Weddings

A wedding is a social event that unites two people through marriage. Generally, weddings involve various ceremonies such as exchange of vows, presentation of money, flowers, rings and symbolic items, and public proclamation.

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If the invitation did not say anything about black tie and the ceremony is at 630 pm is it okay to wear a suit?

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Yes. Whenever there is confusion, it is advisable to call the host or hostess and ask what is expected. However, typically an evening wedding would require a suit unless otherwise noted.
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What is 14KF on a white gold wedding band?

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14 carat fine. Actually it means that it is 14 karat white gold.
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What is it like to be left at the altar?

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“I left my ex-fiancé a month before the wedding, Backstory: I never actually proposed to her, she more or less did it to me. We were in a mall and she wanted to go to a jewelry store to look at engagement rings. I wasn't expecting to walk out of there with one but we did. The salesperson even took a ‘just engaged’ Polaroid.” “She became more and more controlling, and I couldn't take it anymore. After I left her, her friend texted me on the day of the supposed ceremony telling me the cake was delicious. My ex somehow managed to break into my email and asked me who a girl was in an email I received AFTER I left her. I could understand her reasoning if it was before, but it wasn't. She also texted me a while after I left and told me she missed her period. An hour later, I got another text that said, ‘Never mind.’” “I'm pretty sure I dodged a bullet by leaving.” xavier_grayson
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How much money should a godfather of the groom give as a wedding gift?

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As always , let your ability to give and your feelings for the receipient be your guide. As a Godfather, your primary care is for this young man's Faith life .
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How long should you know someone before getting engaged?

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it depends on the factors of how u truly feel in ur heart and if he/she feels the same way ANSWER I have been married for 49 years and i can tell you that you have this feeling that you want to spend and give your life to this women or man is or can be brought at anytime and that is true love. Friendly : It only takes a year to know someone before getting engaged. It's enough to really know who and what kind of person you are engaging with. You are now able to accept the good and bad habits. Think wisely. If he puts on a pair of chains and likes it. Then he is probably broken enough I say at least 3 or 4 years. It may sound crazy but you have to remember this is the person you are going to be with for the rest of your life! I LOVE SCOTT FOREVER AND EVER NO MATTER WOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!kel : I knew my husband for three months before getting married, not engaged, we were engaged a week prior to getting married. While I do not necessarily recommend this for everyone, for us it worked and we have been together for a long time now. to this question there is definitely no certain answer if you are in love & they love you back just as much then, it doesn't matter how long you've been together even when your married you find out more and more about your husband or wife. ---Addition --- It is more important to know each other well, , rather than how long you have known each other. The most important factor is that you are both at a point in your life that you can make a lifelong commitment - you have the education and a job where you can support yourself, and that you both have reached a level of emotional maturity. Plain and Simple, at least a year so you can find out all their bad habits. then you can decide if you can put up with them : Till you get to know what you need to know to decide to continue or step back. Even if it was only a couple of hours. Question: So i have been with my man for 2 years now, we've lived together for a year and a half. I know him pretty good, I want to get married but I'm afraid to tell him. I've had issues with getting him to say he loves me....I'm always asking if he does or not. its the only way he'll say it. He can't even compliment me without choking on the words. We've talked about marriage but he has never said it could be me he wants it's always, "if i were to marry a girl" or "when i get married". Am I wasting my time? He's 29 now and has no plans for his future. I told him that he's 29 now and its time to settle down, he said " i am settled, i have a new truck, new house, and a good job" he never mentioned me until i said something. What should i do? Is it too early to be thinking about marriage? My dear lady, yes leave him, some men just like to seek women's love but don't like to engage with a woman who already shows interest in him, this is the human nature, doesn't appreciate what's in hand. it is your right to talk about marriage. Marriage is the only guarantee that you get your full rights, and your future children rights. from now, leave him and find another place, let him taste the life without you, cut any chance of contact with him, then if he called you, asking to return back, don't hesitate to ask for your rights, with strong manner and steady voice, and if the answer is no, erase him from your life, he doesn't deserve another minute, and if it was yes, let it be a practised yes, means that he should start immediately with the preparations for marriage. My dear lady, Never let your nature suppress your reasonable thinking, protect yourself and your life, your present and your future, do never let a man even touch your hand unless he marries you, coz when he finds it hard to gain your approval, he will then become concerned with you even stronger, and will later appreciate your self confidence and respect. May you live in happiness. Amen : My boyfriend and I have been together for 5 years now and i was freaking out wondering why he hasn't proposed yet and second guessing if he really loved me. But then I realized that it was for a good reason. Now the divorce rate has increased greatly and marriage rate obviously decreased. One of the reasons for this is because many people are rushing into marriage for all of the wrong reasons and with the wrong person. Marriage is taken advantage of these days unlike the old days. It is better to wait and make sure the person you are with is really going to be the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. you should wait 2 to 3 years before you marry somebody as my view from a marriage countsler
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What is the meaning of throwing of dove during wedding?

