Wedding Traditions and Other Information To Help With Your Wedding Plans

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Getting The Best Wedding Photography For Your Special Day

What about Photo Retouching?
We will do some minor photo retouching of digital images to enhance the DVD Photographs experience. This will include color correction, cropping, straightening, red-eye correction and enhancing the detail and lighting when needed. This will be done as part of the service to insure that your DVD Slideshowis a truly moving experience.The Parks & Recreation Department has a many facilities and playing fields that are available for rental, including Mill Pond Falls for wedding pictures, Churchill Park Pavilions for Picnics, Birthday Parties at the Teen Center and the Swimming Pools, The Kellogg Eddy House for private parties, and much more. All facility rentals require a facility use permit.

Can I create sections in a DVD so I can watch selected sections?
Yes, we can create a menu that points to individual sections of the DVD. You can select the section that you want to watch, and play to watch it.Yes. As long as your website hosting period has not yet expired, you can still keep family and friends up to date with pictures from your wedding and honeymoon.Of course, your aunt is welcome to take pictures. Normally we do not mind if a few guests or relatives shoot over our shoulders.

What are special effect transitions?
Special effect transitions are the way the slide show moves from one picture to the next. The song you choose typically dictates which transition effect you’ll use. With a slower song, a simple fade in/fade out usually looks the best. For an uptempo song, a little more livelier transitions may go well. If you don’t specify which you’d like, we will choose which looks the best.Every DVD is tested on multiple home DVD players prior to shipment.

Is it proper to tip the minister/officiant?
kind of tips i really enjoy are the thank you notes and pictures from the wedding. And I hope you willThe bride and groom can expect their album to be delivered the morning after they return from honeymoon. We have a strict rule that the online album will only be made active AFTER the Bride and Groom have seen the pics  we think its only fair you get first look! We do not approach our wedding work with the expectation of being invited to dine.

Will you take some portraits of me with my family?
Yes, we’ll gather a few groupings either before or after the ceremony (your preference). If you won’t be seeing each other before the wedding, we’ll still take individual pictures (bride and groom separately) and wedding party shots (bride w/ bridesmaids and groom w/ groomsmen) beforehand and leave portraits of you two together, family portraits and the entire wedding party for after the ceremony.Yes. At the time of purchase you can order additional copies of the DVD We will also keep products on file for 1 year and you may reorder any time during that period. The cost for additional DVD’s is just $15.00I work to get the weddings proofs online for viewing as quickly as I can.

Can I hide pictures that I do not want everyone to see?
Yes, you as the host of your “Wedding Page” can decide which pictures are private and which are public.Within about ten days, while you on your honeymoon, you should be able to log on to this web-site and see a ‘sneaky-preview’ of your wedding. Most couples can’t wait to see their wedding pictures, so Gary and Sue will choose 20 – 25 from the final selection of 200 to 300 images and load them on to the site for you to have a look at while you are away.Yes. You will need to provide us with the recording and instructions on how to use the recording. You can provide us this recording in any format that you like (CD, Audio Tape, .MP3, .


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How to Dress Your Man & Selecting a Tuxedo for your Fairytale Destination Wedding

Trash the Wedding Dress and Bring Your Hubbie

Choosing the right clothes for the groom is just as important as choosing the dress and choosing your castle wedding venue.  You need to give more thought to this if you have a destination wedding venue as your vision of wedding attire at your destination might not be appropriate or climate friendly.

Without question a well tailored suit or tuxedo is the most popular choice for every type of wedding except the most casual.

Not all tuxedos are the same, and choosing one that will flatter the groom is vital. To help you choose, see our tips below for bringing a style for the men together and for choosing the right style of suit for different body types.

Tuxedo or Not?
While it remains the most popular choice for most weddings, a formal tuxedo can look out of place in some situations. Many destination weddings take place on the beach or in outdoor locations where this kind of formality may not be suitable.

For such weddings, lighter coloured fabrics, light grey or perhaps even cream or white, in cool crease-resistant fabrics look great. However the shapes that work still depend on the groom’s physique and are the same whether or not the clothes are formal.

Coordinating the Men
If you have a formal wedding the male members of the wedding party should dress in a similar style to the groom, but not identically.

A deservedly popular approach is for the groom to wear a neutral coloured tie, cummerbund or vest/waistcoat while the groomsmen wear the same style tuxedo or suit but use accessories (buttonholes, ties, cummerbunds) in colours that coordinate with the bridesmaids dresses.

Choosing Right Suit
This depends on your groom’s frame. The guidelines below will help you to choose the best suit for him.

