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 because of the expensive. 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 Idea: Bridesmaids dresses can be expensive. Be thoughtful and keep price in mind when choosing one. Please don't expect your bridal party to get their hair and makeup done by a professional if they can't afford it. If you can afford it, it would be nice if you treated your bridal party.
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.
When looking for invitations it is a good idea to stay away from bows. They might look nice, but it is difficult to close the envelope when you have one on the invitation.
In today’s world of computers, please do not send wedding invitations over the internet. It is proper to send a wedding invitation or any other invitation through the mail. A wedding is a very important day in your life. So it is only fitting that you choose an invitation on a good stock of paper and send it out in the mail.
When receiving an invitation, do not add a guest. If the envelope is addressed to one person that is all that is invited. If it says “and guest” you may bring one person.
Here are a few questions to ask when looking for a reception site for your party or wedding.
Ask if they have an elevator for guests that cannot use the stairs.
Ask if you have to pay for the count (number of people coming) you give them before
the occasion or the actual number that are there.
If you are having a cocktail hour first ask if it is just passed food or will they have stations where your guests may go up and take what they wish. www.socialgracesj.com
The two most important items in planning a wedding are good food and good music. When your wedding is over, your guests will only remember if they had a good time.
Make sure the music is not loud. Guests like to talk at the dinner table and they need to hear each other. If the music is too loud they will leave early.
Wedding Planning Advice:
When ordering wedding invitations make sure you buy an outer and inner envelope. You may write "and Guest" on the inner envelope. It should not be added to the outer envelope.
When ordering wedding invitations make sure you order an extra 25 just in case may have forgotten someone. If you have to reorder it will cost you the beginning price. But if you order an extra 25 you will only be paying a few dollars more because the printer has the invitation already set up.