About the e-book … 2. wedding Planning
Article 1 : Wedding day checklist
Ebook wEdding guidE is the go- to place for building up your happiness. For many brides Article 2 : Wedding planning checklist
and grooms, weddings involve more than simply inviting guests or booking the hall for ceremony. 3. wedding cake
Organizing your big day can be a difficult task so let us take the worry out of the unknown. Those Article 1: Cake for perfect Wedding
Article 2: 18 favorite wedding cakes
information on this ebook is shared from wedding community will be the useful references for you.
4. After wedding day
We will help you covered! Article 1: Great honeymoon ideas for newlywed couple
What to…? Article 2: Tips for a better husband & wife relationship
How to...? 5. wedding invitation
Where to…? Article 1: Choosing color for your wedding invitations
Article 2: Considerations when choosing wedding invitations
6. diY ideas:
As step by step for your perfect day, we would like to travel with you!
Article 1: DIY guest book tree
Article 2 : DIY balloon name card
Article 3 : Gorgeous Chiffon and Tulle Flowers
7. wedding shoes
Article 1: Guidelines to choose wedding shoes
Article 2: Tips for choosing groom’s shoes
8. wedding hairstyle
Hot hairstyle with veil
9. wedding music:
The best collection of wedding songs
10. Wedding flowers
Article 1: Top 10- inexpensive flowers
Article 2: Wedding bouquet _ something you need to know
11. wedding dress
Article 1: Useful advice for choosing wedding dress
Article 2: Wedding dress trend 2010
12. wedding beauty & health
Article 1: 3 wedding makeup mistakes to avoid
Article 2: Top 5 tips to be a beautiful & healthy bride
13. wedding budget
About the content… Article 1: How to save your wedding budget
Article 2: Loads of tips to help you cut your wedding cost
The whole information put in this ebook is based on our real experiences that we have con-
14. wedding favors/bomboniere:
sulted for the couples who are preparing for their wedding, combined with information which is Sweet thank-you gifts for your dear guests
searched from others and many advices from famous wedding experts around the world. 15. wedding ideas & inspiration
Article 1: How to make your wedding unique and different
Article 2: Amazing wedding themes inspiration
16. Wedding rings ? Are they difficult to choose ???
For many bride and groom, weddings involve more than simply invit-
ing guests or booking the hall for ceremony. Organizing your big day
can be a difficult task so let us take the worry out of the unknown.
Please follow this basic guideline, this will help you get covered !
A R T I C L E 1 : W E D D I n G D AY C H E C k L I S T
Task detail Complete
6- 9 months before the big day 1 - 2 months before the big day
• Choose the wedding date • Choose and arrange the transportation for bride & groom, and guests
• Estimate the total wedding budge • For groom : select the accessories( belt, tie and shoes)
• Plan with the wedding coordinator if necessary • Send the invitation through address
• Think about a wedding theme, style, or decoration. • Select the attendant’s attire
• Prepare save-a-date cards • Check again with all vendors: caterer, florist, makeup & hairstyle maker,
• For bride: research and shop around to choose the baker, transportation renter, musicians, dress maker, groom’s designer ,
wedding gown, accessories ( headpiece, veil and shoes) gift supplier, ring’s supplier, wedding coordinator, honeymoon’s service
• Discuss the guest list with your fiance and family supplier. Make sure that all the vendors work in progress , do the right
• Select and reserve the ceremony site and reception site hings and deliver on time.
4 - 6 months before the big day 2 - 4 weeks before the big day
• Contact with the reception caters, arrange the tasting and menu • Try the bride’s dress, groom’s tuxedo and other accessories included.
• Choose and book with the photographer & videographer, discuss the • Final check!
style you want • Do a hair and makeup run through with your wedding veil on
• Think idea about wedding cake and choose the baker • Do marriage license
• Make arrangement with florists • Confirm the reception guest count , meal options and notify the caterer
• Order the dresses for bride maids • Confirm with baker, gift, florist, musicians about their services.
• For groom : rent or buy the tuxedo • Confirm the wedding detail with the wedding coordinator in the
• Book with the musicians in the reception party reception and ceremony site
• Plan the honeymoon and make reservation for the best price
• Contact with the officiant 1 week before the big day
• Allocate personal task and discuss detail with them
2 - 4 months before the big day • Do the checklist for the whole wedding items
• Shop around online to order the gifts for attendants and wedding favors • Write your own wedding vows and discuss again with the officiant
• Research and order the wedding rings
• Finalize the guest list 1 day before the big day
• Order the stationery, invitation, thank-you notes • Do the checklist again
• Do the playlist for your reception party • Rehearsal the program if your wedding program has so much details inside.
• Make the wedding photo albums with your photographers, and have • Confirm the transportation schedule
them do the slideshow at the beginning of reception • Pre-wedding beauty preparations
• Plan and arrange the program for ceremony and reception • Prepare payment for some required wedding services
• Discuss detail (ideas & inspirations) with the wedding coordinator for
reception and ceremony about the theme or how to decorate the party On the big day
• Think about your hairstyle and make-up in the big day, as well as order • Relax , keep calm and follow the wedding project timeline
with the maker • Spend at least 2 times for wedding dress, hairstyle and makeup
• Book rooms for the out-of- town guests • You and your fiancé try to eat breakfast
• Enjoy yourself at this once on the special day!
