Choosing a Pre-school for your Child

Choosing a Pre-school for your Child

Along with the anxiousness parents face upon realizing that their child must enter school soon comes the difficulty and dilemma in choosing what school he or she must attend. Several factors such as the proximity, accessibility, credibility and academic quality of the school are often considered. Of course, you would not want to leave your child alone for several hours in the hands of people who are not trustworthy right?

In the following article by Tiffany Yip, she provides a checklist to serve as a guide for parents in choosing a preschool for children.

 

The ABCs of choosing the best preschool for your child

 

            Singapore currently has over 1000 childcare centres, more than 500 kindergartens and several playgroup centers. With such diverse options, how do you choose the “best” preschool for your child? There’s no need to be overwhelmed when you know what you and your child need from a preschool education. Here’s a checklist of what to keep in mind when choosing a preschool for your child.

 

            Based on your child’s age and your work arrangements, you can decide which type of preschool might work well for you and your child. Read more…

 

            The article suggests a couple of tips for parents and teachers alike which are all geared for the benefit of all the parties involved in the decision making process of sending a child to school. It is essential for parents to do their own research before applying for a school and check for the reliability of these schools. The next article from Youngparents enumerates what you, as parents, should be considering when sending a child off to school.

 

 

 

Choosing a preschool: 12 questions you must ask

 

            You want only the best for Junior, but how do you know if the centre you have in mind meets your standards and will encourage your child’s social, physical, intellectual and emotional development? When you tour a preschool, what exactly should you be looking for? These are the questions that education experts say you should be asking.

 

            “What are your philosophy and values?”

 

Elaine Chia, senior director for education (early childhood) at Mindchamps, says that the preschool’s philosophy, beliefs and values must be aligned with yours. For instance, is the centre’s curriculum more focused on play or academics? If you’re academic-oriented, a centre that doesn’t give homework would obviously worry you. Read more…

 

Several questions must be asked by parents in weighing options for schools they would like to consider enrolling their children at. It is important to know the school’s core values, visions, and missions. Will the child grow academically adept? Will he/she be socially involved? It is also important to know the school’s curriculum and teaching methods so as to know whether it will enhance the child’s learning and improve his/her skills in different academic areas. The following article by Anthia Chng discusses the ways on how to choose the right pre-school for your children.

 

 

 

How to choose the the right preschool or kindergarten for your child

 

            With so many preschool and kindergarten options, how do you pick the right education for your little one? Each school comes with its own unique set of strengths so we figured it would help to hear from educators who teach at some of the top international schools in Singapore, on tips and tricks that may help us along. Parents give us their reviews and testimonials too, on what they like about the kindy system within K-12 educational institutions. Read on for the inside scoop!

 

            What should you look out for in choosing a school?
This is where first impressions count: what you first notice, how the children are playing and interacting, and how the teachers are supporting them.
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            There is a dozen of options to choose from, but in choosing a school for your child, of course you would only want the best. The article enumerates a list of Singapore’s top schools and a few words from the teaching staff and parents as well. Sending a child to his/her first learning experience outside the home is a tough decision. That is why it is important that the parents and the school work hand-in-hand in order to provide the best learning environment the child could ever have.

Preparing your child for school

Every parent wants to give their children a head start in life so that they can develop quicker and ultimately become the best version of their self. When you enroll your child in a school he is going to be exposed to new things that are likely going to hasten is mental development.

Preparing your child for his first day at school is can be a real challenge, this is because your child is not used to the people and the activities that are going to be carried out in the school environment.

If you are serious about your child adapting and excelling in Singapore’s education system, you should check out GESS. They offer a wide range of programmes, such as the IB diploma, and cater from kindergarten to high school. For a holistic international education, you should check out GESS Singapore website.

The following article by Sassy Mama shed light on some 8 tips that will help prepare your child for his first day at school.

8 top tips to prepare for the first day of school

Heading back to school can be an exciting time for children and families. It can also be a stressful time as children and parents wonder what their new teacher or school will be like. This sense of anxiety can be compounded if the child and family are new to Singapore – adjusting to a new country, a new house or condo, a new culture and a new way of life. The good news is that there are things that we can do, as parents, to help both our children and ourselves prepare for the first day of school. Read more here.

