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5 Expert Tips for Planning the Perfect Spring Wedding

Spring season is no doubt the best period to tie the knot, apart from the fact that it is one of the most romantic seasons of the year it also comes with a lot of great wedding ideas the bride would love. Many people call this period the season of nature. Spring is that time of the year where grass starts to grow again, and flowers begin to boom. It's a beautiful new beginning for any couple and the best time to say 'I do' to the person you love.

Just as we stated earlier on, there are many options for brides who plan to tie the knot during the spring to choose from, but the question is where do you begin? We have got you covered! We have listed below some few expert tips to get you started, read on:

1.    Your wedding venue

You need to consider if you will have an indoor or outside wedding, but whoever way, it is advisable you have a garden venue as your reception venue. However, you also have to make things quick, because it might not be comfortable for your guest to stay for hours in the garden due to the breeze.

2.    Your wedding colors

When deciding on colors, it is advisable that you opt in for colors that will complement spring colors. Some of the common one chosen by brides over the years are mint green, pink or peach. One color that is no doubt the best color you can pick is bright yellow as your primary wedding color and use one color or use two complementing colors to make things look vibrant.

3.    Think layers

Spring is well known for its warm, sunny days and cooler nights, so make sure you include a warmer accessory or two in your bridal getup when planning. One pretty fashion trends you can try out is wedding gowns with sleeves.

4.    Your wedding flowers

With so many beautiful flowers in bloom, use fresh flowers as decoration in your church and reception. Flowers during this season and the cool breeze can prolong the life of freshly-picked flowers so try to stay away from satin flowers because of the freshness and the quality of fresh.

5.    Embrace the season

This is the best time of year to do seasonal food, seasonal flowers, and even seasonal favors. Everything is fresh and lovely, and it will certainly be a better fit for your budget sow hat are you waiting for?

Even with these tips in hand, planning a wedding can be a stressful venture. Don't let it get to you. Remember that above all else, this is your time. So enjoy!

Benefits of Booking a Bridal Makeup Artist

Are you getting married soon? If so, you will surely want everything to be perfect on your big day. To achieve this, you need to start planning your big day as early as possible. However, when doing all the preparation for the venue, entertainment, and others, make sure you plan on how you will look presentable at your wedding )because this is the most important aspect). Many people make the mistake of leaving their make up job to their friends or relatives. This is why we have listed below some of the benefits of hiring a professional is a better option.

1.    Peace of Mind

Do you want to go through the stress of checking your hair and doing your makeup after months after months or years of planning you put into the wedding? One of the benefits of hiring a professional is the fact that you don’t have to stress about if your hair and makeup is going to turn out correctly.

2.    Time Saver

Missing your wedding morning or church service due to make up is something you sure don’t want. With a professional by your side, they will tell you how long your makeover will take so you can prepare. They can do this because they have worked with countless brides and wedding parties.

3.    You Get High-Quality Products

The fact that a makeup product cost a lot does not make it the perfect match for every skin. Professional make up artist have tested their products several times, and they know the right one for you. Also, they make sure all their cosmetic and hair products are tested and verified before going into the kit. 

4.    Money

Another great benefit of hiring a professional make up artist is the fact that they can help you save money. Hiring a pro makeup artist means yoy won't have to buy an entire wedding day makeup kit, which could cost you hundreds of dollars. Your pro makeup artist will come with a full kit of wedding day cosmetics, and you won't pay them up to the amount you will spend on buying cosmetics for yourself.

5.    Proper Application Of Makeup

Sentiments apart, applying to make up for a normal outing is not easy. Talk more of your big day. Remember And you don’t even have the expertise and the experience to do a proper makeup – so trying to do your makeup on your wedding is not a good option. So, it is better to give professional makeup artists the chance to do their job If you are not a professional makeup artists.

Top 5 tips to picking the right makeup artist for your wedding day

When planning how your big day should go, one crucial decision you should make is if you will be hiring a professional make-up artist for your wedding day. As the bride, be prepared to be the center of attraction, and this is the right moment for you to shine and be your best. Who doesn't want to look good at their wedding? This is why you need to choose a professional makeup artist.

However, when the topic of choosing a makeup artist come up, one thing many people is “I’ve never done this before, so I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do.” There is no doubt that the makeup artist you choose will make or break your look.

We know the process can be confusing and overwhelming and this is why we have come up with this article to help you walk all of you inquiring brides-to-be through the process and to make it as easy.

1.    Decide the look you’re going to go for

Your bridal makeup artist won't be able to give you what you want if you don’t even know what you want. This is why you need to know what you want before approaching someone. So, be realistic about the references you will be showing your makeup artist.

2.    Determine your budget

Professional bridal makeup artist have different rates so be sure you work on a budget you’re willing to fork out for. There is no point in approaching a makeup artist whose rates you can’t afford, except you can still be flexible with your budget. Also, make sure you ask questions, because of there are reasons and extras for different charges. It also depends on how long they will be with you on your wedding day making price vary.

3.    Ask around and get referrals

The internet is not the only place to turn to when looking for the right bridal makeup artist. You can also ask around from friends, family or co-workers and even bridal magazines. Another way is to seek reviews on bridal forums; but whoever way make sure you compare the quotes you get. 