ARTICLE 2 : WEDDInG PLAnnInG CHECkLIST
Attire, accessories & beauty
For bride For groom For others Decoration
Gowns Tuxedo Bridesmaid ’s dress For ceremony For reception
Shoes Shoes & sock Bridesmaid ’s shoes Aisle runner Outdoor sign Centerpieces
Tiara Waistcoats Mother’s dress Backdrop Pew bow Table decoration
Veil & Headpiece Cufflinks Flower girl’s dress Arch Stage
Handbag Ties / cravats
Jewelry : earring Photography & videography
& necklace Belt For reception & ceremony
Hair accessories Photo slideshow Videography
Hosiery & Garter Stand for picture Photography album
Lingerie : slip, bra, pettiecoat Music & entertainment
Gloves Sound/ music system Playlist music for cer
Wedding ceremony Stationery
Marriage license Guest book table Unity candles Save the date card Programs Guest book & pens
Wedding band/ ring Pens & guest book Unity holders Invitation Place card Calligraphy
Wedding vow Chairs Officiant fee Reply card Menu Thank you notes
Ring pillow Location map Envelop
Wedding reception Favors & gifts
Location napkins Bartender Gifts for parents Gifts for attendants Gift for guest
Food & drink Guest book & pen Candles & holders
Chair & cover Table & linens Serving staff Personal contact ( telephone)
Glassware/ toasting Wedding cake, cake Dancing floor Caterer Transportation renter Wedding coordinator
glasses, flatware, plate, topper, cake server set, cake
bowl knife Florist Musicians Honeymoon’s service
Transportation Makeup & hairdresser Gift supplier Photographer
Bride & Groom Family’s transportation Guest’s transporta- Bride & Groom Suit maker for bride Videographer
tion accessories supplier & groom
transportation Baker Ring’s supplier Officiant
Bride’s bouquet Corsages Centerpieces
Flower girl Boutonnieres Flower girl basket
Flower girl basket
c a K e f O r t H e P erfect dON’T fOrgeT :
• Write stating the specific size, shape, decora-
Wedding tion, delivery time and the price negotiable to the
• personalize the cake through style, decoration or
Cutting the cake is a symbol of unity and togeth- choosing cake topper.
erness, it also means the essential marker of the • Get references and book the cake early
couples commitment to one another on their • eat a sample piece of your wedding cake
• preserving your Top Wedding cake Tier
special day. So, how can you choose the perfect
cake? Let’s go for number of following guide-
lines here :
1 STyle Of The cake:
The style of wedding cake should be thought
first as it likes the main idea to decide how to
5 flavOr Of The cake:
Most popular flavors include fruit cake,
chocolate cake, vanilla cake, angle food cake
do with other details. Normally, there are some and even cream cakes. It is entirely up to the
popular styles that couple can choose: con- couple which flavor they choose for their spe-
temporary, dramatic, simple, classic, unique, cial day
traditional and regal. There are no hard and
fast rules and it is entirely the couples' decision
which they would like to select. 6 Tier Shape:
Depend on the cake’s style, the baker will
help you choose the shape of tier. Normally, pleaSe reMeMBer :
How much will you spend on wedding cake?
If you spend a little bit so much than average,
there are four popular shapes:
round: the most traditional style
Square: for a bold and elegant affair
• Don’t overdo the wedding cake add-
• Don’t choose an inedible cake color
your cake can be unique than others, or it is • Multi- shape : unique style • Don’t choose a generic wedding cake
decorated with more luxury items. Arranging • cupcake wedding topper
the budget for cake is quite important and the • Don’t forget to ask about transportation
couple should decide it early.
7 cake TOpperS:
The beauty and art of the cake can be ex-
3 Size Of The cake:
Based on the budget and the guest list, the
couple can order with the baker which size is
pressed thorough the cake toppers or not. It’s
up to your overall cake. So, please don’t worry
if you cannot find the most suitable topper for
enough for your wedding reception. In gen- your wedding cake. Normally, the couple put
eral, three tiers will serve 50-100 guests. So, the toppers on it, and some of them have it
if you're having 150 or more, four or more tiers decorated with fresh flowers in order to reflect
are enough, but if it exceeds your budget, the uniqueness.
please have your baker do with three-tired
cake, and then making up the rest of the slices
with a sheet cake. 8 cake Baker:
There are many vendors that cater to the
special couples' needs. It is usual to have face
4 cOlOr Of The cake:
your cake color will perfectly match your
wedding day or, whether it will complement
-to- face meetings with the intended couple
and to work together to decide upon the per-
fect cake for the perfect wedding day.
them? you should speak to your chosen cake
baker for more in depth and more specific ad-
vice 9 TiMe delivery:
See that your cake is delivered about an
hour before the start of the reception
18 faVOrite Wedding caKeS...
It was hard work, but somebody had to do it! Here are favorite cakes – all
as unique and colorful as they are delicious. Browse through to find all the
inspiration you’ll need in your search for the perfect cake.
1. layered chocolate cake 9. Tier Black & White Swirly cake
What makes a chocolate cake look With a whopping five tiers, black spirals
even more romantic? red and white and flowers decorate the otherwise
roses sprinkled on top pure white layers.
2. gift Box cake 10. White and Black 3 Tier cake
Gift a gift to yourselves with this fes- This three-tier cake is a great spin on
tive cake. Featuring multiple layers of the traditional white wedding cake. With
unique, gold-accented patterns, there chocolate strips throughout the tiers,
is a bow on every other tier. it’s topped off with gorgeous light-green
orchidsroses sprinkled on top
3. hydrangea cake
This three-tiered, round cake will stand 11. Modern citrus-colored cake
tall and elegant at the cake-cutting cer- This summery cake makes a splash
emony. Dotted throughout, hydrangeas with bright citrus colors and unique
decorate each layer as a fresh alterna- patterns on each tier. Sunflowers and
tive to roses. orchids add another nod to warm
4. chocolate-foliage cake
Gift a gift to yourselves with this fes-
12. green-Sashed cake
tive cake. Featuring multiple layers of A combination of round and square
unique, gold-accented patterns, there tiers make up this classic-looking cake,
is a bow on every other tier. while sugar paste stephanotis and a
draped green fondant sash give it a
5. White-Banded Beige cake
This beige cake is wrapped with a 13. pretty in pink
white fondant ribbon around each of its This petite, two-tiered cake is perfect
four layers. A mixture of fresh roses and for the bride who likes anything girly,
sugar paste petals bring an elegant frilly, and, we think, absolutely lovely.
balance to the cake.
14. ivory cake with flowers
6. Whimsical cake
perfect for the fall, this four-tiered, ivory
each layer of this non-traditional cake beauty flaunts its unique texture and
is decorated with different colors and colorful accents .
patterns to create a fun, whimsical look.
The couple’s initials sit on top the cake, 15. grape Wedding cake
adding yet another personal touch.
