Wedding Traditions (45)
Imagine the most disgusting things in the world. You got it? Now imagine all of your friends throwing those things at you, covering you in grossness, and then tying you to a tree. This is the typical pre-marital humiliation that every Scottish bride endures. Supposedly if you can handle this you can handle anything, including marriage.
Before you head off to the next joyous union on your jam-packed calendar, let’s take a moment to reflect on the rich history of marriage celebrations and revel in the realization that weddings are, at their core, incredibly bizarre.
Each culture has established traditional wedding ceremonies/rituals, from the people of Bulgary throwing of figs at the departing newlyweds, to the seating of a muñeca on the bride and groom's wedding sweethearts' table (Puerto Rican). Here are a few rituals to celebrate your heritage that you may not even have known about.
The flowersyou select for your wedding day are deeply connected in rich cultural and historical traditions. From ancient Rome and ancient Greece to the Middle East, we've gathered the best flower-related customs we could find. Read on for a bundle of floral trivia.
Photo booths at wedding receptions have been popular for a while. This is a fun way to get photos of all your guests. Great alternative to having the photographer take photos of each table at the reception. And now incorporating fun props with your photo booth is biggest rave.
By Mrs. Tarlet - I’m a planner, and as such I did a fair amount of Internet research before our engagement shoot. Stalking Viewing other people’s photos gave me ideas about outfits, accessories, and poses. There’s a plethora of advice out there on how to prepare for your session, but here are a few tips that we found really helpful:
As the father of three daughters, when you ask, “How much should a wedding cost?” my answer is simple. Less. A lot less. Fortunately, there are dozens of ideas that will slash the cost of even the most ambitious wedding. It goes without saying that you should take it easy on engagement ring prices. But after you take care of that, keep on the money saving track.
Want to cut down on your wedding costs, but have nightmares about a roomful of guests picking at iceberg lettuce for dinner? Brides- and grooms-to-be, take comfort: Trimming wedding costs doesn't have to mean foregoing the Plaza suite in favor of Grandma's spare attic bedroom. Wedding consultants around the country told us that there are plenty of ways to nip and tuck the fat in your wedding budget without your family and friends being any the wiser.
On average, US couples spend $26,542 for their wedding. However, the majority of couples spend between $19,907 and $33,178. This does not include cost for a honeymoon or engagement ring. Understanding wedding cost now can help you with your wedding budget later.