Archive for the 'The Beginning' Category

Set the Date

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Probably the next thing that the future bride and groom need to do is set a date. Weddings can be planned in a short amount of time. I had a friend whose daughter had a wedding 3 weeks after deciding to get married. WOW! Talk about a whirlwind!! But 6 months or more is preferable. […]

Announcing the Engagement

Monday, July 21st, 2008

If you are a family that likes to party, an engagement party is always a good reason to do so.  Invite family members and close friends or invite every single person you know.  The more the merrier. Traditionally, this party is hosted by the bride’s family, but it could also be hosted by the bride […]

Meet the Parents

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Ideally, by the time of an engagement each person should have met the other person’s family. If not, do so quickly. A lot can be learned about a future spouse by meeting his/her family:) According to the traditional rules of wedding etiquette, after the engaged couple has told both sets of parents about the plans, […]

Wedding Planning Timeline

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Before I get involved in too many details, I think I should give you a timeline for making your plans.  This is going to be based on a 9 month engagement. You, of course, will have to customize it to your engagement time and other circumstances. For instance, if you and your daughter live in separate cities, […]

The Whirlwind Begins

Friday, July 4th, 2008

The phone rings or the doorbell chimes…it’s Starry Eyed Daughter with Handsome Boyfriend. “Guess what, Mom! We’re engaged!” In the blink of an eye Handsome Boyfriend becomes Future Son in Law and your world is plunged into a whirlwind of wedding planning. If you are fortunate (like I was) you already like Future Son in […]