Five Tips that Will Ensure Your Outdoor Wedding is Perfect

Have you dreamed of having an outdoor wedding surrounded by nature and all the natural beauty? It’s easy to form a whole vision in your head of how perfect the day will be, but reality isn’t always so simple. In fact there are a number of steps and tips involved in planning an outdoor wedding that goes off without a hitch and ends up being all you had hoped for.

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Here are five tips you will want to keep in mind as you work to plan your very special day.

You Need a Backup Plan

This very first tip is probably the most important out of all the tips, granted it isn’t the greatest to hear. No-one wants to think about having a back-up plan when their dream is to get married outside. Unfortunately you can’t control the weather, so a back-up plan is necessary. This could be a tented area you can move to or an indoor space on the property.

Provide Outdoor Facilities

If you plan on holding the ceremony and reception outdoors, then you will need to think about washroom facilities for you and your guests. Obviously you’ll want something nicer and bigger than a traditional outhouse, so this is when you can look into luxury bathrooms for outdoor weddings.

A great example of these types of facilities is the Versa Luxury Restroom Trailer from On Site Co. This is in fact a trailer that houses four washroom stalls in it. The trailer offers running water in the sinks, flushing toilets, and even air conditioning or heating to ensure the washroom is a comfortable temperature.

Consider the Temperature for That Time of Year

Another tip is to give thought to the average temperature at that time of year. You can then add special little touches that will help to keep your guests comfortable. For example if it is usually extremely hot and humid at that time of year you can offer small fans to guests as they arrive, and also ensure you’ve got large electric fans blowing (they can run off a generator).

If the weather tends to be a bit chilly for the date of your wedding, then you could offer cute little mittens, lap blankets, scarves, shawls, and you can run portable heaters off the generator instead.

Make Sure the Venue Isn’t Too Spread Out

Another tip is to make sure the spaces between your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception aren’t too spread out. You don’t want your guests feeling lost or confused as to where they need to be. If it’s too spread out, guests really won’t be mingling with each other either.

Work with the Natural Décor of the Venue

When it comes to décor, an outdoor wedding doesn’t need a whole lot. Let’s face it, the venue itself often acts as the décor. Instead of adding a whole bunch extra, look for ways you can highlight the natural beauty of the setting.

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With a little planning and organizing you’ll be sure to put together the outdoor wedding of your dreams that all will enjoy.

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Planning Beyond the Big Day

Wedding planning can be hectic and overwhelming, but overall, it should be a positive and enjoyable process. One thing that people forget when they’re caught up in the works is that the day itself isn’t the be all and end all of the beginnings of your married life. You should also look a little further ahead to ensure that once the big day draws to a close, the romantic magic spreads to other areas. For now, let’s take a look at your exit from the venue and your honeymoon!

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The Exit

At some point, your wedding day is going to come to a close. So many events tend to fizzle out, with the bride and groom being the last members of the party, waiting for the stragglers to leave so that they can return to their wedding suite. But why let it all come to such an anticlimax? Just because the day revolves around you, you don’t necessarily have to be there until the very end. Instead, you can make an exit almost as dramatic as your entrance to the venue as you walk down the aisle! Don’t leave too early; you want to make the most of the celebrations. But you can leave at a peak time, with everyone waving you off and wishing you well. The others can then return to the celebrations with one another while you and your new husband or wife get to finally spend some quality time in each other’s company. Check out https://www.sparklersonline.com/blog/creative-ideas/30-wedding-send-off-ideas-for-the-perfect-exit/ for some inspiring ideas that could create the best send off possible! A couple of highlights include wedding bells and flower petals or confetti. You could even keep things especially traditional and leave in a car with “just married” on the back and tin cans trailing behind!

