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
Flowers by Season
Depending upon where you live and your shipping costs, it could be that you donâ€™t have to worry much about the seasonality of flowers.Â However, here is a brief guide by season, so that you can be aware of which... Read More
Particularly at religious venues, wedding flower arrangements are often left there, as an additional donation to the church or synagogue.Â With this in mind, make sure that you donâ€™t offend by having someone take the flowers with you to also... Read More
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
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
Ask the Editor: What Should I Call My In-Laws?
My fiancÃ© and I dated for several years before getting engaged, and both know each otherâ€™s families well.Â I have always called his parents by their first name.Â When do I start calling them Mom and Dad?â€”Katy, Waterbury, CT No... Read More
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
Ask the Editor: Help! My parents donâ€™t like her!
My parents donâ€™t like my fiancÃ©e.Â They donâ€™t really have a legitimate reason, other than that they just â€œpictured me with somebody different.â€Â My family is really casual and very outdoorsy, and Heather is very girly and prefers shopping to... Read More
Ask the Editor: How to Mention Bride’s Deceased Mother
My mother passed away a couple of years ago and I want to mention her on the wedding invitation because so many of her friends and relatives are invited. How should I do that?—Mercy, Shreveport, LA Invitation wording can be... Read More
Ask the Editor: How to Mention Brideâ€™s Deceased Mother
My mother passed away a couple of years ago and I want to mention her on the wedding invitation because so many of her friends and relatives are invited.Â How should I do that?â€”Mercy, Shreveport, LA Invitation wording can be... Read More
What Size Wedding do You Want?
Trying to decide what size wedding you want?Â For most couples, they could go either way.Â They have a small group of close friends, an average number of family members, and a large circle of acquaintances.Â Although there was a... Read More
Ask the Editor: Agnostic Guest at a Religious Wedding
My friends are getting married next week, and I am going to the wedding.Â The only thing is that they are religious and Iâ€™m agnostic.Â I considered not going to the ceremony because I know there will be praying at... Read More
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
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
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
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