Wednesday, August 24, 2016

These garden games will offer some fun for your outdoor wedding

As the host of your wedding day, you will surely want everyone there to create amazing memories. Yes, delicious food does help, and a nice variety of drinks (alcoholic or otherwise) can help as well. And yes, great music is mandatory too.

But if you want to go beyond that with your outdoor wedding entertainment, why not organize some really fun games? Here are some ideas of what you could try to incorporate in your Big Day:

A wedding piñata. It doesn’t matter how young or old your guests may be, they will always love a good piñata game (just as much as they all love the sweets inside the toy too!). Get a wedding-themed piñata and allow your guests to reminisce childhood birthday parties – they will have huge fun doing this!
A wedding match. If you know you and your friends have a favorite type of sport, why not bring a bit of it into your wedding day? From English croquet to baseball, anything’s possible to play at a wedding if there’s enough space. As long as it entertains the guests, it will be a more than welcomed addition!
A sack race. Want to see your groomsmen fooling around and laughing? Organize a sack race for your wedding party (or for all of the guests, if you think they will like it). This is a really fun game people are more than familiar with – so it’s bound to be a huge success.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

It is Summer, so your wedding should be full of color!

It’s still summer outside, and if you plan on having your wedding before the end of the season, adding color to your wedding palette is surely an option you are considering. Why wouldn’t you, after all? Colors will really make you and your guests feel amazing at the Big Day – and they can truly speak about your style and love story too. 

How to add a pop of color to your wedding décor and still keep it elegant and fabulous? Here are some wonderful ideas to consider: 

The shoes, the jewelry, and the bridesmaids. Add a bit of color to your wedding look by wearing bright-colored shoes, spice up your style with jewelry that pops, and dress up your bridesmaids in colors that are vibrant and gorgeous. Using the right color combinations, you can really pull this off in grand style!
The cocktails. Want to make your wedding drinks feel really special too? Create a signature cocktail that shines with color! With so many amazing ingredients available during the warm season, you can actually serve cocktails that are so unique your guests will instantly love them!
The variety. You don’t have to settle on fuchsia as your “pop of color” – not if you don’t like the idea, at least. There are many other splendid color options that really do the trick of adding liveliness and beauty to the mix, so you don’t have to feel limited to the very bright ones. Soft pinks and jewel tones can also work like magic, so don’t be afraid to use them! 

Wedding Planner 808 can help you plan the fantastic Hawaii wedding you’ve always dreamed of – so contact us as soon as possible, let’s talk about your ideal Big Day, and we will make it happen for you!

Photo source: Warren S Photography

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Make sure you choose the best date for your big day

Your wedding date is, without any kind of doubt, one of the most important and life-changing “numbers” you will ever remember. Of course, you want everything about the Big Day to be absolutely fantastic – and it all starts with choosing the right date for such an important event in your life.

How to do it? Here are some tips every couple should keep in mind when choosing their wedding date:

Settle on the season. You may not know your precise wedding date (and, truth be told, you won’t know it until you actually book your venue). However, giving people at least an estimate (e.g. the season) will be more than useful. Plus, choosing your wedding season can help you narrow-down other decisions as well (such as the “vibe” you want to create at your wedding, for example).
Settle on the day of the week and the time of the day. Your wedding doesn’t have to happen during the evening, or on Saturday. It can happen at any moment of the day, any moment of the week (and it can actually be less expensive to choose a less common time).
Keep your guests in mind. Since they will have to travel to reach your wedding location, you will also want to make it easier for them to get there. Avoid the holiday season (since guests may find it difficult to find transportation and accommodation) and, in general, avoid celebrations most people spend at home with their families (e.g. Christmas).

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Allow these quotes to provide inspiration for your wedding vows

Writing your own wedding vows is an excellent choice if you want to make your wedding ceremony as unique and personal as your love story is. Yet, if you are lost for ideas and don’t know what to start your vows with, looking at famous wedding vows will surely help you a lot. Here are some of the most romantic quotes to inspire you in creating emotional and unforgettable wedding vows:

Tyler Knott Gregson. “Because of you I can feel myself slowly but surely becoming the one I have always dreamed of being”.
Aristotle: “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”
Jody Picoult: “"You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not."
Plato: "At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet."
Lao-Tzu: "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
1 Corinthians 13:4-8. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
Goethe: "We are shaped and fashioned by those we love."
Paulo Coelho: "Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused."

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Gain some insight about popular wedding traditions

Truth be told, we are all surrounded by customs we don’t know much about – and weddings are definitely among the most traditions-oriented events in our lives. From the moment the bride walks down the aisle to the moment she bids her farewell, there are a lot of wedding customs we tend to follow, but never really understand the meaning of.

What are some of the most popular wedding traditions and how were they born? Here are some interesting things you might want to know about this:

The bouquet toss. This tradition was started in England, where the bride’s dress and bouquet used to be torn off by the women at her wedding (who believed that stealing a piece of the bride’s attire would bring them good luck). To be able to escape the wedding, the bride would toss the bouquet over her head on her way out. 
Something old, something new. It is generally known that this tradition is meant to bring brides good luck in their married lives. However, what not many people know is that every part of the tradition has its own meaning. Something old is a symbol of the bride’s connection with her past and family; something new represents her big hopes for the future; something borrowed is usually taken from a married woman who had good luck in life; and something blue is a symbol of the bride’s purity, as well as her love and fidelity. The last part of the tradition is commonly forgotten these days (“…and a sixpence in her shoe”), but people believed it would bring the bride wealth in her married life. 
The tiered cake. Did you know that this tradition dates back to Anglo-Saxon times, when guests brought small cakes to the wedding and stacked them one on top of the other? However, it was a French who first created the actual tiered cake, taking inspiration from the shape of the old Anglo-Saxon tradition and covering the cake in frosting as well. 

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Photo source: Ted Van Pelt