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What you Should Know About… Wedding Stationary Etiquette Part 2

more useful info about invites

Tartan Rose Weddings

Part 1 of this post looked at Save the Dates, When to Send the Invitations, What Should be Included in a Wedding Invitation and What Should be on the Wedding Invitation. This post will be looking further into wedding stationary etiquette.

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Invitation Wording

  • This will vary from couple to couple and will also depend on who is paying for the wedding, here are some examples of wedding invitation wording;
    • Mr and Mrs John Smith request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter Lucy to Mr. Tom Parker at the church of St Peter and St Paul, Kettering on Friday, 1st September 2017 at 2 o’ clock and afterwards at the Elme Hotel.
    • With their families Mr Tom Parker and Miss Lucy Smith request the pleasure of your company at their marriage.
    • Mr Tom Parker and Miss Lucy Smith request the pleasure of your company at their marriage.
  • As a general rule have a host line, then…

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What you Should Know About… Wedding Stationary Etiquette Part 1

Save the date….some hints!

Tartan Rose Weddings

Wedding stationary etiquette can be a difficult subject, most couples are now moving away from the formal, traditional and strict wording of wedding invitations, particularly as many couples are funding their weddings themselves.

Here are some helpful tips and advice on what to do (and what not to do) with your wedding stationary.

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Save the Dates

  • Save the Dates are a fairly new addition to wedding stationary, they have a lack of formal etiquette and they are completely optional. STDs give your guests advance warning and are particularly helpful if your wedding is in in the ‘wedding season’ or on a special day.
  • Send STDs only to those you want there for the whole day i.e. the ceremony, breakfast and reception. This does mean you need to pin down your guest list way in advance.
  • STDs can come in many forms from magnets to pin badges and from rustic styled…

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Wet weather weddings!


Everyone wants a sunny day for their wedding.  Picture it: not too hot, not too windy (will ruin my hair!) not too cold (will shiver in my dress) definitely no rain please!! that will ruin everything….actually just a few clouds will be nice because they will add a bit of class to our wedding photos.

If only we could all have perfect weather but unfortunately it does rain in Melbourne and not only in winter and September.  All those prospective brides and grooms out there please remember to have a plan B in case of wet weather.  Believe me as a celebrant I don’t particularly enjoy getting wet and my expensive sound equipment definitely doesn’t like it….oh and did I mention the marriage certificates don’t look great when they are wet either!!

Just give it some thought you can’t change the day but you can have another plan!


Commonsense Wedding Budgeting tips

backyard-wedding-on-a-budget-sara-kathleen1) before you even start looking – start three lists –

‘must haves’,

‘really wants’

and ‘that’d be nice’….

Be brutal about which category they go in and then use a combination of categories to make up your perfect day with in your perfect budget….

2) have a colour palette not just a single colour – it means you can mix and match things and use shades of colours instead of being super specific on colour which ends up narrowing options – smaller options = bigger price!

Good luck!



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Tuesday Trend: Bridesmaid Edition

more bridesmaid ideas!

Bridal and Wedding Expo Blog

by Lauren J Sharkey

When it comes to bridesmaids, our minds tend to go to fluffy pink dresses we hope never to wear again.  But as weddings evolve, we’re seeing more and more non-traditional garb for the ladies in waiting.  This year’s biggest trends for bridesmaids are suits, separates, and mismatched color palettes!

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How To: Choose a Venue

very informative if you need help to choose your reception venue

Bridal and Wedding Expo Blog

In addition to setting the date, choosing your venue is probably one of the biggest decisions you’re going to make throughout the wedding planning process.  Your venue will set the tone for the wedding and give you an idea of what expenses you’re going to be facing.

Here are some things you should have taken care of before you start scouting wedding venues.

  • Budget – Your big day budget is what makes everything else possible.  Knowing how much money you have to work with will help narrow down your venue options.
  • Vision – Once again, having a clear picture of what you want your wedding day to be (in terms of theme, color scheme, location, etc.) will shorten your list of possible venues.
  • Guest List – While your guest list doesn’t have to be 100% finalized, having an idea of how many people you’re expecting to invite/attend will have an…

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Friday Find: Photo Edition

Amazing photo ideas

Bridal and Wedding Expo Blog

by Lauren J Sharkey

If there’s one thing I love, it’s wedding photos!  Seriously, nothing gives me greater joy than seeing the happiest day of someone else’s life (and secretly picturing myself in the white dress!).  Here are a couple of my favorites you might want to consider when choosing a wedding photographer!

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Mash-Up Geek Weddings

More about geeky weddings!

Tartan Rose Weddings

Whether it’s Doctor Who you love, or Lord of the Rings, or Harry Potter, having a wedding day that celebrates your fandoms is a fantastic way to make your wedding personal.

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What you Should Know About… The Seating Plan

the seating plan, it is never easy!

Tartan Rose Weddings

Drafting and finalising your seating plan can be extremely difficult, this post aims to give you some top tips on how to plan your seating, group your guests and chart your tables.


First things first if you are having a small informal event or buffet don’t feel pressured into having a seating plan, it depends on your own day and the atmosphere you want to share.

Start Early – you will be surprised how much time it can take to plan your seating so don’t leave it until a week or two before the big day.

Use Table Names Not Numbers – table numbers can leave guests feeling there’s a hierarchy so use table names not numbers. You could link this to your wedding theme or location for example films, cities or even your favourite drinks.

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City Table Plan Chart

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Will You Be My Bridesmaid? — The Asian Wedding Guide

will you be my bridesmaid!

Two Cents Bridal

If you remember…. I wrote about this  very subject! Meet this talented blogger and check out her great visuals!

thanks for reading


The excitement of asking your family member or best friend to be your bridesmaid is more than incredible! Make that moment even more special by asking your bridesmaids in a way which makes it more unique and unforgettable. There are so many ways you can ask them to be your bridesmaid – Small gift, card, […]

via Will You Be My Bridesmaid? — The Asian Wedding Guide

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