read more A wonderful Dutch custom that can be substituted for the guest book is to create a wedding "wish tree." At the reception a beautiful tree branch is placed next to the bride and groom's table, and paper leaves attached to pieces of colorful ribbon are placed at each guest's place setting.Guests write their special wish for the happy couple on their leaves, which the bride and groom can then read and hang on the tree…They created this ritual to represent the beginning of their new life together.

It is bad luck for the bride to try on her dress before the wedding day and to wear pearl jewelry, which is considered a bad omen.

The groom wears a sheer, long-sleeve button-up shirt (barong tagalog) that is worn un-tucked over black pants with a white t-shirt underneath…

read more Traditionally the groom’s family pays for the wedding and the grandparents act as the primary witnesses or sponsors.

The bride’s gown is often custom made and both the bride and groom wear white.

There are countless wedding planning kits out there complete with a checklist to help guide couples through the process.

Though useful as a general guideline, checklists can hinder the imagination and they typically do not account for different cultural/religious traditions that might be important to the couple.

read more The Armenian wedding celebration begins the night before the ceremony when the groom’s family brings beautifully wrapped gift boxes to the bride’s family.

These contain the veil, her shoes, chocolate, Armenian cognac, perfume…

Let them be a starting point for you to think about how you can make your wedding truly unforgettable.