Sunday, March 28, 2010

Bridal shower dos and don'ts, treating a wedding day eve pimple ... and more

Traditions are making a come-back when it comes to weddings and snail mail is the only way to send out a wedding invitation. Those are just some of the tips in the Spring 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. turned all the pages in the magazine to give you the highlights culled from all sections of the magazine.

Here are some goodies:
  • At bridal showers, grooms showing up with flowers is a trend, a bride cannot throw herself a shower, place cards are imperative, evening showers are growing in popularity and can work as a shower-bachelorette party twofer, potlucks can be a nice touch, shower games are "in," thank-you notes should be via snail mail and thank you gifts and favors can double as decorations.

crepe-paper posies
  • Instead of ribbons, you can try decorating ceremony chairs with wreaths, garlands, posies of crepe-paper flowers (above) and/or baskets of cornucopias to hold wedding ceremony programs.
  • You can add style and personality by renting furniture, etc., for the wedding, including antiques.
  • Instead of a guest book, guests can sign plates, which you can display on your wall at home.

  • Some new bridal gown looks: dresses adorned with cherry blossoms, tiered gowns, sweetheart necklines, fuller skirts.
  • Attend an event put on by a potential caterer before hiring him or her.
  • Cut down on food costs by incorporating local foods and a signature cocktail.
  • You can have more than one maid of honor.  
  • Treat a wedding day eve pimple with hydrocortisone. 
    • An ad shows that Publix supermarket makes wedding cakes.

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