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The Honeymoon

So many people treat the honeymoon as an afterthought in the wedding process. But it can be just as important as the ceremony itself. After all, it’s an opportunity for you and your partner to spend an extended period of time together in a wonderful setting. So rather than booking the first thing that your wedding planner suggests, somewhere that your friends went on theirs, or whatever may be on offer, choose something personal for you and your partner. Perhaps return to the place that you met. Maybe there’s somewhere you’ve both dreamed of going. Whatever you choose, look into options that will make your travel stay extra special and particularly luxurious. If you’ll be flying, don’t forget small details like reserving seats next to one another, travel insurance, and a sufficient baggage allowance. Many hotels will have especially romantic rooms such as honeymoon suites, or you could request bubbles and flowers on arrival. If you’re feeling particularly organized, you even can look into pre-booking seats at high-quality restaurants too!

By planning a little further ahead than the day itself, you’ll make sure that your married life begins as smoothly and happily as possible. Being organized only takes a little more time and effort, so it’s worth getting on top of things!

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Don’t Leave Him Out: Involve Your Future Husband In The Wedding Prep

Congratulations; if you’re planning your wedding, you’ve obviously had a recent proposal which you must be so excited for! You’ve probably been thinking about planning this particular day for a while now, and might well have a clear idea in your mind about how it will all pan out. Most brides-to-be have been pinning things to a Pinterest board, even in advance of any proposal, so you’re not alone. However, sometimes it can be easy to forget that your future husband might want to be involved in the process too. Your beloved will obviously want you to be happy, so they can often feel that you’re best left to organise and prepare things, along with making any of the big decisions.

Planning a wedding and all the details that go with it can be exciting, but also, exhausting. Therefore, it’s a smart idea to get your other half in on all the action. You also want a day that reflects the both of you and to start married life as you mean to go on; as an equal partnership and an unstoppable team. There are all sorts of ways t get your fiance on board and ensure that he’s well and truly part of the wedding planning and beyond. The following are some ideas, inspiration, and tips for future brides who want their wedding prep to be a joint effort.

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The Rings

Assuming that you’ll both be wearing wedding rings after the ceremony; why not ensure that they reflect both of your personalities and tastes. If your future hubby proposed with a “stud” ring; make sure that he’s part of the process regarding getting something just right. You can do your research together online and design your own engagement ring as a team. The same goes for your wedding bands; visit the jewellers together and see how you can both get a bespoke piece to last a lifetime.

The Stationery

When it’s time to send out those save the dates or wedding invites; you’ll want your guests to open the envelope and know whose wedding it is immediately from the design. Therefore, it’s vital that you visit the stationers together, or if you’re making them yourself; ensure that you both decide on the design before you print or craft anything. Whether it’s the words, images, colours, or all three that you use to put your character as a couple on paper; it’s a process you should both be a part of.

The Venue

The venue where you say your vows should also be meaningful to the pair of you. Whether it holds sentimental value for you as a couple, or simply takes your breath away when you go together to visit it; you need to both feel special there and that the venue is perfect (as it can be). The more effort you put into your wedding as a couple, the more all the guests will see the influence both of you had, and you’ll begin your long and happy marriage with one another.

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Hiring A Destination Wedding Photographer

It’s hard enough finding a wedding photographer that’s right for you, let alone gambling on a stranger from another country. If your wedding photographer doesn’t speak English well, you could be in serious trouble when problems arise.

Although the memories of your wedding are likely to last a lifetime, how will you be able to reminisce on the most important day of your life if your photographer falls through? For members of the family who can’t make it to the ceremony, what will you show them? Sometimes it pays to play it safe and stick with what you know – that’s where destination photographers come in.

Package Deals

Paying for a photographer from home to follow you across seas can be exceptionally expensive, so see if you can get a package deal out of them, at a fixed price. Get this sum as low as possible because you’ll be paying for a shed load of extras: accommodation, transport, air fare…and that barely scratches the surface. Agree what you’ll pay for beforehand, or you’ll be in for a nasty surprise when the bill comes through.

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Be Kind To Your Photographer

Treat your photographer as a guest. They may be expensive, but they’re carrying out one of the most important jobs of the evening. Encourage them to have the occasional glass of bubbly and relax. When it comes to accommodation, set them up with the rest of the guests, rather than in some nearby dive.

Digital Copies

Ask your photographer if they deal in digital or film photos, as X-Rays from luggage security can damage rolls of film. Not ideal. Also see if you can keep several copies of the day’s photos – obviously you’ll want your photographer to go through every single one and bring them up to scratch, but if you have copies, should the worst happen, the originals are safe.

