Wedding favors offer something fun and personal to your guests, here are some ideas to be unique when choosing yours

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Your wedding guests will be there for you on one of the most important days of your life. Naturally, you will want to thank them by offering them a small token of your gratitude. Wedding favors come in all shapes and sizes – but if you want yours to be truly unique, make sure to read on and inspire yourself from the following ideas:

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  • S’mores kits. Offer each of your guests a s’more kit consisting of four graham crackers, two pieces of chocolate, two marshmallows and two matches. This is a really cute idea and it will work perfectly with an outdoor “rustic” wedding.
  • Succulent plants in cute teacups. This is a wonderful wedding favor idea that can double as a place card as well, so it might be a great choice for you. This works with just about any other type of plant, not only with the succulent ones.
  • Beautiful journals to fit your wedding theme and colors. This is the kind of wedding favor you can do yourself or you can buy ready-made too. It will look absolutely amazing on the reception tables and it will complement the wedding theme as well.
  • Lip balm for the ladies, bottle opener for the gents. Create a unique lip balm for the ladies invited at your wedding and personalize the labels with your names and wedding date. Also, personalize some bottle openers for the gentlemen so that they can get a wedding favor they will surely enjoy.

When planning for the Big Day, don’t forget to stop by Bride World too. We have put together a list of amazing wedding vendors ready to satisfy any wedding-related wish you may have – so that you don’t have to worry about a thing when it comes to your special day!

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Choosing a wedding date is a tough decision, be sure to weigh your options to make the best choice!

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When planning a wedding, there are a lot of things a bride has to take into consideration. One these things is setting a particular date – and it is quite important because a series of decisions will depend on this.

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What things should you take into consideration when setting your wedding date? Here are some of the most important factors to think of:

  • The season. First and foremost, decide what season you want to get married in. If you are running on a tighter budget, keep in mind that a winter wedding (and, even more precisely than this, a January-February wedding) can be less expensive because a lot of venues and vendors offer discounts this time of the year.
  • Do you want it to be indoor and outdoor? This is a very important question when setting both the wedding date and when searching for the perfect venue too. Generally speaking, the season and the date will not necessarily limit your options as these days, you can rent tents that are heated. However, having an outdoor wedding in full winter in the colder areas of the country might not be a great idea.
  • Do take into consideration the fact that during certain times of the year, many of your guests might be away on holiday. If you have plenty of time to let them know about this, don’t worry though – sending Save the Date cards about 9 months before the Big Day should be enough for them not to book their holidays in that precise day.
  • Keep in mind that you should only have a broad idea as to what your wedding date should be – the exact date can only be settled once you have chosen your venue and once you have booked it.

Bride World can help you create the wedding of your dreams no matter what date you choose for it. Come visit us, take a look at the list of vendors we have put together and pick your favorites!

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Don’t let the rain ruin your wedding, here are some tips to help if your outdoor wedding gets rained out

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Outdoor weddings have their special kind of appeal and they really make for wonderful memories. However, you can never actually plan how weather will be like on your wedding day and this is why you should make sure that your wedding will be amazing even if it rains outside. How can you do that? Here are some tips:

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  • Tent rentals. Take a good look at the tent rentals available out there. These days, wedding tents can accommodate large numbers of guests and they look genuinely good as well. With a bit of decoration and with some heating/A/C devices installed inside the tent, your wedding guests will feel absolutely great even if the rain decides to take a chance at ruining your day (which it will obviously not manage to do).
  • Talk to your videographer and photographer. Tell your photographer about the option of having an outdoor wedding and discuss with him/her the options you have in case it rains. He/she can bring professional lightning so that everything looks great even if the skies are a bit cloudy. Also, bring an umbrella – it will make for some really cute and romantic wedding pictures!
  • Don’t take it too hard. You can plan your flowers and your toasts, but weather is simply out of human control. If it rains, make sure you have the time of your life no matter how much you would have wanted for the weather to be sunny. Seriously, this is a once-in-a-lifetime event and you shouldn’t let some drops of water ruin it!

Bride World can help you by putting you in contact with some of the best wedding vendors – including photographers and party rental companies that can provide you with the “tools” you need in order to fight rainy days!

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Why are wedding such a happy occasion? Be sure to keep your guests happy with these tips

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Of all the events in people’s lives, weddings are very frequently seen as some of the most beautiful ones – and not without reason. Weddings are happy events by definition: they celebrate love, romance, life and commitment – some of the most beautiful feelings and concepts of our society.

