Algerian Wedding

How to Celebrate an Algerian Wedding

How to Celebrate an Algerian Wedding

Summary

– Algerian wedding: engagement or khotbah

– Traditional preparations of the Algerian marriage

– Meeting of the two spouses during an Algerian wedding

The particularity of the Algerian wedding is that it takes place at the home of both the future husband and the future wife. Unlike in neighbouring countries such as Morocco or Tunisia, the man is not left out most of the time, and he participates in the party as much as his bride.

Also, respecting the purest tradition, the families do not call upon a restaurant or a caterer to prepare the food for the ceremonies during an Algerian wedding. The family and the close relations do all the cooking.

Algerian wedding: engagement or khotbah

The future spouses are first engaged. The future husband must ask his family for the hand of his future wife:

– He can then be accompanied by his parents, older brother, and older sister.

– Once the two families have reached an agreement, the bride-to-be may be given a promise ring, a bracelet, a necklace, or gold earrings.

– Once the engagement is celebrated, her future husband will give her an engagement ring.

Traditional Algerian wedding preparations

An Algerian wedding can differ depending on the region where it is celebrated. Many rites are present and take place according to a precise order. Generally, it is a big party that can last 3 to 4 days or even a week.

Preparation of the meals

If the wedding is celebrated traditionally, the meals are made by hand. The preparation lasts two days and is divided as follows:

– The men of both families sacrifice a sheep or a cow depending on the number of guests.

– The women of both families prepare the side dishes, pastries, and cakes.

The Hammam

The third day is dedicated to relaxation and beauty rituals. The bride goes there accompanied by women and older women who ensure that the tradition is respected.

Religious songs and prayers will accompany the care.

The ceremony of El Khouara

The bride’s mother organizes a party in her home for her friends and relatives.

The bride is paraded in different traditional outfits during this ceremony, and the family distributes sugared almonds, drinks, and pastries.

Good to know: the higher the social level of the family, the more different dresses the bride will have to wear during her parade.

Henna meal or “el taâliq

On the 5th day, the women of the groom’s family take care of the henna decoration of the bride as a sign of welcome.

The bride-to-be wears a dress called “charb ezdaf” and composed of :

– A sleeveless floral dress reaching the ankles, also called “binouar”.

– Embroidery in the form of flowers among the most delicate.

On the same day, the women of the husband’s family give the bride a white suitcase or “jehaz”. This may contain petticoats, underwear, soap, and perfume.

The suitcase contents are kept secret and will only be revealed during the henna application. After that, the guests will have to offer gifts to the bride.

Good to know: the groom’s family can stay with the bride’s family during this night.

Meeting of the two spouses during an Algerian wedding

Meeting with the family-in-law

The bride will finally go to her in-laws after having her hair and make-up done.

It is the groom’s turn to pick up his future wife, accompanied by a procession composed of:

– Cars decorated with flowers and ribbons whose horns will alert the neighbourhood.

– All the girls and women of the groom’s family.

Good to know: the groom will be dressed entirely in white this day.

The bride is then taken to her in-laws’ house, but her parents cannot accompany her according to tradition. Before arriving at her in-laws’ home, the couple will have the opportunity to have a photo session at a place that is close to their hearts.

The bride is welcomed by her mother-in-law with milk and dates, signs of fertility, and good understanding between the couple.

That same evening, a second henna ceremony is held for the groom, who will be given gifts.

Last day of the wedding

A meal is given in honour of the bride’s parents, who have come to see their daughter. Traditionally, the bride does not do any housework or leave her house for the week following the wedding.

Good to know: the couple will then go to an undisclosed location for their honeymoon.

Civil and religious marriage

The religious marriage or “fatha” is celebrated by an imam at the home of the bride’s parents. The ceremony takes place as follows:

– He asks for the bride’s agreement that the union can take place.

– The imam makes a speech about the conditions of marriage and the importance of love.

– The bride and groom recite the first chapter of the Quran.

Once the religious union is official, civil marriage can be celebrated.

Kabyle wedding

How to Celebrate a Kabyle Wedding

How to Celebrate a Kabyle Wedding

Summary

    – Engagement day or “ass lemlak.”

    – Preparations and organization of a Kabyle wedding

    – Kabyle wedding: the day of the wedding

    – The day after the Kabyle wedding

Among the different oriental weddings, the Kabyle wedding is often compared to the Indian wedding because of the similarities in traditions and ceremonies.

