Now that you have decided to get married, the next thing on the agenda is to decide when, where and how to exchange wedding rings. There are three simple questions to ask yourself: when do you want the big day to be; where do you want to hold the ceremony and what type of ceremony do you want?
The when part of the equation is relatively simple. Spring and summer weddings are most popular as the weather is usually better, but often they cost a little more than autumn and winter weddings because venues are more heavily booked. Similarly Saturday weddings cost more than midweek weddings because there is more pressure on venues.
Traditionally couples have tended to get married in the hometown of the bride but this is becoming less the case as people now tend to move away from home more than in the past. If you intend to marry in the United Kingdom other than in England or Wales you will need to seek advice from a local Register Office.
Some couples prefer the idea of getting married overseas at a romantic getaway. These marriages are perfectly legal and recognised in the UK provided that they are carried out in accordance with the laws of the country where you marry. The local British Embassy or Consulate will be able to give you all the necessary details.
A number of tour operators actually specialise in organising marriages abroad and offer a full marriage and honeymoon package. They will be able to give you all the information you need and to tell you if you need a certificate of ‘No Impediment’. They can be contacted through your local travel agent. Of course you will need to visit Goldsmiths to pick up the ring before you leave!
While getting married overseas might sound like a wonderful idea as images of a ceremony on a tropical island and glorious weather come to mind, there are a number of drawbacks. Your family and friends may not be able to make the trip to share in your special day so your reception may not be the party it might otherwise have been. Also, your hotel may have other guests getting married at the same time so you will have to share the limelight. And, finally, the wedding and honeymoon packages available usually only give you the basics – anything extra you will have to pay for yourself so you could find the cost prohibitive.
What type of ceremony?
You have the choice between a religious ceremony or a civil ceremony. In both cases, the ceremony must be conducted by an individual who is registered to conduct weddings and in a place that is appropriately registered for the purpose.
If you plan to marry in a Church of England or Wales, either you or your partner must reside in the parish or have close connections with the church. The minister will have to call the Banns (an announcement of your plans to marry) three Sundays before the wedding. The minister is authorised to marry you and register the marriage. For other faiths, it may be necessary for a Registrar to be present or for a separate civil ceremony to be held.
Civil ceremonies are held in a Registry Office or other approved venue. You must have been resident in the district for at least seven days before you give notice of your intention to marry and after that you will have to wait at least another 15 days before you are eligible to marry. If you want marry in another district where you are not resident, you simply obtain the authority in your own district as described and take it to the Superintendent Registrar of the district where you intend to marry.
Whatever type of ceremony you are planning you will have to contact the minister or registrar well beforehand in order check on requirements and book the venue.
One of the most awaited moments for lovers is the wedding day. It is a special moment to celebrate. Have you got the best idea for the celebration? It should be a memorable time when all important people in your life including family, relatives, friends and neighbors gather. If you have a large garden, you can use this outdoor area by building the wedding marquee.
A marquee is a flexible solution for accommodating many special events including wedding. It can be set with a spectacular scene, offering the great advantages to the event itself. Should you build the wedding marquee yourself? Of course, you should not. Premier Event Marquees will take care of this business. They are the specialists you can deal with in UK with the excellent service on providing marquees for any special event. The professional staff can provide you the beautiful designed contemporary marquee where you are going to celebrate the wedding party. Layout and supplying matters are provided by this company too. They won’t only set the marquee to be spacious but also comfortable and stunning.
To hire wedding marquee hire service from Premier Event Marquees, you just need to firstly visit Premiereventmarquees.co.uk. This company specially provides the assistance throughout Yorkshire region. But you can make special requirement if you want to celebrate the wedding out of this area. do not worry about the price because they won’t cost you the earth.
No matter what your wedding theme or colors are, ribbon is a beautiful/wonderful accent to make your special day unique. One such way to use ribbon is as part of the cake decorations. Below are some ideas to get your imagination going/kick-started:
Polka Dot Ribbon and Shasta Daisies
Talk about a beautiful|lovely, fun spring wedding cake! This three-tier cake is not your traditional wedding cake with its big Shasta daisies both on the top and on the sides. The polka dot ribbon is wrapped around layers to add fun|festive and festive|fun to your special day! Fresh flowers would smell wonderful and be a lovely|beautiful touch, but silk flowers will last longer and will not wilt. If this cake doesn’t fit your theme, it could easily be a bridal shower cake.
Ribbon Layer Cake
Using the main color of the wedding as the accent ribbon on your cake brings a stunning elegance|beauty to that part of the reception hall. A thicker dark colored ribbon can be used at the bottom of each layer, or you can use up to three thin ribbons of an accent color or lighter color on each layer as well.
