Should I Get A Port-A-Potty For My At-Home Wedding?

Should I Get A Port-A-Potty For My At-Home Wedding?
Having your wedding reception in a tent in your backyard? It’s a lovely, extra personal touch for your wedding. But while you’re putting the plans in place, on the hunt for a caterer, florist, dj, and all the other pieces of your wedding, there is one thing that most people only think about at the last minute. Renting a Port-A-Potty!

You may be thinking, “But there’s a bathroom in the house. Why should we get a port-a-potty?”

Fact – Your bathroom typically accommodates a handful of people (at the most) on any given day. Most folks “go” about 6 times or so in a day. For a family of four, the bathroom is used at least 25 times or so. And that’s for the whole 24 hour period.

On your wedding day, your bathroom will be accessed by 100 people or more – for a 5-hour period, not 24. Figure in that they’ll be drinking, and well . . . that’s a lot of flushes! Even smaller guest lists will cause a considerably higher usage on an existing bathroom.

Problems caused by using the house bathroom:

    • There’s more “wear and tear” on the toilet.
    • People will flush things that they shouldn’t be flushing (such as paper towels and feminine hygiene times for example).
    • Also, people will be traipsing through your whole house. You may be thinking, “That’s no big deal. They’re just heading to the bathroom.”
      Uh, no. People are nosy.
  • Also –
    • They’ll stop to look at your photos, check out the titles on your bookshelf, sneak a peek at your cd and dvd collections (yes, people still have these!).
    • They’ll take a peek into your medicine cabinet.
    • And they’ll track in dirt and whatever from their shoes all over your floors and carpeting.
    • Someone may have sticky fingers (sorry, not trying to accuse anyone, but theft is a reality).
    • Some will think that it’s ok for them to go in the house for non-potty reasons (want to get out of the heat, want to get a glass of water, want a quiet place to sit away from the hustle and bustle of the reception).
    • Having just the one bathroom/toilet creates the #1 thing guests hate the most at weddings. Waiting. In. Line!
    • Plus, this creates more time and expense on your part cleaning up after the wedding.

You may also be thinking, “I don’t want those ugly blue construction site type port-a-potties at my reception.”

Don’t worry. You can rent restroom trailers – port-a-potty units that look just like a regular bathroom, complete with real flushing toilets and sinks with running water.

Check out these photos courtesy of Mobile Sanitation of the inside of their restroom trailers. No “construction site” look here.

Port-A-Potty by Mobile Sanitation - Large Trailer Sink

Port-A-Potty by Mobile Sanitation - Midtown Interior

Port-A-Potty by Mobile Sanitation - Urban Interior

Having a portable restroom unit near the festivities makes it more convenient for you and your guests.

    • It helps to eliminate the possibility of the drunk guy from relieving himself behind a nearby tree.
    • Clean up is a breeze – you don’t have to do anything (compared to having to deal with the wreck that your bathroom would be in after being used a couple of hundred times).
    • No septic tank issues.
    • Multiple units means less wait for everyone. Rule of thumb is one unit per 25 guests (with a minimum of two – one for men and one for women).

Yes, renting a port-a-potty is another expense. But one that will enhance the overall comfort for everyone.

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Surviving a Bridal Show – 9 Easy Tips

Bridal Show season will be here before you know it.

Surviving a Bridal Show - 9 Easy Tips

A Bridal Show is a great place to get started with your wedding plans. Held at various types of venues – including convention centers, banquet halls, even your local shopping mall — they can be quite large (100 different vendors or more!) or much smaller, and more intimate (only 10-20 different vendors). Regardless of size, the main purpose is still the same, you get a chance to take a sneak peek at the local professionals – see examples of their work, taste samples of cakes and foods, and collect vendor brochures and literature.

While tempting, now is not the time to get all of your planning done in a whirlwind of a few hours. You want to be a savvy shopper, and select just the right vendors for you. Here are a few easy tips to help you along.

Surviving a Bridal Show - 9 Easy Tips

1. Create a game plan

Which types of vendors you are most interested in? Are you looking for a DJ? Perhaps you still need a florist. Figure out the types of vendors you most want to see, then plan on visiting their booths first.

