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y ou’ve found a darling spot to host your commingling, be it a snug maritime inn, dreamy uptown terrace or big-ticket hotel, but before signing your savings away, set up a little Q and A session with your site of choice. Know your needs going into the meeting, shedding all remnants of a flighty bride, sure of your desire for a band, open bar or set of twinklers. Flexibility and realism is still essential, but the fewer unforeseen bottlenecks, the fewer bottles of aspirin needed. Here are some questions worth dragging along to that quintessential appointment.
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u nless you’re confident she’s the next Leibovitz, hiring your sister to snap photos on her digi-cam is a great way to commemorate your husband and her thumb standing regally at the altar. Go with a pro and they’ll capture the fun and elegance you never want to forget, and the things your wedding-fever made you miss- all in one slick package. This doesn’t mean just any professional photographer will do the trick, and do it well. You’ve got to do your homework before dipping into your savings. Here are a few tips to he
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Posted by Cayla Capri
w edding cakes and their symbolic properties haven’t always had such an elegant go of it. In medieval England, spiced buns filled with oysters, sweetbreads and other things we don’t want to know about were piled high, one on top of the other. If, and only if, the couple could kiss over the soaring stack would they be granted a life of good fortune. In the seventeenth century, cakes were broken against the crown of the bride’s head; left to crumble by her sides for clambering guests. These days, we still maintain a bit of that abandon, smooshing butter-cream in our lover’s face. But our wedding c
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y our bridal look need not be hard-won. Firstly, toilsome tresses are a thing of a fuddy-duddy past and makeup has been reacquainted with light textures and natural shades. This isn’t to say you shouldn’t let color and be-jewelry pop with wide-eyed glee, as getting dolled up should be good girlish fun. But it’s when you take the pleasure from that glitter and lip-smacker era and combine it with chic adult tastes that you can achieve real bridal beauty. Of course, if you’re not yet confident in your “chic adult tastes,” hair and makeup artists can help you hone your palette.
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Posted by Cayla Capri
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
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Posted by Cayla Capri
t o get all of those loaves broke on time and that wine a-free-flowin’, the bride’s going to need some special assistance - think Mother’s little helper – the all-capable, feat-perfecting, professional catering team. The key to selecting the most appropriate cuisinée outfit is to pare down the options by comparing references. If you’re an urbanite bride-to-be, reputation’s going to count for a lot. So make your quest for a caterer similar to that of a suit’n’tie entrevue – give that resume the good once over, and don’t be afraid to ask the most red-headedly brazen questions of the bunch.
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Posted by Cayla Capri
t he wedding bouquet speaks volumes of your personality and style; the same sort of symposium you’d expect from your dress and pumps and ‘do. Flowers add a feminine touch without necessarily crossing over into girly, because delicate as they appear, they connote an earthy, sensual romance. Their aromas and good looks are going to top off the mood of your day, which is why choosing a florist to mesh with you and your vision is of the definitely important persuasion.
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