Billederne til jeres bryllup

Har du haft succes med at finde en kæreste? Og har det resulteret i et frieri, et kæmpe stort ja og et forestående bryllup, så læs med her. For her kommer vi nemlig med en række tips og tricks, når du skal forevige kærligheden med billeder fra brylluppet og ikke mindst fra festen.

Der er stort ser ikke nogen billeder, der er så vigtige, som billederne fra ens bryllup. Selvom billeder af ens børn også altid vil være helt specielle, så var det jo aldrig kommet dertil uden den ultimative kærlighed til hinanden. Derfor bør I helt sikkert investere i enten en professionel bryllupsfotograf eller en ven eller bekendt, der står for tage billederne til jeres bryllup.

Billederne der siger mere end 1000 ord

Langt de fleste vælger at få taget mange forskellige slags billeder, når de skal giftes. Det er, for de fleste vedkommende, den dyreste og største fest i deres liv, og derfor skal der ikke spares på noget. Derfor investerer mange også i at få en professionel fotograf til at følge bruden og brudeparret og gæsterne helt fra start til slut.

De mange forskellige billeder, både de lidt mere opstillede billeder ude foran kirken, i en skov eller lignende – altså de lidt mere formelle billeder, hører til et bryllup og det er med garanti billeder, som man bliver glad for også mange år efter.

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Kontrasten mellem uformelle og formelle billeder er vigtig

De mere uformelle billeder, hvor fotografen fanger virkelige øjeblikke af jer og af gæsterne er også fuldstændig uvurderlige. Kontrasten til de mere formelle billeder er stor, men begge typer har hver sin berettigelse. En god blanding giver nemlig en god balance, og man kan dermed også få lov til at opleve festen fra sine gæsters øjne. 

Det er umuligt at være alle steder på en gang, og til et bryllup, hvor der er mange gæster, så er det umuligt at interagere og feste med dem alle sammen på en gang. Derfor kan det også være dejligt at se, hvordan gæsterne, fra deres synspunkt oplevede festen. 

Fang de unikke reaktioner

Det er muligt gennem de mere uformelle billeder, hvor grin, tåre og andet bliver fanget. Det er også typisk øjebliksbilleder af gæsterne og af jer, som brudepar, der er dejlige at have. Under taler, sange eller andre aktiviteter kan man også fange helt unikke reaktioner.

Generelt så er de uforbeholdne øjeblikke bare rigtig dejlige at have. De ægte billeder af ægte følelser er guld værd og hvis I selv skal tage billederne, så er det ikke muligt at få fanget af de gode billeder. Det samme gør sig lidt gældende, hvis I bruger en af gæsterne som fotograf.

Slap af og stol på at billederne bliver fantastiske

Med en fotograf så kan du slappe af, da du ved, at der er en med erfaring og de rette kompetencer, der står for alt omkring billeder og lignende. Han eller hun ved også alt om hvi9lke positioner, der er gode at bruge og stå i, når man skal have taget de mere formelle billeder.

Det kan også være at I gerne vil forevige jeres gæster, familie og venner. Det kan gøres på mange forskellige måder og trænger I til inspiration, så kan I naturligvis søge den på nettet og dermed videreformidle jeres ideer til fotografen. Fotografen har som oftest også gjort det mange gange før og kan bidrage med gode ideer og vejledning.

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Fra dating til bryllup

Vejen til brylluppet har for nogen være lang og andre kortere. Hvis I har fundet hinanden på nettet via online dating, så er I nok begge meget bevidste om at billeder og især det rette profilbillede har en kæmpestor betydning. Det er førstehåndsindtrykket og det, der fanger opmærksomheden.

Bryllupsbilleder er jo ikke på samme måde nogen, der skal fange opmærksomhed på den måde. Med derfor må de gerne være spændende og interessante. Det bliver de også, hvis der lægges noget arbejde og energi i dem. Endnu bedre bliver de, hvis det ikke er jeres egen energi, men i stedet en fotografs. 

Gå ikke glip af festen

I mange tilfælde behøver man ikke en fotograf. Men bryllupper er helt klart et af de begivenheder, hvor det er en rigtig god idé at bruge en fotograf. Hvis I vælger selv at stå for billederne, så risikerer I, at I enten fokuserer for meget på at tage billeder dermed går glip af festen.

