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The elegant simplicity of Meghan Markle’s wedding gown and accessories in 2018, was among the inspirations many future brides used for their own choices. It’s expected to lead to some interesting trends for 2019: COLOUR NOT A NO-NO As we found at weddings this year, a hint of colour was the choice of many bold brides for their gowns, including pale greens. Look for similar fashion patterns to continue. TRULY EDIBLE DESSERTS Tiered, towering wedding cakes have been around for decades, if not centuries. Many young couples these days are opting for desserts that incorporate their favourite goodies and candy (can you say M&M’s?), while springing for a small cake to maintain the tradition of cake-cutting for photos. SIMPLE BOUQUETS As with the cakes, understated floral bouquets continue to be in vogue, with many brides planning for simple, single-stem arrangements. RETURN OF THE CLUSTER Like many retro trends, the cluster engagement ring is back in style, with floral designs seen frequently on today’s brides. While not suited for regular wear if you’re doing manual labour, this vintage look offers a return to the feminine style first made popular in the Victorian era. PRE-DINNER SNACKS If you’re looking for a way to keep wedding guests happy until the real dinner comes out, never mind the served appies, look into self-serve charcuterie boards filled with meats, cheeses, veg and more. These grazing tables will keep people happy during the cocktail hour. MOVE AWAY FROM MATCHING MAIDS It matters not whether you’re getting married in the backyard or at the yacht club, the trend is toward brides letting their maids choose a dress they might wear again.
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Herbs, spices and flowers have been used in weddings for centuries. Weddings are special moments for couples and the guests they invite to share their happiness on their big days. Beautiful weddings require substantial planning, as every last detail must be considered for couples to enjoy the wedding of their dreams. Flowers play a big role in many weddings, and couples can add beauty and ambiance to the event by using floral arrangements in various ways. Modern floral arrangements are stunning, and many couples may not know that herbs, spices and flowers have been used in weddings for centuries. Today, flowers are used to decorate wedding venues,
impart sweet fragrances and complement formal attire, but in ancient times they were used differently. Flowers were used to bestow good luck on the couple and keep bad omens away. Brides carried aromatic flowers and spices to keep evil spirits from spoiling the festivities, and some even tucked bulbs of garlic into their bouquets. In ancient Greece and Rome, both the bride and groom wore garlands made out of strong-smelling herbs flowers around their necks or heads. These wreaths were considered gifts of nature, and thus extremely appropriate for a wedding. Modern brides and grooms may no longer see their wedding days as times for
opportunistic evil spirits. But that doesn’t mean that couples cannot borrow from ancient traditions and incorporate flowers into their weddings in various ways. • WREATHS AND GARLANDS: Ask the florist to weave small flower buds, berries and vines to a headband, wreath or piece of twine so that the bride and groom can wear these flowers in the way they were worn by ancient Greeks and Romans. When coupled with Grecianstyled wedding gowns, brides can look like beautiful goddesses on their wedding days. • FRAGRANT FAVORS: Tuck dried rose petals and other fragrant flowers into sachets that are embroidered with the
wedding date and couple’s names. Guests can use these sachets to keep clothings smelling fresh in drawers or as subtle air fresheners around the house. • EDIBLE FLOWERS: Ask the caterer to make meals flowerfriendly by including some edible blooms in the salad or as a garnish on meals. • RAINING PETALS: In lieu of bubbles or birdseed, guests can shower the newlyweds with rose petals after the ceremony. • MEMORIAL: Some couples like to honor departed family members. Floral arrangements with small placards can make for fitting memorials.
DID YOU KNOW? A first dance song at the wedding reception often sets the tone for the upcoming festivities and can exemplify just how newlyweds feel about each other. Couples may agonize over which song to choose, but there are many different resources available that can help couples narrow down their options. Spotify, the popular streaming music service, has compiled a list of the most popular wedding songs for 2018, based on global respondents. Their top pick was “Perfect,” by Ed Sheeran, a song that many might suspect was composed with wedding dances in mind. Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” Etta James’ “At Last,” John Legend’s “All of Me,” and Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” filled out the remaining top five spots on Spotify’s list.
