Fun Wedding Facts

by Myrna 27. October 2011 00:36

Do you know the origins of some wedding traditions?  Most couples do not, so today, I thought it would be fun to share some of them.

 

To "wed" the word "wed" came from the ancient Greek word for "pledge"

Wedding dresses were worn in an array of colors.  White dresses only became popular about 150 years ago!

Veils- The veil was once a symbol of obedience and submissiveness

Rings- Why is the wedding ring placed on the third finger of your left hand?  Ancient Greeks believed that a vein in this finger went directly to the heart.

 The Wedding Cake- During Roman times, wedding guests threw cake crumbs at the bride and groom to bless them with fertility.  The cakes were either biscuits or scones actually made by the guests, and they were stacked during the wedding.  Much later on, a French baker used the "piled high" concept to create the decorated multi-tiered cake.

Last but not least, Where does the bride stand during the ceremony?  The bride stood to the left of the groom so that his right hand was free to draw his sword to fend off and "bad guys" who crashed the ceremony.

So, with these fun facts now part of your wedding knowledge, have fun planning your special day.  For more assistance on how to have a fun wedding, call us at For All Occasions!

Happy Plannng....

 

 

Mens Wedding Attire

by Myrna 15. October 2011 09:40

 So otften wedding notes and blogs have pointers for the brides, but today, let's consider the groom and his wedding party.

It is a fact that most men would prefer to dress in casual style clothing most of the time, but , boy, do they look handsome when donning a tuxedo!

 While traditional rules are followed as guidelines, there are many options to accommodate personal preference in the area of men's formalwear.

One of the most noticeable is the increase of color as an accent. color is incorporated into the cummmerbunds, ties, pocket squares, to most times coordinate with the bridesmaids dresses.

Remember, medium or darker colors are fine anytime, but are more appropriate during the evening or in the winter months.Tails are proper anytime, but, are most commonly worn by the groom only, rather than the entire wedding party. Light color linen suits are certainly appropriate for a summer wedding, whereas, if there is a beach themed wedding, many grooms will only be in kacky pants and a beach type shirt. To assure that guests come properly attired on your special  day, make sure that on the reception card of the invitation ensemble you send the message "Black tie optional or invited"

This offers your guests a guideline as to what dress code is really expected. Those men that own a tux will be glad to have the opportunity to wear it again, and the others will know they must be in a suit, not in jeans.   

 

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