Congratulations on your Engagement!! The thought of getting married can be very exciting, but the planning of your big day can also be overwhelming and very stressful. If you are on a tight budget and can’t afford a wedding planner to assist with your wedding plans, then why not have a look at this write up – 5 steps to planning wedding?
Below, you will find our top 5 steps to planning your own wedding. Details on each of these steps will be published weekly, so don’t miss out on the easiest 5 steps to planning your own wedding!
Step One: Budget
Now Published at: www.weddingflair.co.za/2010/08/step-1-of-5-in-planning-your-wedding
Step Two: Guest List
A Green Wedding or an eco-friendly wedding is any wedding where the couple tries to decrease the impact of their event on the planet. Couples plan their weddings by integrating eco-friendly alternatives, such as eco-friendly invitations, flowers, dress, menus and more.
If you are an environmentally and socially conscious couple, why not try planning a Green Wedding?
It is, after all, possible to “go green” when planning a wedding and still maintain the elegance and sophistication many expect from such an important event.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
*Use recycled gold. Diamond mining has negative environmental consequences.
If you’ve attended many weddings lately, you will notice that ceremonies are no longer just your typical church wedding.
There are 2 types of unity ceremonies that you could have at your wedding – The Unity Sand Ceremony & The Unity Candle Ceremony. These ceremonies are both non-denominational, which means they have no religious significance. Some couples choose to have a special song played while they are performing these ceremonies. You can also choose to have a special poem read or you can choose to have a moment of silence.
The Unity Sand Ceremony is ideal for a beach wedding or for a couple that both enjoy the sea and sand, but can be used at any...
The wedding music that you choose is one of the finer details that either makes or breaks your special day!
It is best to have a mixture of music so that you cater for all of your guests – young and old. You know that the music is good when all of the guests are on the dance floor, even the grannies!
You can choose between a DJ or a live band at your reception, whatever suits your taste.
Most bridal couples choose to have a live band / string quartet playing at their ceremony and then have a DJ at their reception to get the party started. But of course – it is your special day and so the final decision is up to you!
Here are a few suggestions to help...
As far as weddings go, there will always be an acceptable way of doing things, but in today’s modern world many couples are making small changes to their vows, to show their uniqueness and bring something extra special to their marriage.
Marriage vows are binding promises that each partner makes to eachother in a wedding ceremony.
Many couples today opt to write their own vows. Inspiration is often taken from poems, movies, or music. Vows are usually made up of what characteristics each partner brings out in each other, what they look forward to in life, how their lives changed once they met etc.
Below is the most traditional vows used at a ceremony:
I, ____, take...
South Africa is a truly beautiful wedding destination. There are so many different types of venues to choose from, you are bound to find the perfect venue to suit you! From the bush to the Drakensburg, wine lands and beaches – your dream wedding destination is waiting for you!
Other than our beautiful venues, South Africa also has great weather and more than likely, getting married in South Africa will work out extremely affordable compared to getting married in your home country.
Here are a few legal issues that you need to consider should you wish to get married in South Africa and both of you are non-South African citizens:
Marriages in South Africa are...
Who said weddings had to be boring and straight down the line?
Who’s to say that you can’t add your special touch?
It is after all, YOUR wedding day!
Here are a few Wedding Theme options, to help make your day extra special!
For a real Winter Wonderland feel (not so South African!), why not have snowflake place cards (make your own), and snowflakes hanging from the ceiling?
You can use white and blue for your table decor and a skiing couple as your cake topper?!
Another idea for your table centrepieces, is to have a mirror in the center of the table and arrange 3 wine glasses of different heights on the mirror. Fill with water and float a white ...
Ever thought of having a Beach Wedding but after researching different venues in South Africa, finding it too expensive?
Don’t let your dream of getting married on the beach be shattered by the high costs of a South African wedding, why not consider Bali, Indonesia as your beach wedding venue?
If your wedding party is 40 guests or less, then this option will work out to half the price of a South African Beach wedding (excluding flights of course!)
You can have either a legal or blessing ceremony (if you are already legally married)
Bali Wedding Packages include a full buffet menu consisting of about 10 dishes per course, a real feast made up of fresh seafood, pasta,...