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Planning your wedding takes thought and strategy

A wedding is a very special occasion for every bride and groom, and a very memorable occasion that will not be easily forgotten by their guests. Planning a wedding has now been made a little easier due to the huge array of “Wedding Blogs” like Brides Down South. However you will still need to plan everything very carefully, and without help this can be very challenging.

Some couples choose to hire a Wedding Planner to organize their big day for them. Hiring a wedding planner can be costly and may take a way the fun and sense of achievement you will get from doing it yourself. If you use our “Wedding Check List” from the very start you will find it far easier to plan things like choosing wedding rings, wedding outfits, the venue and the wedding breakfast. It will take you through a step by step process that you will find easy to follow while achieving the best possible end result. It will prompt you ever step of the way and won’t let you forget things that need to be done in a certain order.  Wedding Dresses 2015 Spring

Generally speaking, DIY wedding planning is the best and most cost-effective way for those who need to keep to a strict and defined budget. There are so many aspects of your wedding that you can make yourself. Given a little time and careful planning they can drastically cut down your wedding expenses plus they let you show your own flare unique touches.
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To keep costs down, you may consider other DIY wedding ideas such as making your own decorations, centerpieces, wedding favors etc. You can get as creative as you want in making your own wedding accessories.
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Planning and preparing for a wedding should start as early as possible, especially if you want to do it yourself and without the help of an expensive “Wedding Planner”. Remember, there are many things that you will need to do and plan for, you will not want to leave everything to the last minute, as this will only make the job difficult and stressful. You want to enjoy this exciting and fun journey you are both taking to make sure your married life starts from a firm and memorable base.
The Internet is a huge source of ideas and information that will make your wedding planning run smoothly and without mishaps. There are so many websites that specialise in all the different facets that need to be brought together to create your perfect day. You should plan to purchase wedding supplies and accessories from different site that specialise in what you are looking for at the best possible price.

With the help of the Internet, you can also find unique and creative wedding ideas. From different wedding themes, bridesmaids and ushers gifts, wedding favors, reception supplies too many more… name it and rest assured the Internet have it for you. Just always remember to plan early, take time when shopping, and to compare prices, if you follow this simple path you will not go far wrong.

You’re Wedding Scrapbook


A scrapbook of a wedding is different than a photo album of a wedding. I believe a photo album is to showcase the photos taken at the wedding, from early morning right up to when the happy couple leave the reception and beyond. I believe a scrapbook of the wedding is to share the events and happenings of the days/years leading up to the wedding and then share photos of the event itself.

The following suggestions are just that, suggestions. There is no right or wrong in creating a scrapbook. It is our goal to provide some inspiration and thought starters to creating a full and interesting wedding scrapbook.

imagesThink about starting with a few photos of both the bride and the groom as babies and young children. Add a few photos of them as teenagers and then some photos of the happy couple during the meeting and dating process.

During the planning stages, often the wedding themes are considered and wedding venues are looked at, dresses and the groom’s attire are looked at, and the invitations are considered and purchased. Taking a few photos of the many planning days are great additions to the scrapbook. If the bridal shop will allow it, it can be fun to take photos of the bride in each wedding dress she considers and tries on.

front-drive-dusk-winterWhen you decide on a wedding venue, take a few photos of the room and pre-reception area while it is empty. Take a few photos of the outside of the building housing the chosen wedding venue.

Once a menu is decided on, save a copy of the menu provided by the caterers. One event I helped with, we actually put together the menu ourselves. We wanted guests to know what was being served that night was entirely our choice, and so we included our self made menu in the scrapbook.

table-planYou’ll also want to save one copy of all of the following:
– An invitation
– An R.S.V.P. card
– A place card
– A thank you note
– A copy of the guest list
– A copy of the speeches (hand written)
– Your menu and wine list
– Table plan …….

new007If you order candy bar wrappers, or any other wedding favor, save one for your scrapbook. If you use a D.J. a band, a magician or a caricaturist, save one of their business cards, or one of their brochures, to include in your scrapbook. If you hire any other type of entertainer, again, save a business card or brochure.

As you plan your wedding day, it can be fun to keep a handwritten diary of the days. There will always be cock-ups and interesting people and situations along the way and as you are celebrating your first anniversary, you will laugh over the mishaps and the other notes you took as you planned.

invitation-32378_640When the R.S.V.P. cards are returned, often folks will write personal messages. Save those messages. Just like a  school yearbook, it’s fun to go back and read what others wrote, several years later.

And now, the day of the wedding has arrived. It’s time to choose those photos that you’ll want for both your wedding photo album and also you’re wedding scrapbook and put the finishing touches to both. Of course it does not have to stop there you could also include photo’s of favorite bars and restaurants and experiences from the honeymoon.

heart-529607_640Once you are done, upload the scrapbook to your personal wedding website so all your guests can see what fun you had planning the fabulous day they had been a part of. Believe me it will make a lasting memory of your special day.

We hope that this short article has given you some ideas as to the content of your “Wedding Scrap Book” however as we said at the beginning they are only suggestions it’s entirely up to you what you include. The main thing is you have fun doing it.

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