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Archive for July, 2007

White or Ivory Wedding Dress

Traditionally a bride would wear a white wedding dress if it was her first marriage and an ivory dress for any marriages thereafter. Many people would actually consider it inappropriate to wear a white wedding dress if this is the brides second time around? Or perhaps it’s her third, fourth or fifth time around.
Well, the […]

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Buy, Rent, Borrow or Make the Dress?

To buy or not to buy?.. That is the question.
For some people there’s no question at all. For others, it can be a dilemma, especially when getting caught up in the excitement of it all.
When it comes to your wedding dress you have four main options, each having their own advantages and disadvantages.
#1 Buy
#2 Borrow
#3 […]

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Modern Twists on Traditional Weddings

When planning your wedding ceremony, what style of wedding are you considering? Weddings of the new millennium have no hard-and-fast rules. The number of completely traditional weddings—with the typical church, hall, and reception format—has decreased dramatically as family geographic limitations, mixed marriages, blended families, and second weddings have become more prevalent. Today’s couples get married […]

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Pre-Wedding Stress: Wedding-Day Suggestions

Don’t let “pre-wedding stress” put a damper on your special day! Make time to see your fiancé on the day of your wedding. Even if you don’t want him to see you in your dress before the wedding, meet for breakfast of just for a smooch and a hug. Connect with him on the day […]

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Asking for Money vs a Gift?

Asking for money vs gifts can certainly be a little awkward.
There are a few situations that money would make more sense than physical gifts. In some cases gifts may be more of a hindrance than a help. Here are two situations I can think of:
#1. The bride and/or groom are flying back to their new […]

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Where in the world to have it?

Where in the world to have the wedding and reception can be a huge dilemma.
If you’re lucky, both families live close. But what if her family are in Wisconsin and his are in Oregon? Even worse, what if her family is in the UK and his are in the US? Where are you are going […]

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Pre-Wedding Stress: Research and Organization

One of the best ways to avoid experiencing “Pre-wedding stress” is: be organized! Get a wedding planner or a three-ring binder with dividers and pockets to keep all of your receipts, research, contracts and ideas so that you can always access things in one portable place.
Collect wedding-related materials from friends. If you are worrying […]

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Bringing the Children

This can be a very touchy subject and should be handled with care. Whether it’s considered rude  to exclude children at a wedding or reception is a hot debatable topic.
As the bride or groom, before deciding to exclude children, you may want to consider how many guests actually have kids and how it will affect […]

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Wedding Attire

There have been some very unique weddings. There’s been everything from the traditional formal weddings, to casual and even themed weddings.
There’s the Country theme where everyone dresses up in blue jeans and cowboy hats. There’s also the Fantasy Fairytale theme where people of all ages come dressed as princesses & princes. You name it, it’s […]

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Pre-Wedding Stress: Your Support Group

Are you feeling “Pre-wedding stress?” Take some time out with your mother, close girlfriends, or sister(s), and also with people who have been through the wedding process. Share your feelings with them, listen to their own stories of angst, and realize that you are not alone in the world.
You greatest support group may be somebody […]

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