Gifts That’ll Help You Plan Your Wedding Day Well

A girls wedding day is the best day of her life, so it’s important to make sure everything goes to plan. Planning a wedding can be fun and exciting but also very stressful! There is a lot to sort out to make sure your big day goes smoothly, so you and your guests can have a fabulous time. But with a lot of planning in advance, you can make sure the only thing you have to worry about on the big day is having a fantastic time. Luckily there is a lot you can do to make sure your day goes to plan and everyone involved enjoys the day almost as much as you! By getting the little details right you can make all your guests feel special and valued.

Planning can sometimes seem like it will never end and with millions of things to remember, sometimes it can get very confusing! If you cannot afford to get yourself your wedding planner, or if you want to arrange it yourself to make sure everything is how you want it, get yourself a wedding planning book! This is much cheaper than a real wedding planner and is a memento you can keep long after the day is over to remind you of all the effort you put into making your day special.

It also means you can keep track of everything and make sure the whole process goes much more smoothly! You can buy unique wood wedding planners that are beautifully hand carved to help you plan your special day. It contains fun pages that both you and your lucky husband to be can fill in to remind you of the tremendous excitement of the run up to the event. It contains pages for you to detail all the special events such as how the engagement came about, details of the wedding dress and even the spectacular day itself.

Cutting the wedding cake is an important part of any wedding day. It is a massively enjoyable part of the celebrations, especially if all your family and friends are there to support you. It is also part of the day that every one will photograph making it important you get it right! Make your experience that little bit extra special by getting an engraved knife with a server. This is a little extra touch and gives you something to keep after the wedding, a special memento that will remind you of that extraordinary experience. Gifts like these also make fantastic wedding gifts, so if anyone is struggling for ideas for your wedding gifts, this may be a good option.

Weddings can sometimes be difficult for children, all the adults are having a whale of a time, yet they have to sit still and be well behaved for hours! Unlike you, children don’t tend to get wedding gifts so make the day extra special and make them feel valued by getting them a fun little book to write their experiences in. You can put this on the kids table so they can be entertained while the speeches are going on! This book makes a great memento for you, meaning you get all the views of your big day from all involved, old and young! Whats more, this book costs little more than a fiver. This book has pictures for the kids to colour in and even stories to complete! These small little touches make your wedding extra special, so it will be talked about for years, and is available for those on a budget!

It’s also important to let your extra special people such as bridesmaids and the best man know how important they are in making your big day what it is. It’s sometimes difficult to find appropriate wedding gifts for these unique people, traditional wedding gifts for these people can sometimes be difficult to find. For the best man, consider buying him best man cufflinks. These can be given the morning of the wedding to give him something extra nice to wear on the day, and also make him feel as important as he is! These can be bought for under a tenner meaning you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank!

You can also buy these classic cufflinks for the Father of the bride and even the Usher meaning no one has to miss out on wonderful wedding gifts! For the bridesmaids you should consider getting them something personalised, especially if they are young children, as this is a novelty that is bound to impress them! You can get them their very own extra special bridesmaid mug with their name written on it. This is a great way to say thank you and can be treasured for years to come.

Do Men Hate Weddings?

I’ve heard it said that a man hates weddings. Well, if you are talking about the average American male who falls asleep in most weddings he attends and dreads dressing up and then getting dragged out on the dance floor with his girlfriend who is thinking about marriage the whole entire day and has that look in her eye that says, “I wonder if he wants to marry me,” then, YES, your are correct.

I will admit, I was one of those males. Weddings were boring. Wedding decorations, cake toppers, and all the other little wedding accessories and details meant nothing to me. And then I got married.

All of a sudden these were very important things in my life. Wedding accessories actually had to be decided on. Wedding decorations were a necessity in my life. And how much my future bride liked me (I knew she would always love me, but not always like me) depended on my answers and expressive responses to the never ending question, “Honey, what do you think about ___?”

It’s funny to me that I really did not play a big role in making the decisions for choosing wedding decorations, wedding accessories, or any real wedding related details, but for some reason I really did start to care about these things. After all, it was MY wedding too. I should care.

Well, I can definitely say that my view of wedding decorations, wedding accessories and weddings in general changed right there and forever. I still get sleepy during wedding ceremonies, and occasionally hate having to get dressed up, but there is something more meaningful about a wedding that I actually enjoy now.

To those men out there who can relate to the first paragraph of this post: Get married. If you cannot do that well, good luck sitting through your friends’ weddings. I used to feel your pain.

Tattooed Wedding Rings – How to Get Rid of Wedding Ring Tattoos

Most couples who had their wedding ring tattoos on their fingers often find out the hard way that love may not be as permanent as the inked symbols on their fingers. Divorce is more popular today than ever before and ironically, most divorces are even easier to have than having tattooed wedding rings removed!

