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The Father of the Bride Speech Guide and Tips

The Father of the Bride Speech Guide and Tips

The traditional running order of wedding speeches typically involves the father of the bride presenting his speech first at the wedding reception, followed by the groom speech and the best man speech. In this order, the father of the bride speech is typically seen as the warm-up act. The father ...
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A Guide to the Best Man Speech

A Guide to the Best Man Speech

Congrats you're the best man! It's a pretty good feeling when one of your friends or relatives asks you to be their right hand for the wedding. But lurking beyond all the fun, harmless stuff planning an epic bachelor party and crushing the dance floor, to name a couple is ...
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Ultimate Guide Father of the Bride Speech

The father of the bride's wedding toast is one of the most highly anticipated speeches, and, likely, one you've been excited (or dreading) to give for a very long time. It is the moment that everyone knows to get their tissues out for because it's almost impossible not to shed ...
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Tips For Perfect Mother of the Groom Speech

At most weddings, it is the father of the groom that makes a speech to celebrate the joyous occasion. However, in some exceptional cases, the Mother of the groom is also required to make a speech and pay tribute to the lucky couple. If you are reading this article, then ...
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Wedding Videography

What is the best camera for wedding videography?

Buying the best wedding camera isn’t going to be cheap; however, if you’re looking to invest in a serious hobby or even career being a wedding photographer and videographer, you’ve come to the right place since we chose our favourite cameras of all time suitable for wedding venues of all ...
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Wedding Videographer

What are the qualities of a good videographer?

Finding a good wedding videographer for your big day can be challenging. You might have done a thorough Google search and found several videographers to choose from. In such a case, understanding the qualities that are associated with great wedding videographers will enable you to make the right choice. This ...
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Wedding Videographer

How much should you spend on a wedding videographer?

There is a wedding videographer out there who is just right for your wedding, and like anything, your investment will reflect on your return. Put: you pay for what you get. For this article, we have categorized videographers into three general categories; “The Hobbyist”, “The Professional” and the “The Artist.” ...
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Wedding Dance

What music is played at weddings?

Music is one of the things at your wedding, which forms the part of your persona and helps you to set the mood of your wedding party. Choosing music for your wedding can be one of the most enjoyable tasks of your wedding planning. It can also be a good ...
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Wedding Dance

What is a good first dance song for a wedding?

Committing to eternity is substantive and sentimental, as is finding the song to encapsulate that forever feeling. When it comes to selecting the best tune for your first dance, consider songs that you connect with as individuals and as a couple. Whether it's from a movie that you watched together ...
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Wedding DJ

How long do I need a DJ for my wedding?

This depends on the type of party you want to have. The most common booking for us is a 5 hour DJ set and is usually seven pm-midnight, but the possibilities are endless. Perhaps you want a DJ to start early and play background music during dinner, or maybe you'll ...
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Videographer

How do I choose a wedding videographer?

While still, images are an essential wedding day keepsake, we highly recommend investing in a professional wedding videographer to help capture your special day too! Your wedding day goes by so quickly so you'll want to have a video to relive all those special moments – like the look on ...
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How do I choose a wedding song?

Love songs have this magical ability to make you think about your sweetheart, replay memories in your head, and even shed a tear. When you listen to a certain tune, you might be astounded by how relatable it is to your relationship. Some couples even claim a melody as "their ...
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How do beginners shoot a wedding video?

There was a time when videography was limited to trained professionals with the most advanced equipment. But with the introduction of the internet and smartphones, creating videos has become accessible for nearly anyone—even if you have little to no experience. If you're interested in video production for beginners, we'll show ...
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Wedding Dress Tips

What is the best way to store a wedding dress?

The dress you walk down the aisle in holds so many memories — not just of the wedding itself, but of the planning, the dreaming, the anticipation. You may never wear the dress again, but it just feels wrong to stick it on a hanger in the back of your ...
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Wedding Superstitions & Traditions Explained

Some wedding traditions and superstitions are so ingrained in our culture that we don’t even think to question them. But do you know why a bride tosses the bouquet over her head? For what possible reason would a couple save a layer of cake in their freezer for a year? ...
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Should You Preserve Your Wedding Dress?

