Having A Cindarella Wedding Theme For Your Wedding

There are many kinds of theme weddings to choose from today and the creative possibilities are so abundant. When it really comes down to it, many theme weddings are all about fulfilling a childhood fantasy of a perfect wedding celebration. One of the most popular wedding fantasies, that many brides seem to commonly be seeking to fulfill, is based around the concept of a princess wedding like that in the story of Cinderella.  This is one theme wedding that, when done to its fullest potential, could be somewhat monetarily lavish and this is important to note prior to embarking on such an endeavor. The basic concept is, however, still possible for those on a more frugal wedding planning quest. Let’s look at some good ways to go about planning for a proper storybook wedding of this kind.

Location

Location is a highly important factor for a proper storybook wedding ceremony and reception. The location of the ceremony should be an appropriately romantic chapel or cathedral and should preferably be one with a lot of white architecture and brilliant light. Large and elegant chandeliers are a nice touch for both the location of the wedding ceremony and for the location of the wedding reception. The ceremony itself can actually be rather traditional in a Western wedding sense. A proper reception for such a wedding should be planned with the concept of a ball in mind, such as the kind actually appearing in the various Cinderella movies. The main thing to focus on for choosing both locations is making sure to choose a location that looks like a palace.

Decoration

Thankfully the decoration of a storybook wedding of this kind is generally consistent with an elegant white wedding of the traditional Western kind. Lots of white and perhaps some gold accents for additional elegance. White roses should be your choice for flowers and plenty of ribbon in colors such as white, light pink, or gold should be used for bows to tie the many bouquets you will likely want to display throughout the wedding locations. You may also want to have some larger ribbon drapery as decoration in both locations.

Attire

The attire of the wedding participants is relatively easy to handle as an nice and elegant white wedding gown is already appropriate for such a storybook wedding celebration. Make sure that your chosen wedding gown includes elegant white gloves as this is a wonderful way to make a gown look particularly storybook style. A groom in a storybook wedding of this kind should wear a white tuxedo or similar white suit, if at all possible. In many ways the groom of such a wedding is conceptually to appear as a hero. White conveys this concept.

Transportation

One important aspect of a proper storybook princess wedding is the appropriate transportation. A white horse-drawn carriage is highly recommended for such an affair. White horses are also recommended, when at all possible.

Hopefully this has been plenty to get you started on your way to a romantic storybook princess wedding. If you are looking more ideas, here’s another article on having a Cindarella-themed wedding.

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Filed under: Wedding Planning — vicky at 2:28 pm on Saturday, March 20, 2010

Affordable Floral Ideas For Your Wedding

One of the ways that people can save money on a wedding plan is in the realm of the floral arrangements. Flowers play a big role in weddings of many cultures, and this certainly includes a traditional white wedding in Western society today. There are many bouquets used in most wedding ceremonies and also many floral decorations appearing throughout a proper wedding celebration. This can obviously be a rather important area for proper planning to ensure the best balance of affordability and floral romance. One certainly need not surrender a romantic scene for affordability, and here are some ways to make sure you have both.

Wildflowers

Wildflowers are a wonderful way to decorate a wedding, especially for ceremonies happening spring and summer. A ridiculously romantic and affordable wedding can be had with the right blend of a quaint, yet picturesque, natural location and a small chapel or garden decorated with wildflowers. A simple white wooden arch covered in wildflowers can also make for a beautiful ceremonial location to exchange vows in a natural landscape. Daisies and other adorable wildflowers gracing a smiling bride in a simple garden ceremony can make for a truly romantic memory.

Silky Smooth

While natural flowers may be a preferable component of a proper wedding to some people, those who prefer convenience and savings will likely be happy to hear that silk flowers a good alternative. Even better on the affordability side is that silk flowers can actually be rented. Every bouquet and centerpiece, every floral decoration for both the ceremony and the reception, should be available for rent from a silk flower rental company. This presents an opportunity for more than just monetary savings, but also for making wedding planning and setup a much easier and more convenient process.

DIY Bouquets

One concept that many people planning a wedding may overlook when choosing flowers is ordering flowers in bulk and arranging their own bouquets. The bridesmaids or a variety of helpful wedding attendees can do this on the day before the wedding ceremony. It is certainly preferable to find a friend or family member with a background in floral design or at least some sort of gardening. Having a helper with a good sense of color and space is also likely beneficial. There are a plethora of tutorials online for learning how to arrange flowers in a variety of pleasing and also traditional ways. If you have a certain kind of bouquet planned already, then why not arrange it yourself. You can be guaranteed that it will be how you want it if you do.

Flower Gardens

Family and friends with flower gardens are certainly wonderful to have while planning an affordable wedding celebration. Many gardeners would actually welcome the opportunity to show their pride and joy to your wedding attendants. Let them do so by asking politely if they would like to share in the joy of wedding preparation festivities by bringing some appropriate bouquets and floral arrangements.
These are just some of the ways you can save money on your wedding day floral decorations and bouquets. Hopefully it is a good start to making a more affordable and romantic occasion.

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