Feature

Mile-High Weddings

December 1998

It usually takes one couple to get the ball rolling, then pretty soon everyone you know is getting married. So chances are, if you're planning a wedding, you're also attending a few. Keep track of what you do and don't like about the weddings you attend - and not just the caterer or the color of the flowers. Consider whether you're having a good time, and follow these tips to ensure your wedding, and all the ones you attend, are eents to remember

How to be a good bride and groom:

Resist the urge to put confetti in the invitation... Make it clear whether or not children are invited... Choose affordable dresses and tuxedos for the wedding party... Register for some reasonably priced gifts - don't expect too many $125 place settings... Send thank-you cards long before a year after the wedding... Make the guest book available at the church and reception hall... Greet every guest with enthusiasm... Accept everyone's hugs, kisses, and well-wishes... Seat people where they will be comfortable... Spend more time with your guests than with the photographer... Don't let your guests stand around hungry... Serve a variety of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks... Choose music that most people like... Mke sure your guests are entertained... Cut the cake nicely - don't embarrass your guests with a fight... Smile, have a good time...