Even ask someone in your family or your wedding party to assist by coming up with an idea for your wedding floating candles centerpieces. Who knows, they may even help you get all the different variations you will need to put them together. If you choose this method, I am sure money will be saved in the long run. If your timing gets in the way of contributing into making your centerpieces, do some Internet searching for floating candles in kits. You can buy the kits with all the pieces included to put your centerpieces together.
A story about the Christmas rose is linked to the birth of Christ. A poor shepherd girl named Madelon was tending her sheep on the night Christ was born. The wise men and other shepherds were giving gifts of gold, myrrh, frankincense, fruit and honey to the Christ child. Madelon had nothing to give and began to cry. As she wept an angel passed by seeing her and stooped down brushing away snow at her feet to uncover the most beautiful Christmas rose which she presented as her gift of love for the new baby. When choosing Christmas wedding bouquets, remember to keep size in mind. Especially the brides bouquet. An oversized bouquet can distract from the brides wedding gown. The wedding bouquet should compliment the wedding gown and help show off the bride and her beauty. After all she is the main attraction of the day.
Your cartoon wedding invitations can include your favorite cartoon or comic book characters, perhaps dressed in full wedding apparel to represent you and your significant other. Another idea is to set it up like a newspaper comic, a four panel cartoon, informing people of your wedding date. You may also decide to have an illustrator create caricatures of the two of you for the enjoyment of friends and family. The caricature portrait could display the two of you in funny situations or poses. An exaggerated caricature portrait may be something that wedding guests would likely keep in a scrapbook to remember the event and laugh at your colorful and clever wedding invitation.
in Butterfly Wedding Favor on Monday, April 25, 2011
One of the greatest advantages of a butterfly release is that every guest, young and old, can participate, if the couple chooses. Many companies provide the inexpensive butterflies in individual boxes or other personalized butterfly wedding favors for guests to take home. Guests will love to see the beautiful butterflies floating from bouquet to bouquet or landing on a guest's shoulder. These tender moments with the butterflies make wedding photos come alive and leave lasting impressions on everyone in attendance. Butterflies also carry a heavy symbolic weight. Because of their transformation process from caterpillar to cocoon to butterfly, they represent a transition and renewed life. Just like the butterflies, husband and wife are emerging to take their first steps in their new life together.
Of course, one of the ultimate special touches for a butterfly theme wedding is to have real, live butterflies released right after the bride and groom exchange wedding vows. A really nice touch is to give everyone at the wedding ceremony their own special butterfly box and have everyone release a butterfly at the same time. This can be a nice alternative to throwing rice or blowing bubbles as the bride and groom walk down the aisle as newly pronounced husband and wife. A few tips if you choose to do this: Butterflies will only fly when the temperature is above 55 degrees and preferably sunny. If the weather is very cold or very hot, the butterflies may not take flight at your wedding. Naturally, this means that for night and candlelit weddings, butterflies will probably not leave their little box.
in Food and Drink for the Wedding on Saturday, April 23, 2011
For those who opt for an outdoor wedding reception, there are several ways food can be served. Following are some popular and money saving methods for serving food at an outdoor wedding reception:
- Barbecue. At a casual reception, it is common to serve barbecue items such as hamburgers, chicken, or ribs. To make your barbecue buffet-style, ask your guests to forego a wedding gift in exchange for bringing their own special dish to accompany the barbecue. Although, if you do this, be sure to confirm with your guests beforehand so that you don't have everyone bringing the same dish.
- Buffet. Ask your guests to bring a favored dish instead of a wedding gift. If cost is an issue, serve vegetable, cheese, fruit, and meat trays with dips and other snacks rather than hosting a huge meal.
The bar tab can often account for one of the largest wedding expenses. Following are tips on serving drinks at your reception without incurring a major expense:
- Semi-open bar. Offer several beverages for free, such as beer and all non-alcoholic drinks, but have guests pay a nominal fee for mixed drinks, such as a dollar per drink to cover some of the expense.
- Bring your own. Request that guests bring their own drinks to the outdoor reception in lieu of bringing a wedding gift.
Traditional Candy Wedding Favors
Cheap candy wedding favors can be traditional, even though you get lower prices. Jordan Almonds are a traditional wedding candy. The almonds, hidden in a candy shell, are meant to represent the sweetness and bitterness every marriage experiences. The sweet candy coating is supposed to be stronger than the bitterness of the nut inside, reminding that there should be more sweetness than bitterness in marriage. You may use all white Jordan Almonds, white with a pastel that matches your wedding color scheme, or a pastel mix.
Chocolate Candy Wedding Favors
Andes Crème De Menthe chocolate candies make a nice candy wedding favor for cheap prices. Bulk Foods offers these small rectangles in bright green paper. Place three mints in a small square of white tulle, and tie with a white ribbon for cheap candy wedding favors. You can get enough Andes Crème De Menthe chocolate candies for 150 guests for about $22, making your candy price per guest about $0.15. If you don't want to make bags, you can purchase discount organza bags online for $0.19 each.
in Romantic Wedding Decoration on Thursday, April 21, 2011
For the bride who likes very delicate footwear, a pair of kitten heel shoes might be the answer. The heels are thin, but also low, which makes them more comfortable. Be sure that the shoes have a strap, rather than an open back mule style, which is too easy to step out of when backing up. Many of the kitten heel shoes are made in strappy sandal designs which are very feminine and pretty. Classic white or ivory would certainly work, but you may also want to think about a soft color or metallic. Ballet pink, silver, or bronze would all be gorgeous choices with a bridal gown, and will be more useful after the wedding. This same shoe in metallic or black works great for bridesmaids.
As a couple plans for the ceremony, they start by setting up the unity candle area. It is advisable to light the wicks then extinguish them since pre-burned wicks light easily in comparison to new ones. It is however optional who gets to light the tapers. For example, both the groom and brides' mothers can each light one candle. Before the ceremony, the groom lights a taper and the bride lights hers when she is escorted in. In a case where the couple brings children into the new marriage, it is optional for the children to light the tapers. The couple lights the large center candle. Couples may choose to leave their tapers on or blow them out. Some couples feel that extinguishing the candles displays their commitment to one another. Others feel that when they leave the candles lit, they retain and realize their individuality that exists in their marriage.