Monthly Archives: June 2012

Reception: Reception Beverages

You should never consider having a cash bar at your wedding reception unless absolutely necessary.  Your wedding guests should not have to pay for their own drinks.  If you find that you cannot afford to host an open bar reception, then choose to serve only wine and beer or a festive punch.  You may offer
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Planning: Photography and Videography

A professional photographer is NOT necessarily a wedding photographer.  True wedding photographers are able to tell a “story” with their photographs. If you have the opportunity to attend a Bridal Show, you will have the chance to meet several wedding photographers with a variety of sample albums for you to look through.  This is a
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Reception: You Might be a Bridezilla . . .

If your maid-of-honor changes her telephone number and does not give you the new one. If you decide to gain weight just so your parents will buy you a different wedding gown. If getting caught by a red light on your way to the nail salon cause your blood pressure to rise. If no one
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Stationery: Popular Wedding Invitation Trends

The task of choosing your perfect wedding invitation can be rather daunting.  There are so many to choose from; here are some trends to help guide you. In today’s society people are “going green;” wedding invitations are no different.  There are now a wide variety of eco friendly invitations to choose from.  For example, there
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Budget: Everyday Etiquette – Bridesmaids & Expenses

Question: Who pays for the bridesmaids dresses? Tammy The Everyday Etiquette Answer: Dear Tammy, Traditionally, the bridesmaids and maid/matron of honor pay for their dresses. With this in mind, being considerate of their budgets is very important. If you find a dress you really love and it is expensive, maybe you can help pay for
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Etiquette: Common Wedding Invitation Wording Mistakes Part 3

Grammar: Remember that pronouns should be consistent throughout the invitation.  If you are using first person pronouns (I, we, us, our and me) use them everywhere.  If using third person pronouns (them, they, their) use them everywhere.  It is bad etiquette to mix first and third person pronouns.  Do not use punctuation, such as commas
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Wedding Styles: Formal or Informal

Very Formal Wedding Attire: This style of wedding adheres to strict wedding etiquette.  The wedding gown should be elegant and traditional, with a long train and veil in a complementary length for the bride.  6-12 bridesmaids wearing floor-length dresses.  Mothers of the bridge and groom also wear floor-length dresses.  The groom and all the men
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The Bride: Bridal Shower

It is believed that the first bridal “shower” took place during the 18th century in the Netherlands, when a bride’s father did not approve of his daughter’s choice for a husband.  She was in love with the local miller.  Her father refused to give his daughter the traditional dowry, which was ruining her chance to
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