Have You Considered Incorporating Quotes in the Big Day?

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It doesn’t even matter what kind of wedding you dream of. It could be a very small and intimate event where you are surrounded by those who love you most, or it could be a grand party in a ballroom, where every single guest feels embraced by opulence and luxury. No matter the size, the theme, or the style of your wedding, you want this event to be infused with YOU and your LOVE STORY.

One of the best ways to do this is by adding some of your favorite book or music quotes to the wedding décor itself – and there are so many wonderful ideas on how to do that!

Following, we have gathered some of the prettiest quote ideas to incorporate in your Big Day – so read on if you are looking for inspiration.

  • On the cake. On the side of the middle tier or on top of it, on the cake topper or simply on a wedding sign on the cake table, a quote will go very well with your cake. This is an excellent idea for those of you looking for a unique way to decorate a simple white cake – but it can be beautifully combined with other wedding trends too (e.g. geode-inspired cake colors).
  • On the dress. How about sewing or embroidering your favorite quote on the inside of the wedding gown? This is a wonderful way to keep your favorite words close to your heart as you move through this huge life event. If you don’t want to ruin your dress, you can add your quote on your wedding bouquet wrap as well – it is also a very nice idea for those who want to make their wedding processional feel more special.
  • On a wedding sign. This is one of the easiest (and probably most popular) ways to incorporate quotes in the wedding day. You can use wedding signs as a wedding backdrop for the ceremony, you can place them near the cake table, or you can just hang them randomly around the wedding venue. Either way, they will make the entire décor shine with uniqueness!

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Have You Considered a First Look Photo Session?

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Wedding traditions have changed quite a lot in the last few years. For instance, it used to be absolutely forbidden for the groom to see the bride before the actual wedding ceremony – but these days, a lot of brides and grooms actively choose to take this into their own hands with a First Look photo session.

Why would you have such a photo shooting? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • A First Look photo shooting can be really beautiful, and it can lead to truly emotional pictures. Plus, for those of you who are very anxious and nervous, being with your loved one can help you ease the nerves before the ceremony. If you’re afraid to cry and completely ruin your makeup for the rest of the day, a First Look photo session might be a good idea for you (even if you do cry during the photo shooting, you will still be able to retouch your makeup before the ceremony).
  • Of course, time can be an advantage too. By shooting most of your pictures before the ceremony, you will have more time to spend with your guests after the actual “I DO” – either by jumping directly into the wedding reception or by holding a cocktail hour you can actually participate in.
  • On the other hand, it is important to note that having a First Look photo shooting you will have to wake up earlier as well (so that you can fit it all in before the ceremony). For some of you, a photo session can also increase the nervousness and anxiety too – so if you think you will feel pressured by the presence of the camera and wedding party around you before the ceremony, you might want to reconsider whether or not you want to have a First Look photo session.
  • Of course, you can settle for an “altered” version of the First Look photo shooting too. For instance, if you are worried that this will spoil the surprise during the ceremony, you can have a First Touch photo session (where you don’t actually see each other because you are facing opposite directions), or a First Look without all the accessories.

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You Should Definitely Pack These Things for Your Wedding

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Your wedding day is going to be very special – and, as the bride, you want to make sure every single element of it is perfect. Of course, you will put a lot of attention to detail into everything connected to the Big Day – but even with the best planners on your side, you should still be prepared for unforeseen accidents (such as wine spilled on your wedding gown, for example).

What are some of the things you should definitely bring with you at your wedding to fix this kind of situations? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

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  • Baby powder. You have no idea what a miracle maker this can be. While it may not be able to magically erase greasy stains off your dress, it can definitely make them less visible by absorbing the oils in them. Furthermore, if you use a stain removal wipe to “erase” a wine stain from your dress, you can also add a bit of baby powder on top – it will stick to the stain and cover it so that it’s not too noticeable.
  • Clear nail polish. You probably know that nail polish can be used to stop stockings from running – but this is just one of the reasons you should pack some with you on your wedding day. Another way you can use it in case of an unforeseen circumstance is to glue rhinestones on your dress, purse, or shoes (it will act just like a clear glue and stick the rhinestones back to their place).
  • Lip balm. Not only is this essential to apply before makeup (to make sure your lipstick is applied smoothly), but it can also come in handy in times of…zipper trouble. Just use a little bit of lip balm on a zipper that’s stuck and it will help you in a matter of seconds!
  • Dryer sheet. Sure, this might sound weird – but a damp, used dryer sheet can prevent your dress from sticking to your stockings. You just need to rub the dryer sheet on the area to make the “magic” happen.

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Plan a Timeless Wedding Using These Ideas

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Wedding trends are ephemeral – what will remain after the wedding day is you and your loved one, facing the world together as a married couple who fondly remembers their Big Day of shine, beauty, and grace.