One of the more popular tourist attractions in the United States is also a popular place to tie the knot. The bright lights of the Las Vegas strip and the surrounding area have drawn visitors for decades. Las Vegas also is home to more than 100,000 weddings per year, according to Clark County Clerk marriage license records. Weddings may be performed at local churches or other houses of worship, inside lavish casinos, or at the bevy of small chapels in and around Las Vegas. Las Vegas is sometimes referred to as "The Marriage Capital of the World" thanks in part to the ease of acquiring a marriage license in the city and the minimal costs involved to tie the knot. But Las Vegas is more than just a popular place to tie the knot. According to data gathered by Facebook in 2014, when the social media service compiled data from users "check ins," Las Vegas also has grown into a popular honeymoon destination. In addition, Las Vegas also has evolved into a popular spot to celebrate one last hurrah before the big wedding day. Individuals frequently plan bachelor or bachelorette party weekends that incorporate all of the fun Las Vegas has to offer.
In adherence to traditional wedding wardrobes, brides wear white and veils to complete their ensembles. While many people may view veils as a symbol of purity and chastity, various sources indicate veils had a more prominent purpose. Cosmopolitan magazine indicates that veils first became popular in ancient Roman times, when brides were covered head-to-two in a red sheet called a flammeum. The sheet was intended to scare off any evil spirits that might ruin the wedding. Veils eventually replaced f the flammeum to disguise the bride from those naughty spirits. Veils also were used to hide brides' faces from grooms in an era of arranged marriages when grooms had never seen their brides before their wedding days. Thankfully, today's veils are more about fashion than function.
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GOOD LUCK CHARMS Spiders, doves and sugar cubes all can be symbols of good luck on couples’ wedding days
Couples’ wedding days are special moments, ones they hope pave the way to a life filled with happiness and good fortune. That’s why the bride and groom surround themselves with close friends and family who want to celebrate and support their new life joined together. Perhaps due to superstition or tradition, many couples employ some wedding day strategies to increase their good luck. The following are some of the symbols that couples may want to keep an eye out for on the day they walk down the aisle. good luck for the bride to see a dove on the way to the , It’s wedding because doves symbolize peace and prosperity.
Because doves mate for life, this symbol is doubly beneficial on a couple’s wedding day, as it can be a harbinger of a long, happy marriage and home.
Some brides believe sugar cubes tucked into their wedding , gloves leads to a sweet union. Hindu tradition states that rain on a wedding day is good luck. , Rain is believed to be a symbol of fortune and abundance, especially after times of drought. What’s more, rain can foretell a strong marriage. That’s because a wet knot is more difficult to untie.
Ancient Romans were so concerned with ensuring good luck , that they actually studied pig entrails to determine the luckiest time to marry. If they consulted with the English, they might determine that a wedding shouldn’t take place on a Saturday, which is unlucky. English tradition states Wednesday is the best day to get married.
In Holland, well-wishers would plant pine trees outside of , newlyweds’ homes as a symbol of fertility and luck. Grooms may want to give a coin to the first person they see on , the way to their weddings. This is another symbol of good luck. Some couples plan to marry during a full moon, because that , can symbolize good luck and good fortune. a couple’s wedding day, tears from a bride or a child during , theOn ceremony is considered lucky. English folklore suggests that brides who discover spiders in their gowns are in for some good luck.
The Chinese believe that lighting fireworks at their wedding , ceremonies chases away evil spirits. A red umbrella also might be held over a Chinese bride to keep bad spirits at bay.
Many grooms do not see their brides in their wedding gowns , before their wedding ceremonies, feeling it is bad luck if they do. Many brides also do not wear their complete wedding outfits prior to their big day.
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hinking of buying a diamond? Regardless of where your diamond comes from, the T four C’s make a diamond more than just compressed coal. Knowledge about the four C’s will help you as you work towards purchasing a diamond. The 4 C’s are: Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat Weight.
Most diamonds have tiny tints of colour. The more ‘colourless’ a diamond is, the more desirable. Diamonds are graded on a colour scale established by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), ranging from D (colourless) to Z. Diamonds are also found in in ‘fancy’ colours; pink, blue, green, yellow, brown, and orange. These diamonds called ‘fancies’ are rare and valuable. These colours extend beyond the GIA colour grading system.
