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    The Proper Way to Not Invite Someone to Your Wedding

    Every wedding has a budget, and as such, it isn’t always possible to include every family member, friend, and acquaintance on the guest list. Aside from budget concerns, there may be people that simply aren’t welcome at the event due to interpersonal problems. Whatever the reason, it may be necessary to not invite certain people to a wedding, but how does one do this without causing hurt feelings? Be Direct Lying will often backfire, so don’t tell people that they will be invited if they will not be receiving an invitation. Instead, explain the situation in a way that makes sense. Most people will understand if budget or venue size…

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    Accommodating your Guests

    We’ve all been to a good wedding and maybe some of us have been to a bad wedding. But there is something to be learned from every situation. If the wedding was bad, surely you had your two cents on how the wedding could have been improved and if the wedding was great, surely you’ve planned on stealing some of the little things that made it so. In the end, what it all comes down to is what the most important area is in a wedding and how to make that the best thing ever. We asked our ladies what they thought and 60% found the vows to be the…

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    Top 5 Tips For Happy Guests

    After wedding invitations are sent, the guests are delighted, invitations accepted, presents purchased, the day planned and then it’s time to celebrate. Yet, this excitement can unfortunately be lost on the wedding day due to poor planning. However, below are five easy tips to make your wedding fun, enjoyable and memorable. 1. Location: An accessible location with easy off road parking will avoid the stress of squeezing into small car spots combined with the often late, quick and embarrassing dash to the ceremony. Further, a reachable setting with an abundance of seating will ensure elderly guests are cheerful and ready to observe the joyful ceremony and general events. 2. Seating…

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    Seating Arrangements for Your Reception

    There are certain things you need to take note of when it comes to seating your guests at your reception. For starters, you definitely won’t want to place your single friends at the kids table and have them unwillingly become the babysitter when they should be having fun, relaxing and celebrating the joyous event with you. Neither would you want to leave out a close friend from the bridal party table and end up with hurt feelings and quite possibly, a broken friendship that may be hard to mend. We’ve put together some ways in which you can go about with the seating arrangements for your reception so that you…

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    The Wedding Registry

    Many people feel that wedding registries are cold and impersonal, but it does help prevent the old wedding cliche of getting three toasters. Since many couples are marrying later or at least acquire more stuff before tying the knot, the registry rules are a-changing. 1. Do Inventory Before putting up your registry, do a quick. Do you need a new toaster? Does your new place has room for a new flatware set? And if you’re doing must of the legwork, you should consult your partner at some point. Is he cool with pink curtains? Does he want Henckels instead of Wustof knives? 2. Don’t Put Everything Up Now You always…

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    Should Weddings be a Kid-Free Zone?

    “Adults are only kids grown up, anyway” – Walt Disney. I was sitting with my sister Vivienne and her four year old, when I suddenly thought of something. Do I want kids at my wedding? The answer wasn’t a yes, but it wasn’t a no either. I mean, to put more simply, I guess I wanted the kids there, if there were managed and controlled in a way so that there was no unwelcome running, screaming or crying, especially throughout the most important parts of the wedding! When Vivienne got married, she made it a child-free event. She, in fact, even classified a ‘child’ as anyone under 15. Luckily too,…

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    How to Buy a Wedding Gift

    6483872 Wedding Gifts Do’s and Don’ts By Natalie Tsang November 9, 2011 For guests, one of the biggest causes of anxiety is the wedding gift. What does one buy? How much does one spend? Does you play it safe and get something off the registry? Or do you go off the registry in hopes of giving them the most awesome wedding gift in the history of wedding gifts? If you give just give them money, is that cold and distant? Here are some helpful hints to make the best decision possible. How well do you know the bride and groom? If you’ve known the bride or the groom longer than…

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    How Much Should You Spend on a Wedding Gift?

    6372832 Tips to help you budget By Sara Doerrier October 26, 2011 A wedding can be costly. Not just for the couple getting married but for guests too. That is why figuring out how much money you should allot towards a wedding gift is important. There are several factors to consider when pondering this question. Before you check out the registry or write that check, read these helpful tips and it should help you stay within your budget and give you an idea of how much you should spend on a wedding gift. Are you close with the couple? The better friends you are with the bride and groom, the…

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    Things Your Guests Care About

    6284672 (That You Never Realized) Sara Doerrier October 14, 2011 It has been said that a wedding is not about the bride and groom, but rather the guests. Why else would we go all out and spend thousands of dollars on a wedding that wouldn’t be seen by anyone? That is why you always want to make your guests feel comfortable and taken care of. Here are a few things that guests actually care about (other than your wedding dress, that perhaps have never crossed your mind. You may be surprised that wedding guests even consider these. The table number Family members seem to get offended if they are not…

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    Cut Your Guest List

    6259542 Cut Down on Your Guest List By Sara Doerrier October 12, 2011 When it comes time to sit down with your partner and compile your guest list, the idea of cutting guests from the list may break your heart. In a perfect world we would be able to invite everyone with no extra costs, but, sadly, many of us are on a budget and we need to make tough decisions. And of course, you don’t want to offend anyone in the process of elimination. Here are a few helpful tips to spare some feelings as you finalize the details of your guest list. You’re engaged! Do they know? Have…