Must-Haves for the Perfect Wedding Reception

What-you-should-consider-to-be-the-must-haves-for-the-Perfect-Wedding-ReceptionPlanning the perfect wedding can be a bit overwhelming. But you’re not alone though! Ask any bride-to-be, and you’ll surely get an answer that is beyond nervous. Brides-to-be tend to keep track of even the tiniest of details for their wedding, so there’s no wonder how they get all those wedding nerves.

Although, being meticulous is not entirely a bad thing. In fact, not paying much attention to detail won’t get you a wedding anywhere near perfect. Being very careful and precise with planning your wedding is an absolute necessity if you only want nothing but the best.

From deciding which lounge furniture rental suits your wedding theme best to determine the perfect lighting that will match your colour scheme, a lot sure goes just to make sure not a single item is overlooked. To make matters simpler, here is a curated list on wedding reception must-haves you might want to check out and incorporate in the reception for your big day.

Furnishings

Expecting a large number of guests and you don’t have enough seating to accommodate all of them? Don’t fret. A lounge furniture rental might just be the solution to your problem.

Not only can it solve your accommodation problems, but you can also expect furniture rentals to beautify and transform your venue completely without eating into your budget. It will spice up the whole ambiance of your wedding reception.

Your guests will appreciate all the class and elegance your furnishings will bring. To incorporate a lounge furniture rental that suits your reception area the best, go for one that complements well with your wedding theme.

Center-pieces

A center-piece is a crucial enhancer to your theme. Most people disregard this decorative piece during the planning but including this in your checklist will pay-off in the end. Whether you want a flower, a stack of books, or a tree even, you want the centerpiece on your reception table to stand out for your guests to see. As your guests sit at their designated tables, they will surely notice how the centerpiece completely complements everything else. Remember, you can choose any centerpiece you want as long as it matches your wedding reception’s overall appearance.

Candles in Lanterns

If you’re a big fan of candles, whether it’s a naked flame or a battery-operated candle, you can definitely use these essentials to enhance your venue’s romantic vibe! And to take these candle glow effect to the next level, present them in lanterns. You can even go all the way and invest in scented ones if you want a room not only flickering with candlelight but also an atmosphere filled with a scent that evokes romance.

Photo Booth

Your guests will even have more fun with a photo booth right around the corner. Get your extra photo booth props (hats, moustaches, and giant glasses) and a wedding-theme coordinated backdrop all ready for the guests to take a snap-in.

Lighting

When it comes to lighting, make sure the set-up matches your theme’s colour scheme. You may also consider adding fairy lights if you want that wow-factor and fairy tale feels in a flash. Using a few fairy lights will add magic to the air and mind you, they are also a cost-effective option compared to other forms of lighting.

A Show-stopping Wedding Cake

For centuries, wedding cakes have been considered as one of the most important aspects of any wedding. It’s not only present at any reception, but it’s also one of the highlights guests expect to see when they enter the venue. So it only makes sense to coordinate your wedding cake with your overall theme.

Your wedding day is an important event that can happen in your life. You want to make sure that when you’re grey and old, you get to reminisce this day as the most magical moment you get to experience together with the love of your life. Choosing the right details to include in your wedding reception is a must to make every bit of your wedding day perfect.
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Link Roundup: How To Save Money On Your Wedding

Link-Roundup-How-To-Save-Money-On-Your-WeddingYou’ve heard all of the huge sums being branded around when it comes to a wedding day and probably proclaimed, “that won’t happen to me”.

Like it or not, when it comes to the crunch, this will happen to you. Spending the average figure might sound obscene and completely out of the question, but as you start to weigh up everything it becomes hard not to surpass that target. There’s a lot to buy, and when this is coupled with the obvious emotional holds that exist with a wedding, costs can spiral out of control quickly.

Fortunately, it can be done. Today’s link roundup should prove this, and highlight that shrewd planning can save you thousands on your big day.