Cut refers to the angles and proportions a skilled craftsman creates in transforming a rough diamond into a polished diamond. A well-cut diamond will reflect light internally from one mirror-like facet to another, dispersing it through the top of the stone. Cuts that are too deep or too shallow lose or ‘leak’ light through the side or bottom, affecting the diamond’s brillance.
Clarity Diamonds, like people, have natural blemishes in their make-up, These ‘inclusions’ are formed by minerals or fractures while the diamond is forming in the earth. When light enters a diamond, it is reflected and refracted out. Depending on the inclusion, it could disrupt the flow of light and a portion of the light reflected will be lost. Most inclusions are not visible to the naked eye without magnification. The scale established by the GIA is FL to I.
Carat is often confused with size even though it is actually a measure of weight. The cut of a diamond can make it appear much larger or smaller than its actual weight. A one carat diamond can de divided into 100 ‘points’. A .75 carat diamond is the same as a 75-points or a 3/4 carat diamond. Paul Mara Jewellers
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FIDO Pets are full-fledged members of many families and even, apparently, families-tobe. Many of today’s couples want their four-legged friends to be there on their big day.
Factors to consider before including man's best friend ELIGIBILITY Some venues do not allow pets that are not documented assistance animals on the premises. Confirm a venue’s pet policy before purchasing any wedding day attire for your dog. Couples who are intent on including their pets in their wedding ceremonies should only consider petfriendly facilities, which may be hard to find. Couples who plan to take a limousine to and from their wedding also should confirm that the cars allow pets before booking. PERSONALITY No two dogs are the
same. Some dogs might love people and attention, while others might prefer one-on-one time with their owners. Dogs that are sociable and unaggressive may make perfect additions to wedding ceremonies, while animals that exhibit anxiety around strangers or seem uncomfortable in noisy settings should be kept out of the ceremony. HEALTH Dog owners also must consider their pets’ health when deciding whether or not to include them in the wedding ceremony. Couples who bonded over a love of their dog may
really hope to include their furry friend in the festivities, but should not do so at the expense of the animal’s health. Outdoor wedding ceremonies under sunny skies may produce potentially unhealthy conditions for certain breeds or older dogs. Dogs that have difficulty getting around may need a red wagon (and attendant) to make the rounds at the wedding. ASSISTANCE Couples will be busy on their wedding days, so they may need to arrange for a caretaker to look after their dog during and after the
ceremony. Asking a guest or guests to play this role may be asking too much, as guests will no doubt want to celebrate without having to take care of a dog. A professional pet sitter might work, but that can be costly, as couples must pay for the sitter and will likely need to pay for the sitter to have a seat and a meal during the reception. Dogs can make great additions to weddings, but couples must consider a host of factors before deciding to have Fido join them as they tie the knot.