Eller I risikerer, at I glemmer at tage bryllupsbilleder og dermed går glip af at forevige billederne fra jeres livs bryllup. Dog kan det være en sjov idé at samle alle venner og familiemedlemmers billeder i en samlede mappe. Dermed kan alle få adgang til billederne og I kan også se alle de sjove og lidt mere ”skæve” billeder, som gæsterne har taget af dem selv og hinanden. 

Bridal Bouquets – How to Make Your Own

If you are on a tight budget for your wedding, or if you just like working with flowers, you might try making your own bridal bouquet.  You may run into some problems that can be avoided by paying attention to our checklist for making a bridal bouquet.

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Plan before starting

If you just jump in to making your bouquet without planning what style, colors, and flowers you want, you may not like the finished product. It would be best to have chosen your wedding colors before you begin the bouquet. Take a swatch or color chart with you to the florist to be sure you are ordering the correct colors.

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Choose the flowers

A traditional bridal bouquet has an odd number of flowers, usually seven or nine, but you may want more or less, depending on your wedding budget. Roses are a popular choice for the bouquet. If you do choose roses, make sure you order long stems, so you have enough to work with. Keep in mind that flowers with soft stems, like daisies, may droop if made too much before the ceremony.

You do not have to use the same flowers in your bridal bouquet as you have chosen to decorate the wedding location or reception hall. You will want, however, to make sure they don’t clash too much.

Choose the flowers

Choosing the greens

Unless you are choosing to go with a flower only bouquet, you will need to carefully consider which greens you place in your bouquet. The foliage that surrounds and supports your chosen flowers can make or break your bouquet. Using a mixture of foliage generally goes nicely with all flowers. However, like flowers, you need to keep in mind that some foliage will wilt or turn brown if cut too early. As you gather your material together, keep in mind that your bouquet is often seen from all angles, including underneath. Keep everything trimmed neatly.

Choose the flowers

Gather your supplies

You will also need some other basic supplies, such as scissors, a knife (to cut the stems), floral tape, and ribbon in a color that compliments both the color of your flowers and the overall color palette of your wedding. Fortunately, all of these supplies are easily found at your local craft store.

Schedule Time

Depending on your talent and experience, it may take a bit of time to make your bridal bouquet just the way you want it. You may want to practice once or twice ahead of time just to make sure you know how to make it.

You will also want to make sure to set aside some time in your wedding planner or your wedding checklist the evening before you wedding to make your bouquet. Leave the flowers and greens in water if you make the bouquet the night before, but make sure that the ribbons do  not get wet. If the weather is very hot, you will want to put the flower, still in water, into a refrigerator to keep the flowers fresh.

Instructions

  1. Lay out your supplies. You don’t want to be searching for your scissors while your flowers are already in hand.
  2. Prepare your flowers. Strip leaves from the stem and remove wilted or browned petals and flowers.
  3. Prepare the foliage in the same manner.
  4. Holding the foliage in one hand, arrange them so they form a rounded head.
  5. Next, place flowers among the foliage. Arrange the flowers and the foliage so that all are evenly spaced.
  6. Add flowers to the outer edges of the bouquet. Your bouquet should fan out in your hand naturally.
  7. Once you have the shape and design you like, wrap floral tape around the stems tightly, just above your hand.
  8. Wrap the floral tape around the stems at least three times.
  9. Tie ribbons around the stems, being sure to cover the floral tape.
  10. Cut all the stems about six inches below the lowest edge of the ribbons.

Choosing Wedding Songs

Choosing the right music for your wedding can be daunting. Many people feel they have to choose traditional wedding songs for their ceremony and first dances. However, more and more frequently people are choosing popular songs that mean something special to them, rather than traditional wedding songs.

Choosing a wedding song that holds a special meaning

Choosing a wedding song that holds a special meaning

Choosing a wedding song that holds a special meaning to you and your fiance will make your ceremony and first dance just that much more special. Whenever you hear that particular song, you will be reminded of your ceremony or first dance.

There are at least three points in your ceremony and reception

There are at least three points in your ceremony and reception that you will want to choose a song for: your entrance into the ceremony; your exit from the ceremony; and your first dance at the reception. You might also want to choose a song for a father-daughter dance and maybe a couple other special dances during the reception.

