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5 Reasons You Should Choose a Spring Wedding

The spring sunshine and warmer temperatures are welcomed after a long winter and having a wedding during this period will always be popular. The landscape begins to transform along with the gardens new color and fragrance. Over the years now, spring season as being the most popular season in which to have a wedding. Although other seasons have raised the bar well, but its small changes brought by the spring season that makes it perfect for a wedding. So, read on for the top five reasons why you should consider having a Spring wedding.

1.    The Weather

Well, the number most apparent reasons why you should have your wedding during the spring is the weather. Well, this might be obvious, but we will, still be pointing out some reasons why the weather in spring is stunning.  One you won't have to worry about a freak heat wave making everyone sweat out. The weather has a blend of sunny weather and cool breezes, ensuring that your wedding is comfortable for everyone attending.

2.    You Can Host It Outside

Spring has that nice weather that makes it a perfect time to host an outdoor wedding. There is beautifula landscape with blooming flowers giving that kind of new life feelings. Besides, an outdoor wedding always promises to serve up some absolutely gorgeous wedding photos and also help save some bucks that could have been spend on renting a hall.

3.    Spectacular Hues

Spring is that time of the year where many plants and flowers starts to bloom and this will give your wedding photos a new life feel and also a perfect way to coordinate your décor with the natural scenery.

4.    More Flexible Scheduling

According to couples who have had their weddings during this period they claim they had greater flexibility for them to plan out the schedule. Also, many people do not consider spring as a peak wedding season, this has made many venues to reduce their rates giving couples who plan their wedding during this season more flexibility.

5.    In-season Flowers

Flowers are no doubt an essential part of every wedding and it has the ability to transform the whole venue and also wow the attending guest, and even bring new life to your wedding pictures. During th spring seasons, couples have a lot of options in front of them from sweet peas, peonies to Dahlias and other varieties that will transform your big day.

5 Unexpected Ways to Include Kids in Your Wedding

Do you have a kid with your partner already or if this is your second marriage and you already have a kid with your previous partner or your partner have kids from a different relationship, and you want them to be part of your big day but don’t know how to - read on.

Wedding Catering Tips

Every wedding celebration deserves to be the best thing that ever happened to the couples, and it should be a memorable event of a lifetime. This is why when planning a wedding event, everything needs to be done with perfection to ensure that both the host and guests have a perfect celebration. Imaging a wedding ceremony where bad food is served – worst right? Wedding catering is undoubtedly a significant responsibility any couple should put more focus now. However, it doesn't have to be overwhelming. Listed below are some surefire tips to consider when catering for a wedding:

5 Unexpected Ways to Include Kids in Your Wedding

Do you have a kid with your partner already or if this is your second marriage and you already have a kid with your previous partner or your partner have kids from a different relationship, and you want them to be part of your big day but don’t know how to - read on. If you and your partner already have kids together, or if this is your second marriage and you or your partner have kids from a previous relationship, then it's a no-brainer that you'd want them to be a part of your wedding day. Ask your kids how they'd feel most comfortable taking part and find an age-appropriate way to include them. Here are a few of our favorite ideas to include your kids in your wedding (try one or combine a few!).

1.    Junior Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

If your kid is a bit old, then you can create a new role for him or her: to be the junior groomsman or bridesmaid. This will even make your wedding pictures looks excellent as they will dress like the rest of the bridal party, and also walk down the aisle. The only difference between them and the full-fledged bridesmaids and groomsmen is that they won't be able to be part of the pre-wedding celebrations or contribute financially.

2.    Let Them Help Pick Out The Ring

This will make them feel special and part of the plan, and it is also a simple, and fun thing to do.

3.    Ceremony Ushers

If you have a kid that is old enough to communicate and understand sit arrangement and you also have a larger venue, then you can assign them to be an usher and guide guests to their seats. Making use of them means they won't be running around while the program goes on and they will also feel important and appreciated. Other things you can have them do is to hold handwritten signs guiding guests to each section of the ceremony.

4.    Tiny Dancers

How about spicing things up during your first dance by allowing your littlest guests do a mock first dance? Everyone knows the newly married couple’s first dance is the highlight of the event. So, you can invite your little youngster to dance before or after your dance.

5.    Ask them to walk you down the aisle.

Well, this might be coming last, but its more of the first thing you can think of when planning to include your kids in your wedding ceremony. Especially if your child is older, have him or her walk you to the altar.