This multi-tiered, vintage cake is the
perfect pick for a summer wedding
7. Two-Tier light green cake – especially if it happens to be at a
Great for the Spring, this two-tiered vineyard. each pink tier is wrapped with
round cake stands out with its light a soft, light green ribbon frosting and
green icing and pink ribbons. Delicate “tied” with fresh grapes.
green orchids with a hint of purple top
the cake and separate each tier. 16. round, Off-center cake with
8. floral purple Banded cake This design takes a five-tiered cake
Green embellishments and purple rib- and throws it off center – literally. White
bons make these white tiers far from frosted layers of black polka dots are
standard. Multi-colored flowers are accented with salmon-colored petals
scattered throughout and featured as making this cake almost too visually
the topper. interesting to slice.
after Wedding day
after Wedding day
5. rOmantic & luxury:
Article 1: Great honeymoon ideas for newlywed couple
Honeymooners deserve the life of
luxury. Many newlyweds spend their
For the newlywed couple, their honeymoon honeymoon on providing much-
should be the second memorable event of needed alone time in the form of
intimate meals and spa treatments
their new life together right after their wed- within the luxurious surroundings of
ding. Honeymoon is about the couple and it a secluded villa or cabana. And if you
want to have a romantic honeymoon,
is therefore important to choose a destination leave work and home at home! This is
the only chance to get some days off
that offers an interesting getaway for both of from work, so use it. Don’t bring your
them. Knowing which type of honeymoon you work or family related problems on
your honeymoon. Turn off your mobile
want will help you decide on your locations phone, redirect your emails and just
easier. enjoy your time together.
Top romantic honeymoon loca-
2. actiOn-PacKed: tions are: Paris, Venice and Rome.
1. tOtally relaxing: Think about an exotic honeymoon
If you are looking for a quiet, laid- if you and your new spouse are
back stay, a beach honeymoon to active adventurers and like nothing
a tropical country or private islands better than trying something new.
would be right perfect for you. More and more couples are skip-
White sandy beaches, crystal clear ping the traditional honeymoon
waters, light breezes, roaring waves getaways and are instead opting
and a lot more- makes you under- for something a little more
stand why to choose beaches as the
ideal place for their honeymoon.
daring. Mountain trekking or
a wildlife exploration to Africa
Popular locations are: Carib- are great examples for this type of
bean, Hawaii, Fiji and Tahiti. honeymoon. There are also many
more different adventure activities
that couple can enjoy such as hik-
ing, kayaking, diving, skiing and a
Challenging locations are: Ken-
3. HiStOry & culture-
For newlywed couple who would love to have a trip full of entertainment, fun
Do you have a thirst for knowledge? and exciting activities, there are many destinations which will definitely sat-
Are you a fountain of historical isfy everything you need. Many couples want to enjoy fun nightlife activities,
facts? Then why not take a trip to gambling, seeing some performances in night clubs or shopping around in the
explore a faraway country with an- morning.
cient architecture, amazing historical
buildings and museums. Learning Some ideal honeymoon destinations for excited couple: Las Vegas,
a new language, crafting skills, the Thailand
history and cultural art of a nation
or just enjoying special local food
may bring you lots of excitement.
Locations with rich history and
culture are: Egypt, Greece and
after Wedding day
4. SHOW yOur lOVe and aPPreciatiOn
Same old advice: tell your spouse “I love you” every single day
and don’t forget to say please and thank you. When your hus-
band helps you fix something in the house, tell him how good
he is. And husband, thank you wife for each meal and for how
well your clothes have been folded. A little appreciation and
compliment never hurts, it will make your mate feel very happy
and encouraging. You should also learn to show your love in
small ways throughout the day like kissing him unexpectedly in
his cheek, cuddling while watching TV. Sometimes, give your
Article 2: Tips for a better husband & wife relationship
1. talKing and SHaring 2. admit yOur miStaKe
There is no more doubt in marriage, as in any relationship, communication is The advice here is .When you make
very important. You have to speak to each other and make sure you are on the a mistake, admit it. When your mate
same wave length! Talk to your mate, find out what difficulties he has to face makes a mistake, excuse him or her
in his work, share your hopes, dreams or just ordinary things. That way you easily’. However, this is something
can understand each other and always stay close to your mate. When facing you may find hard to do or just for-
problems, communication is absolutely necessary. It is the first step to solve get totally about it. A lot of people
your husband and wife problems. Remember that your wife or your husband go to great lengths to make up for
cannot understand you if you do not communicate. Moreover, improving com- their mistakes - or to hide them -
munication in marriage is key to reducing or avoiding stressful situations. when a simple “I’m sorry” would do
the job, and cause a lot fewer hard
feelings. Also never discuss each oth-
3. Be HOneSt and faitHful
ers past faults and mistakes in front
You should not allow yourself to become romantic with anyone other than of other people. While your spouse
your husband or wife. You should not have strong emotional attachments to may laugh along with you and not 5. leaVe yOur Partner SOmetime alOne
or fall in love with anyone other than your spouse. Your faithfulness should be say anything about it but in fact, you
physical, mental as well as emotional. Faithfulness is a choice and it is impor- may have hurt them deep down. Everybody needs some time on their own. You or your mate may want to spend more time alone, or at work, or with your
tant to honor the marriage vows. If something happens, tell your mate and own friends and do your own hobbies. This is completely normal and there is nothing wrong. It doesn’t mean that you
then try to work through the problem. There is nothing worse than hearing it lost interest in each other. Both men and women are different and therefore should retain their own likes and dislikes. You
second hand from a friend rather than from your mate directly. need to show respect for your mate’s interests and the time set for your mate to be alone or spend with friends. Remem-
ber that marriage supports your life journey, it doesn’t replace it.
Choosing color for your wedding invitation
One of the most important concerns with regards to a wedding is the invita-
tion as it seems to be the first impression for guests. So, if you are inviting
guests from many different cultures, you need to consider those color mean-
ings when choosing the invitation.
P I n k Both red and pink denote love
W H I T E When the bride & groom but while red is hot passion, pink is
choose the white wedding, it romantic and charming. Therefore, it is
means that they want to express chosen for a wedding invitation color
by most of brides. Moreover, admira-
the purity and innocence, and the
tion, love, and spring time are also
same with the meaning for invi- associated with pink color.
tation. This color is common for However, studies have shown that
wedding in West. large amounts of pink can create
However, in Eastern countries, physical weakness in people, this belief
white is rarely used because of its somewhat makes less desirable for
expression for death. some couples.
