Wedding traditions and superstitions

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Wedding traditions are as old or new as the couple wants them to be. Here are seven common examples of bridal traditions: Exchanging vows. This centuries-old tradition avows his and her commitment to each other. The ring exchange can be personally written by the couple, or borrowed in full or in part from the familiar vows …

Registry Etiquette

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One of the things brides and grooms really look forward to during the wedding planning process is registering for wedding gifts. It can be a tricky subject, though, and a lot of couples have etiquette questions. Hilton Head Monthly is sharing tips from the wedding industry experts – here’s everything you need to know about …

The 12 things you must absolutely get right

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Your wedding day is so much more than just you and your spouse-to-be standing in front of God and family to declare your love for one another. It is a minefield of possible disasters that you must avert at all costs. It is a lovely chance to reconnect with family. It is a crisis-management gauntlet …

Help Your Flower Girl Be Her Best on Your Big Day

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Children can add so much to a wedding day – from the ring bearer toddling down the aisle carrying a pillow with precious cargo, to the flower girl who sweetly perfumes your path to the altar by dropping tender petals in her wake. As special as you feel on your wedding day, you’ll want even …

It Isn’t a Hilton Head Wedding Without Southern Touches

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Whether you are a lifelong resident of the area or you are a visitor who has decided to make Hilton Head Island the pristine setting of your destination wedding, any couple getting married in the Lowcountry can take advantage of Southern traditions. Southern weddings are about much more than groom cakes and blinding white bridal …

The Rehearsal Dinner

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The rehearsal dinner is a time when family and friends of the bride and groom come together to celebrate and prepare for the big day. Usually the rehearsal dinner follows the ceremony rehearsal. A run-through of the wedding takes place and the bride and groom may practice their vows. The attendants are shown what to …

Attendants’ Gifts

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You’ve gathered together some of the most important people in your life to be a part of your wedding. Naturally, you will want to give each one a token of thanks for his or her role in your special day. Some brides offer to absorb the cost of the bridesmaids’ gowns; this is particularly appreciated …

More Wedding Traditions

We are all familiar with the typical wedding traditions, “something old, new, borrowed, and blue,” the throwing of rice after the ceremony, not seeing the bride in her dress before the wedding, even the tradition of the bride wearing a white dress. But what many may not know is where or why these rituals originated. …

Most Well Known of All Wedding Traditions

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue (and sometimes “a silver sixpence in her shoe”). This phrase is the most well known of all wedding traditions and is the custom that has remained unchanged throughout the years. Something old represents the bond to the bride’s family and her old life that she is now …