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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Wedding Etiquette: Wedding Wardrobe Dictator

Q: I’m planning a nautical themed wedding and I really, really want all of my guests to wear either navy or green. I know it seems silly, but I think a cohesive look will really tie everything together. Can I note this request on my wedding invitation?  Is this acceptable?  — Veronica in MA A: Um,
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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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Wedding Flowers: Hello, my name is Hosta

Ahhh… summer.  Isn’t it just the best time of year?  Well, I think so, anyway.  Hi.  They call me Hosta.  I like a nice shady spot to hang out in during those long summer days.  I’m one of America’s favorite perennial plants because of my wonderful leaves…they can be different sizes, shapes, textures, and colors. 
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Uncategorized: Unique Wedding Rings For Men

Selecting wedding rings is a very important part of any wedding process, but more often than not it’s a bit more fun for the bride than the groom. Not only is the bride excited about her engagement ring, but it’s usually a bit easier for a woman to have fun with jewelry options than a
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Lindsay + Austin: Homegrown Love

Middle school is a rough and awkward time for pretty much everyone — not exactly where you expect to meet your soulmate. But anything can happen! Annapolis natives Lindsay and Austin became friends in the eighth grade. Though they remained friends throughout the years, their romance didn’t begin until Lindsay’s junior year of college. Austin
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