Recent Etiquette + Advice Posts
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Brides, as much as you want your wedding to be the best day of your life, a lot of it starts with your bridesmaids. No one wants to be treated like a servant or lady-in-waiting, especially when they have jobs, families, and budgets. To that end, be mindful of what you say because NO one wants to hear these annoying phrases.
Of all the participants in a wedding, the maid of honor or matron of honor (if she’s already married) carries the mother lode of all duties. Scary, right? It doesn’t have to be! As long as you remain active in every facet of planning and become the go-to point person on the big day, aka memorize the timeline inside and out, you’ll do an A+ plus job in our books. Check out WeddingWire’s checklist for more in-depth details.
Let’s face it: you’ve done the ultimate look-good-in-your-wedding dress workout 2x a day, added volume to your hair, moisturized and bronzed your skin, plucked your eyebrows, and applied false eyelashes all to prepare for your picture perfect affair. In WeddingWire’s SummerBook 2014, we asked five experts on how to make sure your sentiment is captured in the most flattering ways. Read their tips here.
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There’s no better way to symbolize your marriage than with a unity ceremony. Because after all, it is about two significant others becoming one, and two families being blended together. From foot washing and tree planting to candle lighting and sand combining, there are plenty of sentimental ideas out there. For example, Cameron and Christopher, above, performed the cord of three strands. “We each wrote our own vows, but didn’t read them to each other until that moment,” she said. “Hearing the vows for the first time and combining a cord of three strands (one for me, one for my groom, and one for God) into a knot during the ceremony allowed the reactions to be genuine.”
Think wedding stress end after the “I do’s.” Wrong. Upon returning from your honeymoon, you’ll get to open all the gifts received by family and friends the night of your wedding. Beware: there’s one final task though — thank-you notes. It’s definitely daunting, but the process doesn’t have to be painful. Follow WeddingWire’s easy fill in the blank templates to rid that writer’s block!