Brides pay a lot of attention to wedding etiquette, but here are some of the top myths you can ignore:

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Weddings tend to be surrounded by all sorts of rules of etiquette and myths. However attentive you want to be about these things, keep in mind the fact that there are still a lot of myths you can definitely ignore when it comes to the Big Day. What are the most common wedding etiquette “rules” you can leave aside? Read on and find out more:

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  • The white dress. Alright, this myth may have made its point back when brides had to be pure and when society would harshly condemn them for not being that. However, in this day and age, it is perfectly acceptable to wear a wedding gown in whatever color you like – from fuchsia to black and from bright green to cherry red, there’s absolutely no limit at all.
  • The bridesmaids and groomsmen. There are so many outdated “rules” when it comes to the wedding party! First and foremost, there’s the one that says that you have to actually have a wedding party and that it absolutely has to include six bridesmaids and six groomsmen. If you don’t want to put anyone through the trouble of paying for expensive suits, dresses and accessories simply don’t do it. Furthermore, there’s nobody who can stop you from having “bridesmen” or “groomsladies” either. Last, but definitely not least, it is more than acceptable for the maid of honor to give a speech too.
  • The alcohol. After all the wedding planning buzz and after all the stress and nervousness, both of you deserve a drink or two. So yes, you are allowed to have alcohol. It’s not necessarily fine to get really drunk, but as long as you’re having fun (which, of course, is the entire point of the wedding reception), you are free to do whatever makes you feel great about this big moment in your life.

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Choosing a wedding date is not an easy task, here are some ideas to help you pick:

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Planning a wedding can very frequently feel like a true frenzy. In between choosing the colors and choosing the wedding gown though, it is important that you do everything in an organized way. And, as all specialists advise, choosing a wedding date is one of the very first steps in planning a successful wedding. How do you do this though? How do you set a date for the Big Day? Here are some of the things you might want to take into consideration:

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  • Think of the dates that have been important in the development of your relationship: the day you first met, the day you first dated or even the day he asked you to marry him. Also, if you agree on this, your parents’ wedding date or any other important celebration in your lives may make for a wonderful choice as well. Keep in mind that your venue might not be available on that exact day – but, in general, you can get quite close to it.
  • Aside from the fact that your wedding’s season will create a certain kind of atmosphere around the Big Day, it should also suit your personality and your wedding’s style. For instance, if you want a fresh, vibrant wedding, spring and early summer will always be great choices. Also, take into consideration the fact that some of times of the year are less expensive than others. For example, summers tend to be a peak wedding season – and this means prices will go up as well. On the other hand though, February-April is usually considered an “off-season” time of the year – and this means your wedding venue and vendors will most likely offer discounts too.
  • Off-limit days. Talk to your close circle of friends and family members and ask them what days they would not be able to attend the wedding. Also, take into consideration potential religious celebrations that forbid weddings to take place during certain days of the week/year and take into consideration those times of the year when everyone is extremely busy at work (the weeks before tax day for example).

Once you have a better idea of when you would like your wedding to take place, stop by Wedding Day Exposition and pick your favorite vendors. With your ideas and their help, your wedding day will be absolutely unforgettable!

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Take a look at some tips to accommodate your out of town wedding guests:

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While your wedding is definitely very important for you as the bride and groom, you should definitely take into consideration that this event is quite big for everyone invited as well. Some of your friends and relatives will actually come a very long way to be there for you – and, in return, you should try to accommodate them as comfortable as possible. How do you do that? Here are some tips to help you out:

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  • Make their weekend great by providing them a list of local attractions and activities. Your wedding will only take a few hours, but it is quite likely that your guests will book their rooms for the entire weekend. If you want to make their stay in town as enjoyable as possible, make sure they have plenty of things to do outside of the actual wedding too.
  • Ask your friends to entertain the out of town guests when you are not around (when they arrive in town or before the wedding, for example). Throwing a lunch party, a small cocktail party or a barbecue party for them will make your out of town guests feel much more welcomed – and it will definitely make for a weekend they will remember many years from now on.
  • Don’t rule out the possibility of providing the out of town guests a post-wedding brunch. After a long night of partying, your guests will surely enjoy a good, hearty meal before leaving town. This works especially well if you plan on accommodating all of your out of town guests at the same hotel, but it can be great if you don’t plan to do this as well.

Whatever wedding-related item or service you might need, rest assured that you will find it with Wedding Day Exposition. Our long list of exquisite vendors is here to help you – just contact them and your wedding will be just as you have always wanted it to be!

