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38 Groom’s Checklist 39 Marriage License 40 Wedding Planner 42 Setting Your Budget 43 Coming Home Checklist 44 Directory of Services 48 How To Cut a Wedding Cake 50 Entertainment Trends 52 The Perfect Wedding Toast 56 Musical Menu 58 Reception Checklist 62 Your First Dance 64 Ask the Baker 66 Divorced Parents 68 Sandestin

D I R E C T O R Y publisher Litho Publishing, Inc. editor Beth Andrews art direction Brooks Graphic Design The Tuscaloosa Bridal Directory is a unique Directory full of useful information about planning your wedding. It includes checklists of what to do when, lists of who pays for what, and facts about invitations, announcements and much more. Your Wedding Day is very special and we encourage you to use professionals like those you will find in the Directory. When contacting those professionals listed in the Directory, let them know how you found them. Finally, please let us hear from you—your comments will help us provide a better service to you and others in the future.

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Pinterest Pros and Cons

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lanning a wedding using Pinterest ideas for inspiration is pretty much expected these days. And while it’s true that this photo-driven social media website is a fantastic tool to spur creativity, it can also lead to idea overload. Oftentimes, the more brides and grooms look at the vast array of ideas and details on Pinterest, the more they realize they need the help of wedding service professionals instead of trying to carry out these ideas on their own.

Cons DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Pinterest-inspired projects can be fun, but brides who believe they will save money may actually end up spending more than they anticipated after purchasing the gadgets needed for these projects. In addition, infinite DIY projects can take infinite time, and could end up looking home-made, when they were meant to look hand-made. There are two types of brides for whom Pinterest is not ideal: • The bride who is still pinning things up to a week before the wedding.

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• The bride who insists on a look that’s absolutely original. It creates intense pressure to find something no one has seen on Pinterest before. Another drawback of Pinterest’s popularity is the cookie-cutter wedding reception. No bride wants to hear “You got this from Pinterest, didn’t you?” on their special day.

Pros Viewing a bride’s Pinterest board can be an incredible tool for communicating to wedding professionals exactly what she is imagining for her wedding day. Another benefit of Pinterest is that it allows brides to map out the big day in a way that doesn’t require several notebooks. Also, because a picture is worth a thousand words to guys, Pinterest is a great way for a bride to show her fiancé what she has in mind. The main thing for brides to remember is that their wedding shouldn’t be a stressful competition to have the most original flowers, dress, and catering. It’s all about enjoying that first day of your lives as husband and wife!


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Grooming the Groom

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here’s no disputing that the wedding is the bride’s day, but that doesn’t mean the groom doesn’t need to pay attention to his appearance. Take pride in knowing that you are a beautiful couple with a perfect sense of style. Whatever the style and degree of formality you choose for your wedding, there are a few key points regarding fit when ordering formalwear for groom and groomsmen.

With all the attention given to the men’s clothes, an important detail that is sometimes overlooked is the groomsmen’s hair. Men are generally more casual about haircuts than women, but they should be sure to get a trim two weeks before the wedding to add the finishing touch to their wedding finery.

Shirts: Whether pleated front panels or traditional smooth-fronted ones, shirts should fit snugly around the neck.

Tails: The ultimate formal attire, which should only be worn after 6 p.m., this ensemble features a winged-collar tuxedo shirt, ascot or bow tie, vest, tuxedo trousers and tailcoat. The full-dress ensemble comes in black, midnight blue, or grey, with a white shirt and matching or all white accessories.

Pants: The bottom hem of the pants should touch the top of the shoes. Jackets: As a general rule, you should be able to cup your fingers under the sides of your suit jacket. Jackets should fit snugly, but comfortably with some room at the waist. Vents on the sides of the jacket should lay smoothly and follow bodylines. Sleeves: Sleeves that drop below the thumb or come midway down the hand are too long; if the wristbone is showing, the jacket is too short. Collar: The collar should hug the neck and the lapels should not buckle.

A Groom’s Glossary

Tuxedo: Either single or double-breasted, this formal suit has satin shawl or notched lapels. Matching pants sport a satin stripe down the pant-legs. Tailored in silk, mohair, wool or blend, in black, grey, ivory or white, tuxedos come in a range of styles sure to suit any taste. Vest: This is often referred to as a waistcoat and comes in single- or double-breasted styles easily worn with nearly any tuxedo ensemble. With the open back vest, a band goes around the neck and another is fastened across the back. Tails, strollers, white-tie and director’s suits require a different style of vest. White tie: Worn only to the most formal evening weddings, this ensemble consists of a black tailcoat and black tuxedo trousers with a white bow tie, winged-collar shirt and white vest.


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Addressing Formal Invitations Today by Andrea Watson, The Fine Hand: Calligraphy, Etc.

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very issue of the Tuscaloosa Bridal Directory contains an excellent guide on “How to address invitations.” It is, however, necessarily brief, and inevitably questions arise as individual cases present themselves. Though formal wedding invitations maintain a sense of tradition, life in twenty-first century America has given rise to many changes in family life and nomenclature. Your guest list will have many variants from the usual Mr. and Mrs. As a calligrapher I have made a study over the years of correct traditional forms and contemporary practices. Following are a few special cases that should help you avoid common errors. When a married woman retains her maiden name, the invitation should have her name first, followed by the word and and the name of her spouse. The and indicates that this is a married couple: Ms. Mary Elizabeth Jones and Mr. Steven Smith Married couples using professional honorifics who share the same last name: Both are doctors: Drs. Kathryn Anne and William Edward Coates or The Doctors Coates If she is a doctor and he is not: Dr. Kathryn Anne Coates and Mr. William Edward Coates If she retains her maiden name: Dr. Kathryn Anne Turner and Mr. William Edward Coates Unmarried persons whose invitation will be sent to one address should have their names on separate lines: Dr. Kathryn Anne Turner Mr. Steven James Smith

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Using Mrs. with a woman’s given name is poor form. Whether married, widowed, or divorced, a woman should be Ms. Mary Smith or Mrs. John Smith. The Mrs. comes with the man’s name. If a divorced woman retains her ex-husband’s surname and wishes to continue to use the honorific Mrs. it should be followed by her maiden surname and her former husband’s surname. If Mary and John Smith divorce, she may correctly be Ms. Mary Smith or Mrs. Jones Smith, but never Mrs. Mary Smith. When using first names, it’s ladies first: Mary and John Smith. This isn’t merely etiquette, it logically keeps the man’s name together. When children are invited you will need to know their ages and sexes to list them properly. Age is a factor in deciding whether they should be sent separate invitations. The contemporary custom of giving surnames to girls as well as boys creates confusion. Note that double envelope sets make this somewhat easier, as children’s names can be listed on the inner envelope. Single envelopes can’t support more than two lines for names, so unless the children are of the same sex, separate invitations become a necessity. There are bound to be other special cases that are real stumpers. An experienced calligrapher can help you sort these out while maintaining good form.


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Wedding Program Pointers by Andrea Watson, The Fine Hand Calligraphy, Etc.

