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Wedding Stationery Tips

The staff of A-wedding Day is often asked for specific tips and etiquettes regarding invitations and wedding stationery. Many of our visitors found the following article very helpful.



  • Announce your wedding! Send out Save-the-Date cards.
    These cards provide you with the perfect way to let your friends and family know about your upcoming wedding.


  • Send the Save-the-Date cards as soon as you’ve set and secured your wedding date, so they will mark your special date on their calendars.


  • Save time! As you print your return address on your invitations and response cards, print it on the flaps of your Thank You note envelopes and the envelopes of all stationery you wish to use.WEDDING INVITATIONS TIPS:


  • The invitations you send, not only inform your guests of the date, time, location and hosts of the wedding, but set the tone for your entire celebration.


  • Order a large supply of Folding Note Cards. Folding Note Cards are very versatile. Use them for RSVP respond cards, reception announcements, tented place cards, thank you notes, gift enclosures, or for other correspondence long after the wedding. Always purchase note card kits thay include mailing envelopes.


  • Your wedding invitation may include the time and location of the reception, or you may insert reception cards with the information and map printed on them to inform your guests of the location of the wedding reception and or dance.


  • Since reception cards are enclosed with your invitation, you may, but you do not need to place them in their own envelopes.


  • If you plan to send reception cards, use the same folding card as your response card. Send each in the same envelope as you do the invitation and response card.


  • Mail invitations at least six weeks before the wedding.


  • Before you stamp the envelopes, have your invitations weighed at the post office to determine the proper postage.


  • If you have children involve them in the excitement of preparing for the wedding. Depending on their abilities, you may have them address the invitations and – or stamp them.



With the escalating costs of dream weddings, the use of only an outer envelope has become the norm. The use of an inner envelope is no longer required for most but Black Tie and formal affairs. Saving the cost of inner envelopes and possibly postage, can be quite helpful with the wedding budget.

  • Whether pre-printed or home printed, invitations have to be mailed.


  • Each invitation should be either hand addressed, or if computer generated, have special calligraphy like fonts.


  • Do not let your guests guess. Be very specific when addressing the invitations.


  • The recipients should know exactly who is invited and if anyone is not (children for example).
    If you thought that it is simple, think again. Before setting for the task, make sure that you will not encounter any surprises at the wedding.Yes, compiling the guest list and staying within your wedding budget is one of the most difficult tasks at hand. Yet, your wedding is the happiest day of your life and you want your guest to share in your happiness rather than harbor bad feelings.


  • Take into consideration guests’ children.


  • Be sure not to alienate singles for whom it is important to bring a significant other or a guest. So, if Joe has a steady girlfriend invite her too.Well, your list is complete (or so you think), the invitations are printed and you are ready to address the outer and if you have, inner envelopes. The envelopes are the first thing your guests see. Show them that they are important to you. Pay attention to details and your guests will know that you really care about them.


Getting the Best Wedding Gifts

A wedding is a wonderful affair and if you are invited you want to make sure you are getting the best wedding gifts for the bride and groom. The process of picking out wedding gifts can be a lot of fun, there are literally thousands of places to search for when getting the best wedding gifts.

Depending on where you live and how to prefer to shop getting the best wedding gifts can be done online using any one the major online sources for gifts. You can browse through hundreds of different choices, maybe even selecting a personalized gift. It will then be shipped directly to your home, normally within a couple of days. A great stress free way to shop for a wedding gift.

If you prefer to shop in person then find out where the bride and groom have registered for their gifts. This way you know they will be getting the best wedding gifts and they will receive items that they have requested. This saves you time looking around for that perfect gift.

You could possibly be more of a distant relative and not know intimate details of the bride and groom so therefore you may have less of a budget for getting the best wedding gifts. Some great inexpensive ideas in this case are:

Photo Frames – you could easily add a personal message onto the frame such as “for the loving couple” or “memories of your wedding day”. There are many different styles of frames to choose from including natural wood, gold or silver metal and high quality colored plastic frames.

T-shirts – this could prove to be a fun gift, maybe something they could wear on their honeymoon. Again with this choice you could add a custom photo or message or just a big red heart.

Mugs – a customized beer mug or wine glass would be appropriate as well as a matching pair of coffee mugs with bride and groom printed on them.

