Whether you are researching wedding suggestions for yourself or even for a friend or loved one that has asked for help, you will undoubtedly realize that wedding planning is quite the undertaking. Luckily, the information provided in the following article will offer tips and suggestions, so you are not only more informed but also better prepared when it comes to planning this very special event.
It is likely that religious matters will come up from time to time during the course of your marriage. It is important to talk openly about religion not only with your future spouse but also with both families.
Do some functions as a group on your wedding day. Don’t make your loved ones just stand around and wait for the wedding to be over. A scavenger hunt, or even a volleyball game, could be offered to your guests. The more fun your guests have, the better the entire event will be for everyone.
One of the major things that impacts your wedding day and married life will be religion. Discuss religion with both your future spouse and their family members so that you can develop a strong understanding of their beliefs.
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Larry aka. Dragon (Left) & Donald (Right)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Photography: Jennifer Smith
Larry is my cousin who I have known since I can remember and he is still a best friend today. Larry and I are six months apart in age. He was the person instrumental in getting me to move to Philadelphia. Come to think of it, he was also instrumental in getting me to move to California in the early 90′s. He moved here to attend Drexel. He drove a large Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Larry grew up in the Washington DC area. His dad was an electronic genius and their basement was filled with a treasure trove of electronic equipment. He worked for the Naval Research Labs on very esoteric stuff most of which was classified. Larry and I were always trying to get him to spill the beans but we never got very far. He was my favorite adult in the family because I think he was still basically a kid himself. Larry grew up with that natural understanding of things electronic and still works with esoteric electronic devices writing software to make them communicate.
In those days we all had alternate names some of which stuck to the point that it was hard to get rid of them. In one chapter (1967-68), we shared a house in Philadelphia on Waverly St. and since we had no money we invented our own games, one of which was a version of monopoly with all of the local Philadelphia street names. We had to scrounge around to find things to use as playing pieces and Larry’s was a Dragon, a name he has had a hard time escaping. Mine was kangaroo and Carl and Kathy, the couple we shared the house with were Pelican and Thimble. Luckily my name didn’t stick.
Donald was my best man and my best friend from the Univ. of Maine. He was an Oriental Philosophy major and introduced me to Zen Buddhism, Taoism and Jazz. I was an engineering major and after spending too much time with boring books, oriental philosophy was pretty interesting. He was the quintesential Taoist and was last sighted in the Northeast kingdom of Vermont which he escaped in the winter by hiding out in Jamaica. He is still very hard to find. Read "Cold Mountain" to understand Donald.
Note the vegetarian, eggless wedding cake.
Schedule your reception for midday. You will find that people are not so ready to drink heavily during the day, which will cut back on the costs of an open bar. It will also be cheaper if you have a lunch time reception and you can have better food or use the money saved to invest in your honeymoon!
If you plan on making a wedding speech or giving a toast, you should practice beforehand. If you fail to plan your wedding speech, you may lose your guest’s attention, flub your words, or forget what you have to say.
A wedding planner or coordinator can provide you with the help and advice you need to plan your wedding, and can be a valuable assistant on the day of the wedding. Anything can and will go wrong at a wedding, so you’ll need additional support to get through the day. Let a professional take care of much of the planning or any disasters that may strike. Try to relax and enjoy your big event.
Use the information you’ve gathered from this article to make your wedding experience personal and memorable. The tips we’ve handpicked for this article can help you to reduce stress, simplify the process, and save money without losing quality in your wedding.
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