Have a Simple, Small, Green Wedding

Written by Debra Lynn Dadd

A wedding is one of life's major rites of passage. It is certainly something to celebrate! Today, wedding books and magazines promote large weddings so that more and more wedding products can be sold. Wedding expenditures run into many thousands of dollars. And after this major outlay of money, most of what is purchased is never used again.

Onrepparttar Spring Equinox 2004, my ex-husband (yes, that's right! my ex-husband!) Larry and I remarried. We had been together for almost seventeen years, and had divorced several years ago when our relationship problems seemed impossible to resolve. But we still loved each other, so we figured out what to do to make things better, and are now happier than ever.

In planning our wedding, we wanted to keep it simple, small, and full of meaning. We wanted a ceremony and celebration that would be easy to prepare for and manage. We wanted an intimate occasion, surrounded by our closest friends who would participate with us inrepparttar 122002 intention of our union. And as we planned our wedding, we usedrepparttar 122003 same guidelines for health andrepparttar 122004 environment that we practice in our daily home life.

Since most books and articles are about planning big weddings, I want to offer some tips on planning another sort of wedding that can be beautiful and meaningful in it's own way.

* Make it your day. Each wedding can and should be a unique expression ofrepparttar 122005 couple getting married. So createrepparttar 122006 day justrepparttar 122007 way you want it, to pleaserepparttar 122008 two of you.

* Chooserepparttar 122009 wedding traditions that are important to you. When it comes right down to it,repparttar 122010 essentials of a wedding arerepparttar 122011 two people to be married,repparttar 122012 minister or justice of repparttar 122013 peace who performsrepparttar 122014 ceremony,repparttar 122015 ceremony itself, andrepparttar 122016 guests who witness it. Everything else is decoration and tradition. Learn about wedding traditions and choose to do those that will make your day special.

Vital tips on making your own wedding invitations ...

Written by Claire, Invitation Express Wedding Stationery Software

If you want to design and print your own wedding stationery and don't know where to start, here are a few tips that hopefully will get you on your way. If you want to know more you may like to purchase our guidebook "How To Create Perfect Wedding Stationery" which includes 38 pages of vital info for DIY'ers. It comes with software to help you getrepparttar job done easily. Visit our site at www.invitationexpress.com.au.

You should select your design before firming up your ideas on paper and cards etc. Simply becauserepparttar 122001 design will largely dictate what paper and card you can use. For example;

If you have a card with a folded insert, you will not be able to use single sided papers.

Ifrepparttar 122002 design you choose requires a translucent or vellum paper remember to assess your printerís capabilities, especially if you want to print onto translucents. An alternative is to haverepparttar 122003 translucent blank and overlay it ontorepparttar 122004 printed sheet.

Choose your envelopes now, or at least check outrepparttar 122005 cost. This is something so many brides overlook andrepparttar 122006 budget can take a hard knock atrepparttar 122007 last minute. Most matching envelopes are expensive - thereís no getting out of it Ėrepparttar 122008 best you can do is to shop around for a reasonable price. Some invitations look okay in a plain white envelope but do try to get matching ones because if you create an invitation to die for itís going to look fairly ordinary stuffed into a plain white envelope. That isrepparttar 122009 whole point of creating your own stationery, to enable you to have exactly what you want and save money atrepparttar 122010 same time. There are some stunning new colours around atrepparttar 122011 moment which will literally spoil you for choice. Althoughrepparttar 122012 envelope almost always goes straight inrepparttar 122013 bin, it isrepparttar 122014 ultimate finishing touch to your creation Ė and first impressions can be lasting. If that is important to you then it might pay to spendrepparttar 122015 extra. Itís also a nice touch for those who will keeprepparttar 122016 invitation as a memento of your wedding.

Square invitations and non standard size invitations are considered oversize and will cost more to post. Check with your postal office regarding any extra charges, taking into accountrepparttar 122017 number of overseas invitations you may have to send out.

Accessories like ribbons, seals etc., are much more economical to purchase byrepparttar 122018 roll or sheet. Never buy byrepparttar 122019 metre as you will probably pay 5 timesrepparttar 122020 cost of a roll and you'll use most of it anyway. Most seals are available byrepparttar 122021 sheet, you just have to look for them. Donít buy them individually, it will cost much more.

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