When you are thinking about your wedding you have this picture in your mind from the first time you have ever imagined your wedding day: you in this beautiful white gown, at the seaside, walking down the aisle, all smiling, feeling great and loving your beautiful jasmine bouquet. You imagined your first dance and everybody enjoying the wedding. But what you have never imagined were the favors for your guests. And now, you have to think about them.
Favors are those little gifts for the guests you give them in order to thank them for attending your wedding. There are so many kinds of wedding favors to be used and they all range from very cheap and useful to very expensive, elegant and decorative. They can be used by your guests during the wedding, if you give them breath mints or fans, or they can be used after the wedding.
Not only this, but all the favors are going to match the theme of your wedding, so that every guest will remember it for a long time. Let us take for instance photo frames. Photo frames are very used as favors at weddings. Because of that, they come in a lot of sizes and shapes and they can even be used during the wedding as place cards. You can either use the picture of your guests or simply write their names for this purpose. Then, they can get the frame home.
However, when you choose the photo frame as gift for your wedding guests, you should consider matching it to the theme, but at the same time trying to keep it simple. For example, you could have a beach themed photo frame, or a simple nice and elegantly stylized photo frame, but I would think twice before buying a photo frame in the shape of a bride’s dress, for example.
You can even customize the photo frame if you buy some very simple ones and then you engrave or carve your names and date of the wedding on them. In this way, they will really make a very nice keepsake for your guests. It is all up to you, your personality and creativity the kind of photo frame to choose, so go ahead and have what you think it is right.
You have a destination wedding or you have guests that come from far away for your wedding and they need to stay in a hotel. You want them to really feel welcomed at your wedding, so you have decided to put up a gift for them, a gift they will find in their rooms.
Depending on the budget you have and on how many guests you will have that are staying in the hotel, the gift you thought to give them can be smaller or bigger. You can put them in baskets or gift bags, or you can make a folder with different things for your guests to use at home as well.
Let us assume you will have a basket or a gift bag that you want to give your guests. You can fill them with some of the following things: fruits, chocolate or cereal bars, breath mints, small bottles of wines, homemade cookies, water, different plasters and medicines; champagne and fruit covered in chocolate; anything you think your guests might enjoy eating or drinking, or they need during their stay.
The other things you need to put are a map of the city with some of the places that they can visit circled, a program of your wedding, so that they would know exactly what happens and when, rehearsal dinner included, other information regarding the town they are in like bus schedule or special events.
It would also be nice of you to include a Thank You card. It would definitely make the difference for your guests and in this way you will show your appreciation for the effort they made to come to your wedding. The thank you card can be simple, bought for these occasions from bridal shops or they can be postcards. They can be short or letters, like the one linked here.
No matter what you choose to give as a Thank You card, sincerely writing ‘Thank you for coming at our wedding. We deeply appreciate it and we hope you will enjoy your every moment of your stay’ will definitely make your guests feel welcomed and in the right mood to party. You can make the thank you message even more personal if they are close friends or realtives, so take time think about it or to inspire yourself when writing them.
Your wedding is something you have always imagined as being something unique and fresh. But you know that the wedding day lasts for just a few hours and that some memories will fade away. You do not want this to happen, so you are trying to have as many memories as you can. You will have photographers at your wedding, but you want something more.
What you want in fact is to make a memorable wedding guest book. Now, defining unique is a little bit difficult nowadays, since many brides have used wedding guest book alternatives and there may not be so many unique ideas left. But you can always use the old and freshen it up a little bit.
Depending on the type of wedding you will have and on the type of memories you want at your wedding, you can do a lot of things. For example, you can choose to make a decorative wedding guest book. So, let us think about what decorations you could use in your house: vases, plates, different fabrics maybe? A quilt, feathers? All these can be turned into unique wedding guest books if every guest will be able to sign them with waterproof markers or with engraving pens.
You can also make chimes to ward off evil spirits as wedding guest books. Choose the kind of decorations you want to have on the chimes. I think butterflies are very nice, but birds or flowers can also be used. Make them out of paper and give each guest one to sign and color at the wedding. Then, put them on the chimes. You will need more than one, but after all, you do have a big house, don’t you? Or, you can use the same idea of paper shapes colored and signed by the guests to decorate one of your rooms with them. It would be nice to have a fresh wallpaper on one of the corners of your room, wouldn’t it?
Benches and coffee tables are also used to be signed by wedding guests as guest books, as well as plates and glasses. You can do it, too; make them unique by asking your guests not only to sign, but also to bring a photo or write a message. That is, if there aren’t too many guests at the wedding, right?
The rules regarding the guest attire of a wedding are sometimes confusing. That is because some of them are really old and since people have so many ideas related to their non-traditional weddings, everything changed. However, some rules will still stick and they would be nice to be taken into consideration.
Guests are usually concerned with what to wear at a wedding. The first rule is: dress according to the formality of the event. The formality of the event is usually given by the mixture between the time of the day and the location of the wedding. You will definitely dress differently if you went to a day, beach wedding and totally different if you were to attend an elegant wedding in a nice restaurant, at night.
