Need Helpful Ideas on Wedding Gift Etiquette?

A lovely wedding gift wrapped in gold

A lovely wedding gift wrapped in gold

Because we are in the middle of a long wedding season it seemed like a good time to go over wedding gift etiquette at this time as these rules are changing constantly. It really makes it hard for the bride and those person’s giving wedding gifts to know what is right and proper at the moment.

We are invited to wedding showers along with the wedding and often an engagement party if the couple is having one. It can get costly and confusing so let’s cover some of the questions that seem to come up along with the invites.

Read these 10 ideas when you need help on wedding gift etiquette.

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If A Wedding Pant Suit is What You Want to Wear

One lovely wedding pant suit

One lovely wedding pant suit

I have wanted to do an article on a wedding attire that is now becoming a real choice for the bride-to-be who thought it could not be. This is wearing lovely, sexy stunning pants suits for their very special day.

Bridal collections such as Alfred Angelo, Rivini and Lazaro to name a few are making them a part of their new collections and brides are loving it.

Since many states are making same sex marriages legal the wedding pants suits are in more demand, too.

These pants suits are showing up as loose fitting very feminine looks or a more structured design.

Of course, gorgeous wedding dresses will always be the favored, but you could even wear a dress for the ceremony then change into a “show-stopper” pants suit for the fun at the reception.

The most important thing when choosing your wedding attire is that it fits your style and personality and sometimes a dress or skirt just doesn’t do it.

Check out these ideas and suggestions below.

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As A Guest What Do I Wear to A Beach Wedding?

A beach wedding to go to

A beach wedding to go to

With the wedding season approaching quickly and as Spring and Summer is fast upon us I thought it would be a good time to cover what is good for guests to wear to a beach wedding. As beach weddings are becoming more and more popular there are shops popping up in certain places that are dedicated to clothing to be worn on such occasions.

Since beach weddings can run from very casual to semi formal it is up to the bride and groom to indicate on the wedding invitation their plans and style of the day. They should let you know what they want the dress of the guests to be.

A  suggestion is if they do not specify the attire for that day call and ask them what the dress du jour is.

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Wedding Food Ideas to Please Your Guest

A fun and popular way to set guests at 2014 and beyond wedding tables

A fun and popular way to set guests at 2014 and beyond wedding tables

A good rule when planning your wedding guest’s food at the reception is to never leave them feeling hungry or thirsty.

You have a number of things you can choose to do even if you are working with a tight budget such as an early afternoon wedding and then a lovely tea reception or later in he day when you can serve late afternoon snacks.

The favorite service style to capture this year’s approachable elegance is while having the waiters possibly wearing black dinner jackets and white gloves, they’re presenting food family style to your long tables.

This combines a look of elegance with the idea of allowing guests to interact with each other for a more personal and enjoyable time.

As with most things food styles to are changing and here are some ideas that are going in 2014 for you to  check out.

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Rustic “Old World” Wedding Themes the New Way to Go

Some lovely vintage wedding rings.

Some lovely vintage wedding rings.

According to the wedding experts the rustic wedding theme is getting an updated makeover in 2014.

The what you might call shabby-chic is becoming more old world glamour for the couples’ wedding theme now.

Think about combining different decoration elements together to get that “Old World” vintage look you have chosen for your special day.

The weddings are taking on an “old” feeling with the use of old photos from their grandparents and other family members.

Family heirlooms are being used along with more contemporary wedding choices.

Following are some ideas and suggestions to help bring your theme to what you wish it to be on your wedding day.

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Choose A Burlap-Themed Wedding and Keep to Your Budget

Burlap in bulk for your burlap-themed wedding

Burlap in bulk for your burlap-themed wedding

When you must keep to a tight budget and want a wedding day you and your guests will long remember than the answer to that may just be a burlap theme.

A burlap-themed wedding can be held indoors or outdoors so no worry there.

Outdoors in a garden or back yard is great and how wonderful it would be in a barn or other large room you choose as your venue.

You can do so many things with burlap from wedding invitations through ceremony decorations, flowers and the reception of course.

Bought in bulk online is a cost effective way to start out and you can compare prices offered there also.

There are inexpensive already made burlap-themed items online for you to shop and your local craft stores would carry items in burlap in their stores.

So read on for some ideas and suggestions to get you started.

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The Beauty of Old Jewish Traditions as Part of A Modern Jewish Wedding

 

Signing the wedding document after themarriage

Signing the wedding document after themarriage

As Hanukkah has just been celebrated I thought it is no better time than now to write on Jewish weddings and their old traditions incorporated into modern weddings.

Here are eight Jewish wedding traditions whether it will be a Jewish or interfaith wedding ceremony you are planning.

So keep reading and hope you will use some of these wonderful traditions in your wedding.

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Ideas for Lovely Wedding Flowers on a Tight Budget

Here are many flower choices when on a tight budget

Here are many flower choiceswhen on a tight budget

Flowers being one of the larger expenses of your wedding can, in fact, be less expensive with a few things taken into consideration.

You might have to forego the orchids or even roses but not the look of beautiful flowers and greenery you want for that day of days.

I hope my tips and ideas will help make it easier and less costly while giving up nothing in the looks department. Be  sure to really take time to see what wonderful flowers there are other than the usual wedding flowers.

You can even find really good quality flowers now in a favorite super market and the people are helpful with any questions you might have and needless to say the flowers will be quite a bit less expensive.

If you have a local nursery you can also check there for a money saver and expert help in your choices. you also know the flowers and fresh and well taken care of.

Read on and check out my ideas and you will probably come up with thoughts of your own.

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The Very Special History of Your Wedding Ring

These wedding rings have a long and interesting history

These wedding rings have a long and interesting history

I thought it would be a good time to talk  about tangible symbolism of the most important  and coveted wedding ring.

It is, in effect, the physical presence of the wedding vows which is the promise of  everlasting, never-ending love.

Read on as you will find it fun to see how we came to having wedding rings in our modern times.

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Choosing the Right Wedding Venue on A Tight Budget

A reminder that there is a cost to your lovely wedding so save on your venue

A reminder that there is a cost to your lovely wedding so save on your venue

As you start planning your wedding and realizing what the costs will be you will find one of the largest and certainly most important expenses is the venue or venues you choose for the wedding ceremony and the reception to follow.

Settling on the venue is about the first thing you need to do and the many other wedding plans follow that closely.

My wish is to guide you in finding what you want in the most cost effective way so here’s my ideas to help that happen.
So keep reading and I am sure you will get some ideas to help the two of you along.

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