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Wedding Check List CHECK LIST
12 Months to go
❏ Announce engagement ❏ Set a budget ❏ Determine who will be paying for what ❏ Decide what type of wedding: Style, size, location, time of day, etc. ❏ Draft preliminary guest lists ❏ Register for engagement gifts ❏ Gather ideas for the ceremony and reception ❏ Order thank-you notes for engagement gifts
11 Months to go
❏ Interview and hire wedding planner ❏ Plan engagement party ❏ Begin dress research ❏ Set a wedding date ❏ Start ceremony and reception location search ❏ Create a wedding web site
10 Months to go
❏ Determine wedding’s color palette and theme ❏ Reserve a ceremony and reception site ❏ Research marriage licence ❏ Select the members of the bridal party ❏ Reserve a block of rooms for out of town guests
9 Months to go
❏ Make bridal salon appointments ❏ Try on wedding gowns ❏ Schedule alterations to the wedding gown ❏ Gather vendor referrals from friends and relatives ❏ Interview officiates ❏ Order and mail save-the-date cards ❏ Start meeting with vendors – photographers, caterers, bakers, videographers, florists, bands & DJs
8 Months to go
❏ Start a fitness/workout regime ❏ Contact lighting and tent rental companies ❏ Delegate agreed responsibilities to the groom
7 Months to go
❏ Finalize wedding theme ❏ Research wedding customs and traditions
6 Months to go
❏ Book baker and decide on cake flavor, design and style ❏ Book caterer ❏ Book florist and determine overall style for personal flowers and ceremony and reception décor ❏ Book ceremony musicians and reception band or DJ ❏ Book photographer and videographer ❏ Finalize guest list and mailing addresses
❏ Research invitation designs ❏ Select an officiate and discuss ceremony service ❏ Order wedding dress and accessories ❏ Book day of transportation for the bride, groom and bridal party ❏ Reserve a hotel room for the wedding night ❏ Update passports, if necessary
5 Months to go
❏ Select bridesmaids’ attire and confirm that each bridesmaid has ordered her dress ❏ Select attire for the flower girl(s) and ring bearer(s) ❏ Provide bridal shower guest list to maid-of-honor ❏ Update registry lists for bridal shower ❏ Research honeymoon destinations ❏ Finalize invitation design and order wedding invitations with extra envelops ❏ Test drive directions before printing direction cards ❏ Reserve rental items
4 Months to go
❏ Book honeymoon ❏ Meet with hair and makeup stylists to discuss ideas ❏ Create song play and do not playlists ❏ Select first dance and other special dance songs ❏ Order wedding rings ❏ Reserve tuxedos for groom, dads and groomsmen ❏ Draft wedding program information ❏ Schedule wedding rehearsal with officiate and bridal party
3 Months to go
❏ Attend first dress fitting ❏ Plan rehearsal dinner, book space and order invitations ❏ Order or make wedding favors ❏ Purchase guest book for guest notes ❏ Request time off from work for the honeymoon ❏ Finalize flower arrangements for ceremony, reception and personal flowers ❏ Order wedding programs
2 Months to go
❏ Mail wedding invitations ❏ Keep a record of RSVP cards received ❏ Schedule a makeup and hair trial ❏ Select gifts for attendants and parents ❏ Attend bridal shower ❏ Write and mail shower thank-you notes ❏ Start drafting the wedding vows ❏ Schedule a tasting with the caterer and confirm reception menu ❏ Send wedding announcement to The Campbell River Mirror newspaper
1 Months to go
❏ Draft seating chart ❏ Confirm that each bridesmaid has received her dress ❏ Review ceremony details with the officiate ❏ Apply for a marriage license ❏ Send photo shot list to photographer ❏ Send the play list to band/DJ ❏ Attend bachelor/bachelorette parties ❏ Write your wedding speech/toast ❏ Prepare bride and groom emergency kits ❏ Start breaking in wedding day shoes ❏ Attend a hair and makeup trial and (take pictures) ❏ Schedule a haircut appointment for the groom ❏ Find something old, new, borrowed and blue ❏ Attend final dress fitting ❏ Pick up the wedding rings ❏ Send seating and place cards to calligrapher
1 Week to go
❏ Pick-up wedding dress ❏ Have groom and groomsmen pick-up their tuxedos ❏ Give the caterer final head count ❏ Send reception location manager final seating chart and drop off seating cards ❏ Distribute wedding day timeline to vendors and bridal party ❏ Distribute contact list to vendors and bridal party ❏ Give ceremony and reception location managers a vendor contact sheet ❏ Confirm wedding day beauty appointments ❏ Confirm wedding day details with all vendors ❏ Pack for honeymoon ❏ Assign day-of responsibilities to attendants ❏ Arrange for someone to send your wedding dress to a preservationist ❏ Arrange for someone to return your groom’s tuxedo to the rental store
❏ Organize tipping envelopes ❏ Attend rehearsal and rehearsal dinner ❏ Drop off ceremony accessories at ceremony site ❏ Give attendants and parents thank you gifts ❏ Get a manicure and pedicure
After the Wedding
❏ Mail thank you cards to guests ❏ Send thank you notes to vendors ❏ Send change of address form to post office ❏ Change bride’s last name on necessary forms