Planning a One-of-a-kind Wedding? Here Are Some New Things Couples Are Trying

If you’re racking your brains trying to come up with something special to wow your guests on your big day, here are a couple of the latest wedding trends that couples around the world are exploring now.

Drones

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So drones aren’t exactly a new trend and has been all the rage for awhile now, but couples are only really starting to use them in a big way in their weddings in recent months. Apart from capturing the mandatory aerial shot of all your guests, couples are also using drones to capture aerial footage of the order of proceedings during the wedding to supplement their regular video footage. The aerial angle brings a sense of drama and gives a macro view of what is going on during the wedding. This is definitely an add-on to consider if you’re really particular about your wedding video footage.

Robots

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After the drone comes the robot. Instead of the usual ringbearer, some couples have opted to inject an element of surprise to their wedding by substituting a human ringbearer with a robot one. The sight of a robot walking down the aisle behind the bride, while slightly comedic, is definitely a fresh and attention-grabbing sight!

Silent Wedding

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This one’s the most intriguing trend for us — after all, can you imagine a wedding that is without noise? The idea of a silent wedding is that guests can choose to listen (or not) to the music that is playing through their headphones. Therefore, couples can engage multiple DJs or prepare multiple playlists to cater to the diverse tastes of their different guests (oldies and youngsters). Guests who prefer to have a conversation with each other would be free to do so without interference from loud music. Silent weddings are also great for couples who are holding their weddings at venues with strict after-hour noise limitations. With guests hooked up on their headphones, there is nothing to stop the party from carrying on all through the night.

Which of the above wedding trends are you most impressed by? Share with us!

Wedding Etiquette: Here’s How Not To Ruin Your Best Friend’s Wedding

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The above photo has recently gone viral on Reddit, and for good reason too. While the photo looks like any regular old proposal at first glance, a closer look shows that the couple’s proposal had taken place during their friend’s wedding, in front of the bridal table no less. Not cool.

While some couples might be tempted to think that popping the question at someone else’s wedding is a good idea (double happiness, why not?), let us try to convince you — it is not. First of all, as you have rightly noted, this is someone else’s wedding, not yours. This is their big day. And it is not cool to try to upstage them on the special day they had planned for, even if you think that you are simply “sharing their happiness”.

Second, proposals are all about T.P.O. — Time, Place, Occasion. Trying to steal the limelight from your friends at their wedding just does not spell sensitive at all. (Hell, do most of the guests even know who you are?) Wrong time, wrong place, wrong occasion, dude.

Third, from the newly weds’ point-of-view, having someone else’s proposal happen during their wedding is definitely the biggest nightmare ever, as that is likely what people are going to remember about their wedding — “the wedding where XXX proposed to XXX”. This, after months and months of planning every single detail, brainstorming a million ideas to come up with something unique to wow your guests, spending a reasonable amount of money to come up with something nice and fancy. Absolutely tragic.

So, to this dude in the photo — don’t think that you have managed to make your proposal extra special. (It might be, but for all the wrong reasons.) Riding on someone else’s big day as the “unique point” of your proposal is not a stroke of genius, that’s just cheap.

What did you think of this proposal? Share with us!

Celebrity Wedding: Geri Halliwell

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Ginger Spice Geri Halliwell has gotten hitched! The former Spice Girl got married to Formula 1 racer Christian Horner last week at St. Mary’s church in Woburn, Bedfordshire.

Taking a sharp diversion from her adventurous sartorial choices in the past, Halliwell kept it simple and chic with a three-quarter sleeved Phillipa Lepley ivory lace gown. (Designer Phillipa Lepley is a bridal couturier based in Chelsea who is popular with English high society.)

Halliwell’s gown, while a tad too safe for us, is elegant and absolutely age-appropriate for the 42-year-old bride. She was all smiles for the camera as she entered the church, and a slight hitch of her hem revealed that she was rocking golden stilettos under her gown.

And for all you Spice Girls fans who are wondering who will be next to get married, Halliwell has hinted that Baby Spice Emma Bunton might just be next.

Congrats to Geri Halliwell!

Wedding Magazine Issue 26

Wedding & Travel Magazing Issue 26

Ever heard of the old bridal saying, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”? All these are tokens of good luck for the bride on her wedding day. This issue, we decided to unite all these auspicious elements in our cover story.

For something old and something borrowed, the vintage 1963 Rolls Royce is the obvious answer. Of course, we couldn’t have done it without the help of Henderson Motors. For more ideas on unique wedding mobiles for rent, refer to page 55.

Something new are the gorgeous gowns with a vintage touch. Remember the sensation caused by the revelation of Bella’s wedding dress in Twilight? We loved that vintage dress and so did many brides-to-be as it was so feminine, so romantic and so mesmerising.

