It is a wonderful thing when people get united in marriage. Wedding traditions and customs, love, laughter, friendships. Special wedding garments. The exchange of wedding vows. Lots of people pick the own sayings and incorporate them into the ceremony.
. There is so much.
Most cultures, celebrate wedding ceremonies. Some with gifts, flowers. A wedding reception with music, dancing, food and drinks.
Getting married and celebrating weddings and anniversaries, are precious moments in our lives.
We just love celebrate a preious moment in someones life here at a2000greetings.
There are so many details to remember when planning a wedding. So many things we have to think about. The couple and family caregivers rolls in the wedding.
Traditionally, the bride stands on the left and the groom on the right during the wedding ceremony. This goes back to the days when a groom would capture his bride by kidnapping her. If the groom had to fight off other men who also wanted her as their bride, he would hold his future bride with his left hand allowing his right hand to be free to use his sword.
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Bridal Humor Jennifer's wedding day was fast approaching. Nothing could dampen her excitement -- not even her parents' nasty divorce. Her mother had found the PERFECT dress to wear and would be the best dressed mother-of-the-bride ever!
A week later, Jennifer was horrified to learn that her father's new young wife had bought the exact same dress as her mother! Jennifer asked her step mom to exchange it, but she refused. "Absolutely not, I look like a million bucks in this dress, and I'm wearing it," she replied. Jennifer told her mother who graciously said, "Never mind sweetheart. I'll get another dress. After all, it's your special day."
A few days later, they went shopping and did find another gorgeous dress. When they stopped for lunch, Jennifer asked her mother, "Aren't you going to return the other dress? You really don't have another occasion where you could wear it." Her mother just smiled and replied, "Of course I do, dear. I'm wearing it to the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding."
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A bride is a woman about to be married or newlywed. In Western culture, a bride may be attended by one or more bridesmaids. Bride from the Encyclopedia. - Weddings performed during and immediately following the Middle Ages were often more than just a union between two people. They could be a union between two families, two businesses or even two countries. Many weddings were more a matter of politics than love, particularly among the nobility and the higher social classes. Brides were therefore expected to dress in a manner that cast their families in the most favorable light and befitted their social status, for they were not representing only themselves during the ceremony. Read more of this wedding dress article here.
A little boy was in a relative's wedding. As he was coming down the aisle he would take two steps, stop, and turn to the crowd
(alternating between bride's side and groom's side). While facing the crowd,
he would put his hands up like claws and roar... no it went, step, step, ROAR,
step, step, ROAR all the way down the aisle.
As you can imagine, the crowd was near tears from laughing so hard
by the time he reached the pulpit.
The little boy, however, was getting more and more distressed from all the laughing,
and was also near tears by the time he reached the pulpit. When asked what he was doing, the child sniffed and said, "I was being the Ring Bear!"
"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." ~ Carl Jung
Today's Love Poem
And The Time Of our Lives
These Are The Time Of our Lives For You and I Why do I feel what I feel when I cry while you cry
When I feel far away and yet so close The sound of your voice
It can make me fly and can make me sigh
You are such an emotional person it comes through me Your soo strong How do you do it And you think that I'm stronger I know
We need one another You and I
Lets go see a sunset or walk in the woods or on the beach
Look up to the stars or the moon in the sky
Whether we are together or apart A bond has grown
It's you and And The Time Of Our Lives
Copyright )2004Susan J Flory ~ a2000greetings
Groom was shocked when he heard Cannon in D wasn't being played and thought oh no she's going to be upset. but little did he know she had something else planned. Bride shocks groom as she sings to him walking down the aisle. "From This Moment"
The custom of having bridesmaids originates from Roman times when the law
demanded that ten witnesses be present at a wedding. This was in order to confuse evil spirits, who were believed to attend marriages with a view to causing mischief and disharmony. The bridesmaids and ushers dressed in a similar way to the bride and groom so that the
evil spirits wouldn't know who was getting married.
