Monthly Archives: July 2012

Etiquette: Etiquette for Addressing Inner and Outer Envelopes

If you have ordered your wedding invitations already, you have probably noticed that there are two different envelopes to use.  First, there is the outer envelope used for mailing.  Everything else goes inside this envelope.  Names and addresses are to be completely spelled out; no abbreviations are to be used.  The wording can either be
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Budget: Tips on Cheap Wedding Favors

It seems these days that people go to weddings expecting to get some kind of wedding favor.  Wedding favors can range from the little bottles of bubbles to candy, matches, magnets, memo pads and candles.  The problem then becomes buying enough favors for all of the guests and still remaining within your budget.  Here are five
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The Wedding Day: A Tuxedo or Not

In 1866, Griswold Lorillard, a wealthy tobacco heir, shocked the guests gathered for the annual Autumn Ball of the Tuxedo Park Country Club in Tuxedo, New York, when he arrived to the ball wearing a tail-less black dinner jacket.  Mr. Lorillard explained that he had the coat tailor made after a close friend had given
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Etiquette: Proper Etiquette for a Traditional Receiving Line

Most newlywed couples prefer to have the receiving line immediately following the ceremony and not at the reception venue.  Most churches and other wedding sites will have an area large enough to accommodate the traditional receiving line. Based on the custom of the wedding being hosted by the bride’s parents, the traditional order of the
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Budget: Tips for Saving Money on Invitations

Most of us try to plan our wedding with some sort of budget in mind.  Here are a few tips to help you save some money on your wedding invitations and help you stay within your budget. Shop around for your invitations.  Do not just buy them from the first bridal catalog you get.  You would
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Budget: How Much is the Whole Thing Going to Cost?

The two major highlights of any wedding weekend are the ceremony and the reception.  The expenses included for the ceremony will be the fee for the site, clergy payment, music and custodial feels.  Expenses for the reception will include food, drinks, entertainment and venue charges.  In most cases the reception will be the most expensive
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The Wedding Day: Kinds of Gifts for the Bridal Party

It is customary for the bride and groom to get the bridal party some sort of bridal party gift to thank them for being a part of the ceremony and helping celebrate the big day.  The gifts do not have to be outrageous or expensive; something simple and heartfelt will suffice. For the bridesmaids, you can
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