Plan your Wedding with Smart Wedding 4.0

It's one of the most special days in your life. But the time leading up to it can be one of the most stressful. Will everything be OK? Have the flowers been ordered? Were the invitations all sent out? What's the latest from the caterer? When was that meeting with the photographer? And the seating arrangements! It's like planning a minor United Nations Conference.

There's literally a hundred and one things to do to get ready. How do you keep track of it all? Relax. There's a Solution. It's the Smart Wedding 4.0. The award-winning software program that is like having your own "professional in a box".

Practically Foolproof Your Wedding! Guest List tedium got you down? Smart Wedding takes care of that plus your Invitations and RSVP's!

Seating arrangements have you pulling your hair out? Easily create a Reception Seating Plan for all your guests – even last minute responders.

Not only that – but you can now print your own Inner and Outer Envelopes, Labels, Seating Assignment Cards and individual Seating Place Cards!

How about remembering all those appointments? Fittings - Photographer – Rehearsals - Dinners? You won't forget a single one of them with the built in Scheduler!

More info about this wedding software can be reached on Smart Wedding's site. Btw, you can download it at Here.

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Why Don't Choose Chocolate For Unique Wedding Favors

There are many reasons why a bride might choose chocolate wedding favors for her reception. They’re typically very affordable, come in a wide variety of flavors, look beautiful and festive, and let’s face it, who doesn’t love chocolate?

But wanting to have chocolate wedding favors for your reception can leave you scratching your head as to what you should actually choose, and how chocolates can be presented at your reception in a beautiful and appropriate manner.

Choosing these favors will depend on many things, but probably your budget more than anything. There’s no limit to the amount of money you can spend on designer bonbons and truffles and other gourmet items, so it’s a good idea to have an actual budget in mind before you even begin shopping around.

You might also want to give some consideration to the theme and tone of your wedding and reception. Is it a very formal affair in an elegant banquet hall or a more casual party? If it’s formal and traditional, then typically you want chocolates that are just as elegant and indulgent. Most chocolate makers have packages that they make up just for weddings, usually a small collection of bonbons or truffles that comes in beautiful boxes. They may be decorated like little tuxedos and wedding gowns. They may be heart-shaped and hand decorated with your names or initials. Some may offer just one very exquisite or decadent chocolate in its own mini tray or foil, and be wrapped with a bit of tulle and ribbon.

Other small treats may be a few chocolates stacked on top of each other to resemble a wedding cake, again, in its own mini tray and ribbon or a small clear box. There are also chocolates in the shape of a letter which is usually in a clear plastic bag and tied with an elegant ribbon.

However, if your reception is more casual then your options can include treats such as chocolate covered pretzels in a small box. If you’re both sports loves, there are chocolates shaped like golf balls, soccer balls, bowling balls, volleyballs, baseballs, and virtually any other sporting ball you can think of.

For those who love casinos or who are planning a Vegas-themed wedding, some chocolate wedding favors are shaped like large dice or like poker chips.

For beach wedding favors, you can find chocolates in the shape of seashells. Some bakers can offer to make just plain squares of chocolate that are stamped with your name or initial.

When opting for chocolate wedding favors such as these, be sure to dress them up with a personal touch. If the box they come in is rather plain, wrap it in beautiful wrapping paper and large ribbon from either your paper supply or fabric store, in a color that matches your reception’s theme.

And of course a very affordable and unique option for chocolate wedding favors is personalized candy bar wrappers, which usually come in a wide variety of designs and styles. These can match your wedding’s tone, whether elegant and traditional or fun and whimsical, and can also provide a nice keepsake for an album or scrapbook.

As more and more chocolate makers realize the popularity and versatility of chocolate wedding favors, you may see that you as a bride have more and more options available to you when it comes time to choosing just the right chocolate favors for your reception.

By: Linda Ellison

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Wedding Cost: Cheap, Expensive or Average?

So the question was popped and now you and your fiancé are in the process of planning your wedding, congratulations! Now you are faced with the daunting task of budgeting. So how much does a wedding reception cost? Is it cheap, expensive or average? Only you can answer those questions after taking the following into consideration.

A Cheap Wedding Reception is not Always the Best

You heard the saying, you get what you pay for, let the buyer beware. Well, when you are interviewing wedding reception vendors you will get a general feel for the prices and options. The lowest cheapest spectrum might be competitively priced, but will they under deliver? Determining how much does a wedding cost will depend on credibility of your wedding reception vendors. They should provide you with a list of recent references (preferably last 6 months.) You can stay way below the average for your grand total wedding costs. Just keep in mind that the cheapest service you go with will have to compliment your ONE wedding.

