Wedding Invitations – Setting The Mood of a Wedding

Wedding Sacramento knows wedding invitations are one of the best ways to set the mood of any wedding.

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This is because the bride and groom may have little contact with some of their wedding guests prior to the wedding since many wedding guests are distant family or family friends that may not be an immediate force in their lives.

This makes it imperative that the bride and groom use the wedding invitations to set the tone for the wedding.

When the time comes for the bride and groom to choose wedding invitations, it is necessary that they already have their wedding color scheme and mood set for the wedding.

This can be anything from a simple color scheme to something as elaborate as a beach theme wedding or a winter theme wedding. This can all be conveyed to the guests by choosing the right wedding invitations.

The guests will know the proper wedding etiquette and attire required at the wedding after receiving the wedding invitations. This means that if an invitation is formal and elegant that wedding guests can expect a formal and elegant affair.

In this case they would recognize the necessity to dress formally.

If the wedding invitations are casual or delineate a specific theme, then the guests will realize that the dress requirements will be less strict and more comfortable. There is little that is less embarrassing than being overdressed or under dressed at such an important occasion.

All eyes should be on the bride and groom and not the woman in a ball gown at the beach theme wedding. If the bride and groom choose to do so, they can physically include the proper dress requirements at the bottom of the wedding invitations.

Wedding invitations convey all of this information to the wedding guests when the bride and groom choose them properly. This means choosing the right card stock as well as the right font and lettering style.

An expensive wedding invitation that is written in an elaborate script will tell guests that the wedding will be an elaborate affair. A cheaper invitation will indicate that the wedding is going to be more casual. This means that the bride and groom should not try to shave their budget by purchasing cheaper wedding invitations.

The wording of the wedding invitations is one of the biggest indications of the tone of the wedding. There are several ways to choose wedding invitation wording. Most invitation retailers will have examples of popular wording.

These can be used as is or mixed and matched to fit the bride and groom’s style. The bride and groom also have the ability to write their own wedding invitation wording in order to personalize their wedding invitations.

The bride and groom need to consider all of this information carefully when choosing the perfect wedding invitations. It is crucial that their guests have all of the necessary information including what to expect from the wedding event itself.

This will help them to prepare for the wedding including their attire, a proper gift, and expected etiquette.

Using the Bride or Grooms Home As a Reception Venue

A lot of couples begin to plan their Wedding Day as soon as the Engagement is announced.

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Using the Bride or Grooms home as a reception venue with a Marquee

Wedding Sacramento knows in most situations, you have to consider both  families as they may have had little contact with each other before the big announcement, or may indeed have ever met.

No wonder most couples find this a daunting task!

Using either the Bride or Groom’s home as a venue for the wedding reception will be an immediate icebreaker.

As soon as your guests arrive at the Reception, there is plenty to talk about, unlike with an impersonal venue. Marquees now come in all shapes and sizes.

Most marquee companies offer a free no obligation site survey. This is when they can look at all logistics for your day. From where your guests are going to park, through to which part of the garden is most suitable to site your reception.

Incorporating garden features such as ponds, plant borders, statues & small trees will make your marquee unique & personal in a way no other venue can. Also, simple Up lighting using colored gel overlays can create a striking look outside the marquee to illuminate your favorite trees, bringing your theme together.

The internal marquee linings can be contemporary ivory, perhaps with a stunning starlight roof lining to create an intimate atmosphere over the dance floor. Some Brides incorporate their Bridesmaids colors into the marquee using swags & tails over classic ivory and also using colored table linen for a more interesting look.

For a surprise element to your reception, fake reveal linings can be used to hide an area until it comes into it’s own, for example a band can start to play behind the linings as they drop to reveal the dance floor, always a surprise to your guests and great for signaling that dinner is over and now it’s time to party!

Flowers look exceptional in marquees. The roof height lends itself to dramatic floral displays; flower balls can easily be clamped to poles or suspended from the ridge of the marquee. Most mothers of the Bride and Groom really enjoy participating in this part of the decoration of the marquee.

Catering for your guests outside is always one of the main attractions of the day. There are so many caterers to choose from who specialize in outside catering, from a full hot sit down meal to hog roasts, BBQs, chocolate fountains, vodka luge… Your caterer will prepare and cook for you in either a separate catering tent attached to the main marquee or an integral section of the main marquee.

Most marquee companies now produce a Computer Aided Design illustrating the internal layout of tables, dance floor, access points, toilets etc to help both your caterers and other suppliers such as florists and DJ’s.

Power solutions for lighting, caterers, DJs are usually overcome with a silent generator. The power is then distributed around the marquee as and where required. Diesel powered heating is ducted into the marquee from units placed outside and these are normally thermostatically controlled from within the structure

Toilets are sited close to the marquee and where possible in inclement weather within the marquee or attached to the main structure via walkways. Most couples opt for a trailer comprising ladies and gents. Some units even have piped music and DVDs playing, quite the talking point for frequenting guests!

Depending on your chosen location, there are basically two main types of marquee structure used for large gatherings such as weddings:

Traditional Radial Tension Roof Marquees are very beautiful for brides where space is not an issue. They are integral in 20’ sections, with a 22’ high internal poles. These poles give the marquee an impressive feel and are usually decorated by the florist so that they become a feature.

Clearspan Marquees are modular structures, with no guy ropes. They are more versatile than the Traditional Marquees because they can be configured perpendicular to each other to overcome awkward sites and also they may be fixed to hard standing unlike the Traditional.

Do remember most suppliers are booking up six months to a year in advance for popular summer dates, try not to leave choosing suppliers until the last moment. Planning early relieves stress and allows you to relax and continue to enjoy your Engagement.

Maid Of Honor Speech – Tips You Can Try Now!

At Wedding Sacramento we say that the most important role of the maid of honor is to give the maid of honor speech.

wedding- sacramento-maid-of-honor-speechThis announcement is a huge part of the wedding ceremony and sometimes is given within the first part of the wedding reception before people stand leaving, so most likely you will have a full house when giving your speech.

While the best man’s speech is equally important, he will focus more on the groom then on the bride, so it’s your job to keep the bride happy and entertain her with your speech. There are a few tips when it comes to giving a maid of honor speech that will almost guarantee it to be a big success and that’s what I’m going to show you in this article today.

The best speeches are usually the funny one’s where every one in the crowd is laughing not just the bride. Telling stories about growing up together and funny things that happened to you is a great way to get your speech going.

A lot of maid of honors when giving a speech like to wing it and not write anything down on paper and just hope for the best. I think on such a big day, the least you can do is make an effort and write down a few prepared remarks.

We all know that the majority of people don’t like to speak in front of other people, we tend to get very nervous when we know we have to make a speech and having prepared notes makes life a lot easier on that front as well.

Here are some of the things you can talk about in your speech. If you and the bride grew up together, you could talk about all the silly things you did as kids. You should talk about how you and the bride met each other and how you became friends.

This is quite a popular way to start a speech, by letting the audience know who you are and how you know the bride. I feel it sets the right tone for the rest of the speech. You can talk about what the bride use to tell you about the groom when they first started dating and make a funny story out of that.

Then if you want to get into a more substantial part of your speech, start talking about how great the bride and groom look together, make a spiritual comment or something meaningful from you to the bride and groom and of course you cannot forget to give them some marital advice then wish them luck on their journey.

Hopefully these tips will give you some idea on what to say when giving a maid of honor speech.

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.