One of the biggest days of your life is your wedding day! You spent time perfecting every little detail, down to the last button on your dress. Preserve and protect your wedding dress by keeping it in a preservation box. Our wedding dress storage boxes come in a variety of ...
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Wedding Dress Tips

Is it too late to clean my wedding dress?

Let’s face it. It’s all about the dress. It’s the day most women dream of–looking so beautiful in their white gown that it takes the groom’s breath away and leaves him speechless. Your gown will most likely be the most expensive dress you’ll ever buy.  Your wedding gown is the ...
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Wedding Dress Tips

Is it safe to dry clean a wedding dress?

From the day when you found The One right up until your wedding day, it is likely all you can think about. No, The One is not your future spouse, but your wedding dress. However, after the big day when it had done its job on making you look the ...
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How to whiten a yellowed wedding dress?

White lace wedding dress can yellow over time while sitting in your drawer or closet. Clothing that is lace is especially likely to yellow around the neckline and underarms. You can refresh the items and whiten them up again, so they look as good as new. Most of the brides ...
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Preparation of DIY wedding DJ

How much is a DJ usually?

What is the price of having a DJ? "How much is the cost-of-wedding-DJ?" or "How much should I expect to pay for a wedding DJ for a 4-hour wedding reception". The bad part about this is the answers are all a bunch of misinformation that can do nothing but lead ...
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Wedding Ideas

How do you have a fun wedding?

A lot of pressure comes with planning a wedding. You want to put together a celebration that is fun for everyone invited — and not just fun, but the best night ever.  Think about the last fun wedding you attended. What do you remember most about it? Among the first ...
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Wedding Invitation Tips

How do I choose a wedding stationery?

As your guests eagerly open their wedding invitations, this will be the first hint of the fabulous day that you have in store for them. Your invitation sets the scene, so consider this when choosing your perfect invite design – if you’re planning a traditional ‘do’ your invitations should also ...
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Engagement Party Tips

How to throw an engagement party?

Whether you're planning an engagement party or recently engaged yourself, we're guessing you have a few questions about this pre-wedding bash. An engagement party is exactly what it sounds like: a party to celebrate the engaged couple and their upcoming wedding. Think of it as the official kick-off to your ...
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Wedding Venues in Melbourne

Wedding Venue places located in Melbourne that you can choose from to make your special day more exciting and memorable. Check this list for the perfect venue for your wedding day.   Sheldon Reception Wedding Venue Melbourne  sheldonreception.com 393648222 About us On your wedding day, of all days, everything must ...
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Wedding Lighting

How do you light wedding sparklers?

Lighting sparklers at your wedding can be quick and easy if you plan ahead and follow these suggestions listed below. You do want to coordinate how you light them and when you light them for the best results, especially if you want your photographer to capture the fun and excitement ...
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Wedding Reception Idea

How can I make my wedding unique and unforgettable?

Your wedding day is first and foremost meant to be a celebration of the love between you and your husband-to-be, but that doesn't mean your ceremony and reception can't also be a seriously fun party. When it comes to planning a wedding, there are a few basic elements you have ...
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Groom's Outfit Ideas

Does the groom have to wear a boutonniere?

A boutonniere is technically a floral-adorned pin that is affixed to a suit jacket's left lapel. These small bunches of flowers are usually reserved for VIPs, but as you plan for your big day, you might find yourself asking: Who wears a boutonniere at a wedding? We've compiled a list ...
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Groom's Outfit Ideas

Should the groom wear a suit or tuxedo?

Many don't understand the difference between a tuxedo and a suit, and with the style of tuxes changing, it's becoming even harder to tell them apart. When most people think of tuxedos, they think of Daniel Craig as James Bond in his black dinner jacket and bowtie, but many modern ...
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Engagement Ideas

What is the purpose of wedding engagement?

The engagement period is more than an excuse for your fiance to show off her engagement ring and be the centre of attention. It takes a lot of time to plan a wedding such as picking a day, picking a location, reserving the location, deciding who to invite, sending invitations ...
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Wedding Invitation Ideas

What is written on a wedding invitation?

