How do you capture the love you feel for your partner in a few short paragraphs? How can you possibly put on paper the feeling you get when he walks in the room? How can you explain, elegantly, how you knew he was the one? There is an inherent challenge and opportunity in deciding to write your own wedding vows. It gives you a chance to speak from the heart and make your ceremony even more personal, but it also means you’ll need to put your deepest emotions into words, and find the confidence to speak them in front of your friends, family, and most importantly, the love of your life. To help you write marriage vows you can deliver with grace and confidence, follow our seven tips below.
You’re the maid of honor for your best friend’s wedding. The M.O.H. You’ve got big responsibilities. The train, the speech, and…the bachelorette! We believe every milestone event deserves its own theme. Themes help you to organize. They tie the details together, give everyone inspiration, and offer a color combination with which to coordinate your outfit. No matter who’s in your squad, or where you’ve set your bachelorette budget, we have the top ten bachelorette party themes that are sure to send any bride down the aisle with an evening of memories she will never forget.
Whether you’ve just had your first or your fourth baby, you’re doubtless thrilled and ready to share your news (and the first photos!) with the world. To help you stay on schedule, and ensure you’re following new baby announcement etiquette, we have everything you need to know about creating and sending announcements. From timing, to the details to include, to your recipient list.
You throw the bouquet, you wear something blue, and you definitely make sure your groom doesn’t see you before the ceremony… but why? We all know and love popular wedding traditions, but do you know where each superstition, lucky omen, and traditional best practice comes from? We have the truth behind your favorite wedding traditions below.
The memories of your child’s mitzvah will last a lifetime, so be sure to send every guest home with a reminder of the special day that they will cherish for years to come. If you’re ready to choose a memorable, creative, fun, child-friendly (and budget-friendly!) mitzvah favor, read our tips below for choosing memorable bar/bat mitzvah favors.
Writing and sending thank you notes is the final aspect of your wedding. It may feel hard to believe that after months, or even years of planning, you’re about to check the last wedding-related item off your to-do list. Don’t be tempted to rush the process of writing your thank you notes. Keep in mind that your friends and family spent time and money traveling to attend your wedding and supporting the start of your new lives together.
The lights dim. A hush falls over the room. Camera lights flicker. The DJ speaks into his microphone.
“And now, I’m proud to introduce, for the first time, the new Mr. & Mrs….”
The ballroom erupts in applause. You see a few members of the crowd wiping tears out of the corners of their eyes. It’s time for your first dance as husband and wife. What song do you hear? What rhythm carries your footsteps along the dance floor? What words perfectly summarize your love for one another, and the commitment you’ve just sworn in front of all of your loved ones?