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Archive for May, 2007

Smart Bridal Shower Tips

Instead of a shower guest book that people sign, try something more creative such as a wooden plate for guests to autograph with pain pens, or a champagne bottle that can be signed with metallic pens.
Mount a funny photo of the bride on a piece of matting or poster board, and have each guest […]

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Bridal Shower Theme Ideas

Send three recipe cards (or index cards) to each guest with their bridal shower invitation. Ask them to write down their favorite appetizer, entrée, and dessert recipe and to put their names and phone numbers on the recipe cards. At the shower, collect the cards and arrange them in a pretty recipe box to present […]

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Prenuptial Parties

Ahhh, the parties—and there will be many: one or more showers, the bachelor and bachelorette parties, the wedding rehearsal, and the rehearsal dinner, to name a few. But don’t worry: You and your fiancé are the stars of the show, and these festive events resolve around you. Just keep your sense of humor and your […]

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Wedding Planning - The Day of the Wedding

Have a “girls’ day” the day of the wedding (or the day before if you have an early morning wedding), during which you do things like getting your hair and makeup done together and indulging in other types of pampering such as massages, manicures, and pedicures.
Get dressed together as a wedding party. It is fun […]

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Wedding Planning - Groomsmen Pre-Wedding Activities

Your groom should plan a guys’ day of golf, touch football, sports bar outing, or some other activity to do together with his groomsmen before the wedding, so they can have a chance to bond and hang out apart from the actual wedding ceremony. This is especially important even though the groom obviously already is […]

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Wedding Invitation Etiquette: And The Unaccompanied Guest

Wedding Etiquette as an unaccompanied wedding guest has its own implications.
I have some direct experience with this issue. Not all that long ago, I was invited to my cousin’s son’s wedding.
The wedding ceremony was great, but I was one of the few guests who came alone.
I could have brought a guest, but I didn’t […]

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Wedding Etiquette: And Jewish Weddings

Wedding Etiquette for Jewish weddings encompasses some specific considerations and customs.
Deb from Beautiful Wedding Invitations offers some basic guidelines:
According to Jewish tradition, marriages are made in heaven. Men and women are brought together to marry one another by God himself. Men and women are joined together in marriage so in this tradition, the joining word […]

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Wedding Etiquette: And Roman Catholic Weddings

Wedding Etiquette for Roman Catholic weddings encompasses some specific considerations and customs.
Deb from Beautiful Wedding Invitations offers some basic guidelines:
“Weddings to be performed in the Catholic Church are to be publicly announced three times either from the pulpit or the church bulletin before the wedding,” she writes. “These are called banns.”
She then adds an important […]

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Wedding Invitation Etiquette: When Are Reception Cards Necessary?

Wedding Etiquette considerations sometimes involve whether or not to send reception cards.
Reception cards are not always necessary. Here is some information about when you should use them, and when you should not.
Reception cards are not necessary if the ceremony and the reception are being held at the same place there is room at the […]

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Wedding Invitation Etiquette: And Keeping Children Away

Concerned about Wedding Etiquette, a reader asks how a couple can indicate that children are not to attend their wedding, without being obstinate about it.
“There are a lot of children in our extended families and as much as we love them, we really want our wedding to be a formal event and having children there, […]

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