Monthly Archives: January 2009

Flowers: Wedding Flowers and Bridal Bouquet

From the earliest times, brides have carried bunches of fragrant herbs and flowers or adorned their hair with flowers on their wedding day.  Bouquets were first used in medieval times and consisted of herbs and roots to ward off evil spirits.  Later, brides added fragrant flowers to their bouquet to help disguise body odors, since
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Stationery: Choosing Color for Wedding Invitations Part 2

Do not be afraid to ask for advice from friends and family members, especially the bridesmaids. Bridesmaids love to get involved with decisions, and there is no need to keep all of your wedding invitation choices a secret. Once you have it narrowed down to a few top choices, poll your bridesmaids to see what they
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Stationery: Choosing Color for Wedding Invitation Part 1

Wedding invitations are available in many styles and color options. Colors are an important aspect to consider when making your wedding invitation decision. Designing your own wedding invitation or choosing one of the stock invitation choices, color is important. Some brides choose simply white invitations, others use the colors of their wedding and some just
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Bridal Showers: Parties with a Purpose – Part 2

If you are planning a shower, one of the first things you will need to decide is what kind of shower to have. Are you going to have an all-girls shower or a co-ed shower? Barbecues are popular for co-ed parties. Guys are not usually interested in the gifts received and might get bored during
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Bridal Showers: Parties with a Purpose

Have you ever asked yourself what is the purpose of a bridal shower? Do you think is just another way for the bride to accumulate more gifts? Are you planning a shower and need some advice? Here is a little history and some advise for planning a bridal shower. A bridal shower is a way
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The Wedding Day: How the Wedding Colors Began

The idea of having different colors for your wedding is not a new one. The tradition of wedding colors dates back several centuries. Legend says that the bride, groom and the wedding party used to walk to the church together. In order to trick rejected suitors and evil wishers who wanted to kidnap the bride
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Cake: Choosing the Cake Topper

Centuries ago, there was a baker’s daughter who was about to be married and wished to have a perfect emblem of her marriage. She asked her father to help her find the perfect symbol in order to indicate the love between her and the groom. After careful deliberation, the father finally came up with something
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Etiquette: Wedding Guests Do’s and Don’ts Part 2

The Reception When you arrive at the reception, do not hit the buffet line as soon as you get there. The bride and groom always go first, followed by the wedding party. It is also rude to eat and run. Avoid leaving the reception before the dancing or post-dinner activities. If you have somewhere else to
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Etiquette: Wedding Guests Do’s and Don’ts Part 1

If you have not been to a wedding in a long time, or have never attended one, you may be asking yourself questions on what you should and should not do at a wedding. So here are a few tips on what is expected: Invitation to the Wedding: When you receive a wedding invitation, do not assume you
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Etiquette: How to Avoid Invitation Mistakes Part 4

Make sure you order enough wedding invitations. It is recommended that you order at least 25 more invitations than you think you will need. You never know when additional guests are going to be added to your guest list, so it is important to have a buffer in case your list increases. And do not forget to
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