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edding programs are becoming increasingly popular today. Although they may not be absolutely essential for a traditional wedding ceremony, they are a virtual necessity for ceremonies that combine elements from different religions and cultures or if the bride and groom have written their own vows. Should special songs or prayers be included, a wedding program will enable guests to participate more fully in the service. In any case, an attractively designed and carefully thought-out wedding program that complements your other wedding stationery will serve as a lovely record of the event and its participants. Essential items to include are (1) the title of the event, (2) the names of the bride and groom, (3) day and date, (4) place, (5) the order of the service which also notes titles of musical selections and soloists if any, as well as citations to sources of readings, (6) officiants, (7) parents and grandparents, (8) members of the wedding, and (9) any helpful translations and explanations of rituals. The first four elements can easily be combined in a title phrase with appropriate line breaks, e.g. The Celebration of Marriage / uniting / Anna Kathryn Leigh / and / William Arthur Wells / Saturday, the eleventh of August / Two thousand twelve / at half after five o’clock / First Presbyterian Church / Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Other optional elements that you may wish to include are expressions of thanks to parents, tributes to deceased relatives, a special verse of scripture or poetry, and other useful information, e.g. directions to the reception venue and/or your new names and address following the phrase At home.

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If your wedding will be in a church, the pastor will likely want to approve any artwork you wish to use and proofread your program to check terminology and the citations to scripture readings. Take advantage of this free expertise. Marriage may be properly called a sacrament in some churches, not in others. Presbyterians have cross bearers; Episcopalians have crucifers. Your clergy will know the correct forms and be happy to help you. Music directors can also provide advice for the accurate listing of musical selections. It is possible to produce an attractive wedding program yourself at very little cost using your own computer and printer. You should be proficient with word processing or layout software and be absolutely certain that you have the time and patience to do a thorough job. Good design skills and meticulous attention to spelling and punctuation are essential, also. Cutting and assembly require tools and time. If you are unsure of your abilities and resources in any of these areas, seek help from a professional graphic designer or a reputable printer who offers these services. Even when working with a professional, you must still exercise your own best judgment and taste. When it comes to creating a wedding program that will become a treasured keepsake, remember always that there is much elegance in simplicity.


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Cheers! by Parker Denson, Carpé Vino

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he big day is just around the corner. Decisions are being made daily. Dress… check. Venue… check. Flowers… check. Some of the choices are much easier than others. One decision that you should not fret over is the alcohol selection for your weekend. Keeping it simple is the best option. There are many opportunities to have alcohol during the wedding festivities but choosing when and when not to have it could be as important as where to have the rehearsal dinner. Besides having alcohol at the larger group functions, i.e. rehearsal dinner and reception, having a bottle of wine in a welcome package for your wedding party and out of town guests is a nice idea that will welcome guests with open arms. The rehearsal dinner will be the first group gathering that many of your guests will be around each other. This can be a very tense moment for some so having drinks available might relax the situation. If you are on a budget, a good option is to limit the provided alcohol to wine with dinner. While mixed drinks can be paired with entrees wine is a better traditional fit. Keeping with the ‘less is more’ rule would be having one red and one white wine option. A newer option is for hopheads. Craft beer can be paired with the dinner. No matter where you decide to have alcohol, make sure you check on all the rules that are required by the venue. Some older and more expensive venues have special rules, like light colored alcohol only, hired bartenders, security, and/or many other regulations. Along with these regulations for alcohol, cash bars

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can cut into the fun as well. You can choose some nice beer and wine that will not break the bank. Plus if you have the option of purchasing it ahead of time, choose something that you can enjoy when your special day is over. This will the best option for both the rehearsal dinner and the reception. With purchasing alcohol for both the rehearsal dinner and reception, it is important to know how much to purchase ahead of time. There are many guides online that can help with how much and what to order. The general rule of thumb for beer or wine for a rehearsal dinner is a half of a bottle of wine or two beers per person. For the reception, assuming two beers per hour should be enough. This will get you started, but speaking with someone face to face will also allow you to get even more specific with your options. It is normally suggested to order about a month out, just to make sure everything is ready prior to your event and is one less thing to worry about. Within a month to two weeks prior to the event you should have a very good idea about how many people will be attending both the rehearsal dinner and reception. In closing, remember to keep it simple. Whether you choose to have a full bar, just beer and wine, or go completely dry, make sure you keep yourself and your guest’s thirsts completely quenched. You will be much happier having fewer but better choices once your day arrives. Make it a memorable moment that everyone will remember for a lifetime. Cheers!


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Newspaper Guidelines The Tuscaloosa News

Engagement Announcements

Package A is $195, which includes a twocolumn announcement up to 5 inches tall, including a one-column photo printed in color or black & white, and online posting. Package B is $350, which includes twocolumn and up to 10 inches tall, including a two-column photo printed in color or black & white, and online posting. Wedding Announcements

Package choices for weddings include: • Free basic announcement with no photo, includes online posting. No additional information can be added to the announcement form. • Free basic announcement with photo for $125. One-column photo printed in color or black & white and online posting included. • Package A is $195 and includes a two-column wide announcement up to 5 inches tall, including a one-column photo printed in color or black & white, and online posting. • Package B is $350 and includes a two-column wide announcement up to 10 inches tall, including a one-column (more copy– 450 words) or two-column photo (less copy –225 words) printed in color or black & white, and online posting. • Package C is $495 and includes a two-column wide announcement (500 words) up to 15 inches tall, including a two-column photo printed in color or black & white, and online posting. Deadlines

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after wedding date for weddings. Payment is required in advance. You have to have an email address or will have to ok the copy in person after it is printed out. No corrections or permission to print of copy taken by phone. Call Peggy Skelton at 205-722-0199 or email peggy.skelton@tuscaloosanews.com for forms and information. Northport Gazette Deadlines for announcements/articles: • All photographs and text must be turned in the Monday prior to when it should run, no later than 5:00 pm. • The Gazette is published every Wednesday afternoon. • Photos and text can be emailed to: northportgazette@northportgazette.com or brought into our office at 401 20th Ave., Suite 5, Northport (phone 749-3091). Photos should be in the best and clearest form possible. Text may also be faxed to 759-5449.


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Wedding Expenses—Who Pays? The bride’s family is entirely responsible for the wedding ceremony. The groom’s family may offer to share in the cost of the reception, and the bride’s family may accept, if they wish. By tradition, wedding costs are divided as follows:

The Bride (or family) pays for: m Invitations and Announcements m The Bridal Outfit and Trousseau m Bridal Photographs/Video m All Costs of the Reception m Flowers for the Church, Attendants and Reception m Music at the Church and Reception m Sexton, Organist and Choir Fees m Bridesmaids’ Luncheon

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The Groom (or family) pays for: m Bride’s Engagement and Wedding Rings m Marriage License m Clergyman’s Fee ($10–$100, inquire) m Bride’s Flowers m Boutonnieres, Gloves, Ties for Men of Wedding Party

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All Rented Equipment for Large Weddings and Receptions A Limousine for the Bride and Cars for Transportation Groom’s Wedding Band Groom’s Gift Gifts for the Bride’s Attendants Lodging (if necessary) for Out-of-town Bridesmaids Bride’s Personal Stationery

