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Amazing Wedding Reception Ideas – What Is A Reception?

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A wedding reception is a party that is held after the marriage ceremony. The reception is just hospitality for those who have attended the wedding

The couple receives gifts and has lots of fun with their family and friends, for the first time as a married couple. Everyone is served the bride and grooms choice of food and drink, although a wedding cake is very popular.

Entertaining guests after a wedding ceremony is traditional in most societies. They can last anywhere from half an hour to many hours or even days. In different cultures, separate wedding receptions are held for the bride’s and groom’s families.

Before a reception a social event takes place and everyone is supplied with light refreshments, this became a popular trend. Weddings were celebrated with wedding breakfasts, but only for those whose religious traditions encouraged morning weddings.

Wedding Ball dance was for those who were married in the evening. The name (reception) was labeled in the 20th century, and is being applied to any social event after a wedding, whether it is brunch, tea, dinner, or a dance.

Wedding celebrations use to be held in the bride’s home, in whatever style of entertainment was within the means of the family.

Dance Halls became common, and were rented out by those planning a reception that had tons of things that their homes could not hold.

Wedding celebrations are now typically held in hotel ballrooms, community halls, social halls at the church or other sacred places where the wedding ceremony took place.

Amazing Wedding Reception Ideas 2013 – Dessert Bars

Dessert bar and cake inspiration

Dessert bar and cake inspiration

A dessert bar is a very unique thing to add to your reception.

Provide your guests an alternative to wedding cake by setting up a dessert bar with colorful candies or a variety of cakes and sweet treats.

Make sure that your desserts are customized to complement the essence of your celebration.

A unique dessert display adds a level of excitement with a beautiful presentation of impressive mini sweets.

When you have a candy table present its nice to fill it with sweets in the celebration’s color, for example: palette of white, gold, blush, and light peach.

Berries and fresh cream will be the perfect touch depending on wedding reception themes.

Amazing Wedding Reception Ideas 2013 – Reception Table Decorations

A centerpiece would be nice. Centerpieces vary in all different sizes, shapes and colors.

You don’t have to do giant centerpieces.  Instead place tall centerpieces on one-third of your tables and on the rest use pillar candles with small satellite

If you want to draw attention to the head table, use a tall floral centerpiece to fill a large reception space.

Every bride finds themselves drawn to more that one style, this is why you must choose wisely depending on the celebration theme.

wedding reception

wedding reception

There are several nice things you can do with tinted water glasses or etched glasses.

All of these elements add layers and visual interest to the table and environment.

Keep away from using deep purples and reds in the summer and don’t use flowering branches in the fall.

Try to use local, seasonal blooms, not only because they’re beautiful, but they’re also most likely to fit your budget.

Think of tableware as an accessories to the look at your wedding. Just as you might accent a dress with your jewelry to make a more personal statement.

Visit the Touch of Class Bridal Alterations website for more information and inspiration.

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Trending Wedding Dresses 2013

For 25 years or more we have celebrated the most creative wedding ideas such as in food, flowers, decor, music and more.

As a fresh year stretches before us (2013), it’s out with the old and in with the new.

Marriage is as old of a tradition , but  new etiquette trends and fresh traditions play a big part in the marriages of today.

Some of the traditions fade away, while others become more popular over time.

A wedding is a major events in our lives and can change us forever. The dream of a perfect wedding has always been on every girl’s list.

If you are bringing in the New Year with a ring on your finger, I will continue to keep you informed and let you know the latest trends.

This is a perfect year to get married! This is another season, and there is always another exquisite wedding dress. Make your wedding dress perfect in your own eyes.

Bold and bright colors will also be used in weddings, from decor, to bridesmaids dresses and even for the bride.

Bridesmaids go as far as wearing dresses with more pattern such as, polka dots, stripes or very bright color dresses. Another trend is mixing and matching your bright colors yellow dresses with red jewelry and shoes.

Brides carry a bright and colorful bouquet, and they are adding color to their jewelry, colorful flowers for hair, colorful shoes and maybe a bright color ribbon around the waist.

