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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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People Will Just Love It If You Incorporate These Fun Cocktails into Your Wedding!

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All brides and grooms want to have a wedding everyone will remember – and while there might be a thousand and one details you probably want to take care of, your wedding bar is not even by far the least important one (even when you plan on having a 100% non-alcoholic wedding!).

What are some of the most popular cocktail trends you might want to “steal” for your Big Day in 2019? We have some tips for you – continue reading and find out more.

  • DIY stations. This is not necessarily a new trend (it’s been around for about two years) – but it’s bound to be even more popular in 2019 (especially in the bar section). Providing guests with the basic ingredients for them to make their own cocktails and giving them a range of add-on options will make them feel entertained (not to mention that it will give them the chance to fix their own drink, according to their liking).
  • Herbal cocktails. It’s not about cocktails based on alcohol that’s herbal, but about the ways brides and grooms will choose to decorate their drinks in 2019. Herbs and fresh flowers can add a really great touch to a wide variety of cocktails, so don’t be afraid to include them.
  • Old-school. Classic cocktails are making such a huge and fantastic comeback! If you longed for cocktails everyone from your pops to your younger brother knows (or at least knows about), 2018 is going to be a great year for your wedding. Classic cocktails are a surefire way to make sure you don’t fail to satisfy your guests – so there’s really nothing not to love about this trend.
  • Some of you might not want to serve alcohol at your wedding – and others might want to just make sure people who don’t drink alcohol have viable options too (because, let’s face, it, how much soda can one drink in a night?). Fancy mocktails are bound to be pretty big in 2019, so you might want to consider adding one or two to your wedding bar selection.

 

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You Will Absolutely Love the New Wedding Trends of 2019

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Your wedding is a truly special event in your life – and you want it to really reflect that. At the end of the day, you want your wedding to amaze your guests and really surprise them in every respect. Of course, original ideas are always welcome as long as they reflect who you are and what your love story is all about – but before you get there, checking with the latest trends is one of the most important steps.

What are the new wedding trends of 2019?

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

  • Dresses will be so simple and beautiful. OK, wedding gowns are always beautiful – but this year’s all about simplicity. Think of the simplest satin wedding dress with a ball gown skirt and pockets. Think minimalist. Think of dresses that don’t have many embellishments and details on it. Just pure simplicity that transgresses time and the rules of seasonal elegance. Isn’t that amazing?
  • Soundtracks will be movie-worthy. No, really, wedding soundtracks in 2019 will be highly inspired by the movies that swept over the world. People are bound to love these for a million reasons: they are easy to recognize, they are fun, they are associated with a certain vibe of the movie, and so on. Try to include one such song into your Big Day too!
  • Special entertainment will take on more than any time before. Aside from music, 2019 brides and grooms will want to bring in some sort of unique entertainment too. Special shows, caricaturists, and even comedians – these are just some of the options you will see around at weddings in 2019.
  • Green and environmental approach. In 2019, plastic is forbidden at weddings (and it should probably be forbidden everywhere). Brides and grooms will find unique ways to replace traditionally plastic items with something that’s far eco-friendlier precisely because they want to help the environment in at least one way. For instance, colored pasta can make for excellent straws to replace the plastic ones! Isn’t that a cute idea?

 

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