TV Wedding Shows-Which one tickles your fancy?
We all need a little inspiration when it comes to picking out wedding themes, décor, gowns, cakes…you name it! Besides spending time browsing wedding sites for ideas, you could also check out these programmes on TV..
How About an Evening Wedding?
There’s something stunning and romantic about the evening, probably why so many acts of love occur around that time. So why not a wedding?In“Think like a Man 2”, Candace (Regina Hall) and Michael (Terrence J) get married in a beautiful Las Vegas setting during the night time. Besides being a unique, unforgettable experience for both the wedded couple and their guests…
6 Hot Wedding Décor Trends for 2015
While wedding ceremonies may be similar in many ways, it is your wedding décor that gives character to the event. This means getting creative with your décor options. In this article, we look at some of the trendiest wedding décor trends that will transform your event to a top notch affair
Wedding Photography Tips for Couples
Wedding photos are a chance to get creative and have fun with your event. If you are going to pay top dollar for a professional wedding photographer to come cover your wedding then you might as well make the experience worthwhile. Besides, when else do you get the time to pose in a beautiful wedding gown and model in front of a huge expensive camera?
Tips On Creating The Best Photo Album
There are certain golden moments of every wedding that never fade. That kiss, the moment when he finally puts a ring on your finger, all the blissful family and friend moments, not forgetting how stunning you looked in that gorgeous gown remain embedded in your mind long after the event.
Top 5 Wedding Trends for 2015
If you are planning a wedding this year, 2015 promises some exciting wedding trends, with significant changes already being observed in the way weddings are celebrated. Wedding planners are outdoing each other, coming up with fresh and bold wedding themes that will make your big day as unique and momentous as possible.
Choosing Wedding Dresses for the Plus Size Bride-important tips
Beautiful brides come in all shapes and sizes. So every bride deserves to walk down the aisle in a stunning wedding dress that will accentuate their beautiful figure. Even if you are a plus-size bride, this is your day to shine – there is no reason why you shouldn’t look gorgeous and attractive.
8 Creative Wedding Photographers with Impressive Portfolios
We recently listed our top 15 list of wedding photographers that had everyone talking and photographers on their toes. Since then we have been watching a different group of photographers who have impressive work in their portfolio that many Kenyans might not know about.
Men’s Wedding Suits Ideas
Picking out an impeccable wedding suit is not an easy task. When it comes to planning the wedding, most men are often aloof especially when it is time to get the finer details in place. While they may be part of financing, they are often known to leave the intricate preparations to the lady. After all, as they say – it is all about her.Here are some of the best tips that should guide you in choosing the most outstanding wedding suitfor your wedding.
What to Consider Before Hiring Wedding Gown
Every bride dreams of looking stellar on their wedding day, but wedding gowns can be pretty expensive especially if they are from designer brands. That is why hiring a wedding gown instead has become a popular option to cut back on the budget. Since this is a dress meant to be worn only once, there is no point in stretching your budget if you can get a gown at a more reasonable cost.Nowadays, finding a gown for hire is pretty easy; you just need to understand the prerequisites of hiring a wedding gown. Here are a few indicators to guide your search.
Simple Bridal Beauty Tips for Every Woman
It is easy to get too busy in the humdrum of wedding planning and forget to take care of the crown jewel of the wedding- that’s you. But looking great, from your hair, to your skin, nails and fitness level is the perfect way to complement your no doubt impressive wedding gown.
5 Things to Remind Your Wedding DJ before the Big Day
Picking a DJ for your wedding may not be a very difficult process especially if you have your budget cut out for you. In fact, most DJs proactively advertise their services in public in order to land enough playing gigs. Nevertheless, you must remember that commercial DJs play at a variety of venues including secular and non-secular ones. So here are a few ground rules to establish beforehand the standards you expect from your wedding DJ.
Top Qualities of a Successful Wedding Planner
What makes a great wedding planner? We are asked this question countless times by wedding couples. A good planner will give you that perfect day without any glitches. While you may want to be part of the whole planning process, balancing between wedding planning and other obligations can be disastrous. There is so much to be done, sometimes, in a span of only a few months. How then do you pick a perfect wedding planner? Here are a few guidelines for you to follow.
