The Modern Bridesmaid is Chic!

Written by Sher Matsen


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The more bridesmaids you haverepparttar more coordination and communication your going to have to take care of. Remember youíll have plenty of issues to deal with from dresses, to nails, to hair, to jewelry. So donít choose more bridesmaids than you think you can handle. This is supose to be a happy time for you and stress doesnít make a person happy.

Forgetrepparttar 148519 old theory that if you donít include everyone thatís close to you, there will be hard feelings. Most women have outgrown this childish thought pattern, and recognize thatrepparttar 148520 modern bride has tough choices to make to stay within budget and fulfill her special day. Sometimes a future bride just has too many close friends to have them all inrepparttar 148521 wedding party. Relax! Invite them torepparttar 148522 wedding, and if you want ask them to do special favors such as perhaps your nails or your hair, depending on their own unique talents.

The maid of honor has a role to play besides inrepparttar 148523 wedding party. She needs to berepparttar 148524 brides right arm and help with any wedding tasks she can. She can help selectrepparttar 148525 wedding gown, getrepparttar 148526 invitations in order, arrange a wedding shower, help with choosing a reception location, help decorate, or even help preparerepparttar 148527 food. The duties that can be assigned to your made of honor are endless, just be sure not to overwhelm her with too many requests. Your maid of honor is likerepparttar 148528 brides personal first aid kit. Ready to fix anything thatís broken.

Bridesmaids also play an important role by planningrepparttar 148529 bridal shower, preparing munchies, cake, or sandwiches forrepparttar 148530 shower. They are also there to support and helprepparttar 148531 bride whenever they can.

Forrepparttar 148532 modern bride these are happy times, choices are endless, you can make your fashion statement and let your bridesmaidís make theirs. No more having to follow traditions unless you want to. Planningrepparttar 148533 perfect wedding has never been easier!

© Copyright Sher Matsen, All Rights Reserved.

© Copyright Sher Matsen, All Rights Reserved.

About the author: Sher has been serving customers for over 20 years, providing affordable estate jewelry, and a wealth of information on jewelry, fashion, designers, and beauty with on staff industry professionals. Please visit us at Estate Jewelry International.


Wedding Gift Dos and Don'ts

Written by Sher Matsen


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First, itís okay forrepparttar wedding couple to ask for cash only. The correct way is to include a little note inrepparttar 148518 invitation that reads something like. Because we are saving for [insert item] we would appreciate cash donations in lieu of gifts. Thanks so much! Itís simple and torepparttar 148519 point and these days people understand. For many itís much easier than trying to figure out what you need.

If you are blending two households that are financially set, and you donít want any gifts or cash, then make a note of this on your invitation. Some people will feel uncomfortable with not providing a gift. So you could include a note that reads. We would like to decline any gifts. If you would like to give, please donate to our favorite charity [insert here]. Many thanks! Or, you can indicate they can donate to their favorite charity.

If you are going to be accepting gifts, then do your guests a favor and have several wedding gift registries set up at various stores. This will alleviate a lot of stress for your guests and insure you receive items you really need or want.

My daughterís wedding is coming up shortly. Her and her fiancťe are planning to take a 6 month backpacking trip into South America, right afterrepparttar 148520 wedding. So their gift registry is made up ofrepparttar 148521 camping supplies they will need. Be creative! Fine tune your gift registry to what ďyouĒ want and need. It will please your guests to know they are spending their hard earned money on something you will actually use.

These days, anything goes. The only big tip about wedding gift etiquette is to be polite in your requests. Youíll feel better and so will your guests!

© Copyright Sher Matsen, All Rights Reserved.

© Copyright Sher Matsen, All Rights Reserved.

About the author: Sher has been serving customers for over 20 years, providing affordable estate jewelry, and a wealth of information on jewelry, fashion, designers, and beauty with on staff industry professionals. Please visit us at Estate Jewelry International.


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