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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ask the Editor: What If I Don’t Like My Son’s Fiancee?
My son is getting married to a young woman who is a nightmare! She is demanding, selfish, and superficial. We didn’t have a chance to meet her until they were practically engaged, and now that it is all happening, I... Read More
Sim and Leslie’s Elegant Wedding in San Diego, CA
How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story: Well, we tell it differently, so here is mine and his: Leslie: It all began when our mutual costume designer friend, Julie Weiss, insisted that I meet “the greatest... Read More
William Fogler Talks Seating Arrangements with Divorced Parents
How to handle seating arrangements at the reception and ceremony when your parents are divorced? Our expert wedding planner offers tips for keeping everyone... Read More
Inspiration Board: A Modern Carnival Theme
It's a wedding carnival! Balloon animals, snow cones, hot air balloons and glittery eyelashes... Read More
Jeff and Macaully’s Engagement Session in Seattle, Washington
A romantic engagement shoot in Seattle, Washington complete with coffee, cobblestone streets and a seriously cute... Read More