Wedding Gift for the Bride Complete Wedding Trip or Honeymoon Expenses m Gifts for Best Man and Ushers m Lodging (if necessary) for Out-of-town Ushers m

Optional Expenses: m Bride’s Bouquet, usually gift of the groom, may be purchased by the bride’s family m Corsages for mothers and grandmothers are usually provided by the groom, may be purchased by the bride for her mother and grandmother m Bachelor Dinner is usually given by groom or family, but may be given by the bride’s family or friends m Rehearsal Dinner is usually given by the groom or family, but may be given by the bride’s family or friends m Attendants’ Dresses are usually bought by each girl, but the bride may provide them, if she wishes

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Having Fun with Photos

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ven though weddings are a testament of very personal love, sometimes the whole day can seem like a cookie-cutter event. But there is nothing more personal than a photo; so use them to make your day one-of-a-kind! Here are a few ideas for using images to express yourself in your wedding, from the fun and frivolous to the romantic and intimate. • Save-the-date cards and invitations can seem stuffy and predictable—so spice them up with a photo of you two. From photos of the two of you when you were children to photos from when you first met. It makes a more interesting card and gets guests excited for your wedding. • Have posters made or large canvases from your engagement session to hang or display at the reception site. Surround your engagement photo with a large smooth white mat and display it with nice pens at the reception for guests to sign. You will have a personal touch around a beautiful photo of the day. • At pre-wedding parties, have guests bring

ANY photos of you and the groom (embarrassing or unflattering) and set them in a frame at the reception. Let everyone see all sides of your relationship! • Huge reception halls and banquet rooms can seem large and impersonal. By adding pictures from your parents’ and grandparents’ weddings framed nicely throughout the room, the room will become a little more intimate. It’s also a nice way to honor deceased relatives or long-standing marriages. • Many couples have a disposable camera or two at each table—let everyone from the flower girl to your great-grandpa snap a few and have them turn it in at the end of the night. Then see what everyone was up to and what you may have missed! • Here’s a fun, crowd pleasing, party-enhancing idea: rent a photo booth to have a great reception! Your guests will have a great time entering the booth posing for photos (both lovely and silly) and enjoying the black and white or color prints. • Looking for a wedding gift for your fiancé? Give him a chic, “for his eyes only” boudoir-style photograph of yourself that will capture the romance and affection that only you two can share. • Finally, before leaving your reception, have your photographer or a friend take a quick snapshot of bride and groom with your cell phones. What a fun screen saver to have on your honeymoon!

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GROOM’S CHECKLIST

THR EE TO T W ELV E M O NTHS B EFO R E W E D D IN G

 Set budget and division of financial obligations  Buy engagement ring  Choose best man and ushers (one usher per 50 guests)  Set appointment with clergyman  Furnish family guest list to fiancée  Plan honeymoon with fiancée (check passports and visas, if necessary)  Order bride’s flowers  Order mother’s flowers  Plan correct formal attire with fiancée and groomsmen  Make reservations for rehearsal dinner  Take dance lessons

T WO M O NTHS B EFO R E W E D D IN G

 Select your wardrobe for honeymoon  Select wedding rings with fiancée  Choose gifts for ushers and best man  Select bride’s gift  Reserve limousine and/or special transportation

O NE M O NTH B EFO R E W E D D IN G  Arrange all needed insurance and review legal/medical/religious documents  Arrange lodging and transportation for out-of-town guests  Have medical examination and blood test

T WO W EEK S TO O NE DAY B EFO R E W E D D IN G DAY

 Get marriage license  Provide final guest count for rehearsal dinner to caterer or restaurant  Arrange for clergyman’s fee  Plan bachelor dinner or party with best man  Pick up wedding bands  Pack for honeymoon

BEST MAN’S CHECKLIST  Take charge of ushers  Be responsible for wedding rings  Be responsible for clergyman’s fee

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 Be responsible for license  Check on all travel arrangements for honeymoon  Prepare to toast bride and groom


MARRIAGE LICENSE

T USC A LO OSA CO U NT Y M A R R I AGE L I CENSE R EQ U IR EM ENT S 1. You must be at least 18 years old. 2. If you are under the age of 18, both parents must come in and sign the application, as well as a Marriage Bond. We MUST see the parent’s driver’s license and the minor’s certified birth certificate issued from the Health Department in the last 30 days. 3. YOU MUST HAVE: a. Driver’s License; State issued Non-driver’s license or a passport for identification. b. Social Security cards are required if you have a social security number. c. If you do not have a social security number, a notarized affidavit attesting to the fact that you were never issued and/or have never had a social security number must be submitted at the time you purchase your marriage license. d. Divorce decrees if either party has been divorced or death certificate if spouse is deceased. e. $44.00 CASH for the license. (Checks, debit cards or credit cards NOT ACCEPTED.) f. $15.00 more if you are getting married here by the Judge of Probate. TOTAL $59.00 CASH 4. If you are interested in being married here, you must call that morning to make sure someone will be here to marry you. We DO NOT make appointments! 5. Blood tests are NOT required! 6. Marriage licenses are valid for 30 days in the State of Alabama. That means once the license is issued to you, you must get married within 30 days. The license is void after 30 days and valid ONLY in Alabama. You may purchase your license in any county in Alabama. It is not required that you buy it in the county where you are to be married.

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY COURTHOUSE Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (4:15 if applying for license) Marriage Clerk: 349-3870, Extension #204 Wedding Checklists

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WEDDING CHECKLIST

THR EE TO T W ELV E M O NTHS B EFO R E W E D D IN G

 Determine budget with parents / number of guests  Create a website for your wedding  Type of wedding (very formal, formal, semi-formal)  Date, time and place for ceremony  Visit officiating clergy for consultation  Choose bridal consultant if desired  Type of reception  Reserve facility for reception  Wedding dress  Bridal attendants  Attendants’ dresses and mothers’ gowns  Guest list  Wedding invitations and announcements / calligrapher if desired  Thank you and personal stationery  Choose photographer and videographer  Registry for gifts: china, silver, crystal patterns  Buy a wedding album, gift and guest record file  Find a new home and plan furnishings  Start your make-up lessons, skin care, hairstyling program  Start workout program with personal trainer  Ceremony and reception music  Take dance lessons  Order flowers  Make appointment for pre-marital examination  Consult caterer  Discuss honeymoon with groom

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 Check state requirements for marriage license  Order wedding and groom cake  Address and mail invitations  Arrange for display of gifts  Wedding gown fittings  Attendants’ gown fittings  Shop for trousseau  Coordinate men’s formalwear attire  Select attendants’ and groom’s gifts

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WEDDING CHECKLIST

O NE M O NTH B EFO R E W E D D IN G

 Mail invitations  Have programs printed  Set appointment to have make-up and hairstyling for portrait  Check groom on wedding ring(s)  Final fitting of wedding dress and all gowns  Have wedding portrait taken  Send portrait to newspapers  Complete arrangements for reception  Arrange transportation and accommodations for out-of-town guests  Arrange for moving (if necessary)  Arrange for party rental equipment  Arrange transportation to ceremony and reception  Arrange for your joint or new checking accounts  Have all charge accounts changed / change of address to post office  Acknowledge each gift as it arrives  Arrange for insurance on wedding gifts  Arrange for yoga class to help with stress from the above  Arrange for preservation of bridal bouquet

T WO W EEK S TO O NE DAY B EFO R E W E D D IN G DAY

 Arrange final seating for the reception  Write toasts for rehearsal dinner  Check all gowns and accessories / break in wedding shoes at home  Complete trousseau and going away clothes  Write checks to vendors, put in envelope and give to Best Man to pass out  Give caterer final estimate of attendance at reception  Discuss specific shots with photographer  Make arrangements with Best Man to return tuxedo rentals  Present gifts at and attend bridesmaid’s luncheon  Arrange any last minute transportation  Put all wedding clothes in one place  Arrange wedding day time schedule  Get lots of beauty rest

W E D D IN G DAY

 Relax – Have a leisurely breakfast  Take time to bathe and dress leisurely  Make-up by an artist, manicure, hair styled  Leave all details to those responsible  This is your day – Enjoy!

