Wedding Planning

Bridal Party Jewelry Solution

Weddings are a beautiful, joyful, wonderful event, but they can be a bit stressful and require a lot of planning.

Everyone knows about getting the right wedding dress for the bride. The bridesmaids are next with their dresses as well- which must also be beautiful but not stand out too much (so that the bride won’t be overlooked). A nice lavender or perhaps beige is a great color for your bridesmaids dresses, but what about their jewelry? Nowadays, jewelry can be just as important as the dresses, shoes, make up and hair. A bride may want to brighten up her entourage with some elegant, beautiful, classy necklaces. For example, a beautiful little heart pendant. However, let’s say she has ten bridesmaids and needs ten necklaces for all of them.

Bridesmaids come in all different shapes and sizes so getting the necklaces to fit all of them perfectly may be a challenge. For one bridesmaid the necklace may be too long, for the another it may be too short. So what do you do? There’s actually an easy and very convenient solution. It’s called a necklace extender. A necklace extender is an accessory that you simply add to your necklace chain that will give it exactly the length you need. With such a simple solution, you can now make sure all your bridesmaids are in perfect order. A necklace extender is also very useful for the bride as well- if she wants something beautiful around her neck. It’s the perfect solution for your jewelry needs. It’s unnoticeable and makes a huge difference.

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The Advantages of Hiring a Professional Wedding Videographer

Like many people, I forgot to book a wedding videographer during the beginning stages of my wedding planning journey. The venue was the first booking that I made, followed by the wedding photographer. Once I neared the end of my wedding planning journey, I posted to Facebook to ask my friends and family if there was anything else that I had forgotten… I received 31 responses and of those responses 23 were to book a wedding videographer. The search for a professional wedding videographer had begun.

I initially sought out recommendations from the Facebook post, the majority were for a long established wedding videography company in Suffolk with a massive 9 recommendations, after browsing their website, I didn’t feel like their style of videography suited my personality and so the search continued. Eventually, by searching on Google Maps, I found the wedding videographer that I wanted to use and I left them an email to which they responded almost immediately – sadly they were already booked on the date of my wedding and so I had to use another wedding videographer.

The problem that I then faced wasn’t that the other wedding videographer wasn’t good, they were experienced and had a nice portfolio. The problem was that I didn’t budget for a wedding videographer at the beginning of my wedding planning journey. I only had £800 left that I was able to put towards a video which is nowhere near enough for the quality of work that I wanted. A good wedding videographer in Suffolk typically charges £1400-2500. Things were not looking good!

Firstly, the Suffolk Wedding Videographer that I wanted to book was unavailable, and secondly – I couldn’t afford the quality of wedding videography that I wanted. After looking at multiple options including loans and financing packages, I decided to opt for a videographer that met in the middle of my budget and the higher-end prices of the professional wedding videographers.

What a disaster! I won’t go in to the details but I am left wishing that I had of just planned better during the initial stages of booking things for my wedding as I would have been able to factor in the wedding videographer that I actually wanted, I am writing this blog post as a message to anybody else who is in the early stages of their wedding planning, or even the late stages – it doesn’t matter! Just be sure to book a wedding videographer and don’t worry about the price! ALL wedding videographers are cheap, even at the higher end – the amount of work that goes into creating a wedding film is unbelievable and it cannot be undervalued or underestimated. You only get one shot, and it needs to be perfect!

If you are looking for more tips and information regarding wedding videographers, you should check out Rock’n’Roll Bride magazine, I have found them to be the best as their articles are well thought out and they have non-biased reviews.

Thanks for reading and good luck with planning your wedding!

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How to Plan and Start a Wedding Beauty Timeline

A beauty timeline should be at the top of every bride’s list of priorities. Even before she sets a date and picks a dress, the beauty timeline commences, or ideally, it should if she wants to look positively radiant and swoon-worthy on her wedding day. Starting a beauty timeline takes a bit of planning since the whole point of the endeavor is to avoid last-minute fracas and fiascos. So to help every bride plan their wedding beauty regimes ahead of time so that they can look absolutely scrumptious on the big day, we have brought to you the ultimate bridal beauty timeline. Let’s begin.

8 Months Prior

8 months may seem like nearly a year, but that’s the ideal time to start your beauty regime. Haircuts and waxing can obviously wait, but you first need to attend to those things that will actually make your skin glow from inside on the wedding day.

