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Will my dress turn yellow over time?

Imagine the following situation: It has been ten years since your wedding day and your eight-year-old daughter is asking all kinds of questions about that special day when your new life began. "Come with me!" you say, "I'll show you my wedding dress that you loved so much from our wedding album". Excited, you lead her to your bedroom closet, reach way in the back, and take out your ten-year-old wedding dress, still in the original plastic dry-cleaning bag. You notice that it looks a little different, but you think that it may just be that the dry cleaning bag ...
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Planning to sell your wedding gown?

For a lot of women her wedding dress is like a brief love affair. It's amazing but fleeting, so hanging onto the dress somehow keeps that feeling alive.    Planning to save your wedding dress in a box under the bed? Think your daughter might want to wear it someday? Think again. Just like you probably wouldn't want to wear YOUR mom's wedding dress (complete with poofy sleeves and elbow gloves), your daughter will probably be more interested in a modern style by the time she's ready to say "I do". So what can you do with your once-worn gown ...
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How do you whiten an old bridal veil?

Heirloom hand-me-downs remain hot-ticket trimmings for wedding-day wear, although these bridal bells and whistles rarely leave the storage bin looking ready-to-adorn, no matter their age. Dust, dirt, stains and time's yellowing can make a vintage veil that's seen better times look less than pristine -- but don't let a little laundry puzzle lessen your wedding-day bliss. Freshen up a dull, dingy antique veil or turn a drab-coloured veil white with gentle, low-fuss laundering by hand.   Many brides keep their wedding attire for sentimental reasons, and some pass on their cherished dresses to their children when it's their turn to ...
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What is the difference between a wedding coordinator and a wedding planner?

Even before you got engaged and started the wedding planning process, you might have heard the term "wedding planner" or "wedding coordinator" and thought they were pretty much the same person. While a full-service wedding planner that is with you throughout the majority of your wedding planning process will take on the role of a wedding coordinator on the day of your wedding, a wedding coordinator is generally considered a separate person for those brides doing the majority of planning themselves. Sound confusing?   One of the hottest trends in wedding planning right now is the use of a day-of ...
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Is a wedding planner a good career?

There is no doubt that being a wedding planner can be fun and incredibly rewarding. Going to catering and cake tastings, choosing linens and helping clients decide on the perfect centerpieces are absolutely fun. Seeing months of hard work come together on a perfect wedding day is one of the most rewarding experiences many wedding planners experience in their careers.   Being a wedding planner also has great perks such as being invited to all the industry parties, going to uber fun conferences and staying at incredible hotels while you “tour” the event space. We also get to work with ...
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Do parents still pay for weddings?

Traditionally, the bride's parents are responsible for covering the most significant portion of wedding expenses, including invitations, flowers, photographers, transportation and both the ceremony and reception venues. (Cue, the major freak-out Steve Martin's character, has in Father of the Bride.)   There's no strict rule requiring the bride's family to be the only ones whipping out their chequebooks, but The Knot 2017 Real Weddings Study revealed that tradition still rings pretty accurate. On average, the bride's parents contribute 45 percent to the overall wedding budget, whereas the groom's parents contribute 13 percent.   Even though many modern couples are breaking ...
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What is the difference between a photo book and a photo album?

Picking the right format is the first step in creating your precious keepsake. To help you find out what product is perfect for you - a photo book or a photo album - we've put together a helpful guide below.   Whether you're a newlywed who wants to choose the right way to preserve your wedding memories or a photographer who wants to explain your product lines to a client, this guide can help you make the right choice between a Photo Album and a Photo Book.   Today's technology offers a variety of options for preserving memories, from soft ...
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Is a wedding album worth it?

Your wedding day will be a fantastic occasion. Surrounded by your nearest and dearest, you'll make lots of happy memories to cherish. However, it's sure to be over and done within the blink of an eye!   So after all of the meticulous planning and joyous celebrating on the day itself, you'll want the entire occasion to be captured. Photographing those moments enables you to look back on them time and time again and enjoy snippets even you might have missed.    Amongst the immeasurable amount of ways to display your wedding photos, there's a reason why the traditional wedding ...
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How much do wedding photo albums cost?

Known for their blank pages or slots to insert photos, traditional wedding albums can vary widely in price. Professionally printed wedding albums are created from digital photographs; many photographers offer this service as part of their wedding packages. Do-it-yourself digital wedding albums are made from software that allows for printing a wedding album from digital photos on a home computer.   Before going into how much wedding photos cost, let’s talk about finding a photographer. On average, United States couples pay 10 to 15 percent of their overall budget on a photographer. Does that sound like a lot of money? ...
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What colours are you not supposed to wear to a wedding?

When it comes to wedding guest etiquette, there are lots of traditions and rules that have changed in recent years—including colours you can't wear to a wedding. It turns out that colours that were once considered taboo (black, for example) are now totally okay to wear to (most) weddings. However, there are still certain hues that you should stay away from—including some that might surprise you.   Appropriate colours to wear to a wedding include colours that will allow you to blend in with everyone else. This is the bride's day; bright colours or patterns that draw attention to you ...
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What are the wedding colours for 2020?

