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Best Man Speeches and Toasts

Best Man Speech & Toasts

Everyone is not surprised to see the microphone being held to a man who is usually the Best Man of the Groom. Worry sometimes comes across the Bride’s face as she looks at her Groom in wonder. What will he say? As the couple both cross their fingers in hopes the Best Man has prepared his speech and/or toast well and not to embarrassed them in front of Grandma Hilda that came from Wisconsin.

Today’s Best Man can gear up and practice by checking online for books and guides on how to present himself properly to the Wedding Guests but more importantly to the Bride and Groom who will remember their day forever.

It may be a good idea to have the Best Man speak early on as some Best Men find themselves already beginning to celebrate with the Groom that early morning from a very late evening. Quite obvious coffee would not be some of their choices until the wedding is over. Now I am not saying all Best Men are drunks. They just have a stigma attached to them and most will fulfill their honorary duty to keep his reputation as the Best Man as one of the Best.

Hopefully, if you are a Bride and Groom reading this you will purchase the Best Man a nice book and let him know “your Mom or Dad just found this in their Library and wondered if he would like to use it?” Everyone needs help when it comes to speeches and toasts. Even expert speakers will tell you they need a little assistance sometimes. We do want your wedding to be remembered but for all the right reasons. Hopefully everyone will do fine with all their speeches and once you are on your honeymoon it will be all a blur. :)

BY JC Hines MimsOnlineWeddingShop.com March 9, 2014 (All Rights Reserved 2014-2016)


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Popular Wedding Cakes and Designs

Popular Wedding Cakes and Designs

The most popular Wedding Cakes and Designs of Today are extravagant and out  of this world.  Brides and Grooms are not holding back anymore.  Brides and Grooms are choosing new paths and away from the traditional tier layered cake.   The word architectural comes to mind while looking at some of these new designs and colors for wedding cakes.   There are a few cookbooks and recipes out for Brides and Grooms to take a look at and decide what will be their best Wedding Cake and Grooms Cake to share with their family and friends.

Your most popular chefs and bakers are still putting out their recommended Wedding Cake DiJour.  We sometimes wonder if these bakers have not been sipping at the cooking sherry or vanilla extract too much when we see some of their designs and recipes.  by JC Hines dated March 9, 2014, Edited by Bijou Livaudais.

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More to Come with Wedding Cakes and new Articles just released. JC Says Wedding Bells are already starting to chime. Edited by Livaudais March 9, 2014.

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Knowing Your Wedding Etiquette

Every occasion has its own rules. These are standards that must be observed so that you conform to tradition, regard the importance of others, ensure consistency, be polite to others and then make things go along in a procedural manner. It is very important for the couple to regard these principles so that the event does not look out of place. You should strictly obey certain standards and procedures so that you please your guests and do not embarrass them. Again, a wedding is a solemn event and you need to observe it as such with the right behavior, design and conduct. We take a look at the various protocols that you need to observe with your wedding.

The first protocol to observe for your wedding is to involve your in laws in the celebration. You will need to plan things together. It is considered courteous to inform them about your plans and ask for their suggestions. You need to ask them for a list of their guests so you can adequately cater for them. You must also invite them to the rehearsals. Still more, they need to be part of the planning that will involve the public such as reception, catering, church hall decoration and transportation. If they have any special role to play, you should inform them about it early.

You should address your guests with the right titles during the invitations. You must also send them out early so they have time to prepare. If you are inviting a spouse, you should address the couple and invite both. In formal or traditional weddings, you must employ the services of a calligrapher to do the addressing.

When you understand proper wedding etiquette, you can make sure that you are planning your wedding properly and that nobody feels left out or hurt. The etiquette begins with the wedding invitation. You should address the envelopes properly, provide a means for your guests to reply and also address them by their correct names. If there are any variations in spelling, check before you send the invitations out. Again, ensure that your wording is elegant and formal tone. With regard to the wedding ceremony, ensure that they are comfortably seated and that you always address everybody, not only just your friends. Once you keep all these protocols observed, your wedding will end as a memorable, well organized event.

Original Author: Amanda Jane/ezinemark.com (Revised by JCHines, Editor for Mim’s Online WeddingShop.com) 3/24/14

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Online Wedding Registry – Bride and Groom Registry

               NOTE:  There is a SWEEPSTAKES at the REGISTRY registration!

Online Wedding Registry is the Future! The Bride and Groom have many family and friends they correspond with on the Internet. The count of friends can be as high as 1000 online friends. The Couple certainly wants to include these person(s) in their wedding. They realize that many cannot make it to the actual wedding or wedding reception. But they do send their Online Friends an Invitation so they are not left out of their special day.

