Wedding ideas

Wedding Ideas

You don't want an ordinary, average wedding day...
You want an exceptional, jaw-dropping, unforgettable one!

With our wedding and decor ideas and trend pages, you will be able to achieve this.

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Marriage Contracts - Which one best suits you?

A marriage contract is called an Antenuptial Contract or ANC
(It is also known as a Marriage Contract, Marital Contract or Prenup Agreement)

There are 3 types of Marriage Contracts, which are explained below.
Choosing the right contract is VERY VERY important.

  1. Marriage in community of property
  2. Marriage out of community of property
  3. Marriage out of community of property subject to the accrual system

Past wedding trends

The past two years in South Africa have brought a host of wedding trends, with a wide mix of colour, design and décor. Home/garden weddings that seem to have spilled over into 2011 taking with them a lot of home-made products, including home-made wedding favours and DIY-style décor (or at least the appearance of home-made). This trend seems to have some stamina.

Choosing your wedding dress

Most brides tell us that one of the very first things that they head out to buy is their wedding dress. With the enormity of the day, this is one of the most important clothing purchases you are ever going to make, so it pays to take it a bit more seriously than your average dress purchase. A few tips on buying the right wedding gown:

Christian Wedding Proceedings

Though the different branches of Christianity conduct slightly different wedding ceremonies, there is a general consistency between the flows of the days. For one thing, for the most part, and unlike Muslim weddings, the wedding proceedings happen on one day.

Your wedding day should proceed how you want it to, however tradition being the only consistent source of advice, we offer this as a general “how your wedding day should proceed”. We add times only as a guide but do not suggest that these are the only acceptable times to do things by any means.

Wedding Invitations

Your invite is the first glimpse your guests will have of your big day.  It is always great to be able to keep it in a similar style to your wedding.  So decide what type of wedding you will have. Will it have a theme? Will it be formal? Will it be very personal? What will your colours be? Choosing invitations becomes a lot easier once you know what style and type of wedding you will be having.

Bush Wedding in the KZN Midlands

Hi. My name is Olivia and I am getting married to Neels on the 17th of December 2011. The wedding is the biggest event in any girl’s life because it signals a change of life, living and lifestyle. So every girl wants to make that transition event an unforgettable one. You do not have to go into debt or drain your savings to have a beautiful and memorable wedding.  I thought I would share with the brides-to-be on a couple contacts of mine. I am working to a strict budget and these are possible contacts that could be of use to you.  

Your Wedding Budget

Before planning your wedding, deciding and calculating your wedding budget is the most important starting point. Here is a helpful list of all wedding expenses that you need to consider when working ourt your wedding budget.

THE CEREMONY

  • Chapel/Church/Ceremony Venue Hire      
  • Minister Fee/Donation

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Wedding Speeches

After asking a number of Grooms about their thoughts on weddings one of the biggest hurdles for them, we picked up, was the groom’s wedding speech. In fact the best-man, father of the bride, and master of ceremonies all wished they had been better prepared for their speech. After a bit of research, from experts, friends and customers, we came up with these tips about your wedding speech:

25 places to fall in love in the midlands

The Midlands offers a perfect setting for a wedding, you will find total tranquillity. Settled comfortably into the rolling hills between Pietermaritzburg and the Drakensburg uKhahlamba mountains, the Midlands offers a diverse landscape of indigenous forests, rolling grasslands, beautiful rivers, farmlands and small villages inhabited by interesting characters.  You will be charmed by gracious hosts at wonderful guest houses, B&Bs, lodges and stunning hotels. With over 30 wedding venues available you will be spoilt for choice for your perfect venue.

Aged-and-gorgeous on your wedding day

Rustic Wedding

Seems as though the new order of the day is Rustic wedding themes. Visit any wedding website these days and you will be introduced to a host of barnyard type décor for your wedding. The back to basics idea runs from Ethnic and bush type wedding themes to farmer’s market and barn wedding themes. Seems that a few bails of hay and granny’s tablecloths are not necessarily bottom of the decor list for a modern day wedding! More power to the idea, we say!