Get To Know Your Photographer

Have the same photographer take your engagement photographs and build up a relationship with him or her; you’ve got to like this person and their pictures, as he or she will be effectively tailing you for days. Inviting your photographer to spend time with your family will ensure a personal connection – a fast way to get fantastic pictures.

Fly in your photographer with the rest of the party. He or she will need a few days to acclimatize to the country and get inspirational juices flowing. If country house wedding venues are your thing, he or she can visit the ceremony location and start planning photo ops. Use these extra days to take plenty of pre-wedding photos to flesh out your album.

Snap Them Up At The Right Time

Plan to book your photographer on an ‘off season.’ Prices will be cheaper, as it’s likely that your photographer is struggling to get work.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are all prime wedding days, so if you plan to fly on the Monday and get your photographer back for Thursday, you could argue that you’re not impeding on the photographer’s work schedule. Cheaper prices, yay!

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Why the Bride’s Mother should look pretty in their Dresses

The mother of the bride should not be left out when it comes to dressing for the occasion. Like the bride, she should look beautiful and appealing despite her age. Since giving away your daughter in marriage together with your husband, only happens once in your life, you must look captivating, if not gorgeous.

As you walk down the aisle, guests are curious where the bride’s mother is. If they see you in shabby clothes, what will they say? Of course mixed reactions will be heard from the four corners of the church. To avoid hearing nasty things about you, wear the right clothes for the momentous event in your daughter’s life.

Cheap mother of the bride dresses is available online and in retail shops. If you choose to buy them online, be extra meticulous when you place your order as looks could be deceiving. Don’t just grab a design without carefully reading the product description. See to it, that with your additional body weight after years of being married, you have to look for the dress that will fit your body, suit the occasion and the wedding motif.

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Online you can have a variety of dresses to choose from. The standard cut is A-line, princess, empire, V-neck, round neck or square neck. You can wear a knee-length, below the knee, floor length or tea-length dress. Chiffon, lace, tulle, organza, satin and lace are made of the finest materials to make you a standout in your daughter’s wedding, but of course, you should not overshadow her.

If you are properly dressed, you will overhear guests say that you don’t look like your daughter’s mother. A long sleeve mother of the bride dress sewn in a princess scoop neck floor-length chiffon lace and A-line cut makes you stunning. Another A-line cut with sweep train chiffon makes you alluring and you can pass for as your daughter’s elder sister.

The dress for the bride’s mom is custom-made to perfectly match the grandiose wedding in your family. The sizes vary from general to plus and they are fit for all types of seasons.

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How To Plan a Memorable Event

Most people value memories and experience, which means they will remember events that are unique and impressive. These are things to keep in mind while planning your next event. Whether it is a company picnic or personal celebration, the occasion can be spectacular when you pay attention to details such as remote control paper lantern lights and other particulars that changes the atmosphere from blah to outstanding.

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Plan Ahead

You will need a master plan before you can begin planning a memorable event. The smallest of details get missed when there are a lot of moving parts. Generally, you want a plan that covers all aspects of your event. Create a checklist like the one below to avoid forgetting something.

  • Venue selection (along with contracts, insurance and permits if necessary)
  • Catering management
  • Identifying and confirming speakers
  • Entertainment and activities to engage guests
  • Publicity and promotion tactics (includes online and offline through social media, signage and printed programs)
  • Registration and tracking methods for sign-up and payments
  • Sponsors
  • Volunteer recruitment

This is not an exhaustive list of what you may need for your event. Some items may apply and others may not. Details will change based on the type of event, location and other factors.

Brand an Overall Theme

One way to set your even apart from others is to choose a compelling theme. Come up with something that stands out and gives guests an idea of what they can expect. Consider giving the event an actual name as an attention-getter.

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While brainstorming a dynamic name, think about how your event is different from others. Is there a message you want to convey? Your answer to this could be long, try coming up with a tagline so there is a memorable branding slogan to describe your event.

Use Creative Fixtures and Decor

Another way to ensure your guests have a great time is to use some creativity when decorating. Lighting fixtures and decorations connected to the theme creates the right type of atmosphere. Clever use of special equipment can transform any room into a remarkable place.