A couple|few more ideas would be to add a fresh flower bouquet atop the cake that blends all the wedding party’s colors or add edible pearls along with the ribbon for an exquisite look. How about using some ivy as well to bring the layers together? The table itself can be decorated with flower petals in the same colors as the wedding scattered around the table, some thick ribbon strips or bows expertly placed on the table and add some votive|matching candles to finish the look.
Whether you use butter cream icing or fondant, satin|grosgrain ribbon or grosgrain|satin ribbon are great ribbon choices for cakes. Remember, though, to take the ribbons off when you are cutting each layer.
The simple elegance|beauty of ribbon will set your wedding cake apart from others people have seen. It’s just one more way to make your wedding memorable for you and your guests.
In some traditions, cakes are symbol of good luck for the new couple, so finding the right wedding cakes Bellevue company to create your perfect confectionary treat is essential.
Before you decide on your cake, do your homework. Research the different kinds of cake, different designs, and the myriad of options that are available for you to customize your creation. You may decide that you want a more traditional cake, or something contemporary with fun shapes, new layouts, and unique designs. You can do your research online, at local wedding cakes Bellevue bakeries, and in magazines to get an idea of the vast array of options that are out there.
Once you have a basic idea of the type of cake you want, it’s time to search for the right bakery or independent cake artist. There are a number of wedding cakes Bellevue bakeries, and you want to find the one that can create the perfect cake you have pictured in your mind. Visit many different shops and meet the people who will be designing your cake so you can find someone you trust and who you believe can make your dream cake a reality.
When you have decided on the right bakery shop or cake designer, set an appointment to discuss what you want your cake to be like. You may want to set aside a considerable amount of time for the appointment, and make sure you come prepared to eat!
Before you even get to the exterior appearance of the cake, you need to decide what will be inside. Be sure to take into account any special dietary concerns of you or your future spouse. Today there are many options beyond just traditional cake, include gluten-free options, vegan cakes, and more. At your appointment, you can taste different cakes to find the most delicious option.
Once you know what the inside will taste like, it’s time to design the outside. Discuss with your wedding cakes Bellevue bakery whether you want it to be more traditional or elegant, with flower, lace, and exotic designs, or if you want something more contemporary. You can also add things like greenery, fruit, flowers, figurines, or anything else that suits your style.
Finally, decide on what size cake you want. You may opt for a large cake or a small cake, it just depends on what your preferences (and budget) will allow. A good way to determine cake size is to know the approximate number of guests that you are expecting at your wedding so you make sure you don’t overestimate and have too many leftovers to take home, or underestimate and leave some of your guests without a sugary treat.
A few brides get to plan their dream weddings with no thought for the cost. With unlimited budgets they are able to fulfil their every wedding day whim and wish. Most brides, however, do have a budget to keep in mind. The good news is that there are easy ways to trim your budget without trimming your vision. Below are some ideas.
Wedding flowers are expensive. You can trim this expense by asking the florist what types of flowers will be in season when you get married and then sticking to those flowers. That will eliminate the extra cost of having to source flowers that are out of season.
You can also cut the cost of wedding flowers by greatly simplifying the bouquets. Instead of having each bridesmaid carry an elaborate bunch of flowers, opt for three or four roses with the stems wrapped in ribbon.
You can also cut down on the number of flowers that you need for décor by opting for less expensive decorations such as candelabras.
It is easy to cut the cost of the cake and still have the exact cake that you want. Wedding cake is typically sold based on a price per slice. To cut the cost, order the cake that you want, but for far fewer guests than you are having at your wedding. Then order much less-expensive sheet cakes. Instruct the serving staff to keep the sheet cakes in the kitchen. When it comes time to serve cake, the staff will serve from the sheet cakes, which they will cut up and plate behind the scenes.
The flavours and colours will be the same, so your guests won’t even know the difference.
The reception food is often the largest single expense of a wedding. You can cut costs by choosing just one entrée instead of two or by skipping the heavy appetizers before the meal. If you are having an open bar, you can leave out the top shelf liquors and/or limit the amount of time that the bar will be open. Another option is to provide each guest with two or three drink tickets rather than having an unlimited open bar.
Some brides are surprised to learn that a buffet meal is often less expensive than a plated dinner. A buffet will also provide more options for your guests than a plated meal would.
As you can see there are many ways that you can trim your wedding budget without compromising your vision for your big day. A beautiful wedding does not have to put you in debt. Stick to your wedding budget by making wise decisions about where you can save.