y our ring bearer and flower girl are probably about as tradition-minded and bedroom-prop savvy as the next toddler, so while satin pillows and rose petals are hella pretty, you may consider hooking them up with something more fun. It doesn’t have to be kid-friendly, per say - just innovative and superfab. With the right rainbow ribbon, piece of twine or strand of suede, you can tie rings to just about anything – so no holding back allowed. too fab to know any better
o ne size fits all is a pure unadulterated myth, which is why many modern duos are assuming the custom-made vow. But if a blank sheet of paper erases all your candy-coated memories, and getting tongue tied is a public speaking certainty, you may need a just a bit of help speaking from the heart. A step-by-step guide’s not a bad start. watch your mouth! Before getting all purple on that unsuspecting page, take a moment to contemplate language. Flowery pr
a guest list heavier on the disco moms than the blasé teens is not what differentiates a crowd of head bobbers from gyrating foot stompers. It’s the music. If you’ve chosen to go the way of the tangible, take heed to the little things before unleashing those songsters on a finicky audience. Atmosphere is what makes a wedding worthy of anecdotes to come, and nothing tarnishes mood like an earsplitting band throughout dinner or an empty dance floor post pot roast. So know your stuff and style before diving in. musical pricetag
c andles are second only to rose petals in the romance department, but even if sentimental isn’t your thing, soft, flattering and most importantly, photogenic lighting is everyone’s thing. Cut them short and chic or create a collection of varying heights and widths for some vogue illumination. Use scented candles to get your hall smelling as good as it looks, but nothing strong enough to compete with your menu. Keep in mind that soy candles are cleaner and usually stay ablaze longer. Below are a few ways to incorporate sensuous warmth into your wedding:
f or brides who’ll be swapping their plastic headphones for tulle veil or bejeweled chapeau last minute, dum, dum, dum, dum may take on a different tune. Monogrammed runners and homespun bouquets are leading the personalized wedding trend down the aisle, and in the spirit of leaving-no-man-behind, processional music’s become totally eclectic. Use a recorded version of your favorite melodious gem or hire professional musicians to play live. You may want a string quartet, tribute band, brass ensemble, or solo vocalist. If your honed ears are so inclined, you could even commission a new composition just
t he term, ‘wedding officiant’ has a bit of an ambiguous ring, but tying the knot of that big pink bow of marital bliss is a pretty stand-out job. If the last time you stepped into a church was never, there are plenty of available and experienced personnel to help you put that great big stamp of official-ness on your union. Explore what fits best – you want what makes you and your main man feel most at home. A wedding ceremony is not intended to intimidate or overwhelm – just think of it as one big gold star of approval. wedding officia-what?
t he walk down the aisle is the show-stopper so don’t write off procession order as a minor detail. Alright, so it is a minor detail, but it’s the little things that make up and perfect the overall package. Besides, an arbitrary order can be interpreted any way your sensitive cousin or demanding sister feels would help fuel their plight. And there’s more to take into consideration than prospective drama. Procession order can or should be affected by these three factors: tradition, aesthetics and/or creativity. None of these are throw-away rationales for (only sort of) sweating the small stuff, so go wit