June 2009



My husband attended a wedding recently (I couldn’t) where the outdoor heat was a balmy 95 degrees, in the sun…and there was no shade. While the bride provided small white umbrellas that didn’t help much, she didn’t think to provide a water station or bottled water for her guests who sat broiling for close to an hour and his shirt was literally soaked with sweat. The outdoor (but covered) cocktail hour was more than many guests could tolerate.
Where was her coordinator? She didn’t have one. Lesson learned: In scheduling an outdoor wedding in the summer – please be considerate your guests. If it’s too hot, shift to your inclement weather plan. Yes, her guests will remember her wedding, maybe not for the right reasons.

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Engagement Ring Etiquette or Just Practicality?
I was reading this online poll and wanted to share the “practical answer” with you. Choices are:
a. Move it to your right hand. The traditional, proper etiquette answer is to move it to your right hand.
One respondent commented that her right ring finger is larger than her left – that’s particularly true if you’re right handed.
b. Remove it or leave it at home – why? You have a much better chance of losing it – and your wedding day is the best day in your life to show it off.
c. Leave it on your left hand. That gets my vote. NOT because you can change it later, but let’s help out our grooms here – that bling is a target for him. He’s not expecting it on your RIGHT hand or not at all.
But my secret tip here – put a little lotion on your ring finger just before the ceremony – AND the groom’s to help make that ring placement just a little easier. No lotion in the groom’s room – a dab of liquid soap will do.