it classy or glamorous or whatever you fancy but make it realistic and ensure that it settles well within your budget. Which brings us to the next important point of planning – the budget. You need to have a budget for every item of the wedding. From the caterers to the flowers, to the decorators to the musicians, the wedding gown and accommodation of outstation guests, all these will depend on the number of guests.

Once you know the number of guests, then it will be easier to allocate the budget for each of the essentials mentioned above. There are a few things that take precedence over some in your wedding planning. Items that take first priority which means items that you need to do first. These items are the wedding attire as to picking out the color and design and of course the fitting – food and beverages as to what kind of food and drinks to cater – the wedding cake – photographer or videographer – florist, musicians and don’t forget the invitations.

The list of items that need to be taken care of in your wedding planning is are those things that can be compromised, changed or be flexible with like the music selection – wedding gifts or door gifts from the bride and bridegroom – flower selection – wedding day schedule – readings at the ceremony – seating arrangement and wedding favors.

When all these are taken care of in the initial wedding planning you will realize that the most tedious of tasks have been dealt with. Your wedding now is good underway and everything has been designated to the right people to make sure that everything runs smoothly as planned. Of course if it’s the wedding planner that’s getting things done then you do not have much to worry about other than checking on them to see if everything is in order.

Well the wedding planning is done and the stage is set so go ahead and enjoy the most memorable occasion of your life!





Understanding The Role Of Wedding Speeches

All wedding receptions have three main speeches. First of all, there is the speech given by the father of the bride. After the father of the bride, it is the turn of the bridegroom to give a speech. Lastly, it is the turn of the best man.

Father Of The Bride’s Speech

The father of the bride is usually called upon by the best man in order to propose a toast to the bride and the groom. However, it is normal for the relatives and close friends of the recently married couple to say a few words on behalf of the bride. After this, the father of the bride will show his appreciation of the bride and bridegroom in his own words. All this is followed by a toast offered to the couple.

Bridegroom’s Speech

The typical bridegroom’s speech can be used as an opportunity to thank their parents for all the years of love and care while they were growing up and their continued support later on in life. You should also thank them for all their blessings that you have received concluding with their blessing your wedding.

Sometimes there can be members of the family or close friends who are not able to attend due to various reasons. Remember these people and wish them a fast recovery. Also remember those who are unable to attend due to less severe reasons. It is not necessary to exclude the common attendees. Thank everyone for their help on this very important day on which the love and support of all those around you is vital.

Also, don’t forget to thank your parents-in-law as they are the ones who gave birth and raised your wonderful wife to be. Otherwise, there won’t be her.

And lastly…

Best Man’s speech

There is a good probability that by the time the father of the bride and the bridegroom are done with their speeches, the atmosphere will be heavy with all kinds of sentiments. If you are called upon to give a wedding speech as the best man, then judge the situation and accordingly try to make your own speech lighthearted and fun.

It has almost become an expected outcome that the best man’s speech will be full of humor and stories from the past. It doesn’t matter if a lot of people already know of the things you are speaking. Sharing them through words on this occasion makes a big difference to the overall tone.

After all, with all the customary thanks already been said by the father of the bride, and the groom, yours should be an end to be remembered by having doses of humor and reflection of your time with the groom.

However, what is funny to you might be embarassing to the groom and his family. Try not to use intimate doses in your toast. It might just land the groom in hot soup on his wedding day.

Budget Wedding

Budget Wedding

Are you looking for the best supplier, the most knowledgeable budget wedding staff, or fastest results? We take great pride in the results we achieve for our clients. Several companies provide comparable services for their clients, but Budget Wedding is the most professional, innovative, reliable, affordable budget wedding supplier today. Whether your need is large or small, the wonderful team at Budget Wedding is dedicated to helping you make your earnest budget wedding endeavor a reality. We will answer all your questions, walk you through the process at whatever speed is most comfortable for you, and address any objections you may have. You’ll love doing business here. We are Budget Wedding, and we look forward to serving your budget wedding needs both now and over the years to come.

