Archive for June 2009
I can remember back not so long ago, when the bride would choose and ask her closest friends or family members to become bridesmaids and the maid of honor, it used to be a joy for those girls to be part of such an amazing and glorious event. Each of the girls would be a part of assisting the bride in much of the planning and sharing ideas of what was need for the bride to have such a wonderful and memorable wedding. With that, it is so much of a relief, knowing they will be there for support. Well, here is what we have been experiencing and seeing lately maids of honors and bridesmaids! Being involved with recent weddings and now coordinating one for in the family, there’s a few things in ediquette from these girls I just don’t understand. Is it this generation or is it just pure laziness! From what we have encountered here lately , these chosen few of what you would call the maid of honor and the bridesmaids just want to be a part of the wedding to stand there and look pretty, then reap the rewards of having a free party they can attend with free drinks, eats and dancing at the wedding reception. Beyond any of that, there’s no initiative from neither the maid of honor or any of the bridesmaids organizing or stepping up and suppoting the bride and in form or fashion . They’re not even planning the bridal shower!!! What is it with these girls today, there used to be long standing traditions from the girls, helping the bride plan her wedding. It was even traditional for the bridesmaids and maid of honor to plan and organize the bridal shower for the last celebration while she is single. From what we are seeing today, the bride is basically on her own with the exception of her parents guiding her through the planning process. The Mom or someone close in her family is typically stepping up and doing all the planning and organizing of the bridal shower…….Hmmmmm, there’s something wrong with this picture. I think it is difficult enough for the bride focussing her attention on the details of her wedding, think about it, the bride deserve the best that she can get or have, this is something she has dreamt of since the age of 16 or younger, a fairytale wedding. She has many worries now that she is going to wed the man of her dreams so of course every detail must be in perfection. So she has to worry about where she will be getting married and by whom, which part of the season she’ll get married in which now brings in the type of wedding or the theme that she has to plan. With that in mind, now comes the wedding decorations, color scheme, planning of the wedding reception, the food or caterer, the DJ, the invitations and all the other little things like wedding favors, table centerpieces, the wedding cake and shall I go on. I had only touched the surface of the many areas of planning there is for a successful event. After witnessing these events, it saddens me but now I can see why these brides (Some anyways) become what we call Bridezillas !! These soon to be bride are left on their own with planning and organizing their own event. No help from those she has chosen, these are the girls she could count on to be there for the support she will need. Now I ask, it this fair to the bride, especially when these bridesmaid and the maid of honor are ask to be part or their special day. Heck, I have even withnessed when all the dresses, including the wedding dress came in, do you think that any of the wedding party went with the bride to pick their dresses up……There’s a BIG FAT NO. They were all told the dresses were in and asked them several times to go get them together. The bride herself ended up picking, at that point she had to. The bridal shop where she purchased them from said they don’t warehouse dresses!!!!(David’s Bridal) That’s another story in itself!!!!!! So where has the true wedding tradition gone? It’s suppose to be one of the most happiest moments for the bride and it becomes a struggle know she is virtually on her own. For all of you bridesmaids and maid of honors out there, wake up!!! Let’s not forget why you are part of this ceremony and grand celebration, it is not about you and what you are going to get for free. You will be getting married at some point and think about it, you will need help, unless you are already married, then shame on you for entertaining the lack of participation.
Everyone knows that diamonds are a girls best friend…Right? While we were at vendors show, we found these wedding accessories that are very elegantly diplayed. If I was having a wedding, I would defitly have to chose these for my wedding reception. Actually these a complete wedding ensemble for the entire diamond set which is called The Manhattan Wedding collection from Beverly Clark. But, the diamond toasting flutes and the diamond wedding cake server set is very striking and has elegance written all of them. As you can see for yourselves, there’s diamond accents on the handles of each the knife and cake server and the toasting flutes has The stems and base are silver plated and the base is designed with accent cuts to sparkle like diamonds giving this set nothing but a glamorous look and very appealing. When planning a wedding, we know there are so many choice when it comes to your wedding accessories! But, if your planning a tradtional style wedding or a wedding which is very elegant and glamorous, the diamond set would be perfect and in my opinion, your guests will have to look twice to see if they are real.