Average Wedding Prices has its Pros and Cons

Well an average price for your wedding cost might make you jump for joy, but are their services just average as well? Does the company have any unique options? If not, then why are their prices so low? Do they get enough business? If a wedding company can help you save by creating a package just for you then this might interest you. Any company with average prices must deliver in other areas. Your wedding is FAR from average.

Expensive Wedding Costs

So you have interviewed several wedding companies and determined that the pricing does not matter. Great, you will have more options available for you. My only concern for you is that sometimes these prices are determined by people that have overinflated egos. It is best to make sure that on the contract “IN WRITING” it is stated as to exactly what you are getting. Do not leave any room for discrepancies. Trust me, I am a wedding entertainment vendor and I have heard horror stories from other brides. An expensive wedding cost does not always mean that you will be receiving the best service.

How Much Does a Wedding Cost

The cost of a wedding reception can not be determined in dollar amounts. It will cost you aggravation and grief if you make a poor choice. This goes for the expensive, cheap, and average wedding costs. The most important thing is that you enjoy your wedding reception with you family and friends knowing that you spent just amount of time and energy into selecting the perfect wedding reception vendors.

By: Robert Reno

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine! - Wedding Tips

Happy Valentine! - Wedding Tips

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Beautiful Autumn Wedding Colors

There are many reasons why fall weddings are becoming so popular, but one of the biggest reasons must be the vast array of autumn wedding colors available.

There are so many different autumn wedding colors to choose from that the hardest part may be choosing only one color scheme from all this variety.

Consider The Nature Of The Wedding

When choosing the best colors for these fall weddings, it is important to carefully consider the nature of the wedding, and the color scheme of the wedding itself.

It is important to carefully consider such things as which colors the bridesmaids and bride will be wearing, which fall colors will adorn the tables at the reception hall, and which of the many autumn colors will adorn the flowers, bouquets and centerpieces.

Gathering Color Swatches To Help You Match The Wedding Colors

After the perfect autumn wedding colors have been chosen, it is important to gather color swatches or photographs in order to more easily match the colors to the color scheme of the wedding.

Having these color samples available will make it a great deal easier to find the perfect flowers, table decorations and other items as you shop.

When To Start Shopping For Perfect Autumn Colors

And no matter what type of items you are seeking, it is important to start shopping as early as possible.

There are many important things that must be considered when it comes to planning a wedding, and it is important to start matching those perfect autumn wedding colors to the flowers, clothes, tableware and decorations as early as possible.

Choosing the perfect autumn wedding colors is not always an easy process, but it is important to get those colors right when planning a wedding.

Planning a wedding can be a difficult process, but it is important to give it the time and the consideration it deserves. Seeing it all come together on the big day will make all that hard work more than worthwhile.

By Shaunta Pleasant

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Great Wedding Ceremony Tips

Planning a wedding ceremony is one of the most exciting things any person can do, but it can also be one of the most nerve wracking and stressful times of their life.

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of planning a wedding knows just how difficult and time consuming it can be, and it is important to give this vital job the time and consideration it deserves.

A great wedding doesn't just happen; indeed a memorable ceremony is the result of hundreds of hours of careful planning, and it is important to start as early as possible.

When To Start Planning

Many wedding planners recommend that brides to be start planning for ceremony as the question has been popped.

Choosing a date can be a job in itself, and it is important to schedule that wedding date as far in advance as possible.

Planning as far ahead as possible will help to ensure that the church and reception hall will be available for the wedding day, and it will give all the guests and members of the wedding party plenty of time to prepare as well.

Using A Wedding Checklist

After the date has been set it is time to start planning the ceremony in earnest. One of the best places to start is with a well thought out ceremony checklist.

This checklist can be used to determine all those large and small details that will need to be worked out. From the perfect dress to the freshest flowers, there are plenty of details to be worked out when planning a wedding. A checklist can make the process a lot easier and much less stressful.

A Checklist Will Make Things Easier

Having a wedding ceremony checklist in hand will also make it easier to work with caterers, wedding dress designers, florists, photographers and other wedding professionals.

A written checklist is a great way to ensure that everything has been taken care of and a great way to avoid misunderstandings with vendors. Preparing a checklist will help ensure that everything gets done on time and that the wedding ceremony is the event of a lifetime.

By: Shaunta Pleasant

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