Cash Gifts: 82% of Newlyweds Sell Their Wedding Presents

wedding-gifts from depositagift.comAs reported in this blog for Wedding Magazine, 82% of newlyweds sell their gifts on eBay or a similar website.

After shelling out tons of dough for the ceremony and reception, getting fine china and silverware doesn’t feel that great. Sure, that fancy juicer looked useful when filling out the registry, but it looks a lot less practical when trying to pay the bills or afford a lavish honeymoon.

In a related study, 42% of participants polled said that buying a wedding gift was stressful. Instead of getting worked up doing a chore for people who won’t appreciate it, why not just give cash or store credit? That way, everybody ends up happy.

Getting Married this Fall? Check out Lovely Bouquets from Project Wedding

Fall Bouquet from Project WeddingProject Wedding is a website devoted to giving you great tips, ideas, and advice for planning your wedding.

If you’re planning an autumnal wedding, they have a special photo gallery dedicated to fall bouquets. Get inspired by their lovely floral arrangements that are perfect for the season. You can find suggestions for types of flowers, colors schemes, and cuisine that is ideal for a fall wedding.

Hope you find this gallery to be helpful and inspirational!

How to Handle Unruly Wedding Guests

Champagne bottles in a bucketMost weddings go off flawlessly, with the guests all behaving themselves and having a magnificent time. But, every once in a while, a situation arises where a wedding guest must be forcibly removed or restrained. Here are some tips for handling this scenario, so nothing prevents the execution of your ideal, dream wedding.

1) Identify Potential Problem Guests Beforehand

If you know that your aunt hates your fiancé or his cousin has a reputation for drinking too much and getting belligerent, it is important to let the planner be aware. You don’t have to withdraw the person’s invitation or put a muzzle on them, but you can have a trusted family member keep a close eye on him or her.

2) Speak to Anyone with Objections

If someone has a serious objection to your union, don’t wait until you are at the altar to address it. Speak to the individual privately or send one of your parents. Talking through the problem could help clear up the misunderstanding.

3) Remember: It is YOUR Day

When speaking with the objectionable person, find out what the issue is. If it involves something that cannot be resolved, such as the race or religion of the fiancé, then it may be in your best interest to take away the invitation. This is harsh, but you should not be worrying about Uncle Mortimer making an offensive statement on your big day.

4) Monitor Alcohol Consumption

Open bars can lead to open mouths, and people’s true opinions will start to come out. They may also start acting foolish, rude, or inappropriate. This does not mean you should have a dry wedding; it means that you need to make sure your bartender does not over serve anyone.

5) Act Swiftly

Don’t let bad situations get further out of control. Have an usher quickly remove the inconsiderate individual so that the ceremony and reception can proceed.

Best of luck on your coming nuptials!

3 Wedding Guests that Could Ruin Your Big Day

Wedding planning is a big ordeal with plenty of pressures and stresses. You have to pick the reception venue, hire a photographer, find a florist, and sort through all the minute details to make the day go smoothly. But sometimes it something unexpected that causes the most problems.

We can’t prepare you for everything, but here are three scenarios that could equal disaster during your wedding or reception. Continue reading