Of course, wedding trends can be extremely inspiring – but for those of you who prefer timelessness over fads, there’s nothing more important than the kind of elegance that will look stunning on your wedding day and thirty years from now as well.

What are some of the most beautifully timeless wedding ideas you could incorporate in your Big Day? We have some tips for you – so read on to find out more.

  • The simple white dress. You don’t need an ultra-intricate wedding gown to exuberate elegance and beauty. A simple dress made from a quality fabric and sewn in a way that embraces your body with grace will look amazing today, tomorrow, and always. In fact, simple dresses are actually back in fashion and they are bound to be a pretty huge trend in 2019 – so if you’re getting married this year, you can actually double-score with a simple dress!
  • The white ceremony chairs. We’re not saying wedding chairs covered in bright-colored blooms don’t look beautiful – they do! But are you sure twenty years from now your daughter won’t look at your wedding chairs the same way you look at overly bouffant sleeves in your mother’s wedding photos? White chairs can never go out of fashion for a wedding – so why not settle for them?
  • Tall flower centerpieces and arrangements. We’ve seen a lot of exciting trends in the wedding flower niche – and they look absolutely fantastic. But if you want to pick timelessness over temporary trends, tall arrangements are what you are looking for. If you want to add a dash of contemporaneity to the mix, you can create these arrangements in tall, fully transparent or metallic-colored hexagonal vases.
  • Lounge areas. This might feel like a new trend and something that will easily fall out of popular attention. However, lounge areas can never get old – they’re the perfect solution for guests who don’t want to dance or simply want to socialize without having to scream at each other.

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What Is the Best Moment to Cut and Serve the Cake?

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Without doubt, the cutting of the cake is one of the wedding moments people get most excited about – because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love a lush, delicious, sweet snack?

The way your cake looks is one thing, the way it tastes is another. Even the way you display it throughout the wedding can have a huge influence on your wedding day!

What is the best moment to cut and serve the wedding cake, though?

We have some tips for you – keep reading and find out more.

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  • Traditionally, the cake cutting takes place between the dinner and the dancing part of the reception party (after the First Dance) – and it makes perfect sense this way. The reason most couples go with the traditional cake cutting timeline is because this can also act as a trigger for guests that they can head home (especially if they can’t stay for the after party). Plus, serving dessert right after your First Dance is a nice way to give guests a kick of energy – just enough for an evening full of dancing and having fun.
  • However, keep in mind that it is perfectly acceptable to alter the traditional timeline as well. For instance, if you want to have your First Dance before the meal, you will have to serve the dessert after the last course. Likewise, if you don’t want a traditional cake cutting moment, you can leave the cake on the dessert table and encourage guests to grab a slice when they want to.
  • In general, the earlier you serve the cake, the better it is for everyone. As mentioned before, the cake is usually a trigger for guests to know that it is acceptable to leave the party and head home. This is precisely why you want to serve your cake earlier in the reception timeline, rather than later – especially if you have seniors or parents with children invited at your wedding. Yes, you are allowed to make your own rules, of course – but keep your guests in mind as well!

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Everyone Will Love these Plants as Wedding Favors!

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Offering wedding favors is not an absolute must – it’s not like you’re cutting the ceremony off the Big Day or not serving any kind of food to your guests. Favors are, however, a nice gesture of appreciation – they show your guests that you really appreciate their presence there and that you would like them to leave your wedding with a small memory of this beautiful moment in your life.
Have you considered offering wedding favors that are based on flowers and/or plants? They can be such a subtle and beautiful gift, especially when you sprinkle them with a bit of your personality and your own sense of uniqueness!
Here are some of the prettiest ideas for plant based wedding favors to inspire you:
• Edible seeds. This is the perfect blend between a classic edible wedding favor and a plant based one. Offer your guests edible seeds wrapped in pretty packages and they will more than love it. For instance, candy-covered sunflower seeds can be a really nice treat – and when packed in a personalized envelope, they can be more than appropriate for a wedding.
• Pine saplings. Want to help the environment and to help your guests “upgrade” their patio? Offer them pine saplings to plant when they get home. They can be beautifully packaged in burlap, and they work marvelously well with fall and winter weddings. Everyone will love the idea!
• Petal boxes. Fill little boxes with the petals of the same blooms you have already included in your wedding décor. If they are fragranced, it’s even better! Don’t forget to personalize the boxes and add something cute to them – something that will remind guests that your wedding was absolutely amazing!
• Framed dried flowers. You can do this with the same blooms as you have used for the wedding décor or with any other type of blooms. Offer your guests these pieces of home décor and they will definitely love the gift. Romantic and timeless, dried and pressed flowers have a special allure to them – one that seems to always tell a story of beauty and love!

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