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What Are Some Tasks the Father of the Bride Can Help with?

Your dad is one of the most precious people in your life – and it makes all the sense in the world that you want him to feel really amazing on the Big Day.

How do you do that?

By making him feel included, of course!

Your dad can help with so many parts of the wedding that it would be a real pity not to include him in at least some of the tasks.

What are the ones your father can do best?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

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  • The financials. Traditionally, the mother and father of the bride are in charge with planning and paying for both the wedding reception and the wedding breakfast. Sure, these days, the costs are split between all parents and the couple (and very frequently covered 100% by the couple too). But even if your dad isn’t paying for the wedding, allowing him to handle the budget can help you steer clear of all the stress that comes with it. Plus, he will be more than happy to play such an important role in the whole wedding planning process!
  • The logistics. Hotel rooms, transportation, which guests comes and leaves when – your dad sure has a mind for logistics and organization. So why not make him feel really included in the planning process, while taking this burden off your chest too? You don’t want to worry about guest transportation on the Big Day – but your dad will happily do this for you!
  • The speech. This is not a wedding planning task per se, but a part your dad will most likely LOVE to play in the wedding. Giving your father a chance to say some words at the beginning of the wedding reception will surely bring tears to your eyes (and to your guests’ eyes too). From the moment he finds out he will give a speech to the moment it actually happens, your dad will be SO excited to do this – and he will definitely pull off a truly amazing moment!

 

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Your Groom Will Be Delighted with Any of These Amazing Gift Ideas!

Your wedding day is slowly approaching – and you want it to be perfect from head to finish.

Of course, there are still many things to plan – but don’t forget about a sweet gift to pamper your loved one!

Following, we have gathered some luxury gift ideas that will definitely make your groom feel special on his Big Day – so read on if you are looking for inspiration.

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  • Something to drink (with the boys or not). Send him a bottle of his favorite drink or something luxurious on the morning of the Big Day and he will definitely love it! It could be a bottle of good whiskey, or even a bottle of champagne – regardless of what it is, make sure it’s something he genuinely likes (and don’t forget to include a short note with it too).
  • Leather products. There’s nothing as timeless as good leather – and we bet your guy will love it! This kind of gift can age very well and it can be worn on more than one occasion, while still being luxurious and attractive. A belt, a wallet, or even a leather duffel bag (for the honeymoon, of course) – these are just some of the products that could make your groom’s Big Day even better!
  • A good scent. Not only will he love wearing your gifted perfume on the Big Day, but every time he feels this scent again, he will associate it with the wonderful emotions of this special event in his life. You just cannot go wrong with this one, especially if you know his taste in fragrances!
  • Luxury cufflinks. If you know your groom hasn’t picked a pair of boutonnieres just yet, this could be a wonderful gift. Sure, you might have to give it to him in advance (just to make sure he doesn’t buy one meanwhile).
  • A luxury watch. Give your loved one a timepiece that is timeless and he is bound to love it! This kind of accessory will accompany him not only on the Big Day itself, but well beyond that as well – and it will always remind him of you and of your special event.

 

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What Are the Prettiest Bridesmaids’ Dresses Ideas for 2019?

If you are planning a wedding in Fort Worth this year (or any other year, or any other place, for that matter), you definitely want to look at your very best. Even more, you want your best friends to look great too – and this is why you might be interested in the prettiest bridesmaids’ dresses ideas for 2019.

What are they? Where are trends going when it comes to this?

We have some tips for you – keep reading and find out more.

