Weddings… so nice events to attend, but so many questions to ask before. However, there are always people who can help with a good word of advice or with their knowledge, as well as online information. And so this is why you should worry no more for being invited to a Chinese wedding.
A Chinese wedding is something really beautifully, especially if the customs are still held, although some of the customs have been modernized. However, when you are invited to take part into a Chinese wedding you know nothing about, asking for the Chinese wedding etiquette for guests can be tricky.
Still, you should know at least these about the Chinese wedding etiquette for guests. First of all, you might be interested in the gift. If the bride has registered somewhere, feel free to choose a gift from that shop. Nevertheless, do not buy items in odd numbers or fans.
A very common gift is money. Put them in a red envelope printed with lucky symbols and make sure they come in an even number. Checks are also allowed and if you give the couple $99 or $999, you demonstrate that you know that nine symbolizes a long relationship.
As for the attire, you should keep it simple, comfortable and decent. At the same time, avoid white and black, which are colors that symbolize mourning. The bride can wear white if she chooses the Western style for the dress. Another rule of the Chinese wedding etiquette for guests says that you should avoid red, since it is used by the bride and you do not want to get the attention of others off of her. But you can wear peach, pink or purple.
This part of the Chinese wedding etiquette for guests depends on how superstitious the newlyweds are. But if a woman is pregnant, she should turn down the invitation. The same happens if a guest had a death in the family. If however the couple asks you to go, because they do not believe in this, you should avoid touching them or their clothes. Now, these are some simple rules you can follow at the wedding. So, have fun, do not leave until you have finished every course at the wedding and enjoy the music and the dances. You will have a great time, I am sure.
Two months before the wedding and you need to send the invitations. But you heard so many things about how to address the wedding invitations that you are very confused right now. So you are looking for the proper etiquette about addressing wedding guest invitations.
When addressing wedding guest invitations, you should prepare on your table the following: two envelopes, one outer and one inner, tissue paper, reception card, map, response envelope and response card. All these are placed inside the inner envelope and will make it easier both for you and for your guests to send their responses, so you will know for sure how many guests you will have at the wedding.
Now that you have everything prepared, you need to know the facts about addressing wedding guest formal invitations. This depends on two factors: the envelope on which you write the names and the status of your guests. As a general rule, on the outer envelope you will write the title and full name of the guest, followed by the correct address. For example, you can have: Mr. and Mrs. William Fisk (married couple); Doctor Lane Dean and Mr. Sean Dean (wife is a doctor) or Mr. and Mrs. Colin Smith (children under 18 are invited).
For the inner envelope when addressing wedding guest, the rule says that you need not write the full name, however there are a few other details that you need to include, so that the guests will know exactly who is invited to the wedding and if they can bring a date or not. For example: Mr. and Mrs. Fisk (married couple sharing the same name), Doctor Dean and Mr. Dean (wife is a doctor) or Mr. and Mrs. Smith Peter and Jane (children under eighteen). Children over eighteen should get their own invite. If the guest is single and is allowed to bring a guest, then on the inner envelope you will write: Miss/Mr. Smith and Guest.
These being said, I wish you finish quickly with writing the invitations and I hope all those you want at the wedding will respond as soon as they can, affirmatively. Make sure you write the addresses well and then go for the next step in your planning of the wedding. Good luck.11
No matter if you choose a wedding planner or plan it yourself, but you want a good wedding package for your wedding day. In this way your budget will not suffer too much and you will be able to have every little thing that you dream about on your wedding day. Moreover, packages might as well assure you can have as many guests as you want at the wedding.
There are a lot of wedding packages to be found and they all include those general things one needs at a wedding. But when it comes to guest packages for a wedding, the things that are included range from venue to venue and from budget to budget. That is why there are so many types of packages that you will have to choose from.
For example, you might want to try the customizable guest packages for a wedding. This means that you will be able to find venues which will rent you their space, their chairs, tables and cutlery, but which will let you bring outside vendors for other things at the wedding, like music or flowers. However, these venues can also offer other packages that include everything that you need, from centerpieces to menus, so you might want to try them.
When choosing the venue for your destination wedding you need to think about accommodation. There are also guest packages for a wedding that include the venue, accommodation for guests and other services, especially if you choose a manor or a nice hotel for both the wedding ceremony and the reception.
There are other guest packages for a wedding that you might like and you might want to stop and take a very good look at. These packages include everything that you want, from the invites you need to send to your guests, to placement cards on the tables and even the cake table and draping. Moreover, many of the packages still include discounts and other bonuses, so that you will be pleased with what you get at the price that you can afford.
Now you just have to take a look at different packages, compare prices and choose the one fit for you. Make sure it will have everything that you need and enjoy your wedding day.11
Your wedding day is something very special; both spiritually and for your own new life you will begin. So making the guest list is one of the hardest things to do. Why is that? Because you do not want to hurt anyone’s feelings and because you are on a budget. This means you need to cut expenses and this means you need to cut people off the list. However, many of those you want to invite have kids. So here comes the question: ‘Do kids count on the wedding guest list?’
