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Wedding Tips

Haitian Wedding Tradition

A wedding Tradition in Haiti

It's a wedding day in Haiti. Be it the Haiti on Hispaniola or the one in the hearts across the Diaspora, a Haitian wedding tradition permeates through geographical and economic boundaries. The customs set out to usher a new couple into their married life are simple, poignant traditions that are quickly being adopted by people outside the Haitian sphere, while being simultaneously forgotten by those within it.

No one is formally invited to a Haitian wedding. This is perhaps one of the first differences between other wedding traditions. It is also one of the reasons why the customs are currently mostly practiced within the rural areas, where word of mouth gives an individual access to a wedding celebration.

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Deciding For the Right Choice of Wedding Gifts

The act of giving out of gifts during a marriage ceremony has been dated back for many centuries ago. A gift shows how affectionate and how happy a person is, for the couple that is getting married. There are a lot of gifts that one can decide to give especially for a young couple in order to help them start a new home.

Whether small or large, a wedding gift is of much importance to the couple. There are many instances that such gifts are duplicated. This calls for the need to come up with a gift registry.

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Wedding Invitation Guidelines

Once you've set a budget for your wedding, order the wedding invitations for the number of guests you want to attend your wedding.

Once you've set a budget for your wedding, order the wedding invitations for the number of guests you want to attend your wedding. Next, divvy up the invitations as evenly as possible. You can map out a hierarchy of most important to least important to help you decide the guest list.

Traditionally, the invitation envelopes have been written out in long-hand in black ink. But there are many computer script fonts that are perfectly suited to perform this function, and you should take advantage. It will save you hours of time.

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Suggested Photos to take during the Wedding Ceremony

As you work with your wedding photographer, you will develop a narrative of your wedding day, captured in photos.

As you work with your wedding photographer, you will develop a narrative of your wedding day, captured in photos. Ask for their ideas and suggestions about how best to document moments before, during, and after the ceremony. Here are some recommendations for formal photos.

Photos of your guests as they arrive at the venue you've chosen, before they enter, and taking their seats.

Photos of the bride as she and her father get out of the limousine, and as they enter the building; photos of them as they wait in the foyer for the procession to begin.

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Wedding Engagement Guidelines

Once you and your partner are contemplating marriage, you'll need to purchase both engagement and wedding rings.

Once you and your partner are contemplating marriage, you'll need to purchase both engagement and wedding rings. Rings are high on the list of expenses you'll incur as you plan your wedding. And you want the rings to be a reminder of your commitment to one another. So choose thoughtfully.

If you're on a limited budget, there are a couple of options to help save money. Pawnshop jewelry that has been taken out of hock is a good place to look, where you can find some rare jewels of beauty among the stock. Or you could go the Ebay route, bidding online for your rings.

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Action Plan Two Months before the Wedding

If you've followed through on your action plans in phase one and two for your wedding day, you're ready for phase three.

If you've followed through on your action plans in phase one and two for your wedding day, you're ready for phase three.

Complete addressing your wedding invitations. Do not put off this task until the last moment. You want to avoid becoming frantic as the day draws near, and other tasks such as fittings and shopping for your honeymoon wardrobe take precedence.

If you're having a more formal wedding, you need to start planning a luncheon or brunch--if you prefer--for your bridesmaids. You want this luncheon to acknowledge their participation in your wedding, and any other contributions they may have made, such as throwing a bridal shower.

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Suggested Photos to take before the Wedding Reception

Before the wedding reception begins, have formal photos taken of those special moments when the bride and groom now interact with friends and family as a newly married couple.

Before the wedding reception begins, have formal photos taken of those special moments when the bride and groom now interact with friends and family as a newly married couple. Arrange for a room, or perhaps a garden, where these photos can be taken. Here are recommendations for such photos.

Take photos of the maid(s) of honor viewing the bride's ring; and photos of the bridesmaids viewing the bride's ring.

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Action Plan Three Months before the Wedding

Three months before the wedding is the time to start phase two of your wedding plans.

Three months before the wedding is the time to start phase two of your wedding plans. Here are some action guidelines for you to follow.

Whatever plans you've made for the wedding ceremony site, now is the time to confirm date and time. At this point, also confirm the wedding and reception dates and times with the florist and caterer, the band or dj, and the photographer. Confirm your payment arrangements with all of them.

Order and begin addressing the wedding invitations. You don't want to leave this important task until the last moment, when there are so many other wedding details to oversee.

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Action Plan One Month before the Wedding

If you've completed action plans for phase one, two, and three for your wedding day, you're ready to start phase four.

If you've completed action plans for phase one, two, and three for your wedding day, you're ready to start phase four.

Send your completed wedding invitations out, if you have not done so already. Do not wait another day, because guests--if out-of-town--will need to book travel and hotel accommodations in time.

Get a wedding portrait taken of you and your fiancé together or separate portraits. Remember to get references for the photographer. You don't want a less-than-professional portrait of yourselves to end up on the wedding announcement page of your hometown paper.

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