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March 15, 1956 - Image 8

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This spring's bride will be a
vision in silk, pure silk peau de
soie, silk organdy, silk taffeta, but
always silk.
The more traditional long sleeves
have given way to the shorter ones
in many of 1956's magnificent
gowns. Predominently popular is
the tiny puff and the brief sleeve
of nothing but the finest lace.
A new covered-up look has come
to many of the gowns with one

featuring a peter pan collar and
perky lace bow at the chin.
Covered-Up Look
A batteau neckline of lace high-
Jigh's another of the dreses, with
the same beautiful line on the
attendant's gowns, giving a co-or-
dinated effect to the entire wed-.
ding party.
Adopting a more classic simplic-
ity, most of the fashions have
omitted the ruffles and frills of
the past. A certain smoothness is

achieved by the princess lines and
minimum of trimming.
A graceful court train adds dig-
nity to many models. More back
interest is introduced by a spark-
ling bit of jeweled embroidery
tucked away on a flowing train.
Palest of Pink

Skirts are more bouff ante than
e'tr, covering petticoat after petti-
coat. Showing off the tiniest of
waistlines to advantage are the
dropped torsos and empire lines
that fit ever so snugly.
For the bride with an eye for
the practical are the gowns that

skirt, leaving a very wearable
sheath beneath. Another finds a
tiny covered buttoned bodice cov-
ering a barer gown for an evening
of dancing. .
The short gown is proving its
popularity more and more with
American bride-to-be's. More
lighthearted than the traditional
sweeping dress, the waltz length
styles carry through their young
look with wide, wide skirts and
the most becoming of necklines.

Along with the other spring
fashions, wedding gowns too have
taken on the tiered, tunic look.
One model edges each tier with
Chantilly lace scallops while a
second alternates the flounces of
lace and silk taffeta.
Long or short, traditional- or
modern, each of this spring's bridal
gowns will serve to compliment the
glowing radiance of the lovely


The palest of pink is replacing will double as cocktail and dinner
white for more and more brides. dresses after the "big day."
In many instances this pink cloud- Double Duty
iness is overlaid by the most ele- One of these dresses with a
gant of laces. future features a removable over-



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featuring the short sleeves, dropped waistline and billowing skirt
which comprise the latest thing in aisle-styles.

Wedding Gifts Include
Useful, Pretty Items

Wedding gifts, designed to make
that "Wonderful day" be recalled
each time they are used, will start
this spring's couple on their way
to successful housekeeping.
With bridal satin elegance, a
downy comforter makes one of the
nicest gifts possible for the bride-
A fine tablecloth of linen or
lace to do justice to her fine china
is also especially thoughtful.
Patterns Registered
This china, along with her spe-
cial crystal and sterling, always
makes a much appreciated gift.
The bride's jeweler will tell friends
both the patterns she has chosen
and the particular pieces which
she does not yet have.
Appliances, ranging from toast-
ers to waffle bakers to the very
latest in steam irons, make both
shining gifts and later time-savers
for the new housewife.
Linens constitute some of 1956's
most exciting gifts. Towels have
taken on richer, deeper colors and
a more luxurious air.' Sheets and
pillow cases have become enchant-
ingly decorated with tiny flowers
as well as soft hues.
At Home
Folding television tables or card
tables are designed for evenings at
Cooking wear with gleaming
copper bottoms or for special
waterless cooking is sure to im-
prove the bride's culinary skill.
Knives, whether the finest ster-
ling carving set, those for cutting
steaks, or kitchen cutlery too, make
wonderful presents for a coming
Personal Touch
More individualized gifts may
include a dramatically simple brass
fruit bowl, a stunning silver com-
pote, candle sticks or a figurine
carefully chosen for the bride and
Among the most popular gifts
are those selected to help them
with their future entertaining, a
large lazy-susan;' a carafe, a chaf-
ing dish, an especially attractive
bread basket or tray.
Other suggestions for the bride
on your list are found in a polished
wooden salad bowl and servers, a
fine bud vase, a silver gravy boat,
the indispensible cigarette box and
matching ash tray or an ice bucket
and tongs.

