When you ask the groomsmen to be in your wedding it's assumed they will be renting tuxedos, usually at their own expense. While rental offers range from $50 to $150, I have personally found most rentals end up averaging $120, and can be as much as $200. Each tux is a different price and most brides & grooms gravitate to the nicer fabrics because they feel and look better, but also cost more. Some stores charge extra for shoes & accessories such as vests. That entry level deal is rarely the out the door price.
Another option is to buy a tux. The problem is most people won't have enough occasions over the next 5 to 10 years to justify the cost. After all you may want to wear a 3 button coat to your wedding while the next one is a 2 button. Then you're back to square one. The point at which it makes sense financially to own a tux is if you will wear it 3 to 4 times a year. Less than that and you are buying one because you want to wear YOUR tux and not one a hundred other guys have worn.
So you have been planning for months and the big day is finally here! You are getting married and you have various items that you must be sure you have for the day to go smoothly.
Below we provide a wedding day checklist that should cover all of those important yet tedious items that you will need for the wedding ceremony and the reception, and so that you are prepared to leave for your honeymoon.
Just because you are on a budget doesn't mean you can't impress!
A lot has to do with the venue that you choose for your reception/ceremony. At a hotel or hall you are going to have to do a lot to put your personal stamp on it. Choose a unique venue that is beautiful in and of itself. Be that a beach, a tropical garden something with a view of it's own. That way you don't have to use special lighting, lots of flower arrangements and other things to make it look other than four walls.
So you've decided to get married. Congratulations! Every bride and groom's taste is different, especially when it comes to their flowers.
Nowadays choosing your wedding flowers can sometimes be a difficult task considering there is so many options out there, especially if you can't decide what you would really love to hold while you walk down the aisle and see on your guest's tables, etc. The key is not to stress, and talk to a professional who can guide you through what is available, in season and what colour combinations would compliment or co-ordinate with you and your wedding parties chosen attire. There really is no right or wrong, and you can go towards contemporary or traditional style of a bouquet, it just depends on what type of a feeling you would like to envoke.
Professional wedding videographers can range in price from $500 to over $5,000. What gives? As long as they’re professionally trained, properly equipped and experienced, why the drastic difference in price?
First of all, it’s important to understand that videographers (this goes for photographers and other artists too), assign a value to their work based on their time, effort, equipment, expertise, and a whole lot of factors that can vary from artist to artist, depending on their approach and demand for their product.
Instead of a typical bridal shower, make yours magical. You don't have to wait until the wedding to make the bride-to-be feel like a princess. Send out invitations full of glitter and a magical castle bookmark. Have faux pearl necklaces and a tiara for each guest as they arrive, so everyone can get in the fairy tale mood.
Order a cake that is decorated as a castle or a glass slipper. You could do cupcakes decorated like carriages and pumpkins to put around the cake. Have a platter of fruit and finger sandwiches cut into flower shapes. Have pitchers of princess cocktails - Midori, raspberry liquor, vodka, topped with sour mix. Of course, have a non-alcoholic option available. Try a lemonade with pureed melon and raspberries to keep with the theme.
Have star shaped cards that you attach to sticks to make wands. They look especially great if you wind beautiful ribbons around them. Each guest can write advice or congratulations on them as a parting wish to the bride. Decorate a flower vase and have the guest put them in to create a bouquet of warm wishes.
Set up tables with white table clothes with see through silver fabric over it. Sprinkle the table with flower petals and use Cinderella style place card holders. Have candle holders shaped like Cinderella's carriage or fairy godmothers.
A glass slipper prize for a bridal shower game of charades is a must. Place pieces of paper in a fishbowl for teams to pick from. Make sure to add in a few ideas that will make everyone laugh. You don't want to let the games get too serious.
You can video the party to give to the bride after the wedding. It will be a memory she'll always treasure.
You have booked your venue, bought your dress, picked your favors. Have you registered? Wedding registries today have gone beyond china and bed linens. See what is new in the world of wedding registries.I searched online for unusual wedding registries this is what I found:
Why would I need someone else on the wedding day?
This question come up frequently when speaking with Brides and Grooms who are starting their planning process. Having an on site coordinator at your venue is a huge asset. They have a ton of knowledge of the facility and what works best there. They have seen tons of weddings done many different ways in the same space, some probably more successful then others. They may know tricks and have ideas of how to make the space work, that someone new coming in may not have. There is some overlap to what a wedding coordinator and on site coordinator do. This is wonderful, and how it should be! You want as many professionals working with you on your wedding day as possible.
It's the problem that plagues every bride: How do I keep my lipstick in place? In just a few careful steps(and without any long-wearing lip stains), your color can stay put through the ceremony, the reception, and even the after-party for two.
What you'll need:
You see the maid of honor standing next to the bride in all those wedding pictures. She can be seen holding the bride's bouquet and walking confidently down the aisle (usually arm in arm with the best man). But what else does the maid of honor do? Is she just an elevated bridesmaid or does she have more responsibilities? Here's what you need to know about this lovely bridal lady.
What are her primary responsibilities?