Stress Free Planning
GIFTS FOR YOU BRIDESMAIDS
Looking for a special gift for your bridesmaids? Look no further. We've pulled together several
ideas of rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets, you're sure to find something each of your
girls will love. On a budget? We have also included some DIY gifts too!
CHOOSING YOUR WEDDING PARTY
The attendants who make up your wedding party are very important to the success of it.
They should be the people who you rely on. They are the individuals who will support you in
the hectic times and celebrate with you in the happy ones.
Formal weddings most often have a bigger number of attendants than informal ones do. It’s
important to let them know you would like them for your attendants as soon as your wedding
date is set. Try to give them at least a six month notice. Being a member of your wedding
party can be time consuming, and have costs associated with it. Remember some of the
people you ask may not be able to accept. Leave yourself enough time to have other
The key to your perfect wedding begins with an open discussion with each other about your
finances. After that, careful planning must be implemented to be successful. List priorities to
give you a good starting place.
Whatever your financial resources are for your wedding, writing down your budget will help you
remember everything you need to accomplish. Here are some tips to trim down your wedding
Leading Planning Expert Grace is hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability, uniquely creative
talents and outstanding reputation have made her a success in the Florida arena.
Grace has established a name for herself by taking her passion for designing spectacular events
and transforming it into a brides reality. She continuously exceeds the expected with an unmatched
level of inspiration, imagination, and innovation to create the latest trends in event planning.
Today, Florida Weddings by Grace is an award winning company built from experience,
dedication and Grace’s natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Grace, has teamed with the staff at Florida Bride Magazine to offer her unique perspective on the
wedding experience. Her event designs range from classic and beautiful to dramatic and innovative,
while reflecting the culture of couture.
Now, Grace brings her extraordinary vision to Florida Bride Magazine.
Message in a Bottle
This escort-card display is clever and
inexpensive. To create it, purchase a
miniature cork-topped vial for every guest
(steer clear of tapered necks, since they
make note-removal difficult).
Write the name on one side of a 2x3-inch
piece of paper and the table number on the
other. Roll up the paper and slide it into a
bottle with the name facing outward, and
Then fill a shallow glass dish with sand, and
arrange the bottles so that the writing is
visible. Lastly, scatter in small seashells.
Note: For large events, use several dishes
and organize by letter.
A full luxurious rose accents the bodice of
this two-piece ensemble by Carolina
Herrera; a ruffly petticoat peeks from
beneath the skirt. The bouquet is a mix of
pink and cream lisianthus.
MAID OF HONOR
Her responsibilities include:
Arranging the bridal shower
Helping the bride-to-be address envelopes
Keep records of wedding gifts
Shop till she drops
Pay for her own attire
Help bride dress for her wedding day
Hold the bridal bouquet during the ceremony
Sign the wedding license
Arranges the bride’s train
Help organize the Bridal Shower
Keep record of shower gifts
Pay for their formal attire
Shop with the bride and maid of honor
Help bride get ready on her wedding day
THE BEST MAN:
Arranges the bachelor party
Drives groom to the ceremony
Holds the rings at the ceremony
Pays for his own formal wear
Returns the grooms attire
Arrive early at wedding location
Purchase their own formal wear
Escort guests to their seats when necessary
Oversee transferring of the gifts
Decorate newlyweds car
SETTING THE DATE
Setting your wedding date is essential and determines the amount of time you have to
select your ceremony site, officiant, reception location and so on. Venues can be booked
up to two years in advance, so it’s not too early to start planning.
Consider the type of wedding you want, if relatives will be traveling, the season, the colors
of your theme-you need to pick a date before you can continue planning.
Remember to schedule around holidays, vacations, graduations, births, military leave,
relocations or other important family events. The most popular wedding months are April
FAVORS AND MORE FAVORS
A wedding favor can be almost anything: beautiful or preciousl. And the best part is that a favor
need not be elaborate to be expressive.
We've got plenty of creative ideas to help you give your guests a memorable token.
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Etiquette situations with your Reception, Guest List and Destination Wedding Dos and Don'ts
If your relatives or friends are engaged to be married, their fiances (or fiancees) must be
invited; their live-in romantic partners must be as well. However, if they are only dating, you
need not invite their boyfriend or girlfriend. Should you decide to include some dates and not
others, draw your cut-off line at a clearly identifiable place and communicate it to everyone who
is not allowed to invite someone to accompany them.