If your budget allows for getting the best wedding gifts that cost a little more then you should consider any one of the following choices as a great gift.

Accessories – who doesn’t love to receive a piece of jewelry? Bracelets make the perfect gift and can be personalized. A his and hers bracelet set would be a wonderful choice in either gold or sterling silver, depending on your budget.

Clocks – you can either choose a wall clock or personal watch engraved with the wedding date. As well as providing a memento a clock is a useful addition to the home.

Getting the best wedding gifts can be really enjoyable. Take the time and try to make it a personal gift that will add a special touch for the bride and groom. No matter what the value of your gift, it is always the thought that counts the most.

Wedding Videography Services

Hiring a wedding videography service is expensive, difficult and often requires a ton of research. While, there are a number of wedding videography services to choose from with prices ranging from a few hundred dollars to over two thousand dollars the fact is that price alone does not determine the quality of service. Many professionals may price their services high to cater to a more high end client but that does not make them any better than the cheap ones out there. So, in order to find a really good videography service you should know what questions to ask prior to making a decision.

How will you capture my wedding?

This is a broad question to ask and you’re going to receive a number of different answers here. Many videographers will talk about the various angles they will use, their new camera, the latest software etc. However, what you should really be listening for is what type of shots they will take. A professional videographer will also talk about looking for a good vantage point, prepping for the potential of bad weather and editing your wedding video to make it fun.

What format will I get my wedding video in?

Most videographers will provide you with a Bluray or DVD. Ideally, you should get a Bluray if the video has been captured and produced in HD 1080p.

Will you edit my wedding video?

This is another important question you should ask. Editing ensures that all the good bits of your wedding video remains while all the junk has been taken out. This makes the video more fun and entertaining to watch. Many videographers will also add music to some silent parts which spices things up.

Will my wedding video be color graded?

Color grading is a very important part of the wedding videography process. Unfortunately, few wedding videography services use color grading. Videos which are not color graded look boring and often unprofessional. If you’re going to spend a lot of money hiring a professional make sure that they color grade your wedding video in addition to editing it.

How many videographers do I get?

Many times videography services will send more than one professional to capture your wedding. It is always better to have more than one person capturing the event from multiple angles.


Before you decide upon a wedding videography service always make sure to ask the questions listed above. The more you know the better position you will be in to make a decision. But these questions are certainly a good first step in the right direction.

Creative Wedding Ideas

Getting married is expensive and takes a lot of planning, so here are some creative wedding ideas that will help save you time and money.

Getting married in the “off-season” months like January, February, March, and November, will end up saving you money and do not get married on a Saturday. This is a popular day and will cost you more.

Think about renting a wedding dress, or looking for a used dress as these will be a lot cheaper. Buy polyester dresses instead of silk. They are cheaper, won’t wrinkle too much and they are easier to clean.

When shopping for your shoes, shop during the summer and white shoes will be in season and not very hard to find. It’s a good idea to shop in the afternoon or evening as your feet will be swollen like they will be on your wedding day.

Creative Wedding Ideas – Other Creative Wedding Ideas

Free Flowers Savings Ideas

1. You don’t really need two bouquets unless you plan to display one after you are married. Just toss the one you walk down the aisle with.
2. If you do want to keep your bouquet, toss just one flower from it, that way you are still saving on the second bouquet.
3. Except for the bride, who should have real flowers, you can use silk flowers. They are cheaper and already preserved.
4. If you use silk flowers for centerpieces and decorations, you can always reuse them at home for party decorations or you can also resell them.

Free Decorating Savings Ideas

1. Creative wedding ideas for decorating the head table can be buying vases for the flowers and line them up with candles between them.
2. Buy candles and holders at a dollar store or second-hand store.
3. Also look for any other items you can use for decorating at the dollar store.
4. You can ask your florist about renting plants to decorate with.

Free Invitation Savings Ideas

1. Make your own invitations; check out websites that offer unique designs.
2. If you do order your invitations, order them online. It will be a lot cheaper.

Free Wedding Cake Savings Ideas

1. Try buying a cake that has different flavoured tiers and you can skip the dessert table all together.
2. If you are having a dessert table order a basic wedding cake or try renting the wedding cake.
3. You can always decorate your cake yourself using fresh or silk flowers.

