A bridal registry would be much more useful if instead of being walked through Crate and Barrel with a sales/wedding consultant, you were walked through Wal-Mart with a wife and mother of three kids. She’s the one who could really help you get what you need for married life!
Today, engagement parties are held to celebrate most often, an already announced engagement. Traditionally, these parties are supposed to be held by the parents of the bride, and couples are encouraged to set up a registry for things that they may want or desire.
Let’s be frank. Not everyone is cut out for standing in front of God and people and professing their love to someone without feeling highly embarrassed.
Be a star aboard Celebrity Cruise Lines’ Millennium ship with a grown up feel and an elegant atmosphere. From five star dining to ball room style dance floors perfect for a midnight twirl beneath the stars.
Las Vegas has long been the home of the most marriages recorded per year in the United States. Perhaps it’s the glow of the neon lights that add just the perfect amount of romantic glow . . . or perhaps it’s simply that there is no waiting period to wed making it easier to be spontaneous.
It would be very unusual to attend a wedding reception of any size, and not have a punch bowl full of a special wedding punch available. Since the mid 17th century, wedding punch has been added to the extensive list of wedding traditions.
After your wedding is over you begin to realize . . . there was a lot more than three tier cakes and beaded satin dresses to this marriage preparation thing. Now you have things on your to do list like “changing name after marriage”, “thank Aunt Rita for the toaster” and “speak to the photography manager about botched pics”.
The Wedding March has long been the traditional song for brides. However, many people are opting to shake things up and go against tradition. Everything from romantic and elegant classical compositions to trendier modern songs that we hear on the radio every Friday night.
Aaron Anderson is a therapist and owner of The Marriage and Family Clinic in Denver, Colorado.
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