Stepfather of the Bride Wedding Speech

By William M Mason 

When it comes to a wedding, one of the most important parts are speeches, which are usually said by the groom, the bride, their relatives and their close friends, who know them and who have spent moments in their company. Never forget that both the groom and the bride want a special wedding, which also represents the most significant event in their whole life and which is meant to join their destinies together forever.

In order to obtain a proper speech, it is very important to take care about some essential details and aspects of it. Remember that, as the stepfather of the bride, you played a main role in her life and you are one of the people who determined her to become a special person. Assume your role and express the deepest feelings you have for her, but also for the man she has chosen and show them respect. You will see that, if you take into account some factors, your speech will become even greater and more appreciated by your stepdaughter.

In the first place, the introduction is the most important part of a speech. It is the presentation of your feelings and thoughts about the bride and the groom and it should be well-formulated, in order to impress the people around you. "My beloved daughter and my dear son" could be the introduction you need for your speech. Do not forget to use appropriate words, which can reflect your true feelings expressed in a correct manner.

The second thing you must take into account is the content of the speech. Usually, when it comes to stepfather of the bride wedding speech, it should mainly reflect the influence you had over your stepdaughter and her improvements and evolution through the years. Talk about the most significant moments (her first good grade, her first exam, the first time she called you "daddy") and try to evoke the moments you spent near her and in the company of your future son. It is a proper way to create a relaxing atmosphere that will captivate the guests. Use natural words in order to obtain the effect you want. Show everyone your pride for your stepdaughter and the respect for the man she loves.

The end of the speech is also extremely important, because it decides the final impression you will make in front of the people. It is recommended to end with a phrase that can express your best wishes for the couple, along with your support. "You will always have my support, my dears" is a very nice manner to show your love and feelings for both of them. Do not try to use sophisticated words or to wish them a lot of things. Keep your final phrase simple and direct.

When your speech is finished, drink a glass of champagne in honor of the couple and do not forget to hug every of them and eventually kiss their cheeks as a love gesture. You will be surprised about the result you will obtain.

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“Love Is A Great Thing” - Thomas à Kempis

Love is a great thing, yea, a great and thorough good. By itself it makes that is heavy light; and it bears evenly all that is uneven.

It carries a burden which is no burden; it will not be kept back by anything low and mean; it desires to be free from all wordly affections, and not to be entangled by any outward prosperity, or by any adversity subdued.

Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility. It is therefore able to undertake all things, and it completes many things, and warrants them to take effect, where he who does not love would faint and lie down.

Though weary, it is not tired; though pressed it is not straitened; though alarmed, it is not confounded; but as a living flame it forces itself upwards and securely passes through all.

Love is active and sincere, courageous, patient, faithful, prudent and manly.

Wedding Dates to Avoid in 2018

Ready to set a date? Check this list of dates you might want to steer clear of when booking your wedding.

By Justine Lorelle Blanchard    

Personally Significant Days

Check your own calendar for college reunions, family weddings, anniversaries or other events, like big conventions or festivals in your city (call your local chamber of commerce), and any annual occasions that involve your family or close friends.

Holiday Weekends

Holiday weekend weddings have pros and cons. You've got an extra day for the festivities (and recovery!); plus, a Sunday wedding is often less expensive than a Saturday one. But costs of travel and hotels may be higher. And if you're looking to marry around Valentine's Day, be wary of your floral bill, especially if you've got your heart set on red roses—they'll likely be more expensive than at any other time of the year. Likewise, reception sites often charge a higher fee for a New Year's Eve wedding. Also consider the impact of a holiday weekend on your guest list: Some families have standing plans or traditions that they'd prefer not to miss.

Mother's Day (always a Sunday) Make sure your moms are okay sharing this weekend with your wedding. And ask yourself: Do you want your anniversary to fall on the same weekend as Mother's Day when (or if) you become a mom?

Memorial Day (always a Monday)

Father's Day (always a Sunday)

Like you would with your moms, check with your dads about doubling up on this day. And grooms, make sure you're okay with celebrating your anniversary the same weekend as Father's Day if you decide to have kids.

