Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 23, 1972 · Page 88
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 88

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 23, 1972
Page 88
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12G--July 23, ]9T2 Sunday Gazctte-Mail Finalize Plans in Last Four Weeks fhe following list from an engagement and wedding guide, includes ihe major steps to follow for just the last f o u r weeks b e f o r e t h e wedding: Send the formal wedding portrait and news release to the newspaper to arrive two weeks before the wedding. Make reservations or other arrangements for housing your out-of-town attendants. The groom does the same for his best man and the ushers. The groom takes you to select the wedding ring or rings if they have not been chosen earlier. Allow two weeks for engraving and delivery. Set up a system for recording gifts, that is, a gift book. Keep it up to date. Write as many thank-you notes as you possibly can each day. The groom's parents make arrangements for the rehearsal dinner if they are to give it and issue the invitations. Otherwise, the bride's parents Weekend Rite Most Popular *· Friday and Saturday are the most popular days on which to schedule a wedding. However, the long weekends involving Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas are considered poor choices, since many people have other plans for those occasions and out-of-town gutsts must deal with the problem of heavy holiday traffic. make the arrangements. Make arrangements and issue invitations for your bridesmaids' luncheon or other party. The groom or his best man makes arrangements and issues invitations for the bachelor dinner if one is planned. Check with the caterer or hotel or club manager about details for the reception, such as seating arrangements, placement of the wedding cake, the place to set up the receiving line, the parking of guests' cars, etc. Give the florist final instructions about where your flowers are to be delivered. Give musicians instructions about special numbers to be played during the ceremony and reception. Continue to write thank-you notes. Make final arrangements about where the bridesmaids will dress, their transportation to the ceremony, and where they will receive their bouquets. Give them a list of instructions. The groom makes certain t h a t the ushers receive similar instructions about the delivery of their costumes and boutonnieres. Get the medical reports required for the marriage license from your doctor. The groom does the same. If the wedding presents are to be displayed, have g i f t tables set up a week or more before the wedding. Take out a short-term floater policy to insure gifts. Send out reserved-seat or pew cards or instruct special guests where they should sit. Prepare lists for the ushers of guests who should receive special attention. Address the announcements and have them ready to be mailed the day after the wedding. The groom takes you to the city hall to get the marriage license about a week before the wedding, depending on local regulations. Change your name on all cards: subscriptions, charge accounts, etc.; and remember t o c h a n g e y o u r d r i v e r ' s license and voter registration after the honeymoon. Make a final check with all suppliers--florist, caterer, liquor dealer, musicians, photographer. Make out and deliver the place cards for thp w e d d i n g b r e a k f a s t o r reception. The groom makes a final check with the company supplying costumes. Make a list of everything you will take on your wedding trip. Take a trial run at packing. Have your own dress rehearsal, and check the time you need to dress for the wedding. Assemble everything needed for the actual wedding rehearsal--stand-in bouquets, lists of guests for the ushers, first-dance reminder cards, envelopes with fees for the sexton, organist, and other such staff members. Don't worry. Your wedding is certain to be a beautiful and memorable occasion. Co first Class! r Oiart.r S.rvk* ova'labU Uy^/'or your W.dding Gue»ts, o r . y/*i fly yoi'r brid* a w a y to your -i "~j Honeymoon Hideaway! f For Complete Details. Coll... ' EAGLE AVIATION,lnc._ AIR CHARIEP SERVICE 24 HOURS DAIIY Jr.'Vv'? KW*WHA AIRPORT, CHURIESTON, W. VA. PMONE 34S-0707 Long-Range Bridal Plans Needed A wedding that's perfect in every way takes c a r e f u l preparation and a d v a n c e concentration. If your family is new at weddings, begin your planning at least three months ahead. First, decide on the type of wedding you want--formal, s e m i f o r m a l , i n f o r m a l , military etc. Then set the time and date. Consult with your clergyman before you make your actual decision. S a t u r d a y a f t e r n o o n s a n d evenings are the most popular choices. Noon or 12:30 p.m. are favored for Protestant morning ceremonies, or at 4 or 4:30 p.m. for afternoon services. The invariable hours for the evening ceremony at 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m. If you are having an informal affair, you may set your own time, unfettered by tradition. Simple Catholic ceremonies celebrated in the church without Mass may take place in the afternoon, but if you want low Mass said, 10 a.m. is a timely hour. Fashionable Catholic weddings, celebrated with a nuptial high Mass take place at noon. Next, engage your minister and organist, then decide on the type of reception or breakfast or what have you. Get estimates on catering and music. t · · t BEGIN WORKING on your invitation lists and choose your attendants. The next step is shopping for your trousseau, linens and household items. Complete your guest lists and order your invitations and thank-you paper. Start add r e s s i n g y o u r w e d d i n g invitations. Register your silver, china anrl glassware p a t t e r n s at y o u r f a v o r i t e d e p a r t m e n t stores. . Then shop for your wedding g o w n a n d v e i l , a n d t h e c o s t u m e s f o r y o u r bridesmaids. Also decide on gifts for your attendants. Confer with the florist and order your flowers. Formal wedding invitations should be mailed three weeks from the date. Special reminders include arranging fittings for your bridal gown and for those of your bridesmaids, deciding on musical selections, arranging for a display of gifts, ordering t h e c a k e , h i r i n g a p h o t o g r a p h e r , g a t h e r i n g material for your newspaper announcement, arranging a bridesmaids' luncheon or dinner, and finding housing for out-of-town guests who need it. ANNOUNCING A NEW ARRIVAL CUSTOM RECORDING ASSOCIATES AUDITION TAPES--MASTERING--CUSTOM JACKETS KANAWHA VALLEY'S FIRST FOUR CHANNEL RECORDING FACILITY P. O. BOX 929, CHARLESTON, W. VA. PHONE 342-1 341 Bridal Veil Svmbolizes * Submission to Groom Sweet humility! That's what the b r i d a l ' veil symbolized countless centuries ago. The bride was submitting to her new lord and master. - Analogy can be drawn, according to some authorities, hy the custom of sisters in religious orders who wear veils as symbols of their submission to the authority of their chosen order. They are known as the "brides of Christ." married to the service of God. In the Near East, the veil is still used according to ancient custom, to hide the bride from her future husband until the marriage ceremony. He goes t h r o u g h the ritual of uncovering the unknown face and great must be his surprise and wonderment, perhaps shock, when he finds what he has drawn in the matrimonial lottery. Thus, submission, modesty and a surprise package are wrapped up in the fragile folds of a wedding veil. 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