Monday, September 17, 2018

CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN BAGS, BOXES, BOWS, TISSUE, AND MORE...FOR WEDDINGS , PARTIES,AND MORE..

CREATE YOUR OWN BEAUTIFUL FAVOR TABLE SET UPS....



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Sunday, November 5, 2017

BRIDAL TRENDS FOR A MOST SPECTACULAR WEDDING OF THE DECADE....

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Bridal wedding trends 

Want to be on the cutting edge with your nuptials? Slash the bridal party to two and don't sit down to dinner.

 


Wedding trends change faster than you can say "Vera Wang." Strapless gowns, shabby chic reception decor and destination affairs are in one year and out, like crowdfunding your honeymoon, the next.

Beauty bars: Couples will have hair and makeup specialists on site during the reception for guests to enjoy touch-ups throughout the night.


Combining unique ceremony and cocktail locations, then traveling to the reception: Some examples are getting married on a steamboat on Lake George before docking and heading to the dinner and dancing at a separate reception space, or having the ceremony and cocktails at the Canfield Casino before heading to a ballroom for dinner and dancing.
Smaller bridal parties: Clients are opting for one maid of honor and one best man in total.
Color trends: This year. we've seen cool, softer colors, but 2017 is gearing up to be bold and bright by incorporating red, yellow and orange into bouquets and centerpieces, this adds pop without overdoing the decor. Also, couples are adding a touch of metallic to their attire, their centerpieces, linens or other decor for a bit of bling.
Food trends: No more traditional sit-down dinners: It's family style for a more relaxed, personal and intimate wedding. Long tables bring back memories of the days when that style of dining was a typical Saturday night. Another hot trend is cocktail-style receptions. This is a more mix and mingle, eat-when-you're-ready approach, giving more time to the reception, dancing and enjoying your guests.
Say "bye-bye" to candy buffets and large wedding cakes and hello to mini treats and dessert bars as a late night snack or for pack-and-go at the end of the night. Oftentimes these menu options are family favorites or from a local bakery.


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      TOP WEDDING TRENDS............                

1. Metallic dresses

Say goodbye to your classic white princess dress!
It's time to give wedding dresses some extra sparkle with shiny, sparkly metallic gowns. A shimmery dress makes for a bold, yet sophisticated wedding look for a black-tie affair.
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Ooo, sparkly!
RELATED: Is the 'wedding markup' real? See costs compared on hidden camera

2. Breezy silhouettes

And if you're planning a summer wedding or heading to a tropical destination for your nuptials, then Kay has the trend for you. Flowy, lightweight dresses are looking fresh and fabulous this season. A touch of lace on the bodice will give any dress an elegant twist.
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A touch of lace on the bodice keeps it feeling classic.
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3. Cascading bouquets

Bridal bouquets are getting a modern twist! The cascading bouquets of today are not as dramatic as what we saw with '80s brides. Now, it's all about adding lots of greenery and dangling flowers for a natural, chic look. (See photo above.)
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4. Icebreaker guest games

Weddings undoubtedly involve mixing two sets of families and friends. Break the ice by letting your guests have some fun! Personalized Mad Libs and crossword puzzles about the couple can make for fun guessing games for all.
If it's an outdoor affair, bring the games outside! Croquet, horseshoes and corn hole are all fun ways to get guests to mingle with each other and have a great time.
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     5. GUEST ENTERTAINMENT




Couples are getting seriously creative when it comes to entertaining their guests — and it goes way beyond a band or DJ. Now gospel choirs, acrobats and even contortionists help make a night to remember.      

6. Drone photography

Don't miss a single moment of your special day thanks to drones. Capturing aerial photos and videos of all of the festivities will help preserve memories that you can look at forever.

