Monthly Archives: April 2009

Advice: Wedding Stationery Definitions L-Z

Layered Invitation-An invitation that consists of layers of paper tied or glued together. The top layer is usually made of transparent vellum and the bottom layer is a single panel card. The transparent vellum gives a muted version of the lower layer. Lined Envelope-A colored lining on the invitation’s inner envelope. Middle Panel Copy-It is
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Advice: Wedding Stationery Definitions A-I

When shopping for your wedding invitations, you will encounter some terms you may not be familiar with. Here are a few things you will need to know to make the right choice for your invitations: Announcement-This card announces the marriage to those not invited to attend the ceremony or following a civil ceremony. It is
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The Bride: The Wedding Veil

The tradition on the wedding veil dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. They were wary of evil spirits and demons, so to ward off these evil spirits the bride would cover herself in brightly colored veils. Others believe wearing the veil stems from the time of arranged marriages. The father of the bride
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Traditions: The Wedding Party

In ancient times, brides were thought to be particularly vulnerable to evil spirits, so in order to protect the bride, her friends dressed in outfits very similar to the bride’s and acted as decoys to confuse the evil spirits. It was once common for the bride and groom, as well as their friends, to walk
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The Bride: The Wedding Dress

The white wedding dress hasn’t always been the first choice for a bride. In ancient times, brides dressed in brilliant colors, especially red or yellow. In biblical times, the color of choice was blue because it symbolized purity. Until the 1900′s most brides did not have a special dress for their wedding day. They simply
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Cake: The Wedding Cake

The wedding cake has been a special part of wedding celebrations since the Roman era. The original wedding cakes were made of wheat flour, salt and water and made into loaves. The loaves were then broken over the bride’s head at the dose of the ceremony to bestow good luck and fertility to the newlyweds. Thought
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Rings: The Engagement Ring

It used to be when a man wanted to get married, he would give his intended’s family something of great value as a sign of his wish to marry her. If the woman accepted his gift, it signified their pledge to marry and it was considered a legally binding contract. In ancient times, the betrothal
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Inspiration: Halloween Themed Wedding – Part 3

Halloween Decorations: It is not hard to find Halloween decorations. Every store should carry sort assortment during the month of October. For a less commercialized atmosphere, you might prefer Halloween decorations from nature’s bounty. Create lovely centerpieces from pumpkins, dried flowers, and leaves. Or set an orange or black pillar candle in a hurricane lamp
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