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?
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HAPPINESS IS ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED’ Where for reasons of economy or ...
HAPPINESS IS ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED’ Where for reasons of economy or because-the ceremony is a civil one, the bride dispenses with child attendants, it is a nice gesture if she herself writes to those little girls of an age and family closeness which might have led them to expect to be bridesmaids to explain the situation. The apparently inexplicable failure to be asked can be a source of bitter disappointment to a youngster, especially if all her life parents and relatives have been saying that 'when Aunty Jane marries you can be a bridesmaid'. It is the custom for the bridegroom to give the bridesmaids a small present each and usually this takes the form of jewellery-a locket or cross on a chain, earrings, brooches or bracelets are the most usual choice and ideally these should be worn as accessories to the bridesmaids' outfits.
Sometimes a bride asks a married mate or sister to act as her 'matron of honour'. If the strictest conventions are observed matrons of honour should not wear the same costume as unmarried bridesmaids, and indeed the matron of honour custom is more usually reserved for the quiet wedding in either church or registrar's office where she is a helpful mate, holding the bride's bouquet or hand-held accessories during the ceremony or register signing. Where there is no attendant at all, the bride's father or guardian takes charge of the bridal bouquet.