  • First things first, start the vitamin pills. Beauty vitamins equal silky shiny hair, glowing skin, and good health.
  • Also if you are planning to change your hair color, now is a good time to give it a try. Doing it now will give you plenty of time to change it later if you want to or to undo dye damages if any.
  • 8 months is also the sweet spot to kick start your skincare routine. Try something new, instead of going back to your old routine. This time, your skin needs something extra. So, do the usual cleansing, toning, exfoliating and moisturizing, but incorporate other treatments too.
  • If you are going to wax or shave, then that has to wait, but if you are planning for a laser hair removal, now is the time to get it done. It will need at least 5 to 7 weeks for the full procedure to complete, not to mention the after-care and all involved.
  • You also want to hop onto a fitness routine around this time to make sure that you are in your best shape by the time of the wedding ceremony.

4 Months Out

With only 4 months left, you must now hurry up.

  • Time to get your hair and makeup appointments for the trials. Try as many artists as you like until you find one to finalize. Be as cogent as you are when shopping for your diamond engagement rings. When you are happy with the trial work, book them immediately to avoid any last-minute conflict of schedules.
  • That out of the way, continue the vitamins and the workout. With just 4 months to go, now is a good time to give up eating fries and fast food until after the wedding.

2 Months to Go

There is a lot to be done at this point, which you couldn’t do before or leave for later. So, pull up your socks.

  • Unless you want to look orange on the wedding day, start examining your tanning options. For that perfect sun-kissed bronzy glow, take an appointment with a tanning salon today. Alternately you could also use a tanning moisturizer if you want to avoid all that trouble of spray tanning.
  • Grab all the beauty accessories that you will need for the wedding day and reception party makeup. Lipsticks, foundations, blushes, get everything you need.
  • Get an appointment at your dentist’s for a dental cleanup and whitening. You need to get your pearly whites all ready for the million-dollar smile that the photographers would be snapping away all day.
  • If you have plans of a botox treatment, this is the point where you want to get it done, considering that the effects take a couple of weeks to kick in.
  • Turn your gym routine into full gear. If you were doing 30 minutes a day till now, add another 30 minutes to that. Join a yoga class in the morning or beat the work stress doing Zumba in the evening.

2 Weeks Only

Now you are down to just two weeks. It’ll practically pass in a flash. So start getting the skin treatments now.

  • Get a hair treatment to enhance the shine and color of your hair. While you are at it, get the ends trimmed. Now is also a good time to get some highlights done, but go easy on the choice of color because this is basically the point of no return.
  • From here on out, exfoliate seriously. Grab a nice luxurious scrub and use it at least three times a week. Keep your skin free from dead cell depositions.
  • Brows are important, and so it’s imperative that you start working on them before late. Start tweezing the extra hairs now so that you can avoid the rashes and redness on the big day.

A Week from the Day

Time to visit the salon again.

  • Get a nice facial done now so that the glow reveals itself exactly on the day of the wedding.
  • Also if you want to get some root coverages done, now is a good time.

5 Days

With the wedding less than a week away, you need to catch up on a few things.

  • Hit the salon if you are doing the traditional waxing. With some days in hand, the redness and bumps will subside as you treat your skin back to normal.
  • At this stage, quit skincare like Vitamin C, retinol, etc. to duck any possibility of dermatological irritations.

3 Days

Begin a home skincare routine that includes light peeling. If you are thinking of masks, now is a good time to put some on to get that plump and radiant look on the wedding day.

2 Days

It’s time to relax a little.

  • Hit the salon for a nice relaxing pedicure and manicure.
  • Also, go in for a spray tan.

1 Day Before

It’s your day off. There isn’t much to do now except taking your beauty sleep. Also, stay hydrated.

Congratulations, you have done it. Your beauty timeline has come to an end and it’s time to get ready for your big day. One last thing, don’t forget to use waterproof mascara.


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Plan the perfect wedding with these organizers

BULVERDE BOOKS has designed several Wedding Planners and Organizers guide to plan for your wedding starting as early as 12 months before the wedding. These guides track your every monthly, weekly and daily details to help you plan for a perfect wedding.

Avoid the stress! Make life easier for the bride, the mother of the bride, the single father of the bride, aunt, and/or all those in planning this wonderful event with these guided notebooks full of check lists, planning and note pages.

