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4G--Julv 23. 1972 Sunday Gazette-Mail ~Charleston, Wnt VirÂ»iniÂ» Attendants Share Couple's Happiness V Flowers, Rings, Gifts, Clothes Groom's Costs Although the bride's family bears the brunt of the wedding expense, the bridegroom and his family also have financial responsibilities. He is responsible for the engagement and wedding rings, for his wedding clothes, for the marriage license, for the bride's'bouquet and going- away corsage, bouquets for the bridesmaids, boutonniercs for the men and corsages for both m o t h e r s and grand- . mothers, a gift for the bride, gifts for best man and ushers, luggage and necessities for his p e r s o n a l w a r d r o b e , t h e billeting of his out-of-town attendants and their wives and for out-of-town guests in his family (he isn't obligated to pay the hotel bills, but should make the appropriate reservations or arrangements if the stay will be in the home of a friend), the rehearsal d i n n e r ( o p t i o n a l ) , t h e clergyman's fee ($10 to $50 depending on the size of the wedding), and all honeymoon plans and expenses. The bride herself is r e s p o n s i b l e f o r t h e bridegroom's wedding ring, small gifts for her attendants, a w e d d i n g g i f t for the bridegroom, her medical ex- a m i n a t i o n , p e r s o n a l stationery and calling cards her luggage and a gift registry f o r w e d d i n g p r e s e n t selections. Coloring Booklet Gives Bride Look at Bedroom Planning Most decorators agree. Color selection in the bedroom- should be a personal reflection of the life you lead--be it a return to the warm earthy tones of n a t u r e , the sentimental hues of a Victorian boudoir or the vivid point counter-point of the abstract artist. Today, color selection is not a matter of what goes with what, but that which delights the eye. Long aware of the bride's decorating problems in furnishing her first bedroom, the makers of one brand of mattresses turned the tables on the traditional color-planning textbook in their creation of "The Bride's Bedroom Coloring Book." The adult coloring book offers a minimum of decorator advice and a maximum of opportunity for the bride to experiment with her own color sense. Just add crayons or colored pens to the black and white bedroom illustrations in the book and mix and match with ease. Each bedroom illustration reflects a popular furniture style, from Early American to French Provincial to today's decorator choice, eclectic. A detachable color wheel, i n c l u d e d in The Bride's Bedroom Coloring Book, comes in handy when shopping for l i n e n s , b e d s p r e a d s , u p holstered pieces or carpeting. A guide to sheet and blanket sizes in also provided. For the look you want especially for him ... 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Lie down on the mattress to evaluate comfort and support features. Always buy a matching mattress and foundation at the same time, for they're specifically designed to work together as a unit, and never accept a hand-me-down mattress. Buy the best bedding you can afford and beware of bedding "bargains." Don't shop price only. Be sure to con-' side"-, 'oday's preferred queen and, ig size bedding for maximum comfort. The Bride's Bedroom Coloring Book is available by mail from the Bridal Department of Serta Associates, Inc., 666 North Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Illinois 60611. Enclose 35c, for handling and postage. Once you have set the date for your wedding, you will want to ask your closest friends to share your hap- p i n e s s b y s e r v i n g a s attendants. Dressed in pretty frocks, they wiil add to the beauty of your wedding, but they also will lend you moral support and no doubt will offer their services in innumerable ways in the weeks leading up to the big day. There are no set rules on the number of bridesmaids you have, but fewer should be chosen if the wedding is simple. Even if the wedding is large, however, keep in mind t h a t m o r e t h a n e i g h t bridesmaids tends to look a bit theatrical, so it's best to have one, two, four, six or eight. You will want your more intimate friends to attend you, but it's a nice gesture to in- Scotch Bridal Often Sealed With Scotch Marriage contracts may be sealed with a kiss now, but years ago in Scotland, they were more likely to be sealed with a sip of Scotch. According to a 1682 account, parents and friends of the prospective bride and groom would meet at some point midway between the two homes. If arrangements were worked out satisfactorily, everyone would drink from a bottle called the "agreement bottle." Prior to the 19th century, English lasses were often barmaids "as well as brides on their wedding days, as it was a common practice for young ladies of low fortune to sell ale on their wedding day, with the invited friends contributing money or goods for the brew. Also, in early England, it was common for people to drink at the church during w e d d i n g s . T h i s w a s necessitated by the fact that homes and taverns wee usually not big enough to accommodate the crowds of the entire countryside for a festive wedding. According to researchers at Black White Scotch, in 17th century Holland, the importance of spirits to a new marriage even e x t e n d e d beyond the ceremony itself. On the day after the wedding the bride would often appear with her head covered to present guests with a drink to symbolize her new role as mistress of her home. elude the bridegroom's sisters if he has any. If you have a sister anywhere near your own age, it's almost a breach of etiquette not to have her as your honor attendant. If your little sister is too young for a bridesmaid and too tall for a flowergirl, include her as a junior bridesmaid. WHEN THE honor attendant is married, she is called the matron of honor. If unmarried, she's your maid of honor. Bridesmaids, however, are never referred to as bridesmatrons regardless of their marital status. In selecting dresses for your bridesmaids, try to pick something that is becoming to all of them and something that can possibly be worn by them to other events later. Price should be of prime cons i d e r a t i o n . A t t e n d a n t s customarily pay for their gowns so try not to choose something so costly that it puts a crimp in their budgets. If a bridesmaid cannot afford the clothes, she should tell the truth instead of making up an excuse that might hurt the bride far more. The bride may consult with her attendants concerning their dresses, but the final selection should be hers alone. It's far too difficult to reach consensus on a dress with so many varied tastes involved. THE DRESS should harmonize in feeling and fabric with your bridal gown. Any color is proper, although lighter fabrics and lighter shades are preferred for spring and summer weddings. As to ushers, the size of your wedding will determine the number. One usher for every 25 or 50 guests is considered adequate. It's not necessary to have exactly the same number of ushers as there are bridesmaids, but it does make for better balance. The bridegroom generally chooses his brother, his father or his closest friend to serve as best man. One usher may be appointed head usher and he serves as a sort of supervisor. The bride will want to select some small gift for her attendants to commemorate the occasion and the bridegroom customarily does likewise for his attendants. 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