2. Things to bring

  • Pen and paper, (you’ll want to take notes)
  • A tote bag (to carry all those flyers and brochures you’ll be picking up)
  • Address labels (saves time filling out all those contest and door prize slips)
  • Cash (to pay for admission and to purchase a light snack or beverage)
  • Checkbook or credit card (in case you find the perfect vendor and want to put down a deposit)

3. Wear comfortable shoes

And if possible, leave your coat in the car. You’ll have enough to carry without having to lug around a coat. And you’ll be that much happier if you’re comfortable. Also, wear clothing with pockets. When you come across a vendor that you especially want to remember, place his or her card in your pocket instead of in the tote bag where it can get mixed up with all of the other cards and flyers you’ll be getting.

4. Only bring one or two people with you

Have mom, your maid of honor, a bridesmaid, or fiancé come along. They can help you carry the brochures you’ve picked up, and you’ll have someone who knows you to bounce ideas off of. Just don’t bring a whole entourage. It’s harder to keep a large group together (you don’t want to be spending your time looking for who you came with!) Also, too many people will offer too many different opinions, which will be confusing and not much fun.

5. Eat before the show

Not all shows offer snacks for purchase, and you don’t want to be walking around on an empty tummy! While there will be plenty of yummy samples of foods and cakes to try, this is not the place to load up your plate for a meal.

6. Take notes

Jot down pricing and package information, as well as your personal opinions. Is there anything about a vendors’ personality that stands out to you? Is he or she courteous and polite, or unfriendly and grumpy? Are they enjoying themselves, or do they seem to want to be somewhere else? After you get home and are sorting through that pile of flyers you’ve picked up, it will be hard to remember who was who. A few notes will help remind you who you’ll want to contact later, (and who you want to steer clear of!).

7. The Fashion Show

A popular portion of most bridal shows is the Fashion Show. If you’re like most brides, you’ll want to attend it, so find a seat early – at least 20-30 minutes before it starts. However, if you already have your gown, or otherwise aren’t planning on attending the fashion show, use this time to talk with the vendors you are most interested in. Things will be much more quiet and calm, and you’ll have a better chance at getting their undivided attention.

8. When to sign on the dotted line

Guess what? You don’t have to make a hurried decision at the show. Sure, all of the vendors would love for you to sign on the dotted line right then, and may even offer a discount if you do. But wouldn’t you rather be a savvy shopper and take time to carefully look over everything and figure out which vendors will truly best suit the style of wedding you and your fiancé envision?

9. Read

Before you decide to book someone, be very thorough. Carefully read everything (literature, samples, flyers, contract – EVERYTHING!!) before you sign and put down a deposit. Make sure what they offer is really right for your wedding vision, is what you and your fiancé really want, and that their terms are acceptable. Ask questions so there is a complete understanding between you and the vendor. You don’t want that ‘great deal’ to turn out to be a headache because you didn’t notice the “additional costs” or the “fine print.”

So go and enjoy yourself! It’s just a bridal show!

Upcoming 2018 bridal shows in Dayton, Ohio

A Bridal Affair
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn at Austin Landing
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dayton Bridal Expo
Saturday, January 6, 2018 & Sunday, January 7, 2018
Dayton Convention Center
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dayton Bridal Expo
Sunday, January 21, 2018
The Dayton Marriott
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Photo by Sarah Parrott

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3 Areas To Go All Out With Your Wedding Plans

Your wedding day is such a huge day, so it’s unlikely that you’ll be doing things halfway. There’s sure to be some areas of your wedding day where you’ll want to go all out, and may need some wedding inspiration. You’ll most likely have spent months, if not a year or more, planning for this one day!

Hopefully you’ll only have one wedding day in your lifetime, so you’re sure to want it to be everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Here are some ideas to help to give you a bit of wedding inspiration.

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The Ceremony Venue

Some couples prefer a traditional church wedding. Others want something a bit more unique. There are several really beautiful locations all around the world that offer something different.

A great setting for a wedding is (and a very popular choice) is a barn venue. Many couples have both their ceremony and reception there. Providing the weather is cooperative, their wedding ceremony will be held outdoors (in a beautiful field or woodsy setting), with the reception in the barn. A barn setting can be decorated in unique styles – from more rustic to more elegant, depending on the couples own style.

Various catering styles are fitting to the barn venue can vary depending on the couples’ style as well. From hog roasts, to food trucks, or whatever strikes your fancy, there’s a style to suit any couple. And with a barn wedding you’re sure to have a beautiful setting to get lots of fabulous pictures to look back on.

The Transportation

If you want to arrive to your wedding in style, you need to focus on the transportation. Luckily there are several options. Take a look at companies such as Luxe Limo Service to see some of the different options.

The first (and the most popular) is the classic limousine. You can also go low-key with a simple sedan, or choose a more elaborate vehicle such as a party bus or stretch hummer. Your transportation can be for just you and your fiancé, or for your entire wedding party.