Free Catering and Reception Savings Ideas

1. Try to hire a caterer that will supply everything for the tables. Plates, glasses, table clothes, and so on.

2. Make sure they only charge for what you need, as some caterers will have package deals. If you don’t need everything that is included in the deal, for example, if you decorate the reception hall yourself, you should not pay for that but maybe you can substitute that for something else you do need done.

3. Pick things that are in season, like fruits and vegetables.

4. Don’t go for fancy foods that not many people will know what it is and it will also be very expensive.

5. Buffets are great creative wedding ideas because not only do they cost less, it gives your guests a chance to mingle and they can pick what they want to eat.

6. Make sure the contract with the caterer states that the gratuity will be included.

7. If you use a venue that lets you purchase your own liquor it will be cheaper but is more work.

8. You can always have a cash bar and make money off of it.

9. Cut out the fancy drinks and only serve wine and beer. All the different liquors and mixes will be expensive.

10. Cutting back on the guest list is another creative wedding idea.

11. Think about having the reception in a hotel and they can do the decorating. Provide the services, and rooms for guests that want to stay overnight.

12. Order smaller plates for kids and teenagers that are under the legal drinking age; they are usually cheaper without the alcohol.

13. Your reception is where you can cut back the most, so make sure you shop around for the best deals.

Free Photographer Savings Ideas

1. Photographers are very expensive but as far as creative wedding ideas goes you don’t want to cut too many corner here. You want your pictures to turn out the very best they can because it’s not every day you get married.

2. If you know someone that takes professional pictures see if they will take the pictures for you. It can be their wedding present to you. They can give you the film afterwards and you can have the photos made yourself. These are great creative wedding ideas.

3. If you want to hire a professional make sure they give you your digital file. That way you can get prints done at a reasonable price.

4. If they don’t give you the file ask if you can buy it when they are ready to throw them away. Usually it’s around 3 yrs.

5. Prices are going to vary on photographers but find out what it will cost to have larger pictures made and see if it is worth it.

6. It might be cheaper if the photographer doesn’t stay for the reception. It can save on the coverage times.

7. If you want pictures of the cake cutting and first dance, do them right after the introductions and then have them leave.

Free Transportation Savings Ideas

1. Do you really want a limo or can you borrow someone’s Lincoln or antique car?
2. If you do want a limo, shop around because prices will vary.
3. Just the limo and chauffeur is enough, any extras will cost a lot more.
4. Once you get to the reception, send the limo home. If they pick you up after the reception it will cost at least $100 more.
5. The bride and bridesmaids can be picked up before the ceremony but everyone else can do in their own cars and the groom can ride with the best man.
6. You can also look into renting cars from different places. It should be cheaper than a limo.

Free Music Service Savings Ideas

1. It’s always cheaper to have a DJ compared to a live band.
2. Any extra items, like lighting, props, and give-aways, will cost you more.
3. If you go with someone more expensive, it doesn’t mean the party will go longer or more people will dance but a DJ or band that is crappy will ruin your reception.

Free Wedding Planner Savings Ideas

1. If you use a wedding planner, they can save you money because they know the business and have connections.
2. You could always hire a planner for just the final stages. They could have everything written down and if you follow them; your day will be beautiful.
3. You can ask someone you know to do the planning. Make sure they will mention it if something is not going right.


Wedding Car Hire Tips

Everyone wants to look back upon their wedding day with fond memories. It is one of the most monumental days of their life, and one that you would want to live in style. The day itself takes time and a lot of organisation, one aspect of the day which is often over looked or left to the last minute is the wedding transport.

Traditionally it is the groom’s responsibility to organize the wedding party transportation, but many grooms are ignorant in this respect. They just lack the knowledge and understanding to know exactly how important this day is for the bride-to-be.

Some grooms even delegate this responsibility to the best man and if you are a bride-to-be and are worried that your future husband lacks the understanding on how important it is to find the best transportation for you, you may just have to do it yourself. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your wedding car hire, even if you don’t know a lot about transportation.

1) Think about the journey you will make and who will be in the wedding cars. It is important that you think about where the pick up points are and exactly who you would like to be in the cars. How many bridesmaids, flower girls and pageboys will you be having, this will determine how many cars you will need. If you want to stick to the traditional car then why not consider hiring a classic seven seat Daimler Limousine? Also, think about asking a relative or friend to take any large bags or luggage as not all cars have enough storage space.