Independence Day

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Labor Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of September 1-3, 2018

Columbus Day (always a Monday)


Weekend of October 6-8, 2018


Avoid it if you're terrified that someone might actually show up in costume (and embrace it if you want them to!)

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Thanksgiving (always a Thursday)

November 22, 2018

New Year's Eve

Monday, December 31, 2018

Religious and Cultural Holidays

Be mindful of religious and cultural holidays (your own and those of your guests) when planning your wedding. There may even be restrictions at your house of worship as to whether you're allowed to marry at these times.

Tisha B'Av (begins at sunset)

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Rosh Hashanah (begins at sunset)

Sunday, September 9, 2018 until nightfall on Tuesday September 11, 2018

Yom Kippur (begins at sunset)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 until nightfall on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Hanukkah (begins at sunset)

Sunday December 2, 2018 until nightfall on Monday, December 10, 2018


Tuesday, December 25, 2018


Tuesday, December 26, 2017, until Monday, January 1, 2018

Wednesday, December 26, 2018, until Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Eid al-Fitr (dates may vary based on the lunar calendar)

Eid al-Adha (dates may vary based on how each family observes; the holiday lasts for about four days)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Ram Navami

Krishna Janmashtami

Monday, September 3, 2018

Days of Remembrance

We're talking about historically significant days (like the anniversary of September 11) that may be off-limits if you come from a big military family. Or, that could make them all the more meaningful—it's up to you to decide.

Patriot Day

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Friday, December 7, 2018

Major Sporting Events

If you're die-hard sports fans—or if you're worried your guests might have a hard time choosing between your wedding and the big game—avoid getting married during popular sporting events. And if a lot of your guests come from the same alma mater, watch out for homecoming weekends and bowl games that might conflict.

Unlucky Dates

If you're superstitious, you might want to watch out for these historically inauspicious dates from across several cultures.

Friday the 13th The unluckiest date of the year has questionable origins. Some historians say it comes from the 13 diners who were present at the last supper, but the famous Babylon's Code of Hammurabi doesn't include a 13th law, which suggests this superstition is as old as 1700 BC. And it wasn't until a successful novel titled Friday, the Thirteenth was published in the early 1900s that Friday became part of the unlucky equation.

July 13, 2018

Leap Years Greeks and Romans thought that starting any new life event— from getting married to baptizing a child— in a leap year would bring bad luck.

Following Leap Year: 2020

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Bridal Dresses and Accessories

By Shalini Madhav 

Almost every girl dreams about her wedding day, wedding-gown, veil, etc. from her childhood. Maybe you want to wear your favorite designer's dress or the one you shortlisted from magazines. Wedding shopping could be exhausting with so many appointments to make and attend meetings. The wedding is a big day for every couple and everyone wants it to be the best and perfect day.

For a bride, her wedding dress is most important outfit yet difficult to select. You can look online, visit different designer's boutiques and grab the one you find most comfortable and alluring.

BRIDAL DRESS- Go for the dress that compliments your height, body shape and make-up. It's not just about the dress, its stitching and fitting according to your requirement is necessary. Try to make an early appointment from where you want to buy the dress so that if the design is not available, they can order it for you. Other than this, try to set a budget beforehand so that you won't get intimidated by other expensive dress and stick to your budget because the wedding is an expensive affair and you need to maintain your balance for other accessories.

BRIDAL ACCESSORIES- Along with dress comes many bridal accessories like veil, tiara, bracelets, anklets, rings, shoes, etc. Keep in mind that "less is more" so that you don't over-do anything which does not get along with your bridal look. These accessories should match the design of your gown. You can buy it from the bridal dress salon or shop it online according to your convenience.

Bridal veil is available in different quality of the fabric like net, synthetic, etc decorated with silver stones or flowers and laces that add an exotic look to the bride. Tiara always gives royal look, you can go for diamond stones or if you want a natural look try tiara made from flowers and leaves.

Clutches always goes around with gown rather than other bags and choose your foot wares which is comfortable and stylish according to your preferences. There are other hair accessories available like hair clips, feather and flower hair clips, mesh veils, etc as per your hair-do. It is important to pre-order these accessories as shipping takes a few days or maybe it is not available at the shop.

