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Most women developed a vision of an ideal wedding when just a girl. The dream day involves an abundance of beautifully arranged flowers, delicate lace, and ribbons. When the girl’s actual wedding day arrives, she may have other concerns. Although her vision of her ideal wedding is still present in the back of her mind, she may want to incorporate ideas that represent her, the groom, and their relationship. She wants her wedding to be current and on-trend. And she is probably considering costs and sticking to a budget when selecting decorations for the big day. No newlyweds want to spend time paying off the debt of the wedding day. Therefore, the happy couple needs to carefully consider what wedding details to skimp on and what to splurge on. Here are a couple of options to think about when selecting wedding details.

1. Make the decorations your own
Incorporate your own interests and hobbies into the decorations. This will allow your guests to see parts of you they may not have known, allow for use of less obvious, more personalized decorations and ultimately cut costs. One example, if the groom is a photographer, use pictures from the collection to decorate the reception site, on the invitations, and as favors for guests to take home.

2. Look into renting
Although it’s an obvious choice to rent items such as chairs, tables and linens, consider renting other items too, such as vases, arcs, and centerpieces. Ask your wedding coordinator or local wedding rental businesses if these items can be rented and at what prices.

3. Keep music costs down
For ceremony and reception music, check out a college band or a DJ. Also, consider loading downloaded songs onto a CD or your mp3 player to be hooked up and played through speakers.

4. Share the love
Instead of footing the bill for the decorations yourself, find out of there is another couple getting married at the same place on the same day. You may be able to contact the bride and arrange to split the cost of some decorations or equipment, effectively cutting the price in half. The bottom line is that getting married doesn’t have to break the bank.

5. Keep catering costs down. Check out local cooking or culinary schools and ask them to cater for just the price of the food or just a little more. Alternatively, consider having a potluck with family members and good friends bringing something. Family and friends love to feel like they are helping out with the wedding while you get free food provided.

6. Increase engagement party guest list
Most engagement parties serve cocktails and appetizers, which is significantly less expensive the full dinner usually served at a wedding reception.

7. Consider the children
Weddings can be boring for kids and often couples will seat kids at tables with adults and then buy games or books to entertain the kids with. Instead, seat all the kids at one table and let them entertain each other – for free.

8. Personalize the ceremony
Individualizing your wedding will make it special to both you and your guests, regardless of how much money was spent on the wedding. During the ceremony, incorporate your families and any children from previous relationships.

Ultimately, marriage is about the union of you and your spouse and the celebration portion of a wedding is only secondary. Your wedding photographer will show you just what that means on the photos from the wedding. Don’t worry too much about what your guests will think and instead focus on the fact that your friends and family are there to witness your love and not to critique the details of your wedding.


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Even though the cultures, laws and norms may be different,they all recognize the relationship between a man and a woman living in thesame house. Throughout the ages, marriage has undergone a revolution isnumerous ways in the different cultures of the world. Every culture hasdifferent ways of celebrating marriage but one thing in each culture remainsunchanged.

The notion that a couple shall leave their parents and livetogether as one and form a new family is romantic to say the least. This hashappened for many centuries and throughout this time it has almost beenimpossible to separate the concepts of marriage and family from each othersince they have been tied together so closely. All cultures in the world havesome form of marriage.

The thing that remains unchanged is that every culturecelebrates marriage with festivities that include eating, singing andcelebrating. In addition to these festivities, people have also taken over anevolving and growing number of traditions that are full of meaning and shockingorigins even though you may not believe it.

When it came to tying the knot in the ancient times, thetruth us that it did not really mean that the couple would be knotted togetherbut rather it involved wrapping the bride in a sheep using a knot that was tiedout in front. Tying the bride in this way symbolized virginity and it was theprivilege of the groom to untie the knot in the night after the wedding wasover.

The wedding cakes that are crafted delicately and elaborateevolved from the grooms-cakes that were simple and made for the bride by familymembers. Prior to the day of the wedding, the bride lay on one of thegrooms-cakes under her pillow and she would dream about the groom as she sleptand squish the cake completely. In these olden days, they used a crumbled andpound up cake as the cake for the wedding and they tossed it to the newly wedsto signify fertility. This is where the present-day custom of sprinkling newlyweds using rice after the wedding came from. Nowadays, wedding cakes are oftenstacked up in many layers. The most glamorous wedding cakes are those that havethe highest stacks. These arrangements are usually regarded as being merestyles but people long ago arranged them that way to symbolize fertility. Thebride and groom stacked up the wedding cakes as a symbol of the number ofchildren they wished to have and therefore, the number of children wished fordetermined how high the stack would be in the past.

During the ancient days the best man played a different andstartling role. It was the duty of the best man to abduct women who wouldbecome brides from the other tribes during tribal times. He accomplished thetask by clubbing the poor bride to be on her head and dragged her home just asis suggested by the comic skits about cavemen stories. The other role played bythe best man was warding off the bride’s angry relatives. Therefore, in ancienttimes, the best man swung his axe whereas the groom was united with the bridein marriage.

Nowadays Even though people nowadays are not as barbaric asthey were in the ancient times, an evolution of the ceremony and tradition ofweddings is still evident. The traditions have a lot of meaning and mostly theyserve to make a person’s wedding day something that many will remember.

If you are looking for the right wedding photographer on your big day, Aaroneye Photography is  currently offering the best wedding photography with modern photojournalistic style of wedding photography.


Wedding Vendor mixer at CoCo Palm!

Another fun night meeting with many professional vendors of wedding industry. This meeting was taken place at the CoCo Palm in Pomona. The restaurant is such an awesome place for wedding. The food was great, and it has a great view of the city. I went there tonight with my best buddy Tawn from Knight Photo & Video again. This is 3rd networking mixer we’ve gone together. There were a few photographers there tonight including myself.
First I met with Michelle Smith, who’s also a photographer for Michelle Smith Photography located in Redlands. She showed me her albums, great stuff!
Next I met with Cookie Lee‘s Rose Mary and Virginia. Very nice ladies who does Independent Jewelry consultant. They provided 2 raffle drawing prices at the end, everyone had a great time! Thanks to Cookie Lee!
Harold from Blue Breeze band was there also. I met him at the bridal show “Here Comes The Bride” last Sunday. Harold also won the prize of Assorted Flower at the end, which was designed by Irises Designs.
Bobby Apalategui does Tuxedo for http://www.friartux.com/ in Brea. LaDawn William from Platinum Lining Events gave us a brief speech of tips on what to look out for during the event day. There was actually great tips and reminders of what to do and not to do. Ladawn did not have confidence of speaking in front of a crowd but I thought she did a great job!!
Before the night ended I had a chance to reunite with Ray Flores. Ray is a great DJ from Ultimate Music Entertainment. Such a funny and fun guys to be around. It was such a fun night mixing with all of these professional wedding vendors, thanks to CWA and I’d certainly like to go to this mixer again in the near future.

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