Not sure how to word your wedding invitations? It might seem simple at first, but once you get started, you may realize that crafting the perfect wedding invitation wording can be a little tricky. There are etiquette rules to navigate and maybe a couple of sticky situations to figure out. ...
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Bridesmaids Ideas

What is a bridesmaid supposed to pay for?

You've been asked to be in a wedding. How exciting! But wait—before you accept, there are a few things to consider. While it's an incredible honour to be in a friend or loved one's wedding, the cost of being a bridesmaid is more than you think. There are plenty of ...
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Wedding Destination Ideas

What does a wedding destination mean?

A destination wedding is a wedding that is held in a setting away from your hometown. Frequently a destination wedding and the subsequent honeymoon are celebrated at the same resort venue. What's a destination wedding like? Picture yourselves in a warm, luxurious atmosphere with happy friends and family toasting the ...
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How to choose your best man?

The best man at a wedding ceremony and reception is a celebrity. He is known for his hilarious (and sometimes embarrassing) speech, and he can throw one hell of a bachelor party. The best man is the guy who gets the party started and keeps it going all night. He’s ...
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Best man duties

What is the role of the best man?

While the result will be beautiful, weddings require a lot of planning and a lot of work along the way. And as a couple works to plan the most important day of their life, having people close to them such as a best man or maid of honour who will ...
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Wedding Rehearsal Ideas

Do you need a wedding rehearsal?

On the day before the wedding, you'll have a lot of things to do: Deliver welcome bags, greet out-of-town guests, maybe even a manicure-pedicure appointment with your bridesmaids. If the schedule is jam-packed that day, do you really need to have a wedding rehearsal? There's no rule that says you ...
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Hens Night Ideas

How much should a hens night cost?

Weddings are expensive. We're not talking about the bride and groom -- we mean for guests, too. You've usually got the engagement party (to which you take a gift), hens or bucks party, maybe a kitchen tea (another gift), the wedding itself (which involves yet another gift and often a ...
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Hens Night Ideas

How to plan a hens night?

Planning a hen party can be pretty stressful – particularly if you have never planned a large event before. Take a look at our step-by-step guide to planning the perfect hen party to make sure you know the timeline for throwing the hen and how to make it go without ...
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Honeymoon Tips

How to plan a honeymoon?

Ah, the honeymoon. This is probably the wedding event brides and grooms look forward to the most, you know, after walking down the aisle. But it's not as simple as saying "I do" and hopping on a plane — there happens to be a lot of exhaustive planning involved. So, ...
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Kitchen Tea Ideas

How to host a bridal shower tea party?

Bridal shower tea parties are a very traditional, elegant and sophisticated way to celebrate a bride's upcoming wedding. A bridal tea can be intimate, with just the bridal party attending, or a larger event including other female friends and relatives that will be invited to the wedding. This shower theme ...
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Page Boy Ideas

What does a page boy wear?

Deciding what your page boy or ring bearer should wear to lead you down the aisle is always a little tricky. Should he be dressed like the groom and his ushers, or should he wear something different to coordinate with the bridesmaids he is accompanying? If you choose to have ...
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Flower Girl

Why does a flower girl throw petals?

Flower girls are adorable additions to any wedding. Even if kids aren't your thing, it's hard to deny the cuteness that comes with a little tot all dolled up in tulle throwing petals down the aisle. Usually, the youngest person in the wedding party, the flower girl typically precedes the ...
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Premarital Counselling

How do I find a premarital counsellor?

Before saying "I do," many couples choose to go to counselling. Premarital counselling is a special kind of therapy that helps prepare you and your partner for marriage. This type of counselling will also help you and your soon-to-be spouse spot relationship patterns that may become problematic down the road. ...
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Premarital Counselling Ideas

What is discussed in premarital counselling?

Curious about premarital counselling? Our experts are here to share everything you can expect to discuss if you decide to sit down with a therapist before your big day. From defining marriage expectations to determining whether you and your partner are both on the same page about having children, no ...
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Wedding Ring Tips

Are Costco diamonds good?

