28 Mar 2017

When it comes to wedding etiquette advice, we always turn to Anna Post. The great-great-granddaughter of famed Emily Post, Anna shares her tips with our friends at Inside Weddings.

While we believe the key to a memorable wedding is in personalized details, we just had to share Anna’s expert advice on the top four wedding traditions worth holding onto…

4 Wedding Tradition Musts

{Photo by Bradeon Flynn Photography}

“Traditions exist for many reasons: practicality, superstition, habit,” Anna shares in her column. “When it comes to etiquette, the ones to keep are the ones that help you to honor and show respect for the people who help you marry – even if the tradition in question may feel burdensome or old-fashioned at first.”

Top traditions couples should not forgo:

1) Paper Invitations
Your wedding invitations set the tone for the big day and serve as a way to tell guests this event is “worth making a fuss over.” As Anna explains, “paper invitations have substance that helps create a gravitas that a computer screen just can’t replicate.”

Wedding Tradition Must: Paper Invitations

{Photo by Nancy Cohn Photography}

2) Visit with Guests
Whether it’s a formal receiving line, a chat during the cocktail reception or a special table visit during dinner, making time for your guests is key. As Anna shares, “one of the most important duties you have is to personally speak with and thank each and every guest for attending your wedding.”

3) Cut the Cake Early
As well as a truly sweet tradition, the cutting of the cake also provides a tactful signal that guests may leave without being thought rude—and ensures they won’t miss a special moment. Anna notes, “plan to cut the cake not long after dinner is finished so that older guests and guests with small children can make their exit at a reasonable hour.”

Wedding Tradition Must: Cut the Cake Early

{Photo by Nancy Cohn Photography}

4) Send Prompt, Handwritten Thank-You Notes
While some say couples have up to a year to send their notes, Anna says it’s best to ensure your thank yous are in the mail by three months after the honeymoon. Adding, “while it’s important that the notes go out on time, it’s just as important that they are handwritten and unique to each guest.”

…need help with your Thank-You notes? Inside Weddings has some great advice on how to write a thoughtful, personalized message.

What wedding traditions are most important to you? Do tell!

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See the full article on InsideWeddings.com

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At The Breakers, we plan weddings and fêtes that can only be described as extraordinary—down to the last detail. It all starts with the selection of an incredible space.

Whether you envision a lavish garden party in one of our courtyards or dream or saying “I Do” with the ocean as your backdrop, our stunning outdoor spaces will take your breath away…

Ocean Lawn

Ocean Lawn at The Breakers Palm Beach

{Photo by Nancy Cohn Photography}

With a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean, the Ocean Lawn provides the relaxed feel of a beachside wedding, without the sand. Framed by palm trees, the Lawn is a favorite locale for stunning ceremonies.

Ocean Lawn at The Breakers Palm Beach

{Photo by Christian Oth Studio}

This outdoor paradise can be used for ceremonies, welcome and rehearsal dinners, and brunch. The Lawn accommodates 100 to 500 guests. Meet the Ocean Lawn.


Mediterranean Courtyard

Mediterranean Courtyard at The Breakers Palm Beach

Framed by classical balustrades and furnished with tropical flora, the Mediterranean Courtyard is a dazzling spot for an outdoor cocktail hour, or can be transformed for a romantic ceremony.

Mediterranean Courtyard at The Breakers Palm Beach

{Photo by Bradeon Flynn Photography}

Reflecting the hotel’s Renaissance inspiration, it was designed to provide sunshine as well and cross-ventilation for many rooms in the days before air conditioning. The Courtyard accommodates 75 to 500 guests. Meet the Mediterranean Courtyard.


Front Lawn

Front Lawn at The Breakers Palm Beach

Offering guests a garden-like setting with lush, tropical foliage, the Front Lawn is a picturesque backdrop for an outdoor ceremony or cocktail reception. Originally used as the hotel’s croquet lawn, the Front Lawn adjoins The Palm Courtyard and overlooks The Shops at The Breakers.

Front Lawn at The Breakers Palm Beach

{Photo by Abby Ross Photography }

You might even smell a hint of fresh basil from our chef’s organic garden located nearby. The Front Lawn accommodates 75 to 300 guests. Meet the Front Lawn.


