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Wedding Traditions & Customs Part 1 - Wedding Gown Color

Ever wonder why the traiditonal wedding gown is white?  Many couples incorporate customs into their weddings but do not know the origin of these traditions.  The original wedding gown was red.  In some cultures, red signifies luck.  In Biblical times, blue was a traditional color because it signifies purity.  Today, the color blue is represented as the "something blue" for the bride on her wedding day.

Supposedly, the first all white wedding dress was worn sometime around the late 1400s.  The white gown is a tradition of Japan and Greece.  White was worn to represent innocence and purity.  Today, white and ivory are the most popular gowns for many brides.  The most daring brides will wear whatever color suits them, even black.

Source:  Content taken from Brides & Wedding of Northern Virginia, www.bridesandweddings.com

by Janice Mayo, Owner - 123wrapper.com

It's Not Easy Being Green - Green Weddings

Having an eco-friendly wedding is a hot topic with couples planning their big day.  More and more choices are available when it comes to vendors and supplies.  Going green does not only meaning using eco-friendly products, it means incorporating recycling and reusing supplies.  It's not all about going organic, but also about using products that are locally grown.  Below are some eco-friendly bridal tips:

Bridal Attire:  Choose natural fibers such as silk, cotton or hemp or consider wearing a second-hand gown.

Catering:  Choose a caterer who uses locally grown fruits and vegetables and meats that have been organically raised.  Choose alcohol from local wineries and breweries, consider having a vegan menu.

Photographers:  Using digital reduces waste and the use of chemicals.  Be sure to ask for digital images.

Invitations:  Use invitations made from recycled papers or natural fiber paper that has flower seeds which can be planted.

Decor:  Use fresh, seasonal flowers and greenery fr…

Homemade Wedding Favors – Pre-Wedding De-Stressing!

Homemade wedding favors are a uniquely personal way to say thank you to your guests for sharing in your special day.  This mechanised age has made us long for more personal products, leading to a great choice of wedding favor crafts for the couple who want to use homemade wedding favors to add a more intimate touch to their day.  In the hectic build up to the most important day of your life, homemade wedding favors can afford the ideal opportunity to relax, create, and have some fun.


Homemade wedding favors might get crossed all too easily from the busy couple’s wedding plans.  With full time jobs and hectic social lives, who wants to add more work to their lot by producing homemade wedding favors?


This might be a valid point for those brides and grooms who aren’t naturally creative, but homemade wedding favors can provide a unique opportunity to slow down and enjoy working on creating your special day. Homemade wedding favors allow you to get hands on, and regardless of your ability,…

Candle Wedding Favors – The Romantic Favor

Candle wedding favors are a wonderful gift to share with your guests in commemoration of your special event. Evoking all that is romantic about marriage, candle wedding favors are the perfect way to rekindle all the feelings of joy and togetherness that was celebrated on your special day. Perhaps your candle wedding favors may even be responsible for creating a new romantic moment for your guests!

Candles have long been an important part of the wedding ceremony, and wedding favor candles are a special way to extend the togetherness they represent to your guests. Many ceremonies include the lighting of one candle by two, symbolizing the union between the newlywed couple. Candle wedding favors will remind your guests of this special moment long after the day itself has passed.

As wedding favors candles are the most romantic choice. Whether your guests are happily married or on the look out for love, what better way to invite the sense of romance that you and your spouse share into their…