You likely now know how to prepare your child for his first day at school. At this point, you likely may be wondering how you can make your child feel more at home while he is at school.

The following article by thefinder discusses some 5 tips that will help your child feel at home while he is at school.

5 simple tips to help your child feel at home in his Singapore school

Even international schools in Singapore might not feel exactly like it is back home for your child. On the plus side, they get exposed to a myriad of different cultures; but they’re also challenged to adapt to a new environment and navigate around unfamiliar situations. Read more here.

Since you now know how you can make your child feel more at home while at school. It is now time to think about the school you are going to enroll your child into. Parents in Singapore have to choose between the local and the international schools that are present there.

The following article by Skye Wellington highlights the pros and the cons of the local and international schools in Singapore.

Local school vs international school: the pros and cons of Singapore’s education system.

With tuition fees at international schools in Singapore constantly on the rise (see our fee comparison of Singapore’s top international schools to get a snapshot of what you can expect to pay in the first year) and fewer expat employment packages covering costs, a lot of families are looking to local schools as an alternative, affordable option when it comes to educating their kids. Read more here.

Final note

Preparing your child for school for the first time is never easy. But you don’t have to stress yourself too much because there are tips that can help prepare your child for his first day at school. Your child may not really be himself for some time in his new school. Giving him time and attention will help him in this regard. When it comes to picking the school you are going to enroll your child, you are likely going to have to choose between an international and a local school. Do some research to find out the one that will be able to handle your child’s needs.

Benefits of Learning Arabic

Language is very important for humans. Each and every one of us must know how to speak at least one language in order for communication to happen. Each country has its own native language for its citizen to understand each other. However, if you want to learn a second language, you are free to do so. It will benefit you in many ways as well. Today, we are going to talk about a second language you could learn which is Arabic.

If you are looking for an Arabic course in Singapore, you should check out Berlitz Language School. They are one of the most established and oldest language schools in the world, and they offer a wide range of language courses and at varying proficiency levels. If you want to learn Arabic seriously, you should check out their site here: https://www.berlitz.com.sg/l/language-menu/arabic-language

In an article by Lindsay Does Languages, we are going to read about five reasons why you should learn Arabic as your next language.

5 Reasons Why You Should Learn Arabic As Your Next Language

G’day all!

Greetings from sunny Cairo. 

I’ve been moving around the world on and off for about 12 years now, immersing myself in new cultures and learning different languages.

It’s something I’ve always been really passionate about doing.

But you know after over a decade of travelling the world and living in some pretty exotic places through new languages, I’ve always had one place and one language nearest and dearest to my heart.

No matter where I am in the world or what language I’m currently learning, I always feel something powerful inside me pulling me back here to Egypt and the Arabic language – my first love. Read more here.

As enumerated above, the five reasons are: the Arabic alphabet is really simple to learn, Arab people are some of the easiest people in the world to meet and practice the language with, Arabic has really easy grammar compared to a lot of languages, it’s one of the most relevant and necessary languages today, and lastly there are lots of dialects to choose from – each one as rewarding as the next.

Now, Ultimate Arabic will tell us more about why we should learn Arabic.

Why should you learn Arabic?

When something’s as important as Arabic, you can bet that the discussions about the reasons to learn it and why it’s so important will abound as they have through the centuries right up until our time.  I’m going to give my own take.  It is edgy, it is opinionated, but don’t let that stop you from going through it.  Keep in mind that when I say “Arabic”, I mean the pure Arabic that was present during final era of revelation, not what is known as “dialects”.

Arabic is the language of Islam

This is something we really need to wrap our heads around to understand how important Arabic is.  All the primary sources are in Arabic.  All our rituals use them.  The understanding of many Islamic concepts go back to what the words originally mean in Arabic.  It is a symbol of Islam, so much, that for much of  history, the Muslims were simply called “the Arabs”, because the world closely related Arabic and Islam together (i.e. that the Muslims are an Arabic-speaking nation). Read more here.

As mentioned earlier, Muslims speak Arabic. Since the world is made up of a large number of our Muslim brother and sisters, then it would actually be nice to learn about their language because in this way, we are going to know more about them as well. Next up, FATMAS is going to give us 10 more reasons to learn Arabic.