2) Think about timing and be realistic. Decide on the route of your journey as early as possible and make sure the wedding car hire company knows exactly where you want to go. Some brides like to take a special route to the church, maybe to pass their old school or friends homes, while after the ceremony the bride and groom may want to enjoy a drive round in the wedding car before going to the reception. The car hire company will help you plan a route and timings but consider what you would like. It may be that you need 2 cars in order to get the wedding party to the locations in the right order and on time.

3) Think about the car colour. It is important that the car you hire complements the colour theme of your wedding, so do not go for a bright red wedding car if your theme is ivory and pastel green. It is also worth checking before you sign the hire agreement if the wedding car hire company is willing to match the ribbons and flowers in the car with your dress or colour theme.

4) Book early. As you would expect, wedding car hire companies are bombarded with requests for their services, particularly on Saturdays and during the summer months. Therefore it is extremely important that you book your wedding car well in advance of your wedding, ideally 12 to 18 months ahead or as soon as you have set the date.

5) Think about the style of car. Just as important as getting the colour scheme of your car right, you should also ensure that the style of the wedding car reflects the style of your wedding. If you are going for a traditional or classical style wedding then a classic Rolls Royce Silver Cloud or Daimler Limousine might be the best car option. But if you are planning an original wedding or something a little different, why not look into hiring an Aston Martin DB7 or Morse Jaguar wedding car?

6) Think about your dress and your comfort in the car. Like colour and style, you will also need to consider the size of the car you hire. You need to make sure that the car is big enough to fit your dress in comfortably, particularly if the dress has a long train. The wedding car hire company will be happy to advise and to show you suitable cars, but consider the style of your outfit and how this may impact on the car that you choose. You will be able to do this by making an appointment to view the cars in person.

7) Always see cars before you book. Older cars can vary greatly in their condition, if the cars are garaged all year, they are likely to be of a higher standard and better maintained. You can check that it is the actual car you will get for your wedding, and a reputable company will be happy to invite you to their showroom to view the cars.

8) Ask if you get exclusive use of the car. Make sure the wedding car hire company only book one car, per wedding, per day. This means that the car is not double booked and the service is focused on your wedding day only. Some firms only have one or two cars and will try to make as much money as they can during the key wedding season. They may also have to leave for another wedding or charge by the hour with hidden additional costs if your wedding should overrun.

9) Ask if the company has public liability insurance. There are many hobbyist wedding car owners out there that do not operate as a proper business. One easy way to sort through these is to check for wedding hire insurance and public liability insurance, it is an expensive cost.

10) Ask how the company will prepare for your wedding day. The company should plan the chauffeurs schedules. Each chauffeur should have a full briefing and undergo a dry-run of the route prior to the wedding. This will also check for any disruption on the roads or any plans for roadworks that may cause delays. The cars should be prepared a couple of days before the wedding to ensure they are in tip top condition and decorated in accordance with your requirements.

Choose a Best Wedding Venue

Choosing a wedding venue is not an easy job to do. Because, a perfect venue can make your wedding successful and sometimes the selection of venue can abolish the happiness of wedding. As the wedding is the most important event of every single person’s life. So, choosing the wedding venue is simultaneously the most important work to do. Since, these are memorable moments of the life; one should carefully choose a perfect wedding venue for this occasion.

As we all know, money has a vital role in the arrangements of matrimony in India. So, choosing any best of the bests wedding venue is very easy for those who have no restrictions for money. But in budget-oriented people, it is not that easy to book any expensive one. Therefore, people from groom and bride side both have to plan according to their budget.

If you are busy in home functions and have no time for the preparations, then you can hire a wedding planner. A wedding planner is the one who arranges everything in matrimony and charges a good amount for the service. The services of the wedding planning cover every event from the beginning till it lasts. If you cannot afford a wedding planner, then you have to manage all the preparations yourself.

For finding a good venue, you can go online and search for the best wedding venues available in the city. As the restaurants, hotels and other famous wedding venues could be very expensive, so go searching for normal venues. Normal venues are easily available on the internet, when you search for the online directories.

