Tips on How to Set Up Your Own Wedding Planning Business

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Wedding Planning BusinessIf you’re the type of person who loves weddings and wants to set up your own business then perhaps it is best that you try your hand at wedding planning. Unlike other business ventures, being a wedding planner requires a lot less experience and start-up capital. In addition, weddings are events that are always held, and it is just a matter of finding the right location where the demand for wedding planners is high and the number of competitors is less.

Start a wedding planning business

First off, polish up on your wedding knowledge. This includes reading up on recent trends in weddings and acquainting yourself with wedding etiquette. If weddings are already your interest then it should be a lot easier for you since you may already have a vast knowledge of how weddings are planned and organized.

Starting a wedding planning business from home

Establish your contacts and organize your network of caterers, printers, wedding bands, everything that you may need in the course of making a wedding happen. To save on costs, you may want to seek the help of close friends or family members who can do any of these things with efficiency. As you go along you can then hire professionals to do the job for you. Wedding planning should be a coordinated effort among the members in your network, so choose the persons that can work well in a team and can deliver on time.

Starting wedding planning business

Lastly, make sure that your prices are competitive, meaning that they are not too high for average couples to afford and not too low so as to prevent you from incurring losses. A wedding planning business should, after all, provide you with a nice income even if you love doing it.

Planning an Excellent Reception with the Help of Wedding Caterers

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Wedding CaterersThere are a lot of things that should be organized and taken into consideration when planning your wedding. This is to make sure that every single detail and aspect of the ceremony goes well and that everything is done according to your tastes, including caterers and the food which will be served in your reception.

Wedding reception caterers

Once you have settled on which catering service to use for the wedding reception, you should make it a point to coordinate every aspect of the reception plans and the details of the catering service itself. Dishes, napkins, silverware, and other utensils should be well-checked for quality. If the caterers for the reception plan on renting these items from another provider then you should also ask to view the materials that they are planning to use for the reception to make sure that everything is fine and nothing untoward happens.

Best wedding caterers

In most cases, a food testing can be scheduled with the catering service to have an idea as to what type of food will be served to your guests on the big day. Service charges can also be charged by several caterers on top of the food costs to cover payment for the staff and other expenses that can be incurred during the event, so you may want to ask for estimates on how much the service will add up to including taxes and tips. This will avoid any surprises regarding the whole cost of the reception.

Caterers for wedding

There are several things that you should discuss with your caterers aside from the food costs. These include the number of servers or food attendants in ratio to the number of guests, the total number of people who are expected to eat, and the number of dishes to be served. To eliminate any chance of shortage during the event, you should also count number of personnel that you hired for the event including the band or the DJ, wedding coordinators, and ushers.

How to Planning a Wedding Checklist ?

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Planning a Wedding ChecklistThis will help you in keeping track of everything that you need to accomplish before the big day arrives. A wedding checklist should be prepared twelve months before your wedding, at best.  This should include the initial planning stages like announcing your engagement and choosing the date of your wedding.  You can also start making an idea scrapbook for all the styles you are considering for your wedding dress.  It should also include a budget on the things you are going to spend on your wedding.

How to start planning a wedding checklist

Also, your estimated guest list should be prepared, alongside the locations that you are considering for your reception.  Other services such as catering, musicians, florists, photographer, and transportation should also be included.  Your entourage for the wedding should also be included, as well as the gift registry.

Planning for a wedding checklist

From three to six months of your wedding planning, your details should flesh out and be more specific in your wedding checklist.  The other things that you should be considering at this timeline should include choosing the design or style of your wedding ring, dress fitting for your wedding dress and the groom’s attire, and choosing the materials you want for your wedding invitation.  You should also be writing your wedding vows during this time, and if needed, you also should choose the readings that you want for your wedding ceremony.  The wedding cake should also be ordered around this time as well as booking for your honeymoon.  If needed, reservations for accommodations for your guests on a hotel should also be done during this time.

