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Philip Larkin’s The Whitsun Weddings - Philip Larkin’s The Whitsun Weddings     As I was reading Philip Larkin’s "The Whitsun Weddings," I was initially struck by the difference between his use of language and the language used by many of the poets we read earlier in the course. The difference between the language of the two W.B. Yeats poems we wrote about previously and this poem by Larkin was particularly striking. Of course, the use of language changed slowly, with each poet we have read between Yeats and Larkin becoming less like the former and more like the latter....   [tags: Whitsun Weddings]
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Comparative Analysis of Ariel by Sylvia Plath and The whitsun Weddings by Phillip Larkin - ... Both The Applicant and The Whitsun Weddings present marriage as a societal norm and a process that is executed in a similar fashion by most individuals without question. A Birthday Present is thought to be referring to an affair that Ted Hughes (Plath’s husband) had. An Arundel Tomb explores the potential misrepresentation of a relationship between an earl and countess in the 1500s; it also explores the damaging effects of time on a relationship. The Applicant portrays marriage as an enrolment process (seemingly a job interview) whereas Larkin uses The Whitsun Weddings as a means of documenting the relationships or rather, the marriages that he witnesses around him....   [tags: Marriage, Society]
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Exploring Identity and Time in Here, An Arundel Tomb and The Whitsun Weddings - Exploring Identity and Time in Here, An Arundel Tomb and The Whitsun Weddings    Larkin has been criticized over the years for the moroseness of his poems, the blackened description of everyday life that some people say lacks depth, however, unlike many other poets, Larkin does not always write the truth or the depth of his feelings. In many there is a voice, trying to convince its author of something that is usually quite evident or exploring itself but revealing only the surface. Why he is trying to convince himself and what are is true feelings present the real challenge and profundity of Larkin poems....   [tags: An Arundel Tomb] 1753 words
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Weddings Venues: Choose Gloucestershire - Weddings are very special occasion in one’s life. It is important to have the right setting. If you want the occasion to be memorable, weddings venues Gloucestershire offers phenomenal settings for every taste. The area is known for lush gardens a great feature for the bridge and groom who loves to commune with nature. Looking for beautiful churches, gorgeous medieval churches are available to provide the right setting. Lakes and waterfalls are readily available to provide a romantic setting, you will sure to remember....   [tags: Weddings, UK, ] 1127 words
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Non-Traditional Weddings - Many freshly engaged couples have stars in their eyes after the big marriage proposal comes about. They have no idea what to do after the euphoria starts to wear off, so they tend to bend and fold to the pressures of how other people think their special day should be, but most are just happy to have found their soul mate and just want to seal the deal. Well, a hearty congratulations to those adventuresome, fun-loving couples that are brave enough to not only go against the grain, but also against well-meaning family members that are confused about whose wedding it actually is supposed to be for....   [tags: Weddings] 703 words
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Why Fairytale Weddings are So Desirable - Celebrity weddings enable the media to sell more magazines because of the impact of celebrity culture in America. “Americans’ acceptance of weddings as visual entertainment and their vicarious enjoyment of the social lives of the rich and famous,” encourage media to continue covering celebrity weddings and life in general in great detail (Jellison 113). People want to copy the images of celebrities and often have a famous person they like to refer to as an idol or an inspiration. So, if a certain superstar incorporated something extravagant into their wedding, their fans want to follow in their footsteps....   [tags: celebrity weddings, culture, entertainment]
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The Major Significances of Ancient Roman Weddings - The ideal Roman marriage is defined as such: “a monogamous union of a man and a woman, a total community of life, a partnership according to both human and divine laws” (Goran Lind, 32-33). In order for an ideal Roman wedding to be performed, several requirements were necessary. First and foremost, the bride had to be twelve at the youngest while the groom could be “at least fourteen” (A). Nevertheless, they could not be relatives (A). Another requirement besides the age was consent, which was displayed three times both before and during the ceremony....   [tags: ideal marriage, divine laws, weddings]
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Weddings: Cinderella by Cambell Grant - From a young age, children are encouraged by their parents and teachers to begin dreaming and imagining their future life. Kids often think about what they want to be when they become adults and in particular, girls often imagine their dream wedding. Constant exposure to the idea of marriage and images of sophisticated weddings leads children to dream of having an elaborate wedding as well. As young girls grow up, they begin to come in contact with magazines, which also endorse fairytale weddings....   [tags: cinderella, dream wedding]
