Planning for Wedding Presents you can Afford to Buy

There are people out there right now who are thinking of chirping birds and restaurant tables out on the sidewalk when spring comes around soon. You’re thinking however that where there is spring, Memorial Day can’t be far behind. And since the months after Memorial Day happen to be the unofficial matrimonial season in America, that means this is the time you need to scramble for funds to buy presents for all the weddings you’ve promised to attend. How much would be appropriate to spend on a gift? People may spend more in absolute terms on their weddings each year; but inflation-adjusted, it does appear that people seem to be cutting down on what their weddings cost. The couple whose wedding you be buying a gift for, will probably understand it you want to save a little on the cost of your wedding presents too. As the websites specializing in weddings let you know, spending anything around $100 is appropriate for a close friend; spending $50 more would be appropriate for a family member.

If you are anxious to save money on the wedding presents you buy this season, there is one thing you can do to help your case … Read the rest

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The Art of Great Wedding Photography

As you know your wedding photos capture the memories of your big day. But the question is.Will you treasure your wedding photos and share them with pride?Or will you regret your wedding photography and hide your photos away? Let’s look at how great wedding photos gives you memories you will want to treasure over and over with great wedding photos you’ll love to share with your friends and family. Of course, great wedding photos don’t happen by accident – they need a talented weddign photographer like Janie Barclay. And great camera equipment doesn’t make exciting wedding photos. Your wedding photographer creates the wedding photos that you’ll either love or regret.So what makes a great picture?

All great pictures require three key elements working together in harmony; Light, Posing and Composition. Let’s look at them.

Light: There wouldn’t be a picture without light. Photography is the art of painting with light. The quality and direction of light determine the overall feeling your wedding picture, which could be soft and romantic or strong and dramatic.How your wedding photographer is able to work with the available light or modify it, will be the overriding factor in the quality of your wedding photos.… Read the rest

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Wedding Speeches & Wedding Toasts – Whats The Difference?

Our dear friend Rose Smith has several words of advice when you are facing the task of giving a wedding speech or wedding toast.

You’ve been asked to deliver a wedding speech or a wedding toast during the reception. Perhaps you’ve even been asked to be the Master of Ceremonies (emcee) and you have no idea where to begin. What’s a person to do? Here are some tips to help you get started.

The Difference Between a Toast and a Speech

A wedding toast is a short acknowledgement. Usually only a few lines are said, then everyone is asked to raise their glasses and drink a tribute. A wedding speech, on the other hand, is usually several minutes long and encompasses stories, accomplishments, etc. of the person (or group of people) being acknowledged.

The Order of Wedding Speeches

There is usually a certain order that is followed when giving wedding speeches. This is not written in stone and can be changed to suit the particular wedding party. First, the bride’s father or a good family friend gives a speech about the bride and groom, ending with a toast. The groom then stands up, thanks the speech maker and delivers his … Read the rest

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Choosing a Silver Wedding Dress

Silver is a color with great range and it goes well with many other colors. For this reason it has always been popular with fashionistas and decorators as well as brides. Silver describes everything from the palest gray to metallic sheen of gun metal. In the context of silver moonlight and silver fairy wings it is associated with romance and whimsy. It is hardly any wonder now that brides are becoming even more enamored with silver wedding dress options. A silver wedding dress is likely to appeal to brides who know for sure that they do not want to wear the traditional white. They are not quite ready to go with all out emerald green or chocolate brown either.

A silver wedding dress is tangibly different from white and it is classy and understated making it a great choice for those seeking a quiet revolution.Many a bride renewing her vows is also picking a silver wedding dress. Silver is the color of the 25th wedding anniversary and those who renew their vows at this momentous anniversary often pick silver wedding dresses. Of course, not everyone waits until the 25th anniversary to renew their vows. Even when there is no direct

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5 Money Saving Tips For Your Wedding

As you know weddings are an expensive affair. And being a discerning bride you’ll love finding out great ways to save on your wedding.Here are five ways you can save money on your wedding straight away.

Plan Your Wedding Off-Peak

This may be an obvious tip but it’s also the most over looked. The whole wedding industry, as with any other industry, evolves around supply and demand. In other words when demand is high so are prices.Book your wedding off season or mid-week could save you a small fortune. Do both and you’ll save even more. Everything will be a little bit cheaper from venues, your wedding car and of course your wedding video production.

Make Your Own Stationary

It is possible to buy inexpensive kits to make your own invitations or you could even create your own on your home PC.Create your own place mat settings and seating plan. This will add the personal touch to your wedding. And will be a lot of fun.

Get smart with your thank you cards

Ask your wedding photographer whether they can help.They may be able to supply high quality stationary at less than high street prices – perhaps containing one … Read the rest

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