Budget Wedding Advancements

Awareness, Approach, and Comprehension. After years of working as a team, we’ve reached the point where everything we do for our clients is clear and exacting. Though our offerings naturally improve over the years with advancement of technologies in our industry, our delivery is always spot-on. We believe that practice makes both perfect and permanent. We keep updated on the latest and best training in our industry, and as such, we are in the unique position of being able to offer our clients the specialist technical advice and input they desire for specific projects, as well as having access to the wider creative back-up of the rest of our experienced staff. Our standard is absolute budget wedding integrity – protracting costs and cutting corners is not how we do business at Budget Wedding. So allow us to do what we do best for you: get the best results at a lower price than you expected.

Budget Wedding Adaptation

Arrangement, Elements, and Method. We provide an incredible range of experience and proficiency to you. Over the years, our team has amassed a broad scope of expertise, and continued perfection is our desire. We are arguably the most experienced provider afloat these days — always aiming to be attentive to our clients’ needs, and we do everything in our power to achieve the utmost customer admiration. Everyone we outsource to, work with, and receive supplies from possesses a demonstrated track record, acquired the level of value and merit we expect, and is extremely reliable. So take us on: allow us to guide you forward. At Budget Wedding, we are devoted to our customers’ total admiration. Whether your budget for our options is big or small, know that you’ll be treated as you deserve to be treated — a paying client who puts your trust in us to deliver what you expect.

Budget Wedding Support

Some companies claim to be there for you, but seem to disappear shortly after you pay. Here at Budget Wedding, it’s more than just a claim — our caring, supportive team works directly with you to provide ideas, proactive solutions and support every time. And the relationship goes beyond simply handling your budget wedding project. We make every effort to be accessible when you need us, and provide a variety of strategies and resources to help you from every angle. What’s more, we make everything easy and more easy to understand, so you always feel safe making choices with us.

Budget Wedding Assurance

Our staff is comprised of passionate people who take a special interest in the projects we do for the individuals and businesses we serve. Your results aren’t just for you — they’re helpful to us! Satisfied customers lead to referrals, and that’s a huge help. We don’t just satisfy the requirement you have… we are all about actually satisfying you. We appreciate the budget wedding recommendations we get, and are reminded of why we do what we do with every referral. Please refer us to anyone who needs an experienced, competent budget wedding solution.
You’ll feel great about recommending us!

Winning Technology, Courteous Specialists

We’re backed by winning budget wedding technology, and staffed with courteous specialists. From the moment you first make contact with us, you’ll see what we mean: People make the difference — our people are rigorously trained, skilled and thoroughly dedicated to your project. Our services will show you why we surpass even our most challenging competitors. And since we do care about your results, your support does not end “just after you make a purchase” … we’re available to make sure you continue to enjoy the benefits as long as possible, so don’t hesitate to ask us questions anytime.





Plan For The Winter Wedding Of Your Dream

Choosing the winter to tie the knot can be one of the biggest decision you make for your winter wedding planning

Choosing the winter to tie the knot can be one of the biggest decision you make for your winter wedding planning. There is a growing trend of brides choosing autumn or winter weddings instead of summer weddings. Winter weddings can be very beautiful and intimate, and certainly will stand out from the many summer weddings that are held each year.





While there are some disadvantages to having a winter wedding

While there are some disadvantages to having a winter wedding, there are some significant advantages. If you want a wedding that will be beautiful and truly unique, there are lots of different winter themes for weddings that are unique and can only be held in the winter months that will make your wedding very personal and very special.

Women who like to do things differently may really like the different themes and style choices available for winter weddings that aren’t  available for spring or summer weddings.

When deciding whether or not a winter wedding is the right choice for you

When deciding whether or not a winter wedding is the right choice for you, talk over the advantages and disadvantages of having a winter wedding with your fiancée before deciding if this is right for you.

While there are a lot of great reasons to have a winter wedding

While there are a lot of great reasons to have a winter wedding, there are, of course, some downsides to having a winter wedding that should be considered before definitely choosing to have winter wedding. There are ways to overcome these issues, but it’s up to you to decide if a winter wedding is right for her.

The weather might not be what you expect.

