Plus Ones at the Wedding

by Myrna 18. February 2013 05:37

 

 

As if brides do not have enough to worry about...along comes the task of actually compiling the guest list for the big event. Seems simple enough, right? Wrong.

Photo from differentwedding.com.
Remember all of those people that you want to invite who are unmarried? You are going to have to figure out if it is acceptable for them to bring dates to the wedding. This is a tricky situation for a few reasons.
1. Nobody likes to go to weddings alone (OK maybe those guys in the Wedding Crashers movie, but not most people).
2. If you have a lot of single friends, giving them ALL the green light to bring dates could substantially impact your wedding costs and pack your special day with strangers.
So...what to do? The trick here is to come up with rules and actually stick to them. Maybe you realize that you only have ten single guests. Perhaps it is fine if they all bring dates.
If you have 40 single guests, maybe decide that fiancees are welcome, but casual boyfriends and girlfriends are not. Or decide that if the couple lives together, they should both be invited.
Do what is best for you and comfortable for your budget, but don't make exceptions to your rule. Doing this is offensive to the guests who comply with your wishes!
OK...there should be just one exception. If a member of the wedding party is single, he or she should always be allowed to bring a date. Members of the wedding party usually do a lot for the bride and groom in the months leading up to the wedding, so it is only appropriate to allow them to bring a guest!
 

 

Wedding Trends for 2013

by Myrna 18. February 2013 04:51

So glad to be back and excited as high wedding season is approaching. Each  year weddings take place and many new ideas or trends pop up.  New ideas in wedding decor, invitations etc. are great, but do not be confused; tradition never gets replaced.  If you want a traditional wedding incorporating traditional elements there is nothing wrong with that!

For 2013 as you may have heard, emerald green is the go-to color. You may find this color to be a bit too colorful or strking for your taste, but little bits of it within the flowers or accessories can really be pretty.If you are a bit more daring, there are some beautiful dresses being shown for bridesmaids in the emerald green.While white and ivory remain favorites for wedding gowns, they  are being shown in colors, and touches of color are still popular in the shoes.  Of course, the floral decor carries the color scheme throughout the wedding.

Personalized weddings continue to be important to couples who are looking to include elements that have personal meaning to them. Their ceremonies and receptions can reflect multi-cultural  or inter-faith statements. Entertainment often reflects the cultural backgrounds of the couple and the use of monograms on their invitation or paper trousseau are still being used to reflect their heritage or their first names.

The internet plays an important role in wedding planning these days. High tech access is used for vendor selections, information sharing, gift registires, guest information and communications between wedding party members to name a few. Although some think that emailing invitations or replies is okay, it truly is not the correct or classy thing to do.

Look for 2013 to be the year where there are more weddings with different touches that step out of the box and possibly more casual venues being used. Stay tuned for more ideas.

Happy Planning!

 

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