​Costco has everything; you name it, they have it, and diamond rings and jewellery aren't the exceptions here. When the word Costco comes to mind, you don't exactly think about jewellery and diamonds, but you're probably wondering whether they're worth buying. So, are they any good? Keep reading to find ...
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Wedding Lighting Ideas

Is uplighting necessary at a wedding?

Uplighting is a popular lighting effect created by strategically placing lighting fixtures on the floor and pointing them up. Thus creating the effect of "up lighting". Uplighting is a very effective way to improve the ambience of event space dramatically. Accent walls with colour, highlight special areas or cast a ...
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Wedding Invitation Ideas

What is the cheapest way to do wedding invitations?

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, but if you want to celebrate in style, you're going to have to be smart about planning your budget. The average wedding cost in Australia is a whopping $53,168, but the average income is only $82,436 per year. ...
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What Is Dry Ice Smoke?

  Smoke, fog, haze, and mist machines create some new special effects. Have you ever wondered what makes the smoke? Have you ever wanted to create the effect yourself? If so, you are in luck, as we will reveal these mysteries. However, we will warn you that a little knowledge ...
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How Long Do Fireworks Usually Last

The duration and budget for your display are intrinsically linked. In our opinion, longer does not always mean better.A wedding firework display would typically last between 6 and 15 minutes.   For a public or corporate display, we would recommend the display duration to be between 18 and 22 minutes. ...
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Wedding Invitation Ideas

What is a traditional wedding invitation?

Wedding invitation wording might not be as creative of a process to think about as paper designs, calligraphy and colour schemes. Still, when it comes down to it, even the most gorgeous wedding invitations need to be informative. Your wedding invitations should convey the basic information about your celebration all ...
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Groom Outfit Ideas

How to choose a suit for the groom?

What should you wear to get married? The short answer is: whatever you damn well, please. The longer answer is: you should wear something that makes you look good, that's appropriate for the occasion, and that compliments whatever your bride is wearing. Guys tie themselves into Windsor knots about arcane ...
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Wedding Planner Ideas

What questions to ask a wedding planner?

Ready to hire one of the core members of your wedding's crack team? There are some important questions to ask a wedding planner. This lady or gent will be the one helping you juggle all your vendors and tasks, making them your right-hand man for all wedding-related matters. Whether you're ...
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Wedding Caterer Ideas

How to find cheap wedding catering services?

We all know the big day is, well, kind of a big deal, and everything needs to be flawless. And one of the major considerations of your reception is your food and drink choices. Whether you're hoping for a full, sit-down dinner or a cocktail hour with passed apps, it ...
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Wedding Emergency Kit

What should be in a wedding emergency kit?

On your wedding day, there are so many things going on that there's bound to be some bumps and hiccups throughout the day. Things pop up, and accidents happen, so it's best to be prepared for anything the day may throw at you. One way to get yourself ready for ...
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Wedding Special Effects

How do you display the wedding sparklers?

Sparklers are quickly becoming a common tradition at weddings, and for a good reason. Imagine that you have just gotten married and celebrated your love with your family and friends, and now it's time for your big send-off. You grab your spouse's hand and leave your reception while walking through ...
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Wedding Reception Idea in Melbourne

What should happen in a wedding reception?

Like snowflakes or fingerprints, all wedding receptions are unique. But traditionally, some combination of the below happens. If you've been to even one wedding before, you already know all of this stuff and can probably skip this outline. Wedding newbs only beyond this point.   "You may now kiss the ...
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Wedding Reception in Melbourne

What can I do instead of the reception?

There are several reasons one can have a wedding without a reception. And trust me, weddings without receptions can be a wonderful experience for those looking for ways to cut costs. You can still have a great wedding celebration even without a reception, provided you have a small guest list, ...
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Planning Wedding Tips

Are wedding planners worth it?

When it comes to wedding planning, we believe that every bride needs some help. Whether that comes in the form of a wedding planner or a team of bridesmaids (with the bride at the helm!), is up to you. But how do you decide which approach is right for you?  ...
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Wedding Decoration Ideas

How do you make a cheap centrepiece?

