Monthly Archives: April 2009

Advice: Wedding Stationery Definitions A-I

When shopping for your wedding invitations, you will encounter some terms you may not be familiar with. Here are a few things you will need to know to make the right choice for your invitations: Announcement-This card announces the marriage to those not invited to attend the ceremony or following a civil ceremony. It is
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The Bride: The Wedding Veil

The tradition on the wedding veil dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. They were wary of evil spirits and demons, so to ward off these evil spirits the bride would cover herself in brightly colored veils. Others believe wearing the veil stems from the time of arranged marriages. The father of the bride
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Traditions: The Wedding Party

In ancient times, brides were thought to be particularly vulnerable to evil spirits, so in order to protect the bride, her friends dressed in outfits very similar to the bride’s and acted as decoys to confuse the evil spirits. It was once common for the bride and groom, as well as their friends, to walk
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The Bride: The Wedding Dress

The white wedding dress hasn’t always been the first choice for a bride. In ancient times, brides dressed in brilliant colors, especially red or yellow. In biblical times, the color of choice was blue because it symbolized purity. Until the 1900’s most brides did not have a special dress for their wedding day. They simply
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Rings: The Engagement Ring

It used to be when a man wanted to get married, he would give his intended’s family something of great value as a sign of his wish to marry her. If the woman accepted his gift, it signified their pledge to marry and it was considered a legally binding contract. In ancient times, the betrothal
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Inspiration: Halloween Themed Wedding – Part 1

If you are planning your wedding for late October, consider having a Halloween themed event. Imagine glowing candles, carved jack-o-lanterns, dried cornstalks and flowers on a moonlit night. Most people can easily turn a Halloween party into a wedding; however, consider adding some polish to this special night. Here are some suggestions that incorporate elegance
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