It's an exciting time, you and your fiancÚ head out to a few stores to create a bridal registry and select items you want. Let's get this, I like this and we gotta have at least one of these. It's all designed to help you narrow down items you believe you need/want, and assist your wedding guests in what to buy for you.
Recent analysis reveals that the marriage rates for the U.S. have hit historic lows and most likely continue declining through the end of the decade. The number of marriages fell more than 5% during the latest recession.
There are numerous reasons for this including cultural changes about whether to get married or not, unemployment along with underemployment which have fueled the recent decline and the cost of having a wedding climbing. We are looking at a new group of brides and grooms and many are postponing getting married after years of co-habitation.
We have had a wine ceremony, a sand ceremony, a candle ceremony and numerous other mini rituals at wedding ceremonies over the years. Well now girls here is a ritual you may incorporate into your ceremony, the hand ceremony.
This unity of the bride and groom isn't new but has evolved over the years. Many cultures have include it in their ceremony for many years now. However with couples seeking ways to make their wedding unique, it is now becoming popular in other religions these days.
We are almost halfway thru this decade and it is evident that this newest group of brides and grooms are changing the wedding tradition pattern. Many are opting out of numerous formalities or traditions of their parents and grandparents and paving a new path to be what is expected at the reception.
By the time the wedding day rolls around brides and grooms just want to enjoy themselves and not be bothered with age old traditions. With all of the time, effort and money involved it's not hard to see that couples just want to party with their friends and family.
If you are planning a wedding then this is a topic at one point or another will come up and you will have to make a decision. It doesn't matter how large or small, indoor or out, afternoon or evening your event is, there is always the question of whether to invite children.
Kids are adorable (most of the time) and important members of the family, but they can sometimes become unpredictable, loud attention grabbing little monsters. Something you will undoubtedly want to avoid on your wedding day. Parents and non-parents alike will have highly charged opinions on this topic, so pick the option that works best for you and your fiance' and hold your ground, after all, it is YOUR DAY!.
Top 10 Music Myths Debunked-Time To Learn The Truth If you are looking to hire entertainment for your wedding then you should be aware of the band and DJ misconceptions that still exist. People have a way of continuing to tell the same old stories of the "bad dj" from 20 years ago instead of educating themselves on how greatly things have changed.
The stereotypes of the past are no longer an issue providing you seek quality vendors. Trying to save a few dollars will guarantee you get what you pay for and leave you very unhappy with the end result. I'm referring to a professional wedding DJ or band as opposed to a weekend warrior DJ. Someone who does this work as a full time career and is well experienced and trained.
Being in a bridal party seems to be the ultimate test for friendship according to a recent survey conducted in the UK. Planning a wedding can be not only fun and exciting, but stressful as well.
New studies reveal that as many as one third of all brides lose touch with their bridesmaids following the wedding day. Many of these are over resentment of some kind that were directly related to the big day.
Jealousy, financial issues pertaining to the wedding and insecurities were the three biggest reasons. The wedding day is supposed to be a day of extreme happiness and delight. Instead several are turning into a time of ranting, raving, bickering and arguing among the bridal party.
With spring officially here the wedding websites are alive with brides and grooms searching for information to make their 2014 wedding day spectacular. There are also new brides searching the web for the best dates to get married in 2015. Each year the race begins to book that best day for your ceremony and begin the planning the perfect wedding day.
With all of that there are dates to avoid in 2015 for a wedding day celebration. Each year holds a few days brides should avoid whether it be Super Bowl Sunday or a holiday. Certain times throughout the year it can become quite difficult to get all of your guests to arrive at the grand party.
Wedding guest complaints can range from it being a bad date for them to having to drive too far away from their home, especially if it's located in another town. Courtesy of the Bridal Guide we bring you the top 10 wedding guest complaints so you may consider them before picking your date.
1. Inconvenient Wedding Date
Whether it's Christmas, the Super Bowl or some other event you do need to do your diligence to avoid these conflicting dates. Aside from the obvious holidays check with your close relatives and see if there is anything that they are planning around your potential wedding date.
The 2014 Pittsburgh Bride Shows have been announced giving brides, grooms, parents and the bridal party the opportunity to shop for anything and everything for their wedding. Sponsored by a few different companies and spaced out throughout the year allowing brides the opportunity to visit one or more at their convenience.
There are too many to list here but we will post links to the appropriate websites for you to get all of the information you need to accommodate your busy planning schedule.
Here are 5 very important tips for keeping your wedding bouquet in tip top shape.
Normally a bridal bouquet is kept in a refrigerator or cooler until just before it is going to be used. There are two common means that bouquets are transported. Either in water or most often in boxes with damp newspaper or a moisture holding medium.
Your florist should secure the flowers with a stem wrap before it is sent off to you. You are not going to want a messy wrap that has been resting in water so here are 5 things you my ask your florist to do before delivering them to you.
According to the Associated Press organizers behind the Des Moine's annual bacon festival have booked their first reservation for a bacon-themed wedding.
The official "Iowa Bacon Board" organizers' have received their first request to marry at the 7th annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival being held next February. "Viva Las Bacon" weddings as they are calling it will take place hourly in the Chapel OHHHH Bacon located in the Jacobson Building, Iowa State Fairgrounds.
4 Pittsburgh couples competed in TLC's Four Weddings this past summer which aired November 29th. Each bride rates the other weddings based upon overall experience in a scale from 1 being the lowest score to 10 the highest. To avoid one from under-rating another's wedding to boost their final score they rank the venue, dress and food 1st, 2nd or 3rd. The couple with the highest score wins a dream honeymoon.
Obviously if there is a divorce involved then when is it appropriate etiquette to remove your wedding ring is without question. I'm referring to a married couple in day to day business and chores then is there a time deemed okay to remove your wedding ring.
Brides and bridesmaids, the Pantone fashion color report is out and has announced the hot wedding colors for 2014 spring weddings. Pantone 2014 colors are vibrant, exciting and will make for gorgeous gowns and bridal accessories. You can expect to see matching up the soft pastels with vibrant brights for a perfectly balanced look.
These colors were inspired by a mixture of blooming flowers and the desires of strong confident women seeking the use of fresh colors to revive and defy conventional wisdom. We are well into a new decade and with that brings a new generation of wedding wants and desires.
The Wedding forum & bride chat site Pittsburgh Bride Talk celebrates 2nd year anniversary. With hundreds of informative wedding help articles this bridal forum has drawn quite a large number of members and visitors over the past 2 years.
Currently over 45,000 guests per monthly visit the wedding website offering bridal help and advice for the bride and groom The number of brides seeking advice on wedding venues, flowers and arrangements, photographers and wedding DJ's is increasing approximately 15% every month.
Should you hire a DJ for your wedding reception or choose to provide your own sort of entertainment is a very important decision. Following the ceremony your guests will be looking forward to an enjoyable evening of wedding celebration. Choosing a professional disc jockey or pre-pick a variety of songs on an iPod has it's pros and cons.
Hiring A Professional DJ
There are numerous advantages to hiring a professional DJ vendor. One is that person has the experience of keeping the party going by knowing what music to play and specifically when it will have the greatest impact upon your guests. They have the ability to switch genres and or decades of music to satisfy all ages and likes of people in the room.