Even if you have only a small budget to spend on the wedding centrepieces for your reception, it doesn't mean that you have to compromise on style. These cheap wedding centrepieces look much more expensive than they are. These ideas will help you come up with a centrepiece that will ...
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Bridal Shower Idea

What is supposed to happen at a bridal shower?

Your best girlfriend is on her way to the altar, and as a part of the bride's inner circle, you're filled with excitement. Along with that excitement, you now have a handful of roles and responsibilities before the big day. You know there's no better way to honour your favourite ...
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Bridal Shower Idea

How long is a bridal shower?

Those months leading up to your wedding are filled with opportunities to celebrate, and your bridal shower is no exception. Unlike your bachelorette party, it's also a great chance to include both older and younger family members in the festivities, meaning grandma and your flower girl can be part of ...
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Wedding Shoes Idea

Do wedding shoes matter?

On the long list of bridal accessories to shop for to complete your wedding day ensemble, determining the best type of bridal shoe to go with your gorgeous gown—and finding the perfect pair—is a top priority. For some brides, it's the ultimate fashion quest—almost perhaps even rivalling that of the ...
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Wedding Dress Tips

Is it cheaper to rent a wedding dress?

Fact: Wedding dresses aren't cheap. Generally costing at least four figures (sometimes more), the price of a gown sounds even more expensive when you consider that you'll only be wearing it once in your life (unless you get creative, of course). At this point, a bride might wonder, is it ...
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Hens & Bucks Parties Idea

What do you do at Bucks party?

Bucks parties are hit and miss at the best of times. Often it's a booze-fuelled sausage fest at the local pub or another low-quality establishment that guests endure because they're "doing it for the buck". We're here to say, stuff the buck, this day is all about you having just ...
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wedding flowers idea

What flowers are best for weddings?

Wedding flowers aren't just lovely—they can be lucky, too. According to folklore handed down through the centuries, flowers were first used for good luck by the ancient Greeks and Romans, who carried garlands of fragrant herbs at weddings because the strong scent was believed to scare off evil spirits. But ...
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wedding flowers idea

Can I do my own wedding flowers?

Flowers can be one of the biggest expenses for weddings, and it’s easy to think you can simply throw some stems together and call it a bouquet. Florists train for years, know their blooms inside out, and have lots of experience. They’ll be at the flower market while you’re still ...
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wedding officiant tips

What does a wedding officiant do?

A wedding officiant is a person who leads your wedding ceremony. They must be legally recognized to do so by the state in which your wedding takes place. If you are having a religious ceremony, your officiant will need to be qualified in the eyes of that religious organization as ...
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engagement idea

What activities do you do at an engagement party?

Now that you've picked an engagement party theme, it's time to plan what to do at the engagement party. All the couple's best friends are going to be in one place, meaning there's potential for a whole lot of fun. Sure, it's going to be awesome just to have everybody ...
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marriage tips

What are the reasons for divorce?

Divorce is very common in the United States with almost half of all marriages ending in divorce or permanent separation. Commitment is a clear factor in why some couples stay together. There are times when divorce is necessary, but those in other circumstances often later indicate they wish they would ...
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wedding honeymoon idea

How many days should a honeymoon be?

Planning a wedding is a seriously exciting time for a lot of people, but it can also come with a lot of stress. Those checklists are no joke, all of you. That's why it's so important to carve out time for you and your partner to retreat alone together, somewhere ...
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wedding idea

What are the different types of weddings?

A wedding ceremony is a day that can be described as the best moment for the couples. It is a day that is seen as the endorsement day. Therefore, it is a day that should be properly planned to make it a successful one. It is essential to understand and ...
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wedding reception idea

How do you welcome a guest to your wedding?

Wedding reception favours say so much to your guests. It takes months to plan everything for your wedding and then finally it is time, and you get married. This is when the fun will really begin. The wedding reception favours will be waiting on each table inviting your guest to ...
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wedding cake in Melbourne

What type of cake is best for weddings?

There are a few things we appreciate more than a decadent wedding cake—both in taste and style. Dessert trends come and go, but nothing takes the place of a delicious cake that satisfies more than one of your senses. Our favourite type of wedding cake is the kind that makes ...
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wedding cake in Melbourne

Is it cheaper to do a wedding cake or cupcakes?