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As the Mother-of-the-Bride you will encounter some very emotional times. Here are some of the top ones to help you be more prepared:

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Weddings are emotional for everyone, not just for the bride and her groom. As the mother-of-the-Bride, you will definitely feel overwhelmed with emotions so make sure you are prepared for the Big Day too. Here are some of the moments that will surely touch your heart:

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  • The moment your baby girl tells you she is engaged. This marks the beginning of a whole new era in the lives of everybody in your family. It also marks the beginning of the wedding planning process – and that’s something your daughter will surely want you to help her with.
  • The moment you, your daughter and her friends find the perfect wedding gown. Every lady knows just how important a wedding dress can be – and you will understand your daughter better than anyone else in the world. The moment she find the one will be something you will definitely recall with joy and emotion at the same time.
  • The moment you help her dress up. There it is. The BIG DAY is finally here and your baby girl looks more stunning than ever. Helping your daughter get dressed to walk down the aisle is a huge moment and she will definitely want to shoot some pictures now. Be prepared and wear some waterproof mascara because tears will definitely start pouring!
  • The moment she says I Do. No words are enough to describe this moment – make sure you are prepared for a whole new round of tears though!
  • The moment she dances with her father. Many years ago, it was you and him who danced the First Dance. Now, your baby girl is all grown up and her father is “giving her away” to another man – just the same as your father did with you.

Get ready for your daughter’s Big Day and help her plan everything the way she has always dreamed it. Don’t forget to stop by Wedding Day Exposition if you need help from the pro’s – our specialist wedding vendors will definitely provide the very best service for you and your daughter!

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Blowing bubbles, throwing rice…many traditions have occurred throughout the years to accompany the exit of your wedding, but here are some top choices:

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When planning for the perfect wedding, you should not be afraid to be creative. Every single part of the wedding can be infused with your personality and with your love story – and this includes the wedding exit as well.

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What are the most common (and beautiful) wedding exit ideas? Read on and find out more:

  • Rice and bubbles have become quite traditional, but they are still great choices. If you want to keep it “old school”, they will make for wonderful wedding exits.
  • If you plan on having an evening/night wedding, sparklers will be a wonderful option. They look romantic, beautiful and they will surely illuminate the “exit”.
  • White pigeons. Allow a bunch of white pigeons to fly over your heads as you exit the ceremony. This will look absolutely wonderful in the pictures!
  • Fluorescent bracelets. Do you want to have a really fun wedding? Get your guests in the mood for party by providing them with fluorescent sticks/bracelets to make your exit more “glamorous”.
  • Flowers, fallen leaves or anything seasonal. Depending on the season in which your wedding takes place, you can use flower petals or fallen leaves to mark your exit.
  • Ribbon wands. These are a really fun and playful idea and they can be created manually, at home. They can even complement your wedding theme and your wedding colors!

Don’t forget to stop by Wedding Day Exposition if you need any kind of vendor for your Big Day. Our list is made out of fabulous wedding vendors with many years of experience in providing brides with everything they need for their Big Day. Come visit us, pick your favorite vendors and hire them for a magic wedding!

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There is no doubt that you will look beautiful on your wedding day, but what people don’t see is important too! What type of bridal lingerie is best suited for you on your big day?

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Every bride wants to look drop-dead-gorgeous on her Big Day. Yet, we sometimes tend to focus a lot on the “exterior” part of our look and forget about those very small details that make us feel beautiful and sexy. Believe it or not, the right lingerie can make you feel stunning even if you are wearing T-Shirt and jeans – not to mention when you are wearing the most important dress of your life!

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When choosing accessories for your wedding gown, don’t forget to choose some really beautiful bridal lingerie as well. What type of lingerie is best for your big day? Here are some tips:

  • You are free to go with whatever you want. However, keep in mind that wearing white means that your options are rather narrowed down to nude, pastel and white-colored lingerie. Black, red or colored lingerie can look amazing, but it might be noticeable through your dress – and that’s the last thing you want.
  • You can use your lingerie as that “something blue” part of your wedding look. Many brides choose to go for pastel blue garters, but you are free to choose whatever part of your lingerie in this color! However, as mentioned before, remember not to go for something that is too bright.
  • If you want to create that stunning hourglass body shape, don’t be afraid to go for a sexy corset under your gown. If you choose it the right way, nobody will even notice that you are wearing one – but you will definitely feel sexier and more self-confident than ever!