Increasingly used by the modern
bride, many place mats come in
unique patterns of Italian straw
as well as the more traditional
Quizzed as to what they would
like for wedding gifts, campus
bride-to-be's proved exceptionally
practical. Such things as pillows,
mixing bowls, cannister sets,
planters, glasses and even bath-
room scales rated on their lists.
Necessity or luxury, 'there is
something here to please each of
this spring's brides.
Bermuda, Florida
Michigan Offer
Honeymoon Sites
The honeymoon trip after the
wedding deserves as much thought
and planning as the wedding it-
In choosing a place to go, a
couple should choose one that is
right for themselves, for her pers-
onality and his, as well as being
right for their pocketbooks and
right as to climate.
Here in Michigan, a variety of
recreational and scenic spots can
be found. Carriage fides on Macki-
nac Island, the scenic beauty of
Hidden Valley, the white sands
on the Lake Michigan Dunes and
the many, many inland lakes are
among the many honeymood sites
and scenic paradises offered to
suit every taste.
For a trip to a far-away place,
Bermuda has long been a favorite
site, with its glorious sunshine,
wide pink sandy beaches, flower-
lined lanes and secluded picnic
The shifting, changing, colors
and sights in Florida, combined
with the ever-faithful sunshine,
have made this state: an ever-
popular honeymoon spot for Am-
Another popular spot for honey-
mooners is the western part of the
United States. In the various
mountain ranges such as the
Rockies or the Sierra Nevadas,
couples will find accommodations
available at such national parks
as Rocky Mountain Park, Yellow-
stone and Yosemite.

COVERED-UP LOOK-With its new high neckline topped with a
tiny peter pan collar, the smooth slenderizing long torso and the
three full, full tiers, this gown epitomizes 1956's latest bridal


Rules of Etiquette Help To Make Wedding, Reception-
Unforgettable, Smoothly Running Affairs for All

Do's and don't's of wedding pro-
cedure are among the major con-
siderations of a young bride as she
plans her big day.
For example, one must remember
that wedding invitations ,unlike
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ordinary social invitations, are
sent approximately four weeks in
advance of the ceremony.
Also, Amy Vanderbilt, noted eti-
quette expert, points out that it is
far better to write personal letters
or inform friends of the marriage
by phone than to have invitations
and announcements printed. If
possible, it is best to have engraved
invitations for formal weddings.
Two Envelopes
Using two envelopes for formal
invitations, the inside one should
be ungummed and unsealed and is
placed in the outer envelope so
that it faces the flap.
A small wedding does not require
engraved invitations. Rather, the
bride's mother may write short
notes of invitation.
Both bride and groom give their
attendants a token of the day.
Attendant's Gifts
Customary bridesmaid's gifts in,
elude jewelry, a small clock, col-
ogne, a compact, an evening bag
or gloves. For the ushers, such
things as a stud box, manicure

set, cuff links, cigarette lighter or
belt are in order.
On her wedding day, the bride
receives a personal present from
her future husband. Traditionally,
be gives a string of pearls for her
to wear with her bridal gown.
Other gifts may be some exquisite
perfume, a special leather bag, a
watch, luggage, a fine manicure
set or other pieces of jewelry.;
To the groom, she presents a
handsome wallet, a watch, gold
cuff links, a pen, camera or elec-
tric shaver.
Lily of the Valley
The groom's boutonniere is usu-
ally taken from the bride's bouquet
and is traditionally a lily of the
Bridal showers may be given by
close friends and usually by at-
tendants who are not relatives.
Members of the bride's or groom's
family never give a shower.
The bride will receive gifts from
all people who accept the wedding
invitations, but not necessarily
from those who regret. These are
always addressed to the bride be-

fore the wedding, even if sent by
the groom's friends.
In the ceremony itself, the pro-
cessional is led by the ushers. Next,
the bridesmaids are followed by
honor attendants and the flower
girl. The bride and her father come
As the ushers start down the
aisle, the groom and best man
enter from the vestry to meet the
bride at the altar rail.
The recessional reverses the pro-
Receiving Line
In the receiving line, the bride's
mother stands at the doorway.
Next to her stands the father of
the groom, then the groom's
mother, with the father of the
bride last.
A little apart, the bridal party
stands with the bride to the
groom's right, surrounded by her
These are the small details that
help to make ' a wedding day a
perfect one, to treasure forever.


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