All of the time when people think about weddings they first think of the bride and then of the mother and the bride and how exciting it must be for the mom, but there are a lot of daddy's girls out there and fathers that would even surprise their daughters with how excited they are for their daughter.
Fun Ways to Ask Your Best Gal to be Your Maid of Honor Choosing your Maid of Honor is an important decision and one that you will want to make early on because depending on how involved you decide to make her role, she will be your right hand girl to help you through all of your wedding planning and any wedding drama.
Living in Groom Apparel
Groom ApparelThough eyes are usually on the bride leading up to the wedding day, the groom deserves some time in the sun too. Groom apparel shows off your status as an almost-married guy, and is appropriate for any time during an engagement and beyond. Though groom apparel is always stylish and fun, we recommend keeping the camo “GROOM” baseball hat at home during the big day. Brides are always proud to show their groom off, especially when he’s strutting some groom apparel, but we have a feeling she’ll be less than thrilled if it’s waiting for her at the end of the aisle. Groom apparel is also wonderful for your bachelor party. From t-shirts to hats to board shorts, there’s no part of your body that can’t be stamped with your marital logo. Groom apparel, for the engagement, bachelor party, and beyond, is always a fun addition to your wardrobe. Though you’re only a “groom” for a day, you’ll be a husband forever. Show your pride by trotting about with groom apparel for as long as you’re able.
They’ll Love Bridal Party Gifts
Bridal Party GiftsYour bridal party – from your flower girls to your groomsmen – will be the backbone of your wedding day. Hopefully you’ve chosen your bridal party carefully, and you’re extremely happy to have them stand up for you as you marry your future bride/groom. So how should you thank them for their dedication, love, and (sometimes) hard work? Present them with bridal party gifts before the big day! Bridal party gifts are little ways to show your bridal party just how much you appreciate them – from a coloring book set for your ring bearer to an engraved flask for the best man, bridal party gifts should be personal, useful, and simple. The best place to present bridal party gifts will be the rehearsal dinner: the get-together after the wedding rehearsal that doesn’t have to be too fancy (a backyard barbeque is more than enough). As you present your bridal party gifts, think about saying a few words of personal thanks to each of your guests. This isn’t a bad time to thank your parents either, as they’ll be attending your rehearsal dinner as well! Chose your bridal party gifts as carefully as you chose your bridal party; you won’t regret it!
Andrea and Andres’ wedding reception was held at a private estate in the hills near the church where they held their ceremony. While the bridal entourage took pictures in the expansive backyard overlooking the beautiful California skyline, guests mingled at the front of the estate, entertained by live mariachi music and light cocktails. The wedding, from ceremony to reception, had an old-world feel that came across beautifully in the décor, food, style, and venue. The backyard was transformed for the Muller wedding (with the family even re-landscaping part of it for the lounge), featuring a polished wood dance floor with floating pink lanterns, a lounge at the fringe of the party, and several family-style tables adorned with flowers and food. The small orange trees that peppered the dance floor, combined with the blooms floating in the permanent garden fountain, helped create a perfect setting for the laid-back, family wedding. The white guest tables were draped with blue-green burlaps and lined with bunches of spring blossoms such as roses, ranunculus, parrot tulips, garden roses, and other similar blooms atop hunks of driftwood. Blooms were also found in mason jars that had been painted in a chic, vintage style (with a pale blue drip around the rim of each jar). Escort cards, table numbers, and menus all matched in style and color, and coordinated beautifully with the other stationary that led up to the event: programs and invitations. The focus of the wedding was definitely the dance floor – it was full of guests throughout the duration of the evening – though most people did find time to make trips to the bar (where margaritas and wine dominated the menu) and to eat the delicious dinner prepared by famous Orange County food truck, Barcelona on the Go. Guests also indulged in one of the event’s several cakes, featuring flavors such as succulent chocolate, tiramisu, and red velvet. The reception space was filled with color throughout the entire evening. Pinks, oranges, whites, yellows, and greens faded to a warm glow as the lanterns became the primary focus of the evening. It looked as if this backyard was meant to host Andres and Andreas’ reception!
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The rehearsal dinner should take place sometime after the wedding rehearsal. It is a great time for the entire family and friends to come together. The rehearsal dinner is usually hosted by the parents of the groom. The host needs to be actively involved in planning the dinner. The guest list must include all the near and dear ones of the couple. You will need to decide the date, time and venue. You must send out the invitations and ask for a reply. This way, you will have a rough idea about the number of guests. Once you have an estimate of the number of people coming, you will be able plan your budget better. For the catering, you need to include a wide variety of tastes. You must include a proper mix of foods. You can also decide to serve give the gifts to the wedding party. You can raise a toast to everyone and thank them for being there with you. The atmosphere needs to be relaxing and fun filled. Make sure it is not too formal event. This is an event that is held to relax every one at the party. Make sure no one is missed in the invitation list.