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Tips and Wedding Toast Examples

are a few tips for wedding speeches and a few toast examples.

The difference of a wedding toast and a wedding speech is the span of time of delivering. A wedding speech may take several minutes while a wedding toast generally lasts only a few seconds.

Wedding toasts generally provide motivation to the bride and groom including all the people attending the occasion. A toast is done by raising the hand with a glass of wine and champagne. Then a simple wish or comment is delivered for the bride and groom.

There are some orders of wedding toasts to be followed when done traditionally. But because of the new age culture arising, there is some added “spice” to some wedding toasts. For example, a long lost friend since high school may give a toast for the bride or the groom.

There are three themes that can be delivered in a wedding toast. It can be for a positive (optimism) outlook for the new couples, reminiscing or nostalgic (whether it is funny or emotional) toast or a moral advice.

Preparing a toast can be done to deliver it without any flaws. Remember, it is a special occasion so better make it good. Practice the toast speech to make it more presentable.

Funny wedding toasts are very popular because it lightens the aura of the reception. But be careful not to be “too corny” as the wedding celebrants may be dismayed including the audience.

Emotional wedding toasts are also usual, especially for the father of the bride. These situations cannot be avoided so better prepare a tissue or a handkerchief just in case a flood of tears may occur.

Here are some samples of wedding toasts that can be delivered effectively. Read on my friend.

“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage and half-shut afterwards.”
–Ben Franklin

“May love still continue for the both of you just like before when you were still starting your relationship.”
– Anonymous

“May we still be friends even if you already have our own life with (groom).”
— Anonymous

“To the newlyweds, I share my glass of wine for prosperity and long life.”
– Anonymous

“Here’s to the father of the bride who over protected her daughter but in the end will marry.”

“Here’s to the groom and bride that they may have a son as handsome as him and a daughter as beautiful as his wife.”

“I wish you more blessings from God and may he protect and guide you always.”

“Here’s to the best man who wants to marry the bride’s sister!”

“I raise my cup for the father of the bride because he will have a grandchild soon!”

“I raise my glass of wine for my wife because of her beauty and kindness; I love her with all my heart.”

These are some of sample wedding speech toasts. Feel free to make up your own and make it really special!

Tips on Wedding Color Selection

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Brides know that their wedding colors really help to set the tone for the whole event. After all, we all know that a silver and gold wedding is going to be formal, a pink and green one preppy, and a red and green wedding Christmasy. But not every bride knows the secrets to choosing a wedding color palette that really works. These tips on wedding color selection will get you off to a great start.

The first thing to keep in mind is that people get tired of seeing the same old, same old. While there is something to be said for wedding classics – roses, pearl bridal jewelry, limos – you also don’t want your wedding to be completely predictable. A great way to avoid this potential pitfall is to choose wedding colors which are unexpected. So perhaps instead of decorating a fall wedding entirely in the standard autumn leaf colors like orange, yellow, and red, you could decide to have an aubergine and sage green color palette. It would be just as appropriate for the season, but your wedding won’t look like every other fall wedding. The same idea can be used as a springboard to break away from the most predictable wedding color schemes.

Another excellent tip when selecting your wedding colors is to avoid palettes which are visually jarring. Very high contrast combinations like black and white can be hard to live with, and may not look the best in the wedding pictures. It is perfectly fine to choose a high contrast duo as your main design focus, just add in a third accent shade which falls somewhere in the middle. For instance, a black and white palette could be softened with the occasional hint of blush pink for a vintage romantic feeling, or accents in apple green for a fresh modern style.

Overly vibrant color palettes should also be approached with caution. While it is great to have festive and upbeat hues for the wedding flowers and decorations, too much of a good thing can be overwhelming. Always build in some visual places for the eye to rest. If your color scheme is hot pink, mango, and lime, temper it with plenty of crisp white. A yellow color scheme can be toned down with touches of gray or soft creamy shades. This way, you will retain the over all vibrancy of your signature colors while making it a color scheme that is easy to live with.

Something else to keep in mind when choosing the colors for your wedding is that they should reflect who you are more than what the latest trends happen to be. Every couple of years, a color becomes so popular for weddings that it gets done to death, and it ends up feeling very unoriginal. The Tiffany blue wedding trend is a case in point. You are far better off designing a wedding color palette which is meaningful to you personally than slavishly following what you see in the bridal magazines. If you love the romantic vintage look of lace and pretty pearl bridal jewelry, choose a soft combination of apricot, cream, and dove gray.

Or perhaps you have a sentimental attachment to a color, such as your grandmother’s favorite shade of Wedgewood blue. This could be a fantastic inspiration for your wedding color scheme. When the colors are meaningful to you, the whole wedding design will feel more personal.

Tips on Wedding Invitation Etiquette

One of the most stressful aspects of preparing for a wedding is figuring out how many people to include on the guest list and then how to correctly address the wedding invitations. Unless you are planning an extremely casual and informal wedding with just a few close friends and family invited, it will be necessary for you to send out wedding invitations and observe proper wedding invitation etiquette. In this day and age of unique family circumstances it can be difficult to know the correct social protocol adhere to when addressing and sending wedding invitation. Provided below are some tips on wedding invitation etiquette.

Each and every guest should receive their own invitation. If one set of parents is hosting the wedding, the other set of parents should receive an invitation even when they generally obviously know all about the particulars. The same holds true for any siblings, regardless of whether they live in the same home of the bride and groom or not. It is not necessary to send separate invitations for children under the age of 18 that you plan to invite to the wedding, unless the child in question is particularly close to the bride or groom and they wish to make the child feel special.

The matter of inviting children to the wedding is handled by including their names on the invitation with the parents. That said, it is not necessary that underage children be invited to the wedding and reception, if the couple wishes to keep this happy occasion an adult only affair. In order to indicate that children are not invited to the event, simply omit their names from the invitation when it is addressed. There is no need to make any kind of statement such as ‘children not invited’ or ‘adults only.’ Most parents will take the hint when they do not see their children’s names included on the invitation and realize they need to make childcare arrangements if they plan to attend the wedding.

Young people, who are over the age of 18, even if they are still in school or reside at the home of their parents, should receive a separate invitation, however. The invitation should be addressed to their full name and the inside of the envelope should indicate it is acceptable for them to bring a guest.

In regard to guests of the guest, wedding invitation etiquette does require that you allow your guests to bring a guest of their own, if they are unattached. Obviously, married couples will be sent a single invitation. Persons who are unmarried, but who have a significant other can receive invitations in a number of ways.

If the couple is unmarried but lives together, a single invitation can be sent to their residence addressed to both their full names, listed alphabetically on the invitation. In the case of couples who are unmarried and do not live together, it is acceptable to send an invitation to the person who is closest to the bride and groom. In the event that both persons are particularly close to the bride and groom, it is acceptable to send an invitation to both persons, indicating guest on the inner envelope.