Planning an event can become stressful even if you are enjoying the tasks. Make your guests feel welcome by catering to their interests while also accomplishing goals for the event. Food, entertainment and decorations are significant parts. As long as you know your objectives and plan accordingly, your next event will be memorable and the talk of the town for all the right reasons.

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Should your Future Bride be Involved in the Selecting of the Engagement Ring?

So you’ve been taking it slow for a while now. Her toothbrush has moved into the bathroom and you have found yourself surrounded by cute cushions and fancy facial products that leave your skin like a baby’s bottom. The bubble of bliss envelopes you and she really is THE ONE. You spend more time laughing with her than in clubs with your mates, you spend every waking hour thinking about her, she is perfect, you can see everything that is beautiful about her and don’t care that she uses your razor to shave her legs. The question is on the tip of your tongue and you want that special engagement ring to be as flawless as she is. It is a mine field, one that has too many choices. So many different cuts, so many styles, do you go timeless or contemporary? Princess or Round? How big does it need to be? How many carats? What size ring? What colour gold? How much should you spend? The list is endless. Take a look Whiteflash, for diamonds in Houston. They have some great information on diamonds.

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It is no wonder that 61% of would be suitors consult their brides-to-be before buying that special diamond ring. It is something that you want her to be proud to wear, something that she will want to show off, you want her to squeak with pleasure when she sees it, to instantly grab the phone and call her best friend to announce the news. It is something you want her to wear forever.

Gentlemen, you are not alone. Take a deep breath and think about her. You know everything about her, you know she has freckles that glow like a warm fall afternoon on her face, you know she takes sugar in her Frappuccino, you know she always steals the duvet at 2am in the morning and you know she secretly borrows your razors but when it comes to the engagement ring, you are either going to get it so right or so very wrong. For a woman there is nothing that can surpass the ultimate feeling of euphoria as you watch your man get down on one knee, a delicate box pulled out of his pocket and a beautiful ring presented to you. It is like a Disney moment, played over and over to her friends, a story passed down through generations of how Grandpa asked Grandma to marry him, a timeless moment. Wait, what happens if that carefully chosen ring doesn’t fit? The diamond is too big, the colour is wrong. A moment ruined for all to see.

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In this day and age it isn’t an issue to consult with her. There are so many gentleman out there that feel out of their depth with so many styles to choose from that it is no wonder they ask their lady for guidance. After all she is the one that has to wear it year in and year out. It needs to be just like her, as special as her and most important of all she needs to be happy to show it off. Be brave gentlemen, ask her for her help, she’ll thank you for it in the end. A moment to savour, you chose it together, the start of your new life together.

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Your Wedding Jewelry: What Pieces To Pick Out

As your big day is approaching, there are lots of little details that you’re to want to firm up. Although you’ve probably got some of the bigger choices confirmed months ago, there are always lots of little decisions and finer details that you have to put in place in the run-up to your wedding. One of these will be your jewelry. You may have had some ideas in mind when you first imagined yourself as a bride, but you still have to pick out the final pieces. So, if you want to make sure that you cover off all areas of your jewelry decisions, here are five key areas you won’t want to forget.

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The Wedding Bands

The first piece of jewelry that you’re going to want to pick out will be your wedding rings. This may be something that you decide on when you chose your engagement ring or even earlier on during your planning, but if not, now’s the time to decide on a style. Whether you want to look at some classic designs such as the Tacori wedding rings here, or even get something custom made, now’s the time to decide. Just make sure that your final choice is something you love, as it’s a ring you’ll wear for the rest of your life.

Earrings

With the wedding bands chosen, you’re then going to want to think about your personal jewelry for the big day itself. This could be something that you already own or even jewelry that you want to pick out especially for your wedding. Your style of earring choice may be based on two things; your dress and your hair. You may want simple studs or something bigger and dropped so that it’s more noticeable. Either way, you need to make sure your choice works with your final look for the day.

