Archive for October, 2008
For something old dig out your grandmother’s costume jewelry, pins and necklaces, and use them as accents in your hair. Not only will they bring part of your heritage to the ceremony, they will be the most unique accessories you will be able to find!Tags: accessories, ceremony, hair accents, heritage, jewelry, necklaces, pins, wedding
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The days of bachelor parties involving drinking, gambling and strippers are quickly fading away. Today’s grooms-to-be are much more involved in planning their own bachelor parties showcasing activities they really enjoy.
Some of the latest trends in bachelor parties include: golf weekends, hunting trips and skeet shooting. If you don’t have an entire weekend to spend on your bachelor party, there is still plenty to do for something different.
The local gaming/restaurant lets the guys have a great meal, a few drinks and time to act like youngsters again while they compete against each other.
Or check out your local sports team. Most have private boxes or suites that can be rented so groom and his buddies can enjoy the game in private.
When you are thinking outside of the box while planning the bachelor party, think about safety too. If there is going to be any drinking, rent a shuttle bus or limo for everyone involved. Some charter buses are like party rooms on wheels so everyone can have a great time and still make it to the wedding in one piece.Tags: bachelor party, golf, hunting, sports, Travel, wedding
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Here is a money saving tip to kill two birds with one stone.
When planning your wedding decor, think outside of the box, or rather, outside of the candlescape. While most venues have some sort of basic centerpiece you can use, most brides want something more personal.
Here’s an interesting idea. Use cakes or candies. An arrangement of beautifully decorated cupcakes or petit fours in the center of each table with a small tea light (battery operated) creates an unusal centerpiece AND you can use the cakes instead of the groom’s cake or the wedding cake.
Or try using mesh bags of candies for your favors and arrange those in the center of each table as the centerpiece.
One cost, two uses!Tags: Cake, candles, centerpieces, cupcake, Favors, tablescapes
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When planning your big day, check the date. Make sure the “must attend” people are free that day. While it is your special day, sometimes people have other commitments that can’t be moved. You don’t want to force your best friend to chose between being your maid of honor or going to her college graduation, for example.
Also, check with your local convention and visitors bureau to see what public events are going on which may make it virtually impossible to hold your wedding. For example, having your wedding on the same weekend when there is a major public festival, drawing thousands of visitors, is not only going to make it more difficult to find vendors, its also going to make it much more difficult for your out of town guests to find accommodations.Tags: accommodations, calendar, festival, planning, wedding
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