7 Benefits of Hiring a Wedding Planner
An ideal wedding day should bring immense joy and excitement to the couple and the invitees. It’s a once in a lifetime event that every couple looks forward to, with the hopes of having a successful and unique wedding ceremony. Be that as it may, a lot goes into planning a perfect wedding. Most of the time, it takes the intervention of a professional wedding planner to get everything in order.
Creative Themes for African Weddings
Customary African wedding themes are gaining recognition not just in Africa but the world over. Most couples nowadays go against the tradition of tying the knot in church, and instead choose to wed the African style. It’s not surprising to find Africans in the Diaspora incorporating common African themes into their weddings just to honor their roots.
Tips to Book the Best Wedding Resorts in Kenya
We just realized that a large number of people are planning weddings in resorts situated at the Coastal region of Kenya. Beach weddings are super exciting and the fact that there are so many wedding resorts in Kenya makes it even more fascinating. But like all other venues, the beach setting has its own unique challenges. Here’s how to arrange a successful ceremony at your favorite wedding resort.
Where to Start with Wedding Planning
The year has just begun and for some of you, the stress of wedding planning has kicked in. if your wedding is set for 2015, relax. You still have time to organize things.To start off, you are going to need a to-do list that will guide you every step of the way. We recommend our wedding planning guide which you can download and print. Carry it in your purse and check out all the tasks you complete in the coming months. If you prioritize everything, they’ll be nothing to stress over when the year is almost halfway done and your wedding is in a week’s time.
Choosing a Wedding Dressmaker
Most brides claim that there is no such thing as a perfect wedding dress straight from the store. Seconding them in motion, I believe that the perfect dress is one that you can adjust according to your tastes, preferences and desires. Finding that perfect dress is the most time and energy consuming process when preparing for the entire ceremony. Store after store, dress after dress, complain after complain, and the journey to finding the dress of your choice becomes strenuous.
A Step By Step Guide to Booking Your Wedding Reception Venue
You probably assume booking a wedding reception venue is easy- you visit the site, like the way it looks, pay the deposit and then sit back and wait for the big day. But there’s more to booking the place where you’ll celebrate the biggest party of your life. In fact finding the perfect venue is usually the hardest part of planning- but it can be done. This wedding reception venue checklist begins a year prior to the wedding but you can always adjust it to meet the duration of time you have for planning your wedding.
Setting Your Wedding Budget: How to Prioritize and Compromise
The amount of money you spend on your wedding is totally up to you. Forget the fanfare: your wedding is a celebration of your commitment and love as witnessed by your family and friends.We’ve seen so many amazing weddings that have been done on a shoestring budget. The trick is to start creating your wedding budget early. Sit down as a couple, pick the things that neither of you want to compromise on and then decide on things that you are willing to overlook in order to save money. By doing this, you’ll be surprised by how manageable things will become. Here are things that can help you to stick to your initial wedding budget.
Booking Your Wedding Vendors
So you’ve heard all forms of horror stories from other couples regarding their wedding vendors. From the wedding service providers who fail to show up to those who cancel their appointments last minute and the ones who demand their pay in the middle of the service. Well, none of these things have to happen to you. You can have exactly what you expect on your wedding day by working with the right team.
7 Top Qualities of a Good Wedding MC
Let’s face it, a wedding MC will either make or break your wedding day. He is basically in control of your reception. With that being said, it is your responsibility to make sure that you have the best MC running your day.Here is what to look for when choosing your wedding MC
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Bridesmaids Dresses
One of the toughest decisions you’ll probably have to make when planning your wedding is choosing the perfect bridesmaids dresses. You want to choose a bridesmaids dress that your sister, best friend or in-law will totally love without having to compromise on your personal style and preference.
Colorful Wedding Décor
Have you chosen your wedding colors? What colors are in? Any that you should avoid? Which ones look better than the others? Will the colors go well with your décor? It seems choosing a color scheme that blends perfectly with your wedding décor can be confusing. May be you are a bold couple and you want a signature shade that depicts your personality.
How to Plan Destination Weddings
Destination weddings are quite common in recent years. They are mostly favored by couples who, instead of having the traditional ceremony in church, choose to hold their nuptials in a more exotic location far, far away. But why not? If you can afford to travel to the great lakes or tallest mountain in the world and bring your family to celebrate your wedding, nothing should come in your way.