Also, as for Tunisian or Algerian weddings, the marital union can take place over several days and include many rituals. Here is a brief overview.

Engagement day or “ass lemlak”

Kabyle wedding

The Kabyle engagement is solemn and commits both families. In tradition, it is up to the man to look for his fiancée.

Several rituals can then be put in place:

    – The young man can ask for a girl’s hand in marriage by sacrificing a sheep or a goat on his doorstep without seeing one of his family members.

    – The fathers of the bride and groom may discuss a dowry in front of witnesses following a meal at the home of the girl’s father.

Good to know: the dowry can be paid in cash or goods. It depends on the social status of the families.

Once the agreement is reached, the ceremony ends with

    – The recitation of the Fatiha;

    By giving presents to the girl such as henna, soap, perfume, clothes or even shoes.

Note: In the tradition of the engagement of two young people from the same village, the two families built together with a new traditional house for the future spouses.

Preparations and organization of a Kabyle wedding

 

traditional Kabyle wedding can last from 2 to 7 days and is a real celebration for the whole village. It includes :

    – numerous lunches and dinners;

    – comings and goings between the two families crowned by a procession;

    – numerous exchanges.

The hands of the future spouses are decorated with henna the day before the wedding. This rite can be accompanied by :

    – a ritual narrative;

    – women’s songs;

    – a poetic joust.

Good to know: from this moment on, the bride takes the name of “tislit,” meaning the bride.

The day before the ceremony is also the moment when all the village women gather in a spirit of solidarity for the traditional rolling of the couscous.

Finally, the future husband and his family go to the young woman’s house to give her his trousseau and a lamb.

Kabyle wedding: the day of the wedding

On D-day, the bride dresses in traditional clothes such as

    – precious oriental dresses ;

    – traditional clothes like the burnous;

    – family jewels or those received during the engagement.

She then joins her fiancé at his home, and the mother of the latter offers her dates and sweets:

    – It is customary that the bride throws them behind her after tasting them.

    – The procession then heads to the bride’s home, where the union will be celebrated.

    – The ceremony will be accompanied by oriental dances, a folkloric orchestra, traditional songs welcoming the new couple.

Afterwards, the bride receives the following gifts

    – money as a gift named “Tizri” ;

    – her husband’s mother and sisters unpack her trousseau.

Good to know: the expenses of a traditional Kabyle wedding are always assumed by the groom’s family.

The wedding night can occur on the same night as the wedding, or it can be slightly shifted in time to allow the future spouses to benefit from a certain intimacy.

The day after the Kabyle wedding

The day after the wedding, a meal is prepared for the bride and her family. The bride will then visit her husband’s family and the people of the village.

From this moment on, the bride’s parents will leave the house and leave the young bride at home.

Finally, during the 7 days following her marriage, the bride :

    – will not do any work;

    – Visit the village protector called “Aassas”;

    – be visited by her mother.

 

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Things to Consider When Planning a Wedding Abroad

Many couples now decide to have a wedding abroad, but there are many things to consider when looking to get married in a foreign country. This article will look at every aspect of the subject so that marrying in another country will be easier for the big ‘I DO’…

Legal Part

Laws will vary in different states and different countries, so it is important to check so that your marriage stays valid in your country.

For example, in France, you will need a minimum of 40 days of residency to marry legally. If the country of your choice does not allow it, you may want to get married in your country then proceed with a little ceremony abroad.

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Things to Consider When Planning a Wedding Abroad

Tailor-made Or One-size-fits-all?

I guess you already have an idea of where you want to go to celebrate your wedding; now you have to choose between a wedding package or a tailor-made wedding. Both are good options, but it all depends on what you have in mind. I know many people are already thinking about their wedding beforehand, so you already have an idea.

There are a lot of travel companies that offer wedding packages that contain the venue, DJ or band, officiant, and sometimes even a photographer and make-up artist (it all depends on the package). Opting for a package may be very advantageous when you have a lot of guests to rest assured everything is under control.

However, many people will prefer a tailor-made wedding, as the package may lack some components they want to have. In this case, you should look for a local wedding planner (make sure to look for a good one).

Wedding Planner

If you decide to hire a wedding planner, you should make sure that you are using all the resources they provide to you. Use their knowledge to be used to that country and know where to get the best things at the best price. There are also a lot of logistics when it comes to your wedding day; do not neglect those too.

Do not forget to negotiate the best price for each and everything; you don’t want to pay twice the price for something you could have paid half the price for.

