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If you are planning to have a wedding and are on a budget then the exorbitant rentals that the popular wedding locations charge will leave you shocked. But you can easily scout for inexpensive wedding locations where you’ll be able to have your wedding. Check out the following list of some of the affordable wedding locations that you can try.

Restaurants: Why not plan your wedding at your favorite restaurant. It will be affordable compared to the popular locations and also have an emotional value as well. But make sure that it is not a cramped up old place, a garden in the backyard would in fact be perfect, as you would get space for some dancing as well.

Inexpensive wedding Locations

Inexpensive wedding Locations

Parks: Most city parks allow weddings in lieu of a very nominal fee. Look for a park that has a covered portion as well as some grassy areas, some fountains would be an added benefit for beauty.

Theatres: Why not conduct your wedding at the old theatre or performance hall. Many theatres allow weddings and don’t cost a lot either. It would be a unique experience getting married on the stage.

Your own college: Usually it is possible for the alumni to have their wedding at their college chapel for very cheap rates. And if it is a picturesque place then what could be better, it already has loads of special memories for you, why not get married there.

Unusual Places: Get creative and think up of unusual places, may be some place that holds sentimental value for the two of you. You can try out such unusual places. Usually since these places do not cater to weddings you might be able to get such a place for a throwaway price. But if you take such a place you will have to consider various factors as these places in most cases would be devoid of any kind of infrastructure needed for catering to a wedding.

Church Wedding: Why not go ahead and get married at the local church you visit regularly. See if it is large enough to cater to a wedding.

Home Wedding: Why not have an intimate home wedding? Have it at your own home or maybe at some generous relative’s, if they let you use their house. It will definitely cut down your costs a lot.

Though it is challenging but it is in no way impossible to search for and find affordable wedding locations. Ask your friends and colleagues you’ll definitely find one which won’t be heavy on your pocket and yet be appropriate for your wedding.

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The best wedding parties are those that play some lovely wedding music and can actually make guests feel like dancing and flocking to the dance floor. A good wedding music disc jockey can definitely make your party come alive but you too can help by taking care of a few points.

Live wedding DJ

Live wedding DJ

Make a Playlist: Even though you have a very good wedding disc jockey that has a library of thousands of songs, make sure to make a playlist of your own and suggest songs that you want to be played, like the first song you would like to dance to. Also make sure to include lots of variety in the list, everyone’s taste is not the same, your school buddies might want to dance to one song which might not appeal to your business associates. Make sure to include different songs that will appeal to different group.

Make a Do Not Play list as well: Make sure to create a list of songs that you surely wouldn’t want to play at your wedding. There are many songs that are the favorites of music disc jockeys, they might be good dance numbers but might not be appropriate for the wedding. So make sure to let your wedding disc jockey know what actually you want and don’t want.

Play your Guest’s Choice: Ask your guests to mention their one favorite song which will definitely make them dance, on the reply cards. Now incorporate these songs in your playlist, now you have something for everyone.

Wedding Music Collection

Wedding Music Collection

Make Grandma Dance: It is generally the older guests who leave early; they also get bored with the current numbers being played. Make sure to include songs from their generation as well, so they too enjoy the party. You can play ever popular numbers like Elvis Presley’s “Teddy Bear” etc which will appeal to every generation.

Dance Early: According to the tradition, dancing doesn’t start till the wedding cake has been cut, but why not start the dance a little early. If you have good music you’ll definitely find people flocking to the dance floor much earlier. It will also help create the ambience for some real good dancing if you start early.

Make sure someone starts first: Research shows that people are more apt to dance if there’s already someone dancing on the floor. Tell the bridal party that it is one of their duties to start the dancing and also to ask people to join them. Once a couple starts dancing other people will gradually join them on the dance floor.

Meet your wedding disc jockey in advance before your wedding, talk with him see that you gel well. Tell him your suggestions and what you actually want and what you don’t want, so that he has a clear idea of what to play. A good music disc jockey can actually make your party come alive and really make the party an unforgettable one.

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So you are getting married on Valentine’s Day! That’s probably the best way of making this special day a lot more special. But just by marrying on this day won’t do, you need to incorporate Valentine’s Day wedding ideas that will help make the day really beautiful. We have a few ideas to help you out with your Valentine’s Day wedding planning.

Valentine’s Day Wedding Themes – The theme of course is love and romance but you can portray it with using Valentine’s Day colors, chocolates, and various other stuff.