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Comparing Religious Weddings - Your Typical Christian Wedding includes… Venue • Usually inside a church • Hall may be used Dress • A traditional white gown/ ball dress is worn by the bride. She usually has a vial and carries a bouquet of flowers in her hand. • The groom would wear a black and white tuxedo with either a bow or a tie. Rituals The Procession • Seating of the Parents Having the support and involvement of parents and grandparents in the ceremony brings a special blessing to the couple and also expresses honor to the previous generations of marriage unions....   [tags: Compare Contrast Weddings Religion] 1576 words
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The Influence of Royal Weddings on Bridal Fashion in the Nineteenth Century - ... • In the beginning of the 19th century: By the late years of the 18th century, white and silver had become firmly associated with royal weddings and with those of the nobility. The beginning of the 19th century, featured one of the oldest wedding gowns to date, that of Princess Charlotte of Wales [weil]. Charlotte was the sole product of the disastrous and bitter marriage between the future King George IV and Caroline of Brunswick. She was quite a popular princess. Her gown featured an empire line and an ankle length, and shimmered from the combined effect of a net dress with silver embroidery and a white and silver petticoat underneath....   [tags: wedding dress, tradition, standards] 1389 words
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Marriage and Weddings - When you are a little girl, you are bought baby dolls, a Barbie dressed in white, a Ken in a matching tux, and a plastic kitchen set. You grow up saying that when you get big, you want to be a stay at home mom. As a child, nearly every little girl is told “You are going to grow up, graduate high school, have a great big wedding and have babies.” It is something we that are taught to look forward to and to aspire for from age five, but does it really make us happy. The average wedding in the United States costs thirty-thousand dollars (Hicken)....   [tags: Marriage, Divorce, Married Couples, Single Parents]
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whitsun wedding - Frost's poem is melancholy and nostalgic in tone and soothing, almost hypnotic, in rhythm. Peaceful and serene in the natural scene it describes, it seems to sway between restful repose and death. Sleep and death, and a seeming longing for both, are evoked by the images of night, long travel, winter and isolation. The simple, formulaic phrasing and rhythm of the poem belie something hidden, beneath and in the past, which is more complex. Frost, differently from Hayden's free verse, uses the formal structure and rhythm of his verse in juxtaposition to the more troubling, less controllable, undercurrent of death....   [tags: essays research papers] 647 words
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Wedding Rituals Are Different in Various Cultures - Wedding rituals are different in various cultures. There is a lot of preparation that happens before, during,and after the wedding ceremony. Even though the wedding ritual do have similarities between each other they also contrast with each other. Hispanic Catholic weddings have their own ritual ways and so do Muslim (Islam) have their own way of celebrating the ritual. The day of the Hispanic catholic wedding there are various things that are going on. The ceremony has to take place in a Catholic church since the church is God's home and he has to be present for the ceremony....   [tags: hispanic catholic weddings, muslim rituals]
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The Customs for Muslim Weddings - ... Marriage is seen as such an obligation, religiously because in the culture it is so important, and pure. In the contract it includes the amount of the dowry, and just like any other wedding a professing of love for one another or a meher, and this signing of the contract is done in front of two witnesses in its’ own ceremony or the nikah (Easydaybe 3). As we continued discussing her ceremony, she got really excited to invite me to her Mendhi ceremony which is a few days before the wedding where all of her girl friends and aunts and nieces and woman in her family and on the grooms side, come together and celebrate the bride with dance and food, and they draw on her skin with henna, which...   [tags: personal reflections, religious curiosity, Islam] 1334 words
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Personal Experience: Hindu Weddings - ... Next, Hindu weddings are very religious based during the matrimony procedure. Hindu weddings have many various rites that are performed during the wedding. Listed in order are some of the common procedures of a Hindu wedding. There is the Jaimala, which is the exchange of garlands between the bride and groom, which is a gesture of acceptance and a pledge of respect to the other partner. There is also the Havan, which is a prayer to Agni, the god of fire, to witness the couple’s commitment, where crushed sandalwood, herbs, sugar, rice, and oil are offered to a ceremonial fire....   [tags: pooja, matrimony procedure]
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Weddings - Worth the Pain - The awakening sun lit the room and the hallways of the house with pillars of golden sunlight, the blankets ruffled from a restless night filled with excitement, which today would be released. My cousin, Veronica, after several years of dating, will now marry the man of her dreams, Adrian. After all of the anticipation, planning, and news updates, we’re off to Santa Barbara for her rehearsal wedding, wedding, and reception. A smell of bacon runs through the house, and shouts rush to my ears from the downstairs kitchen....   [tags: Personal Experience] 2320 words
