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The New Age of Wedding Showers

article by Metro Creative | posted on January 29, 2014 at 5:00am

Rain showers on a wedding day may bring good luck, but they are seldom coveted. However, a different type of shower altogether is often highly anticipated and can help couples feel like they’re one in a million. Wedding showers are gift-giving parties held for couples about to get married. The custom began in the nineteenth century and continues to present day, primarily in North America and Aust…


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Wedding Poll: The Bridal Shower

poll by Buffalo Brides | posted on November 02, 2012 at 9:05am

Typically the maid of honor and/or bridesmaids throw the bridal shower for the bride-to-be. But most often they consult the bride on what type of shower she’d want. If your imput is requested, what type of shower would you prefer?  Weigh in in this week’s wedding poll!


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Throw a Green Bridal Shower

article by Metro Creative | posted on May 16, 2012 at 9:03am

Going green is infiltrating all aspects of daily life. The trend is also carrying over to the ways people celebrate special occasions. For the bride-to-be who is environmentally conscious, a “green” bridal shower can be meaningful and environmentally aware. Planning an earth-friendly shower is relatively easy, provided how many people have similar views on the environment. Here’s how to begin. *…


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The Recession Registry

article by Timothy R. Schulte - CTW Features | posted on February 18, 2012 at 6:00am

Plain and simple, Americans eat out too much. With all the “50 percent off!” offers sent to our inboxes, it’s no wonder. According to the first ever “Dining Out” survey conducted on behalf of daily-deals site LivingSocial, the average American eats 4.8 meals per week (dining in and carryout). Um, aren’t we in a recession? Well, your pending nuptials – and the inherent gift-regist…


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Forget the games, today’s bridal showers are breaking all the rules

article by Leslie Church | posted on September 20, 2011 at 9:02am

You might be wearing mom’s dress and grandma’s gold earrings on your wedding day, but when it comes to your bridal shower, there’s more freedom to forget something old and borrowed, and take a chance on something new. As the standards of etiquette have loosened, bridal showers have become the casual cousin of the nuptial ceremonies: not as straight-laced as the wedding but a tad more refin…


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Don’t want a traditional shower?

article by Jennifer Lata Rung | posted on September 19, 2011 at 4:50pm

Showers are no longer limited to polite ladies’ luncheons with traditional gifts and games. Today, showers are getting more creative, with hosts planning parties that are more unique and less predictable. As the bride you won’t be planning and hosting your own shower, but chances are whoever is hosting (maid-of-honor or family member) may come to you for ideas. Here are a few theme showers t…


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Stressin’ About Showers

article by Timothy R. Schulte - CTW Features | posted on September 19, 2011 at 4:37pm

Formulaically, bridal showers are easy. Food, drinks, gifts, done. Logistically, they are easier said than done. At least that is what I found out when trying to broker a shower between the women contingents from both my family (mom, sister, sisters-in-law) and my fiancée’s (my future mother- and sisters-in-law). The nexus of the problem was when to have a shower. I live about six hours from…


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