Imperatus Ltd, announed today that it will stop offering a free public beta version of Wedjinni, a unique online wedding planning application targeted to soon-to get married couples and wedding-oriented businesses as it’s close to a final public release by September.
Wedjinni (http://www.wedjinni.com), a unique online wedding planner application targeting both the soon-to-get-married couples and wedding related businesses, is almost ready to hit the market, as Imperatus’ CEO Theodore Batzakas announced today, by ending the beta version availability. Immediatelly after the initial public release on September, iOS version for iPad and iPhone follows. An Android version will also be available before the end of the year.
Budget is an essential part of planning a wedding. Naturally, the more money you have to spend, the more options you have. The good news is that even if you are on a tight budget, you don’t need to compromise on quality if you know the right corners to cut.
The decision on who should cater on your wedding should come in the early planning stages. Shopping for a caterer means that you have to look for the best quality of food for your guests and also value for your money. The most convenient route is to have your venue cater. This way transport and service will be efficient. If you choose to bring your own caterer, make sure to get clearance from the venue. Discuss corkage fees, food servers and serving dishes to avoid surprising charges later on.
There are many choices on choosing your wedding dress. Most women would dream of wearing a designer dress for their wedding. However, not all brides are able to afford this option. Bargain hunting for a good wedding dress is common among brides on budget. One of the ways to get a good bargain is to shop for a vintage wean ding dress. Continue reading “How to Plan a Low-Budget Wedding” »
We are excited to announce that wedjinni is now offering TippingCircle users (http://www.tippingcircle.com) the ability to connect their accounts and streamline their tips into wedjinni interface. This is part of wedjinni’s commitment to offer it’s API for integration with 3rd party services that are related to weddings, to offer even more features to our users.
If you’re planning to have an outdoor wedding, chances are you’re having to organise almost everything yourselves. This can be stressful, time consuming and expensive, but there are plenty of upsides to tying the knot in the great outdoors. Being outside gives you a blank canvas that you can use to express yourself, and a great way to do that is through your choice of decorations. Here’s a bunch of great ideas for personalising your outdoor wedding venue that are fun, beautiful and hopefully won’t break the bank!
Continue reading “Personalising Your Outdoor Wedding Decorations” »
Ah.. the guests…. we love them but they are so hard to manage…
Every wedding regardless of tradition, religion, language, size, always have at least *some* guests. If there is just a handful of them, then everything is simple. You can just write them down on a piece of paper and you are done. But, that’s not the case most of the times. The wedding guests are from some dozens to some hundreds and in rare occasions some thousands. How do you manage them? How do you update all their data while you obtain them and how do you keep everything organized, searchable and easy to update?
You know I am going to say with Wedjinni!
Lets see some tips for utilizing wedjinni’s capabilities for managing your wedding guests.
Managing your wedding expenses, is one of the most difficult parts of your wedding planning. Especially when you are on a tight budget or if you never have managed the cost of a project before. What? You never thought that your wedding is indeed a project? I am sorry but eventually you will see that the similarities (at least on management-related stuff) are more than the differences.
Thankfully, wedjinni’s budget and expenses tool is quite detailed and will help you manage all your wedding costs and also keep track of important statistical information while doing it.
So let’s see some tips about managing your wedding expenses with wedjinni:
Getting married is generally a terrifying prospect for the groom. Unless you’re a man of steel with no doubts about the commitment and no worries about the day itself, you’re going to feel the fear in the final hours before the big moment. Your natural impulse will probably be to head for the hills and hide in a cave until everyone goes home, but you know that you have to get up there and say “I do”. So what can you do before the wedding to help you keep your crippling anxiety under control?
If it’s the “commitment” part of the whole ordeal that concerns you then the best thing you can do to help ease your mind is to talk to married couples. Finding out what they felt on the big day and how they dealt with it will help you to understand that you are far from alone. You might find the occasional story of a dysfunctional response to the stress – like the groom catching a taxi to the airport – but you’ll also find some gems of information, advice and most importantly, reassurance If you’re still scared half to death at the thought of standing at the end of the aisle and saying your vows then consider doing something crazy, like a bungee jump, to prove to yourself that you can handle terrifying situations.
If your anxiety is being caused by worries about the planning and administration of the big day itself then that can be easier to deal with. Check that everything is in place and everyone knows what they’re doing a week or so before the big day, and then trust that all is under control and try to forget about it. Micromanaging the wedding until the moment you take your place at the top of the aisle isn’t going to help things. Get outside with your mates for a bike ride or a round of golf – enjoy your last days before tying the knot and chat with your friends about any fears you have.
