Role of Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

Wedding ceremony varies according to preference. Some wants it to be simple with few attendees while others like to be huge with long list of bridesmaids and groomsmen. Although this is optional but their presence is greatly appreciated.

 Bridesmaids and groomsmen play an essential role in the wedding. During the early years, their presence during the wedding is match needed to ward off evil spirits, who might be present during the ceremony to spoil the event. It is their belief that by wearing the same attire as the bride and the groom, the evil spirit will be confused as to who the real bride and groom are. Although the history behind their participation started centuries ago during the Roman time. Best man protects the groom from the family of the bride who might come to steal the bride. The bridesmaid on the other hand, accompanies the bride as she travels to the place where his groom lives for the wedding ceremony.

During the ceremony, bridesmaids and groomsmen, serve as witnesses to the vows made by both the bride and the groom. Their presence during the exchange of  "I dos" helps strengthen the love and trust of the couple because of their shared intentions to protect the couple.

Bridesmaid and groomsmen are also present in celebrating the joyous life of the couple. They are  there to make a toast and cheer up together for a happy life ahead.  And to make the celebration smooth sailing, bridesmaid and groomsmen help in the preparation starting from the engagement party up to the very special day. They see to it that everything has been set prior to the commencement of the wedding ceremony. Assisting the guest to their seat and to oversee the flow of the reception's party.

And although this historical background was much different from today, we need to show appreciation to our bridesmaid and groomsmen. For bridesmaid gifts, is not that difficult to look around. However for groomsmen it's a bit harder. So, if you have difficulty to shop  groomsmen gifts . You can always visit Executive Gift Shoppe. They carry a huge selection of unique groomsmen gift in a variety of price ranges. They will give a wide selection according to your needs.

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What she is giving away?

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1. Subscribe to her feed via email located right side bar of her blog(REQUIRED) - 1 Entry
2. Blog about her contest along with the Prizes {You MUST include the Prizes and My link}- 5 Entries
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Head on to her blog and join. The contest ends on the  8th of September 2010. And it is also open internationally. So everybody can join.

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6 Helpful Tips for Choosing the Best Online Dating Service

When choosing the best online dating service, it is important that you find sites with good feedback from friends and review sites, look for one that offers the kind of relationship you want wherever you are, see if you can search according to interests and hobbies, check out sites that give you more options for your search, find one that you can afford, and try out different sites and compare.
 With the many dating services available on the Internet, it can be very confusing to find the best service. To help you find the best online dating service, consider the following useful tips:
 1.       Find sites with good feedback from friends and review sites
Probably the easiest way to look for the best online dating service is to ask your friends and relatives who have tried using dating services. Ask for their comments and feedback about the site. You can also check out trusted review sites and see how the different dating services perform. List five to ten best-rated services and compare them.
2.       Look for one that offers the kind of relationship you want wherever you are
When canvassing for online dating services, make sure they offer the type of relationship you want. Do you want a date who can simply hang around with you and your friends? Do you want someone you can seriously go out with and date regularly? Check out if these websites include individuals in your area of preference, too. You could be somebody from St. Petersburg but looking for Tampa dating services, for example.
 3.       See if you can search according to interests and hobbies
To truly enjoy your date with someone, you need to choose a person who has more or less the same interests and hobbies as yours. It is important that you both love your activities. For this reason, always take care to see if the particular dating service of your choice offers a search option that includes your hobbies and interests.
 4.       Check out sites that give you more options for your search
Aside from hobbies and interests, the more options you can find in the dating service, the better. Make sure you find your preferred criteria, such as height, complexion, and even nationality. Religion can also be another important factor you need to consider when looking for a date, especially when you are looking for someone that you would like to eventually marry.
 5.       Find one that you can afford
From your list of chosen online dating services, see which one offers reasonable rates. There are many online dating services that offer free registration. However, do not forget to also look at the costs of simply using their services.
 6.       Try out different sites and compare
Finally, the best online dating service does not only give you more options and more criteria for your search, but it also needs to have a website that is user-friendly and has great service. Try out different sites and see which one is to browse, lists more individuals, and gives you  the most timely responses to your queries.
 Choosing the best online dating service may not be very easy. Just remember to apply the helpful tips mentioned above to keep the fun and excitement in dating. Who knows, your next date might soon become your better half that you stay with and keep for life.

Sketch Your Wedding Gown

While browsing in the net today, I stumble this wonderful site about sketching a wedding gown. I got to think about how awesome it would be to  have a sketch of  my dress. ^-^.

This is one of my favorites bridal portraits by Brooke Hagel an artist and designer living in Manhattan. She'll do custom portraits for any occasion. Her bridal design, sketches and shots caught my eye. 

$350 is the cost for an unframed piece of work
$14.95 is the cost for an unframed piece of work
The initial deposit of $100 is for 3-4 thumbnail rough sketches emailed to you. Once you choose the one like most, the balance is due and the custom sketch will be completed and mailed to you within 4-6 weeks

Dreamlines is another option and affordable. You can get a sketch of your gown. The only downside is that your not included in the portrait. But for affordable as $100 for 8 1/2 x 11 is an awesome and very good option.

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Churches in Davao City

Here are the list of Churches in Davao City. If your planning to get married, you can always contact the Church for their requirements. Choose your church now!

Sta. Ana Parish
Address: cor. Sta. Ana Avenue & Lapu-lapu Street, Davao City
Contact Person : Ms. Linda Palingon

 San Pedro Cathedral
Address: San Pedro St., Davao City (In front of the Sangguniang Panglungsud Building-Legislative Building)
Contact Person: Ms. Jenette Bakial
Tel no.: +63(082) 226-4740
San Pablo Parish
Address: Juna Subd., Matina, Davao City
Contact Person : Ms. Amy Dhala
Tel. No. 63(082)296-2894
 St. Jude Thaddeus Parish
Address: Malvar Street, Davao City (beside Davao Doctors Hospital)
Contact Person: Ms. Baby Briones & Ms. Ardel Corrdero
Tel no.: +63(082) 227-5404
 Sacred Heart of Jesus
Address: Nicasio Torres Street, Barrio Obrero, Davao City (in front of Stella Maris)
FAX no.: +63(082) 227-6397

 St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Address: Don Julian Rodriguez Ave. Corner Carlos P. Garcia Hwy, Ma-a Davao City
Contact Person: Ms. Emelda Vargas
Tel. No.: +63(082) 224-114
 Redemptorist  Church
Address: JP Laurel Avenue, Davao City
Contact Person:
Tel. No.: +63 (082) 227-6647 / 221-2245

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