Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Wedding Day: Wedding Gift Registries

Registering for wedding gifts has become very popular with today’s bride and groom. A registry is a great convenience for the couple and the guests. It certainly reduces the change of receiving multiple crystal bowls and gives the guest an idea of the couples’ taste. So…it is a win-win for all concerned. However, there is
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Etiquette: The Art of Thanking

Don’t be one of those brides who think that just because she is getting married, people should shower her with gifts and not expect anything in return. Show your gratitude by sending out a thank you card. It’s a great way to show your appreciation for the gift they gave as well as the thoughtfulness
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Etiquette: Is a Receiving Line Necessary?

The short answer is yes and no. Although the traditional receiving line is still done at most weddings, there are alternatives. The first alternative is unconventional, but very well received. After the bride and groom have been pronounced husband and wife, they walk to the back of the church and the wedding party follows them
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Rings: Wedding Ring Alternatives

Traditionally, the diamond is the expected gem used in an engagement ring. Diamonds are very beautiful gems, but many couples opt for gems with more personal meaning such as a birthstone or favorite gem. Opals and pearls are also striking. You may like the idea of using the settings from an heirloom ring and replacing
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Stationery: The History of Wedding Invitations – Part 3

Read Part 1 | Part 2 People have always wanted to celebrate important events with family and friends, but it wasn’t always as easy as it is today to inform them of those events. The Modern Era Following World War II, incomes for many families increased dramatically, creating an explosion of the middle class. This
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Stationery: The History of Wedding Invitations – Part 2

Read Part 1 People have always wanted to celebrate important events with family and friends, but it wasn’t always as easy as it is today to inform them of those events. The Colonial Period and Victorian Era In the early 1600s, as newspapers began to appear throughout Europe and in the American colonies, wedding announcements
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