Weather

When you have chosen your destination, do not forget to look at the best time to go according to the weather. I would not have to say only the weather but also the temperature; many people like to travel in summer, but there are some places where the heat may become unbearable; you do not want to spend your wedding day in sweat, having to retouch your make-up at least 5 times during the ceremony only for the pictures to look decent.

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Things to Consider When Planning a Wedding Abroad

Flight 

As you get married abroad, you will have to take the plane (of course). So, as flights can easily get delayed or any other form of misfortune better to leave at least 2 days between your arrival day and your wedding day. You don’t want to miss the flight and your wedding. This might change everything. Even if there is no legal waiting time, you should fix yourself enough time to prepare yourself. Do not forget you will be getting married and you will be stressed.

Wedding Insurance 

When going abroad, think about having wedding insurance; it will help you cover your wedding dress, rings, and other important things that might get lost or even stolen. So, you better be extra cautious when it gets to these things. Always read everything on the paper (especially the small print).

A wedding is important- you should be able to enjoy this moment while everything is as you want it to be. Some people dream weddings are in their home country, and it is acceptable; think about an exotic trip and sand in toes wedding. Let us know in the comments what is your wedding destination (if you have one, of course)….

Tunisian Wedding

How Does a Tunisian Wedding Take Place

How Does a Tunisian Wedding Take Place

Summary

– Tunisian wedding: the engagement

– Preparation of the Tunisian wedding

– Ceremony of a Tunisian wedding

Almost 99% of the Tunisian population is Muslim. Thus, the traditions and customs of marriage are intimately linked to Islamic dogma. The Tunisian wedding is, above all, a civil act. It has the particularity of taking place over 7 days, and the ceremony retains the ancestral customs related to marriage—a small overview in this post.

Tunisian marriage: the engagement

Although each region of Tunisia has its customs and wedding rituals, some remain traditional to a Tunisian wedding:

– The wedding always begins with the engagement. The future husband, accompanied by his parents, goes to the home of his fiancée to officially ask for her hand.

– Once both families accept the union, it will be crowned with a recitation of verses from the Koran, cries of joy, also called “zaghrouda”.

Preparation of the Tunisian wedding

The traditional Tunisian wedding lasts a week, during which the bride is the center of all the attention. In the past, she had to wear up to 7 different ceremonial dresses accompanied by embroidery and jewelry. The process has been modernized, but it retains solid ancestral roots.

Saboun or the first day

This is the starting point of the wedding. The bride-to-be prepares her trousseau with the help of relatives such as her mother, sisters, aunts and cousins.

This trousseau will be composed of all the elements that the family considers important for the future household’s good establishment, such as kitchen utensils, household appliances, furniture, and decorations.

Good to know: the saboun is followed by the second day or “hazzén el farch,” during which the trousseau is unpacked in front of the family, who then helps to tidy it.

Third day: the hammam

Accompanied by her friends and relatives, the bride goes to the hammam, a real ritual of relaxation and beauty. Various treatments can be performed there:

– masks and scrubs;

– hair removal;

– hair and skin moisturizing.

During this new rite, the bride is accompanied by songs and applause while being covered with a safseri, a kind of veil hiding her face.

Laying of the henna

During this 4th day, the bride will wear a traditional red dress. A woman who specializes in henna painting will decorate her hands and feet.

This new step will be repeated for 2 more evenings.

Good to know: the henna ceremony is meant to bring luck to the couple.

Outia ortilla

This party takes place 2 nights before the final wedding party and can last 2 to 3 days.

The bride must then:

– Wear up to 4 different traditional outfits.

– Have an extra layer of henna applied.

– Be given jewelry by her husband, who is allowed to attend the final hours of the party.

This step is significant because of the last application of henna which will take a darker colour and last longer.

Tunisian Wedding Ceremony

After the wedding rituals and especially of the bride come two new rites that will unite the future spouses.

Dokhla

It is a meal gathering the bride and groom, their families and friends.

During this occasion, the bride and groom will wear traditional Tunisian silk costumes whose colours vary depending on the region where they celebrate their union.

Good to know: on this day, the groom offers the bouquet to the bride as a symbol of fertility.

Civil and religious marriage

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Before any religious wedding, the civil wedding will be done this way:

– The civil marriage act is performed with two witnesses in the presence of notaries or a Civil Status Officer.

– Finally, the religious ceremony is consecrated by an imam and can take place at the mosque or the home of the bride’s parents.

