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.

Wedding-Scoops.com 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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