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Outdoor vs Indoor Weddings

Outdoor Weddings

Many couples have the dream of being married under the sky, be it a cloudless day or a starry night, but any outdoor wedding is at a god’s mercy and couples have to protect their event and their guests with utmost care. It is important to be prepared for weather that is less than ideal.

When hosting any part of a wedding celebration outdoors, be it the ceremony, phrases, or reception, it is crucial that there be a tent. First and foremost, a tent provides protection, even in the best of conditions. On the most gorgeous sunny day, a tent is still necessary to keep the guests from sweating, getting a sun stroke or food from sitting out too long in the sun and going bad.

Apart from tents it is also essential to note that there must be a floor in place on the ground to create a flat surface for guests to walk upon. This will prevent the dreaded sinking of heels in grass, Keep in mind

Winter Wedding Photography

Making the most of a stark landscape

Seasons bring visual changes to surroundings, like little props in a studio. Winters traditionally get that stark look, with the mercury dipping. If wedding photo shoots take place after a snowfall, the opportunities to get exciting pictures are endless. The bride should wear make-up that is light to contrast with the stark backdrops. The beauty of a cute little boutonniere, or that adorable bouquet set against the frosty landscape will capture wonderful memories with a timeless tag.

Illuminate expressions with adequate lighting

With natural lighting expected to play truant, the couple should plan outdoor shoots with artificial lighting in mind. These shoots may take a little longer than photo sessions in natural light. Therefore, couples should plan their day keeping this in mind. For winter wedding photography, professional photographers choose tripod lighting, and other artificial lighting such as reflectors. This takes a wee bit more time than other shoots.

Choose the right dresses to stay warm and look comfortable

Winters can be bone-chilling

Being a Great Bridesmaid

Be part of a team

To best bridesmaids are able to work as part of a team. Try to be cooperative and get along with everyone to really impress the bride. It is worth checking with the bride every so often to see if there is anything that needs doing. While there is likely to be a few disagreements between bridesmaids, these can be kept to a minimum by being proactive and not being overbearing.

Don’t be too fussy about the dress

It can be quite difficult to find a bridesmaid dress that gives the desired look on four or five different body shapes. For this reason, it can help to accept the dress even if it does not match your style or you find it an unflattering color. Also, the dress is only worn once so it can help to be more flexible and accept what you have been offered.

Decorations and party favors

In addition to organizing the bachelorette party and bridal shower, you may also be asked

Music Wedding Package

Getting the Space

Getting an ideal space for your wedding is a must and should be key in selecting an ideal wedding package. Additional spaces such as outdoor space or a patio linked to the actual hall can also be gotten in some venues. You might even want to try negotiating for bigger halls with some companies.

Getting What You Need

You need to be clear on your specific requirements when it comes to food, decorations and bartenders. It is your special day after all, and communicating what all you desire on your special day is of essence. Getting a wedding package which does not suit to your tastes and likings is going to be useless and not to forget, a complete waste of money. Apart from the usual wedding details, you would also want to include a professional wedding photographer and a DJ in your list of essential things.

Wedding Photographer

A wedding photographer might not be included in your wedding package. Therefore you would have to hire one externally. Keep in mind that a wedding photographer will be responsible for providing you with your wedding memories so choose one wisely.

Make a Large Paper Flower


  • 10 sheets of Card-stock in your choice of colour.
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue and a Hot Glue gun.
  • One Styrofoam ball in size of your choice.
  • Jewels to stick on ball for the centre. (pre-adhesive jewels are best)
  • Additional paper (any type) to create centres. (I used muffin cups)
  • A circle cut out of Bristol board or thick card-stock about 6 inches in diameter.

