20 July 2009


Ever wonder how the tradition of the bridal shower was started? Some say it stemmed from early dowry practices. Many times the bride and her family did not have enough money for the necessary dowry or the Father of the Bride did not approve of the marriage. The family and friends of the bride would "shower" her with gifts. This allowed her to have items to set up her new home with her husband. It was considered at one time bad etiquette for family members to throw the BRIDAL SHOWER. However, now the BRIDAL SHOWER may be thrown by anyone - with the exception of the BRIDAL couple. Most brides to be will have a work shower consisting of her work family.

"Who gets invited to the BRIDAL SHOWER?"

Bridal showers are considered pretty intimate affairs. The guest list should include family, friends and the bridal attendants. Proper etiquette dictates that anyone invited to the BRIDAL SHOWER should also be invited to the wedding. Otherwise.....well, you know what they will think.

19 July 2009

Let's talk veils.......

Basically, the definition of a veil is to obscure, mask, shroud or cover. Some say the veil was due to the circumstances of an arranged marriage. The veil was used to cover the brides facial futures from her groom. It was lifted just after they were married - just in case he didn't like her features and wanted to back out of the deal. Others say the veil was used as a sign of the brides submissiveness and obedience to her husband.
Whatever the case may be, it seems that veils are here to stay. There are different types of bridal veils and we'll discuss them here.....

Blusher veil
First time brides tend to favor the blusher veil as it signifies the brides innocence and modesty. The veil usually falls just above the bust and just below the collarbone. Traditionally, the groom lifted the veil the first time when he kissed his bride. However, currently many fathers of the bride opt to lift the blusher veil just before he gives his daughter away in marriage.

Birdcage veil
Older brides or encore brides tend to opt for the birdcage veil. This veil works wonderfully with cocktail dresses or suits and is great for a civil ceremony. Usually it is made of Russian netting - an wide open weave netting.

Cathedral veil (seen in the first photo)
Back in the day - it was said that only brides being married in a cathedral could wear a cathedral veil. This veil should extend 6 to 12 inches past the length of the train. The cathedral veil should be removed prior to the reception.
Photo credit: Fer Juaristi

Fingertip veil
Probably one of the most popular choices for brides because it is flattering to most brides and bridal gowns. The fingertip veil is so named because it extends to the brides fingertips. The fingertip veil can be worn throughout the ceremony and reception.

12 July 2009

You are Cordially invited to.........

......a week day or Sunday wedding. Believe it or not, these weekday weddings are extremely popular these days. I can not tell you the amount of photographers who are blogging about the weddings they are photographing on these formally unconventional wedding days.

What is so great about these weddings? Where do I even begin...........?

One of the best reason is BUDGET. You can usually get much better deals from your vendors on these off peak days. For instance, MAVRIS CULTURAL CENTER in Indianapolis offers "The $6000 wedding" Visit the link above for complete details.
You may think your guest won't attend a week day or Sunday wedding? Think again....they are after all excited and happy for you. Most brides and grooms plan at least a year before the wedding - giving guests plenty of time to make arrangements. Travel costs are usually less during the week - as well as hotels.
Another advantage is that you may be able to get that perfect venue, photographer during the week who was already booked for the weekend - at a better deal.
What are your thoughts on week day or Sunday weedings? Did you have one - are you planning one? We'd love to hear your thoughts.

Mavris Cultural Center Photos: Nathaniel Edmunds Photography

03 July 2009


Indy area Brides/Grooms:

You are cordially invited to attend the BRIDAL BOUTIQUE - an intimate seminar for brides and grooms featuring makeup artists, photographers, dj's, stationers, honeymoon specialists, caterers, bakers, florists and many more vendors. You'll learn valuable tips for your wedding from the areas leading professionals. Don't miss this chance to speak one on one with these vendors and a chance to win fabulous prizes. We'll have tasty samples from area caterers. Each bride will also receive a signature swag bag full of goodies.

WHERE: Goldberg Photography Studios
8605 East 116th Street
Fishers, Indiana 46038
WHEN: Sunday, August 30th
TIME: 1pm-3pm
COST: Free for brides and one guest
R.S.V.P. by August 21st to info@e-ventswedding.com

We hope to see you there!
Erika Gregory
Owner & Lead Planner
e-vents: a wedding and event planning boutique

02 July 2009

Get Married is one of my favorite wedding shows. I am so happy they are putting out a magazine in a few months! Here is a chance for brides to receive a copy of the premier issue absolutely free:

Get Married, the only multi-channeled wedding planning resource with platforms online and on television every weekday, announces a third platform - a new, glossy national wedding magazine launching this October - making it the most comprehensive and integrated wedding resource. While brides get a glossy and bound new bridal magazine semi-annually to explore every facet of their wedding planning, advertisers who are looking to maximize dollars and increase reach among a highly-engaged audience of brides can garner exposure across Get Married’s three media platforms – TV, online and print. Brides - looking to see coverage of your wedding in the "My Favorite Wedding Section", please send photos to stephanie.davis@getmarried.com for consideration. Want to receive a free copy of the magazine upon it’s debut this October? Click here to register as a member of GetMarried.com and sign up for your copy of the magazine.
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