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Finding Worthwhile Wedding Tips

Nearly every bride to be has more advice from friends and family than they know what to do with. But if you want to find ideas that fit your own sense of style, look around the various websites for weddings and let your own heart be your guide. Making your day match your dreams takes planning and attention to detail, and there are so many things to consider let alone decide upon that it’s very helpful to have a way to keep it all organized.

In days gone by, brides had wedding planner books that served as both organizers and inspiration. These days the planners are mostly online but there are so many of them that simply picking where to start can seem overwhelming. A great way to get started on picking a wedding site as a reference resource is to make yourself a cup of tea, set aside a half an hour, and do an internet search for “online wedding planner”.

You’ll get a great many results, but just start by clicking on one that seems good and notice your response when the site comes up. If it’s positive, then bookmark the site and hit your browser back button. If you’re not feeling anything or find the site off-putting then simply hit your browser back button and go on to another site. Keep doing this until you have 10 bookmarked sites. This process is fairly fast, so don’t worry if you’ve got all 10 quickly.

Once you’ve found 10 sites that you like, take one minute to look at each. Notice if you need to register to use the site, if it stores information for you, and if it has the options that you like. Check and see if it’s just pretty and you like the colors but the content does not match what you’d like a site to provide. By the time you’ve gone through all 10 you’ll have a great idea of what sites for wedding tips and planning have to offer on the whole, and what you need specifically.

Number the sites from 1 to 10, with 10 being best. Once you’ve got them numbered, picking a wedding tips and planning site will be a matter of just looking at a few different options and picking whichever site will make preparing for your day more joyful and effortless.

Beach Wedding Tips

Good beach wedding tips that tell the real story are hard to find.  Most of the resources want to convince the reader how romantic beach weddings are.  Yes, beach weddings are romantic and can be a great cost savings but there are things you need to check to make sure that your wedding on the beach is the best one possible.

Pests

Most people don’t realize how common pests are on the beach.  Below are just some you need to watch out for:

Mosquitoes; these voracious vampires come out at dusk, the most ideal time for a beach wedding because the setting sun is so romantic.  However, being the dinner and having welts all over your body is sure to ruin the mood and your wedding photos.  Action item:  Ask how the location deters mosquitoes and other flying pests.

Sand Fleas; these vicious ankle biters will have you scratching and miserable so fast your head will spin.  Your guests, and you, will not be able to stay for the whole ceremony if you come under attack from these critters.  Action item:  Ask if sand fleas are a problem.

Seagulls; these scavengers are numerous and aggressive.  For your wedding reception, do not have the food outside where seagulls can get to it.  If your guests decide to eat outside, the caterers must be diligent in keeping the eating area clean.  Action item:  Plan the reception indoors or have a food tent to protect the food.

Uninvited Guests; if you’re not having your wedding on a private beach, there is always a chance of having human pests at your wedding party.  Even if you don’t have party crashers, having strangers in the background of your wedding photos is not the most ideal thing.  Action item:  Have the wedding on private property.

Mother Nature

Even though your mother is very interested in your wedding, Mother Nature could care less.  Beach weather is beautiful and turbulent, but thankfully usually follows a pattern.

Wind; depending on which coast you are on, the wind can be a problem.  For example, the east coast of Florida has a very strong wind and crashing waves, but the west coast of Florida is very calm and locals call the gulf a ‘bathtub’.  If where you are having your wedding is very windy, plan on a microphone if you want your guests to hear you say your vows.  Also, plan the clothes and decorations accordingly.  Last thing you need to worry about is having decorations blowing away.  Action item:  check the local weather station for the average wind speed.

Rain; Seasonal rains follow patterns.  Learn these patterns to prevent a good soaking in the middle of your wedding.  Action item:  check the local weather station for average time for rainfall.

Heat & humidity; What season will you be getting married in?  If it’s in the middle of summer, what is the heat and humidity like?  If there is wind, that will help with the heat.  However, if the area is calm, the humidity might be a real issue.  There is nothing worse than having your make-up slide off your face during your wedding.  Action item:  Look into renting fans and misters for the area if heat and humidity will be a problem and there are no cooling winds.

Odor;  Have you ever been at the beach during low tide and wondered what the heck that smell was?  Do you really want your wedding guests wondering the same thing?  The beach is part of nature and nature can be quite smelly!  Action item:  find out when low tide is at your location.  Also, will management of the location scour the beach prior to the wedding to pick-up any dead fish and other items that might have washed up the night before?

