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Your Different Wedding Transportation Options

Today, if you are planning your wedding, different wedding transportation options are available for your consideration. The logistics of planning your wedding’s transportation can be a bit challenging especially if you have a different reception venue. While some guests are able to drive themselves to each and every venue, not all guest will be able to do this.

As such, it’s important to have a budget for transportation for both you and your guests. Depending on the budget and preference, there are many options that you can consider as seen below.

Limousine

Limos have been used since forever as the ideal mode of transport for weddings. Today, there are bigger limousines that can carry a lot more people. Limos provide a much suitable transportation option for the bride and her maids as well as the groom and his groomsmen.

Party Buses

Your wedding is a day celebrating love with your loved ones. If you want to provide transport for your guests as well, consider getting a party bus. Party buses have grown in popularity and are today used to provide transportation services even at weddings. The unique part about them is that they’re big and have lots of space. Besides, a wedding is a party, and nothing says it best like a party bus.

Antique Car

There are different ways that you can use your mode of transport to make a statement at your wedding. One such way is to use an antique car. While an antique car might only have room to ferry the bride to the wedding venue, the groom and bride can also use it after they have exchanged their vows to get to their reception venue or planned place of stay after the whole celebrations.

Horse and Carriage

Gone are the days when vehicles were the only means of transport to your wedding venue. Most girls have wanted to be Cinderella for just one day and how about turning your wedding day into that one day and riding up to your wedding on a horse and carriage?

Helicopter

If you have the money to go big, why not make an exit on a helicopter? This is one of the fastest means to avoid traffic and get to your wedding reception or honeymoon destination pretty fast. I mean, who wants to be stuck in traffic after such an exhausting day?  There are services in the NY area that provide this, including WingsAir.

Gondola

No written rule says that your wedding only has to be held on solid ground. If you love water and want your wedding day to be somewhere in the middle of the river on a ship, you can consider getting to it on a gondola.

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Making Wedding Invitations with Cricut (A DIY Guide)

A wedding ceremony is usually an exciting affair, and every couple usually wants things to be perfect. However, perfection also comes with a very expensive price tag as it means going for nothing short of the best. If you’ve gotten married before or been part of a wedding committee, then you know how expensive it can be to order for wedding cards. Especially if you need quality cards made.

However, if you own a Cricut machine, you can easily make your own wedding invitation cards and save yourself money that can go into other wedding expenses. As you know, weddings aren’t cheap. The best part of being able to make your own wedding cards is that you are able to custom make it to your own liking and while it’ll take a bit of time, it won’t cost you more.

For starters, you need to settle on your wedding colors as this will help determine what color (s) you will print your cards in. However, if you prefer a different color for your wedding invitations, that is also fine. Next, you will need to choose the wording that you want on your invitation card. These include things such as who will host the wedding, the venue of the wedding, date, reception and any other info that you think should be on your wedding card.

Decide on the Supplies

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Once you have your color and wordings sorted, you can choose the materials that you need. That is what type of paper do you need to print the cards on as well as the design. If you can’t create your own design, don’t sweat it as the Cricut Design Space software has plenty of designs that you can choose from.
While some people will opt to make their cards using cardstock materials, with a Cricut machine you have the ability to print your cards on different materials such as decorative papers, fabric, crepe paper among others, simply put, the choice of material to use is all up to you. Also, choose the folder color and material that you will use to place the wedding invitation cards inside.

You will then need to choose the card size that you want. What is the ideal size that you have dreamt of having your cards in? Unless you plan to deliver all your cards by hand, ensure that you check the for odd card sizes with your postal address so that you don’t work on cards that you won’t be able to mail. If you choose to make your own envelope, keep in mind that you will have a paper limit and might have to opt for small sized envelopes or simply buy envelopes.
Once you have settled on your supplies, the next step will be creating the wedding invitation cards themselves. Depending on your experience level, this shouldn’t be hard to achieve. Besides, a Cricut machine is quite easy to use as long as you follow the necessary instructions.

Creating the Wedding Cards

Firstly you’ll be required to log in to your Cricut Design Space account and then create a new document. Choose the width and height that you want your card to be and set this on your design space. Also, you can make a two-tone card. You can easily do this by supplicating the shape of your card. Look for the add text tool and begin typing the information you need to have on the wedding invitation card such as venue, hosts, date, reception, etc.

Using the Front Menu, choose your preferred writing style from the menu and then choose your preferred font. If you aren’t decided on the font, you can play around with different fonts to see if you will find one that you love. Also, ensure that they fit perfectly within your card and don’t look too squeezed or too big. Choose the pen type that you want from the machine to write the different wordings that you want to look different.

Once that is done, factor in how you want the names to appear and in what font and whether they need to be in their own text box as well as pen color. At this phase, you can also add some embellishment to the card if you so wish. To do this, you can create your own file using the Illustrator program and then import them.

If you want to add flowers or any other decoration that you fancy, you can easily do so by searching for the images from the Cricut Image Library and then pick what you like. Next step will be to arrange them and then create a box of the size you want your card to be which will automatically tell the machine to cut out the invite in that size. Don’t forget to set your media to cardstock.

Remember to choose a number of copies you want to be printed so that you don’t have to keep going back to see if everything is okay. If you choose to make your own envelopes, the steps are pretty much similar to the ones for making the card.

