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BIGGEST Wedding Etiquette Pet Peeve?

Recently, I had an online discussion with a great group of people regarding Wedding Etiquette Pet Peeves. While the discussion was a little heated here and there, overall, it was a great opportunity to air out some frustrations, recount personal experiences, and consider cultural differences around etiquette (some of these faux pas are completely unacceptable in certain areas, while other areas would never consider them to be an issue). Why do we care about etiquette? There are many expectations that arise when one is planning a wedding and while there are certain traditions that people may choose to change or forgo altogether, the discussion of being a good host, and being a good guest, is always a worthwhile conversation. I’ve heard many people say that etiquette just isn’t important anymore because it’s outdated, but etiquette is constantly changing to keep up with the times. Etiquette is a guide to teach us how to be polite and I think this is certainly something worth considering (and practicing)! Being polite is never old fashioned. Etiquette can feel …

Terrified of that Maid of Honour Speech?

Hi everyone! These past few months have been busy. I’ve been in the process of getting my business off the ground and we’re almost there! I’ve married (see what I did there?!) my two interests of writing and Weddings and started a little Etsy page with a couple of Made-To-Order Speeches to help you or anyone who may need a little assistance with any up-coming speeches! See the listing here and stay tuned for more from Time Honoured Weddings! Best, Britney

The Biggest Wedding Planning Stressor

I asked a sample of people (some who are already married and some who are in the process of planning their wedding day) what the BIGGESTS stressor was for them during the planning process. For today I’m just focusing on the graph itself however, in a future post, we’ll be going a little bit deeper with the data. I received 92 responses and have complied the data into a pie chart for you all to look at: There were eight categories and from the 92 people asked I found that the three biggest categories for wedding stress were: Budget/Money (27%) Guests (25%) Conflict with Families (25%) The Budget category is fairly self explanatory as it’s including any sort of stress incurred by money related issues. The Guest category included issues with people incorrectly RSVPing (or failing to altogether), guest etiquette, seating charts, etc. and the Conflict with Families category included any type of conflict occurring between your family or between your partner’s family (with the possibility of the two having issues with one another). What do you think? …

Handcrafted Natural Novelties: Glorious Life

ewMore and more people are paying attention to the ingredients in their bath and body products. What are these things that we can’t pronounce? Should we be wary of a ingredients that we’ve never heard of? What people are finding is that many  products are filled with chemicals, many of which aren’t closely regulated or researched . “Even many of the so-called ‘natural’ products out there contained questionable ingredients.” — Andrea from Glorious Life What are your options then? Instead of guessing what’s in your products, try buying items made with all natural ingredients. We’re very fortunate today with the ease of the internet that we have more access to great products and companies than ever before–It’s easier to find all natural products than you may think! For example, a couple of weeks ago I stumbled across a new (to me) company on Etsy. I was looking to try a shampoo bar and I was wanting something affordable and with all natural ingredients. The fabulous company that I found is called Glorious Life. Today I’d like to share my interview with the …

Helping your Community Blossom: How Planning your Wedding can Strengthen your Relationships

There are, of course, many benefits to planning an Eco-Friendly Wedding. Planning a Green Wedding often means we’re looking to people (whether it be friends, family, or local community members) for supplies, information, and help. This can create a lot of opportunity for bonding over sharing personal experiences and resources. Green Weddings aren’t just good for the environment, they are good for our sense of community, too! We have several examples from our wedding. Our cake stand was constructed from materials at my Parent’s house by my brother. My brother can make something amazing from almost anything—he is unreal. The stand itself is very unique and was the center of much discussion at the wedding. It is very special to associate that stand with my brother and it was a very nice bonding experience to have something simple, like the cake stand, be made from upcycled materials by someone my husband and I care a lot about. Then there is my sister who is a very talented musician. I am, quite literally, in awe of how talented she …