What Happens If You Get a Rainy Wedding Day?

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There are many nightmares haunting brides-to-be – but none is as powerful, as recurrent and as difficult to actually control in real-life as the dreaded “rainy wedding day”. Unfortunately, nobody can predict weather one year ahead of time – but what you can do is plan for this option too. Here are some tips on what can be done if it rains on your wedding day.

  • First and foremost, be prepared with a plan B – especially if you want to have an outdoor wedding. The simplest and most affordable solution is having a tent that can be easily put up to protect everyone from the rain. However, there are certain venues that will provide you with an indoor+ outdoor wedding package, allowing you to quickly switch between spaces in case it rains.
  • Believe it or not, rain can be a truly beautiful thing on your wedding day too. Imagine how gorgeous and romantic your wedding pictures will be if you hire a photographer who knows how to work with darker natural light and a couple of cute props! Yes, even rain can be turned to your advantage on the Big Day!
  • Last, but definitely not least, don’t be upset if it rains on your wedding day. Yes, it can be annoying – but, at the end of the day, these are just drops of water falling from the sky. Not even a bit of dampness can ruin the beauty, magic, and romanticism of your Big Day!

 

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Are You a Bridesmaid? Here’s How to Help the Bride

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If you are a bridesmaid, you are most definitely truly proud of your “VIP” role at the wedding. How do you actually help the bride – beyond the actual day-of tasks everyone will have to run? We have some tips for you – so read on and make your friend truly happy.

  • Help her keep the stress at bay. You may not be her closest friend ever – but that doesn’t mean you can’t “steal” her from all the wedding planning and take her shopping, to a nice restaurant, or to see a good movie. She’s going through a lot right now – be a real support for her, share a smile, and, whatever you do, don’t add even more stress to her life.
  • Help her choose the dress. If the bride has invited you to be part of the wedding dress entourage, be sure to go there armed with a lot of patience and a fair dose of honesty. She doesn’t need sweet talk and false compliments – she needs people whose sense of style she can actually trust!
  • Help plan the pre-wedding events. Every bride is different – some want these parties to be a complete surprise, others will give at least a few guidelines. Do your homework before you even start thinking of the bachelorette party or bridal shower!
  • Break the ice on the dance floor. Take the other bridesmaids and start dancing, so that other guests follow in your footsteps too – you have no idea how much this will mean for the bride and groom!

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3 Tips for the Ideal Summer Bridal Shower

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Planning a bridal shower is much more difficult than it might seem at first – especially when you want to make sure the bride will absolutely enjoy this event. How do you do it? How do you pull off ideal summer bridal shower?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • It is very, very important to know what the bride wants and likes. This is why bridal showers are usually planned by the friends and relatives closest to her – to make sure the event is a pleasant surprise and an even more candid memory. Therefore, be sure to learn about the bride’s likes and dislikes before actually proceeding to “action”.
  • Let the blooms speak for the bridal shower theme. It’s summer, and this means that you have plenty of gorgeous flowers surrounding you everywhere, at accessible prices! Create beautiful flower arrangements for all the tables and for the entire space – even the dullest, simplest room can be instantly beautified with flowers!
  • Summer is in the details. Aside from seasonal flowers, you might want to choose a variety of motifs connected to the warm months of summer. The color theme, the foods, the sweets, and even the music you play on the background of this bridal shower – they can all contribute tremendously to creating a truly beautiful bridal shower both the guests and the bride will always remember of fondly. Don’t be afraid to get creative!

Is the bride looking for amazing wedding vendors in Virginia? Hunt Country Celebrations has gathered everyone she needs! Tell her to check out our members and we guarantee she will love working with these highly experienced, dedicated, and truly talented wedding specialists! Her wedding will be nothing less than absolutely perfect and amazing!

 

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Create a Truly Timeless Wedding

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All brides and grooms want their wedding to be amazing from all points of view – and you make no exception whatsoever. Yet, what happens when you want your wedding to be timeless, rather than trendy?