B L A C k Black is versus with white G R E E n Green is life. Abundant
in the term of meaning. In West in nature, green signifies growth, re-
wedding, black has such a negative newal, health, and environment.
connotation. Sometimes, people With both a warming and cooling
think black as a sophistication and effect, the color green has also been
associated with balance, harmony, and
stability. Therefore, most of couples
choose the green wedding theme if
B L U E In many diverse cultures they celebrate their marriage in Spring.
blue is significant in religious
beliefs, brings peace, or is believed
to keep the bad spirits away. In Y E L L O W Yellow is sunshine. It
Iran, blue is the color of mourning is a warm color that, like red, has
conflicting symbolism. On the one
while. In the West the something
hand it denotes happiness and joy but
blue bridal tradition represents on the other hand yellow is the color
love. Blue is perhaps one of the of cowardice and deceit. Normally, if
best wedding colors to choose. the couple doesn’t consider so much
about the meaning of this color, it
can be chosen for summer and spring
R E D Red denotes purity, excite- wedding as it is a bright color.
ment, and celebration.
• In China, red represents for hap-
piness and prosperity and may be P U R P L E Purple is royalty. A mysteri-
used to attract good luck. So, red ous color, purple is associated with
is often the color worn by brides both nobility and spirituality in West-
in the East while it is the color of ern cultures. Purple’s many shades
mourning in South Africa. have become a popular addition to
weddings over the years, possibly
• In India red is frequently used as
because of its associations. Darker
a wedding color – that might make shades of purple are also associated
it an ideal choice for announcing with sensuality while lighter shades
your special event. represent romance.
However, it might be a better However, in Thailand, purple is the
choice for the honeymoon than for color widows must wear while mourn-
the wedding invitations ing their lost husbands.
C onsideration when choosing
Step 2: Check the details
Most of brides are easily missed some of the important details such as, location of ceremony, reception an RSVP phone
number and etc ... You should write down all of the details you need to send to guests before looking at the design of the
invitation. That way will help you cut cost.
Next part of this step, carefully check and double check the spelling of everyone names. Make sure there is no grammar or
spelling error inside before you go to the printer.
Please remember :
• If you have placed RSVP on the invitation and if a guest has not responded for more than a week, what you need to do
is to reach them on their contact numbers and ask them whether they will go to your wedding or not. In this way, you will
know what you can do for their seats.
• Having a photo of you and your groom-to-be on the front or inside your invitations. You can choose a simple invitation
and have your photo added to make an invitation unique
• Don’t overcrowd so much things in the invitation
• If you would like to choose the cheap wedding invitation to have economic wedding, you can :
• Make your own
• Find good supplier that asks reasonable price
• Online, there is such a thing as a wedding invitation kit
• Using a postcard for RSVP
“A W E D D I n G I n V I TAT I O n S T E P 1 : P L A n T H E I n V I TAT I O n :
In step 1, you should answer the following questions to prepare for your
is a letter asking the recip- wedding invitation
ient to attend a wedding.
It is typically mailed six to 1. What style should we go for? 2. What color should we go for?
Firstly, you should consider the Decide whether you want your invita-
eight weeks before the style of your wedding. Some- tion to perfectly match your wedding
times, they call its setting. You day colors. Invitations are available
wedding date. From your are having a formal wedding or in almost every color you can think
wedding dress to your modern wedding? You are plan- of, normally, there are some popular
ning the traditional wedding or colors: white, black, pink, red, yellow,
wedding invitations, you more in stylist one? The invita- green, purple and blue. Choosing the
want everything about tion should be in sync with your wedding color is also up to the differ-
setting. ent cultures.
your wedding to be per-
fect, and completing invi-
tation takes so much time 3. Wedding theme match or complement?
Another consideration is the theme of your wedding invitation when you
from thinking to sending are picking out them.
it to the guests. Keeping • If you are having a fall theme wedding, you can incorporate an autumnal
icon such as a maple leaf or pinecone.
these considerations in • If you are having a garden theme, you may want to have invitations that
mind can help you find have flowers on them to go with the garden theme.
It’s not necessary to have your wedding invitation match with theme! You
wedding invitations that can decide to do something that can complement with your specific theme.
It’s up to the decision of the couple.
will be beautiful, unique
and a wonderful way 4. What’s your budget?
to invite your cherished Determine how much money you will spend for the wedding invitation.
Based on that, the couples can easily choose the style for wedding invita-
loved ones to share in tion, whether you do it economically or not?
your special day.”
diy : real Wedding inspiration: gueSt BOOK tree
1. Skip the traditional guest book and create a beautiful display out of your friends’ and
family’s good wishes. It’s easy to create this look on your own — all you need are potted
flower branches and pretty cards for guests to write on.
2. Cherry, apple or peach blossom or magnolia branches will work well for this. You could
also try manzanita or curly willow branches, which look pretty on their own or with cym-
bidium or dendrobium orchids or carnations wired on. Set pens and a stack of cards with
ribbons for hanging nearby, and you’re all set!
3. We love the idea of asking guests to write their specific wishes or advice for you on the
cards rather than simply signing their names and writing a generic congratulatory mes-
sage. After your wedding, collect the cards in a nice chest or box for the perfect keepsake.
Image: Sara Remington/Anna Kuperberg Photography
S T E P 4 : We made place cards with a paper cutter and bone folder (about 2″
DIY Balloon Name Cards by 3). We wrote names and table numbers with a white pen and then cre-
ated a small hole in the top of the card.
S T E P 1 : You’ll need: Candies (to use as paper weights), balloons, strings, S T E P 5 : Next, we took the string that was tied to the balloon and pushed it
pens and parchment paper. through the hole in the card, then tying the string to the weight.
S T E P 2 : So our name cards don’t fly away, we wrapped the candies in
parchment paper and tied with a string. 2. 4. 5. 6.
S T E P 6 : Guests will carry balloons to their tables (creating a lovely scene!)
and then the balloons will serve as table decorations.
S T E P 7 : Display the balloons at different heights
STEP 3: For a striking visual display, pick a color scheme of 2 or 3 colors to
Finally, they are a perfect way to ensure your reception will be off to a fun-
buy the balloons in.
filled start !
3. 7. 8.
All photo by Chelsea Fuss
DIY: Gorgeous Chiffon and Tulle Flowers
Stack flower cut outs, alternating fabric types and stag-
gering petals. Use a needle and thread to secure them
together at the center.
