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Good To Know Planning / Etiquette

How To Choose A Wedding Theme Without Going Insane

You’ve said yes and you have already started that wedding binder that will keep together all of the ideas, deadlines and information about vendors and important details on the wedding planning process. You’re almost ready to go, except for your wedding theme. Below we’ve prepared some tricks that could help you choose you wedding theme, without causing too much stress. Let’s go!

1. What’s your story?
A wedding theme is always the personal choice of the couple. Because you are intertwining your lives together and you are going to go on a journey together, it’s only natural that the start of that journey, the actual wedding day, reflect you as a couple. Think about the moments and memories you shared together and see if you can incorporate parts of your love story in your actual wedding: be it in the decorations, ceremony itself, food, flowers etc. It’s going to be way more enjoyable planning for something that makes you smile.

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2. What do you like?
This is linked to the first entry. What do you and your SO like? Not what you think your guests would like, what music would the guests prefer, what food would the guests enjoy. This is your day, to be together and to show the world that from this day forward you’re going to be by each other’s side, if the wedding day won’t be a day where all your favorite things can come together, then there’s really no point, is there? Of course, be curious and take into consideration that you are inviting other people – if you have vegetarians, don’t serve only meat dishes, if you and your so love heavy metal but some of your friends don’t, play a variety of music but if for example you want to go with the fish dish, but mos of your friends like chicken more than fish, go with the fish dish, it’ll be delicious.

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3. Theme vs budget
This is an age-long debate, which comes first the theme, or the budget. Let’s say that you’ve been dreaming your entire life of a wedding ceremony and reception with a Cirque Du Soleil theme. At the same time, you don’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend on acrobats and magicians so what do you do? Easy, you blend them. Choosing a theme does not mean that every single item or element from the wedding ceremony and reception need to reflect it. For a circus themed, grab cheap rolls of fabric that you can drape, to remind of the circus tent, for decorations go for patterns found during Cirque Du Soleil numbers. Choose 5 major elements that remind you of a certain theme and the rest of the items can be neutrals and not compete with the star-elements.

4. Choose wisely
Really think about the theme, because once chosen and once you’ve already started preparing stationery, flowers, favors and what not in that theme, it is fairly difficult to switch it half-way through. Make sure that both you and your future spouse are happy with the theme and with what it entails. If all that happens, everything should be A-OK!

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That is about it, we hope that these tips and tricks will help you in deciding what to go for, for your wedding. If you’ve already picked out a theme, let us know how you chose and what theme you chose, in the comments down below!

♥ Roxie

Sources: Adventure Book, Batman Wedding Cake, Any Seat

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Top 10 Fun Facts And Traditions About Grooms

Wedding are chock full of superstitious beliefs and fun facts. This and that will bring luck, while just a slight variation will bring bad luck; other facts are just really interesting. Sometimes it makes sense, other times it really doesn’t. Do you think that these facts and superstitions only follow the bride? You would be wrong. Below, we’ll show you some of the things the groom or even bachelors should know about:

1. Fijians thought that one of their deities, that watched over married couples, would not let a bachelor enter the gates of paradise.

2. Traditionally, the groom places the wedding ring on the fourth finger (counting from the thumb) of the left hand of the bride. This dates back to a very old tale that says that there is a ‘vein of love’ running from the left ring finger right to the heart.

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3. Since wedding ceremonies started happening so about the 12th century, the groom would always sit at the right side of the bride, at the altar, so that his sword hand would be free to defend the bride, if need be.

4. It is expected that the groom should organize all details of the honeymoon as a surprise for his wonderful bride.

5. Want to know the most common color to wear by groomsmen at weddings? Grey. That simple.

6. As a tradition, the groom would have to steal the bride away from her family, with a little help from his friends who automatically became the groomsmen.

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7. Speaking of friends of the groom, in Korea, after the wedding ceremony, the groomsmen would grab the groom, take off his socks, tie his ankles and hit the soles of his feet with dried yellow corvina. It was supposed to help the groom on his wedding night.

8. In Sweden, during wedding receptions, if the bride leaves the room at any point in time, all the women line up to kiss the groom. Same goes if the groom leaves the room at any point, all the men line up to kiss the bride.

9. The top tier of the wedding cake is considered to be the grooms’ cake and should be kept safe and eaten on the first anniversary. Nowadays, this tradition is slightly changed and the groom gets his own cake, usually reflecting his hobbies or likes.

10. And finally, the stag due, bachelor party or lad’s night was said to originate in fifth-century Sparta where the future groom and his groomsmen would drink and party the night before the wedding just as they would before going into a fierce battle.

Those are a few of the many traditions we found concerning the groom before and on the wedding day. Do you have any interesting facts or traditions that you want to share? Leave a comment down below and let’s get this conversation started in the comments!

Good luck on your wedding day, ladies and gentlemen!

♥ Roxie

Sources: Groom Portrait,Groomsmen

 

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Top 4 Interesting Facts About Wedding Entertainment

Today we are going to talk about one of the mood makers of a Wedding Day. Nope, not the groom, the bride, the best man or the maid of honor. Not the caterers, the florists or the wedding organizer. Today, we’re going to talk about the DJ, the music, the sound of the Wedding ceremony and hopefully share some neat stuff that you didn’t know before.

1. Most Popular
You’re probably wondering which is the most popular song for the first dance. That would be Etta James’ ‘At Last’ (thank you Spotify for the info), which seems highly appropriate for the first dance of the rest of your life.

2. Investments
When thinking of music, you can’t just use an iTunes playlist for the wedding reception and party, normally, you should try to provide entertainment to the rest of the guests. That’s why the DJ or even a very energetic band is worth investing in.

The price may seem high for renting a DJ, but the money is not just for the 4 or 6 hours of actual DJing. There are many other things to consider like consultation meetings, the DJ researching and creating the perfect playlist for the reception and all of the work that happens before the event.

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3. In Hindsight
81% of guests at a wedding say that the most memorable thing was the DJ or band.

Before the actual wedding event, a majority of brides say they put entertainment as being among the last places, in terms of priority; after the wedding reception, that mentality switches and brides say they would put it at the top of their priority.

4. Importance
After compiling all the answers, it’s been established that even if the percentage of the wedding budget allocated for music is 5%, so about 1200 dollars, it matters over 50% for the success of the event.

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So this is our short list concerning the wedding entertainment and music in general. What other things have you noticed about the wedding entertainment industry?

♥ Roxie

Sources: DJing, First Dance Songs, DJ Top, DJ Grayscale, First Dance