So you’ve Been Invited to a Wedding

Planning a wedding is a trying time for every couple. I, for one, looked at my husband-elect during the planning process and wondered if I could really spend the rest of my life with a man who couldn’t tell the difference between a very slate-like blue and a cool blue-toned gray. As you can surmise, responding to a wedding invitation incorrectly, giving a gift inadequately or dressing inappropriately, and thereby making this stressful time more difficult than it has to be, is a sure-fire way to have your friend/cousin/sister screaming at you and her mother/your aunt/your own mother bad mouthing you to anyone who compliments or congratulates her on anything concerning the wedding.

“The centrepieces are lovely.” “Yes, it really is too bad Mary didn’t tell the cashier that she was purchasing something from the registry.”

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Three Wedding Dress Styles – Spring/Summer 2011

In addition to my own wedding, I was lucky enough to attend two other weddings this year. As a woman, what I looked forward to most as the wedding dates approached was seeing what the brides’ wedding dresses would look like. For the most part, each dress was starkly different this season but they did have a few, somewhat shocking, similarities. Continue reading

Things No One Tells You about Getting Married

I was married recently and although I was the first of my friends and family and therefore had never been to a wedding before, I knew fairly well what to expect because everyone around was telling me, whether I asked or not. Despite this, there are certain things that no one tells you about getting married. These are those things. Continue reading

Wedding Planning X: Thank You Cards

Now that all is said and done, it’s time to write your thank you cards. Whether your loving friends and family gave you a gift, a gift card or an envelope full of cash, and whether you liked the gift or not, common etiquette states that you must send a thoughtful, hand-written thank you card for everything that was received. Continue reading