Something blue is traditionally less noticeable or even hidden, such as a blue thread sewn into the wedding dress or the colour of the garter belt. Instead of hiding it, we decided to play it up by lending colour to the gorgeous accessories worn by our model.

Our love for tradition aside, this issue sees our biggest ever designers’ collection, with over 200 of the latest and most stylish designs from the runways of the UK all the way to the US, guaranteed to mesmerise brides of all tastes.

If fairy tales is your thing, how would you like to say “I do” before a magical fountain witnessed by all your close friends and family? See page 108 for the most romantic thematic wedding makeover. Continuing with the theme on vintage, now you can hold your reception on one of the last remaining tong kangs formerly used by coolies and Samsui women during the founding days of Singapore. Turn to page 210 for the inspiration.

Did you know setting the theme for your wedding wouldn’t be complete without something as significant or momentous as the use of good lighting and scenting? Special lighting, be it for an outdoor or indoor environment can greatly enhance the mood that you want your guests to experience. Experts also say that the fastest way to trigger the human memory is through our olfactory system. Find out more on page 88.

For the perfect pre-wedding destination, we sussed out top locales from the north to south coast of Taiwan. Let experienced locals take you on an unforgettable voyage as you eat, play, and take beautiful pictures along the way! The beauty of the local culture, natural scenery and the latest photography headquarters is sure to blow you away.

With that, we hope you will enjoy every step of your wedding planning journey and remember to keep that smile on your face!

With Love,
W&T Editorial Team

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Planning Your Wedding? Here’s How You Can Make Your Bridesmaids Happy

A bride-to-be conducted a poll on Reddit recently asking bridesmaids to share from their experiences what they thought were the dos and don’ts for brides to ensure a happy bridal party. Here are some of the top responses.

Don’t choose the bridesmaids dress for them

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Always ask your bridesmaids what their preferences are before deciding on the bridesmaids dress. As everyone has different body types, many bridesmaids shared that they appreciated it when brides provided a few choices for them to pick from, instead of stipulating just one dress.

In the case if you are going to save your bridesmaids some money by a family member to make the dress, do check if they would prefer to buy their own dress anyhow. Reddit user Lil-boots1 recalled, “Her mother made our dresses, and while I appreciate the part where I didn’t have to buy one, they were horrible and we were all looking pretty rough. I would have preferred just spending some money on something that looked better.”

Don’t micromanage

Sometimes, it is easy for to over-magnify details when we are too engrossed in our wedding planning, and forget that we might be going a little overboard. Reddit user Smuffleupagus shared that her sister had tried to micromanage every single detail of her wedding, down to forcing the bridesmaids to get their French manicures in square tips instead of round. As Smuffleupagus put it, “In the end it made absolutely no difference to how happy her day was. So I’d say don’t micromanage the small details that aren’t even going to show up in photos.”

Do seat bridesmaids and their partners together

If you are thinking of having bridal party-only tables (i.e. tables for bridesmaids and best men only) during your wedding, you might wish to think twice. Reddit user Alect0 said, “I was a bit annoyed at one of those times as I was told my fiance would be on the next table but instead he was on the other side of a large room and didn’t know anyone on his table. I mean he got by but wasn’t the most fun experience I think.” Being a little more considerate towards your bridesmaids and their partners would go a long way to ensuring everyone had an enjoyable night!

Do be sensitive when it comes to money

While you might have no qualms about splashing out for the biggest day of your life (be it for the actual day wedding or pre-wedding events leading up to it), do be considerate and mindful of how much you are asking your bridal party to spend. Reddit user centuries_ shared, “My friend is in a wedding and the bride has forced each bridesmaid to buy specific outfits for the bridal shower, bachelorette party, as well as a $200+ dress. Plus they split the tab for a swanky hotel after a night out. Far, far too much money to ask someone to spend.”

Do say thank you

While this might sound like a given, you will be surprised by how many brides actually forget to show their appreciation for their bridesmaids, especially when they get caught up in the chaos of the actual day. Reddit sheeplikeme posted that the best moment of her bridesmaid experience was when the bride specially pulled her aside just to say thanks. As her experience shows, sometimes you don’t need fancy gifts to make your bridesmaids happy.

What were your favourite and least favourite moments from your bridesmaids experience? Share with us!

Read the original article on Daily Mail.

Wedding Day Yoga

Is the stress of your wedding planning getting to you? At risk of turning into Bridezilla any moment? Today, we share some pointers from New York City yoga instructor Chloe Kernaghan, who recommends the following poses to help you calm your wedding jitters just a little bit. (Original article and photos from Mashable.)

