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Exceptional Wedding Ideas

1097350_wedding_ringsEvery bride and wedding planner in town wants to have a unique wedding celebration. The bride and the groom would want their wedding to have something unique for their guests to experience during the celebration. In addition to a unique wedding theme there are also many ways of celebrating the wedding that will make it truly special and one of a kind.

Having a photo booth on your wedding reception wherein guests can have their photos taken and printed immediately is a different way of giving them a remembrance on this special day. This photo booth should have a backdrop that should have the couples names printed on it repeatedly or can include a set-up of the wedding theme. The photos can be printed in duplicate one is for giving out as a wedding souvenir and the other one can be compiled in a scrapbook and guests can leave their messages to serve as a guestbook as well. Your guests will surely love this as they have dressed for the occasion and they will definitely want to have something to remember on what they looked like on your special day.

Table centerpieces is another way of customizing your wedding and making it unique. Flowers and candles are no longer the only option to use as a centerpiece on reception tables. If you wanted a plant to serve as your centerpiece, a succulent cactus is a great plant to use because it requires less maintenance and is available on different interesting shapes. Put the cactus in an elegant glass vase and wrap it with a ribbon in the color of the wedding motif.

The wedding venue is another way of making the wedding different from all the other weddings you knew. A lot of people have used a garden venue and beach venue so why not think of another venue to celebrate your wedding. Very few people have been married on a yacht, a cave, and a cinema theater so this can be an idea to have your celebration be held.

Having a unique wedding invitation is really a must on your quest to have an exceptional celebration. The invitation itself can say a lot on what your guests can anticipate on that day. Some ideas could be a magnet wedding invitation wherein your wedding invitation is printed on a magnetized material. Another idea would be to have it printed on poster size paper with artworks on it so your guests can have an option to have it hanged on their walls. The poster invitation can be encased on a paper tube. Some companies can print on any material so choose any object that will represent the couple and have the invitation wording printed on the object.

For wedding resources and directory visit Sydney City Bride.

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Paper Flower Centerpiece

paper-flowerAn exceptional wedding centerpiece can make the reception truly memorable for any guests. For some it is a piece of decoration that will complement the theme of the wedding. For others it should serve as conversation piece for your guests.

Some people feel bad to throw away used flower arrangements and they feel it is a waste of money. A plastic flower is a no-no in any wedding. A flower made of paper is another way to do it, it doens’t have the lifeless quality that a plastic flower has and it can sometimes be as elegant as any genuine flower.

Just like this photo I found on flickr.

Bridal Shower Favors

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If you decide to combine the bridal shower and bachelor party to throw a big bash, make it an event that is intimate and allows everyone to get to know each other. A wine tasting party is something both the bridesmaids and the groomsmen can enjoy. It could be a mini getaway, a trip to a local vineyard, or a wine tasting at a home that everyone brings their favorite wine to. To tie it all together think of giving out some wine themed shower favors to all the guests, who made the time to come to the special occasion. There are plenty of wine favors that are elegant or whimsical for the taste. These favors can be high end or inexpensive. It all depends on what kind of a wine favor you want. A wine tasting shower is easy to put on. Plan a simple menu of assorted meat and cheese trays, crackers, dip, fruit, French bread and appetizers such as cheese puffs and miniature quiches.Guest  will appreciate the variety and well spend time over the assortments of food while they enjoy the shower or combined party. Whether bringing the bride and groom together for a big bash or trying to create an intimidate affair for the bride to be, a party with a unique and creative theme will do the trick. Be creative and think away from the norm to create the perfect bridal shower or wedding shower.

Wedding Gift Suggestions


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There are a lot of ideas for a perfect wedding gift but here are some tips to go about when you are having trouble to find one.

First of all you must know the couple and their needs. One simple thing to always keep in mind is that, you should be buying them something that is different from everyone else.

Secondly, you must be able to give something they will cherish not only on their wedding day but their entire married life. Thirdly, keep in mind that it is better to veer away from kitchen appliances and dinner wares since these will be common almost other guess. Fourth, keep in mind the gift you are buying is for the couple and not for separate individuals. Fifth, it is always nice to neatly wrap the gifts and following the color theme of the wedding. And finally check out for discounted items in the net or near by stores for best buys. Follow these tips and surely you will plaster a smile on the groom and the bride’s faces.