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A Necklace

Then, you may also want to think about styling a necklace with your dress. Again, this will depend on both your hairstyle for the day and the design of your dress. If you have something high neck, you may not even want to wear a necklace at all. But if you’re working with a strapless dress, then you may want a necklace to break up the space and add a nice sparkle.

A Bracelet

After a necklace, you could also think about wrist jewelry. Bracelets look beautiful on your wedding day. However, the style that you choose will be based on your dress. Again, if you have something strapless, a bracelet may be able to break everything up and add some sparkle to your arms. But if you’re working with a long sleeve, you may not want something that prominent.

Something For Your Hair

Finally, you may also want to think about the ways in which you can dress your hair with jewelry. Regardless of the hairstyle, you’re working with; wedding hair accessories can always set it off perfectly. Whether you go for a clip or tiara, or even pins, you can add some bling to your locks to make your look complete.

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Alternative Ways to Capture Moments That Last Forever

Of course, a wedding is very important, and at times it gets very serious; you are pledging yourself to another human being for the rest of your life after all. However, the moment that you want to capture forever should have more smiling faces than stern faces in it. It’s a celebration, and thus, it should show up as such when you look back in 20 or 30 years from now. Sometimes it can be an afterthought, because hiring a photographer to captivate your special day, isn’t as important as all the other things that actually, make the day possible. On the other hand, it could be something fun, interactive and very personal. It isn’t just about capturing the dress, the moment the bride and groom meet at the altar, it’s about the friends and family, the joyous occasions with the children and making the best out of looking your best, that matters.

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Video vlogging

You could give the responsibility of capturing the day to a few of your closest friends and family. Modern retail video cameras are very high quality and have the ability to store a ton of footage onto their SD cards. You can easily switch out a card, and put another in, and within seconds, resume filming. Vlogging the entire day from multiple angles is a very, very personal approach. It’s the inside view of the entire wedding. You’ll get to see what your friends and family were doing when you were getting your hair ready. Instruct the wedding vloggers to go around and do interviews with the guests, and ask them what they think about the lucky couple, the party they put on and reminisce about old times. Even though you as the bride will technically be, behind the scenes, while the guests are the audience coming to see you, the truth behind the scenes is all the cogs and gears in the form of organizers, who should be filmed too.

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Fun photography

A wedding is essentially a big party and the celebration of love. After you take your vows, the serious part is over, and now it’s time to have fun. You may never look this good again, with a lavish white dress and perfect hair and makeup, so strike the poses you want with Booth Boy. A booth-style photography is a great way to get that fun mood and vibe going. It captures all the friends and family while they let their hair down. There are props you can use and much around with a bit of role play. There are many different backgrounds, colors and lighting styles you can choose from to suit the current party mood. It’s a much more informal way of capturing the day, and not as serious as professional wedding photographers.

Capturing the moment can sometimes be a bit fake when you’re doing so with a traditional wedding photographer. It’s a lot of forced smiles and standing up straight and being perfectly still. There are alternative and more personal ways to capture your happy day, which show the true atmosphere and love you share with family and friends. You’ll look back on that day of fun and flair, while also reminiscing about the different personalities that were on show at your wedding.

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Things to Do Before Deciding on A Mother of the Bride Dress

Finding a dress for your daughter’s wedding can be really tricky. Since you would not wish to ruin the wedding budget, it is a must that you stick to the budget by browsing through a selection of cheap mother of the bride dresses. Before you say yes to a certain dress, here are some of the things that you should do first:

Listen to what your daughter has to say

Since it is her day, is there a specific style that she wishes for you to wear? You can also ask your daughter to tag along with you while shopping if she has time to spare. With this, you can both have an input on what you are going to wear.

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Coordinate with the mother of the groom

You guys will always be side by side together in pictures, reception and basically the whole ceremony. It is best that you work out together your outfits. Make sure your colors are not clashing.

Stick to the wedding’s color wheel

While parents of the bride and groom can play with colors, it is best that you choose a color within the wedding’s theme color wheel. In this way, you will not steal your daughter’s or any other entourage’s spotlight.

Finding cheap mother of the bride dresses are now made easy with the help of the Internet. Go online, look through wide selection and choose of wedding dresses! It’s just that simple!

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