Before Victoria times, brides did not always wear white for their weddings. Blue was the earliest color that symbolized purity and it's probably where the "something blue" line in the old rhyme came from. In many other cultures, white has never been a common wedding dress color. Norwegian brides traditional wore green, while Icelandic brides wore black. Red is commonly by Asian bides.
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Location, location, location. The Location of your wedding ceremony can be one of the most important elements of your wedding ceremony. You want it to be somewhere special, and very meaningful to you and your fiancee. The choices and options are endless anywhere from traditional, civil, or mild to wild-on a boat in the middle of the sea, in a plane skydriving, or some new trends like at a vineyard or park.
The location of your wedding may be one of the most important aspects of your entire wedding. You want it to be someplace very special, beautiful and meaningful to you. The choices are endless, limited by only your imagination. They can be anything from traditional, such as your place of worship to something unique ranging from wild to mild. You can choose a boat on the lake, on the side of a mountain, or on a beach with the sunset behind you. There are so many "new trends" these days, including saying "I do" at vineyards, ski lodges or in your backyard!
What a romantic day to get married on, Valentine's Day. What a romantic day to perform wedding ceremonies, on Valentine's Day. All the couples were so beautiful and so much in love.
One way to keep costs to a minimum is by shopping at local antique stores, thrift stores and at yard sales instead of bridal boutiques and wedding super centers. You can borrow or rent items to help stay in your budget. Keep it simple. Another budget friendly idea is to get married during the week. As a rule vendors charge less on the weekdays. Have your reception earlier in the day so you don't have to provide a dinner. These are just a few suggestions to help keep your costs down. And don't forget to search the internet for more creative money-saving advice, tips and resources.
To stay within you budget, you need to first sit down and create a budget and figure out exactly how much money you have to spend. Keeping track of it on paper makes it more real. If you keep track you are more likely to spend less. This is where a wedding planner book comes in handy. But don't forget "I couldn't possibly do without it" fund. Here's an interesting fact, 79% of the couples pay for part of their own wedding.
How do you keep track of all the things you need to do for your wedding ceremony and reception? Organization is the "key"! The best way to start is to get a spiral bound notebook with folders, a three ring binder, or a custom wedding planner book to keep all of your lists and receipts together. Another well organize idea is, do your research. Search for locations that would be suitable for your ceremony and reception and don't forget to get an officiant, call Can-A-Lope Weddings and we will meet you at the location of your choice.
I can't go to my friend's wedding, do I have to send a gift?
If you don’t attend, you are technically not required to send a gift. However, it is customary to send a gift anyway, and any gift that you do send will be appreciated. The general rule is that you have up to a year after the wedding to send something.
Give yourself plenty of time to plan your wedding the way you want it. It's not uncommon to spend as much as a year to start planning your wedding. The earlier you start planning your big event, the better, especially if you have your heart set on a certain location and date. If you are flexible about the date, you will have a better chance of booking the location of your dreams.