Shopping For Bridal Gowns
If you’re still new to wedding fashion, you probably don’t know the numerous fabrics that are used to create bridal gowns. The fabric you choose determines the shape and fit of your gown. Knowing the different types of fabrics will help you to get your best look and feel like a princess.
5 Ways To Spend Less On Wedding and Party Favors
Wedding favors should be affordable. The items should always make your friends and family remember your special day.But how can you do this with a limited budget? If the party favors are putting a strain on your wedding budget, you probably made a wrong choice. Remember that these are gifts from a couple which you shouldn’t feel forced to provide. If you simply can’t afford it, do away with the wedding favors.
Choosing The Right Wedding Suit
We have written numerous articles on how to choose a wedding gown but how about the guys? It’s true that when it comes to the wedding, it’s all about the bride and the bridesmaids. However, the men and especially the groom need to be picture-perfect too. That’s why it is important for you to choose your wedding suit wisely. Here are some tips to get you started.
7 Critical Questions to Ask Your Wedding Cake Baker
One of the most important elements at the reception is your wedding cake. You need to do whatever it takes to choose the right cake baker just the same way you would when picking out your wedding dress. Go through the following important questions when interviewing your wedding cake baker.
5 Tips to Set Up A Reasonable Wedding Budget
We have offered a variety of tips on our wedding blog concerning the importance of setting up a reasonable budget before you begin the planning process. Since the cost of a wedding is likely to be one of your greatest challenges, we endeavor to offer couples tips on setting a reasonable budget.
How To Find The Best Wedding Flower Arrangement
Flowers can transform a dull venue into a vivacious space that booms with personality. A reliable wedding florist should choose the shape, style and sizes of flowers that match your style and personality. Sometimes, finding the best wedding flower arrangement may not be as easy as it seems. The following tips will come in handy.
Taking Care of Your Engagement and Wedding Rings
It took you a while to find the perfect match. Not your spouse, but that beautiful ‘bling’. The symbol of your undying love. Now it’s your turn to take good care of it. How do you ensure your wedding and engagement rings remain as brilliant, sparkly and shiny as possible? A slight chip can destroy the ring that carries such sentimental and monetary value. Take good care of your wedding rings and they’ll last a lifetime. Here is everything you need to do to keep your precious symbol of love safe and in perfect condition.
Pros And Cons Of Hiring Wedding Dresses
It’s relatively cheaper to hire wedding dresses than buying them. Hiring a wedding dress is perfect for the budget conscious bride. The money saved can be used on other wedding related items on the budget or even be re-directed to the honeymoon or household items that help start the couple’s life.
5 Vital Considerations When Choosing A Honeymoon Destination
Many couples would like to go for a honeymoon after the wedding and don’t know where to start. Here are a few suggestions to guide you on choosing the best honeymoon location for you.
7 Cool Tips for a Perfect Garden Wedding!
Looking for ways to make your garden wedding remarkable? Here are a few tips to spruce up your outdoor wedding and let it turn out to be one of the most memorable occasions of your life
Wedding invitation cards are becoming a statement piece in modern weddings. The cards come in varied shapes, designs and materials. They comprise of funky art, creative wordings with unique textures customized to the needs and preference of the bride and groom. For instance, an African theme can be reflected on the wedding card by adding African Kitenge fabrics or even beadwork designs on the card.
In Africa, marriages are considered sacred as they solidify family bonds and signify birth of new life and new hope for the community. Weddings in the African Community adhere to set beliefs and traditions such as payment of dowry, meeting of the prospective in-law families’ and even slaughter of cattle to commemorate the union of two families.
How to use Custom Lighting To Transform Your Wedding Reception Venue
Every bride wants her wedding day to be a grand & unforgettable affair and custom lighting is one way to transform your wedding reception venue. Lighting can transform a wedding venue to be in line with the Bride’s dream theme.
10 Questions to Ask Event Planners
Find out all the information you need to ask event planners in order to avoid disappointments on your wedding day. Don’t assume some minor details about your wedding planning. You cant be sure unless you ask. Here are top 10 critical questions to ask.