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Naturally, you will want to keep your guests happy throughout your wedding ceremony and reception. Because we want to help you out, we have picked up some of the best tips on how to do this and we have put them in the following list:

  • Try not to have a very long ceremony. Most of the times 20 minutes will be more than enough. However, if you do want a long ceremony, make sure your guests are comfortably seated and make sure you provide them with fans and water if you are having your ceremony on the outdoors (especially if it’s summer).
  • If there will be a longer break between the ceremony and the reception, make sure to organize a cocktail hour as well.
  • If you plan on having a destination wedding, make sure each and every guest knows how to get to the location and that they have found suitable accommodation for the weekend.
  • Provide your guests with high quality food and drinks. This goes without saying, but it is definitely one of the most important ways to keep your guests happy.
  • Good music, plenty of space to dance and some other forms of entertainment too. Keep your guests’ spirits up by having a great DJ/band mix/play at your wedding and by making everyone get on the dance floor. Also, keep in mind that there are other types of wedding entertainment as well: photo booths, casino games, comedians and even fortune tellers!

If you need anything for your wedding, visit Bride World. The exhibitors we work with provide quality at all times and they will help you create the kind of wedding none of your guests will ever be able to complain about!

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Create a wedding website so your guests can view your wedding planning

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Technology has changed our lives in ways we are not even aware of – and yes, this includes the way we plan the most important moments in our lives as well. For instance, creating a wedding website comes with many benefits and it’s something more and more couples choose to integrate in their “pre-wedding” months.

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Why would you get one and which are the advantages that make so many couples get one too? Here are some of the most important things to know:

  • These days, building a wedding website is extremely easy. Basically, it has all been narrowed down with very simple steps everyone can take even if they have zero experience in programming/website building.
  • Even more than that, it’s quite inexpensive as well. Usually, less than $100 will do for a website that looks and “behaves” really professional.
  • The main benefit that comes with creating a wedding website is related to the fact that you can keep your guests up to date with how the planning is going. This way, you can inform them about the venue, how to get there, hotels nearby and other things related to the planning of the Big Day.
  • A wedding website is a great way to collect the RSVPs too. Many brides choose to go for this option precisely because they know most of their guests will have Internet access and that they will find it easier to submit their RSVPs this way.

If you need help with your wedding planning efforts or if you are simply searching for the best wedding vendors in your area, don’t forget to check out with Bride World and our amazing list of wedding specialists. From venues to photographers, we’ve got them all – and they are all ready to work hard to help you create the wedding you deserve!

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There are many wedding traditions, here are some that are still very popular today:

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Weddings are very frequently considered to be very formal events. A huge part in the level of “formality” of a wedding is played by the traditions the bride and groom may choose to keep. Which are those traditions that are still popular even today, in an age when most people leave behind conservative ideas? Here they are:

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  • Tossing the bouquet. Tradition says that a bride has to toss her bouquet and that the lady who catches it will be the next one to get married. Whether or not you believe in this superstition, that’s your choice. One thing is for sure though: this tradition is huge fun, especially if you know that many unmarried ladies will be invited to the wedding.
  • Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Many of the modern brides still choose to stick to this custom, even though they may not fully believe that it will bring them good luck. In the end, it can be quite fun (and emotional) to wear all these things to your wedding. Imagine yourself wearing your mother’s wedding necklace and a sexy pair of blue garter belts underneath that elegant dress!
  • Not seeing the bride before the wedding. Of course, some brides choose to leave this aside and they even choose to have a photo shooting happening around the moment their husbands-to-be see them for the first time. However, the number of ladies who still stick to this custom is quite large and it’s still considered to be quite popular.

Allow Bride World’s wedding vendors to create the most beautiful wedding for you and you will not regret it. Leave the stress of the wedding planning behind and focus on the fun, enjoyable things instead. Our excellent vendors will be there to handle everything else!

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Is a DIY wedding a good idea for you?

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Planning a wedding is not even by far an easy thing – and every bride who has already went through this knows it. Why do some brides want to settle for a Do It Yourself wedding then? Isn’t this the equivalent of making your life worse throughout the planning process?

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Read on and find out more about why so many brides go for this option. Decide on whether or not this is for you too!

Do It Yourself weddings have their special romantic charm. There is something very beautiful about creating the things that will decorate your wedding and this is what attracts a lot of the brides-to-be towards this idea.

  • A DIY wedding adds something of your own personality to the “picture”. If you want your wedding to be 100% unique and beautiful, if you want it to speak for who you are and for your love story, a Do It Yourself wedding is a really good idea.
  • Some ladies simply enjoy the artistic part of it. Putting together the pieces, creating the wedding décor – all these things can be actually enjoyable if you are really into them. If you are a bit more crafty and if you have always been attracted towards this kind of weddings, why not?
  • Keep in mind though that a DIY wedding is not for everyone. If you lose patience easily, if you don’t have much time at your disposal, if you don’t have lots of people to help you out with creating the décor and if you are simply not 100% confident that you’ll be able to deal it, don’t go for it. There are many, many other wedding ideas for you as well!