Planning a small wedding checklist

Iron out the details in your checklist and do confirmations one to three months before the wedding day.  Your guest list should be finalized and invitations should be sent out.  The music should also be ready during this time.  Seating arrangements for the reception should also be ready and the wedding favors for your guests should have been bought already.  Flower arrangements, wedding cake, and the hair and makeup stylists should be already booked.

How to Organize a Church for Wedding

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Church for Wedding. Planning a wedding is an exciting experience that almost every girl wishes to have. However, it can be quite stressful as well considering that there are a lot of things that need to be taken care of ensure that everything will go smoothly on the big day. Consider these tips for a hassle-free wedding regardless of budget.

Flowers for church wedding ceremony

When you start planning your wedding, the first thing that you would have to think about is the venue for the ceremony. If you are Catholic, you have to start looking for a church right away. If you don’t have one in mind yet, this task can be a bit daunting because you would need to invest some time in hunting for the perfect church for your big day. When choosing a church, you would need to remember to pick one that is easily accessible to all of your guests, especially the sponsors. Another factor that you should include in your selection process is the appeal of the church and whether it adheres to the theme that you have picked out for your wedding.

Best church for wedding

When all of the legalities have been taken care of, you start focusing on the fun stuff like your entourage list and the design of the venue. Working with the event organizers of your chosen church is highly recommended because they are more familiar with the restrictions. There are churches that require couples to leave the flowers used for styling the altar and the aisle as a donation. There are also some that do not allow confetti poppers or flower petals to be scattered around. If you are looking to have a rehearsal for the procession, make sure to inform the church administrators so a date can be made available for you.

Church for wedding ceremony

Lastly, look into the church’s policies on photo and video-taking. There are some that do not allow flash photography inside the building as these may cause undue damage to various artifacts, especially if you choose an old church that has been around for quite a number of years. You may want to consult with your photographer regarding this matter so he or she can also plan in advance.

Great Plan Wedding Ideas !

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A birthday, or any other occasion, for that matter, will repeat itself, year after year. But what will not come again, is your wedding day. It is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so use the day to make yourself and your partner feel as special as ever. A lot of things should be considered when planning your plan wedding day.

What to plan for a wedding

Start from the Decor
How your wedding venue looks is a big question and will create a remarkable different in the overall aura of your event. The décor should be themed according to the time and location of the wedding. If your wedding is a day event, by a lake or even in a lush green lawn, use white tube roses, tulips and water lilies. A smart idea would be to fix a shade and/or make sure that your guests are protected from the rays of the sun.  If it is strictly an evening event, a breezy venue will be very appealing, with a mix of indoor and outdoor, both.

Weddings that take place at night may be held in open air, with dark colored themes, such as red and black.

Wedding plan guide

Turn the Spotlight On!
Now focus on the two most important people of the day: the Bride and the Groom. Match the color of your attires with each other, and your attires with the rest of the venue, in contrast. From the color of the table mats, to napkins, flowers and the carpet on the aisle, everything should perfectly blend in.

Add Effect?
Add a sublime effect to your wedding by introducing music. Be it a live piano, a light instrumental or a violin, music sets the mood. Along with music, add a decent, subtle scent that will lift the spirits of everyone across the venue.

Plan your own wedding.

Outdoor Bridal Shower

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Outdoor Bridal Shower. Need space for your best friend’s bridal shower this summer? There is one, in your very backyard. In the crisp sunlight of summer, a themed party can be hosted at your very place. Backyards, for that matter, are vibrant, spacious and airy.

Outdoor bridal shower decoration ideas

Utilize the Space Aesthetically!
Your backyard is more capable than you think. Begin preparing by choosing a theme. Given the weather, a tea party themed bridal shower would be apt and interesting.

How to Use the Space?
The greenery in your backyard will do with the decorative aspect of it. However, there are a million more things that need to be done. Use the wooden banisters of the backyard to anchor balloons and ribbons. Place stalls that accommodate giveaways, tiaras and sashes for those stunning women who make it to the bridal shower.

Outdoor bridal shower ideas

Use the center of the backyard for the purposes of refreshments. A huge table with a centerpiece, surrounded by all sorts of snacks, tea, coffee, cookies and cocktails, is just another important aspect of it. The already existing benches in your garden can be used for seating arrangements, with a few additional table and chairs.