THINGS TO REMEMBER- If you want to get your makeover from a salon on your wedding day, it is important to make a booking 1-2 months before and set an appointment with your make-up artist to discuss about what look you want and select the bridal make-up packages accordingly. Get your dress stitched few days before the wedding so that if any alteration has to be made, it will be done in time. Buy accessories as per your need because spending money on stuff with least utility is probably not a wise decision. The wedding is a big day for the bride. No doubt if you want it to be perfect, make all the arrangements beforehand.

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Blessings On The Wedding Of Lauren Elise Greene and Lamont Jevon Bowens!

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Royal Wedding Biscuits - A Perfect Treat For The Guest On Your Special Day

By Jalpa Gajjar Suthar 

Weddings are special! You don't want your wedding to be another cake-cutter wedding but, the one that people remember for days.

If you are looking to add some unique and inspirational ideas for your guests; "Royal wedding biscuit" ideas can turn out to be a pleasant surprise on your wedding. You may be thinking how biscuits at a wedding can make an impact?

Read on to know how uniquely you can have a lasting impression of your wedding by serving these mouth-watering delicacies or giving them as return gifts.

The Wedding Menu

It's your wedding and you'd of course, will be over enthusiastically looking after each and every minute detail of it. Setting up an exclusive, never-seen-unique ideas menu is what we all have on our mind.

Add, Beautiful, delicious "Royal Wedding Biscuits" in the menu as well as wedding favors, gifts of gratitude that appeals to everyone. Besides the biscuit packaging tin can live forever as a memento. It can be a perfect container of sweet treats to pass among your guests.

Here are some ideas of how you can design your own royal wedding biscuits. This vintage inspired biscuits treats are easy and unique:

1. Floral & Forest Landscape Biscuits

If you are having an outdoor wedding or destination wedding, the biscuits can be the best one to serve or as giveaway gifts.

The flavors added are sugar biscuits, with almond extract and orange zest; icing is unflavored. The biscuits will be decorative rectangle approximately 4.5" in length. Sizing for selected cookies can be adjusted per request. The white icing will have a floral pattern on the upper side with the bride's and groom's initials engraved in the middle.

2. Pink Heart Sit On Cup Biscuits

A unique way to greet your wedding guests by serving them these cute sit-on-the cup heart-shaped biscuits. You can have your wedding date engraved or yours and your partner's name engraved on the biscuit. It can be personalized with different shapes as well.

3. White Macaroon Wedding Biscuits

These stylish French treats are made from a delicate cream filling, which requires a skilled hand to make just right. With different kinds of color and flavor combinations fitting perfectly into any wedding theme it is no wonder they are getting lot of wedding attention.

4. Shortbread Sandwich Biscuits

Everybody at your wedding knows you and your groom are made for each other. Let your monogram shine over the shortbread cookies, with a sweet-tart filling, just drive home the point.

5. Vanilla Biscuits

Basics yet deliciously loved since ages the vanilla biscuits can be great giveaway gifts on wedding. Too pretty too touch and too delicious to relish. Your guests won't stop from savoring these mouth-watering treats that are flavored with vanilla.

6. Orange Flavored Biscuits

Orange flavored biscuits make the perfect wedding favors. These delicious gifts will never left behind on your wedding guest's plates. They are delicious sugary bites which can be easily personalized having yours and groom's initials engraved on it or making it ideal cut out in the shapes of bride and groom. Serve them in the end with the desserts or wrap them in a fancy packaging as return gifts for your guests to take home.

7. Coconut Coated Biscuits

Make an impression on guests by adding an eye-catching detail to this basic coconut coated biscuits which you can bake in desired shapes. Serve them at the time of the dessert, or give them as a return gift by wrapping it in the frosted bags.

8. Biscuit Cakes

Basic sugar biscuits can turn into elegant favors when stacked to look like miniature wedding cakes and topped with sugar flowers. Each sugar-cookie biscuit will have a spread with royal icing, and then assembled once the frosting was set.

9. Chocolate Chip Biscuits with Chocolate Icing

The biscuits will have a creamy frosting filling, these chocolate biscuit treats come together to form super sweet sandwiches that makes your special day memorable.

