Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What size of weddng do you want?

One of the most common questions brides and grooms have is "How many of our invited wedding guests will accept and actually show up?" Figuring out how many people to invite is an art, not a science, but there are some guides to help you out.

Second Marriage
When it comes to second weddings, friends and relatives are not required to buy you a gift if they bought you one the first time, however most likely they will want to do so. It is acceptable to register for a second wedding.
If you so choose, here are some polite ways to say no gifts please.

Small Weddings
If you send a wedding announcement, rather than a wedding invitation, for a small wedding and not inviting many out-of-town friends and relatives, it is clearly implied that gifts are not necessary.

Gifts for your Guests
It’s common for brides and grooms to show their appreciation for their guests’ participation in your wedding ceremony by giving favors. Favors can consist of anything from a miniature box of chocolates to handmade keepsakes bearing the couple's name and wedding date.

Attendants’ Gifts
The bride and groom traditionally select special gifts to present to members of the wedding party in thanks for their special role in the event. Any amount you choose to spend is acceptable. You may consider gifts of higher value for your maid of honor and best man.

How Much is too Much? Or too Little?
There are no specific price guidelines for gifts. Gifts are based on what the guest believes the receiver would like, what they want to give and the amount the gift-giver can afford. There is no average amount that a guest needs to spend on a wedding or shower gift. Really, as the saying goes, it’s the thought that counts.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Outdoor Weddings

If the outdoor is a garden rich with flowers choose those flower decorations that compliment the Flower decorations also add beauty to the outdoor weddings but there should be proper selection of flowers that match the outdoors. The cables should be out of reach of children and well insulated. Do not mix too many lights and see that apt lighting is there and not too much.

Lights bring in mood as well as serenity to the occasion. Several lights are used, strings or personalized wedding lanterns or even making hand made lamp shades and hanging them at desired places can really bring in the elegance to the outdoor wedding event. Lighting is another lovely decoration for an outdoor wedding.

You can line the walks with torches of citronella or tiki torches by sticking them to ground and they really add a ton of elegance as well as descend romantic touch to the place. Believe us, it's a great fun to make arches and you have ample choice to design your arch to match the theme.

You can go for a readily available arch or make one involving the kids and people at home. If you have a wedding theme planned, see that the arch design goes along with it. A lovely arch is a big one to decorate an outdoor wedding.

Outdoor weddings are not uncommon and remember outdoor wedding decorations are an easy task because the nature gives itself three-quarters of the decoration to the event and all you need is to just fine tune it with some add-ons.

Decorating for an outdoor wedding reception gives you a chance to realize a beautiful wedding fantasy. A fabulous outdoor venue makes the perfect backdrop which can be dressed easily with some carefully chosen furniture and accessories. Among the first things to consider with your outdoor wedding ideas are practical concerns to make sure that your guests are well looked after.

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