WEDDING POEMS 

My Wedding Day

© Lacey D. Karlek

I think about the time,
Not so long ago,
That when I needed a helping hand,
You where the first to know

I think about the memories,
The good times we've shared,
I think about all you've taught me,
And how my broken heart you always repaired

Now as I stand here today,
And reminisce on the past,
I think about how hard this day is for you,
How fast the years have surpassed

But as you walk me down the aisle,
Daddy, please don't cry,
You know how much I love you,
And this is not good-bye

As I spread my wings and fly,
Look at me and know,
That you will forever be in my heart,
Even as the years grow

I think of today as a new beginning,
But my love for you will stay,
So walk me down the aisle Daddy,
It's my Wedding Day


Wedding Dates to Avoid in 2017 and 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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of January 13-15, 2018

Presidents' Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of February 17-19, 2018

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?

Weekend of May 12-13, 2018

Memorial Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of May 27-29, 2017

Weekend of May 26-28, 2018

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.

Weekend of June 16-17, 2018

Independence Day

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Labor Day (always a Monday)

Weekend of September 2-4, 2017

Weekend of September 1-3, 2018

Columbus Day (always a Monday)

Weekend

Weekend of October 6-8, 2018

Halloween

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

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Thanksgiving (always a Thursday)

November 23, 2017

November 22, 2018

New Year's Eve

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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.

Palm Sunday

March 25, 2018

Easter Sunday

April 1, 2018

Passover (begins at sunset)

Friday, March 30, 2018

Tisha B'Av (begins at sunset)

Monday, July 31, 2017

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Rosh Hashanah (begins at sunset)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 until nightfall on Friday September 22, 2017

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

Yom Kippur (begins at sunset)

Friday, September 29, 2017 until nightfall on Saturday, September 30, 2017

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

Hanukkah (begins at sunset)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 until nightfall on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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

Christmas

Monday, December 25, 2017

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Kwanzaa

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)

Tuesda

Saturday, June 24, until Sunday, June 25, 2017

Thursday, June 14, until Friday June 15, 2018

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

Friday, September 1, 2017

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Ram Navami

Monday, March 26, 2018

Krishna Janmashtami

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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

Monday, September 11, 2017

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Thursday, December 7, 2017

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.

Super Bowl Sunday

February 4, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN

Saturday, March 31, 2018 and Monday, April 2, 2018, in San Antonio, TX

Unlucky Dates

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

The Ides of March For ancient Romans, an "ides" was simply a date that marked the middle of the month—until Julius Caesar was assassinated on March 15 in 44 B.C. Since then, "Beware the Ides of March" has become the mantra of this superstitiously unlucky date.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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.

October 13, 2017

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


4 Bridesmaid Dress Buying Tips

By Leo Eigenberg 

The quest to find the perfect bridesmaid dress can be just as difficult as the main gown. With the right points considered, it should be possible to find the style of dress that matches everyone in the bridal party. Here are a few things to consider in the process of buying the perfect dress:

Budget

One of the first things to do is set a budget that is reasonable for all parties. Beyond the actual dress, there are also jewelry, shoes, and other accessories, so the cost can soon start to add up. When it comes to deciding on a price for the dress, it helps to consider the lifestyles of the bridesmaids. A high-end outfit may seem appealing, but this could easily be a financial burden for one or more of the bridesmaids. It often helps to go with the dress off-the-rack options that are the most cost-effective. Alternatively, there are the rental sites that offer designer dresses and available at reasonable prices.

Leave enough time

Whether the bridesmaids are buying off-the-rack, a unique designer number, or renting, it helps to put in placed a relaxed timeline to avoid issues with last-minute scrambling. The designer gown is the longest to organize and can take up to six months to complete. Also, the off-the-rack dresses can easily be out of stock, so it makes sense to buy these as soon as possible. Also, the renting option may need a few weeks to ensure the right style is in place.

Coordinate dresses

The wedding gown must be chosen before it is possible to decide on the attire for the bridesmaids. While it isn't necessary to create an exact match, the style of dress should go well with what the bride is wearing. For instance, it the wedding gown is ultra romantic, you may want to avoid modern silhouettes for the bridesmaids. Also, if the gown is strapless, the bridesmaids shouldn't be wearing the outfits with long sleeves.

Also, body types should be taken into account. If the bridesmaids have quite different shapes, you want to go with a dress style that has the ability to look great on everyone. Alternatively, choose a dress style that is easily altered and can be let in or out.

Color schemes

Color is likely to be a key issue in choosing the right dress for the bridesmaids. In addition to complementing the bride's gown, it is also worth considering the schemes at the reception and ceremony. For instance, a wedding ceremony in a rustic inn with dark green and burgundy decor isn't likely to go well with a dress in fuchsia or a similar color. The color scheme can be the same for everyone in the bridal party, or slight variations.


Happy Anniversary To Those Celebrating In July!

Wedding Stamps


ANNIVERSARY GIFTS LIST

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


Bridesmaid Duties and Roles

By Leo Eigenberg

Bridesmaids have a wide range of official roles and duties to give support to the bride on the big day. Whether it is providing invaluable moral support, throwing a top hen party or helping her into her wedding dress, there are many things to keep the bridesmaids busy. Here are a few of the main roles and duties:

Plan the hen party

The bridesmaids are able to give a certain degree of input when it comes to planning events leading up to the wedding, such as the bridal shower and hen party. Even though the maid of honor is in charge, you may be asked to present ideas or suggestions to help organize the fun and entertaining events.

