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Tips to Help You Get Your Wedding Style on Point

With so many ideas online and posts that deal with unique ideas and inspirations for a wedding day, the whole process of organization and planning can get overwhelming and you can feel torn between too many different options. Therefore, before you start looking for inspiration elsewhere, take the time to discuss things with your future spouse so that you can make this wedding truly personal and exceptional.

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Theme brainstorm

What is cool and meaningful for some people doesn’t have to be for others. This day should be all about the two of you. Therefore, there’s no point in admiring the themes other people used for their own wedding. Instead, make sure to sit down together and think of meaningful and heart-warming themes that represent your particular relationship. You’ll definitely have something special in mind. And as long as it is special to you, that’s all that matters.

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Perfect place to say “I do”

Similarly to choosing the best theme for this important day in your lives, you should discuss possible wedding venues. If you don’t want to go out of your way, there are some truly gorgeous wedding venues available, but you can also take some important places for the two of you into consideration. You might not be aware, but even pubs, clubs, parks, libraries, museums and similar places can be booked for an unforgettable wedding ceremony. Of course, remember to consult your wedding guest list in order to opt for the best venue possible.

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Take time to find THE dress/suit

While a groom-to-be probably won’t have that much problem to find the perfect suit, a bride’s dress on the other hand can be quite a challenge. Unless you want to wear matching outfits, which would require the service of a great tailor, you should definitely be patient in your dress search. In that respect, it would be wise to start your search a few months before the wedding. That way, you’ll be able to carefully inspect your options and don’t settle for a dress that simply doesn’t have that something special that you are looking for.

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Tend to the feast

Food and drinks are also a big part of the wedding day. The way the menu will be presented can also significantly contribute to your specific wedding styling, which doesn’t only mean the choice of foods and drinks but their delivery as well. In that respect, you’d definitely want to include some professional wedding catering service. Of course, don’t leave everything for someone else to decide. Even though you won’t be the cook, catering services still need to meet your demands and you should freely give your own opinion when it comes to certain details, or even the whole menu.

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Final details

Only when you have the general theme, venue and refreshments worked out, should you check out the Internet for help. That way, you can use the ideas and details in order to complete the whole wedding arrangement so that they can fit with what you two originally imagined and decided on. Even though these are just the finishing touches, you might want to incorporate a lot of them, which can take some time, so start finalizing things at least a month before the big day.

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As long as you follow your own ideals and use your own personal story as a guide, you’ll be able to find your perfect wedding style. Of course, you can always ask someone else for advice, but in the end, it’s essential that you are the ones to make the final decision. After all, this is the day that will celebrate the unique love that you two share.

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Exceptional Wedding Venues

Once you’ve decided to get married and spend the rest of your lives together, it’s time to start planning the wedding. Finding the perfect unique wedding venue can be time-consuming, but it’s the most important decision you’ll be making during the entire organization. While some of the couples choose for the traditional restaurant venues, or have a wedding at their home, others prefer something edgy and unorthodox. Check out some of the most exceptional wedding venues and have the wedding like no other.

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Thailand

You may have never thought of the wedding under the sea, but it’s very much a reality of the 21st century. The streets of Trang are filled with betrothed couples on the annual ceremony, and they all parade through the city. Later, the beach orchestrates a traditional Thai celebration before couples dive under the sea to exchange their vows. Therefore, consider this as one of your wedding options. Explore the wonders of Thailand and tie the knot in the depths of the beautiful ocean.

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Sweden

If you love cold weather, and enjoy snowy and cool atmosphere, ice hotel in Sweden is the perfect wedding venue for you. This tranquil and beautiful place will provide you with the whitest wedding you could ever imagine. The ice hotel is located in Swedish Lapland and it’s constructed of snow and ice. The chapel has a gorgeous ice altar and seating cover in reindeer skin. Not only can you get married here, but you could spend a honeymoon in this unique place as well.

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Nepal

Couples who enjoy extreme sports and love the adrenalin rush would love getting married on the top of the mountain. Have a ceremony on top of the world by choosing Mount Everest for your wedding venue. Saying, “I do” on the world’s highest peak would be an unforgettable experience for sure. You probably wouldn’t be able to bring all your guests up there, but if you haven’t planned a large wedding, or if you decided to elope, this is the perfect destination for just the two of you.

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Australia

Wedding on a boat is incredibly romantic. Sydney is the perfect city where you could decide to exchange the vows while enjoying the magnificent cruise. A cruise ship is one of the most charming wedding venues because it will give you the opportunity to see the amazing Sydney Opera House and other gorgeous sights while you are getting married to the love of your life.