If desired you can sew decorative beads in the inside
center of the flower.
For this project you will need fabric – we used chiffon and tulle. Yardage needed will vary based on You can also create a tie-on corsage or sash, by sewing
the number and size of flowers, as well as the fabric thickness. You’ll also need a piece of paper, a one or more flowers to a length of silk ribbon
pen, scissors, pins, needle and thread, glas…
You can also create a tie-on corsage or sash, by sewing one
or more flowers to a length of silk ribbon.
To make a stencil first free hand a rose petal shape and cut out. Then retrace it five times on a larger
sheet of paper to create a full flower shape. This will help you get an even pattern. Cut out pattern.
Take some fabric and fold it into a square a little larger than your flower pattern. Pin the pattern to
fabric and carefully cut out. Repeat this process until you have enough layers to make a full flower –
the number of layers will vary depending…
All photo by Olivia Kanaley
guidelineS tO cHOOSe Wedding SHOeS 4. Shopping around for reference
Make sure before you go around for shop-
Among many accesso- 1. Wedding shoes suit your wedding themes ping, you have the bit of knowledge about
the bridal shoes: what style do you want?
ries the brides need to Nowadays, most of brides and grooms want to express their per- How price are there? What kind of fabric or
prepare for their spe- sonalization in their wedding. All the things that they do as well as the color of your wedding shoes? Don’t buy
they wear must in sync with wedding theme. And wedding shoes the wedding shoes immediately although you
cial day, wedding shoes are not exceptional really like them. You should get the reference
seem to be the most on many magazines, forums or websites ... to
important things in or- make sure that you will not make the mistake.
der to make the brides
more beautiful. So, how
5. Heels of wedding shoes
Alarm! You need to consider about its heel!
to choose the wedding The higher the heel, the greater posture you
shoes which are suit- are, and the more stress you put on your body.
able with your wedding
dress, your style and 6. Buying shoes at the end of the
your body shape but day
not costly? We will give When shopping for wedding shoes, remember
to shop toward the end of the day because of
some guidelines for you swelling of feet .
to overcome these diffi- If your wedding theme is colorful, don’t be worry to choose the
green, blue, pink, red ... or black wedding dress, and of course
your wedding shoes can also be green, red, yellow and purple ... Some things that you can’t forget:
2. Comfortable wedding shoes • Please observe the floor spaces to choose the best
wedding shoes for the brides
Just think, you’ll be walking down the aisle, taking photograph, greeting attendant, and possibly • Bridal shoes should be chosen depend on the occa-
dancing in your bridal shoes, the comfortable wedding shoes will help you have the smooth steps in sion.
your big day. Maybe even the most expensive ones – It doesn’t make them the most suitable shoes for • Remember to buy extra shoes to avoid damage and
your wedding day. bring it to the wedding ceremony
• Try on your bridal shoes around the house at least
3. Fabrics for your shoes two weeks before your wedding starts
There are many styles of bridal shoes: classic, vin-
tage, diva, and casual made from leather, cotton
or silk satin. But please remember that you need
to choose the kind of fabrics that suit with the
material made at the bottom of your wedding
dress, as well as the color. That is the greatest
impact on your shoes.
TIPS FOR CHOOSING GROOMS SHOES
What truly important for the groom is the comfort and look of the shoes.
Although choosing shoes for groom doesn’t get as much trouble as brides,
we still have some tiny but decisive details to choose the right ones. Here are
some tips for groom to choose the right shoes and preserve them before his
• Make sure that your shoes match perfectly with the tuxedo or
suit. Thus, you should hire or purchase the suit before choosing
the wedding shoes. Perhaps, you can wear your suit when buying
• There are two types: ankle and knee-high socks. Be prepared to
wear the socks or insole when trying on dress shoes.
• Comfort will be generally the first consideration, which will en-
able the groom to enjoy the wedding entirely.
• Do not wait until the wedding day otherwise you might choose
• Remember to choose the wedding shoes at the end of day, be-
cause your feet have been swollen slightly.
• Measure both feet at the shoe store. Then choose a shoe which
fits the slightly larger foot.
• Walk around the shop and stand on tiptoe with each foot in
• Try your shoes out on different surfaces to test for potential slip
• If the groom chooses the leather shoes, remember to purchase
them spray with waterproofing.
• Leather shoes also need to be cleaned regularly with a wax pol-
ish or shoe cream. You need to choose a suitable polish.
• If your shoes do get wet, do not place them on direct sunlight
to dry out as it can lead to cracks in the leather. Let the shoes dry
• Use a shoehorn when putting as this will prolong the life of the
back of the shoe.
• wLeather shoes need to be cleaned regularly with a wax polish
or shoe cream. Always choose a polish which matches that of the
leather shoe. If you are unable to find one then use a neutral one.
Hot hairsyle wit veil
On your wedding day, you may choose to have your bride hair style profes-
sionally done, and now let start to research some following hairstyle ideas
5. Layered Curl Updo with Vei 6. Straight Updo with Veil
going with veil for your special day. 7. Spiral Curls and Veil 8. Long and Wavy with Veil
1. High updo with traditional veil 2. Curly updo with veil:
3. Sweeping Updo with Veil 4. Birdcage Veil Wedding Updo
Don’t Want To Miss A Thing Honey Honey
tHe BeSt cOllectiOn Of Wedding SOngS Endless Love Every time I close my Love Me Tender
Selecting beautiful songs for a wedding ceremony is actually difficult for eyes I Can’t Help Falling In Love
many brides and grooms. Since both of them not only want to set the gen- I Finally Found Someone I Got You I Feel Good
eral mood and tone of their ceremony or reception but also hope to express
their emotions through the rhythm of music. Just don’t worry about this Forever in Love I’d Love You To Want Me
anymore! We will help you handle this issue! Beautifully touching wedding Four Seasons Spend my Life with You
songs will create a long-lasting impression on everybody.
From this Moment Eternal Flame
Fly Me To The Moon Sometimes When We Touch
All My Life
Greensleeves That’s What Friends Are For
Heaven Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You
How Deep Is Your Love The Way You Look Tonight
Angel of Mine
Could Not Ask For More
And I Love Her
Because You Loved Me
By Your Side
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Canon In D
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Come Away With Me
tOP 10: inexPenSiVe flOWerS
1. ALSTROEMERIA LILY 6. FREESIA
• Alstroemeria Lily is very popularly used • Freesias provide a wonderful scent that
in wedding bouquets and flower arrange- is delicate and fresh without being over
• This kind of flowers can be used for late • This dainty freesia bridal bouquet is
spring or early summer wedding. small, but exquisite.