And so the dresses you will wear will be different in lines, length and colors. Many guests are concerned with the colors they should wear to a wedding. This really depends on the culture and on some of the wedding rules. However, all white and shades of white for a guest’s dress is never appropriate. Red is also a color that might be found not at all appropriate at a wedding, since it is so strong and might attract the attentions of the guests on you. As for black, there are some contradictions.
For example, in some cultures, black is the color of mourning. And so, it is not well seen at weddings. However, in time, black has become the color of elegance and refinement. So people would wear black at weddings, especially if they are formal or evening weddings. The little black dress that is a must to have in every girl’s wardrobe is quite appropriate for formal and cocktail weddings.
However, if you do not want to wear an all black dress, than the answer of the question in the title of the article is affirmative. You can wear some black at the wedding. Either you choose a colored dress with black prints or a black dress with colored prints or colored accessories like wraps and shawls, these are totally acceptable.
Hoping that this article has answered your concerns, I really hope you will find the right dress n which you will feel yourself comfortable at the wedding you are going to attend.
You know what your wedding tables will look like, but unfortunately you have spent a little bit too much on some things and you find it difficult to buy separate centerpieces and favors for guests. It is a little bit too much for you to buy them both, unless you buy very cheap ones.
But you can always choose to transform the centerpieces on your wedding tables in favors for your guests. I find this idea nice since the guests will remember their favors forever, but if you find this not really what you want, then do not use it. However, I would try one of the following ideas, which are both creative and cheap.
You want your centerpieces to be flowers in different kinds of arrangements. If you want to transform them into favors, you can do one of these two things: either buy flower pots with beautiful flowers in them, of different colors, or make nice arrangements in personalized glasses or vases, that guests will take home. It is true, the flowers will wither, but they will keep the glass with your name and wedding date forever.
If you want to give them key rings of different kinds, you can make a tree for each table and fill it with these key rings. However, this idea would only work if the key rings are really nice and unique, either silvery or made of glass, and if you take some time to tie some little ribbons on the tree as well. You can have birds or butterflies used in this way.
For a beach themed wedding, you can again find ways of intertwining centerpieces with favors for guests. In nice bowels filled with sand and colored pebbles you can also add key rings in shell shapes. Or, you can use candles in different shapes that the guests will take home, unless you light them during the wedding. In this case, you either give your guests unused candles and the support in the shape of a yacht, or you buy more candles and your guests will take only the ones that aren’t used from the table.
If you want your guests to know that some of the centerpieces on your table are also their favors, make sure you write a nice note or you have someone taking care of this.
There are so many questions related to weddings. Sometimes, the answers are plain simple, as you have etiquette to follow. At other times, the answers tend to be more difficult, as no one will say what is proper and what is not. For these questions, you expect more answers, to choose the one that you think fit.
The many questions that are being asked are about what is appropriate to wear at a wedding and what is not. All people know that it is not appropriate to wear white as a guest, since it is rude. It would appear as if you would want to make the guests move their attention from the bride to you. So, white and white shades should be avoided.
However, it may be that the bride will request the guests to wear white at her wedding. She may have a certain image in mind and she might use another color for her own dress. It may be a unique and maybe exaggerated example, but no one knows if that could happen or not.
Nevertheless, returning to the no white for guests etiquette, there is this question that pops into a bride’s head: Should I have someone at the door if a guest wears white at the wedding? I would say this would be rude. Your guests should know which the proper attire to have is and they will not wear white. But if a guest wears white, what would the person at the door do? Make them go back? Give them a baggy blue dress to wear? That would be really inappropriate.
However, if you want a certain color to be worn at your wedding and you think not all guests can wear that color, you can do something different to help your guests and make them feel comfortable. You can choose to give them scarves in the color you wish them to wear, as favors, at the beginning at the wedding and so your problem would be solved.
Maybe you can do this as well if you fear your guests will wear white at your wedding. However, I do not think this would be a problem and I really do not think you should have someone at the door to check what the guests will wear.
You cannot imagine your wedding day other but very nice and beautiful. In your mind, everything goes according to all your plans; everything is going to be simply perfect. Even the less perfect situations will be taken care immediately and gently.
Since everything will go so well, you are considering thanking every guest for being there with you at your wedding. So, you are considering filling the tables with favors. There are so many types of favors you can use at your wedding and they range from very cheap to the most expensive. They are also useful, decorative or edible.
You can find favors to put on the table depending on the theme of your wedding. From seasonal favors to fairy tale wedding favors, casino, beach, sports, or fruit favors, you will find them all so as to have the ones that you consider perfect for your tables at the wedding.
If you would like some very nice arrangements for your tables, you might consider having placement holders on the tables. Guests will take these at home, but will replace the placement cards with photos. Or you could already do this for them, if you have photos of the guests used as placement cards.
Other table wedding favors you can have are fruit or jellies. Buy nice boxes or bags and fill them with nuts, almonds or candies. These boxes can be real simple or they can be mini candy machines, which will bring a little bit of humor to your tables. You can also have breath mints as favors, in nice baskets.