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SETTING YOUR BUDGET

There are many details to investigate before signing any contractual agreements for your wedding services. Once you’ve checked off the items listed below and made your decisions, get in writing everything you expect.

BUDGET

EST.COST

Stationery $________ ________ Invitations ________ Announcements ________ Thank you Notes ________ Reply Cards ________ At-home Card ________ Monogrammed Napkins ________ Matches ________ Photography $________ ________ Formal Portraits ________ Engagement ________ Wedding ________ Wedding Album ________ Parent’s Album ________ Extra Prints ________ Videography $________ ________ Reception $________ ________ Food ________ Beverage ________ Wedding Cake ________ Groom’s Cake ________ Gratuities and Taxes ________ Valet Parking ________ Officer ________ Music $________ ________ Wedding ________ Reception ________ Soloist ________ Bridal Attire $________ ________ Dress ________ Headpiece and Veil ________ Undergarments ________ Jewelry ________ Shoes ________ Trousseau ________ Garter ________ Preservation-Gown ________ Hair Stylist ________ Nails ________ Wedding Consultant $________ ________

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BUDGET

EST.COST

Transportation $________ ________ Limousines ________ Carriage, etc. ________ Parking ________ Wedding Parties $________ ________ Bridal Luncheon ________ Rehearsal Dinner ________ Out-of-town Guests ________ Fees $________ ________ Church/Synagogue ________ Officiant ________ Assistants (cantors, altar boys) ________ Gifts $________ ________ Maid of Honor ________ Best Man ________ Bridesmaids ________ Groomsmen ________ Other ________ Flowers $________ ________ At Ceremony ________ Bridal Bouquet ________ Attendants’ ________ (male, female) ________ Mothers’ Corsages ________ Reception ________ Miscellaneous $________ ________ Bird Seed Bags ________ Hotel Accommodations ________ (for out-of-town guests) ________ Honeymoon $________ ________ Transportation ________ Accommodations ________ Daily Allowance ________ Total Budget

$ _________________

Total Est. Cost

$ _________________

Typical Breakdown of Wedding Expenses Reception Costs Clothes and Gifts Ceremony Costs Photography Invitations & Stationery Miscellaneous

30% 30% 11% 11% 6% 12%


COMING HOME

 Notify parents and family you are home, Don’t forget to thank them for their cooperation.  Finish sending thank-you notes.  Check your wedding gifts. If you have duplicates or ones that don’t fit your taste, return them immediately.  Select your wedding photographs.  Change all previous addresses such as driver’s licenses, charge cards, insurance policies, etc.

 Notify business associates.  Discuss with each other and lawyer the need for insurance such as homeowner, jewelry and maternity benefits on your medical insurance.  Work up a budget on a weekly and monthly basis.  Invite parents to dinner.  Have a party inviting groomsmen and bride’s attendants. Show them the wedding and honeymoon photographs.

CHANGING YOUR NAME Following is a list of whom to inform and what to modify when your name changes.  Driver’s License

 Lending Institutions

 Auto Registration & Title

 Medical/School records

 Auto Insurance

 Wills

 Social Security Card

 Accountant

 Credit Cards

 Securities Broker

 Checking/Savings Accounts

 Leases with Landlord

 Health Insurance Policies

 Library Card

 Life Insurance Policies

 Voter Registration Card

 Telephone Number & Listing

 Organization Memberships

 Post Office

 Passport

 Charge Accounts

 Safe Deposit Box

 Income Tax Deduction Status with Employer

 Magazine/Newspaper Subscriptions

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Directory of Services

bridal luncheon / shower / rehearsal dinner venues

A CUTTING EDGE CATERERS www.acuttingedgecatering.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 633-1032 ATHENA’S CAKES BY DESIGN 13544 Hwy 43 N., Northport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-7349 athenascakesbydesign@gmail.com MARY’S CAKES & PASTRIES, LLC 412-B 22nd Avenue, N’port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345-8610 www.maryscakesandpastries.com ONE STOP WEDDINGS & PARTIES 3076 McFarland Blvd. W.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349-2062 Kathie Simpson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 799-3695 SWEET TREATS Hwy 69 South. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343-2262

BEAR CREEK MANOR 301 Bear Creek Cutoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210-5300 Facebook.com/bearcreekmanor CHUCK’S FISH 508 Greensboro Avenue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248-9370 www.chucksfish.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 799-1720 THE CYPRESS INN RESTAURANT 501 Rice Mine Road North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345-6963 www.cypressinnrestaurant.com HOTEL CAPSTONE 320 Paul Bryant Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 752-3200 www.capstonehotel.com SOUTHERN HOUSE & GARDEN 15308 Shepard Park Road www.SouthernHouseAndGarden.com. . . . . . . . 345-5765

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bartending services J & S BARTENDING Marc Jones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310-3104 jsbar1@comcast.net beauty/health GLAM 2 GO Angelia Darty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 535-4669 facebook.com/glam2go.angelia MARY KAY COSMETICS Shawna S. Dyer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246-0420 ssdyer@MaryKay.com bridal/formal apparel/ formalwear BEAUTY MARK, INC. 1621 Skyland Blvd, East. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 556-2005 www.shopbeautymark.com BURCH & HATFIELD FORMAL SHOPS, INC. 1810 University Blvd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 759-1466 2623 McFarland Blvd. East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366-0077 CLASSY THREADS 900 Skyland Blvd. E., McFarland Mall, Ste. 4. . . 562-8776 www.classythreadsbridalandformal.com DANA LEA BRIDAL 1010 26th Avenue, Suite B, Northport By Appointment Only. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 737-0003 danaleabridal@gmail.com LADY IN LACE 410 Downtown Plaza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349-5223 www.ladyinlace.net. . . . . . . . . . . . . . inquiry@ladyinlace.net SASH – A BRIDESMAID’S BOUTIQUE 1653 McFarland Blvd. N., Suite F-2 . . . . . . . . . . . 344-4033 (located within Part Two) www.shop-sash.com 44