4.    Do a trial run

If you are still unsure of who to hire, then taking a bridal makeup is a perfect opportunity to meet with the right makeup artist. Just as we stated earlier on, make sure you are completely honest about what you want.

5.    Choose someone you click with

Lastly, when choosing a bridal makeup artist, make sure you choose someone you are comfortable with. Find someone who makes you feel at ease because having your make up done your big day should be a relaxing experience. The last thing you want is someone you can't talk to or someone that won't mesh well with people around you.

The decision on whether or not to hire a professional make-up artist is an important one. Their skills can tie together the look you have always dreamed of.

What To Expect From Your Wedding Planner

Congrats on your engagement. It's time to start planning your wedding right? S, where do you begin?Should you rent the venue first or get your wedding outfits? Perhaps why don’t you consider hiring a professional wedding planner?

Considering the fact that you and your loved ones will be excited and at the same time all become anxious as the day draws closer. A professional wedding planner will eliminate stress and anxiety, take care of details, and all you will have to worry about is becoming Mr. and Mrs. We have listed below five things you should expect when you hire a professional wedding planner:

• Timeline and Checklist

Your wedding planner will have a face to face conversation with you and talk about everything you might want to incorporate into your wedding and develop a plan that will help achieve this. When you hire a professional, they know the best way to approach the schedule as their expertise is invaluable. They can also help you come up with a timeline to make sure that your wedding day flows smoothly.

• Creating a Budget

You can create your wedding budget by yourself, but the involvement of a planner is dependent upon your needs. This can range from your planner developing a comprehensive budget based on what you need the most to providing you a template for you to complete with typical wedding expenses.

• Vendor Coordination

You don’t want to face the stress of coordinating people working at the venue on your wedding day when you should be with your spouse. A planner will help make sure that all contracts are received and confirmed by vendors. A planner will assist you with whatever minimal support you might be looking for. A planner can also provide customized vendor referrals if you would like more comprehensive vendor coordination. A planner will do the stress of contacting all vendors, negotiating and assisting caterers with negotiations and menu coordination.

• Day of Coordination

For a wedding to be memorable, there is a lot of coordination that needs to be to do for everything to be perfectly in place for a wedding. Enjoy your special day with your friends, family, and new spouse while you leave that coordination to someone else! A planner will help welcome the new guests to the wedding party and also manage the setup and tear down of the event.

• Additional Activities

There are many another service a professional wedding planner can provide you with that you might not have considered. Some of them include creating a custom planning checklist, assistance with wedding etiquette questions, how you can incorporate sustainability into your event, invitation and program guidance, and any other thing to be prepared for common wedding mishaps.

If you want to know more - ask your wedding planner. You'll be happily surprised by how down-right helpful they can be.

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.

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.

6 Ways To Keep Your Wedding Guests Happy

Considering your guest or let's say people that will be attending your wedding ceremony is just as important as your dress, cake or perfect venue when it comes to planning. You will want to make sure that your guest feels like they attended the best wedding yet. Below are some of the great things your guests want from a wedding.

1. Direction

Well, your guest might not tell you this directly, but most of them will want you to tell them what to do. No one wants to stand around the corner wondering where next to turn. Whatever plan you have been it a sign pointing to where they should be or a seating chart for them to hang their jackets, this will assure them that you have them in mind when preparing.

2. Help With Transportation

If you will be having your wedding out of town or your wedding reception will be located at different venues or your guest are staying in one particular hotel, then it will be advisable that you rent a shuttle or bus for your wedding guest. This will take out any transportation problem and will also make your guest get lose with the champagne.

3. Passed drinks at cocktail hour

Your guest don’t want to wait in line to get a drink – so getting servers to serve your guest water, wine, beer and signature cocktails when needed is very important. This means there won't be logline an at the start of your reception and your guest will also enjoy drink service without having to take constant trip to the bar.

4. A variety of food.

When preparing for your wedding menu, make sure you make varieties options because not everyone would like to eat meat or stomach tofu. Your guest will never forget that they were hungry at your wedding or you provided food options that were not appealing to them. When you plan your menu, cover all food options like chicken, fish, steak, and at least one vegetarian item.

5. The Right Music Mix

You might be a fan of rap music, but your grandmas won't be a fan. SO, for you to get everyone dancing both young and old, you might want to stock your playlist with timeless beats. You should also pick tunes that span the generations and appeal to every taste because the music is what will ultimately create that party atmosphere.

6. Surprise your guests

SWD reader Karen once said, “we had a tribal pipe band burst into the room before our meal began.” “It charged up the room and meant that everyone was talking and laughing by the time dinner was served.” This means you need to go more lent to indeed wow your guest.

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 Planning on a Budget

Wedding Planning on a Budget

When planning your wedding, the first all important to take care of is your budget; and this should be taken care of to avoid running into financial problems after your big day. One of the happiest days of your life will be your wedding day, and you should make sure it is perfect, and you don’t put yourself into debt. There are many ways to cut back on your wedding expenses. All you need is proper planning and the determination to stick to your budget.

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 more...well...you!

Let's see what we have: