Wedding Speech Order & Who Says What

Usually there are 5 expected wedding speeches at a wedding those coming from, in order: The Father of the Bride The Father of the Groom Maid of Honor The Best Man Speech Bride & Groom Speech Wedding Speech Order Bride's Father....... The father usually goes first in the traditional order of format; this position however, doesn’t have to necessarily be taken up by the father of the bride but can be done so by in his absence by other important people to the bride e.g. mother or a loved uncle. The bride’s father should be called upon by the toastmaster (or best man) giving him the opportunity to: Welcome his new ‘son in law’ to his family Let everyone know how happy he is about the marriage Give the couple his best wishes for a long and happy life together. Bride & Groom...... The bridegroom replies on behalf of himself and his bride if she is not taking the floor at a later stage herself. The groom now has the opportunity to: …
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Bridesmaid Duties: Your Complete Checklist

What an honour it is to be picked as a bridesmaid. The bride has chosen you above all others to be a part of her big day.  Bridesmaids have to take on a lot of responsibility and sometimes you might need a few reminders of what to do.  Let’s see if we can make things a little easier.  Below is a checklist to assure you that you complete your bridesmaid duties: Bridesmaid Duties Leading up to the Wedding Help the bride with any errands and wedding plans.  This could consist of ordering flowers, decorating the venue, choosing food and drinks, dealing with caterers, and purchasing bridesmaid and maid of honour gifts. Shop for her wedding dress – Take her to as many places as possible and be extremely patient with her. She should feel like she has the dress of her dreams. Make sure to purchase your dress early to allow for time to make any necessary alterations. Put together a guest list with the bride of who to invite to the wedding. Organize seating arrangements wi…
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Bride Rearranges Wedding Plans So Her Terminally Ill Dog Could See The Ocean

Cassidy Williams did not plan to have a beach wedding. However, when her Golden Retriever Dood was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, she knew she had to make him part of her special day. The bride moved her wedding to the coastal town of Manzanita, Oregon, a good 13 hours away from her native Utah, so Dood could finally see the ocean for the first time. To honour his daughter's wishes, Cassidy's dad cancelled his flight and made the long drive over to Manzanita with Dood in tow. When he arrived in Manzanita, Dood was very excited to see the ocean for the first time. At first he was unsure what to do but once he got used to the water, he had the time of his life. And Cassidy had a very special role for Dood to play at the wedding. The five-year-old golden retriever was to be the ring bearer. And according to Cassidy, he did a great job. He was so happy, he had so much energy. He did a fantastic job as the ring bearer. By making him such a central part of her weddin…
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Couple Rushes Wedding Plans and Moves It to CNY Hospital For Dying Father

A daughter's love knows no bounds. Ali Merante and her boyfriend Philip Wall were set to get married in July 2016. However, Ali's Dad, Paul, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer six weeks ago. His main worry was not being able to give his little girl away on her wedding day. Ali and Philip worked frantically to make sure that bride and father of the bride shared this special moment together. With the help of staff at Upstate University Hospital, she brought her wedding to him, planning the entire ceremony and reception at the hospital in three weeks. Ali Merante and her now-husband, Philip Wall, both 26, said they scurried to make the event happen this Labor Day weekend, canceling the wedding reservations they had in Skaneateles for the following summer. The Rev. Jason Hage of Holy Family Church in Fairmount and the Rev. Ejike Innocent Onyenagubo, the hospital's chaplain, officiated the Mass. Ali's mother, Elizabeth; and brother, Michael, escorted the bride down th…
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Watch This Adorable 4-Year-Old Girl Explain Wedding Etiquette To Dad

JoJo is gonna be a flowergirl at a wedding. Don't mess with JoJo when she's being a flowergirl. In this video, she takes all of the precautionary measures to make sure dad doesn't embarrass her by calling her name as she's doing her flowergirl duties. This is serious 4-year-old-business, people.