Obviously, in northern climates you’d expect it to be cold and snowy. Bad weather could mean that family and friends wouldn’t be able to make it to the ceremony. The weather might not be terrible – it usually isn’t; but it might be too mild, which can also ruin wedding plans. If you are envisioning a beautiful snowy landscape for your wedding, or arriving in a horse drawn sleigh, and there is no snow then your wedding plans could fall flat fast. 

A winter wedding might cause holiday complications.

While you might love the idea of a Christmas theme wedding full of red and green and gold and traditional Christmas elements, your family and friends might not want to spend Christmas Eve or Christmas Day at a wedding. Also, holidays are a prime travel time and it might be expensive and time consuming for friends and relatives who need to travel to make it to the wedding. 

These disadvantages can be easily overcome with proper planning and some creativity. With some handy winter wedding tips from this site, there is no stopping you from having a successful and romantic winter wedding of your dreams.

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You like our work and you want more information. So you think to yourself, ‘What is my next step?”

First of all, we encourage you to spend some time on our website. We update it often with new photos and stories and articles of interest. We are more than “photographers who just show up.” We want you to be educated about our profession and trends in Wedding Photography. Look at all the pages, review packages, read about the photographers and review our photography galleries. Show your fiancé or parents our website as well.

Second, call or email us as we handles all the bookings and will be able to confirm if your date is available. If your date is available the following will occur:

1. An Introduction Meeting will be scheduled – plan on 45 minutes. At this time, you will meet both photographers and review their portfolio. This is a time to meet and get to know the people that might be sharing your wedding day. We will go over studio policies and procedures, but mostly get to know you better.

2. If you select us as your photographers, we will place you on our official photography schedule upon receipt of your retainer and send out written booking confirmation and contract information. Anne will be in touch with you throughout the entire process. She will be your personal contact person for questions and new ideas.

3. Engagement Sessions will be scheduled. Proofs will be back usually within three to five business days. If you wish, images will be made ready for a newspaper announcement.

4. Bridal Portrait Sessions will be scheduled. Proofs will be back usually within three to five business days. Your 16 x 20 (which comes with the session) will be ordered and ready for framing two weeks prior to your wedding reception.

5. Pre-Wedding Meeting will be scheduled. At this working meeting, we will develop a shot list; build a timeline and together map out the photography plan for your wedding. This is very important and allows us to make sure we get the photos you want!

6. On your wedding day, we will arrive early for your wedding and work as a team to capture the joy and celebration of this special day.

7. Proofs will be posted online after your wedding and you can select your prints as well as giving your friends and family the ability to order directly from the Internet with no hassle for you!

8. High Resolution CD and Prints as your package states will be mailed out to your address. Photo albums and coffee table books will also be sent after publishing.

The entire process is rewarding and hassle free for our Brides and Grooms. We will help you each step of the way. We look forward to you calling or emailing Anne so we can secure your wedding date.





The Bridal Portrait

The Bridal Portrait is a very beautiful portrait created from your Bridal Session

The Bridal Portrait is a very beautiful portrait created from your Bridal Session at a location of your choice or we can make a suggestion as to where your portrait could be best created. The beauty of an elegant Bridal Portrait has no equal. It both stands the test of time and preserves the emotion and feeling to be shared for generations to come.

A Portrait on Canvas is an option favored by many brides

A Portrait on Canvas is an option favored by many brides. Our Wedding Photography makes this option affordable and without traditionally long turnaround times. Canvas portraits are printed on special Epson Printers that mock paint so the colors are vivid and every detail is captured with texture. We can have your finished product to you within 5 business days.




The canvas is always stretched on wooden stretcher bars and mounted. Each portrait will be hand painted and sealed with an artist gel for protection.

We include a frame price with our Portraits on Canvas so it will be ready to display at your reception. Our Wedding Photography will also supply an easel if your reception area does not supply one.

