Your Big Day

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The most Important day in a Woman’s life, her wedding day.  Your Big Day!  You want everything to be perfect and go off without a hitch.  Weddings are beautiful they are important, they are impressive.  They are emotional and often very expensive.  We cry at weddings and laugh at weddings.  We take care to be at the right place at the right time and say the right words.  Where people stand is important.  The way people dress is significant.  Every detail, candle, flower is memorable.

The wedding is the easy part.  It’s Marriage that’s going to take work.  It’s not for the faint of heart.  In marriage we work out every detail of the promises and commitments spoken at the wedding.  It’s after the wedding the real work begins.  The wedding is her fairytale day.  That should be exactly as she wants it.  The long and rich life of faithful love that the wedding announces.  The event of the wedding without the life of the marriage doesn’t amount to much.  You share a daily love, a continuing tenderness, attentive listening, inventive giving, a creative blessing shared between two souls in an everlasting union.

You pray that the spirit of commitment and love shall sustain itself for the rest of your lives.  To have as smooth a day as possible, careful planning of the details will be your best friend.  Depending on the size of your wedding i.e. (guestlist), you may need a wedding planner for 100 or more people. Wedding planners can be a god send they know their stuff.  With smaller weddings 50 or less guests, you can save yourself the expense of a planner and plan the wedding yourself with the help of the maid of honor and or bridal party.  I really enjoyed planning the details of my wedding myself.  I’m the type of woman that has a clear vision of what I want so there was no way I’d hire a planner.  I love the details. You spend months planning, when the big day finally arrives, breathe, slow down, and enjoy every single moment.  It’s your Big Day!

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In 2016 more and more brides are opting to purchase their wedding gown online.  Many will think it’s a risky decision.  You can’t try it on, you can’t feel the fabric, and you can’t see how it moves.  Despite this many brides are finding the idea appealing and are turning to the internet in increasing numbers to buy their wedding dresses.  Perhaps there’s not enough variety in your local salon.  Maybe you don’t want to deal with pushy salespeople.  Or perhaps the deals are simply better online.  Brides today want the dress of their dreams at a price they can afford.  With such an important purchase here are some things to keep in mind.

  • Know your body type.  Get measured.  Begin by knowing how your bust, waist, and hips are in proportion to each other.  That way you can easily eliminate, silhouettes, necklines and waistlines, that don’t flatter your figure, no matter how pretty they look on the model.

  • Go Try Dresses on.  Even if you’re purchasing online.  Get a feel for what fabrics, styles, and colors and embellishments flatter your body type.

  • Take advantage of customization options.  Want an Ivory dress instead of pure white?  A longer train, straps, need a plus size dress?  These options are often available to you when you purchase online.  Keep in mind that the extras cost so budget accordingly.

  • Find a tailor you can trust.  Buying direct from a bridal salon?  Chances are your gown may need some tweaking to fit you like a glove on your big day.  It’s important that you get someone experienced and reputable.

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  • The Dress

Besides wanting to look beautiful on her big day a wedding dress serves as a totemic garment, symbolic of a major event and a pretty big deal in every culture.  You will likely have many pictures taken in it.  And maybe even save it for your daughter or granddaughter.  There are very few other types of garments that are fraught with such significance.  The first thing you’ll do is choose which style of wedding dress you want to wear.

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  • The Hair

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  • The Bridal shower

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  • The Bachelorette Party Limo

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  • Wedding Locale, church, outdoors, beach . . .

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  • The reception venue

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  • The Cake

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  • Gifts

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  • Celebrating with family and friends

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5 Tips for a Smooth Wedding Day

  1. Make a timetable for the morning of.  The morning of your wedding is a  hectic one to say the least.  Hair, makeup, breakfast, bouquet, and breathing.  The trick to making the hustle and bustle more exciting and less stressful is to make out a short time table and stick to it.  It’s handy to have a notebook, especially for larger weddings for important numbers of vendors and suppliers, entertainment.  Ideally your maid of honor should handle these details so that you can concentrate on making your big entrance.

  2. Give directions with the invitations.  Even when you email or send an invite with directions someone’s going to get lost.  It may be a good idea to put a number on the invitations next to the directions.  In case guest are lost they can call someone from the wedding party to help them out.  Not you!  You have enough to do already.

  3. Assign someone to take care of gifts and cards.  You don’t want to be lugging all your gifts and cards with you on your honeymoon you’ll need to assign someone this task.

  4. Ask guest to arrive earlier than the starting time of the wedding. If the wedding starts at 3 pm.  Ask guest to arrive by 2 pm for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.  This will avoid late stragglers, and give plenty of time for socializing and seating before the ceremony.

  5. Keep the kids entertained.  Unfortunately kids have not yet developed the social graces to attend an event where they have to sit still for long periods of time.  They will be restless.  Depending on the venue you can ask the wedding coordinator if there is a room that the kids can go play in.  Or you might want to hire a professional to keep the kids entertained.  You may want to make up some goodie bags with toys as treats for them.

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  •  The Honeymoon 

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Click the link below to see my big day!

A peek at my wedding day!

 

Verse of the day: Psalm 1:3, “He shall be as a tree planted by the rivers of water that bringeth forth fruit in its season whose leaf shall not wither and whatever I do shall prosper.”

 

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