Bridal Shower Etiquette

Written by Melanie Doetsch

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There has been an uncomfortable trend in recent years for large showers with nearly everyonerepparttar bride knows invited. This is not whatrepparttar 143704 bridal shower is supposed to be. A bridal shower is supposed to be a small, intimate gathering ofrepparttar 143705 bride's closest friends and family. Proper bridal shower etiquette dictates a group of no more than ten to twenty guests.

The guest list should includerepparttar 143706 wedding party,repparttar 143707 mothers ofrepparttar 143708 bride and groom, sisters ofrepparttar 143709 bride and groom, andrepparttar 143710 bride's closest friends and/or coworkers. It shouldn't include every female invited torepparttar 143711 wedding.

Finally, bridal shower etiquette means being sure to includerepparttar 143712 wedding party andrepparttar 143713 mothers inrepparttar 143714 shower itself in some way. Ask each person to take on some responsibility, whether it is recording a list ofrepparttar 143715 gifts and givers as they are opened or organizingrepparttar 143716 group for games. This will make everyone feel they've been part of this special day.

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The Second Time - Another White Wedding?

Written by Elena

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Normally, a destination wedding combinesrepparttar elements ofrepparttar 143674 wedding andrepparttar 143675 honeymoon. You are already out of your daily existence. You've chosen a place you've always wanted to go. And you've shared it with those close to you. For your guests this is also an opportunity to enjoy a break from their day-to-day and combinerepparttar 143676 pleasure of being with you when you marry and a great vacation.

While I'm a great fan ofrepparttar 143677 destination wedding, it can become complicated and you need to carefully check out allrepparttar 143678 details, fromrepparttar 143679 local wedding laws to just who will marry you, where and how. Even withinrepparttar 143680 US, laws vary significantly from state to state. For foreign destinations please don't jump into without doing your research.

You can find wedding planners, travel agents, resorts and hotels that can greatly easerepparttar 143681 problems of organizing from a distance. Many resorts and hotels offer packages that include these services or can recommend local resources. Do not neglect checking references.

Obviously, economics play a significant role. You'll need to consider just what you can really afford and just what your guests can afford. Of course, it's always possible to make a destination wedding justrepparttar 143682 two of you. Sometimes an elopement isrepparttar 143683 best solution - and thenrepparttar 143684 whole thing from beginning to end can be a dreamy honeymoon.

Whatever your dream, you don't need to feel limited any longer by outmoded traditions and ancient etiquette. There's a new freedom we are all reaching for and it includesrepparttar 143685 option of structuringrepparttar 143686 important events in our lives to be more personally relevant and meaningful. Fromrepparttar 143687 wedding itself torepparttar 143688 type and style of wedding dress, alternatives have grown incredibly in this new age. Why not make your marriage an expression of your uniqueness?

Elena manages with articles and resources about weddings and, particularly, all kinds of wedding dresses from traditional white wedding to maternity and theme wedding styles.

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