Choosing a grand venue or famous venue is not a solution to make this event a success. You have to keep few things in your mind while choosing a venue for making an event memorable and that are:

First of all, you need to prepare the list of invitees who are invited in the event. Venue should depend on the number of attendees coming to the marriage. A perfect venue should have that much space to accommodate them properly. According to the list of invitees you made, you can go with the ¾ of the capacity of the venue.

Second thing to keep in mind is the difference between your residence and the venue. Choose a place for the matrimonial event which is easily accessible. So that, it will be easy to co-ordinate for the preparations and you can easily visit there in short time. Do not forget to be in touch with manager on duty for getting updates for the preparations.

If you choose a venue out of the city which is not easily accessible, you need to book a farmhouse or something like that. It is because of the long distance between your residence and the venue which can be a problem in matrimony arrangements.

By following these tips, you will definitely find a perfect venue for the marriage in your local area at a budget friendly cost. Just keep in mind the above said few points and make the event unforgettable one.

Best Wedding Jewelry

Many women have been contemplating their wedding day way before they even have an inkling of just who it is they will eventually say “I do” to, and much of that deep thinking has been focused upon how they will look and feel on their big day. Everything is given much consideration over all those years well before it is actually time to start making the actual wedding plans. For some girls dreaming of this day since as far back as they can remember, the focal point seems to be on her wedding gown on her day and in her very own unique style.

Picking out the wedding dress is definitely at the very top of list the new bride must decide upon and it is certainly not necessarily an easy one by any means, nor one that can be rushed. No matter what dress is picked, it should always be one in which the new bride will feel absolutely beautiful, stunning and elegant in. Whether that wedding dress is a simple beautiful white dress, a lacy one or even one with some color in it, it is really the attitude while she is wearing that dress that will show off her individuality, grace, confidence and stunning glowing beauty from within. Some say that picking out the wedding gown should be both fun and as stress-free as possible; let me guess this was spoken by a man! The bottom line is that the bride to be should indeed buy what makes her feel absolutely beautiful.

Once that very important decision has been made and the dress has been bought, the wedding day jewelry also plays a big part of the big wedding day. The jewelry needs to be bought by carefully matching it with the type of wedding dress, and must be chosen with careful attention, even as carefully as when the dress was chosen as they go hand in hand. Wedding jewelry sets that are not a perfect match for the wedding dress is not a good idea. More than likely a small amount of elegant jewelry will suffice while not overpowering the wedding dress.

If you have decided upon a strapless wedding gown, there are actually many ideas for the bride’s jewelry necklace. One expert suggests that a bridal choker is a perfect way to enhance the beauty of the line of the top of the dress. A choker brings a nice touch which when added to a pearl bridal sparkly choker, a beautiful strapless gown is both elegant and quite sophisticated. A strapless wedding gown is perfect for showing off both the neck and shoulders and bringing out all of the bride’s beauty.

Wedding Photography Services

How much do you really know about the various wedding photography services? There are a lot of questions that should be answered by the individual photographer you hire, but more than likely you are going ask these questions to your friends with the expectation of them being answered correctly.

Although your friends mean well, they might be giving you information that is no longer true or information that was never true for a particular wedding photography studio. However, each photography studio and photographer have their own packages and included services.

In order for you to know exactly what is going to be included with your wedding photography services and what is not going to be included you need to talk to your photographer. He or she will be able to tell you about everything that is included with your package and what is going to cost you extra. However, it is possible that you can enter into negotiations with the photographer and modify the package to meet your needs.

Usually, if you are more interested in a particular number of photos but could do without another portion of your package the photographer will be able to make the necessary changes for you for free to little charge.

Of course, you are not going to be able to eliminate something fairly inexpensive and replace it with something that is much more expensive. The individual cost should be fairly close in order for the photographer to be able to make the modification possible for you.

In general, the amount of time the photographer spends on your wedding day is included as part of the wedding photography services. Typically, included in this price is also the negatives, travel expenses, a specific number of actual print photos and a photo album. With technology advancing as it is, many photographers are even offering to host the wedding photos online for a short period of time. This is generally also included in the package price.

You can use the internet and check out the website of the photographer to determine exactly what is included for each of the wedding photography services. Read all of the fine print on the website also and make note of anything and everything that you do not understand or have a question about. This way you know what to ask when you meet with the photographer.


