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Beautiful Wedding Video
Many thanks to Tandem Wedding Films for sharing their beautiful video of a wedding that Memory Makers coordinated in September at a private home overlooking Lake Lowell. We were blessed to be part of their special day. Enjoy!
Aging is a fact of life. We can't slow it down; we can't stop it, so why not have fun with it? If you know someone who will soon celebrate a 65th birthday, you may want to plan a "Welcome to Medicare" party. Invitations might be in the style of a Medicare card. Decorations might include additional Medicare cards in varying sizes (Medicare placemats?) and red, blue and white decorations. You might even serve red, white and blue foods, such as red velvet birthday cake, vanilla ice cream, blueberries and/or strawberries with red or blue punch.
A short program that includes funny stories, poems or embarrassing incidents associated with aging or Medicare will keep your guests in stitches.
If the honoree is in good health, guests might be encouraged to have fun with gifts, bringing such things as a cane or a large magnifying glass. If, however, the person suffers from a serious health issue, foregoing gifts in favor of cards only may be more appropriate.
Recently, my back yard was the site of a wedding reception. In the past, we have hosted a rehearsal dinner, graduation parties and other events open to family and invited guests. In recent weeks I have been asked by several people who have large yards or unused buildings if they can offer their premises to the public and make a bit of extra income. The short answer is no, not without spending time, money and aggravation to secure required permits.
In today's society nearly half of marriages end in divorce. Therefore, it is very common for a bride or groom to be making their second trip (or more) down the aisle. When the bride, groom, or both are marrying for the second
time, etiquette dictates that some things be handled differently than
for a first wedding. The following are
general etiquette guidelines to consider when planning a second wedding. Bride’s first
marriage, groom’s second: If the
bride is marrying for the first time, she may have as large a wedding
as she likes. Depending on the groom’s
age and circumstances, he should plan on paying for his share of the wedding
expenses, rather than expecting his parents to pitch in a second time. The groom may also choose to pay for more of
the total costs of the wedding if he can afford to do so, rather than expecting
the bride and her family to pay for most of it.
He should also host and pay for the rehearsal dinner if his parents paid the first time around. Bride’s secon…