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Bridal Shower Planning / Organizing a Bridal Shower
It must be the Wedding Season. We have some ideas on bridal shower planning and organizing.
Are you ready to put together a fun, memorable bridal shower? We've got everything right here to help you get From checklists to guest lists, we will help you become the hostess with the mostess. Our only advice? Set aside three weeks for planning, sending invitations, and purchasing supplies.
Week 1: Organizing the Bridal Shower What's Expected?
Traditionally, a bridal shower takes place during the day time, and brings family and friends from all aspects of the bride-to-be's life together in one place. So one main goal, is to break the ice. Here is a sample format you can follow for your bridal shower that does just that:
Welcome the guests
An ice-breaker game or activity
Serve food or have a buffet service
Another game or activity
Of course, you can throw in some more games, mix things up, leave things out, it's all up to you! Here are some games to help you get your creative juices flowing:
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Who Am I? Bridal Shower Survey. How well do you really know each other? Take this secret survey and have the Bride-to-be read the answers as the guests try to figure out Who's Who! A great ice-breaker, even for groups who think they know everything about each other!
Bridal Shower Charades. Everyone loves charades! Keep your guests laughing as they act out and try to guess these songs, movies, TV shows, and books that all have one thing in common
the word LOVE, WEDDING, and BRIDE.
Things In Bride's Purse
Do you know who brought the biggest purse? She could be the big winner! Use this fun checklist to see who has the most - and the most unusual - items in her purse!
Bridal Shower Raffle Tickets. Having a raffle? Don't miss these fun tickets that make it easy for guests to participate! Raffle off a prize and contribute the proceeds to the couple's honeymoon fund! Start printing as soon as you order
Sketch The Bride. This humorous activity is sure to make it into the bride's scrapbook! Have each guest try to draw a picture of the bride, then list 5 things they like about her. What a great way to get to know the bride better, and even share some sentimental moments with the girls.
Finish The Bride's Phrase. Guests compete to find out who is the best mind-reader as they try to finish
the Bride's phrase! You'll get lots of laughs as guests try to out-wit and out-guess the Bride when she's given a phrase such as White ; Was it White Wedding, White Dress,
White Doves? Anything goes in this bridal mind-reading game!
What Will The Bride Say?. Only the bride and groom know what goes on on their honeymoon night but we can
get a sneak peak as we listen to what the Bride might say!
Crunching the Numbers. Here are the 8 major costs you should budget for when planning a bridal shower:
Pictures and film developing
Food and beverages
Paper plates, cups, napkins, utensils, etc.
Decorations: streamers, balloons, flowers, etc.
Games and prizes
Create the Guest List
Anyone on the wedding guest list can be included, but if you need to shorten the list, invite close family and friends that are in town - or just the women.
Week 2: Invitations, Decorations and Entertainment Pick a Theme A theme can serve as inspiration for decorations and games, even the invitations, favors and nametags. It makes planning and preparation simpler to have one central theme. For some great ideas and inspiration, here are some of our favorites: Bridal Shower Themes.
Plan the Entertainment As mentioned above, games are a great way to get guests who may not know each other, to interact. They're great ice-breakers and can really set the mood for your bridal shower. About three games for a two-hour shower are just right. Bridal shower games should be the fun part of planning your shower, so don't wait until the last minute to think about them! Here are some of our favorites: Bridal Shower Games.
And what about party favors for the winners and booby prizes for the losers? Here are some fun ideas:
Invitations Now is the time to finalize the guest list and get those invitations sent out! Invitations to any bridal shower are the guests' first clue to the theme of the bridal shower. Pick invitations that reflect the theme, and don't forget to include any special instructions or requests. Here are some fun invitations you can print out yourself: Free Bridal Shower Invitations
Week 3: Final Details Finalize the Menu and Go Shopping Take a look at your theme and your plan, and make a list of everything you need to buy. Think about the food and beverages you're going to serve, what you're going to serve it on, what games are going to be played, party favors, decorations, are you ready? A tip on food: set the food up at different spots around the room. Put the chips on one side of the room and beverages on another. This will encourage your guests to mingle.