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Religious Traditions of Weddings - Weddings are a very joyous occasion, not only for the bride and groom , but also for their friends and family that get to join in the celebration. A wedding allows two people who are in love to legally join together and spend their lives together, serving one another in devoted infatuation. It is also a way to show their love to the world and truly enjoy being with each other. Most wedding ceremonies revolve around the traditions of a certain religion, and each religion has its own way of conducting such a ceremony....   [tags: Religion ]
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Amish Weddings - As a blushing bride walks down the aisle of a church with tears of joy in her eyes and dressed an expensive white gown, her future husband stands and waits to kiss his wife. This couple has been engaged for several months, and during that time all the details of this day have been perfectly planned: the date of the ceremony, the venue, the flowers, and even the colors of the bridesmaids’ dresses. This is the day that every girl dreams of experiencing. However, if that girl is of the Amish faith, her wedding day will not be as extravagant....   [tags: Culture ]
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How Weddings Differ in Vietnam and America - People in all countries of the world celebrate their important events like birthdays, graduations, weddings, and funerals, etc. However, the ways we have celebrations are different from cultures to cultures and countries to countries. Thus, Vietnamese and Americans have different celebrations for their events, and people in those countries celebrate their weddings differently in preparations, costumes, and ceremonies. One of the important differences between the ways weddings are celebrated by Vietnamese and Americans is preparation....   [tags: ceremonies, celebrations, preparation] 841 words
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Wedding Traditions Across Different Cultures - Wedding Traditions Across Different Cultures When it comes to planning a wedding, people have to worry not only about food, flowers, and what they wear, they also have to honor many traditions, even if they don't understand their origins or meanings. However, to not follow these traditions, understood or not, might mean bad luck for the marriage or, at the very least, disgruntled wedding guests. Every culture cherishes its own marriage traditions and superstitions. Many are not understood but are still seriously followed because 'it's always been done that way'; (Kendrick)....   [tags: Weddings Marriage Cultural Essays] 1482 words
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Weddings: A Look at the History and Our Current Obsession - In today's generation, the culture upheld throughout weddings has drastically changed, from what it was many years ago. From the cake, the dress, the venue and more a wedding can run more than twenty-six thousand dollars for an average person, and so many are not ashamed of spending more. People today treat marriage and weddings as if they are playthings, something you can play with for a little while and then throw away, but it was not like that once upon a time ago. Wedding have changed so much that there is now a negative effect on the general population of wannabe brides, who are marrying just for the fun of it....   [tags: ceremonies, expense, bride]
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Weddings of the Middle Ages - Weddings of the Middle Ages As the ages have past weddings have changed, the most interesting weddings took place in the middle ages. Middle ages were full of mystery and lust, women were not merely wives but prizes and a possession, rarely was it love. The reasons of which people were married was determined by their class. Most of the marriage laws we know today evolved during this era. The celebrations were extravagant, full of color and magnificent entertainment and exquisite feasts, radical compared to prior ages....   [tags: European History] 1114 words
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Weddings - Weddings The food is likely to be vegetarian, although the rice pudding dish (var), which is traditionally served at Kashmiri weddings, can contain lamb. The feasts are sumptuous so be prepared to eat a lot. Cutlery is not always used so follow tradition and eat off banana leaves with your fingers. Alcohol is generally not served at Hindu weddings and you are introduced to exotic drinks such as Mathis (salted buttermilk) instead....   [tags: Papers] 575 words
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Four Weddings And A Polaroid - Ruby looked up from her cold mug of coffee just as a mysterious man walked into the diner. the sound of the bells on the door handle had startled her and interrupted her usual day dreaming. She watched the man from her counter stool as he seated himself at a nearby booth. He gazed out the window with a troubled look on his face and finally turned and met eyes with Ruby. He offered her a kind smile but Ruby turned her head quickly out of embarrassment. She hadn't even realized she was starring at him, but there was something so familiar about him she couldn't help herself....   [tags: essays research papers] 1562 words
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Victorian Weddings - Victorian Weddings Like every aspect in Victorian society, great expectations were placed upon weddings. In fact, during this time frame, several guidebooks for weddings were referred to, one of these books was “Our Deportment: On the Manners and Conduct and Dress of the Most Refined Society” by John H. Young. Many traditions regarding weddings first took place during the Victorian Age and are still followed today. The Bride The Victorian bride was expected to follow many guidelines concerning her wedding....   [tags: Victorian Era]