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bridal registry ANNA KATE & CO. 80 McFarland Boulevard, Suite 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349-2206 CAPITOL PARK ANTIQUES 2625 University Blvd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342-0055 www.capitolparkantiques.com HUDSON-POOLE JEWELERS 1111 Greensboro Avenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 752-5535 calligrapher THE FINE HAND CALLIGRAPHY, ETC. Andrea Watson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 553-2715 findhand13@bellsouth.net caterers A CUTTING EDGE CATERERS www.acuttingedgecatering.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 633-1032 A TAVOLA CATERING chefs@atavola-catering.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265-1110 southerndiningresources.com CASUAL CLASSIC CATERING LandNStation@bellsouth.net. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248-8386 THE CYPRESS INN RESTAURANT 501 Rice Mine Road North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345-6963 www.cypressinnrestaurant.com HOTEL CAPSTONE 320 Paul Bryant Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 752-3200 www.capstonehotel.com ONE STOP WEDDINGS & PARTIES 3076 McFarland Blvd. W.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349-2062 Kathie Simpson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 799-3695 SOUTHERN HOUSE & GARDEN 15308 Shepard Park Road www.SouthernHouseAndGarden.com. . . . . . . . 345-5765


entertainment & music TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT www.TotalEntertainmentWeddings.com. . . 205-301-7227 VIDEO D.J. BY CLINTON E. HORN . . . . . . 394-7452

TUSCALOOSA FLOWER SHOPPE 2208 University Boulevard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 758-3065 Tuscaloosaflowershoppe.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 861-7760

event planning DREAMS BY K. CRAWFORD K. Crawford . . . . . . . . . . dreamsbyk@aol.com / 393-0134 JESTER’S FLOWERS 2515 University Blvd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 752-9661 www.jestersflowers.com MATT CLINTON DESIGNS 705 Paul Bryant Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464-0488 www.mattclintondesigns.com SIGNATURE EVENTS Keely Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454-0683 keelyduke1982@gmail.com SOUTHERN HOUSE & GARDEN 15308 Shepard Park Road www.SouthernHouseAndGarden.com. . . . . . . . 345-5765 SPECIAL EVENTS – A GAME DAY TENTS CO. 1419 22nd Avenue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469-0105 www.SpecialEventsAL.com TERESA BELL/SWEET TREATS Hwy 69 South. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310-6480

HOTEL CAPSTONE 320 Paul Bryant Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 752-3200 www.HotelCapstone.com COURTYARD & FAIRFIELD INN by MARRIOTT 4115 Courtney Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 750-8384 www.marriott.com

floral preservation MEMORIES – FLOWER PRESERVATION Lynn Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242-7428 www.memories-flowerpreservation.com florist AMY’S FLORIST 4521 Longview Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345-2242 www.amystheflorist.com BEAUTY MARK, INC. 1621 Skyland Blvd, East. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 556-2005 BRYANT DESIGN, LLC Greta Bryant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 799-3917 gretacbryant@gmail.com JESTER’S FLOWERS 2515 University Blvd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 752-9661 www.jestersflowers.com MATT CLINTON DESIGNS 705 Paul Bryant Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464-0488 www.mattclintondesigns.com NANCY HAYES/SWEET TREATS Hwy 69 South. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 792-6542 SOUTHERN HOUSE & GARDEN 15308 Shepard Park Road www.SouthernHouseAndGarden.com. . . . . . . . 345-5765 SUE’S FLOWERS – Tyric Humphryes 405 Main Avenue, N’port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 758-2100

guest accommodations

honeymoon specialist TRAVEL PLANNERS, INC. 3918 Montclair Road, Birmingham. . . . . . . 205-870-3031 www.travelpi.com horse & carriage service MALLISHAM’S GLASS SLIPPER CARRIAGE TOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 752-3771 Ben & Eddie Mallisham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345-8496 invitations ANNA KATE & CO. 80 McFarland Boulevard, Suite 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349-2206 jewelry BEAUTY MARK, INC. 1621 Skyland Blvd, East. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 556-2005 HUDSON-POOLE JEWELERS 1111 Greensboro Avenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 752-5535 www.HudsonPoole.com lighting design TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT www.TotalEventLighting.com. . . . . . . . . . . . 205-301-7227 UPLIGHTING BY CLINTON E. HORN. . 394-7452 limousine service PRESTIGE LIMOUSINE SERVICE www.prestigelimotuscaloosa.net.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-0477 pfields4@bellsouth.net. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333-9879 musicians CRAIN SISTERS – HARPIST AND VIOLINIST crainsnest8@bellsouth.net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393-6407 www.crainsnestband.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 799-1416 FLUTEFORIA Flutist–Stephanie Whatley , Sandra Hill–Clarinetist www.StephanieWhatleyPhotography.com. . . . . 310-1059 HARPIST—WEDDING AND RECEPTIONS Mary Beth Cavert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345-6777 Tuscaloosa Bridal Directory

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photography

wedding & reception sites

ELISABETH KING PHOTOGRAPHY elisabethking32@hotmail.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240-2790 www.ekingphoto.com GARY FRANKLIN PHOTOGRAPHY www.garyfranklinphotography.com . . . . . . . . . . . 752-9719 HOLLOWAY PHOTOGRAPHY Larry Holloway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 553-8656 www.larryhollowayphotography.com. . . . . . . . . . 799-2438 JENNIFER MCATEER PHOTOGRAPHY www.jennifermcateerphotography.com. . . . . . . . 454-3998 MEGAN FOREHAND PHOTOGRAPHY www.meganforehandphoto.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 886-6020 SABRINA HARLESS PHOTOGRAPHY sabharless@comcast.net. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 752-2963 www.sabrinaharless.com SCOTTIE JONES PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . 372-3777 scottiejonesphotography.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . or 657-0104 STEPHANIE WHATLEY PHOTOGRAPHY www.stephaniewhatleyphotography.com.. . . . . . 553-3998

BATTLE-FRIEDMAN HOUSE 1010 Greensboro Avenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 758-6138 BEAR CREEK MANOR 301 Bear Creek Cutoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210-5300 Facebook.com/bearcreekmanor BRYANT CONFERENCE CENTER http://bcc.ua.edu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348-3001 CHUCK’S FISH 508 Greensboro Avenue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248-9370 www.chucksfish.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 799-1720 HOTEL CAPSTONE 320 Paul Bryant Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 752-3200 www.HotelCapstone.com MAXWELL-PETERS HOME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343-1691 302 Main Avenue, Northport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 886-8638 SOUTHERN HOUSE & GARDEN 15308 Shepard Park Road www.SouthernHouseAndGarden.com. . . . . . . . 345-5767 THE CYPRESS INN RESTAURANT 501 Rice Mine Road North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345-6963 www.cypressinnrestaurant.com THE JEMISON MANSION 1305 Greensboro Avenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 758-2906 THE L&N STATION 301 Greensboro Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248-8386 LandNStation@bellsouth.net THE OAKS 430 Walnut St., Centreville, AL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225-0044 www.theoaksatcentreville.com TUSCALOOSA COUNTY PARK & RECREATION AUTHORITY www.tcpara.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 562-3220 THE UNIVERSITY CLUB 421 Queen City Avenue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348-4849 ucevents@uclub.ua.edu

photo booths MAGIC CITY PHOTO BOOTHS MagicCityPhotoBooths@yahoo.com. . . . . . . . . 902-9335 MagicCityPhotoBooths.com SPECIAL EVENTS 1419 22nd Ave.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469-0105 www.specialeventsal.com TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT TotalEntertainmentWeddings.com. . . . . . . . . . . . 301-7227 rentals ABZ RENT-ALL 1331 McFarland Blvd. NE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 759-5444 abzrent-all.com DREAMS—LUXURY LINENS K. Crawford . . . . . . . . . . dreamsbyk@aol.com / 393-0134 LYREHC’S LINEN & SPECIALTIES. . . . . . . 553-8388 SPECIAL EVENTS – A GAME DAY TENTS CO. 1419 22nd Avenue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469-0105 www.SpecialEventsAL.com videographers ACTION VIDEO actionvideotuscaloosa@gmail.com. . . . . . . . . . . . 394-0141 www.actionvideotuscaloosa.com HOLLOWAY PRODUCTIONS Lance Holloway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 553-8656 www.hollowayproductions.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242-9263 46

