bridesmaids in gifted robes

Unless you’ve planned a destination wedding and are paying for all travel fees and rental expenses, it’s tradition to present your bridal party with some type of “thank you” in the form of a gift. And even if you do foot the bill for your get-away adventure, it’s in good taste to show your appreciation …

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small backyard wedding at night

“Is it okay to have a backyard wedding?” Firstly, it is absolutely, 100% okay to have a backyard wedding. There are so many different ways to plan it and there are so many benefits to going this route, especially when it comes to your bank account. You may be limited within the realm of wedding …

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Line of Bridesmaids beside Bride

“Where Do Bridesmaids Sit During the Ceremony?” Traditionally, the bridesmaids (and the rest of the bridal party) won’t sit during the ceremony. Instead, they’ll form rows next to the bride and groom and remain standing throughout the entirety. Normally, the first bridesmaid coming down the aisle will begin the line farthest away from the altar …

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Planning an outdoor wedding is a great idea if you do not want a traditional church wedding. There are things that can go wrong, but if you have everything covered then nothing will ruin your big day. Do not let the change of weather or anything else change your mind about having an outdoor wedding. …

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what venues stay open the latest

Each venue will have its own specific set of rules and time stamps. And a lot of the time, it will depend on the particular package that the couple chooses – because it’s usually based on the hours of use. Ask a lot of questions when scoping venues, including if you’re able to tack on …

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The Garter Toss event at a wedding reception

“What’s With The Garter Toss (Do We Have To)?” There are a variety of traditional “events” that take place throughout a wedding. From the receiving line to the farewell, we all anticipate these main points of celebration throughout one’s big day. There’s the cutting of the cake, the bouquet toss, and the garter toss as …

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Bridal Party making a memorable entrance

For both the ceremony and the reception, the bridal party entrance remains the same with just a few differences. Starting with the ceremony, you’re VIP guests will enter as such: Officiant Groom’s Parents The Bride’s Mother Groom Best Man Groomsmen Bridesmaids Maid of Honor Flower Girl & Ring Bearer The Father of the Bride with …

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Bridal Party with Bride and Groom

“Why Do Bridal Parties Have Bridesmaids & Groomsmen?” The bridal party is a well-known tradition in the wedding world. Consisting of bridesmaids and groomsmen, why do these “parties” include the like? Well, once upon a time a couple needed 10 witnesses to be wed – hence the friends that would gather around. And, once up …

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Red Boutonniere on Lapel

Signal your VIP men with one of these “buttonholes” – yes, that’s what the word “boutonniere” means in French – and round out the style tradition of the day. No, you don’t have to play with petals just because it’s your wedding but if you’ve decided to use a floral nod then we’re showcasing some …

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Bridesmaids holding intricate bouquets of flowers

“Do My Bridesmaids Really Need Flowers?” Bouquets are a great way to make the VIP team of the celebration stand-out, but it isn’t a necessity at all. This is especially true if you’re going a more offbeat route for the event. Of course, more traditional weddings will want to stay in tune with what’s expected, …

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“Is it Okay to Wear Your Wedding Ring on the Right Hand?” This is 100% a personal decision and what you feel the most comfortable with. Traditionally, couples will choose to wear their rings on their left ring-finger. The tradition dates back to Roman times with the spot be chosen because there’s a vein that …

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“Is it Okay to Email Wedding Invitations?” It’s rare, but couples do it. Sending invitations for your wedding can be not only heavy on the budget but heavy on time. It’s tradition though. Sending out beautiful, printed invitations complete with stunning calligraphy addresses, it’s just part of the entire process. But, the art of email …

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Picture of Bride and Groom Hands Intertwined with Wedding Bands Featured

Are you on the hunt for a wedding band for your beau? Before you even pick the style, you’ll be thinking about the metal. From titanium to gold, you’ll have a host of choices to sift through. Each has their own pros and cons, each comes with their own kind of price tag, and each …

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budget-friendly-wedding

You may be super-duper excited to marry your true love, but you may not want to throw a wedding that costs your entire life savings. You may also want a wedding that favors the eco-friendly side of things. Don’t you worry your pretty lil head! Thankfully a budget-and-eco-friendly wedding is essentially one in the same …

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