Bridesmaid paraphernalia

With the average cost of the weddings in the region of $35,000, you can't always expect the bride-to-be to cover all expenses related to the big day. This may include the dress for the bridesmaids. In situations like this it will be necessary to fund your own gown. In addition to the actual dress, also make sure to scout for wedding accessories like jewelry and shoes. Try to break in any new shoes before the big day to avoid aching feet or blisters. Splitting the bill may also apply to other areas, such as hen parties that are taking place a long distance from home or even abroad.

Attend pre-wedding events

A typical responsibility of the bridesmaids is to make sure they are available to attend any pre-wedding events, such as rehearsals, hen party, bridal shower, etc. Other occasions to be helpful include shopping for the wedding dress or other supplies, as well as to attend any crisis planning meetings.

Supportive role

Bridesmaids are expected to take on a supportive role at the wedding ceremony. Most brides will have the inevitable pre-wedding nerves, and you can help by being a calming influence. At the ceremony, the bridesmaids help the bride out of the car and make sure the dress still looks on-point.

The supportive role can continue at the reception where you help guests find their seats, invite everyone to sign the guest book, and make sure everyone is having a good time. Also, a bridesmaid can help to keep a note of the gifts received at bridal showers or other parties to make it easier for the bride and groom to write thank-you notes

Overall, try to be a gracious and tactful bridesmaid that does not complain and is more than willing to give assistance when asked.


BRIDAL SHOWS 2017

Schedule for 2017

Event Date
New England Bridal
Affair - Andover
Sunday, June 4, 2017
1:00pm-3:00pm
New England Bride
Comes To Life at
DoubleTree Bedford
Glen
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
6:00pm-9:00pm
Wed Boston Bridal
Show at The Warren
Conference Center
Sunday, September 17, 2017
11:00am-2:00pm

2017 WEDDING PLANNER BOOKS


Empower Couples to Get Fired Up for Love

By Dr. Shauntel Peak-Jimenez, Ph.D

How would you like to do something that you love every single day? How would you like to wake up energized and excited for the day? How would you like to become a marriage expert and help couples thrive and feel alive?

It is time that couples get fired up for love and stay fired up for love, once and for all. Every couple has great times and every couple has trying times. It is imperative that couples know how to break through any marriage obstacles and have a marriage that brings them peace and joy. The marriage profession is booming and there is a place in it for you.

Just like individuals are called to be doctors, lawyers, counselors, dentists, teachers and police officers. There are individuals called to be in the marriage profession as a coach. Many couples are stuck and don't know how to move forward and their marriage could be at risk. It is important for couples to know that being happier and fired up for love is possible for them.

Sometimes couples have just had a breakdown in communication, sometimes they are working a lot and not spending quality time together, sometimes they are living in the past, and sometimes they just don't know how to rekindle the flame. Whatever they are facing you can help coach them through it. And you can help them in a way that is fun and revitalizing.

Couples need to know that attracting and manifesting their dream marriage is possible for them. They need to know that there are times when a marriage faces wounds but they can be healed. They need to know that there is a spiritual force available to work with them that can help them have a more satisfying relationship. That is something many couples don't tap into. You have what it takes to help raise the level of awareness for couples. Just one small shift in their mindset can transform their marriage in phenomenal ways.

Dr. Shauntel Peak-Jimenez is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Coach Trainer. She is also the founder of Fired Up for Love Coaching Academy, where she provides marriage coach training and certification.

To find out about the training and certification program please visit http://www.firedupforlove.com.


Gifting A Cake For An Anniversary

By Sathya Narayana 

There are special occasions in an individual's life which calls for celebration. They could be birthdays of a family member or close friend, the date a house was bought, first romantic date, first anniversary of marriage - they are best known as milestones in life etc. The gift should be such that the concerned person should be reminded of the same day that became the one of the best occasions of life.

Individuals, residing in foreign countries, can have their family members rejoice on an anniversary by clicking the option of send anniversary cake anywhere via an online cake website. Since it is the norm today, to send a specially designed cake for any occasion, directly to the doorstep, it is vital to have knowledge of some points that can adorn the festive mood.

The online website should have a worldwide reputation of being one of the best in its taste, quality and delivery service. In this article information will be given on the five useful tips for choosing the best anniversary cake to be sent to India.

1. Choose The Flavor For The Anniversary Cake

The flavor should suit the occasion and the nature of the individual. There are a whole set of choices for anniversary based cakes on every well-renowned cake baker websites. In case, the design is not satisfactory, there is always an option provided on any cake servicing website to have a personal touch.

2. Number Of Persons And The Type Of Anniversary Cake

Kindly imagine, the individual takes every minute detail in consideration to send anniversary cake to India. If the numbers of attendees are more, it will be a major embarrassment for the entire family. Ordering any cake will be easy, but how about ordering a Fruit cake or Chocolate cake of the right size? Every attendee will get a share of fruit, bless the occasion and return home fulfilled.

3. Choosing The Best Anniversary Cake Vendors

Checking their website will also give more worthy ideas and numerous anniversary cake types to grace the grand gala event.

4. Budget

In recent times, stiff competition has forced many businesses to offer the best quality products at reasonable prices. It is wise not to bargain, as the cake will get the best dressing, there is, in the form of fruits, toppers etc. The result of taking the initiative for the specific landmark should be fulfilled.

5. Placing The Order

With tumultuous incidents happening all over the world, it is better to order the cake before the anniversary date. That way, the individual can ensure the cake is designed as per the requirement. The online company, on its behalf, instead of scrambling at the last minute, can breathe easy, offer the best service and have the cake ready in all its creativity and fest delivered at the right time.

SathyaNarayana B has done Masters and writing is his passion. He has written on a wid variety of topics concerned with Martial arts, pet care, health tips, herbal remedies, travel, technology etc.



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