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Your newlywed Christmas: A few tips on handling family, gift ideas and decorating

Your newlywed Christmas: A few tips on handling family, gift ideas and decorating

As newlyweds, you have a lot of decisions to make. Which one of you will take the lead in paying bills? Will one of you do the cooking, or do you plan to share it? Who takes out the trash? Lots to decide. Then there’s the big one, the first great test of your marriage: with which family do you plan to spend the holidays? That’s one you definitely want to iron out as soon as possible, especially if you were married late in the year. As newlyweds, you’re going to be in high demand among family and friends.

Jittery About Reciting Vows? These Tips Can Help!

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Jittery About Reciting Vows? These Tips Can Help.

A typical wedding in the US has about 175 guests.

More people put their fear of public speaking above their fear of dying.

These facts are juxtaposed because we can reasonably assume that not every Berks County bride and groom is going to feel perfectly comfortable standing up in front of 175 people to exchange their vows.

However, there are many solutions to overcome this anxiety, and no, we aren’t going to tell you to picture your guests naked. Your grandparents are out there.

Solution: Stick with traditional vows. You’ll feel less nervous with the officiant cuing you.

Unique Wedding Favors to Help Guests Remember Your Big Day

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Unique Wedding Favors to Help Guests Remember Your Big Day

Jordan almonds and butter mints are delicious, and we would never suggest you skip them, but they are consumable and you don’t want guests to forget your big day after they devour their treats. To add something truly commemorative to your wedding favors, offer guests a container for the sweets that they won’t be able to part with. Add your new last name, your wedding date, or photo to any of these containers to give guests something to hold on to.

Mini mason jars

Votive holders

Champaign flutes

Mini metal pails

Take-out boxes

If you want to go non-consumable with your wedding favors, try some of these unique wedding favor ideas.

Hire A Wedding Planner or Do It Yourself?

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Hire A Wedding Planner or Do It Yourself?

With many couples trying to cut costs when it comes to wedding expenses, many couples consider foregoing the wedding planner and handling all the details themselves. There are a few good reasons to rethink that plan.
 
Wedding planners are not emotionally attached to the details of your wedding. A wedding planner will listen to what you want and do everything in his or her power to make your dreams come true, but sometimes you need someone who can take a step back and help you think critically about potential problems and cost-cutting measures.
 

Important Timeframes to Remember in Preparation for Your Wedding

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Important Timeframes to Remember in Preparation for Your Wedding

While you surely won’t forget to order your invitations or book your venue, there are a few wedding day preparations that involve some fancy footwork if you want to time them just right.

Wedding Registry:

Which Traditions are Right for You?

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Which Traditions are Right for You?

When you start the process of planning a wedding, there’s a lot to think about. Many couples go into checklist mode and start making a plan for every wedding tradition and convention they’ve seen in the past. But have you stopped to think about what each of those traditions means to you? Are they really necessary, or do they even fit your style?

Trying to incorporate every wedding tradition into your day can be a source of unneeded stress. And we all know that’s not something you want or need on your big day or leading up to it. Instead of trying to cram every wedding day tradition into your own ceremony and reception, pick only the ones that you think are fun and that you are comfortable with.

11 Fun Facts About Weddings

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11 Fun Facts About Weddings:

1. White was not always the traditional color for a wedding dress. Prior to Queen Victoria wearing a white dress at her wedding in 1840 and starting the trend, many brides chose vibrant colors such as red or purple.

2. On average, 7,000 weddings take place every day in the U.S.

3. Wedding rings are traditionally placed on the fourth finger of the left hand because ancient Egyptians believed the vein in that finger ran directly to the heart.

4. The term “honeymoon” comes from the old tradition of newly married couples drinking honey wine each night for an entire moon cycle after the wedding.

5. June is the most common wedding month in the U.S.

Four Fun Footwear Options for Your Wedding Day

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Four Fun Footwear Options for Your Wedding Day

Are you worried your wedding shoes will interfere with your ability to boogie? Maybe you’re not used to wearing heels and you’re a bit concerned you’ll break an ankle on your way down the aisle. Or maybe you just want your wedding shoes to reflect your personal style.

Don’t worry; there are many options for classy and comfortable wedding day footwear. Even if you want to wear something traditional at the altar, consider changing into more practical shoes for the reception. And these comfortable options will still be special enough to scream, “Here comes the bride!”

Picking a Date: The Benefits of a Winter Wedding

Picking a Date: The Benefits of a Winter Berks County Wedding

If you work in the wedding industry, you are keenly aware that we are beginning our approach into “wedding season.” Even if you’re not in the wedding industry, you’re likely still aware of this due to the influx of save-the-dates and wedding invitations in your mailbox. Maybe you are even starting to make travel plans for weddings of friends and family members coming up in the next three to six months.

For those who are newly engaged—or will become engaged as many do when all that wedding season love is in the air—picking a wedding date is an important task, and it isn’t always simple. There is much to consider.

Not Your Grandmother’s Wedding: How Technology is Enhancing Weddings

Not Your Grandmother’s Wedding: How Technology is Enhancing Weddings

Many wedding traditions we use today date back to ancient times and have stood the test of time. But it can be a lot of fun to bring some 21st century technology into your big day. Here are some fun, techie ideas for your wedding.

Create a hashtag. Many couples are creating wedding hashtags so their guests can connect on social media and share photos and wedding day wishes. To come up with original hashtag, give yourselves a celebrity couple name or incorporate your name, date, or venue. It can be a lot of fun for the couple to search their hashtag after the wedding to see what all their guests were up to and to see if they caught any moments the photographer missed.

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