Indian Wedding

Indian Wedding: Process and Customs

Indian Wedding: Process and Customs

Summary

– Rituals preceding the Hindu wedding

– Indian wedding: the course of the D-day

– Dowry in the Indian wedding

Marriage is one of the rites of passage in Hindu customs. It is the most important of all, and it is most often celebrated with great pomp.

Protocol and customs related to Indian marriage

The family most often chooses spouses according to caste and social level. Girls are married between the ages of 19 and 26, and men are married at an average age of 26.

Rituals preceding the Hindu marriage

Before sealing the union of the newlyweds, they and their families must perform several acts:

– Talks between the father of the bride and the groom are made.

– The bride plants 9 seeds that the D-day must germinate to symbolize fertility in marriage.

– The Tilak ceremony where the male members of the bride’s family go to the groom’s house to offer him gifts and apply a vermilion paste to his forehead. The groom’s family responds by sending gifts to the bride’s family.

– The engagement where the future spouses exchange gold rings. 

– The pitthi and mehndi where the bride and groom are covered with henna tattoos and a paste made of pea flour, turmeric, oil or water to purify them. The families then set a date for the ceremony.

Good to know: according to tradition, the bride can only resume her household activities once her wedding henna has been completely removed.

Indian wedding: the D-day process

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The D-day is also punctuated by many rituals that should be observed at the risk of compromising the longevity of the wedding. The wedding begins as follows

– the arrival of the groom, on horseback or elephant or in a luxury car;

– He waits for the bride to put a garland of flowers around her neck.

The priest then performs the rituals or “mandap” in the presence of the bride and groom and their parents. These take place in the following manner:

– A prayer is first dedicated to Ganesh, the god of luck and wisdom.

The spouses’ hands are joined, but they are separated by a sheet and cannot yet see each other.

– A paste made of cane sugar and cumin with positive virtues is placed on their heads before dropping the sheet.

– The groom will tie a rope made of herbs and braid around the bride’s waist to support her in her new responsibilities.

– He then places two gold necklaces around her neck, symbols of the commitment, protection and security he offers to the bride.

– The sashes of the bride and groom are tied together to symbolize the longevity of their union.

– The bride and groom send rice to each other and then go around the sacred fire 7 times to conclude the ceremony.

After the mandap, the wedding festivities occur where the guests are invited to eat, drink and dance in honour of the new couple.

Dowry in Indian marriage

The dowry or the fact that the bride’s family pays a certain amount of money to the groom’s family for the wedding is universal in India.

Its amount depends on :

– the caste to which the groom belongs;

– his place in the family: elder, younger, etc.;

– his position in Indian society.

Good to know: The dowry is not given in the form of money but of gifts.

Hope you have liked this post. This blog is incomplete without your participation; please do not hesitate to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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The Ridiculously Thorough Guide about Bachelor Party

Bachelor parties are a celebration of your friend’s last day of singlehood and have had a bad reputation for far too long. Your bachelor party is a way for you to spend a day with your friends and have fun with them, nowadays, it is primarily a symbolical party that most of us throw for our best friends or cousins to celebrate this major step in their lives. However, a lot goes into curating the perfect bachelor party for your friend and is a way to pregame the upcoming wedding. A bachelor party can be as low-key or as extravagant as you want. So come along with us and learn more about bachelor parties and how to throw one.

What is a bachelor party?

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It is a celebration of the upcoming groom’s marriage and is typically attended by a select few who are usually the groom’s relatives and close friends. The term bachelor itself comes from the old English and can be traced back to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. The first bachelor party was said to have been celebrated by Spartans and is a long-standing pre-marriage tradition that assembles the groom’s closest friends for a night or weekend of debauchery and fun. This celebration is deeply rooted in history, and for me, it’s the celebration of the people getting married and for them to destress before the big day. Get creative with your bachelor parties because they are most likely than not a once-in-a-lifetime celebration and are your way to go all out for your best friend. This is known as the future groom’s ‘last night of freedom, and because of this, it has been memorable!

When to throw it?

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The bachelor party typically takes place 1 to 4 months before the actual wedding, and then it all depends on you and what you plan for this specific party. So, you need to keep in mind that you should give all the guests an invitation well in advance so that they can free themselves for this epic party and so that you can make any appropriate reservations. The location and activities done during this party will also depend on everyone’s budget, and you should consider this before making any big decisions.

Do and Don’t for a bachelor party.

