rustic-engagement-couple-outdoors-40306 Choosing Liquor for Your Reception Bar

If you have decided to have an open bar at your wedding, chances are you are trying to decide which liquors for the bar to provide.  More than likely, your caterer or bartender has a list of liquors to choose... Read More

engagement-couple-walking-apple-orchard-81469 Flowers by Season

Depending upon where you live and your shipping costs, it could be that you don’t have to worry much about the seasonality of flowers.  However, here is a brief guide by season, so that you can be aware of which... Read More

reception-table-red-white-candles-139488 Floral Donations

Particularly at religious venues, wedding flower arrangements are often left there, as an additional donation to the church or synagogue.  With this in mind, make sure that you don’t offend by having someone take the flowers with you to also... Read More

13 Ask the Editor: Florist vs. Floral Designer

Are floral designers more experienced or qualified than florists? Monica, Kissimmee, FL No, they are usually two different jobs and you should not infer anything about experience or qualifications in comparing them.  Typically, florists work out of their own shop.... Read More

ceremony-pink-dress-petals-umbrella-22501 Your Floral Checklist

Below is a list of the most standard arrangements, bouquets, and other various floral products you will need for your ceremony and reception. Wedding Party: Bouquets for the bride, maid of honor, and bridesmaids Flower girl petals or flowers &... Read More

ceremony-pink-dress-petals-umbrella-22501 Ask the Editor: What Should I Call My In-Laws?

My fiancé and I dated for several years before getting engaged, and both know each other’s families well.  I have always called his parents by their first name.  When do I start calling them Mom and Dad?—Katy, Waterbury, CT No... Read More

urban-music-wedding-inspiration-board Ask the Editor: How do I Pick a Caterer?

We’ve decided that we want a fun buffet of appetizers at our reception, but I am just so overwhelmed by the amount of caterers out there. We’ve been to a few different tastings, and everything has been delicious. How do... Read More

21-closeup-white-rose-pictures-22501 Ask the Editor: Help! My parents don’t like her!

My parents don’t like my fiancée.  They don’t really have a legitimate reason, other than that they just “pictured me with somebody different.”  My family is really casual and very outdoorsy, and Heather is very girly and prefers shopping to... Read More

engagement-couple-kissing-car-window-81469 What Size Wedding do You Want?

Trying to decide what size wedding you want?  For most couples, they could go either way.  They have a small group of close friends, an average number of family members, and a large circle of acquaintances.  Although there was a... Read More

05-bride-bridesmaids-black-stairs-purple-flowers-22501 Wedding Advice Day After Brunch

My son is getting married, and his fiancè’s family has already said they have everything under control for the wedding.  I don’t want to be a nuisance, but I would like to plan something fun in addition to the rehearsal... Read More

purple-black-wedding-color-board Tips for Cutting the Wedding Cake

Cake-cutting, a reception tradition based on symbolizing the new couple’s commitment to taking care of each other, is often stressful for the bride and groom, but it needn’t be.  Often couples are nervous about how to actually best cut the... Read More

new-york-subway-couple-kissing-82995 What is a Day After Brunch?

A day after brunch is usually held by the bride’s family (only because, more often than not, the wedding is in the bride’s hometown), but anyone can host one.  Particularly if it is a destination wedding or one with many... Read More

nyc-times-square-taxi-cab-82995 Hosting a Bridal Shower?

Hosting a bridal shower? Things to remember: It is best if the host isn’t related to the bride. Sometimes the bride’s family’s house may be the best place to hold the shower, and that’s fine. However, the invitations and the... Read More