Wedding Guest List: Remember to invite the person who is performing the ceremony to the reception.
When your big day is almost here make sure that no one talks you into buying something you don't need or charge you more if you need something at the last minute. Vendors know you are nervous about everything and they try to add on items. So please beware. You know what you can afford and stay within that budget.
Dress code for holiday parties:
Christmas/Holiday parties will be starting soon.
Please do not go in jeans.
Men should wear a nice pair of slacks and shirt. If it is a formal party check the invitation to see if you have to wear a tux. If not wear a suit.
Ladies please lower your hemlines.
When choosing a centerpiece make sure it is very low or very high so that your guests can see across the table.
Save money on postage.
If you are planning to send out your wedding invitations early next year buy your stamps in January. The price of stamps are going up sometime in January. Just take your invitation down to the post office and have it weighed and then buy as many stamps as you will need. Remember to buy “Forever Stamps”.
When sending out your wedding invitations do not send one out to the parents of the bride and groom. The invitation is handed to them. Also do not add the Respond Card in the invitation. It is given that they will attend.
Helpful Hints for addressing wedding envelopes.
Since many people will be addressing their wedding invitations here are some helpful hints. When addressing an envelope to a woman use Miss or Ms. if you don’t know if she is married. If she is a widow used her husband’s name, for example, Mrs. John Smith. If a woman is divorce and she keeps her ex-husband’s last name, she is known as Mrs. Mary Smith.
Since this is party season I would like to remind everyone about RSVP’ing to parties at a person home. When you receive an invitation and it says “regrets only” you must tell your host if you are not coming. If you do not reply, the host expects you to come. Please make sure you tell the host yourself. It should not come from someone else. You should also bring the host a small gift when attending. Do not make a dessert or any kind of food for the other guests unless you are asked. The person having the party has already gone to a lot of trouble preparing for the party and bringing any type of food that is not wanted will only upset the host. So to be on the safe side ask your host if they would like you to make anything. If they say yes than you may bring what they requested. If they say no and most hosts will say no than bring a small gift to the host to thank them for inviting you.