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8 ways to include children in your wedding ceremony

Many couples want their kids or families kids involved their special day, especially those having second weddings and are bringing together kids from another family. Here are 8 ways to include special little people in your wedding ceremony. 1.  Ring Bearer- A lovely traditional job for a young boy and one that always makes the…
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The Perfect Time Of Day To Get Married

Let's first answer a few questions about your situation... What time is your venue available?  Have you left enough time for set-up? Will you be taking your photos before or after your ceremony?  Either way allow a min of 1 hour (if staying onsite) up to 3 hours. What time does it get dark where…
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Planning your wedding by senses

It can be overwhelming planning a wedding and sometimes looking for answers out here in the world wide web can make the process even more overwhelming. Today I am breaking it down simply by showing you how you can plan the perfect wedding by simply catering to our 5 senses. It's that easy! I promise…
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Wedding Shows- Top 10 Tips On How To Make The Most Of Them

1. Decide on your partner in crime. I've noticed that wedding show groups come in all different types, almost always one of them is the bride! Some come as couples, some do a girly day with their bridesmaids, some with mothers or parents, some as families. It's important that whoever you bring will be able…
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10 Of The Best Celebrity Bling Rings

In my humble opinion of course... :-) Victoria & David Beckham Kate Middleton & Prince William Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth Heidi Klum & Seal Miranda Kerr & Orlando Bloom Salma Hayek & Francois Henri Pinault Beyonce & Jay-Z Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake
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How to make the most of your rainy wedding day

Whether or not a wet wedding day is in fact good luck, most brides would prefer sun and warmth over wind and rain. When picking our wedding dates we really can't know what the weather will bring us, but we can prepare for it. Yay for that. Keep in mind that the weather changes (obviously,)…
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5 Common Mistakes when choosing a wedding date

Here are 5 things to consider when deciding on your wedding date. Some may be obvious but sometimes the excitement of wedding planning can cloud our common judgement! Check that calendar, check with your family and friends and last and most important- please yourself! One Choosing a date and finding you haven't left enough time…
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Wedding timeline/Countdown

There are a lot of these list’s out there but we find they are either way too long and detailed that no one can keep up or they are they are too basic and don’t include all the important tasks. This list is not exhaustive but includes all the important tasks you need to manage…
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Unplugged Wedding?

Can you remember the times you would go to a wedding and witness that look on the groom's face  when he caught sight of his bride for the first time, heard that line in the vows that made everyone laugh or saw the bride wipe that small tear away as her groom pledged his undying love for…
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What to consider when having your wedding in a marquee

Having a wedding in a marquee at home or other hired space can be really spectacular but don't think it won't be a lot of work to get it there. We would recommend getting a professional in to help you, even if you think you can organise the wedding and have great ideas, having to…
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How many invited guests will attend my wedding?

The rule of thumb with guests is 75% of invitees but you can't count on that because every situation is different. Here are a few things to consider... The Size- Generally the more people you invite the higher the regrets percentage will be. This is not always the case though and can depend on your…
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Wedding Day Survival Kit

Here is a list of items you may want to assemble for your wedding day in case of emergencies...This list is not an exhaustive one though and depending on your circumstances some things may not be needed. Tis better to be safe than sorry... ·      Make up Kit (Foundation/Powder/Concealer, Mascara, Blush, Lipstick/Lip-gloss) ·       …
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10 Things you DONT know about planning a wedding!

Most brides have had their dream wedding in the back of their minds for years, some planning the day from a child, before even meeting your fiancé and some even ogle over wedding details before they have a ring on their finger. So it’s safe to say, we’ve all thought about it, most of us…
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Top Ten Tips to a Successful Marriage

So much talk about weddings, how to plan the perfect day, how to enjoy it and capture it but have you gone to the same effort to ensure your marriage will live up to the same ideals as your wedding day? Time to get real! These days many couples think life will be no different…
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Common Misconceptions on Wedding Planners

Were busting some of the top myths of Wedding Planners...right here, right now!   Wedding planners will take over the wedding and I won’t get any say…  There’s no truth in that (well there shouldn’t be!) A role of a wedding planner is to create YOUR wedding using YOUR ideas. They will certainly guide you, put…
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The Big Vs Small Wedding- What’s right for you?

There’s only really two questions to ask yourself when considering going big or small on your wedding day. What do you want? and What can you afford? It would be a bit boring and not very helpful if I left it there so I’ll go into a few more details to help you decide what is right…
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Guest Books- Traditional to Unique

There are some fun and unique ways for guests to leave their messages at the modern day wedding and we are so spoilt for choice it's sometimes hard to decide. This blog outlines the best guest book ideas we've come across in our travels...Did you know we hand-make personlised guest books? Find more out here...Becks The latest trend…
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What you HAVE to know about ordering your Invitations

Today we have a guest blog from Riz at Beech Tree Creative with some excellent tips and suggestions on what you have to know about ordering stationary for your big day... Thanks Riz! First Impressions Count! When a couple starts planning their wedding, they have a lot of things on their minds. They have to…
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Seating your Wedding Guests- Your Options

Here are the 3 common options when it comes to seating your wedding guests at the reception and the good and bad points of them all…  Seating Charts √          Seating charts are great because guests can find their name on the chart and take themselves to their tables at their leisure. X      …
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Tips & How-to’s on Arranging your Wedding Seating Plan

Tips on how to arrange your seating plan Remember like with like, you want your guests to feel comfortable and know others at their table but it’s also good to have half of the table from another group. Choose guests that you think will get along well. Are you having children with their parents or…
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Wedding- who pays for what?

There are no hard and fast rules as to who pays for what these days but it is a question that comes up regularly. Traditionally The Father of the Bride was responsible for paying for the wedding, now either sets of parents and/or the couple choose to share the expenses. The Bride’s Family Wedding Gown & Accessories…
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