Monthly Archives: November 2016

Every wedding theme

We here at Easy Weddings love the awards season. The gowns and the suits aren’t just for award ceremonies — we can see #RealWeddings brides and grooms taking inspiration from celebrity looks to create their dream wedding-wear. Here’s our four Oscars bride and groom picks to suit every wedding theme!

We love the subtle embellishment that fades into crisp white. Just imagine the glide-factor you’d get walking down the aisle with that train! Gorgeous.

We love the pure elegance of this dress. Although greatly embellished, the look is somewhat understated and minimalistic. As for wedding dresses, long-sleeve is currently on trend. Complete barefoot and with a flower crown, and you’d be the perfect boho-chic bride!

Fishtail dresses will always be ‘in’. This dress tastefully shows off her hour-glass figure — and we can just imagine the graceful movement that train will give the entire garment. Understated elegance perfect for a garden wedding.

We adore the simplicity of this midi dress. Though we aren’t thrilled over the train, the dress itself would be perfect for a coastal wedding. Imagine exchanging vows barefoot on the beach, and, with a midi dress, you won’t have to worry about ruining your train in the sand. Beautiful and practical.

You can’t go wrong with an all-black suit. This suit would be perfect for a bold, chic wedding. Doesn’t he look handsome?

Relationship before marriage

This is not just for relationships that are in strife. Attending counselling together can help you to voice your worries and concerns, and air any pre-wedding jitters you may have in a safe space. The help of a professional to help you navigate this transition will benefit both of you. This is even more invaluable if this is the second marriage for one or both of you.

 

Create daily habits

Think of it as a ritual of sorts, but start to do something regularly that bonds you together. It can be a 15 minute conversation before you turn in each night, or stopping the early-morning rush each day to have a coffee and chat before you head off to work.

Start to develop boundaries for yourselves, and also your friends and family. You will want to find that balance where you can connect with your friends and family, and keep apace with what is happening in their worlds, while also giving you and your partner ample time for just the two of you. This can become harder when holidays like Christmas and Easter roll around — but talk it through in advance with your partner so you can make sure everyone is happy.

 

Make time for each other

Regular date nights are not only fun, but they force you to unplug from the day-to-day and enjoy each other’s company.

When you have been in a relationship for a long time, it can be easy to slip out of the habit of appreciating the little things you do for each other. Try to remember to thank your partner if they do something for you, like cook dinner, because even if they do it every day, a simple ‘thank you’ can show that you are not taking them for granted.

 

Think in terms of a healthy marriage

When you find yourself having to make an important choice, don’t just think whether it would be good for you or your partner – think about whether it would be good for your future marriage. If you are being offered a promotion that will take you increasingly away from home, think about how your relationship will fare. Or, if an ex has asked you out for lunch, think about how your partner would react to the news. Experts say that if you can’t bring yourself to even ask your partner, you have pretty much answered the question already.

Giving gifts to guests at weddings

A potted flower seedling, herb, or little succulent terrarium, are great ideas for useful bomboniere that can also double as a symbol for how relationships should be nurtured in order to flourish. The best thing is, guests will remember your wedding day every time they tend to the plant or see it around their home.

 

DON’T: Have them just because

If you are going to all of the planning and expense of providing bomboniere for your guests, make sure it’s something they will keep and cherish. Gifts that have little thought put into them and are there “just because” will probably meet with a sad end in the bin.

 

DO: Gets guests to DIY wedding bomboniere

Provide a lolly or cookie jar and a selection of treats, or healthy options if you prefer, at a lolly station and let guests pick and choose their own bomboniere. This way you know they are going to enjoy them later on.

 

DON’T: Feel tied to your theme

You may have fallen in love with the cobalt blue and silver theme for your wedding, but that doesn’t mean you have to match your bomboniere to that colour scheme.

 

DO: Get personal for your wedding bomboniere

There are a lot of wonderful ideas out there if you want a personalised bomboniere. Wine or beer bottle labels, monogrammed gift bags, cookies with your names on. The sky is the limit and you can create keepsakes your guests will cherish forever.

 

DON’T: Discount the idea of group gifts

If you have a lot of couples or families attending, you can cut down on costs if you present each couple or family with one bomboniere, rather than giving individual gifts.

 

DO: Think outside the square

If giving a physical bomboniere is not sitting well with you, consider giving a donation to your favourite charity on behalf of your guests instead. You can let them know who they have helped by placing a note on each table or at each place setting.