Top 10 Reasons to Learn Arabic!

In recent months many people have asked I write something on the reasons why Arabic should be learned. Ashley Burke, at the Arab Academy (which teaches Arabic) has kindly written a short post on the top reasons to learn Arabic… I hope it is helpful, there are really good points he makes I have pasted it below…thanks Ashley.

Learning a foreign language is much more than just studying it. There are many other things you will gain along the way. A language that will beneficial for you to learn is Arabic and there are many different ways you can learn this prosperous language. You can take an online Arabic course, study abroad; take an Arabic course in college or team up with an Arabic speaking buddy. Here are 10 reasons why you should learn this underrated language: Read more here.

The first reason given above is that Arabic is the 5th most spoken language of the world. This means that if you know how to speak Arabic, then you will be able to communicate with people from more than 20 different native- Arabic speaking counties. Traveling to different countries would be more exciting and easier if you can speak their language. In addition, Arabs feel honored when you try to learn their language.

 

How Can Education In A Nursery School Be Fun With Digitisation?

Our world has changed a lot over the years and continues to do so technologically. In this digital era, our lives are very much dependent on technology starting right from the time we wake up to the time we sleep.

You should check out nursery for children singapore if you are serious about your child’s education.

Technology has also deeply impacted our learning. Digital learning has become very common these days, and are introduced into education system such as early as pre-schools and nurseries. Inculcating digitisation as part of the culture in nursery for toddlers helps and promotes fast learning. Giving access to digital media makes the kid feel more connected and allows him/her to have a global exposure.

Advantages Of Digitisation

Considering geographical constraints where traditional methods of schools and learning may not be as accessible, digitisation comes as a saviour with the advent of the ever growing web of internet. Students can easily access information available over the internet and use it to their own advantage.

Moreover, the evolution of touch screen technology has also added to the advantages of digital learning. Prior to this, it was a tad difficult to learn using educational software because it involves the use of other hardware like a keyboard or a mouse.

Advanced artificial intelligence now help teachers track individual progress with much ease and help them assess the students according to their respective strengths or weaknesses.

How Is Digitisation Fun?

Kids today learn how to operate a smart phone before they are well versed with their alphabets and numbers. So introducing digital media in their process of learning not only helps them to have an interactive kid friendly interface but also have an engaging learning through different apps available on the internet. Having the ability to engage in playful learning allows them to be well equipped with the latest skills of critical thinking and communication and also be able to understand and retain concepts with ease and confidence.

With educational and highly engaging apps created for kids, they are now more focused than ever. With the advent of tablets created only for educational purposes, it increases the amount of exposure that a kid gets from the internet and enhances their learning ability and skills. With help from the interactive interface on these digital platforms specifically made for kids, they not only enjoy the different vibrant colors on the screen or the colorful cheerful characters but they are also extremely engaged and focused while learning.

Tips to Communicate with your Playgroup Toddlers

Most of the parents are eager to see their toddler kid all grown up at a very young age, for them it should be made clear that this is impossible. There are certain parents who have no idea how to treat and communicate with their toddler. The situation that they face is almost like a shipwreck in the middle of an ocean. Kids are like flower buds, they need to be taken care of properly so that they can bloom fully when they grow up and to help them grow and be less reliant on their parents, it is the parent’s responsibility to communicate the right things to them and in the right way.

You should check out Playgroup for toddlers Singapore if you are serious about your child’s education.

And to have this concept of communicating with the toddlers clearly, here are some useful tips for you:

• Little kids especially the once in toddlers are merely learning how to speak and they are very good copycats. This nature of the toddlers is both a boon and a curse. For example, if you want them to speak softly, speak to them in whispers and they tend to do the same. But in the other way round, if there is an elderly discussion going on, one should check if the toddler is around because they are very good at recording what their parents say and speak in the same way or in the same language with others.
• Whenever a child misbehaves it is ok to sometimes scold them. But what is seen more effective is a composed way of dealing with them and making them understand that what he or she did was wrong in a soft tone.
• It is impossible for your toddler to follow your instructions like pets. So if you get mad at them and instruct them to go to their room, this act will affect them very badly and moreover, they would be clueless about what to do. So talk to them, open up and let them open up and speak to you.
• Little kids always need a practical demonstration of everything they are taught. They are more prone to art and craft rather than reading or writing. So if you actually want to explain his do’s and don’ts- just involve with the kids in some art and craft and make the toddlers understand properly.

In the playgroup Singapore there are special workshops conducted for parents and guardians to make them aware of how to treat them and communicate with them.

Food Guidelines for Your Preschooler

What Should Your Child Eat?

Mothers often face the problem of wondering if they give their child the right kind of nutrition. As a toddler grows from preschool to playschool, it is essential that they get the right nutrients. Every age has their own diets, based on the requirement and growth of their body. For a mother it is essential that these dietary requirements are met to ensure proper growth and development of the child’s body and mind.

You should check out My Little Campus Preschool if you are serious about your child’s education.

Most mothers are working women where a majority of their time is spent at the office. But this does not imply that they are incapable of taking care of the nutrition requirements of their child. As these toddlers are sent to preschool, mothers are still concerned if their kids receive enough nutrition from the food they eat.

The overall diet of an adult and child is largely similar, it is only the quantity that differs. Vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein and fat are the basic nutrients required in a body. For a pre-schooler here are a few basic guidelines that you can keep track of. Ensure to follow them as much as possible when you pack your kid’s lunchbox.

Grains- Include more whole grains into the diet of your child. Items like whole wheat bread, quinoa, oatmeal and brown rice are great. Try avoiding pasta, bread or products that are from refined grains.

Proteins- Choose lean meat, poultry, soy products and seafood. Add beans, peas and unsalted nuts or seeds to the diet.

Fruits- Include lots of fresh fruits or dry fruits in the diet of your child. It is always better to have cut fruits than juice. If you are giving fruit juice, ensure its 100 percent pure and not the packaged ones in the market. In case of dry fruits always remember one-quarter cup of dry fruit/juice is equal to one cup of fresh fruit/juice. Do not use sugar in the juices.

Vegetables- Add a lot of vegetables to the diet. Add dark leafy greens, orange, red and all the colours of vegetables available in the market. Always try to use the fresh ones rather than the canned version. If you want additional care, try to choose low sodium options or vegetables that have low sodium content.

Dairy- Give your child milk twice a day. If he is allergic try using alternatives such as soy milk or almond milk. Try taking in low-fat milk. If your child is capable of chewing, add cheese and yoghurt to the diet. Remember these few food guidelines for your pre-schooler and he will do fine.

What We Need to Know in Choosing the Right Preschool for Your Children

Your children are one of the most precious people in your life right now that is why as much as possible, you do everything just to give them the best you can. Education is one of the main things that you can give to your children and most parents make sure that the school they will send their children to is a good and effective school. Parents must inquire and research well about that school to ensure that everything will go well. Preschool is the first school that they will enter and there a lot of preschools around. Make sure you choose the best.

One good angle is to look at how the preschool will prepare your child for the future stages in his/her life. At My Little Campus, programmes offered to kindergarten children prepare them for Primary School, and the programme has a strong focus on linguistics, Mathematics, Science and life skills. They also cater from infants to kindergarten aged children so do be sure to check their website here.

Next, Mind Champs will teach us about the seven types of preschool in Singapore. We should know about this before choosing.

7 Types of Preschools in Singapore

Choosing a preschool in Singapore for your child can be an extremely daunting task, as it is a decision that carries far more weight than, say, deciding between diaper and jumper brands. Singapore’s preschool education is not compulsory and neither is it subsidised by the government, yet parents go to great lengths to suss out the best preschool in Singapore for their children. Choosing the right fit is often the first consequential decision that parents have to make for their young dependant.

The universal recognition of preschool education’s importance can be attributed to its usefulness as a preparation and an introduction to the school system, regardless of whether the next phase for the child is elementary or primary school. Establishments where learning is encouraged through play, the preschools in Singapore are in such abundance that young parents these days exercise full discretion when choosing from among them. Read more here.

These different types of school teach different things and they also have different methods in teaching. As parents, we have to know more about these and identify what type of preschool is the school we are planning to send our children to. In addition, Melissa Tan will share to us eleven things to note when choosing a preschool.

11 things to note when choosing a preschool

So, it’s time for your peewee to take his first step into formal education ― preschool!

A new bill was passed in parliament in February this year mandating that all preschoolswill have to renew their licences within three years, to ensure that they maintain their standards.

And whether your child is 12 months old or 36 months old, we are sure that you, as a parent, would like to have assurance that you pick the right preschool for your child.

Your choice preschool facility could feature caring teachers, a comprehensive curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, and be priced decently. Or perhaps it’s a particular learning style you’re looking for ― such as the Montessori or the Reggio Emilia approach.

Take a look at our checklist of factors to consider, so that you can whittle down your preschool choices. Read more here.

Some of the important things to consider when choosing the right preschool for your children are location, duration, budget, accreditation, values, teaching methods, class size, and many others. One wrong thing could actually affect many things that is why we have to extra careful. Once we found the best school for our chid, the next thing that we have to worry about is how we would handle the first day of preschool. New Age Pregnancy will help us regarding this matter.

Tips for Handling the First Day of Preschool

Whether it’s preschool, primary school or secondary school, every parent has the first-day-of-school jitters – that weird and wonderful mix of anxiety, excitement, anticipation, stress and fear. Perhaps more than the children themselves!

 The first day of preschool is definitely a huge milestone in any family, and is especially tough for the mom. Your little baby is growing up, and (you tearfully worry) away from you. Going to school can seem daunting in the logistics involved, the beginning of academic life and the end of those years of total carefree play. There will be new friends made, germs caught and milestones reached where you’re not around.

You may be concerned that your little one will feel abandoned and lost when you leave him in this new environment. As far as possible, do take steps to ease the transition by introducing him to the place in advance and explaining to him what school is like. If your child has never been out of your watch since birth, now might be a good time to leave him with trusted friends or family members for periods of time, so that the first day of school is not the first time he is apart from you. Read more here.

New Age Pregnancy provided us with four simple tips and these are: sleep early, say good bye and go, tell the truth, and trust the teacher. Trusting the teacher is really a big factor because you, your child, and your teacher wouldn’t feel comfortable if you are so worried. A lot of preparation is required and parents must embrace the responsibility attached to it.  This is for our children that is why we have to do our best about it.

Modern Design Ideas To Your Home Office

When you’re ready to your house, you will face a sudden dilemma. Consider many details to work out: the theme or style of the room or area to your project, materials and expenses is planning to be a section of this. You will go in a great deal of different design directions to have the exact look you want using the materials that you curently have inside your home. But if you do a bit little bit of web-research on ‘house building Cad software’, you’ll quickly learn that the Web provides more information on this subject that you simply can handle.

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The choice of the dress of the big day

Far beyond fashion, the wedding dress remains for the woman the realization of a dream, an exceptional garment for a magical moment, which will have been made especially for her. Besides, is not it on her, the wedding dress, that the haute couture parades end, in apotheosis, triggering the crackling of applause?

Women who have already experienced this magical experience tell half of them that the choice of dress was made instantly on a crush. Others have preferred to tame their dress for a long time and to let themselves, as they try, slowly seduce by it. The time required to choose the dress may also vary for other reasons. For example, if the future wife has her dress made by a designer, she must do it three to six months in advance to give seamstresses time to make it, especially if she gets married in the flow of weddings summer. White is always popular …

The white dress is always on the rise. To marry in white is a tradition that dates back to the early nineteenth century. This immaculate color, which aimed to show the virginity of girls, was an extension of the communion dress. The custom was transmitted until the end of the 60s. It has, despite the vagaries of nuptiality, continued until today.

Beyond forms and materials, it is necessary to visit several stores or designers to find his style. Each of them has his signature and proposes a particular universe. The panoply is so rich, the choice so difficult that women have the habit of training another, usually their mother in their many fittings.

When the dress is finally chosen, the best decision would be … do not buy it right now but come back some time later to try it again one last time and make sure it’s there and not in another that we want to marry the man of his life.

The price of a dress varies according to its place of sale (specialized retail store, designer or designer), its manufacture and its fabric. Very wide the range is between 150 € and more than 800 €. Specialized shops, with the com-modalities of the large circulation, distribute a wide choice of ready-to-wear dresses from one or more brands, as well as an important selection of accessories. The wedding dress costs 700 € on average. … but the color is entering

It is a fact, the wedding dress is most often distinguished by its whiteness, but this did not prevent the color from making a remarkable entrance, brightening the traditional dress. Most often used by buttons in the form of ribbons, flowers, embroidery, lace or pearls, the color can customize the finery and have a certain originality. For a theatrical outfit, dare the full color and according to your complexion and your tastes, opt for strong colors such as burgundy, mordoré, fuchsia, or pastels such as yellow, sky blue, salmon, pink. That day, have fun!

The procession of your wedding

The bride and groom can constitute, if their entourage is propitious, a pretty procession composed of children: nephews, nieces, godchildren, cousins, boyfriends …

and even their own children (3 out of 10 attend their parents’ wedding). To better organize this pleasant ritual, it will be necessary to choose children from 4 to 10 years old, the older ones supervising the small troop. Previously, the grooms will have explained to the children what is expected of them; in general, they assume this role by showing a sense of responsibility and amazing solemnity!

The children of honor are not present for the emotional touch, they have a specific role to play during the ceremony. If two of them open the procession by placing themselves in front of the bride on her father’s arm at the entrance of the church, the others follow behind her to support her train. At the end of the ceremony, we find them before the couple, their little bouquet in hand.

Their outfit is in harmony with that of the bride, but nothing prevents the originality. To get out of the classic smock dress or the frilled shirt, you can choose a bucolic or regional theme: marine costumes, Provençal fabric … For the bridesmaids, very popular in the countries of the country, the it is customary for them to be dressed in identical dresses to accompany the bride to the altar of her new life.

The establishment of the wedding list

The marriage list has its source in a North American tradition very pragmatic to alleviate any material difficulty of young people. In France, where we get married more and more later, often after having lived together, the lists evolve to the extent of the new dreams and needs of the newlyweds.

The marriage list is submitted to suppliers two to four months before the ceremony. The family pays an average of € 80 to € 150, usually less friends. It is therefore a question of thinking of each other’s purchasing power by choosing wedding gifts in a very wide range of prices.

Guests are increasingly inclined to make a financial contribution, but many people like to select a particular wedding gift. We must not neglect the choice of objects even if it is fictitious since the grooms actually buy what they want, at least in department stores. For all intents and purposes, they propose a standard marriage list that corresponds to generally shared needs.

A veritable commercial bonanza, the wedding list has been emulated in boutiques of all styles. Department stores largely occupy the niche but it is also possible to file a wedding list in specialized shops. The interest is to combine his wedding gifts in one or two points of purchase to better manage the variety, to avoid duplicates and wedding gifts of different tastes … but also to take advantage of the small advantage offered by the traders.

Department stores, full services
In general, they all offer a Minitel service or Internet to view and order on the wedding list, free delivery, free parking hours, notices of regular wedding gifts and warranty prices over one year. They offer a whole range of benefits, such as discounts, advance purchase vouchers, gift vouchers, service provision and other advantageous terms from their partners …

The financial bouquet of the newlyweds.
There are classic wedding gifts that feature prominently in all wedding lists. But there is also another way to reward the bride and groom in hard currency and without losing elegance. It involves making payments that will be used to buy financial securities (shares and bonds) under a multi-asset life insurance policy, opened for the occasion. It is a flexible investment that allows you to capitalize savings and later dispose of them in the form of a capital or an annuity. The newlyweds will be able to realize their projects and have, for this, a financial mattress (travel, real estate purchase, retirement project, etc …). Especially since the taxation is soft: beyond 8 years, a levy of 7. 5% on interest, but only after an annual reduction of 9150 € for a married couple. It is also possible to combine this type of contract with a death / disability guarantee that will protect the couple against the vagaries of life.

In smaller but more specialized stores, the future couple has the opportunity to refine their list, especially if their tastes or needs are oriented towards a specific niche: cooking, decoration, furniture, art … and, choice more and more frequent, trip!

Here again, we offer many benefits and welcome gifts. The specialists propose to the couple to file several marriage lists, limiting them to a certain sum, and to link one marriage list to the other once the sum is reached. These are mainly furniture, tableware, leisure, tour operators …

Some brands, present throughout France, have largely confirmed their expertise while continuing to improve their services.