7. The new florals

Give your ceremony or reception a new look with hanging flowers. These suspended floral installations — a modern take on traditional table arrangements — will completely transform any space. And have some fun with the types of flowers and colors you use.
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Instead of leaving floral arrangements on the table, why not hang them from above?
RELATED: Picture perfect! 86 wedding photos you can't forget to capture

8. Colorful glassware

If you want to give your reception a pop of color, bright glassware will instantly jazz up any table.

9. Go gold

For a nice elegant touch, try writing guest names in gold calligraphy on the place cards. If you're trying to channel an earthy vibe, use stones for the place cards. It's an unexpected and unique touch.

10. Translucent cakes

The naked cake trend is getting an upgrade for 2017. So what's the difference? Instead of no frosting at all, translucent cakes have a thin veil of it with just a little bit of cake coming through. Did we mention they're gorgeous, too?

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Getting Married in 2017? Make Sure You Know CNY's Wedding Trends and Cost






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A new year typically comes with new trends, and weddings are no exception. Vendors at a bridal show tell Melissa Krull what's "in," but also how much an average Central New York wedding costs.
NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. -- Instead of black tuxedos, you may see more navy blue and gray at weddings this year.
"We're introducing a new gray, Sharkskin, and we're also introducing a new navy blue suit which are both dynamite for the wedding season,” said A. Vitullo’s Formalwear Manager Dale Cavoli.
"Anything but black. The brides want something different. They want to change it up and put their own spin on it,” Picker’s Elegant Occasions Owner Ashley Grabeldinger said.
Brides-to-be could see how to do just that at the Winter Bridal Faire at Yahnundasis Golf Club in New Hartford on Sunday. Vendors there said the style of wedding dresses may look a little different this year too.
"Straps are very 'in' which is different,” Grabeldinger said. “Used to all be strapless, but now there's all types of straps, sleeves. Long sleeves are very 'in' this year too."
New desserts are also being served.
"We are getting more towards the cupcakes with all the rustic weddings that are happening now so that's gotten to be the newest trend,” Rolling Pin Coffee and Bake Shop Owner Gail Garrison said.
Another style of photography is becoming more popular.
"They like a photojournalistic look. Pictures of people that aren't posed. They're not aware of the camera. Those little moments between a mother and a daughter, you know, mom has got a tear in her eye," said Gina Sciortino, the co-owner of Photography by Joseph.
One thing that hasn't changed is weddings can still be expensive.
"I would say that if you were to consider a budget starting with $12,000 up through maybe $20,000. You know just to have a wedding and all the categories involved,” Match Marketing and BridalJunction.com Owner Renee Leininger said.
Wedding days can be expensive, but experts shared some tips on how to make planning more friendly for your wallet.
"Once in a while, depending if you do, so you book your rehearsal dinner as well as your wedding reception, a lot of times the venues will offer a discount or maybe throw in an hors d'oeuvre platter,” Candy Orbinati of the Roselawn said.
"Ask a lot of questions,” said Sciortino. “Be an educated consumer. Know what you want. Know what you're looking for."
An area wedding planner said it's financially important to give yourself plenty of planning time, and suggests at least two years to do so.
Vendors say speaking with them at bridal shows is one of the best ways you can learn about what they have to offer.
If you missed Sunday's event, the CNY Wedding Expo is coming up next weekend. That will be at Turning Stone Resort and Casino, on Sunday, January 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.   *******************************************************

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Wedding reception trends 2017

What’s going to be big in wedding receptions in 2017? We asked some of Queensland’s top stylists and event planners for their predictions.

1. Personalised Ice Creams

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Trend: Personalised Ice Creams. Photo: Wheel & Spoon
“This is the sweetest trend, in every sense of the word,” says Ashleigh Boileau from Champagne & Confetti Events. “Personalised ice-creams that reflect the favourite flavours of the bride and groom will go down a treat, especially during summer in Queensland. Check out the delish flavours – and gorgeous ice cream tricycle – from Wheel & Spoon.” Signature-flavour ice creams, gelato, waffle cones and sprinkles, all served by a uniformed attendant? Yes, please.

