Weddings

50 drinks & toasts (1968)

Toast your friends with these easy recipes for famous drinks made with all the popular basic liquors: Bourbon, Scotch, gin, vodka, rum, Southern Comfort.

29 wedding superstitions (1921)

Marriage, being an ancient institution which vitally affects lives of men and women, it is not surprising that practically everything connected therewith has some superstitious belief or other associated with... Read more...

Dame Fashion’s wedding rules (1899)

Dame Fashion's wedding rules Prospective brides ought to be thankful Latest prescribed method of being married in style No more elaborate trousseaux to tire them to death -- other sensible provisions Un... Read more...

Months & marriage myths (1912)

Months and marriage Reader question: What is the significance attached to marriage in the several months of the year? - Bird, City Married in January's hoar and rime, Widowed you'll be before your prime. ... Read more...

A military wedding (1943)

Here are two photos from the wedding of Captain Paulter and Libby on November 2, 1943. Unfortunately, we don't know exactly who these people are, but this officer and his bride were important enough for their p... Read more...

New wedding cake customs (1909)

New styles seen in wedding cake Sometimes bound with ribbons which the bride cleaves with knife The wedding cake, luscious and delicate of taste, with its thick layer of almond paste and its wonderful exter... Read more...

Wedding bells at the Presidio (1896)

Exactly a year after his first wife died, Dr Morton Grinnell announced his engagement to heiress Jennie Catherwood. At the time of their wedding three months later, he was 41 years old, and the blushing bride w... Read more...

Do-it-yourself wedding buffets (1921)

Wedding breakfasts & buffet refreshments Entrees, beverages, salads, ices and cakes suitable for noon or evening weddings by Virginia Carter Lee Half the fun of planning for a wedding is the arrang... Read more...

Two bridal shower ideas (1913)

Shower for the traveling bride Here is a clever suggestion for the hostess to the bride-to-be, whose honeymoon will include a trip abroad. A pretty shower I went to last year I was carried out with Jean Ing... Read more...

Victorian bridal hairstyles (1870)

Bride's veil -- new coiffure by Emily H May We give here and engraving of a bride's veil (front and back views) and below, two new styles for dressing the hair, both being back views. The bride's veil is of... Read more...

An Easter wedding (1906)

An Easter wedding The week following Easter has always been a favorite time for weddings. Here are a few suggestions for the girls who may be preparing for such an occasion: Use white flowers exclusively, o... Read more...

Bridal gowns & wedding attire (1857)

Ball dress of white tulle, over a slip of white glacé; Dress of velvet, of a beautiful hue of brown at present very fashionable in Paris; Bridal costume -- Double skirt of white satin, richly trimmed with Bruss... Read more...

Wedding tips and etiquette (1914)

What to expect before, during and after a wedding From the best man to the most remote acquaintance of the affianced couple, a wedding invitation brings to the recipient a certain sense of joyousness and ple... Read more...

Colored stone engagement rings (1899)

Colored stone engagement rings The fad for color has affected even the engagement ring, and while the diamond solitaire remains always fashionable, the betrothal of two fond hearts just now calls into requisit... Read more...

Big party? Get a food checklist (1909)

Quantities needed for entertainments Amount of provisions required by hostesses of large parties, reunions, etc. As the time approaches for general entertaining -- including the many church reunions -- ma... Read more...

Bridal showers and baby showers (1902)

Showers of all kinds Rain is not the only variety troubling society circles Linen, kitchen, stocking, apron, cushion and bric-a-brac deluges of daily occurrence -- Baby shower is the crowning affliction which... Read more...

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