A Wedding Day.... what a great celebration and in all cultures time for a party with family and friends getting together to witness a couple exchanging vows and rings for their life together.
Marriage brings families together as well, years ago unions between a couple were sometimes made to strengthen business ties or companies.
There are many different types of marriage ceremonies but traditionally the bridal party consisted of the Bride, Groom, Best man or men, Bridesmaid(s), Flower girl, Page boy and the parents of the bride and groom. There can be lots of variations to suit each family.
Special clothes are worn to mark this day with a white dress traditional in western society while in other countries red is the lucky colour. After the ceremony a meal is provided for the guests and speeches done by some of the bridal party.
We all have different ideas and thoughts of what would make a venue, a theme or a party special. As long it is what the happy couple have chosen, arranged and have invited guests to join in with their celebration, it should be treated as their special day and enjoyed.
The day can range from a lavish affair held in a large country house with hundreds of guests and lots of special effects to a simple registry office ceremony followed by a picnic in the park, with hundreds of variations in between. Each and every one is a day to remember and cherish.
Clothes, venues, meals, and decorations can be expensive and on some things there is no compromise but some dresses, tiaras, ring bearer cushions, decorations, invitations, flowers and table favours can be made to help with the cost.
Organise working parties and enlist the help of close family and friends to lighten the workload. It is a bonus if someone has a craft hobby or can grow flowers for the day.
Cards - There is a wealth of items available to help make invitations, place name settings, favour boxes and thank you cards from on line outlets found in the shopping page.
Tiara - These can be made to match the style of the dress for a fraction of the cost of buying one. Shops also have stocks of things needed.
Table Favours - Again a hobby can come in handy ranging from growing flowers, keeping bees to making jam.
Room Decorations - It is amazing what a difference balloons and bunting give a room. Themed celebrations will lend themselves to all sorts of decorating ideas.
However you spend one of your most important days....Enjoy your wedding day celebration.