2. Strawberry Towers

Strawberry towers for wedidngs
Trend: Strawberry Towers. Photo: We Are Twine
According to Alysia Bridger from Celebrations by Alysia, strawberry towers will grace dessert tables and lounge bars in 2017. “They’re total showstoppers: elegant, edible art that people also really love to eat.” Covered in things like white chocolate, tiny edible pearls and silver leaf, it’s easy to see why.

3. Coastal Colours

coastal colours for weddings
Trend: Coastal Colours. Photo: Little Gray Station
A raw coastal colour palette is set to be big for 2017 weddings, says Marianne Edmonds from Honey & B. “Think linens and styling features in hues of indigo, stone and olive.” Nicole Smith from Hampton Event Hire agrees: “It’s a colour palette that works in just about every setting, but especially at a beach wedding.”

4. Favourite Favours

favourite favours for weddings
Trend: Favourite Favours. Photo: Fotolia
One of the loveliest trend predictions also comes from Marianne from Honey & B – charitable donations in lieu of wedding favours. “The idea is simple,” she says. “Donate the money you might have spent on bomboniere to a cause that means something to you and your groom-to-be.” Aww.

5. Bespoke Backdrops

Bespoke backdrops for weddings
Trend: Bespoke Backdrops. Photo:Events and Settings
“This is a growing trend and an elegant finishing touch that can be completely personalised,” says Helen Sotiris from Events and Settings. “Pretty much any wedding artwork can be transformed into a backdrop, from a stylish motif to a monogram used on invitations and wedding stationery. The trend is not only to place the backdrop behind the bridal table at the reception but also at the entrance or somewhere central so that guests can use it as a photo wall.”

6. Acrylic Tables

Acrylic tables for weddings
Trend: Acrylic Tables. Photo: Porfyri Photography
Helen from Events and Settings also predicts that acrylic cake and feature tables will be a clear (boom boom) winner for 2017. “They’re a lovely, super-stylish option that look great in any setting, and really let whatever’s sitting on them take centre stage.” Think of them as the bridal version of the iconic Philippe Starck Louis Ghost Chair.

7. Tuk-tuks


Trend: Tuk-tuks. Photo: Tropix Photgraphy
“When it comes to alternate forms of transport, the Kombi was the king of 2016, but expect tuk-tuks to shine in 2017, with brides looking even further out of the box,” says Jess Lawrence from The Wedding Planners Whitsundays. Tuk-tuks? Fun fun!

8. Desserts in a Jar

desserts in a jar for weddings
Trend: Desserts in a Jar. Photo: Ducky Professional Photography
Sweet tooths will love the trend for cakes in a jar, made by The Mason Baker. “They’re the perfect pudding; you can have them instead of cake, and they make gorgeous table decorations and guest gifts, too,” says Alysia from Celebrations by Alysia.

9. Tipis

tipis for weddings
Trend: Tipis. Photo: Stories By Ash
“Fun, festive and totally photogenic, tipis are the perfect alternative to a marquee,” says Jess from The Wedding Planners Whitsundays. Marianne from Honey & B agrees: “Taking the indoors out will be a big trend in 2017, with backyard weddings featuring tipi tents and open marquees.” It’s all about harnessing that festival-chic vibe, with live music and a chilled-out atmosphere (but with way better food and portaloos!).

10. Top Table Toppers

table top toppers for weddings
Trend: Top Table Toppers. Photo: We Are Twine
There are certain items that are staples on a wedding table, but according to Alysia from Celebrations by Alysia, 2017 will take luxury linens and beautiful stationery to a whole new level. “The glam factor will be well and truly amped up – it’s all about luxe details.”

11. Platters & Grazing Stations

platter stations for weddings
Trend: Platters & Grazing Stations. Photo: Shutterstock
“Because who doesn’t like a big table filled with food?” says Ashleigh Boileau from Champagne & Confetti Events. “This is a great sharing option, which is much more relaxed than the traditional three-course alternative drop. And while food stations tend to focus on one particular dish, theme or cuisine, these are all-encompassing and decadent.”

