Planning ideas

One of the things you'll want to spend time on when you're arranging a christening is the gown your baby is going to wear. Traditionally both boys and girls will wear a white or cream long, lace dress. If you follow tradition at least your life will be made easier by knowing what type of dress you are looking to buy. So what are your options?   Traditional   You might have a christening gown that has been in your family for a few generations and if so, it can be a really lovely touch to wear this. If the…
As a mum who is organising her daughters christening it stands to reason that you are going to want to look great. You and your daughter are going to be the centre of attention all day with lots of photos taken, so you'll want something that looks fantastic.   A Dress   If you want to wear a dress then you'll find that there are lots of them to choose from. A big factor in what you decide to wear will be the time of year - you're not going to want to wear a little, flowy dress if the…
In some families the Christening gown has become something of a family heirloom. It is not unusual to find a treasured Christening gown being reused through generations of the same family, and has almost become a symbol of the close family bonds and links that have been forged over the years. If this is the case with your own family, then it will go without saying that you will not have to worry about sorting out a Christening outfit for your own children as this cherished gown will be made available for you too.   However, after many years of…
The Christening of your baby is an important milestone in their life, and it is one to be celebrated with close family and friends. Quite often parents will like to mark the occasion by throwing a Christening party and include family and friends that may not have been invited to the Christening ceremony, but want them to feel like a part of the occasion without being left out.   With adults and children invited along to the celebration, it can sometimes be a bit of a nightmare to cater for everyone's tastes. However, everyone loves the idea of an old-fashioned…
Just like with any large family celebration, one of the most important things of organizing a christening is planning the budget.  It’s useful to think out and write down a detailed allocation of funds by making a preliminary estimate for the celebration. Seeing the figures on paper will be much more convenient that keeping them in your head; this way you can be sure that you didn’t miss anything and you will see how much preparations for the christening will cost you.   Planning will go much more smoothly once you have a list of your planned expenses; you will…
Whether the course of the christening day is planned out in full detail or left to happen spontaneously depends on each family’s traditions and disposition. There are people who like everything to take place according to a set plan, so they plan everything, including celebrations, with complete precision.  Others don’t concern themselves over details, and, when planning events like christenings, only think over the key moments, and then just go with the flow, without being afraid of improvising and being spontaneous. However, even the latter are faced with various questions: where to start, how not to forget anything, how to…
These days, the art of making and decorating christening cakes has become so perfected that the cake can be considered not only one of the primary  christening treats, but one of the most important decorative accents as well. It’s even hard to say what determines the selection of the christening cake more – its flavor or its beauty. Probably the best result is obtained when both of these things are coordinated equally.    It is popular to decorate the christening cake with symbols of childhood – baby shoes, flowers, little animals, a baby figure with the baby’s name, and so…
Radiant whiteness and details crafted with a special technique are what make the “Loiret” dress such a success. The flowers that have “blossomed” on the linen dress and head band require meticulous work – each petal is embroidered separately, then cut out and arranged to form a flower. These flowers give the garment a special lavishness which is highlighted even more by the puckered sleeves and hemline.   White puckered socks would look just lovely with this dress. The shoes should also be the same color. This dress is appropriate for any christening, and simply priceless if you are having…
For those who appreciate the classic whiteness that is the hallmark of christenings, there is “Mira” – a fancy summer christening dress. Production of this dress really does require quite a bit of work – each butterfly is embroidered individually with a sewing machine, and then cut out and sewn by hand to the dress and the head band. To highlight the impression of lightness, the dress features a waved hemline. The waist can be adjusted with the sash on the back.   This impressive piece from the AngelusAlbus collection is perfect for celebrating a butterfly-themed christening or for those…
In this year’s collection, AngelusAlbus paid tribute to whimsical vividness with the “Aube” and “Nile” designs, which are embellished with red details. These christening clothes are perfect for a strawberry or lady bug themed christening celebration, or for anyone who just likes bright accents.    For the little gentleman, the collection has a versatile linen suit, the whiteness of which is enhanced by a matching red neck scarf and pocket square. The dress and head band set for the little lady, which stands out for its meticulously crafted fabric flowers, also features this playful combination of red and white. The…