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Making A Wedding Using a Party Rental Company

Your wedding is a once in a lifetime experience. It’s an event that you will remember all of your life, with pictures to look back on and share with people for decades to come. It stands to reason that you’ll want to make your wedding the most perfect day possible, and that includes a beautiful and decadent set-up.

Even a small wedding can require a shocking amount of tablecloths, tables, chairs, and decorations. Even if you like throwing big parties, odds are you are never going to have a need for party supplies on that scale ever again. Instead of ordering them all and then going through the hassle of selling them later, why not simply rent them?

Party rental companies is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to handle the bulk of your wedding supplies. Most rental companies have a wide variety of styles, from Chiavari chairs to beautiful, airy tents.

You can get exquisite tablecloths and other party supplies for a more modest price when you rent them, allowing you to stretch your budget for an even better wedding than you planned.

Best of all, you can make an event with a party rental company and they will deliver the needed items to your venue, and more importantly, will store them for you until the wedding. If you do decide that buying everything is right for you, storage may be one of the biggest struggles you face.

Tips for using a party rental company

Every party rental company will be a little bit different in how they handle things. Some companies require you to book well in advance, and have specific time windows for them to drop things off in. Others are a bit looser with their requirements. It’s best to call the rental company in advance to go over their guidelines. You can get a reccomondation from your local chamber of commerce on which company to use.

When you call, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Party rental companies have a lot of experience not just in renting, but also in what works best in your area. You may learn that it always rains in June, and you’ll want a tent that can keep the worst of it off your guests, or that cotton tablecloths look the best, for the same price as nylon ones.

It’s in the rental companies best interest that you have a great wedding, and they’ll be happy to give you advice to help you obtain that picture perfect wedding.

A week before the event, block out time to read your rental order line by line. It’s important to check everything on the list, so you don’t find out on your wedding day you forgot to order enough tablecloths, or that utensils weren’t on the list at all.

In the end, your wedding is about you and what you want. Renting the basic party supplies may be the key to allowing you to focus on the details, without having to stress about contacting multiple vendors if you need to make a change or have a new idea during your planning process.

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Should You Choose An Engagement Ring On Your Own Or Together?

Picking the perfect ring for your betrothed is undoubtedly a daunting task, one that can take many days, weeks or even months. All those hours of lustful window-shopping together have past, and now you’re struggling to remember even the smallest of helpful hints that were not-so-subtly dropped.

Buying an engagement ring is one of life’s milestones, but more often than not the pressure to ensure a job-well-done can make the process long and stressful. While the element of surprise was a crucial element to any successful proposal, more and more couples are now choosing to join efforts in the ring hunting, after the initial engagement has passed.

There are a number of factors to consider when deciding the best line of action to take, and the decision to work together on finding the perfect ring, might be as tricky as the buying process itself.

1. Personal Taste

As with buying a gift for anyone, even the person you know best of all, there is an element of risk – personal taste. Even the most textbook appropriate choice, may look entirely different on the finger of your partner. By taking your partner with you to find the ring of their dreams, you are ensuring that an informed decision is made. Everything from time of day, to lighting conditions can affect how you perceive a ring to look, and it might be worth making several trips, over several days, with different outfits to ensure the right match is made.

On your own, there is always the surprise factor to take into account. Although there is a chance your ring might not be perfect, the romance and surprise of a proposal will more than make up for this.

2. Sizing

There’s nothing worse than spending hours choosing the perfect ring, presenting it as part of a picture-perfect proposal, only to discover it doesn’t fit! Its estimated that upto 25% of rings that are bought as a surprise, don’t properly fit the fingers of those they were intended for. Getting caught out by this, can be hugely embarrassing, yet it’s easier to do than you might think. Temperature and even hormones can contribute to a different fit. The only real way to ensure a comfortable fit it achieved its to take along your partner

3. Pricing

One distinct con to buying a ring together is that of pricing. Money can be a really difficult conversation for some, and the investment of a ring is usually a sizeable one. Taking your partner with you, may lead to some uncomfortable moments, and you may find yourself spending more than you originally anticipated in order to ensure that your partner doesn’t feel somehow undervalued. This may also swing the other way, with your partner feeling uncomfortable with the size of investment you are making. Advice from family jewellers H Hogarth, is that you can get past this by asking your local jeweller to present options without mentioning the prices.

