Home » 2015

Yearly Archives: 2015

wpid-439f5da1-5561-4ac6-b685-606fa1ecb799.jpg

It is not that hard to choose the proper wedding attire to wear when going to a wedding.  Most of us exert a lot of effort to look our best when going out, and going to a wedding is not any different from that.  As some people would say it, just look better than your best when attending someone’s wedding.

The Clues Are on the Invitation

A question that may come to mind when choosing what wedding attire to wear is exactly that: What should you wear to a wedding?  The answer to your question lies on the wedding invitation itself.  If the wedding invitation you have in your hand is embossed and engraved and talks in a very formal language, it only goes to show that the wedding is a formal event.  However, if the invitation is casually presented and written, it means that the wedding is a more casual and intimate affair.

Another clue that will help you decide what wedding attire to deck yourself in when you show up at a wedding is the venue of the wedding.  Church weddings with reception at a fancy restaurant always call for dressier wedding attire.  If it is a wedding at a beach or a destination wedding, it is perfectly acceptable to wear something more laid back.

Daytime or Evening?

Perhaps a more important clue that you should pay attention to in deciding what wedding attire to wear is the time of the wedding.  It spells a huge difference if the wedding is going to be held during the daytime or at night.

For daytime weddings, you do not need to show up in formal wedding attire.  It still depends on the degree of the formality of the wedding, but you can get away with wearing a suit in light colors or a stylish pastel dress.  You can also choose a skirt-and-blouse outfit as long as it looks sleek and smart.  Always go for light-colored clothes for daytime weddings and stay away from wearing black.

As for evening weddings, formal wedding attire is usually the required dress code, but that still depends on whether the wedding is black-tie optional or strictly black tie.  If the event is just black-tie optional, you can wear a dark suit or a cocktail dress.

With strictly black tie weddings, the appropriate wedding attire is a formal ball gown.  This is your chance to show off your style by wearing a floor-length evening dress, fancy evening wraps or shawls and formal jewelry.  Your makeup should be a little more heavy and dramatic than how you usually wear it.  Make sure, however that the wedding attire that you will get is something that fits well and …

wedding-jewelry

Jewelry and weddings really are a natural partnering. The most popular leading pieces tend to be, of course, the engagement and wedding rings. Since you’ll be wearing the actual rings every single day for the remainder in your life, they ought to reflect your personality as well as your lifestyle.

Of course, any jewelry that you wear for the big day should enhance your overall look–your gown, your hair and even your environment. While appearances play a large part, cash does as well, so if you cannot afford to turn up dripping with diamonds, then take a look at department stores for his or her designs in cubic zirconia.

Now, it may be traditional within the USA for wedding rings to contain a minimum of one diamond; nevertheless, in Europe along with other parts of the world, wedding rings frequently contain a selection of coloured stones.

  • If you go searching for a gemstone, decide on the budget, then select the carat or weight of the diamond. After that decide on which cut you want, that will determine just how much light is going to be reflected and will affect how the gem looks. You will also need to consider gemstone color (less colour equals much more fire), diamond clearness or blemishes within the stone, and also the mounting.Carefully think about the bride’s dress; that will dictate whether a necklace is required. If the  bodice of the dress is heavily embellished with sequins or pearls, you don’t have a need for much more embellishment like a necklace. Nevertheless, if your clothes are plain and sophisticated, a little string of pearls or a stylish diamond (or even cubic zirconia pendant) is definitely an appealing choice.Decide whether a bracelet will be appropriate to wear with the dress. When the dress offers long sleeves with embellishments around the cuffs or if you, the bride-to-be plan on putting on lacy mitts, then the bracelet is, once more, unnecessary. However, if the marriage dress is short-sleeved, sleeveless or even strapless, an easy yet stylish bracelet will be a tasteful addition to the ensemble.

    Wear earrings when the bride’s hairdo is swept up. When the bride has a long neck and the bodice of the wedding dress is simple, earrings which dangle are a stylish choice. When the bride’s neck is short or when the bodice of the dress is actually embellished, then stud earrings really are a better option. Whichever design earring are actually worn, they should complement the pendant if the former is worn.

