Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wedding superstitions

There are dozens of wedding-related superstitions largest of which is that it fills you day after the wedding: the belief that you had the best wedding ever.
We asked friends, we looked for the Internet "and interviewed" three black cats and ugly witch, to bring you the complete guide to a successful wedding, according to the theory of superstition.
And do not say we did not warn you!



I am not really a believer, but in case you are -- here are 39 common wedding superstitions:

1. Do not marry in March, unless on the twenty seventh.
2. The months of April, June, and October are fortunate months for a wedding.
3. May is a bad month for a marriage, especially the fourteenth of May.

4. June is the month of love and marriage

5. It brings bad luck to marry on the last
day of the year.
6. "Married on Monday, married for health,
Married on Tuesday, married for wealth. Married on Wednesday, the best day of all. Married on Thursday, married for losses. Married on Friday, married for crosses. Married on Saturday, no luck at all."
7. To postpone a wedding causes bad luck.
8. "If you marry in blue, your love will be true."

9. "If you marry in green,
you'll always be seen."
10. "If you marry in yellow, you'll get another fellow."
11. If you marry in red, your husband will die.

12. Rain on the wedding day means just as many tears for the bride.

13. If it rains on your wedding day, you will have to scratch for your living

14. Rain on the day after marriage means many sorrows for the bride

15. Snow falling on the wedding day is a prophecy of great happiness.

16. Snow on the wedding day brings money.
17. The marriage will be unhappy if the bride is seen by her fiancé an hour before the wedding.

18. It brings bad luck to have peacock feathers in a room when a wedding takes place.

19. If a bat flies into a church during a wedding ceremony, very bad luck will follow.

20. A bride should wear "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a four-leaved clover in the heel of her shoe."

21. If a bride goes to the altar with salt in her pocket, she will always be happy
22. It brings bad luck for a bride to make her own clothes

23. If you prick your finger when sewing on a wedding dress, so that a drop of blood falls on it, the bride will never be married.
24. To drop the wedding ring in the service is unlucky.

25.  To postpone a wedding causes bad luck.
26. "Married in gray, you'll go far away.
Married in black, you'll wish yourself back. Married in brown, you'll live out of town. Married in red, you'll wish yourself dead. Married in pearl, you'll live in a whirl. Married in green, ashamed to be seen. Married in yellow, jealous of your fellow. Married in blue, he'll always be true. Married in pink, your spirits will sink. Married in white, you have chosen right."
27. "If you marry in blue, your love will be true."

28. Blue and white are considered lucky colors for a bride

29. The marriage will be unhappy if the bride is seen by her fiancé an hour before the wedding.
30. The first gift the bride opens should be the first gift she uses.
31. The spouse who goes to sleep first on the wedding day will be the first to die.
32. If a single woman sleeps with a piece of wedding cake under her pillow, she will dream of her future husband.
33. The new bride must enter her home by the main door, and must not trip or fall - hence the custom of carrying the bride over the threshold.
34. The future bride should not allow anyone to try on her ring, especially a "female friend." Superstition has it that she will steal your fiancé if you allow her to try on your ring.
35.  On her way to the ceremony, it is good luck for the bride to see one (or more) of the following: a policeman; a clergyman; a blind man; a doctor; a frog; a rainbow; a black cat; a dove; a lamb; or sunshine.

36. It is considered bad luck if the bride sees: a funeral procession, a lizard, or a pig.
37. On his way to the ceremony, it is lucky for the groom to run into a pigeon, a wolf or a goat.
38. On his way to propose, it is unlucky for the groom to encounter a blind person, a nun, a monk, or a pregnant woman.
39. Rumor has it that couples should marry when the second-hand of the clock is going up instead of going down. For example, 2:30 pm. or 10:45 am.

What other marriage superstitions do you know?

What do you think about Superstitions?
Do you believe in them?
Please share, tell and comment.
See you on the next post,
Love,
Talila.




Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wedding Photography


The last thing you should worry about is the photographer:
A wedding can be an important part of one's family history, and the wedding album is a keepsake for generations to enjoy. With so many photographers to choose from, trusting that responsibility to an experienced, responsible, and professional photographer is even more important today than ever before. The photos are the real tangible things that preserve your wedding day after all is said and done. Most wedding planners will agree that if you find a photographer you absolutely want to cover your wedding, do what you can to afford them and have them document your wedding day. It's about having peace of mind at the beginning, middle, and end of the day! The last thing you should worry about is photography.







Decide what level of service you want from your wedding photographer. Perhaps you only need photographs of your ceremony so having just 1-3 hours of photography may be enough for you. Other couples may prefer a complete package that may include a pre-wedding engagement sessions,
rehearsal dinner photographs, bridal portraits and newlywed photos.

 Decide how many images you would like from your wedding celebration(s). Some photographers may provide you with under 100 images to remember your wedding day by. Higher-end photographers often capture thousands of images (generally from 1,000 to 3,000) for you to keep forever.