This question has a very simple answer. As long as they are able to sit on a chair, at a table, and eat with their own hands, then yes, kids do count on the wedding guest list. Therefore, if you really want kids at your wedding, you should count them and pay attention to the venue’s requirements. If the venue says it can host only 200 guests, this means that kids are included in this number.
Now, another reason for which the answer to the question ‘Do kids count on the wedding guest list?’ is ‘Yes’, has to do with the food you will order. It can happen that the caterer you hired will make a discount and charge less for the kids’ menu. Not only this, but they will also prepare food that children will enjoy, so that you will be relaxed when they are eating at their table.
Having spoken about some of the reasons for which kids do count on the wedding guest list, let us see a little bit how you welcome your kids at the wedding. First of all, you include them in the invitations you send. Second, you ask at the venue to set a table especially for them. If they are very little, you can hire a baby sitter. You will think of different favors for them than those of adults’ and that would be about all.
Since all is set for those kids who do count on the wedding guest list, the only thing for you to do is to count them, talk at the wedding venue about their table and chairs, talk to the caterers and let the event take its course.11
You are at the limit of your budget. You spent almost all your money you had for the wedding and so for the last small but important things you need for the wedding you have to buy or think of how to get them at low costs. And one of the things that you need to buy and that has to be very cheap is your wedding guest book.
You do not want not to have a wedding guest book, because it will be so useful in the years to come and at the same time it is very nice to see your guests trying to write their feelings towards you and the wedding day during the reception. So, you need to find some cheap wedding guest books to choose from.
These cheap wedding guest books are not difficult to find but they are not difficult to make either. And they can prove to be quite nice, not only cheap wedding guest books, if you choose to make one yourself. But if you feel you do not have time and patience to do it yourself, then buying one is the best choice you have.
You can find cheap wedding guest books in bridal shops or even online. You can find them in different sizes, patterns and bindings. The simplest will also be the cheapest. For example, cheap wedding guest books are those in plain paper, with nice covers, on which you will be able to write your names and date of the wedding. Some of them may have wedding rings or different flowers on them, for a nicer look.
If you choose to make a wedding guest book on your own, then a somewhat cheap wedding guest book would be to have pictures done at the wedding and let the guests write some words on the pictures. Then you will collect the photos and put them in a simple photo album. And so you will have a nice, cheap wedding guest book.
These are just a few ideas that you can use, just to know that cheap wedding guest books are there to be found and you should not give up. There are solutions for everything, so that you will be able to enjoy your wedding day to the maximum.11
You are invited to your friend’s wedding and do not know how to have your hair done. It is always a problem when it comes to this issue, since you do want to look good but at the same time you do not want to look better than the bride. Well, not that you could do it, however it is better to pay a little bit of attention to some details.
One of the must not do with your hair at a wedding as a guest is to put white flowers or white pins that will make you look like the bride. Avoid this kind of white embellishments that are usually worn by the bride. However, for a beach wedding or an outdoor exotic wedding you might want to choose a hairstyle for a wedding guest hat will involve a flower or a ribbon. Just choose a colored flower, nothing white, and a quite big one.
Now, there are other do’s and don’ts at a wedding that depend on the location and type of wedding. A general rule, however, that applies for all types of hairstyles for a wedding guest, is not to have a too high updo. This is because you will be sitting at the ceremony and you do not want to obstruct the other’s view with your hairdo.
Then, if you are attending a formal, indoor wedding, you might want to consider the fact that it is going to be hot inside and you want to feel comfortable. So you might want to choose an elegant style for your updo. For a less formal indoor wedding however, a nice hairstyle for a wedding guest would be an updo with some little curls let loose. Or you could try making an updo on the back of your head, something really easy and not too elaborate.
For outdoor weddings, an appropriate hairstyle for a wedding guest would be something very simple, maybe some curls or some nice plaits in your hair. You could plait your hair around your head, very nicely, and then let it loose. In fact, your hairstyle for a wedding guest should look very comfortable, not too sophisticated and it should be one that it will fit your best.11
You are planning your wedding by the book. You have not omitted anything so far and at the same time you have sent, planned and hired vendors at the right moment. But now you have some questions regarding your wedding invitations.
You know you need to choose those invitations that will match the formality and the theme of your wedding. Then, you need to print them, to customize, to write them, according to your ideas. As you know, formal invites need to be printed out; informal invites can be written by hand. However, you have this clear. What you do not have clear is whether and what guest information in wedding invitations to add.
On your invite you have written very clearly who the hosts of the wedding are, what the venue of the wedding is and what time your guests are expected to come. Because your invitation is quite formal, your guests know how to dress according to the occasion. But shall you assume your guests know how to come to the wedding site by themselves? Maybe it will not be a good idea so you should include guest information in wedding invitations.
One of the first piece of guest information in wedding invitations to be included is a map of the town, with the location of the wedding circled. This is especially helpful for out–of–town guests. Still for them, it would be a nice idea to include information related to accommodation and transportation. They will feel really welcomed and special at your wedding, knowing you have time to take care of their needs.
