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Monthly Archives: April 2017

You can Make Wedding Affordable

First things first, a wedding is the ceremony. It’s the vows you take BEFORE the marriage starts. Marriage is the ever after, the part that is most important. It’s the rest of your lives together going through the sickness and health, the ups and downs, the good and bad and everything in between. How you’re going to handle all of that together is more important than the wedding itself but I’m always amazed at how many couples spend months or years to plan the wedding but end up divorced in two years because they never discussed the MARRIAGE! They’ve had their $25,000 dream wedding, still owe on it and are seeking out a divorce lawyer!

That said if you truly love one another and are prepared for marriage then truly you should get married. You shouldn’t put off the marriage because you can’t afford the wedding. I know it’s hard to wrap your head around this but the big spectacular wedding isn’t something you MUST have. It’s a desire, a want, not a NEED. Living together for five years because you can’t afford the wedding isn’t a mature attitude. If you really wanted to be married, you’d realize the difference between the marriage and the wedding. I know this sounds harsh. Don’t shoot me yet. I’m not saying you have to give up all of your wedding dreams. I’m just saying to be a realist about them.

Something that irks me to no end is the statement made by some that, “courtesy dictates” or “custom dictates”. Okay, nothing gets me riled up more than the word, “dictate”. Does that mean you HAVE to do something? You’re being forced against your will to do something? If “dictate” is paying the tab on the pricey affair, then so be it, but if YOU are paying the tab and you don’t want to start out your marriage in debt because of your wedding, then by all means, kick “dictate” out of the picture and do what you can afford!

First, discuss what’s important to both of you for the wedding. Is it a church ceremony? Is it the long cathedral length gown? Is it getting all of your friends and relations together for the event? Make a list of the “must haves” and the “can do without” items. Once you have that, it’s easier to find ways to accomplish your desires AND do it inexpensively.

Wedding gown-Truthfully, the gown was one of MY most important things. I imagined myself in the cathedral length gown. I seriously shopped! I quickly found out that I didn’t look any better in the $3,000 raw silk gown versus the $650 gown! Shocking, huh? Now, even $650 is a lot. I was recently shopping in a thrift store and found a BRAND NEW, raw silk, cathedral length wedding gown with labels STILL ON for $50!!!! I’m still kicking myself for not buying the dress just for the fabric (I’m a quilter). Sometimes I kick myself for not shopping for my wedding gown at thrift stores. I always figured them for out of date styles but that’s far from true. In addition, the long trains are great for showy weddings and for when the expensive pictures are taken but if you’re trimming expenses than think more on a shorter style or floor length which are generally much less. Remember that NO ONE has to know that your dress was a thrift store find or off the floor sale dress or borrowed from a friend! All they’ll know if that you look beautiful, radiant and happy in it!

Having a Tropical Wedding

With so many people travelling from all over the place for your special day, you will want to make sure that they have a good place to stay; handily situated to the area of Fiji where the ceremony is held. It is often better to have a place picked out and booked well ahead of time, rather than leaving it up to your guests to find somewhere, as in the busy seasons it can be difficult to find Fijian resorts with enough space to accommodate everyone. Also, if you can keep the group together or nearby it is much easier to organise celebrations and transportation.

The Coral Coast is a very popular spot for weddings, as it is renowned for its beauty and is also not too far away from the larger cities of Suva and Nadi. It is possible to find excellent resorts in this area, which can accommodate large groups. Your wedding guests are likely to make a holiday out of the event, and plan to stay on in Fiji after your big day for a while to enjoy the island sun! They would probably love the opportunity to stay somewhere with a traditional, ‘local’ feel with the relaxed and friendly ambience given off by happy staff.

Fijian resorts typically have many activities to offer, so there is no need to worry about finding ways to keep your wedding guests entertained. They could explore the options of snorkeling to look at the exotic island aquatic life, spend some time relaxing in the swimming pools, or maybe have a lazy afternoon round of petanque! For the active guests with younger children, they could look into hiring bicycles and pedal to a nearby village.

The natural beauty and delightful atmosphere of Fiji will ensure that your wedding dream will be fulfilled just as you imagined… and your guests will return to their comfortable, Fijian resort wishing that they never had to leave!

Must Planning Transportation

Passenger Size

You need to make sure the wedding limo service has a vehicle available to accommodate the number of passengers you will have in there at one time. Don’t worry though as there are vehicles that can hold up to 18! You want everyone to have plenty of room so if you need more than that it may be necessary for you to secure two vehicles for your wedding day.

There can be a variety of styles and passenger capacity vehicles from any wedding limo service. Look closely at what each of them offers so you can pick the one that is ideal for your wedding day. Some are basic but still comfortable and others are lavish with plenty of perks. Think about your budget and what you would like to be able to offer to your passengers.

Secure it

Once you find the provider and the vehicle you want, secure it! Don’t wait as it may not be there when you try to get it later on. Some providers are booked solid for many months in advance. You don’t want to get stuck with what is left over! Make sure the provider has a very good reputation for showing up on time and for offering safe and pleasant drivers.

The information about your rental and the cost should be given to you in writing. This explains when they will offer the services and specific details about the services you will receive. Ask any questions you may have before you sign the document. If you have any special needs or requests, make sure you discuss them in advance and the details are included in your documents.

The provider may ask for payment in full at the time that you secure it. Most of them will only ask for a deposit that covers a percentage of the price. The balance is due the day the service is provided. The deposit is typically not refundable but you should check these details before you complete the contract so you know what you are committing to.

Videography For Maryland Wedding

Maryland Wedding Videos

To remember this most happy day of your life, consider recording this day forever with high quality, professional wedding videography. A professional Maryland Wedding Videographer will provide their best work in a portfolio. The best wedding videographers in Maryland must be flexible, and able to schedule any location in Maryland which includes Chesapeake Bay, the Washington DC area, Montgomery County and all locations within Maryland.

What to Look For in a Wedding Videographer

A great wedding videographer in Maryland must flexible to travel to your wedding venue wherever it is located in Maryland. An excellent wedding videographer is personable and needs to bring out the laughter with your guests, helping them to record the greatest moments on video. The best wedding videographer should know good techniques of filming, including good lighting and the best angles to record these joyous times with the best views. Your wedding video professional can suggest ways for interacting with your wedding guests to get the best wedding video. You have put many things in this special day, choose the best wedding videographer to capture your memorable moments for all time.