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  • It seems that navy-colored bridesmaids’ dresses are a timeless piece, especially for summer weddings. It may be because a lot of people associate this color with vacation – or it may simply be because navy is a very flattering color for everyone (plus, it works really well with a bunch of other pretty colors, including this year’s popular Living Coral).
  • What could be better for a spring or summer wedding, other than green? Matching your bridesmaids with a green-based color scheme will bring a whole new level of energy into your wedding day and it will make them feel really lovely too. Opt for darker greens if you want a more serious tone, or for pastel greens (such as mint green for example) if you want to add a playful, feminine touch to your wedding.
  • Of all the colors under the sun, this is by far one of the single most popular ones. And for all the good reasons. Pink is feminine and sweet and its nature is perfectly well-tied into the love theme of your wedding (which is, in the end, the main and most important one, right?). In 2019, pink bridesmaids’ dresses come in lovely pale shades and dusty tones – just perfect for those of you who want to keep it both girly and classy at the same time.
  • Soft and pretty, grey looks stunning when paired with brighter colors – such as a lovely yellow or pink bouquet, for example. Plus, you could settle for a variety of shades of grey – from the darker ones to the lighter ones and even petroleum grey that ads just a touch of color to the mix. Your bridesmaids will look really great dressed like this!

 

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When Is the Cake Supposed to Be Cut at a Wedding?

We can all agree that your wedding cake is more than just that, a cake. It’s a statement. It’s part of your wedding décor and the ambiance you create during your Big Day. And it’s an event in its own right as well.

More than anything, your wedding cake is a symbol of starting your life together on a sweet note, working together towards achieving the best in life.

When is the cake supposed to be cut at a wedding, though?

This is a question many brides have – so we have gathered the etiquette tips you need to know about it. Read on and find out more.

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  • Most often, the cake is cut and served after the first dance, between the dinner and the actual dance party. There are two main reasons to do this: it will come naturally, after dinner (which is when dessert is usually served at every other type of event), and it will also prevent you from halting the party for the cake cutting (which is not something you want, because once in the “party mood”, guests will want to continue dancing).
  • The fact that the cake is traditionally cut after the first dance is not an impediment to playing this by your own rules. If you want to start the reception with the first dance, for example, you can cut and serve the cake right after dinner, with no breaks in between. Work with your schedule and with how you want your timeline to look like – it’s actually more important than tradition.
  • One etiquette tip you do have to take into consideration is connected to the fact that, most of the times, the cake is also a trigger for people to go home. It’s not that you want to hush guests into their rooms as soon as possible – it’s just that some of them might want to do that for a million reasons. They may have attended the wedding with children, they may have obligations next morning, or they may simply be at an age when after-parties are just not feasible. So, the sooner you cut the cake, the happier these guests will be!

 

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You Deserve the Most Amazing Honeymoon!

Your honeymoon is bound to be one of the most amazing and unforgettable vacations of your life – the emotions it is charged with, as well as the uniqueness of the very moment in your life will ensure that you never actually forget your honeymoon.

What are some of the most important things to keep in mind when it comes to planning a great honeymoon, though?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

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  • If you are traveling to Europe, do keep in mind that the general baggage allowance is smaller than in the US. So you shouldn’t pack too many things with you – precisely because you want to make sure you can easily carry them around and that they will be allowed to get through at the airport. Plus, you will most likely want to bring back a lot of souvenirs, and you should have plenty of room in your baggage for that.
  • There’s an app for that! No, really, there is! Travel got so much better ever since everyone started using smartphones! Maps, translators, and even overseas call apps – there’s an app for pretty much everything that was confusing and scary about planning a trip abroad. Make sure to download them before you leave and install them on your phone – these things can be a real life saver and they can make your vacation so much better from so many points of view!
  • Overplanning is a really bad idea. You might feel tempted to pull out your spreadsheet making skills and create a long list of attractions you absolutely have to visit when away on your honeymoon. But that might actually make your entire trip more stressful – and anxiety and stress is precisely what you are here to get away Go with the flow a bit – enjoy your honeymoon without feeling that you constantly have to tick every single item on your list. Wander around these new places, discover eateries and wines, and treat everything like an adventure. Relax and enjoy your honeymoon destination!