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It symbolizes the couple's new life together. Aside from this, doves can mean purity.
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How do you conduct weddings in spiritualist church?

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This service can work as a conventional wedding or, with minor alterations, be used as a Unity Ceremony. I get lovely responses from the couples and the guests. Rev. Karen Buchholz First Spiritualist Church of Terre Haute Opening Prayer: Let us form a Circle of Love in our hearts, and begin with a moment of prayer, Heavenly Father, let us connect our hearts and souls with You and each other, Let us bring to this Circle of Love a sense of Respect and Joy in our celebration of this special day for <GROOM> and <BRIDE>, and bring into our hearts the presence of those who could not be with us in this time and space. Even as we have asked, so may it be. Amen Charge to the Community Love is the eternal and divine force of life; the mirror in which we may see the infinite expressions of God. Love is the power that allows us to face fear, challenges and uncertainty with courage and faith. We call upon God's Love to bless this gathering, and to shine in our hearts as <GROOM> and <BRIDE> affirm their love for one-another. We come together not to mark the start of a relationship, but to recognize, as a community of love, a bond that already exists. This marriage is this couple's expression of the many varieties of love. It is our responsibility as a community of family and friends to support <GROOM> and <BRIDE> as they take their vow of unity. We live in a world of joy and fear. We search for meaning and strength in seeming disorder. We discover our truest selves when we rely on each other through Love in all its magnitude. A Charge to the Couple: <GROOM> and <BRIDE>, in presenting yourselves here today to be joined in holy union, you perform an act of faith. This faith can grow and mature and endure, but only if you both determine to make it so. A lasting and growing love is never guaranteed by any ceremony. The foundation of your union must be the love you have for each other, not just at this moment, but for all the days ahead. Cherish the hopes and dreams that you each have which has brought you here today. Resolve that your love will never be blotted out by the commonplace, shaken by fears, nor obscured by the ordinary in life. The Challenge of Loving Let us all remember: Giving of yourself in love is difficult. You must give of your love without total submission of yourself, and yet without conditions. Therefore, in your giving, give your joy, your sadness, your interest, your understanding, your knowledge and all expressions that make up life. But in this giving, remember to preserve yourself, your integrity, your individuality. This is the challenge of love within marriage. What is Your Intent? I welcome those who are married among us to join hands with their partners, and remember your commitment as <GROOM> and <BRIDE> proclaim theirs. <GROOM> and <BRIDE>, take and hold one-another's right hands. (*at this point, couple is facing minister). <GROOM> and <BRIDE>, do you come before this gathering to proclaim your love and devotion for one another? Do you promise to affirm, respect, and care for one-another during times of joy and hardship? Do you commit yourself to share your feelings of happiness and sadness? Do you pledge to remain faithful? If so, answer: I Do. The Vows of Marriage <GROOM> and <BRIDE>, please join both hands and face one-another. <GROOM>, please repeat after me. I commit my life to our marriage. I promise to comfort you, and to encourage you throughout your life. I promise to share my thoughts and feelings with you openly and lovingly. I promise to listen to you in your times of joy and sorrow. <BRIDE>, I love you. You are my closest friend. Will you let me share my life and all that I am with you? <BRIDE>, if this is your wish, answer: I will <BRIDE>: I will. <BRIDE>, please repeat after me: I commit my life to our marriage. I promise to comfort you, and to encourage you throughout your life. I promise to share my thoughts and feelings with you openly and lovingly. I promise to listen to you in your times of joy and sorrow. <GROOM>, I love you. You are my closest friend. Will you let me share my life and all that I am with you? ME: <GROOM>, if this is your wish, answer: I will <GROOM>: I will. Ring Blessing ME: May I have your rings, please? The circle is the symbol of holiness. It is the symbol of unending love. These rings are a symbol of unity, in which your two lives are now joined in one unbroken circle. As often as either of you looks at your rings, I hope that you will remember that they symbolize the commitment you made today to love and support each other. Ring Exchange <GROOM>, please place this ring on <BRIDE>'s finger and repeat after me: I give you this ring, as a symbol of my eternal commitment to love, honor and respect you. <BRIDE>, please place this ring on <GROOM>'S finger and repeat after me: I give you this ring, as a symbol of my eternal commitment to love, honor and respect you. Blessing of the Community This is a moment of celebration. Let it also be a moment of dedication. The world does a good job of reminding us how fragile we are. Individuals are fragile; relationships are fragile too. Every marriage needs the nurturing support of friends and family. On this wedding day, and from here forward, it is our duty not to be friends of <GROOM> or <BRIDE>, but friends of them together, friends of their partnership. In the moment of silence that follows, I ask each of you, in your own way, to offer a silent prayer or blessing, upon this wedding, and make your vow to support this couple. (A Moment of Silence) So as we have asked these blessings, so may they come to be. Amen. Blessing of the Union Out of this tangled world two souls have come together, drawn by mutual love and respect. May their days and years yet unborn deepen the joy of their choice and make it abidingly true. May the glow of your Love help brighten the face of the Earth. May God's Love touch and bless you and grace your lives with wisdom, courage, joy, peace and love. Pronouncement <GROOM> and <BRIDE>, having heard your intent, and having seen the love that abides between you, it is my great joy and honor to pronounce that you are, in the eyes of God and State, Husband and Wife. <GROOM> and <BRIDE>, you may seal your commitment of marriage with a kiss. <KISS> Ladies and Gentlemen, I give to you Mr. & MRS. <GROOM'S NAME>. Go in peace, with love, light, and joy in your hearts.
Asked in Weddings, Jewelry, Nigeria

