Traditional VS Modern Anniversary Gifts

Written by Slade Hartwell

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* First - Clocks * Second - China * Third - Crystal/ Glass * Fourth - Appliances * Fifth - Silverware * Sixth - Candy/Iron * Seventh - Desk Sets * Eighth - Bronze/Pottery * Ninth - Linen/Lace * Tenth - Leather * Eleventh - Jewelry * Twelfth - Pearls * Thirteenth - Textiles/Furs * Fourteenth - Gold Jewelry * Fifteenth - Watches * Twentieth - Platinum * Twenty-Fifth - Silver * Thirtieth - Diamond * Thirty-Fifth - Jade * Fortieth - Ruby * Forty-Fifth - Sapphire * Fiftieth - Gold * Fifty-fifth - Emerald * Sixtieth - Diamond Jubilee

For most couples, I recommend usingrepparttar modern list. When selecting a gift fromrepparttar 122048 modern list you haverepparttar 122049 benefit of more specificity, for example a desk set is much more clear than copper/wool. Withrepparttar 122050 modern list, you won't risk insulting your spouse by rewarding 10 years of companionship with a pitiful tin or aluminum gift. Believe me, she won't be satisfied withrepparttar 122051 excuse of tradition. Also, good luck findingrepparttar 122052 ivory candlesticks for year 14! Unless you really enjoyrepparttar 122053 creative challenge of usingrepparttar 122054 traditional list, tryrepparttar 122055 modern list this year.

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Common Format Of A Wedding Reception

Written by Matt Campbell

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Toasts The toast is whenrepparttar bride and groom toast each other then interlock arms and drink. Immediately following,repparttar 122047 best man and maid/matron of honor make toasts torepparttar 122048 bridal couple. Be prepared for other family and friends to follow with their toasts too.

Bride & Groomís First Dance The Bride & Groomís Dance isrepparttar 122049 first dance between a bride and groom as a married couple. The dance is also commonly known asrepparttar 122050 "First Dance". The timing ofrepparttar 122051 bride groom dance can vary inrepparttar 122052 evening based on your preferences. The first dance can be done immediately followingrepparttar 122053 grand entrance withrepparttar 122054 wedding party circlingrepparttar 122055 dance.

Father & Daughterís Dance The Father & Daughterís Dance orrepparttar 122056 Father Bride Dance isrepparttar 122057 dance betweenrepparttar 122058 father(s) ofrepparttar 122059 bride andrepparttar 122060 bride. Brides, if you have more than one father in your life, one can taprepparttar 122061 other onrepparttar 122062 shoulder inrepparttar 122063 middle ofrepparttar 122064 dance so you can dance with both of them. If you do not have a father, a common substitute is a father figure or even your brother would make a very nice gesture.

Mother & Groomís Dance The Mother & Groomís dance isrepparttar 122065 dance betweenrepparttar 122066 mother(s) ofrepparttar 122067 groom andrepparttar 122068 groom. Grooms, if you have more than one mother in your life, one can taprepparttar 122069 other onrepparttar 122070 shoulder inrepparttar 122071 middle ofrepparttar 122072 dance so you can dance with both of them. If you do not have a mother, a common substitute is a mother figure or even your sister would make a very nice gesture.

Special Dances There may be songs in your life that mean dear to your heart. You can askrepparttar 122073 music entertainment to play these songs duringrepparttar 122074 night or immediately followingrepparttar 122075 formal dances. An example would be: If someone dear to you passed recently, you may askrepparttar 122076 music entertainment to play Angels Among Us by Alabama.

Bouquet and Garter Toss The traditional tossing ofrepparttar 122077 bouquet is whenrepparttar 122078 bride tossesrepparttar 122079 bridal bouquet to all single women in attendance. Immediately followingrepparttar 122080 bouquet tossing, a chair is set inrepparttar 122081 middle ofrepparttar 122082 dance floor. The chair is forrepparttar 122083 bride to sit andrepparttar 122084 groom to removerepparttar 122085 bride's garter from her leg. The traditional tossing ofrepparttar 122086 garter is whenrepparttar 122087 groom tossesrepparttar 122088 bride's garter to allrepparttar 122089 single men in attendance. The people whom catchrepparttar 122090 garter and bouquet are said to berepparttar 122091 next one to marry.

Dancing and Fun This is what you payrepparttar 122092 music entertainment to do...get people to dance and have a good time. Giverepparttar 122093 music entertainment music examples and limitations of what type of music you want but donít give them a list of 100 songs they need to play.

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