Wedding Supplies
KnoxvileWeddings.com on Facebook  KnoxvilleWeddings.com on Twitter  Wedding Inspirations from WhereBridesGo.com  Where Brides Go on YouTube.com  KnoxvilleWeddings.com on Google+
 
Knoxville Wedding Ceremony Venues
Preserved Rose Petals

Planning the Flowers for Your Knoxville Wedding & Reception

Knoxville Wedding Party Gifts
and Gift Ideas for the Bride & Groom

Be sure to tell your Knoxville wedding vendors you
found them on KnoxvilleWeddings.com!



Request FREE Information from our Vendors!

Featured Vendors - Get Listed Here!
bridesmaid gifts Bridesmaid Gifts
Where Brides Go®
Beautiful keepsake gifts for your bridal party!
Coupon Available!
Secure Online Shopping
WhereBridesGo.com on Facebook
866-515-9385
groomsman gifts

Groomsmen Gifts
Where Brides Go®

Timeless and personalized gifts for your groomsmen.
Coupon Available!
Secure Online Shopping
WhereBridesGo.com on Facebook

866-515-9385
Ornaments For Keeps
Make Memories with Personalized Christmas Ornaments & Wedding Ornaments
Specializing in personalized Christmas ornaments and unique, creative and thoughtful gifts.
Secure Online Shopping
personalized wedding ornaments

573-893-3272
Wildlife Photography by Dan Bedell
Our GORGEOUS prints make memorable and beautiful gifts! Order online.
Secure Online Shopping
719-266-9886
Wedding Gifts & Wedding Decorations
Gift Card Holder
Instant Photo Guest Book

Wedding Gifts : Did you know?

Originally, the purpose of inviting guests was to have them witness a couple's marriage ceremony and vows and to share in the bride and groom's joy and celebration. Gifts for the bride and groom are optional, although most guests attempt to give at least a token gift of their best wishes. Some brides and grooms and families feel that, for the expense and effort they put into showing their guests a good time and to wine and dine them, the guests should reciprocate by providing nice gifts. No etiquette book or rule condones this belief.

The couple often registers for gifts at a favorite store well in advance of their wedding. This allows them to create a list of preferred or needed household items, usually including a favorite pattern for china, for silverware, and for crystalware; often including linen preferences, pots and pans, and similar items. With older brides and grooms who might already be independent and have lived on their own, even owning their own homes, they sometimes register at hardware or home improvement stores. This is intended to make it easy for guests who wish to purchase gifts to feel comfortable that they are purchasing gifts that the newlyweds will truly appreciate. Taking this a step further, some couples register with services that enable money gifts intended to fund items such as a honeymoon, home purchase or college fund.

Etiquette rules prohibit the bride and groom from soliciting gifts, which would preclude them listing their place of registry, for example, in their wedding invitations. Guests are supposed to ask for this information if they want it; however, many couples do include the information in their invitations with the intention of making it more convenient for guests.

Many older guests often find bridal registries vulgar. They can be seen as an anathema to traditional notions behind gift buying, such as contravening the belief that "one should be happy for what they receive", taking away the element of surprise, and leading to present buying as a type of competition, as the couple knows the costs of each individual item.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Wedding Traditions and Customs ".



 
 
 
Other Local Vendors - Request Your Free Basic Listing
Bennett Galleries and Company
5308 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-584-6791
Dine In Personal Chef Service
Janice Seals
865-993-3934
Divion Bijou
Diana Britten
865-805-1739
Intimate Treasures
5710 Kingston Pike, Suite 1
Knoxville, TN
865-584-3199
Just Stuff It
Angelique Thomas
6806 St. Croix Lane
Knoxville, TN 37918
865-599-1750
Simply Elegant
Dana Ellison
7215-C Clinton Hwy.
Powell, TN 37849
865-938-4754
 
Knoxville Wedding Professionals
Dan Bedell Photography

Personalized Ornaments

personalized wedding ornaments

 
 
 
Get Listed Here!
Wedding Accessories from WhereBridesGo.com
Wedding Cake Toppers
Flower Girl Book
 
Home | Advertise HERE | About Us |  Add Us to Your Website
Terms of Use | Contact Us

MSW Interactive Designs LLC : Weddings Division - Where Brides Go!
Copyright ©2001-2014. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
SSL Certificate provided by Certs 4 Less
Website design and hosting by MSW Interactive Designs LLC

Google + Profile

Where Brides Go

Where Brides Go! (TM)

Require Wedding Favors & Gifts? Where Brides Go! (TM) is the leading choice. Visit Where Brides Go! (TM) at OneWed.com & add a wedding vendor review.

 

 

 

Helping brides and grooms plan their Knoxville weddings since 2001!

This site uses Thumbshots previews

Knoxville Wedding and Knoxville Reception Guide, KnoxvilleWeddings.com, is a complete wedding and reception planning website for Knoxville brides. KnoxvilleWeddings.com offers Knoxville Tennessee wedding planning resources, a wedding professionals directory, and wedding planning tips unique to the Knoxville Tennessee area. If you are planning a Knoxville wedding, a themed wedding or a special event such as a Knoxville TN reception and need the services of local wedding professionals, we hope to be of service to you! Our team serves all of the greater Knoxville area. At KnoxvilleWeddings.com we pride ourselves on maintaining the most complete and up-to-date resources for your Knoxville area wedding and reception.