 

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How to Plan the Picture-Perfect Spring Wedding

Spring is officially right here, and this means that we are all feeling rejuvenated and energized by the blooming nature around us. If you have chosen this season to be the “host” of your Big Day, you definitely want to borrow some of the spring’s vibes to bring into your wedding/

How to plan the picture-perfect spring wedding?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

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  • Embrace Mother Nature. Spring is extremely generous when it comes to the beautiful landscapes it offers – so choose a location that allows you to emphasize on that. Wouldn’t it be really amazing if you could get married on a backdrop filled with cherry blossoms or simply green fields? Even when your location does not provide this kind of outdoor spectacle, you can still bring spring indoors – and one of the easiest ways to do it is by creating an abundantly blooming décor.
  • Keep it on the more casual side. Spring has a kind of airy, playful vibe to it that doesn’t bid well with ultra formal attires. So, if you want your bridesmaids and your VIP guests to be dressed in a way that suits the vibes of the season outside, it’s better to keep it as casual as you can (which, of course, doesn’t mean that people can’t be stylish and pretty!).
  • Create a bouquet in tune with the season. You have SO many options that it would be a real pity not to settle on something seasonal. From delicate flowers to wild blooms, there’s something for every single type of bride out there – so you will be able to create a bouquet that suits your style and personality down to the smallest detail.
  • DO plan for rain. You don’t want rain on your wedding day, that’s obvious. However, since this season is more prone to rainy days than other seasons, it becomes even more important to have a Plan B in store, just in case the skies decide to pour a little rain on you and your guests. A tent or an indoor option are excellent ideas that will keep everyone dry and happy – and while guests are having their cocktail hour, you can even sneak outside and shoot some photos in the rain. They will look fantastic!

 

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These Blooms Would Be an Amazing Surprise for Your Wedding Day

You want your wedding to be decorated beautifully, you want your wedding décor to inspire and to set the mood for one of the most amazing event of your entire life.

Of course, flowers play a huge role in the way your wedding will feel like – but what if you want to surprise your guests with some truly unique wedding flowers?

We have some ideas for you – so read on if you are looking for inspiration.

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  • Clematis vines. This delicate, sweet little flower is perfect for a spring or summer wedding. It has a special kind of energy to it, it is in full season when most weddings happen, and it is definitely something unique your guests don’t see at every other wedding. Plus, it comes in a generous range of colors – such as burgundy, lavender, white, and pink. What a beautiful addition to any floral arrangement!
  • This plant is just perfect for brides who want to make their wedding décor look slightly exotic, but still very much “at home”. The little white flowers, combined with the orange berries and with the greenery of this plant make it a truly amazing choice for wedding flower arrangements that are genuinely unique and surprising. People will love these so, so much!
  • Passion vines. Another unique option, the passion vines are so beautiful and special everyone will be asking you about them. The vivid lavender color, the unique shape, the very vibes it sends out – everything about this plant is magical – just what you need for a fairytale-worthy wedding during the spring. Pick this, combine it with other blooms and you will create wedding florals every single guest will appreciate for their originality!
  • Okay, these are not blooms per se – but it can sure make for some pretty amazing (non)floral arrangements. Greenery gives a very fresh vibe to a wedding, making it perfect for the outdoors and perfect for couples who want to celebrate natural beauty and elegance with their wedding décor. Plus, an all-greenery wedding décor can save you some serious dollars too!

 

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How to Plan the Perfect Rehearsal Dinner?

Sure, none of the pre-wedding events takes as much preparation as planning as the wedding itself – and the rehearsal dinner makes no exception.

However, all of these moments are important when it comes to building excitement for the upcoming event – and, again, the rehearsal dinner makes no exception whatsoever.

How to plan the perfect rehearsal dinner?

