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Your Very Own Fairytail Wedding

A Fairytale Wedding –  Budget Guide

Here at Wedding Sacramento we have big plans for this site and it will continue to grow in to the only source you will ever need to plan your big day.

We will have links to some amazing resources/budget guide for you and are working closely with several vendors and retailers across the city to provide you with the most affordable options to the endless number of things required to pull off a fairytail wedding.

Things like:

Flowers

Your dress

The wedding and reception venue

Your wedding rings

Invitations

Music

Your wedding cake

Wedding favors

… and on and on the list goes!

Here is a great video with some tips on how to get that fairytale wedding on a budget
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Giving Wedding Gifts – A long Standing Tradition

 

For a long time, giving a gift has been a tradition by the bride and the groom.

wedding-sacramento-wedding-giftYou might of heard that its better to give than to receive. This might not be agreed to by a newly wedded couple who probably received some of the nicest gifts ever on their wedding day.

The purpose of giving Wedding Gifts to wedding guests is to show your your genuine thanks. A specially picked out Gift shows that you put thought and consideration into the gift.

Including a personalized note with the gift or personalizing the gift itself to thank the person for whatever role he or she played in the wedding is certainly a nice touch that shows extremely good taste and thoughtfulness.

The Wedding Gifts need not be very expensive so as to break your wedding budget but should be well thought out and consider the personal taste and likes and dislikes of the person on the receiving end of the gift.

Also the packaging and presentation goes a long way in showing how much you care and appreciate the people in your life.

So who should be at the receiving end of the Gift by the bride and the groom? Members of the wedding party have always topped that list, which includes almost everybody, the best man, maid or matron of honor, bridesmaids, ushers, groomsmen, junior bridesmaids, flower girls and ring bearers.

Although it is not mandatory, but it is a nice gesture for the bride and the groom to give gifts to each other.

These days both the bride and the groom include each set of parents on the gift giving list. It is also a nice gesture to give a gift to someone who did something special during the occasion for instance someone who did a special reading at the ceremony or to step in for the bride’s father and walk the bride down the aisle.

It is good taste to give gifts to acknowledge the contribution these people made and include them in gift giving.

Gifts should be purchased about four weeks prior to the wedding date, which will give you enough time to have them engraved and to create personalization messages etc.

To help the gifts make an even greater impression on the recipient, take special care in packaging the gifts. Use tasteful wrapping paper and embellishments using colors that complement the wedding colors.

The best time to give your gifts is during the rehearsal dinner as it is intimate and the people to whom you’re giving the gifts are all present at the occasion.

Last but not least need some gift ideas? Well first check your wedding budget to see how much you have allocated to this category. You have more than likely spent quite a bit of your money by this stage, so it is important to take a realistic look at the your remaining budget.

Brides typically give each member of the bridal party a piece of jewelry or a hair accessory that can be worn on the wedding day. Other gift ideas include bud vases, picture frames, bath oils, a collectible item or a gift basket.

The men in the wedding party like to receive engraved pens, pocket watches, cigars, business card holders, clocks for their desk, or key chains.

For the parents, a professional wedding photo in an engraved frame is perfect or a personalized letter detailing your appreciation. For each other, anything that conveys your love and devotion is ideal.

The tradition of giving wedding gifts makes the wedding day more special and personal for every couple and it will be alive for as long as there are weddings in one way or another.

Choosing Your Wedding Theme

Wedding Sacramento Takes a Look At Your Wedding Theme.

Whether you’re planning a traditional, something unusual or maybe a laid back wedding, you’re designing the entire event by yourself. You’re going to plan each and every phase with your own ideas. Nowadays with so much available on the Internet, the only thing you need is some time and a good plan of the type of wedding atmosphere you want to get across.

Begin with a wedding theme and you’ll have a coherent image you can use throughout the entire wedding. You may be surprised, in fact, how potent just a word or concept can be, once applied as your marriage theme.

Love angels, for example? What could be more perfect than finding ways to incorporate angels in every phase of your wedding?

From the flowers to the guest favors to the vows, you can find a way to carry out the theme through the entire event. Is it to be a casual wedding of two Renaissance types? The Renaissance theme is compatible with the wedding ritual, and makes for an unforgettable event.

Getting married on February the fourteenth? Hearts and flowers are perhaps the most traditional wedding themes, and best beloved of all!

When you’re planning your wedding, save time to choose the music with care. Get together with whoever is providing the music and talk about the right pieces for the two of you. There is nothing that sets the tone like music, and your wedding music will live in your memories for the rest of your lives.

The rings, the vows, the wardrobe…all the choices you must make to create an intimately personal expression of your love, are made so much easier by following a theme. But the idea behind it all is what counts.

You can choose one word to describe the spirit you wish to be your wedding, as if the coming together of two hearts creates a separate entity with one quality.

Is it joy? Is it contentment? Is it a giddy, bubbly, mirthful adoration? Pick a word or a phrase and keep it in mind. It’ll tie everything together and make the experience more perfect. And your wedding theme can become a foundation throughout your marriage.

For your wedding.

For each other.

For your life.