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Jul 02

How to find appropriate pageboys outfits – ideas for wedding

Pageboys outfits These styles show a selection of the outfits that could be chosen for a pageboy or pageboys., 1 Velvet jacket and grey trousers with bow tie. 2 Morning suit complete with wing collar and top hat. 3 Traditional velvet knickerbocker suit. 4 Formal suit with striped trousers and waistcoat. 5 Bellhop’s outfit. (more…)

Jul 01

Pay special attention to the wedding cake – ancient tradition and cultures

Wedding cake Wedding cakes are a very ancient tradition in many cultures. The Romans ate a ‘cake’ baked from wheat flour, salt and water as the marriage contract was performed, and tribes such as the Iroquois Indians and the Fiji Islanders have long traditions of the bride offering a cake to her new husband. In this country the Roman type of cake gave way to a spiced bread or biscuit, and by Tudor times sugar, eggs and fruit were added to make a mixture more similar to the rich fruit cake we know today. (more…)

Jun 30

Important Duties of the Ushers – Plan my Wedding

Important Duties of the Ushers – Plan my Wedding A small wedding does not require ushers. As a general rule, you will need one usher per 50 guests. The ushers are chosen by the groom and his best man and are usually brothers, dose relatives or friends of the bride and groom. It is advisable to (more…)

Jun 30

How and where to find pretty flowers for your wedding day – wedding organizer

Wedding flowers Flowers have played a part in countless weddings throughout the centuries, and a wedding wouldn’t really feel complete without them. In ancient Roman and Anglo-Saxon wedding ceremonies both the bride and the groom wore garlands, and in the Middle Ages children strewed flowers in the path of the bride as she emerged from the church – this is the origin of our tradition of the flower girl. In early rural weddings in this country the bridal wreath often consisted of ears of corn or wheat, signifying plenty and fertility, and in some traditions the bride still carries ears of grain in her bouquet. (more…)

Jun 29

Find appropriate bridesmaids dresses – ideas for wedding

Bridesmaids dresses White pantaloons and a mob cap, but this would not look so good on a 35-year-old matron of honour! Similarly, low-necked off-the-shoulder dresses look fine on older bridesmaids with good figures but would look inappropriate on small girls. (more…)

Jun 28

Wedding Ideas – Marriage and the Law

Legal Requirements – Law and Marriage Who may many whom is an issue that is important in most civilizations the world over. Some traditions are keen to keep the purity of the race unsullied; in these cases it may be illegal, or unpopular, to marry someone outside your own tribe, race, caste or even family. We can see the legacy of this idea in royal marriages; in most countries with royal families there is a restriction on whom the monarch or heir to the throne may or may not marry. In other traditions the laws are concerned with preventing inbreeding, and in these cases it is illegal to marry someone who is closely related. These are called the laws of consanguinity. In England in the 14th century the laws of consanguinity were so complex that it was a veritable minefield trying to find someone that you could marry. (more…)

Jun 28

Floral headdresses and flowers at the wedding – wedding organizer

Headdresses wedding Flowers are very attractive as headdresses for your wedding; they can be used in many different ways, from single blooms to entire garlands. The flowers may be real or imitation; if you want to use real flowers in your hair on the day check the details with the florist when you order your bouquet. 1 White side comb holding trailing strands of tiny flowers. 2 Circlet of white and colored flowers round a topknot. 3 Exotic-looking wreath of large net flowers and leaves. (more…)

Jun 26

Wedding Ideas – Preparing your marriage

Thinking ahead – marriage preparation What are your expectations of marriage? Or haven’t you thought that far? It may be that you are caught up with the mechanics of your actual wedding day, and it may be difficult to look beyond that to your marriage itself. But remember that your wedding day should only be the start; it is the marriage itself that will take the time, the effort, the planning. You are two very different people coming together to live permanently under the same roof, and it is unrealistic to expect that everything will fall perfectly into place immediately the register is signed. It is well worth taking the time now, during your engagement, to look ahead to your marriage and to try and sidestep some of the common pitfalls. (more…)

Jun 22

Wedding Ideas – Announcing your engagement in Newspapers-Checklist

Newspaper announcements You may wish to have your engagement announced in the local or national newspapers, either as a way of telling all and sundry or as a special way of marking the event. The traditional way of making the announcement is for the bride s mother to take responsibility, and so formal announcements tend to depend on her present status for their wording. The correct formal wording is: Mr and Mrs George Davidson are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jane to Mr John Smith, son of Mr and Mrs Alan Smith of Newport, Isle of Wight. (more…)

Jun 20

Wedding Ideas – Wedding Rings, Ringfinger, Styles

Ring finger Why is the fourth finger (counting the thumb) of the left hand the finger for engagement and wedding rings? The ancient philosophers asserted that there was a very delicate nerve running from that finger direct to the heart; later writers said that it was a fine vein, the vena amoris. In Catholic tradition the first three fingers represent the Trinity, so their ring-giving ceremony consists of putting the ring on the thumb, forefinger and third finger while saying ‘In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost’, and then on the fourth finger, to rest permanently, while saying ‘Amen’. Up until the 16th century it was the custom here and elsewhere to wear the betrothal or wedding ring on the fourth finger of the right hand, a custom that is still echoed when nuns take their vows. (more…)