Monthly Archives: March 2013

Etiquette: Wedding Gift Etiquette

As with most aspects of a wedding there is “etiquette” for receiving gifts, and these rules are as basic as the manners we all learn as small children. It is not polite to ask for a gift and when you do receive a gift, be sure to say “thank you”. Unfortunately, it seems that these
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Mix it Up: Four Cheese Spinach Dip

Gather Supplies: (makes about 4 servings) 8 ounces of cream cheese, room temperature 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoons freshly grated Romano cheese 2 Tablespoons red bell pepper, very finely chopped 2 green onions, finely chopped 1 cup of wilted fresh baby spinach, squeezed dry and chopped (or frozen and thawed) 1/2 cup grated medium Cheddar
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News & Press: Congratulations Facebook Contest Winners!

You may have heard of The American Wedding’s Facebook page and if you’ve visited it recently, you will have seen hundreds of photos! Last month we had a great contest for five winners to get the chance of winner $100 to The American Wedding! The response to our Engagement Photo Contest was exciting! We received
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Wording Dilemma: Listing the Deceased

Q: My father passed away several years ago. I’m currently planning my wedding and I’d like to honor him in as many ways as possible. I want to include his name on my wedding invitation, but I’m not sure how to appropriately word it. Can you help?     –Andrea in CO A: First of
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Kasey + Adam: Classmates to Soulmates

As diligent students at Cornell, Kasey and Adam had eight(!) classes together — and noticed one another from across the lecture hall — before finally meeting during their third(!) year. In January 2007, they were both biochemistry teaching assistants at the study center. Kasey sneakily signed up for the same shifts as Adam, and over the
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Flowers: Wedding Flower Checklist

In addition to the flowers you will need for the wedding party and family members, you will need flowers for the ceremony and reception sites. Use this handy checklist when shopping for flowers so you’re sure not to forget anyone: Flowers for the Wedding Party: Bride’s Bouquet Tossing Bouquet Matron/Maid of Honor Bouquet Bridesmaid Bouquets
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Wedding Colors: Sunset at the Shore

Seafoam shades and warm oranges make for perfect summertime wedding inspiration.  You can design any of The Green Kangaroo’s beach wedding invitations with these hot colors!  (Pssst… don’t you love our NEW clementine shimmer paper?  It’s even prettier in person!) Pictured:    Textured White Printing Paper  |  Clementine Shimmer Paper (this one is new for 2013
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Style: Modern Garden Party

The weather is warming up and it will soon be time for mingling and laughing outdoors.  We love this modern garden party inspiration for a fun, simple, and minimalistic wedding on the lawn! Images:  Modern wedding cake  |  Gold painted animals  |  Succulent bridal bouquet  |  Garden lounge seating Congrats to last week’s winner: Tara
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Planning: Choosing the Wedding Date and Time

The wedding and the events leading up to the ceremony are steeped in ancient traditions. The month and day of a bride’s wedding was considered a very important decision. Many followed this rhyme when choosing their wedding month: Marry when the year is new, he’ll be loving, kind and true. When February birds do mate,
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