great wedding speeches and toasts

Ultimate Guide to Writing & Delivering a Great Wedding Speech or Toast Essential Components Every Speech Needs to Rock – Make Your Speech personal – Add a Touch of Humor (But Not Too Much) – Thank Everyone Who Deserves a Thank-You – Write a Strong Speech Opener & Closer – The Ideal Speech Length – …

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So the big day is approaching and you’ve decided on the date, budget and location – but what about the theme? Many couples choose a themed wedding as a way to make their day unique and reflective of their interests, but it can sometimes be tricky thinking of the perfect theme without going overboard. If …

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From late night browsing through wedding magazines and on Pinterest in search of inspiration, all the way through to implementing those ideas – organizing a wedding requires a lot of effort. Now that your big day is almost here you may want to ensure that you capture your wonderful Punta Cana wedding by enlisting the …

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Your wedding is likely to be the best day of your life and you need to film it to remember each detail. Having a good wedding videographer will allow you to do that.  The person that you hire will capture every detail of your big day for posterity, so that you can watch it as …

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Reception comes only once in your life. You should enjoy it with the best possible things. You should try almost everything that is within your budget to make it a memorable one. Try to adopt the best facilities, as well. If you are planning your posh reception, you can plan a number of things for …

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So you and your other half have decided to put a ring on it, and now you can’t contain yourselves! The pure excitement that comes from celebrating a union of love is like no other. Because of this, it’s important that you celebrate your engagement perfectly. An engagement party should reflect the couple’s particular personalities …

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Having trouble deciding what the first dance at your wedding should be? Don’t fret. There’s lots of great songs to pick from, and we’ve rounded up a few of the best to help inspire you. Review the following and enjoy: ‘For Once In My Life’ by Stevie Wonder ‘For Once In My Life’ is arguably …

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1. Dr. Scholl’s Mole Skin: Probably our favorite item on this list. Your wedding day is not the day to be limping around with blisters from your shoes rubbing in all the wrong places. Pre-remedy this by slapping moleskin on in all the places where there’s potential to rub. 2. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder: A good …

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From vintage botanical prints for invitations to bloomified table linens and even flower-filled bridal gowns, florals are on-trend for spring and summer wedding decor and fashion. There’s something incredibly chic about featuring florals front and center in your wedding design elements. And don’t think florals can’t be subtle, either. Softer patterns and colors make for …

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From fashion to home decor, geometric prints and patterns are hot, hot, hot. Colorful, playful and relatively inexpensive, we love the idea of using tiles for table numbers, place cards and seating cards at a wedding reception. Even cooler? Line them in a row to make a table runner on your reception tables or group …

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Navy, white, clean lines, stripes — when it comes to wedding themes, we are crazy about nautical. Preppy, classic and modern at the same time, nautical-filled nuptials inherently have that cool factor. However, here’s a little piece of advice: don’t opt for a nautical theme unless 1) The event is by the water; 2) You have …

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Bouncy, beautiful and filled with that childlike wonder we want to hold on to forever, balloons are a fun alternative or addition to traditional wedding decor. Coming in every size, shape and color of the rainbow, balloons are playful and seemingly retro (believe it or not!) in this day and age. A lovable throwback. Choose giant …

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Spring, Easter, colored eggs, sunshine, new buds and fresh blooms — come this time of year, we can’t help but want to paint ourselves completely in pastels. And it doesn’t stop there. When it comes to selecting your color scheme for a spring-themed wedding, there’s nothing prettier or more fitting than a pastel palette. Choose from creamy shades …

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You may have been wondering just what type of greenery it is that’s been woven through almost every wedding floral design in the past three years. Search no more. It’s olive branch! The definition of rustic elegance, everything about olive branch is dreamy — the shape, color and how it naturally bends and arches so …

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Hello, hydrandeas. You’re beautiful, bountiful and we love you. Blooming from early spring through fall, hydrangeas are around for half of the year, so take advantage of ’em! It’s sort of a no-brainer to incorporate hydrangeas into your wedding decor — they’re incredibly versatile — whether you use them as a filler flower or as …

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It’s in the back of every bride’s mind: “What if it rains on our wedding day? The day will be ruined, all plans will shift, it won’t be what I have always imagined” and so on. Relax. Even if you picked the sunniest of sunny locales, there’s still always a chance of precipitation. Example? I …

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We’ve all seen (and have taken!) the staged wedding photos of families, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls and ring bears lined up perfectly. Are these essential? Yes. Are they boring? Yes. While those photos are necessary, no doubt, we guarantee that the pictures you’ll drool over are those fleeting candid moments that only a camera can capture …