4. Romance

There is something endlessly romantic about the thought of our loved one presenting you with a surprise ring, something that they have spent time and money of choosing themselves. Buying together is undeniably less picture-perfect. If your partner is more of a traditionalist, it may well be worth conforming to expectations and making the decision alone.

5. Stress

By sharing the buck between yourself and your partner, you’ll undoubtedly reduce your own stress levels. The reassurance that your partner truly loves their ring, way well far outweigh any of the benefits to keeping the purchase under wraps. It’s always important to remember that while the glitz and glamour surrounding an engagement is unquestionably exciting, it is just a day, in what will hopefully be, the rest of your lives.

Keeping the real meaning of why you are in this position in the first place, in perspective will help motivate and encourage you to enjoy the process as much as possible. If the best way you can do that, is to seek the advice of your partner, then full steam ahead! After all, isn’t that what your vows will be all about?

Our advice would always be to do what feels right for you, both as individual and as a couple. As difficult as it can be, try not to feel the pressure of conforming to the “norm”. If you do choose to go it alone, there are always options if your partner admits they don’t like the ring after all!


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Find the best wedding hairpiece on your big day

A lot of brides wear their hair half up and half down which gives them plenty of options for decorating their wedding hair. The first thing that springs to mind is a wedding comb which can be worn to the side or the back of the hair, again these are pretty easy to place but you might need to have a few practice sessions just to make sure that you can slide it into your hair at the right angle and make sure it stays were it’s supposed too.

Headpieces and hair jewelry are ways to pull a look together if wearing only a veil leaves you wanting more, or if you plan to remove the veil at the reception. Tiaras, crowns, decorative combs, backpieces, barrettes, wreaths, bun wraps, headbands, caps or hats, and hair jewelry can each complete the bridal look in a different way. A bun ring or tiara, for example, can add a regal touch.


Whether you have long hair, short hair, Perfectly Presented Online has the right wedding hairpiece for you. The variety of wedding hairpieces from wedding hair combs to wedding tiaras is outstanding. Here’s a few tips on how you can do your hair with the wedding hairpieces offered by Perfectly Presented Online to achieve the “gold” picture you have worked so hard for:


If you are the romantic type of bride and have a classic dress that goes perfectly with the princess that you are, then wedding tiaras are for you. Pull your hair up in a bun, leave the bang down flattering your face and accentuating the beautiful make-up that took you hours to do. Clip your veil to your bun and add the wedding tiara on the top of your head crowing you as the princess of the day. The day is yours and you will conquer it!

If your looking for affordable wedding hairpieces, stop by Perfectly Presented Online for fabulous wedding headpieces, wedding hair combs and wedding tiaras.


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Why A Destination Wedding Specialist


Planning a destination wedding can sometimes seem simple, but it is important to have a marriage specialist at your side. Here’s why:

1. The specialist knows the most beautiful places of ceremony for your wedding. He will advise you, according to your budget, on the costs and the different places of ceremony.

2. Be aware that if a problem arises at your destination, the destination weddings travel agency​ can help you remotely. In times of crisis, such as hurricanes, it is crucial to have a specialist to help you quickly re-book your wedding and always respecting your criteria.

3. With his knowledge of destination wedding, multiple hotel tours and different wedding conventions in the south, the specialist uses his contacts and his representatives to get you the best for your day. He accompanies you before, during and after your trip.

4. The marriage specialist knows his field like the tips of his fingers. He can inform you and give you details quickly on the different hotel rates. He will put you in trust and help you through the process.

5. Making a hotel choice can sometimes be difficult and arduous. The role of the agent is to guide you according to your criteria and your budget. He can even advise you on the different options available at the hotel.

6. The advantage of taking a specialist is undoubtedly to be able to offer you the expertise, but also free products such as a cocktail hour, a guaranteed room upgrade, a massage for two or a romantic dinner for 2 free.

7. With many trophies and plaques to our name, Mariage Sud stands out with several wedding specialists at your service.

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Wedding Websites For Couples Are Now Easy To Create

Just a few years ago, creating a wedding website required you either to hire an expensive web designer, or to have a working knowledge of web design and development yourself. Fortunately, there’s now an easy, affordable and convenient way to create wedding websites. With Basic Invite, you can now create unique, colorful and fully featured wedding websites for couples.

