Wedding Thank You Notes 101

Just when you thought you could heave a sigh of relief, there's one more wedding-related task that mustn't be forgotten- writing "thank you" notes for all the gifts you received. After all, your mom will want to everyone to know that you've been brought up properly! But sometimes the task can be a little daunting, especially when it comes to writing "thank you's" for gifts you don't really love, or notes to people you don't really know. But with a little finesse and a few helpful pointers … [Read more...]

The Art of Folding a Pocket Square

Can't say I have much personal experience with pocket squares, but I do think they give a guy quite a spiffy air!  As an alternative to a boutonniere for the groom or other gentlemen in the wedding party, a neatly folded pocket square is a nice choice, particularly at a daytime event. It's fun to coordinate the color with the guys' ties and suits, or the girls dresses and flowers. There are lots of folding options, but here's a chic, modern look from Martha Stewart Weddings: Pocket … [Read more...]

DIY Wedding Catering: Is it possible?

Catering your own wedding?! That seems like a monumental-- if not impossible-- feat, but if it's something you're thinking about doing,  FoodServiceWarehouse has just made it a lot easier. FoodServiceWarehouse provides restaurant supplies and equipment, but they just recently put together a new catering resource loaded with information about equipment and supplies, photos, and educational articles.  If you want to learn more about catering your own event, this might be a good place to start.  In … [Read more...]

Groom: How to tie a Bow Tie

You may not find many opportunities to wear a bow tie, in which case you bow-tying skill may be a bit rusty (or non-existent). It's not as hard as it seems, says the number one stop for wedding-related etiquette, the Knot. In a nutshell, tying a bow tie is just like tying your shoe laces. Here's a step-by-step guide (for photo references to help you along, click here). 1. Put the tie around your neck so that the ends hang down the front. End "A" (on your left) is longer than end "B". 2. … [Read more...]