Wedding Basics

The Garter

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One of the oldest wedding traditions The throwing of the bride’s garter is considered the oldest wedding tradition. The garter toss is thought to have originated in 14th century England, where guests believed that grabbing a piece of the bride’s clothing would bring them luck. To preserve the bride’s wedding gown, the tradition evolved to the single men making a …

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Bouquet Toss

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Tossing the bouquet – a fun wedding tradition Though it isn’t compulsory, the bouquet toss is a fun wedding tradition that many brides enjoy keeping. Traditionally, the bridal bouquet was thrown by the bride to unmarried female guests to bring luck, with the recipient supposedly the next to marry. The throwing of the bouquet has much in common with the …

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Civil ceremony

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A civil ceremony – what is it? A civil ceremony is simply a legal ceremony that has no religious connotations or references. It is performed by a registrar or government official and once the bride and groom sign the marriage register they are officially husband and wife. When does a civil wedding ceremony take place? A civil ceremony is your …

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Wedding invitations

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The announcement of your luxury wedding Your wedding invitation cards is the classic and traditional way to announce your wedding. Widely used by brides and grooms from all cultures, it’s a simple and effective way to invite your family and friends to share your special day. In the US a ‘save the date’ card is sometimes sent beforehand to allow …

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Father daughter dance

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A beautiful wedding tradition to honour your parents One of the nicest pieces of wedding etiquette is the father/daughter dance, that special moment that a bride shares with her father. Likewise, the groom shares the mother/son dance with his mother. It’s a beautiful and emotional moment, where you’ll have the chance to honour your parents, and to say ‘thank you’ …

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The first dance

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That romantic first dance The serious part of your wedding day has passed, and now you’re Mr & Mrs. The rings have been exchanged, those important photographs have been taken, so now it’s time to have a little fun with your first dance together. This wedding tradition stemmed from grand balls and dances, where the guests of honour would open …

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and a sixpence in her shoe!

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Your lucky wedding sixpence Every bride has heard of ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’. However, many people are not aware of the final line of the rhyming couplet ‘and a silver sixpence in her shoe!’ What your wedding sixpence means The lucky wedding sixpence was normally put in the bride’s left shoe by her father, and …

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Something old

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Choosing ‘something old’ for your special day Most brides have heard the old rhyme dating from the 1300’s, and one of the fun wedding superstitions still enjoyed today: ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue….and a silver sixpence in her shoe‘ ‘Something old’ in this delightful wedding tradition signifies your life before marriage, and strengthens links with the past. …

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Something new

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Ideas of ‘something new’ for your special day Every bride will be gaining a new husband on her luxury wedding day, but retaining the wedding tradition of the ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue….and a silver sixpence in her shoe‘ rhyme is one of those wedding superstitions that most brides enjoy. Favourite ideas for something new ‘Something new’ …

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Something borrowed

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‘Something borrowed’ for your luxury wedding Whether you’re a classic traditional bride or an elegant, modern bride, you’ll probably know the old English rhyme and wedding tradition ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue…and a silver sixpence in her shoe‘. Something borrowed denotes ‘happiness, and traditionally brides would be loaned an item belonging to a happily married friend. Today’s …

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Something blue

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Keeping up with wedding tradition for your romantic day Wedding superstitions such as the old saying from the 14th century ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue….and a silver sixpence for her shoe’ are fun, and most brides still make them part of their big day. ‘Something blue’ is intended to be a symbol of purity and fidelity and …

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Wedding gifts for guests

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Show your guests how much their presence means An important part of wedding etiquette, gifts for your guests are a small token to show just how much you appreciated them taking the time to be a part of your romantic and very special day. Why are gifts offered to our guests? It’s just a small way to say ‘thank you’ …

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How to choose the wedding date ?

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How do you begin setting the date for your wedding? Congratulations on your engagement! Once the excitement has settled a little and everyone has had a chance to admire your gorgeous engagement ring, you’ll almost certainly have one particular question on your mind. ‘When exactly will we get married, and how do we choose the perfect date for our wedding …

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Wedding tradition

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One of the most enduring of all wedding traditions, the old rhyme ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in your shoe’ is said to have originated in Victorian England. Today, brides still celebrate wedding customs as an important part of their special day, but have you ever wondered what it all means? Something Old …

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