Wedding Guests Wearing Black

Can You Wear Black To A Wedding? Although there seems to be some heated debate around the topic of wearing black to a wedding, you can, in fact, use black to show up looking chic and sophisticated to the event. Long gone are the days of taboo thinking. Black isn’t only for funerals or when …

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What is a Traditional Irish Wedding Toast?

Whether you come from a line of Irish men and want to infuse some of your heritage into the big day or maybe you’re having a destination celebration on the lush greens of Emerald Isle, traditional toasts are a must-have to be included. These Irish blessings are the best way to top off the ceremony, …

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How to Involve Loved Ones Outside of Bridal Party

Whether you are purposefully trying to keep your bridal party small or you just have too many wonderful people in your life, sometimes the task of doling out special roles to loved ones can be daunting for brides and grooms. But have no fear, there are ways around the anxiety and stress of making someone …

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Are you attending an Indian wedding for the first time? If so, you are in for a very unique and exciting experience. Indian weddings are unlike any other. While attending an Indian wedding, you will get the chance to witness a wide array of food, ceremonies, colors, rituals, and dances. Seeing as it’s your first Indian 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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Wedding invitation etiquette can get daunting and that’s why we’re focusing our advice on one of the most common questions. Take a peek and start sending out your RSVPs soon! Readers Ask “Do we have to invite plus ones?” Our Answer You sure don’t, at least your single guests you aren’t obligated to do. If …

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Readers Ask: How can I “soften the blow” for people I do not invite to the wedding? Our Answer Whatever the situation is, whether it’s a friend you’ve lost touch with or a distant family member that lives across the country and you haven’t seen them since you were five, there’s a simple, easy rule …

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1st Christmas Ornament

Breaking the bank doesn’t have to be an option when it comes to offering up an impressive wedding gift. Instead of emptying your pockets and dropping hundreds on a new mixer, why not create something with your own two hands and a personalized touch? Below you’ll find some great ideas that can help spark your …

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When it comes to the kiddos at the wedding, there are a lot of ways to fizzle out the awkwardness of the flame before it happens – no matter which side you’re on, be it host of the event or parent. Do I bring my kids? Should I invite everyone’s kids? What should I dress …

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Palestinian or any Middle Eastern weddings are definitely different from western weddings, however they are just as cool and fun. Expect a true experience, one that includes lots of loud music, plenty of food, and guests dressed up in their very finest, including their best jewels. There’s also local dancing in national costumes…in short, a …

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Nope. Adding the child element to any wedding means ensuring they are being watched the entire time and do not decide to eat the wedding cake. Adults-only weddings are increasingly common, so if you want to do it, stick to your big day guns. Allowing some friends to bring their rugrats and not others will …

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Skipping the whole bridesmaid thing is perfectly acceptable, so don’t stress about it for one more minute. If you would still like to include your friends and family in your ceremony, there are plenty of ways to do it. Enlist them to recite poems or other special readings, help guests find their seats, announce you …

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Anytime. The decision to elope is based on any number of things, such as not wanting to plan a huge shindig friends and family from all over the country must attend. Whatever your reasons for wanting to elope, they are yours and yours alone. You do not owe anyone anything, no matter how bad or …

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Your dad is being very selfish about your special day! Whatever grievances he has with your mom do not factor in. Invite both of them and explain to your dad in a calm way that you wedding is about you and your future spouse, not his problems with the woman who bore you. If he …

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