Just when you thought your miles-long wedding checklist stopped after you said I Do, we’re here to remind you of all the necessary tasks you’ll have to tackle once the Big Day has come and gone. (Sorry, don’t hate us, we promise this will be helpful!)
Though the weather is certainly no indication, spring has officially sprung, and with Easter just around the corner we’re more than ready to trade in today’s gloomy wet conditions for all things bright and cheery.
The news of a celebrity wedding crasher used to be a rare (albeit super exciting) happening for us to write about here on the blog, but nowadays it seems like a common occurrence for our favorite stars to pop up at receptions and wedding events all over the world.
Bill Murray, Serena Williams, Roger Daltrey and, more recently, Maroon 5 have all jumped on the wedding-crashing bandwagon in recent history, but perhaps the most adorable appearance we’ve seen so far is from Ed Sheeran, who just surprised an Australian couple by performing on their Big Day.
When social media plays a large role in memorializing every moment of your Big Day, a fully-charged cell phone becomes a vital tool for both you and your guests.
To avoid an influx of dead batteries mid-reception, we’ve been seeing more couples set up a charging station at their venue so that guests can conveniently refuel their phones without having to search for a stray outlet (which, from our experience, usually leads to abandoning your phone in the bathroom or squatting awkwardly in a dress near a floor outlet in a ballroom. Not that we’ve specifically done that or anything).
You’re already well aware that the average cost of a wedding has passed the $30,000 mar—but have you considered that as that number steadily increases, so does the price of being a bridesmaid? Believe it or not, on average it costs a whopping $1,700 to stand next to the bride-to-be on her Big Day, which, we’re guessing, is quite a big investment for most of your ‘maids.
Considering the many inspirational honeymoon posts we’ve written here on the blog, I’ve come to the conclusion that if I start pulling together my list of ideal destinations now, I may have a slightly better chance of deciding on a single spot once my actual honeymoon rolls around in a few years.
This story is amazing for two reasons: First off, the couple is traipsing across six continents to exchange vows in some of the world’s most spectacular destinations (that’s pretty fantastic on it’s own, we think) and secondly, both the bride and groom are acrobats—so safe to say the images they’re taking at each location are unlike any wedding photos you’ve ever seen.
Okay, so it might not be the most important musical number that’s played on your Big Day (those top spots are reserved for your walk down the aisle and your first dance, obviously), but the song that’s spinning while you and your groom cut the cake is certainly one that deserves a bit of thought—plus it’s one that you can have a little fun with, too.