Into something flashier, such as a supercar or exotic car? You can rent those too (but with a considerably higher price tag).

The Dress

Your dress is definitely going to be an important part of your wedding day. You’ll be spending the whole day in it, so you need to make sure it is the perfect mix of style and comfort.

A lot of brides are still choosing the more traditional ball gown. There’s something romantic about the puffy, floating dress. But many others are switching it up with some truly stunning and dramatic designs.

A very glamourous design that is currently on trend is the mesh see-through dress. Styles run the gamut from minimalist with some sheer details, to all over see-through. These beautiful yet daring dresses often feature sheer paneling and cutouts on the bodice or skirt, in body-conscious silhouettes (like the mermaid style worn by Kim Kardashian on her wedding day), to flowy A-lines.

What parts of your wedding do you want to go all out with?

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3 Things Wedding Guests Remember (And Love) About Weddings

Who doesn’t love a good wedding? They’re exciting events with plenty of opportunities to meet new people. Of course, you often bump into a few people you already know! When it’s your own wedding, much of the planning you do is to make sure the day is perfect just for you and your spouse-to-be.

But what parts of your big day are the wedding guests going to love the most? What will they remember about the day the two of you got married?

The Photo Opportunity
We all love the chance to pose for a professional photo! After all, the pros manage to capture the our best sides and make us look extra glam. Plus, we’ve just bought this amazing outfit, and the photo will be a perfect reminder of the day we looked this good! Wedding guests love the chance to be in a photo with the bride and groom. When you choose a photographer, make sure you give them your “can’t miss” shots including the groups and people that you absolutely have to get a photo with.

Why not book a photo booth too? Photo booths offer another opportunity for fun photos of your guests as they’re enjoying themselves at your wedding reception.

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Congratulating and Toasting The Happy Couple
We all love the chance to sip bubbly! But it is perhaps the chance to honor and toast something that is good and personal to us that is most important on this day. Whether by a simple “Congratulations! We’re so happy for you!” said directly to the couple, or by a wedding toast for the entire room to enjoy, every sentiment is special for every person in the room. After all, everybody knows the happy couple, and they want to celebrate their love. Of course, free champagne always does taste pretty good.

3 Things Your Guests Will Love And Remember About Your Wedding - Congratulating and Toasting The Happy CoupleToast of bubbles. Picture credit: pexels

The Food
Who doesn’t love a big wedding feast! Chances are the venue you’re booking has their own catering staff and banquet menu. In fact, the food might be the reason you’ve chosen this place! Or you may have a fabulous caterer in mind, and need a venue that will let you provide the food.

Either way, if you’re having a wedding banquet, (regardless of the formality) then you need to plan the menu in advance, from the appetizers to the entrees. Choose foods that are familiar to your guests (you don’t want them wondering what’s on their plate!), but fancy enough for your wedding celebration.

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3 Unique Wedding Ideas to Inject Into Your Wedding Plans

A wedding is day of love and celebration, with a little cake, a glass of bubbly (and probably other alcohol beverages), partying on the dance floor, and looking spectacular bedecked in dresses and suits.

However, what do couples dream about and plan for when it comes to designing their wedding, besides these popular practices and other time old traditions? Ways to inject a bit of themselves into the festivities, of course! If you want to inject your own brand of fun into your wedding day for both you and your partner, here are some unique wedding ideas.

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1. Pop Some Photos in Your Bouquet

Flowers look pretty enough, and are a lovely pop of color amongst a sea of whites, blacks, greys, and pastels, but there’s a lot you can throw into a bouquet to make it bigger and better.

Putting some photos among the flowers, or trailing down the stems, is a great way to include the people you love in your vows. Whether it’s a picture of your mother or father, your dog, a house you’ve bought together, or just a much loved item, it’s a great way to put a personal and little unusual spin on your nuptial celebrations. There are no rules after all!

2. Play Some Games

And no we don’t mean board games. Invent your own games for your reception. Maybe you could play a round of musical chairs, in which certain tables are have to find a seat at another table far away from them.

You could also print riddles or special messages on paper napkins, like telling your father to stand on a chair and holler, or get your best friend to play some really cheesy music at a random time when it’s quiet, and have them at each place setting. It’ll be more fun if you make sure to mix up the messages at each table.

3. Have a Silent Reception Party

It’s a lot of fun, and it means people won’t argue over the music choice! A silent reception party is definitely not the typical reception that most people think of, but it allows everybody can enjoy themselves while creating a setting that feels a little less stuffy or expected.