Figure out how much time and expertise you have to process your images yourself. Many brides who choose photographers that only give them a disc of their images (no album, prints or other items) find that they lack the time, software or knowledge to create their own albums, properly edit the photos (crop, color correct, etc.). Often, years later, these couples just have a stack of dusty, cheaply processed proof photos or photos on a disc that are not being lovingly displayed as a reminder of the wedding day.





Determine your Budget. Photographer fees, prints, albums, etc. generally come to approximately 12% of the entire wedding budget. This will allow you to quickly discard candidates which you cannot afford.

Decide how you will use your pictures. Do you plan to purchase just an album for yourself, or also pictures for your walls, prints to give to friends and family, or even put the images on stationery, invitations, calendars, mugs, 
T-shirts, and magnets?

Determine what form of your pictures you will want from your photographer. Just purchasing the prints is sometimes economical if you do not want an album. If you expect to need a large number of prints, it may be better (and faster) to purchase the negatives from your photographer and have the copies made privately, at your leisure. If you plan to use the images in numerous creative ways, or want to post them to a website or include them in a screen saver, you will probably want to receive the digital photo files directly from your photographer via the Internet or on a CD-ROM.

Research photographers. Ask your friends, inquire at bridal shops and with the management of the ceremony and reception sites you have chosen. Also browse bridal websites for information and links to photographers that work in your area.

Make a list of photographers which seem to fit your criteria for price and available format.

Research each of the photographers on your list: look at samples of their work on the Internet, ask for and call their references, and check their standing with the Better Business Bureau.

Remove from your list any individuals with less-than-stellar records, weak references, or a style that you dislike.

Interview each remaining candidate on your list by phone. Make sure to ask if they are available on your chosen date, how much experience they have, whether they specialize in weddings, how soon after the wedding you can expect your prints or disk, and how long they keep the negatives.

When interviewing make sure to ask questions about liability insurance, sales tax, do they have a back up camera/gear?

Remove from your list any candidate which does not conform to your preferences or is not available on your chosen date.


Make appointments and meet with each finalist face to face. Go to these meetings with your spouse-to-be if possible. Look at samples of their work, get a brochure with details about wedding packages, ask for a copy of their standard shot list (if they use a shot list which most experienced wedding photographers do not as they have well-memorized all the shots they need to get), and ask questions. Notice how polite they are. Ask yourself, “Is this someone I will want to be around when I am stressed, exhausted, dehydrated, overheated, and ready to faint in those uncomfortable shoes?”

Discuss with your spouse-to-be all the photographers you visited. Spend time together comparing the packages available from the photographers you BOTH like. Decide which photographer and package best fits your needs and expectations.

Call your chosen photographer and ask them to pencil you in on their calendar until you can come back to sign the contract. Make an appointment to sign the contract.
Confirm, confirm, confirm! This is the golden rule of wedding planning. Remember: your wedding is more important to you and your spouse-to-be than to anyone else. As such, you must confirm appointments, plans, reservations, etc., several times—Once at contract signing, a second time 3-6 months before the event, and again 1-2 weeks before, at which time last minute details, changes, and requests can be worked out.




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Night WeddingPhoto Tips...


I'd love to hear your ideas for wedding photos
Or where you took photos on your wedding day?
Please Share comment.
See you on the next post,
Love,
Talila .


♥♥♥♥♥





Thursday, September 12, 2013

Honeymoon

This week we will talk about the honeymoon.
How to plan it, Where to go,
What to pack?
Stay with me…





The Most Romantic Honeymoon Spots
You'll feel like you're on a movie set when you're in Tahiti sitting on the deck of a resort looking out over stunningly-blue waters while drinking fresh pineapple cocktails. In fact Tahiti, along with its sister islands of Moorea and Bora Bora, is a favorite vacation spot of Hollywood couples. While you're there, eat delicious tropical fish, watch Polynesian dance performances, and walk through rainforests and waterfalls, before falling asleep in an overwater bungalow.

Paris usually gets all the credit for romantic European spots, but I recommend honeymooners to check out the beautiful cities of Italy, where the piazzas of Rome and Florence are full of lovers eating at al fresco cafes with strolling musicians nearby. Spend a few days on a short trip away in Venice where you can be serenaded by a Gondolier, and set a goal to kiss on every bridge in the city. Or visit Tuscany where wine tours can be combined with seeing Renaissance churches and lush countryside.

Upstate New York is brimming with romance in fall, when Mother Nature puts on a show or in the winter when you can find reasons to snuggle on a snowy sleigh-ride. New York now boasts some world-renowned wineries and a wine tour is tailor-made for lovebird honeymooners.

Or for a change, see the world's most spectacular sunsets from the private terrace of your hotel room in Santorini Island, Greece. Perched on the crater or caldera, formed when an ancient volcano erupted, there's hardly a bad view in the house. For the most romantic vacation, avoid the tourist-packed months of July and August. 