Trending Wedding Dress Styles Of 2013- Enhancing Your Wedding Gown

Everyone has a dream dress, which is where I come in. You Can start with a newly purchased wedding gown or one that you already have in your wardrobe and watch your dream gown appear through Mari’s wedding dress restyling magic.

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A bustle can be added for as little as $10. Bra linings, laced-corset backs, zippers and modesty panels can also be affordably added to transform the original gown into one that’s simply perfect for your dream wedding.

Enhance your gown with stones, beads, sequins and appliques, because 2013 is definitely the year for glamor, glitz and color.

A lace wedding dress is also a trending 2013 style of wedding dresses. Putting lace on anything makes it look so feminine. Lace is also part of vintage weddings that are also trendy.

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Make your wedding dress perfect in your own eyes

Shades of white are always fashionable, they are definitely not the only choices you have within colors.

The traditional white wedding dress symbolizes purity and chastity, theses are the two virtues a woman about to get married was supposed to have in the past.

The bridal custom of wearing white started in the 16th century when Queen Victoria decided to wear a white wedding gown instead of the silver dress royal brides used to wear at that time.

Everything from soft subtle colors to bold bright colors are being worn as the primary color or in an accent such as a sash, panel or beaded trim.

Colorful wedding gowns are not traditional,  but the individuals that choose to wear them looks like they have fun in them.

For some weddings the brides maids are even given a color and they have the option to choose their own dress.

There has even been some instances in 2013 where brides have even add pockets to their wedding dress… Unique right?

The most popular choices for 2013 are corsets, dresses with dramatic backs and more revealing cleavage.

In 1981 Lady Diana started a trend. Her original wedding dress consisted of bows, puffy sleeves and a large skirt.

In 2012, Kate Middleton’s lace wedding dress made lace very popular and it is  trending again for 2013.

Lace wedding dresses are very popular for new brides. When you decide to go with a lace wedding dress just make sure that the lace is high quality and well made.

Sweet heart necklines are very elegant. Adding a sweetheart neckline to a strapless wedding dress, can add a more dramatic look to the strapless wedding gown. Your dress would definitely look better if the bust line is already heavily beaded or adorned.

The benefit of adding a sweetheart neckline to a wedding dress is that it always adds curves and shape to the bustline.

Several dress designers forget to continue the attention to detail in the bust or neckline. It is very common to see a bride fall in love with the exact dress that consists of almost everything that they want.

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Bow tie wedding dress

Bow tie wedding dress

Even though there is a great amount of information available due to the internet, the fact is many brides are forced to choose their wedding dress between just 2 or 3 bridal shops.

There are many different wedding stores and boutiques  in phoenix to choose from, and most do not offer free bridal fittings and discount alterations after a dress sale is final.

For brides on a budget being able to compare a designer and exact dress style is very important.

In order to avoid  high prices the bride needs to look outside of visiting expensive wedding boutiques or bridal stores.

When brides are able to find styles that are similar, and compare oranges to oranges, then and only then can the true ability to recognize value begins.

A bride feels confident when she has found the best quality and price.

Every bride has a particular style of dress in mind and when she feels confident enough that she has found a dress with almost everything she has ever dreamed of, then that is the exact moment that she makes her decision.

Visit the Touch of Class Bridal Alterations website for more information and inspiration.

It’s the first step to make your wedding dress perfect!

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Touch of Class Bridal Alterations is located in Phoenix AZ Mari has 26 years of experience in bridal fashion and custom wedding dress design.

Book a free bridal fitting today. Call 480-776-7964 or 623-433-8342 if busy.

Beach Side Theme

Beachside

Beachside Wedding

The beachside theme is One of the easiest summer wedding themes to pull off.

In order to pull off this theme, think about beach inspired colors, bright and airy textures and elements that speak to the beach.

It’s all about the beach this season, so it makes sense to bring this theme to life at a wedding.

For instance, centerpieces could contain seashells, sea glass and sand, or you could wear a casing dress and your husband to be could wear a linen suit.