Iceland

Choosing the natural beauties of our planet for the ultimate wedding venue is very original and will make the entire ceremony unforgettable. Iceland as the land full of mystery is filled with mesmerizing sights you could enjoy. Fabulous mountains and glaciers will make the entire experience breathtaking, and will definitely convince you to come back again some time. Oxara waterfall is perfect for civil ceremonies, so if you’re a fan of this kind of adventure, make sure you travel to Iceland immediately.

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China

China with its rich history and unique tradition is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Therefore, choosing a wedding venue that’s visible from outer space would leave a tremendous impact on all of your guests. The Great Wall of China was the place of numerous great loves, which makes it a perfect place to get married at. You could enjoy the gorgeous scenery and be one of the few lucky couples who tied the knot at this unique place.

Ice hotels, sea weddings, ship cruise, and mountain top weddings are just some of the fabulous places in the world where you could say, “I do”. If you wish for the most unique wedding of all choose some of our suggestions, or explore the world by yourself. Either way, your wedding will be the most exceptional.

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Vintage Bridal Trousseau is the Flavor of This Wedding Season

Without a doubt one of the most important and significant details of the celebration of a wedding is the wedding dress. If you have dreamt of wearing a vintage wedding dress then what can be classier? Have a detailed look, keep a theme in your mind and start longing to find that dress that reflects the magic of yesteryears. Certainly you are not sure how or where to start, do not worry! Here are some tips to help you find the dress with retro flavor that your heart and your sophisticated sense of aesthetics are seeking.

First things first

WEDDINGDefining your wedding budget is essential. The good news is that there is a wide range of prices in terms of vintage wedding dresses. But you need the defined budget as well as considering the cost of the dress as there are chances that you will have to do cleanings, patches, seams, improvements, or embellish dress one way or another.

Note: Although in theory, everyone says a vintage bridal dress is cheaper than one of a fashion house, but the price factor depends on several factors. Among the factors that determine the cost are the physical state of the garment, the quality, the designer, the popularity of the time, and even the marketer of the garment.

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Where to get a vintage dress

vintage dressIn the trunk of your grandmother: From grandma, aunt, or to the owner of that retro café who told you that there is a vintage wedding gown in her trunk, then this a good news. The truth is that some of the cutest vintage dresses are part of family history. Use a dress that has belonged to someone in your family (or your partner’s family) as this comes with very special feelings.

Note: In case anyone wants to share a valuable part of your family history with you (either your family or not) speak clearly of how you plan to use the outfit and describe exactly what you plan to do with it. Remove stains, repair, modify, shorten, lengthen, redesign, reinterpret, paint, or whatever that involves a risk that the garment outgrows should be discussed extensively and in great detail before borrowing it. Maybe the changes will result in a fabulous dress but many people have strong emotional ties to such apparels and also that you surely do not want to hurt feelings or cause an emotional damage to a family or friendly relationship for the sake of just a garment.

In consignment stores

Consignment stores used to be the secret place where the vintage fashionistas bought and then dazzle with fabulous vintage clothes that they got at the best prices. Today also, you can get some of the best clothes in such consignment stores. Visit your local store, see what they have to offer, become a friend of the manger, tell him/her your plans and maybe you can send a little message if they receive something you might be interested in. (That’s how the experts do it.)

In vintage clothing and antique shops

Obviously, a good option is to go with the specialists. Even if there is no vintage clothing store in your area, there should be antique shops. Visit them, see what they have, and ask each a couple of recommendations. Probably know of other traders and can guide you to where to find a bridal vintage dress.

Traditional Indian touch

Traditional Indian touchDonning an Indian wedding trousseau is the latest trend these days among the brides across the globe. You can try one in bright red or fuchsia for your wedding day. However, make sure that the decoration, the groom’s wedding dress and the theme match your dress. Head to an Indian wedding or clothing store and find the best one for your marriage. Also you can contact your Indian friends and seek their suggestions.

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How to Throw a Victorian Wedding

You were made perfectly to be loved, and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.”

So went the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning in one of the most quotable sound-bites of the Victorian era, a time truly awash in romance. Still decades away from suffrage and gender equality, the average Victorian woman aspired for nothing more than marrying into fortune. More than anything, she looked forward to romance like her life depended on it.

Are you interested, per chance, in a Victorian-themed wedding? Wax nostalgic with this guide.

Flowers

Like the literature of the era, the Victorian wedding is characteristically flowery. If you should take any advice, pull out all the stops in blossomy décor. Instead of rolling out a red carpet, carpet the wedding aisle with petals. Deck the church and reception area with roses, rosemary and myrtle. Make sure the bridal bouquet is in a metal cone called a tussy mussy.

