Today, engagement parties are held to celebrate most often, an already announced engagement. Traditionally, these parties are supposed to be held by the parents of the bride, and couples are encouraged to set up a registry for things that they may want or desire.
Let’s be frank. Not everyone is cut out for standing in front of God and people and professing their love to someone without feeling highly embarrassed.
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Las Vegas has long been the home of the most marriages recorded per year in the United States. Perhaps it’s the glow of the neon lights that add just the perfect amount of romantic glow . . . or perhaps it’s simply that there is no waiting period to wed making it easier to be spontaneous.
It would be very unusual to attend a wedding reception of any size, and not have a punch bowl full of a special wedding punch available. Since the mid 17th century, wedding punch has been added to the extensive list of wedding traditions.
After your wedding is over you begin to realize . . . there was a lot more than three tier cakes and beaded satin dresses to this marriage preparation thing. Now you have things on your to do list like “changing name after marriage”, “thank Aunt Rita for the toaster” and “speak to the photography manager about botched pics”.
The Wedding March has long been the traditional song for brides. However, many people are opting to shake things up and go against tradition. Everything from romantic and elegant classical compositions to trendier modern songs that we hear on the radio every Friday night.
If you are newly engaged and are like many other couples caught up in the beauty and wonder of spring, a garden wedding can be a wonderful, beautiful and budget friendly way to say “I do”.
Perhaps one of the most recognizable of spring flowers, the daffodil is a perfect part of spring flowers for a wedding bouquet because it represents new beginnings. Daffodils are often mixed with tulips in spring to capture the very best of the season.
If you are about to tie the knot but you can’t quite shake the knots the details are putting in your stomach . . . read on to find out how you can make planning your wedding a little less stressful and still just as fabulous as if you sweated the small stuff.
If you are sassy southern belle but more of a tomboy at heart . . . camouflage wedding gowns are a great way to surprise the crowd and give them a better glimpse of who you really are.
For reds, Cabernet Sauvignon is the most popular in the U. S., and for good reason. Cabernets are built for heavy-duty meals. If there's beef around, especially grilled or roasted, or anything with spicy red sauces, then this is the wine. It can be a bit pricey, but two really good bargains are the 2005 Charles Krug Peter Mondavi Family Yountville Napa Valley.
Fifty years ago, the average of age of marriage was 16 – 18 years of age. These marriages had a 93% chance of making it till death do us part. For the sake of remaining positive, the figures of today will be withheld, however take a look around your life and do a little math of your own.
How telling is it that marriage ceremonies always include the phrase “for better or worse” just a few seconds before the big kiss. Perhaps they are hoping that you are so anxious to kiss your bride or groom that you wont hear the tiny little word, “worse” that seems to sneak its way in as quietly as a tornado.
No matter what the focus of a wedding should be on the bride, groom, and nothing else! If that doesn’t seem like it will ever be a reality than many engaged couples are doing themselves a favor by bringing back the intimacy and personal feel of the event by running off and eloping.
A bridal registry would be much more useful if instead of being walked through Crate and Barrel with a sales/wedding consultant, you were walked through Wal-Mart with a wife and mother of three kids. She’s the one who could really help you get what you need for married life!
The truth is that married couples can be a bit extreme when they consider their shower registry and many couples today already have everything they need to play house; so why buy more?
So what are the good reasons to call off a wedding? Probably the first thing to consider is why you are getting married to begin with. The institution of marriage now is much different than it was even 30 years ago.
The old clichés of becoming one with another person, or making two into one, or that marriage happens when two become one; are just expressions probably made up to describe something humans do that is often difficult to understand; commit to a long monogamous relationship.
Ups and Downs of Marriage
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