Wedding Traditions and Other Information To Help With Your Wedding Plans


Your Questions About Wedding Planning Guide

Joseph asks…

step by step guide to wedding planning?

anyone have a step by step guide to planning a wedding?
And how much do wedding planners cost?

SYW site man answers:

You can register online for a wedding planner or buy you a wedding planner.

Here is another site with a good wedding planning checklist

Betty asks…

Fool proof guide to wedding planning?

Can anyone advise of a good uk website / book where I can find some advise on planning my wedding / things that need thinking about? I’ve got loads of time as not planning on marrying this year but I know that time will slip by and there just seems to be so much! Any suggestions would be great.

SYW site man answers:


try this site hun, it’s full of tips and advice, and it’s a uk supplier directory so it has huge listings for eveything you will need and you can break it down into the region you live in so you can find your local stockists and suppliers.

Hope that helps hunny. Xxx


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Nancy asks…

Has anyone heard of US Event Guide Wedding Planning?

I am trying to find the out if US Event Guide is legit so I will not waist my money on their course. Did anyone get certified through them or heard of them in any way. They seem well and all but I can’t seem to find a BBB review on them. Someone please help!!! Thanks
thanks so much Jennifer. : ) I feel that I would try them ..Wish me well

SYW site man answers:

I had never heard of them before I read your question. So, I googled them. I was able to find their site and their BBB rating, which is A+. The problem is that I have no first hand experience with them nor do I know anyone that has experience with them.

Mandy asks…

Wedding Planning Guide?

I’m getting married in about 6 weeks, where can I find a good list of things that I should be doing between now and then?

SYW site man answers:

When I got married I searched under wedding guide, step by step. It brought up dozens of lists, It took me about 10 minutes to find one that was reasonable, printed it off and I had a check list down to the minute before I walked down the isle. It didn’t cost a dime. Good luck and happy wedding day!!

John asks…

Best How To guide to planning a wedding?

I was just wondering what I could go on the internet or what I could buy to help me start planning for my upcomming wedding in 2010. Thanks for taking the time to help me with is issue.

SYW site man answers:

I bought this planner at Target for our wedding. It was great, included sections for addresses, who had responded, who got invited to which events…checklists, places for all your vendor info and all wedding party atire, folders for random slips, even graph paper to draw out seating. The whole thing was about twenty bucks and I used it more than any other tool during the whole planning process. Also, the Martha Stewart weddings magazine always came with a very detailed, tear out checklist. Good luck. You have a ton of time so don’t stress, just enjoy it and make sure things are how you want them first.

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Tips for amateur wedding photographers

One of the biggest jobs any photographer can get is as a wedding photographer.  One of the biggest hobbies around is photography.Not all people who learn photography do it for money.Wedding photography is very exciting for those who are still an amateur in this thing.So if you know some friends who are getting married you can surprise them with photos that may be better than the photos taken by their hired photographer.So here are tips on how to do it.

These are some tips for an amateur photographer but they are some tips I have gained doing San Diego photographer work.So if you are already a professional these tips can help you too.Because as I have said, doing wedding photography is one of the biggest things that can happen to a photographer.

The first tip would be to work yourself to be in the moment.What am I trying to say?Well, most of us know what happens in a wedding.There are events that are palnned.But a lot of emotions happen during those events even if they are planned.So you should be ready for those unplannned emotions and take them.Those shots that have emotions in them will be the best among all the photos that you will be taking.  In my portfolio as a San Diego wedding photographer you can see that to be the case.

Another thing to remember is that in a wedding people are constantly on the move. So don’t just look for still shots.You will have some of your best photos if you capture the movement of the people. It is a hard trick to capture but can be done.  Of course I had to hone my skills doing event photography San Diego to be able to do this.  But once you capture some shots that are more than still shots you will love it.You have the chance of topping their hired photographer.That would be a great feeling if you are still an amateur.And you can even brag about your shots to your friends.Plus, it can be the start of an extra-income job.

Low Cost Wedding Cakes, How do you Do It?

Every bride wants a ceremony and reception that is beautiful and elegant and that truly expresses her own personality.  Unfortunately not everyone can afford to have everything they want for their wedding and may find it difficult to balance these two situations.  However you can trim some money from your expenses by choosing some Budget Wedding cakes for your reception.  Here are some basic suggestions to keep in mind.

For one thing, remember that you don’t need a traditional huge tiered cake for your wedding.  Some low cost wedding cakes will mean some other options instead.  Many brides are finding that a nice selection of simple layer cakes can be just as beautiful if they’re all decorated nicely.  You can have one special cake with a cake topper that you and the groom slice together but other cakes can be made or even bought from your bakery or supermarket as options for low cost wedding cakes.  Your guests will likely not even mind seeing those other cakes and won’t miss that large tiered cake.  Some brides even have one small special cake that is beautifully decorated but then have sheet cakes in the kitchen that can be sliced and served to guests.  Rarely do they even realize this has happened since the ingredients are the same and it’s already sliced when they receive it!  Using these sheet cakes as low cost wedding cakes is a great idea for those who have a large number of guests attending.