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wedding gown preservation ROYAL FINE CLEANERS Tuscaloosa & Northport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391-0034 www.royalfinecleaners.com wine & beer boutique CARPÉ VINO 515 Greensboro Avenue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366-8444 www.carpevinottown.com


Tyric Humphryes DESIGNER

205-758-2100 | 800-223-2620 405 Main Avenue, Northport www.suesflowersnorthport.com

Rylee Hitchner Photography


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How to Cut a Wedding Cake

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he most important info is to (1) remove the top tier which is usually saved and (2) obviously remove the topper and any other non-edible decorations, then (3) start from the top and work your way down the cake.

The first step is to use the right knife. Always use a sharp, thin knife. The cuts should be made by first inserting the knife straight down into the cake, and then by pulling the knife at an angle toward the outer edge. Before the next cut, wipe the knife clean with a damp cloth.

1. Start from the top by removing the 6" tier, which is usually the bride and groom’s cake to be saved. 2. Work from any side to cut a horizontal line about two inches from the outer edge of the tier. 3. Slice from right to left to make vertical cuts about one inch apart, until the entire row has been sliced. 4. Cut another horizontal line two inches from the new edge, and slice this row. 5. Repeat until the entire tier has been cut. 6. You should produce five rows in the 10" tier. 7. Move to the 14" and repeat the process for seven rows.

Three-Tiered Round Cake

Heart and Oval Cakes

Finally, if there are more than 3 tiers, remove the tiers before cutting to avoid having the tiers slip off while cutting.

General Guidelines

1. Start from the top by removing the 6" tier, which is usually the bride and groom’s cake to be saved. 2. Cut a circle about two inches from the outer edge of the 10" tier. 3. Work from this circle and make vertical cuts about one inch apart, until the ring is completely sliced. 4. Use the same starting procedure and cut another two-inch ring, again slicing into one-inch pieces. 5. Repeat the procedure until the tier is completed; then repeat entire process on 14" tier until all the cake has been served. Source: http://www.elegantaffair-ca.com/weddingcake.php 48

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Heart and oval shaped cakes are cut in a similar fashion as square and rectangular cakes.

Hexagonal and Petal Cakes Hexagonal shaped and petal shaped cakes are cut up in the same way as for round cakes.


430 Walnut Street Centreville, AL 35042 (205) 225-0044 email: theoaksatcentrevilleal @yahoo.com

www.theoaksatcentreville.com

Conservatory Photo by Brooke Dezines

Visit us on Facebook.com/TheOAKS01

Photos by Daphney Walker


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Entertainment Trends by Carlos Otalora, Total Entertainment

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ou have invited your closest friends and family to share in your special day. How do you plan to keep your guests entertained throughout the next few hours? There are a variety of ways to incorporate fun entertainment options to keep your guests having a great time at your reception. One important aspect you should take into account when starting to plan your entertainment is the bride and groom’s personalities. Your personality should be reflected in the entertainment you choose. The following are some current wedding entertainment trends:

Disc Jockeys Having a disc jockey perform at your reception is one of the most popular and affordable options for wedding reception entertainment. Disc jockeys can provide you and your guests with a wide variety of music that will appeal to the young and the young at heart. Disc jockeys will also handle all of your announcements such as bridal party introductions, cake cutting, first dance, etc. Wedding disc jockeys are trained to handle all the details behind every great wedding reception. Make sure when hiring a DJ that

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they have thorough experience with handling a wedding.

Event Lighting Lighting at weddings has become a hot trend with brides the last few years. Many brides are utilizing lighting as a way of raising the bar on the overall look of their reception. Today’s brides are adding dramatic uplighting, downlighting their wedding cakes to make the guests go “wow”and using gobos to project their monograms or names onto the walls of the reception venue or dance floor.

Photo Booths Photo Booths are one of the hottest trends for receptions. Having a photo booth at your reception can be lots of fun and a great alternative to trying to figure out what favors to get for your guests. The bride and groom can customize the photos with their names and wedding date to appear on each photo strip.  This is a unique photo souvenir of your special day. When planning your entertainment weigh your options and make your big day celebration as fun, interesting and personal as possible.


Tight Images —Tightimages.instaproofs.com

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The Perfect Wedding Toast

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erious, humorous, or poignant, toasts are an integral part of almost every wedding celebration. Every toast is different, and on such a special occasion, many will be eager to share their sentiments. You’re not alone if you fear public speaking, but at your best friend’s wedding, you’re bound to want to say a few words in her (or his) honor. If you’re truly prepared to speak in front of people, you’ll find it’s much easier to let the words flow. Here are some tips to help you get ready: The best toasts are those that are heartfelt. So start by pouring your heart out. List everything you want people to know about your friends. (Remember to talk about both the bride and the groom in your toast.) Start with the best qualities. Include memories of good times together—especially the first time they spoke of their beloved. Scribble some thoughts about what makes them a great couple and your wish for their future. You have two audiences. One is the bride and groom, and you can make them happy by not saying anything that would cause them embarrassment. Your other audience is the assembly of friends and family. Stories of drunken revels and bad relationships may be appropriate at the bachelor(ette) party, but not at the wedding reception! A toast is a speech. It should have a beginning, a middle, and an end, and make sense throughout. When you stand up to speak, it’s best to have a single card with a few notes written down to help you remember the key points. Rehearse before the big day. Many wedding toasters aim for lyricism in song or rhyming poetry. That’s a great idea, if it’s you. But a direct, from-the-heart talk works well also. Be sincere and be yourself. One of the classic rules of public speaking Tuscaloosa Bridal Directory

is to open with a joke. One of the classic rules of wedding toasting is to end by tugging on the heartstrings. If you can’t be sentimental at a wedding, where can you be? On the other hand, while a couple of well-placed jokes can win the crowd, you’re not there to do a stand-up routine. A toast should last no longer than three minutes, which translates to no more than five double-spaced pages. Rehearse your toasts with a stopwatch. If it’s five minutes or under, don’t worry, since under the glare of the spotlight, you may speak faster. At the Rehearsal Dinner, the first toast is made by the dinner’s host, usually the groom’s father, during the main course. The toast is often met by a “return toast” from the bride’s father. Then it’s open season—the mothers of the bride and groom, the best man and maid/matron of honor, other wedding attendants, family, and close friends. The Groom’s Toast: Keep it short. Be sincere. Thank everyone for coming, including your parents and hers. Share a brief personal (not too personal) story of experiences shared with your bride, but don’t tell embarrassing stories or go on and on. Turn to your bride and look her in the eye, tell her how proud you are to be her husband, how happy you are today, and how much you love her!