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The first signs of green are starting to bud as we transition out of winter — and with good ol’ St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner — thus, we are majorly crushing on the earthy hue, and expect it to be a big trend for spring and summer weddings. Modern brides aren’t afraid to brush other colored blooms …

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Not the typical couple? Are you on the hunt for a venue that’s a bit more out of the box than the predictable ballroom or barn? If you’re an art-loving duo, why not hold your big event at a local gallery? From the urban structures to exhibits hanging from the walls, the end result is …

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Without a doubt, the photos of the first look, first dance, first cake slice and first kiss as husband and wife are the ones we await with baited breath. However, when you’re compiling your shot list for the photographer, don’t forget to include several shots of pre-wedding prep. We know photographers are pricey, and you’re …

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Silver Wedding Dresses

By Araceli Vizcaino-S, Azazie Each year, over two million brides say their “I Do’s,” which means roughly two million wedding parties have gone through the tried-and-true process of planning the affair, figuring out which bridesmaid trends look good and which don’t. Well we’re here to save you some time by sharing what we’d like you …

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They are symbolic of winter. They are rustic, whimsical, earthy and beautiful in the same breath. Pine cones. We love them, especially when incorporated into your winter-wedding decor. Whether you bundle them into your bouquet or use them as place card holders, there are endless ways to use pine cones on your big day. Brown …

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Silver, gold, bronze, rose gold and copper — whether you fancy just one, all or a handful in your winter wedding color scheme, metallics transform any look from ordinary to over-the-top gorgeous and glam. And long gone are the days when you had to identify yourself as “team silver” or “team gold” — mixing metallics is the …

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From mocha to chocolate, amber, caramel and walnut, hues of brown are back and more beautiful than ever. Whether the tone is the primary color of your wedding-day palette, or merely an accent color, brown sets a stunning stage for the rest of your I do decor. Think tweed suits, cowboy boots, chocolate confections, salvaged wood …

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Getting married is a very exciting time in anyone’s life. Naturally, you will want to look and feel your best so that you can make the most of it. Here are some tips for ensuring your health and beauty for this joyous occasion. Sleep Wedding planning can take a lot out of a bride, but …

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There’s so much more than the ring when it comes to accessorizing on your big day. From earrings to cuffs, your options are endless! This may add to the already overwhelming planning that needs to be done before you’re officially a Mrs. Here’s a few tips on how to really make your dress shine! The …

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Can’t make up your mind which country to visit for your honeymoon? Then don’t. Taking a cruise lets you visit several different ones and enjoy the vast beauty of the seas in between. It’s the perfect way to sail forth into your new life together. A voyage of discovery There are few things more romantic …

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Whether it’s your wedding or a milestone event, your important occasion will be a momentous, highly-celebrated moment. From the flowers to the venue, seemingly minor details are extremely significant when it comes to planning your celebration. Every detail matters when planning your event, and even the most minute features can affect the outcome of your …

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Although you may want to host a wedding that is far from traditional you will have to respect and follow some general rules and in the lines to come we will talk about the most important wedding things that cannot be skipped in a wedding, regardless its degree of conventionality. The Ceremony Religious or not …

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All the couples want to organize a memorable wedding ceremony that will impress all the guests and for that they consider original and unique ways of doing it. But when you plan a beach wedding the options are unlimited and the list of choices might overwhelm you. Forget about the seashells clichés. Think outside the …

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Words do not come easy, they say, and when the pressure of a wedding ceremony is squashing your wits you need to perform a search for wedding ceremony wording ideas. The exchanging of vows is the most important part of the wedding ceremony and it is also the most breathlessly expected by the guests, so …

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When it comes to the wedding ceremony tradition the majority of the brides ask the elderly in the family. But what happens if you are told you ought to perform a specific ritual that you are not very fond of and which will not make you feel any better in relation to your most important …

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Nowadays traditional wedding ceremonies are seen differently than the way they were seen a hundred years ago. Even fifty or twenty five years ago the approach was different or, what we would call nowadays, awkward, old fashioned or outdated. But as evolution hurries us to persevere we have now got to the point where wedding …

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The mother of the bride is expected to give a wedding toast since this is the most important event in her daughter’s life. So, if you find yourself in this situation too, then maybe we will be able to assist you through this article. We believe you already have an idea about what should this …

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The wedding ceremony is a tradition itself, so if you are a non conventional person who thinks wedding traditions are outdated, then you should not have a ceremony at all. But why would you want to spoil the beauty and the fun these traditions come with? Let us go through and present some, and then …

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