Saturday, November 28, 2015

Wedding Traditions

You may be interested in the origins of some popular traditions included in observing your marriage. Bridal gowns, for example, are white because the Greeks believed white embodied purity, innocence and joyfulness. Wedding veils have always symbolized modesty, privacy, youth and maiden hood. That way of thinking still has a foothold; bridal etiquette authorities today advise second-time brides to skip the veil and wear a less traditional headpiece instead. Most are familiar with the poem about bridal attire: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a lucky sixpence in your shoe.” What’s not generally known is that if a bride borrows an item from a happily married woman, the giver’s happiness is said to be passed on to the bride. Something blue symbolizes constancy in a relationship. The bridal garter originates from at least two cultures. In ancient times, it represented the virginal girdle; the groom’s removal of the garter symbolized her relinquishment of that status. The garter can also be traced to the Old English custom of flinging the stocking. Wedding guests would sneak into the bridal chamber, pick up the newlywed’s discarded stockings and throw them at the couple. Whoever flung a stocking that hung on the bride or groom’s nose would be the next to marry. Wedding bands, symbolizing eternal love by their lack of a beginning or end, grew out of an ancient tribal custom of using circlets of grass to decorate a bride’s wrists and ankles. The Romans and Egyptians, with their love of precious metals and stones, initiated the practice of using silver and gold. Rings are worn yet today on the third finger of the left hand because ancient cultures believed that finger had a vein running straight to the heart. The “throwing of the rice” at fleeing newlyweds is a traditional way of wishing them many children.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Day Weddings

We at The Wedding Guide wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Please do something fun with your family, and remember to be thankful for what you have. A wise friend once said to me "No matter who you are, there is always someone who wishes they were you!" I have remembered that many times, as it is so true. I am thankful always, not just one day a year, for who I am, the life I have, and most of all for my husband and daughter and the love of my family and close friends. So, I challenge you to make it the best holiday ever no matter how you will be spending it, from Debbie, publisher of The Wedding Guide.

Monday, November 16, 2015

LGTB Wedding Expo in Long Beach

LGTB 3rd Annual Wedding Expo on Sunday, November 22, 2015 • 12pm - 6pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & The Pike in Long Beach Last Bridal event in 2015! Enjoy a Fashion Show, Live Entertainment, Celebrity Guest Appearance, Speakers and Workshops, Live Wedding Ceremony, Giveaways, and much more! (800) 967-8001 ext.201

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bridal Brunch in Orange on Sunday

Champagne Brunch at Southern California Wedding Center on Sunday, November 15, 2015 • 11:00 - 3:00 2922 E. Chapman, in Orange 92869 Complimentary for engaged couples Meet a variety of Wedding Specialists in one location Chance to win a 3-day Cruise for two! The Southern California Wedding Center in Orange is putting on an elegant wedding show brunch to connect you with amazing wedding planning services. If you are recently engaged, come join us for a complimentary champagne brunch affair. This event will feature great music and live performances, networking, a lavish spread of appetizers, a champagne bar, giveaways, gift bags and more! Who We Are: The Southern California Wedding Center is home to Mary Me Bridal and several of Orange County's finest wedding professionals. Our Center consists of award-winning professionals such as Photographers, Videographers, Music and Entertainment, Wedding Planners, and much more! Register at:

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Bridal Show in Pasadena

Bridal Showplace Event on November 8, 2015 from 11:00am - 3:00pm at the Hilton Hotel in Pasadena, 168 S Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101 •Have your photo taken at the photo booths, •Learn the latest trends at the Wedding Planning Seminars, •Ask the Experts, •Get free wedding planners and magazines, including The Wedding Guide, •Preview the latest bridal fashions for the entire bridal party featured in our beautifully choreographed fashion shows, •Enter to win thousands of $$$ in Door Prizes. Grooms are special too - at each event we hold a separate "Groom's Only Drawing". See you there...

Monday, November 2, 2015

Roaring 20's Bridal Party

Presented by The Cornerstone Bridal Connexion Upcoming Roaring 20's Bridal Party Friday, November 6, 2015 • 6:30pm - 10:30pm Anaheim Marriott Suites, 12015 Harbor Blvd. in Garden Grove, CA 92840 Fashion Show, Hors d' Oeuvres, Desserts, Cash Bar, and Live Music • First 100 registered Brides receive a complimentary Glass of Champagne, and Sample Dinner Contact Chris Stults (714) 658-8788 or Register at: