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The perfect wedding

What is the perfect wedding! Is it quite simple to explain because it is a wedding that is perfect for the bride and groom – the personal designed wedding, where the bride and groom emphasize their individual wishes in stead of leaning towards the old wedding traditions.

In the movies it looks very easy to get married and the planning like so. But getting married is not as easy as the movies want you to believe! And to get married abroad needs even more planning and organizing. Planning a romantic and perfect wedding is a tedious job. Several important details and considerations are taken into account for both the bride and groom.

The wedding budget

One of the primary tasks in the wedding preparations is the wedding budget. The question of how much money is available or how much money do you intent or want to spend and who is paying the bill for the romantic wedding are the important questions in setting the budget.

Here it is also important to take into consideration if the wedding is going to take place this year, next year or first in two years time. Prices for the wedding will change if you are planning to hold it several years down the road!

Wedding planner

Hiring a professional or even international wedding planner is practical for busy working couples that have less time to spare for the wedding planning or preparations or if you just want to be 100 percent sure that everything is going to plan. If the budget is tight which it is very often in these times of crises, there are also some professional wedding planners who work by the hour. An outsider’s perspective is beneficial to both the bride and the groom and often they will advice you or come with very good ideas. During their professional experience the wedding organizer also knows what is feasible and advisable.
Once the budget is set and agreed, the next step in planning your dream day is creating the timetable of schedules. The important factors to consider include honeymoon, work schedules, holidays and family occasions, and day of the week, because your wedding does not necessary have to be during the weekend.

The wedding ring

In the good old days, choosing the wedding ring and announcement to family, relatives and friends are coming next. For many bride and groom it takes quite some time to choose the wedding ring – it is very important for both. They have to look beautiful and at the same time they have to be practical. For many wedding couples the choice goes from a plain gold ring to a diamond ring – and everything in between.
The contemporary times suggest that couples choose the beautiful wedding ring together, so take your time and get started to look well before your special day.

Wedding proposal and announcement

Announcements may come formally or informally – it varies from country and to wedding traditions. Traditions though recommend that the groom’s mother take the initiative to communicate with the bride’s mother. Usually, a dinner is set up for the families of both parties to get acquainted. This will be helpful in the following days of the preparations. In some countries, newly engaged couples send an official announcement to local newspaper or magazine.

The wedding guests – the guest list

After making the coming wedding known to all, the second essential is the very important but difficult guest list. This list usually affects several aspects of the wedding – specially the budget and the size of the wedding party. Dividing the guest list into five categories will better sort out the list: a) bride’s list; b) the groom’s; c) couple’s common friends; d) groom’s parents’ list and; e) bride’s parents’ list. Alongside the list is the couple’s decision on special invitation card designs and packages. These details match the over-all tone of the wedding. Proofreading of the invitation cards is a very important task however tiresome it may be.

The wedding ceremony

The wedding ceremony and reception music, wedding flowers will set the mood of the wedding. Like the wedding invitation, these things should match together to express the style and theme of the wedding. The same with the wedding gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses, and the groom’s attire—they are usually decided based on the wedding theme.

The wedding photography

The wedding photographs and videos should not be forgotten for they will immortalize that one memorable and valuable once-in-a-lifetime moment. Many wedding planners suggest taking the formal shots a week before the wedding to avoid stress. Do never relay on your wedding guests taking all your beautiful wedding pictures with their own cameras – it normally goes wrong!
Set in the delightful surroundings, yet convenient for a local church, the castle grounds and sunken garden always provide a unique and picturesque backdrop for your wedding photographs, which are, of course the permanent reminder of a very special day.

Then when almost everything is done and decided, the next step is the rehearsal—reducing the risk of ceremony disappointments. Rehearsal parties immediately follow the rehearsal. This is a chance to mingle with family and friends.

The wedding ceremony

The ceremony site sets the tone of the wedding. Traditional weddings are celebrated in church; however, there are many non-traditional that have emerged since the 60’s and 70’s. Beach weddings, garden weddings or castle weddings are just a few example of the latter one. However the castle wedding you can combine with a traditional church ceremony.

The wedding location and reception

Last but not the least is the reception and catering. Included are the place, the food, and the traditional wedding cake. The location of the wedding is rather important. Is it going to be a local wedding or is it going to be a wedding abroad? More and more wedding couples are choosing a smaller intimate wedding abroad where they just invite their closest family and friends. To enhance the festivities they are holding the wedding over a weekend or even 3 to 5 days. One of the preferred wedding locations is a castle wedding where the bride and groom get exclusivity for their special day or days. In France you will find some pretty castles as if they were made for princesses and beautiful weddings and in addition you will find the weather better and more stable than in the UK or Scotland.


Other side events organized during the wedding planning are stud party and wedding shower. This is also one of the exciting parts in wedding traditions.

