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Do I Want an Indoor or Outdoor Wedding and Reception?

By Guest Blogger Diana S.

Do I Want an Indoor or Outdoor Wedding and Reception?

 

image-2-1It’s time to start planning your wedding, but before you start inviting your guests, you should think about the venues. Do you want to have your ceremony and reception in a restaurant, big wedding hall; or would you like it to be outside in the park, winery or at the mesmerizing Sydney beach? If you are having troubles deciding, then you should carefully list all the pros and cons of both options and see what best fits your budget and desires.

Indoor wedding

Pro: you don’t have to worry about the weather. Since you’re in a controlled environment, you don’t have to worry about sudden rain, snow or winds that could ruin your big day. You are basically safe to assume that both you and your guests will enjoy the wedding and reception in a comfortable and safe place.

Con: limited space. Every wedding venue has a maximum capacity, due to fire codes and other safety regulations. This may very well affect the number of guests you can invite. If you want a bigger reception, then you have to look for a bigger venue, which will be more expensive. Also, there might be some restrictions when it comes to decoration, which may alter the style of your wedding.

Pro: double purpose. Some venues have the capability to double both as a reception and ceremony venue. This can save you plenty of money if you are on a tight budget. Additionally, there are the benefits of being in a position to negotiate for lower package prices, catering services and even a free valet parking.

Con: higher demand. You should take into account the availability of the venues. If your wedding is during autumn or winter, then it will be harder to find available venues for your own wedding. During colder weather, the demand rises and you shouldn’t forget about that while planning your big day.

Outdoor wedding

image-4-3Pro: wide open space. Plenty of open space makes the whole wedding more family friendly. If there will be toddlers and children present who like to run around and move a lot, then it is easier to entertain them outdoors. Outdoor venues can accommodate many fun activities such as releasing birds, balloons, butterflies or paper lanterns and you can let the kids blow bubbles and enjoy. Also, if you have chosen to have a beach wedding, you can easily limit the open space with a few privacy screens from Sydney specialists and prevent any unwanted guests or letting your kids wander off.

Con: the weather. You can never know how the weather will turn out, so rain or snow could surprise you. Even though forecasts are close to predicting the weather, you cannot entirely plan it and the elements might end up ruining your big day. That’s why you should have a backup plan in case you are planning an outdoor wedding.

image-2-3Pro: little décor needed. The very nature is already you major wedding decoration. If you have chosen to have a reception at the park, you already have pretty flowers and plenty of greenery to complete the décor. If you are having a beach wedding, then there is nothing prettier than a mesmerizing landscape of a sunset or never-ending horizon. All you have to do is decorate the tables and chairs, and your wedding ceremony and reception are completely ready.

Con: restrooms. Even though many outdoor venues have restrooms nearby, it is probable that they are a bit further from the party. Decent walks may not be an issue for your guests, but it’s always good to ask about those facilities and their situation before booking an outdoor venue. It is beneficial to have a restroom nearby if some extreme or urgent situations do occur.

There you have it. The most common pros and cons people look at when deciding on their wedding venue. Sit together with your SO and see what fits your needs the best and have the most mesmerizing wedding day ever.

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Beauty Tips for Having an Amazing Wedding

By Guest blogger Diana S.

Beauty Tips for Having an Amazing Wedding

marriage-451596_960_720Organizing a wedding is a stressful enough endeavor as it is, and having to look your best doesn’t make it any easier. Even though your task as a bride will be to try to relax and focus on your beauty, most of the time, you will be stressed out. Nevertheless, with these handy tips at your disposal, you can make sure you will look astonishing on your wedding day.

Notice Any Blemishes

Proper skincare begins noticing blemishes and any other marks on your skin you don’t want to be seen during your perfect wedding. You probably already know it, but it doesn’t hurt to make sure what your skin type is. This will play a key role in deciding what kind of treatment you need, and whether or not some creams will help. Choosing the wrong product just before your big day might have really bad results, since some might cause more harm than good.

Learn How to Do Facial Cleansing at Home

image-5-2In order to start purifying your skin and making sure it will glow when the big day arrives, learn how to put together a good deep cleansing facial. Avoid going overboard because too much of it could have dire consequences and you might end up ruining your skin permanently. After all, keep in mind that looking beautiful takes time, which is why you should start with treatments well before your wedding week.

Watch Your Diet

image-2-1You can achieve much by watching what you eat, and how you prepare your meals. Some foods can be great for your skin, and will do miracles. However, you still need to make sure your diet is healthy and isn’t causing you any health issues, otherwise, your body could react in a strange way. On the other hand, you shouldn’t adopt a specific diet only for your wedding; make sure to follow it afterwards and you will have radiant skin many will be jealous of.

Make Sure to Get Enough Sleep

Even though it sounds impossible, especially when you have so many chores to get done before the wedding, it is imperative that you get plenty of sleep. If you feel exhausted and tired all the time, your skin will show it as well. Above all, get quality sleep, because if you sleep less than usually, resting up will do you a world of good. Your skin will look simply astounding and you will feel great.