Our honeymoon:
We celebrated our honeymoon in Prague. Romantic city, antique and stunningly beautiful.
Every morning we woke up excited and just waited to go to the town on the Term. (Like electric urban railway).
We spend the day in the old city from morning till after dinner, and then we went back to the hotel in the city.
To save costs of food, sometimes we bought at a local supermarket, or we ordered pizza to the TA.
The feeling was so romantic and we were so in love, we really could stay there forever.
Amazing city, the people were very polite and smiling.
The weather was great (October) and we were madly in love.
Prague is inexpensive and you can buy and spend in markets (they have amazing markets ...)
 You can feel just like in a fairy tale…
And I forgot to mention our budget was very, very low…





See you on the next post,
Love,
Talila.

♥♥♥
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

New Year's Eve

Today we are in Israel, celebrating New Year's Eve (Hebrew year). 
Of course everything around food ... food and more food…
We are not a big eaters,
But what to do when you have to visit your mother – and
 she cooks for 70 people instead of 10 people …:)
You know - a Jewish mother…
So besides food, I decided to sew for my baby - beautiful hair bow - for a birthday party and holiday dinner.
All you need is:
Tape measure - to measure the extent of the baby's head
Scissors
Glue
Elements
A stone inlay
Wide ribbon
Sew the ends of the ribbon by the extent that we cut.


Stitched decoration on the seam to cover.


























Position the element and embed the stone in place.















And that's it,













We have a festive hair ribbon…















Happy New Year to everyone
Love
Talila
♥♥♥♥♥ 


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Wedding guest book


This week we will talk about Wedding guest book.
 How to design it, tips and hot trends…





Wedding guest books are a fun and nice memento to have as a keepsake from your wedding. This is something that can be taken care of at any time during your wedding planning, as all you need is a book and some pens or markers. However, make a note to also plan were the guest book will be placed during the pre-reception/reception so that there is a table, or similar, available. Having different colored pens or markers is a cool way to mix up how the book will look once all of your guests have signed it.
If you want to make sure that everyone signs the guest book, it is best to get it out as early as you can and in a clearly visible location. Having it available during the pre-reception will give more people a chance to sign it, before they accidentally forget. It also serves as a way to get the book signed before they drink too much and say something silly. Another way to help ensure that everyone signs the book is to assign someone the role of "gift collector/guest book signing reminder" and/or having your MC make an announcement or reminder for everyone to sign the guest book before they start dancing/leave the wedding. Placing your guestbook near the wedding gift table is an easy and convenient place to keep the book in easy access.
It is important to get a solid, sturdy book that nicely decorated to suit your taste and wedding colors. Chances are you will need the book to be very sturdy as you will be going through this book for years to come. Guest books sometimes have lined pages and sometimes blank, if you have a preference make sure to check this before you buy the guest . book
.Don't forget to make sure someone is responsible for collecting the book at the end night















UNIQUE GUEST BOOK IDEAS

In addition to the classic book, there are other unique and creative ways that you have your wedding guest sign and cherish as a keepsake. A popular idea is to have a picture of the two of you blown up to poster size and have your guests sign or a spin on the picture idea is to use a collage of pictures. Outdoorsy or sporty people might want to use things such as a paddle, basketballs or even an old ski. Another cool idea is to get a piece of safety glass or a mirror and have people write on that, keep in mind though that you will need special markers for those surfaces.
You can also get a nice piece of ribbon that people can sign. Just be careful of using markers that work on the surface you choose.


ALTERNATE IDEAS

Another possible to-do in addition to or instead of a traditional wedding guest book, is have all your guests write on a slip of paper the favorite memory they share with either person getting married, or both. When it comes time to read this, you will definitely be filled with emotion and likely have a few good laughs.


Wedding guest books are simple and fun, and relatively easy, way to have a collection of nice and thoughtful memories from the people that shared your wedding day with you.




How to Choose a Wedding Guest Book

  Decide on a wedding theme. The guest book you choose should complement the style of your wedding. If you choose specific wedding colors, for example, purchase a guest book that coordinates with your color scheme.
Choose a wedding guest book of the appropriate size. If you're planning a small event, buy a small book with only a few pages. If you are having a lot of guests, consider a guest book with three rings for inserting additional pages.
Purchase your guest book before your bridal showers. Most guest books include special pages for recording shower gifts. To avoid unsightly mistakes in your cherished guest book, have a friend record gift on loose paper and transfer them yourself.
Decide whether you need a guest book set that includes a pen and stand. Pens that come with guests books are often expensive but not very high quality. Consider purchasing an inexpensive yet attractive and reliable pen to accompany the wedding guest book.
Appoint a guest book attendant to stand with the book at the reception. Your guest book attendant should be somebody who will feel comfortable encouraging guests to sign and enter well wishes to the couple. The attendant will also be responsible for transporting the guest book according to your instructions after the reception, so she should be trustworthy.
Talk with your wedding coordinator or event planner to ensure there will be a guest book table at your wedding reception. Ask your florist to create a simple display to decorate the table.
Enjoy reading your wedding guest book together. No matter which wedding guest book you choose, you will treasure your families' and friends' messages for a lifetime.





See you on the next post,
Love,
Talila.
♥♥♥