We've all heard at some point that, according to etiquette, wedding guests have a year to give the newlyweds a gift. But, some etiquette experts say it would not only be wrong, but rude to wait a year to give someone a gift for ANY occasion. Could that be right? Have we all been lied to? Where did that misinformation come from? One theory is that some doubtful guests want to wait to make sure the couple stays together.
Read what JODI R. R. SMITH had to say about the year-to-give-a-gift rumor in the Boston Globe.
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This wedding dress may not be your dream gown, although it did make headlines recently. But it IS squeezably soft! That's because it's made entirely of Charmin toilet paper. Katrina Chalifoux of Illinois won first-place in the nationwide Cheap and Chic Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest. Frocks designed by the six finalists were unveiled yesterday at Ripley's Believe It or Not "Odditorium" in Times Square. Chalifoux says it took her two weeks to fashion moulded toilet paper into this white sheath with a raised flower pattern. Way to go.
Good grief! Have you been hearing all this chatter about the meanness of bridal boutiques? Apparently, it's enough to make some brides turn their backs on these shops altogther. Filene's Running of the Brides is more popular than ever as women begin to suspect that the $6,000 gowns they got for $400 may never have been worth 6K to begin with. So we already knew that many brides to be were looking for ways around "boutique-ish" prices, as demonstrated by THIS article on CNN.com.
And now it's come to this: Women being CHARGED to try on wedding dresses. Right now, it's only happening across the pond. But is it only a matter of time before this trend washes up on our shores? Shop owners say they don't have time to cater to women who aren't serious about buying a gown, or women who aren't even engaged but are trying on gowns "for fun". Read the full article HERE. Well there ARE ways to get around all the mayhem. We'll have more tips next week. Stay tuned.
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