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    Red Packet Allocations For Your Chinese Ceremony

    Photo by Peter Herman Photography Given the overwhelming amount of things to plan for a Chinese wedding ceremony, it might be a good idea to come up with a list of recipients and the amounts that you would need when it comes to red packets. This can actually be quite a substantial amount that couples often overlook during the budgeting stage. Traditions vary from family to family, so take this as a mere guide for those who are totally clueless. Remember, you can always give more if you’re feeling generous. “Heng Tai” a.k.a. The Groom’s Team Given by: The groom’s parents or the groom Value: Any amount, it’s more for…

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    What You Should Know About Your Vendors’ Meal

    [Source] We thought this might be useful as it’s not a commonly discussed topic and, in fact, is something many couples overlook. Most vendors just want something simple while working a wedding, and for wedding planners, photographers, videographers and the like who probably won’t have time to grab a bite the entire time, it’s a good idea to prepare something that they can eat quickly beforehand. The last thing you want is a hungry, lethargic wedding planner or photographer who can barely think straight. When? Feed them no later than half an hour before your guests arrive, or during the first course of your reception meal. Alternatively, ask them what…

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    10 Common Wedding Hiccups And How To Deal With Them

    Photo by Multifolds Photography #01 Guest’s name not on the guest list Seat them at the extra table, and check with the bride and groom to see if their names might have been written differently. Wait till the place is filled up, and assign them to the tables that are half empty. If it is just one person, the alternative is to fit him/her into a table of 10. It is fine to have 11 at a table. #02 Guest brought a partner not on the guest list It may be a partner or their children. Again, assign them to the extra table. Or fit them into a table that…

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    The Meaning Of The Marriage Vow

    J. Allan Petersen, who wrote extensively about marriage, said: It is important that in the midst of planning your wedding, you do not forget the sacredness and real meaning behind it. Your marriage vows carry much more weight than just words. It is a shame how many say it without even wanting to understand what it means, because if they did, they would enter this union called marriage a little bit more prepared. #01 For better for worse We cannot enter marriage with the hope that everything will get better, because then the question becomes what if it doesn’t get better? It means that even when things get worse, you…

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    10 Mistakes Brides Commit

    Photo by Metrophoto Brides are normally afraid to trouble too many people for their own wedding. They keep everything to themselves and think that on their wedding day, someone will magically make everything they have imagined come to pass. Here are 10 common mistakes that brides make: #01 Not hiring a wedding planner or coordinator Yes, they might be a bit pricey, but you will be thankful for their help and professional advice. There’s no need to repeat the mistakes that other brides have made. If you’re not hiring one, please make sure you loop the person-in-charge in with everything that’s going on at least a month before your big…

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    10 Mistakes Grooms Make

    #01 Get the veil right Make sure you remove her veil correctly and not halfway. Or worse, we once heard about a groom who forgot to remove his bride’s veil before he kissed her! #02 Don’t be smart If you can’t memorise your vows, it is alright to read them off a piece of paper. Even if you think you will remember them, always prepare a piece of paper just in case. Under that kind of pressure, your mind could go blank. #03 Bring a hanky Bring a handkerchief in case you get emotional. It’s not cool to wipe your nose on your sleeve. Also, if it’s a hot day,…

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    Gifts For Your Groomsmen

    Photo by Pestle & Mortar Like bridesmaids, groomsmen usually pay for their own attire on your wedding day. Most men will have their own suit anyway. If you have a bizarre colour theme, though, it might be a good idea to pay for their ties. Since it is highly unlikely that they will buy a red polka dot tie for their own use, for example. To show some gratitude to your groomsmen, buy them gifts. You don’t have to get them Rolex watches – unless your budget allows it, then why not? – but don’t be cheap as well. That means the $10 gift card from the local bookstore is…