Can you buy white gold engagement rings in nigeria?

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Well, pure solid white gold alloys formula used engagement rings maybe!But you can buy engagement rings alloys yellow gold with Rhodium Plate, call artificial white gold; yes; because Africa product Rhodium plate for yellow gold; but not for pure solid white gold formula; you can buy engagement ring in America and Canada in pure solid white gold formula... for the best interest to the Consumers, see web. page Living Life Enterprises Presents.
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Who pays for Christian weddings?

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It depends upon the family, but traditionally, (in the West) the bride's family paid for the wedding.
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When sending a personal gift whose name is first the bride or grooms?

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When writing anytime its always mr. And mrs. Anytime other than that its always ladies before gents.
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Can guests wear white to a CHINESE wedding?

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Not really. If it was a traditional wedding, where the bride family is traditional and she wears red, wearing white is unlucky. As white is the colour for Chinese funeral. And in a modern wedding, the bride will probably wear white. So....pick another outfit, it's their day..
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What does best man mean in Germany?

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bester Mann. i looked it up on an online translator.
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What does a rabbi say at a wedding?

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At a traditional wedding, the Rabbi reads the Ketubah (wedding contract) under the wedding canopy, as part of the ceremony. See also: The Jewish wedding
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Do you give an engagement gift to someone if you are not invited to their engagement?

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No, if you are not invited to someone's engagement party then you do not send a gift.
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Should a mother of the groom wearing a street length dress and open toed sandles wear hosiery to a Sept wedding?

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If the mother of the groom is blessed with flawless skin and a bit of tan then it is fine to go without hosiery. However, if she is not it is best to wear hosiery. Fine department stores or lingerie shops carry hosiery that have elastic at the top of the legs and are comfortable to wear (unlike full panty hose.)
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How do you write on the wedding card to say not to attend the party?

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The small card that comes with the wedding invitation you should write in it that you are sorry, but you can not attend. Then put the card in the self address envelope that already has a stamp on it and mail it off as soon as possible. If you know the person well then you could phone and let them know what you cannot attend even after sending the reply. Etiquette states if you are invited to a wedding and cannot attend you should still send a wedding gift as it is an honor to be invited to that person's wedding.
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Do the bride's parents go in a wedding car?

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When going to the church the mother and father of the bride along with the maid of honor; brides maids; flower girl can go in the limo, but after the wedding is over the bride and groom if going for pictures first should leave the church on their own and the parents from both sides of the family along with the wedding party should meet the bride and groom along with the photography at a designated area for wedding pictures.
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Is the godfather of the bride supposed to buy her wedding gown for her?

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No I have never heard that. There's a old custom that the bride's parents pay for the wedding but in these days many couples pay for everything themselves.
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In America what hand does your wedding ring go on?

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It goes on the fourth finger of your left hand. Before medical science explored the circulatory system, it was believed that a vein ran from this finger directly to the heart - this vein is named vena amoris, Latin for 'the vein of love.'