BRIDAL FOCUS: Something Old, Something New: Wedding Web Sites

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN NORTH AMERICAN PRECIS SYNDICATE
(NAPS)-Many people are saying “I do” to Web sites that offer helpful

hints and fun facts about weddings.



In an effort to explore the history of these life-defining events,

WeddingChannel.com, an online wedding-planning resource and bridal

registry on the Web, is featuring “Weddings Then & Now,” a look at a

millennium of weddings.



Visitors to the site can be transported to an era where bridal gowns

were often homemade, invitations were handwritten, a fine wool suit

and typical honeymoon spots included New York City, Niagara Falls and

Cincinnati.



Moving forward through the years, the program highlights famous

weddings that have made their mark, including the union of Eleanor and

Franklin Roosevelt, Priscilla and Elvis Presley and Yoko Ono and John

Lennon.



The Web site also includes an interactive wedding history quiz and a

humorous look at the evolution of wedding etiquette. In addition, a

collection of millennial bridal fashions provides visitors with a

chance to explore how fashion and customs have changed.



The site highlights each decade of this century and famous weddings

that made headlines.



You can also read a report on how the average American wedding today

compares with the same event 100 years ago. The changes in weddings,

many people say, often reflects the changes in society.



Wedding-themed Web sites, such as WeddingChannel.com, have also become

a convenient source for busy couples. These sites include a vast array

of planning tools to help couples lessen the stress of getting married

by making it easy to manage details, register for gifts and find the

services they need.



“Visitors to our site can create an automated address book keeping

track of RSVPs as well as build a personalized wedding homepage to

share photos, directions and personal stories with friends and

family,” said Susan Lee Smith, executive producer of

WeddingChannel.com.



To visit “Weddings Then & Now,” and get information about planning

your own wedding, see the site a

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