2. BABY’S BREATH 7. GLADIOLUS
• It is a great option if you have a tight • Gladiolus can produce a unique look to
budget for your wedding. If you very your floral arrangements. These flowers
much wish to go for a conventional wed- grow up almost the entire length of the
ding bouquet, then you can save baby’s stem from large blossoms at the bottom
breath bouquets for your bridesmaids. to smaller ones at the top.
• Baby’s breath bouquets can indeed be • This is typically considered as bouquet
your choice if you are determined to go for summer wedding.
for an offbeat wedding.
8. QUEEn AnnE’S LACE
3. CARnATIOn • This is a beautiful choice for an outdoor
• The carnation is the recession-friendly wedding with that just picked from the
flower. It symbolizes love to your guests garden look.
and a less badly dented wallet to you. • Queen Anne’s lace can provide delicate
• They were always used as a filler and blooms and greenery at the bottom of the
almost paired with baby’s breath. cascading bridal bouquet.
• They’re hearty and last a long time.
4. CHRYSAnTHEMUM • The bright yellow of the sunflower and
• The autumn weather brings about a rich its various sizes can fit into these catego-
variety of flowers that can make any wed- ries without breaking the bank.
ding bouquet a beautiful sight. The chry- • It’s meaning, adoration, fits well into
santhemum is perhaps the most widely any wedding theme and its size and versa-
known fall flower. tility will enhance both the wedding party
• Ribbon often gives this bouquet the and the décor of the reception or ceremo-
impressive effect. ny location.
5. DAISY 10. SWEET WILLIAM
• For all wedding seasons, daisy can be • Sweet William is an excellent choice
used as wedding bouquet. for boutonnieres, corsages, or smaller
• When choosing a bouquet with these bouquets. It would also be lovely in larger
daisies, a bride should carefully consider arrangements as an accent flower
the colors, arrangement, and accents in
order to fit with the theme and feel of her
• Gerber daisy bridal bouquets can also
work with formal weddings as well.
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yOu need tO KnOW
4. PlEAsE noTiCE wiTh ThE sCEnT of flowErs, because some brides may be sensitive to the fra-
grance. However, in the places like centerpiece, fragrant scent will attract guests and create the warm
atmosphere for them.
5. onE imPorTAnT ChArACTErisTiC whEn ordEring ThE wEdding bouquETs is frEshnEss.
Some types of flowers have the longer –life- fresh than others after they have been cut.
6. ChECk ExACTlY wiTh ThE florisT ThE sChEdulE of dElivEring ThE wEdding flowErs, as
their schedule on the day of your wedding may be coincided with another wedding or event.
7. CosT is ThE lAsT fACTor ThAT musT bE
ConsidErEd. One of the best ways of keep-
1. do A lisT of flowErs nEEdEd. 2. To sTArT PlAnning, the couples can get ideas ing your costs down is to do them yourself, or
Normally, on your big day, there are some from magazines, friends, and family. Start look- get a friend or relative to help out and there
following things that need to display with ing at the colors the bridal couple would like to are some tips to help you covered:
flowers : include. • Choosing in-season flowers
• Bride’s bouquet • Buy the flowers wholesale from florists or
• Bridesmaids’ bouquet 3. TAkE A PiCTurE of Your drEss, your brides- flower markets
• Groom’s & Groomsmen boutonnieres maids’ dresses and your groom’s clothing when • Use simple ideas for your bouquet
• Flower Girl/Ring Bearer Flowers you visit your florist. Also take swatches of fab- • Search information on the internet to get
• Attendant Boutonnieres & Corsages rics including your gown and any pictures from more advices
• Ceremony Flowers magazines of wedding bouquets that you intend • Watch video clips to learn how to do with
• Reception Centerpieces to do the same. flowers.
uSeful adViceS fOr cHOOSing tHe Perfect
On your special day, you would definitely appreciate wearing a perfect wed-
ding dress in order that you not only look exceedingly sensational, but feel
completely gorgeous as well. To get the perfect wedding dress means to
get the perfect fit. Then, what’s the best wedding dress style for your body
type? Please remember that in the end, it’s your wedding, and you CAN
do whatever you want. Therefore, we would love to give you some advice
about the dresses before you even set foot into a bridal shop.
In reality, there are 5 popular types of wedding dress: A –line dress, Empire
line dress, Ball gowns dress, Sheath wedding dress and Mermaid wedding
dress. So, which body shape is suit for each?
linE drEssEs :
• An A-line dress is narrower
at the top, flaring gently wider
toward the bottom thereby
resembling the letter A
• You will look slimming when
wearing this kind of dress
EmPirE linE drEssEs
• An empire dress is tighter un-
der the bust or has a seam right
under the bust, with the rest of
the piece flowing loosely down
bAll gowns drEssEs
• Ball gown gives a princess-
like presence, and is one of the
most romantic shapes. It suits
pretty for church wedding,
garden wedding or other theme
shEATh wEdding drEssEs:
• Sheath dresses follow every
curve of the bride’s figure
• You are great on petite
brides, as well as tall brides
mErmAid wEdding drEssEs:
•The mermaid wedding dress
is probably most considered by
women who want to show off
Wedding dreSS trendS in 2010
Wedding Wedding Beauty & HealtH
Wedding Beauty & HealtH
Article 1: 3 wedding makeup mistakes to avoid Article 2: Top 5 tips to be a beautiful & healthy bride
1. ChoosE Your food & vEgETAblEs:
Everyone knows the connection between
food & health. In addition, what you eat can
also affect your sex life. So make sure you eat
healthy and avoid crash dieting. Keep trays of
chopped vegetables and fruits in the fridge
and you will take out the chore of eating a
healthier diet. Limit food and drinks high in
calories, sugar and fat.