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A Musical Menu for Marching Down the Aisle

For the Procession Down the Aisle • “Air on the G String,” Bach: contemplative, passionate. • “Allegro” from The Water Music, Handel: jaunty, uplifting ditty. • “Andante” from String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 29, Schubert: tender theme from the opera Rosamunde. • “Andante” from Piano Concerto No.21 K.467, Mozart: used in the movie Elvira Madigan. • “Arioso” from Cantata 156, Bach: nice, lessused substitute for “Air on the G String.” • “Bridal Chorus” from Act III of Lohengrin, Wagner: “Here Comes the Bride.” • “Canon in D,” Pachelbel: melodious round that keeps growing and growing. • “The Four Seasons,” Vivaldi: various movements that provide uplifting, classic touch. • “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” Bach: simple, swirling and sentimental. • “Largo” from the opera Xerxes, Handel: slow, moving melody that builds to majestic climax. • “Nocturne” from String Quartet No. 2, Borodin: passionate tune in the show Kismet. • “Romanza” from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Mozart: nothing more beautiful than this stately melody. • “See, The Conquering Hero Comes” from the oratorio Judas Maccabeus. Handel: bold tune. Perfect for the unabashed bride who idolizes her groom. • “Sheep May Safely Graze,” Bach: a heart tugger. • “Traumerie” from Kinderscene, Schumann: dreamy. • “Trumpet Tune,” Purcell, “Trumpet Voluntary in D,” Jeremiah Clarke: regal Baroque fanfares. • “Vocaluse,” Rachmaninoff: gorgeous love song with a hint of tragedy. For the Recessional • “Hornpipe” from The Water Music, Handel: noble Baroque tune. • “Ode to Joy,” Beethoven: solemnity meets hope. • “Rondeau,” Jean Joseph Mouret: theme from PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre. • “Wedding March” from Midsummernight’s Dream, Mendelssohn: a joyous conclusion to start the rest of your lives together. • “Hallelujah Chorus,” by Handel: if you really want to make a statement! By Martin Steinberg, The Associated Press

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Reception Checklist

When planning your wedding, set a budget and stick with it. The following checklist will help you keep track of your expenses.

The Location ❍ Proximity to the ceremony site ❍ Date availability and discount days to consider ❍ Rental fee and what it includes ❍ Time allowed to decorate the space for the day of the wedding ❍ Using the location for a ceremony as well, if desired ❍ Whether there will be other receptions that day ❍ Number of guests the space will accommodate comfortably ❍ Terms of liability insurance ❍ Ratio of staff to guests ❍ Overtime charges ❍ Postponement/cancellation refund policy ❍ Gratuities and taxes ❍ Availability of valet parking ❍ Clean restroom facilities ❍ Room for changing ❍ Means of handicapped access ❍ The availability of a nursery or babysitter Food and Drink ❍ Meal options, from a seated dinner to a dessert-only reception ❍ Special meals to accommodate restricted diets ❍ Price per guest ❍ Method of payment ❍ A date for tasting menu and tour of the site with a wedding in progress ❍ Dessert table policy ❍ Availability of non-alcoholic beer, wine, and beverages ❍ Top-shelf wine and alcohol vs. house brands ❍ Cost of open bar vs. one/two hour cocktail service or host’s per-drink tab arrangement

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❍ Possibility of bringing in your alcohol

and amount of corking fee ❍ Supplier of the wedding cake and cutting

fee ❍ On-site wedding coordinator Miscellaneous ❍ Musicians ❍ Florist ❍ Photographer ❍ Videographer ❍ Cake knife/server ❍ Food for band, etc. ❍ Wedding guest book ❍ Seating plans ❍ Place cards ❍ Decorations ❍ Favors ❍ List of photos Basic Rentals for Off-site locations ❍ Tent ❍ Chairs ❍ Tables ❍ China ❍ Cutlery ❍ Glassware ❍ Tableskirts ❍ Dance floor ❍ Serving trays and dishes ❍ Linens ❍ Lighting ❍ Heaters and/or air conditioners ❍ Restroom facilities ❍ Electrical outlets ❍ Bar equipment


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Your First Dance by Noelle Ingram Owner, All Fired Up

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here is something so mesmerizing about a couple who knows how to dance. A growing trend in wedding planning is adding pizzazz to the first dance with choreography. The first dance sets the tone to the reception and gives your guests an unexpected entertainment treat. Here are some tips to keep in mind. Stick with your wedding theme. If you’re planning a very traditional wedding and reception, you may not want to bust out in a hip-hop dance. (Or maybe you do.) Pick a song and dance style that will echo your venue and personalities. Think about whether your event is traditional, modern, whimsical, country, jazzy, etc. There are a variety of ballroom dances, such as waltz, fox-trot, swing, that can go with any modern-day song. Select a song that’s special to you as a couple. Be sure to search your song on iTunes to see if there are other artists that performed your song. You may find the perfect arrangement by an unexpected artist. Who knew Maroon Five sang “The Way You Look Tonight”? Hire someone to choreograph the dance. Many dance studios offer specials on wedding dance instruction. Bring a CD with several song choices and let the instructor show you possible dances that would work to each. Most studios are able to splice songs and get the arrangement just perfect for your dance. Some couples can’t decide on just one song and have several songs compiled into one. Keep it short and sweet. You always want to leave your audience wanting more, and that also goes for your first dance. Try to keep your music arrangement and dance under two minutes. Longer than two minutes may be overkill for your guests, not to mention the extra memorization on

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your part. You’ll have enough to worry about on your wedding day; don’t overdo it with six minutes of a strenuous routine. Check out wedding dances on YouTube. Learn from others that have come before you. Check out a few wedding dances that other couples have posted on YouTube. See what works for you and your fiancé. A waltz for the princess and her Prince Charming? A fox-trot to your favorite Sinatra song? A funny re-enactment of “We Go Together” by the entire bridal party? Let your dance reflect your personalities and likes. Practice makes perfect. Practice, practice, practice. Memorize your dance so you don’t worry about it when it comes time to perform. Practice is fun and serves as great quality time with your honey before the wedding. Perform your dance in front of a small group of friends or family before the reception. It will give you a chance to see how you do in front of people. Remember to practice in your wedding shoes (and dress if possible.) Dancing is a whole different ball game in heels. Once your dance is down pat, remember to have fun with it. Put your personality into it with facial expressions, smiles, and winks at each other. No one will mind if you mess up as long as you look like you are having fun with it. A mess up will only be painful if you make it look painful. Guests don’t mind watching a happy couple having fun on their wedding day. That’s what they want to see.


