Friday, October 29, 2010

Best Month to get Married ?

According to an old English rhyme :
Married when the year is new, he'll be loving, kind and true.
When February birds do mate, you wed nor dread your fate.
If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you'll know.
Marry in April when you can, joy for Maiden and for Man.
Marry in the month of May, and you'll surely rue the day.
Marry when June roses grow, over land and sea you will go.
Those who in July do wed, must labor for their daily bread.
Whoever wed in August be, many a change is sure to see.
Marry in September's shrine, your living will be rich and fine.
If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry.
If you wed in bleak November, only joys will come, remember.
When December snows fall fast, marry and true love will last.
With a special mention  for Lent - Marry in Lent, live to Repent.

The rhyme suggests there is more than one best month to get married. I'm sure each culture has their own wedding omens, lucky months, days and wedding dress colours.  I'd love to hear what's lucky for you.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

273 Brides - Set the Guinness World Record

Pleased to say that the  Guinness World Record  for most people, dressed as brides in one location is now held by the Windfall World Record Brides.  How many brides were there - 273 brides - what a sight that must have been.  Congratulations to everyone concerned - you  made the event a great success.

I can't help wondering, however, just how big would a Wedding Cake for all those brides need to be ....

Friday, October 22, 2010

Windfall Brides World Record

This Sunday, 24th October, at the Sheraton Centre, Toronto brides -  from all nationalities  - will attempt to break the Guinness World Record  for most people, dressed as brides  - yes even the men, in one location.
A $20 registration / participation fee applies.

As well as being part of a unique gathering, registrants will have the opportunity to buy a wedding gown at the amazing price of $20  or  $30 for two - what's not to like about that.

Full event details can be found here - Windfall World Record Brides.  The day is also to promote awareness of Windfall Basic's anti-poverty programs. A great cause and a fun filled day for all involved.

We hope they break the world record for brides and that their fundraising is as successful as our recent Brides At Work day, in support of Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wedding Dress Colours

Most brides today marry in ivory. Wedding dress colours have changed over time. 
Although the tradition was to marry in white which was started  by the rich in the sixteenth century. The tradition was given a boost by Queen Victoria who chose to marry in white instead of silver which was the traditional colour of Royal brides. Before the white dress brides wore their best dress, often incorporating their lucky colours. The colour was a matter of preference. The following is a traditional rhyme offering advice on dress colour:
Married in White, you have chosen right,
Married in Blue, your love will always be true,
Married in Pearl, you will live in a whirl,
Married in Brown, you will live in town,
Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead,
Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow,
Married in Green, ashamed to be seen,
Married in Pink, your spirit will sink,
Married in Grey, you will go far away,
Married in Black, you will wish yourself back.
A green dress is thought to be unlucky unless the bride is Irish. The old expression that a woman has a 'green gown' was used to imply promiscuity, the green staining being due to rolling in grassy fields. 

Just remember it is entirely up to yourself as to the colour of your gown............

Bad Luck - Wedding Dresses

To avoid bad luck take note of these superstitions:
It is thought unlucky for the bride to make her own wedding dress.(I made mine and have been happily married for 27years)
It has long been held that green is unlucky for a wedding dress or any of the bridal party.
It is also unlucky for the groom to see the bride in her wedding dress before she arrives at the ceremony.
The bride should not wear her entire outfit before the wedding day. Some brides leave a final stitch on the dress undone until it is time to leave for the ceremony when the outfit is completed.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Payment Plan

We know a wedding gown, bridesmaids dresses and accessories count for a considerable amount of your wedding expense.

Love the dress, but can't find all the money in one go.  Take advantage of a payment plan, spread the load.