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The Etiquettes of Bridal Shower Gifts

March 21, 2019

If you have ever had a chance to attend a wedding, you will realize just how amazing and tedious it can be. However, let’s not forget bridal showers. They happen to be a lot of fun, and considering how the wedding season is on, I will not be surprised if people are getting a chance to visit a lot of these events. The one thing that must absolutely know here is that gifts are an important part of these events.

When you are talking about gifts for weddings, most people get confused because they are not really sure what to give, and what not to give. Asking friends about that is also complicated, and that is why it is avoided by many.

So, if you are wondering what you should bring to a bridal shower as a gift, do not worry as we talk about some etiquettes surrounding these gifts.

Do You Need Separate Gifts?

If you are wondering, whether you are going to need separate gifts for the shower, and the wedding. The answer is yes. For anyone who is invited to both, this is really important. However, the one thing that is that you should only spend the amount you are comfortable with as there is no need to go overboard.

Normally, the ideal thing to do keep the shower gift small, and the wedding gift large.

How Much Should You Spend?

This is a question that is asked a lot. How much should you spend? Well, as I said before if you are invited to both the wedding and the bridal shower, split the budget in such a way that you spend more on the wedding gift than you do on the bridal shower.

Is There a Specific Type of Gift I Should Take?

Not really. However, if the bridal shower is themed, which normally is the case, then it can be done. However, it does not always work like that. There is no specific requirement to take a very specific type of gift. But if you want to give yourself that satisfaction, you can take something that is practical.

Should I Send The Gift Via Post?

Wedding gifts are often sent through the post because they are not opened right away. However, bridal shower gifts are. So, it is best if you just take it with you in order to make sure that the bride gets the gift.

Will My Gift Be Opened Too?

Even if you are at a best friend’s bridal shower, the key is to never gift something that could embarrass you, or the bride herself. Since the gifts are opened right then and there, it is better to buy something that is more sensible rather than embarrassing yourself.

Conclusion

In conclusion, choosing the perfect gift for a bridal shower is not really a difficult thing. Most of the process is simple and straightforward, however, people do end up making things more complicated by trudging over things that are not as necessary.

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Stop Your Makeup From Running on The Wedding Day With These Tips

When you are getting married, you normally consider a lot of things in the process. You have to consider the venue, the dress code, the guest list, and so on and so forth. Now the important thing that you must know here is that considering the weather is also very important. If you are getting married in winters, you are in luck. However, if it is a summer wedding, then you will have to consider a few things more; mainly something, that will stop your makeup from running.

Summer weddings and makeup do not always go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, it can end up creating issues which are never ideal and should be avoided at all costs. Still, if the date is set, and everything is in place, it is better to gear up.

Avoid Using Heavy Moisturizers

Moisturizers are good, however, the ones that are thick when applied are not as they do not really do much for the makeup on a sunny day. If you want to make sure that the makeup stays on, opt for something that is lighter.

The best choice is to go with a serum that is lighter in weight, hydrating, and has the right amount of slip.

Go For an Oil-Free Foundation

Going to the right foundation is very important. On a sunny day, going for a foundation that is oil-free, or an oil controlling option is the right thing to do. This makes sure that the moisture on your skin does not interact with the foundation all that much, allowing you to wear the makeup with ease, and not having to worry about any slipping and sliding.

A Mattifying Primer to Save The Day

Another great thing that you can buy and use it to make sure that no harm comes to the makeup is investing in a mattifying primer. You can put this primer underneath, and on top of the makeup and you will be able to control any issues regarding the makeup and a hot, sunny day.

Keep Some Blotting Papers

I know this sound something trivial, and minor at best, but do remember that blotting is the way to go. If you are worried about excess oil during the photography session, then keep a pack of this paper at hand.

Use The Hair Dryer

This is perhaps the oddest suggestion but if you are getting ready and worried about the chances of sweating all of a sudden, then you can use a hair dryer on the lowest setting and gently blow it all over your face to dry it. I know it sounds strange but it is far more effective than putting your face next to the fan in order to cool it.

Final Words

I know how staying in the best possible shape during weddings can be tedious but following these tips will allow you to effortlessly attend a wedding without any issues coming in the way.

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How to Address an Envelope Properly

The digital world is increasing at a breakneck speed, however, that does not mean that we can forget the more traditional ways of doing things. One of the main things that will never go out of fashion is sending mail; formal, or informal. If something like sending birthday wishes, letters, invitations are still traditional and done through mail, it is important that you know how to properly do something like that.

Once you are done writing everything that you need to write, the next part is the part where you have to address the envelope. This is perhaps the easiest or most difficult part based on how you are handling things. You have to be careful with it because this is the first thing that someone will be seeing when they receive the letter.

Luckily, there are some rules that are made just for sending something like this, and in this article, we are going to reflect on those rules.

Spelling It Out

If you are sending a formal letter or correspondence, then using the full name of the recipient along with their full address is preferred. Informal cases, make sure that there are absolutely no abbreviations whatsoever in the spellings.

However, as far as the informal ones are concerned, it is okay to stick with informal names, as well as abbreviations to make things less tricky.

Getting The Right Titles

For many, this is perhaps the hardest thing to do because there are so many different ways of addressing different people. Still, we are going to look at them below.

Addressing Females

This is complicated, but we are going to make things easier for you by having everything under pointers.

  • If you are addressing girls under 18, it should be Miss before the name.
  • Over 18 women who use their maiden names should be addressed with Ms.
  • Separated/divorced women should also be addressed with Ms. Along with their maiden name.
  • Married women who use the name of their husband should be addressed with Mrs. Followed by the husband’s first name.

Addressing The Couples

  • If the couple is married, and they use the husband’s last name, then Mr. and Mrs. Followed by the last name would be ideal.
  • A married couple does not use the same last name should be addressed as Ms. and Mr. followed by their full names.

Addressing The Families

  • Children under 18 should be named under their parent’s name. You do not need to use any titles or last names.

How to Handle Professional Titles

This one is not as tricky as it may sound. The best way is to make sure that when you are addressing someone professional is to use their titles before their names. The titles can be shared among both if both the recipients are ranking officials, or you can use it for the one.

Ideally, you do not have to be careful all that much, however, the safest bet is to use the titles, and be very careful about that.

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