There are at least three points in your ceremony and reception

Most couples choose a contemporary, popular song for their first dance

Most couples choose a contemporary, popular song for their first dance. This song might be the same one you first danced to, or might have some other special meaning. Keep in mind that you first dance doesn’t have to be to a slow song; as long as your chosen song is danceable, it will work.

You will probably want to sit down with the DJ or band well in advance of the ceremony and reception to go over what songs you want included. Be sure to also let them know if there are any particular songs you do not want played. There’s nothing worse that bringing up bad feelings by hearing your ex’s favorite song!

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The most important thing to remember when choosing your wedding music

The most important thing to remember when choosing your wedding music is that the choice is yours and your fiance’s – not anyone else’s. If the songs have meaning to you, include them. However, you may want to consider the lyrics before making your final choice. Walking down the isle to a depressing song about loosing everything isn’t really a great message to send (unless it’s done as a joke and people realize this). Playing songs with NC-17 rated lyrics at a reception filled with young children is not going to make you a popular bride. The music itself might be beautiful, but after reviewing the lyrics, you may decide that it simply isn’t the right song for your wedding.

The most important thing to remember when choosing your wedding music

If you have hired a band to play, make sure you think about what instruments they will be using – you may not want a lot of electric guitar and drums, or you may not want a harp. Be prepared to listen to various bands and other music before you finalize your wedding song play-list.

Wedding Themes

Your wedding should be one of the most memorable days of your life. You will still remember a cookie cutter wedding, but personalizing the details of your wedding according to your personality (and your soon-to-be spouse’s) will turn that boring wedding into an event you’ll remember forever!

Now more than ever, couples can spice up their wedding in ways that make their day unique to them alone, and unlike days gone by, no one will bat an eye. Traditional wedding protocol is still popular, but that doesn’t mean you need to follow it to the letter.

Before you start calling reception halls and caterers, sit down with your partner and discuss what the two of you want for your wedding. Write down your ideas for the perfect wedding. Keep these ideas in your wedding organizer for reference later.

Wedding Themes

Theme weddings are very popular

Theme weddings are very popular. These can be very subdued events, or crazy and outrageous. Remember, this is your wedding, your special day. Don’t be inhibited by what you think others will think. As long as you and your partner are having fun, then your theme wedding is a success!

Theme weddings are very popular

If you want to have a theme wedding that is fairly elaborate

If you want to have a theme wedding that is fairly elaborate, then be sure to allow yourself plenty of time for planning. It may take some time to find the right place to hold a pirate themed wedding, or a caterer that can make an elegant castle cake to go with your fairytale theme. Remember to give your guests plenty of time to find costumes, if you choose to extend the theme to them as well.

You may think a wedding planner is a useless expense

You may think a wedding planner is a useless expense

You may think a wedding planner is a useless expense. However, having someone else to take care of all the minute details of a theme wedding (or any wedding for that matter) might be just the thing you need to take the stress off your shoulders. A planner that specializes in theme weddings will know shortcuts and vendors that will make your wedding a fantastic success.

You may think a wedding planner is a useless expense

Be sure to interview several wedding planners before making the final decision

Be sure to interview several wedding planners before making the final decision to hire one or not. Prices for their services will vary depending on how elaborate and large you want your wedding to be, and how involved you want the planner to be. When balancing the cost of a wedding planner against your budget, keep in mind that using a wedding planner will allow you to continue your busy daily schedule knowing that every detail of your wedding is being handled. That alone could make a good wedding planner well worth their price.

Winter wedding ideas in Denmark

Choosing the winter to tie the knot can be one of the biggest decision you make for your winter wedding planning. There is a growing trend of brides choosing autumn or winter weddings instead of summer weddings. Winter weddings in Denmark, can be very beautiful and intimate, and certainly will stand out from the many summer weddings that are held each year.

Winter wedding ideas in Denmark

While there are some disadvantages to having a winter wedding

While there are some disadvantages to having a winter wedding, there are some significant advantages. If you want a wedding that will be beautiful and truly unique, there are lots of different winter themes for weddings that are unique and can only be held in the winter months that will make your wedding very personal and very special.

