Letter From The President

I sent a wedding invitation to The President and got this as a response.  It is a standard response, but I’m still excited!! The President & First Lady,  The White House,  Greetings Office, Room 39,  1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20502

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Honeymoon Registries: Are they Worth It?

Honeymoon Registries: Are they Worth It? By Erin Sforza Your honeymoon should be the experience of a lifetime. Whether it is a romantic escape, a thrilling adventure, or a laid back drift into paradise it should always be one thing: unforgettable. These … Continue reading »


Giving Gifts That Warm the Heart and Fill the Stomach

presents Giving Gifts That Warm the Heart and Fill the Stomach by Lynn Steinberg Food has a unique way of connecting people. It brings together families and friends, joins people in reminiscing or in experimenting, and is the center of celebrations, memories and … Continue reading »

Wedding Gift From Groom to Bride

What Does a Groom Gift to His Bride?

Just to answer the obvious question up front: no, a groom is not required to get his bride a gift. In most cases, it does not happen. I’ve heard someone say that it’s customary but I think that’s absurd to make it … Continue reading »

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Wedding Guest Etiquette

There’s a lot of material out there regarding etiquette that the bride and groom should follow, but very little about wedding guest etiquette. If you’ve never been to a wedding before, the whole ordeal can be a bit confusing for the guest … Continue reading »

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Welcome Baskets

Do you have a lot of out-of-town guests at your wedding? Especially if you have a hotel room block, you could consider providing a welcome bag/basket to each hotel room. You can ask the hotel check-in counter folks to provide a bag/basket … Continue reading »

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Wedding Guests Too Hoochy?

On the radio show this morning (I wish I had a link!), they mentioned that wedding coordinators are bringing shawls (scarfs to cover-up for our male audience) so that women can cover their shoulders during the ceremony. Words that were used were … Continue reading »

Arguing does not pay

How many pennies do we have? Photo Source: When it comes to weddings, tradition provides (or at least strongly suggests) that the bride’s family pays for the reception. But, what happens when the bride’s family does not have the requisite funds … Continue reading »

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Gift Ideas for the Bridesmaids

Since we talked about what bridesmaids could do for their bride last week in the Bridesmaid Survival Kit contest, this week we can talk about what the bride can do for the bridesmaid. Here are 15 gift ideas for your bridesmaids. I gave … Continue reading »

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Rules of Engagement (Parties)

Every now and then, I’m invited to an engagement related event where the host commits a major faux pas that grates against my Miss Manners expectations.  Now, I’m all about changing the rules on how things are traditionally supposed to be done, … Continue reading »

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Do You Tip the Officiant

<question> How do I figure out how to tip the officiant if he didn’t charge me a fee? </question> Sometimes a church may provide an officiant at no cost to you. If that’s the case, you should give an honorarium, which is … Continue reading »

Wedding Experts Don’t Agree With CNN

Amongst the wedding professional community, many have spoken out about CNN’s article about brides ditching the white dress, calling the traditional color a “faux-pas.” The writer suggests that it’s a trend to wear colors such as blush, ice blue, gray, latte, and … Continue reading »