2. drink morE wATEr
Water is one of the most essential elements
to good health. Drinking water will greatly
help you lose weight and become healthier in
general. The body is made up mainly of water
and it needs a lot of water to function prop-
erly. Drinking more water is also the best tip
to get a perfect skin for your big day. Every
1. Too muCh mAkEuP: bride should drink at least eight glasses of
Remember that your fiancé is marrying you, so he should at clean water (about 1.9 liters) each and every
least recognize you! Don’t walk down the aisle or show up at day to maintain good health.
a party that you lost a fight with a Drag Queen. You should
feel comfortable in the makeup you are wearing. If you usu- 3. gET good slEEP:
ally go for the natural look, stick to natural colors but slightly You should get 7-9 hours of sleep each night.
stronger. You don’t want to try out blue mascara and red A good night sleep can help your energy re-
lipstick! store and daytime mental capacity increases.
Clear your mind of the ‘must do’ lists well
2. forgET AbouT wATErProof mAsCArA: before heading to bed.
Everyone cries at wedding. So waterproof mascara is a must!
You should also have an emergency makeup kit containing
mini versions of your wedding day makeup products, in case 4. lovE Your bodY:
you need to touch-up your makeup right before the ceremo- Realize that all of them are really just to make you feel better. Don’t torture your body by crazy diet-
ny or at the reception. ing. If you want to lose weight, eat smaller food portions, lower the amount of fat in your diet, and
be active. Drinking water can increase your metabolism, which in turn will help burn calories faster,
3. don’T go for A mAkEuP TriAl making you lose weight.
It is very important to have trial makeup applications. That way you get a good idea of how your
makeup will look on your special day. Make sure your artist know you and your tastes. You should 5. mAnAgE wEdding sTrEss:
also avoid these following beauty treatments one or two weeks before the wedding: tanning, aggres- Planning a wedding can be very stressful sometimes. If you encounter any problems when planning,
sive facial treatments, facial waxing. think of it as “challenge” than “stress”. Then, take a moment to take a deep, four-count breath. Talk
to your partner, friends or family members who can help you out with this problem.
One of the biggest reasons that causes brides headache is worrying about what other people are
expecting. So ask yourself: ‘What do I want? What’s important to me?’ Always keep in your mind
the reason for this wedding during the stressful planning process. Even if it doesn’t turn out to be the
wedding of your dreams, when you wake up tomorrow, you’ll be just as married to the love of your
Article 2: Loads of tips to help you cut your wedding cost
Wedding Budget 1. ATTirE, ACCEssoriEs & bEAuTY
wEdding drEss & ACCEssoriEs:
Article 1: How to save your wedding budget • Start shopping right away. The more time you have, the
better you'll be able to find a version of your dream gown
in your dream price range.
While some are more fortunate to have parents pay for their wedding, there • One of the best ways to bag a bargain is online via the
are also those who have to pay their own way. Surprisingly enough, many internet.
• Buy a second-hand dress.
people end their wedding with quite a bit of debt. These are something you
• Select a non-bridal bridal gown, such as prom dress.
should avoid if possible. • If fiance doesn't allow you to purchase a designer wed-
ding dress, consider renting.
1. hAvE A wEdding budgET ChECklisT/Tools: This is the • Wearing your mother’s or grandmother’s wedding dress
first thing you should have when planning your wed- is a very nice thing to do.
ding. That way you can control your budget and know • It’s best to purchase your dress before shopping for
which part can be spent more or less money on. Surf accessories. Certain elements of the dress will help you
the Internet for ‘Budget calculator’ tool or download choose the best accessories to match.
‘Wedding Budget Checklists’ in page of this Ebook. • Ask family and friends for bridal accessories you can use.
2. CuT Your guEsT lisT: Each time you add a name to wEdding hAir & mAkE uP:
your invitation list, you’re increasing your budget signifi- • Have a friend or someone in your family do your wedding makeup or consider doing it yourself.
cantly. When making a guest list, you should have three • Use simple makeup.
categories of people: must have, should have and can • Go with a simple wedding hairstyle.
do without. Then it will be easier for you to trim your • Let your bridesmaids do their own makeup.
wedding guest list.
3. onlinE shoPPing: Internet is a great source for eve- wEdding loCATion:
rything from second-hand dresses to wedding favors, • Find a low-cost location: A city-owned location,
cake toppers, cheap centerpieces and more such as a public garden or historic building, may
be available for a surprisingly low fee.
4. do-iT-YoursElf: Many brides • Consider marrying at home if your guest list isn’t
totally love this idea. It’s your wed- too large.
ding and why not do something that
you can do on your own. You will be wEdding dATE/TimE:
amazed at the variety of beautiful • Schedule your wedding “off-season.”
wedding DIY projects you can find on • Getting married on any other of the week other
web. There are definitely many easy than Saturday.
projects for you to try.
5. Ask for hElP from friEnds And CErEmonY dECorATion:
fAmilY mEmbErs: Think of musicians • Go online shopping
you know, well-spoken friends who • DIY some easy table centerpieces, candles, flow-
could be your officiant, and crafty ers. You can find many wedding DIY projects on
people who can help you assemble the internet.
things. They will generally be honored • Pick a location that needs little or no embellish-
to be a special part of your big day. ment a garden in bloom, a scenic beach, a fully-re-
Also ask them for what they did to stored historic building, or a spectacular cathedral.
save money on their big day.
Wedding faVOrS – SWeet tHanK-yOu giftS
fOr yOur dear gueStS
Many brides want to cut their wedding budget by
not offering any wedding favors to their guests. It
sounds reasonable because there are many wed-
ding favors which only end up in garbage and don’t
leave any impression on guests. So, just leave out
the favor part and save some money for wedding
dress, shoes or anything else.
But please wait a minute, don’t you forget the
meaning of giving wedding favors to guests?
Traditionally, offering wedding favors are consid-
ered as a necessary gesture to say thank-you to your
friends, family members who come and share the
happiest day of your life. Until now, it still keeps
the same meaning. During your wedding, you may
don’t have time to talk to every
one and obviously a little gift can help you express your care and gratitude
to them. Make sure you pay attention to three things below when you de-
cide on wedding favors:
1. go for somEThing AffordAblE: You don’t have to choose
something expensive for your guests. They may not know anyway and
this is absolutely not necessary. There are many options for inexpen-
sive wedding favors which are still beautiful that you can easily find on
2. ChoosE PrACTiCAl fAvors: The truth that the most favorite
wedding favors are edible things. Chocolates, candies, cookies with
beautiful and elegant wrapping will definitely make your gueats enjoy.