After Online Family and Friends receive their Invitation to the Wedding. Buying the Lovely Couple a Wedding Present is the next step. What better way than to buy a Wedding Gift on the Internet? One of the most popular Wedding Gifts are Gift Cards. On the other hand since the guests have the couples address they are able to purchase wonderful Wedding Gifts right at their computer. The Bride and Groom now REGISTER their desired Gifts on an Online Registry. One Registry is located through Amazon where the selection of gifts are endless. From Cookware to Linens including furniture to expensive china and silver flatware. Giving the couple a nice gas Barbecue Grill is acceptable. But again, if the couple has a nice Wish List in their Registry you should not have a problem finding what they need for their future together.

We have shortcuts to the Amazon Registry located at the bottom of the page and on the sidebar of this page for your convenience. The Wedding Couple should give you their proper identification to locate their registered name and products for you to make a selection from. Have fun looking at all the products the Wedding Couple has picked out for their future together.
by JC Hines, Editor at Mim’s Online Wedding Shop.com 01/04/2013.

The Wedding Dress

Satin Off-the-Shoulder A-Line with Side-Drape

David’s Bridal David’s Bridal Wedding Gown Preservation Kit

Coloriffics Women’s Ava T-Strap Sandal,Silver,9 M US

David’s Bridal E9369 Wedding Dress

BRIDE GROOM LUGGAGE TAGS Simply Great for the NEW COUPLE on their Honeymoon!

BEAUTIFUL GARTER Every Wedding Needs a garter to be thrown!

WEDDING BRIDAL TIARA CROWN This is Gorgeous and worth gazing at!

HIS AND HER PASSPORT COVERS So the Honeymoon is Overseas? Great! You’ll Need these Passport Covers!


EVERY BRIDE & GROOM NEEDS CUTTING BOARDS People forget this is a great Wedding item to give the Couple. Will they Need it? YES

CROCK POT GIFTS FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM Check this Crock Pot out! It’s 16 oz and Adorable! Just the right size! It’s cute.

COLLECTORS ITEM – OUR BIG DAY Collectors Items are always Needed at the Wedding Reception. Share Your Day.

YELLOW BUTTERFLY – WEDDING FAVOR BOXES You decide what to put in the boxes.

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Choosing Wedding Rings

Wedding Engagement Rings – SPECIAL DEALS


When selecting wedding bands, it is important to make sure the rings fit properly and are well proportioned to the size of the bride and groom’s hands. The size of the jewels should always be in proportion to the size of the individual who will be wearing them. The younger generation definitely tends to have a preference towards platinum or white gold. However, yellow gold is a classic and is much revered by the older generation. No matter what type of rings you select, you should ensure that you buy them from the retailer who has the best reputation in your area. You should expect to get good advice as well as great service on such an important purchase. If you are under budget constraints, you may want to see if you can obtain wholesale bridal jewelry.

Indian Bridal Jewelry

Jewelry is a very important part of the overall appearance of the Indian bride. Actually, the bridal look is considered to not be complete unless the bride is wearing each and every one of the jewelry pieces that is intended for her. In most Indian weddings, the bride will be wearing yellow gold jewelry. Depending on the family’s budget, some Indian brides might choose platinum, silver, white gold or diamond jewelry as an alternative. Precious stones like rubies, jade, emeralds, garnets, pearls, and amethysts are commonly used in Indian bridal jewelry. While you may see some differences in bridal jewelry, depending on where in India the wedding is taking place, the standard items will be the same.

Original Author: dresseshop ezinemark.com (Revisions by JC Hines 3/19/14)

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Winter Wedding Dresses

winter wedding dress

Buying a winter wedding dresses style is one of the luxuries of holding a winter wedding. Why? Because while summer wedding dresses have limitations, winter dresses have none. Wearing a cape with faux fur would be inappropriate for a summer wedding, however it is perfect for a winter wedding. However, unlike summer, if you wore a short sleeved dress at a winter wedding, no one would bat an eye. Summer is associated with florals and pastels, but those can also be worn at winter weddings, however, it might be uncomfortable to wear a black wedding dress at a summer wedding. That’s the greatest part about having a winter wedding dress, the versatility.

Accessories are another great advantage of winter weddings. You can’t wear boots to a summer wedding (well you can but come on, ugh). Fur trimmings are gauche on a summer wedding dresses, but fabulous on the trim and hem of dresses. You can’t use a muff to add style to your dress in the summer, but it’s one of the best and most unique accessories a bride can have at a winter wedding. A muff can be used in place of a bouquet as well.

Colors are another advantage of a winter wedding. Black is in! And a black and white dress will add class and sophistication to a modern style wedding. Trying for something different? Red is the color of passion, love and heat. Make his blood run hot in your hot-red winter wedding dress. Red is also the color of Christmas, which makes a red winter wedding dress the perfect choice!

I haven’t even mentioned fabrics. Wool, heavy satin, velour, velvet, these are the fabrics available for winter, which are very inappropriate to wear during summer. Brighten up fabrics with luscious sparkling sequins, embellishments and pearls.

With all these choices, it’s a wonder that weddings still take place mostly in June.

Original Author: dresseshop  (ezinemark.com) Revisions done by JC Hines of Mim’s Online Wedding Shop.com