August 2001 Newsletter
- A-Wedding Day NewsletterE-Zine
August 7, 2001 E-zine
We are proud to introduce "Best Wedding Auction". The first online
auction site dedicated to WEDDING, HOME, and FAMILY.
Please visit us often because we are brand new and will be constantly
adding sellers, products and services as well as new categories.
If you are a seller, please join us. Listing and re-listing is FREE
and you can list as many items as you wish in
multiple, appropriate categories.
Go and window shop. Every item is pictured!
There are some awsome products for you to review, bid on and buy.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our new addition.
New at A-Wedding Day
Weddingval-Christine McGraw Wedding Consultant, Training and Planning
is a Full Service Wedding Consultant
Check out her full page Yellow Pages Ad at
and find out about her
Training and Bridal Plan Videos
Wedding And Party Planner Invitations
Gifts And Favors
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Use Your Imagination When Gift Wrapping
Use scrap yarn.
Braid or coil it and use it instead of ribbon to decorate a package.
Raffia is anothe option for decorating gifts.
Both are very appropriate when wrapping gift for men.
Do you have unused leftover wall paper?
Use it to wrap gifts. It is a great way to get rid of it while
showing originality in you gift wrapping.
Do you have unused leftover fabric?
Use scraps of fabric to gift wrap cylindrical gifts.
Add little extras to your gift by putting little trinkets as package
For a wedding or a house warming you may add measuring spoons or seed
Use paper dollies and some ribbon, silk or a bow for the center of
You may also cut the dollies in quarters and glue each quarter to a
corner of your gift package.
If you are a gift giver to a bridal couple, be innovative! Be
Think of just how much the newly weds need and use baskets, pails,
small trash cans, laundry baskets, serving bowls etc... and use them
as containerd for your gifts. Wrap them nicely and you have an extra
Commemorate your wedding with a Wedding Coffee Mug, Cup and/or Plate
You will need:...........
White Coffee Mug, Cup and/or Plate
Pattern from your invitation,
or just your names and wedding date'
A computer, a scanner and a color printer.
Or can be color printed at any office supply store such as Office
Max, Office Depot, Staples etc...
Perm enamel surface conditioner
Perm enamel paints (your choice of colors)
Perm enamel gloss
Make sure that your White Coffee Mug, Cup and/or Plate are absolutely
dust and oil free.
Brush on the surface conditioner let dry but paint within an hour.
Scan your pattern.
Save it as a graphic and open a paint program.
Open the graphics file you just saved so you can add your names and
Print out the pattern.
Place wide tape on both sides of the paper pattern and cut out using
cuticle scissors and or an exacto knife.
You can use spray it to keep the stencil on or leave edges and tape
them to your work surface to keep it still while stenciling.
on the White Coffee Mug, Cup and/or Plate.
Using a makeup sponge, apply your paint colors on the stencil. You
will need 2 coats.
You may wish to paint the handle and paint into the cup but not the
whole cup, with a brush. Let dry over night.
Now, use a brush to paint on the gloss.
Let it cure for ten days, before washing.
Or, if you are in a hurry, set in an oven that has been pre-heated
225 degrees F and let it cure for a few hours.
Tying the Knot Folklore By Kitty Ariza
The old cliche' "tying the knot" has been around for centuries, rope
and cord was used for many purposes. The first form of legal
contracts, a knot was tied to symbolize legal contracts. A witness
would tie a knot if he could not write, he would tie a knot in a
strap and it was attached to a document.
Knots and cords were used as jewelry in primitive times. Cords were
more common in the betrothel than the metal rings. In ancient times
weddings were steeped in superstition, they believed that there were
evil spirits out there to harm the betrothed.
There are many explanations for the "tying the knot " cliche'.
In Asia Parsi and Iranian couples would be separated by a crutain and
would join hands and their hands were tied together with a cloth and
double knotted, then a piece of yarn was wrapped around the couples
hands seven times, seven times around the couple and then seven times
around the knot.
One source believes the expression comes from Roman times when a
bride wore a girdle with knots and the groom needed to untie the knot
on his wedding night.
In some parts of Africa the hands of a bride and groom were tied with
braided long grasses to symbolize their union.
The Celtic custom known as handfasting is binding of the hands, but
it meant a trial marriage. They would be married for one year and a
day, which at that time they could make the marriage permanent or go
In a Vedic marriage in India one of the brides hands is tied to the
groom's hands to symbolize their union.
In Mexico a cord ritual is practiced called the Lazo. A cord is
draped around the shoulders of the bride and groom. In the front is a
cross of Jesus, which means the union is blessed by God.
In some cultures friends used to tie the bride and grooms clothes
together symbolizing unity. Bows and ribbons were traditional wedding
favors that signifyed the marriage knot.
In Sinhalese Buddist wedding ceremonies, a gold cord is tied around
the fifth finger of the bride and groom. Water is poured over the
knot signifying the sharing of their lives.
In a Russian Orthodox wedding an embroidered cloth is wrapped around
the couples hands. The scarf is called a rushnychok and is made for
Long ago when certain indian tribes wed, a finger of each the bride
and groom was cut until it bled and then that hand was bound together
to mix the blood for their union.
Today some clergy will wrap his scarf around the hands of the bride
and groom symbolizing their coming together as one.
In some cultures the knot poses a superstition of evil. A Syrian
groom has to make sure no one has placed a knot among his clothes. To
him it symbolizes impotency.
The knot symbolizes love, loyalty, friendship, duty and the main
symbol is unity.
Ariza Accents, inventor of The Nuptial Knot has a very special offer
for you. A FREE Nuptial Knot. To be eligible all you need to do is
ask a question or request information about customs traditions or
ceremonies. Or, you may submit an article on the subject. The winner
will be drawn from all eligible participants. To participate and to
see the Nuptial
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