Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on May 10, 1974 · Page 12
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 12

Carroll, Iowa
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Friday, May 10, 1974
Page 12
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Checkoff List to Make Your Wedding a Success If there is going to be a wedding in the family, these bits and pieces of usually non-essential information will take on special significance — SO READ ON. Engagement Announcement It is up to you, parents of the bride-to-be, to announce the engagement. Contact the society editor of your newspaper to determine the procedure. Usually, information will not be taken over the telephone, but in the interest of accuracy, a form will be mailed to you to fill out and return. Ask about newspaper's picture policy. Some use a picture with the engagement story; others do not. Then there are those who want only a glossy head shot of the prospective bride; others are happy to run an informal pose of the engaged couple. If your daughter's fiance is not a local resident, send the same information to his home town paper. If you are planning a party — luncheon, tea, cocktails or dinner — to announce the engagement to relatives and friends, do it before the story appears in the newspaper. Wedding Announcements Announcements are not sent to those who are invited to attend the wedding, and should be mailed after the ceremony has A Ml'ST lor lU'U'ly-niiiiTieds with limited space and funds is the Parsons table. Its uses are countless, and an inexpensive, unfinished one can be turned into an attractive piece bv covering it with interesting and colorful hibru- [FORMAL When that special occasion calls f or formal attire. . . ir/iy not rent? The tuxedo you wear bus u lot to say about you, and this superb I'alm Reach" tux says all the right things. With luxuriously braided velvet lapels, slanted I'lap pockets, fitted waist—a truly distinctive tuxedo that stands out from the crowd. It's just one from our distinguished collection of Palm Beach formal fashions available for rental. EDDIE QUINN CLOTHIER . T.M. (itHxlall Simford Incorporated taken place. If there has been an elopement or secret marriage, announcements which include the date of marriage, may be mailed anytime, even after the passage of several months. Length of Train Unless the bride has the grace and agility of Scarlett O'Hara extremely long trains should be avoided. They impair freedom of movement and are generally a nuisance. Floor or finger length veils are lovely so why take a chance of tripping on your train. Invitation to Church Wedding The engraved invitation may be worded thus: Mr. and Mrs. James Jenkins request the honour of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Lisa Marie to Mr. John Hunt Saturday, the twenty-second of June'at four o'clock Christ Church A small card may be enclosed with the invitation and it will read: Reception immediately following the ceremony 123 Midland Avenue RSVP Bridesmaids Pay Bridesmaids expect to pay for their own dresses, although it is the bride who has the say as to the type they will wear. The considerate bride will try to select dresses they may wear again — perhaps of different colors or prints — so they won't all show up at the next country club party looking exactly alike. Bridal Bouquet Tradition says that the bridegroom buyslhe bride's bouquet, but it doesn't say that he should buy it without consulting her. Most brides prefer to select the combination of flowers that will go well with her gown even if it means picking up the tab. Invitation to Small Wedding Engraved invitations are not in keeping with a small, informal wedding. Instead the bride's mother should send a hand written note. It may read as follows: Dear Margaret (or Dear Mrs. Harper). Our daughter Lisa and John Hunt are to be married on Saturday, the twenty-second of June at Christ Church. The ceremony will be at four o'clock with a reception following at our MANDARIN, a new china pattern, is highlighted by a classic Oriental landscape and border design. home. Lisa's father joins me in hoping you and Jim (or Mr. Harper) will be able to be with us. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Jane Jenkins June 8th Ushers Escort Ushers wait attentively at the front door of the church ready to offer their right arms to women guests whom they escort down the aisle, placing friends of the bride on the left and friends of the bridegroom on the right. The head usher escorts the mother of the bridegroom to the right front pew before escorting the mother of the bride to the left front pew. After the recessional, the bride's mother — then the bridegroom's mother are escorted down the aisle and out. Cake Cutting With his hand upon hers, the bridegroom helps the bride cut the first piece of wedding cake. This first piece is theirs to be shared. The caterer cuts and serves the remainder of the cake, saving the decorated top tier for the just marrieds. Arrival at Church Get to the church on time and the time depends on a person's specific role in the wedding party. In the order of their appearance: BRIDES -TO-BE WE WOULD ENJOY SETTING UP A BRIDAL TABLE FOR YOU IN OUR SHOP. COME IN AND MAKE SELECTIONS. Clementine's is the place for interesting gifts. East End Thomas Plaza — Carroll CARROLL Carroll Elks Lodge Where the wedding reception is planned with the utmost of care right to the smallest detail. Dial 792-9160 p.m. after 2 ;p% ,'W r«C?) *fj> IA Wedding Receptions Group Gatherings Company Parties Luncheons Class Reunions General Meetings , CARROLL ELKS LODGE 608 North Court John Wagner, Manager Carroll

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