Monthly Archives: September 2009

Invitation Etiquette: Monograms

After featuring a new monogram wedding invitation on the blog last week, we started thinking about the questions that crop up when monogramming is considered for wedding stationery. Brides often wonder if it is appropriate (or even bad luck!) to use the new married initial prior to the wedding ceremony. Traditional etiquette considers the use of
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Inspiration: A Christmas Wedding Story

As children, we all have attended weddings of couples that were friends or co-workers of our parents. Here is the story on one such Christmas wedding: The announcement arrived just a few days before Thanksgiving, inviting the entire family, all six of us,  to attend a wedding and reception. My mother read the invitation and
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Flowers: Breakaway Bouquet

The tradition of the bride tossing her bridal bouquet to a crowd of single female wedding guests is a long standing one. Some brides even order two bouquets from the florist, one to keep, and the other to toss. The tossing bouquet is usually a smaller version of the original one. Lately, a new and
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Planning: Fun and Flair

No two weddings are alike. Weddings are events that should exude the personalities of the bride, as well as the groom. Often the smallest details are those that your guests most notice. Consider using feathers in all of the floral arrangements. The light weight effect and gentle movement of the feathers will add to the
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Ceremony: Joyful Celebration

Your wedding will undoubtedly bring on a wide array of emotions for everyone involved. There will be moments of extreme happiness, uncontrollable excitement, high levels of stress and sometimes even sadness. If you have lost a loved one recently, that loss will be felt very keenly during this time of family togetherness and celebration. If
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Invitation Etiquette: The Engagement Party Invitation

I recently spoke to a bride who was s-t-r-e-s-s-e-d about getting her registry completed, though her wedding was still 12 months away. Turned out, she thought she needed to get it completed before her engagement party so the hosts could include her registry information on the invitation. What? Engagement parties are not, I repeat, not
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Planning: The Candy Corner

There is an extremely popular trend emerging from the New England area of the United States, referred to as a Candy Station. This is an especially big hit at child friendly wedding receptions.  And yes — there ARE child friendly wedding receptions!  These Candy Stations can be as elaborate, or as simple as your style
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Inside Scoop: What is a “Pocket” Invitation?

One of the most popular trends in wedding invitations is the pocket style invitation. A pocket invitation provides an elegant holder for the various pieces of stationery that may arrive with a typical wedding invitation. It’s a handy yet lovely way for guests to keep items such as maps, reception information, and response cards neatly
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Planning: Your Wedding Program

A wedding program was virtually unheard of a few years ago. When they first became popular, there were usually a bi-fold bulletin type paper with some sort of wedding picture on the cover, and a list of the names of the wedding party on the inside. Today, couples are being much more creative when it
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Traditions: The Newlywed Shower

A once long standing tradition that seems to be fading fast, is the shower of rice over the newlywed couple. Rice is a symbol of abundance and fertility. It also represents prosperity and good fortune. Traditionally, this shower was done after the reception, once the bride and groom had changed into their “going away” attire,
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