Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wedding Tips..... By L & K

1. Always have an Emergency Kit present on your Wedding Day!
At Laura KellyWedding Design, we always carry a Wedding Day Emergency Kit with us. With items such as: Pins, sewing kits, band aids, hairspray, deodorant, emergency rings, nail polish remover, visine, Tylenol, etc.

2. Invitation Etiquette:
Send your invites out at least 8-12 weeks prior to your wedding day. R.S.V.P. dates should always be set for one month prior to your wedding day to allow yourself time to track down guests who have not yet responded and to make a seating plan that works.

3. Real flowers on the Wedding Cake?
This is a big no-no. Real flowers can essentially poison your cake by leaching pesticides into your icing! Opt for artificial/certified organic flowers or lay buds on top of a plastic tray to ensure the stems do not touch the icing or pierce the cake.

4. To Favour or Not to Favour...
Many couples struggle to find that perfect wedding give-away. If you’ve hit a road block or don’t have a money tree in your backyard, why don’t you consider making a donation to a Charity or Foundation in your guests honour. These days, many guests will appreciate the gesture and it will allow your wedding day to touch others in need.

5. Free Tux!
Planning on renting tuxedos? At most Tuxedo retailers, the Groom and Father of the Groom will get their tux for free when a bridal party of 4 or more rent there as well. Before making any final decisions, inquire about this option if you have at least 4 groomsmen renting a tux as well.

6. Aim to be different...
Remember when all is said and done, weddings are a reflection of you the couple. Whatever your style, don’t hold back. If there is one day to truly make your own, this is that day! Nothing is off limits, and anything is possible. If you can dream it, live it... If you want it, have it!

1 comment:

Mark Hetherman said...

Hi Laura and Kelly congratulations on the new business. I have written an article with tips for the Father of the Bride Speech published through Ezine.

Giving a great Father of the Bride Speech and presenting a wonderful toast may very well be one
of the most difficult things you ever do.

For some fathers, this speech can be a nerve-wracking event and can even get emotional at times.
Of all the wedding speeches given, this one is usually the most touching and sentimental as it is
one of the anticipated moments of a wedding day.

However, it does not have to be long!

Your speech, as any other wedding speeches, requires planning and preparation. It should be centred on creating an atmosphere of hospitality as it will set the tone for the reception, and lead into many of the other speeches that will be given as things move further forward.

When writing the Father of the Bride speech there are a few things that you should keep in mind:

• Use your life experience and the joy of marriage to guide you.

• Often times the your speech will include stories about how the bride and groom met, as well as when the bride's parents first met the groom.

• As well as having some humour, Father of the Bride speeches need to be welcoming, sincere, kind and thoughtful. Just make sure that if you are going to add any humor to your speech that you do not get out of control.

• Remember to include the details of the wedding when making your speech. The best speeches express the delight and joy of a father to his daughter.

• In making your speech, you can mention your first impression about the young man that took care of your daughter.

• Remember, your speech is the signal that you have gained a son. Therefore writing the perfect speech is important in expressing the father's blessing over his daughter's marriage.

Finally, although your Father of the Bride speech is your moment to be part of her wedding, the speech is ultimately for your daughter.

Best of Luck!

AuthorMark Hetherman http://www.wordsinspiredbylife.com

Mark Hetherman
We are writing a book of actual Father of the Bride speeches
Browse the website and send us the actual speech
$1.00 for every ebook sold will go to Canadian Diabetes Association

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