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3 Ways to Make Your Wedding More Personal

As the bride and groom, you want your wedding to be absolutely fantastic. Beyond all trends and rules, though, you want your wedding to be unique and memorable in every sense of the word.

How do you do that? How do you create a personal, original wedding everyone will love?

We have some tips for you – so read on if you want to find out more.

  • Do you have a favorite movie or book? You can always bring that into your wedding day by sprinkling the entire décor and the entire concept behind the wedding with your favorite parts of that movie or book. For instance, if you like The Lord of the Rings, you can name tables after the main characters and you can even create a menu worthy of grand hobbit dinner. People will be charmed!
  • The food you love. Food is a great way to bring people together, but did you know it can be a great way to tell your story as well? If you and your loved on have foods you really like, talk to your catering service about this. Also, if you have foods you discovered in your trips together, or if you have trips that are connected to your heritage or places that marked your relationship, you can bring this into your wedding menu too. If they aren’t easy to work in the menu, you can always create welcome bags with these foods. Don’t forget to attach a note telling the story of each snack in the welcome bag and every special food in your menu.
  • Paint it in your…colors. You don’t have to be a super-talented artist to pull together paintings that will speak about your relationship. You can do a lot of things – from having fun and painting each other (and then displaying the works of art during the Big Day) to simply playing with colors on a canvas and using that as the backdrop for the sweethearts table, for the dessert table, or even for the actual wedding ceremony.

 

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Here Are Some Fitness Tips All Brides Should Know

Your wedding day is a very special day in your life – so you want to be prepared to look and feel at your very best.

Of course, picking a beautiful wedding dress and coordinating it with the perfect accessories is all very important. But beyond this, beauty comes from the inside – and fitness and health should definitely be among your priorities as a bride to be.

What are some of the tips you should know about bridal fitness? Read on and find out more.

  • Start small. If you do not have the healthiest eating and working out habits right now, don’t jump head first into eating vegetarian salads with kale and working out 7 days a week. This is simply not feasible and it will make you more likely to drop off sooner, rather than later. Instead, make small steps towards your goal, such as working out three times a week, eating smaller portions, and replacing saturated fats and simple carbohydrates with healthier alternatives.
  • Drink water. Yes, we know this is something you have read and heard about a million times before, but the reason it keeps being repeated is that it is very important. Your body is 70% water, so yes, you absolutely need to make sure you fuel it with proper hydration. That means you should drink more water and unsweetened teas and less coffee, carbonated drinks, and unhealthy drinks in general.
  • Stay balanced. Wedding planning is a stressful time – but you should try to maintain yourself as balanced as possible. Stress can trigger unhealthy eating habits, it can make you drop out of your workout routine, and it can heavily influence your overall health. When things get too tough, just take a break – take your fiancé or your besties and just go out to relax. It will help you see things much clearer!
  • Choose the right type of workout. You shouldn’t go into running marathons if that is something you simply don’t like. Instead, create a mix of workouts you actually enjoy: gym workouts, aerobics, Pilates, Yoga, Tae-Bo, or even dancing. This will definitely help you stick to your routine!

 

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These Yummy Wedding Favors Will Be Appreciated by Everyone

There are a thousand and one ways you can show your guests you truly appreciate their presence at your wedding – and one of the most popular ones is by offering them small tokens of gratitude, wedding favors.

Of all types of favors offered at weddings, the edible ones are always appreciated – precisely because they offer guests a real treat.

What are some of the yummiest wedding favor ideas your guests will definitely appreciate?

Read on and find out more, we have gathered the top most inspiring ideas.

  • While doughnut towers may be a bit passé at this point, there’s nobody to stop you from including this delicious dessert into your wedding in the form of a wedding favor. Shaped as hearts or as X’s and O’s, doughnuts are the kind of treat none of your wedding guests can say “no” to. Offer them in adorable personalized doughnut boxes and everyone will love it!
  • Homemade honey. Love is sweeter than honey – but if you want to remind your guests about that, the closest thing to sweetness of love you can offer is honey. Be sure to personalize these little jars of pure, sweet happiness – you can get really creative with the message on it, so don’t be afraid to think out of the box.
  • Want to offer your guests a savory favor they will want to munch on right away? Pretty bags of popcorn with a fun message on them are bound to be a hit with everyone – so don’t hesitate to offer this unique wedding favor.
  • Homemade cookies. If you have a special cookie recipe, don’t be afraid to include it in your wedding as a favor. Guests will definitely appreciate the personal touch (and the deliciousness of the favor, of course)!
  • Mini boxes of fruit. If you want to have a summer wedding, we can’t think of a better wedding favor, other than a mini box filled with seasonal fruit. Such a healthy, delicious, and flavorful gift to offer to those who took their time to come and celebrate with you this ultra-special day!