12. Make Your Own Bomboniere

Make your own bomboniere
Trend: Make Your Own Bomboniere. Photo: Fotolia
No, we’re not talking about a craft session in the lead-up to your big day: a hot trend for 2017 is DIY bomboniere stands for guests at your actual wedding. “It’s a great way to fill in the hour or so when the wedding party is having photographs taken,” says Marianne from Honey & B . Suggested ideas? “Anything from make-your-own flower crowns and buttonholes to make-your-own fragrances and olive oil infusions.”

13. Brunch Weddings

Brunch weddings
Trend: Brunch Weddings. Photo: Fotolia
“This is a great choice, especially for a destination wedding,” says Marianne from Honey & B. “Why choose a venue with a stunning view in a faraway destination if you can’t even see it at night?” A daytime wedding also lets you go to town on fabulous, elaborate brunch-style food and drinks: “Think bagels, ham stations, antipasto platters, gorgeous seasonal fruit, parfait bars, mimosas and Bloody Marys galore,” says Marianne. No problems there!

14. Custom Cocktails

Custom cocktails for weddings
Trend: Custom Cocktails. Photo: Todd Hunter McGaw
Forget standard drinks from a normal bar: according to Marianne from Honey & B, 2017 is all about signature cocktails that are in keeping with the wedding theme and served from a custom bar. “Once formalities are over, opening a spirits bar is a great way to get people up from their tables and moving around the venue. It creates an ice breaker for guests and gets them chatting and mingling as they share in a drink chosen or concocted especially for the wedding.”

15. Food Stations

Food Stations for weddings
Trend: Food Stations. Photo: iStock
“Food stations will again be big, depending on your venue and if they can handle special requests,” says Ashleigh from Champagne & Confetti Events.
“They’re a great way to show your individual style, serve interesting and amazing food, and make things fun for your guests.” Jess from The Wedding Planners Whitsundays agrees: “Food stations and unique menu options are well and truly here to stay for 2017”. Marianne from Honey & B says the key is for food and drink stations to be creative: “Think gourmet coffee stations, build-your-own taco stands and carnival food.”

16. Intimate Dinners

intimate wedding dinners
Trend: Intimate Dinners. Photo: Tropix Photgraphy
According to Jess from The Wedding Planners Whitsundays, elopements and intimate weddings are set to go through the roof in 2017. “With a smaller guest list, the options are endless and budgets a bit more flexible. So expect to see some extraordinary intimate dinners.”

17. Room Reveals

room reveals wedding trend
Trend: Room Reveals. Photo: Studio Impressions
Alysia from Celebrations by Alysia says another new trend is room reveals (yes, we’re talking weddings, not The Block). Everyone – including the staff – leaves the room and the couple get a moment on their own to see the result of everything they’ve been planning for so long. “The day goes by in a flash, so it’s lovely for couples to have a moment to themselves to take it all in before the guests arrive. It’s really special and most of the time we’re all in tears!”

With thanks to Alysia Bridger from Celebrations by Alysia; Ashleigh Boileau from Champagne & Confetti Events; Helen Sotiris from Events and Settings; Nicole Smith from Hampton EventHirE; Marianne Edmonds from Honey & B and Jess Lawrence from The Wedding Planners Whitsundays.








Saturday, November 4, 2017

DO-IT-YOURSELF WEDDINGS ON A BUDGET -- FROM START TO FINISH




















How to Make a Wedding Cake

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For a bride on a budget, paying $8 per slice for a wedding cake may seem completely outrageous. But what are the alternatives, particularly when you don't have any baking experts in your family? Turns out, making a wedding cake is not as difficult as one might think. This is an illustrated step-by-step guide on how to make a wedding cake.
Allow yourself some extra time and manage expectations: you (or your bridesmaids) are likely not going to be able to craft a fondant-covered confection worthy of a magazine spread.
Simple, rustic decorations are more achievable. 
You should use a recipe specifically designed to be a wedding cake as it will ensure that it is sturdy enough and that it makes the right amount of batter and icing. For this article, we used this fondant-covered cake recipe. It makes three tiers of 12", 9" and 6", as well as a massive amount of icing. Best of all, it is truly delicious.

