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.
Destination Weddings: Many couples might think it is a great idea to have a destination wedding.
Here are a few things to consider. Many people you invite will not attend. There is a lot of expensive involved and your guests would also have to give a gift. Most older people will not be able to attend. Remember a wedding is about family and good friends. Do you really want to leave out close relatives and good friends on your special day?
There is also more planning involved. You will have to take many things with you on a plane or ship. What happens if you forget a special something? You never know about the weather on an island. If it rains you might have to go into a place that is not too pleasing.
When choosing a venue for your wedding make sure you go to their “taste testing” before you sign a contract. Some brides have gone to the “ taste testing” after they sign the contract and were disappointed in the food and presentation. If this has happen to you talk to the chef and tell him or her of your concerns.
There is a new trend going on to write on an invitation to a bridal shower to bring an unwrapped gift. I hope everyone will rethink this one. We live in a world today that everything has be done right away. Cell phones and computers are always on.
What a great pleasure it is for a future bride to walk into a room that if filled with beautiful wrapped gifts. This is the surprise. The gifts are a mystery until the bride opens the boxes. Also if the gifts are unwrapped there will be no ribbons or bows to make a bridal boutique for the wedding rehearsal. Please don't take this pleasure away from the bride to be.
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.
Proper attire for a wedding guest.
A wedding day is one of the most important events in a couple life.
If the invitation says “Black Tie” men are require to wear a tux. A woman should wear a gown or a cocktail dress is acceptable. If the invitation does not say “Black Tie” men should wear a suit and woman should wear a cocktail dress. Jeans and baseball caps are not acceptable at a wedding.
When choosing a centerpiece make sure it is very low or very high so that your guests can see across the table.
Addressing Wedding Envelopes:
If you do not know if a woman is married use Miss or Ms.
If a woman has a title such as Dr. use it before her first name.
If a woman is a widow she is addressed as for example Mrs. John Smith. Do not use her first name.
If a woman is divorced and keeps her husband last name, she is addressed for example as Mrs. Mary Smith. Use her first name in this case.