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There are many ways to celebrate a bachelor party, but the number one priority for any party is fun and good company. As long as you are surrounded by your friends, you are going to have fun and create lifelong memories. Having said this, there are certain do and don’t when it comes to enjoying your event with the would-be groom.

1. Don’t let the groom do anything that they’ll regret!

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Okay, this is the number one doesn’t because it is the night for you to have fun with your friend. You wouldn’t want the groom to get arrested or sleeping with someone else (unless they have a pass or are in an open relationship, then it’s whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!). As the best man, you will be almost the babysitter of the future groom, and it will be your job to make sure that they don’t do anything that they will regret. Drinking doesn’t count because it is the night to let loose unless you are sober or don’t drink.

2. Don’t let the groom pay

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This might be something that is personal to my friend group, but you never let the birthday person or groom pay for their celebration. It is the one time for you to splurge and go all out for your best friend. Wherever you are going, to a bar, hotel or strip club, it is your duty as best man to not let the groom spend any money, they are already selling an arm and a leg for the wedding, this is your gift to them and a token of appreciation. There shouldn’t be any regrets when you look back on this night in 10 years. It should be a night that the groom never forgets!

3. Do something memorable

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It is your time to let loose and be as wild as you can with the celebration and preparation of this party. We don’t want to see a lame party that is just you and your friends going to a bar and drinking till you are all out of this world drunk. Get innovative with the party, hire some drag queens, gogo boys, and striptease performers and have fun. Do something that you’ll all remember when you think back to this party. Play drinking game, whenever the groom says his future partner’s name take a shot. It is the one night that all your friends will be in the same place and should be the night that you create lasting memories. Have fun, but remember not to let the groom do anything that they’ll regret later down the line.

Sound off in the comments section below and tell us the best bachelor/bachelorette party you’ve ever attended.

How to Find Wedding Halls

How to Find Wedding Halls

How to Find Wedding Halls?

Summary

– Wedding halls: choosing

– Different types of wedding halls

– How to find wedding halls?

Choosing a wedding hall adapted to your budget, your needs and your desires.

Finding a wedding hall is one of the priorities of the organisation of a wedding. Thus it is essential to:

– choose your wedding hall carefully;

– learn about the different types of wedding halls;

– know how to find a wedding hall.

Wedding halls: choosing

To choose your wedding hall, it is crucial to define a certain number of points:

– the date of the wedding;

– the budget allocated to the room rental;

– the place where the wedding will take place;

– the number of guests;

– the type of wedding you wish to organise.

The date of the wedding

Before anything else, it is essential to determine one or more desired dates.

Weddings are most often organised from April to September. During this period, wedding halls are in high demand, and it is important to book the hall in advance.

To be sure to have a wide choice, it is preferable to choose the date at least one year in advance or to opt for a wedding during the fall or winter season.

The budget

Renting a hall represents one of the most important parts of the budget in organising a wedding.

To know what type of venue to choose, it is essential to determine the budget that you will allocate to the rental.

Once the budget is determined, you can orientate your research and choose among the halls that correspond the best.

Location

How to Find Wedding Halls

It is essential to define the place where the wedding will be celebrated to facilitate the choice of a wedding hall.

For practical reasons, it is preferable to choose a venue close to the other places of celebration.

But it is also often recommended to find a venue close to your home or your family’s home.

Once a region or a town has been chosen, the future spouses can choose the one that suits them best among the proposals.

The guests

The choice of a room must take into account the number of guests expected.

It is essential to choose a room that is neither too small nor too large for guests.

But suppose the guests come from different regions. In that case, it may also be preferable to choose a room that offers accommodation or near hotels, bed and breakfasts, or charming suites.

The type of ceremony

The choice of the wedding hall must also take into consideration the type of ceremony desired:

– cocktail and seated meal,

– cocktail and lunch,

– cocktail only,

– outdoor and indoor ceremony,

– meal followed by a dance,

– evening followed by a meal or brunch the next day.

But it is also essential to determine if it is a traditional, solemn or atypical wedding.

Good to know: for more simplicity in the organisation of your wedding, it is possible to call upon an event organiser who will take care of finding a room.

Different types of wedding halls

There are several types of wedding halls with different capacities and prices and more or less complete services.

Therefore, organising a wedding in most reception halls and unusual places is possible.

Among the main types, it is possible to opt for a:

– party room rental;

– rental of a multi-purpose hall

– castle rental;

– barge rental;

– hotel room rental;

– restaurant room rental;

– rental of a gite room.

