Archive for September, 2017

Announcing Your Wedding

Tradition was that you “Alert !” The media. But now-a-days , newspapers have abandoned listing engagement announcements because they discovered that vendors deluged couples with solicitations. What’s more  engagements are often broken. The papers figure it’s better to run an announcement once the couple has crossed the finished line.

So that said: “On to the finished line!” To get your wedding announcement into the paper. ( Send six week in advance). Often they will ask you to fill out a form with all your information . Don’t for get  your release date on your form. Than they will ask if you would like to to place a photograph with your announcement . Enclose a glossy black-and -white or colored print that measures 2″x 3″  or larger. Either a portrait of the bride-to-be or the engaged couple together is suitable to submit now-a-days, using a formal ( not snap shot) head shot pose. Remember to attach identification to your photo and  sandwich it between two sheets of cardboard for safe handling in the mail.

If Plans Change ?

Due to employment, schooling,and personal reasons it may be necessary to advance, postpone or cancel the wedding, act quickly to notify those parties with whom arrangements have been made. Explanation are neither given or expected.

I hope this helps you and please give me a thumbs up if it did. Thank- You for stopping bye.

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Sharing The Costs

 Communication, cooperation, and realistic expectations are essential when you draw up your wedding budget.  The old rules are no longer hard and fast.

Traditionally, the bride’s family  undertook the cost of the wedding and the groom’s family was responsible for the rings and the honeymoon.

But now- a -days things  have changed. If the bride’s parents can not bear  the full cost of the wedding , the groom’s  parents may be willing to share a portion of the financial responsibility.  Then sometimes the bride and groom will even pay for their own wedding.

Early in the planning stage, it’s wise for both sets of parents to sit down with the engaged Couple to openly discuss expectations and financial constraints in order to forestall misunderstandings or resentment after arrangements have been made.

Below are some traditional guidelines for diving expense you may wish to think over:

The Bride and her Family:

a.) Wedding dress and accessories.

b.) Wedding invitations and stationary.

c.) Cost of ceremony :  rental fees, decorations and musicians .

d.) Cost of reception: caterers, hall rentals, musicians, flowers and decorations.

e.) Gifts for bride’s attendants

f.) Groom’s gift.

g.) Photography and videography of ceremony and reception.

h.) Groom’s riung.

i.) Transportation for bridal party.

j.) Fee for bridal consultant.

k.) wedding guest book.

They might also offer to pay for :

Accommodations for out-of-town guests ans attendants of bride.

 

The Groom and His Family:

a.) bride’s ring.

b.) Marriage license

c.) Rehearsal dinner.

d.) gifts for best man, groomsmen and ushers

e.) Formal wear rental.

f.)  Bride’s bouquet, corsages for mothers and grandmothers.

g.) Boutonnieres for groom’s attendants.

h.) gift for bride

i.) Fee for clergy-person j.) Honeymoon.

They might also offer to pay for :

Accommodations for out-of-town guests of the groom, groomsman and ushers.

Liquor at the reception.

Than I have seen where some friends and family will offer to help to set up tables and / or help with decorations. If someone in the family can make cakes , ask them if they would like to make yours.

 

So don’t be afraid to ask. All they can say is no.

I hope this was useful and don’t forget to send me your ideas, and I will try my best to help you .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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