Confirm Reservations If you have reservations, go ahead and confirm them. Double-check to make sure you have enough chairs, tables and dishes.
Creating Memories Designate a photographer to capture these bridal shower moments for the bride. Set out disposable cameras at the bridal shower for the guests to snap "action shots" and then develop the film for the bride-to-be. Take a photo of each guest with the bride-to-be as they leave, and include the photo with each thank you note. Designate a gift recorder to keep track of who brought what gift, so the bride-to-be will have an easier time writing thank you notes.
Day of Shower! Now is the time to reap the rewards of all your efforts! Greet the guests with a smile and make sure the bride-to-be gets an opportunity to meet each guest. Have fun and enjoy!
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Glitz Nashville in conjunction with Brides Across America (BAA) say, "Thank You," to military brides by giving away gowns valued up to $5,000. Designers will vary, and brides are encouraged to register early. Local Business to Honor Military Brides With Free GownsBridal Showers are fun girly events, and having a shower with a theme makes it that much more exciting.
A really fun, sexy theme is a lingerie bridal shower--it can be as risque or played down as you like. Lingerie themes especially work for a smaller event with close girlfriends vs a huge guest list where not many people know one another.
Here are some ideas on how to make your lingerie bridal shower a success:
Dress code: Decide whether or not you want your guests to all where lingerie and set some guidelines--maybe you want everyone to come in their favorite leopard print or hot pink, maybe you want all your guests to wear a nightie or baby doll to have it a little more covered up. Also you may want to set perimeters on how risque you want the outfits to be. Keep in mind, you can have a lingerie shower without actually having your guests wear lingerie. You don't have to list a dress code and instead the bridesmaids and bride can be the ones wearing lingerie.
Decorations: This can be funny or intimate and romantic. If you're going for funny, consider hanging different colors and styles of bras from the ceiling. If you want a more romantic feel, dark roses and candles are an excellent choice, consider tealight candles surrounding a vase of roses. Or fill a glass bowl with water and top it with floating candles and sprinkle some rose petals and tealights around it. Deep colors like red, deep purple and even a classic black work nicely--try to choose satin and silk fabrics for linens. Dim lighting and candles will make the ambience just right.
Food: A chocolate fondue with strawberries for dipping is a great choice, bite size sandwiches and exotic drinks like pina coladas and strawberry daiquiries will make for a perfect lingerie theme spread.
Games: "Guess who's Lingerie Is This!" In the invitation ask each guest to bring one item from their lingerie drawer. Have the host collect each person's lingerie at the door and put them in a basket. Than when it's time to play the host or the bride will pull out each one and the bride will have to guess who's it is and give 1 example of why they think it's that person's--this will make everyone learn a lot about each other and can be played just for fun or as an ice breaker. Another option is to actually have each guess buy the bride a piece of lingerie and have the bride guess who bought which piece.
Party Favors: Don't forget to send your guests home with something to remember the event with. Personalized Lip Gloss favors for the Bridal Shower is an excellent choice, you can pick one with a lingerie design and have it personalized to say whatever you would like. Or select a bridal shower favor that matches the decor or the bride's personality.
Remember to be as creative as you like and to be sure to get the bride's input, you certainly don't want the bride to be uncomfortable, plus she'll have a pulse on what the guests are like.
This theme also works great for a bachelorette party!!
Have fun planning Wedding Favors!
Thanks To Sara Davoodi and FairyTale Favors
Tradition Wedding DetailsShowering The Happy Couple
The tradition of throwing confetti over newlyweds originates from the Pagan rite
of showering the happy couple with grain or rice to wish them
a fruitful union as they believed that the fertility of the seeds
would be transferred to the couple on whom they fell.
Over the years, the custom of throwing sweets (‘confetti’ in Italian) over
the married couple as they left the church became popular together with
raisins, nuts or flower petals. Today, these have gradually been replaced with
brightly coloured paper confetti.
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