Isn’t the onset of winter nostalgic for everyone or is it just us? Usually reserved for nesting, the cold months of December and January are all about taking that much-needed vacation and catching up with your loved ones. Once Halloween and Thanksgiving become things of the past, the clock says it is time when fuzzy woolens and piping hot cocoa officially dethrone light scarves and pumpkin spice. For all the brides out there who always romanticized the dreamy winter sunsets and resonated romance with long nights, we are parking our car in the very time of the year where our moods behold the crisp-to-cold temperatures and the spirit screams for a book by the fireplace while soaking up the light wintry sunlight.
While most of us are getting ready for the upcoming holiday season with the crisp dry cleaned woolens and comfy blankies, we have come up with some of our favorite essentials for our lovely brides who are planning their wedding. While wedding planning might not be the first thing that comes to mind for most of the brides during this holiday season, there are pretty classic benefits of brainstorming and shopping during the festive season. With all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, you might end up hitting a jackpot over the festive season. Ranging from updates about how engagement ring shopping has changed post covid and planning a rom-com themed wedding to ideas for decorating a winter wedding and tips for planning a sequel wedding, we have come up with a list that can help you to knock off some wedding to-dos during the holiday season.
When the final countdown for your wedding day begins, and you are getting ready to walk down the aisle and marry the love of your life there are many last-minute details that need to be taken care of especially just before a week of the wedding day. Exploring seven things that brides and grooms should be doing before a week of their wedding, this article from Martha Stewart Weddings is the perfect way to ensure that your special day goes exactly according to the original plan. Ranging from tips that say to double-check your seating arrangements to make sure the wedding dresses and tuxes are ready by getting in touch with your bridesmaids and groomsmen, this article can serve as the ultimate seven-days wedding planning timeline prior to your wedding day.
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Setting a practical wedding budget is one of the most primary things for a couple who is planning their wedding. But going over the set wedding budget is also one of the most common fears and mistakes that a couple faces while preparing, organizing, and planning their wedding ahead. This next article from Martha Stewart Weddings explains six of the common reasons why couples exceed their wedding budgets and how to avoid it. From not setting a realistic budget and having a contingency fund to not listening to vendors' advice, the list of do's and don'ts is perfect for couples who are setting their wedding budget.
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Probably one of the most significant investments you will ever make in your lifetime, purchasing your engagement rings amid a global pandemic is not a usual sight. With the change in the process of engagement rings shopping, there are several other key changes surrounding engagement ring shopping to look out for post covid. From spiked up engagement ring sales and migration to online sales for virtual services to socially distanced in-store shopping with a limited number of people in stores at a time, this article from Brides states the five changes in the engagement ring shopping process we are going to observe post pandemic.
With the coronavirus pandemic dramatically altering the wedding plans and changing the landscape of the wedding industry across the globe, one silver lining that came out of these unforeseen circumstances is the emerging trend of sequel weddings. A sequel wedding is all about getting legally married now and postponing the wedding celebration for a safer time in the future. This next article from Bride explores the idea of sequel weddings, explaining who should be considering this and how to coordinate for one. From essential tips on planning a sequel wedding to discussing how this is currently changing the wedding industry landscape by bringing joy to couples as they are celebrating the happy moments now and also have something to look forward to down the road, you will find everything about this new wedding trend.
Amidst all the heartbreaking decisions to cancel and postpone weddings, the real weddings amidst the pandemic with 'change of plan' stories give us a ray of hope for a better tomorrow. This article from Bride explores real wedding stories during the pandemic from affected couples that are admittedly emotional and sweet. These real-life wedding stories range from a hopelessly romantic bride with an obsession for pop culture weddings to a beautiful backyard wedding that was aired via a Zoom call to all the loved ones. The intense and sweet emotions that were entailed by these stories gave us hope and something to believe in during these testing times.
Wintertime is filled with memorable moments from cozying up by the fire to ice skating after the first snow, which pave the way for romantic and dreamy touches that can be added to your winter wedding. This next article from The Knot shares winter ceremony and reception ideas from pinecones as reception table centerpieces to putting up elegant chandeliers for an inviting glow, from string lights decking up a huge tree to using rich green garlands around a snowy gazebo for the right amount of texture, these wintertime wedding ideas and inspirations are perfect for celebrations during the chilly months. Explore ideas like using a pair of golden reindeer as cake toppers and decorating the wedding aisle with candles instead of flowers to placing dome-shaped bouquets in towering vases on the reception tables, and find the perfect winter wedding inspirations that will keep your guests cozy all night.
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Wedding planning in the winters is all about being cozy and wrapped in your comfiest clothes with the one you love and are planning the biggest day of your life. It is all about basking in the winter sun and soaking up the glow while browsing through various ideas ranging from alternative dessert table ideas to finding out the perfect plan to hire the best wedding photographer. Happy wedding planning!