Wedding Tips and Tools
Wedding Planning, Tips, Tools and Advice

Wedding Planning, Tips, Tools and Advice

When planning your dream wedding, lots of questions come up...how much will this cost, where do I start, and how to choose a guest book, who throws the showers?  We have compiled a list of topics and answers to many of the most often asked question about wedding planning.  Hopefully you will find the information helpful.  Just click on the question or topic (s) below that you would like to know more about...
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Wedding Cost Estimator Tool

Wedding Cost Estimator Tool

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How does the Unity Sand Ceremony Work?

How does the Unity Sand Ceremony Work?

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How the Unity Sand Ceremony Works:

 1. The Groom will commence by pouring a portion of the black sand into the central glass vase. 

2. The Bride will follow by pouring a portion of the white sand also into the central vase creating a layered effect. 

3. To complete the ceremony, the Groom and Bride simultaneously pour the balance of their sand into the central container.  To make this process a little easier, create a funnel using decorative paper. Personalize the funnel by including names, date or even poetry that holds a special meaning for the Bride and Groom. (The central vase can be engraved with the Bride and Groom's monogram). The co-mingling of the colored sand represent the joining of the Bride and Groom.
Consult with your wedding officiate in order to customize the readings and sentiments that will accompany this ceremony. 

4. Following the wedding, the two outside vases can be used to display fresh flowers or candles, while the central vase will remain a cherished keepsake of your wedding day.    
How a sand ceremony works

How a Sand Ceremony works

How a Sand Ceremony Works

Finished Sand Ceremony


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How ot Select Gifts for Your Bridesmaids

How ot Select Gifts for Your Bridesmaids

Bridesmaid Tip: Selecting Attendant Gifts for Bridesmaids

Your girls have stuck with you through thick and thin, through happiness and breakdown. They have been there to revel in mini triumphs and smooth over rough times. They are an ideal mixture of family and friend. They are your bridesmaids. And because they've been so wonderful, you'll no doubt want to find the perfect attendant gifts for each one of them.

Attendant gifts are an indispensable part of the wedding. Too often, though, brides feel the need to give all her bridesmaids identical gifts. Cliché as it might be, the old adage that just as no two snowflakes are alike, so are no two people alike is sadly, still true. It isn't likely that all of your bridesmaids are going to be interested in the same things, so why would you get them all the same gift? While it is fair to be equal in price of the gift, the gifts themselves don't have to be identical.

One great way to individualize gifts is through personalization. It's is a fast and easy way to make each present unique, and because just about everything can be personalized, you'll easily be able to find a gift for every one of your girls!

For a girly bridesmaid, you could get a bracelet with a pendant engraved with her initial. For a sporty bridesmaid, why not a gym bag with her name embroidered on the front? And for the coffee addict, a stainless-steel thermos with her initials engraved is a great gift.

They might all have different personalities, but one fact remains the same: they're the best friends you could imagine. So keep in mind that they are individuals, and so should their gifts. After all, you are thanking these remarkable women for helping you with your wedding!