Wednesday, November 26, 2014

There are so many fabrics to choose from, which will be the base for your wedding dress?

Choosing a wedding dress can be a confusing and overwhelming experience for a bride-to-be. Most likely, you have been dreaming of this moment ever since you were very young. But now that you are faced with the “final countdown”, you find that making the actual choice is much more difficult than it used to seem.

The fabric used for the creation of your wedding gown matters a lot, so make sure to pick it carefully. Here are some tips to help you out with this:

If you are planning on a destination wedding (and even more than that, for a beach wedding), remember to choose a light fabric as the base for your wedding dress. Otherwise, you may end up feeling uncomfortable in your dress. Go for chiffon, lace and other similar fabrics and try to avoid satin and anything that is synthetic.

For winter weddings, remember to choose a thicker fabric but also take into consideration the fact that your wedding venue will most likely be warmer in the day but chilly at night.

Your wedding theme may help you choose the right fabric for your wedding gown too. For example, if you are planning on a vintage wedding, lace will look absolutely wonderful regardless of the “era” in which you choose to “set” your Big Day.

Whatever you choose, make sure to check out with Wedding Planner 808 and we’ll help you with your wedding planning. We want you to be 100% happy with how your Big Day turns out so do not hesitate to call for our help if you want to plan everything the hassle-free way!

Photo source: Cameron Nordholm

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The holidays are approaching, here are some tips to plan your wedding around them:

Winter holidays have always had a special kind of appeal. It may be the fact that they celebrate miracles or the fact that they always remind us of the most beautiful moments in our childhoods, but one thing is for sure, they make for magic moments!

It is natural then that many couples choose to center their wedding day around these wonderful celebrations. If you want to do this too, here are some basic tips to get you started: 

A Christmas wedding doesn’t necessarily have to fall on the 24th or 25th of December. In fact, anything around that date will still fit into a “Christmas” theme. Even more than that, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll just have a big Christmas party that “happens” to be your wedding too. Instead of looking at it this way, turn it upside down: make it a wedding that “happens” to have some Christmas motifs incorporated in it (Christmas-like food, acorns as d├ęcor, maybe a Christmas tree and so on). 

A New Year’s Eve wedding is a great idea especially if you want to “overdo” it a bit with glitter. There’s no other holiday to be more “acceptant” of glitter and sparkles than the New Year’s Eve. As long as you keep yourself balanced and as long as you are creative, you can create a really shiny and elegant wedding. 

You can simply focus on some winter holiday colors if you don’t want to go “all the way” with your holiday wedding theme. Red and green are the perfect example here and they can look really stylish and vibrant as wedding colors. 

If you really want to save on spending money on decorations, consider having your reception at a venue that already provides annual Christmas and/or New Year’s decorations.

Wedding Planner 808 can help you with your winter wedding – and with any other “seasonal” wedding too. Come and let’s talk about your dream wedding and we’ll make it happen!

Photo source: Tammra McCauley

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Debating between having your wedding during the day or at night? Let us help you weigh your options!

Weddings are overwhelmingly emotional – but planning them can be equally overwhelming too. In fact, many brides find themselves facing so many questions and decisions that the months prior to the big day feel like an endless to-do list. 
If you have not yet decided on whether you should have your wedding during the day or at night, we have gathered some of the best ideas to help you weigh your options. Read on and find out more. 

Daytime/morning weddings tend to be less expensive than evening/night weddings. This happens mainly because you will save a lot of money by serving lunch and some “light” drinks (beer, wine, etc.) rather than serving dinner and lots of liquor. 

The main downfall of a daytime wedding is connected to the fact that many of the guests may not be in the mood to party and dance. Most of them are not used to with daytime parties and dancing at 3 pm may not feel very attractive to some. 

Evening/nighttime weddings are more expensive, but it will allow everyone to dress really fancy for your big night. Even more than that, if you choose the right time slot, you can also shoot some really beautiful pictures too (imagine you and your spouse-to-be kissing in the sunset!). 

If you are running on a tighter budget but if you want your guests to feel comfortable drinking and dancing, try an afternoon wedding at an estate where you can have the ceremony and reception start at any time. This will start at around 2-3 pm and it will end at around 7-8 pm, before the night fall. 

Also, you can always have a morning ceremony and an evening reception. However, keep in mind the fact that your guests will have to be entertained in between as well – and that’s what the so-called “cocktail hours” are for. 

Whatever you choose, do not hesitate to call Wedding Planner 808’s services. We have the know-how and the experience necessary to make every bride and every groom 100% happy with how their wedding day turned out!  

Photo source: PeterJBellis

As a Maid of Honor, What Are Your Duties on the Wedding Day? Read Here to Find Out

Being a maid of honor can be a great opportunity for you to show a friend you are truly there for her. However, in an age where tradition fades out, it can be confusing to actually be a “proper” maid of honor. What are your duties on your friend’s big wedding day? Here are some of the most important things you will have to do: 

Traditionally, the maid of honor will help the bride with choosing the dress, the bridesmaids’ dresses, as well as with planning the multitude of details that make for really beautiful weddings. Also, she will spread out the word about the couple’s registry as well.

Before the wedding, you will be in charge with making sure that all of the other bridesmaids have their dresses, jewelry and bouquets and that they all get to the wedding in time.

During the ceremony, the maid of honor is usually the person who will hold the bride’s bouquet and assist  with the train of her gown.

The maid of honor  (and the groom’s best man) also acts as witnesses and they sign the marriage certificate.

The maid of honor is also included in planning the bridal shower and/or bachelorette party.

The maid of honor is usually providing emotional and moral support.

If both you and “your” bride are confused and stressed out, Wedding Planner 808 can help create the wedding she has been dreaming of ever since she was a little girl. Be a good maid of honor and show her the advantages of working with us – at the end of the wedding, she will definitely be more than grateful for your idea! 

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