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Hindu Weddings - Marriage is the institution whereby men and women are joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family. (Webster's Dictionary.) When a couple gets married they make a vow in front of their loved ones and their God to be together for the rest of their lives and abide by each other. In the Hindu religion, which is the third largest religion in the world, weddings are very sacred, therefore a wedding ceremony takes a lot of time and effort and it is composed of different rituals and ceremonies....   [tags: Religion Marriage] 1988 words
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Differences between Chinese and American Weddings - Weddings Flowers, diamond rings, and vowels: all these things are vital when it comes to the traditional American wedding. Because they all symbolize the emotion of love, which American marriages are based on. However in China where love is not the basis of marriage such symbolizations don't exist and this can be seen in a traditional Chinese wedding. The differences between Chinese and American weddings are very great. For example, in America we are free to date and choose whom we want to marry based on our standings....   [tags: Compare Contrast] 307 words
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Marriage in Ancient Roman Culture - Every culture has marriage rituals that help differentiate them from each other. Traditions and customs in ancient Roman wedding etiquette was not very different from bridal etiquette today. Their wedding customs have actually set the basis for many modern weddings today. However, there were some customs that were very important to the Romans that do not completely relate to modern customs. An engagement ring, the choice of which date and location, the dressing of the bride, and the legalizing of the marriage itself were all important to the Ancient Roman culture....   [tags: marriage rituals, traditions, weddings]
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Arranged Marriages in India - ... Many people who live outside of India have the misconception that young women are forced. In a very small percentage of marriages that may be the case but it is not typical. Young people of the region understand that their parents know them better than anybody else and trust their choices. Matchmakers are a common practice in locating suitable mates. The traditional matchmaker in India is referred to as a Nayan. Normally, the nayan is a person that is familiar with the family and could be an involved friend or extended family member....   [tags: match, divorce, weddings] 1157 words
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Wolves and Weddings - ... I scan my surroundings, in hope of seeing him again, but he's disappeared into the night. I turn back in the direction of home feeling a loss and sadness break through me. As I arrive back at home I look back into the woods, hoping to get a glimpse of those glowing sapphire eyes again. As I open the door my dad's cooking invades my nose. I walk towards the smell, into the kitchen. When I enter the room I see him at the stove, mixing one of the deadly concoctions he calls dinner. "Hey", I greet....   [tags: personal narrative] 1007 words
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Philip Larkin's Faith Healing - How typical in terms of subject, theme, structure and versification is Faith Healing by Larkin. Philip Larkin's Faith Healing In 1964, Philip Larkin published his third book of poetry, entitled 'The Whitsun Weddings'. One of the many critically acclaimed poems was 'Faith Healing'. In this essay, I intend to explore how typical this poem is in terms of subject, theme, structure and versification. In Faith Healing, women flock to an American Faith Healer for a blessing. The persona of the poem is written from an outsider's point of view, looking in at this sight....   [tags: Philip Larkin Faith Healing Poetry Poems Essays] 1988 words
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Look Back in Anger by John Osborne - RAPID CHANGING WORLD. Britain was bankrupt after the Second World War and it had a negative impact on Britain and its society. The British Empire decreased drastically resulting in many soldiers, generals and civilians returning but Britain was very different after the war due to its cities being severely bombed. This added to the feeling of depression and nostalgia which weighed heavily on people. The play Look Back in Anger by John Osborne is seen as one of the most important plays in modern Britain as it was the first well recognised example of kitchen sick drama....   [tags: modern britain, patriarchal society]
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The Old Fools, by Philip Larkin - The twentieth century has provided the poetic universe with some of the most influential and prominent poets. The ideas and concepts conveyed by these poets have help to influence the works of other writers. Philip Arthur Larkin has been regarded as one of the greatest English poets of the latter half of the twentieth century. Most of Larkin’s poetry is condensed into four volumes of poetry: The North Ship, The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings, and High Windows. His use of vulgar expressions helps to emphasize the main concept in his work and develops a unique writing style of his own....   [tags: Poetic Analysis, Themes]
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The Hindu Wedding - ... 4). “The music and the musicians in their colorful costumes draw attention to this important social occasion, enhancing the family’s reputation and adding to the festive atmosphere” (Booth, 1990, P. 245). According to Stanford University (n.d.), this welcoming of the groom is called Var Aagamana (P. 4). After family and friends have welcomed the groom, there are many prayers to be said. According to Stanford’s (n.d.) article titled “The Hindu Wedding Ceremony” these prayers request that any struggles during the ceremony to be removed and that all the “planets, Gods and Goddesses to bless the couple with a happy and healthy married life” (The Hindu Wedding Ceremony, n.d, n.p.)....   [tags: pre wedding, post wedding, traditions, rituals] 2161 words