    If the bride opts to put on a gemstone necklace, then she should complement it with a set of pearl ear-rings.Choose jewelry for that bride’s locks that will go well with

wpid-60c872bf-27a8-49eb-acef-6ad8eb4a2131.jpg

Most details of planning a wedding deserve a lot of thought and careful consideration. This is especially true when shopping for wedding rings. His and her wedding rings are a good idea for many couples, but some would rather choose individual rings.

His and her wedding rings are typically sold as a set that also includes the bride’s engagement ring. The cost for such sets runs the full gamut from a few hundred dollars and on up from there. While some couples really like the idea of having matching his and hers wedding rings, that will not work for every couple. Choosing matching rings is an especially bad idea if the bride and groom have very different tastes. Today, there are many choices when it comes to wedding rings. While in the past they were typically plain gold bands, today’s wedding rings are not only a symbol of the marriage, but they also often represent hobbies or other things that are important to the wearer.

There are wedding rings that display love for a sport’s team, golf, shopping even favorite bands. If the bride or groom wants to use her ring as another way to express her personal tastes, then his and her wedding rings might not be the best choice. Even if the bride and groom do have similar tastes in jewelry, there are other reasons that his and her wedding rings might not work. Examples include if one is allergic to a certain metal or if their work makes wearing a ring dangerous. If you do decide that his and her wedding rings are the best choice, then you will have no problem finding plenty of sets to choose from. You can start your search at local jewelry stores. They will almost always have a very large selection of these sets.

One thing to keep in mind is that while the jewelry stores will have a large selection, they might not have the best prices. Check out some online retailers, big box stores and wholesale jewelers before making a decision. The best place for you to find your his and her wedding rings depends largely on your budget. If you are trying to find a set for the lowest price, try the big box stores, such as Wal-Mart. If quality is more of a consideration than price, try wholesale jewelers. Their prices will beat the retail stores but without sacrificing quality. Some his and her wedding rings feature diamonds in both the bride’s and groom’s bands. Others include a diamond engagement ring, but plain bands. No matter what your preference, you will likely be able to find a set that matches what you are looking for. His and …

wpid-966fbdcc-44bd-4a10-99e2-5970ac870585.jpg

Lets face it – your wedding only lasts a day, but the memories last a lifetime. And by memories of course, we mean great wedding photographs. Your wedding photographs are irreplaceable and, over time, they will come to actually replace the real memories you have of the day. Because of this inescapable fact, there are few things you can spend money on for your wedding that are more worthwhile and valuable than opting for a great wedding photography package.

If you opt for a complete package,then you're looking for a degree of style and beauty as well as large dollops of skill and creativity. And of course, you're looking at an ability to deliver all of these with consistency, picture after picture. So, how do you judge a wedding photographer for consistency? Well, you should make sure that when you check out the photographer's portfolio, you get to see entire weddings, and not just nice pictures that are highlights plucked out from here and there. Practically anyone can take a couple of good pictures among 100 or more but consistency is what sets the great photographers apart.

Should you go for a wedding photography package, or should you choose your options à la carte? What makes the most sense?

Well, before your wedding actually takes place, the fact is you really don't know how every situation is going to play out and what the best pictures are likely to be. It's only after you get to go through the pictures that you really know how many are keepers. What happens when you choose a wedding photography package instead of choosing your options one by one is that you end up buying things that you don't really need. Thats right – if you buy the services you need one by one, as and when you need them, and you often get better service and better value for your money.

In fact, I recommend that you should only ever choose a wedding photography package if you don't feel that you know enough about the whole process to actually make choices yourself.

When you go meet with a photographer (or, for that matter a wedding videographer) to see if they might be right for you, make sure that you look for experience and passion. Try to ask questions that will give you an idea of some kind how photography on the day is going to be handled. Typically, you don't want to go with the photojournalists – that's the even if that's all the rage today. Go with someone who will do a plan thing, and who will work on a shot list with you.

