Thinking Of The Fine Details Before Your Big Day

When planning your wedding months in advance, you likely still have a never-ending list of things to do, and that list only seems to keep growing. The importance of making sure all guests attend and that the venue is dream-like are both things which will play on your mind the most, but it’s also important that you don’t forget the finer details of your wedding. It’s the little things that ensure your big day goes off without a hitch, and failure to think about them could cause problems for you. Here are some of the finer details you should consider before you get married.

Bad weather.

Outdoor weddings are very popular right now, and the ideal scenic wedding embedded in nature will likely be a beautiful setting for your beautiful day. Nonetheless, something that’s never mentioned in the films when people have glorious outdoor weddings is that weather can be unpredictable. You should be prepared for this fact and organise your wedding for the height of summer if it’s going to take place outdoors. Regardless, there should always be an indoor backup plan just in case the weather takes a turn; you can never know for sure that nature will play ball.

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Preparing for problems.

You don’t want to entertain the possibility that something could go wrong on your perfect day, but you need to do so if you want to protect yourself. You and your soon-to-be spouse love one another, but problems can arise in different forms; valuables can be broken, or suppliers can mess up. You might want to consider a company such as wed insure to add a layer of protection to your big day. Having insurance just gives you extra peace of mind so that, should something go wrong with the venue, the suppliers, or the bride or groom falling ill, you have coverage to save you the thousands you spent on your big day.

Essentially, you’d want to be able to re-plan your wedding in the near future if there were any problems, but if you sink a huge amount of money down the drain then you might not be able to afford another wedding for a long time. It’s important to prepare for things going wrong so that you have a safety net in place to ensure you can re-plan the wedding shortly. Thinking about money isn’t very romantic, but it’s the only way that you can afford to create the perfect wedding.

The table plan.

Making sure you’ve invited all your friends and family and that they can attend on your specific date is obviously the most important part of planning the guest-list. However, your work isn’t quite done, yet. You need to think about the finer details in terms of the table plan. Think about the politics of seating certain people together; you don’t want any of the children to have to sit on a table with stuffy, boring old adults. Likewise, you don’t want a close friend to feel out of place on a table with your family members. Mix and match, but try to make sure that your guests have people on their tables with whom they’ll click.

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How to Pose for Wedding Photos

A wedding is a joyous occasion. You’re surrounded by family and friends, and all eyes are on you. But, sometimes that’s the problem! If you’re nervous around crowds and you hate having your photograph taken, your wedding day can be just one big ball of anxiety. To prepare yourself for what’s to come, you may want to take a look at some tips for posing for wedding for photographs when you’d rather not.

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Rely on Your Partner

You’ve just tied the knot and you no longer have to deal with life’s struggles alone. By looking at your partner through some of your wedding photos, you can achieve some romantic shots. If you both feel awkward, you may end up laughing when you look at each other which can create some natural and beautiful photographs. If you’re nervous about getting good shots, find a photographer that’s good at getting natural pictures.

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The Kiss

A wedding photography session can go on for a long time. If you’re tired of posing and your jaw hurts from smiling, try switching to ‘the kiss’. Kissing your partner is not only an easy photograph to take, it gives you a break from doing the things that feel awkward. You can almost guarantee that a picture of the married couple kissing will make the wedding album. You can’t go wrong with ‘the kiss’. You may want to have some chap stick handy though!


It’s a term used by Tyra Banks on America’s Next Top Model. It means, to smile with your eyes. Sometimes smiling can be painful after a while on your wedding day. Use your eyes to show how happy you are and you’re sure to get some glistening pictures for your photo frames.

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Look Away

You don’t have to look directly at the camera to get a good shot. Whether you’re posing on your own or with your partner, gazing away can create a wonderful photo. The aim is to look into the future and dream about the life you’re about to start. What do you wish for? What will make you both happy? It’s sure to come across on the picture.

Use Props

Shakespeare had some of his characters where disguises because he knew a mask would create more confidence. You can use props in the same way. Suddenly, the attention isn’t all on you. Whether you choose to use something as simple as your bouquet of flowers or you use something quirky, like oversized sunglasses, they’ll give you the confidence you need to pose. Get some ideas here.


Sometimes, it’s easier said than done, but relaxing is the key to getting great photographs. Perhaps you could have a glass of champagne to calm your nerves before the session. If you can let go of your insecurities and have fun with your partner, the rest will be easy.

Look to your photographer for guidance during a wedding photo shoot. Photographers have done it many more times than you, so you should get some good advice.


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Special Things for the Groom on the Wedding Day

People often make a big fuss about how a wedding is the bride’s special day. However, there are two people involved in a wedding. It’s the groom’s special day too, and he deserves to get just as much attention. Just because he hasn’t been raised to aim for his dream wedding, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t care. Sometimes it can be difficult getting him to join in with the planning. He can let the bride have control and express that he doesn’t mind what happens. But many grooms do want to be involved and play an active part in the planning and the wedding itself. Check out these ways to do something special for the groom.

