Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tuesday Tips: Hold the Door!


We love a good Southern Living lesson on etiquette. Here's a Southern tip for this Tip Tuesday!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April showers bring May flowers!

Wedding tip Wednesday! We know one of the most common concerns of a bride and groom is the chance of rain on their wedding day, but rain should not ruin one of the most memorable days of your life!  So since April tends to bring a lot of rain, we have some awesome information to hopefully give all of you a peace of mind on your big day!

     If your wedding is outside make sure you always have a rain plan! We always suggest to have a tent on rain hold for outdoor events in such cases. I know what your thinking… tents tend to be costly. However, when searching for outdoor venues ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ask about their rain plan and the additional costs to you. You want to love your rain plan just as much as the original plan!

Now…. WEDDING PHOTOS! Just as you should have a rain plan for your venue, have a backup plan for your photography. You can schedule a backup appointment at a later date used only in the event that the rain interferes on the date you desired. However, rain does not automatically mean disastrous pictures, they might actually turn out to be extremely desirable.


Finally, always stay calm! This is your special day, the day you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Do not let such a little setback ruin your beautiful day. Stay positive and know that everyone around you will be working hard to make sure it is still the wedding of your dreams.

    Keep in mind…. Rain on your wedding day is a blessing and brings luck to your marriage! 

XOXO,
Sweetgrass Girls



Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cheers!

A toast to Tuesday! Giving a toast at a wedding should be fun, not stressful. It is your time to show your love for each other or to the happy couple. Here are a few articles that outline tips and tricks for making your toast perfect!





Here is a sweet toast that we love for a bride or groom:

May you never steal, lie or cheat. But if you must steal, then steal away my sorrows. And if you must lie, lie with me all the nights of my life. And if you must cheat, then please cheat death, because I couldn't live a day without you.


Cheers!

Sweetgrass Girls

Monday, April 1, 2013

Monogram Monday

Hey y'all! We know it's been a while and we're sorry for that. Can you tell we're in wedding season? Our poor blog has really been neglected. We're really going to try to get better about posting some fun tid bits on here for y'all...we hope!

Anyway, we figured why not get things back going with a series on Southern charm. This was inspired by flipping through an issue of Southern Living and their guide to being charming. Something from that article that was particularly fun to read about was monogram etiquette. Lord knows that in the South, we monogram everything! So, here's what you should know when you go to monogram your next household or wedding item.

When you want to monogram....

...Barware. Use the man of the house's monogram. Good to know for that bar cart display or wedding registry!

{via Etsy}

....bath towels. Use the first, middle, and last initial of the user. It's ok to have multiple monograms in a bathroom. Want to keep it simple? You can use the first initials of the lady and man of the house then their shared last initial.

{via Pottery Barn}

....bedding. Use the lady of the house's first, married, and maiden initials. It's also acceptable to use the first initial of the wife's name on the left and the husband's on the right, while their last initial is in the middle.

{via Leontine Linens}

...wedding paper goods. According to Southern Living, you should have your maiden monogram for the ceremony programs and then shared monogram for all other items pertaining to the reception. Honestly, most of the time, we have our brides opt to just use the first initials of both her name and her future husband's. It's a nice side step of that rule!

{via Sixpence Press}




XOXO,

Sweetgrass Girls

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