 

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Inspiring Ideas for your Bridesmaids’ Dresses

Your bridesmaids deserve the very best – they were there when you got engaged, giggling with you and feeling genuinely amazed by the beauty of the ring, and they were there when things got rough with your wedding planning too. You definitely want them to look radiant on the Big Day!

What are some of the best and most inspiring ideas for your bridesmaids’ dresses?

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

  • Long, flowy lavender dresses. Nothing says “summer fragrance” more than lavender does. If you want to infuse your wedding with this wonderful color and fragrance, be sure to coordinate your color theme with your bridesmaids’ dresses too! Flowy dresses with halter-top necklines work wonderfully for elegant summer weddings that keep a light touch to everything, from attires to décor.
  • Tiffany blue posh dresses. Nothing says “I love fashion” more than a Tiffany blue. There’s something magical and dreamy about it, something high end and casual at the same time, something timeless in the purest sense of the word. Dress your bridesmaids in silk Tiffany blue gowns with a simple cut – they will absolutely love it!
  • Dusty rose and boho chic. Dusty pink shades are all the rage in 2019, so if you are looking for a delicate color to complement the beauty of your bridesmaids, pick a dusty rose. It works with pretty much every skin tone, and it fits a boho chic style in a way nothing else can. Such a lovely color, such lovely vibes sent by it!
  • Peachy sweetness in light A-line gowns. Living Coral is the declared Pantone Color of the Year 2019, so you are bound to find a lot of wedding accessories and wedding themes connecting into this beautiful color. If you want your bridesmaids to go hand in hand with the trendiest color of the year, choose a sweet peach color for their dresses. Paired with A-line cuts and a light fabric, these dresses will scream “summer” from a mile away – and they will definitely complement your bridesmaids’ natural beauty too!

 

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These Tips Are Quite Crucial for the Perfect Wedding Reception

Every single moment of your wedding day in Fort Worth deserves to be amazing, no matter how you look at it. From the moment you wake up on the Big Day and to the moment you leave for your honeymoon sunset, you want every second to be perfect.

What are some of the tips that will make the entirety of your wedding reception feel unforgettable?

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

  • Take a good walk through your venue. Once you have your eyes set on a venue, be sure to take a trip down there. This will help you determine which parts of the wedding venue you want to highlight with your décor – it could be the staircase, the hall, or any other part(s) of the venue you like and would like to decorate in a special way.
  • Lighting can play a very important role. Good lighting can upgrade your entire wedding venue and wedding ambiance in a way nothing else can. Regardless of whether you choose to use fairy lights, lanterns, or more modern lighting (such as gobo lights for example), lighting will play a huge role in the overall ambiance of your Big Day. Use it wisely!
  • Details can make a difference. We don’t want you to stress over the small things – but once the larger elements are set in place, take some time to think of the small details – such as the boxes or wrapping you will choose for the wedding favors, the napkins on the table, and so on.
  • Save time. You want to spend your wedding day celebrating and having fun – not traveling from the ceremony site to the reception venue. Therefore, it’s always best to choose a venue that can provide you with both the ceremony site and the reception space – it will save you time, it will save your guests time, and it will help you avoid anyone gets lost on their way from the ceremony to the reception. It is, truly, a win-win situation!

 

Looking for a splendid venue in Fort Worth? Contact Belltower Chapel & Garden and allow us to be the ones who help you host the most unforgettable day of your life. With our romantic venue on your side, your wedding will be nothing less than truly gorgeous, from A to Z!

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!

 

Have you booked your wedding venue yet? If not, be sure to contact Belltower Chapel & Garden and we guarantee you will love it here! Our sweet and romantic wedding venue is here to make you smile on your wedding day – and it will definitely do the same for your wedding guests too!