Questions & Answers
1.Who pays for the wedding?
2.Where do I start with my guest list?
3.Who do we invite if we're getting married abroad?
4.Who sends the invitations and when?
5.Should I set a dress code?
6. What time should the bride & groom get to the ceremony?
7.Do my bridesmaids enter before or after me?
8. What duties do the best man and ushers have?
9.Can my pet dog be part of my wedding?
10.Do we have to have favours?
11.Do we need a receiving line?
12.Should we offer a choice of food?
13.When are the speeches and in what order?
14.When should we register our gift list?
15.Can we ask for cash instead of presents?
BRIDESMAIDS It used to be the bride's privilege to dictate entirely the ...
BRIDESMAIDS It used to be the bride's privilege to dictate entirely the style of dress worn by her bridesmaids - and it was the tradition that she or her family paid for these clothes just as they paid for the bride's own dress. Today most bridesmaids make at least a contribution to the cost of their own outfits and many make themselves completely responsible. In such cases while, obviously, they must agree to be dressed alike so that where there is a retinue of attendants they don't distract the eye from the bride, modern bridesmaids, even down to quite little girls, are usually given some sort of say in what they wear.
Where there are both child and adult attendants-or indeed several adults of vastly different sizes and shapes-finding a style which will flatter all can be a problem. While little girls will usually love to continue wearing their bridesmaids' outfits as party dresses, -dresses which look suitably bridesmaidy' are often difficult for adults to make use of afterwards. The custom of the bride being accompanied by a host of maids is therefore tending to lapse-and, where an attendant to manage the train is essential at a formal wedding, a single bridesmaid who is either a younger sister or best mate of the bride is selected. Strictly speaking, however, bridesmaids, like guests, should be drawn approximately equally from both sides of the family.