1. Child’s pose with side reach Kernaghan says that this pose is good for calming the body and providing a reflective moment before the hustle and bustle of your big day.

“Sit back on your shins in child’s pose, with your toes touching, your knees spread apart and your arms stretching forward. Take four to five breaths here. Then crawl your fingers to the right for an angled twist. Take a few breaths, then switch sides to the left. Come back to center for another few breaths in child’s pose.”

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2. Cat/Cow The cat/cow pose helps to relax the spine and gives the entire length of the body a good stretch to get you ready to go for your wedding.

“Begin in a neutral spine, knees under hips and wrists under shoulders. Inhale and drop your stomach to look up (cow); exhale to arch your spine and gaze underneath at your navel (cat). Repeat for five rounds of breath.”

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3. Pigeon Brides who are looking to hit the dance floor on your big day would definitely want to take note of the pigeon pose, which releases and stretches your piriformis and gluts — essentially the parts that would help you shake that booty all night long.

“From downward dog, lift your right leg in the air. Then step it forward and place your right knee behind your right wrist, so the front of your shin is parallel to the front of the mat. Inhale to lift your torso up and square your hips to the front of the mat, then exhale and fold over your right leg. Take five to 10 deep breaths.”

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4. Raised hands with side bend

The raised hands with side bend is a simple pose that will help to stretch and lengthen your body, giving you a better posture and lighter step as you walk down the aisle.

“Stand tall with your feet together. Link your thumbs and inhale to reach up to the sky. Exhale and reach your arms to the right, stretching the left side of your torso. Inhale to center, exhale and stretch to the left. Inhale to center. Repeat three to five times, alternating your breath.”

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5. Crescent lunge

The last pose is meant to relax your stressed out body and “deactivate” your fight or flight mode so that you are receptive and ready to embrace your big moment.

“From downward dog, step your right foot forward and tap your back knee down. Make sure your front knee is directly over your ankle. Inhale to lift your arms up and arch your back slightly. Breathe out. Then bend your arms to catch your opposite elbows above your head. Repeat from downward dog with your left foot forward.”

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Lady Gaga’s Wedding Dress Sketches

With Lady Gaga now officially engaged to Taylor Kinney following his Valentine’s Day proposal, WWD has now invited as many as 36 top designers to come up with sketches for what they envision will be the superstar’s show-stopping wedding dress. From absolutely outrageous to understated pieces that place emphasis on elegance and romance, the array of dresses available to Lady Gaga will definitely be the subject of any woman’s envy.

While Lady Gaga has yet to make up her mind on what dress she will be wearing, she has declared that her dress will be “all about my man”. Well, knowing Lady Gaga’s impeccable style, we’re sure the results would be great whichever dress she picks.

Check out some of our favourite sketches below! To view all the sketches, head over to Gaga Media. (All photos taken from Gaga Media.)

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We’re loving how Karl Lagerfeld has thoughtfully come up with two different styles for the fashion chameleon — a Victorian-esque dramatic white gown for a media bash wedding, and a gender-bending suit (definitely fashion-forward!) for a very private wedding.Alexander Wang for Balenciaga
This silver Alexander Wang for Balenciaga piece may seem a tad understated for Lady Gaga but exudes a sense of low-key elegance and extravagance. The asymmetrical train adds some interest and movement to the look.Bibhu Mohapatra
The blue and golden palette from this Bibhu Mohapatra creation screams chic winter wedding to us and is one of our favourite sketches in the lot. We’re loving how the voluminous skirt with slits promises to be a show-stopper when the bride walks, and we’re loving how the designer has injected details such as asymmetrical sleeves to cater to Lady Gaga’s adventurous taste, while keeping the entire look elegant.

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We’re intrigued by how this Dennis Bao creation manages to appear covered up and exposed at the same time. The designer has cleverly played with volume and fabric transparencies in this look which channels stately and edgy all at once.Donna Karan
This Atelier DKNY dress, with its dramatic layered pleated skirt and gold accents, screams superstar wedding when we look at it. Apart from the dress, we also love the styling with a cathedral veil and come-hither eyes.   Misha Nonoo
Compared to the other pieces, this Misha Nonoo piece channels an easy and almost casual vibe. However, we love the innovation pairing of a bandeau tube with a halter-neck wedding dress, and of course, the absolutely dramatic wide-brimmed hat which is a brilliant play on proportions. As they all say, less is more.Monique Lhuillier
It is easy to see why Monique Lhuillier is one of the most popular bridal designers around with this dress. Featuring a glorious trumpet cut, luxurious beadwork and a dramatic pleated skirt, this dress is glamorous while keeping true to the essence of what a wedding is about: romance.