We have gathered some of the most classically beautiful wedding ideas you will surely love – so read on if you need some inspiration.

  • Plain white invitations. If you don’t want to spend a fortune on fancy wedding stationery, and if you want to keep it traditionally pretty, plain white invitations are the way to do it. Add a bit of glamor with a beautiful font, a dash of color with a bit of gold or silver, and a bit of uniqueness with a pretty engraving and we guarantee everyone at your wedding will love the stationery!
  • Chignon hairstyle. Not sure how to create a really classy wedding hairstyle? Braids, puffy hair, curls – we’ve all seen them coming in and going out of trend. But if you want something that remains fashionable no matter how much time goes by, opt for a classic chignon. It will make you feel so feminine and beautiful!
  • Flower petals on the aisle. Planning an outdoor wedding? The most beautiful way to decorate your wedding ceremony aisle will always include flower petals (and yes, they’re usually red or white roses). Don’t be afraid to use a real classic for your Big Day!
  • Your name’s initials (and monograms). Thought initials and monograms are out of fashion? Think again – they are constantly re-imagined by designers who know there’s no other better way to personalize a wedding. Bring these details into your own wedding day too!

Looking for amazing wedding vendors in Virginia? You can rest assured that all of the Hunt Country Celebrations members are utterly dedicated to delivering absolute perfection. Contact them and you will never regret it!

 

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Money Mistakes to Avoid When Planning the Big Day

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It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that weddings cost a lot of money – but, after all, you only get married once and it should be absolutely amazing, right?

What are the money mistakes you should definitely avoid when planning the Big Day? We have some tips for you – read on and find out more.

  • Not making a clear budget to begin with. Sure, there are a lot of temptations that might appear along the way – but resisting them means you are starting your marriage on the right foot from a financial point of view. Sit down with your loved one, see how much you can afford paying for all of the wedding elements, and do everything in your power to actually stick to the plan too.
  • Forgetting to budget for certain elements. With so many details to handle, it is perfectly understandable why certain things might slip from the initial budget plan. Pre-wedding events, the presents you buy for your bridesmaids, and many other items seem insignificant in terms of costs – but they can quickly add up and push you over your budget.
  • Accepting parents to help you financially and not setting things straight. Your parents obviously want you to be happy – but if you decide to accept their financial help, be sure you set all the rules from the very beginning (e.g. if you want a small wedding and they start pushing for more guests, you should be honest with them and talk about this).

Looking for exquisite wedding vendors in Virginia? Come visit Hunt Country Celebrations and we guarantee you will find what you are looking for. Only the top-notch wedding specialists make it into our membership – so you can rely on these pros to deliver absolute perfection!

 

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As a Bridesmaid, Never Make These Mistakes

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If you have been appointed as a bridesmaid, you know you want to be a really great one. Your friend needs you both before and during the Big Day – and you will do everything in your power to help her have her dream wedding.

What are the mistakes you should absolutely avoid as a bridesmaid? We have gathered them right below – so read on and never make these mistakes.

  • Complaining to the bride. She has a lot on her mind and she has a million-and-one tasks to run – you are not helping if you complain about the dress, or about anything else (related to the wedding or not). If you have something wedding-related you really need to talk about, we advise you to do this with the Maid of Honor – she will know when and how to relay the information to the bride.
  • Holding a toast that’s too long. Want to know the secret to writing and delivering a truly successful wedding toast? Keeping it short and sweet. Say nice things about the bride and her groom, share an anecdote about your friend, stay away from anything embarrassing, and stick to 3-5 minutes of speech. Your toast will be a true success!
  • Not committing to all the pre-wedding events. As a bridesmaid, it is compulsory for you to be present everywhere the bride wants you to (including her wedding dress shopping entourage, if she asks you to do this for her). When you accept to be a bridesmaid, be sure you can actually commit to all these wonderful pre-wedding parties and events.

Looking for the best and most talented wedding vendors in Virginia? They’re all gathered at Hunt Country Celebrations – so come visit us and our members, and we promise you will never regret working with them!

 

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