Thursday, October 28, 2010

15% Discount at Confetti

If you are planning on buying any invitations, disposible cameras, favours, candles, table decorations, petals, confetti or ribbon for your wedding day (or if you are just having party or getting ready for Christmas) you may be interested to know that you can get 15% discount at Confetti until November 7th 2010!

All you need to do is visit Confetti through this link and then after you have finished shopping enter the discount code DISCVOUC at the checkout and you'll get 15% off all your purchases.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Gazebo Wedding Decorations

Gazebo wedding decorations are an important but often overlooked part of the planning of a wedding ceremony or reception in an outdoor or garden setting. Here you will find many different ideas for decorating the gazebo that will make it very clearly the center of your outdoor event.

The structure of a gazebo is perfect for a wedding, whether it be wooden, plastic or metal. It provides a central focus from which guests can move around the rest of the location. It allows the whole of the marriage to take place outside, while offering shelter if there should be a rain shower.

The posts and trellises that form the gazebo are ideal for all kinds of decorations and you can be very imaginative. Plan it well, look at a few examples and a simple summerhouse structure can blossom into the perfect romantic wedding location.

Beach Wedding Theme - Even if you are thousands of miles from the coast, you can have your very own beach style wedding by turning your gazebo into a seaside bower. Decorate with sea shells and an aqua and sand color scheme. Use dark green ribbon for seaweed. You could even strew sand on the floor and be married barefoot.

Other Themes - Almost any theme that you can think of can be applied to a gazebo wedding: a sport, the season, holidays such as Halloween, a cultural wedding, etc. However, the very simple structure of the shelter also means that it looks great for certain themes that might not be appropriate for an indoor setting. You can decorate it to suit a historical theme or a romantic fairytale wedding, or you can create the impression of a foreign country.

Plants And Flowers - Don't forget to have bridal flowers visible around the outside as well as inside, to give it that romantic touch from a distance. You can bring plants in containers such as rose bushes, flowering shrubs and small trees as well as bouquets, vines and trailing flowers all around the posts. If you can, have someone on a ladder arrange flowers on the roof too.

Evening Wedding Or Reception - If your ceremony or reception will be held in the evening, consider how you will light the gazebo. Old fashioned style lanterns or lamps are ideal. You will want plenty of light for a ceremony and a slightly darker arena for dancing.

Other Gazebo Wedding Decorations - You can use ribbons, crepe paper, light fabric such as tulle or net, satin and lace to give a charming, romantic and colorful aspect to your bower. You could wind alternate colored ribbons all around the poles in the style of a maypole, especially for a spring wedding. If you wish, you could cover the whole of the sides of the structure in colored fabric or paper in your color scheme to personalize the gazebo completely for the day.

Just like with other aspects of the wedding the gazebo wedding decorations will need to be planned. Take photographs of the gazebo or draw a sketch and add in your ideas. Measurements are useful too when it comes to buying materials. You will want to know how much you need of all the materials that you will use in your gazebo wedding decorations.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Choosing a Wedding Gown

Choosing a wedding gown is an important moment in a woman’s life. Its become more a reflection of what you want your wedding to be instead of just the gown you want to wear. Women are choosing to make their wedding celebration an event not just a party after the ceremony.

Many women are looking at designing a wedding gown that suits an era that has styles they are attracted to. No longer is the wedding gown only a reflection of the styles of the day. Now women are more likely to pick what they want to wear instead of just succumbing to the pressures to wear the current style. No longer do they want to look like every other bride. Maybe the interest lies with a retro wedding where the wedding gown is actually a mini dress from the sixties.

Women are looking to express themselves with their choice of wedding gown. Although most brides still like to continue the tradition of marrying in white, which was first begun by Queen Victoria in 1840, many decide that a solid white wedding gown is not necessarily what they want. A little color on the dress to accent it or an off white or cream gown may better suit what she wants to wear.

What the groom would like to wear is also a consideration when choosing what the bride will wear. This is not as big an issue since usually a man will simply choose a tuxedo to wear and it will only be a matter of deciding on the style or color to be sure it suits her choice of gown.

What about those women who decide to marry in what their mother’s wore? This has come back into fashion as well. A woman who is fortunate enough to be built similar to her mother, and so chooses to wear her mother’s wedding gown is following in a tradition when daughters wore what their mothers had and maybe so did their sisters.

Choosing a wedding gown is a very important part of planning a wedding and no matter what a woman chooses to wear for her special day the day will be one she should remember forever.