Wedding

Here’s how you make sure everyone enjoys your wedding party

The evening of your wedding day will no doubt be when you do your serious celebrating! This is when most people have a party, and it’s usually the best time of the day for everyone to let their hair down and have some fun. The formalities of the ceremony are over and you and your guests will be full from the wedding breakfast. Now’s the time to enjoy everyone’s company and hit the dance floor!

Make Sure Everyone Enjoys Your Wedding Party

I’m sure that you and your new spouse will have a fantastic time at your wedding party. After all, you will have planned it with the two of you in mind. But how can you guarantee that every one of your guests will also have a fab evening? Here are some tips that will help with that.

Hire A Band Or DJ

Obviously, it ain’t no party without some music! You just need to decide on the best kind of music for your party – band or DJ? No matter which you go with, they will certainly be able to get most of your guests up onto their feet and having a boogie on the dance floor. It’s worth thinking about which type of music you and your guests will prefer, though. If you just want a standard disco that plays a good mix of current hits and some cheesy classics, then the DJ will be the best bet. For something a little different, a band will be a great addition to your whole wedding day.

Get Some Fun Props

These days, there are so many cool props that you can buy to add to your party. These include fun things like photo booths, giant-sized kids games, and magic mirror hire. I’m sure that your guests will have heaps of fun entertaining themselves with these. And they will also make for some great pictures that will always remind you of just how much fun everyone had!

Think About Children’s Entertainment

If you are going to be inviting some kids to come to your wedding, then you will need to accommodate them accordingly. They will very likely get bored with all the usual entertainment that is provided for adults, so you will need to remember to get something for the little ones. Why not hire a clown or a magician to dazzle the kids while their parents are on the dance floor? Some companies even offer special creche services that people can hire for their weddings too.

Mingle With Everyone

You and your spouse will be the guests of honour at the wedding, and I’m sure everyone will want to congratulate you on your big day. So, be sure to see everyone and mingle. Don’t just stick to the dance floor all night as some of your guests might miss you completely, and this might make them feel slightly unwelcome. So, be sure to say hello to everyone before you go for a dance!

These are just a few days you can make sure everyone enjoys the evening party of your wedding!

The Top 5 Precious Gemstones Used in Jewellery Today

There are, of course, many gemstones that Mother Nature has bestowed upon us, and some are more popular in jewellery than others. Over the centuries, jewellery tastes have evolved, and so has the lists of precious stones they used, and with that in mind, here are the top 5 precious stones that are used to create jewellery, in order to popularity, of course.

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Alexandrite – This extremely rare stone has a unique ability to change colour in different light conditions, giving it a kind of exclusivity from the other forms of precious stone. If you would like to view some stunning alexandrites, there is an online jeweller based in London who has access to some of the best alexandrites available. These rare stones have been found in a handful of countries, such as Russia, Brazil, Tanzania and Mozambique, and will change from red to green as the day progresses.

Diamonds – Just pipped by alexandrites, diamonds come in all colours, and as far as quantity of jewellery goes, diamonds win hands down. Thanks to aggressive marketing in the 1930s by diamond broker De Beers, diamonds are now a girl’s best friend, and that doesn’t look like changing anytime soon. Diamonds come in many colours, with pink diamonds particularly in demand, and there are colourless diamonds, which are quite rare. Engagement and wedding rings have long been decorated with diamond clusters, and the really big stones usually end up on the finger of a celebrity or member of a royal family.

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Sapphires – Blue is the colour for this attractive gemstone, although they can be yellowish green, and this is the birthstone for September. Sapphires can be found in all forms of jewellery, and can be found naturally in parts of South East Asia and Eastern Australia, and there are online jewellers with a wide selection of stunning sapphire jewellery.

Rubies – A ruby is from pink to blood red in colour and is related to the sapphire, as it has similar chemical makeup, and the name stems from ruber, the Latin word for red. It is the element of chromium that causes the stunning redness, and generally, the deeper the red, the more expensive the stone. Ruby is the birthstone for July, and is very popular in all forms of jewellery, and you can find a great selection of ruby jewellery at the online jeweller, who would probably be a little cheaper than a traditional High St retail outlet.

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Emeralds – Green is the primary colour associated with emeralds, and with green tint is the result of minute traces of chromium, which gives the stone its attraction. Graded using the same 4Cs that are used to grade diamonds, emeralds are very popular stones when it comes to jewellery making.

Of course, there are other gemstones that are commonly used in jewellery making, but the above 5 are at the top, and that hasn’t changed for many centuries. Whatever your personal preference, when buying precious stones, either separately or in jewellery, it is important to verify that the stones are of good quality, and the best way to ensure this, is to buy from a reputable online jeweller.

Are Bridal tights for you?

So, you have ‘said yes’ to the dress for many brides the most exciting part of wedding planning. It’s perfect, everything you have dreamed about but it doesn’t stop there. Now you are searching for the perfect veil, lingerie and hosiery to go with your dress.

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Choosing your wedding dress

When I got married, I wore a strapless bra and lace pants, along with stockings and a suspender belt. All very ivory and pretty, I think that having something pretty under your wedding dress really helps you to feel confident and sexy on your wedding day.

Of course it is all dependant on what you are wearing. It could be you have a short dress, a long silky dress, backless, A-line, princess style. There is such a wide variety of wedding dresses and each one would need something different underneath. Some brides are wanting to wear stockings, or tights and some do not feel the need for either.

Choosing your bridal tights

Of course not only does your choice of dress effect this, it also depends on your shoes. For me open toes and tights is no, however I know that many people are happy with this. But footless tights could be just thing answer to this, if you are really wanting to wear tights and open toed shoes. Also if you are going to have a rather high heel, then you might need to think about the possibility of these needing to come off as the day goes on.

Would you be wearing flip flops, shoe-less or changing to a comfy flat pair. I know that I’m a shoes off kind of girl when it comes to my feet hurting, but I’m also more than aware that it often leads to holes in your bridal tights and stockings, which might not be want you want. So popping a pair of flat shoes under the table might be a good idea. It’s awful when your feet start to hurt.

One of the other things to think about when choosing your wedding underwear is, are you having a garter? Or are you wearing a garter but not having it removed by your new hubby during the evening reception? I think this will play a part in deciding if you are wearing hosiery.

There are so many things to think about when it comes to planning your big day, and I think you often forget the small little elements when you first start to plan.

 

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