Posts Tagged ‘wedding planning ideas’
Drinks – The Perfect Catering Drinks Catering paraphernalia – Plan my Wedding If you have opted for self-catering or outside caterers, you will probably be supplying your own drinks. Even if you’ve chosen in- house catering, some venues allow you to provide drinks either for free or at a price per bottle, known as corkage. There (more…)
Decide on Catering Buffet Drinks Cakes – Plan my Wedding There are three types of catering that you will want to consider for your wedding: self-catering, outside catering and in-house catering. The first can be done in your own home, or at a venue that you hire, such as a village hall or marquee. Outside caterers can be used in your own home or at any venue that allows them on their premises. However, most venues have their own (more…)
Think about Themes and Styles – Plan my Wedding Once you have taken the first steps of creating a wish list, deciding how many people to invite and how much to spend, you can venture out into the world to make your wedding a reality – choose the venue, decide on catering and book the registrar. This stage is very exciting as it all begins to feel very real. (more…)
Work out a Timetable and Setting the Date – Plan my Wedding After you’ve recovered from getting down on one knee and popping the question and the champagne corks, you need to start planning a timetable to prepare for the big day. There is a lot more to it than you realise, but if you make a month-by-month or even week-by- week countdown plan, it won’t seem quite so stressful. Use the Countdown table as an aide memoire. (more…)
Wedding photographs Your photographs are a very important reminder of your wedding day, not just for you, but for your parents, friends, attendants, etc. It is vital to make sure that you have a good photographer that you can trust. This doesn’t necessarily mean having a professional wedding photographer; if you have a friend or relative who is a very good photographer and you want to rely on him or her, then that should be fine. Don’t, however, rely just on friends’ snapshots; these will be nowhere near the high quality that you will want for your special photographs. Another advantage of professional photographers is that their service is probably covered by insurance; certainly you will be eligible for compensation should something go horribly wrong with the film or with the final negatives. (more…)
Wedding reception The way you deal with the arrival of guests at the reception will depend on the size and formality of the reception and the arrangement of the place where you are holding the reception.
If there are lots of guests who came along to the service but who have not been invited to the reception, it is a nice idea to have a small (more…)
After the formal part of the wedding reception is over, the bride and groom should plan to have a time when they can circulate, separately or together, and talk to all of the guests informally. This may be the only chance that you get to see your guests on an informal level, so make the most of it. If possible this should be done while you are still in all your wedding finery; it will be a chance for the guests to admire your outfits at close quarters as well as to give you their good wishes. (more…)
Wedding parties Many couples these days choose to have an evening party for wider groups of friends when they have not been able to invite them all to the reception. This is an ideal opportunity for colleagues, friends from sports teams or clubs, etc, to give you their own good wishes for your married life and also to join in the celebrations. (more…)
Wedding accessories It’s no good choosing your dress carefully unless you pay just as much attention to what goes with it! Your accessories should complement the mood and style of your dress and of the wedding in general – for instance it would be inappropriate to wear flat white sandals with a very formal dress with a train. Keep your dress in mind when choosing all your accessories – ideally try them on with it – and you can be sure that the complete effect will be harmonious. (more…)
Alternative wedding ceremony There are many variations on the traditional basic wedding; you may want to have a wedding that is a little bit different because of preference or because of unavoidable circumstances. Here are some of the options for varying your wedding ceremony.
Military wedding If one or both of you is in the armed forces, you may wish to have a military style wedding. If the bride is in the forces she will probably prefer a traditional dress to her uniform, while the groom may wear either his dress uniform or his regulation version. (more…)