It also means that if you want the first dance to be a little more private for the two of you, you can pop on your headphones and enjoy a good dance with each other by blocking everyone else out. Check out providers that can set up a Silent Events Party, as working with professionals makes sure everything is laid out and designed properly; plus it’s a lot cheaper to hire out the headphones rather than buy them in bulk!

There’s a lot you can do for your wedding, so don’t let yourself be limited by tradition! Plenty of ideas can fly around when you and a group of your loved ones put your heads together.

What unique wedding ideas will you be doing at your wedding?

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Creative Ways and Tips to Announce Your Wedding Engagement

HRH Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have announced their engagement — congratulations to them both! Their announcement was, of course, met with fanfare in Britain and in the U.S., and in a fair few other countries too.

Now, your engagement might not be met with as much fanfare, but it will be just as important. Because your engagement is important, you have to announce it in the proper way. And you can get creative with the way you announce it too! For advice on how to do all of this, make sure to read on.

The Proper Ways To Announce An Engagement
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Follow Engagement Announcement Etiquette

Before you even begin to consider how you’re going to announce your engagement, you’re going to need to follow some basic announcement etiquette.

The biggest rule when it comes to following this etiquette is making sure that everybody of importance in your life finds out in person and directly from you. You don’t want your mother finding out you’ve popped the question, or had the question popped to you, via word of mouth or by seeing it online, do you? And, speaking of parents, another big rule in engagement announcement etiquette is to ensure that the bride-to-be’s parents are the first to find out.

Go Public With The Announcement

Once all the important people are told of the engagement, then it’s time to go public with the announcement. Now, this is where you can have some fun when it comes to your announcing your engagement and can be as creative as you like.

You could opt for an uncreative and relatively lowkey announcement, such as announcing it via your social media outlets. Or, you could go really public with your engagement and have it be published in your local newspaper. To do this, you’ll need to contact the newspaper of your choice to check out and understand their policy and requirements for such announcements. Then send in a photo and some details about yourself and your fiancé. Make sure you buy the newspaper on the day of printing!

Or, you can go the old school route and have your wedding invitations created by a bespoke stationery producer, such as Paper Themes, and let them act as your announcement.

You can get a bit more creative than merely having the words ‘we’re getting married’ posted somewhere. For instance, you could have the message delivered via your pet – this involves hanging a sign around their neck (that’s not heavy and won’t hurt them, of course) that reads something along the lines of: ‘my humans are getting married’. Or you could have it printed onto a mug, then let people who visit your home to drink out of it.

Now you could go really extreme and get matching tattoos with your fiancé, and then reveal them at the same time to those who you want to announce the good news to. Okay, that last one might be a bit too creative, but the point is there are plenty of fun ways to announce an engagement if merely telling people of your good news does not seem good enough for you.

Don’t Be Afraid To Go OTT

But, saying that the tattoo idea might be a bit too creative and over the top isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because during the time of your engagement right up until your wedding, you’re allowed to be as OTT as you like. In fact, it is one of the only times in life you will be allowed the luxury to do so without getting on people’s nerves. Besides, getting engaged is a huge life milestone, so you have every right to go a bit OTT with the way you announce it, if this is something you feel comfortable doing!

Your engagement announcement is just as special as His Royal Highness’s and Ms. Markle’s, no matter how uncommercial yours might be when compared to theirs. And you can make your announcement just as memorable to those who really count, your family and friends, by taking the engagement announcement advice found above.

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It’s Your Wedding Too! – Groom’s Wedding Planning Tips

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There are plenty of ways gentlemen can get involved in the wedding planning, dare we say even take the lead in certain responsibilities. For some grooms-to-be, this may come as a bit of a shock. However, the groom can – and should – do more than just getting his wedding suit fitted. Mmmm hmmmmm. Terrifying? Doesn’t have to be.

Well, to help you out and put your mind at ease, here’s a list of things/responsibilities/gestures/tasks (take your pick) that you, the groom, can help do to your soul mate out when it comes to wedding prep and planning. Yes, the brownie points and satisfaction you receive from following these Groom’s Wedding Planning Tips will be totally worth it.

The image of the stereotypical useless groom stops now.

1. All Things Groomsmen

This one should fall under that column entitled, “Obvious” but, just in case, it is the groom’s responsibility to choose his groomsmen. But it doesn’t stop there. You also need to make sure they are actually invited to the wedding, that they know where and when the suit fittings are, what the schedule for the day is, what roles they will be playing and any activities that will be occurring. Luckily, that is where the best man comes in because it is their duty to help you coordinate. Just make sure you check things off, though, and don’t just leave in their (possibly) incapable hands.