On the last page of this step-by-step is a schedule for when you will need to bake and assemble each part. When ready, first assemble all of the tools you will need:
  • All ingredients for baking and icing the wedding cake. The recipe above calls for 5 pints of raspberries but we recommend that, due to spoilage, you should purchase 6 or 7.
  • 12", 9", and 6" cake pans, each 3" tall. (available at craft stores and baking supply stores).
  • Parchment paper to line the pans
  • Large serrated knife
  • Cardboard cake boards (available at baking and craft stores) in 12", 9" and 6"
  • 10 non-flexible straws
  • Offset spatula
  • A platter to serve the wedding cake on 
  • To add decoration: a pastry bag with a round tip between size 3 and 7 for piping, and a toothpick for tracing
  • Fresh flowers for decorating. 
  • Lazy susan to use when decorating cake
Lastly, you will need to clear a large space in the refrigerator, perhaps taking out a shelf.


Once you've baked the wedding cakes, it is on to step 1 – cooling and torting the wedding cake

Please note: This recipe makes a three-tiered wedding cake, each tier containing three layers. To avoid confusion, I will refer to each of the three parts of the totally assembled cake as a tier, and to each horizontal slice of those tiers as a layer
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Bride and Groom Shower Cakes

Ingredients

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box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ cake mix (any flavor) SAVE $
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
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can (8.4 oz) Betty Crocker™ Cupcake Icing cloud white
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can (8.4 oz) Betty Crocker™ Cupcake Icing petal pink
White decorating decors, as desired
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can (6.4 oz) Betty Crocker™ Easy Flow black decorating icing
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can (6.4 oz) Betty Crocker™ Easy Flow white decorating icing
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can (6.4 oz) Betty Crocker™ Easy Flow red decorating icing

Steps

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    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom of 2 (8-inch) heart-shaped foil pans. Make cake batter as directed on box. Pour into pans. Bake as directed on box for 2 (8-inch) rounds.
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    Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes; remove cakes to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
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    For bride cake, place 1 cake layer on serving plate. Frost cake with white cupcake icing, leaving V-shaped area at top of cake. Frost V-shaped area with pink cupcake icing. Pipe lace design on dress and V-shaped edge of dress with white cupcake icing, using writing tip. Use white decorating decors to make pearl necklace.
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    For groom cake, place remaining cake layer on another serving plate. Frost cake with black decorating icing, leaving V-shaped area at top of cake. Frost V-shaped area with white decorating icing. Pipe black buttons and lapels with black decorating icing. Pipe red bow tie on shirt with red decorating icing. Store loosely covered at room temperature.



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GREAT WEDDING BUDGET PLANNING CHARTS AND SHEETS TO USE ..



