Thursday, July 31, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
The wedding itself can be held on any day of the week apart from during the Jewish Sabbath, which runs from sunset on Friday until sunset on Saturday, or on major Jewish festivals such as the Day of Atonement or Jewish New Year (when Jews are required to refrain from work). In the UK, Sunday is the most popular day for Jewish weddings to be held - in countries such as the US it is also common for weddings to be held on Saturday night after the Sabbath (this is more popular in the winter when Sabbath ends early). Ultra-Orthodox couples often hold ceremonies on weekdays.
Significance of the number seven
Number seven important in the Jewish wedding - seven glasses of wine and drank during the rituals and celebrations afterwards. This is because God created the world in seven days and in that, the bride is figuratively building the walls, several new home.
During the service, the bride and groom to drink the first of seven glasses of wine, and a few prayers were said for a couple of binding together. One of the most important parts is giving the ring. The ring must belong to itself, the groom - must not be borrowed - and must be a complete circle without pause, to emphasize hope for harmonious marriage, and must be plain without stones or decoration. This is not a condition for the groom wears a wedding ring, but many people do. As with other religions, the ring is the best man held until it is time to groom that the bride is ga. When the groom give the bride the ring he recites the following verse:
Here you are consecrated to me with this ring according to the laws of Moses and Israel.
During the ceremony, the officiator of the service, usually Master, will make speech about the couple and bless them as they begin their new life together. This service also includes prayer, is usually sung Cantor, sadness about Jewish people and the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem. As the engagement ceremony, Jews, remember that even on their luck to the marriage, they still Remember this, and the fact that other sad events have occurred in Jewish history, and to pay respect to those who have suffered.
The ceremony ends
The ceremony ends with the breaking of glass by the groom, who is also connected to the memory of the destruction of the Temples. Many people joke that the breaking of glass also symbolizes recently married a new man will always be able to put his foot down! When the broken glass, congregants will convey their congratulations to the couple.
After that, it is traditional for the newlyweds to spend some time alone, together in a special room before greeting his guests. As with all communities and religions, such as Jews to film their wedding and take photos, and often it was done between the ceremony and wedding party. Sometimes, especially in the case of evening weddings, official photographs will be taken before the ceremony to make the best use of time available.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Do's Make sure that everyone is invited to the bachelor bash is invited to the wedding. But do not worry about the invitation of all women on your wedding guest list to your girls night.
Make sure that your fiance's female relatives are invited, even if you are sure that they will not participate. If you do not want them to feel obliged to attend, you or your fiance can tactfully let them know that the decline does not hurt your feelings.
Are you looking for group rates - for food, entertainment, wellness tips and so on. Many companies offer such discounts.
Find out who is doing the planning and how you can help. This is true whether you're the bride, a bridesmaid or a guest. Typically, the maid of honor plans the bachelor party, but it's appropriate for the bridesmaids to help out, and for the bride to help with the guest list, if asked.
Don't organize this party too close to the date of marriage, unless a relative, a close friend of the bride who lives 3000 miles away should simply be there - and it can not fly until just before marriage. If so, a plan for two days before the big day, not before nightfall. Even better, if possible, a plan for a week or two before marriage, if there is the slightest chance of injury (a ski trip, whitewater rafting), leave several weeks.
Don't plan anything that will embarrass the bride so much she'll be upset or angry. A stripper is fine if you're sure the bride will laugh and enjoy the act. Forcing her to take the stage with a bunch of Chippendale dancers just because she's had one (or two or three) too many champagne cocktails may be seen as cruel when she recovers from her hangover. So we hope you will have a wonderful bachelor party.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The proposal has taken place, the date of the wedding has been set and the search for the dream dress has only just begun.
What style and what colour to choose is daunting enough and as exciting as it all is the hardest hurdle is going to be the price of that dress you have often pictured yourself in walking down the aisle while the man of our dreams is waiting for you.
With dresses that cost almost if not more than the honeymoon or could quite easily cover the cost of the reception choosing your dress wisely could be one of the hardest albeit the most exciting thing you will do for a long time.
You may have considered going down the second hand route where it is possible to purchase designer dresses that have been worn only once in a fashion show or somebody has sold it back to the shop to be re-bought!
Wedding Dress from Charity Shops
Secondhand wedding dress shops are popping up in most towns within the UK and are being very popular with the budge wise bride to be.
Secondhand, or used, wedding dresses are easy to find from charity shops, online auctions, dress agencies and online bridal stores.
