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    Factors to consider when planning an outdoor wedding

    An outdoor wedding is popular amongst newlyweds. Some of the perks of having your wedding outdoor include fresh air, lovely sceneries and a massive open space for guests.  If you’re thinking of getting married outdoors in a beach, a park or in any outdoor setting, there are a few things to bear in mind.

    Portable toilets

    One of the basics you’ll need for an outdoor wedding is portable toilets. Depending on the number of guests, you may want to hire out a few of these, especially if you have quite a large group of visitors. Don’t forget to hire out accessible toilets too!

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    Indoor space

    The weather can change anytime. It could start raining, or they may be strong winds during the day. In case of any changes in the weather, you’ll need to consider having an indoor space nearby for shelter. Indoor space may also be necessary for guests with special requirements.

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    Indian Wedding Rituals

    Indian weddings tend to be more traditional compared to a regular wedding ceremony. Based on their tradition, their weddings normally consist of performing a number of rituals right from the beginning till the end. We’ve listed some of the most well-known rituals that you may see at an Indian wedding. Some rituals are performed depending on their religion.

    Kanyaa Daan

    The Kanyaa Daan is a ritual that involves the father of the bride handing his daughter to the groom. The meaning behind the ritual is to show the father handing all his duties to the groom. This ritual may sound familiar in a regular wedding ceremony. However, at an Indian wedding, it’s performed differently where the daughter sits on her father’s lap, and a few words are recited at the same time.

    Games

    Indian weddings are filled with other fun rituals including playing games after the ceremony. Once the ceremony is over, the couple will head back to the groom’s place. The couple is then given a knotted long string in which they need to untie the knots as fast as they can. The meaning behind the game is that both couples will need to work together in any obstacles that may come their way.

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    Best Destinations for Indian Weddings

    Indian wedding is an important event in Indian culture. It’s a massive celebration that’s fun, vibrant and colourful. This is why many couples will go all out for their wedding day, even if it means having their wedding overseas. We’ve listed some of our favourite wedding destinations perfect for Indian weddings.

    Portugal

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    Portugal is home to some of the most glamorous venues in the world. One of the best locations for a wedding is located in the royal city of Sintra. The name says it all. You’ll get to experience the most luxurious places in Portugal. For a less glamorous style, you can opt in for a more exotic vibe by having your ceremony in the seaside.

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    Romantic Places To Get Married Abroad

    Having a marriage in a romantic and unforgettable place is a dream for many. Imagine a union in a beautiful and tropical setting. The beaches are a white powder, and the waters are of the palest blue. After a ceremony that is a part of the lives of the bride and groom for eternity, the couple retires to an island suite that is private and exclusive.

    The tropical Caribbean caters to providing this kind of beauty and exclusivity for the newlyweds and those renewing their vows. Arriving at such a place that many would describe as paradise is an event in itself. Finding the right destination may be important since these memories will last throughout the married lives of the visitors.

    If you would rather spend less money on flights and get married closer to home but would adore a similar type of beach paradise, then weddings abroad in Cyprus may be ideal.

    Romantic may mean beautiful weather and more of an angelic existence to some. The tropical destinations for a romantic union seem to be most popular. Privacy is important, and an island is certainly a place that can deliver this kind of request.

    Mountain resorts, however, may be more of the style for a wedding planner. If warm weather is not something that the marriage party is interested in, then going to a place that is less tropical may be in order. Romance can be found within the villages that are spotted along these mountain areas. One such place can be found in Zurich, Switzerland. This area has it all. Fine dining within the town and a wonderful rail system that makes transportation easy. Shopping in Zurich may be more of the style of the marriage party. Getting married amidst the grandeur of the Alps or even the Matterhorn may be a destination to choose.

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    How to Plan a Summer Wedding on a Budget

    Summer weddings are popular amongst couples who wish to get married. However, planning a wedding during this time of the year could also be expensive. Luckily there are different ways you can save up when planning your summer wedding. Follow our tips below to ensure you save money when planning your wedding.

    Explore other space

    Venues are probably one of the most expensive expenses on your wedding list. Instead of browsing for costly venues why not try something completely different? For instance, you may want to consider public spaces as they are often cheaper than hiring private areas. There are plenty of public spaces including a park, gardens or even museums. Although public spaces will still charge a fee, it won’t be as high compared to private spaces.

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    What’s most important

    Ask yourself and your partner about which part of the wedding is the most important? For instance, this could be the food or the DJ. You may want to prioritise food and hire the best catering company. By doing this, you know exactly which part of the wedding you want to spend the most money on. If the DJ isn’t as important, you can sacrifice this by hiring an affordable DJ. This way you can save money on this part.

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    5 jaw dropping wedding trends to consider in 2018

    It’s wedding season and we have been scouring thousands of great Pinterest ideas to help you wow your wedding guests and make your day super special.

    Are you getting married in 2018? If yes, then this article is for you! We have curated our 5 top wedding trends that will help you make your special day perfect! Be prepared to want to do them all!

    Stretch Tents

    We have all been to a wedding with a big, white marque tent with heavy plastic sides, it is nice but can get super-hot, it is hard to put up, and is not customizable to your wedding colours or feel. Stretch tents are and they can be designed just for you! They are a great way to prep your outdoor wedding for any weather. Since they are designed for you, you could be having an intimate gathering or a wedding as big as the royal wedding and still be able to have a tent the size you need.

    They can be ordered to your specifications, the colour options are pretty much unlimited, plus they create such a great silhouette to take pictures against day or night. Inside the LED lighting that comes with the tent will help make sure your pictures turn out bright and crisp, and give guests a magical feel as they dance the night away on the dance floor, which is also included! So, if you are worried about it being super sunny or ridiculously rainy during your outdoor wedding, worry not, because hiring a stretch tent is a jaw dropping way to be prepared for both.

    Subtle Lighting

    While we are talking wedding details we need to cover lighting, as one of the biggest forgotten it often times gets overlooked even though it is the single most important area! It will set the mood, not to mention, make sure you get stunning pictures you can look back on for years to come!

    When researching what kind of lighting you are looking, remember the soft glow of hanging lights or candles will give your wedding and reception a much more fairy tale like feel than super bright fluorescent lights. The options are endless and can be customized to fit any style or budget, here are some ideas:

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    Outdoor Lighting Ideas

    • Hanging Lights from the ceiling. You can customize the light bulbs to the colour and wattage you are looking for. These are great for outdoor, because they give off a bit more light for when it gets dark out without losing the fairy tale feel.
    • Paper bags with small candles inside. The colour of the paper bags is customisable, so you keep with your wedding colours and the candles inside can be either flame or battery operated.
    • Trees wrapped in lights. These make great photo backgrounds and really accent the outdoor nature of your wedding, giving off an enchanted forest vibe.

    Indoor Lighting Ideas

    • Floating votive lights. Take any colour glass bowl or vase, fill it up halfway with water and then add a slow burning candle to it, it should float and will give off a soft romantic light.
    • Hanging chandeliers. Not all venues have these but they can be rented and plugged in if you have a high ceiling in your venue.
    • Windows with Hanging Lights. For venues with windows they create great natural light, which we all know, but keep utilizing them even after it gets dark with hanging lights, that only turn on only after it gets dark.