Final Thoughts

While a Cricut machine can help you save money and time, there are a wide variety of stories that you can create using the machine. With a Cricut machine, you can also make thank you notes for all the people who attended your wedding and mail them or deliver them yourself. A Cricut machine gives you the freedom to create whatever you like whenever as well as experiment with new projects.

The machine is not only powerful and dependable, but it boasts of numerous features that when used well, can ensure your end product is nothing but stunning. Whether it’s a wedding invitation card, a personalized note or even a get-together invite for friends or family. There is no practical way to achieve the level of perfection and attention to detail when it comes to your wedding cards than with a Cricut machine.

References

https://www.secretasianman.com/best-cricut-machines/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Card_stock

Your Last – Minute Wedding Day Checklist

It is your special day and you are getting ready. Last-minute drama? This is normal. Even the most organized bride is likely to experience some panic on her big day. Here is your last-minute wedding checklist to help you feel calm.

  1. Bring some Extra Cash: Even if you have already made all the necessary payments, it is always a good idea to bring some extra cash just in case.
  2. Give Details in Writing: If you want your bartender to prepare a signature cocktail or your chef to create a special dish, make sure that you give the details in writing. It is the easiest way to avoid mistakes.
  3. Drop your Luggage Early: Make sure that you ask a friend or a family member to deliver your wedding gown and other necessities to the hotel or the venue early. It is difficult when people try to fit a lot of things in one car.
  4. Get Hydrated and Eat: It is common for brides to get caught up in all the wedding details to the extent that they forget to eat or drink. Dealing with all the stress on an empty stomach is not a good idea.

Relax. Your wedding day is your chance to feel loved and special. Don’t worry and enjoy it to the maximum.

4 Things Every Bride Shouldn’t Do

Your wedding is your chance to shine. Of course, you want to be the most beautiful bride on your special day and you want everything to go just the way you want it. Here are some important things that you should avoid on your wedding day.

  1. Don’t Be Bossy: A lot of brides get so emotionally overwhelmed that they forget about what really matters. Your bridesmaids are there to help you but you should pay attention to their feelings too. Make sure that you don’t hurt anybody’s feelings.
  2. Don’t Have a Cash Bar: Serving drinks at your wedding can be quite expensive. But having a cash bar is not a good idea. Your guests don’t want to pay to enjoy their time. You should talk with your caterer about low-cost options.
  3. Don’t Include Registry Information on Invitations: Remember that wedding gifts are not mandatory. You can ask your friends and family members to tell guests about your preferences.
  4. Don’t Plan a Difficult Destination Wedding: Having a destination wedding is a great thing. But you need to think about your guests. If your guests are going to travel try to plan group discounts to help them out or they are likely to decline.

Avoiding these mistakes is going to guarantee that everyone will have a great time on your special day.

The 5 Best Wedding Venues in NYC

There are hundreds of beautiful places in New York City that one can choose to get married. However, narrowing them down and finding the most ideal spot for your wedding ceremony or reception isn’t as easy as most people think. Besides, it’s also important to plan your wedding venue ahead of time to ensure there are no last-minute disappointments.

That said, there are great wedding venues in New York City that you can opt to have your wedding. Below is our list of the five best wedding venue places that you can consider if you are looking to tie the knot in the “City that Never Sleeps.”

The Beekman Hotel

There is nothing as great as having your wedding ceremony and reception at the same lace. You not only get to cut down on your cost but also don’t have to have people moving from one venue to the next and spending unnecessary hours in traffic. That is why the Beekman Hotel stands out. You can have both your ceremony and reception there if you so, please. As a once abandoned Temple Court, it has since been refurbished to what is now the Beekman Hotel. The renovation transformed the venue into what has become one of the most coveted wedding spaces in NYC.

The Central Park Boathouse

One of the most ultimate places to get married at would be at the Central Park. And what better place to get married in Central Park that at The Boathouse which provides you with great views of the lake from a windowed or terrace room. Besides, you will have an ample amount of space to take your wedding photos. The best part is you can host from a minimum of 80 people to a maximum of 230 people when seated with available dancing space. You can also opt to get more space at an additional fee if you have more people attending your wedding.

Gotham Hall

With a capacity of 50 to 1200 people, Gotham Hall has hosted different kinds of events from countless weddings to Grammy after party to a fashion show. Gotham Hall is the former headquarters of the Greenwich Savings Bank and has a beautiful Art Deco ballroom plus a tall seven-story grand vaulted dome. The sweeping sheer curtains can give the space a more intimate look without necessarily hiding the magnificent architecture.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

There is nothing as beautiful as having beautiful flowers in a rose garden surrounding your wedding venue. This is what you get when you opt to walk down the aisle at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. While you may not be able to host that many people here and have to abide to some strict rules, it’s a great spot if your budget doesn’t allow you to go overboard. You can also take advantage of the garden and take your wedding photos there as well.

The United Nations Dining Room and Outdoor Rooftop Patio

I know what you are thinking. “A wedding reception, at the United Nations? No, way.” Well, yes way. The building has floor-to-ceiling windows that face the NYC’s skyline and the East River. The Delegates Dining Room has sufficient space for a grand wedding reception. That’s not all. The outdoor rooftop patio allows you and your guests to enjoy the most breathtaking views of the Queensboro Bridge and the city as well. For a sit-down dinner, the dining has a capacity of 350 to 500 while a cocktail reception can host up to 850.

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