Wedding Day Valentine

Wedding Day Valentine

Valentine’s Day wedding ideas –

Décor – You can find ideas for your wedding décor from your own love story. Think of the place where you first met, or where the proposal took place. Or you can portray your venue as some romantic place you went together like Paris or Venice.

Color Palette –Red and pink are the colors associated with Valentine’s Day. You can use these colors liberally in your wedding without of course over doing it. You can have your bride’s maids dress in pink or in red while you have your beautiful bouquet tied with a ravishing red or pink ribbon. For the more adventurous brides you can also use this day to get married in the unconventional red wedding gown.

Valentines day wedding

Valentines day wedding

Create Some Space for Romance – For the lounge area throw in a few cozy pink and red cushions, use dim pink lights to create the ambience. In the dining area have candle lit dinners, with pink and white flowers like roses and peonies in the centerpieces.

Wedding Cake – For your wedding cake you can have a white chocolate cake filled with red raspberry filling. Or you can try out a rich red velvet cake enclosed in a cheese cream frosting. Also throw in some red, pink and white petals on the table around the cake to make it look prettier.

Flowers Say it All – Roses are a must on Valentine’s Day. But you can also use peonies, amaryllis to create a gorgeous and dramatic effect. Use colors like rich red, pinks and mix them with some white as well.

Silk – Use lots of silk for the rich as well as soothing, enchanting effect. The deep red hues of silk can transform any place into something mysterious and dramatic.

Dance to the Tunes of Love – Of course the bride and groom will dance their first dance to their love song. But why not ask the guests for their love songs as well, songs that have a meaning for them. Ask your married guests to fill in their first wedding dance song in the RSVP card and include them in your list. It will be a lovely way of showing your guests you care and also help create the perfect Valentine’s Day wedding atmosphere.

Gift Some Love – Leave gifts for your guests on the tables. You can have chocolate truffles in heart shaped boxes with little personalized hand written notes.

Am sure these ideas will help you with your Valentine’s Day wedding planning and make your wedding day really special for everyone.

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Diamond Engagement Ring

Diamond Engagement Ring

Engagement is in a way the beginning of the beautiful journey called the wedded life. It needs to be perfect, the venue, the attitude, the dress, the smile and the ring. Every girl dreams of a beautiful engagement ring from the time she starts dreaming about her wedding day. You have to make sure that you gift the right engagement ring to your girl. Now let me help you out with a few tips that will help you choose the right ring.

Three Stones Engagement Ring

Three Stones Engagement Ring

Designer Engagement Ring

Designer Engagement Ring

Diamond Engagement/Wedding Rings – If you can choose the right diamond ring for your girl, you can be definitely sure to see the sparkle of the diamond reflecting in her beautiful eyes. But it is really not that easy to choose a diamond ring, you need to know a few things before you can pick the right diamond. A diamond’s value depends on its color, clarity, cut and carat. It won’t make sense to get a huge diamond that is actually worthless.

The clearer a diamond is, the more costly it would be as it would have less impurities. Same with color, the more colorless the diamond, the costlier it would be.

Engagement Ring Set

Engagement Ring Set

Mens Wedding Ring

Mens Wedding Ring

Carat is the standard weight of the diamond. Big diamonds are rarer to find and hence are costlier. The most important fact though is the depth and height of the facets of the diamond and its symmetry as well. These are things that determine how brilliantly a diamond will shine.

It is best to consult a trusty gemologist before you decide on the diamond. Once you have chosen your diamond its time for the setting.

The Setting of the Ring – You can go with the solitaire setting which is also the most popular of engagement ring settings. It has a single diamond set on gold or platinum ring.

Vintage Engagement Ring

Vintage Engagement Ring

You can also choose a big diamond adorned with two smaller diamonds on each side, or a big diamond with tiny diamonds all around the band.

Plain Engagement Rings – Another very popular style is to present a plain platinum or gold or titanium ring or band.

If you are planning to buy the engagement ring on your own, it would be better if you study your beloved’s jewelry a bit. It will give you an idea whether to go for gold or platinum, a solitaire or a different style setting. You can also ask your girl friend what style she prefers, if you are not planning a completely secret affair. You can also ask her friends about your beloved’s preferences for an engagement ring. And before anything else make sure you know the size of her ring finger, flinch a ring that she wears on that finger if you can. You surely wouldn’t want the magic to fizzle out just because the ring you bought didn’t fit.