Here are some tips to help you with this:

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  • Plan the guest list. Your rehearsal dinner doesn’t have to be as big as the wedding itself – on the contrary, this is usually an occasion for the closest friends and family to meet and bond before the Big Day. So, in most cases, the bride and groom will only invite their immediate family, the wedding party, and any other participants in the wedding ceremony (people doing readings, for example). Furthermore, the officiant and their spouse should be invited too.
  • Pick a pretty location. It doesn’t have to be something huge or ultra-luxurious. Normally, it’s at least one step “lower” on the luxuriousness scale – so it can be anything from a nice restaurant dinner to a barbecue party in your own backyard.
  • Choose a theme. This might seem unnecessary, but it can completely change the game, helping you to coordinate the music, the ambiance, and the décor of the rehearsal dinner. You don’t have to go too over the top with this – but a few nice touches will definitely make the entire dinner feel even better.
  • Pick the right timing. You want to be in bed quite early today because there’s a very long day ahead of you tomorrow – so, if possible, try to set the dinner earlier in the day. Ideally, you want to start at about 5 pm, so that you have enough time for the rehearsal itself (about 30 minutes to 45 minutes), for the drinks, and for the dinner as well.
  • Make it a great experience. Aside from the décor, you want to offer your guests an excellent overall experience: good drinks, good music, and good food can do that for you. Don’t be afraid to get creative – even if this is not the Big Day itself, you can still create a unique event.

 

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Should You Buy Wedding Insurance?

Your wedding is a very special moment in your life – and you definitely work hard to make sure that everything about this Big Day is more than perfect.

What about wedding insurance, though?

Have you considered buying a wedding insurance policy – and why would you do that?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

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  • It’s for your peace of mind. More than anything, wedding insurance helps you sleep better at night. Like it or not, weddings are a pretty big expense – and, aside from the huge emotional value this day bears with it, the financial one can be pretty much a burden on your soul. You want everything to go right and you do everything in your power – but even with all the great planning in the world, things can still happen. And knowing that you’re covered in the event of an unfortunate situation will give you peace of mind, allowing you to focus on the things that really matter to you and make you feel happy on your wedding day.
  • It’s for your finances too. You might feel that wedding insurance is just another expensive (and one you can easily leave aside on your path to the Big Day). However, this is not necessarily true. Wedding insurance can save you A LOT of money in certain circumstances – so it’s totally worth investing in it. For instance, if you are forced to cancel or postpone the wedding, the insurance policy will have you covered (and you won’t have to lose money in this process).
  • It’s really not expensive. Wedding insurance can be really inexpensive, actually. And considering the benefits of buying it, you will definitely find that the price is absolutely nothing compared to the things you can gain (or, better said, the things that you can avoid losing in the event of a nasty situation). Regardless of whether it’s a life event that prevents you from getting married at the decided date or simply you want to avoid paying for issues caused by guests who have one too many drinks, the insurance policy will be there for you.

 

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Are Your Parents Divorced? These Wedding Planning Tips Are Important for You, Then!

Life doesn’t always happen the way we plan it out to be – but even then, we are indebted to make the most of it. For instance, your wedding day should be a truly happy event for everyone involved – and your parents make no exception from the rule.

What happens when they are divorced? How do you sail smoothly through the intricacies of a split couple at your wedding – and even more so when they are your own mom and dad?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

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  • The walk down the aisle. If you have a stepparent you feel close to and would like to invite him to walk you down the aisle, keep in mind that this might hurt your father’s feelings. One way to go about this is to ask both of them to walk you down the aisle – either concomitantly (one on each side) or consecutively (your stepfather can walk you down the aisle for the first half, and then your father can pick you up).
  • The seating at the ceremony. If your divorced parents don’t get along very well, you want to make sure you don’t seat them next to each other (or even on the same row), as you would traditionally. In these circumstances, it is usually customary to seat the parent who is closest to you in the front row and the other one (and their spouse, if they have remarried) a bit farther back (the third row, for example).
  • The special dances. You shouldn’t feel obliged to have a father daughter dance if you think this might create an awkward situation. Likewise, you can always dance with both your father and your stepfather if you are close to both. Even if your future spouse will have a dance with his mom, you are still not obliged to have a special father daughter dance.
  • The photos. If you think it would be uncomfortable to bring your parents together in a photo, do make sure you discuss this with your photographer. This way, you will easily avoid awkward situations during the actual wedding.

 

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