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  1. 2017 Wedding Colour Trends

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    It is wedding season is, but when you think about it, it’s always wedding season, 365 days of the year, somewhere around the world, someone is getting married.

    Apart from choosing the wedding date, couples need to think about the type of wedding that they want and once they know, everything will become easier and the wedding planning hopefully become more fun and less like hard work.

    One way to do this is to pick a wedding theme, wedding themes can range from a Beauty and the Beast to Boho style wedding.

    But if a couple have chosen not to have a wedding theme, then could pick a colour theme. I think if you don’t have one or the other in place, you might be in danger of having a wedding that looks like it's been thrown together with of ideas, that makes no sense and have no connection to each other.

    NEUTRALS AND METALLICS

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    One of the wedding trends that is always noted by the wedding industry year after year, is the wedding colours that couples seem to gravitate to and neutrals seem to show up year after year.  It is a classic palette that never seems to go out of date. Also it’s perfect if you are having a beach or rustic wedding, the colours can range from soft greys and creams, to a dusky pink.

    The colours flow and merge seamlessly, giving a dreamy effect and this is why couples know it will give their wedding a sophisticated and elegant atmosphere.

    Having a neutral palette allows you to add something extra, something that will pop and metallics that are either silver or gold, will do it.  So you can combine the muted and understated colours of the neutral shades, then you have the glam and rich glow of metallic pieces.

    A wedding dresses come in all colours and this dress, is a soft toned nude, simple and whimsical. When it comes to your wedding cake, why choose a plane nude cake, when you can have a ombre cake, each layer just looks amazing.

    Instead of having a simple flower buttonhole in your wedding suit or tux, why not be creative and go for eye-catching buttonhole in a metallic rose gold effect.

    Compliment your wedding dress, with a pair of glam sparkling shoes

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    IMAGE CREDITS 

    Metallic Buttonhole - Rachel Emma Studio - Etsy

    Shoes - Betsy Johnson

    Dress - BHLDN

    Cake - Style Me Pretty

     

     

    GO GREEN

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    Pantone chose Greenery as the colour of 2017 and when I think of the colour green, I think of nature and being outdoors, so this colour scheme is ideal if you are having an outdoor wedding or if you're having an indoor wedding and want to bring the outdoors inside!

    There is so many ways you can add the colour green into a wedding, I love succulents and it would never cross my mind to use succulents, which are plants that store water in their leaves, as place-name holders. They can also then become wedding favors, which I'm sure the wedding guests would look forward to taking home with them.

    There are other ways you can include natural greenery into your wedding, such as handwritten place names using a gold pen, a fun task for all you DIY brides. Using garlands of green leaves, entwined with flower blooms and draping them and using them as table runners and backdrops. Or you can have clusters of greenery, as wedding chair decorations.

    Be inspired by the lush greenery and have a greenery buttonhole, for the gents, or flower garlands for the flower girls, the list is endless.

     

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    IMAGE CREDITS 

    Succulents Place Holders - Boho Weddings and Life

    Leaf Place Names - Perfect Wedding

    Outdoor Greenery Decor - BrIt Morin

    Chair -  The Wedding of my Dreams

     

    BLUE AND BLUSH

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    Blue and Blush are colours on the colour wheel, that are opposite to each other, even so, they work well together. The colour blue can sometimes be seen as very corporate being very corporate, but when you introduce a pretty blush colour, it can add a feminine and romantic vibe, totally softening the blue.

    A blue and blush wedding colour theme, is perfect if you have chosen a nautical themed wedding. Grooms and other members of the wedding party, can choose to have navy suits or tuxes, with maybe a pink flower buttonhole or a silk pink tie. If you are in the US and need a suit or tux for a wedding, check The Black Tux out for your tuxedo and suit rentals

    Then you can blue and blush colours for your wedding stationery, wedding decorations or flowers in your wedding venue.

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    IMAGE CREDITS

    Flowers - BRIDES

    Stationery - Out the Box Creative

    Wedding Sign - Knotsvilla Wedding Blog

    Wedding Chair - Hi Miss Puff 

     

    Buttonholes or Boutonniere, which is the french word for buttonholes is the floral decoration worn by men, mainly to weddings, see some stylish groom buttonhole inspiration.