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My wedding dreams came true – getting married in Denmark

Ever since I was a young girl, I wondered how my wedding would be. When I was older I found my handsome boyfriend and I knew, this was the prince that I wanted to marry. As a child I had planned my wedding over and over again, in order to get it be perfect! But now in my thirties and thinking back, the dream of the perfect wedding looked quite different through the mind and eyes of a twelve-year-old!

From child to adult, how the simplicity of things change and the importance of everything and everyone you have to consider. The church ceremony, the wedding party, guest lists and invitations, menus and venues and most of all keeping my fiancée, two sets of parents and everyone else happy and trying to proceed and comply with what they all see as our perfect day! Yes, my perception when I was a young girl had no real details!

Early thirties, the time for me to walk up the aisle with my father grew closer and I knew as I took that walk down the aisle I would have my eyes fixed straight ahead looking towards my husband to be.

Having long finished our education and regarding ourselves to be in the mature age bracket, we decided that as both of us had secure jobs with good income we would pay for our fairytale wedding ourselves. Our wedding plans would now start to be created, countless decisions would have to be made and we opted not to have as what we thought was the “traditional wedding breakfast.”

It was going to be our day, but it was quite apparent that it was so much more than just the two of us! There were so many things to be taken into consideration when we began planning our wedding than we initially had not anticipated.

Planning our wedding

First of all I had to find a venue and a function room. It can be difficult to move forward with any ideas or wedding theme if the setting is not right. Once we had seen the venue and its surroundings, my childhood memories flooded back and I could see how it was all going to come together. You automatically know when something is right.

We had contemplated getting married in the local church and in the local Parish Community Centre, we also had thought about our wedding breakfast in a banquet room. Location, location, that was hard. The idea of an Inn or an Hotel with accommodation options for our wedding guests. Accommodation – yes now that thought had opened avenues for completely new possibilities! We knew we wanted a romantic wedding, but what should we do and where could we go? In a mansion, A country Manor House or an old castle from the Middle Ages? So many opportunities to get to our goal and our personalized wedding, so as you can see, I had to find the place where our wedding would be held before I could start planning any other of our wedding details!

I had never planned a celebration before and certainly not a wedding! I had only ever been an attendee! I had read many wedding guides, but it was only a theoretical guide – and to be honest, things are very different when put into practice. A good friend of mine said  “it’s your big day, your wedding day, don’t worry and stress yourself because whatever happens the wedding will go on anyway! Give your stress away and get yourself a professional wedding planner. How right she was! So that’s what I did, oh was I lucky!!

I began my wedding plans with the help of my wedding planner who was on-site so she obviously knew what she was talking about and what could and could not be don’t at the venue. Her professional guidance and valuable advice was second to none throughout my wedding and also she acted as a sort of toastmaster for the whole wedding. Everything went like clockwork – every time I did something with her help and advise it was like killing two birds with one stone.

Wedding destination with exclusivity

We had invited a total of 38 guests to our wedding they all arrived the day before the wedding. We had the whole place all to ourselves. It was so nice to know that our wedding party had exclusivity at the estate and would not have to be concerned about interruptions or intrusions from any other function that maybe being held. It was exiting to see our guests arriving, smiling and happy and having time to settle into the beautiful surroundings and relax.

After a light dinner we enjoyed ourselves exploring the impressive wine cellar and wine tasting room with its cozy lounge and open fireplace. We told stories, laughed, tested and drank an abundance of fine wines. Later we went to the lounge and relaxed by the open crackling fire, here we had coffee and liqueurs.

On the morning of my wedding, the guests milled leisurely around the beautiful gardens sipping champagne.

The ceremony was cozy and traditional and took place in the local chapel. The chapel was conveniently situated next door to the estate, just a few minutes walk away. It was a small intimate wedding and guests could clearly hear what had been said during the ceremony. After the ceremony our guests threw their confetti and rice before we returned to the estate. From the chapel we took the path which lead us to the sweetest bridge and so crossing the moat which lead us back into the grounds of the estate. It was so wildly romantic and I felt as though I was gliding on air and not walking at all.

The grand banquet room was decorated and adorned to all of our wishes. At the entrance were large bouquets of red roses one on each side and through the center ran the largest rich red carpet I have ever seen it must have been 20 meters in length! Having a relatively small number of guests to me was an advantage as when our food was served, there was no waiting and all the dishes were piping hot! It can often be a big problem at a wedding or other kind of celebration.

On Sunday we had arranged to have brunch at Skrøbelev Gods, afterwards we thanked our guests and bid them farewell.

Memories are made of this – wedding adventures

So finally I became the princess in my own fairytale wedding at Skrøbelev Gods. I was a very happy bride. I remember coming out of Skrøbelev church in my beautiful wedding dress, with my handsome new husband followed by my beautiful bridesmaids. My first tears as a new bride were when my mother-in-law hugged me and said “my son is so in love with you, you make us so proud, congratulations my dear, you are the prettiest bride in the world”.

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