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Wedding Planning

Marriage and Its Health Benefits.

If you’re having wedding jitters or cold feet, fret not. The stress from wedding planning can take a toll on you; there’s no doubt you’ll argue about the tiniest issues which may make you think twice about marriage. It’s all part of the learning process. Those quarrels about what colour flowers to use for the table centrepieces are just minor hiccups. Don’t let it get to you. Not only does getting married mean you’ll get to spend the rest of your life with your ‘one’, start a family and grow old with each other but it’s also got some benefits to your health too. Think extra years added to your life and decrease in chances of psychological stress. Thanks to Everyday Health for sharing this infogram with us!

Photo credit: Everyday Health

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Free Printables: Can’t Wait to be Your Wifey…or Your Hubby.

Wedding planning is a somewhat stressful process and it’s inevitable you’ll come across some ups and downs, quarrels here and there but what’s important is that you don’t forget why you love each other. That’s why you’re getting hitched! Print off these free retro printables and write sweet nothings to your wifey or hubby and have it sent to their preparation room before you officially become Mr. & Mrs. It’ll sure make them shed a tear.


Click here to download the printable.

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Delegate on Your Wedding Day.

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Wedding Planning 101.

So you’ve decided on the location for your nuptials, you’re going to marry your love of your life, what next? Much of the wedding planning process, even if you’ve hired a planner, is about prioritising. All the inspirations you see everywhere (including the ones you see on Bridelicious but by no means am I telling you to stop being inspired!) are all pretty and glam but without the foundations of a wedding being put in place, how can you even apply the personal touches? Planning a wedding is no easy task; some say it’s like a full-time job. My aim is not to put you off your wedding altogether but to give you some guidance as to what needs to be done so that the process can be as relaxing and relatively stress-free as possible. The last thing you want is to look forward to your big day being over soon or simply to elope. Gasp no. As with all of life’s events, there are ups and downs but if you persevere and enjoy the process, you can tick this off as the best period of your life!


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The Appy Couple.

As you’ve seen, modern technology has taken the wedding world by storm and we’re lucky to have more and more wedding apps that takes the stress out of coordinating your once-in-a-lifetime event. A couple of months ago, I introduced Appy Couple, the invitation-only wed-app and wedsite that lets couples create a customised app jam-packed with information about their wedding, from the event details to photos of your unforgettable day.


Just like many other wedding start-ups, Susanne Dunlap, co-founder of Appy Couple explains that it all started as a “result of Sharmeen’s experience of a huge, chaotic, family wedding in Bombay, and thinking, ‘why can’t everyone have an app for a big event like a wedding?’”. Sharmeen Mitha-Sehgal is the other co-founder of the Appy Couple equation. Fast forward a few months and they’ve already got over 100 beautiful designs under its belt, so there’s sure to be one that suits your wedding theme or style. And on the off-chance you don’t find one that tickles your fancy, you can send them an inquiry about a special colour or theme and they may just create a new design (but bear in mind the design takes 4-6 weeks) based on your request. What sets Appy Couple apart is its functionality and its ability to combine all your wedding announcements and coordination into one platform. The RSVPs that used to be a headache can be managed from the app. You can even add your wedding registry from any registry provider and your guests can buy you a gift with just a few clicks. It’s so user-friendly, you don’t need to be a techie to understand how it all works. All you need to do is drag and drop.


Planning a wedding just got a little easier. Want to try it out and see for yourselves how much time and stress the app and wedsite can save you, so you can concentrate your efforts on what’s really important? Appy Couple is offering Bridelicious readers a limited number of invitation codes to join the Appy Couple world. Use the invitation code: BDL7J11 to sign in. Hurry up because you’ve only got 24 hours!
How to join the Appy Couple world:
1. Go to www.appycouple.com and click Sign In then Get Started. Choose your design. Don’t worry, you can always change your mind later.
2. Enter the invitation code: BDL7J11 to create an account.
3. Add information, photos, travel details, event details; however much information you want to share with your guests.
4. When you’re done, share your unique wedding code with your guests and they can download Appy Couple from the App Store or Google Play. They can then sign in using their email address and your wedding code to join your unique wedding! In case they don’t have a smartphone, Appy Couple also creates a wedding website that looks and works just like the app. No one will be left out.

Photo credits: Appy Couple

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It's All About You.

Sometimes we get so caught up in the wedding planning process that we forget who we really are. We get so consumed with the plethora of information about there; we want to use the latest theme, the trendiest outfit and the coolest party in town. Take a break, sit back and think whether it’s what you want. Weddings are not a show-and-tell session nor a competition, so make it about you.

Photo credit: Bridelicious

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The Guest List: Friends.

Photo credits (from left): 1 Wedding Source, Candice K Photography

The Guest List. The dreaded task on every couple’s to-do-list. The unavoidable. No matter how well you think it’s been thought out, no matter how hard you’ve tried to be the gracious couple, you’re bound to have offended at least one person. Remember, this is your wedding, not theirs so don’t feel obliged to invite a guest just because you feel bad. This is not the time to act like you’re best friends with the whole world nor is it a popularity contest. The day is your most private, most personal, most touching and happiest point in your life. Spend it with those you care.

How to draw up your list:
1. List all your friends and categorise them into Tier 1, 2, 3 and so forth.
a) Tier 1 = those you’d meet up frequently (bumping into each other in a bar and saying a courteous ‘Hi’ doesn’t count), your best friends (even if you don’t see them all the time), you’d confide in, who’d you inform whenever you have news (good or bad) and you’d do anything for.
b) Tier 2 = those you may have been close to but for whatever reason you only see once in a while and those you’d have a good laugh with when you do meet up.
c) Tier 3 down = Facebook friends, ones you don’t even know why you’re friends with in the first place and if they’d invited you to their wedding, you’d think twice about.
2. Do not invite acquaintances. They’ll feel obliged to give you a present even if they don’t attend and you don’t even bat an eyelid as to whether they turn up or not so why bother?
3. The more people your invite, the more mouths to feed which means your wedding bill will inflate. It’s also more stressful coordinating hundreds of guests so keep it small. Unless you’re a Kim Kardashian, the celebrations should be an intimate affair.
4. Invite those in your Tier 1 category and depending on your venue size, wedding budget and how important you feel Tier 2 guests are to you, you can invite them as well.
5. It’s a matter of politeness to invite +1s and that applies even if you don’t like your best friend’s boyfriend. When it comes to the photos, you can photoshop him out.
6. Make it a balance between the bride and groom. If one side has a significantly larger party, the other is going to complain and get jealous. Talk it through. The last thing you want is to start off your marriage with ill feelings.