Wednesday, March 28, 2007

It's Wedding Season

Spring is here, you know what that means. It's wedding season- bridal shows, wedding planning, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, invitations to weddings...

If you are a bride planning a wedding check out this great site full of information articles on wedding planning, theme weddings, money saving tips and advice it is Wedding Planning for the Budget Bride

Autumn Harvest Wedding
Autumn is the perfect time of year to get married with the beautiful scenery and rich fall colors. Autumn is a time of year that symbolizes and celebrates prosperity and abundance, what a perfect way to start a new life together. For an earthy couple or couple that enjoys gardening, an Autumn Harvest theme wedding can celebrate the things you love.

Creative Wedding Planning for the Budget Bride
As trends and traditions change and the average age of couples getting married for the first time has increased, more couples are paying for their own weddings with little or no financial help from family members. After starting to plan their weddings they get sticker shock. With that comes a whole new breed of brides, the budget bride. This new breed of brides tries to find thrifty ways to still have the wedding of their dreams without going into debt. A new couple does not want to start their new life together in debt. All that money going into “that one special day” could be used towards a down payment on a house or a new car.

Celtic Wedding Traditions
Celtic weddings were simple and meaningful. Their weddings often took place outside with nature to bless the union. Nature was very important to the Celts. They believed the soul existed within and outside of an individual. The soul would manifest in the trees, the rocks, the waters and the sun. Humans and the world around them were intertwined, the soul tied to the spirit of the earth.

Planning a Fire Fighter Theme Wedding
If you or your fiancé is a firefighter, a firefighter theme wedding can be very meaningful and beautiful. You have a couple options. You can do a firefighter theme incorporating modern firefighter items or you can do a vintage firefighter theme wedding using antique firefighter items. For a regular firefighter theme wedding you would probably want to use a combination of the colors red, yellow, black and white. For a vintage firefighter theme the color scheme could be a deeper, antique red, black, ivory, and beige or a deep country blue.

Wedding Flowers and Their Meaning
Ancient brides carried herbs instead of flowers in their bouquets to cast off evil spirits. A bride carried sage for wisdom, dill for lust, rosemary for remembrance. Rosemary would also ensure faithfulness. Brides would also carry marigolds that had been dipped in rosewater. They would later eat them for their powers as an aphrodisiac.

Halloween Theme Wedding
Halloween is not just for children, adults love it too. If you and your fiancé are among the adults that really enjoy Halloween, a Halloween Theme Wedding may be perfect for you.

Handfasting for the Modern Bride
If you are having a Celtic, Renaissance, or medieval theme wedding Handfasting is a great ritual to add to your traditional ceremony and vows. Handfasting was traditionally a simple ceremony where the bride and groom faced each other and joined right hand to right hand and left hand to left hand and were bound by a ceremonial wrap or rope. The expression of “tying the knot” came from this early Celtic marriage ritual.

Money Saving Tips for the Budget Bride
Hold your wedding on a day other than Saturday. Most wedding vendors (chapels, reception halls, caterers, sometimes even photographers and others) will offer cheaper rates for a Friday or Sunday wedding and even cheaper for a day in the middle of the week. Always ask what rates are for different days of the week.

Personalize Your Wedding Ceremony by Writing Your Own Vows
To most people the day they get married is one of the most important days of their lives. The day is carefully planned from dresses and tuxedos to flowers and decorations, but the actual wedding ceremony and the very heart of it – the exchange of vows is overlooked.

The Best Wedding Planning Resources
Fire Your Wedding Planner One of the very best guides for saving a lot of money on your wedding. She also has links and a free newsletter.

Do it Yourself Round Wedding Bouquet
Can you imagine spending $1000 on flowers? Well if you are planning a wedding that is what you could be looking to spend. According to http://www.theknot.com/ and other wedding planning resources the average wedding costs $10,000 with 8-10% going toward your flowers. That is $800 to $1000. That is a lot of money just for one little part of your wedding.

Planning a Tuscan Theme Wedding
Tuscany is a region in the middle of Italy. It is world renown for its food, wine and magnificent scenery. Vineyards, olive groves, farm houses and castles grace the land and green mountainsides.

Spend Less on Your Wedding Dress
Your wedding dress is one of the most important aspects of your wedding, but you don’t want it to be one of the most costly. A savvy bride can save a lot of money on a dress and still look like a princess.

Save Money on Your Wedding Reception
A little girl grows up dreaming of her wedding day with a perfect picture in her mind on how it is supposed to be. Then we grow up, get engaged and become shocked at how expensive everything is. Things become crazy and we get stressed out wanting everything to be perfect but wondering how to pay for it all. A wedding should not put you in debt. Debt is not a good way to start a new life with the person you love.

Is A Theme Wedding Right for You?
Many couples are opting for theme weddings to creatively display their love for each other. In today’s busy world many of us feel lost in the crowd.

Traditional Wedding Financial Responsibilities
A list of who traditionally pays for what in a wedding

Words of Love – Quotes on Love and Marriage
Whether you are looking for special readings about love and marriage to include in your wedding ceremony or just looking for wonderful words of wisdom and inspiration to help you write you own wedding vows. This collection of quotes are sure to inspire heartfelt thoughts and feelings about the importance of love and your upcoming wedding.

Marriage Folklore and Superstitions
Every culture has superstitions surrounding marriage and the wedding day itself. Many superstitions are so ingrained they have become a regular part of wedding traditions.

What You Need To Know When Planninga Destination Wedding
In the past destination weddings were reserved for those who decided to elope or for those who were extremely wealthy and could afford to ship their guests wherever they wanted. Now destination weddings can be for anyone if you start planning early and do your research.

Wedding WebCasts
The newest trend in the wedding industry is to broadcast your wedding live over the internet with a wedding web cast.

Wedding Tech- Tools for Wedding Planning
The most important day in your life, is now going high tech. Technology has wormed its way into the wedding planning industry. From save the date e-cards to live wedding web casts, the internet and other computer technology is making wedding planning simpler, yet at the same time making it easier to make it more personal and be able to reach out to more people.

Praise for Wedding Planning for the Budget Bride
Spend Less on Your Wedding Dress helped one stressed out bride-to-be learn how to find the wedding dress of her dreams without spending a fortune. Read what she has to say.

Italian Wedding Traditions for the Modern Bride and Groom
Traditional Italian wedding customs and traditions that can be included in the modern wedding to honor Italian heritage.

Unique Wedding Themes
Picking a theme for your wedding is highly personal and a matter of taste – your own taste, don’t let others influence you. It is after all, your big day not theirs. You can pick serious themes that blend into a traditional wedding or you can choose fun and frivolous themes that are going to be meaningful to you.

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