Everyday Bridal Beauty Tips to Slim Down For the Altar
Want to look trim and fit on your wedding day? Have you tried numerous beauty tips and none of them seem to work for you? Here is a List of everyday beauty tips that will help your skin to glow and trim down the waist:
Wedding Fashion Tips
Wedding fashion is ever-changing and brides today want to look like a goddess, princess and Queen, all rolled up in one, on their wedding day. Some brides have taken this literally. You will see them in beautiful wedding dresses in Grecian style, flattering Princess Silhouettes and adorning glitzy tiaras perfect for a queen! A Plus size bride should not feel any different.
Should You Buy Or Rent Your Wedding Gown?
Have you ever thought of the benefits of hiring rather than buying a wedding gown? Weddings are not a cheap affair. You have to make cost cutting measures when choosing your venue, caterers, entertainment, cards and stationery and even wedding attire. It may not be something you thought of but hiring a wedding dress can be a nice way to save on cost.
How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Cake
The minute you get engaged, your life takes a busy turn. You’ll have a long list of things to do and choosing your wedding cake should be top on this list. If you have a sweet tooth then you’ll definitely enjoy this part of wedding planning. Follow the steps below to find the perfect wedding cake for your big day.
Wedding Ushering Services – Do you need them?
Have you thought of the role of ushers on your wedding day? Wedding ushering services are important if you don’t want the bridal party to feel overwhelmed. As a golden rule, you need to assign 1 usher to every 50 guests. That means a wedding of 500 should have at least 10 ushers. The wedding ushers will direct guests to specific places they need to seat and basically ensure everything runs swiftly. The ushers will be the first ones to arrive at the ceremony. Here are the main duties of a wedding usher.
How to Import a Wedding Gown
Have you decided to import a wedding gown? Imported wedding gowns are very popular today mainly because brides want to rock designer clothing on their big day. As a bride to be, you must choose a wedding gown which will define your look. And for that reason, you have to wisely choose a gown that compliments your body type and personality.
The Pros and Cons of Garden Weddings
Garden weddings are one of the most popular venue options for many couples. Is a garden wedding venue right for you? You need to know the advantages and disadvantages of garden weddings before you make a decision. Planning a wedding can be a nightmare. There are a number of things that should be handled and booking a wedding venue is on top of this list. As a couple you have an option of choosing an indoor or outdoor setting.
Tailored Gowns Vs Imported Wedding Gowns
If you were to choose between tailored gowns and imported wedding gowns, which one would you go for? After going through numerous bridal magazines checking hundreds of different designs, silhouettes and cuts, you may still feel overwhelmed by the whole shopping experience. Shopping for a wedding dress is overwhelming for every bride. You can import your wedding gown from overseas or have a tailor make your dress locally. Each of these options comes with their pros and cons.
Wedding Gift Registry-Is It Acceptable in Kenya?
A wedding gift registry will make it possible for the bride and groom to direct their guests to buy certain gifts which they really need. Today, couples want to have their wedding their way, with minimal regard to societal preferences. One way to achieve this is by incorporating a wedding gift registry. It helps couples to avoid getting multiple gifts of the same kind from their wedding guests.
How to Plan the Perfect Garden Wedding
It is every bride’s dream to have a spectacular wedding at a spectacular venue. If the venue is striking, the pictures will also be adorable, and of course good pictures is what everyone wants as a reminder of that special day. Therefore, choosing the perfect venue for a garden wedding is an important decision that couples must make before their wedding day.
How To Plan a Beach Wedding
Have you ever attended a beach wedding? How was your experience? I have been to a wedding that was hosted on a beach and unfortunately, it turned out to be a nightmare. From the nosy onlookers to the gusty wind blowing off decorations and the cold breeze that made the environment unbearable for guests, that particular wedding really needed better planning. It’s like the couple never thought that beach weddings came with their fair share of challenges and so they werent prepared for all this.
6 Mistakes to Avoid When Picking Out a Wedding Gown
I am in that phase in my life where friends and relatives are getting married almost every weekend. Having been to a number of weddings, I clearly understand that choosing a wedding gown is one hectic agenda for the bride. Choosing the wrong gown can be frustrating and in some cases it can lead to financial loss. This comes as results of common mistakes that brides tend to ignore. However, to make sure you do not fall as a culprit to this on your big day, here are 6 mistakes that you must avoid when choosing your wedding gown.