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Mixed bouquet Wedding Flowers

Mixed bouquet Wedding Flowers

Planning a wedding in spring time means you’ll not face a shortage of beautiful wedding flowers for your special day. In fact you can get any flowers you want any time of the year whether they are in season or not, but it will definitely cost you more. Whatever flowers you are planning to use in order to deck up your special day make sure you place your orders with your florist way in advance so there is no chance of delays or mix-ups. But if you are still unsure of what wedding flowers to use, let me help you out with this list of gorgeous spring flowers that are not only easily available but are all popular wedding flowers as well.

Spring Flowers –

Roses – Whatever be the season, whatever time of the year, roses are always popular with brides and weddings.

Pink wedding roses

Pink wedding roses

Amaryllis – These large and trumpet shaped flowers look gorgeous as bouquets and centerpieces. Some striped patterns of these flowers also look great when used as the centerpiece of bouquets.

Beautiful Red Tulips

Beautiful Red Tulips

Tulips – Tulips in its soft pastel colors bring a sense of peace and spring in the atmosphere, they look lovely as wedding flowers. Parrot tulips are very popular as centerpieces.

Daffodils – Daffodils with their happy faces simply are one of the most popular wedding flowers. They lend a spirit of enthusiasm to any place.

Lovely wedding Daffodils

Lovely wedding Daffodils

Peonies – Peonies are also popular wedding flowers. Their sweet perfume and huge blossoms simply look lovely as bouquets.

Best Wedding Flowers –

Pink Wedding Amaryllis

Pink Wedding Amaryllis

The best wedding flower and the most popular one as well is the Lily of the Valley. These beautiful tiny bell shaped blossoms, simply look heavenly. And their sweet scent only adds to their charm. The only glitch is that they are way too costly. If budget is an issue then these flowers can cause some serious damage to your pocket but otherwise with these flowers you can have the dream wedding you always dreamt of.

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All of us would like to make our wedding ceremony a truly grand affair, don’t we? The function should ideally be resplendent with glory, full of decorative delight, and draw murmurs of appreciation from the guests at the ceremony. However, we should also consider the wedding cost and our ability to spend on planning our marriage ceremonies. An unplanned wedding can bring about unnecessary and exorbitant expenses. However, even if the wedding budget is limited, it is still perfectly possible to have a great wedding party, just as the one we wish for. One needs to be economic in wedding expenses, and opt for cost-effective options, so that he/she need not compromise on the splendor of the occasion. Cheap weddings that are nevertheless attractive are indeed popular among many marriage parties. There are quite a number of ways to cut down on the total wedding costs. Ten such broad ways to save money during a marriage ceremony are:

Inexpensive wedding Drinks

Inexpensive wedding Drinks

10 steps to cut cost on a wedding ceremony:

a)    List of Wedding guests – Adding every name to the list of wedding guests to be invited adds to the overall expenses. Hence, unnecessary additions to the guest list to be avoided. One should not feel bound to invite every people who are somehow related to friends or relatives. A prudent trimming of the wedding guest list is an absolute must,
b)    Wedding dress selection – Wedding dresses are, by nature, rather expensive. One should extensively search for attractive wedding attire that are available at reasonable rates. There is a wide range of information on wedding dresses and accessories online. Hence, searching on the web is likely to be cost-effective,

Inexpensive wedding dress

Inexpensive wedding dress

c)    Choosing the wedding day – In order to save money, weddings can be scheduled on days when the demand for wedding venues is relatively low. A Sunday (or any weeknight) is ideal for this purpose,
d)    Invitation procedure – One can avoid the rather unnecessary costs on postage by not inviting guests by sending letters. In fact, telephonic or online invitations are deemed to be much more cost-effective,
e)    Homemade decorations – There are plenty of wedding decorations that can be designed by the marriage party itself. Hence, expenses on hiring professional help can be avoided,
f)    Venue decorations – If a wedding is scheduled soon after (or, before) a major Christian festival, decoration costs can be cut down. This is because, at these times, churches are already well – decorated,
g)    Online help – From decorations to dresses to other important wedding elements, one should always search online for cost-saving solutions. Indeed, most of the required wedding materials are available on EBay, that too at extremely reasonable prices,

Wedding Gourmet

Wedding Gourmet

h)    Print invitation styles – In case one opts for inviting guests via letter, costs can be cut down by designing the letters in a plain fashion. Simple computer prints can be used in place of showy, expensive engravings and embossed arts,
i)    Food and Drink – One should be absolutely candid about his/her financial position with the wedding caterer. In case one wants a cheap wedding, the food and drink can be made available at reasonable rates. In case guests do not drink, dry wedding is also an option,
j)    Looking Around for advice – Often, some friend, relative and/or other acquaintance of a wedding party can have in-depth knowledge about organizing cheap and affordable marriage ceremonies. Advice from such people needs to be taken by the organizers.

