Up until the late 1960s, weddings were pretty much traditional events. With the social revolution of the 60s, people became more interested in self-expression. That is a trend that has taken root in today’s world of romance.
Weddings are a great way for a couple to express where they are in life. With couples waiting much longer to marry<, the cost of weddings is often falling more on the couple and lass on the parents. Couples are planning weddings that are more personal and less about impressing the folks.
The venues are often creative, sometimes outrageous. The nuptials have much more of a party feel and less of a ceremonial event. Some weddings are reflective of the couples lifestyle and hobbies like getting married while skydiving, while others are simple ceremonies with a big party afterwards. Some couple choose to avoid the hassles and simply elope and some still cling to tradition and the fairytale event.
A themed wedding such as a Luau are also becoming more and more popular. Much more fun and celebratory than a church and forced fed catered reception an informal meal and party at the beach with full bar be que are often much more memorable as well, and the bride is often more relaxed and able to be with her guests and family in a more comfortable setting.
This much is evident: Cookie cutter weddings are becoming a thing of the past.
The day of the wedding, all the eyes will be on the bride and her shoes. This is the day women dream about all their lives, and every single detail has to be perfect on their special day. The wedding dress will be attracting most of the attention, but the shoes are something brides put just as much attention on.
The bride will be on her feet from morning to night, and getting a pair of shoes that are comfortable, and accessorize well with her dress, are extremely important. Regardless of the color, or the style of the wedding dress, a pair of matching shoes will make her day. Many shoes can be custom designed to match the dress exactly. All eyes will be on her shoes when she is dancing, removing her garter, and walking down the aisle. Is it any wonder the shoes are as much a part of her big day as her beautiful dress.
Just as important as a bride’s shoes are the style and design of the wedding bands. Some couples like matching bands which can be practical for some people, but where the groom works with his hands a traditional wedding band may not be the best choice to express the love of being wed.
Here is an area that nobody knew and realized how important it was till the planning of weddings became a job and career for some people. As weddings grew in popularity, number of guests, and complexity, there became a need to hire professionals to plan a wedding properly.
What was once the task of friends and family to help a bride to be to plan her wedding, with outings planned for the planning, it became apparent that there was not enough time for brides, and their friends, or family, to properly plan the wedding date.
Along came the job of wedding planner. Here was a career or business choice based on helping newly engaged women to plan what many consider one of the most important days of their lives. This job takes the stress off of the bride and her ensemble and places it clearly on the shoulders of the wedding planner.
The best wedding planners are those who are able to handle unexpected changes, let downs, failures, fall downs, drops, miss-planned events, and maintain a calm cool collected composure. Wedding planning is not for everyone, if you have been deemed the wedding planner for a friend it might serve well to hire a wedding planner yourself.
A wedding ring is often a ring of metal. Many people buy the old standbys platinum, silver, and gold, but the price of these metals has made buying a nice wedding band out of the reach of most people.
A new set of metal is now available to people everywhere and at a price that everyone, and we mean everyone can afford. And the most amazing thing about these rings is not how great they look, or how easy they are to afford, no the most amazing aspect is these rings are much more durable than their much higher priced relatives gold, silver, and platinum. Tungsten and Titanium are the new metals used to make great looking, fashionable rings, everyone loves.
Depending on the country a wedding ring is typically worn on the left or right hand ring finger. In the United States they were only worn by wives, but that practice began to change in the 20th century so both husband and wife word matching rings.
As summer begins to cool down and school will soon be back it is time to think of what can be one of the most memorable seasons for getting married, the Fall Wedding. Some are outdoors at a winery. These weddings are great as they are often very accommodating, a unique location sure to leave an impression on family, friends, and other various guests the bride and groom may or may not know well.
Fall weddings can be about the colors of the season, from the attire, to the flowers, to the color of the food, the colors of the bridesmaids, and the groomsmen. Even the decor can have a fall aspect to it. You can have a pate, pumpkin soup, and pumpkin pie as part of the wedding reception.
Another location that would be spectacular in fall for a wedding is a covered bridge. These rustic spots on roads no longer used, make a perfect background for a wedding. With the wood trusses and rough hewn sides they make an ideal back drop to wedding pictures or a video. Wedding dresses look particularly beautiful with a red covered bridge as the background.