Creative Wedding Cards
Have you finally set a date for your wedding? After setting your wedding date, all you can think of is sharing the good news with friends and family. There is no better way to send this message than with a well packaged and tastefully designed wedding card. The idea is to wow your guests and make them remember every detail from location, time and the actual date.
7 Wedding Accessories Every Bride Should Have
Choosing the right bridal accessories can be devastating for any bride. When do you know when it’s too much or too little? Over-accessorizing can create a huge mess and choosing minimal accessories will not make you shine as bright as you should. I was at a friend’s wedding and I was blown away by how tastefully she blended her look with a stunning gown, matching shoes and bridal bouquet. As she walked down the aisle, everyone could see how gorgeous she looked and of course her attractive choice of jewelry could not pass unnoticed.
The Importance of Hiring a Wedding DJ
Weddings should be fun and no one knows how to get the party started better than a wedding DJ. When planning your wedding reception, you must be guaranteed of quality entertainment. And if you are probably wondering why you need a wedding DJ, here are a few tips that will convince you that a DJ is worth hiring.
7 Crucial Questions To Ask A Wedding Photographer
Have you found someone who will capture the special moments and details at your wedding so that you can look back one day and smile as you reminisce? Amid all the chaos of planning for your wedding, you need to take your time when choosing a wedding photographer. It is important that you hire the Best Wedding Photographer who understands your style and is able to deliver beyond your expectations.
Dishes You Will Never Miss in a Kenya Wedding Buffet
If you hold a wedding in Kenya, make sure you offer the guests some great food and make sure it is enough. Kenyan wedding guests love food and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. We are proud of who we are. Since everyone is likely to recall the food at your wedding rather than what you wore or the car that chauffeured you and the bridal team, it is important to plan your wedding menu sooner rather than later. You can get some Kenya outside caterers to help you put together the wedding menu.
10 Bridal Beauty Tips Every Woman Should Know
Let’s face it, we want to look beautiful everyday and not just on our wedding day. No amount of concealer will give you the perfect complexion and skin tone. You have to prepare early enough. Only the best beauty secrets can help at this point in time. You must embrace some key bridal beauty tips early enough. From lashes to lips and a flawless skin, we put together some expert advice for the ultimate bridal beauty guide.
8 Ways To Save On Wedding Cakes
Wedding cakes are a bit expensive depending on the number of cakes, the size of the cakes, the desired cake décor and the cake flavors used. Therefore, it is always important to know how to save on wedding cakes and stick within your budget. Here are 8 quick wedding cake ideas to help you save some money and still have a delectable wedding cake.
7 Tips To Help You Find The Perfect Wedding Shoes
I am yet to meet a girl who doesn’t love shoes. Your wedding shoes must be perfect. Prepare to spend countless hours of shoe shopping until you find the perfect match. Today, we are sharing some important tips to help you find the perfect wedding shoes. We will show you some pictures as well so that you can get a vivid idea of what your options are when it comes to wedding shoes. Heading out for wedding shoe shopping? Stop and go through this post first. Here’s how you get wedding shoes that will make everyone stare.
How to plan your wedding on a budget
Let’s face it, not all of us will manage to pull a Kate Middleton kind of wedding or an Emmy Kosgey one for that matter. But who said you have to break the bank to have the wedding of your dreams? The important thing here is that you are getting married to the person you love. After all, a record breaking wedding doesn’t guarantee a happy marriage. Low budget weddings do not have to look cheap. I have attended weddings that were organized for much less and they turned out extraordinarily great. On the other hand, I have been to expensive weddings and was left wondering where all the money went to. Your wedding is what you make it to be. For the soon to be brides and grooms, here’s some advice on how to cut down on your wedding budget and avoid getting married and going broke at the same time.
Wedding Deco Colours for 2014
If you are getting married in 2014, we want you to keep up with the trends. We have showed you what the wedding gown trends will be, the men suits and now we look at the theme colours. Weddings have changed from purple and pink themes to all the bright colours and colour mixes for a bright wedding. Decorate your reception with your theme colours. Decorations can be in form of lighting bulbs, lamp shades, parasols or the draping. Wedding planners could also borrow a thing or two on how to advice their blushing clients. Here are some tips on how to decorate your wedding venue and reception in 2014.
