WEDDING PWLANNER 2011 INTER
Published as a supplement to the Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey Record.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 â€˘ Whidbey News Times
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(NewsUSA) - Between the thrilling proposal and the pre-wedding whirlwindâ€“ setting the date, finding the perfect wedding dress, planning the honeymoonâ€“ weddings should feel joyous and romantic. But after the wedding, couples should enjoy their newly wedded blissâ€“ not panic about digging themselves out of debt. According to the Association for Wedding Professionals International, the average wedding costs between $18,000 and $21,000. In these difficult economic times, couples might need to minimize the cost of their wedding. But brides on budgets do not need to whittle their guest list from 200 to 10. Here are some affordableâ€“ and tastefulâ€“ measures couples can take to stay within their budget. What eats up wedding cash? Wedding receptions usually account for half of a weddingâ€™s cost. Dinner and drinks add up, especially if couples pay for a full or open bar. To save money on the bubbly, couples should nix the mixed drinks. Soon-to-be-marrieds can serve champagne during the toast, then offer beer and wine for the rest of the evening. Give clumsier guests white wine, not red, and the evening should progress with fewer mishaps at a lower cost. For dinner, couples should think outside the cateringcompany box. Local restaurants might make better deals. Classy catering can come from unexpected places. After the reception, photography and videography are the second largest budget-breakers. Couples can hire a photographer and videographer for the ceremony, then leave reception photographs to friends, family and digital cameras. To avoid the cost of a live band, brides and grooms can opt for MP3 playlists, customized CDs and speaker rentals over pricey bands. Finally, hiring a wedding coordinator can save time, manage stress and get better deals. So, hereâ€™s a toast to tweaking old traditions to make a dream wedding financially attainableâ€“ and to save enough money to be able to enjoy a long, relaxing honeymoon.
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011â€˘ Whidbey News Times
THE CAKE: A M AT T E R OF TA S T E The flavor and style of the Wedding Cake is usually completely different at every wedding attended, and for good reason.The cake should reflect the Bride and Groomâ€™s personal style and theme of their special day. It should also be their favorite flavors! Many couples even choose a main wedding cake to please the majority of guests, and a second â€œGroomâ€™s Cakeâ€? with his favorites in mind. A dessert table is another popular option for the wedding meal. The couple can offer their favorite selections of cheesecake, fluff, mousse, trifle, pudding and other sweets. Displayed on varied levels of pedestal plates, the desserts create an unexpected, attractive presentation. Covering the table with coordinating fabric and interspersing small bowls of mints, candies and nuts complete the festive look. Having a small cake on each table allows guests to serve themselves. These cakes, which can double as centerpieces, can be simply decorated eight-inch layer cakes or they can be thematically decorated-purses, hearts, ships, dresses, baseballs, etc. to reflect the coupleâ€™s unique interests. The originality of the creations will be a topic of conversation long after the wedding day. Either way, the traditional cutting ceremony and feeding of that first bite to each other is a moment remembered by all.
Tastes tend to change considerably over the years, and nowhere is this more apparent than in wedding planning. Trends come and go, and what was once fashionable is no longer. Take flowers, for instance. Many brides today are opting for fewer, but more daring floral designs in their weddings. When it comes to wedding flowers, brides have a number of choices. Roses remain popular, as do gerbera daisies and tulips. Tropical flowers are also hot. One of the biggest changes in wedding floral design is color. Lighter, more muted shades are now being replaced with brighter, bolder hues. Brides today are not afraid of mixing reds and yellows, oranges and purples, and greens and blues. Along with stronger colors, many wedding floral designs feature herbs, fruits, WFHFUBCMFTBOEPUIFSTUSJLJOHQJFDFTÄ‡FTF help create interest and add dimension. To create even more drama and interest, many brides are varying the contents of their centerpieces. Gone are the identical baskets of flowers on each table.
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Published on May 19, 2011
Published on May 19, 2011
Special advertising supplement with helpful information for brides planning their wedding on Whidbey Island