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Wedding Guests: What You Should Know About Choosing An Outfit

By Rae Steinbach

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Here’s What Guests Should Know Before Choosing an Outfit for a Wedding

Are you attending a wedding in the near future? If so, you want to be sure you’re dressed appropriately for the event. That means understanding certain fashion rules, like knowing when to wear a pair of women’s boots and when to wear high heels. Although the specific dress code of a wedding will vary on a case-by-case basis, the following tips will help you make the right impression on everyone in attendance.

Avoid White

The bride is going to be wearing white, so anyone showing up in the same color will simply look as though they are trying to upstage her. Don’t make this mistake! There’s a reason it’s one of the most well-known wedding etiquette rules. It’s also a good idea to avoid wearing anything so extravagant that it draws excessive attention away from the bride. You can look great without looking like you’re trying to make the day about you.

…And Black

Black attire is also relatively frowned upon at weddings. Although there are some instances in which a festive design can make a black dress work, too often, this type of clothing reminds people of funeral attire.

Keep It Classy

Wedding attire shouldn’t be too revealing either. After all, there are likely going to be children in attendance. Something that shows a little too much skin may not be appropriate for the occasion.

Bring Flats

Wearing heels to a wedding is fairly common for women. However, it’s also a good idea to bring along a stylish pair of flats. Spending a lot of time on your feet in heels can get pretty uncomfortable if the wedding runs long.

Accessorize

Weddings can be expensive, not just for the ones throwing them, but also for those attending them. It may not be financially practical to buy a completely new outfit for every wedding you’re invited to. However, with a collection of unique accessories, you can make one of your current outfits look new enough to work for several weddings.

Embrace Color When Appropriate

Summer weddings are often ideal for colorful outfits. If you’re attending one this time of year, go ahead and have a little fun with your choices, as long as the dress code doesn’t request otherwise.

Make an Effort

Most importantly, make sure you’re treating the event with the dignity it deserves. A wedding is one of the most important days in someone’s life. Showing up in excessively casual attire definitely sends the wrong message to your loved ones.

Again, dressing right is part of being a courteous wedding guest. It also doesn’t need to be difficult. Follow these points, and you’ll easily and affordably dress well.

 

About The Author:

Rae is a graduate of Tufts University with a combined International Relations and Chinese degree. After spending time living and working abroad in China, she returned to NYC to pursue her career and continue curating quality content. Rae is passionate about travel, food, and writing (of course).

 

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A Grand Bachelorette Party: Hire Best Limo Service

 

Is your best friend getting married? You must have been very busy with all the arrangements and making her wedding party big. Well, throwing a grand bachelorette party for your friend is also a significant part of all these wedding arrangements. Now, you can make this bachelorette party night eventful and memorable by hiring a luxury limo service, in which you and your friend-to-be-married both can enjoy hard together along with other close friends. Here is a list of a few persuasive reasons why hiring such a luxury car service will make the party grand and successful.

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No need to worry about driving

When all you ladies are planning for an eventful and fun-filled night, deciding who is going to be the designated driver for the night can become a real headache. Also, if you are planning to keep arrangements for drinking alcohol, drinking and then driving are merely out of the question. In such a scenario, hiring a luxury car service seems a lot better option as a professional chauffeur will be responsible for driving you all around.

Excellent amenities

A limo car is not only spacious but also equipped with excellent amenities like an impressive stereo system, LCD screens for the entertainment, air conditioning, cozy couches of J style along with the facilities of a full bar and multicolored lights. Your girls’ group can comfortably travel from one party place to another not worrying much about privacy. Also, after partying hard all night, reaching home will not be an issue as the professional driver will be responsible for driving you all to the destination. Thus, hiring a limo service for the bachelorette night party will be a great idea.

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Cost-efficient

You may wonder how hiring a luxury car is more cost-efficient than hiring a regular taxi service or renting a car! Well, suppose there are 7 or 8 girls in your group. Now, hiring one taxi or renting one car is not possible, as it cannot accommodate all of you. Whereas, a limo can accommodate six to ten people comfortably.