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Ask the Baker by Mary Cesar, Mary’s Cakes and Pastries Q1. How much wedding cake do I need? The general rule is to order enough bride’s cake to serve all guests, and enough groom’s cake for half. So, if you expect 100 guests, order a bride’s cake that serves 100, and a groom’s cake that serves 50. That being said, the more guests you invite, the less cake you need, especially if you have two cakes. While you don’t want to run out of cake, you also do not want to have the entire bottom tier of cake left over. You may cut the cake order by 10% to 20% for medium weddings (150 guests), and by 20% to 30% for larger weddings.

Decorations for the cake table, such as linens, a server and knife for cutting the cake, plates, forks and napkins are also not included.

Q2. How big is a serving of wedding cake? A standard slice of two layer wedding cake is one inch wide by two inches long. You may cut smaller slices to serve more guests.

Q7. Who pays for the groom’s cake? Usually the groom’s family does.

Q3. Who cuts the wedding cake? The bride often designates a friend or family member to cut the cakes. You may have one or two people to cut and serve each cake. If you are expecting the caterer to cut the cakes, be sure to arrange this in advance. Q4. When should I order my cake? Order your wedding cake soon after you book the reception venue. In most cases, this is six to nine months in advance. This is especially important when ordering cake to serve 150 or more. Brides are competing for cakes as much as reception venues. Many bakers limit the number of wedding cakes they make each weekend based on size and complexity. Q5. What is included in the price of a wedding cake? You should ask your baker if the quoted price includes: • Delivery and set-up to reception venue • Cake stand rental • Different flavors and fillings • Edible decorations such as fondant flowers, fresh fruit, candies or chocolate Non-edible decorations such as fresh flowers or a cake topper are almost never included in the quoted price of a wedding cake. 64

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Q6. What styles of cake can I choose from? Besides the size of the cake, bakers will ask your preferences regarding: • A square or round cake (or combination) • A stacked cake or separated cake • Cake flavor, icing and filling between layers • Color and type of decorations A professional baker will draw a picture of the cake design and attach it to your contract, so there is no misunderstanding.

Q8. How can I get the best value? There is no rule that you must to serve every guest from the main cake. Supplementing your main cake with more economical sheet cakes cut in the kitchen is one way to stretch your wedding cake budget. Q9. Does fondant taste bad? And why does it cost more? The taste of fondant depends on the quality of the ingredients and the skill of the maker. Most people have only tasted the inexpensive white fondant sold at hobby stores, which tastes like sweet cardboard. Fondant made from better quality ingredients, such as white chocolate, tastes infinitely better. Q10. Can I mix flavors and fillings? Yes. However, when you offer more than one flavor or filling, be prepared for your guests to have more than one slice as they may want to try both flavors. We suggest ordering 10% more cake when multiple flavors are offered. www.doroughphotography.com

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Divorced Parents: Dealing with the Situation

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f your divorced parents are on good terms, count your blessings. If they are not, or if their relationship is marginal, correct handling of these delicate matters can help avoid any unwanted tensions. There are several alternatives you should consider in planning your church wedding and reception arrangements to accommodate your divorced parents. According to protocol, the parent with whom you have lived with the longest issues the invitations. The other parent is usually not mentioned unless both parties agree to each of their names being presented. Protocol, however, does not always create good feelings. Try to include both parent’s names on the invitation. When you’re introducing your parents to your future in-laws, it is usually proper to introduce the parent with whom you have lived the longest, then introduce your other parent shortly afterward. The bride’s father should always walk his daughter down the aisle,

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except under extenuating circumstances. If that is not possible, a substitute can stand in for the the father. A brother, uncle or close family friend will be fine. Special church seating arrangements can help smooth rough spots. The bride’s mother and her family (parents, husband and children) are seated in the first row. The second row is left empty to afford a better view for the bride’s father, who, after giving her away, is seated with his immediate family in the third row. The same seating arrangement pertains to the groom’s family if they are divorced. Of course, what’s most important isn’t where everyone stands or sits but how they feel about it. In order to head off misunderstandings, it’s best to talk with all parties early on about what your expectations are. This small amount of time and attention devoted to handling these matters will reward you with a day that is as free of tension as it can possibly be.


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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort by Linda Holloway

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ay goodbye to pre-wedding entanglements and enjoy tranquility and romance at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. This #1 resort on Florida’s acclaimed Emerald Coast welcomes newly­ weds to Sandestin’s “world” that includes miles of diamond white sand beaches and memorable sunsets—no passport needed. Located in Northwest Florida, couples can explore 2,400 acres featuring more than 1,300 lodging options and 19 swimming pools. The Luau and Grand Sandestin are both smart choices for newlyweds. Luau, a two-tower Asian-inspired condominium building, boasts ocean views, and a 20th floor observation deck with breathtaking scenery. Take a splash in

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the 4,000-square-foot saltwater swimming pool with a swim-behind waterfall. Along Sandestin’s Bayside, you will find the resort’s signature luxury condominium hotel, Grand Sandestin. The Southern inspired architectural design features a sweeping two-story veranda with a private pool area and lush gardens. Ask about the resort’s “Romance Package” that includes accommodations in a Grand Sandestin Studio, dinner for two at Bistro Bijoux, two half session massages and chocolate strawberries and champagne delivered to your room. The Grand Sandestin is just steps away from Sandestin’s 28-acre pedestrian Village of Baytowne Wharf. Enjoy restaurants, shops,


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boutiques and nightlife venues with musical entertainment. For a romantic fine dining experience, my husband and I dined at Marlin Grill—specializing in fresh seafood and grilled steaks. The Pan Sautéed Grouper and Hickory-Grilled Filet are amazing, and finish with the house-made cheesecake. Reserve a seat along the outside terrace and dine by candlelight. Sandestin amenities include one hour free of kayak or canoe rentals and one hour of boogie boards. Explore the resort with two complimentary 4-hour bicycle rentals each day of your stay and an hour of free Sandestin tennis resort court time per day. The complimentary Sandestin tram transportation even includes a beach stop. A favorite activity for couples at Sandestin is YOLO Boarding. Set out on a new adventure at the Baytowne Marina where mastering the art of stand up paddling is simple on the tranquil Choctawhatchee Bay.

three-hour dinner cruise. Make sure you visit Solaris’ 1,400-square-foot sky deck just before sunset where the wind, water and sinking sun combine to make a lasting memory. Exiting Solaris, the sounds were as simple as the sloshing white caps spanking the hulls of private yachts tucked in their slips awaiting dawn. The flags atop the yachts were fiercely flapping in the night breeze camouflaging our intimate exchanges and, at that moment, the “world” of Sandestin belonged to us. For Sandestin information: 1-866-91-BEACH www.Sandestin.com For South Walton tourist information: 800-822-6877 www.visitsouthwalton.com

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m List of credit cards, traveler’s checks, checking account numbers m List of luggage contents (needed for claiming losses) m Guidebooks m Address book (for postcards) m Glasses, sunglasses m Sewing kit m Adapter plugs (for traveling abroad) m Hair dryer m Traveler’s alarm clock m Camera, film or CF cards, batteries m Cell phone and charger, prepaid long distance phone cards Warm Weather Trip m T-shirts, shorts m Swimwear m Sandals m Light jacket, wrap m Sun hats, visors

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