3. wEdding fAvors should rEflECT YoursElf: You should find
wedding favors which can be personalized to reflect who you are.
That way your favors will leave impression on your wedding guests.
Some wedding vendors can personalize your gifts by writing the
names of Bride & Groom and change details’colors. Normally they will
charge fee for personalization. But there are also other vendor who
offer free customization & personalization like BridalCookie.
Wedding ideaS & inSPiratiOn
Wedding ideaS & inSPiratiOn
Article 1: How to make your wedding unique and different 4. ChoosE ‘Your musiC’
Selecting the right music really helps to set the mood for your day. Choose the music that makes your
A wedding is likely the biggest, and certainly the most meaningful, event guests stand up and dancing. Music can really set the atmosphere and tone of your wedding day.
It’s also a great opportunity to get personal. Choose ‘your song’ for your first dance and pick music
which a couple will ever plan in their lives. This is the day that you have from your favorite films, musicals and artists to reflect your taste. The music is something that will be
been dreaming for your entire life, so make it special. Every bride wants her noticed a lot by your wedding guests during the ceremony to the reception. The extra time that went
wedding to be beautiful and memorable. They want to create unique touch- into selecting musicians and music really helped make your day more memorable for everyone
es that make the wedding truly theirs. This is a look at some simple ways to
make your wedding unique.
1. ChoosE A ThEmE ThAT rEflECT ‘You’: 2. bE CrEATivE whEn dECorATing Your wEdding:
Wedding themes allow you to design and If you want your wedding to be memorable, you
put your own stamp on things. Whether you should pay attention to every single details and
choose traditional, romantic or modern style, think ‘ What can I do to make it different?’. For
your wedding day should be all about you. Try example, you can easily add personal touch on
to combine and involve your favorite things your wedding reception by decorating with photos
so that your theme can show the reflection of of your family and friends that are put in beautiful
who you are. It may tell your love story, your frames. Also be creative with table numbers, escort 5. wvoffEring guEsT uniquE wEdding fAvor
characteristics, your interest, favorite place, cards and table centerpieces. Your guests will be Guests who receive wedding favours are leaving your wedding with a small remembrance of your
movie or colors. If you both care about en- surprised when they see your personal handwritten event and the couple who gave it to them. Why not make it something that speaks uniquely of you?
vironment, settle on a eco-friendly wedding note in each place card like “Mary, thanks a lot for The best wedding favors isn’t the expensive ones, they’re often the ones that are truly personal and
with the main theme color is green. If you love being here today” with a lipstick - smooch mark. reflect the happy couple’s style, taste and personalities. Chocolate with your names printed on, cook-
football, why you don’t choose a football wed- Rather than using the standard white tent cards to ies which are personalized or custom-made. Your guest will also like something homemade such as
ding theme with main color is the color of your let guests know their table number, try something a sweets, jam of honey. Don’t forget to put them in nice decorated jars and I’m sure they will be highly
favorite team. bit different. If you have a beach wedding, tie a card appreciated by your guests.
in sea shell shape with the name and table number A unique wedding is one that is remembered for a long time by the couple as well as all the persons
of each guest to a starfish. who attended it. Adding personal touches to your wedding day will not only wow your guests but
3. TrY somEThing noT TrAdiTionAl: also it will express that you really are making them feel special to be involved in such a personal occa-
Most people are still traditional and are more comfortable with those ceremonies that have some sion.
religious or other significance. Anyway, it doesn’t mean that you are not allowed to try something
different. If your new idea is appreciated, it will definitely leave a great impression on your guests and
people will not stop talking about your wedding. Just make sure that you don’t do anything too tacky
Wedding ideaS & inSPiratiOn
Article 2: Amazing wedding themes inspiration
1. Birdcage and eggs 4. Fun-filled circus
2. Eco-friendly wedding 5. Baseball wedding theme
3. ‘Alice in wonderland’
Wedding ideaS & inSPiratiOn
Wedding ringS ? are tHey difficult tO
Choosing a wedding ring – also known as a • For wedding band’s style, it should match with the
engagement ring. The best way to determine what
wedding band – might seem a more straight- you’ll need is to take a closer look at your engage-
forward task than selecting an engagement ment ring.
ring, but it still involves many important and • With band metal, there are some popular choices:
a yellow gold wedding ring is the traditional
exciting decisions! For many couples, the se- choice; a white gold wedding ring ‘s plating is
lection of the diamond engagement ring and likely to wear off with time; a platinum wedding
wedding rings will be their first experience in ring is more expensive, but it will last a lifetime;
and a titanium wedding ring is a more modern
purchasing expensive ones. So, is it difficult choice. It is extremely durable and can be carved
to choose? Here are some following advice without losing its strength.
from jewelry’s expert: • Consider your lifestyle. Based on it, you can decide
on choosing the band shape. If you use your hands
a lot for manual labor and you do not want to scuff up your stone or damage your ring, consider a
low setting or a hard stone.
• When you get your finger measured up, make sure that you inform the jeweler which size width
you require to allow them to compensate by increasing or decreasing the size slightly.
• ″Select a jewelry store which has good reputation in business. In addition to their magnificent
selection, their web site is also an excellent source of guidance and education about selecting a
• ″Some couples often want to have their wedding date engraved on the inside of their wedding
• ″Look through bridal magazines rings. So, remember to check carefully what you want inside your ring – including use of capital
or wedding planning site to get letters etc – or font or style will be used.
• ″Ask friends and family for recom-
mended jewelers to make your
bands. This method is usually less
expensive and more personal.
• ″Shop together. Both bride and groom should decide on wedding rings together. The way of sit-
ting and discussing which style, metal, or other details inside both of you want is so important.
• ″Get started of preparing the wedding rings in plenty of time. Avoid disaster by shopping for rings
long before the wedding date, with an abundance of time to spare. Allowing at least eight weeks
is a good rule of thumb.
• ″You decide on matching or separate bands? It is possible to buy wedding rings together so they
coordinate, but it is not absolutely necessary.
• ″When it comes to the shape of the bride-to-be’s wedding band, the main consideration is how it
sits with her engagement ring.
• ″You will be wearing your wedding ring for the rest of your life so it’s important to choose a design
you’ll be comfortable with: style, metal, band shape and band width.