Wedding invitations on a budget

Rather than point you towards a how-to DIY guide on wedding invitations, here’s an article that takes a look at some of the ways you can save money on wedding invitations.

What impressed us most about this first link was the out-of-the-ordinary factor. It doesn’t just tell you to do the obvious and opt for DIY invitations – it tells you more than this. For example, it tells you to order 10% more than you need – to save money in the worst-case scenarios. The list of clever hacks could go on, but this resource is a great place to start with your invitations.

You don’t have to spend the world on your dress

Sure, it’s an important element of the day – we’re not going to dispute that. However, as this next link shows, you don’t necessarily have to splash out thousands on your dress to find something that looks utterly fabulous on you.

There are some grossly expensive dresses in that link, but it’s also worth seeing that Jacqueline Bouvier’s dress in her wedding to John F. Kennedy cost just $500. If she can do it, so can you.

Your list of budget honeymoon destinations

Quite often, we are used to seeing honeymoon destinations that require a second mortgage to go on.

Well, this list goes against the norm, and delivers some of the best so-called budget honeymoon destinations.

Some of these destinations are simply “off the beaten track”; they are not cheap and cheerful places, so to speak. They are just unearthed gems that haven’t been exploited by tourist companies.

The honeymoon is something that can wipe out a budget in a flash, so this could be one of the most important links you decide to click on.

How to cut your cost in half (almost)

OK, this next subheading might be an exaggeration, but you’ll soon get the principle. As we all know, the more guests you have attending a wedding, the bigger your costs.

The problem is, cutting people from your list becomes quite a political game. It’s the easiest way to start a family feud, and you, therefore, have to tread carefully.

This next link addresses these concerns somewhat. It’s not completely brutal, but it does have some strategies that will allow you to bring your costs down to an almost comfortable level.

How to host a wedding at home

Let’s leave this final suggestion until the end. In truth, it’s the most radical, but it’s a sure-fire way to save as much money as possible on your big day.
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As we all know, wedding venues cost a small fortune. This link from Country Life goes over ten considerations that you should keep in mind, to give you that insight over whether or not it’s the right thing for you. Does it tell you step-by-step how to achieve it? Absolutely not. However, it gives a rough idea of some of the ‘new’ costs you’ll need to factor in, and this should give you enough information to cast your choice.

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Top Engagement Ring Trends for 2020

Past-Designs -Nolan-and-VadaWhether you’re choosing the perfect engagement ring for a memorable proposal or searching for one for yourself, it’s always a good idea to check the latest trends to gain insight into what’s popular now.

You have the option of choosing between many pre-made styles, or you can opt for custom-made sapphire engagement rings that incorporate all your desired ring features to make things more special.

To help you choose an updated look that you and your loved one will appreciate, take a sneak peek at the hottest engagement ring styles you may end up seeing everywhere in 2020.

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Many people go with the idea that more is better. So the more stones a ring has, the more sought-after and unique it can be, depending on your preferences.

Three-stone engagement rings, for instance, has been a trend that hasn’t stopped gaining popularity since they became fashionable in 2018. The design usually features one large stone mounted on a thin band and supported by two smaller gemstones.

Another style option that uses multiple stones is going for multi-stone bands. These usually offer a wide variety of different stone colors and shapes.

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Colored diamonds and other precious stones are becoming increasingly popular as people start to move away from conventional (and often expensive) transparent stones.

Adding color to your stone is also a great way to express uniqueness and a desire to have your own style.

There are multiple colors to choose from, such as red, green, yellow, purple, and blue, which means you won’t likely run out of inspiration when coming up with your own combination of colors for a custom-made ring.

Halo style rings

Placing a gemstone within a halo setting is a rising trend that is sure to find its place in 2020 as well.

This heavily decorated design draws attention to the center stone, making it appear larger than it actually is. It’s also a ring style that’s highly customizable, and you can even go with other shapes to enhance the illusion effect.

Georgian style rings

Vintage styles are all the rage in 2019, and this trend doesn’t show signs of stopping in 2020. Georgian-inspired rings are making a comeback with their multi-stone design while incorporating modern design elements to make the rings more unique.

