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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DRESS Weddings are an occasion for which almost everyone likes to dress ...
DRESS Weddings are an occasion for which almost everyone likes to dress up-even young boys can be coerced into wearing velvet suits or kilts if they are to act as webpages. When the bridegroom is wearing a kilt this can look extremely effective. When a bride decides to wear white, strictly speaking, her groom ought to complement her by changing into morning dress, i.e., a grey or black swallow tail coat, striped trousers and grey silk hat.
Today such costume is found only in the regular wardrobe of professional diplomats; most of the male morning splendour seen at weddings in the U.K. is hired specially for the occasion, and the cost of kitting out groom, best man, bride's father, groom's father and possibly the ushers also makes many families think again and decide that a smart lounge suit will do instead. So it's not gonna be easy.
It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. You and me... everyday.’ Theoretically too when a groom decides to wear morning attire, all the male guests ought to do likewise, although in practice, except at the smartest society wedding, it usually suffices for the immediate members of the family to adopt this costume.
Except at Jewish weddings, where religious rite demands the heads of all adult males to be covered in the synagogue, at no point will the groom and his party be actually required to wear their top hats-although morning dress is considered incorrect and incomplete unless headgear is carried. Traditionally the 'white bride' arrives at the church with her veil down, but puts it back with the aid of her bridesmaids while she makes her responses and leaves the church with it flowing behind her. Where the bridal gown has a train, it is the bridesmaids' responsibility to carry this into church and arrange it behind the bride when she arrives at the altar. Bridesmaid-less brides who still insist on trained frocks are usually helped by their fathers, or whoever is selected to give the bride away.
White dresses are usually associated with church weddings, but there is no reason why a bride marrying in a registrar's office cannot wear a white gown if she wants to. It is not however usual for widows or divorcees, whether they are remarrying in church or in a register office, to wear white. Increasingly the 'fancy dress' wedding dress, all lace, satin and tulle like a Christmas-tree fairy complete with sparkling tiara is becoming restricted to the very young girl who is marrying for the first time. It is often thought that where a girl is patently not a virgin, ecclesiastical law forbids the use of a white dress.