Shops are now available that sell used designer dresses. These could have been used in a fashion show or as display models and are then considered second hand.
On looking for a second hand wedding dress take extra time to look it over for stains and snags. Remember this dress will have been worn and those with long trains and full skirts will have been dragged along the floor by the previous bride.
Check that if needed, it can be dry cleaned or if a stain is too bad you could disguise the markings with beads and/or crystals.
If the second hand dress you intend to buy says one size, you need to take into consideration that it may well have been altered before and will therefore not be a true size that is stated on any tags.
If you are intending to buy a dress before you have had a chance to try it on, don’t be scared to ask the buyer as many questions as you feel is important because once you have purchased the dress ‘as seen’, chances are it will be unlikely you will see a return of your money if the dress is no good for you.
Bargains are there to be found and even if you do buy and wear a second hand dress for your wedding, it will still be one of the happiest days of you life whether you are wearing a dress that cost you £100 or £10,000!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Chinese have been around for long periods and well, we live in separate regions. Therefore, each region has its own food, dialect, and naturally, its own wedding customs. In this small site, I would like to share with you some Chinese customs, which could have some local flavor.
This is the elaborate process on the groom's parents' part to provide the right kind of bride for their family. Families are great for a bride can take care of household finances and most importantly, give birth to sons inherit the wealth of the family. families are poor for a bride, can work hard in the fields, and birth to sons to help on the farm.
In the old days, marriages are arranged so that it is quite normal for parents to dominate the bride-seeking. Girls from wealthy families will be provided by other rich and poor families is likely to marry girls in poor families. Hence the Chinese proverb: Bamboo door to door bamboo as a wooden door is the wooden door.
Picking up the Bride
On the day of the wedding, the groom will send a carriage over to the bride's family to bring the bride home. The carriage is decorated in red and is carried by four servants. Musicians will accompany the procession and they will play wedding music all the way. A lot of gifts are also brought to the bride's family at the same time.
At the bride's home, the bride will put on her bright red wedding gown and the bride's parents will give her jewelry to wear.
Bride Leaving Home
As the groom's procession arrives, the groom's spokeswoman will enter the bride's house and will carry the bride on her back. The bride cannot touch the ground with her feet until she arrives at the groom's house. In some regions, the bride's relatives will throw rice into the air, hoping that the chickens around will eat the rice instead of pecking at the bride. Sometimes, a red umbrella is used to shield the bride as the opening of the umbrella will symbolize her bringing many descendants to the groom's family. As the bride leaves the house, her parents and her relatives will bid her farewell as she rides the carriage and leaves home. Wealthy brides often have servant girls who will follow her to the groom's family and continue to serve her. These maids are known as ones who 'accompany the marriage'.
Bride Arriving at the Groom's Home
After the bride arrive at the groom's house, the couple will again worship the ancestors and worship the heavens and earth. Then they will serve tea to the groom's family according the their seniority and the relatives will give them red packets or bridal jewelry in return.
The Wedding Banquet
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The Grooms belt may seem a rather insignificant accessory for his wedding attire, but choose the wrong one and it could seriously compromise an otherwise fantastic outfit.
The belt still had some way to go before it was given a place in the fashion wardrobes, although it has always remained an important feature in the uniform of the military. During the time of the First World War it was common place to see officers wearing thick wide belts worn tightly around the waist on the outside of the uniform, with the aim being to emphasize the broadness of the shoulders. By the 1920's the belt took its rightful place in the fashion wardrobe, due to the introduction of the belt loop to civilian mens trousers.
The belt still had some way to go before it was given a place in the fashion wardrobes, although it has always remained an important feature in the uniform of the military. During the time of the First World War it was common place to see officers wearing thick wide belts worn tightly around the waist on the outside of the uniform, with the aim being to emphasize the broadness of the shoulders.
By the 1920's the belt took its rightful place in the fashion wardrobe, due to the introduction of the belt loop to civilian mens trousers.
How to Wear your Wedding Belt with Style
Caring for your Belt
- On purchasing your leather belt spray it with a water and stain repellent.
- Store your belt in a wardrobe by allowing it to hang from its buckle, either on a belt or tie rack.
- Never fold your belt or leave it hanging in your trousers as this will cause the leather to crack and deform the belt.
- Avoid hanging your belt in direct sunlight as this will cause the belt to fade.
- Store the belt in a ventilated room as too much moisture and heat can cause the deterioration of the belt.