This is a very popular theme this year (2013). This theme is very simple and beautiful and you can’t go wrong with choosing a beach side themed wedding this year.

Garden Theme

Garden theme

Beautiful Garden Theme

Another theme that is simple to pull off in the summer months is a garden theme.

With the popularity of all things organic and green, choosing a garden theme for your wedding is a great choice.

Garden themes are trendy, yet classically beautiful.

The setting for this themed wedding is, of course, a garden!

If you can’t get a wonderful garden venue, you can create one yourself.

Bring in lots of live blooms; create an aisle with grass.

Colors are perfect for this theme, and soft elements like wicker and lace are perfect as well.

The idea of using vintage style tea cups filled with flowers as wedding favors is a great idea for this theme.

You can collect tea cups from certain stores and  drop them off at your florist or make it a fun project for yourself.

They  look fantastic when paired with the simple yet elegant  escort cards.

Winter Wonderland Wedding Theme

Have you always dreamed of a white wedding? Your theme is very simple to choose, and it will look gorgeous.

Your theme consists of white furniture, and sparkly white table clothes. White fairy lights make a beautiful and perfect decoration across the tables.

White roses mixed with Wintry berries and leaves are beautiful centerpieces for the tables.

Snowflakes can also be perfect for everything, from invitations to favors, and make beautiful table decorations, and a big white glittery cake is a must.

The bride will look fantastic in a white dress with a velvet throw over, and don’t be forget to add natural winter items like pine cones as well .

all white winter wonderland wedding

all white winter wonderland wedding

Visit the Touch of Class Bridal Alterations website for more information and inspiration.

It’s the first step to make your wedding dress perfect!

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Call Touch Of Class Bridal & Alterations For All Of Your Bridal Alterations Needs -For A Free Bridal Fitting Today CALL 480-776-7964
Visit Mari Seamstress & Designer at Touch Of Class Bridal Alterations Online At Her Website :)
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Mari@TouchofClassAlterations.Com

About the Author

Touch of Class Bridal Alterations is located in Phoenix AZ Mari has 26 years of experience in bridal fashion and custom wedding dress design.

Book a free bridal fitting today. Call 480-776-7964 or 623-433-8342 if busy.

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Sweetheart beaded bridesmaid dress

Make Fair Choices When Choosing Your Bride Maids Dresses

Dress your bridesmaids in something that is fashionable, they will definitely know that they have a Good Friend.

Do not dress your friends in something ugly so that you will look better than them on your special day.

Try not to choose bridesmaid dresses that make your maids look heavy and unappealing.

Take your time and make sure that the bridesmaid dresses complement your wedding gown.

You will know when you have came across the right dress and all you have to do is find the right feel .

Find a style that haves the same feel as your dress but doesn’t look too much alike.

You definitely don’t want your bridesmaids looking to similar to yourself.

Add Some Color To Your Brides Maid Dresses

Consider choosing a color or a fabric and then letting each maid pick a style that will suit her, mix the look up the correct way.

It wouldn’t be fair to cram a tall voluptuous  bridesmaid into the exact same style as a petite, skinny girl.

Seek a style that compliments the different sizes and shapes of your bridesmaids.

Don’t ask your friends to purchase a bridesmaid dress they wouldn’t ever wear again.

Consider the thought of what your brides maids could do with the dresses after the wedding make sure that the dress is reusable.

everyone has different financial situations. A price range for bridesmaid dresses is generally $100-300.

If you fall madly in love with a dress that compliments your wedding dress, but is a bit over their price range, consider covering the difference yourself.

Blue Brides Maids Dress

Blue Brides Maids Dress

Offer your bridesmaids to go dress shopping with you.

If you have more than five brides maids with you don’t bring them because  it will be difficult to formulate your own opinion.

Make a list of each name, about what kind of dress you think would look great  on her and how much you think is a decent price to ask her to pay for a dress.

Certain dresses that contain dark colors like navy, hunter green, and black look beautiful on every brides maid and can also be worn to formal events on later occasions.

When you choose a dress make sure that its a dress that you are comfortable in.