Bridal attire

One lasting legacies of the Victorian era is the use of white on bridal dresses. Before Victorian times, the white wedding dress was seen as a sign of poverty, and women would rather wear their best green, brown and black frocks. Then on her 1840 wedding to Prince Albert, Queen Victoria wore an ivory dress; bridal fashion has never been the same since.

Victorian WeddingA quintessentially Victorian wedding dress would have a fitted bodice high in the neck and sleeves that reach to the wrists. The skirt should fall over hoops and petticoats. The veil would be made of diaphanous gauze, cotton, lace, or silk tulle and touch the feet. Most importantly, the veil must be suspended from a headdress of flowers, preferably maiden-blush roses and orange blossoms. The bride would also wear white kid gloves and white brocade or satin slippers.

Groom’s attire

A Victorian groom would wear a morning dress with a dark blue, claret or mulberry frock coat, a cravat, and white gloves. His lapel typically held a large boutonniere of lilies, gardenias or sprigs. He was seldom seen without a black top hat.

Venue

Nuptials of the era often took place in church, i.e. the parish of the bride. Otherwise, the setting might be at home, ideally the backyard garden of a manor. Couples would also wed at the park or botanical garden.

Date and time

Victorian culture was steeped in superstition. True to form, brides would choose Mondays and Tuesdays for the wedding, as these days supposedly bring health and wealth, respectively. Wednesday was the most auspicious time to marry though, while Thursday, Friday, and Saturday signified “crosses, losses, and no luck,” respectively. Sunday would be blasphemous.

Laws of the time stipulated that ceremonies must take place in the morning. The best time for a Victorian wedding was between 10 am and 12 pm. Later laws allowed functions as late as 3 pm, while couples in hotter climes held the event in the cool evening. Of course, no rule today stops you from holding a wedding beyond morning.

Good luck

In keeping with the era’s superstitious bent, the bride and groom would exchange vows under such symbols of good luck as a bell or wishbone. After the ceremony, guests showered the newlyweds with birdseed to promote fertility.

Ring

Victorian wedding rings equated to gold bands engraved with the couple’s initials and the date of the wedding. Bands that drop during the ceremony were believed to ward off evil spirits.

Horses

If you want a truly Victorian wedding, eschew the cars for carriages. A carriage pulled by four white horses epitomised weddings then. Meanwhile, rich couples of the era were known to ride on a carriage drawn by a grey horse.

Reception

Victorian-era wedding receptions took place at the bride’s home. Ushers were tasked to guide guests to the couple, who would stand flanked by the bridesmaids in an ornately decorated location at home. In the reception area, the bridal entourage were traditionally the only ones seated; everyone else had standing room. Tables were prepared in larger spaces though.

Entertainment

It was a common view at the time to treat the wedding as an honour in itself. Therefore, no live entertainment was necessary. However, more fulsome Victorian weddings were marked with evening merrymaking.

To channel the gaiety of the era, hire a wedding band instead of a DJ, as the latter would sound very anachronistic. Have them garbed in costumes of the period, for good measure.

Food

Since Victorian weddings typically took place in the morning, guests were usually treated to breakfast fare. Menu often included oysters, galantines, and cold game, while simpler preparations consisted of tea, scones, petit fours, and fresh summer fruits.

Victorian newlyweds’ choice confectionery was a multi-tier Victoria sponge with raspberry jam and whipped vanilla cream: a favourite of the Queen herself.

Cake

It was the height of Victorian tradition to serve a trio of wedding cakes, two for the bride and groom and one as the centrepiece. The latter was always dark fruitcake festooned with orange blossoms. The cakes usually held rings, pennies, thimbles, buttons, and other charms for guests to uncover. Every guest left with a boxed slice of cake.

Party favours

To complete your Victorian wedding, distribute oh-so-Victorian keepsakes like cameo brooches, lace handkerchiefs, and vintage china teacups. Another idea is to give them Victorian crackers that open up to reveal knick-knacks. Or you may give away paper fans emblazoned with love quotes, since the era was typified by much fanning. 

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Wedding Halls and Dapper Themes in Vogue

Wish to create an unforgettable ambiance on your wedding day? Well this is the long-lived dream of many to organize their marriage in grandiose setting. If you are really confused about the venue to choose then do not panic, instead relax your nerves.Follow the tips below to skillfully choose theideal wedding spot.

Out of many tasks to be accomplished during marriage, the most important above all is finalizing a Wedding Venue. Deciding upon the number of guest to arrive, themes lacing the air, dishes to be served and other arrangements to be made can be a nerve-wrecking job, if things are not pre-decided.

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Tips to Choose a Perfect Theme andWedding Venue

Prior jumping to any decision and fixing any specific venue, it is better that you discuss your better half about the venue expectation. Before you go on hunting and checking out each reception hall in your city, discuss the important aspects to be considered and the themes you are planning for the grand day.

