Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Addison Event Center and Family Matters

This month's AACWP meeting was held at the Addison Event Center. The Addison Event Center is located on Midway Road just two blocks south of Beltline. The 3,700 square foot ballroom is versatile for any social or corporate catering event. The Addison Event Center offers remarkable service to make your event memorable. Complimentary amenities of renting the space include: Gold Chevalier Chairs, 48" round tables, white linen tablecloth and napkins, buffet table skirting, china, glassware and flatware. Site tours are available by appointment only. Please call to set up an appointment 14775 Midway Road Suite B Addison, Texas 75002 972-934-9911

There is one guarantee when planning a wedding and that is that you won't make everyone happy no matter what you do. Family issues can be one of the most stressful things about planning a wedding.
There is really no right or wrong way to do things, but there are traditional ways of doing things. Which is what many people fall back on when they have no idea how to resolve a conflict. Whether it's how to address the wedding invitations, where certain family members are going to be seated or who is going to walk you down the aisle. There are many different ways to execute all of these things. For example how do you word an invitation if you have divorced families?

The proper way to word an invitation when the bride's parents are divorced is to list the names of the bride's parents at the top of the invitation. Her mother's name is on the first line and her father's name is on the second. The lines are NOT separated by "and". By using the word "and" you create an additional line and a competing center of attention. With the extra line your eye is drawn to both the top of the invitation and the center. It should be drawn directly to the center where the bride and grooms' names are listed.

When dealing with family dynamics things can get sticky; it's always a great idea to pull in your planner and have her/him be the neutral party that can help ease the stress off the bride.


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