Strapless dresses or bridesmaid gowns that don’t provides bras, ask your bridal party if they would agree on such a style before you decide.

Don’t  try to do everything on your own, it will just make things more complicated.

Assign your maid of honor the job of being highly responsible for the bridesmaid gown purchases.

Simple and elegant designs make everyone happy. Don’t go over board with lots of details, flourishes , and accessories.

Visit the Touch of Class Bridal Alterations website for more information and inspiration.

It’s the first step to make your wedding dress perfect!

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Mari Is A Local Phoenix Wedding Dress Designer & Seamstress -
Call Touch Of Class Bridal & Alterations For All Of Your Bridal Alterations Needs -For A Free Bridal Fitting Today CALL 480-776-7964
Visit Mari Seamstress & Designer at Touch Of Class Bridal Alterations Online At Her Website :)
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Mari@TouchofClassAlterations.Com

About the Author

Touch of Class Bridal Alterations is located in Phoenix AZ Mari has 26 years of experience in bridal fashion and custom wedding dress design.

Book a free bridal fitting today. Call 480-776-7964 or 623-433-8342 if busy.

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Touch Of Class Recommends Finding A Great Limo For Your Phoenix Wedding Day

A wedding is a union of two people who come together to share their lives, hopefully, forever.

The fantasy for weddings is for it to be a perfect and flawless affair where everything goes to plan and everything is somewhat straight out of a wonderful Disney film.

Talk to various wedding planners and people who have had to organize weddings before and you will find that the reality is way different.

There are a lot of aspects that you have to plan for when you are looking to organize a wedding.

From the music, to the venues, to the food, everything has to be absolutely spot on… and this can cause a lot of stress for many people. And it’s no different with selecting a reliable and quality wedding transportation company in phoenix for bride, groom and their guests…

So let’s give you some wedding day transportation tips to help you with choosing the right scottsdale / phoenix wedding limousine transportation company. One aspect of a wedding that is not talked about often is: phoenix wedding transportation.

There are many different types of wedding transportation you should consider when you are deciding what type of wedding transport to use. The type will depend on what your budget is for the event and what your budget is for transport.

It may also depend on how many guests are going to attend your special event and also how far you and the other guests will have to travel to get to where you are going to have the special event. Things like weather conditions will also have to be taken into account. We will discuss some of these things in this article but for more detailed information on wedding transportation you should visit this website: Weddingwire.com. If you are living a few meters or yards from the church, then you might think you probably do not need any transportation at all.

However, having the bride and groom arrive at the church on time requires reliable transportation… Unfortunately, all too often the best man, or maid of honor is late… And if relied on to transport the bride or groom… disaster can strike… What if the best man’s car breaks down? Does he have AAA? Does he have a back up plan? What if the bride is planning on being transported in the maid of honor’s vehicle… but she doesn’t show up on time?

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Phoenix Bride & Groom On The Way To Wedding Reception In Scottsdale AZ

It is always best when planning a wedding to make a reasonable allotment for transportation costs at least 12 months in advance… These usually are quite reasonable in the range of $500-$700

You definitely don’t want to cut corners on the wedding transportation as reliable transportation to the wedding venue and wedding reception venue reduces stress and ensures the smooth flow of your special day.

Your phoenix wedding planner will also love you for doing things right and not skimping on the wedding day transportation for you, your bridal party and possibly your guests.

Most brides spend so much on the wedding flowers, dress, caterers etc… that they forget all about the importance of transportation for themselves and their guests. A wedding truly flows more smoothly when wedding limo transportation is arranged from the Wedding Ceremony, to the Wedding Reception… for bride and groom and bridal party.

In addition, your guests will love the convenience of having limo or bus transportation both to and from the wedding reception after your scottsdale / phoenix wedding.

If the happy couple are planning to serve alcohol at the wedding reception, it almost certain that they should have professional wedding transportation. I professional, licensed wedding transportation or limo company will have millions of dollars of liability insurance and will ensure your guests get home safe after having a fantastic time at your wedding reception.

