Bridal Club Magazine
How To Plan A Wedding
Between men and women, it's the women who are more inclined to
planning and paying attention even to minute details to ensure
smooth completion of a task. If you are a bride, it is very much
expected of you to get involved in the wedding planning. Yes, it is
grueling at most times but it could also be fun and exciting.
Knowing that it was you who made the preparations is a sort of
assurance that there is a very little chance of a mess up.
Planning a wedding in its entirety is very complicated with all
the details that you have to remember. We could divide the planning
into two parts so have a detailed view of the aspects that you have
to attend to. The first part is the wedding ceremony planning and
the second part is the wedding reception planning. For practical
reasons, some couples tend to hold the wedding ceremony and wedding
reception in a single venue-less hassle for the people involved and
less cost for all the decorations.
Wedding Ceremony Planning
The Venue and Time
Choosing the wedding ceremony venue is one of the first things
that you have to determine. Will it be an indoor or outdoor
wedding? Will it be in the city or in the province? If it's indoor,
will it be in a hotel function room or in the church? If it's
outdoor, will it be at the beach or in an abundant garden? Is the
venue accessible to your guests? What time will the wedding be,
morning, noon or evening? In deciding where the venue is and when
the ceremony will take place, consider your guests- the
availability of the majority and the accessibility of the
A wedding is incomplete without decors. No matter where you decide
to have the wedding, you should dress the venue appropriately for a
wedding. Flower arrangement is without a doubt is first priority.
You can go for daisies, roses, calla lilies and tulips. It is also
important for the flowers to look fresh and alive throughout the
event. Fresh flowers are great but if you have constraint in
budget, go for silk flowers instead. Aisle runner is also great as
it will add style to your walk down the aisle. If you plan to keep
it simple, you should not forget the wedding arch as not only is it
significant in your union as a couple, it is also great for the
wedding photos later. Having the wedding in a church, there might
not be much you can do for the chairs or church pews but you can
enhance their look by decorating them with ribbons, tulle and
Wedding Ceremony Accessories
Wedding unity candles, ring pillow, guest book and flower girl
basket are examples of wedding accessories. Wedding unity candles
are a must among some couples. However, there are couples who do
not wish to have the lighting of candles as part of their ceremony.
There is a significant meaning behind this tradition and it
actually signifies the couples giving light to each other's lives
as well as the beginning of a life shared together. This wedding
accessory can be personalized according to the theme of the
Visitors and Invitations
As mentioned before, your guests are one of the most important
element in your wedding. You need to decide beforehand the size of
your crowd. Will it be a big wedding with a long invitation list or
will it be an intimate one consisting of family and close friends?
This all depends on your budget, and taking your guests into
consideration means that you spare them of the food shortage.
Having your guests leaving the ceremony unhappy of the food is also
something you want to avoid. Once you've decided on the number of
people attending, send out the wedding invitations that that is
adorn with your chosen theme.
Wedding Reception Planning
The next phase of the event after the ceremony is of course the
reception. This is when your guests and you will get to celebrate
and enjoy the event. You must plan it well so that it turns in
fantastic event and a welcoming one so your guests can enjoy
themselves while chatting and catching up with acquaintances.
Food and Drinks
Great food will keep your guest happy and satisfied. Discuss
thoroughly with your caterer on the kind of food suitable for your
wedding theme. You might also want to do food testing before you
hire the caterer. Drinks served during the event should also be
enough to last to the end and make sure you have both alcoholic and
non-alcoholic. Just as well, you should also have vegetarian food
to cater for your vegetarian guests should you have any.
What kind of music suits a wedding? Well, there is no universal
music for wedding but with that said, make a point to keep your
entire guest happy with different choices of music. You and your
partner might love Jazz but think of your other guests. They might
prefer pop or rock. So don't bore your guests during this big
The wedding cake will be the center of attention. Impress your
guest with something out of the ordinary. Go for monogram cake
topper rather than the traditional porcelain figurines. You can
also have your initials on top of the cake by using acrylic.
These are just some of the wedding details you have to pay
attention to. There's more but don't fret. Take your time and just
enjoy the planning because everything will be all right.
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