Look through the portfolio that the photographer shows you. Do the pictures seem startlingly clear? If so, …

Filming

When you’re drawing up your budgetary plans for your wedding, you might be tempted to skimp on what you spend on your videographer. After all, you figure, couldn’t uncle Bob do it? After all, he’s got a reputation as quite the videographer in the family and he’s certainly bored everyone to death talking about movie making and how good his recording equipment is! Well, heres some news. You really do need to find a professional wedding videographer. Lets look at the reasons why.

Video Technology

The reason most of us believe that making good movies is an easy thing thing is that today’s digital cameras are perfectly capable of taking first-class professional-quality footage under certain favorable conditions. This never used to be the way when everyone was restricted to an old 8mm cine cameras or super 8 video.

However, the problem is that at a wedding, the lighting is always far from perfect. There is the lighting in the church to think about, there is (hopefully) sunlight, there are candles, there are bright, white garments and there are all the shadows of the interiors of the church. Unfortunately,  even the best-equipped digital video cameras can’t do a whole lot in these circumstances without an expert videographer at the controls.

Of course you don’t have to find a wedding videographer if uncle Bob knows all about lighting and knows when the perfect shot is about to happen because of his vast experience but, lets face it.  that usually isn’t the case. A professional wedding videographer needs to be part of the scenery – in other words he (or she!) needs to be unobtrusive. That’s how the videographer can manage to capture great shots as and when they happen.

To find a wedding videographer who’s truly professional, you need someone who already has a portfolio. That’s how you get to know what kind of style they have. These days, just relying on a friend’s recommendation simply will not do. Why? Well, because people happen to have different tastes ranging from traditional to the ultra-contemporary.

Most pro wedding videographers will offer you a choice of different packages. Each package will include a different kind of setup for the bride’s family and the groom’s family, close in shots for some of the more important relatives, and a few outdoor shots at the wedding venue and the reception and so on. Be sure to make a note of what each videographer you come across charges for the kind of package you need, and make sure that your package includes the raw and processed digital files – preferably via a cloud-based internet service.

What you’re looking for in a wedding videographer is more than just professionalism …

wedding

So there you are, two months away from the big day, and you are at the printer’s (our guys are www.ashgrovetrading.com, incidentally) to pick out the perfect wedding invitation. Which happens to be not as easy as he thought, as they have far too many perfect wedding invitation styles laid out before you to choose from. It almost seems as if you can’t make your mind up.

The thing is, people don’t realize that wedding invitation styles aren’t just about what seems to look nice printed on those cards. The style is supposed to give you some kind of inkling as to what you can expect the wedding to be like.

Certainly, a wedding invitation is supposed to lay some definite pieces of information out about when the wedding is, where it is to be, the names of the people it is to take place among and so on. But the people who receive invitations will also read between the lines – to see what kind of wedding it’s likely to be. It’s their first taste of the wedding. You want it to be pretty good.

This actually makes it easier for you to choose the wedding invitation styles that are presented to you. You just have to choose something that represents the style you’ve planned your wedding in.

For instance, if your wedding is to be a modern or contemporary affair, you’ll have a lot of freedom picking colors and styles to play around with. You can have a lot of fun with crazy envelope styles, cartoon or even movie characters. If it’s to be a classic or traditional wedding though, a mellower wedding invitation styles might go better.

Cotton paper that’s cream colored would probably look best. The lettering should probably be done in the gray, silver or a classic black. Some people feel that pure white stationery is the best way to go. Sometimes, paneled stationery can communicate a feeling of class and timelessness.

Brides tend to forget when they choose among the wedding invitation styles, that there is another kind card they need to think about – the RSVP card and perhaps the thank you card. If you ordered all of them at once, you’d save a lot, probably. It’ll probably qualify for some kind of a bulk order rate. Not to mention, you can easily order to have all of them in the same look and style. Some people even order their wedding place holders right then).…