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Social Awkwardness - Social Awkwardness According to the social networking site Facebook, the company’s overview states “to give the people the power to share and make the world more open and connected”. Within the last few years we have seen the world increasingly becoming smaller by way of social networking sites. The everyday tasks that we use seem so insignificant have now become an integral part of many lives. Simple daily tasks such as talking, setting plans, playing games, and even dating now have all become accessible through Facebook by bringing our personal relationships out into the public domain....   [tags: breakups, engagements, weddings]
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Larkins Poems - 1. Choose three poems and analyze the effectiveness in them of Larkin’s imagery. Larkin’s poems are great artifacts of language; often colloquial and which bring many images to a person’s mind when reading them. We think of these images due to his use of words, standard rhyme schemes and his interesting perception of life transmitted through his poems. This essay will study these three poems; ‘The Whitsun Weddings’, ‘High Windows’ and ‘Sunny Prestatyn’ in order to show the effectiveness in them of Larkin’s imagery....   [tags: essays research papers] 881 words
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Philip Larkin - A Voice of Pain for This Century - Philip Larkin - A Voice of Pain for This Century On August 9, 1922, the poet Philip Larkin was born in the town of Coventry in England (Thwaite, Letters xvii). After graduating St. John’s College in Oxford in 1943 with a First Class degree, he worked at both the University College of Leicester and Queen’s College at Belfast before finally settling down at the University of Hull as Librarian in 1955 (Thwaite, Letters xviii). That same year, with the publication of his collection The Less Decieved, he "began to be recognized" (Thwaite, "Introduction" xv)....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Use of Elemental Imagery in Philip Larkin's High Windows -   "High Windows" is viewed by many as an outcry, a severe description of everyday life that in it's bleakness does not leave space for the finesse or sensuous imagery that is associated with poets such as Wordsworth. However, in his array of supposedly 'harsh' poems one finds many moments of dreamy imagery dealing with an almost religious fascination with the elements, whether in length in "Solar" or as a thought in "Old Fools". What mesmerises him is the continuity of the elements, which constantly outlive the achievements and deeds of man and are in the end all that is left....   [tags: Analysis of Philip Larkin's High Windows] 787 words
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A Practical Criticism on 'Here' by Phillip Larkin - A Practical Criticism on 'Here' by Phillip Larkin ‘Here’ was published in 1964 as part of a collection of poems collectively titled ‘The Whitsun Weddings’. It explores the feelings and judgements towards a location and the falsity of the modern industrial culture as it consumes traditional life. The poem describes the mixed judgements of the narrator as he passes through the town on a train journey, as well as concomitantly examining the features of a emblematic reversed journey from ‘industrial’ restraints to ‘unfenced existence’ The first stanza opens with the word ‘swerving’ which is repeated twice more in the same verse, suggesting that the train is trying...   [tags: Papers] 781 words
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Afghani Wedding Traditions - In the afghansitan culture marriage is different from the American cultures. There are some rules that you have to follow when wedded. Afghan marriage traditions allow girls of ten years of age or younger to get engaged, but not married. The marriage can take place only when they are sixteen. Afghan women are not allowed to marry non Muslim men. However, Muslim men can marry non Muslim women of Christian and Jew belief. The groom can be a first cousin. However if the parents are not interest in the first cousin and think they are not sutiable enough, then the parents of the bride look for a another sutiable groom....   [tags: Afghani, marriage, culture, Wedding Traditions, ]
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A Thankful Wedding Speech by the Bride - A Thankful Wedding Speech by the Bride Anyone who knows me well enough will know that it is hard to keep me quiet and today is no exception - I thought it only appropriate that the bride speaks, although I promise to keep it short. The main reason I wanted to make a speech was to personally say thank you to some very special people who have contributed to today: (To the groom) Firstly, and most importantly, you've made me so happy since we met two years ago and today is the happiest day of my life....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 424 words
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The Wedding Project - The Wedding Project One of the most significant days in a person's life is her wedding day. To ensure that such a momentous event goes off without a hitch, appropriate planning is required. And when it comes to wedding planning, picking one's partner could very well be the easiest of all the planning decisions to make. Months will be spent prior to the wedding researching vendors, comparing products and prices, meeting with photographers, hotel managers, and many more wedding vendors to determine how to save costs on each wedding item (Hammond, 2007)....   [tags: Planning Wedding Organization]