Wedding Budget Checklist
Bridal Beauty

Budget
Actual Cost
Facial
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Hair Stylist
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Make Up
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Manicure
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Massage
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Pedicure
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Waxing
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Other:
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Total
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Bridal Consultant And Attire
Bra
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Bridal Consultant
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Dry Cleaning/Preservation
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Garter
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Gloves
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Going Away Dress
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Gown Alterations
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Gown
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Handbag
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Hoop Petticoat
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Jewelry
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Lingerie
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Shoes
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Stockings
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Veil/headpiece/Tiara
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Other:
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Total
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Cake
Cake
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Boxes
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Forks
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Fountain
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Grooms Cake
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Napkins
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Plates
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Server And Knife
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Topper
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Other:
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Total
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Ceremony
Birdseed, Flowers, Rice
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Ceremony Site
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Decorations
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Guest Book And Pen
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Marriage License
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Officiant Fee
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Reserve Candelabra (Optional)
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Reserve Kneeler (Optional)
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Reserve Aisle Runner (Optional)
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Reserve Canopy (Optional)
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Reserve Other Items (Optional)
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Ring Pillow
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Other:
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Total
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Flowers
Attendants Bouquets
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Boutonnieres
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Brides Bouquets
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Ceremony
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Corsages
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Flower Girl
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Hair
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Preservation
____________ ____________
Reception
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Rehearsal Dinner
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Ring Bearer
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Thank You Bouquets
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Other:
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Total
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Gifts
Brides Attendants
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Grooms Attendants
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Brides Gift For Groom
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Grooms Gift For Bride
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Other:
____________ ____________
Total
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Groom's Attire
Accessories
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Cummerbund
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Vest
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Shirt
____________ ____________
Shoes
____________ ____________
Socks
____________ ____________
Suit/Tuxedo
____________ ____________
Tie/Neckwear
____________ ____________
Other:
____________ ____________
Total
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Groom's Care
Facial
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Hair
____________ ____________
Manicure
____________ ____________
Massage
____________ ____________
Pedicure
____________ ____________
Other:
____________ ____________
Total
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Honeymoon
Car Rental (optional)
____________ ____________
Clothing
____________ ____________
Hotel
____________ ____________
Money/Traveler Checks
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____________
Passports
____________ ____________
Tours
____________ ____________
Wedding Night Accommodations
____________ ____________
Other:
____________ ____________
Total
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Music
Ceremony
____________ ____________
Reception
____________ ____________
Other:
____________ ____________
Total
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Photography
Album
____________ ____________
Announcement
____________ ____________
Engagement
____________
____________
Reception
____________ ____________
Wedding Photographs
____________ ____________
Wedding Portraits
____________ ____________
Other:
____________ ____________
Total
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Reception
Alcohol Bar
____________ ____________
Caterer
____________ ____________
Dance Instruction/Lesson
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Decorations
____________ ____________
Favors
____________ ____________
Other Rentals
____________ ____________
Place Cards
____________ ____________
Site Rental
____________ ____________
Other:
____________ ____________
Total
____________ ____________
Rehearsal Dinner
Beverages
____________ ____________
Caterer/Dinner
____________ ____________
Decorations
____________ ____________
Site Rental
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Toasting Flutes
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Other:
____________ ____________
Total
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Rings
Engagement
____________ ____________
Wedding Ring/Band Bride
____________ ____________
Wedding Ring/Band Groom
____________ ____________
Site Rental
____________ ____________
Other:
____________ ____________
Total
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Stationary
Announcements
____________ ____________
Engagements
____________ ____________
Invitations
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Map
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Napkin Favors
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Postage
____________ ____________
Programs
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Thank You
____________ ____________
Other:
____________ ____________
Total
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Transportation
Transportation Vehicle
____________ ____________
Parking Fees
____________ ____________
Other:
____________ ____________
Total
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Videography
Editing
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Taping
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Overtime
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Special Touches
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Other:
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Total
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I Now Pronounce You Paid In Full: Who Pays for What During the Wedding Celebrations

