Etiquette

Essential Wedding Tips For The Mother Of The Bride

When you have raised your daughter through all the good and bad times, watched her grow and then find the man of her dreams it is a very emotional and momentous occasion when she gets married. Making all the arrangements that will allow her to have the best day of her life is the natural aim from your point of view, but it can be easy to take too much of an active role in certain aspects of the planning. It is not always simple to know where to draw the line between being there to help out and taking control of things that your daughter would rather you left to her. Here are some tips for mothers of the bride in the build-up to the wedding to ensure that you get the balance right. Make Suggestions If it is your daughter's first wedding then

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Wooing Your Wedding Guests

If you are planning your wedding or a friend’s wedding, the most important thing to realize is that this is a celebration of two people who will be professing their love for each other in front of families and friends. So, it is necessary that this day be memorable and special. Contrary to popular belief, when it comes to weddings, that does not mean you have to break the bank to create the perfect day. There is something for every budget with each option being just as special as the next. Below are some ideas that range from simple to extravagant. Regardless of what you select or what is affordable, they are all the same in that they help create a moment that will last a lifetime. Top Wedding Ideas Destination Weddings A destination wedding

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Is Your Online Wedding Registry Rude or Greedy?

You’re getting married, and it’s one of the most exciting times of your life. You can’t wait to embark on a new life with your husband after you walk down the aisle, but there is so much to do before that can happen. Wedding planning can be a nightmare. One thing that isn’t so bad, however, is picking out items for your wedding registry. As you check out the things you dream about having in your new home, it’s easy to get carried away. You have to remember that your friends and family will be looking at this list, and they’re going to feel obligated to buy your presents from it. You don’t want to be considered a Bridezilla, so it’s important to make sure your wedding registry doesn’t make you seem rude or greedy. You might

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A Guide to Including Pets in Your Wedding

For many people pets are members of the family and equally as important as the rest of the household. It is more and more common these days for couples planning their wedding to want their pets involved in the proceedings however awkward that may transpire to be. Animals, although adorable can sometimes not be the most well behaved guests at a formal event and so many people choose to leave them behind. However, if you feel that isn’t an option and want them involved very step of the way here are some handy tips to prepare your pets for the big day. Choose a pet friendly venue The most important thing to remember is that not all venues will accept animals anywhere in the grounds and that goes for churches as well. When looking around

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What to Wear to a Fall Wedding

Fall weddings are absolutely beautiful occasions. They occur at a wondrous time of the year when the leaves are changing colors, the temperature is cooling off, and the happy couple is starting a life of eternal bliss. However, they can also be a source of confusion over the appropriate guest attire. A guest who is well informed on the fashion of fall can arrive at any fall wedding in the perfect apparel. Image Credit: Photo: IMG_3759 by berriehol, on Flickr The Black Tie Event Black tie fall weddings are extremely straightforward on dress code. They require sharp tuxedos and formal gowns. A deep colored cocktail dress is acceptable, but an exquisite floor length gown is the optimum dress style for a black tie wedding. Gowns look best at

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Wedding Guest Etiquette: What to Wear and How to Act

One of the most stressful issues with attending a wedding is deciding what to wear. While any woman knows that you don't want to upstage the bride, you might be a bit confused on what you can wear. The same goes for men. You want to look good for the wedding, but don't want to draw attention to yourself. Thankfully, there are a number of easy tips you can use no matter what type of wedding it is. Here are just a few tips on what to wear and how to act at a wedding. Tips for Daytime Weddings For daytime weddings, women can't go wrong with a simple floral dress or suit in light colors. You want to stay away from anything that looks to business-y and choose something that is a bit fun and colorful. Men will also want to opt for light colored

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Wedding Gift Etiquette

What is your first reaction upon receiving a wedding invitation in the mail?  Usually it is something like, “Oh great! Can’t wait!”  And this is quickly followed by, “Oh boy. What do I get them?”  It can be tricky to maneuver the labyrinth world of wedding gifts. Can I give cash?  How much?  What about gift cards?  Are they registered? What if the registry is too expensive?  How much do I have to spend?  What is appropriate based on your relationship?  How can I cut costs without looking like a cheapskate?  Here are some wedding gift etiquette guidelines to consider. First, let’s take a look at the guidelines suggested by the WeddingChannel. Co-worker: $50 - $75 Relative or friend: $100 - $125 Close family member

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