2. The Guest List Takes Two

This is where the politics of wedding planning really takes off and, trust me, the struggle is real. It isn’t just a matter of whittling your friends and family down to a number that fits your budget or venue, it is also about allocating a certain number of seats for your parent’s friends too (insert sigh here). Of course, it isn’t just a matter of reeling off some names because you will also need to track down their correct addresses (insert the second sigh here).

3. Those That Haven’t Replied

Yup, with every wedding, there will be those that fail to RSVP, which is when you need to embody Dog The Bounty Hunter and track these people down. You can’t be expected to do all of them, but you should certainly hunt down those on your side of the guest list, and get their dinner selection (if you are offering an entree choice) while you’re at it.

4. Choosing The Photographer

Make a shortlist of options to show your bride to be. Let’s say you’ve settled on a Lake Como honeymoon, then make a list of local photographers and pop Vittore Buzzi at the top. Or if you’re on more of a budget, then ask friends (especially those who were recently married) for any recommendations and then go through their portfolios with your fiancé.

5. Two Left Feet Won’t Do

This is one of the most undervalued parts of a wedding day, but you really need to learn how to dance and then practice as much as possible. The reason for this is simple: most couples (read: brides) want to choreograph their own first dance (and rightly so). It doesn’t have to be an elaborate dance routine, but you want to look comfortable, and polished, and the old “high school sway” just won’t cut it.

Look for a local dance instructor and sign up at least four months in advance. (You can also Google Arthur Murray Dance Centers, who have studios in 22 countries). Make it your weekly date night; dance class followed by a dinner out. Just promise you’ll put the effort in.

6. Writing The Vows

If you have decided to write your own vows, then it is your responsibility to take the time to write from the heart, to edit and re-edit, to practice and rehearse and make them as beautiful as possible. Going all last minute on your vows is never a good idea. So, make sure you give yourself plenty of time, and get plenty of help as needed, and set out to see happy tears.

7. The Giving Of The Gifts

This is your chance to thank your best buds, the guys that have helped you look semi-efficient, the chaps that will stand with you at the front of the church on your big day. They have been with you for years, they are with you now, and they will continue to be with you as the days roll on. What you need to do is buy them gifts that are worthy of this. Engraved silverware, matching watches, tickets to Twickenham or other favorite sporting event. So long as it is worthy of thanks, you can be as personal as you like.

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Traveling Guests – Convenient Tips For Wedding Guests Coming From Afar

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You might be getting married in your hometown, but that doesn’t mean that things will be quite so convenient for some of your guests. That’s especially the case for your traveling guests, especially those who are coming from another state or, in some cases, another country.

Any guests who are traveling to your wedding might be worried about a whole host of reasons. For example, they might be anxious that travel delays could make them late for your ceremony, or they might be concerned about jet lag.

Want to help all of your traveling guests? Read on to find out how!

Think Of The Time Of Your Ceremony

If some of your guests are traveling from another time zone, they might not have gotten over their jet lag before your wedding day. So, think about scheduling your ceremony for the afternoon. That way, they can catch up on their sleep and be ready and alert for your wedding.

Offer Transportation From Airports And Stations

Guests from out of town probably aren’t familiar with your town’s public transport system. So, it’s always a nice idea to provide some transportation for them so that they can easily get from the train or bus station or airport. For a super classy touch, take a look at transportation companies such as http://www.bergenlimo.com/services/ewr-newark-airport-limo-service/ that offer a range of sophisticated limos. Imagine how excited your guests will be when they see a limo waiting to whisk them away!

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Provide Information on Hotels

Seeing as your traveling guests won’t be familiar with the surrounding area, they might not be too sure which hotels are worth booking. So do some research on their behalf. That way, you will be able to offer them some tips. You might want to take a look at sites like https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/book-a-hotel.html (if you’re in the UK) to find out which are the best-priced hotels close to your wedding venue. Also, if your venue offers accommodations, ask if there are any rooms available for guests on your wedding night.

Surprise Them With Gifts

Your guests might be very tired by the time they arrive at their hotel room after all of their traveling, so why not surprise them with a little gift in their room? For instance, some sophisticated toiletries or a box of chocolates will go over really well! If they have traveled really far, from another country for example, you might want to put together a small welcome pack for them. This could include local produce and specialties.

