1. Bring pre-printed labels. The label should include your Full name, address, wedding date and contact information. For the Perfect Wedding Show Tulsa, all you have to do is register online before the show and labels will be printed and ready for you.
2.Don’t come alone. Many vendors offer great bridal show discounts, so you want someone to help you with decision making.
3. Bring your calendar. Be prepared to schedule appointments with the vendors that you are interested in. Again, many vendors offer bridal show discounts, but they are only good for a limited amount of time.
4.Wear comfortable shoes. Be prepared to do a lot of standing and walking.
5. Try on a gown. At the Perfect Wedding Show Tulsa, we have a gown sale. This means there will be a portable bridal salon. You will be able to try on gowns and quite possibly find “the one”.
6. Have fun. Enjoy yourself, relax, have a good time, get great ideas, meet fabulous vendors, sample fantastic food and cake samples, and save on your wedding.
PANTONE®’s recent announcement of the new IN colors for Fall has brides seeing deep jewel tones and richer shades that add a touch of warmth to their wedding color options.
Only one shade stays with us for both spring and fall: that would be PANTONE®’s color of the year, Emerald, a shimmering stunner in any season. Emerald also happens to be one of the most valuable and expensive gemstones, so in our financially-crunched world, perhaps brides see Emerald as a pop of color with a message of opulence, extravagance, royal inspiration, and celebrity style.
PANTONE®’s color expert suggests pairing Acai with Emerald for luxury and elegance, and Mykonos Blue (a name that befittingly evokes thoughts of the Greek islands) and Linden Green’s soft shade, and even suggests adding a dash of Emerald to that combination. And for brides who love pink, Vivacious’s ‘wildly deep fuchsia’ adds that jewel of a shade for what PANTONE® call’s ‘sensuality.’
A Love That Lasts is a book that I found that shares insights from couples that have been married for 50 years and beyond. I tought who would know more about the secrets to a lasting marriage that that?!
This is the advise from Tom and Judy Harper – married November 29, 1947.
Much is said about the importance of “being committed to marriage”. But for the Harpers, commitment to an instituion – even one as time-honored as marriage – left them a bit cold. “I believe strongly in marriage,” Tom says, “but I’ve always focused on being committed to Judy, to her as a person.”
Judy adds, “Our love and passion is for each other. That’s what inspires us every day and what has brought us through some very difficult times. Illness. Crumbling finances. The physical changes that age brings. What I’ve learned through it all is this: You can respect, even revere, an instituion or ideal, but I’ve never been in love with one. I’m in love with Tom.”
Wow! I hope that after being married for 64 years, all of us can say that we are still “in love” with the person that we are married to.
The classic wedding toast is the rousing, funny, and slightly sentimental best man’s wedding toast. But he doesn’t have to be the only one to raise a glass to the happy couple! Here are the people you might want to ask to give a wedding toast:
The Best Man (or Groom’s Honor Attendant) This is the one that’s most traditional, and is as close to non-optional as it gets. He makes people laugh a little bit, and maybe makes them cry when he talks about how much he loves the couple and adds some wise thoughts for their future. Tips on Giving a Great Best Man Speech
The Maid of Honor (or Bride’s Honor Attendant) Why should it only be the groom’s best friend who gets to tell funny stories and sweet sentiments? Though not traditional, it’s becoming far more common for the maid of honor also to give a short wedding speech. It can be similar to the best man’s but with her own personality and style.
The Parents If the bride’s father pays for the wedding, it is his job as host to welcome everyone and thank them for coming. Hopefully, he’s already shared the sentimental stuff at the rehearsal dinner so that this toast can be just a brief welcoming statement. However, if it was a joint effort to pay for the wedding, all of the parents may stand together as one of them gives a welcome on behalf of them all. If the couple has paid for the wedding entirely, then they can give this speech, but should omit any toasting.
The Happy Couple This isn’t really a wedding toast, as the couple can’t raise a glass to themselves. But it is nice if they take the mike for a few moments. If they write and give the toast together, then they say thanks to everyone for coming, and especially to their parents and wedding party for everything they’ve done. If only the groom gives the toast, he first thanks the guests, and then his parents. He not only thanks his new spouse’s parents, but he also expresses his happiness at being a part of their family. He finishes by turning to his bride, saying how proud he is to be her husband and how much he loves her. (And hopefully they finish off with a loving kiss!)
Who Shouldn’t Give a Wedding Toast
Anyone who’s drunk has no business on the microphone. Drunken wedding toasts are bound to be rambling, incoherent, and embarrassing. If your best man has gone overboard on cocktails, ask another groomsman to take him outside to sober up. With any luck, he’ll be able to give an eloquent and dignified speech before the night is through. If you’re not that lucky, then there’s no reason you can’t skip it. Better no speech at all than something mortifying!
Tell your DJ or band leader not to give the mike to any unauthorized would-be toasters – even if they’re not drunk, you don’t need to allow anyone and everyone who’s feeling loquacious to take the floor. Save the honor for your nearest and dearest, and let other wellwishers express their feelings in a card!
If you’re looking at your reception timeline, you may prefer to save more time for dancing, mingling, or eating, rather than having so many wedding toasts. Certainly, you’re not required to have any at all. More commonly, however, is to just have the best man’s speech, saving any other tributes for the rehearsal dinner.
This is a great article that I found on About.com.