Short & Stocky Grooms
Shoulder pads make the waist look smaller, as does a deep V neckline. Avoid pleated trousers and cummerbunds which just make you look round!

Dark grey is a better color choice than black.

Short & Slim Grooms
Tailoring is key, especially choose a very well crafted jacket, 2 or 3 button works best. Pleated trousers are good and if a cummerbund is chosen it should not be deep and one in a complimentary shade works best.

Black or very dark suits are best avoided, white is good for summer weddings or any paler shade of grey.

Tall & Slim Grooms
These lucky grooms can carry off fashionable 5 button jackets or double breasted suits with ease. Higher necklines emphasise a long upper body and can look wonderful.

If you are on the thin side, add shoulder pads and a cummerbund in a contrasting colour to add upper body definition.

Tall & Broad Grooms
Go for a shawl collar and a deep V, it will make your upper body look longer. Trousers with a subtle stripe are slimming and help avoid a blocky look and darker suits are often the best choice.

Avoid a cummerbund at all costs.

Remember to find appropriate shoes to compliment his suit.  Ask your destination wedding planner if it is possible to hire shoes.  They do not hire shoes for weddings in France for instance so all the men in your party have to bring and shine their own.

Other things for your groom to consider are a hair cut, a shave without any slices.

Bleach those teeth nice and white a month before your big day.  Have eye drops to make sure his eyes twinkle on the day. 

Very importantly do not let him have his bachelor party the night before your wedding.   Have a great day at your castle wedding venue.

And if you do a trash the dress photoshoot bring your hubbie along.


Why You Should Have A Wedding Website

Wedding Website

You can learn a lot from the web. The internet is a fabulous source for inspiration these days. You can visit the wedding websites of the other couples to learn about how they make the decisions.  With the advance in internet technology, it is very common for couples nowadays to have a wedding websites. Yet, most brides and grooms do not really know how they should utilize the sites.

You can get some free hosting spaces and start it. Of course you may also get a free domain if you want. The advantage is that you do not need to spend any money if you do so.

Of course you will still have choices if you do not have any knowledge on html programming. There are a lot of services in the market and you can choose from a range of templates and designs when you are trying to build your wedding website. They are easy to use and you do not need to do any programming thing when you post new contents to the site. What is even better is that some of these services are free!

In fact, the function of a wedding website is not only sharing, you may even plan your wedding using your website. For example, there are companies which will help you to create wedding websites. These companies will add a lot of functions to your site. You may be able to arrange your guests list online. Online organizers help you track your schedule.

The next question is how you should use the wedding website you have created. In fact, the site should help you a lot when you are planning for your wedding. They especially come into their own for destination wedding venues.  If you are going to have a destination wedding, your guests may need your help in order to arrange the accommodations. To this end, you can put the information of the hotels around your wedding venue so that your guests can arrange the accommodation easily. Of course you will also put the web addresses of the hotels on your wedding website so that your guests can book online.

Of course you will also be putting other information on the wedding website. It is very true that you may not be able to put all the information about your big day on the invitation card you send to your guests. You can virtually put as much information you want on the site. You may even arrange the guests list with your websites. You guests can reply if they will attend or not online. To this end you will not need to print RSVP cars. And this will help you to save a lot of money on your wedding invitations.

The wedding website is also a portal of sharing. Other couples can visit your site and they can understand more about your event. They will also be sharing their experiences of wedding planning.

The website will allow you to put all of the travel information (air, car, hotel) in one spot that everyone has access to. You can also add a ton of information about your destination wedding venue or city, which is great for people who have never been there before. 

Since nearly everyone will have an email address these days, you can inform your guests about your wedding website by sending them emails. If you are going to print wedding invitations, you may also put the URL of the wedding website on the wedding card. Alternatively place a little card in your invitation to inform everyone that all information regarding the wedding such as details and maps of events will be posted on our website. This will save you many phone calls with questions about where and when each event was taking place.

You can create an online RSVP form so that you guests can submit it through your site.  The RSVP feature is handy with typically around 75% of guests replying on line! People really seem to prefer responding by email instead of snail mail. Usually you need to order RSVP cards when you order wedding invitations. However, you may not need to order the RSVP cards if you have created a wedding site.  The information your guests submitted will be stored in the database of you website. You can then check the data from time to time so that you can prepare your guest list and prepare for services such as catering easily.

Tell your guests you have a wedding website so they can visit it. Your guests will certainly be interested to visit your site before they attend your wedding. Once guests are on your site, the online registries make it very convenient for guests to give you gifts that you actually want.

