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The Tradition of the Bride's Wedding Handkerchief

The Tradition of the Bride's Wedding Handkerchief

Bride Hankie

The wedding handkerchief is one tradition that has stood the test of time, although it's meaning has changed and is in contemporary times somewhat lost. It is claimed that the tradition goes as far back as the days of ancient Rome where brides would soak the handkerchief (or a version of one) in perfume and wear it around their necks on the wedding day. In early America, it was said that a bride's tears were lucky and when caught would bring rain to crops and others said that if a bride cried on her wedding day, then she would never cry over her marriage again (ie. a happy marriage). Wedding handkerchiefs are often passed down from generation to generation and bride to bride becoming a family heirloom. Part of what makes the wedding handkerchief an important wedding tradition is that it almost acts as a marker for the marriages in the generation's passed that have come down to create the lives of the new bride and groom and how this bride and groom will continue the family line. Also, more recently the bride's wedding handkerchief will be monogrammed with her new initials or embroidered with her new name, a poem, or the date of the wedding.  Again it is a symbol of marriages passed and the uniting of a new family, but it is almost also a symbol of tradition itself. The wedding handkerchief given to the bride is usually gifted by a close family member, but can also be given by a close family friend.  

Blue Bow Hanky

The above wedding hankie is a beautiful combination of both the wedding handkerchief tradition and also incorporating your something blue ( if it were passed down it could also be your something old, and if you bought it new....then it can also be your something new). This hankie also includes a poem to the bride. By combining these traditions you give added meaning to both and you help yourself out economically in not having to buy or find separate items for each. 

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Unique Wedding Gift Ideas

Being invited to join a bride and groom on their wedding day is a special privilege. It is important to show your support for the new couple on their special day, not only by attending, but also by giving a gift.  You may decide to give a gift designed for both the bride and groom, or to the bride and groom individually, depending on your relationship with each.  So what gifts can you give? Here are a few ideas: For the Bride: Something Sweet and Sentimental A Bride's Tradition (From Friend or Family to the Bride) Wedding Handkerchief

One traditional gift for the bride is the wedding handkerchief. This is a gift that is appropriate from a family member or a friend who is extremely close to the family and more particularly the bride. This can be a particularly sweet gift from the father of the bride. The handkerchief in the image above comes with a sweet poem card, a lucky penny, and a blue ribbon; All of which are meant to help tell the bride just how happy you are for her and to wish the happy couple the best. Other handkerchiefs can be embroidered with sweet sentiments or customized with the names of the bride and groom, the date of the wedding, or perhaps their favorite scripture. 

Help the Couple Make their House(or apartment) a Home Home State Throw Pillow

A sweet, and less intimate gift, is customized home decor. Be it a painting, print, or embroidered pillow, a bride always appreciates something nice for her home that represents her love with her groom. A popular trend is home-state decor. These come in a variety of shapes, but are designed to have the home state of the bride and the groom brought together or the state they are beginning their home in printed on the canvas, blanket, or pillow.  Linen Hemstitch Napkins

Every newlywed appreciates kitchenware items to build their home, but if you are going the kitchenware route, take it one step farther and make it unique for your blushing bride. Monogramming everything you own may be a trend of the past, but monogramming wedding gifts to symbolize the union of two families, is a trend happening right now. If you know the bride and groom have a taste for whine, then why not give the gift of a personalized whine decanter or whine glasses? Or if your Bride is often a hostess or you know she has a particularly sweet sweet-tooth then a personalized dessert bowl would be a perfect gift. 

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Finding the Right Gift: Wedding Handkerchiefs

Sometimes it can be difficult to think of the right gift for a special person in your life during the hectic hustle and bustle of wedding planning. What words could possibly express your feelings of appreciation and gratitude for your mother, your future husband, future wife, your bridesmaids, and/or the dozens of others who compose your solid support system? It can be near impossible to find something that meaningful, simple, and useful all wrapped up in one gift that won't break the bank. Ah! What will you do!?!  The answer is, of course, wedding handkerchiefsA-Brides-Tradition-From-Friend-or-Family-to-the-Bride-Wedding-Handkerchief Wedding handkerchiefs offer a unique gift opportunity as something you can present it to someone before the wedding ceremony. They work as a personalized tool for eye-drying and nose-blowing (luckily, they're washable) during the heart-wrenching ceremony, and they work perfectly as a gift from anyone to anyone (father to bride, groom to mother, bride to bridesmaids). With the miracle of embroidery and personalization, wedding handkerchiefs make a perfect one-size-fits-all gift.  Wedding handkerchiefs become even more special if they are accompanied by a heartfelt poem that expresses the feelings that you have, but might not be able to find the words for. Wedding handkerchiefs are available with or sans poem, but all are meaningful and beautiful. Wedding handkerchiefs are the perfect way to show someone special that their presence is both meaningful and appreciated.
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Dab Your Eyes with Wedding Handkerchiefs

