Traditions

Planning: Old Wedding Poem – Part 2

Some brides are lucky enough to have an heirloom in their family that everyone uses as their something old or something borrowed. Here are some ideas to use if you don’t have an heirloom, or want a little extra continuity or happiness for good measure. Pieces of a family members wedding dress or veil- Chances
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Planning: Old Wedding Poem – Part 1

An old English rhyme has been guiding brides for years past and will guide them for years to come. Wedding traditions and superstitions have come and gone and come back again. This one seems to be here to stay and has recently gained in popularity again. If you aren’t familiar with the poem it suggests
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Planning: December Wedding – Part 1

December is the last month of the year and also the coldest month for those of us here in the northern hemisphere. In latin decem means ten as usually the appearance of this month changed from month ten to month twelve. It had been previously the tenth month in the Roman calendar. This time of
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Flowers: November Weddings – Part 1

November is the eleventh month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. Previously in the Roman calendar this was the ninth month as novem means nine in Latin. No matter where you are here in the states chances are your weather has at least cooled down considerably. This is the month where most of us
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Planning: July Weddings

Per legend, July was renamed for Julius Caesar who was born in the month of July. Prior to the renaming it was called Quintilis and was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. July is considered the hottest month here in the northern hemisphere. It is also the second month of summer. The daylight
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Cake: Grooms Cakes

An older tradition that is making a huge comeback is the groom’s cake. These cakes are a tradition stemming from the southern United States. Typically this cake is placed next to the bride’s cake and later on in the evening the cake is often cut into individual pieces and placed into boxes. According to legend,
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Ceremony: The Wedding March – Song Suggestions and History

Recently, a friend planning her wedding asked my advice about what music should be played when she walks down the aisle. Somewhat a traditionalist, I suggested the "Bridal Chorus," which is more commonly known as "Here Comes the Bride." I was amazed when she told me an acquaintance at her church had suggested selecting something
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