Women who like to do things differently may really like the different themes and style choices available for winter weddings that aren’t  available for spring or summer weddings.

When deciding whether or not a winter wedding is the right choice for you, talk over the advantages and disadvantages of having a winter wedding with your fiancé before deciding if this is right for you.

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The Advantages of a Winter Wedding in Denmark

When thinking about whether or not to have a winter wedding, here are some of the many advantages to consider:

  • You can save a lot of money.  By holding it in the winter you can save up to half the cost of a traditional summer wedding and get more for your money since winter is considered as “off wedding season”. 
  • You can get exactly what you want.  It’s more likely that you will be able to get the hall, restaurant, church, or other location of your choice. But since not that many people get married in the winter, the same popular locations are usually available during the winter, sometimes at a reduced cost. 
  • More of your loved ones may be able to attend. By holding your wedding in the winter it’s more likely that family and friends will have fewer social commitments and thus will be free to attend your wedding. 
  • Winter weddings are different. Do you want your wedding to stand out and be memorable, a winter wedding can be a great way to do something new and different for your wedding. 
Advantages of a Winter Wedding

The Disadvantages of a Winter Wedding

While there are a lot of great reasons to have a winter wedding, there are, of course, some downsides to having a winter wedding that should be considered before definitely choosing to have winter wedding. There are ways to overcome these issues, but it’s up to you to decide if a winter wedding is right for her.

  • The weather might not be what you expect. Obviously, in northern climates you’d expect it to be cold and snowy. Bad weather could mean that family and friends wouldn’t be able to make it to the ceremony. The weather might not be terrible – it usually isn’t; but it might be too mild, which can also ruin wedding plans. If you are envisioning a beautiful snowy landscape for your wedding, or arriving in a horse drawn sleigh, and there is no snow then your wedding plans could fall flat fast. 
  • A winter wedding might cause holiday complications. While you might love the idea of a Christmas theme wedding full of red and green and gold and traditional Christmas elements, your family and friends might not want to spend Christmas Eve or Christmas Day at a wedding. Also, holidays are a prime travel time and it might be expensive and time consuming for friends and relatives who need to travel to make it to the wedding. 

These disadvantages can be easily overcome with proper planning and some creativity. With some handy winter wedding tips from this site, there is no stopping you from having a successful and romantic winter wedding of your dreams.

Wedding Dresses in Vejle and Kolding – Attire Tips

One of the biggest decisions you will face as the big day approaches is choosing the perfect wedding dress and wedding attire. The process of shopping for a wedding dress can be a fabulous adventure, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming–particularly because a bride-to-be often starts shopping for her gown before many other details are determined. You might have had a clear mental picture of the perfect wedding dress ever since you were five years old.

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Wedding Dresses in Vejle and Kolding – Attire Tips

Take a few minutes to think about what you want

Take a few minutes to think about what you want. It will be helpful when you enter the maze of wedding dresses out there to know what your budget is, any details that are essential (i.e. I must have a full skirt, or my arms must be covered), and an idea of how traditional you want your dress to be. After all, if really a teal pantsuit would work best for you, it’s probably not worth your time to sort through racks of flouncy white gowns.

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Give yourself ample time to plan- generally the rule of thumb is that you need to order your gown at least six months before your wedding. So you should ideally start shopping for your gown nine months or more before your wedding. (If you don’t have this much time, its okay, just budget for some rush charges).

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On your wedding day, you’ll want to look great

On your wedding day, you’ll want to look great, but you’ll also want to be comfortable- it will be hard to pose for all those pictures, dance, laugh and more if you’re tugging your dress up or have boning jutting into your ribs. First- consider which wedding dress is most appropriate to your day – for example- consider a shorter tea-length or cocktail length dress for a beach wedding. If you’re the kinda gal who likes to dance with her hands in the air, and anticipates doing the limbo, perhaps a strapless dress is not the one for you. Look for wedding dresses with removable sleeves or straps to give you the widest range of options.

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On your wedding day, you’ll want to look great

Think about your body type and what kinds of dresses generally look good on you. Take a look at what you regularly wear that makes you feel confident and beautiful, and then look for a wedding dress with similar lines.

