Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fun Facts & Traditions

Hey grooms you’ll get a kick out of this!

The tradition of the Best Man standing with the Groom at the Groom’s wedding all started with a little something called kidnapping!

The Best Man
Many centuries ago, before the women's rights movement, men who had decided upon a wife often had to forcefully take her with him (or kidnap her) if her family did not approve of him. The tradition of a "best man" probably has its origin with the Germanic Goths, when it was customary and preferable for a man to marry a woman from within his own community. When women came into short supply "locally," eligible bachelors would have to seek out and capture a bride from a neighboring community. As you might guess this was not a one-person operation and so the future bridegroom would be accompanied by a male companion who would help. Our custom of the best man is a throwback to that two-man, strong-armed tactic, for; of course the future groom would select only the best man he knew to come long for such an important task. The role of the best man evolved.

Brides imagine being kidnapped in the middle of the night to marry a man you may have never even met before!  How scary would that be?

My husband brought up a good point that men really had “possession” over women till around the 60’s when the first few women’s rights protests were just beginning. 

Which brings us to our next quirky fact: Giving Away The Bride

The father who "gives away" his daughter at her wedding ceremony is following an ancient tradition that has evolved over hundreds, if not thousands, of years. The custom dates back to the time when a daughter was considered property, and the groom had to pay a price to her family before he could be permitted to marry his intended.

How crazy it is to think nowadays that women were really and truly once considered property and on top of that it was only roughly 60 years ago! Whoa!
These are just two of the interesting facts that can be found on my website.  www.MyBlushingBrides.com

Friday, November 18, 2011

Bridal Show!

Hey brides and grooms!

The time has finally come! What are you waiting for, get ready to go!

Where you may ask?  The best bridal show in Sarasota is happening this Sunday at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium!  Yours truly will be there with her little helpers to pass out some yummy treats and great info on the best wedding planner in your local area!  Be sure to stop by and talk with us to learn how you can relax and feel stress free on your big day.  You’re thinking not a fat chance right?  Well Blushing Brides can make that stress free wedding dream a reality!  Let us worry about everything and you can party away with your new husband, friends and family! 

Come and see what it’s all about! You know you want to!

Some sneak peeks of our goodies are pictured here: 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wedding Favors

Unique wedding favors are on the rise.  Many individuals are choosing edible favors such as cookies, chocolates, Jordan almonds, mnms with pictures on them, fortune cookies, lollipops even bags of coffee.  I like these because you do not feeling like you are wasting money on something that they will take home and put on shelf or maybe even throw away.  Some cute new edible favors are

http://weddingshop.theknot.com/weddingwarehouse/SubCategory.aspx?scId=Unique Favors(KnotShop)&sscId=GourmetFavors(KnotShop)&cId=Favors(KnotShop)

http://weddingshop.theknot.com/weddingwarehouse/SubCategory.aspx?scId=Unique Favors(KnotShop)&sscId=GourmetFavors(KnotShop)&cId=Favors(KnotShop)




Truffles for a cause is something that is both delicious and sweet.  You can get beautifully wrapped favors of truffles for your wedding and support a cause too!  My cousin and his now wife did this for their wedding in honor of my cousin’s disease.