What about the Bride?
Make sure the attire of the bride complements the surroundings, the theme and the harmony of your garden. Therefore, white in most cases, or black, blends best in a green and sunny environment.

What is it about an outdoor themed bridal shower that is unique? It is but common have indoor events. However, this will give you the freedom of enjoying in the natural atmosphere, along with scenic beauty for a splendid photo shoot.

Outdoor bridal shower venues.

winter wedding theme

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Yes, many people prefer to get married on the month of June. However, who has to say that a winter wedding theme is not off the hook as well?
Winter wedding theme ideas

 The fact that not that many people consider getting married during winter actually brings distinct advantages. For starters, since hotels will not be fully booked during this time, then discounts are not that hard to find at all. In fact, many hotels do offer discounts for winter wedding packages. In addition, hotels would certainly be adorned with Christmas decorations as well. You will not have that much to worry about when it comes to decorations! Moreover, the same goes for churches! Of course, a couple of final changes can also be added. These would make the setting more personal to the feel. And make sure that the venue you choose has a heating system that is in good condition. There just might be a need to pay extra for heating as well.

Winter wonderland wedding theme decorations

With the off-peak season at hand, transportation would not be a problem as well. Car and limo rental services also offer season discounts that any couple can enjoy. To be sure, that you get the best deal, you can ask for quotes from the different companies. Compare these quotes and find the best one from which you can get the most in savings.

Winter weddings are inevitably white to the sight. But there are a lot of things you can do to make your winter wedding interesting, with the incorporation of the color white. For starters, you can have a theme of ice and snow for your wedding. The groom and his side can all wear white suits. The bride and her entourage should wear white as well. This is for the snow aspect of your wedding. As for the ice aspect, it all boils down to jewelry. The bride can wear diamond and crystal jewelry all throughout. She can even wear a headdress or tiara that is laced with diamonds and crystals.

Wedding theme winter wonderland

Of course, the bride has to be made distinct from the rest of her entourage. Therefore, the bridesmaids can wear white gowns, but with a touch of color. This can be done with the flowers they carry. While the bride would be carrying white flowers laced with white bows and silver ribbons, the bridesmaids can carry a bouquet of dark red roses, for instance.

The cake should fit the winter wedding theme as well. A cake that is white all throughout would somehow look a bit ordinary. Nevertheless, with icing shaped as icicles and silver ornaments, the cake would certainly look ravishing.

Beach Wedding Dress

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Beach Wedding Dress. The hassle and bustle, the 1001 tasks to be done, the frenzied activities that characterize a wedding preparation… all these are intended to make the wedding day a fun day not only for the bride and the groom but also for the guests. And if fun is what you want, nobody can argue that a beach wedding is a fun idea. Although the beach has a relax and casual atmosphere, the soothing breeze, the powder white sand and the azure blue water of the ocean will lend an elegant and romantic ambience. And as such the beach wedding dress should be both playful, casual but with a touch of elegance and romance.  
Wedding dress beach wedding

A beach wedding is more relax and of course, informal. Nevertheless, it is a special day most especially for the bride. The bride and the bridal dress is always the main focus of any wedding event. It is therefore necessary that the wedding dress should be chosen well. The beach wedding dress should be chosen to cope with the summer heat. A haltered or a strapless cotton dress will be most suitable. The soft cotton can be hand sewn and hand beaded to make it more distinct and attractive. To avoid the dress from getting wet, choose one that is knee length. And since the feet will be most visible, the bride can either chose to go barefoot or to wear an elegant beach sandals, a strappy sandal or a simple flip flops.
Wedding dress for a beach wedding
The bride’s hair can be upswept or made to casually flow down. Either way, a circlet of fresh flowers will make the bride look entrancingly beautiful. Hairclips would ensure that the flowers don’t get blown by the wind. The bouquet of flowers could mirror the flowers on the bride’s hair or contrasting colored flowers may be chosen.  
Aside from the style, the color and the fabric used, the price of the wedding dress should also be considered. This is most important if the budget for the wedding is rather small. The bride may look for wedding dresses that are on sale. She can also make her own wedding dress too. And to be more practical, the beach wedding dress may also be borrowed. What is more important is the fact the bride would look beautiful on her special day. 
Dress for a beach wedding.