If a friend is making your wedding dress

If a friend is making your wedding dress, ensure that you have agreed on a fitting schedule and chances to make adjustments. If you’re looking for a bargain at a sample sale, or discount outlet, you should budget money for taking the dress to a good tailor. Many designers will ask for three fittings, and will closely tailor your wedding dress to fit you.

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If a friend is making your wedding dress

If money is an issue

If money is an issue, remember that the most expensive kind of dress is not necessarily the best kind. Many brides find a bridesmaids dress in white or off-white that works perfectly, and is hundreds of dollars cheaper. There are thousands of dresses to be had at sample sales, thrift stores, and ebay. Consider taking pictures from magazines to a friend who sews or seamstress and getting a price quote.

If you choose to make your own dress, don’t delay. The sooner you finish it, the sooner you’ll be able to attend to the many other details of your wedding.

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Don’t forget this is your wedding day. Wear whatever makes you comfortable and feels like you. And have fun shopping for your dress. It should be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Top 6 Tips for Finding Your Perfect Wedding Dress in Aarhus and Copenhagen

Selecting the right wedding dress is one of the most important decisions you will make in planning your wedding. It can be more than a little daunting, as you know all eyes are going to be on you – and your dress – on the big day and you want to make sure that you are looking your best. It’s enough to drive some brides to despair. But with a little pre-planning it’s easy to get organized and on the right track to finding “the one”. Here are 6 top tips to help you find the perfect wedding dress for you:

Your Perfect Wedding Dress

Look for what you like

1. Look for what you like – Some of us girls even have pictures of dresses saved from before we got our proposal! Looking in wedding magazines is always the useful first step to getting an idea of what you want – it’s fun too. Also use the internet as a resource. Keep these clippings and bookmark sites in your web browser. Top Tip: Use Google’s Image Search function to quickly browse through pictures of dresses (go to the Google homepage and click on the text that says ‘Images’ in the top left hand corner. Then search as normal for ‘wedding dresses’ – the results will be images instead of text).

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Look for what you like

Look early

2. Look early – This means looking at around 9 months ahead if possible. Say you have a proposal, set a date – ideally you can start looking then. If you are ordering a custom dress then this can take months to make and if you need alterations – as the majority of women do – this will also take time. A good seamstress is often booked up far in advance, so getting in early is essential.

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Set a budget for the dress

3. Set a budget – Why does there have to be a budget?! Well, it’s way too easy to go overboard with the dress – but it is unfair to spend a huge proportion of the budget on a dress if it means your guests have to eat bread rolls all night! It’s important to strike a balance and setting a budget in advance can help you focus. And remember you can find stunning gowns for a few hundred pounds if you know where to look (check out our site below for more on this). Also remember alterations could cost a few hundred pounds, although some boutiques will do the alterations in store for you, if you negotiate with them.

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How to pay for the dress

4. How to pay – Instead of using a cash deposit, use a credit card. Why? To protect your purchase in case something goes wrong. This happened to my sister-in-Law… the dress shop went out of business a few weeks before her wedding day. Thankfully it was covered by the credit card company.

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How to pay for the dress

Set deadlines for trying and buying the dress

5. Set deadlines – From the point you buy your dress you need to give the seamstress specific deadlines for delivering the required alterations. It’s probably a good idea to allow for a bit of leeway and set deadlines that have a 1 – 2 week contingency built in.

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Set deadlines for trying and buying the dress

Bring a friend

6. Bring a friend – Or someone you trust. Someone who has a style you like – this may not be your mum and it may not be your best friend. As much as you may like the look of a dress, a good second opinion is an essential sanity check. Remember to keep things appropriate – a grand wedding probably calls for a classic wedding dress and not a short white number. A semi-formal ceremony means you can wear a coloured dress or even something more modern and funky.

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How To Find A Wedding Dress

Searching for a wedding dress can be a tough task. But these easy steps will make the search a lot easier.

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The best place to start is the internet

The best place to start is the internet. It is easy and free! Use popular search engines to find the best wedding planning and wedding dress designer websites. Search these sites for popular designs and save images of your favorite wedding dresses.

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Take note of the style you tend to be drawn to and also note down what you like about each wedding dress. Find real reviews and testimonials for your favorite designers to get a real guide on their service and quality.

