Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sand Ceremony

Growing in popularity is the Unity Sand Ceremony. Not only does this create a decorative result, it is also much more practical in an outdoor setting where candles can be affected by the natural elements. With the Unity Sand Ceremony, select three decorative glass vases and place one color of sand into one vase and a second color into another vase. This is designed to represent the Bride and Groom. At the appropriate point in the service the Groom pours a portion of his sand into the third vase. The Bride then pours a portion of her sand in on top of the Groom’s in the third vase. To conclude the Bride and the Groom jointly pour the remaining sand in each of their respective vases into the central vase. The commingling of the colored sand is an impressive demonstration of two into one.
In those cases where children are involved, couples simply add additional colors of sand and incorporate the children in the Unity Ceremony.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Photo Card Box

Here is a very nice, cute and unique holder for your cards, and cash envelopes to be used for your wedding. I have passed this link on to several brides, and they loved it. It comes in 8x10 or 11x14 in which I have seen the 8x10 and it is just right. The box is made of wood, and has a lock and key and it rotates on a lazy susan base, and it is really an attention grabber at the gift table. You can put your bridal portraits on it, or engagement pictures, family photos, or a combination, the list goes on and on. It really is an elegant way to secure your cards, and monetary. I have seen it used at a graduation party also, so if you get a chance check this link out and they also have a clearance section that some of the boxes are little dented or scratched, and the box can be painted to match your wedding colors which is another plus.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Name Tags

I think it is a good idea to have name tags for everyone in your wedding party, and family for day of rehearsal. I have done so many rehearsals that have a large wedding party, and the only name I know is bridesmaid #1 or bridesmaid #6 and that is not a good thing. It is nothing personal, and I mean no harm but it's hard for me and others to remember about 25 people name in less than an hour whom I have never met in my life (smile) Sometimes the family is just meeting for the first time, and it is good to know grooms grandma, from brides grandma and the same with your bridal party, they have you in common as a mutual friend, but don't know each other. The name tags come in like a pack of adhesive labels, that you can write everyone's name, nick name, or if you want to give them a character name for that evening. The best thing, it's cost effective!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Who Should Walk you Down the Aisle?

Of course by old traditions we know that the father of the bride will walk her down the aisle, but so many traditions have change far. It is a natural tradition for a father to provide and take care of his family, but yet there are so many that are not. When making the selection of who will hold this position, it should not be based on what is politically correct, but what is correct in your heart.

If you have a father who has not provided, or made contact with you until your adulthood or the year of your wedding, and neither one of you know anything about the other, but yet you have a step-father who has been your sole provider, then this honor should go to your step-father. If both fathers have equally shared the responsibility of your upbringing then let them both walk you down the aisle, or one can walk you half, and the other walk you to the altar.

There are cases that there is no father present, and then this honor should go to the single mother who has been your sole provider. In Jewish tradition both parents walk the bride down the aisle, which is now becoming a popular tradition across the board. The only rule about this is do what’s in your heart, I have experienced the bride being escorted by her brother, uncle, grandfather, mother, or her son and the list can go on and on.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Color Combo for March

Color combo for the month of March is Orange and Blue. The color combo to me is very rfreshing and unique it is more like the calm (blue) before the storm (orange). This combonation is not restricted to just a certain season, this is a four season color combo!