Your sweet wedding day deserves sweet treats like these personalized wedding themed biscuits. These beautifully custom designed cookies are made from a classic butter and chocolate chip recipe with a touch of almond and are hand decorated with royal chocolate icing that dries into a sweet crunchy topping. Leave out for guests to enjoy at the event or package up and send home with guests for a memorable favor.

10. Personalized Chocolate Covered Biscuits

Encourage your wedding guests to indulge in scrumptious sweetness when you serve up these chocolate covered biscuits. Each biscuit is dipped in rich milk chocolate and decorated with hand-drizzled white icing for a presentation that almost looks too good to eat.

Wedding celebrations require incorporating unique personal touches. From mouth-watering midnight snacks to last dance drinks, serving from the above mentioned "Royal Wedding Biscuits" treats will give a lasting impression of your wedding.

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Most people know the Silver Wedding Anniversary is the 25th Anniversary, and the 50th is considered the Golden Anniversary. How many are aware the 40th is Ruby, or the 45th is Emerald?

Well let N.E. Informer help you with your anniversary questions.  Whether you wish to give the traditional gifts given through the ages or stay in the loop with what the modern gift lists consist of N.E. Informer has it here.  

Anniversary Gift

1st  Paper
2nd  Cotton
3rd  Leather
4th  Fruit, flowers
5th  Wood
6th  Sugar
7th  Copper, wool
8th  Bronze, pottery
9th  Pottery, willow
10th  Tin
11th  Steel
12th  Silk, linen
13th  Lace
14th  Ivory
15th  Crystal
20th  China
25th  Silver
30th  Pearl
35th  Coral
40th  Ruby
45th  Sapphire
50th  Gold
55th  Emerald
60th  Diamond



How To Write A Wedding Speech - 6 Tips to Write A Wedding Speech

By Huyen Truong 

Giving a wedding speech or wedding toast is hard to do. Sometimes the hardest part is writing your wedding speech. Where do you start? What do you say in your wedding toast? How do you write a best mans speech? How do you write a maid of honor speech? Check out 6 tips to writing an amazing wedding speech.

1) Play to your strengths. Don't think the pressure is on to be someone you're not - are you funny? Great, everyone loves to laugh. Don't feel you HAVE to be funny. If your strength is the emotional stuff, don't try to leave the audience rolling on the floor - tug at their heartstrings. People get way too nervous about giving a speech - but you don't have to if you keep it simple, and keep it real!

2) Start with a story. No one wants a lengthy introduction - A story starts off with a bang. It draws your audience in and gets them engaged. Plus, they're more natural! You won't have to rehearse it, all you have to do is tell it! This could be a funny memory you've shared or something more serious - perhaps a scenario that really showed the grooms strength of character or the brides amazing heart etc.

3) Choose a few key things you love about both the bride and the groom, before you begin writing your speech. What are their best characteristics? The best wedding speeches usually only have a couple of key points, and once you've chosen yours, the filling in the rest of your speech is much easier. If you're writing your speech as the maid of honor, you'll choose a couple more for the bride than the groom. If you're the best man writing your speech, pick a few more for the groom than for the bride. Make sure they are REAL things you and others love about them - if you're saying the bride has a motherly heart and everyone knows she hates kids, people will know you're faking it. If you're not very close to your friends new spouse, then emphasize the speech towards the friend who you know and love.

4) Once you have your points, think of a story, quote or metaphor for each one. Now is the time to take a trip down memory lane and think about all those hilarious times you've had together. This makes the speech easier to deliver because its far more natural, and will also make it much more interesting than if you were reading it straight from the page. Stories, quotes and metaphors strengthen each of your points and give the speech a sense of progression. If you can't think of any stories to work with your points, ask their other friends or parents - someone will have one!

5) Wrap it all up. Once you've got your points, its time to pull it all together into the awesome wedding speech of the century! You do this by taking the things you've just said you love about them, and saying why they're a good match. He's funny, she’s smart? Perfect, he's the next Ray Ramano and she can be his agent. They both have a heart for helping people? Awesome, they're going to be world changers together. This can be serious or funny - the main thing is taking time to say why they make such a good couple.

6) Toast the bride and groom, wish them an amazing future together, and thank them for the amazing wedding. Then go sit down and pat yourself on the back. You've just given the greatest best man or maid of honor speech of all time.


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