The Surf Break Lawn

The Surf Break Lawn at The Breakers Palm Beach

Located just steps from the beach, The Surf Break Lawn is a wonderful backdrop for a tropical-inspired welcome or rehearsal dinner. With the ocean breeze in your hair, you and your guests can dance the night away under the stars.

The Surf Break Lawn at The Breakers Palm Beach

The Surf Break and adjoining lawn can accommodate 75 to 300 guests. Meet The Surf Break Lawn.


Check back Tuesday, April 4 for a look inside our grand
and picturesque ballrooms. Until then, explore our Event Showcase

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Whether colorful, monogrammed, lace, satin or terry cloth, a beautiful robe is the perfect gift for your bridesmaids. They will make your girls smile and help set the tone for your wedding day as you get ready in style.

The best part: Fabulous “getting ready” photos! Here are a few of our favorites from recent Breakers Brides’….

Wedding Day Must-Have: Bridesmaid Robes

{Photo by Alain Martinez Photography}

Wedding Day Must-Have: Bridesmaid Robes

{Photo by Munoz Photography}

Wedding Day Must-Have: Bridesmaid Robes

{Photo by Sara Kauss Photography}

Wedding Day Must-Have: Bridesmaid Robes

{Photo by Nancy Cohn Photography}

Wedding Day Must-Have: Bridesmaid Robes

{Photo by Donna Newman Photography}

Wedding Day Must-Have: Bridesmaid Robes
{Photo by Munoz Photography}

Wedding Day Must-Have: Bridesmaid Robes

{Photo by Averyhouse}

Wedding Day Must-Have: Bridesmaid Robes

{Photo by Christian Oth Studio}

Wedding Day Must-Have: Bridesmaid Robes

{Photo by Sarah DiCicco Photography}

Wedding Day Must-Have: Bridesmaid Robes

{Photo by Munoz Photography}

Wedding Day Must-Have: Bridesmaid Robes

{Photo by Suzanne Delawar Studios}

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From the moment Tricia and Ryan arrived on property, they knew their search for the perfect wedding destination was over…

Real Wedding: Tricia & Ryan at The Breakers Palm Beach

“The quality of service at The Breakers is unmatched,” Tricia shares. “Sal Racicot went above and beyond in every way possible. The entire planning process was seamless and so well organized that we could not have imagined having our event at any other venue.”

Take a peek inside their special day with photos courtesy of Munoz Photography

Real Wedding: Tricia & Ryan at The Breakers Palm Beach
Real Wedding: Tricia & Ryan at The Breakers Palm Beach
Real Wedding: Tricia & Ryan at The Breakers Palm Beach
Real Wedding: Tricia & Ryan at The Breakers Palm Beach
Real Wedding: Tricia & Ryan at The Breakers Palm Beach

Real Wedding: Tricia & Ryan at The Breakers Palm Beach

Real Wedding: Tricia & Ryan at The Breakers Palm Beach

Real Wedding: Tricia & Ryan at The Breakers Palm Beach

“One of our favorite memories was when we were first introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Patton as we entered the incredible Circle Ballroom filled with our family and friends cheering us on,” Tricia recalls. “We went right into our first dance and it was as if that moment had been suspended in time.”

Real Wedding: Tricia & Ryan at The Breakers Palm Beach

Real Wedding: Tricia & Ryan at The Breakers Palm Beach

Real Wedding: Tricia & Ryan at The Breakers Palm Beach

Real Wedding: Tricia & Ryan at The Breakers Palm Beach

Congratulations Tricia & Ryan!

Wedding Venue & Catering: The Breakers, Sal Racicot  / Decor & Design: Always Flowers and Events, Karen Cohen / Wedding Planner: Sara Renee Events, Sara Lowell / Ceremony: St. Ann Catholic Church / Reception: Ocean Lawn / Dinner: The Circle / Cake: Sylvia Weinstock / Photography: Munoz Photography / Videography: Andreo Studio / Entertainment: Rock With U Entertainment, DJ Slim

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