The Flower Shape:

  1. Step 1: Using the 10 sheets of cardstock fold as follows. Leave 6 sheets regular size. Fold 3 sheets in half once. Fold 1 sheet in half twice.
  2. Step 2: Using the shape of your choice draw then cut out petals in each set of folded papers. You want each size of paper to have the same shape. Cut a small slit at the centre bottom of the straight edge side of each petal. There should be 6 large, 6 medium, and 4 small sized petals of similar shapes. You can go to nature for the shape you’d like, for example you can use a heart shape.
  3. Step 3: Using the slit you created in the bottom edge place hot glue in the bottom corner of one side of the slit. Slightly

Accessorizing Wedding Dress

Add Color

Traditional wedding dresses are white; however, you shouldn’t be scared of adding a splash of color in order to accessorize it. For example, you should go for colored gemstones or pearls. You can also add bold accents such as colored sashes or appliqués to the dress. Adding color gives the outfit a unique look.

Make Use of Complementary Accents

To avoid looking just like everyone else you should avoid sticking to gemstones or sequins for bridal accessories. To be unique you should mix different kinds of accents. For example, you can mix white pearls with clear crystals. When mixing the accents ensure that they are complementary. This is to prevent you from looking like a disorganized mess.

Have a Personal Style

As mentioned, accessories are the best ways of breaking tradition. To feel good during your big day you should unleash your inner self with your accessories. For example, if you like butterflies you should wear butterfly jewelry. You should also wear butterfly hair pieces.

Points to Note

While it’s good to add accessories to your wedding dress, you need to consider a number of things. One of the

Budget for Wedding Cake

Now that you know how much a cake costs on average, it is important to discuss how vital a cake is to your wedding! Why are you getting the cake? This will help you understand how much you would be required to spend on the cake. Below, for example are two purposes the cakes can serve, and your options

For showcase cakes, it is important for them to have a good height. How high it would be, depends on the number of guests you would be having. There are a few options for showcase cakes. First, if you are not planning on feeding your wedding cake to your guests, then you could consider dummy cakes, which can be made according to your theme or rented if you can find one that is suitable. This would be the least costly option obviously.

If your cake is going to feed your guests, you would need a real cake! But it does not necessarily have to be the entire wedding cake. You could get a dummy and have the real cake served separately to your guests. This option might require less financial commitment depending on the bakery you choose.

Vishwakarma Weddings

Every state has its own customary trend in terms of food, attire, culture and even among various intrastate dialects and sects – there are varied customary delights which are worth mentioning of and being proud of – for the color of life and vigor they emit.

Though the northern part for the country has always been in the limelight one should be reminded that the southern zone of India is no lesser colorful and vivid with its traditional dresses, food, rituals and customs.

Be it a ritual of the Brahmin Tamils or the Kerala Nairs or the Vishwakarmas – who are equally spread in the three states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala – with their concentration in Kerala quite good in number.

Vishwakarmas in Kerala is considered a community that is very distinctive in terms of its own culture and traditions, right from its cultural divisions to its ceremonial rituals.
For example, coming to a typical Vishwakarma wedding, there are customs and rituals enriched and dipped in rich traditions and ancient cultural touch. Vishwakarma matrimony is quite different in nature to any other kind of wedding for its own unique rites and rituals.

Suffolk Wedding

Planning a wedding in Ipswich

Ipswich is served by two major roads, A12 and A14, along with great connections to two airports. There is a well-connected rail station in the town centre that offers regular trains to and from Greater London, Liverpool and surrounding areas. So wherever your guest’s come from, you can be rest assured that they will be able to access any of the beautiful wedding venues in Suffolk.

Wedding Hotels, Ipswich

The luxury of choosing wedding venues in Suffolk, like Wedding Inn, is that they’ll give you an extensive deal, excellent service, wedding caterers, and nighttime afterparties.

Ipswich carries an exceptional number of large hotels along with classic country manors for you to select from. Moreover, many of them have personal wedding coordinators, who will make sure that your day runs as smoothly as possible. Therefore you can sit back and enjoy the day with your family and friends.

Hintlesham Corridor Inn

For a grand country marriage look no further than the Hintlesham Corridor Inn, Ipswich. This specific Rank 1 Stated Manor Property is placed within breath-taking gardens. They offer a vast selection of wedding packages including the, ‘Gainsborough

Wedding Dresses Are Flattering

The reason why A line wedding dresses are able to flatter so many different body types is because they can be designed in very different ways, so that they are able to accentuate certain body part whilst hiding others. For example, if the flare of the dress starts at the waist, it can help your stomach to look smaller. If the flare starts around the upper hip, it can flatter the thighs and hips. This means that you can choose an A line design which suits your specific body shape. The detailing which is on the cinched section can also help to draw the eye to certain aspects of your figure which you want to highlight.