Wedding cakes have long been a tradition, and back in Roman times, the cake was actually smashed over the head of the bride! Fortunately, this doesn't happen nowadays, and while a wedding cake is still one of the showpieces of the wedding, a popular trend is for couples to have ...
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wedding accessories of a bride

What jewellery should a bride wear?

Wedding jewellery is an integral part of the bridal look. It is your big day, so choosing the right kind of jewellery is important. Choosing bridal jewellery can be very overwhelming. There is an array of styles of jewellery available for your wedding day. So it is a little difficult ...
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Best man duties

Best Man Duties

Best Man Duties     What’s the Best Man’s most important duty?   Is it helping the Groom pick out his threads? Is it keeping the rings safe until the wedding? Perhaps it’s rounding up the other groomsmen and whipping them into tip-top shape for the big day? Or making ...
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Bomboniere Ideas & Tips Melbourne

Bomboniere Ideas & Tips

Bomboniere Ideas & Tips     Wedding Gift Ideas to Thank Your Guests   It might be said that Italian Bomboniere corresponds to wedding favours, but it's not exactly like that. Yes, like wedding favours they are gifts for wedding guests, a way to thank all those family members and ...
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Bridal hair & make up Melbourne

Bridal Hair & MakeUp

Bridal Hair & MakeUp    Things to Consider When Planning Your Bridal Hair & Make Up   Whether you decide to exchange vows on the beach or in an outdoor location, consider the season and time of day you hold your wedding. To help Key West brides to choose a ...
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Bridesmaid dresses Melbourne

Choosing the Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses

Choosing the Perfect Bridesmaid Dresses     How to Choose the Right Dresses for your Girl Squad?   Having An Outdoor Wedding? Who doesn't love an outdoor wedding? The sun is shining, the skies are bright blue, and the stunning scenery always makes for some incredible wedding photos.   At ...
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Bridal shoes Melbourne

Choosing the Right Bridal Shoes

Choosing the Right Bridal Shoes     When it comes to designer bridal shoes for your wedding, there are a handful of specific designers that we see brides wear over and over again. And clearly, designers have kept winning designs around for many seasons with only minor tweaks – brides ...
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wedding gown Melbourne

Choosing Your Wedding Gown?

Choosing Your Wedding Gown?      What Makes Shopping for Your Wedding Dress the Ultimate Experience   Over the years, we’ve got a good idea of what makes our shop special & what brides and their families enjoy about our bridal experience. One thing that seems to be the same ...
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Wedding Jewellry Melbourne

How to Pick Your Bridal Jewellery?

Picking your Wedding Jewellery    How to select the right style wedding jewellery for you?   Bridal jewellery is something that you cannot afford to delay when you’re getting married. On the other hand, bridal jewellery would be consuming the lion’s share of your wedding budget. Also, today most brides-to-be ...
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Wedding Reception Melbourne

Wedding Reception Venue Selection

Choosing the Right Wedding Reception Venue   You may now kiss the bride!" There is no doubt a wedding ceremony is unforgettable. But what happens after the service is over? The reception! Usually, the wedding planner, MC or venue manager is in charge of keeping things in order. For this ...
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Melbourne Wedding Speech

Writing A Showstopper Wedding Speech

How to Write Your Wedding Speech   Wedding Speeches are one of the essential parts of a wedding day. They give a couple and their families a chance to publicly thank those that helped them during their life and with the wedding day. I have seen down through the years ...
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wedding dress

Can I take my wedding dress as hand luggage?

Planning a destination wedding? Have you thought about how to transport your wedding dress safely for the big day? If you're looking for tips on flying with your wedding dress, then look no further, as we've got all the information you need – no Bridezilla tantrums necessary. First things first, ...
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old wedding dress

What can I do with my old wedding dress?

After months of flipping through bridal magazines and Pinterest and trying on gowns, you have finally found your dream wedding dress. On your wedding day, you looked like you'd just come out of a fairy tale walking down the aisle, your mom and dad cried, your husband swooned, and your ...
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formal wear

How do you fly in a formal dress?