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Wedding Speech Delivered by the Bride - Wedding Speech Delivered by the Bride Families and friends. This has been a terrific day for Bob and I and we are both thrilled you could all be here. I wanted to say a few words in response to my Dad and thank a few people for all their support. I have spent a lot of time thinking about how to make these thanks – its amazing how much advice and how many books there are out there for Groom and Best Man’s speeches but there is not a lot out there to help the bride. So having failed to find any sensible advice in print, I thought I would ask around to the family and friends for some advice on what to say this evening....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 1114 words
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Planning a Wedding - Planning a Wedding It seems like only yesterday that my sister and I, adorned in flowers and lace, were playing house and rehearsing imaginary wedding vows. The past twenty-one years seem like a whirlwind and every day keeps coming faster and faster. The big day is no longer a fantasy; my wedding is five months away. What do I still need to make this event as special as I’ve wanted it to be for more than half of my life. There are so many things put into a wedding, and efficient planning is very important....   [tags: Wedding Planner Plan Planning Essays] 1893 words
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Humorous Wedding Speech by the Groom - Humorous Wedding Speech by the Groom Thank you for your kind words, I am very proud to be your son-in-law; I hope I can live up to your expectations. I would sincerely like to thank you for welcoming me into your family, for bringing up such a lovely daughter, and for giving me your blessing to marry her. In addition. due to the number of phone calls between my wife and her mom, the phone company would also like to thank you both. On this date in history in 1889 the Boer War ended, and maybe after my speech you'll think it's started again, although this day will go down in history as the day you all heard the best ever speech....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 885 words
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The Joys of Planning a Wedding - The Joys of Planning a Wedding The verdict is in - I will only get married once. I’ve always felt that in my heart, but the experience of planning my wedding removed any doubts that I may have had. The process of planning a wedding is so extensive and involved that once the process has started, there is no turning back. You will be completely absorbed in the ins and outs of the entire day from that point forward. While the main focal point should be the actual ceremony uniting the man and woman, that is rarely the case....   [tags: Wedding Planners Marriage Essays] 987 words
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Very Short Wedding Toasts - Very Short Wedding Toasts The Light that Shines There is a light that shines beyond the heavens; this is the light that shines in your heart when you are in love. "May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp and peace in your heart!" ~Eskimo Proverb The Days of your Life May you live all the days of your life. — Jonathan Swift From this Day Forward May the face of every good news, And the back of every bad news, Be toward you, From this day forward. No Sorrow May the goblets of life hold no dregs of sorrow....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 305 words
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Wedding Toasts to the Bride and Groom - Wedding Toasts to the Bride and Groom The Upper Hand The following tidbit began a wonderful and personal toast to the bride and groom: "John, take Emily's hand and place your hand over her's. Now, remember this moment and cherish it... because this will be the last time you'll ever have the upper hand!" Toilet Roll Let us all hope and pray that your married life is like this toilet roll - soft, strong and ever so long. Never Lie, Cheat, and Drink May you never lie, cheat or drink. But if you must lie, lie with each other....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 866 words
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Wedding Toasts – Topics to Avoid - Wedding Toasts – Topics to Avoid Don’t Mention Anything About “Milk” or “Cows” At the rehearsal dinner, one of the bridesmaids, who had been drinking, gave a toast. It started off just fine, but then she ended it with " thank God, sometimes guys do buy the cow even when they get the milk for free!" Don’t Blasphemy About a year ago, my fiancé and I attended the wedding of my cousin. She married her college sweetheart, and the bridal party was made up mostly of their college friends. During the toast, the best man decides to talk about when he first knew the groom was going to propose....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 1362 words
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Humorous Wedding Speech by the Father of the Groom - Humorous Wedding Speech by the Father of the Groom Good evening. I would like to begin by welcoming each and every one of you to this joyous and stressful occasion. You know, while I was watching my son and future daughter-in-law suffer through the painful process of planning their wedding, I asked myself, “What would it be like if men were responsible for organizing weddings?” I’m guessing that my son might rename the "Rehearsal Dinner" to the "Rehearsal Dinner Kegger". The invitations would not read “Gracious dinning from 7 to 10” but rather, “Raucous Drinking from 7 until the cops show up.” Bridesmaids would wear matching blue jean cut-offs and halter tops – with more skin showing tha...   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches] 473 words
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