Wedding Catering Services

What is more important than birthdays? It’s the weddings. Weddings come in several kinds and observe certain ceremonies, traditions and arrangements. Unlike birthdays that are usually recognized yearly and without any traditions, there are no other types of celebrations that can be more significant than joining two people in the custom of faith and the holiness of matrimony.

It’s in this element that wedding ceremonies should be emphasized fully by providing friends and family who will observe the ceremony the very best wedding catering services they deserve. Preparing and getting on for the arrangement of a marriage party isn’t a basic task. Actually it’s a daunting task that requires too much attention more than the wedding ceremony itself. Weddings usually can take place in churches, in the outdoors and anywhere else as long as the ceremony will have a calm and beautiful atmosphere. But after the wedding, this is where the special day will be celebrated by all to make the event more meaningful and remembered.

Wedding catering is therefore the couple’s best choice in providing their guests the highest pleasure to make everybody’s day more satisfied. The caterer will be responsible for handling everything which include the foods, drinks, and desserts and can also include the entertainment in the package, sounds and lights, chairs and tables and everything nice to make the party more colorful and alive. Based on the decision of the customer, the wedding caterer can also include finding the location for the wedding party, supplying the host or disc jockey and may also help the clients with their budget planning.

In this regard, if you’re tasked to find the best wedding catering services, you’ll want to find professional caterers that can help you arrange from planning to the provision of everything the wedding party needed.

Here are the two most important roles of professional catering companies which you must take full advantage of.

1. Wedding Arrangement and Planning

Professional caterers are not only responsible for the food as many people think. As part of their job, they are also accountable for planning and arranging everything about the wedding ceremony. They can select the venue for the party and book it, help in managing the budget for the celebration with the couple and can even arrange the transportation and the parking for the guests. Right into the party, they can create an atmosphere that would be enjoyed by the guests so that mingling can be a welcoming occasion.

2. Wedding Catering Services

Since food is simply the most important part of the wedding party, the wedding caterer must put together delicious meals that will be loved and savored by everybody as well as children. The professional wedding caterer must know how to prepare foods that are hygienic, healthy and will make the guests smile as soon as it is served on their tables. Wedding catering is nonetheless the energy source of the party because this is where the guests will focus after the tiring event of witnessing the couple getting wed. Ironically, some guests remember what happens in the party more than what happened at the wedding itself because it’s here where they taste the best foods, drank the best wines and met people that became their friends.

So when it is time for you to prepare for a wedding, make sure you find professional caterers and ask questions about their wedding catering packages to give you ideas about which one will suit your preference.

Finding The Wedding Planning Services

Your wedding will be one of the moments of your life that you will never forget. This is why you should make the best of it. Hiring someone, like a wedding planner, to help you out on your wedding day may just be one of the best decisions that you could ever make for your wedding to be a success. She will source the best wedding planning services for your ideal wedding.

There are many different types of wedding planning services that you could hire a wedding planner for. It all depends on which area of your wedding you would need some help with. A wedding planner has been trained to help you with anything pertaining to your wedding. She could help you with anything from your wedding flowers to the draping needed at your wedding reception. And one of the many benefits of having a wedding planner is that she always has a back-up plan for any eventuality. Your event planner will be very well connected with other suppliers who will be more than willing to pitch in and make your wedding every bit as dreamy as you want it to be. So no matter what, you will always have what you want for your special day.

You may not want a wedding planner throughout the entire process of planning your big day. This is where the different wedding planning services will fall into play. Wedding planners usually have a couple of different packages available. You will be able to choose the package that better suits your wedding needs as well as what you are able to afford. And if it so happens that you will not be able to afford any of the packages, or the package you are looking for is not offered, then you could always customise your package so that you can have the service you require at a price that will suit your pocket. By customising the wedding package you will have the chance to personalise the service that you will receive as well. Not forgetting the fact that once you have hired your planner you will not be experiencing any more stress. That is something that I am sure every bride needs, a stress-free wedding day.

The wedding planning services that you choose to have will only benefit you and your partner. You will, without a doubt, have an amazing wedding without all the strain that planning a wedding brings. This is such an exciting time of your life, enjoying it to the maximum goes without saying.

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