Monthly Archives: April 2012

Flowers: The Bridal Bouquet

When selecting the perfect flowers for your wedding, you may be interested to know that flowers have special meanings.  The following list includes some of the most popular flowers used in weddings today. Your wedding is the perfect time to indulge yourself with flowers that are special to you.  Not everyone will be aware of
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Planning: Wedding Music

You will probably have music before, during and after the wedding; selecting the appropriate music will enhance your ceremony.  Before selecting any musical pieces, please check with the officiant in charge of the ceremony because some religions have strict guidelines concerning secular music.  Contact the music director or organist of the ceremony site; they may have
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Traditions: The History of the Engagement and Wedding Rings

Archduke Maximilian of Austria presented the first known “official” engagement ring to Mary of Burgundy, on August 17, 1477.  During the 15th century, monarchs in Europe embraced the diamond as the seal to their future wives, due to its enduring qualities.  Ancient belief held that the diamond was the perfect stone because its sparkle symbolized
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Ceremony: Where to Hold the Ceremony?

During ancient times, the most sacred place for a wedding was someplace created by nature, like a hilltop or a mountainside where heaven and earth meet.  As people came to believe in one deity, they built houses of worship, and their sacred places came to include those churches, cathedrals, temples and synagogues.  The bride and
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Stationery: Writing Thank You Notes

Your wedding invitations are out and the wedding gifts begin to arrive. It’s time to begin the monumental task of writing thank you notes. Do not think you have to wait until after the wedding to get started. You can jump right in, writing and mailing thank you cards as the gifts arrive. If you
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Stationery: What is the Purpose of a Reception Card?

The purpose of the reception card is to invite guests to your reception, let them know what type of reception it is, where it is being held and the time it starts.  It is never proper to announce this information on the invitation itself.  The reception card is enclosed with the invitation. Set the tone:
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Flowers: Summer Outdoor Wedding Flower Ideas

When it comes to wedding flowers, remember that you are not confined to cut flowers, especially if your wedding is outdoors. Take your tone from the surroundings. Visit a nearby plant nursery and choose from plants in bloom for your outdoor flower decor. Hanging baskets, with the hangers removed of course, can make stunning centerpieces,
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Flowers: Flower Ideas for a Summer Wedding

A summer bride is a lucky bride when it comes to picking flowers for the arrangements and bouquets. It is always cheapest to choose flowers that are in season, and the summer season offers an incredibly diverse array of blooms. From the lilies of the field to hothouse roses, there are flowers that will suit
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Wedding Invitation Etiquette: Respond Cards and Envelopes

A wedding invitation is always a welcome site in the mailbox. However, if proper wedding invitation etiquette is not followed, problems can arise. When sending out wedding invitations, take extra care to not confuse or possibly insult your guests. Following proper wedding invitation etiquette and protocol is crucial to not giving anyone the wrong impression.
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Stationery: What is the Purpose of a Respond Card?

The respond card, or RSVP, is a handy card to have when you need to have an accurate count of how many people will be attending your wedding and reception. The card should contain the following information: An opening line. Example: “Please respond on or before…” or “Kindly respond on or before…” The date you
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