Congratulations and Best Wishes On Your Engagement!

According to the old fashioned etiquette rules, when you heard a couple were engaged you would congratulate the groom, because he had talked some woman into the drudgery of becoming an unpaid cook, housekeeper, child birther/raiser and bed warmer.  You were to offer the bride your best wishes because she would need them to get through the next decades of unpaid drudgery.  Fortunately, times have changed and brides and grooms are living on a more equal plane. 

 

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Wreaths, Garlands and Timeless Weddings

Do brides today realize how close they are to their sisters of Ancient Rome and Greece when they place a garland down the middle of the table at their reception, or weave a floral wreath in their hair before they walk down the aisle?

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