Art galleries are becoming more and more receptive to the possibility of buying a canvas or sculpture through wedding lists. Still need to be sure that the price will be paid by donors, otherwise the couple will supplement and sometimes expensive.

Wedding and party professionals

The happy parents of the couple often take care of the preparations and find themselves in a problem where they have to combine both the ideal place, the unforgettable meal and the perfect atmosphere. In other words, how to organize the party without breaking the bank while having fun?

The place, the schedule, the number of guests , the chosen formula (aperitif followed by a traditional dinner, cocktail …) condition the budget. Contrary to what one might think, the formula of the meal in the restaurant is not the most expensive: the price agreed in advance will be without surprise, and it will remain, the day comes, only to set foot under the table.

The only drawbacks are the time limit (usually 2 in the morning) and the need to pay a “corkage fee” (€ 3 to € 8 per bottle) if you want to bring your own champagne. This right is claimed by the caterer or restaurateur if you bring your own wine or champagne. In exchange, the service provider undertakes to unblock them and serve them to your guests. An exchange of good practices that money … Learn before, because not all do and it can come back quite expensive. It is better to predict it.

Renting a room and using a caterer offer more freedom, but require more effort. All kinds of rooms are thus put on the market of the wedding, which must be visited then book well in advance. They are often equipped with tables and chairs, with kitchen, refrigerators and even utensils. The bride and groom and their families take care of the decoration, the flowers, the orchestra, etc.

The chosen caterer deals with the feast and the material. When the room is empty, the list is impressive: tables, chairs, buffet, tablecloths, napkins, cutlery, plate warmers, tent and floor if the reception takes place in a garden. But most caterers detail every item: the cocktail, the meal, the drinks, the equipment and the staff.

Whatever the caterer, all the refinements are possible, from the theme buffet to exotic fresh fruits and fluo-colored dragees, to the cascade of champagne and the release of live butterflies … as long as there is put the price.

The photographer or the cameraman insure your memory. Better not to rely on a friendly person from the entourage who would offer his services and hire a professional whose style is appropriate. The photographs fix for ever the commitment of the spouses, the emotion and the smiles of an exceptional day that will undoubtedly delight future generations. It remains to find the best, at the height of your budget.

The professional had the advantage of identifying the best angles and lights; he follows the wedding, precedes him at the exit of the church, organizes the shots of group … A visual conductor who works so fast that he will propose the same evening an album of about fifty shots for a cost ranging from € 160 to € 770.

Une idée ingénieuse consiste à poser des appareils jetables sur chacune des tables pour que les invités prennent des photos forcément… originales.

Internet appears, again, very practical. On some sites, your photographer can create the photo album of your wedding whether it is equipped with a conventional or digital camera. With the help of a password, you and your relatives can freely view the photos and order the desired photos with just one click. You can also provide your pictures engraved on a CD-ROM and put them online on a site. From the beginning to the end of the wedding day, the flowers follow the bride and groom. The journey begins with the bouquet of the bride who, according to tradition, must be ordered and offered by her future husband. The bride and groom must find flowers pretty much all the way.

At the town hall:
Bouquets transportable by the florist or a person in charge of the flowers will give a small intimate atmosphere to the civil ceremony.

At the church:
With the consent of the priest, the same person will place bouquets first on the altar, then in two vases on either side of the altar. Finally she will hang small bouquets at the end of the benches with ribbons. The ultimate is the shower of rose petals at the exit of the church.

If you can do without flowers at the town hall and church, it is impossible not to decorate the reception room. The ideal being to put a large bouquet to garnish the buffet, to align centerpieces composed of not too fragrant flowers, including a larger one will garnish the wedding table. Cost: about 40 € to 60 € per centerpiece, about 110 € the bouquet of the buffet.

Three main types of bouquets for your wedding

The discreet bouquet:
A fashionable in the 30s, it accommodates small fragrant flowers such as syringe and muget or other fragile foliage. To reinforce it, one resorts to a meticulous assembly on wire.

The bouquet in cascade:
From the beginning of the XXth century, bouquets went down from the waist to the feet of the brides. Imposing, they consist of gardenias, ferns and intertwined plants in “love knot”.

The bouquet in sheaf:
For several years, this tendency persists. Large sheaves mixed with a mass of foliage that the bride holds with open arms.