Whatever you settle for, rest assured that Bride World will be there to help you select the best wedding vendors in your area. We love brides who are really happy with their choices and for this reason, we have brought together only la crème de la crème – the best, most qualitative and most passionate wedding vendors out there.

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Go out of the ordinary with these place card holder ideas

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Every bride wants her wedding to be special. There are many ways you can actually get out of the ordinary when it comes to your wedding and all it takes is a bit of creativity. For instance, your place card holders can be unique and original – just as the following ideas are. Read on and find some inspiration for your place card holders.

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  • For an elegant wedding, pick something that is not very “obvious”. A delicate, small bird or a finely designed holder can be a great choice if you want your wedding to be classy and unique at the same time.
  • If you are having a vintage wedding, go for mini-photo frames with an antique/vintage look. Use two of them: one with your photo and one with the actual place cards. You can even help creating these if you want to add a very personal touch: purchase simple, small frames and paint them with “antiquing” spray paint to give them that “old-school” look.
  • If you are having an outdoor rustic wedding, mini-logs can look absolutely wonderful. Simply “crack” them in the middle and place the cards there. This will create a very rustic appearance and it will help you compliment your wedding theme.
  • If your wedding reception takes place in late evening or at night, simply get some glass candle holders and glue the place cards on the outside. This will help you create a romantic atmosphere on every table.

Bride World can help you find the perfect place cards and wedding stationery for your big day. Even more than that, our vendors can help you with every single aspect connected to your wedding day – from your bridal look to the catering service you choose. Come visit our list of vendors and pick your favorites!

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Top Wedding Apps to Download for Your Wedding Planning Process

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Technology has changed our lives in ways we don’t even realize. These days, we walk around with mini-computers in our pockets and this has made our lives much, much easier from multiple points of view.

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iPhone and Android apps are not just for entertainment – they can be extremely useful as well. For instance, if you are a bride-to-be and if you are planning your wedding, the following apps will definitely lend you a “hand”:

  • Evernote – this is an app you will learn to love. It will allow you to take notes on the go (just in case some idea pops in your mind while you’re out shopping for grocery) and it will also allow you to take pictures with your phone and link them to your notes. This way, if you happen to find something you truly love (such as a color for the bridesmaids’ dresses for example), you can “store” it and check it out later on.
  • Mint – unfortunately, most of us don’t have unlimited finances at our disposal and most of us will have to stick to a budget. Mint is an app that will help you not over-spend (which, let’s admit it, is the number 1 enemy of any “perfect wedding”).
  • Appy Couple – these days, more and more couples choose to have a wedding website. This can be quite useful for the guests who want to keep up with your wedding planning news and it can also help you collect the RSVPs faster and easier. Appy Couple is an app that will allow you to create a website in a few easy steps – and all at the price of $35 (a one-time fee).

Bride World can help you plan the wedding of your dreams. While it’s definitely more than OK to be actively involved in the planning process too, if things get to stressful, do not hesitate to call for the services of any of the wedding vendors in our list! It will definitely make your life as a bride-to-be be happier and more relaxed!

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You Only Walk Down the Aisle Once, Make It as Beautiful as possible with These Aisle Décor Ideas

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Our lives are sprinkled with magical moments: the first kiss, the first day of school, the moment we graduate. Truth be told though, nothing can compare to the moment you walk down the aisle as a bride. There are so many feelings associated with this beautiful moment that it will definitely be worth all of your attention!

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To help create a truly unforgettable moment, we have put together a list of aisle décor ideas. Read on and inspire yourself too.

  • Garland “side curtains”. Decorate the sides of the aisle with garlands made of small flowers or white lights (if your wedding ceremony takes place outdoors, in the late evening). This will create a very dreamy atmosphere and it will contribute a lot to the pictures as well.
  • Over-sized flower vases. Generally, brides choose small of medium flower vases or bouquets to decorate the sides of the aisle they’ll be walking upon. However, “giant” flower vases/ bouquets with big roses or peonies in them will look really elegant and unique too.
  • Flowery aisle runner. Forget about the all-white or all-red aisle runner. Be unique by covering the entire aisle with your favorite flowers. According to your wedding theme, they can be anything from red roses to wild flowers.
  • Placing candles on your path to the man who will be your husband can add a lot of romance and beauty to the moment. However, make sure they are placed in a way that does not make them dangerous – not for your veil, not for the flower girl and not for anyone else either!

The wedding vendors at Bride World can be there for you to help you create the perfect “I Do” moment. Take a look at our list of florists and wedding decorations providers and allow your creativity to be free because they will definitely have what you are searching for!

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