    Whatever colours you choose to have for your wedding, have fun with it and be adventurous, you will find a way to merge your colours into your wedding, you just have to use your imagination.

     

     

     

  2. 7 tips on How to Buy a Wedding Gift

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    The Ultimate  Guide on How to Buy a Wedding Gift



    I love weddings, who doesn't, I was invited to a wedding this summer and as soon as I saw the invite I was already planning my outfit, the clothes, the shoes and the bag, e.t.c.  

    However, deciding what to give as a gift for a wedding can be difficult, if you have not been to many weddings, they is a wedding etiquette for guests, when it comes to buy a wedding gift.

    Traditionally couples left it to their wedding guests to decide what to buy for the engaged couple, but nowadays, more and more couples are using wedding registries. A wedding registry is a service provided by a department store or an online companie, whereby couples can choose a list of items that they would like their wedding guests to purchase for them, as a wedding gift.

    The gifts can range from household items, to a subscription to a wine tasting box, which sounds very interesting! This then saves their wedding guests the trouble of having to decide what to buy for the couple and then there is little of the couple receiving 2 toasters, 3 breadmakers and 4 cutlery sets!

    It’s a convenient solution for both parties, the couple can receive items that they actually would like and their friends and family don’t have the headache of trying to decide what to buy for them!

    If a couple already live together, then there is a high chance that they will have most ‘household’ items, that you would find in a home, but having a wedding registry, will allow them to upgrade what they already have, or have something that is on their wish list, that they have always wanted, but have never bought.

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    7 Tips on How to Buy a Wedding Gift!

     

    1. Can I buy a gift from somewhere else, do I have to buy it from the registry?

    Do try to buy from the wedding registry the couple have chosen, as these will be items that the couple actually want and then you don’t make the mistake of buying a gift that you think the couple might want, as it unfortunately might end up sitting in a cupboard and then eventually making an appearance on Ebay!

    2. When is the best time to buy a gift from a wedding registry?

    Don’t leave it to the last minute to buy a gift from the registry, otherwise you might only have the expensive items on the list to choose from, as the lower priced items would have been bought already.

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    3. Do I have to still buy a gift if I have received an invite, but cannot attend a wedding?

    If you receive an invite to the wedding, but you cannot attend, it’s up to you whether you would like to send a gift. I would think it would depend on your relationship with the couple. If you are close, it would be a lovely gesture, but if your not so close, maybe skip it, but send a wedding day card, at least they know you have not completely forgotten about them.

    4. I am a bridesmaid, do I have to give a bridal shower gift, as well as a wedding gift?

    No, you can just give an individual gift at the bridal shower and a card for the wedding, or all the bridesmaid can give a joint gift from the wedding registry. Or you could choose your main gift from the wedding registry, then give a token gift at the bridal shower. It’s really up to you and a gift is not expected.

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    5. I’ve been invited to a destination wedding, do I still have to give a gift, as this will stretch my budget?

    If you are invited to a destination wedding, the couple might say that you do not need to give a gift as they are aware that you have already spent money on flights, hotel and outfits, e.t.c.  However, if they have not mentioned anything, you may still need to give them a small gift, no one wants that awkward moment when you realise you are the only one that has not bought a gift for someone.

    6.There is a gift I would like to buy from the registry, but I cannot afford to buy the whole set, can I buy part of it?

    If you cannot buy the complete set of a gift, you can still buy part of it or you could always share the purchase of the gift, with another member of the wedding guests.

    7.What if they are not registered with a wedding registry?

    Now if the couple have not registered with a wedding registry, do ask them what they would like and don’t be boring and just buy a kettle or toaster, even though it might be a top of the range equivalent, be more creative, think about their personalities and what do they like to do, find out if they have any hobbies.

    An example of a wedding registry is Zola Registry. It is an all-in-one wedding registry based in the USA, providing a wedding registry service for couples. From bed and bath products to a wine tasting box for two, it’s all there. 

    I got married in 2016 and as we were already living together, so we did not need anything for our home. So we decided to ask for honeymoon vouchers from a travel agent and the vouchers went towards paying for our honeymoon.

    Choosing a wedding registry is a ‘win win’ situation, couples will receive gifts that they really truly want and wedding guests will find lots of wedding gift ideas and they can easily choose the gift they want to send, just by clicking a button on their computer or mobile device.

     

     

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