Monday, August 14, 2017

Move Beyond Dress Code Confusion

Dress codes can be quite the tricky matter, especially if you have never dealt with them “up-close”. How do you decipher them and how to establish the right one for your wedding? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.



  •    Black Tie. Contrary to the popular belief, this is not the most elegant wedding dress code (White Tie is even more formal, for example). It involves men wearing tuxedoes in simple colors and women wearing long dresses (which are actually allowed to show a bit of skin, such as through a slit skirt, for example).
  •    Dressy Casual. If you plan on having a semi-formal wedding, this is the dress code to embrace. It allows people to dress nicely and combine the cocktail attire with a more formal touch of elegance, but it also offers plenty of creative freedom when it comes to the attires.
  •    Festive. If someone sees the “Festive” dress code on a wedding invitation, this means they can be really creative with the attire. For instance, a sparkly jumper and a pretty envelope bag will look absolutely amazing together!
  •  Beach Formal. You may be tempted to believe this means you are supposed to wear a tuxedo on the beach, but it’s not necessarily true. Men are expected to wear light fabric suits, while ladies can wear any type of elegant flowing dress that’s suitable for the beach.



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Monday, August 7, 2017

Have You Insured Your Engagement Ring?

You may not think engagement ring insurance is important – but, in fact, this is one of the very first things you should do after the big “Yes”. After all, this piece of jewelry bears a huge significance for you and your loved one and you want to take care of it for the decades to come.

Why is insurance so important and what is there to know about getting an engagement ring insurance policy? Read on and find out more.



  •        Believe it or not, a well-built insurance policy can save you from a lot of trouble. Theft, damage, accidents, and even complete loss can be covered by an engagement ring insurance policy. This will give you peace of mind, knowing your precious engagement ring is properly covered for the many years of love ahead of you.
  •         If you want to purchase an engagement ring policy, make sure to have your ring appraised by a professional. This is how your insurance company will know the true value of the ring (and thus, this is how they will determine the price of your insurance policy – about $1-$2 for each $100 of the ring’s worth).
  •      When to get the insurance policy for your engagement ring? Well, our advice is to get it as soon as possible – maybe even before you announce everyone on Facebook that you got engaged. This is more than just a piece of jewelry for you and your significant other, so it is perfectly normal to want to take proper care of it.


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Monday, July 31, 2017

Top Tips to Choose a Wedding Date

As wedding planners, we know your wedding date is hugely important for the entire wedding planning process. But how do you actually set the date? How do you do it in a way that will positively impact everything else?



  • We have some tips for you – read on, find out more, and start planning the wedding of your dreams.
  • Season, location, and even day of the week – they all matter, especially from a financial point of view, but from that of the weather as well. If you want to save money, try to have your wedding in off-season, at a location that’s not highly touristic, and during the week (or on Sunday).
  • Your friends’ weddings should also have an influence, especially if there are a lot of guests who will have to attend both weddings. Try to allow a gap between the weddings, so that everyone can attend all of the weddings.
  •  In general, it is highly recommended that you don’t plan your wedding on a holiday. Not only will it be more expensive, but it is quite likely that many of your guests will not be able to attend it because they have other plans.
  • Last, but surely not least, make this a special date. Try to set your wedding around the date you met the first time, or even around the engagement date. Doing this will add a lot of sentimentalism to the entire Big Day, making it even more magical.


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Monday, July 24, 2017

Top Tips for Alcohol-Free Weddings

Your wedding is a huge moment in your life, so it is perfectly understandable if you want to set your own rules for the Big Day. After all, you don’t get married every day and if you don’t relate to certain old-school traditions, you are more than free to leave them behind.

What does wedding etiquette say about alcohol-free weddings, though? What are the most important things to know about planning this kind of event? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.


  1. ·       First of all, see if you really want an alcohol free wedding due to personal choice or financial restraints. If you feel an open bar would push your budget too much over the edge, you should take into consideration serving just a limited variety of drinks – beer and wine, for example.
  2.         If, however, you want to have an alcohol-free wedding because this is a personal matter to you or someone you love, you are more than free to do it. There are tons of options to replace alcoholic cocktails and beverages, so we’re more than certain your guests will not be bored in any way.
  3. ·       Last, but not least, remember that it is customary to announce when you are having an alcohol-free wedding, so that your guests are prepared for your event and its rules. This way, you will avoid any kind of discussions on the Big Day, precisely because everyone will know from the very beginning that you will; not be serving any kind of alcohol during your wedding.