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Groom’s Cake

It’s no secret that weddings can have the tendency to be more feminine than many grooms might like. That might be one of the reasons why some of them don’t seem interested. You’ve probably seen some elaborate wedding cakes, which often might not reflect the groom’s wishes. Although, some of them only care if it tastes good. One way to do something special is to have a cake designed for the groom. Even better, you can design the wedding cake together to reflect your personalities. Some couples get a cake made inspired by their favorite TV show, for example.

The Ring

The groom will have to wear his ring for the entirety of the marriage. Many couples choose matching plain gold bands. However, he might prefer to pick something else. Gold wedding rings are impractical for some grooms, and even some brides. Remember that your rings don’t have to match. So he can choose what he likes without taking yours into account. He might want to have a custom ring, like Harlin Jones wedding rings. Perhaps he wants to use an alternative material, which could be anything from tungsten to silicon.

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Not all grooms, and indeed not all brides, are interested in things like flowers and decorations. But most people care about the entertainment they’re going to have at the reception. Most couples choose music, whether it’s live or a DJ. If the groom doesn’t have strong opinions on much else, he might want to pick the music. Of course, both halves of the couple should agree on the final choice. You could also have the band or DJ play a special song for him, or the bride could even sing one herself.

A Special Gift

If you want to surprise him, you could get the groom a gift for the day of the wedding. You could present it at the reception, perhaps during the speeches, or in private at some point during the day. It could be something for him to wear, like a watch or cufflinks. Perhaps you could prepare a performance for him or make a video. You could also get him something for the honeymoon or even just a practical but quality gift.

The groom deserves to be treated like a prince as much as the bride is treated like a princess. Make sure you remember it’s his day too.

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Give Your Wedding Guests An Evening Party They’ll Never Forget

Your wedding day is all about you and your partner. But that doesn’t mean you should forget about the guests! The evening party is usually the point in the day when people can let their hair down after a day of formalities. Guests can really let themselves go during the evening and have a great time. So it’s a good idea to put on a party that they will never forget. That way, your wedding will stand out from all of the others that take place throughout wedding season. How do you host a memorable wedding party? Here are some useful tips.

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Ace Your First Dance

The beginning of the party kicks off with the bride and groom’s first dance. Don’t just be boring and choose a soppy love song. Why not shake things up a bit with something a bit more upbeat? At the end of the day, though, do something that suits your personalities. If you are very much into your love songs, then waltz to one of your favorites. However, if you’d rather have a boogie to some pop, pick a tune from that genre. To make it an unforgettable dance, you could even choreograph it. Your guests will love it if it is unique and entertaining! Ask some to video it so you can look back at it in years to come.

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Put On A Brilliant Buffet

You will have already eaten during the day at your wedding reception. However, some of your guests will only be attending the evening celebrations. So they could turn up pretty hungry! Put on some food for all your guests. You may even feel slightly peckish yourself! But it doesn’t have to be a standard buffet of vol-au-vents, quiche, and open sandwiches. Mix it up a bit! Your guests won’t forget a quirky buffet. When you are in the process of planning your big day, speak to different Function Venues to see what they can offer you when it comes to catering. If you prefer, you can always hire a specialist catering company. This is the best option if you want some food options that are totally different to what people might expect!

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Evening Entertainment

Your guests will certainly want to be entertained. Think about hiring a professional wedding band who can serenade the crowd. Many people also organize a disco for once the band has finished playing. This will ensure everyone stays up on their feet dancing well into the small hours! If you are thinking out of the box when it comes to your evening entertainment, you could have already considered karaoke. Some party planning companies hire out karaoke machines. You may already have one at home! This will include everyone as part of the entertainment as they’ll all be invited to sing their favorite songs! Another reason to take a video camera with you to your wedding!


The venue might need a bit of sprucing up before you can host your party. Think about using bright accessories to liven the place up. If there will be tables, cover them in colorful tablecloths and flower arrangements. As well as any other decorative items that you think will look great. If your wedding is themed, then the decorations should follow this theme. For a fairy tale wedding, think lots of glitter and sparkle! One fantastic tip is to use lampshades to change the color of any lights in the room. Instead of the usual clear light, you could cover a bulb with a red shade to give the room a soft red glow. You can, of course, do this with whichever colors you prefer!

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Add Some Extra Wow Factor!

For a totally show-stopping party, you need to add some wow-factor. And how do you do that? One of the easiest ways is to get some fireworks! Towards the end of the night, take all your guests outside for a small firework display. It’s the perfect way to make sure your evening ends with a bang – quite literally! And it is also a fantastic photo opportunity. Pass some sparklers around so everyone can create their own sparkly show! It is important to be safe whenever you use fireworks and sparklers. Keep buckets of cold water close so you can dispose of used sparklers quickly and safely. If you light a firework, and it doesn’t go off, do not return to it. It could explode when you are close, so it is best to stay away and give it time.

Now you know all the tricks to a fantastic evening wedding party!

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