Posted on 22 August 2010.
It is rare to see fun wedding decorations. There seems to be an unspoken rule about staying monotonous and safe when it comes to decorating a wedding ceremony. While there are certain rules in churches that should be respected, the reception doesn’t have to be all white and flowery. If you want something new and fun for your reception, here are some suggestions that may spark your creativity.
- Play with colors – Stay away from the usual white motifs. White is technically not even a color to begin with so why bother using it? You can use all colors in the spectrum. There are so many colorful flowers and cloths available online and they don’t really have to be very expensive. The good news about this is that if you are free to use any color you will have more options. You can coordinate with your wedding planner regarding this. They are trained to know which colors match with one another and which ones should not be placed on the same room. If you do not have a wedding coordinator, there are always sites online that will teach you how to mix and match colors. If in doubt, just Google it and you will be fine.
- Think of a theme – It would be fun if you could ask your guests to dress up like fairies while you and your partner will be the prince and princess in a fairytale. If you are not this crazy or your guests don’t feel like wearing wings or carrying wands, then you can come up with something more possible. Dressing up as Princess Leia and Han Solo during your reception could be fun while your guests dress up as aliens from different planets. The point of this suggestion is that you can play with a theme that would match you and your partner’s personalities.
- Wedding decorations on catalogues can be helpful too – There are suggestions on catalogues that could appeal to you. Remember to put your own flare to it. Own your wedding by putting something on the mix that would symbolize or represent you and your partner. What you see on catalogues or on online wedding magazines should serve only as suggestions.
If you are not very creative or you doubt your taste, you can always ask professionals or friends who have better taste than you. Understand that there is a reason why wedding decorations belong to a different department as birthday or Halloween decorations. As long as you put this in mind, you will be fine.
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Posted on 14 January 2010.
Wedding ceremonies and receptions will never be complete without music. Filling the air with perfect wedding songs is sure to bring romantic atmosphere during the event, as well as bring out a myriad of emotions from the guests. Wedding music also reflects the couple’s relationship with each other and sets the mood of the event.
With these in mind, it’s safe to say that music is one of the most important elements that you should never forget on your wedding day. Choosing the right songs for such an important event is very crucial and requires careful thinking and selection. To help you out, here are the most important considerations that you need to be aware of when choosing the music for your wedding.
Songs That Fit the Wedding Theme. Choose songs that perfectly match the theme of your wedding. Be it a garden wedding or a beach wedding, make sure to select a song line-up that fit the style of your wedding, from songs that you want to hear during the ceremony to those that you’ll want to use during the reception.
Songs That Matter to You and Your Partner. The songs that you choose should speak about your relationship with each other. Whether they’re your favourite songs or not, make sure they all appeal not just to you but to your partner as well.
Songs Delivered by Great Musicians. In terms of your wedding music, you can be as creative as you can. You can use traditional wedding songs from your favourite artists or you can hire your own group of musicians and have them play your choice of songs. Create a list of your favourite wedding songs and make sure your chosen musician can play all that you have listed.
Songs for Your First Dance as Husband and Wife. This is one of the most important parts of the reception, your first dance as husband and wife. Make sure to choose songs that are meaningful to you and your partner. You can even use your theme song for your first dance. Before your wedding day, practice dancing with your partner to ensure that the beat is not too fast or slow for both of you.
Songs for the Wedding Ceremony. It is important that you talk to a church official before you choose the songs to play during the ceremony. The church may have guidelines on what kinds of songs to play, and it is better that you know about them so you’ll know the right songs to choose.
As soon as you’ve chosen that perfect soundtrack for your wedding day, find time to talk to your DJ or live band or whoever it is in charge of the wedding music. Don’t forget to instruct them which songs to play at what part of the wedding ceremony and reception. Congratulations and best wishes!
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