Cupcakes have become a good alternative for low cost wedding cakes; they can be presented in a tree or tower so that they resemble a tiered cake.  Cupcakes are actually sometimes much nicer than a large cake since they’re all individually decorated so they look very beautiful when a guest receives it, as opposed to a typical cake which is sliced so that guests can’t even see the decorations!  Cupcakes as Low Cost Wedding cakes are a fun and festive way to add some personality to your reception and often guests don’t even notice that you’re using cupcakes since they’re so beautifully decorated.

The decorating is what usually gets in the way of low cost wedding cakes.  If you pay a professional to hand decorate your cake then of course it’s going to cost more than any other cake.  Keep this in mind when shopping for Low Cost Wedding cakes.  Ask the local bakery what options they have for cakes that are not personally decorated but that you can buy off the rack or off the shelf.  Very often they have a wide selection of cakes that are very beautiful and very tasty but since they’re not specifically decorated for you then of course they don’t cost quite as much.  A bakery might also have some options for cakes that they decorate but not according to your instructions; these make great low cost wedding cakes since they’re dressier than most cakes but still very affordable.

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How to Get the Perfect Wedding Planner

There will come a time in your wedding planning when you might want to get a little help. The best thing to do is to find yourself someone who can help you, someone trained in the field would make the perfect wedding planner. It is important that you have a perfect wedding planner because you will be able to sit back and enjoy more of the wedding planning process than if you were doing it all on your own.

What Is Important about It?

A perfect wedding planner is going to let you be yourself, because they will sit down with you and talk about the kinds of things that you would like to see in your wedding. They will be able to show you more ideas based on your thoughts and help you figure out what things look good and what things don’t look. They’ll be able to take into consideration your feelings about what you would and would not like to see in the wedding, and then a perfect wedding planner will take all of these ideas and put them into wedding plans that fit your budget and your needs

A perfect wedding planner is important to have for several reasons. First of all, it gives you the comfort of knowing that things are getting taken care of. Second of all, you are going o be able to relax a little bit because you won’t have to be doing all of the wedding plans on your own. Third, a perfect wedding planner is specially trained to know how to put things into weddings that need to belong there, and has several areas of expertise when it comes to wedding planning. A perfect wedding planner is going to make the dream wedding of your lifetime a reality, and is going to give you the freedom to ask for help with things that you never dreamt of doing on your own.

Remember that although a perfect wedding planner is going to cost you money, you are going to save in the long run because a perfect wedding planner will be able to give you lots of deals. Many times, wedding planners already have vendors that they use a lot, so they will have deals that they can get you on everything for your wedding, such as flowers, food, and music. A perfect wedding planner is going to allow you to get all of these things, stay in your budget, and incorporate ideas that you never knew you could.

What Are You Going to Do With The Wedding Dress

The wedding is all over and in addition to your memories you have a wedding dress and wedding jewelry that is taking up space.  You’ll probably never wear the dress again and you may never wear your bridal jewelry again, so what do you do with it?At some time after the wedding you will be wondering about this because of the space that these things take up.  It’s not that you don’t love your bridal jewelry and dress; it’s just that it can no longer serve a purpose.While it was once one of the most important things in your life,now it is only occupying space.  Funny how this happens to just about every bride!

Not sure what to do with your bridal jewelry and dress?Maybe you don't spend a lot of time with sentimental thoughts in which case selling it might make sense.  Even if you can only sell it for 50% of what you paid for it all, you may be able to pay off some of those wedding bills with the money that you make from it.  To some women they think this is silly or just plain wrong, but for other women that do not form attachments to material things, selling their wedding dress and jewelry seems perfectly acceptable.  You need to decide for yourself if you are comfortable selling these things as they are an important part of your history.

If you know that you don’t want to sell your bridal jewelry and dress there is still another option:  store it.  Storing your wedding jewelry really won’t be difficult as you can just put the things back in the boxes that they came in and put them in a drawer or safety deposit box for safe keeping.The wedding jewelry is easy because it doesn't require much space but the wedding dress takes up quite a lot of room. 

Luckily, many bridal shops offer cleaning and storage services that will allow you to bring home your dress in a box and store it in a closet, under the bed, or wherever else is convenient for you.Preserving your wedding gown means that you will be able to have it later for sentimental thoughts amd maybe give the dress to your daughter or a special friend for use in the future.  Whether you choose to store your bridal jewelry and dress or sell it, take some time to think about your options, especially if you decide to sell, because once it’s gone, it’s gone!