Finding the Right Gift: Wedding Handkerchiefs

Wedding Handkerchiefs

Sometimes it can be difficult to think of the right gift for a special person in your life during the hectic hustle and bustle of wedding planning. Consider humble wedding handkerchiefs. What words could possibly express your feelings of appreciation and gratitude for your mother, your future husband, future wife, your bridesmaids, and/or the dozens of others who compose your solid support system? It can be near impossible to find something that meaningful, simple, and useful all wrapped up in one gift that won't break the bank. Ah! What will you do!?! The answer is, of course, wedding handkerchiefs. Wedding handkerchiefs offer a unique gift opportunity as something you can present to someone before the wedding ceremony. They work as a personalized tool for eye-drying and nose-blowing (luckily, they're washable) during the heart-wrenching ceremony, and wedding handkerchiefs work perfectly as a gift from anyone to anyone (father to bride, groom to mother, bride to bridesmaids). With the miracle of embroidery and personalization, wedding handkerchiefs make a perfect one-size-fits-all gift. Wedding handkerchiefs become even more special if they are accompanied by a heartfelt poem that expresses the feelings that you have, but might not be able to find the words for. Wedding handkerchiefs are available with or sans poem, but all are meaningful and beautiful. Wedding handkerchiefs are the perfect way to show someone special that their presence is both meaningful and appreciated.
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A gift that reflects true spirit of a wonderful occasion

An embroidered wedding party handkerchief that carries a catchy card reflects the sentiments and spirit of this wonderful occasion. The handkerchief is embroidered with bewildering blue. A little thoughtful note of appreciation is attached to the recipient. You may sample some of them below. For example, a note to his father expresses gratitude for all those special moments he has been there for you.  It thanks the father for his showering you with love, support and for all his help become what you are today. The note mentions: “You (father) were a great teacher not only in words but also in actions. You have taught me what’s important in life and shown what strength and love is all about! “  'With him, you could learn to overcome obstacles and also could gain confidence in your own abilities', it adds and sums up your sentiments, stating: “As you walk (with me) down the aisle and I enter into marriage, please know that you were the first love of my life. I’ll always be your loving daughter (or son). " A thank you to mother expresses similar feelings and is full of appreciation for all her help and support. It points out how your mother have prepared you for this day and how she has been the perfect example of strength and life. There is also a note from a proud mother to her daughter on this special occasion, her wedding day. It wishes a daughter all the peace and contentment in her new life.
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Wonderful wedding handkerchiefs with lovely poetry hankies

The secret of getting unique wedding day items is to take into your attitude, your personality as well as overall ambience and theme planned for the occasion. To make this possible, you should be able to select a wedding collectible resource that has on offer a diverse and dynamic range of wedding accessories. If you manage to impart a subtle personal touch to your wedding day celebration, it will be a truly unforgettable occasion. There are many items that are an integral part of any wedding day celebration – lavish or simple. One among them is wonderful wedding handkerchiefs – lovely poetry hankies. These hankies will also make heartfelt keepsake gifts for guests, relatives, parents and friends. The handsome hankies are a handy memento for the bridal party, and of course, the bride and groom.  The beautiful boxed hankies carry lovely poetry. The lines can be selected to convey your feelings with different verses to select from. They are embroidered elegantly with words such as ‘Bride’, ‘Mother’, ‘Grandma’, ‘Sister’, ‘Daughter’, or even a ravishing rose design. On the other hand, men's handkerchiefs may be plain. If you want, you can have them embroidered. The poems express genuine sentiments of love and gratitude. And you sure will like to give it to every special person in your life. Here is your platform to secure a wide array of truly magnificent wedding items.
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