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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Know the Mistakes of Wedding Etiquette

Sending invitation to the person who already told about his or her inability to attend

If a person tells that he or she cannot attend your wedding due to some reasons, you should exclude him or her from the guest list and not send any invitation. However, this rule can create confusion about whether or not to invite him or her to pre-wedding events. In this situation, you can include him or her in these events.

You are not clear about who can attend and who cannot

You should be clear about who is invited to the wedding and whom they can bring along. Generally, confusion is about bringing children. If you are inviting children of invitees, you should mention it while addressing wedding cards. You can affix “with family” with their names. If you have not met friends or relatives for a long time or you meet them sometimes, try including them all or none.

Time and date of wedding are less suitable

Generally, Saturday and Sunday are considered appropriate to get married. On these days, most people are on leave and can attend the ceremony without any problem. However, on Sundays, guests will try to leave early, because they will have to go at work next day. Moreover, you should choose time for starting ceremony accordingly. So, it is ideal to celebrate event on a holiday and start ceremony in the afternoon or early in the evening. However, selecting the day and time is up to you. Your closest friends and relatives will definitely try to attend the event, regardless of time and date.

Not personalizing invitation designs and wording

It is generally not an etiquette mistake, but it is the most overlooked mistake. If you want to give invitees a glimpse of how grand your marriage is, select an elegant and perfect wedding card. You should personalize it according to your wedding theme and colors. You should also try to add motifs and symbols, reflecting your beliefs.

Unusual Engagement Party Ideas

Surprise your guests

Try and hide the news from your closed one’s until you invite them for a party. Once everyone is there, announce your engagement yourself or ask your DJ( if you have one) to raise a toast for you and your guests and announce your engagement. Surprise! This one will really astonish your guests specially your parents. Be prepared for the reactions.

Who bear the cost

Generally, it is bride’s parents who bear the cost of the event but now as time has changed, it can be a collaborative effort. You can divide the cost of event, this will give you an extra edge for having a grand engagement party. Hope both of yours parents agree! Having a grand party at engagement is not for everyone, but nothings more important than sharing your happiness with your loved one’s.

Make it an event

Indulge your guests by having a wine tasting party. Conduct blind wine tasting or form wine tasting groups. Have wide variety of wine at either from local winery or you can consult books about it. This act will engage your guests and enhance their understanding of wine. Your guests won’t be more thankful to you for holding this over the top engagement party. If you lack time, hiring the event planners like they have in Long Islands can save you from extra effort and stress.

DIY photo table runner

To make it more memorable and classy, a table runner of you and your would be groom’s pictures will be an extra advantage in your engagement as it will be a carry on accessory for your wedding as well. Make your guests aware about your days in relationship and aspire them to tie knots. Photo runner looks amazing on table but remember not to spoil them.

Romantic personalized cookies are a good idea

Your name is inscribed on a heart shaped delicious cookie and guests are thinking twice before putting into their mouth. Isn’t it worth having in your personal event. Your table will say thank you for decorating it with beautiful and delightful cookies.

Undecided on serving desserts? How about mini cakes

Serve beautiful flavored mini cakes to your guests and ask them to vote on flavors. You might be aware what majority of your guests like, decide flavors accordingly. Do not forget to top them delightfully that they look delicious. Place them beautifully on table to enhance the decor.

Have a venue that is special for you

If you guys have a special place where you met for the first time or place where he proposed you, nothing could surprise your guests better. The same bar where you met and maybe the same chair. Oh! This is going to be so romantic and special. You can even disclose this secret to your guests later on. It depends on you, how grand or simple you are planning your engagement to be. There is no harm in having a small house party with closed one’s, probably in your backyard with some dance and music. But in case of an event, you can always have an option of hiring event planners in Long Islands.

Serve popcorns

Since he popped a question to you, it will be cool to serve popcorns as the arrival treat for your guests. Beautifully packed caramel popcorns will do, hope your guests like the idea. Moreover, light snack won’t fill their belly in advance and they still can enjoy dessert and main course.

Some Ideas to Propose

Show Your Partner That You Care

Take your partner to their favourite restaurant or bar in town or take them to the place where you two first met. Let them know that you remember every tiny detail of your relationship and how happy and thankful you are to have them in your life.

Try Something Geeky

Create a Jigsaw Puzzle using a nice photo of the two of you. When it’s done, ask the question.

Go On A Trip

Take some time off from both of yours’ busy schedules and go hiking/skiing/boating/bicycling/cruising or take a trip to the countryside in your car. Choose a beach or a waterfall, a cliff or a monument as the backdrop that will add drama and irresistible appeal to your proposal. Both of you will remember this quality time together for all your lives.
Charter a yacht for just the two of you. Watch the sunset together, get on your knees and pop the question when nothing is around except the waves and the fading hue of the sunlight.

Take Advantage Of The Weather

Take a walk in the evening/night when it’s raining and propose right there on the pavement/footpath. Let your partner know that only they matter the most. Nothing else. They won’t be able to resist a proposal so very romantic.

Go Creative

Write or type “Will You Marry Me?” in fancy words and place the message inside a bottle. Let her / him discover the bottle and be spellbound.

Prepare a banner with those words painted on it. Hang the banner at the front porch of your home, driveway or living room when you are expecting your beloved.

If you stay together, write the question with a lipstick on the bathroom mirror and draw two check boxes for “yes” and “no”.

If you have a pet, tie a ribbon around its neck with the question and the ring.

Take a pottery class together and opt to create plates. When making your plate, write down the question on the plate with your fingers. Your partner will have a souvenir of your proposal that will last forever.

Use window markers to write the question on her/his car’s windshield.

The keys to making your marriage proposal a success are: creating a beautiful memory, element of surprise, honesty and thoughtfulness.

Things to Avoid when Planning Your Wedding

Not planning budget for every wedding expense

It is essential to start planning for everything right after the announcement of wedding date, so you can avoid problems later. Marriage comes with various expenses and you should estimate budget for it. However, if you do not allot it separately, there are chances that you will spend all money on a few things. If you do not want to spend money on unnecessary things, you must divide the budget for every possible expense. You should precisely state estimated money for each category of expenditure such as wedding stationery, venue, decoration, food etcetera. You can also keep the amount a little higher to cover unexpected cost caused by price hike or any other similar reason.

Not allotting responsibilities to individuals

You can reduce stress by allotting different responsibilities to trustworthy persons. If you are afraid that they would not be able to carry these responsibilities successfully and plan to carry out everything by yourself, it will be the biggest mistake. When you do so, chances are high that you will make a mistake while accomplishing many tasks at the same time. Doing so will not let you enjoy the event and spoil all the fun. Therefore, you should give responsibilities to only reliable persons and enjoy the ceremony without any stress.

Not making proper guest list

Before you start looking for venue and wedding cards, you should make a proper list of guests. It is necessary because you will need a venue that can accommodate them. Moreover, you will have to order Indian wedding cards accordingly and plan various other things. If you do not know the number of guests arriving at the ceremony, all these efforts will get ruined. Moreover, money and time will also get wasted. To avoid this nightmare, you should make a proper guest list. For this purpose, you can also discuss with yours and spouse’s families about it and take their help to finalize this list.