Hurricanes; Incredibly unpredictable even though the weather forecasters tell us about them for 5 days in advance.  Nothing can be done about hurricanes but there is one thing you can do to protect yourself – wedding insurance!  Action item:  make sure the wedding location has a clause in the contract for wedding insurance in case of a hurricane.  Check into wedding insurance for the rest of your wedding as well.

Essential Low Budget Wedding Tips

Are you worth $30,000? You bet you are. But can you actually afford to part with that amount to get married? Low budget weddings are gaining in popularity all the time, especially in the current economic climate. Many brides and grooms settle for less, you can still have a wedding to remember even on a tight budget

But what is the best way to plan you budget wedding and still have a dream day. It is not as difficult as you think and these 3 low budget wedding tips are the key to that success

1. Planning to Organise

Get yourselves wedding ready and in control straight away. Buy a cheap notebook and plastic wallet type file. You can keep leaflets, quotes and information in here in one place. Never lose a phone number again.

Find yourself a free wedding budget planner if you can and start agreeing the costs you will pay at most and where your priorities lie. You must agree this with your partner and the families, so everyone knows the score and is ready to help

2. Research, Research, Research

Start your wedding education right now, as soon as you have committed to each other. Don’t get sucked in by all the glossy magazines, except to get some style ideas you can turn budget. If you really to have a low budget wedding, then look local.

List your main items such as reception venue, dress, food, cake and cars. Hit your local library and the internet and start reading. If you have a little spare cash, invest in one of the superb recommended reads you find. It will pay off in the end and you should have plenty of budget wedding ideas.

3. Recommendations

You can find as many companies as you have time to research, but nothing beats that personal recommendation, reports or condemnation from someone you trust.

Start talking to friends, family and relatives. Not only can they give you some good ideas about what they might have seen at a wedding, but they may also have names and contacts to get you started. Note them down in your notebook and put any cards in your filing system you started in Number 1

Stick to these low budget wedding tips and you can have your dream wedding without the nightmare bill. Don’t live with debt for the rest of your marriage. Be stress and debt free

Wedding Tips for the Trendiest Wedding

Style

The formal style is back in 2014. The best wedding tips for it include black tie dress code, an elegant indoor venue and luxury without extravagance, of course. It seems that the industry has been influenced by the super trendy vintage style of the 1920’s and the 1930’s with a modern touch, of course. The Bohemian style remains popular so you if you want to get married on a meadow with a small creek you should definitely do it.

The themed weddings will remain popular in 2014. The current trend is for the theme to be based on the interests and hobbies of the bride and groom. This makes things more fun for everyone.

The Bride

Undoubtedly, the bride is the central figure in any wedding so she must look absolutely divine and trendy, of course. Currently, the bridal dress trends are quite diverse so you will certainly find something which matches your individual style and body shape. The column dresses are particularly trendy and so are the models with skirts having above-knee length.

The long lace sleeves are super hip and so are the embellished cap sleeves. The detailed backs are another major trend. The back may have ruffles or a long train. The open back is back too. Luxe layering is also super hip. In addition to the classic white, you can consider cream, champagne and even pink and light blue. The embellishments are plentiful and range from intricate lace and embroidery to sparkly beads.

The trendy bridal hair styles include vintage from the 1930’s, halo braids, soft up dos and romantic curls. The dramatic veils are totally in and so are the floral crowns. When it comes to the bridal bouquet, the cone shape and small size rule in 2014. Peonies will be the biggest hit with roses coming second.

Menu

The current trend is to go back to the classics. Perhaps the best one of the wedding tips on the menu is to go for recipes from the local cuisine prepared with fresh products. The food should look and taste great. You can forget about exotic dishes and the popular Italian desserts.

Decoration

One of the major wedding decoration trends for 2014 is the use of the furniture at the venue as part of the decor. The chairs, carpets and even the hangers for the coats should work for creating a special atmosphere. Using bold prints and shapes like stripes is another major trend. One of the best wedding tips for the decoration is to mix different styles. For instance, you can pair lace with burlap instead of satin.

The trendiest decoration colors include blue, black, mint and pink. The floral centerpieces are true classics and are naturally in this year. They should be small and elegant without extra embellishments.