Weddings are all about family. It's your day! If you're not concerned with breaking tradition or if you're open to being a little creative, you can include your small ones in your special day.


The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Speech

It’s a no-brainer that one of the most stressful and daunting parts of preparing for a wedding party is writing a wedding speech. Especially if this will be your first time giving a speech, the idea alone can leave you confused – it doesn’t matter if you are the groom, bride, the father of the bride, the best man, or a bridesmaid. However, before you throw that paper into the dustbin or put off your PC, we are here to tell you that you can write a perfect wedding speech without issues.

One reason why you should take this part seriously is that many of your guests will be a good listener; they want to laugh, so don't put too much pressure on yourself. Keep that in mind, and everyone will be happy it went smoothly, this is why we've put together these wedding speech tips to help you on the right track to speech success.

•    Make Your Speech Personal

How do you know or meet the bride or groom? What is so special about that person, it’s very important to make things personal, as this make your speech unique. The guest will sure like and appreciate the love and connection from doing that. 

•    Add A Touch Of Humor

Just as we stated earlier on, people love to hear speeches with humor and wedding speeches are not excluded. It is okay to add a joke or two when giving your speech because a saying goes that, the best speech balances funny with heartfelt. Also remember to balance the two, so you won’t have guests falling asleep.

•    Thank Everyone Who Deserves A Thank You

It's essential that you take some time and appreciate the relevant people and if you are not one of the couples ask around for those who help plan the wedding. Also, thank the couple's families, the bridal party and anyone worth acknowledging.

•    Write A Strong Speech Opener & Closer

The moment you grab the mic you need to get people’s attention immediately. That means your speech should have a strong opener and a strong closer. The simple idea to help you achieve this is to give wishes and sum up the talk with a toast.

•    Practice Your Speech Before The Big Day

Most importantly, you need to practice and prepare for the big day, because practice and preparation make perfect. When giving a speech, you need to make eye contact with the gues, so you won't look like you are afraid. You need to prepare because looking down at what you wrote every moment can make you go off the cut, so you need to prepare and rehearse. A simple way to practice is standing at the front of the mirror and rehearsing until you are comfortable and confident.

Fall Wedding Cakes To Remember

Fall Wedding Cakes To Remember

Is there a way to make your fall wedding venue even better? Sure, with a wedding cake. Getting ideas and tips for gorgeous fall wedding cakes is very important.

The design of your wedding cake should complement the overall style of your wedding. As you already know your wedding cake is one of the showpieces of your fall wedding venue and this is why you need to make sure that it makes a statement. Your wedding cake should tie into the theme and overall style of the rest of your wedding venue.

Fall Wedding Tips

Fall Wedding Tips

Getting married during the autumn or fall season is one of the most popular times of the year. The reason is not far-fetched; it tends to be cooler and more comfortable during this period. The summer heat is over, and many times it's easy to get family together for one weekend.

When it comes to the trends of this years fall wedding scene, there are some surprising ones. If you are planning to tie the knot with your loved one during this fall take a look at five of the major wedding trends this fall:

Wedding Guest Books That Ptu a Twist on Traditional

Wedding Guest Books That Ptu a Twist on Traditional

Get creative with you wedding guest book this upcoming wedding season here in Gilbert, Arizona! Sure, you could go with the traditional book where names are signed, and that's absolutely beautiful. But, you could also go with something a bit!

Let's see what we have:

Wedding Games that Add More Fun to Your Big Day

Wedding Games that Add More Fun to Your Big Day

Weddings are romantic. They're also emotional and joyous. But, weddings can also be long, with a lot of down time for your wedding guests. Whether they're waiting for you to walk down that aisle and say, "I do," or they're waiting on the ever-time-consuming wedding photos to be taking, they can get restless. 

It's YOUR big day, and you are entitled to take all the time you need to make it as magical and memorable as possible. 

Today, however, I have some fun ways to keep your guests occupied and happy while you're enjoying the best day of your life.

How to Save Money on Your Gilbert Wedding

How to Save Money on Your Gilbert Wedding

Weddings can be expensive. It's not a surprise to anyone that the average cost for a wedding was between $20,000 and $35,000, and that was in 2017. So, today I wanted to share some ideas on how to save money on your wedding.

While Val Vista Lakes has great rates, and some of the most unique wedding scenery and backdrops in valley, it can still help to learn some money-saving tips.