There’s no two ways about it: weddings are expensive. Paying for every detail is enough to drain any family’s financial coffers and – even worse – leave them wrestling with debt. Especially for new couples paying their own way during the wedding, the expenses quickly add up. The following is a traditional guide to dividing expenses equally and fairly among the four major participants in planning the four main parts of the wedding celebration: rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and honeymoon. These are guidelines more than rules, and are intended to show tradition more than carved-in-stone etiquette.
The Bride’s Family
There’s a popular misconception among the unmarried of the world that the bride’s family foots the entire bill. That’s not entirely true, though unfortunately it may feel that way for the father of the bride! Traditionally, the bride’s family finances the reception dinner with all its facets: the food, drink, venue, service staff (including tips), flower arrangements, wedding favors, and any other miscellany. The bride’s family also pays for many of the necessities leading up to the ceremony: these usually include the bridal gown, the wedding invitations and save-the-date reminders, as well as the engagement and wedding photographs. Finally (!) the wedding ceremony costs, the photographer and videographer fees, the cost of the ring bearer and flower girl accessories, the transportation costs and bridesmaids bouquets are all picked up by the bride’s family. Honestly… if you’re the parent of a young girl, start saving right now.
The Bride
Compared to her family, the bride gets off relatively easy. Brides traditionally pay for the groom’s wedding band, gifts for her bridesmaids gifts, the bridesmaids’ luncheon, her blood test fees, and the wedding day lingerie. In the strictest traditional sense, the bride should also pay for her out-of-town bridesmaids accommodations.
The Groom
Okay, guys. Time to pony up. Following the engagement ring (that two-month’s salary guideline is passé, by the way) you’ve still got a few things left to buy. You’ll pay for the honeymoon, the marriage license, and gifts for your groomsmen. The gentleman groom, however, also pays for the bridal bouquet and corsages for your mother and your new mother-in-law. You’ll also pick up the boutonnieres, ties, and accessories for the groomsmen, and finally the bride’s wedding ring. Gifts for the ushers and for your parents go the extra distance to showing your class. You should also pay the honorarium for the judge, justice of the peace, or clergyman who officiates the ceremony, too.
The Groom’s Family
Besides their own attire, the groom’s family is responsible for the rehearsal dinner and all its details.
The Maid of Honor
Bachelorette parties and wedding showers are the responsibility of the maid of honor. This includes all the details, top to bottom.
The Best Man
The best man is master of ceremonies and godfather of the bachelor party, from the planning to the execution to pouring all the guests into cabs at the end of the night. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.
The Groomsmen and Bridesmaids
Most of the attire – for example, the tuxedo rental and costs of the gown – are the responsibility of the individual wedding party member. They also give a gift to the newlyweds. Groomsmen arriving from out-of-town are also expected to pay for their accommodations.











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Should You Give Out Wedding Favors? 6 Reasons Why this Practice Still Rocks August 26, 2016 Wedding Tips Trisha Bartle 0 Many wedding trends of decades past aren’t nearly as crucial today as they used to be. Now, more and more couples are doing away with classic wedding traditions for a number of reasons, whether it’s to save money, save time or tailor the experience to their unique love. Cheers Corkscrew But some of those wedding traditions stand the test of time. One of those is the practice of giving out wedding favors to guests, like this classic cheers corkscrew. Thoughtful gifts make guests feel welcome and can make your theme shine! 1. Guests will love it…if you choose wisely Try to find a favor that is useful or practical. After all, most people will love to take something home with them that they can use later. For instance, sets of measuring spoons are both practical and fun. 2. Everyone likes food and drinks You can be sure that if you hand out food or drinks as favors, like personalized chocolates, no one will be complaining. They’ll be too busy enjoying their treat! 3. You can make them fun Don’t worry, wedding favors can be fun, especially if they’re incorporated into a wedding activity. For instance, you could set up a photo booth at the reception and give the photos to guests as their favors. 4. They can be meaningful Don’t think of wedding favors as throwaways. Instead, think of them as an extension of you as a couple. Choose something that fits your interests or family dynamic. Do you like to travel as a couple? Hand out travel themed luggage tags. It will be fun to share your hobby with guests. 5. It’s a classic gesture Hey, there’s nothing wrong with tradition! If you love the classic wedding traditions, keep wedding favors on the list. Guests will love beautifully packaged soap. After all, it’s a great way to say thank you to all your guests. 6. They aren’t as expensive as you think Sure, costs add up when you have hundreds of guests, but don’t go thinking that wedding favors will take a big chunk of your budget. Most wedding favors will only be one to three dollars per person. These fun, personalized bottle openers are as low as $2.45 each!