B&W digital wedding photography


Our Photography serves the Holstebro, Herning, Viborg and the rest of Jylland area with contemporary photojournalistic digital wedding photography and traditional style color and B&W digital wedding photography. To learn more about our Wedding Photography services.B&W digital wedding photography


Although we specialize in weddings, we provide photography for Special Events as well. The photography abilities and interpersonal skills that are so vital in wedding work are equally important in Special Event Photography. To learn more about our Special Event Photography services.WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY


A Portrait on Canvas is an option favored by many brides. Holstebro Photography makes this option affordable and without traditionally long turnaround times. Canvas portraits are printed on special printers that mock paint so the colors are vivid and every detail is captured with texture. To learn more about our Portraits On Canvas service.SPECIAL EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY



Our photography studio is located in Vejle, Denmark Visit us and you will find a sate of the art portrait studio and a comfortable consultation room equipped with a ten foot projection screen. Click here for directions to our studio.


When working with you, we strive to assemble a portfolio that reflects your own unique wedding. We create a story, which will appeal to your contemporary sense of style while staying true to traditional elegance.

Our photographers and staff understand that we are recording the first day of your life together and we take this responsibility very seriously. On the other hand, photographing weddings is great fun for us and we can think of no better way to make use of our technical and personal skills.


When preparing for your wedding day, we leave nothing to chance so you can rest assured that your photography is in the hands of professionals. Our equipment is faithfully maintained and every piece of gear has a back-up. We only use the best professional digital equipment and the most professional print labs and suppliers.


Something to keep in mind is that we always have two photographers at each wedding. Lead photographer and associate photographer, make sure our clients benefit by having images captured from both a man’s and a woman’s point of view. Having simultaneous shutters clicking simply tells more of your wedding story.

We thank you for considering us as your photography vendor. We know you will feel confident entrusting your wedding memories to Vejle Wedding Photography. We look forward to sharing this special time with you and your family. For more information on what to expect during our photography process.





Wedding Stages

Wedding stages & Backdrops Decor

We have a wide range of stunning wedding stages available for your big day. Wedding stages communicate a lot about the bride’s style and the event in general. We offer contemporary, traditional and modern stylish designs to enhance any wedding venue. All of our stages can be modified to meet your style, theme or colour requirements. You may choose one of our ready made stages or we also offer a bespoke service if required.





Stage Design

Weddingwalla offer a variety of wedding stages and wedding stage backdrops for that extra special touch. We are also specialist in Asian wedding Mehndi Night Stages and backdrop setting.Please view our Wedding Stage decoration images and pictures in our album of our backdrops and furniture.

Creating the most spectacular and unique ambience in any given location and taking your breath away is our speciality. Our aim is always to make the unexpected and the unseen into reality! We are able to offer you a variety wide range off the shelf wedding stages and designs from our comprehensive album portfolio.

Unique Wedding Backdrop designs

Exquisite backdrops, fibre optic lighting effects, fabrics, flower arrangements, sculptures, water features and ice displays all combine in one glorious expression to create an unique environment of romance, elegance and charm that you will adore at. Contact us for all your wedding stage requirements today!

Remember Wedding stages – Remember A1 Weddingwalla
Inspirational, creative and beautiful, wedding stages and mandaps are becoming increasingly important focal points of weddings

We can create stunning wedding stages and displays for all the focal points of your reception including the stage. View our online album today!

Wedding Stages For Danish Weddings

The importance of the wedding stage has a life-long tradition amongst Danish weddings. wedding stages provide a central point of attraction for your guests to view the ceremony as it unfolds.

It is important to remember that the wedding stage will be the backdrop for many of the most important photos and videography taken during the course of the day so having a wedding stage that provides you with a beautiful and imaginative setting means your wedding photos and wedding video filming will be as vibrant alive and colourful for your special occasion.

Wedding Décor
An ordinary reception room can be transformed into an absolute wonderland through some talented decorating. Ambiance is created through the use of twinkle lights, draped behind bright colourful cloths and material. The result is extremely intimate and absolutely enchanting.

Our range of services offered extend to:
* Wedding Mandaps decoration * Wedding Flowers Deco * Wedding Reception Decor * Wedding Theme Style * Wedding Indian Backdrops * Wedding Jhulas

We also provide; Stage Props, Fresh/Silk Flowers, breathtaking Foyer Displays, Eggless wedding cakes & Table deco, Ice Sculptures, dhol players, live wedding music bands, stage deco, wedding stages, wedding stage decoration uk, stage design and hall décor.