Q. I don't have very much money to buy a wedding present,
what should I do?
Most couples will have registered for gifts that span many
price ranges. You may be surprised to find something you can
afford there. Otherwise, consider making something- your friends
will appreciate the time and heart you put into your gift.
If you're not the crafty type, why not put together a gift
of a few kitchen gadgets tied with a pretty bow, this is just
as effective as any fancy packaging.
Q. Do I have to buy a whole place setting, or can I
just buy a dinner plate?
This depends on the store you're purchasing from. If you're
buying fine china, you can often purchase just one item. You
may find that the couple has registered for a very expensive
pattern, and thus anything more than a single item will blow
your budget. Its perfectly appropriate - other guests will
likely fill in by purchasing the other items. Do make inquiries
before hand though, this will save a lot of embarrassment
in the long run!
Q. What if someone else gives the same wedding present?
Most registries have a very easy return policy, and may even
alert the couple to the duplication before they ship it. Your
friends will be able to get something else that they admire.
Some wedding gift lists can appear on line and will display
what has already been bought, this is a brilliant idea and
saves the hassle of returning or exchanging duplicate gifts,
so ask the marrying couple if this is a service provided by
their gift registry.
Getting Married Abroad
Q. We are staying at a couples/adult only resort but
have guests with children will it be possible for them to
attend our wedding?
A. The majority of adult only properties do not allow
children to attend a wedding, very few make exceptions to
this rule, you should always check this before booking you
wedding abroad if you want children to be present.
Q. Can we invite guests to our wedding?
A. Look for the fantastic offers for groups. Many of
the wedding packages offer a free wedding depending on the
size of your party. Your friends and relatives can even stay
at other properties and attend your wedding if they purchase
a day pass which will enable them to enter your hotel and
use the facilities within the resort. There are some good
deals out there so shop around and make the most of what different
companies have to offer.
Q. What should we do about the Sun?
A. You will be tempted to expose yourself to the sun
in the first few days of your holiday, be careful not to overdo
it. Use a high factor suncream. Brides who will be wearing
an off the shoulder number choose a swimming costume with
removable straps! There is nothing worse than white strap
marks in your photographs. Be carfeful not to burn, use plenty
of sun factor and aftersun to cool and lock moisture into
the skin, there is nothing worse than peeling skin!
Q. What should we wear for our wedding?
A. Cool cottons or lightweight clothes are a good idea.
During mid afternoon the sun can be at its hottest, traditional
dress may be unbearable and difficult for the Beach Bride
to wear. Grooms wear a lightweight and light-coloured suit
as this will not attract the sun as much as dark colours do.
Brides think about the style choose a style which will give
you maximum comfort in the heat. It really is an individual
choice, casual or traditional is accepted in most locations.
Q. Some of our documents are written in a foreign language
- is this a problem?
A. All documents should be in English. If your documents
are in another language a certified translation is required.
This can be a lengthy process so please leave plenty of time.
Q. What documentation is required for a wedding abroad?
A. Documentation - please check with us for full details,
however, you usually need the following
• Birth Certificate
• Divorce Decree Absolute (if applicable)
• Single Status Affidavit (if applicable)
• Change of Name Deed (if applicable)
• Death Certificate and Marriage Certificate of Deceased
Spouse (if applicable)
Age limit without parents consent in most destinations
Q. If I have been previously married can I travel using
my maiden name?
A. You can use your maiden name if you have the relevant
paperwork to confirm that you have officially reverted to
your maiden name. You will need a 'Change of Name by Deed
Poll' document from your solicitor. If you do not have the
correct documentation, travelling under your maiden name will
not be allowed and your previous marital name will have to
Kremer Bridal Q&A
Guy Kremer is a bridal hair expert and something of a legend
when it comes to creating beautiful long hair and hair-up
styles. He recently styled the hair for Racoon Hair Extensions
• Why are Racoon Hair Extensions good for brides?
Racoon hair extensions are ideal for brides as they can be
used to add length or to create volume. Racoon provides the
perfect combination of luscious hair whilst still looking
natural, ensuring you look fabulous on your wedding day.
• What advice would you give to brides thinking of wearing
extensions on their wedding day?
To get the best advice and knowledge about extensions, always
go to a specialist Racoon salon. You must be well advised
about how extensions work, about how to deal with them and
how to look after them to ensure they look fabulous both on
your wedding day and throughout the honeymoon.
• What is the trick to achieving a great hair-up style?
Hair should be in perfect condition and I think the trick
is to keep it simple, less is more. Again go to a reputable
salon and choose a stylist that specialises in bridal hair.
• Do you have any tips for styling hair with extensions?
Use the correct brush, the Racoon Xtend soft bristle brush
is ideal. Be careful and gentle when styling the hair and
only use covered hair bands loosely – don’t be too rough and
don’t tie the hair too tightly. It’s fine to do twists and
chignons in the hair but make sure you are gentle and keep
the style loose and natural.
• What sort of style is chic for brides this year?
A chic style is a style that suits the individual bride. It’s
important that the stylist takes into account the brides personality,
her dress and the image that she wants to project on her wedding
day – some brides want to go for the natural look whereas
others want a more sophisticated style, it just depends on
the bride and is it essential that all these different factors
are taken into account by the stylist in order to find the
• What are your top three tips for achieving the best hair
on your wedding day?
1. Visit a reputable salon and make your first appointment
at least 6 weeks before the big day.
2. Bring all your hair accessories to the first appointment,
have a detailed consultation and ensure you have a couple
of trial styles so that the final result is exactly what you
3. Book in for a deep conditioning in-salon treatment in the
week leading up to your wedding to ensure your hair is in
• What celebrity bride do you think looked beautiful on
her wedding day?
Jennifer Lopez’s style was stunning when she married Marc
Anthony. The gentle curls loosely pinned up looked effortlessly
chic, sophisticated and beautiful.
Wedding hair tips to make your special day run smoothly
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