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    1. Our church has more than one center aisle how do I go about seating etc.?

    2. At the bridal couples reception table on what side does the bride sit?

    3. Who do I send wedding announcements to and when do I mail them?

    4. When should I order my invitations?

    5. On what side of the church does the brides family sit?

    6. Should I order more than what I need?

    7. What is a French Fold Invitation?

    8. What is Thermography?

    9. I am looking to purchase invitations but I am confused by the extra charges. Will I pay extra for colored ink?

    10. Will I pay extra for corner copy?

    11. Will I pay extra if I have over 14 lines of invitation  wording?

    12. Will I pay extra for my return address to be printed on the envelope flaps?

    13. Will I pay extra to have a liner added to my inner envelope? 

    14. What is the master wedding invitation list?

    15. Where can I find help to word my invitations?

    16. How are invitation enclosures inserted?

    17. Do I seal the inner envelope?

    18. What is a within-the-ribbon card?

    19. What is a princess/a-line style gown?

    20. What is a chapel train?

    21. How many ushers do we need?

    22. Do we need to have the same amount of ushers and bridesmaids?

    23. Who pays the person who performs our ceremony?

    24. When do I need to send the Thank You cards out?

    25. What are "Save-the-Date" cards?

    26. Who cuts the first piece of cake?

    27. Who should host the rehearsal dinner?

    28. When is it held?

    29. Who should be there?

    30. Does it need to be formal?

    31. It's 12 months before my wedding day.  What should I be doing?

    32. What on earth is an American Plate Service?

    33. What is English Service?

    34. What is French Service?

    35. What time of day for a most formal wedding?

    36. I want a different kind of place for a ceremony. What other places could I select for my ceremony?

    37. Any special considerations for those sites?

    38. What documents do we need for a marriage license usually?

    39. I don't normally wear earrings.  Must I on my wedding day?

    40. Should I buy the undergarments before my first fitting?
       

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      On what side of the church does the brides family sit?
      In most formal weddings the bride's family & friends are seated on the left side of the aisle and the groom's family & friends are on the right.

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      Our church has more than one center aisle how do I go about  seating etc.?
      If the church as two center aisles you should pick on aisle and run the whole wedding as if it were the only aisle available.

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      At the bridal couples reception table on what side does the bride sit?
      At the bride and groom's table the bride is seated on the groom's right.

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      Who do I send wedding announcements to and when do I mail them?
      Wedding announcements are only sent to those people who were not invited
      to the ceremony or reception. They should be mailed immediately after the ceremony.

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      When should I order my invitations?
      Wedding invitations should be ordered when all the details of the ceremony and reception have been confirmed.  You will also need to have an accurate guest list count to place your order. It's a good idea to order them 3 to 6 months prior to your wedding date if possible. This allows for some stress free time to address them.

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      Should I order more than what I need?
      You should order correct quantity plus 25 extra in case you forgot someone.
      (It is very costly to reorder 25 later)
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      What is a French Fold Invitation?
      It's a sheet of paper folded twice to create a four-panel invitation.
      This fold is most common with parchment invitations.
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      What is Thermography?
      It is a printing process that gives the appearance of engraving  but is much
      less expensive than an engraved invitation.

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      I am looking to purchase invitations but I am confused by the extra charges. Will I pay extra for colored ink?
      Yes, usually between $6.50 and $10.00 total per product ordered.  i.e. Invitations printed in color $6.50 extra, reception cards in color $6.50 extra, response cards printed in color $6.50 extra etc.

