Handmade Bridal Shower Invitations Can Reflect the Shower’s Theme

Written by John Doetsch

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If you are having a dressy or formal shower, use heavy stock paper from a stationary shop and print out your handmade invitations on your PC. Today’s printing software packages include dozens of lovely fonts that you can coordinate for everything from place cards torepparttar bridal shower invitations themselves.

After printing them out, place a sheet of sheer vellum (available at craft stores) overrepparttar 122044 top and cut torepparttar 122045 same size. Punch two holes atrepparttar 122046 top and thread coordinating ribbon through, then tie in a bow. These are elegant and simple to make. You can choose ink and ribbon in colors to match your décor orrepparttar 122047 wedding party.

A personal touch is always nice on an invitation, so don’t forget to add a little something when you’re ready to mail them out. For formal invitations, scatter just a bit glitter in silver or gold inside to matchrepparttar 122048 trim. If you have a floral theme, find flower-shaped confetti and toss some in each envelope. Or if you’re having a luau, tuck a single silk bloom into each one. It’srepparttar 122049 little touches that make them special!

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

Chinese Marriage

Written by Wong Yee Lee

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What comes next is to choose a good day to holdrepparttar wedding. It is very important inrepparttar 122043 Chinese culture. A wedding, being such an important day in a person's life, has to be held on a day which symbolizes goodness. People will chooserepparttar 122044 best day based onrepparttar 122045 Chinese Lunar calendar, or on any festival days.

The wedding ceremony A formal Chinese wedding requiresrepparttar 122046 bridegroom to pick uprepparttar 122047 bride atrepparttar 122048 bride's home after respectfully greetedrepparttar 122049 parents-in-law to be. The couple-to-be will then go torepparttar 122050 bridegroom's home, whererepparttar 122051 bride will greet her parents-in-law to be, or torepparttar 122052 banquet location. If they choose to go torepparttar 122053 bridegroom's home,repparttar 122054 young couple will have to greetrepparttar 122055 parents-in-law to be with a cup of tea each andrepparttar 122056 parents will returnrepparttar 122057 daughter-in-law to be with a red packet of money inside. Similar torepparttar 122058 western culture,repparttar 122059 bride and bridegroom will be accompanied by bridesmaids and best men and they are usually still non-married.

One very important procedure isrepparttar 122060 banquet. All relatives and friends will be invited and they will wishrepparttar 122061 new couple with allrepparttar 122062 best. Atrepparttar 122063 banquet,repparttar 122064 newly wed has to drink half glass of wine for a pair of glasses linked by a ribbon. After thatrepparttar 122065 newly wed has to cross-hand and drinkrepparttar 122066 other half ofrepparttar 122067 wine. It is believed that after this ceremonyrepparttar 122068 newly wed will love each other more dearly.

In some parts of China,repparttar 122069 fish served inrepparttar 122070 banquet should not be eaten totally. The head, tail andrepparttar 122071 whole skeleton ofrepparttar 122072 fish should be left untouched so as to symbolize a good start and end of a marriage.

Afterrepparttar 122073 banquet, friends ofrepparttar 122074 new couple will usually continuerepparttar 122075 night by deliberately disturbingrepparttar 122076 new couple with a few games. Games will include different quests for some difficult performances or questions. Unfortunately torepparttar 122077 newly wed that these games usually last till very late inrepparttar 122078 night!

However inrepparttar 122079 modern days, many young people try to skip most of these rituals or ceremonies. They do that either because they think that new generations should not be confined by these old traditions, or some do so just because of economical reasons of trying not to spend as much money as possible.

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