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Who should be on your guest list for your wedding? Should you stray away from exes or people you don’t talk to? How do you know when it’s too many people?

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Oh, the joy and nervousness of planning a wedding! If you are trying to plan for the perfect wedding, you probably know already just how many details should be taken into consideration!

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Your wedding guest list is probably one of the first things you will want to take care of – especially since deciding on a venue will depend a lot on this. However, making the guest list may not be as easy as some would think it is, especially when you have no idea whom you should invite to your big day.

We have put together a list that will hopefully help you make the best choice for yourselves – so make sure to read on and find out more.

  • Generally speaking, you should not invite exes to your wedding (not ex-boyfriends/girlfriends and definitely not ex-husbands/wives if you have been married before). Even if you are on good terms with them, it is quite likely that this will generate tensions (if not from your spouse-to-be, then from other guests). Even more than that, keep in mind that this is an event to celebrate your future as husband and wife and not your pasts and whatever may be related to them.
  • Also, don’t invite people you don’t talk to if you don’t want to do this. In the end, this is your Big Day and you should be with people who truly know you and whom you really appreciate. The only cases when you might want to invite people you don’t talk to is when someone close to them is close to you as well (such as in the case of some workmates for example).
  • You don’t necessarily have to feel restricted to a particular number of guests. However, keep in mind the fact that the more guests you have, the more difficult it will be for you to find a suitable venue (and the opposite is true as well – if you don’t have enough guests, finding a venue will also be quite tricky). Also, remember that more guests means more money put into your wedding so if you are working on a tighter budget, you might want to skip the long list.

Once you decide on your guest list, don’t forget to stop by Wedding Day Exposition and pick your favorite venue, caterers and wedding vendors. With these people’s help, your wedding will truly be one-of-a-kind!

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How can you prepare for an unexpected rainy wedding day?

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Planning a wedding is not easy – not at all actually. Sometimes, even with a lot of attention to detail and even if you have been planning this day for a long time, there are things you simply cannot foresee. Rain is one of those things.

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A rainy wedding day is acceptable if you plan on having an indoor wedding. However, if you want an outdoor wedding, a rainy day becomes a big problem. How can you prepare for this kind of unexpected situations? Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Renting a tent is absolutely crucial. These days, tents come in a huge variety and they can even be decorated in a way that makes them look really beautiful. Even more than that, if you are afraid that the temperature may be chillier than you had expected it to be, you can also rent heating devices – so that your guests and you are completely comfortable.
  • Talk to your videographer/photographer about the possibility of a rainier day. You want your wedding photos and video to look beautiful regardless of the natural light. Extra tip: bring a beautiful umbrella for the photo shooting and your wedding album will look romantic and artistic.
  • Remember to include a note in your wedding invitations to let your guests know that you will have an outdoor wedding. This will remind them to dress appropriately for the event and it will also remind them to pack accordingly as well.

Wedding Day Exposition has gathered together some of the best wedding vendors and service providers – make sure to contact them for your outdoor wedding. They will definitely help you come up with solutions for all kinds of weather and they will definitely help you create an unforgettable wedding!

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When planning a wedding you hear all about the Bride, but don’t forget the Groom as they have tasks to complete on the wedding day as well

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Indeed, weddings tend to be a lot about the brides and (and about the huge number of things they have to deal with for their wedding day). However, it takes two to make a wedding and the groom should be considered equally important as well.

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Yes, the groom does have plenty of tasks to complete for the wedding too! Here are some of them:

  • While the groom will not be expected to choose the bridal bouquet or the bridesmaids’ dresses, he can definitely have an opinion. He can help with picking the food, the cake, the venue and he can even help with the wedding registry as well.
  • Also, the groom can help the bride to plan for their honeymoon. With so many things to do, she will be quite busy and allowing the groom to shoulder this responsibility is a great opportunity to help her out.
  • Sometimes, grooms choose to attend bridal shows with their fiancés as well. This helps them find the best tuxedo and wedding accessories for themselves and it helps their brides with moral support as well.
  • The groom is very often expected to choose the alcoholic drinks for the wedding reception as well. While the bride can definitely have a say, it is usually the groom who does that.
  • He will have to prepare a speech! Just like every other important “character” at the wedding, the groom will be expected to give a speech – and it should definitely be a memorable one!

If you and your groom need help with your wedding planning and if you feel that this is too much to handle on your own, make sure to visit Wedding Day Exposition. We have brought together the best wedding vendors so that your wedding turns out absolutely magic!

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