Decide Your Budget: – Before starting up research it is essential that you discuss your venue budget. Needless to say grand and luxurious venues will be of higher budgets. If you are going for bigger spaces ask for some complimentary benefits, these can reduce your heaved bills at the end.

Number of Guest to be invited: – If more number of friends and relatives are coming for your wedding then it’s better to go for a big venue or open area space so that it does not get suffocated. Or just in case you plan up for a small venue due to budget constraints it is better that you chop the list and invite only important friends.

What Suits Guest Convenience: – Friends and relatives are important part of wedding and it becomes your responsibility that you take good care of them. At the time you choose any particular venue take care of the fact about the number many guests travelling from different cities. Also it’s your responsibility to take a stroll of the entire site.Check for the facilities for night stay, number of rooms available and the amenities for the guest.

See for the Availability: – If your marriage date lies in the wedding season then make sure that you make a research much before every hall gets booked. Reception halls are in huge demands during wedding season. Also a prior fixation of the venue can help you with few discounts, escaping you from exorbitant bills.

Research Well: – Before fixing any venue it is essential that you do a thorough research. Check for all the facilities and things you are planning for grand day. Ask the venue manager about the themes they usually use for weddings. Put up your expectations well and articulate them. Ask for the photographs of the previously organized events and functions. This will give you a clear idea about the themes, colors and which place of the venue can be used and how.

Wedding Themes: – It’s your grand day, so choose preeminent wedding themesto create best memories.For some couples settling for wedding theme is not easy. Pre-decide your theme and which color combination to be used for decoration. Decide upon the flowers; pick up elegant designs and illuminations set up to be used. These things properly chosen are responsible for setting the moods of the occasion.

Choosing a venue for wedding needs patience and time so make sure that you spare your entire day for exploring different options of the city .

Subhadra Bhadauria is an enthusiastic writer for famous site Jeevan Sathi.com. Her cogent writing style and article varieties update the readers with plenty of information. Exploring different facets of relations, she is regular writer on the matrimony site. Wedding is an important day; hence she discusses essential tips to be considered for deciding upon the wedding venue and themes.

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Indian wedding card invitations

In India, wedding is a joyous occasion. It is a time when two families come together and celebrate the union of two individuals. It is a holy ritual. Wedding is a time when a new life awaits for both the bride and the groom. For the bride, it is a time when she has to leave her familiar surroundings, leave behind her parents and other people she holds close to her heart. She now has to go to her in-laws home and adjust with people there.

indian-wedding-card designWedding cards play a vital role in a wedding. Without the card, the people or the invitees would not know that a wedding, a joyous occasion is being held. After the selection of the bride and groom takes place and engagement takes place, now comes the selection of wedding cards. The wedding card shows a person’s attitude towards the marriage. The wedding card makes the invitees feel invited and also shows the warmth of the people who are inviting them.

India being a country of diverse culture, one would get a variety of wedding card invitations in the market for various religions. There are various types of wedding cards-

  • Hindu wedding card invitations typically have shlokas in Sanskrit with a Ganesha drawn on top. There are lots of designs available like a Ganesha on a leaf, a doli, baarat. Some wedding cards also have mango leaf. Sometimes, inside the wedding card a photograph of the bride and groom, or a poem is inscribed to make it more personalized. Kumkum, a powder made of saffron or turmeric, is applied on top of the card.
  • Islamic wedding card invitations have Ayats from the Holy Quran with beautiful poetry inscribed in it. The designs or the patterns on the card are of different types. Some are floral patterns, some have stars and crescent sign on the top. On top of the card, one can also see Basmala (in the name of God), a substitute for 786.
  • A Sikh wedding occasion is called “Anand Karaj” which means a blissful act. Sikh wedding card invitations have EkOnkar symbol on top of the card with Gurbani from the Holy Guru Granth Sahib printed on it. Punjabi wedding cards colourful and vibrant.
  • A Jain wedding card like the Hindu wedding card has a swastika sign. The symbol of the Jain TirthankarMahavira also adorns the top of the wedding card. The various symbols that are also printed on the card are sketches of couple, palm curves, etc.
  • The Parsi wedding cards come in rich colours and styles. They are vibrant and display their rich culture. These Zoroastrian wedding invitation cards are exclusively meant for the parsi family members.
  • Christian wedding cards are not as colourful as the other wedding cards. The white is a symbol of purity in Christianity which is visible in the cards. The wordings in the card are in silver and the sign of the cross is printed on the card. Also, wedding bells and verses from the Bible in old English are printed on the card.

Hence, when it comes to Indian weddings, the invitation cards portray a rich heritage and culture of the respective religions.