On the morning of the wedding itself you could consider going to the gym and lifting some weights to release some excess nervous energy, and you could follow this up with a bit of TLC – have a professional massage or a shave. Make yourself look good and it will help you feel confident enough to handle the pressure in front of all your friends and family.
Another important thing to do on the morning of the wedding is to eat something substantial. You might feel like anything more than a slice of toast will make you violently ill, but you should try to get a decent amount of food down you – chances are you won’t get a chance to eat until after the ceremony, and you need all the strength you can get. Breakfast on the wedding day is also a great opportunity to go over any final thoughts or worries with your best man and ushers, giving them a chance to help calm your nerves.
No matter what, remember that you’re not alone and remember why you’re getting married. If you truly love your bride to-be then nothing else matters. In the end you’re only up on display in front of everyone for a little while. Afterwards you’ll have the reception, the honeymoon and years of marital bliss ahead of you, which will more than make up for a bit of stage fright!
Author Bio: Written by Michelle Rider at Braxted Park Weddings. Braxted Park is a licensed wedding venue in Essex, with capacity ranging from 50 to 300 guests. Braxted Park offers exclusive use for the day and boasts the highest level of service for wedding receptions in Essex.
You’ve got the letterpress and calligraphy down. The colors and styles for your wedding invitation have been decided. Now the next step is to make sure that the most important details will not be left out. Here are the things to double check before approving and sending those invites.
RSVPs are the couple’s and wedding planner’s best friend. Receiving RSVPs on time will give you more time to finalize your headcount and seating charts. Give your guests two to three weeks to respond to your invitation. Keep track of your RSVPs regularly and coordinate any changes with your caterer right away. Some guests might not respond to RSVPs promptly. It is okay to give these guests a quick follow-up call one week before the big day.
Aside from indicating the time the ceremony or reception starts, you can also include when the celebration ends. This is important for guests who might have other commitments for the night or those who have work on the next day. Also, if you have guests coming in from out of town it will also help them plan their trips around your schedule.
Are children invited?
If you are sending wedding invitations to parents, the question of whether children can be brought will come up. On a wedding invitation, the names of the invitees are listed. This means that since writing ‘no children allowed’ will seem very out of place for an invitation, simply excluding the names of the children is enough.
“Something Borrowed, Something Blue….”
Getting married? Even if you are a year away from the big day, you are probably already feeling the stress of trying to get everything just right. There are so many important decisions to make.
Try to relax a bit. Planning a wedding in the digital age has huge advantages that make it easy to stay on top of the details, without losing your sanity. Just think what it would have been like 100 years ago, with no computers! With wedjinni on your side, you can manage everything through special web and mobile wedding planning apps and planning management software designed to take away your stress and give you exactly the wedding you and your groom have been dreaming about.
The first thing to decide is what type of wedding you want. Traditional? More casual? A mixture of both? Before you even start the planning process, you and your groom should sit down and decide in which direction you want to go, so you are both in total agreement. Your decision about the overall “feel” you want will make it easier to choose other elements of the wedding. Sticking to the traditions will give your wedding a more formal, serious flavor; a casual or civil wedding puts more of the emphasis on you, rather than on the formal setting and ceremony. It depends what type of couple you are and how you want to celebrate.
At first glance, the idea of a Destination Wedding seems like a dream come true. You and your guests fly away to a glamorous location where you have the ceremony, the reception and the honeymoon in the same place.
So what’s not to like? Well, there are things to consider before going down this path. Like most things in life, there are pros and cons to think about before you make a commitment.
The first thing to know is that destination weddings are a huge business in places like the Caribbean and Hawaii. They offer incredible package deals to encourage you to take the plunge, so to speak. Resorts and tourism organizations make it very easy and cost effective for you to package together the ceremony, flowers, reception, everything you need, in fact, to get married. And hotels offer special rates to wedding parties to encourage as many guests as possible to attend. Most places have a dedicated on-site wedding coordinator who will plan every aspect of your wedding for you, so that all you need to do is turn up. The rest is done for you.
Buying a package deal means that you may not have the flexibility you’d like if you want special flowers or an out-of-the-ordinary menu, for example. If you choose to do some of the planning yourself, including interviewing vendors, it will not be as easy if you are dealing over the phone or by email in a different time zone.