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Wedding Reception Protocol
Don’t be that Guy (Girl) Something often overlooked on the part of the guest (YOU) is properwedding reception protocol. You are the guest at the biggest and best party of the happy couple’s lives, don’t screw it up for them. From attire to alcohol, use this guide to keep yourself in check. *Because an accurate head count is needed well before the wedding, it’s rude to not RSVP by the requested “Reply By” date. Even if you don’t plan to attend. It puts undue pressure on the wedding planning process in general, and of course, the bride personally. Please don’t make the bride or someone else call you to find out if you are coming or not. Isn’t this obvious wedding reception protocol? You’d be surprised. *If the wedding invitation says “Adult Reception Following”, this means no kids. So please don’t bring yours. It’s an awkward, uncomfortable, and an expensive situation to put the bride and groom in.Add … Continue reading
Mind your Ps and Qs Knowing proper wedding invitation etiquette is an important component of the planning process that can ultimately save you time and money when it’s all said and done. When figuring out how many invitations you will need, remember this: Families get their own, those over 18 get their own, those inviting a guest get one invite with both names on it. Then add 15%-20% more than that number. Couples living together who are not married receive one invitation, and should be addressed with the names on separate lines, in alphabetical order. For couples who are unmarried living separately, send a separate invitation to each at their respective address. Married couples receive one invitation, addressed as Mr. and Mrs. Members of the bridal party also receive their own invitation, even though they are well aware of the date and that they are invited! The officiant would get an invitation, if he or she … Continue reading
How to Make a Bubble Bowl – Videos
A Bubble Bowl Arrangement If just thinking about how to make wedding flowers sends you over the deep end, take a deep breath and be prepared to be amazed by these videos! Even if you weren’t born with one creative or DIY gene in your whole body, it makes no difference. These are simple but stunning arrangements that, with the help of these instructional videos (they take a minute to load), can be put together by any bride on a budget. Video 1: Tools and Materials Needed Video 2:Preparing Your Centerpiece Flowers Video 3: Preparing Your Bubble Bowl Video 4: Arranging Your Flowers I hope these instructional videos were helpful, it shows you just how easy it can be to make your own wedding flowers!
Weddings on a Budget: An All Day Affair
Planning a wedding a month out is no easy feat, but planning a budget wedding a month out would ruffle the tulle of even the most laid back bride. Michelle and Jim planned a beautiful wedding – an all day affair for 150 people and I was stunned to find out how quickly and wonderfully they pulled everything together. From DIY decorations to Michelle’s gorgeous dress purchased off eBay, this sweet couple brings new meaning to the words big wedding tiny budget. Weddings on a Budget: Michelle & Jim Lockport & Orland Park, Illinois June 22, 2013 What was your budget? We originally said no more than $8,000 but it ended up being $9,000 Venue: The Public Landing Restaurant for the ceremony and brunch; My (bride’s) parent’s backyard for the reception. $2,900 included the ceremony space, linen rental, food and drinks for 80 – we got really lucky … Continue reading
Fabulous Cheap Weddings! Tips, Tricks and Techniques for your Dream Wedding!
It’s the most important day of your life. But it shouldn’t be the most expensive. Cheap Weddings are becoming the new trend set by smart, savvy brides everywhere. Whether your budget is $3,000 or $30,000, you CAN have the wedding of your dreams and Big Wedding Tiny Budget.com will show you how. Getting luxe for less and the most bang for your bridal buck is the name of the game here girls! You’ve waited for, and fantasized about this day all your life. However one thing you weren’t thinking and dreaming about, was exactly how much this fairy tale event was going to cost you…. or your parents. Today’s average wedding tops $29,000!! Up almost 100% from 15 years ago! Another drastic change from years past is only 30% of brides’ parents will pay for the entire wedding as was once tradition. Who wants to start married life off with … Continue reading