Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ancient Wedding Traditions – Part 2 – Origin of the Best Man

The tradition of having a best man originated from the days when a man would literally kidnap his bride. “Captured” marriages were legal in England until the 13th Century. During the middle of the night, with his “best warrior” (i.e., … Continue reading

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Ancient Wedding Traditions – Part 1 – the Wedding Dress

Over the next few weeks, my blogs will address wedding traditions and how they originated. The first tradition, the wedding dress, has its roots in royalty. The Royal family has led the way when it comes to bridal gowns trends, from Lady … Continue reading

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Guest Room Gifts

A thoughtful way of saying “thank you” to your guests for attending your wedding is by providing a guest room bag or basket.  A courteous and fun surprise, a gift basket could include not only local visitor information for those … Continue reading

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Late Night Snacks

The food doesn’t end with the last bite of cake! One of the recent trends sure to become a classic is to offer your guests a late-night snack. It could be elaborate desserts such as brownies, cookies, lemon bars and … Continue reading

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Welcome Receptions

More and more couples are opting for a more casual feel when it comes to their rehearsal dinner.  An emerging trend that replaces the traditional sit-down dinner for the families and bridal party is offering a casual “welcome reception” where … Continue reading

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