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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Lace Wedding Invites

Expressing your creativity

When it comes to expressing your creative thoughts and ideas, nothing can get better than attractive, stylish, and stunning Lace Wedding Invites. These cards exude a special charm and can make the entire occasion unique. Designs are intricate, and there’s a vintage appeal that captivates the attention of every individual. If you want to do something different in your D-Day that everyone will remember, choosing these special cards will be the best thing to do.

Why opt for lace

It is highly imperative to choose the best material for your invitation card. The market is filled with a gamut of options, and you need to choose the best ones. Lace ranks amongst the most attractive, intricate, and ornate materials. You can either invest in the customized Lace Wedding Invites designed by the leading suppliers or rely on your own choices. If somebody wants to choose cards for theme weddings, that will also be available. Here are some reasons that say why lace is the perfect option for such occasions:

1. Intricate

As a material, this particular option is intricate and beautiful. You can see the minute designs which will make even the biggest critic happy. The detailed artwork on these cards makes them special. You can reflect your passion for creativity in the best way.

2. Vintage

The material exudes a classy, conventional, and sophisticated charm. Lace designs reflect the vintage charm and classic European designs. Your guests will love to get them, and you will be in awe of these invites.

3. Classy

Apart from the conventional European touch, lace invitations add class and glamor to the entire occasion. No matter whether it’s a beach wedding or theme marriage, your cards will reflect the refined taste and the quintessential classiness.

Getting the best options

You can add a touch of drama to these cards by opting for the jeweled ones. Or you can also keep it simple, subtle, and soft. From vertical to other shapes, you will have a multitude of options to choose from. Know your preferences and depending on that, you can opt for the perfect cards.

Outdoor Weddings Reception

Venue

One important thing to consider before choosing a venue is whether you will need a tent or not to hold the reception. Having a tent to host the wedding reception will help not having to spend the time continually in the sun. This can result in sunburns for the bride and guests. Some guests may not be able to stand much sunlight. Also, having a tent will be an insurance policy of sorts if the weather turns bad and starts to rain. It will also make it easier to keep the cake from melting under the hot sun. You should also have a backup plan where it can be moved indoors if necessary in case of a bad storm.

You should also look at the available parking because you want to make sure that your guests have a place to park and not have to walk a far distance to get to the reception or drive around looking for a parking spot. If you have the room for parking and such, you can always host the reception in your backyard.

D├ęcor

For a wedding reception outdoors, it is best to keep the decorations to a minimum. As far as decorations are concerned let nature do the talking. Compliment nature with pieces that will enhance its grandeur. Just make sure that any hazardous decorations like lamps or candles are kept out the reach of any children. You also need to make sure anything that has wires is out of the way so no one will trip over them. You can use silk flowers instead of real ones if you would like.

Food and drink

The main thing that will dictate what you serve is your budget. It can be anything from a full sit down dinner to just snacks. It is best to keep it simple but one thing to remember is that it is true that many do judge a wedding by the type of food and drink they serve. For a wedding reception outdoors, you could have a hog roast or a buffet of picnic foods, or finger sandwiches. If there are to be children at the reception make sure that you include food on the menu that will satisfy the little ones.

Wedding Planning

Another recommendation I have is the service of an actual wedding planner. I am a wedding planner at a rental and wedding coordinating company, and I help brides do all sorts of things. I not only help them, I actually do most of the actual work. They will send me all of their contracts from their vendors, and I will organize them and put them into a specific folder for a later date when I begin creating the wedding timeline. These vendor contracts are just a small piece of the information I receive from brides.

The types of information I receive varies from what types of things we will be using to reserve seats, to the minute a bus will arrive. A wedding planner takes care of it all for you, and all you need to do is communicate back and forth with them. The perk is that you will be mostly stress-free, and can just gather all of the information from each vendor, and bring all of that jumbled information to the wedding planner, and they will sort through it and make sure it is all in an organized manner for that special day.

Once a wedding planner receives any sort of information about the day, they will begin to create a wedding timeline. A wedding timeline is a basic step by step of the day planned out to the minute. The wedding planners want to know any and all information the bride has for their special day so that they know how to assist, and where to assist at. Since they will be the point of contact throughout the entire day, they need to know when the florist will be arriving, what the photographer’s phone number is, what time the entertainer will begin to tear down at the end of the night, etc.

Officiate a Wedding

1) Welcoming Guests (thank everyone for coming and let them know how important they are)
2) Opening Commentary (speak to the couple about their relationship and marriage)
3) Reading #1 (can come from anywhere)
4) Imagery (unity candle, blending sand, letter box, champagne toast, etc)
5) Reading #2
6) Exchange of Vows (only around 10-15% of couples write their own)
7) Exchange of Rings (find a tradition that’s meaningful to the couple)
8) Reading #3
9) Pronouncement (send them off smiling!)

There’s no right or wrong way to officiate a wedding, but this outline works well and naturally flows from one part of the ceremony into the next.

Couples are welcome to add or remove readings to play with their ceremonies length, and sometimes have more than one piece of imagery. Interfaith Jewish and Christian couples often light the unity candle and also stomp the glass at the very end of their ceremony. Couples have even jumped the broom (African tradition) and then both stomped on a glass as their guests yelled, “Mozel Tov!” It can be great fun.

If the ceremony is not a religious ritual, there’s no right or wrong way. Weddings don’t have to be somber or follow any ancient format. If the couple wants their dog to escort their rings down the aisle, let them! If they’d like one of their grandpas to be their flower girl, awesome! People love it and it makes for great photos. If they’d like to have friends or family members come up to read during their ceremony, that’s okay too.

The fewer rules officiants have, the more fun couples have. I dressed up as Julius Cesar and wore a laurel and toga for one wedding and have been asked to dress like Elvis. You got it! Those are amazing life experiences to put on a resume and life is short so I try not to take myself too seriously. I encourage you to do the same. Have fun!