Monthly Archives: January 2009

Etiquette: How to Avoid Invitation Mistakes Part 3

Never list or mention a deceased parent (or other close relative) on your wedding invitations. Your wedding is supposed to be a day of joy, and you do not want to bring your guests down by mentioning someone who has passed on. You can honor that person during your ceremony by lighting a candle in remembrance,
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Etiquette: How to Avoid Invitation Mistakes Part 2

If parents are hosting (paying) for the wedding, do not forget to incorporate their names into the wedding invitation. If the bride’s parents are hosting, you could word your invitation as follows: Mr. and Mrs. John Smith request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Mary Anne to Mr. Robert Alan Johnston etc.
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Traditions: Wedding Customs of Other Countries Part 2

Ireland: A swatch of Irish lace sewn into the bride’s wedding gown is thought to bring good luck. Italy: There are no old shoes or clanging cans on the rear bumper of the newlywed’s car. Instead, the front grill is decorated with flowers and ribbons to symbolize the way to a happy life together. Japan:
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Traditions: Wedding Customs of Other Countries Part 1

We all can go back in our family history and find a culture that we are connected to. Here are a few customs that you may want to consider. Africa: In some African ceremonies the couple’s wrists are bound together by plaited grasses. Belgium: The bride’s mother presents her daughter with a handkerchief with her
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Stationery: Wedding Invitation Ideas

Looking through a wedding catalog can be kind of intimidating at times. There are so many wedding invitations to choose from. How can you decide which one will be right for you and your wedding? Take it a step at a time. Use the process of elimination. Once you have decided between tri-fold, bi-fold, single panel,
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Planning: Thoughts for a Wedding Program

Inevitably, there is a blank page in the traditional wedding program. If you find there is room on the back, add a few famous quotes regarding love and marriage. You may have a few favorites in mind right now. If not, here are some for your consideration. A successful marriage requires falling in love many
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