Some helpful tips for a perfect wedding

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Wedding day is such a joyful celebration not only to the couple that is getting married but to the family and friend who would witness this occasion. Every groom and bride wants there wedding to be a perfect one, here are some helpful tips to avoid stress on your wedding date:

  • have a specific theme
  • don’t go beyond the budget
  • ask for your relatives/friends for help
  • prepare ahead of time
  • compromise with the groom and bride’s family
  • make sure to have alternative plan if everything else fail
  • and most of all enjoy planning your own wedding for this will be a start of a lifetime

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Bridal Collections

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I found this great site that offers bridal gown, and entourage gowns. The designs of their gown are Australian and European.

MY most favourite is this gown – Wendy Makin- Lucia Close

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I found this site from Sydney City Brides, a wedding resource.

Wedding Bells, Wedding Plans

1080165_wedding_wine_glassesMany couples who are just recently engaged will be bursting with ideas on the wedding day. Along with those ideas are the hundreds of guest to the list. It will really be a dream- come-true for the bride to have their dream wedding since their childhood. But little girls have no idea on the price tag that comes with a fairytale wedding and with the prices of commodities surging to a rocket high having your dream wedding is next to impossible. Unless of course if you are born with a silver spoon but if you are not being contented with what the budget can offer is what you will have to learn from the start. However tight the budget might be there are many ways of saving some bucks for the wedding without sacrificing a lot on the aesthetics. It pays to plan ahead and services are much cheaper if it is booked early. Preparing for the wedding ahead will also save you extra money on the additional costs for rush services.

Determine your Budget.
The first thing that you must know is how much is your budget. If you know how much you will spend for your wedding you can budget how much to spend on your gown, on your reception and on your honeymoon. Having a budget also sets limitations when shopping around for items needed for your wedding.

Something Borrowed, Something New
The old adage still runs true until today. Find out if there are items you can borrow from friends and family. Search the internet for newly wed brides who are selling their used wedding items for a lower price.

Create your own wedding invitation.
The benefit of planning early is creating your own wedding items during your leisure time so you don’t need to feel pressured and rushed. First design your wedding invitation using a pen and paper or graphics editing software. After you have come up with your final design, list down all the items needed to create that design. First you need to test your design on the actual materials you have chosen to have a look if it is the design you are trying to achieve. If it is then go ahead and buy all the materials needed. I have a separate article discussing creating your own wedding invitation, you can read it here.

Wedding Program
Planning a wedding program is really tricky. You have to make sure that the program is solemn and entertaining enough for your guest. On your program you have to line up performances and in order to save on a professional fee of wedding singers, why not ask a friend who can sing well to sing a song or two on your wedding day. The program host can also be your bridesmaid, just be sure to inform the bridesmaid of your program so both of you can discuss this and prepare.

Wedding Day
On your wedding day you can hire a wedding organizer to save you the trouble of having to worry a lot on your big day. The savings that you can have of hiring an organizer on the day itself rather than from the start of the preparation can be added to your other important expenses.

There are many wedding resources on the net today take for example Weddings Sydney.

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Helpful wedding articles

Unique Wedding Invitation Ideas

“Wedding preparation is a strenuous endeavor for most bride-to-be especially if she will be the one to make the necessary planning for it. After setting the date for the wedding day it is time to make the wedding invitations. It is advisable to send out the wedding invitation for at least two months prior to the wedding day.

A unique invitation for the wedding is what every bride dreams of after all no one wants an invitation that is mass produced. A wedding invitation that is unique will amaze quests even before the wedding. The guests will surely remember the wedding date.”

Wedding Bells, Wedding Plans

“Many couples who are just recently engaged will be bursting with ideas on the wedding day. Along with those ideas are the hundreds of guest to the list. It will really be a dream- come-true for the bride to have their dream wedding since their childhood. But little girls have no idea on the price tag that comes with a fairytale wedding and with the prices of commodities surging to a rocket high having your dream wedding is next to impossible. Unless of course if you are born with a silver spoon but if you are not being contented with what the budget can offer is what you will have to learn from the start. However tight the budget might be there are many ways of saving some bucks for the wedding without sacrificing a lot on the aesthetics. It pays to plan ahead and services are much cheaper if it is booked early. Preparing for the wedding ahead will also save you extra money on the additional costs for rush services.”

Create your own wedding invitation

“A personalized wedding invitation gives a touch of importance to it judging by the time spent creating it. Some people wanted to try creating their own but they are hindered with insecurities on the outcome of the said endeavor.

There are many creative ideas for making your own wedding invitation and it only takes a day or two to create fifty to one hundred invites. For those who are really skeptic if they can do it, try one invitation first and if you feel that you have a knack to do it then go for it.”