Monday, August, 3 2015 • Planning • by Dynamite Weddings
Here are a couple of things to think about on your big day from Bride Magazine
Day of wedding checklist:
- allot time for hair and makeup before the photographer arrives; put on your dress 30 minutes before photographer's start time
- eat small, light meals, but enough so you have strength. You don't want to pass out at the altar!
- check your honeymoon flight status online
- knock em' dead!
If some of your guests have to travel by plane to get to your wedding celebration, it may be a good idea to choose favors that travel well or give guests an option between favors. You could offer small potted herb plants and personalized plantable seed cards as an alternative for travelers.
Friday, July, 31 2015 • Florals • by Dynamite Weddings
We have gone over the dramatic touch of tall centerpieces, but if a shorter centerpiece is done right it can also make a dramatic impression. The key to the shorter centerpieces is to keep it clean and concise. This can be a DIY project as shorter florals are a bit easier to find and work with than long-stemmed florals.
The wedding rehearsal is followed by a dinner for members of the wedding party. The groom's parents traditionally are responsible for the financial obligation of the rehearsal dinner, however any other close relative or friend may do the honor. All attendants, the bride and her fiancé's immediate families, the officiate and spouse, as well as any out-of-town guests are included on the guest list. Family and friends of the bride or the host may also be invited. It is considerate to invite the spouse or significant other of each attendant.
The rehearsal dinner is usually held in a private home or a restaurant and is as formal or informal as the host would like, just so long as the wedding remains the main attraction. At some point during the evening, the best man offers a toast to the bride and groom. The groom then follows with a toast to his bride and her parents. The bride may follow with a toast to her groom and his family. If the attendants gifts have not already been passed out, now is the time to do so. An early evening is suggested as the events of the following day will be exhausting. The bride and her attendants will appreciate their beauty sleep.
If you're looking for more ways to personalize your wedding try putting childhood photos on the back of the chairs along the aisle. This will bring a warm personal touch to your wedding and give your guests something special to look at.
The last thing a bride should be doing on her wedding day is arranging all the little details that she has collected to make her centerpieces unique. If you have collected candles, special containers, mementos or collections of pictures to be added to the center of your guest's tables, along with the floral bouquet, consider asking your florist to help you out. Chances are they will be more than willing to help for a small additional charge!
Sunday, July, 26 2015 • Photography • by Dynamite Weddings
#8 - Get contracted turn around times on goods.
For those vendors guaranteeing you delivered purchased goods, get a contracted delivery time. This doesn't just include vendors delivering goods the day of the wedding, but also your photographer, videographer, DJ, etc. You receive your video, pictures and any music compilations after the wedding date, so be sure to get a guaranteed written completion date.
For those of you that are planning to have cupcakes at your reception or bridal shower, consider an added touch for this trendy tradition, Cupcake Caps. Cupcake Caps are edible, being made primarily of sugar and are available in multiple designs, with custom styles available. They're individually sealed allowing you to only open and use them when ready.
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