Wedding websites are  a great way to learn about the bridal couple through their story, biographies and pictures. Guests really like Polls and Quizes which can be updated a few times before and after the wedding and guests can send wonderful comments through the guest book for weeks after the wedding.

Wedding websites can be incredibly easy to create.  It really can be as simple as just filling in forms online. All the work is done for you, and the designs are inspiring.

They do not need to  cost a fortune and that we were able try it before we bought it before committing to what was a thoroughly enjoyable process from beginning to end.

Wedding website can be incredilbly handy and gratifying for your friends and family around the world who can not make it to your destination wedding venue.

Sharing the photos taken on your big day is also an important task. Previously couples would mail photos to their guests. This can be very expensive since you will need to pay for the printing of photos and postage. It may even take weeks (if not months) for the guests to receive the photos. A quicker, and also cheaper, option will be putting the photos on your website. You guests will be able to see the photos instantly. If you do not want the photos to be shown to the public, you may send a password to the guests so that only your guests can view the photos .

Make Your Wedding Perfect — Plan It Yourself

You want your wedding to be perfect. Before you spend thousands of dollars and turn the most important day of your life over to a professional wedding planner, consider doing some or all of the planning yourself. By researching and buying online, you can fine the best of everything for your wedding and make sure it is all done according to your unique taste. Even if you do hire a wedding planner, you can save yourself a lot of money and aggravation by doing some pre-planning online to point your professional planner in the right (your) direction.

In the beginning is the ring. By shopping online for your engagement ring and wedding bands, you can find a much wider selection of designs, quality, and pricing than you will ever see in your local jewelry store. You can sit down with your fiance and look at offerings from the world’s finest designers in engagement rings without the hassle of driving from store to store and talking with endless sales people while you try to find just the right ring.

The wedding dress can make your day complete. Looking online at the creations of the best fashion designers will help you find the wedding gown of your dreams. Whether you are looking for a plus size bridal gown or something in a size zero, the selection online is dazzling. By buying your wedding gown, bridesmaids’ gowns, flower girl dresses and all the accessories online, you can get exactly what you want and save a load of money.

Then there are the parties. The bachelor party is an age-old tradition that I am sure the guys can take care of on their own. Traditional or not, there is no reason why the guys should have all the fun? Get your maid of honor to get bachelorette party ideas for you. She can go hog wild and put on a party that would make the bachelors blush, or she can tone it down and have a nice get-together with you and your best girl friends.

You want the rehearsal dinner and the ceremony and the reception to all go off without a hitch. Give some thought to the decorations for the ceremony and reception and favors for the wedding party and guests.

By spending time online formulating your custom wedding plan , you can make your wedding perfect and save a lot of money, too. Happy honeymoon!

Making Your Own Wedding Invitations is Fun and Personal

More and more couples are choosing to make their own wedding invitations today. One reason for this is the rising cost of just about everything associated with a wedding. Another factor is the desire of the bride and groom to create a more personal wedding invitation.

There are lots of ideas for homemade wedding invitations which can help you cut the cost of your wedding. Essentially, they help you create a unique and individualistic invitation to your special celebration. It’s a great way to give your guests a quick look at the meaning of your relationship as a couple and how you plan to celebrate your special event.

Using a theme will add visual appeal and life to this special occasion. Try basing it on your wedding’s theme or colors. This theme can fit nicely into your decorating plans, wedding favors, and anything else that’s part of your special day. There are many different themes that can help make your wedding more memorable. It can be anything from a color to an object that sets the tone for your wedding.

It’s not at all difficult to print up your own invitations. The only two requirements are a computer and a decent printer. You’re almost certain to spend less if you print your invitations at home. Just give some consideration to the cost of toner cartridges for your printer. This can add up considerably if you have a lot of color in your invitations.

After you’ve printed out the invitations, you might choose to give them a little more impact. You can give a special touch by attaching small objects like dried flowers, ribbons or scrapbooking stickers. Another popular addition is to include a photo of the wedding couple. This can be a formal pose, a casual shot or even a collage. Some people like to frame the photo invitation so that their guests have a memento of the occasion.

Something else to keep in mind is the wording of your wedding invitations. When you order your invitations at a printer, they will have recommendations regarding wording. However, if you’re making your invitations yourself, you need to research how to word them correctly. Even with homemade invitations, you still need to use the proper etiquette for wedding invitations.

These are just a few ideas to get you started. Once you begin, it’s not difficult to add some personal touches that will reflect your individuality. Really, there are almost no limitations when designing homemade wedding invitations. Just remember to be tasteful.