Cut Back on Stress

Good planning is key to a successful and stress-free organization of your wedding. Try to get everything done on time to ensure that you won’t have any issues to deal with later on. One of the most important things to mail before it’s too late are your wedding invitations, otherwise, nobody will show up on the most joyful day of your life. It’s a good idea to hire a wedding planner, who will be able to handle all the tasks, on time and with maximum precision. This will significantly unburden you and give you enough time to prepare yourself.

image-1-2The wedding will be all about you, which is why you should make sure you look your absolute best. Also, every girl’s dream is to have a fairy-tale wedding. However, that can be difficult to pull off if the bride does not fit into the fairy-tale setting. Be sure to start preparations in time, to have all the blemishes on your skin handled, so that when you arrive before the altar, people are awestruck by your beauty.

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Get Prepped For A Winter Wedding

Get Prepped For A Winter Wedding

Although wedding season is typically in the summer, being a bride in the winter months can be really rather special. There’s something about cozying up to the most amazing man of woman you’ve ever met and saying I do. Summer weddings, of course, need a lot of planning; that goes without saying. But winter weddings can throw new problems and challenges into the circle. They can be breathtakingly beautiful, so it’s well-worth the extra effort. As long as you prepare properly, you should be absolutely fine. Just imagine snow on your wedding day…how utterly magical!

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  1. Shop for wedding dress accessories

One of the wonderful things about a winter wedding is that you get to shop for more than just the dress. Finding your perfect wedding dress is, of course, a dream come true. You might not want to wear a dress just because it’s warm, though – where’s the romance in that! On the other hand, though, no bride wants to spend her special day feeling freezing and uncomfortable. You get the best of both worlds! You get to shop for a dress and matching warm accessories. Consider a cure faux fur stole or perhaps some butter-soft leather gloves. There’s so much to choose from.

  1. Love the planning

Your wedding day is going to be the most wonderful and exciting day of your life. To make this special day go without a hitch, you should think about enlisting the help of a trained professional. You need a Wedding Planner! Do your research and if possible get some recommendations. A wedding planner should be someone that you would trust with your vital wedding details. They should also be able to stay very calm under pressure! It’s also great if you really enjoy their company too – that way the wedding day is fun for everyone! When everyone is having fun, things tend to run a lot smoother. Providing the planner is in control…

  1. Consider velvet

Once you have fitted your drop-dead-gorgeous wedding dress and sought out all the most perfect accessories, it’s time to think about your guy! A winter wedding is a perfect opportunity for the man to have a little fun with his outfit. Of course, you want him to be chic and handsome all the time, but winter fabrics are just that much more luxurious! Imagine his in a dark navy velvet suit with a crisp white shirt. How about a beautiful tweed jacket? Make sure you both explore the options.

  1. Make it sparkle

With the nights drawing in a lot quicker, you have the perfect opportunity to play with your wedding lighting plan! If you want to light candles, make sure the environment is super safe – no wedding day accidents allowed! Super sparkly set of fairy lights in mason jars look amazing at winter weddings. Try out different ideas before you decide and have a look on Pinterest for further inspiration. You could even add some glitter in if you like!

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5 Wedding Day Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore. Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

By Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

 

5 Wedding Day Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore

 

Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Karleia S.
Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

Wedding planning can seem extremely daunting. From invitations and photo shoots to catering plans and wedding dress selection, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. While there is a ton of planning to be done prior to the wedding, there are a few tips that can help you get through the day without a hitch. Below are five tips to ensure your wedding day is as perfect as you deserve!
Be Organized

OK, this tip might seem obvious, but it is true. The more organized you are before the wedding, the better the actual day will go. Do not feel bad about being organized. Your wedding party, family, and extra helpers will really appreciate it. Assign duties to anyone that you can. The less you have to do, the better.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

On your wedding day things will not go perfect. It is a fact of life. Pictures might run late or a bouquet for the altar might not arrive. If these (or any other mishap) should happen, do not fret! Just stay calm and relax. Usually the things that happen are little, and most guests will not even notice if something is missing. The most important thing that is happening is marrying the love of your life.

Have Someone Take Snapshots

You will have hired a photographer, but they will be taking all the professional photos. Ask a friend or family member to be taking photos of events going on throughout the day – getting ready, right after the ceremony, during the reception and dance, etc. Those are moments that you want captured on photo too!

Have Safety Pins on Hand

While this may seem simple enough, it’s something that many people overlook. The bustle on dresses often times break. A safety pin can help keep the dress up.

 

Get Food to Go

The day of your wedding is a complete whirlwind. It goes by so fast that you probably won’t remember much of it years later. Some bride’s and groom’s hardly remember to eat. Ask your caterer to pack up some food for you in a tray. You might eat some at the reception, but most couples get so busy visiting with guests that they rarely have time to eat. Caterers like McHale’s Events and Catering are really great at working with the bride and groom. Ask them to set aside some food for you to take back to the hotel later. There is a good chance you will be pretty hungry when the night is over!

Sure, many of the tips included above may seem obvious at first glance, but following them will help you avoid a wedding day diasaster!

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