But the general guest information in wedding invitations that is included is related to the guest attire that they are expected to wear, the RSVP, a phone number for further questions and some details regarding the gifts. This is still a sensitive subject to be added, but do not include a whole list of gifts, just tell them where to find it if they need it.
Now that you know, all you need to do is get to work, write the list, print it on a high quality paper and add it in the envelope with the invite. Send it and wait for your guests to come and join you two in the beginning of your new life.11
You want your wedding day to be nice and an enjoyable event for all your guests. This is why you have planned a very nice wedding, with classic and beautiful music, in a very elegant venue. At the same time, you want it to be a symphony of white and green. For that, you decided to use your favorite flower: calla lily.
The Calla lilies are very nice flowers to use as centerpieces on your wedding table because they are so fresh and elegant. At the same time, if you wish to choose calla lilies as main theme for your wedding, you will find a lot of very elegant accessories that will feature this flower. Not only this, but you will also be able to find a variety of calla lily wedding guest books.
A calla lily wedding guest book will be a very nice memory you will have of your wedding day. You can buy them or you can make them, being as creative as possible in your designs. But no matter what kind of design you will choose, they will be very elegant and your guests will feel very nice when having to complete it with their wishes.
For example, you can choose a white covered calla lily wedding guest book with calla lilies engraved or embossed on it. Or, you can have a calla lily glued on the white covers, with ribbons attached or with nice white beads.
But you can always make one for yourself. You can find nicely designed paper, with calla lilies as background or on corners printed on them. You buy this paper and then choose white cardboard for the covers. You make wholes on it and bind them with a ribbon. Then, on the cover, you can glue a nice calla lily and so you will have your own calla lily wedding guest book. Personalize it with your names and wedding date and it will be a nice memory of your wedding.
As you can see, a calla lily wedding guest book is something very elegant and simple, so that it can be very affordable. So, if you like this flower or you simply want elegance for your wedding, do not be afraid to use calla lily decorations at your wedding.11
And so your wedding day is near. There are just a few more days left and you think everything is all right. You think of your wedding day and although you hope everything would go just fine, you begin to have some questions: what if your hair goes loose? What if a guest feels bad? What if?
Well, think that these might happen to your guests as well and consider having a ‘wedding toolkit’, as I like to call it, at your guest. The best place is the restroom and the best container is a basket. Now, you need to fill these bathroom baskets for wedding guests with the necessary things.
If you do not know what bathroom baskets for wedding guests should contain, you would better think of different things that might happen during the wedding and try to come up with solutions. Then, because all of your guests will use these things, think about having travel like items and things that can be shared. So, let’s start.
For medical emergencies you could put plasters, antacids, stain remover wipes and cough drops. For toiletries, you have to cover both male and female needs, so you might think of separating these items. However, some of them could be used by both. So, body spray deodorant, one use tooth brushes, dental floss, breath mints, toothpicks, lens solution, hairspray, clear nail polish, sunblock and feminine hygiene products are some of the most common items to have in the bathroom baskets for wedding guests.
Nonetheless, there are so many other items that you could put in these bathroom baskets for wedding guests. Maybe more for women, since women have a lot more problems. So consider nail polish remover, nail files, combs, hair spray, safety pins, hair pins and a sewing kit very useful items for your guests.
These are some of the objects that your guests might need during the wedding, but I think that only looking at these you are going to have some other ideas. Now, all you need to think of is how to let your guests know the bathroom baskets for wedding guests are for them to use. Put a note next to the baskets, in verse or not, funny or more neutral and make sure they will be able to read it.11
Another wedding. It is the second, the third this summer? And you are wondering what to wear. The wedding is different from the others and you are a little bit bored of the same dresses you wore. So what do you say you look in your wardrobe and choose that floaty dress that you like so much?
It is true that for a wedding you need to dress accordingly to the theme and time of the day. In fact, the time of the day is more important. But you could dress a floaty dress for any time of the day, if you accessorize it accordingly and if you choose carefully, beginning with the fabrics, lines and colors.
A floaty dress for a wedding guest is appropriate from more reasons. The first is that it makes you feel comfortable, especially if you know the wedding is going to be a long one. Second, because it comes in different styles and fabrics. So, you can choose different styles and fabrics and still fit into the wedding scene.
For example, if you are invited to a casual wedding, a destination wedding or a wedding on a beach or in a garden, a floaty dress for a wedding guest may be made of a soft fabric like silk chiffon, linen or even cotton. The line can be very simple, A-line or pleated on the top. A knee-length or above the ankle length is just all right, while the colors are blue, green, yellow or pink. At the same time, you can wear a plain or patterned dress, usually with floral motifs.
For more formal weddings, a floaty dress for a wedding guest is an option if it better suits your silhouette. However, you will need to find more sober fabrics and more sober colors. Go for dark colors or beige; choose a nice V- or square line for the bodice. The length can be either knee-length or ankle length, but there is usually no pattern on the dress. The simpler, the more elegant.
So, if you have a floaty dress for a wedding guest, why not wear it? Just adjust to the occasion, nicely accessorize it and you will look so charming and fresh into a beautiful, floaty dress.11