Bridal Registry: Today most brides list their wishes on a bridal registry. This is a good thing. It tells your guests what you would like for a gift. It is mostly use for bridal showers. I would suggest that you list items that you would not buy for yourself. For example fine china or a set of sterling or stainless steel flatware. These are luxury items that you might use on special occasions or when you are entertaining friends or business associates. In today’s world people are more casual, but it is always nice to go back in time when people sat at a dinner table and had a nice conversation.
Wedding season is here again. Many couples are trying to set a date for their wedding. If you want to save money on decorations and flowers now is the time to look at different holidays. Most churches and venues are decorated for the holiday season no matter which holiday it is. For example Christmas, many venues are decorated for a few weeks before and after the holidays. When looking for a venue ask about their holiday season and what kind of decorations will be set up and for how long. If you can have your wedding around the holidays you just might save money. Best Wishes on your engagement.
Some people order their invitations online. If you do you will notice that you have to word your invitation so that fits in the online program. It is always best to go somewhere to see the invitation and talk to someone that will sit down with you and help you word your invitation.
Remember once you click that button there is no turning back. Sometimes it takes weeks to receive your order.
Here at Social Graces, LLC we add wording that does not fit the program online. We go over everything with you just in case you forgot something. We also can call the engraving company any time to answer any questions about pricing, etc.
We send in the order for you and also get a proof for your approval. If you are not happy we change the wording for you and get you another proof. We stay on top of your order and let you know when it will arrive. Social Graces takes the stress out of ordering invitations.
It takes about four days at the engraver and then mailing time.
Ways to keep wedding costs down. You should not invite a guest or “plus one”. If someone is engaged then you may add them as a guest. If you send out “Save the Date” notices everyone will make sure they have it on their calendar. If you don't send out the notice some may not be able to come when they receive the invitation. Another way to keep cost down is to only invited family and very close friends.
Helpful hint for men in a wedding party: As a wedding planner I have gone to many weddings and have notice that men in the wedding party are not trying on their clothes when they pick them up from the rental store. Please try on everything. Some men come in with trousers that are too short or a jacket that is too small. Please remember to wear socks that are the same color as your trousers.
Wedding Idea: I don't know if this is a new or old idea but it was the first time I saw it used at a wedding. Instead of place cards a large mirror in a beautiful frame was placed on the floor of the cocktail room and on it was etched each couple name and table number. If you are thinking of having one at your wedding note that people were having trouble looking for their name. There was a glare on the mirror. Also remember is you have to change someone seat at the last minute you cannot. I have been at weddings when I had to change names on place cards just before the reception.
Wedding Idea: Since many venues have very elaborate cocktail hours and much of the food goes to waste when the hour is over why not have a continuous cocktail hour and then later in the evening have wedding cake and desserts. Make sure you have plenty of stations with food.