Is it really worth it to save a few bucks on cheaper wedding transportation from a lower rated, uninsured or questionable… but cheap limo company? Definitely not… Again, in AZ many limo services are running without insurance. Be sure to check for records that show any limo operator, party bus company etc, is both insured and licensed in AZ. And of course, budget ahead of time so that your special day features reliable and convenient transportation for you and your guests… Depending on your budget, we have narrowed down two of the most exceptional wedding transportation companies in the phoenix area.

Our recommended limousine service vendors are based on dozens of actual client reviews on wedding wire, Google reviews and our clients. One nice benefit of having a reliable transportation company is your bridesmaids and other guests are definitely going to arrive at the wedding on time. This is huge and goes a long way to having your special day run smoothly.

If you are on a tight budget you will probably need a bus service or smaller limousine, which will take only your bridal party from one meeting point to the venue.

Be sure to state this in your invitations though.

This option is great for people who live out of town and would probably get lost if you gave them directions to the place. If you are not on a shoestring budget and you have quite a bit to splash out, you could consider some luxury limousines and party bus rentals. A phoenix wedding limousine would do this job quite well and is able to seat quite a number of people. Just make sure you are not stingy and pack too many in a limo though.

There are different modes of transportation you have to consider when you are talking about this type of transportation. Starting with cars, these are the most commonly used nowadays. The family or couple with a tight budget will probably choose a luxurious car such as a Scottsdale limousine or towncar, a hummer or something of that kind while a more modest family would consider a normal car or SUV to be adequate.

A phoenix wedding transportation company offers limos for all ocassions

A Luxurious Phoenix Wedding Limousine Is The Perfect Transportation For Bride & Groom On Their Wedding Day

Before you make the final decision on which type of wedding transportation you would like to have at your special event, you should do some research…

Make sure that the limo company allows you to inspect the exact limousine, shuttle bus or stretch hummer that will be used for your wedding day transportation…

Again, also make sure to verify they are licensed and insured to operate in AZ.

Is the vehicle in perfect running condition and is it well maintained? How is the paint and interior condition?

Is there is a driver and back up driver guaranteed in case of emergency… who exactly will be the chauffeur and drive the car?

Make sure to get this information in writing before you finalize all the paperwork, sign the contract and pay for the service.

One other mode of transport you could also opt for when it comes to your special event is the carriage…

This option is obviously for the couple and not for the guests. It of course is an elegant idea, but remember the weather conditions, and that horse drawn carriages do not offer the luxury of a limousine. Again, who will be the rider that handles the horses? Is the carriage in great condition? The advantage of this is that it is more romantic than the other forms of transport but the disadvantage includes the fact that it is not suitable for long distances.

You should also take weather into account when dealing with this option because traveling in a carriage in the blistering heat or in the bitter cold is far from ideal. If you still want this mode of transport despite the weather conditions you should make sure that there is some kind of roof to shield you from the elements but I would advise something else.

Bring umbrellas and have them ready in the carriage in case of unexpected rain. Also have a blanket ready in case the temperature drops, it becomes windy outside or you just want to cuddle as you are swept away to your wedding reception…

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Another mode of transport you could also opt for, and this would be suitable for weddings held at the beach, is water transport.

Of course there are many destination wedding locations where this would be a good option such as in California, Mexico, Hawaiian Wedding and so forth.

Now this could be more expensive, but you could hire a yacht for the day or something and you could use it for the special event.

If you do not have much to spend, you should stay away from this one,  but it is one of the more romantic options involved with destination weddings. Just make sure that you have everything in place before the special event and call the company to make sure in the days preceding the wedding.

Visit this site: Weddingwire.com for more information and reviews of reliable limo transportation for weddings.

Two of the highest recommended limousine transportation companies on wedding wire and in Google for the Phoenix area are:

‘Platinum Rides’ Limousines and ‘In The Scene Limousine’, which are our top 2 featured companies that are on our recommended vendors page of the Touch of Class Bridal & Alterations website.

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding…. And don’t forget to not only save on your phoenix wedding transportation…

But also check into having your bridal alterations done by a professional independent seamstress!

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Good Luck!

Mari :)

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