Every bride will get a lot of wedding tips and advice, even celebrity brides like Nicole Kidman. The dozens and dozens of details that go into getting married can seem overwhelming at times. Knowing what needs to be done and when it should be done can eliminated some of the pressure associated with getting everything done. Even if you hire a wedding planner you will want to know what needs to be done so you can be sure everything gets done before the big day.
Take our wedding timetable for instance. Checking things off the list as they are done will give you a great sense of accomplishment as well as keep you from feeling overwhelmed by all that needs to be done.
Announcing your engagement can be a lot of fun. Check out our ideas on how to let your family and friends know “what’s new” in your life.
Our emergency kit idea can save the day. If you use just one item from the bag you’ll be happy you packed it.
Color your wedding gives you great ideas for adding that needed bit of color to your wedding. You will gather a lot of wedding tips before you say “I do”. Searching the internet and reading bridal magazines, even visiting bridal shops will give you a lot of ideas you may not have thought of.
First and foremost: Buy yourself a 3 ring notebook, with pockets, to put all the information that you gather into. Divide it into 3 sections: before the wedding, the wedding, and the honeymoon. Print or cut out all the information that you come across and file it into the proper sections.
Here a just a few wedding tips to get you started.
This timetable puts you on a schedule and helps you to remember all that you need to do before the big day.
Wedding tip #1
Color Your Wedding
Picking the color for your wedding can be a lot of fun or it can seem overwhelming. Just picking a color from the color wheel would be fine if that one color didn’t have a million shades and hues. What’s a girl to do? Here are some creative ways to decide how to color your wedding..
Seasons: Picking the season that you’re getting married in is an easy way to pick a color or two.
Winter can be a beautiful theme if you choose an ice or snow theme. Lots of white and icy blue colors with snowflakes mixed in your bouquet and tablescape can create a fabulous theme. Fake fur wraps (in for 2006) for the girls, in snowy white, make a grand statement for a winter wedding.
Spring is a very easy theme to use for your wedding, as long as you can make up your mind. Choose pretty pastel colors of pink, blue, yellow or green. Some brides choose all the colors. The brides’ gown can have a color sash that matches or coordinates with the bridesmaids' dresses. Bridesmaids’ dresses with sashes of a darker hue would look lovely. Tablescapes done with pretty flowers and candles are a nice touch.
Summer weddings can just be light and airy. Girls in cool dresses (strapless or halter top) and wearing sandals, with lots of big white flowers with just a splash of color will give everyone a tropical cool feeling. Daisies could also be used with a splash of yellow or green or both. Any light and airy color scheme is best for a hot summer day.
Fall weddings can take on the air of autumn with lots of fall colors. Dark oranges and browns (big 2006 colors) mixed with yellows and deep reds with straw colored raffia will set the mood. Live mums with straw flowers mixed in, placed inside small pumpkins would look great on the table. Place silk autumn colored leaves through a candle ring and place it around a deep colored candle to help create a fall tablescape.
Flowers and dresses:
Choosing the color of your bridesmaids' dresses can help you pick the color for your wedding. Just spend a little time at any bridal shop and at least one color will leap out at you. Try to coordinate the color of your bridesmaids' dresses into your attire with a sash on your wedding dress. You could also do this with your bouquet or with some flowers in your hair. This can also be achieved with some jewelry or a pair of great looking shoes.
Your engagement ring:
The engagement ring of one lovely bride we know had two
rubies on each side of her diamond. The bride (whose birthstone just happened to be ruby) chose ruby colored dresses for her bridesmaids' dresses. This ruby color was the predominate color that was carried throughout the wedding in the bouquet, the flower girls’ baskets, the ring bearer's pillow, the chapel décor and the candle rings placed around the candles on the guest tables. A touch of the ruby color was also on the invitations, the place cards, and the linens. Your shoes and bags could also be this color.
color theme is acquired by using one color but with many different variations. This color scheme works well with almost any color. The exception to this is the color black. If you choose black as your main color, choose a color to off set it. A touch of red, gray or white are some good choices.
Wedding tip: A nice way to announce your engagement is to gather family and friends at someone’s home or a favorite restaurant and make your announcement. If you’ll be making your announcement at someone else’s party or event ( say, someone else’s birthday party or an anniversary party) be sure to wait until the event is almost over to make your announcement as not to take away the spotlight from the guest of honor.
Wedding tip: If you want lots of attention focused on just you two, create your own party. A simple get together with dessert and drinks would be fine. Whether you are planning your own party or you find out someone is planning to throw you an engagement party, be sure there is a reasonable amount of time between your engagement party and your wedding shower. Remember, these same people will be getting you a wedding gift, as well.
Wedding tip: You can send out “save the date” magnetic cards announcing your engagement to anyone who you plan to invite to your wedding.
Emergency kit: Don’t leave home without it.
This wedding tip can save the day. You can predict everything that can happen in one day, so use the Boy Scout motto and “Be Prepared”!
Pack yourself an emergency kit to bring with you to the reception. You can pack this into a bridal purse or just any small bag and leave it in the bride’s room. If your reception area does not have a special room set aside for the bride, have your Mom or someone you can trust keep it for you. You will definitely need something out of it before the day is over. When your wedding day is over, this bag can go on the honeymoon with you. It makes a great “carry on” for the plane.
Added bonus: After the honeymoon, restock it and bring it to work or leave it in your car.
Wedding tip: The following Wedding Timetable is meant to keep you informed along the way of each item that needs your attention. Of course, you can do them in any order that is
comfortable for you. The best wedding tip we can give you is: Get everything done as soon as possible to avoid those last minute panic attacks that occur when you become stressed and over-tired with too much to do. Print out the following time table to keep yourself on the right path to wedding bliss!
Wedding tip : As soon as you say “I will” you need to start thinking about what you need to do before you say “I do”. Reserving a place for your ceremony and reception should be done as soon as possible. A certain date at certain places can be reserved up to 2 years ahead so you may have to be flexible with your date if you wait too long.
Wedding tip: The following timetable will help you to remember everything you need to take care of before your special day. Many couples choose a 1 to 3 year engagement, simply to make sure they have enough time to accomplish all their goals which may include saving money either for the wedding, the reception or honeymoon, or all three, plus the dozen or so accessories that you may want to include.