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Monday, July 17, 2017

Plan the Perfect Rehearsal Dinner

Your rehearsal dinner is much more important than you might give it credit for. Not only is this the right time to set all things clear for all of those VIPs participating in your wedding, but it is the perfect time to help the entire wedding party bond with each other and create some “exclusive” memories all of your rehearsal dinner guests will cherish for the years to come.

How to plan the perfect rehearsal dinner? Here are some tips to help you with this.



  •        Serve a good meal – preferably, a family-style meal. If you didn’t get the chance to do this with your wedding day, the rehearsal is the perfect time to go casual and simply have a great time with your close friends and relatives. A family-style dinner is the perfect way to achieve that cozy, welcoming vibe!
  •        Don’t dismiss the idea of having a special theme. You don’t have to go over the top with the flowers and the party motifs – but a well-set theme can help you pull everything together from an aesthetic point of view. Even if it’s just a basic color scheme, it will still work like wonders!
  •        Create a special dress code. Go casual with the dress code too – invite guests to follow simple rules and have fun with their attires. Do the same yourself as well! And yes, you can definitely wear white (but it is not absolutely compulsory, of course!).
  •        Record the toasts. You will definitely want to record the toasts given during the wedding – but why not do the same for the rehearsal too? All those jokes and micro-accidents will look lovely on tape when pulled together with the actual Big Day toasts!


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Monday, July 10, 2017

You Can Actually Have a Chocolate Wedding Cake

Let’s admit it: the sweet treat at the end of a wedding is always something to look forward to – and your guests will make no exception. Does the cake have to be all white, though, or are you allowed to actually opt for a chocolate wedding cake?

We think you should do whatever makes you happy at your wedding – and yes, this includes a chocolate wedding cake too. Here are some marvelous ideas to inspire you:



  •        A decadent classic chocolate wedding cake. Chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, and maybe a few red fruits – there’s nothing more delicious, more classic, and more universally appreciated than that. Add a cute cake topper to make it more personal and your guests will be bewitched!
  •         Oreo wedding cake. Yes, you read that right – you can totally have your wedding cake pastry chef create an Oreo-inspired cake for your Big Day. Imagine the sweetness, the deliciousness, and the eyes of your guests when they see this completely decadent (and irresistible) dessert on your special table!
  •       The beauty of nakedness. We all know naked cakes have gained a lot of popularity over the past few years – and we can see why so many choose this type of cake design too. Natural, beautiful, and more than unique, a chocolate naked cake with chocolate sauce dripping from the top and fresh fruit and flowers will be the delight of your guests’ eyes and taste buds. Amazing!



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Monday, July 3, 2017

Wedding Etiquette Tips You NEED to Know

Wedding etiquette can be an intriguing and complex topic – especially when there’s a lot of advice, coming from a lot of places. Of course, weddings today are not as restrictive as they used to be and there are a lot of customs you can simply choose to skip – such as the white wedding dress, the receiving line, or even the seated dinner.

Yet, there are still some wedding etiquette rules that need to be followed when you want to make sure nobody will feel offended. Here are some of them:


  • If you are planning a destination wedding, pay for your bridesmaids’ and groomsmen’s accommodation for the night before the wedding (especially if you want to spend the morning of the wedding with them).
  • It is a well-known fact that you shouldn’t add any kind of registry-related information to your wedding invitations. It is perfectly fine to add it to your wedding websites and to have your close friends and family spread the word, though.
  • Also, it is very important to make sure you include gift options that are suitable for multiple types of budgets and styles. Everyone invited at your wedding wants to offer you something you enjoy, regardless of how much they can afford spending on it!
  • In general, the bridal shower and the bachelorette party are planned by the Maid of Honor and/or other close friends or relatives. However, they shouldn’t plan these events sooner or later than 1-3 months before the Big Day!



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