More sophisticated favors can be incorporated into centerpieces or as simple decorations. Candle holders are very nice and they come in a variety of shapes, so no matter the theme, you will be able to find those you need. Key rings are also nice, especially if they are very original, beautiful and made of glass or Murano glass. You can even incorporate them into the centerpieces, with flower arrangements.
No matter what kind of favors you decide to have on your tables, if you also use them as decorations, make sure your guests will know they can take them when they leave home. So, place some nice messages on teh tables as well and your guests will know what to do.
You have guests at the wedding and they are all your best friends and family. They are all those you would like to have at your ceremony and party and you would do everything in your power to make them feel good.
So, you are trying to find the best way to make your wheelchair friend have the best time at the wedding and feel welcomed. So, you are thinking of ways to make this happen, but you fear you will not be able to cover everything they might need. It is very easy to make all the arrangements needed and easier to make them enjoy themselves.
One of the first things you should do is to find a wedding venue that has wheelchair accessibility. Or, if they do not have them in-built, to be able to offer ways of making it easier to bring the wheelchair in. Look for wedding venues with ground rest rooms and that have the needed facilities. Broad doors and bars inside should not be missing.
If you have found this perfect wedding venue, then you need to think of transportation. It may be that you will have your wedding ceremony farther from the wedding venue. Then, you need to think ahead and consider the fact that your guest needs to be able to get there easily. So, you might need to rent a wheelchair accessible van.
At the same time, ask a few friends to take care of the guest and help them get in and out of the car. Do not forget to call the wedding venue in advance you are going to come, so the staff will know they need to attend or help with the wheelchair wedding guest.
Ask your friend ahead if they need anything else except transportation. They might need battery recharges or any other things for the wheelchair. It would be nice to have a tool kit ready, just in case, but I really hope it will not be necessary.
And for the rest of the party, just be natural around your friend and I am sure they will appreciate it. In rest, good music, nice talks, good food and congratulations is everything everyone will need at your wedding to enjoy themselves.
I think that the most difficult duty one can have at a wedding is to make the others sign the guest book. I know because I had to do this. And I found it pretty difficult since I myself did not know what to write in it and I did not like the wedding guest book either. So, I did not do all the things required in order for guests to be encouraged to sign the guest book. However, they all did it in the end and I found it quite fun after all.
One of the first things I have learned was that you must have a very friendly attitude and warmly smile towards everyone. In this way, it will be easier for you to start a conversation and ask guests to sign. Moreover, you can even get or give ideas, so that they will know what to write. Ask them how they met the couple, how long have they been friends for and this kind of questions that will help them write some memories.
Another thing that I learned is that you should be the first one to sign the guestbook. If guests will see you signing the guest book, you, the one who has this duty, they will feel encouraged. Moreover, you are the one who knows what the bride and groom expect their wedding guest book to be filled with: advice, funny memories, pictures, drawings and so on. So, if you provide an example, you will make the guests be creative as well.
Make changes; it is like offering your services for theirs, which is them signing the book. Offer to take pictures with their cameras, bring them favors, thank guests for coming or help them with the gifts. When doing this, nicely ask them to sign the wedding guest book. So, make sure you always have it and a pen in your hand.
However, since there are so many alternative guestbooks out there, these tips might be not very appropriate. So, for alternative guest books, you could make signs towards your guestbook and during the wedding reception walk around, make conversations and let the guests know how interesting the wedding guest book is and how nice it will be if they offer the bride and groom a nice memory.
You have just received the invitation to go to your friend’s wedding. They are the first in your group to get married and you have not been to many weddings before. So, you want to be a responsible wedding guest, but you do not know how to do it. Well, if other responsibilities are not given to you by the bride or groom, there are a few guidelines that might help.
Make sure you RSVP as soon as possible, as nowadays more and more weddings have a certain budget or the wedding venues accommodate only a certain number of people, so your friends should know exactly what to book, what to order and in what quantities.
Look attentively on the invite. Does it write ‘and Guest’? If not and you are not married, do not bring a guest with you. It would be very rude and it may be very difficult to find a seat for them. So, be sensitive towards this and go alone, if asked.
You know you need to buy a gift. Check the registry they have available and try to choose one you think they will like the most. However, do not bring the gift with you. It will make the people worry about whom to take it home and it will be quite uncomfortable. Send it either before or after the wedding, but until the end of the year, if possible.
Dress accordingly, so that everybody will feel good around you, you included. Make sure you know how formal the wedding is, looking at the time of day, theme and wedding venue. If you are still in doubt, ask someone from the wedding, like parents of the bride or groom.
The wedding day has come and you are invited to both religious ceremony and reception. Two pieces of advice for you: do not be late and follow the lead. Try to get to church fifteen minutes before the time on the invite and if you do not know exactly what to do, read the program, follow instructions given or follow the others.
As for the reception, if you want to be a responsible guest at the wedding, do not drink too much. It is not a good way to take part into a wedding and you will spoil everything. And last: enjoy yourself.