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Setting your Wedding Date: four things to consider
Are you and your partner about to take the leap into marital
bliss? Here are four things to look into before you send out your
save the dates.
1. The season
First, decide during what time of year you want to get married.
Every season has its own charm, but know that the high season
for weddings is over the summer. If you’re dealing with a small
budget, consider an off-season ceremony to get the most bang for
your buck. Winter weddings can be absolutely stunning.
2. The day of the week
If you feel like getting married on a Monday, there’s noth-
ing stopping you from doing just that! However, the traditional
Saturday wedding is a convenient option if most of your guests
work Monday to Friday. Getting married on a Saturday is more
expensive than on a Friday or a Sunday though, and you’ll need
to reserve early to ensure that your dream venue is available.
3. The schedules
Open up your planner and carefully study your own schedule,
and then ask your close friends and family about their own plans
for the foreseeable future. Remember to consider time off work,
vacations and holidays, various appointments and other signifi-
cant events (birthdays, baptisms, other weddings, etc.) that are
already planned among those in your circle to avoid any major
4. The professionals
Before you send
out your invita-
tions, make sure
that the pros you
want to hire are
available on the
chosen date. If you
have your heart set
on a certain pho-
tographer or ca-
terer, secure their
services as soon
as possible so you
don’t get left high
Four fun ways to reinvent
the GARTER TOSS
Nowadays, the garter toss is no
longer as popular as it once was.
If you’re not a fan of showing off
that much skin to your extended
family, here are four ways to re-
visit the tradition without losing
its original spirit.
Set up a lottery by making
scratch tickets on which you will
write “winner” or “loser.” Who-
ever holds the winning ticket wins
the garter. You can easily find in-
structions for homemade scratch
2. Trivia time
Find out how well your guests
really know you by hosting a
quiz that’s all about the bride and
groom. Include trivia questions
about your habits and tastes, how
you met and anything else you can
think of. Whoever gets the most
answers right is the big winner.
3. Goofy games
Old-fashioned party games like
musical chairs, limbo, charades
and pin the tail on the donkey are
perfect for fostering friendly com-
petition. The grand prize: your
garter, of course.
Ferret out your guests’ hidden
talents by holding a dance-off, a
funny face contest or even a kiss-
ing contest. The person that im-
presses you or makes you laugh
the most wins your wedding gar-
ter. Good times guaranteed.
If you’d like to discover other
popular variations on the tradi-
tional garter toss, ask your MC.
BOUQUET TOSS 101
It is customary for the bride to share her good fortune by toss-
ing her bouquet into a crowd of single female wedding guests.
With a bit of luck, whoever catches the flowers will, legend says,
get married within the coming year. If you want to go through
with this classic custom during your own wedding, but aren’t
sure exactly when the ideal moment is, read on for some insight.
If a photo shoot is planned for after the ceremony, hang on to
your bouquet to include it in your pictures. You’ll have plenty of
time to toss it later on during the reception, once the ambiance
has warmed up and your guests are ready for a friendly floral
After enjoying a delectable meal – most likely interrupted by
several tender kisses – keep the fun going by gathering all eligi-
ble dames on the dance floor. Get into position and launch away!
Your legendary toss is sure to put a smile on someone’s face and
kick off an unforgettable evening.
Two is better
If you’re attached to your magnificent bridal bouquet
and you don’t want to part from it during the tossing, the
solution is simple: ask your florist to prepare a second,
more modest bouquet specifically for the toss. This way
you can carry on the tradition while saving your gor-
geous bouquet for yourself!
sane for the
You’ve seen the movie (and its reality
TV offshoots – don’t lie!) and know that
Bridezilla isn’t exactly a term of endear-
ment. Yes, having an extreme control-freak
attitude about your wedding plans might
get you what you want; but is alienating
your entire entourage really worth it? (We
checked. It’s not.)
Bride-to-be, are you struggling to keep
your cool as you plan for your rapidly ap-
proaching big day? If so, take a look at the
top five potential sources of wedding-day
drama and our tips to on how to deal.
Potential drama source #1:
It is completely normal to want every-
thing to be perfect for what may be the
happiest day of your life. But there’s a dif-
ference between irritable at times, and dis-
agreeable all the time!
Our tip: If you can afford to hire a wed-
ding planner, drop everything and do so
right away before skipping to #2. Other-
wise, start early – as in, not the month be-
fore D-day. Make an exhaustive to-do list
and be willing to delegate some tasks to
people you trust – but stand your ground
and don’t let anyone else take control of
Potential drama source #2:
You’ve always dreamed of a fairy-tale
ball gown with all the trimmings, but a
look in the fitting room mirror reveals the
cold, hard truth: you could be mistaken for
the wedding cake.
Our tip: Don’t be afraid to step out of
your comfort zone, and trust the advice
given by trained boutique staff – it’s their
job to make you look and feel great, af-
ter all. When it comes to dresses for your
bridal party, just remember the caution-
ary scene in Bridesmaids. To avoid having
your BFFs wish they’d never met you, let
them choose a style that suits both their
silhouette and their budget. You have final
say on the color, though!
Potential drama source #3:
the other half
Ever since you announced your engage-
ment you’ve been sending out rather mixed
messages. You want your fiancé to add his
touch to the wedding, but you keep shoot-
ing down his ideas. You won’t stop saying
that all that matters is to have fun on the
big day, but keep reminding your soon-to-
be husband that his buddies better be on
their best behavior – or else.
Our tip: Instead of wasting precious
time and energy on bickering, take a deep
breath and remember that a wedding in-
volves two people. The big day should be
a reflection of you as a couple (of which
you’re both equal parts).
Potential drama source #4:
Are you a tad obsessed with turning
your online followers green with envy at
the sight of your picture-perfect wedding
Our tip: It takes more than a vintage fil-
ter (or four) to achieve professional-worthy
results to share on your feed. It also takes
more than a DSLR camera to be a wed-
ding photographer, so do your homework
and hire someone worthy of the title.
And about those DIY decorations that
bloggers and magazine writers always
advertise as “super-easy to make:” run a
few trial sessions with some of your ar-
tistically gifted friends, and refrain from
angrily ripping up your creation because
it’s not identical to the Pinterest post you
were trying to emulate. Not everyone is
an arts-and-crafts wizard – you can hire a
decorator, you know.
Potential drama source #5:
The thought of waking up on your wed-
ding day with a huge zit (or a cold sore,
or a sunburn, or massive dark circles, or
a creepy third eye) might keep you up at
night, but these things do happen (well,
most of them anyway).
Our tip: To avoid feeling like you should
keep your veil on all day (or worse, take
flight à la Runaway Bride), have your beau-
ty team – hair whisperer, makeup queen et
al. – by your side to doll you up before you
walk down the aisle. And don’t sweat the
small stuff! No blemish in the world is big
enough to steal your thunder.
You’ll see – your wedding is going to
be absolutely beautiful. You know why?
Because it’ll be yours. And, most of all,
because you’ll have successfully preserved
both your loved ones’ sanity and your own
– that’s what we’d call a happy ending.
You’ve seen the movie (and its reality TV offshoots — don’t lie!) and know that Bridezilla isn’t exactly a term of en-
dearment. Yes, having an extreme control-freak attitude about your wedding plans might get you what you want;
but is alienating your entire entourage really worth it? (We checked. It’s not.)