25-bride-father-dancing-dance-floor-22501 Colors that Complement You

Remember when choosing your colors to not only find ones that complement each other, but also you. Just because you aren’t wearing the coral bridesmaid dresses, doesn’t mean that you aren’t going to be adjacent to them in every photo. ... Read More

mocha-blue-wedding-color-board Colors by Season

Every season there are forecasts for the latest “it” colors for the seasons ahead.  Often these are determined by the fashion and art industries. However, if you are having a more traditional wedding, you may want to use the colors... Read More

purple-black-wedding-color-board The Importance of Budget “Wiggle Room”

When you set the budget for your wedding, it’s always smart to allow for some “wiggle room”.  The more you delve into your wedding planning, the more unexpected costs you will find. Most likely, you will not only end up... Read More

centerpiece-pink-green-flowers-bird-22501 Deciding on a Guest List

The bride and groom should sit down and form a list, organized by priority. The first priority guests, or non-negotiable invitations, are people such as immediate family and very close friends.  Second-priority guests are extended family, and friends. Third-priority would... Read More

ceremony-pink-dress-petals-umbrella-22501 What to Wear to Wedding Events

First, if you can, inquire with the groom’s family (or whoever is hosting) when you RSVP.  If that isn’t an option, take into account where the rehearsal dinner is held.  If it is at a nice restaurant, opt for a... Read More

03-bride-veil-bridesmaids-blue-sash-brown-dress-107415 Considering a Holiday Weekend Wedding?

Although the couple might be thinking that a holiday weekend is a surefire way for guests to be able to attend, often the opposite is true. Especially during the summer, holiday plans are often booked far in advance. Although people... Read More

centerpiece-white-flowers-vase-candles-22501 Ask the Editor: Engagement Announcement

My fiancée was married before.   Is it still fine to put an announcement in the newspaper, or is that in bad taste?—Jon, New York City, NY You can absolutely still have a newspaper announcement, provided the following is true: Your... Read More

bbq-bash-wedding-inspiration-board Ask the Editor: Should I send engagement announcements?

I know that you can only send save-the-dates to people who are invited to the wedding, but what about printed engagement announcements? Stacy, Orlando, FL Traditionally, printed engagement announcements aren’t something you should send.  You should announce your engagement through... Read More

signage-wedding-inspiration-board How Much Cake Should I Order?

Especially if you are getting married during a peak season, you have realized that you have may have to make decisions and reserve vendors prior to receiving your RSVPs. If a cake vendor needs to know how big of a... Read More

06-groom-groomsmen-pink-boutonniere-tuxedos-22501 Wedding Size and Family

Disagreements over the size of the wedding? Ultimately, the choice lies with the bride and groom, within the constraints of the budget. Now, that isn’t to say that the couple ought to veto whomever they want from the wedding when... Read More

13-black-white-couple-walking-aisle-22501 Order of Rehearsal Dinner Toasts

The host of the dinner, traditionally the groom’s father, starts the toasts during dinner. Some gatherings have only a few toasts, others can carry on for quite awhile, so best to start this during the meal.  After the host, the... Read More