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.
So you are engaged and are planning your wedding?
Very exciting times but this time can also be very daunting and stressful. How do you know what costs to look out for?
Before you decide on your venue and suppliers, there are a few hidden costs that you should be aware of.
If you are not using a wedding coordinator, you will be shopping around yourselves for the best deal that will give you the best value for your money. Some supplier and venue packages will initially look so much cheaper than others and you think – wow, you have found the one! But be careful, here are a few costs to watch out for………..
When choosing a venue
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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...
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...
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 ...
Our Wedding Checklist is designed to help you with your final wedding plans or to help you with your wedding planning from the very start.
There are so many things to consider when planning your special day, that at least one item can easily be forgotten………………………………………. but not with this Checklist!
** Wedding Checklist **
Please feel free to download this Checklist free of charge, and edit it as you wish. We hope that you this will help you make your big day extra special!
Please let us know what other information you think should be added to this...