Moreover, suppose you have planned to visit multiple places to party. Now, to travel from one place to another, you need to book a taxi or rent a car every time. With the professional luxury car service, you will not have to face that issue. Also, hiring a limo will make sure you do not have to pay for parking fees at different places. The total cost for hiring the luxury car will include everything.

Experience class and elegance

Riding a luxury limo car is about maintaining the style and class. You can let your friend feel like a queen on her official last day as a single lady! The unique class and elegance added by such a luxury limo car will let you feel special and give you an experience of the lifetime.

Hiring the limo car service in big events like the wedding is much ordinary nowadays. However, other than the big wedding, this limo service can be employed for events like this bachelorette party or birthday party, prom nights, corporate events, etc. as well.

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10 Geeky Proposal Ideas

Are you preparing to pop the question to your significant other? If so, you should think long and hard about how you plan to do it and come up with a creative way to propose. You and your future spouse are going to remember your proposal for years to come, so you should be able to look back on it and smile and laugh about how clever your idea was.

If nothing comes to mind right away, don’t worry! There are plenty of people who struggle to come up with ways to propose. Plus, if you happen to be into some of the “geekier” things in life—as in, if you prefer kicking back and playing an RPG video game or watching a sci-fi movie to doing just about anything else—there are so many great ways for you to ask for your significant other’s hand in marriage. Check out 10 geeky proposal ideas below and think about using one of them when you decide it’s time to settle down and get married.

Create a comic book that features your story as a couple.

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Do you love sitting down and reading a good comic book? Or does your significant other enjoy reading them? Then you should consider using one to ask him or her to marry you. The plot of the comic book should focus on the various ups and downs of your relationship, and it should end with you popping the question! You both will be able to read your comic book in the coming years as you add new chapters to it in your real life.

Program a video game to help you pop the question.

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From Super Mario Bros. to Bejeweled, there are quite a few video games that have been programmed in the past to help gamers propose. It will take some work on your end to get the programming done, but it will be well worth it in the end when your significant other sees “Will You Marry Me?” or some other variation of that question pop up on the screen.

Design a ring inspired by one of your favorite movies.

Do you and your significant other love movies like Star Wars? You might be surprised to hear that you can design a ring that looks just like an astromech droid. You can also design a ring based on many other beloved movie characters. Just imagine their face when they see you on one knee holding a ring that reminds them of a great movie you have watched together over and over again.

Use your LEGOs to build something that will do the proposing for you.

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Over the years, there have been many LEGO enthusiasts who have worked their love for LEGOs into their proposals. You can build a wedding scene out of LEGOs with your partner and then ask them to marry you at the end or unveil something that you have already built to show them just how much you care about them. Either way, they will be blown away by your creativity.

Build a website that shows why you’re the perfect match for your significant other.

There are so many dating sites out there that promise to find you your perfect match. Now that you have found yours, you can create a site of your own that is designed to show your partner why you two are so good together. You will also be able to use the site later to show all of your friends and family why you are so compatible when you announce your engagement.

Create a board game that finishes with both of you winning.

Many couples like to unwind by sitting down and playing a board game. Why not create a game of your own that also functions as a way to help you propose? Whether you incorporate dice into the mix or you come up with another way to move around the board, the game should end with you getting engaged and both of you walking away winners!

Assemble a crossword puzzle that spells out your proposal.

If your partner is a big fan of crossword puzzles, you can actually create your own puzzle to ask them to marry you. You can even come up with clever clues that hint at your intentions before you break the big news to them at the end of the puzzle.

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Engrave an iPod, iPhone, or iPad with your proposal and then fill it with wedding songs.

Apple allows you to engrave the back of many of their products, including iPods, iPhones, and iPads. Why not take advantage of this by engraving “Will you marry me?” into one of the devices. To make it even more special, you can also fill the device with a bunch of wedding songs and start planning out which one you will dance to at your ceremony.

Utilize a drone to deliver your engagement ring.

Is it a bird? No. Is it a plane? No. It’s a drone carrying a ring for your proposal! You should obviously be careful about where you fly your drone when it has your engagement ring tucked inside of it, but your significant other will be blown away once the ring literally appears from thin air.

Shoot a movie trailer about your relationship and propose once it’s over.

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Most movie buffs don’t like it when a trailer gives away the ending of a film. But your partner won’t mind one bit when you spoil the ending of the movie for the memorable trailer you’ve created!