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The best place to start is the internet

The next step is to buy a few wedding magazines

The next step is to buy a few wedding magazines. They are expensive, but well worth the money when your wedding dress research is concerned. These are great because you can cut wedding dresses out and if you want to have your gown made buy a designer or a seamstress, cut out dresses and stick your favorite parts together. Cut the bodice off one and the skirt of another. This will help you to visualize the design you want and will also help to relay your thoughts to you wedding dress designer or seamstress.

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Now you are ready for the fun part! Trying on those beautiful gowns you have had your eye on!

Even if you are having your wedding dress made, it is always best to try on similar styles to the one you have chosen. This will ensure the shape and cut will flatter your figure and help with other decisions like the shape of the bust line, strapless or non-strapless, full skirt, a-line or slinky. Remember wedding dresses always look different on the rack and on the models then they will look on you.

The next step is to buy a few wedding magazines

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When you are looking and trying on wedding dresses…..

When you are looking and trying on wedding dresses, there are a few things you should check. Check the seam line and make sure it is even and neat, feel the quality of the fabric and always choose high quality materials. High quality materials will look nice and sit better on your body. Ask the store if they have a seamstress on duty and discus with her/him any changes you would like to make and ask if they are possible.

Once you have found your dream wedding dress …

Once you have found your dream wedding dress and you are ready to place your order you will need to be measured by the store so they can order the correct size for you. When you attend your measurement appointment you will need to have the shoes you are wearing on your wedding day as many hemlines are made to the length ordered and it is very difficult to change the length. Be sure to check with the seamstress if you want to change the length of the wedding dress after it has been ordered.

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Once you have found your dream wedding dress ...

Most wedding dress designers have a lead time of 3-6 months

Most wedding dress designers have a lead time of 3-6 months as the dresses are generally made in Europe or Asia and are made when the order is placed. Most designers produce wedding dresses in batches every 3-4 months so ensure you allow enough time for your order to be filled.

Once you have chosen your design and placed your order ask the store if you can take a photo of the gown on. This will help when selecting jewelry, make up and hair design.

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Weddings Ideas to Go Green

Are you a “bride-zilla”? Hopefully not. This term was of course coined for the bride who goes overboard in her demands for her wedding, even throwing temper tantrums when things aren’t quite going her way.

Fortunately, not all brides are like this, and not only are they absolutely joyful during “their” day, but some couples even use the occasion of their wedding to express their concern for others, and concern for the environment. Any bride and groom can use their big day as an opportunity to give back to the community and to show respect for the earth, with the right socially conscious wedding ideas. Here are just a few:

Weddings Ideas to Go Green

Stay simple and as small as possible

Stay simple and as small as possible. More guests mean more transportation, more food, and more energy. Fewer guests mean less waste and less consumption. Keep all your wedding ideas tasteful but modest.

Cut down on the auto emissions by using fewer cars to and from the ceremony. If you must use limos, use just one for the men and one for the women. Better yet, skip the limousines and use compact cars. If you can find a horse-drawn carriage, consider this as an eco-friendly wedding idea, not just a romantic one!

Stay simple and as small as possible

Many brides are setting up websites to share with friends and family

Many brides are setting up websites to share with friends and family all the plans they’re making for the wedding and to post photos, the story of how the couple met, and so on. Another eco-friendly wedding idea is to use this website as a means of getting your invitation RSVPs as well, to eliminate both the paper used for the cards and the gasoline used to deliver them.

Use recycled material as much as possible. This means napkins, place cards for the seating chart, matchbook covers, and whatever other paper wedding ideas you have at your reception. You can even shop for invitations that are made from recycled paper as well; many invitation companies offer this option.

Many brides are setting up websites to share with friends and family

Avoid the word “disposable.”

Avoid the word “disposable.” This only refers to something that’s going to be used once and thrown away. For some years, a popular wedding idea has been to leave disposable cameras at each table of the reception hall for guests to take candid shots, but this means several dozen disposable cameras thrown away within a few days. Multiply that by the number of weddings that happen across the U.S. every weekend and you see why the landfills are so … full.

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In addition to recycled material, cut down on WHAT you use

In addition to recycled material, cut down on WHAT you use as well. Have one main menu for each table placed attractively in the middle rather than a separate menu for each guest. This principle can apply for all your wedding ideas that are printed – forego so many of the inserts in your invitations that are unnecessary, such as the blotter sheet, the inner envelope, and so on.

