Sunday, April 27, 2014

How To Have Fun At your Wedding


  A reception can either be the best part or the worst part of a wedding, and no amount of planning will dictate the outcome. Sometimes even when the wedding is painstakingly planned, variables beyond our control can ruin the whole day. That is why it is important to focus on having fun, because if having fun is your main goal nothing else will matter that day.
 People offering unsolicited advice to a new bride will usually tell her to relax. This bit of wisdom usually falls on deaf ears, because every bride wants her big day to be perfect. Creating an atmosphere of fun automatically alleviates stress and tension. Once you have the food and music figured out, focus on making your day joyous by using original and creative ideas.
Here are several original ideas to incorporate into your big day:
  • Rent giant game boards like Scrabble or checkers
  • Create personalized cornhole boards using you and your spouse's pictures
  • Create mad libs for your guests to complete, using their own words to describe your history
  • Make a task list for your guests to complete, with the goal being you and your spouse kiss. This makes an interesting spin on the clanging glasses tradition.
  • Set up a karaoke machine with a book of you and your spouse's favorite songs
  • Have a table filled with crayons, coloring books and fun card games for the children
  • Put disposable cameras on your tables and encourage people with riddles, making each riddle end with a special picture
  • Arrange a scavenger hunt for the lag time in between ceremony and reception

Incorporating a handful of these ideas will take your wedding from a formal affair to a fun party, and you will be able to focus on the important things, like the food and cake.  

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Tips On How To Make Your Wedding Day Memorable

You have the food figured out, the cake designed, and the flowers selected, but you still feel as though something is missing. You want to make your day memorable for yourself and your guests, but how? The Following article highlights the many ways to make your reception memorable.

Taking dance lessons may not be an option for you, but that still doesn’t mean you have to bore everyone with your uneventful first dance. Take a look on YouTube and see how couples are spicing it up! Here is one of our favorites.

Italian Wedding Traditions

 Most people want their wedding to be unique while maintaining some level of tradition. Paying homage to your cultural roots in a ceremony and reception can be a fun way to incorporate tradition into your special day. Here are some Italian wedding traditions to follow, feel free to use even if you are not Italian.

It is thought bad luck for a bride to wear any gold jewelry other than her wedding ring on the wedding day. Some Italian brides wear green on the evening before their wedding as it’s supposed to be a good omen and bring abundance and fertility to the impending marriage. In some parts of Italy, it is not uncommon for the groom to walk the bride and the whole wedding party to the church. In northern provinces sometimes the groom waits for the bride at the door of the church with her bouquet- in this case there is also a funny tradition whereby the groomsmen try to convince the groom as he waits that the bride has changed her mind and will not arrive at all. It is thought that the groom carrying a piece of iron in his pocket will prevent this, as well as staving off other misfortunes. A ribbon is tied across the door of the church to symbolize the couple’s harmony and to announce that the joyous event is taking place inside.

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Is A Pig Roast Wedding Right For You?

A pig roast is in excellent way to entertain guests without the worry of having enough food for everyone.It also provides a relaxed atmosphere where your guests can come up and get more to eat at their leisure. Here is an article that goes into whether or not having a pig roast for your wedding is a good idea.

Be aware that there is a good way and a bad way to do a hog roast but never a particularly pretty way. For good, see Vintage at Goodward, for bad see local rugby club. No two hog roast providers offer the same thing, so choose carefully and double check that you’re getting ‘English village fair’ rather than ‘kebab shop window’.

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Fun Egg Hunt Ideas

Easter should be a fun time with family and friends, and nothing spells fun like an egg hunt. After you eat a delicious meal  have fun with kids and adults alike by making your egg hunt a unique experience. Read the following article for awesome egg hunt ideas.

It’s hard not to fall in love with these cool, no-dye eggs from the geniuses at Brit + Co. Simply apply fake tattoos to eggshells the way you would to your own skin. Instead of bright colors, you’ll get eggs stamped with spiders, superheroes, and more.

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Unconventional And Fun Wedding Reception Ideas

With so many wedding shows on television, it can seem as though no new ideas exist anymore. How can you make your reception stand out from the rest? Take originality to new heights with this list of unconventional and fun reception ideas...

Instead of a traditional guestbook, make it a photo album. Guests can take photos of themselves and scrawl their messages onto the Polaroids. 

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