7 Stupid Wedding Mistakes Even Smart Couples Make

Written by Chris Simeral

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5. Running out of Food/Drinks

You maderepparttar guest list. You know how many people you expect to be there. Running out of food is a good way to make sure your guests feel unappreciated and is inexcusable. This is notrepparttar 122034 place to save money. Make sure you have enough dinner and drinks for all who are expected to attend; itís better to throw some away than have hungry guests and nothing to feed them.

6. Know Whererepparttar 122035 Ring Is Before Walking Downrepparttar 122036 Aisle

It happens more than you might think. The best man is supposed to be holdingrepparttar 122037 rings, and he leaves them in his other coat. The bride expects them to be brought on a pillow butrepparttar 122038 ring-bearer is only eight and thought they were golden Barbie doll crowns. Do one more spot check forrepparttar 122039 rings before you start downrepparttar 122040 aisle and you wonít have to worry about an awkward moment and a ruined ceremony.

7. Inviting Your ďExĒ Ė Without Telling Anyone

Unless there is an extremely good reason for inviting your ex-boyfriend or ex-wife, donít do it. It makes everyone uncomfortable. A close corollary to this is not letting members ofrepparttar 122041 wedding party know what your betrothedís name is (yes, it sounds unbelievable but it DOES happen). If you have not been engaged for a long time, or you recently ended a long-standing relationship prior to your wedding and your wedding party isnít familiar with your intended, make sure you introduce them. You donít want to deal with a wedding toast to you and your ex-girlfriend becauserepparttar 122042 best man didnít know your brideís name!

Chris Simeral is the creator of The Ultimate Wedding Vow Toolkit, the wedding-coordinator-approved home-study course for couples personalizing or renewing their wedding vows. Sign up for the free wedding vow mini-course at http://www.weddingvowtoolkit.com.

Bridal Shower Games Are Extremely Fun!

Written by Melanie Doetsch

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Purse power is a one of those bridal shower games that is fun and can helprepparttar guests get to know a bit more about each other as well. Have everyone put their purses in front of them, then start naming items from a list that you are looking for. You can award points for each item that a guest has in her purse, with more points for unusual items (1 point for powder or lipstick, 5 points for mini flashlight). To get intorepparttar 122033 grove of things, give extra points for birth control pills, foam, diaphragms, or condoms!

Traditional word games are also popular games to play and you can focus on such games as word searches, scrambles, or hangman style games based on words and phrases having to do with weddings. These are easy to find and download onrepparttar 122034 Internet or find in bridal shower books.

With so many games to choose from, keepingrepparttar 122035 laughter going will be no problem at all!

Melanie Doetsch is an author at eBridalShowers.com where you will find further advice and ideas on planning a bridal shower. Have fun with our helpful information, bridal articles, wedding planning tips and much more.

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