Monthly Archives: February 2009

Inspiration: Medieval Theme Wedding Part 5

Medieval Wedding Invitations The most appropriate type of invitation for a medieval wedding is one made of ivory or beige parchment paper, with the announcement handwritten or printed in black calligraphy ink. The paper can be rolled and tied with a ribbon, napkin-like ring, or sealed with a gold seal or hot wax. This type
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Inspiration: Medieval Theme Wedding Part 4

The Wedding Dress and Costumes A medieval wedding dress and groom’s attire are essential. Your attire will all depend on whether you are planning on a peasant style or royalty style (or in between) wedding. For the royal look, women should wear Victorian style dresses and the men should wear doublets, breeches and hose. The
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Inspiration: Medieval Theme Wedding Part 3

Medieval Theme Wedding Favors and Decorations Once you have decided upon a location, the style of wedding, what you and your guests will be wearing, and the menu has been planned, it is now time to turn your attention to decorating. How do you decorate that sparse reception room? What would be a great wedding
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Inspiration: Medieval Theme Wedding Part 2

Medieval Wedding Ceremony and Reception Sites One of the most difficult aspects of having a medieval wedding in our modern world is finding a suitable location. Look for old, gothic type churches, historical buildings, Tudor style homes or large open park areas or gardens. With some clever decorating, you can make almost any location have
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Inspiration: Medieval Theme Wedding Part 1

The medieval era began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire around 400 A.D. and lasted throughout the 1300s. Medieval knights in shining armor, Camelot, the Canterbury Tales and the Crusades marked the medieval period. When planning for a medieval wedding theme, you will need to decide the following: Where will it be held?
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Etiquette: Everyday Etiquette – Placement of Tissues

Question: We are sending wedding announcements after our destination wedding. We are also adding a card with our At Home Address. When we stuff the envelope should we place the tissue on top of everything or between the announcement and the At Home card? The Everyday Etiquette Answer: First of all, I send my congratulations
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Etiquette: Everyday Etiquette – Parents Names on Invitations

Question: On the wedding invitations wording is it proper to put the fathers full name or is it okay to just put the middle initial…for example:Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Greene   or should it beMr. & Mrs. Robert Edward Greene? Thanks,Linda The Everyday Etiquette Answer: Linda, If you want to follow traditional wedding invitation etiquette,
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Stationery: Types of Invitations

Single Panel Card – A simple, unfolded one-sided card. This is a simpler and more economical invitation style. Overlay Invitation – An invitation, usually a single panel card, that has an overlay of vellum. The invitation text can either be printed directly on the vellum then attached to the card or the text can be
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