Wedding

Important Things To Do Before Proposing

Proposing to someone is a big thing and certainly something you need to be a hundred per cent sure of before you do it. It’s also something you will want to be memorable, meaningful and in a way have a nod to your time together. Whether that’s connecting it to a place you went for a first date, an inside joke or something you both love. Here are a few key things to do before proposing.

Important Things To Do Before Proposing

Is It Something You Both Want?

One of the most important things to consider is if you both actually want to get married. Not everyone wants to have a normal marriage, house, and kids life. Some people don’t have any desire to get married and will happily show their love for their partners in other ways so having a conversation before you’re wanting to propose is a big to-do on your list. It’s important to know you’re both going in the same direction and wanting the same things out of life.

The Most Important, The Ring

Engagement rings can be hard to shop for because it can be difficult to know your partner size. There are a few ways that you can do this. You could borrow a ring from her collection and say you’re getting it cleaned, you could try simply asking and sometimes if you know the height and weight jewellers can estimate what size ring you need. They can also resize after so it’s not the end of the world. It’s also important to know what type of rent they may want. Some people want them or classic and traditional engagement rings and some people want more unique engagement rings. Once you know that and your budget you can go off and find the perfect one for your love.

Give Them A Pamper Beforehand

An odd one but an important one. After you proposed and they have hopefully said yes. One of the first things You Will be doing is to take pictures to remember the moment. Your other half or very much thank you if they have had a fresh manicure and either gel nails or acrylics on when they’re taking their pictures for the first time with the ring on. It’s only a little thing but it shows that you care about the details. So just tell them that they deserve a pamper and book them in for a massage and a nail appointment.

Have a Camera Ready

Capturing moments to remember forever is a great idea. You can set up your camera so it is on the timer to take lots of shots or you can simply hire a photographer to hide and take some picturesque and top quality shots for you to use when announcing your engagement. It’s always great to see how shocked they are as well as the nerves that may make the moment go so quickly. 

These tips will help you plan an amazing memorable proposal and capture the moment to remember forever.

Prepping for Your Wedding: 7 Forgotten Things

When you are prepping for your wedding, there are many things that need to be taken into consideration. But there are plenty of things that tend to be forgotten. Here are some of the most common things that are forgotten at a wedding.

Prepping for Your Wedding

Extra transportation

Have you ever heard the story about the bridal party that didn’t have a way to get from the ceremony to the reception? Unfortunately, this story happens more than you would believe. The bridal party tends to be forgotten after the ceremony and many people struggle to get lifts after the ceremony. Always remember to book an extra car for the groomsmen and the bridesmaids.

The weather

If you have planned a beautiful summer wedding, and have no plans for rain, you will probably encounter rain. Having a backup plan when the rain appears, or there is any change in the weather, is one of the easiest ways to ensure your day doesn’t get ruined. It could be as simple as having a basket with sunscreen, welly boots and white umbrellas on hand.

Photo wrangler

You might have booked a photographer and are paying a fortune for your photos but there is a good chance that you need a photo wrangler. This person is there to round up people for the photos so that the photographer can focus on the shots. Sometimes the photographer will have an assistant to help them but you had better ask if they are able to wrangle your guests together for the photos.

The kids

If you are a bride with kids, you will probably have thought about how you can keep them happy during the day. However, if you don’t have kids, you run the risk of having any little guests getting bored and ruining the mood. You also need to make sure that the area is safe for them so everyone can relax. You don’t need to get a health and safety consultant in but you should have a check to make sure that the kids will be safe.

Sunset

If you are planning a winter wedding, you will probably have planned for bad weather. But what about the sunset? This is very important if you are planning on taking photos outside as the sunlight tends to be an important part of getting those photos done. Always check to see what time sunset is at so you don’t get left in the dark.

Gift person

As the bride, you won’t have time to gather all of your wedding presents, but you should have someone who you trust that can help you. Sometimes this job falls to the bridesmaids but make sure you tell one of them that this is their job. If you assume that they will do this, you could end up with your gifts being left at the reception. However, some places do offer a gift holding service so you can swing by the next morning and pick them up.

Cash

Depending on the type of bar you have at your reception, you might want to consider having some cash on you. You will be surprised by the amount of brides who end up needing their bank card or some cash on their wedding day, so always have something to hand for emergencies.

How to Have a Virtual Wedding

Organising a wedding is stressful enough the best of times but during the pandemic, it has been even harder. The biggest issue has been the number of people that are allowed to attend your wedding. Some people welcomed the reduced numbers but others were not happy about it. The compromise is holding a virtual wedding. Here are some ideas on how to have the perfect virtual day.

How to Have a Virtual Wedding

Keep Time Zones in Mind

One of the best things about a virtual wedding is that people can watch from all over the world. This is great if most of your family live far away. However, you will need to be mindful of the time that you are getting married. If it is in the middle of the day for you, there is a chance it could be the middle of the night for someone else.

The Right Tech

The guest list for your virtual event might be a lot longer than your regular wedding list, so you will have to use the right equipment to ensure all of your guests have a good time. Using things such as Japan VPN can help protect against cyberattacks, and a good internet connection will keep everyone online.

Everyone Can Come

The ability to bring as many guests to your wedding as possible is made possible with a virtual wedding. There may be a small group of guests who can attend in person, but the rest of your guests can join in and watch it online. Although this is not ideal for some people, it does allow more people to be included with your big day.

Interactive Guest Features

You don’t want your guests to get bored, so why not create some virtual features so they feel included. This could be a virtual guestbook where they can sign a few words, they could record a message to add. Or they could snap some photos with their webcam and upload the pictures to go into your wedding album. 

Have a Micro Wedding Event

Even though you won’t have a huge amount of people in person, you should still plan your wedding but on a smaller scale. Your guests will be live streaming the event, and they will want to see some wedding pieces too. Don’t be afraid to make your big day feel special with all of the extras. 

The Meal

If you can, this is a lovely touch to add to the day. Sending your guests a home-delivered meal can help make everyone feel included. You could create snack boxes or arrange for your caterer to create a mini-meal box. Although this one is a tough one to do for guests around the world, they may not appreciate getting a wedding dinner delivered when they are wanting to go to bed.

Make Sure it is Legal

This might seem obvious but many of the virtual weddings which are available are not exactly legal. Thankfully, many places have changed the rules to allow couples to get married virtually, so the marriage officiant doesn’t even have to be in the same room.