What type of venue?

For what type of wedding?

Party room

Ideal for those who have a small budget and wish to completely decorate their wedding hall.

Multipurpose room

For those who wish to have a large number of guests and have a small budget for the hall, but who plan to personalise it.

Castle

For a romantic wedding in a prestigious setting, with a substantial budget allocated for the wedding hall.

Barge

Ideal for an atypical wedding in a pleasant setting. But this limits the number of guests.

Hotel

For a wedding in a pleasant setting with catering and accommodation taken care of.

Restaurant

Ideal for weddings in small groups and for which the bride and groom are looking for a rental service including the meal.

Lodge

For a wedding in a pleasant and calm setting with the possibility of accommodation.

How to find a wedding hall?

To find a wedding hall, it is possible:

– to get information from the town halls located in the region where you wish to celebrate your wedding;

– Visit the wedding fairs organised the year before your wedding;

– consult online and paper wedding guides;

– consult websites specialised in wedding hall rentals;

– talk to people about the type of venue you are looking for.

Hope this post has given you an idea of what you should shoot for! Remember to leave your comments below.

Color Palette for wedding

Choose the Perfect Color Palette for Your Wedding With These 4 Useful Tips

More often than not, wedding color schemes have become true benchmarks of inspiration, style and trends. In case you didn’t know, the hues you choose on that day will make all the details shine with their own light in a setting full of harmony, and that’s precisely why it’s vital that you have all the necessary information to choose the shades that best match your wedding style and you! Read on and take note of these effective tips for choosing the best colors for your wedding.

1.Find Out What You Like

Many brides choose the color palettes that are in style the actual season, although the best thing to do is to search for the shades that awaken endless emotions in you. It is essential that you make your choice based on your taste and not just focus on the fashions of the season.

The first thing to do is to choose a theme for your wedding. This will be determined by the location, the time of year, the personality of the couple and the time of day when the celebration will take place. This way, it will be easier for you to choose the colors that match the style of your wedding. Of course, the most important thing is that you like them.

It doesn’t matter if the colors you like are not fashionable, on the contrary! The goal is that you can create a unique, super original style setting with a combination of tones that will arouse the curiosity of all your guests. However, make sure they match perfectly and represent you as a couple, so it doesn’t feel like a birthday party instead of a wedding.

2.Consider Your Venue

Consider Your Venue

If you already have it, think about what colors would be perfect for that location. If you still don’t know where your wedding will take place, imagine the setting you would like to see and the colors that would create a harmonious background for the whole day.

It is very important to get the advice of some experts, as they will tell you what colors look best in all types of environments and they will surely be right when they recommend winning combinations.

Also, let your imagination guide you. Just keep in mind that indoor and outdoor weddings change a lot and influence the color palette chosen. For indoor celebrations, the seasons are not so important, but the style of the space chosen is. There are more informal venues and many more elegant ones, subject to a more traditional or sober lifestyle. Everything must be taken into account when choosing a color palette for a wedding!

3.Make Many Combinations and Do Not Settle

When you already have a more or less clear idea of what the colors of your wedding will be, the ideal is to make thousands of combinations with other tones in order to know what is the combination that best suits your wedding.

It is very important not to settle and look for the perfect equation so that the colors stand out on the big day. We recommend that you look for combinations that are not very popular, because they will give you a unique touch that will make them a thousand times more beautiful on your wedding day.

4.Don’t Overlook the Basics

Don’t Overlook the Basics

Last but not least, if you have doubts, go with the basics. There are many people who are not sure what colors to choose for their wedding. If you can relate, it is best that you opt for basic combinations, with a classic and very beautiful touch. For example: mint with gold, pastel pink with raw tones, navy blue with bubblegum pink, white with silver, Mexican pink with vibrant tones, among others. Think about the shades that will suit you best on your wedding day, don’t get bogged down in thousands of options, and enjoy a sensational atmosphere.

Here you go! You can now start looking for different color palettes and choose the ideal one for your wedding! Let us know which colors you choose by leaving a comment below; we cannot wait to read from you and your ideas.

3 Easy Steps to Follow When Choosing the Flowers for Your Wedding

Flowers are one of the most important elements for most events, especially weddings. Plants, flowers, trees, potted flowers, table decorations and anything natural and fresh and decorative often become the most important issue for brides or wedding planners in organizing the big day. Yet, choosing the proper flowers can sometimes become a daunting task when you don’t know how to proceed when choosing. But chill! We are always here to help; in this article, we bring you easy steps to follow so that you can decide on the perfect flowers for your wedding.

