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Guest Blog by Wendie Aston: “Green” Centerpieces (with a Purpose)

by admin on July 16, 2013 in Budget, Flowers, Purpose, Reception Traditions with 2 Comments

One of the most expressive elements of a wedding reception is the table centerpiece. Often centerpieces are comprised of flowers that paint a 3D picture of the personality of the bride and groom. The common use of organic elements in centerpieces make them a natural fit for adding a touch of “green” to your wedding, which could mean having re-useable centerpieces, natural elements, or multi-purposed arrangements that save money and leave less impact on the environment.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Joe and Josephine

by admin on June 20, 2013 in Reception Traditions with No Comments

The crowd went wild, following Joe and Josephine’s lead at cheering for the bride and groom. I don’t know how they got the two bears there, but I suppose there is always someone who knows someone who is the mascot.

There was nothing more perfect for this particular couple’s wedding celebration than bringing in two beloved symbols of cheer and victory from the couple’s mutual past (and it definitely beat shirtless guests with the bride and groom’s initial painted on their chests in blue and gold body paint).

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Have Your Cake and They Can Too

by admin on May 7, 2013 in Budget, Reception Traditions with No Comments

A creative alternative to sheet cakes, however, is to use individual cakes, pies, cupcake tiers, or pastry displays at the tables. Arranged with some accenting flowers or candles, these table cakes would serve as the centerpiece as well, saving you from having to buy expensive floral arrangements for each table.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

New Bride Book!

The Purposed Bride is a perfect companion to your favorite practical wedding-planning guide. From managing your wedding-season relationships and planning the event’s particulars to preparing a life with your fiancé, The Purposed Bride offers a Scriptural principle, Bible-based instruction, a practical activity, and a relevant prayer for each wedding topic. With the help of The Purposed Bride, your wedding will be well on its way to being an intentional, fruitful experience of worship designed in God’s image and in your unique personality.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Guest Post from Wendie Aston: Eco-Friendly Plated Dinner

by admin on March 19, 2013 in Health, Logistics, Reception Traditions, Rehearsal Dinner with No Comments

In an effort to be eco-friendly and produce less waste, a plated dinner is the best option. The amount of food wasted from a buffet is enormous; most guests tend to indulge in the cocktail hour foods and may not have an appetite for a large buffet dinner.  A plated dinner ensures each guest has an adequate amount of food that is displayed beautifully.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

The Power in a Name: Introducing Your Guests

by admin on January 17, 2013 in Guest List, Reception Traditions with No Comments

After everyone more or less knew who everyone else was, my dad gave accolades to the guest who had journeyed from Afghanistan, those who had come from Denmark, and those who had traveled from Germany.  He recognized the guests who couldn’t be there because they were serving our country in the US Armed Forces or because they were sick or had recently passed away.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Reception Programs

by admin on January 15, 2013 in Bridal Party, Budget, Logistics, Programs, Reception Traditions with 3 Comments

Other perks of having a program include the space to acknowledge song titles and significance; to introduce the people who are giving toasts; to introduce the bridal party and say a tidbit about each person; to give a shout out to any historical events that fall on the same calendar day; to offer a tribute to a family member who has passed away; to share the bride and groom’s new address; or any other sort of detail that might not be necessary but that certainly enhances the guests’ appreciation and engagement during the evening.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Thought for the Week: Joshua 4:4-7

by admin on November 25, 2012 in Family, Reception Traditions, Thought for the Week with No Comments

Lord, You are a glorious God Whose hand has been upon me. You have knit together significant people and refining events to make me the bride I am today. How can I show remembrance and gratitude for all You have done? Whom should I honor at my wedding in order to speak of Your great power in my life? In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Ethnic Toast

by admin on November 22, 2012 in Family, Music, Reception Traditions, Uncategorized with 1 Comment

I love when brides and grooms tie in a cultural family tradition to their wedding celebrations because it serves as a reminder that the bride and groom are products of the families who raised them; a marriage is a joining of families and all the heritage and traditions that go into that. The caveat, of…continued here

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The White Wedding

by admin on October 16, 2012 in Attire, Reception Traditions with No Comments

First of all, wearing white makes you feel good because it’s the color of apparel associated with yachting or tropical vacations. It’s beachy, it’s light, it’s serene. And the more formal the white outfit gets, the more reminiscent of a wedding it becomes. This is, in fact, the very reason that guests don’t wear white to a wedding lest they steal attention away from the bride. All that to say, there is little occasion for the majority of people who don’t go yachting or travel to luxurious islands to wear white.

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