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16 Webster-Kirkwood Times February 13 - 19, 2009 February 13 - 19, 2009

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day nerves is for the couple to get orga- Who doesn’t hope for good fortune on
nized and begin planning their event the their wedding day? That’s why there are
moment the engagement period begins.
By making a list of things to do, cou-
so many traditions and steps people take
to ensure luck is smiling down on them Unlimited
ples can allot time in their schedules for
each task – and they can feel a sense of
for their wedding. Here are some tradi-
tions you may not have known about.
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accomplishment and relief each time an
item is ticked off the list.
the wedding-planning process.
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• According to Greek culture, tuck a
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Couples should select a date for their the wedding entertainer. Early booking union.
wedding soon after becoming engaged. ensures an available date. • Hindu tradition says rain on your
After all, it is the countdown to this day • Choose a florist. Flowers add an wedding day is good luck.
For your next social
For your next social that will help organize and determine elegant touch to the wedding day. A flo- • The groom carries his newly be-
event, party gathering or
event, party gathering or planning schedules. rist will provide flowers for the ceremony trothed across the threshold to protect
business
For your nextmeeting,
social
business meeting, • Reserve a ceremony location. and the reception in many cases. her from evil spirits.
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Webster —
ofgathering —or Traditional weddings take place in a • Select and order dresses. Wed- • A law in 1775 said a wedding was
a
a new
new and
and modern
business meeting
meeting,
modern meeting house of worship. It’s best to meet with ding and bridesmaid gowns can take sev- not legal if the bride wore makeup during
and
The
and banquet
Edge center
of Webster
banquet center— a pastor, rabbi or other officiant to see if eral months to order and be tailored, so the ceremony.
a new and modern meeting
accommodating your group the ceremony site will be available for the it’s best if this fun part of wedding plan- • Wedding and engagement rings are
up to 200 people.
and banquet center Weddings and events
wedding. ning is done early on. worn on the fourth finger of the left hand
accommodating
Located your group • Book a reception site. After se- • Order invitations. With a bevy of because it was long believed a vein ran
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to 200
just east
just east
people.
Campus on Marshall Avenue
Marshall Avenue
of Brentwood
curing the ceremony location, couples
will have peace of mind knowing they can
styles of invitations there will be many
ideas to consider. Couples should decide
from that finger directly to the heart.
• Ancient Greeks and Romans said
Something borrowed, something blue, Wedding planning, design and
coordination
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