Now this is an aspect of your wedding that can easily set the mood of the day as positive or negative; so make sure you plan it carefully.

 

Of course you need to keep in mind what your personal style is, the theme of the wedding and what you have been dreaming about for years now. Even if you like a more natural look, it’s advisable to use a professional for the job. Having a professional can make the difference between having a classic, or just a plain look.

 

Do a bit of research on professional makeup artists and hairstylist in the area. Make a point of visiting them and getting feel for the way they work. It may not seem like that big of a deal, but getting along with the stylists you use can go a long way in making you feel more relaxed on your wedding day.

 

Also remember to book one or two trials to make sure they understand what you want and you know what to expect. Make a list of everything you will need to bring along for the styling and what they include in the fees you pay. It’s better to be safe than sorry, because you might not be able to run to the store to get what you need if you weren’t sure if you needed it.

 

The importance of having one or two trials is also to ensure that you are not allergic to the products that are going to be used. If your stylist tells you that they will be using a different product on the day, rather schedule another trial or visit them before the wedding to do a skin test of the product. The risk of being covered in itching hives is just too big and can ruin a beautiful day.

 

If any of your wedding party will be using the same stylist, they should also go for trials before the wedding. It’s usually best if the trials are complete at least a week before the wedding to compensate for any reactions to the products that will be used.

 

Something to keep in mind is a small thank you to make the stylist feel special for the personal service they offer you, especially if their traveling to your venue to do the styling. You might want to give them a gift or a specially designed card they can use as a reference in their salon.

 

 

So jy is verloof en te bly oor die pragtige ring aan jou vinger, die perfekte datum is gekies en julle kan nie wag om trou aan mekaar te beloof nie. Party paartjies kan oorweldig word met al die reëlings en beplanning vir die dag. Laat ons jou help met ‘n paar van die treffer tendense van 2018 wat ons kan sien uitblink in 2019.

 

  1. Die industriele gevoel.
    Ons het gesien dat die industriële gevoel ‘n groot oproering op sosiale media gemaak het, met enige iets van dekor tot venues wat 'growwer' afgewerk is en baie kaal baksteen tonele vir fotos het. Hierdie tipe venues is dan versier met of ‘n simplistiese styl tafel, wat gewoonlik wit is, of daar is met baie blomme en fein glasware.
  2. Helder kleure.
    Hierdie tendens word meestal met helderkleurige blomme geassosieer en het gewoonlik ’n kern kleur soos pienk wat gekomplimenteer word met ander helder kleure soos geel, oranje, groen en pers. Die helder kleure kan ook oorbeweeg na dekor, maar jy moet net versigtig wees om dit nie soos ’n kleur-ontploffing te laat lyk nie.
  3. Kleiner troues.
    Met die ekonomie wat dit is en hoër lewenskostes, het baie paartjies besluit om te gaan met kleiner troues wat meer intiem is en hulle toelaat om meer detail daarin te sit. Dit help om die tema van jou keuse meer vlambojant uit te leef met ’n kleiner gastelys.
  4. Vloot blou, die nuwe swart.
    Oral op die internet en op Pinterest, sowel as die res van sosiale media, sien ons vloot blou. Van die bruidegom se pak tot tema kleure en ons is mal daaroor. Jy kan dit kombineer saam met natuurlike, helder blom ruikers, blomkrone wit tafels, ens. solank jy die passievolle kleur laat uitstaan.
  5. Unieke kos en proehappies.
    Ons almal hou van lekker eet, maar kan maklik vasgevang word met die gewone elke dag opsies vir die spyskaart. Hierdie kos tendens is ’n treffer gewees in 2018 en dit is net besig om te ontwikkel soos meer en meer venues inkoop in die idée daarvan. Jy kies kleiner geregte, maar voeg gewoonlik so paar geregte by sodat jy op die ou end met so 6 of 7 kleiner gange sit, vol kos reguit uit Die Kokkedoor se kombuis.
  6. Vintage karre.
    Soos die gesegte loop: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” Die byvoeging ‘n vintage kar maak vir die perfekte foto’s saam met meer simplistiese styl troues wat fokus op karakter, eerder as styl. Dit hoef nie eers te pas by die kleur van die troue nie en kan in puik toestand wees of bietjie roes wys hier en daar.
  7. Potplantjies.
    In die plek van duur tafel ruikers met blomme wat gou-gou ons gaan groet, is die pragtige potplantjies geplaas. Die plantjies kan of net so op die tafel geplaas word, of in geroeste staal houers wat verder byvoeg tot die tema. Dit kan soms ook dien as geskenkies aan die einde van die aand en maak dit lekker vir die gaste om hulle potjie uit te kies.
  8. Hout bly mooi.
    Ons het steeds heelwat hout gesien by troues die laaste ruk, alhoewel die fokus daarvan verander het. Dit word nou meer komplimenter gebruik en nie so erg as ’n fokuspunt nie. Of jy nou ‘n unieke ringboksie of ‘n wynfaat as tafel vir welkom drankies gebruik, wees kreatief.