 

– Cassie Brewer

Cassie Brewer is a writer from Southern California. In her free time, she enjoys writing about healthy living, love, weddings, and everything beauty related. Nothing makes her happier than helping others be the best version of themselves they can be.

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Maid of Honor Responsibilities: Ceremony and Wedding Toast

One of the more important decisions a bride will make when planning her wedding is choosing her maid of honor. The maid of honor plays a key role in the planning process and on the wedding day. It is an honor to be asked, but before saying yes, it is a good idea to understand the maid of honor’s responsibilities and the part she plays in the wedding, including delivering the maid of honor wedding toast.

Maid of Honor Responsibilities

For many, being asked to serve as the maid of honor is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help a friend or family member prepare for the biggest day of her life. Depending on the bride’s temperament and organizational skills, she may rely on her maid of honor to help with many aspects of the preparations, including choosing the color scheme, decorations, bridesmaid dresses, or even the venue for the reception. During the planning process, the maid of honor is often asked to assist the bride with the fittings for her gown and arrange the fittings for the other bridesmaids. In addition, the bride may need the emotional support of her maid of honor or simply need someone else’s opinion before she makes decisions. The maid of honor will be as involved in planning the details as the bride wants her to be. However, she does have some responsibilities of her own.

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The maid of honor is responsible for organizing and hosting both the bridal shower and bachelorette party. She may enlist help from the other bridal party members or the family members of the bride and groom, but she is the person who takes care of these pre-wedding events by organizing the details and paying the expenses. However, she can ask the other bridesmaids or family members to share the costs.

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Find the Perfect Wedding Officiant?

 

There’s one thing that every couple getting married needs: an officiant. There simply has to be another person to legally bring them together as one. And yes, for some couples, an Elvis impersonator in Vegas will do—but for 95% of couples, they want an officiant who means something to them, whether it’s because of religious beliefs, admiration, or because it’s someone close to them.

Those chosen can be religious, such as priests, pastors or rabbis; civil officiants such as judges, magistrates, court clerks, notaries public, or justices of the peace; professional officiants, or even a friend or family member that is ordained.

So what are the qualities couples should seek in an officiant, and where should they look? According to the wedding professionals at Blush Banquet Hall in Los Angeles, these are the differences between officiants, and here is how couples can select the right one for their specific union.

Know Where to Look

Once you and your future spouse have agreed on what kind of officiant you want (religious, civil, professional, or a friend), it’s time to find the right person. “If you don’t already have a certain person in mind, a good idea is to ask married friends for referrals,” says Avo Petrossian, owner of Blush. If this doesn’t work, there are many online officiant directories to choose from. (Be sure to read reviews on them, too.) If you’re having a friend officiate, be sure to ask someone who knows you both very well, fully supports your union, and is comfortable speaking in front of others.

 Meet Them First

“For religious officiants, it’s usually easy to find the right person,” says Petrossian. “The couple either already has someone in mind from their spiritual community, or they choose their childhood pastor or priest.” However, if you’re selecting an officiant that you’ve never met before, be sure to set up a time to meet them before your wedding. Chemistry is important, and you would never forgive yourself if the person who married you gave you an “off” or annoying vibe in person.

Know What They’ll be Saying

No matter what type of officiant you select, it’s always a good idea to ask them whatever questions you have—especially what they will be saying during the wedding ceremony. For example, if you aren’t religious, you’ll want to make sure they don’t mention anything spiritual. And if you don’t want them to toss in jokes or silly comments, that should be discussed. By asking up front, you’ll be able to ensure nothing is said during the ceremony that you’ll regret.

Have a Backup

“One thing that we always tell our couples is to have a backup officiant if they want someone personal to them,” says Petrossian. “If your chosen officiant gets sick or cancels shortly before the wedding, you’ll want to have someone else equally meaningful in mind to take their place.”

Hopefully, this helps you on your journey to choosing the right officiant for your wedding! It’s one thing if you just want someone to make it official, but it’s another if you want someone who means something to you. If that’s the route you want to take, just be sure it’s someone that you both like and are comfortable with, and go over what they will be saying on your big day. Good luck!

– Avo Vardanyan