How To Make the Best Wedding Proposal

May 18th, 2015

When you decide it’s time to make that marriage proposal, you should seriously consider doing something amazing to get her to say yes. Just getting on one knee is pretty boring in today’s standards. You need to come up with something great.

Here are a few ideas, and don’t forget that you also want to come up with the perfect ring too. Not all girls want a diamond, so take some time to find out what ring would be perfect for your girl. She might prefer blue sapphire engagement rings, or maybe she’d like a ruby or another gemstone. Get something unique that shows her how special she is.

Remember, the proposal is about your love for one another, but you also want it to look good, which means doing it the right way and having an amazing engagement ring she’ll love to show off.

 

Where You Propose

Your perfect proposal may be all about where you propose. Whether you want to propose alone or in front of all of your friends and family, location is key. Pick a place that is special to both of you, or at least to her. Maybe the beach or maybe a special restaurant. The possibilities are endless.

Take her back to the place of your first date. Hire a banner plane and write it on the sky. Maybe you want to do something silly and have a singing telegram do your proposal for you. It really depends on the two of you as a couple on what will work best for a memorable marriage proposal.

If she spends a lot of time at work, make a plan with her boss to come in and do your proposal there. It’s a great way to show her that your support her work ethic and her co-workers will likely be thrilled to help out.

 

How You Propose

You can ask her to marry you with or without the words. You can video tape yourself asking and play the video at a certain time. You can stand on stage and propose. You can have that singing telegram or that airplane do it for you. Maybe you want to hang a giant banner in or on your house for when she returns from a weekend away.

There are endless ways to ask “Will you marry me?” Something that could be really adorable is, if you are dating someone that speaks another language that you don’t know, to take the time to learn how to ask in that language. Such as, your soon to be fiance has German parentage, and although she speaks English, she knows German from growing up. You don’t have to learn the language, but learn that phrase and you’ll make it a special proposal.

If you sit and think for just a little while these ideas will spark some of your own that will work perfect for you and your (hopefully) future bride.

Do something that stands out. You do want to be the same as every other couple because you aren’t the same as every other couple. Plus, proposing in a stellar way will give you great stories to tell your children someday.

3 Great Ways To Make Your Wedding Invitations Stand Out

May 15th, 2015

Color Colors and More Colors

When it comes to wedding invitations you should not be afraid to use a little color to make your invitations stand out from the rest. A big trend right now to make an invitation pop is to take simple yet elegant wedding invitations and use neutral colors throughout the invitations. Then you will add color to the bride and groom’s names to bring it to life and catch attention.

Many online invitation companies may limit the colors you can choose from as well as what elements on the invitation can have the color changed. Make sure you find a company that will allow you to use your wedding colors to create the perfect invite.

 

 

Accessories

Adding simple and inexpensive accessories such as a bellyband or logo square to and invitation set can tie everything together and really set an invitation apart. The fun thing with accessories is they can also be used to tie in a wedding color that just didn’t fit on the invitation.

Another accessory that can make a simple invitation stand out is by adding a pocket to the invitation. A pocket allows a couple to organize all of their enclosure cards such as directions, accommodation, ceremony, and even registry cards neatly for their guests as well as adds a certain elegance to the invitation itself.

 

 

Envelopes

There is no wedding etiquette rule that says you have to send your wedding invitation in a plain white envelope. Don’t be afraid to make your invitation stand out from the moment your guests receive it in their hands. Believe it or not but envelopes do come in a ton of different colors as well as paper types. If your wedding is a rustic theme don’t be afraid to use a craft style envelope to set the theme in your guest mind right from the beginning.

 

Taking Inspiration From Chinese Wedding Traditions

May 11th, 2015

Every culture celebrates wedding ceremonies in a different way. Here we will take a look at one of the most interesting traditions and customs from around the world; the Chinese wedding traditions. Perhaps you will find some inspiration amongst this information that could help make your own wedding extra special.

Chinese wedding ceremonies

Date: Most couples and their families will make every attempt to set the wedding date on a “lucky” day. This process might involve consulting the lunar calendar, a Chinese Monk or a temple fortune teller.

Dress: Traditionally the bride will wear the qipao. This is a red silk dress elaborately embroidered with gold. However, it is not uncommon for the bride to wear three or more different dresses throughout the day. This can include one for the ceremony, the banquet and a final dress for when the couple bid farewell to their guests. The groom’s attire is much simpler, usually consisting of a red silk jacket worn over dark trousers.

 

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Rituals: On the morning of the wedding, the groom will arrive at the bride’s home. Here he will be met by her friends and the bridesmaids who will play a game that involves preventing the groom from entering the home. Of course, this is all a bit of fun, and they let him in so that he can meet his bride-to-be and escort her and her parents to his parent’s home. Here the couple carries out a parting ritual where they serve tea to their parents. The parents will give them wedding gifts in return. If you want to find out more about Chinese wedding rituals, you may wish to visit chinese.983invitation.com. Here you will also find traditional Chinese wedding supplies.

Photos: A lot of couples in China choose to have their wedding photos taken before the wedding. And we don’t mean on the morning of the wedding, but up to two or three months before the ceremony! The couple will often hire traditional costumes or wedding attire for the occasion and select romantic backdrops (either natural or in a studio).

Food: The wedding banquet is a significant part of the wedding day, often consisting of twelve different courses. The finest food is served, often including bowls of shark fin soup (which costs around $100 a serving).

Post-wedding rituals: The morning following the wedding, the bride will traditionally prepare a meal for the groom’s parents. This is supposed to show the parents of her new husband that she is well brought up. Then, three days after the wedding the bride and groom will visit the parent’s of the bride.

Chinese weddings are colourful and lavish affairs that are steeped in tradition. You can gain many interesting ideas for your own wedding by looking at these traditions and customs, as well as those of ceremonies from around the world. I hope after reading this post that you are inspired to find out more about how people around the world tie the knot.

Thanks for reading.

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