 

  

If you’re engaged, you should already have one of the rings partially sorted out so that makes it much easier from here.

 

Remember that even the rings you choose should be a statement of who you are as a couple. Take some time to have a look at the different options available at your local jeweler, but also do some research of what awesome ideas people have for their wedding rings.

 

You can choose to go for the traditional idea of adding a wedding band to your engagement ring and getting a plane band for your husband-to-be. Other fairly traditional options include an Onyx ring for the groom and a single ring (your engagement ring) as wedding rings. Some couples even choose identical plane wedding bands as symbolism of the union and to remind themselves that they shouldn’t get caught up in the glitz and glamour advertised by jewelers.

Don’t feel threatened if you like a little glitz to go with your glamour, because you will be wearing your rings for many years and should be just as excited to see it on your hand every day as you will be waking up to your husband every morning.

 

A few things to keep in mind:

 

Make sure you know about all the pros and cons of your wedding rings, any maintenance that might need to be done and special care that will be required. Keep notes of how to clean your rings and the do's and don’ts to make sure the quality of your bands do not decrease.

 

Some metals may also have restrictions, for example; The size of Stainless steel and titanium rings won’t be able to get adjusted later on, due to the hardness of the metal and the way the bands are made. Other metals might require frequent cleaning or even plating to keep it in tip top shape. Silver can easily tarnish and white gold will need rhodium plating every now and then.

 

Make sure you keep any guarantees, certificates and service cards in a safe place. A safe is actually the perfect place to keep the documents, as you won’t just pile other papers on it.


When it comes to the wedding itself, there are so many special ways to incorporate your wedding rings in the ceremony. Whether you keep them in a box with butterflies that fly off when you open it or a cute ring bearer who brings you the rings - choose something that will special to both you and the groom.

 

You can also incorporate the rings in your engagement photo shoot or on your invitations as a prediction of the vows you are going to proclaim to each other.

 

We have now taken a look at all the accommodation related notes, and also the venue and what you need to keep in mind. Now we are starting to move over to the wedding itself and some more detailed items on your list to check as you go.

 

Depending on how traditional you would like your wedding to be, it will determine some of the finer details like whether you use a priest or maybe a friend that have been officiated.

 

A few things to keep in mind when it comes to each of these options:

 

A priest or minister, etc. will be more use to these kinds of ceremonies and may deliver a moving ceremony. The general theme of the ceremony will obviously be more religious and they will also be more prepared with the legal requirements when it comes to your wedding certificate. You might also need to do a course or go for a class before your priest will perform the ceremony, as they will have to establish a few things before they can perform such a ceremony.

 

If you’re opting to use a friend who has been officiated, you might need to be a bit more involved in the process or maybe ask for help in this department. You need to keep in mind what they will be saying as this is very different from just making a speech; There are certain things that need to be said, along with other requirements, that are needed to make the union official. There will also be some paperwork that needs to be completed and filed with the Office of Home Affairs.

 

Make sure you find out all these things and add them to your checklist before making your final decision.

 

Your wedding vows are such an exciting part of the wedding ceremony! There is a lot of different options when it comes to wedding vows and you can even incorporate symbolical elements. Here are some ideas and tips;

 

You can have your traditional wedding vows or you can write your own wedding vows - making it more personal, either way you choose, the moment will be very special. Just remember that this is something you will need to discuss with who ever will be officiating the union.

 

When it comes to cute gestures and ways to incorporate your wedding vows into the rest of your wedding, the options are endless so here is just a view that caught our attention;

You can have your vows incorporated into a nice design and printed as part of the leaflets you give at the church. Another nice idea is to have a unique design made that can be printed on a sticker and attached to a glass, you then display the laminated glass at the ceremony. How about adding your personalized vows to the wedding cake design to really make it special.

 

The possibilities are endless, but the one thing you should remember is that it’s about the two of you and the celebration of your marriage. So even though things get a little rough and people get a little edgy, just don’t lose sight of why you started this journey.

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