The Bride

The Bride: Sweets for the Sweet

Here is an ideal and fun way for any bride to convey her affection for her attendants. Spend an afternoon with “just the girls” and let them know how much you appreciate their participation in your wedding plans. In the early twentieth century a different type of party gained popularity — it was called the
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The Bride: Mother of the Bride – Choosing Dress Tips

Choosing the wedding dress is one of the most important if not the most important fashion decision you will ever make. For your mom, choosing what to wear at her daughter’s wedding is equally a very important decision. Following these simple tips should ensure both you and your mother look your absolute best on such
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The Bride: Bridal Shower Menu – Part 2

Because there is always some sort of punch at a bridal shower, we just had to share with you a recipe. You don’t have to have it, but it just seems like a staple at bridal showers and it always seems to go over well. Bridal Shower Punch 2 quarts of your choice flavored sherbet
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The Bride: Bridal Shower Menu – Part 1

Quite often bridal showers are hosted at a time of day that isn’t necessarily meal time. But you may want just a little something to nibble on. What foods should you offer to your guests? It can be difficult to decide what to serve at your get together. You don’t want your guests to go
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The Bride: A Groom Shower?

Setting up a household takes more than kitchen ware, linens and decorative items.  Tools are necessary to keep any home up and running.  But when was the last time a bride open a hammer as a shower gift and was happy about it? Why not start a tradition in your area by hosting a “Boy
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The Bride: A Shower to Remember

There is a popular trend these days to choose a theme for the bridal shower.  Here are a few options to consider, or be creative and come up with your own unique theme. Alphabet Shower: Each guest should bring a gift that starts with a letter that was assigned to that guest on the invitation. 
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The Bride: Some Wedding Thoughts – Bridal Shower

The custom of the bridal shower is said to have grown out of earlier dowry practices, when a poor woman’s family might not have the money to provide a dowry for her, or when a father refused to give his daughter her dowry because he did not approve of the marriage. In such situations, friends of
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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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The Bride: Preserving Your Wedding Dress

Since your wedding dress will be one of the most important purchases for your wedding, you will want to protect that investment by having it professionally cleaned and prepared for storage. Whether your dress was informal, designer, off the rack or worn on the beach, there is more to storing it than placing it in
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