Brides Personal Checklist
Have a check list as soon as you decide the wedding date. It does not matter how early, but write down everything you would like on your wedding as soon as you remember. Planning a wedding is very stressful, even if you have a wedding planner, remember they are planning as per your specifications. When the wedding comes close, the rush can make you lose your mind. As a bride, there are things that will mean much to you and ruin your day when they go wrong. While your professional wedding planner and maid of honor will make sure all runs smooth for everyone else, only you can make your dream wedding come true. Have of these personal details in advance.
10 Wedding Venues in Kenya you must see!
Wedding Venues and resorts in Kenya defer in terms of costs, locations, wedding theme and such. The good thing is that there are varieties of venues to fit into your taste and price range. See venues ranging from the cool Limuru grounds to the warm beach wedding. Travellers Beach Hotels and Clubs This is one ideal venue for a Kenyan beach wedding. Travellers Beach Hotel has a full wedding package and takes care of every step of your beach wedding.
Guidelines to Writing Your Wedding Vows
What do you think about couples writing their own marriage vows? Weddings in Kenya are commonly done by repeating the vows after the priest. Well, you can make your getting married in Kenya a personalized experience. Guidelines to Writing Your Wedding Vows Wedding vows have to be sentimental, expressing all the love you have for your spouse, be simple and romantic. The promise to your partner is personal and unique. Keep in mind that wedding vows are the most important words you’ll exchange together with your partner. Here are some ideas of writing your own wedding vows.
Wedding Gift Registry
What do you feel about gift lists on weddings? Gift lists is whereby the wedding couple makes a list of gifts that they would prefer to have their guests bring on their wedding day, it is a wedding registry. In many Kenyan weddings, guests are free to bring to a what they feel is an appropriate gift for a wedding. Couples are helped to start homes with the gifts brought during weddings. The resulted to gifts comprising mostly of kitchen ware.
Invites Only Kenyan Wedding- Is it possible?
In our African culture, our extended families can form a whole clan. They also have a close relationship and in events of weddings and funerals they show up in large number in celebration and consoling in the respective events. In this case, how do you hold a small wedding? This is a dilemma faced by brides who wish to spend small amounts on their wedding and those who intend to have an intimate ceremony. How do you tell your nosy aunt she is not invited to your wedding while…..
Kids or No Kids on your Kenyan Wedding?
Kids make the cutest wedding guests, looking all great in their flowery dresses and epic suits. However, some brides and grooms to be prefer not to have kids at their wedding. This is a difficult piece of news to break to your family and friends, most who are married with kids. How do you tell your little niece cannot be the flower girl and how will your sister, the mother, take it? Your fiancés younger cousin will make a very nice rings bearer, everyone says. Do you have to oblige while in your fairytale wedding plan there were no kids?……
Are you afraid of weddings?
When a guy proposes, the girl gets surprised and cries then finally says yes. This happens in all proposals, right? After informing close family and friends, everyone will be asking, “When is the wedding?” Wedding preparations start even when the wedding is a year or 2 away. There are brides-to-be who have waited for this moment all their lives, while there are those who dread it. Yes, there are brides-to-be who are afraid of weddings. Not marriage, they can’t wait to be the perfect wife, if only they could skip the wedding part…….
7 Best Beauty Secrets for Brides
You need to be picture-perfect on your wedding day and no, you don’t need breast implants, liposuctions or nose jobs to pull off a dazzling look. Remain true to the following beauty secrets for brides to get that gorgeous glow. 1. Maintain your personal style Will it be your first time to apply makeup? If yes, make sure you keep the makeup to a minimum. False eye lashes, tons of foundation and excess eye shadow can make your soon-to-be husband wonder what happened to the girl he is supposed to marry. A little gloss, mascara and blush for your photo shoot will do……..
How Far Can Brides Go For A Perfect Wedding?
Can you sit back for a moment and think of the steps you have taken to ensure you, and your entourage, look perfect on the wedding day? It’s one thing to dictate the color of dress or shoes that you want people to wear on your wedding day, but it’s another to compel people to go ‘under the knife’ to be considered in your wedding line-up. You may want to take a step back and draw a line that you can never cross in the name of beauty even if it’s on your wedding day.