What to Wear to a Wedding

29 Jul

When you are invited to a wedding you will of course want to dress stylishly – but also appropriately, so that you fit in with the couple’s vision for the day and don’t cause any offence. However, it can sometimes be challenging to know what you should wear when attending a wedding. You want to look very smart and put together, but it’s important not to upstage the wedding dress or bridesmaid dresses with your outfit. Some invitations will spell out or give you hints about the theme or dress code of the wedding; if not, check out this guide from Hong Kong wedding planner Elle Chui to help you decide.

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Stress Free Wedding Planning 101

22 Jul

Although it involves getting ready for the happiest day of your life, planning a wedding can be a very stressful time. Part of this stress is caused by taking on too much work yourself, and not planning things clearly from the start can cause the workload to pile up. Planning a stress-free wedding involves getting as much help as you can, and ensuring you are as organized as possible. Continue reading

My Adventures as an Absent Bridesmaid

2 Jul

Blush-Bridesmaid-DressesIn May last year, I was back in my home country (on the other side of the world to where I live with my husband in his country) to visit family and friends. As part of my grand tour of catching up, we met with two good friends from university, who had hooked up long after our campus days and were newly engaged to be married. We chatted and laughed over coffees, and they updated us on some of their wedding plans: their idea to have a decorative stack of cheese wheels instead of a traditional wedding cake, booking a photo booth (although their popularity for weddings was on the rise, I was yet to experience one!), and that another good friend of ours from university was even becoming ordained as a celebrant just so she could marry the two of them. So much fun!

After our cafe jaunt, we headed to a group picnic with a larger group of friends from college. Later, when everyone was heading home, the bride pulled me discretely aside and said with a smile, “Um, I didn’t want to ask in front of everyone, but I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about who I want to be part of my wedding, and who would be in my big-day posse. And I wondered if you would be one of my bridesmaids!” Continue reading

How to Find a Unique Vintage Engagement Ring

25 Jun

1 (2)Wondering whether to go vintage with your choice of engagement or wedding ring? Andrea Taylor from the jewellers Trumpet & Horn guest writes this week with advice on how to find the perfect ring with a classic twist.

An engagement ring is one of the most important purchases someone will make in their lifetime. While the monetary price associated with the ring needs to be considered, there is so much more to the decision than just that. An engagement ring is a reflection of the woman who wears it, so she is going to want something that is true to her style, as well as her individual personality. While every woman is unique, the same cannot be said about every engagement ring. Continue reading

Wedding Photography Bible

18 Jun

Uncertain how to go about planning your wedding photography and choosing a photographer to capture your special day? Peter Edwards Photography in Australia guest contributes this week with an infographic to help you decide the style of snaps for your big day, questions to ask when narrowing down the candidates for the job, and a checklist of photos from all the festivities. Continue reading

How to Survive a Destination Wedding

28 May

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Considering a destination wedding, and want to know what you might be in for? Recent bride Norah Martin guest blogs with tips from her first-hand experience of how to stay sane – and thrive! – during your destination wedding planning experience.

After all the excitement of getting engaged dies down, the big question that you (and others) will ask: where and when are you to get married? With millions of options available, having some clear ideas in mind is essential. Personally, my fiancé and I always knew we wanted to get married on a beach, all we had to do was choose one. We settled on Bora Bora, and slowly started planning our own destination wedding. Continue reading

Unusual Wedding Venues

22 May

You have dreamt about this day ever since you were a child. You imagined the groom, the dress, the make-up, the people and – no doubt – the venue. But when it comes to choosing your venue, this is going to be something you will remember for the rest of your life; don’t make it a cliché! Forget about big hotel receptions and ceremonies on the beach like you’ve seen in a zillion romantic comedies, Remi Mayer guest blogs with these tips on some truly unique locations around the world for your wedding.

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