appetizers-cocktail-wedding-inspiration-board The Great Debate: Fondant vs. Buttercream

Fondant Pro: In the hands of the right baker, fondant helps to create some of the most epic and aaah-inducing wedding cakes.Most “sculpted” cakes are frosted mainly with fondant, and even simple fondant-based accents can look incredible. Con: To some... Read More

bbq-bash-wedding-inspiration-board Photo Sessions Explained

Engagement Photo session that usually highlights the couple’s personality. Locations can vary from the photographer’s studio to popular tourist spots in their hometown. The dress is generally more casual than other wedding-related photo sessions. Bridal Portraits: The dress is the... Read More

mocha-blue-wedding-color-board When to Take Wedding Pictures

Often, the easiest time to take the wedding party pictures is before the ceremony. The makeup and hair is impeccable, the suits haven’t wrinkled, and the guests haven’t arrived.  Photographers can also take what is known as “first look” pictures’the... Read More

engagement-couple-kissing-car-window-81469 Try an Off-Season Wedding

Don’t care when you get married? Think off-season. Depending upon where you live, there are generally a few months when it seems like no one is getting married. For those in the northern half of the country, that is usually... Read More

ceremony-pink-dress-petals-umbrella-22501 Finding an Officiant

Looking for a wedding officiant and have no idea where to start? Although many couples generally select their officiant depending upon what religious services they attend, others face the daunting prospect of finding a virtual stranger to play such an... Read More

groom-bowtie-white-flower-22501 Just Say “No” to Cash Bars

You may be tempted to have a cash bar for a variety of reasons, from cutting costs on your already swollen wedding budget to wanting to avoid having your guests overindulge before having to travel home from your wedding.  And... Read More

24-bride-groom-first-dance-reception-tent-22501 Ask the Editor: Wedding Invite vs. Announcement?

What is the difference between a wedding announcement and a wedding invitation? Amelia, Montpelier, VT A wedding invitation is what you send to invite potential guests to your wedding. A printed wedding announcement is intended to only announce the event... Read More

appetizers-cocktail-wedding-inspiration-board Trying to Decide on an Invitation?

Your invitation is one of the first indications your guests may have about your wedding. Although you don’t have to, it’s fun to make an extra effort when picking out your invite so that it matches the theme of your... Read More

reception-table-red-white-candles-139488 First Meeting with Florist

As with most wedding vendors, choosing the right one can seem overwhelming. Here are a few quick tips: Do your research ahead of time. Whether from their own websites or real weddings, check out examples of their work. When you... Read More

engagement-couple-rocks-purple-shirt-40306 Symbolism of Flowers

Particularly during the Victorian era, symbolism was an important part of the courting process.  Flowers had significant meanings and when a beau gave one, it was his own sort of hidden message to his sweetheart. When you plan your floral... Read More