Wedding Faux Pas Committed By All

by Jenny Bryde 16. November 2015 00:29

Blunders, bloopers, bone-headed moves.  They happen at nearly every wedding.  Some are accidental and add to the great stories that will be told for years to come, while others are preventable and stem down to just poor taste.  We all wish we could have guests and wedding parties read these lists of dos and don'ts before your big day arrives, but let's face it.  Brides and grooms commit these faux pas as well!  We have linked a few really great articles on wedding faux pas below for your info.  


Wedding Etiquette 101; Wedding Guest Faux Pas

28 Incredible Stories of Wedding Faux Pas

Top 10 Wedding Faux Pas by the Bride and Groom


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Calming Yoga for Brides and Grooms

by Jenny Bryde 26. October 2015 00:43

Let's face it.  Planning a wedding can be stressful, and everyone needs a release.  If you find yourself more tense than relaxed, then let's consider looking at a few ways to destress.  One popular way to get a good workout in and let the worries melt away is incorporating a yoga routine into your daily regime.  The good news is that there are many fantastic yoga clubs and groups, and there are many resources you can access without even leaving your home!

Here are a few good local places to start:



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Honoring a Loved One at a Wedding

by Jenny Bryde 27. July 2015 00:48

On your wedding day you will have all of your friends and family members present, but you may have close family and friends who have passed who you would like to honor at your wedding.  Depending on how close the person and how recently the passing was could impact how you feel.  Today we feature a number of ways to honor someone at a wedding.  Some are very obvious and others more subtle.


Reserve a chair or someone with a picture or a bouquet of flowers.

Dedicate a table to display pictures and momentos.

Design your wedding favors to match an interest of your loved one. 

Wear something that reminds you of the person.

Another example of dedicating a table/favor for someone.

Honor your loved one in your wedding program.

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What is My Deal with Suspenders?

by Jenny Bryde 31. May 2015 16:15

I was recently at a friend's wedding, and all the groomsmen wore suspenders.  No jackets, and not because it was not either.  I absolutely love the look!  Why?  What is so great about suspenders?  I think it has something to do with the look of a man who is ready to get down to business and has no time to be fussing about his clothing.  Suspenders are a hot, hot, HOT man trend on the wedding walkway right now, and to prove it to you, I present to you, just in time for Man Crush Monday, Suspender-palooza!


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Preparing for Your Rehearsal

by Jenny Bryde 15. March 2015 15:43

The plans are planned, purchases purchased, and engagements engaged.  Now it's the day before your wedding, and it's time to rehearse.  The who, what, where, when, why, and how that have been swimming around in your brain and dancing in your dreams are about to become a reality.  It would probably make you and everyone else a little easier on the day of if you run through the show once or twice beforehand.  Here are some things to keep in mind when planning for your rehearsal.

Who - Who is in your processional?  Recessional?  Who is standing?  Who is sitting?  Reading?  Singing?  Make a list of all these people because they will all want a little direction from you. 

What - What events are a part of your wedding?  Prayer?  Readings?  Personalized vows?  A joke telling officiant?

Where - Where should everyone stand?  Are the bridesmaids all one one side opposite the groomsmen?  Where are the parents and grandparents?  Where do people start?  Stop? 

When - How long should the next couple/person pause before coming down the aisle?  What should people be doing at certain time points of the ceremony?  When should the best man produce the rings?  When should the maid of honor produce the bouquet?  

Why - This is probably the most important question.  As you run through the rehearsal in your head and then in real life, if something seems odd, ask yourself why it's a part of the ceremony?  Or why it's occuring at a certain time, in a certain place, or in a certain order.  Could it be tweaked or moved or eliminated or swapped?  Going through your rehearsal a few times before the big day will give you a chance to see your plan in action with a critical eye before your entire flock of friends and family see it as well.  


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Hi!  Welcome to the blog!  My name is Jenny, and I am a Quad Cities bride to be.  Our goal for this blog is to share information on all things wedding including local vendors, new trends, and amazing inspiration.  Let us know if there is something you'd like to see on here!  

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