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...
I don’t envy people who have to say speeches at weddings. For those who are not so outgoing, saying a speech at yours or a friend’s wedding can be very nerve-wracking! But being asked to say a speech at someone’s wedding is also very special – you know that you are truely appreciated as a friend.
Traditionally, the Father of the Bride, the Best Man and The Groom say speeches, but of course with today’s changing traditions, anything is possible and you can ask whoever you want to say a speech at your wedding. Some people ask their siblings, or the maid of honour to say a speech. It is known that even the bride herself can have her say. (Just don’t...
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...
A bachelorette party or hens party, is a party held for a woman who is about to be married. The term hen’s party is more common in the UK, Ireland, and Australia, while the term bachelorette party is more common in the United States. The term stagette is used in Canada. It may also be referred to as a kitchen tea as known in South Africa.
If you are in charge of planning the bachelorette party and think it might be a flop, there are many companies who will coordinate and plan this type of party on your behalf. It will more than likely work out more expensive to do it this way, but at least you will be guaranteed a night full of fun and games, without the pressure of...
The build up to a wedding and the thought of being married is all very exciting, but have you ever taken a minute to think about how life will be once the wedding is over and you are a married couple?
Marriage is a bond between 2 people for life (there is no back door!)
Here are a few tips to a Happy Marriage:
Communicate, communicate, communicate!
Compliment more than you criticize.
Always make time for the two of you
Never go to bed angry.
Do not expect your spouse to change after marriage.
Never pass up an opportunity to say “I Love You”
Marriage should not just be about looking at eachother, but looking in the same direction together
Be quick to say...