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How To Choose Wedding Accessories

For a bride-to-be her wedding day isn’t just about becoming a wife, it’s about leaving behind the often carefree days of the single girl to become a real grown-up, and part of a couple for life. So of course her wedding day is probably the most important day of her life. And, it’s the day most women have dreamed about since they were a little girl. The day they were a beautiful bride.

So now you have met the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, you are about to make the wedding day you’ve always dreamed about, a reality. When it comes to planning your wedding, you really have two choices – you can hire a professional wedding planner, or you can have great fun organising your own wedding day.

It might seem a really mammoth task to begin with, but with the help of a checklist you can be sure that even the smallest details are not forgotten. You will be only too aware that all eyes are going to be upon you as you enter the church, so you need to give special attention to the accessories you choose to wear.

Here are some of the accessories you will need to wear as you walk down the aisle:

Head Wear

A veil is the perfect headdress to wear if your dress is very formal. For a more casual look choose a tiara, or fresh flowers which match your bouquet. Hair jewellery gives also gives a pretty look.

Jewellery

Pearls are still a popular choice for many brides, but diamond necklaces and diamond ear studs look great with a strapless wedding gown.

Purse

A simple little clutch bag or a pretty drawstring purse will not only enhance your look, but enable you to carry tissues, pins, lip gloss and other emergency bits and bobs you may need.

Shoes

Of course, shoes are one of all bride’s most important accessories, but don’t forget you are going to have a long day – so consider comfort when choosing your shoes.

These are just some of the accessories you need to wear to finish your look. It’s always good to remember that your dress is the star of the day, and all the accessories you wear should work with it and not overshadow it.

How To Choose Your Perfect Wedding Cake

Planning your wedding is going to be one of the most exciting things you will ever do. Although at times the whole thing may seem like a mammoth task, with list upon list of things to do. But by breaking it down into bite sized chunks, it will be great fun.

And one of the fun parts of your wedding planning is choosing your wedding cake. It’s often said that the cutting of the wedding cake is one of the most photographed parts of the wedding, second only to the bride’s dress. So the cake you choose has to be pretty special.

Choose A Baker

So how do you go about choosing the perfect wedding cake where are simply hundreds of different cakes out there? Do you choose fruit cake, sponge cake, chocolate cake, round cake, square cake –  the choice is endless.

Well the best way to begin your search is find a design that you like. You can find a whole of wedding cake picture galleries online. Once you have decided on the design you want, then the next task is to find a good baker who specializes in wedding cakes. Often the best way to do this is to ask around family and friends, especially those who have got married recently, and get some recommendations.

When you’ve finally selected the baker who is going to make your wedding cake, arrange a meeting with him. Ask him to show you as many pictures of different designs and styles as he can. You will not only want the style of your cake to be attractive, but it will need to fit in with the theme of your wedding.

Stick To Your Budget

Of course, wedding cakes can be very expensive, and buying a large multi-tier cake can take a huge chunk out of your budget. If you are on a tight budget, then you should think carefully about the amount of money you want to spend on your cake.

You may be better off choosing a smaller, less elaborate cake. So think, do you really need a cake with three tiers? The number of guests you have at your reception should determine the size of the cake. Another way to save a lot of money is to have a sponge cake and decorate it with fresh fruits and flowers. After all a lot of people don’t like fruitcake, and very often most of the cake is wasted, and so is your money!

Then on your wedding day, your beautiful wedding cake can take it’s rightful place as the centrepiece of your reception.

How To Make Your Wedding Invitations Unique

If you and your boyfriend have at last become an engaged couple, and have fixed a date for your wedding, you need to start planning your big day. One of the first things you will want to do is tell all your family and friends about your forthcoming wedding.

And of course one of the best ways to do this is by sending out your invitations. Carefully planned unique wedding invitations are also a way to make your guests aware of the style of wedding you are planning.

Creating Your Own Designs

Today’s couples no longer send out the usual run of the mill invitations, which are available in every high street stationery shop  – in fact many couples now ensure their invitations are unique by designing, and often making their own. This will be an exciting part of your wedding planning.

Sending out invitations that you have designed yourselves will make them so much more personal. And it means you can use the invitations to give your guests a little preview of the theme you have planned for your big day.

Find Designs Online

If you need help in coming up with a design for your invitations, then there are lots of specialized sites online. Once you have a design you are happy with you can incorporate the same theme on all your wedding stationery. If you are planning to have a destination wedding, then you can say this on the invitation, giving guests plenty of notice.

If your wedding is going to be outside in a park or backyard, then you can say this on the invitation. It gives people the chance to plan what outfits will be suitable to wear on the day.

Choose Custom Made Invitations

If you decide that designing and making your own invitations is not for you, then there are lots of office supply stores and stationery stores that will custom print your cards for you. They will have lots of samples to show you, and will help you find a design that suits the theme of your wedding. Plus, if your wedding is going to be a really formal affair, then you may feel happier with stationery from a professional shop.

So whether you make your own invitations or buy them ready made, it’s important that they let people know the place, date and time of the wedding, and that you include an RSVP stating the date it needs to be returned by.