You don’t have to get elaborate, but a little goody bag/gift for your guests will certainly make them feel very welcome once they arrive in town for your very special day.

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5 Wedding Hacks Every Bride And Groom Must Know About

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Your wedding day will be the best moment of your life so far, but what if I told you it could be even better? There are so many little tips and tricks out there that will help your wedding day be all the more magical, affordable, and memorable. Have a read through for some wedding hacks below.

1. Get Rid Of Static To Avoid A Wedding Hair Disaster

Static electricity is every woman’s nightmare, particularly when you combine long hair with a wedding veil. Your veil can easily stick to your hair, making you feel very uncomfortable, and causing you to look annoyed as well. Thankfully, with one simple hack, you can get rid of static and avoid this problem. Often, rubbing a small amount of lotion in your hair can help you get rid of this pesky problem. The video below shows a few more ways you can do this.

2. Buy An Engagement Ring That Offers Rewards

One hack that can save so much money on your wedding day is to buy an engagement ring that offers extra rewards. As it’s shown here http://yourdiamondguru.com/reviews/ritani-review/, some retailers provide you with discounts and rewards when you buy your ring with them. This could mean you save money on flowers, your dress, and even the venue!

3. Don’t Get Married On Sunday (in the UK) or On a Saturday (in the US)

Did you know that getting married on a Sunday in the UK or a Saturday in the US can cost a great deal more than getting married on any other day of the week? It’s the ‘traditional’ day to get married, and that means prices will be higher. So, one little secret is to get married on a different day, preferably during the week, to save even more money on your wedding! A simple hack, but you’ll be pleased you tried it.

4. Sneak A Tissue Into Your Bouquet

Slipping a little hanky into your wedding bouquet is one of the smartest things you can do. Why? Because you’re bound to get emotional during your ceremony, and I don’t see any pockets on that dress of yours! With a hidden tissue or hanky in your bouquet, you can slip it out to dry your eyes if you’re feeling a tad emotional on your big day.

5. Number Your RSVP Cards

When you’re planning a wedding, you need to know how many guests will be attending. Cue the long process of writing and sending out loads of RSVP cards. Also, cue the annoying moments when people respond without leaving their name or any idea who’s responding. To avoid this, you can do one simple hack; number your RSVP cards. When you get them back, you’ll know who it was from, as you’ll see their number. Make a list of everyone’s corresponding numbers, and your wedding preparations will be a lot easier. Speaking of these cards, there are some great tips at https://www.shutterfly.com/ideas/wedding-rsvp-wording/ to help you create the perfect ones.

Hopefully, these wedding day hacks will make your special day much better. You can save money, avoid fashion problems, and generally be more organized and less stressed!

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Easily Add A Touch Of Personalization To Your Wedding Details

When planning your wedding, the truth is that there are many details that you need to pay attention to. The smallest details can make the biggest difference to the overall effect, and remembering this simple fact will enable you to really plan the wedding of your dreams.

One factor that most people would admit to wanting from their wedding day is the personal touch. After all, you only get one such day, and it makes sense to want it to be as personal as possible. But what are some of the wedding details which you can make the most of in order to make this happen? As it turns out, it’s pretty straightforward.

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Your Rings

One of the most common ways to express yourself personally is through the choice of rings. You and your partner will probably want to spend a good amount of time choosing your rings. If you look at the selection at places like https://www.whiteflash.com/wedding-rings/tacori/ it is clear that you have many choices. This is both a blessing and a curse, of course, as it means that you will need to start early on your search, but that you’ll likely to end up with something truly personal to both you and your fiancé. Consider having the rings engraved for further personalization of your rings.

Your Dress

Of course, it’s likely that you will want to take your time in choosing your wedding dress. If nothing else, it is a fantastic opportunity to truly express yourself, and many brides have fun with finding subtle and exciting ways to make their dress as original as possible.

If you are struggling to find the right dress for you, don’t worry – most people find that it takes time to find the one which you can truly say suits you. Just remember that, with the right approach, the dress itself can be a great way to express your personality throughout your wedding day, something that everyone will appreciate when it is done well.

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Your Centerpieces

Chances are, you’ll be spending a lot of time on the table centerpieces anyway, so you might as well use them to express your own personal styles. The goal here is to spend some time and get a little creative. This opens up many possibilities, all of which can be fantastic for bringing out your true personality on your wedding day. The right centerpieces can make an amazing difference to the look, and in turn your experience of the whole day. Here are some wonderful examples of fun unique centerpieces.

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