A line outfits are not figure hugging all the way down, therefore many people feel more comfortable wearing them than some other types of dress. For example, mermaid style outfits tend to hug the figure from the top down to below the knees, and some people may not feel confident enough about their body to wear one. Choosing a dress which allows you to feel beautiful and confident is one of the most important things you can do on your wedding

Perfect Island Wedding

Key West is a destination that offers a casual elegance and laid back atmosphere. With many sites, such as a Fort from the Civil War era, unpopulated and exotic islands and several historic sites, you can bring your perfect island wedding to fruition.

If you are a blushing bride with an upcoming destination wedding, there are several steps you can take to ensure you will have the perfect island wedding. One of the most helpful tips that will help you out immensely with this important process is to hire a professional wedding planner to guide you through the planning process, and assist you with your service contracts. Hiring a wedding planner will take a lot of the time-consuming tasks off of your plate, and enable you to enjoy this exciting time in your life much easier. Since no one has the ability to be in two places at one time, this is a very wise way to go.

Online resources are available if you are planning your Key West wedding on your own. With an endless source of restaurant, venue and professional service reviews online, you are sure to plan a wedding of your dreams. The

Anniversary Cakes

You can always use the traditional colors for silver and golden anniversaries.

But you can also be creative and try to design something special for each couple.

They might want to recreate their wedding cake. If they have a photo you can try to follow the design of the original cake. Their children might want to bring you wedding photos and have you do this as a surprise for their parents.

Or young parents may want to order wedding toppers of a tired, but happy, looking mom and dad surrounded by children to show how their family has grown over the years.

Older couples may want to include toppers of small children to represent all their grandchildren.

Or they may want the cake to represent their adventures. Are they kayakers? Then have a cake with a river and them floating down stream together. Do they love camping? Traveling Europe? Golfing? Playing bridge? Almost any hobby can make a creative cake idea.

Make a cake shaped like an RV if that’s how they travel.

Do they like to garden? Then decorate with carrots and tomatoes growing out of a “garden patch”.

Wedding Lehengas

The most important part of these outfits is handmade embroidery. The designers provide decorative designs that are made from the items like beads, sequins and stones. The artists use these items in order to create fascinating motifs along the borders as well as on the other parts of the fabric. The embroidery designs are very effective in enhancing the charm of the collections. These motifs are very important parts of the collections as these improve the elegance of the collections.

Another very appealing feature of the wedding lehengas collections is their color patterns. The colors are a very important part of any fabric. The designers are using varied color patterns in order to make their collections more appealing and interesting. The colors reflect the festivity. So the designers are offering amazing color patterns in order to meet the exact demands of the buyers.

The offered range of wedding lehengas is available in plethora of designs like red, orange, yellow, pink and purple. These are considered as the conventional colors as these perfectly match the theme of the wedding. With the drastic change in the fashion trends, the women are now giving preference to the unconventional colors.

About Wedding Lighting


As with any event, consider the theme you are projecting. Are you going for rustic? Perhaps art deco? Or maybe boho? For example, if you’re a non-conformist, then think about pairing an eccentric mélange of paper lanterns in myriad shapes: round, tubular, or conical. Want to really think out of the box? Then go for lanterns in even quirkier shapes (hot air balloons or animals) or those that have unique prints (floral or geometric)! In addition, stencils can be placed over fixtures creating a similar feel. If, for instance, your rustic-themed vows take place outside, then consider ground lighting. You can’t go wrong with the southwestern luminaria (candle placed in a paper bag using sand) creation. And for your beach union, tiki torches give off an island vibe while helping to guide attendees toward the central wedding venue.

