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    Planning

    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.

    Outdoor wedding ceremony

    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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    Planning

    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 colors 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 color 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, notto 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 fairytale 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:

    Fairy lights

    Outdoor Lighting Ideas

    • Hanging Lights from the ceiling. You can customize the light bulbs to the color 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 fairytale feel.
    • Paper bags with small candles inside. The color of the paper bags iscustomizable, so you keep with your wedding colors 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 color 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 havethese 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.
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    Wedding Attire

    10 Latest indian wedding dress trends for 2018

    The Indian culture is arguably the keenest on fashion and dressing for the occasion, more so, when it comes to binding a groom to their spouse. Indian weddings are coveted all over the globe because of their numerous decorations. Their weddings are beautiful because of their numerous colors, pretty designs and the ability of the organizers to focus on the simplest of details when it comes to decorations. There are a variety of Indian wedding dresses in the UK that one can choose from.

    The new generation wedding dresses come as a fusion of the Indian culture and modern trends making them unique in all aspects. The wedding dress should stand out as all eyes of the invited guests and friends of the two will be on her.

    Importance of the wedding dress

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    The wedding dress is a gem to the whole society if not the wedding spouse alone. It shows just how much the two who are to be enjoined treasure their love and thus has to be given much attention during the big day. The congregation in attendance will want to analyze just how pretty and original the bridal dress is.

    Moreover, it is a compliment for the beauty of the bride of the day. Some of the trendiest and latest bridal dresses that an Indian bride can choose from the following is a list of bridal dresses that will surely make the bride stand out on their wedding day. The dresses come in unique designs for a bride to choose from whichever that best complements her character and beauty. The bride has to be attentive on how to dress for an Indian wedding.

    1. Pastels

    The modern Indian bride will prefer the trendiest gown that they can find in either boutique, fashion shops or wedding sales. These come as a lighter option in shades of either lavender, beige, mint green, peach, and turquoise. The pastels are great as they offer an alternative to common dresses that come in rather boring colors of red, pink or maroon.

    2. Statement hues

    Statement hues offer a variety of pretty colors that will make the day one to remember in terms of how successful it will be. These are for brides who are ambitious in their choice of dresses;  electric blue or bright yellow dresses that they can choose from.

    The combination of colors will catch the eye of many in the congregation that will be present for the wedding. Such a dress will make them want to copy the idea for their own weddings and make the bride the talk of the town on just how pretty she was on that particular day.

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    Planning

    Different types of Asian weddings

    Asian wedding is a big event that’s normally celebrated with their traditions and religions. The event is normally incorporated with meaningful and colourful designs to represent their culture and heritage. Different parts of Asia celebrate their weddings differently to each other. We’ve listed the following countries who have their own ceremonial marriages.

    Korea

    The Korean weddings would have the bride and groom wearing their traditional clothing called the ‘Hanbok’ during their wedding ceremony. The setting of the wedding is prepared beforehand where they would have a traditional table in place. Foods such as chestnut and Korean dates would be presented on the table as symbolising ‘children’ for their marriage. This ceremony is usually celebrated by the groom’s family only.

    Philippines

    Before a wedding is celebrated, Filipinos have a tradition where the groom would have to visit the bride’s parents in advance to ask for the bride’s hands in marriage. Once the groom has the approval of the bride’s parents, both parties would then discuss any ideas and plans on how the wedding should be carried out. It’s an old tradition that is still applied by some Filipinos today. The tradition is named as ‘pamamanhikan’.

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    Planning,  Wedding Reception

    Decoration Ideas for Asian Weddings

    Asian weddings can differ in different ways especially when choosing your themes or picking out what decorations you want to use for the event. A lot of Asian themes would most likely have some traditional style on their decoration. You can incorporate the following decoration ideas that can maintain the traditional atmosphere for your wedding.

    Lights

    In most Asian countries, lights and lanterns are the most used source of lighting, so adding the lights as a decoration can instantly give you an ethical or tropical mood.

    Colours

    Asian Weddings normally has a vibrant feel, so it’s important to use some bright colours like red, yellow, gold, green and blue. You can also mix some bright colours with warm colours to balance the colour theme. Depending on the tradition, some cultures are required to wear certain colours in the event.

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    Wedding Destination

    Top Tips For Destination Weddings In Hot Countries

    If you’ve decided to host your wedding abroad, there are many exciting benefits you’ll get to enjoy. This is an ideal solution for almost any type of wedding ceremony, whether it’s a traditional or modern one from any kind of religious background.

    Most people do choose to travel to a hot country for their destination wedding, as it make the whole celebration into a more of a holiday with friends and family. Especially for people living in the UK, the hot weather is an enjoyable novelty and something that adds a special extra reason to remember the wedding.

    However, you will want to bear in mind some specific advice for weddings in hotter climates than you’re used to. Here are some of our most relevant tips.

    Have plenty of refreshments

    Everyone needs to stay hydrated throughout the proceedings! When you’re celebrating, it’s great to enjoy a few alcoholic drinks, and the wedding guests will certainly appreciate ice-cold cocktails being served at every opportunity. However, water is always important too and you might not realise at first how much more you need than usual in a hot climate.

    Remember your sun cream

    The last thing you need is to get sunburnt right before your big day, or on the day itself, and the same really goes for all of your guests too. Many people may be vulnerable to strong sun if their skin isn’t used to it, so always be safe.