Monthly Archives: September 2009

Invitation Etiquette: Monograms

After featuring our new Preppy Monogram invitation on the blog last week, we started thinking about the questions that crop up when monogramming is considered for wedding stationery. Brides often wonder if it is appropriate (or even bad luck!) to use the new married initial prior to the wedding ceremony. Traditional etiquette considers the use
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Inspiration: A Christmas Wedding Story

As children, we all have attended weddings of couples that were friends or co-workers of our parents. Here is the story on one such Christmas wedding: The announcement arrived just a few days before Thanksgiving, inviting the entire family, all six of us,  to attend a wedding and reception. My mother read the invitation and
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Flowers: Breakaway Bouquet

The tradition of the bride tossing her bridal bouquet to a crowd of single female wedding guests is a long standing one. Some brides even order two bouquets from the florist, one to keep, and the other to toss. The tossing bouquet is usually a smaller version of the original one. Lately, a new and
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Featured Site: Style Me Pretty

Our Facebook fans already know how much we ADORE the Style Me Pretty Web site, which is aptly tagged as “obsessions for brides.” Yes, some of us are obsessed! And when one of our obsessions takes notice of lil’ ole’ us on their uber-popular bridal blog, we get pretty giddy! You will adore browsing through
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Planning: Fun and Flair

No two weddings are alike. Weddings are events that should exude the personalities of the bride, as well as the groom. Often the smallest details are those that your guests most notice. Consider using feathers in all of the floral arrangements. The light weight effect and gentle movement of the feathers will add to the
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Design Inspiration: Preppy Monogram

TGK has just launched another new invitation in our Frugal Collection – The Preppy Monogram! This new design pairs the timeless class of a traditional monogram with modern, clean lines and wee, funky dots. What’s not to love? Shown here in navy and lime green ink, the Preppy Monogram Invitation can be customized in a
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Ceremony: Joyful Celebration

Your wedding will undoubtedly bring on a wide array of emotions for everyone involved. There will be moments of extreme happiness, uncontrollable excitement, high levels of stress and sometimes even sadness. If you have lost a loved one recently, that loss will be felt very keenly during this time of family togetherness and celebration. If
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Invitation Etiquette: The Engagement Party Invitation

I recently spoke to a bride who was s-t-r-e-s-s-e-d about getting her registry completed, though her wedding was still 12 months away. Turned out, she thought she needed to get it completed before her engagement party so the hosts could include her registry information on the invitation. What? Engagement parties are not – I repeat,
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Reception: Light it Up!

Correct lighting in any space can make a world of difference, and is the one thing that can make design come to life. Not everyone can afford elaborate lighting, but it doesn’t have to be expensive to be effective. Simply using an up-light on the ceremony area will draw attention to you, and away from
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Featured Site: Wedding Aces

Wedding Aces is a fabulous new online community dedicated to – you guessed it! – everything about weddings! It’s made up of some of the best vendors in the industry who provide scads of valuable advice, information, and ideas relating to their particular specialty. TGK’s inimitable owners, Kristen and Melissa, were recently asked to join
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