Watch Video: Dad You do NOT understand weddings. AT ALL. https://youtu.be/p6ZojleXMn4 Image Source
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First Wedding Planning To-Dos for Newly Engaged Couples

Congratulations, you've just gotten engaged! After the roller coaster of emotions has settled and you're ready to sit down and look at the gargantuan task ahead, it's important to consider these things rather than drown in the details. Planning a wedding can be tricky and overwhelming, but not if you break it down into bite-sized chunks.

Here are 11 tips you can follow:

1. Set a Timetable

The minute you get engaged, everyone will be asking for your wedding date. A typical engagement lasts anywhere from six months to a year and a half or more, but also think about what season you'd prefer, any major holidays or family events you'd like to avoid conflicting with, and how long you predict you'll need to plan.

2. Dream Up Your Style and Pick a Location

Close your eyes and picture your fantasy wedding. What do you see? While you're picturing your perfect weddi…

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Man Thrills Fiancée With Flashmob Surprise Wedding At Mall

Brian Green and Christina McGinnis have been engaged since 2013 and have a 2-year-old daughter together. The couple had every plan and desire to get married, but wedding preparations are just too much for Christina to handle. On December 14, Brian orchestrated a flash mob mall wedding so that Christina wouldn't have to get stressed about wedding plans and preparations. Here's the heart warming video. Watch Flash Mob Surprise Wedding at Mall   Source Source 2    
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5 Signs You’re Too Stressed Over Wedding Preparations

Often, even if weddings aren't rushed, couples find themselves caught in the flurry of excitement and productivity. Some consider it a natural high and wonder why he rest of the population would rather hire someone to do al the things for them. Here are the top 5 signs that will tell  you it's time to sit down and take a break. 1. You're using your lunch hour to run wedding errands...instead of eating. Skipping meals is bad news for your mood -- and more important, your wedding fitness plan! It can lead to exaggerated emotions, amped-up stress and an overall dark cloud over your head (sound familiar?). Basically, making a habit of planning instead of lunching is a lose-lose. 2. Your fiance starts joking (or maybe not joking) about eloping. If your fiance is less involved in the planning process than you are, he probably decided to lie low about the wedding...until it got really bad. Sometimes it takes a reality check from someone else to know it's time to put the brakes on …
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The Hottest New Wedding Trends for 2015!

When preparing for a wedding, it's but natural to follow certain traditions or norms on wedding themes. But hey, it's 2015 and you're allowed to jazz things up a little. If you haven't settled on a theme or motif yet, read through the short list below for inspiration or ideas for your big day.

1. Wild West Weddings Image Source

Weddings are headed west -- at least in style and design. The big theme of the year is inspired by ranches and lots of leather accents. The details are personal and elevated, but the party has a fun, relaxed vibe. A rustic ranch sets the scene for details like antler motifs, distressed lounges with cowhide rugs and wildflower bouquets. Guests can sip on specialty craft beers or mix their own heirloom bourbon cocktails in a copper mug.

2. Drone Wedding Photos and GoPro Videos Image Source

If you want a view of your wedding from every angle imaginable then try this trend. So…

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7 Ways to Plan A Wedding That’s Totally You

What do you want for your wedding day? Do you want it big, white, and fancy or down to earth and intimate? Everything would really depend on what you want and what your budget would allow you to do. While everyone's suggestions will all sound good, take note of these seven things in order to end up with a wedding that's all about you.

Step 1. Think Big What do you see? Big (everyone you know) or small (close friends and relatives)? Outdoors or indoors? Home or away? Modern, classic, romantic, vintage, rustic or all-out glam? Fancy, casual or somewhere in between? Spring, summer, winter or fall? Step 2. Gather and Save Inspiration Spend some time checking out bridal magazines, books, blogs and real wedding photos. Don't limit yourself to browsing just the obvious sources—something as unlikely as a wallpaper pattern or a pretty perfume package design can spark an idea. Collect your ideas on an inspiration board. Step 3. Figu…
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