Consider the Season

Consider the Season - flowers for your wedding

Spring and summer weddings are very different from fall and winter weddings. So temperature differences are a factor, but don’t forget that the flowers and their colors are also very different. Each season of the year offers a wide variety of flowers that are only appropriate for that time of year and will best complement the decor. For example, chrysanthemums, dahlias, asters or heathers are best suited for fall, adding elegance and beautiful fall colors to your chosen spot.

In summer, you’ll need flowers that can withstand high temperatures and will stay beautiful all day, which include jasmine, magnolia and many others.

Keep the Venue in Mind

The next thing to think about when looking for a flower is the wedding venue. An outdoor wedding, such as a beach or garden, is not the same as a city, hotel or restaurant wedding.

If you are going to have a wedding in an open space, then it is advisable to decorate with wildflowers so that your decorations blend in better with the space, if possible we even recommend matching the colors and plants to the existing ones. If you are planning to get married or have a wedding indoors, pay attention to the look of the interior from the beginning to choose the appropriate floral colors that will match the existing space and decor.

To create a harmony that works with all the elements, we recommend to choose one or two dominant colors and stick to them as much as possible.

Give Some Thought to the Type of Wedding You Are Planning

Flowers for Roman Catholic churches

Wedding decorations are the very first image that shows your creativity and wedding style. However, the decorations will also differ depending on the style you choose.

More classic flowers are gathered for religious weddings. It should be noted that the architecture of the church can also determine your choice of flowers.

Flowers for Roman Catholic churches are usually round in shape and give a touch of romance and elegance, ideal for roses or hydrangeas.

Elongated flowers are more appropriate for Gothic churches. Flowers with thorns like gladiolus, tuberose give drama and vitality. It is also possible to combine lilies or gerberas.

In modernist churches, the flowers should be oblong and “L” shaped. The most notable flowers for such a celebration would be: aluminum, anthers, liatries and large green leaves.

While it is important to think about the style of the church, one decoration that will work for any church is flowers that can be wrapped around the columns like ornaments or broom phlox. It is also recommended to choose white flowers that are elegant and best reflect the theme of the wedding.

The arrangement of flowers in the church is quite simple, decorated in the center and in front of the altar where the decoration is mostly because it is the most visible place and most will be photographed. From this central location to the end of the church, the decorations are placed symmetrically along the central aisle.

Non-religious or mail order weddings may be decorated in the local style. Flowers are an increasing part of modern weddings today, using as many exotic and colorful flowers as possible, showing their creativity and imagination. The first important element to consider is the time of the celebration. For a daytime wedding, the flowers will depend on whether the wedding will be held indoors or outdoors. If you are having an outdoor wedding, consider flower arches, they are perfect for taking amazing photos.

If you follow those 3 basic steps, choosing the flowers for your wedding will be one of the easiest task when planning your event. Do you have any other tips? We want to read them; so don’t forget to leave them in the comments below!

Tips & Tricks For A Successful Wedding Decoration

Tips & Tricks For A Successful Wedding Decoration

Contents

– Where to find your wedding decoration?

– What are the different wedding decorations?

– Wedding decoration in harmony with the theme of the wedding

– Tips and advice for a successful wedding decoration

– Price of a wedding decoration

You are creative and want to bring your personal touch to your wedding. Wedding decoration is an opportunity to personalize your reception according to the theme of your wedding.

In addition to the decoration of the wedding hall, think about the rental car that will be the star of the procession. Don’t neglect the “broom” car either.

Where to find wedding decorations?

Many shops are specializing in wedding accessories and decorations to ensure that your wedding is a success and that it reflects you:

– shops specializing in wedding decorations;

– online shops (website): you are delivered very quickly;

– discount shops also specialized in wedding accessories.

What are the different wedding decorations?

You have several possibilities: kits to assemble (coordinated set to assemble yourself) or items sold in retail.

You can personalize your products to give another dimension to your wedding by indicating on them your two first names and the date of this unique event.

Whether your wedding is classic, design, romantic or original, these various products will be handy to decorate your reception room, your different tables and your car.

