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Issue October 16-31, 2002

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Our students Tim and Molly dancing the Foxtrot for their first dance.

Table of Contents

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Celebrity Wedding Photos Wedding Traditions Wedding Tips
Poems, Prayers & Promises Bridal Themed"Wallpaper" Wedding Ezine Archive
Wedding Song Suggestion List Dance Lesson Information Bridal Vendor Special Offers
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1) A New Bridal Themed Wallpaper for your computer desktop!

Now your computer screen can be dressed up too! Simply right click your mouse on our background and tell your computer to save ("set") as wall paper, BUT be sure you have saved the current background on you computer desktop first, if you want to get it back! If the background does not show up immediately, right click on your desktop background and click on refresh.

2) A Different Celebrity Wedding Photo from Past or Present!

On your wedding day the glass is always full. Our celebrities du jour are Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale on September 28th of this year.

3) Poems, Prayers & Promises

A romantic quote to elevate your mood or to help you find the right sentiment for your vows or ceremony.

"Your words are my food, your breath is my wine. You are everything to me"

       Sarah Bernhardt


4) Kim's Wedding Tips!

We recently tied those knots and have tips, tricks and to be avoided stories to share:

A Word Or Two About The Bar...

TIP #1: Don't have a totally open bar unless you really want to. This can cost you a fortune and setting some limits here is one of the most cost effective things you can do. Most people will not feel cheated if they can have soft drinks, wine, beer and punch. You want your guests to celebrate, not to get trashed. You can further control pricing by purchasing the alcohol at a price club such as costco. Go for a dry white wine and either a merlot or cabernet for the red. As for the punch, I used one from the Joy of Cooking that was out of this world. I premixed the non alcoholic elements the day before and gave very specific mixing instructions to the bar, with the champagne and wine to be added in as they went. This also allowed for a non alcoholic punch alternative.
TIP #2: You can serve champagne only at the toast, and this again is a very cost effective thing to do. You can splurge on yourselves with a really nice bottle of champagne if you like. Many Brides and Grooms have special toasting glasses which make a lovely keepsake to be used at romantic dinners later on.
TIP #3: Be sure that you also offer a sparkling cider or ginger ale alternative for non drinkers and children. Everyone present should be able to lift a glass in your honor.

4A)Wedding Dance Tip
If you are planning to dance your first dance, we suggest that you do it early in the evening and try not to drink very much alcohol before you do so. It is one of the most lasting images the assembled guests will have of you as Husband and Wife, and you don't want to be seen stumbling.

5) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

The term goes all the way back to sixteenth century, when a small piece of bread would be placed in a goblet of wine. The goblet would be passed from guest to guest until it reached the person being honored who would drain the goblet and eat the morsel of bread in the bottom. This tradition is practiced at weddings today - usually in the form of one or more champagne "toasts". The best man usually has the honor (or duty) of making the first toast. Usually the bride and groom remain seated for the toasts while all the guests are usually standing to honor them. The couple may then make a few remarks thanking their families, wedding party members, and guests. They may also "toast" each other or share a "toast" together. In the Jewish tradition, the Rabbi recites the marriage blessings over a goblet of wine. Both the bride & groom then drink from the glass. In most ceremonies, after the marriage contract is read, the groom then crushes the glass under his right foot and the Rabbi gives his "priestly blessings". Conversely, according to Irish wedding traditions, it was bad luck if a glass or cup were broken on the wedding day.

6) This issue's Featured Vendor!

Click on the banner above to visit The Planners Guide or
Click here to e-mail Valerie Tillery, Owner of The Planners Guide

The planners Guide is a site chock full of information and all sorts of great Victorian style invitations, marriage certificates, calligraphy services and other unusual wedding accessories. While I was not aware of this site when planning my own wedding, but I have since recommended it to others; they also have a wonderful selection of birth certificates which you can have personalized with calligraphy. For those of you with slow connections, please wait as there are an unbelievable number of cool graphics!
Mention First Dance Impressions and get 30% off Paddle Fans when ordering 50 or more. Pricing ranges from $4 to $2.80 each. These make excellent favors or keepsakes for special guests and can be coordinated with marriage certificates and / or invitations.


7) Special Events!

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