One-of-a-kind wedding websites

The best part about these one-of-a-kind wedding websites for couples is that you can completely customize them using your own design aesthetic. You have a choice of 13 different themes and more than 175 different templates. Then, once you choose the template that perfectly captures the mood and theme of your wedding, you can further customize with any of the 180+ colors in the Basic Invite palette to create a site that is uniquely you.

Let’s say, for example, that you are planning a destination wedding in the Caribbean. Within the theme collection, simply choose “Destination” and then you’ll have a choice of several different templates, all of them designed for a different type of destination wedding. There’s even one called “Caribbean Palm Website” that comes with several design touches – such as palm trees – that immediately establish the mood and style of your wedding.

Share your story

Another favorite feature is called Share Your Story. This is your chance to share your unique love story and help guests get to know the happy couple before the main event. You can make this as detailed as you’d like, and can also include high-resolution images to help tell your story.

In the example of the destination wedding, you might include a few details about why you chose a particular island for your wedding, or how you first met years earlier while sailing the Caribbean together. Especially in the social media era, where storytelling is central to everything you do, this Share Your Story feature is important to create the perfect wedding websites for couples.

Maps and travel made easy

Basic Invite is dedicated to helping you create one easy-to-use site for all of your travel details, hotels options, and maps. Easily share event times, directions, & more. This feature is particularly important if guests are flying or driving in from out-of-town, or if you are all jetting away to the destination wedding of your dreams. Just like most e-commerce sites now included mapping functionality to help you find the nearest street location of a brick-and-mortar store, Basic Invite also includes this functionality for wedding websites for couples.

Free photo gallery

If you enjoy posting photos on Instagram and Facebook, then you’ll love this feature, designed specifically for wedding websites for couples. Share your engagement and wedding photos in your own private photo gallery. This is a great way to preserve your memories, as well as share them with others. You have complete control over how to create and arrange your gallery.


With all of these features, you can create a visually stunning website, and one that can become a key part of helping your guests enjoy a truly memorable wedding experience.


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A Quick Guide to Asian Bridal Wear

Your wedding day is likely to be the most important and happiest day of your life, so it’s no surprise that so much care is taken over the clothes we wear on our wedding day. In practically every culture, wedding garments are incredibly special, and Asian culture is no exception.

The Importance of Colour

Indian weddings are known for being particularly colourful occasions. This means that everyone, the bride, groom, and wedding guests will be dressed in beautiful, colourful garments. Red is a popular colour for Indian brides as it symbolises good luck and prosperous fortune, making it the perfect hue for the bridal wear.

However, brides can be seen displaying just about any colour and may choose to use a number of different colours to add a touch of excitement. The below dress from Sonas Couture combines the traditional red colour, but adds other colours such as grey and gold, giving it a more modern touch.

The Lengha

The lengha is the bridal skirt worn by Indian brides. This skirt tends to be long with luxurious embroidery and is paired with a short blouse or choli, leaving the midriff bare. The term is often used to refer to the full outfit worn by the bride.

The Sari

The sari is a little different to the lengha as it features a long, wide drape which is then wrapped around the waist and draped over one shoulder. Like the lengha, they are made in a range of bright colours and feature ornate embroidery, creating a stunning and luxurious garment.

The Anarkali

The anarkali consists of a long dress that is usually ankle length, but can also be knee length. Like the lengha and sari, it features heavy embellishments and embroidery, but it keeps the midriff covered, presenting a look closer to that of western wedding dresses.

Bridal Jewellery

The bridal jewellery can also be a particularly important element of Indian bridal wear. While there are many variations on Indian bridal wear according to region of origin, religion and style, Indian brides tend to wear plenty of jewellery that may feature some of the following elements:

  • Nath – this is a nose ring that usually has a long chain attached to it which is connected to one of the earrings.
  • Maang Tikka – this is a decorative chain that is worn in the hair parting and along the hairline, featuring a large, jewelled pendant at the centre of the forehead.
  • Haathpool – this is a piece of jewellery which features a bracelet and ring which is attached with chains.
  • Jhumki – these are the bridal earrings which often feature precious metals and stones and tend to be ornate in style.
  • Payal – this is the anklet traditionally worn by Indian brides. It will often feature small bells which will jingle when the bride moves.

Indian bridal wear is particularly special, offering a truly special and feminine style for the bride on the most important day of her life.

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