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Over the years we have gathered many good ideas from the brides we've served. They are anxious to share those with new brides.

Make sure that you mail yourself a complete wedding invitation to your own wedding. Don't open it. Keep it in your guestbook and save it for future generations to open.

Ask all relatives and guests to write a favorite recipe on the back of their RSVP card. File these cards in a special recipe box and use them in your married life.

Write a love letter to each other on the evening before your wedding and mail on the way to the ceremony. Save them to be read on your first anniversary.

If you can't decide on colors for your wedding, use your birthstone colors as the theme for everything.

Finances permitting, consider having fireworks at or after your rehearsal dinner.

Assuming the style of the rings permit it, always engrave initials or names on the wedding rings and the date on each.

Have a "for married couples only" dance at your reception. Give the DJ a list of names of couples attending and the number of years they have been married. After dancing several bars, the DJ then reads off the couples' names and they leave the floor, leaving the longest married couple on the dance floor alone.

Wear two garters. Throw one and keep one to pass down to future generations. Sew a good luck charm on the garter to be kept and ask that each succeeding bride to the same.

Hire an airplane to fly over the ceremony site towing a sign that reads "Congratulations to ____ and _____".

Buy a new silver dollar with your wedding year on it and add to the collection by buying one each anniversary.

Let us share other wonderful tidbits and ideas with you on how to personalize your day and make it uniquely yours.