This tradition stems from the dowry that was paid by the bride’s family to secure her a prominent suitor of status. The dowry was essentially the bride’s inheritance, given to her upon marriage to ensure stability should she be widowed, or to assist in the development of the household and to support her children.
With Kodak picture stations in every Officeworks, designing your own save the date cards and invitations has never been easier. All you need is a selection of your favourite photos together and about 1.5-2 hours to pick a layout, upload the pictures of your choice, and wait for the cards and invites to print. These invites are also really personal because they feature so many great pics documenting your love.
Every couple wants to create a day that is as unique as they are. It can be hard to pick a theme that represents who you and your partner are as a couple without going into the realm of weird or tacky. Here are 7 subtle themes that will offer stylistic guidance to your wedding without going overboard. Just remember, the key to a successful themed wedding is in the little details.
This silhouette has become one of the most iconic, as it emulates the fairy tale wedding that so many brides love. This style works well for most body shapes, particularly triangles as it flares over the hips. The size of the dress could be overwhelming on a more petite bride though.
Dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s ahead of time means most of the stress is removed from the day itself. Get yourself a hand written diary. Writing lists by hand helps to commit your tasks to memory, while the lists themselves ensure you are not going to miss a beat.
The guess work is over, check out the ‘Bridal Party Responsibilities’ for a carefree wedding day!
Every year wedding trends change. It is no surprise that in recent years, due to tough economic times, many of these trends are about saving money. Brides and grooms are no longer able to spend as much or at least willing to break the bank for a large and in charge wedding day. Also, it seems that couples are going for less formal weddings and opting for casual affairs.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s going to be a lot of excited, new engaged couples out their searching for the perfect ring. Just a few tips you may like to take on board before you head off in enthusiasm and excitement.
If you’re allowed to check into your hotel room early—and you don’t personally need to be there to officially check in— pick someone to drop your overnight bag at your hotel before your ceremony starts. A guest who’s staying at the same place will more than likely be happy to do this for you, since they’re going to have to check in any way! If your things can’t arrive sooner than you, ask a bridesmaid to be responsible for bringing your bag to the wedding and finding a safe spot for it in the bridal suite. Even easier, if you’ll have the same car or limo for the entire day and night, opt to keep your stuff in the boot.