How to have a “beautiful” wedding!
Wondering how to get your complexion in the best possible condition for your big day, or unsure whether it’s time to start getting facials to whip your skin into shape? Sarah Dower from SGD Body & Beauty guest blogs with her expertise on pre-wedding skin and beauty routines.
Considering whether to include children in your ceremony as flower girls, page boys or ring bearers? Sophie Andersen guest blogs this week with advice on how figure out the best kiddie candidates for the task, and how to prepare them for their role in the big day.
Most people consider their wedding day one of the most special occasions of their lives, and – more often than not – they are practically obsessive about everything going exactly as they planned it. While including children in the ceremony can be somewhat risky, as kids’ behaviour can be a bit unpredictable, it certainly adds a lovely and warm note to a wedding and provides for a personal touch by introducing your guests to some of the most important little people in your lives. Likewise, parents of the child you choose would be quite honoured by your choice, not to mention the fact that your wedding photos would look much better with a couple of smiling children’s faces in them.
After: our wedding cake
For the past two weeks you’ve heard about how the Reflective Couple went about planning their wedding cake: first the vendor, sizes and tastes, and last week the final look and design of the cake.
So how did our wedding cake turn out, were we happy with the results, and what would we have done differently? To the right you can see our final wedding cake for yourself! My newlywed husband and I first saw the cake after the ceremony, when we went into the reception room to take photographs while our guests were at the cocktail hour. Our jaws dropped when we saw it. It looked absolutely stunning! It was definitely very grand and elegant, and so surprisingly tall! It certainly made an amazing first impression. Let’s break down how it faired on the other criteria. Continue reading
In last week’s post, I stepped you through the process of how we decided on our wedding cake, in the hope that it helps other couples in figuring out how to tackle the cake task for their own special day. In that post we went through choosing the vendor, sizes and flavors, and this week we take a look at the look of the wedding cake.
A few weeks ago I shared images of some amazing wedding cakes, and thought it might be an apt time to take a look at the before and after of our own wedding cake preparations, for those also wondering how to tackle the task. So how did we go about it, for everything from choosing the vendor, deciding the sizes, narrowing down the flavors and designing the look? And – most importantly – how did it turn out?
6 Common Mistakes that Couples Make
Throughout my own wedding preparations, I found myself wondering how a professional wedding planner might plan their own wedding, and what lessons learnt from their day job they would apply to preparing their own big day. Jessica English, bride and wedding coordinator from Red Letter Event Planning, shares her very honest advice on how to make the preparations for your special day run more smoothly.
When a couple gets engaged, it’s natural to get caught up in the excitement surrounding the thought of planning the wedding they’ve always dreamed of. However, with a wedding comes expectations, and constraints. It can be difficult to maintain a budget and your sanity while counting down to the big day. As an event planner, and a bride, I’ve learned a few things that help that process along the way. Here is the best advice I can offer to someone in the midst of that process: Continue reading