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      Will I pay extra for corner copy?
      Yes any where from $8.00 to 16.00 for 3 lines of copy.
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      Will I pay extra if I have over 14 lines of invitation  wording?
      Yes, it is usually on average $1.00 per line over the 14 lines of copy to be printed.
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      Will I pay extra for my return address to be printed on the envelope flaps?
      Yes, the cost is usually under $40.00 per hundred invitation envelopes and  yes this does save you time when you are addressing.
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      Will I pay extra to have a liner added to my inner envelope? 
      Yes, between $20 to $40 or so per hundred envelopes is the norm.
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      What is the master wedding invitation list?
      It is the final list that has been compiled after the bride has made her list and
      the groom has made his
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      Where can I find help to word my invitations?
      My websites http://www.theofficegal.cceasy.com
      for wording ideas
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      How are invitation enclosures inserted?
      They are inserted inside the second fold of the invitation.
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      Do I seal the inner envelope?
      No.  These envelopes should not have glue on them nor should you use an envelope seal to close them.
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      What is a within-the-ribbon card?
      They are used for large formal weddings.  A small card is printed and may be sent with the phrase within the ribbons.  The pew # is usually listed in the left corner. The ushers should seat these guests in the reserved section.
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      What is a princess/a-line style gown?
      Slim fitting. No seams at the waist.
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      What is a chapel train?
      Its trails three and one half to four and one half feet from the waist.
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      How many ushers do we need?
      Depending on the size of your wedding there normally should be one usher for every 50 guests.  An average formal wedding is four to six bridesmaids and ushers. 
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      Do we need to have the same amount of ushers and bridesmaids?
      You need not have the exact same about of ushers as bridesmaids.
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      Who pays the person who performs our ceremony?
      The groom should hand the envelope for the officiant fee to the best man who in turns gives it to the officiant.
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      When do I need to send the Thank You cards out?
      Your written thank you note should be sent as soon as possible after receiving the gift.  It is considered socially correct to send a written thank you note even if you have thanked someone in person.
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      What are "Save-the-Date" cards?
      "Save-the-date cards" This card is usually sent three to four months before the wedding.  It typically includes information about the wedding and any special accommodations that you have made for your out-of-town guests. It's especially useful when your event is planned around a holiday or busy time of year.
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      Who cuts the first piece of cake?
      The bride, with the groom's right hand over hers.

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      Who should host the rehearsal dinner?
      The groom's parents traditionally do the honors.  Though almost anyone can host this dinner.
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      When is it held?
      It is usually held the night before the wedding. Participants usually go directly from the church or ceremony site to the dinner.  However, you can schedule the rehearsal and the rehearsal dinner two to three days before the wedding.  This is a particularly good idea if your ceremony is early in the morning.  This will allow for all to be well rested.
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      Who should be there?
      Attendants, immediate family members, spouses of married attendants, parents of children in the wedding and the officiant and his/her spouse.
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      Does it need to be formal?
      No.  Backyard barbecue, potluck buffet, wine and cheese party or a grand meal in a fancy restaurant...whatever you are comfortable with.
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      It's 12 months before my wedding day.  What should I be doing?
      Purchase your wedding planner and memory album. Talking about the wedding budget and style and colors.  Everything from the cake to the flowers and dresses. Select attendants. Decide on wedding and reception sites
      Book caterer, photographer, videographer, florist  and DJ or musicians etc.
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      What on earth is an American Plate Service?
      The food is arranged on plates in the kitchen and then presented to seated guests.
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      What is English Service?
      It is a buffet from which guests may help themselves.
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      What is French Service?
      Food is presented and then carved, boned, flambéed or otherwise finished by tableside waiters.
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      What time of day for a most formal wedding?
      Evening,  usually beginning around 6p.m.

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      I want a different kind of place for a ceremony. What other places could I select for my ceremony?
      Perhaps a yacht, sports arena, roller rink, ice-skating rink, beach, ski slope, fire station, mansion
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      Any special considerations for those sites?
      You should consider the comfort of your guests, permits, fees, parking space, privacy, weather etc.
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      What documents do we need for a marriage license usually?
      Birth certificate, proof of citizenship, identification, blood test if required, parental consent if underage.  If you have been married before you will need a divorce decree.  If your a window a death certificate.
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      I don't normally wear earrings.  Must I on my wedding day?
      Of course not...but you may want to consider something small and simple if you do.
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      Should I buy the undergarments before my first fitting?
      Yes and be sure to have someone on hand with a critical eye.  The prettiest of gowns may not look their best without the proper undergarments.
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