Complementing the Interior

Considering the location is a must. Is your wedding venue an old barn, an industrial space, or a vaulted museum? If the interior is covered in dark wood paneling, think about creating a warmer luster with tinted glass globes that have lower watt bulbs. Barns, alternately, beg for draping strings of white lights

Info of Wedding Entertainment Options

  • Amuse your visitors during the photo shooting period or drinks reception period. The magicians are the best entertainers when these two periods are a bit longer. Their work is to amuse and interact with guests that are not engaged in the photo session. If a wedding is intended to take place in summer on the beach or any other outdoor space, a magician can be invited to add glamour and fun to the event.
  • Perform table magic when guests are eating their breakfast. Their role is to move from one table to another doing brief shows. They may do one or two special tricks when they reach the top table. When you allow the magician to operate during the photo shooting session, drink reception and at the table during breakfast, they will amplify your event in a big way.
  • Entertain bridal attendees during the evening reception. A close up magician is the most appropriate choice when you plan to hold an evening ceremony. As long as you do not plan to play loud music the magician will be very amusing. Loud music can interfere with the guests’ hearing as they are supposed to hear the voice

Get Designer for Wedding Outfit

If you are going to have a wedding soon and you want to wear a designer wedding dress then you should be extra conscious about this thing. Wearing a designer dress at your wedding whether you are a bride or a groom is one tough nut to crack. The first thing that comes to your mind is to choose a designer that will be able to make the dress of your dreams that you have been imagining over and over again since the start of the celebrations.

Choosing a designer is very important as it is the designer who is responsible to make you look just perfect on your wedding day. You should carefully choose a designer that has some experience up his sleeves. If your wedding is going to be a themed wedding then you must look for a designer that has designed dresses for themed weddings in the past. You should look at their work and make your final decision and make sure that they are aware of the Tamil marriage styles.

Some designers specialize in designing some kind of dresses so you must confirm that the designer you are selecting is the right

About Pre Marriage Functions

  • Engagement ceremony: it is the very first step of married life. Rings are exchanged after the final confirmation of both the sides for marriage. This function is very important and special, as engagement is called as half marriage. It marks the starting of a new relation and commitment between the two persons. This function can be organized at bride’s home or in any banquet hall, followed by the lunch or dinner for guests. It is celebrated differently in different parts of India. In Tamil matrimonial, this function is accomplished by exchanging a dish, resembling the good relation between families.
  • Mehendi ceremony: it is also a very nice ceremony, where the bride gets applied with henna in her hands and feet. It is a traditional ceremony and is very joyful process. It is organized at bride’s house, where her relatives and friends join, and witness the process of Mehendi. In some families, Mehendi is applied by sister in-laws first. It is believed that, if the color of henna after getting dried is dark, and then the bride will be very happy in her husband’s home. Many designs like flower, peacock, etc. are made through henna and sometimes the

Contemporary Weddings

Lanterns, Candle bars and much more

Contemporary weddings are all about the right light and sound. Lighting pays a significant role in the entire décor. The lighting arrangements have moved notches higher than what was once just a way to decorate a venue. Lights create mood and are now considered to be an important source of warmth to a wedding décor.

Contemporary style weddings are using statement flowers and diyas (a small cup-shaped oil lamp made of baked clay) decorations which when placed at strategic spots make quite an impact. Adding to this, crystal candelabras on dinner tables and those metal lanterns make the decorations more appealing.

There’s nothing like lights wrapped around the trees and diyas with marigolds on the wooden screens.

Decorative Props

Be it small decorative props at the tables, or centerpieces, there is nothing like lanterns and flower petals flowing out. There’s an eclectic mix of lanterns and creepers that make the serving tables look even prettier. Centerpieces with flowers on tree branches melt the heart. And the most recent trend is that of tiny bird cages decorated with flowers and brass lanterns around.

Don’t Miss the Antiques

Ideal Wedding Bouquet

The best start in deciding on your wedding bouquet is to go through bridal magazines. You have probably already got a number of magazines you have been going through for inspiration, but these can also hep inspire you when it comes to your bridal flowers. Look at what brides are using in their bouquets with different gowns and in different seasons. This will help you identify what you don’t like, what you do like and what you really want to have.