Table decoration

Various accessories in different shapes, materials and a multitude of colours will create the atmosphere of your evening:

– table centrepiece;

– table runner, placemats, round or rectangular tablecloths

– napkin rings, napkins;

– disposable crockery, in earthenware or porcelain: they will be refined and elegant;

– tray, verrines, dishes;

– glasses, champagne flutes, cutlery;

– candle holders, candles in all shapes and sizes;

– place cards;

– wedding menu;

– mini bows, flowers, crystal hearts;

– chair covers, etc.

They will give a warm atmosphere to your meal.

The decoration of the hall

Wedding Decoration

The decoration of the hall will correspond to the style of your wedding; various accessories will allow you to perfect your decoration, namely:

– Paper garlands of all shapes and colours;

– balloons, confetti;

– lanterns made of fireproof paper or another material;

– beautiful hangings in non-woven or other fabrics to decorate your ceiling and walls.

Car decoration

The decoration of the car is also essential; you can opt for example for:

– fresh or paper flowers placed on the bonnet or at the back of the car;

– Suction cup kits to hold your flowers in place;

– rolls of tulle to decorate the car;

– large giant bows for the front of the car.

Other wedding decorations

You can use specific coloured markers to personalize the various accessories: labels, place cards, menus.

All the details are important, to make your wedding decoration a success. You can add a final touch such as paper flowers, feathers, pairs of birds that can decorate your reception room.

Some of these different items can be made:

– by yourself: they will be unique;

– or made-to-measure with quality finishes.

You can keep them as a souvenir.

Wedding decoration in harmony with the wedding theme

Wedding Decoration

Your wedding should be in harmony with the theme of your wedding.

Here are some examples…

For a marine wedding

Give preference to:

– blue and white colours;

– pebbles, shells, fish;

– fishing nets as a hanging;

– nautical knots to decorate the room;

– storm lamps, boats;

– candle holders filled with sand;

– candles in the shape of shells;

– blue and white striped tablecloths;

– bouquets of broom, hydrangea, gorse, tamarisk…

Give each table a name: islands or sailors.

For a country wedding

For a country wedding decoration, your choice will be oriented:

– for the colours: yellow, brown, green, which are the colours of nature;

– Vichy fabric and raffia;

– bouquets: poppies, sunflowers, daisies, and ivy to decorate the walls;

– other accessories: wicker baskets filled with fresh fruit and vegetables, small lamps, bales of straw.

For an exotic wedding

For exotic wedding decoration, you will not be able to resist:

– colours: turquoise blue like the Caribbean Sea, orange and red for warm and sunny colours;

– coconuts, banana leaves, fake coconut trees, parasols, bamboo screens, deckchairs and bengal fires that will complete your decoration with a touch of fine sand;

– bouquets of exotic flowers: hibiscus, oleander, bougainvillea;

– vanilla pods, coffee beans, carambola to decorate the different tables;

– madras or pareos will replace the tablecloths;

Your tables will sing the name of islands such as Madagascar, Grenadines or Bali.

For a traditional wedding

For a more traditional wedding decoration:

– White is in the spotlight as well as ecru and off-white.

– Fabrics will be organza, tulle and silk.

– Doves and balloons will be the symbols.

– The bouquets will be composed of: arums, lilies, daffodils, roses and white tulips, as well as gypsophila.

– The table decoration: white candles, white flowers and cotton branches on embroidered tablecloths.

Tips and advice for a successful wedding decoration

– You can make your accessories: menu, place cards, bouquets. These can be made of crepe or planted by yourself. Moreover, this is much cheaper.

– You can also collect ears of wheat from the fields for country weddings or coloured leaves to put in vases.

– Think about asking your friends and family if they can lend you vases for the occasion.

– If your budget allows it, you can have floral arrangements prepared on each table. If not, you can decorate your table with floating candles and rose petals.

– If you don’t opt for chair covers, which would be too expensive, you can opt for a large ribbon tied on the back of the backrest, which will look great.

– If you buy all your accessories from one place, you may be able to get a small discount.

More tips

– Don’t mix genres and themes.

– Don’t overdo your decoration; it should be discreet.

– Tell your guests about the theme of your wedding and the dominant colour; this will allow them to have the right outfit for your theme and be in harmony.

Price of a wedding decoration

Of course, the cost varies according to your decoration, the accessories you choose, and the latter’s material.

As an indication, count for 100 people between $1,000 and $1,500 or even $2,500 for themed weddings that require specific decorations. Alternately, you can contact party planners or event management specialists if you think you won’t have enough time for all those mentioned above. 

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