Wedding season is in full force, and although your first concern may be your outfit for the actual ceremony, you can’t forget about the countless events (and outfits) that go along with it. For the bridal shower, you can play into the light-hearted mood with a fun, colorful print or pretty pastel. Comfort is key sipping tea and doling out gifts.
Flowers have always been important symbols at weddings. The ancient Greeks were the first people recorded that used flowers at weddings. Victorians assigned meanings to flowers, and brides assembled their bouquets with flowers to send a message on their wedding days.
As you begin planning your wedding, choosing a theme will most likely be one of the first things you consider. Many of the elements in your wedding will be determined by this theme, which can be something as simple as a flower or a particular style such as traditional.
While your future in-laws traditionally plan and host the rehearsal dinner, you’re the best candidate to organize the actual rehearsal, since you’ll be the most familiar with all the details of the ceremony. Make certain that all who need to be there have been instructed about time, location, and logistics, including the order in which people walk down the aisle and where everyone stands at the altar.
Socializing and opening presents are at the center of bridal showers, but when games are planned, guests will have a more memorable and enjoyable time. The best activities are ones that the guest of honor will appreciate: a funny multiple-choice quiz about her childhood, or a lively true-or-false game. Don’t forget to award prizes to the winners; soaps, fancy chocolates, or scented candles would all do nicely.
There’s an unforgettable moment on the road to your wedding: It’s when you walk into an event at which people from every corner of your life are gathered together for the first time — parents mingling with friends mingling with other relatives. And though you may feel a moment of alarm as you consider the stories they could exchange about you, there is something wonderful about this first glimpse of your family life as a married couple. For many couples, that moment occurs at their engagement party.
Your favorite couple is getting married. As you scroll through their wedding registry filled with the requisite china, silverware and perhaps even a blender, you wonder if any of these gifts are meaningful enough. If tradition dictates that you give something for the home, why not something for its walls?