The good news is that this is your special day, so there is no right or wrong decision. If you love roses, then there is nothing stopping you adding roses to your wedding bouquet. If you love carnations, lilies or even daisies, then why not add them to make your bouquet unique and match your personality and style?

Set yourself a budget before you start your search. When it comes to your wedding day, you have probably allocated budget to each aspect from your gown to the caterers and the reception to your bridal flowers and wedding bouquet. Having a budget can help you identify the best flowers, find the right florist and ensure that

Memorable Wedding Invitations

Know what colors your wedding is themed around. This should not be a problem for brides but if the groom is taking on the task of ordering the invitations, he should definitely collaborate with the bride or the maid-of-honor to ensure no mistakes are made. It would be a travesty if the wedding colors are pink and mint green and the invitations are ordered as lime green and coral.

Think about incorporating your colors into a motif on your wedding invitations and then streamline both of the shades through the rest of the wedding paper. This will create a cohesive appeal. A great example of a formal wedding invitation typically comes in ivory, cream, or white card stock and paired with black or gold font. However, this is your special day, so choose what you want.

Think about the shape and size of your invitations in comparison with the style of wedding you are having. Formal weddings typically use a rectangular card for a more traditional look. However, if your wedding more on the playful side, think about going circular, scalloped, or even a square wedding invitation. Keep in mind, the bigger the envelope the more

Dress Up For a Keralite Wedding

Kerala Wedding jewellery

The wedding jewelries of a Keralite are made with gold. Most of the brides prefer gold over diamonds and other precious stones since it is traditional. The brides wear a lot of gold ornaments this is done to show the family’s prosperity and is a sign of wealth. The necklaces tend to be of various lengths and the shortest is the choker type necklaces. The choker necklaces stay set on the neck of the bride and the longer ones reach up till the waist. These are carved with amazing craftsmanship and are extremely beautiful to look at. The earrings include hanging designs and are called jhumkas. A number of bangles also adorn the arms of the bride and they look amazing along with the white colour of her wedding attire.

Hairstyles followed by Kerala brides

The preferred Kerala matrimony hair styles include buns and braids. They are really minimalistic designs of hair styles however the hairs are also adorned with various flowers and pins of gold and silver.

Wedding Makeup for Kerala brides

As far as the makeup goes in a Kerala matrimony it is very minimalistic. Heavy make ups

Wedding Etiquette Blunders

Gift Giving

Everyone knows that weddings are a gift giving occasion, but people always ask themselves, “How much should I spend? Should I just give them a check? Do I need to bring a gift to the engagement party?” And so on…

Everyone knows that if you get an invitation to the wedding, and you go to the wedding, then you need to get a gift. But what about the engagement party? It’s become custom for close family and friends to also give an engagement gift, so just make sure you don’t show up to your best friend of 20 years’ engagement party without a gift.

It’s okay to give a check, but checks are impersonal, if it’s your distant relative or a neighbor you know casually, then a check is fine, but registry’s still exist for a reason. The bride and groom have already picked out what they want, so it’s not hard to just buy them something from there.

It’s safe to say that a minimum gift amount should be in the $40 – $50 range. Give more if you have a close relationship with the bride and groom of course.

Choose a First Dance Song

First of all, even if you have a first dance song and you believe it is too unconventional for your wedding, you may want to think again. Although you may be concerned about what others might think about dancing together to that cheesy 80s pop song that you and your partner have always loved, it is your wedding and you should feel free to select a tune that is the most meaningful to you.

If you are hiring a solo wedding singer, ask if he or she can prepare a rendition of the piece, which might make it more entertaining and original for all the guests. Otherwise, ask your DJ to play your unconventional choice as the first dance song, and prepare to not only to surprise you guests, but also to enjoy celebrating your union with a piece that means something to both of you.

If you prefer to go for something a little more classic, then why not ask your solo wedding singer or DJ for some advice? As these professionals are likely to perform at a great number of weddings, they are often able to provide some great suggestions of tunes that will