So what do you do when you are picking up the pieces of a relationship which has gone sour and you still have that painful reminder on your finger?

Be thankful for the examples of popular celebs who have ridden the same boat that you are now on. If you want to completely remove the wedding ring tattoo from your finger along with all its bitter regrets and sad memories you can follow in the footsteps of stand up comic Kathy Griffin, who had her tattooed wedding rings removed after her divorce from husband of five years, Matt Moline. Unfortunately, most people often do not go for this option since laser tattoo removal is painful and it is not exactly cheap.

However, you can now apply for cosmetic surgery loans since tattoo removals are covered under cosmetic surgery procedures. The complete removal of tattooed wedding rings is often the best option, even if its not exactly affordable, since in time these tattoos may look blurry, spread out, and just plain ugly to look at.

Another way to have a wedding ring tattoo removed is dermabrasion, which is also painful although not as expensive as laser removal.

If cost is still a problem you might want to modify your tattooed wedding rings into something that doesn’t resemble its original image. Some couples engraved their partner’s names or the wedding date on their fingers. In the case of Baywatch babe Pam Anderson, it was “Tommy” for former hubby Tommy Lee. When the two split up, Anderson had the tattoo promptly changed from “Tommy” to “Mommy”. Talk about clever!

Another procedure, which is probably more invasive and drastic than mere laser removal, is excision. In this procedure the tattooed portion of your skin is cut out and the skin is resewn together and allowed to heal. This will remove the tattoo for good, but you’ll have to go under the knife to get it done. Not pretty.

A cheaper and probably the easiest alternative does not involve the removal of your tattoo at all. You can cover it with a real wedding band if you ever get married again. This will work for those who have successfully moved on from the sad memories of relationships gone by. Most people think this is actually a good option, since although some relationships end, they are still important learning points in our lives. You wouldn’t be in the place that you are now in if that relationship did not happen, and even if the relationship did not end the way you hoped it would be, you both got happy and loving memories out of it.

Some of these options may not be easy or cheap to do, and if you are really broke you’ll have that reminder on you for the rest of your life. So before you take that leap (into tattooing and marriage), think long and hard before you decide.

2010 Wedding Cake Trends

Do you know what the most stylish wedding cakes will look like this year? Are cupcakes still in? Is fondant still king? Here is everything you need to know about 2010 wedding cake trends.

A new simplicity is ruling the bakeries this year. Overly ornate and precious cakes are taking a backseat to those which are simple, elegant, and above all, delicious. After seasons as the hot wedding trend, brides are finally cooling towards cupcakes, and instead opting for a real wedding cake, usually with three tiers. Very elaborate frosting made to mimic the wedding gown and bridal jewelry is less popular than frosting which looks like…well, frosting.

Speaking of frosting, move over fondant, buttercream is back! Now this is not to say that the smooth texture of fondant is totally out of style for 2010, but with simpler cakes, there has been a definite shift back towards traditional buttercream frosting. One reason for the renewed interest in buttercream is that it looks more like icing, as opposed to the almost plastic-looking artificial effect of perfectly smooth fondant. (I once attended a wedding where a young boy simply could not be convinced that a fondant covered cake was anything but a plastic fake!) The best thing about buttercream, though, is its flavor. It just tastes delicious, which is something that no one has ever claimed about fondant.

Since delicious is a big cake trend this year, that surely means that chocolate wedding cakes will be popular, right? Right! No longer reserved for the groom’s cake, rich dark chocolate has made its way to center stage on the main wedding cake. It is being used in elegant cake designs which feature architectural detailing, fresh flower accents, and a swanky use of ribbons. If you are in love with the idea of a crystal monogram to coordinate with your bridal jewelry, have it made as a flat plaque which is on the side of a tier instead of a big fanciful cake topper. Chocolate cakes are one wedding trend which your guests are guaranteed to love!

Streamlined geometric wedding cakes are also in style for 2010. A three or four tier cake with square layers will look chic this year. Motifs with clean lines suit this modern cake design, as do bands of horizontal stripes. Emphasize a minimalist chic by keeping the cake itself pure white. Festive touches of color in the motif will keep the cake from looking too plain. Symmetry is also in, by the way, so stack those square tiers with the same orientation; none of that topsy-turvy stuff that was popular a couple of years ago. The Dr. Suess look is definitely out this year.

They say that three is a magic number, and that is true for wedding cakes in 2010. A pretty way to make a statement with a simple cake is by making it in multiple. Make one medium sized cake with several tiers as the centerpiece, and then flank it with two matching mini-cakes, one on each side. This is a great idea for brides who want to keep the design of their cakes clean and modern, yet want to have a cake display with some “oomph”.