Financial Responsibilities: Traditional Roles

In the past the bride’s family was expected to pay for the majority of the wedding costs, and many families still elect to shoulder the responsibility of providing a wedding for their daughter. However, for many couples in recent years it has come to be a shared responsibility among the bride and groom and their […]

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Roles & Responsibilities of the Bridal Party

Attandants Your closest friends mean so much to you, and you want to make them part of your special day. If you are not sure exactly what duties they traditionally perform what follows are a few guidelines. Maid or Matron of Honor: Help select the wedding gown and the bridesmaids dresses Host the Bridal Shower […]

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Wedding Symbolism

Despite whether you have a formal, or informal wedding day, you will no doubt be surrounded in symbolism throughout the wedding. The reasons for wearing white to tossing the bouquet, even going on the honeymoon, stem from way back. Here are the reasons why: Wearing White The tradition of wearing white began in the 16th […]

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Where We are Taking Yesterday’s Traditions

Wedding ceremonies and receptions are steeped in tradition. We embrace many customs, but as the years go by couples alter traditions to fit their needs and changing times. Ultimately, if you want to get married on the beach, barefoot, and wearing a sarong and then head to a reggae style reception – go for it. […]

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Wedding Day: Order of Events

Traditional Ceremony Guests are ushered to pews or chairs. Wedding music – the prelude – is played. Grandparents and other honored guests are ushered down the aisle just before the main part of the processional begins. Parents of the bridegroom and the other of the bride are ushered down the aisle. (In recent times, parents […]

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Summer Wedding Fashion

If one word had to be used to describe bridal fashions for this summer it would be BARE. From strapless or tank-style bodices to tiny spaghetti straps, bare is definitely in. Many brides may balk at the thought of showing off their upper arms…for you there is the off-the-shoulder gown with short or three-quarter sleeves. This […]

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The Details Make The Difference

You found the perfect guy, and the perfect gown, now you need the perfect accessories! As a general rule, the more elaborate the gown the more simple your accessories should be. The trend right now in accessories is intricate but dainty. Handbags are adorned with beading and embroidery but are tiny in size. Necklaces are woven […]

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Wedding Day Beauty Tips

A bride on her wedding day is already beautiful. But the bride feeling that she looks her best is important. The experts agree that when it comes to makeup, there are six basic cosmetic components: Foundation � Foundation is the key to keeping makeup looking fresh. Consider your face to be the painter’s canvas. A nice […]

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Bridal Style 2001

Here we are again, halfway through another year. If you have been planning a wedding the past few months, the time has probably flown even faster than ever. The cake, the rings, the honeymoon, and the dress (which of course has to be absolutely perfect) have to be decided upon. The bridal collections this year offer […]

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Big Day Jitters – Little Things That Can Help Avoid The Stress

There is no denying that planning a wedding can be very stressful, while at the same time very rewarding. There are over priced vendors, difficult relatives and decisions to be found around every turn. We asked a handful of brides, mothers-of-the-brides, and maids-of-honor what advice they would give to avoid stress and enjoy the planning […]

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