When you start wedding planning, you think about all the things to help get you started, such as deciding if you want a winter wedding vs. a summer wedding, what venue you want for the reception, and so many other things. But, one thing that you should definitely know before you start buying bridesmaid dresses, ordering flowers, and beautiful wedding motifs is to find your wedding colours.   Hi, girls! It's the right time to think about your wedding colour theme if you have settled to have your big day in 2020. Lucky for you, we've helped so many brides ...
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How much does a suit for a wedding cost?

For some couples, what you wear on your wedding day is just as important as the vows themselves! While the attention may be on the bride and her beautiful dress, what the groom wears is also something that needs to be considered. But how much should you spend on formal wear?   You want to stand out on one of the biggest days of your life but deciding what kind of formal wear you'll be wearing on the day is not an easy decision. Do you purchase a suit, hire one, or have something custom made?   We took a ...
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Who buys the groom’s ring?

It's a valid question; who buys the man's wedding band? A century ago that would have been a non-question because back then most Western men simply didn't wear them. Even seventy years ago it would still have been causing heated debate because we lived in an age of patriarchy.    During those times, not only were men thought of as "in control", but they also bore more fiscal responsibility. That basically meant most men would have been offended if a woman had to buy them a wedding band.   Fortunately, as time has passed and humanity has become more enlightened, ...
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Is the wedding band on top or bottom?

Now that you are married and have both your engagement ring and your wedding band, the real question is, how do you wear them? Should you wear them both on your ring finger on your left hand? Should you wear the engagement ring on top or on the bottom? Or maybe you should wear them on two different fingers altogether? Here is a rundown on how to wear wedding rings.   Confession: We pretty much always have rings on the brain. But there's more to it than ogling over carat sizes and stone shapes. The giving, receiving and wearing of ...
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Do you wear your engagement ring on the wedding day?

Of all the tiny details you need to look into in the most beautiful fiasco that is your wedding prep, this engagement-ring concern looks minuscule! But forgetting about it can cause severe last-minute panic as well. We want every little thing to be perfect, so let's handle this query before your big day arrives.   Women usually wear both the engagement ring and the wedding ring (also called the wedding band) on the same finger. Both rings are worn on the ring finger of the left hand. The wedding ring is worn first being closest to the heart and is ...
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Why is Wedding videography so expensive?

In micropolitan and rural areas like southwest Montana, wedding videography is still a fresh market. There are only a handful of professional Montana videographers who specialize in weddings; they vary widely in what they charge and what couples receive when the weddings video(s) are finished. Looking for the ultimate Wedding Reception Venue in Melbourne? Look no further, Vines of the Yarra Valley is here.   Brock-heads-together many couples expect a beautiful wedding video that captures their day to be around $1,000 since the videographer simply presses record and then creates a disc or streaming video in the weeks following the ...
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Which camera is best for wedding videography?

It is important that you have a camera that you are comfortable with and can use well. There are some very good cameras out there today for wedding videographers to choose from. The most popular cameras seem to be offered by Canon and Sony. Full-frame DSLR’s with video facility has been the preferred choice for wedding videographers during the past ten years for the cinematic look that they offer. Vines of the Yarra Valley has proven itself to be an iconic wedding venue and function centre in Melbourne. Book today so you don’t miss out.   Buying the best wedding ...
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How to plan a wedding on a budget?

"Expensive" and "stressful" might be two things that come to mind when you think of wedding planning, but they don't have to be. Saying “I do” at Vines of the Yarra Valley is an elegant and luxurious affair.   Figuring out your wedding budget is no easy feat. Your wedding will likely be the biggest party you've ever hosted—and the priciest. The average U.S. wedding costs $44,000 for 167 guests, according to the 2018 Brides American Wedding Study. Nearly 27 percent of couples cover the entire expense themselves, while about one-third of them pay for at least part of it. ...
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What should a wedding video include?

Shooting the video of a wedding is a big responsibility that comes with a level of stress. The best way to reduce the stress and capture everything the couple wants is to plan the shots and ensure you have the right equipment shooting at the right resolution. Check out Vines of the Yarra Valley wedding venue for your ultimate wedding reception.   Talk with the participants to get a feel for the timeline of the activities so that you can be in the right place at the right time. Work with them to develop a list of important shots, and ...
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Should I hire a wedding videographer?

You may think that having both wedding photos and a video is overkill, or may not want to prioritise videography in your budget, but trust us—you'll want to hire a wedding videographer. For one, the day literally flies by, and there are things you'll miss that your videographer will capture beautifully, like seeing your grandmother's emotional reaction as you say your vows. Also, you have to think of the sounds that can't be captured in a photo, like your "I dos," the reception music and meaningful toasts. Let Vines of the Yarra Valley wedding venue help you create the most magical ...
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