Friday, September 30, 2016

Planning the Ultimate Fairy Tale Wedding

Entering Wedding in a Carriage
Most little girls enjoy being read fairy tales and when they grow up they want nothing more than a fairy tale wedding. This is a wedding like no other and one many little girls look forward to their whole lives. If you are planning one you will need to tackle the most important aspect of the planning process.

You can’t have the ultimate fairy tale wedding without a castle to get married in. While this is an ambitious undertaking it is not impossible to achieve. Though it is likely you don’t have the means to rent an actual castle, you can search for a wedding venue that has just as much magic to you. This could be anything from a beautiful park to a sprawling country club to a five star luxury hotel. Only you can decide what your ultimate vision for your wedding is, but having a castle of some sort is a very important aspect of any fairy tale wedding; even if it’s just made out of cardboard.

When you have acquired the venue of your dreams you will want to search for the dress of your dreams. For a fairy tale wedding you may not even want to limit yourself to the traditional white dress. A soft pink or rose wedding dress would likely make you look and feel like you just stepped out of a fairytale.

Planning for a fairy tale themed wedding gives you many options in décor, food, drinks and entertainment. You may choose to make your wedding simply feel like a fairy tale or may take inspiration from actual fairy tales from your childhood, such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves or Cinderella.

For a proper fairy tale wedding, consult with a local bartender and request that they create a signature cocktail for your wedding. They may be able to create a cocktail that will compliment your theme. This can also be a way to save money; many couples have a signature cocktail created for their wedding to avoid offering a full bar while still providing guests with adult drinks.

The way you arrive for your wedding is something that you and your guests will always remember. Though getting married at a castle is too ambitious for most people, you may be able to arrange to arrive at your wedding venue via a horse drawn carriage. You may also wish to leave your wedding the same way you arrived. This will only add to the fairy tale feel of your wedding.

Another way to bring the theme into your wedding is to rent a photo booth for the reception. You can find one that allows you to change the background whenever you want. Acquiring just the right backgrounds can turn pictures from your wedding into more meaningful reminders of the day and of what it means. It also allows your guests to enjoy themselves and get lost in the theme.

Creating a fairy tale wedding is something any couple can do if they put their minds to it. The magic of your favorite fairy tale will only enhance your wedding day.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Wedding Theme Ideas That All Couples Should Know

Using Goldfish as your Wedding Centerpeices
There are literally hundreds of thousands of wedding reception themes and ideas that you can find online. Some of those ideas focus on the uniqueness factor of the wedding while some talks about saving money and affordability of the reception.

If your wedding (or someone you know) is just around the corner and you still haven’t decided about the theme, here are few tips and ideas that can certainly help. They answer some of the most frequently asked questions related to themed wedding reception.

Country Wedding

If you love cowboy hats or cowboys in general, this kind of wedding theme is the perfect choice. A country themed wedding reception is quite easy to pull. Sometimes, all you need is a cowboy hat, bandanas and cowboy boots. As for the wedding décor, you can go with horse shoes, hay bales and cowboy hats hanging on the walls. You can also decorate your wedding reception venue like a bar that you typically see in old western movies too.

Beach Wedding

Beach wedding is arguably one of the most popular themes for couples. This kind of theme involves simple and less expensive decors. There are some that uses real seashells and even fishnets as part of their theme decorations. If you want an idea for a creative centerpiece, you can also place a fishbowl with a couple of goldfish in it at the center of each table as part of your decoration. There’s an endless of ideas when it comes to beach wedding theme so better put your imagination to work.

Masquerade Wedding

This is a very nice and fun filled wedding theme that your guests and visitors will surely enjoy. You can ask your guests to bring their own hand held masks or provide one as they enter the reception grounds. You can decorate your venue with the same décor that you usually see in a masquerade ball. Throw in some crystals or shining objects around for the full effect of this unique wedding theme that anyone can do and follow.

Each and every theme above can make your wedding unique, memorable and one of a kind. Just get creative with your decorating and try to stick to a theme to make your wedding as magical as possible.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The History of the Bridal Veil

The History of the Bridal Veil
The use of bridal veils as part of traditional attire for women dates all the way back to medieval times and has remained a tradition ever since. The history of the bridal veil does not have its roots in a place you would likely suspect; it started as a normal piece of attire that married women wore on a daily basis. Like all other traditions, the use of veils for daily use transitioned into only being worn on special occasions such as weddings. It’s not widely regarded as one of the latest wedding trends to wear a veil at your wedding, but there are many variations that are quite new to the scene. The full history and meaning being the bridal veil is important to understand and can make for a few fun trivia questions at your bridal shower.

Back in mediaeval times, a time when tradition was one of the most important parts of daily life, Anglo women wore veils as part of their daily attire. This separated the married women from the single women because an unmarried woman would typically not wear a veil; which would tip off would-be suitors that a woman was available for courtship. However, the veil also had a very practical purpose; covering a married woman’s hair, neck, and chin from the purview of other men. Additionally, the knitted mesh veils protected woman’s skin from wind and sun damage in a time that had few havens from the forces of nature. By the 15th century, the veil was replaced by hoods and the world was prepared to make bridal veils a new wedding tradition.

Wedding traditions in the mediaeval times were much different than they are today, and many of them were rooted in superstition or religious beliefs. Unlike the modern day, there weren’t a lot of options for a mediaeval wedding celebration. Things like veils were all that brides of that area had, so they really put as much care into their choices as possible.

In the 1900’s the bridal veil took a drastic change for the better when the wide loom and silk tulle allowed manufacturers to create much more lightweight and sheer designs. It also brought the cost of a veil down substantially, which meant they were much easier to afford and became even more widespread. The sheer look of the modern bridal veil enhanced a young woman’s attractiveness, and signified modesty, privacy, youth, and virginity. This significance is still prevalent in many wedding traditions today because only first-time brides typically wear a veil at their wedding.

As a final touch to your wedding dress that complements a woman’s individual beauty, the history of the bridal veil is just beginning to be written. Though it has become one of those items that simply appears at most weddings, there is no telling what new and exciting traditions will develop in the future. In fact, with a little creativity when you’re doing your shopping, you could be the next person to add a fun new twist to the timeless tradition of wearing a wedding veil.