These days, dressing up for a flight doesn't automatically mean you'll get an upgrade — too many loyalty programs, the frequency of overbooking — but that's no excuse for dressing like a college kid late for their Monday-morning class. Unless you're able to splurge for first-class — or you own ...
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wedding dress

How is a wedding dress dry cleaned?

If clothes make the man, then the wedding gown makes the woman.  Let’s face it, nothing says more about a woman than her wedding dress.  When you see her walk down the aisle for the first time, it’s like you are seeing her clothed in grace, beauty, poetry, and dreams.  ...
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gala attire

What is gala attire?

It's not every day you get to go to a gala, so if you find yourself with an invitation to such a coveted affair, you may be wondering what to wear. Fret not. That's where we come in. A typical gala is a formal affair, often held to support a ...
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wedding dresses

What is the best wedding dress for my body type?

Today we ask one of the most important questions in your wedding dress shopping journey: "How do you find the perfect dress for your body type?" We recommend starting with the right silhouette for your body shape, whether that be an hourglass, small-chested, petite, pear-shaped, tall and slender, athletic, or ...
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wedding dress after the wedding

What do you do with your wedding dress after the wedding?

After months of searching and saving, you've found your perfect gown! And while the dress is certainly near and dear to your heart right now, one question lingers: what will become of it after the wedding? Many brides are taking a new look at the life of their wedding dress, ...
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budgeting for wedding

What are the tips on budgeting a wedding?

Figuring out your wedding budget is no easy feat. Your wedding will likely be the biggest party you've ever hosted—and the priciest. The average U.S. wedding costs $44,000 for 167 guests, according to the 2018 Brides American Wedding Study. Nearly 27 per cent of couples cover the entire expense themselves, ...
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cocktail wedding dress

Are short wedding dresses in style?

Although bridal wear tends to err on the side of tradition, it does go through trends. Like any type of clothing, styles come in and out of fashion as tastes change and grow. Currently, one trend is dominating the world of wedding dresses both on the runway and in the ...
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wedding dj

How do I find a good wedding DJ?

Your wedding entertainment is one way you can make sure your guests have a blast. It can also be another way of adding your own personal touch to the event. Your wedding is a party, after all! You want to make it a kick-ass party that your guests won't soon ...
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Preparation of DIY wedding DJ

Can you DJ your own wedding?

Should you DJ at your own wedding? A good wedding DJ will keep your big day flowing and your dance floor moving. But hiring one could also set you back $1,000 or more. You can DJ your own wedding for a fraction of the cost, without sacrificing the flow or ...
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reading of the seven blessing in Jewish wedding

What are the seven blessings in a Jewish wedding?

In the last five weeks on Smashing The Glass, we’ve made it through from waking up on the morning of the wedding to standing under the chuppah. One key part of the ceremony is The Seven Blessings, or as they’re known in Hebrew the Sheva Brachot.   The Seven Blessings ...
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How to plan a Jewish wedding?

Engaged to be married? Mazal tov! As you begin to plan your Jewish (or Jewish-ish) wedding ceremony, whether you are Jewishly knowledgeable or relatively new to Judaism, you may want to review the list below before you make your plans to create a meaningful Jewish wedding.   Are you planning ...
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Why do Jews Rock when they pray?

Many people have asked why religious Jews sway back and forth while praying. This very old custom is called shuckling in Yiddish and means to rock, shake, or swing. As with many customs, it is easier to describe when and where it was practised, than to answer definitively, why people ...
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How much does a middle-class Indian wedding cost?

The most interesting question:- how much does the average Indian wedding cost? We answered it, but first, let's understand why is there a cost involved with weddings. There are many different religions, each with their own cultures and traditions in India. In Hinduism, marriage is considered as a sacred institution ...
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Where is the best venue for your wedding in India?

The vogue in India is to have a fairytale destination wedding akin to the rest of the liberal world. With the new-found penchant for destination weddings, the Indian hospitality industry is jumping on the bandwagon, establishing some immensely stupendous wedding venues over the years.    If your wedding bells have ...
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