Beach Wedding Favors

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Beach Wedding Favors. For sure you have attended a wedding before and noticed that wedding favors are very necessary items in a wedding event. By giving out well thought out wedding favors to the guests, the bride and the groom can show their gratitude and appreciation to those who have shared the momentous occasion with them. These wedding favors will be kept by the guests as they will serve as keepsakes and mementos that will remind them of the great fun they had. Wedding themes are chosen by the couple depending on their culture, budget and interest. In some cases, the wedding theme will depend on things that only the couple is privy to. Beach weddings are getting to be more popular these days. And why not? If you opt for a beach wedding, nature’s beauty will be your one of a kind setting. The foaming sea water that constantly kisses the white sand and the deep blue horizon will in itself be a most unique beach wedding favor for your guests.

Beach wedding favors ideas

Beach wedding favors would naturally reflect the beauty of the beach and the sea. The most common are coffee scoops made from sea shells, sea shell coasters, and shell paper weights. These wedding favors are all moderately priced. Silver wine stoppers together with silver wine corkscrews are very elegant wedding favors. You can also opt for a Cinderella themed beach wedding where you can give glass slippers and glass pumpkin key chains.  
Wedding favors that are made by the couple would be more treasured by the guests. Decorated champagne glasses, stone paper weights imprinted with the couple’s picture, homemade soaps packed in colorful handmade boxes…all these wedding favors will show that the bride and the groom truly appreciate the guests’ presence.

Wedding beach favors

Some favors would show the couple’s love of the beach and the sea. Miniature figurines of light houses, table top ornaments like glass dolphins and sand castles fashioned from glass, beach chairs, and beach umbrellas are most suitable beach wedding favors. 

Unique beach wedding favors.

Victorian Wedding Theme

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If you want to have Victorian wedding theme, then you would definitely have to hold your wedding in a garden. This is an essential when it comes to the characteristics of the Victorian era. 
Colors that make the best choices for Victorian wedding include yellow, cream, and blue. You can also include ecru, pastel greens, and even terracotta. For the wedding attire, you actually have a number of choices. You can include Victorian capes, for instance. As for accessories, the cameo neck brooch is a popular choice. Another great addition would be lace hankies.
Victorian bridal gowns
Specifically for the bride, a white or off-white Victorian bridal gown is the ideal choice. You have to remember that people were still quite conservative during this era. Thus, the wedding gown should have long sleeves and a high-neck collar made of lace. The gown should also have lace cuffs for that conservative image you are after. A wide-brimmed hat, which is very characteristic of the Victorian era, should be added as well. The hat can come with ribbons and flowers, and even with a short veil. White lace gloves, ankle boots, and a matching parasol can be the finishing touches. In place of the parasol, you can also have a bouquet of roses, preferably of pastel shades.

Victorian style wedding invitations

As for the groom, it is just a matter of preference here. Styles have definitely changed more rapidly for men’s wear in just a few years. However, one constant thing here is the black top hat. The black top hat has always been a constant part in the whole Victorian get up over the years. The rest would then depend on the preferences of the groom himself. The frock coat is one of the things to consider here. The frock coat can be in the shades of dark blue or plum. Aside from the frock coat, waistcoats were also popular during the Victorian era. The groom can choose to wear a waistcoat that is white in color. Lavender trousers and gloves can then be used to match the coat. Aside from lavender, dark gray trousers would also make a great choice here. Oh, and do not forget the walking cane to complete the ensemble for the groom. Both bridesmaids and groomsmen can wear clothes patterned accordingly. 
The garden setting is ideal for a Victorian wedding theme. Consider booking a pavilion area, or even a park, for the setting of both the ceremony and the reception. The typical backyard can also be converted accordingly. However, if an outdoor setting is impossible to achieve, you can always find a mansion, an inn, or even a church that exudes the style of the Victorian era in terms of architecture.
Victorian wedding venues.