Simple Steps to Make Your Wedding

When Queen Victoria turned her back on the traditional silver wedding dress of her day and chose to wear white, a color which for her symbolized purity, she solidified a growing trend into tradition.

Young brides around England began following in their queen’s footsteps, and generations down the line when the memory of a young queen’s rebellion is lost and the pure color of the dress is taken for granted, you are probably following too, searching for that perfect ivory dress for that perfect day. The bride and groom are plagued by many questions: how can they and their family afford a wonderful wedding? How can they show one another how important they are to each? How to spice up the wedding–make it traditional, yet innovative? A little creative thinking goes a long way.

When it comes time to give your new spouse a wedding gift, what could be more romantic than giving him or her a place among the stars? Literally. The International Star Registry is the final arbiter when it comes to naming stars.

It has named them for dignitaries and celebrities around the world, and for a mere $48 your loved one could be up there among the Mandelas and Sinatras. Once you’ve made the payment, you’ll receive a package that includes a certificate (framed or unframed) with the name of the person you paid to name the star after, dedication date, coordinates of the star, a chart with the star circled in red, and a booklet that charts constellations. The star names are copyrighted and listed with their coordinates in the book ‘Your Place in the Cosmos’.

And what about bridesmaid dresses for the wedding day? Shop for them during the holiday season at department stores like Sears. They carry great selections of evening dresses marketed towards seasonal Christmas and New Years parties, but the dresses would work beautifully as bridesmaid dresses, and plus, they’re cheap! And make sure both you and your bridesmaids break in your shoes before the wedding day.

On that special day, you don’t want to be uncomfortable and distracted because your feet are killing you. Wear them around the house a few hours a day for weeks before the wedding–it’ll save you a lot of trouble.

When hiring a photographer, don’t automatically assume they’re legit when you visit his studio and see the walls covered with beautiful wedding photos. Although it may be true that the photographer in question actually took these splendid wedding photos, it’s often the case that they are part of a subtle deception.

The photos are plastered on the wall with the intention to deceive you into assuming that the photographer who tacked them up there took them, while at the same time making it impossible to accuse the photog of any outright deception. After all, the photographer never said they were his, did he? So how do you make sure you’re picking a legit photographer? Always ask for references from clients that came before you, and check them.

Once you’ve made it down the aisle and out into your car, remember the origin of those tin cans clinking merrily tied to the back of your car. The tradition came about a long time ago, when objects that made noise were tied to the back of a new couples’ carriage to keep away the evil spirits. Listen to those cans clinking away the bad will, and know that happy days are ahead.