The wedding budget of a marriage party may be limited, preventing one from going overboard with wedding celebration expenses. However, there are many ways to cut down on wedding costs and save money, and having an attractive wedding party at the same time too.

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Beach Wedding Music Parade

Beach Wedding Music Parade

All of us would like to make our weddings a grand and memorable affair, won’t we? If you are looking for a truly attractive, exotic and romantic theme for your marriage ceremony, beach wedding provides an ideal solution. There are quite a number of popular beach wedding destinations where marriage ceremonies can be held. Indeed, at many amazingly attractive and classic beaches, marriage functions are legal, and in fact, quite popular. Broadly speaking, destination beach weddings are non-religious civil ceremonies, which need certain legal approval to be deemed valid. However, if you are looking to have a simple yet beautiful wedding day, a beach wedding is what you should opt for.

In order to have a non-complicated, memorable destination beach wedding ceremony, certain factors need to be given careful consideration. These factors are:

Lovely Bride and Groom at the Beach

Lovely Bride and Groom at the Beach

a) Beach wedding planning à Over the recent years, beach wedding has become increasingly popular. The many exotic and beautiful destinations to choose from, with their unique attractive features, have been the major cause of the growth in popularity of beach weddings. Although the destination choices are seemingly endless, along with the manifold attractions they offer, careful planning is required to choose the ideal destination for just the type of beach wedding you want to have. Certain resorts also offer a package of beach weddings and honeymoon. Couples also need to decide whether or not to choose such resorts as their destination for beach wedding. With detailed planning and carefully thought-out details, destination beach weddings can indeed be made days that would be remembered for a long time.

Another most important aspect of a Wedding is the music, which can take your celebrations to a new level and can stop your guests from leaving early. It is always a better decision to choose a local Disc Jockey service provider because they can play the local music for a change and can entertain your guests with variety.

A Beach Wedding Party

A Beach Wedding Party

b) Popular beach wedding destination à There are numerous beach wedding destinations that are truly attractive, and are ideal for a cozy, memorable and romantic marriage ceremony. Couples often have multiple choices for their destinations for beach wedding. They can opt for a quaint, romantic city or a tropical, exotic location as the venue for their destination wedding ceremony. Greece, Italy and Cyprus (and other such Mediterranean locations) are extremely popular destination wedding spots among Europeans. Places like Fiji or Thailand hold great attractions for Australians who are looking for a destination for their beach wedding. Couples from US and Canada generally opt for Vegas, Florida Hawaii or the exotic Caribbean islands as their intended beach wedding destinations. Dominican Republic and Alaska are also popular for a slightly different style of beach weddings.

A beach wedding party

A beach wedding party

c) Things to remember for a beach wedding In order to make a beach wedding ceremony absolutely perfect, certain issues need to be kept in mind. These issues are:

i) Comfort levels The hosts need to make a beach wedding ceremony as comfortable for the guests. There should be adequate seating arrangements on the beach, so that guests do not have to keep standing throughout the ceremony (such indeed has to be done on certain beach wedding locations). Special consideration need also be provided for older guests, who might feel awkward and uncomfortable. Ideally, the list of guests should be on the small side,

ii) Dresses à It is extremely important for the marrying couple and the guests to decide what to wear during a beach wedding ceremony. The attire of the couple should be in keeping with the mood of the destination wedding party,

iii) Heat-related issues Beach weddings should ideally be held during the morning or at dusk. This is because, during the day the sands of the beach and the air temperature may become too hot for comfort for the guests,

iv) Sand quality In case the sand at your chosen destination for beach wedding is abrasive in nature, and/or has bugs or insects, guests need to wear sandals during the wedding,

v) Actual location of the ceremony The actual ceremony and wedding oaths need to be taken at a spot slightly removed from sea-waves. This is important, so that the noise of the waves do not make the wedding oaths inaudible, and

vi) Legal rights A couple needs to obtain the requisite legal rights before actually holding a beach party at any particular destination.

Beach weddings are stylish, attractive and much different from the usual, run-of the mill wedding ceremonies. Couples can easily choose the destinations according to their tastes and preferences. If the necessary arrangements are also taken care off, beach weddings can indeed be truly grand and memorable events indeed.

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