Ryan and Erica in New York City with Red Umbrella Photo
Best-selling author Karen Kingsbury sends fans on a New York City engagement shoot that covers all of the bases - pedicabs, cabs, Times Square and the subway.... Read More
Ask the Editor: How do I tell my parents weâ€™re engaged?
I just got engaged to my fiancÃ©e and because of how far I live from my parents (across the country, actually), theyâ€™ve only met her a couple of times.Â How should I tell them?â€”Luke, Greensboro, NC Well, unless you are... Read More
Ask the Editor: Should I bring a gift to an engagement party?
I just received an invitation to my friend’s engagement party. Do I need to bring a gift? –Veronica, Anchorage, AK You are not required to bring a gift to an engagement party; however, taking a gift is never wrong... Read More
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
Photo Sessions Explained
Engagementâ€”Photo session that usually highlights the coupleâ€™s personality. Locations can vary from the photographerâ€™s studio to popular tourist spots in their hometown.Â The dress is generally more casual than other wedding-related photo sessions. Bridal Portraitsâ€”The dress is the star.Â For... Read More
George and Dina’s Russian Wedding in Tbilisi, Georgia
To see more gorgeous work from Beautiful Day Photography, please click here. We’re proud to say Beautiful Day Photography is a mywedding.com... Read More
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
Try an â€œOff-Seasonâ€ Wedding
Donâ€™t care when you get married?Â Think off-season. Depending upon where you live, there are generally a few months when it seems like no one is getting married.Â For those in the northern half of the country, that is usually... Read More
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
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
Ask the Editor: Wedding Invite vs. Announcement?
What is the difference between a wedding announcement and a wedding invitation?â€” Amelia, Montpelier, VT A wedding invitation is what you send to invite potential guests to your wedding.Â A printed wedding announcement is intended to only announce the event... Read More
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
Ask the Editor: When should I send my invitations?
I am getting married in July, and I know that there are several other weddings this summer that my friends may be attending.Â I want to give people plenty of notice, so when should I mail my invitations?â€”Parker, Boise, ID... Read More
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
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