You can find anything from metals, old mine cut diamonds, engraved bands, and cluster ring designs that make your engagement ring stand out.

Minimalist rings

Over-the-top rings aren’t for everyone, and there’s a certain allure to minimalist rings that make them blend in perfectly with you or your partner’s everyday style.

Clean lines, thin bands, and inconspicuous ring settings all contribute to making the subtle yet modern look that many couples are beginning to like more.

Rose gold bands

Metal bands in rose gold offer a romantic take on classic engagement rings while flattering all skin tones at the same time. They also send out a bolder statement than platinum or white gold rings.

Emerald-cut rings

The antique vibe of emerald-cut rings, especially when combined with modern design elements, creates a subtle marriage between old and new designs that can make your engagement ring stand out in a brilliant way.

Classic solitaire rings in a unique shape

Choosing an unconventional shape for the gemstone in solitaire ring settings is another trend that is likely to be just as popular in 2020 because of its uniqueness. For instance, you can have the stone in a triangular shape rather than the usual spherical or square shape.

These stunning selection of trends that are likely to be popular in 2020 may inspire you in choosing the perfect engagement ring for yourself or the love of your life. Just remember that trends come and go so it’s often good to choose engagement ring designs that have a lasting appeal.
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Charter a Minibus Rental for a Family Roadtrip

Charter a Minibus Rental for a Family RoadtripA wedding in the family is a rather big deal. No matter where anyone is, everyone needs to make sure they turn up to take part in this important event. Weddings and other such family events mean that people from all over the country, or some times even the world, people who have seen each other for a long time, get the chance to meet, greet and make merry with each other. An event like this is not just about the people involved directly but their families too, as cousins and uncles and nieces and nephews will use it as an opportunity and an excuse to have to reunite and rekindle relationships.

While family reunions are very fun when they actually happen, the planning part can sometimes be a bit of a hassle. There are invitations to be sent out, confirmations to be made, bookings involved, and everyone will also have a list of specific needs and demands that will have to be met. But, if you chalk out steps and plan well, it all becomes a lot easier to handle. For example, since choosing and booking transportation is a major factor, something as simple as going for a minibus rental can make everything a lot easier. Not only will it ensure that everyone gets to stick together and reach everywhere in time, but also that they get to reconnect and have fun on the way to the destination itself.

Why charter a minibus for your family road trip:

There are several perks of chartering a minibus for your big family road trip. Some of them have been listed below:

  • When you book a minibus instead of going for several cars, you can make sure that everyone is together and that there is no coordination issues.
  • Minibuses can easily fit about 30 people comfortably, so they are perfect for short family trips together.
  • These buses are airconditioned, have wi-fi, power outlets and super comfortable seats. What more can one possibly ask for?
  • There is enough space in overhead bins to fit several smaller bags and your unlimited supply of snacks and emergency kits.
  • You can connect with everyone and have fun during the entire trip. After all, the journey is more important than the destination.
  • Each bus comes with an experienced driver who can help you out with the routes and worry about the traffic so you can just sit back, relax and catch up with your cousins.

Once you are done booking your minibus, you should go about doing the other bookings way ahead of time. Here are a few things you should keep in mind while planning the road trip:

Confirm who is going

Check and recheck with everyone who is supposed to accompany you on the trip. This is so that you do not need to deal with any last-minute additions or deletions to the group.

Book the accommodation early

Depending on how many people are going and who exactly they are, choose a place that can comfortably fit your group and suit everyone’s needs. Make sure you book your rooms early so that you can avail discounts and have plenty of options.

Plan for lots of pit stops

This is especially necessary if you are travelling with children and the elderly. They will often need bathroom breaks and breathers before continuing. Use this time to stock up on water and snacks and anything else you might need.

Make sure you keep a list of medical facilities and hospitals near your route. This is very important, especially if you are travelling with the older members of the family.
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