And the decorations are another area where you can be simple to conserve and cut back on energy usage. Everyone wants a breathtaking venue and reception hall and your wedding ideas may be something grand in scale, but consider getting creative with decorations that can be reused. For example, stringing lights around artificial trees can add a beautiful touch to any wedding – both the lights and the trees can be taken home to reuse.

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Potted plants are better than cut flowers, balloons, and crepe paper

Potted plants are better than cut flowers, balloons, and crepe paper, all of which will just be thrown away. Speak with your florist about what wedding ideas there are for blooming plants that will add just the right color and style for your location; guests can then take the plants home afterward. Use candles for the ceremony and reception as much as possible (being mindful of safety of course). This wedding idea will not only add a romantic feel, it will cut back on energy usage from lights.

Making things simple can also apply to your menu. Many couples forego a full dinner because of budget reasons, but think about how much energy is used to make a multiple-course meal for hundreds. To save some energy, make your reception wedding ideas simple. By having a smaller wedding later in the evening you can offer a simple appetizer and dessert menu, saving not only energy but money as well. Speak to your caterer openly and candidly about what you’re looking for.

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And be mindful of your wedding ideas

And be mindful of your wedding ideas when it comes to wedding favors as well. Make sure you’re choosing items that will be used and appreciated; many brides have given up the option of bottled water with personalized labels, as some fail to recycle the bottles. Whatever your choice of favors, be sure that it’s something that guests will keep and appreciate.

And the most responsible and conscientious thing that couples are doing today with their wedding ideas is making sure that not even the leftover food goes to waste. Before your ceremony, get in touch with a local soup kitchen and arrange to have any leftovers donated, if possible. You can even get your guests involved and ask that they donate to a favorite charity in lieu of gifts to you, or choose gifts that can be given to a local children’s hospital, homeless shelter, and so on. These are great socially conscious wedding ideas for the couple that is getting married after having already established a household, meaning that they have little need for the typical blenders, toasters, and so on.

All of these socially conscious wedding ideas are just some ways that brides and grooms can show their concern and respect for the environment and for others. Many are keeping in mind that while it’s “their” day, it’s “our” planet, and there’s no better time to show your appreciation for that than with your own generous and original wedding ideas.

How to Survive Your Wedding Photo Shoot

A photo shoot is often something we want to get over with so that we can get back to our guests and get the party started! With that being said, the photo shoot is not something you want to go through half heartedly. By investing time and effort in this you will create lasting memories of your Big Day (and the guests will wait for you – they are not going anywhere!). To survive your photo shoot I would suggest you pack yourself a goodie-bag that would carry you through your photo shoot and the rest of your day – you can ask your maid of honour or a bride’s maid to keep this bag of miracles close-by.

Tissues and wet wipes

Tissues and wet wipes

A session like this can be quite time-consuming and as a Very Important Person (if not the most), you want to be prepared to get through this and still look like a million dollars! Tissues and wet wipes will come in very handy when it feels like you are melting away – a great tool for damage control!

Touch-up make-up

Touch-up make-up

Standing around with a permanent smile while the sun is beating down on you is no joke, but at least you can ensure that you look absolutely beautiful while doing it. Pack some touch-up make-up, especially lipstick and powder to take away any shine left by the weather (or your nerves).

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Brush and clips

The weather (wind) or just going through the motions might have an unpleasant effect on the hair style you spent so much time on – more additions to your goodie bag would be a brush and extra clips or hairspray (if needed).

Props

A colourful sarong that can double up as a prop or a dark blanket to keep your dress clean while striking a pose would be a wise add-on. Ask your photographer whether he/she will be providing these items, if not pack them yourself. This will be used whenever you need to sit down (or get creative) in an open field, on a beach etc.

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Bottled water and snacks

The bride is usually way to nervous to eat something before the ceremony and way to busy mingling to have something after the photo shoot. Pack some light snacks to have in between shots, like nuts, a banana and a bottle of still water (cheese curls and Fanta Grape would be a bad choice!)

With this life-saver goodie bag by your side, you are now geared for any unforeseen events. Take a deep breath, bum in, bosom out and smile!