casual elegance 10 Southern Wedding Traditions We Love an area with plenty of dappled shade are all things that the Southern bride has perfected. 4.  Adherence to Etiquette They may be old-fashioned, and we might not always agree on politics, but darn it, those ladies know... Read More

Wicks_Tandy_Magnolia_Photography_TandyWedding536_low 5 Rules for Wedding Guests

Wedding guest etiquette is pretty simple.  It’s all about being a conscientious friend and realizing the importance and purpose of this momentous occasion in your loved one’s life.  Here are 5 simple rules to being a great wedding guest! ... Read More

Find Fresh Sources of Inspiration

What if the groove you are in turns into a rut? You feel like your creativity is sapped and that you are turning out cookie cutter versions of the same wedding details over and over again.  Here are a few... Read More

First look wedding photo Weekend Links | June 6

What are your plans this weekend? We’re hoping for sunshine around here, and a healthy dose of utter relaxation. In any case, whether you’re wedding planning, attending a wedding or simply enjoying the fact that summer is unarguably here, we... Read More

featured image Printable Wedding Party Duties Checklist

From bridesmaid duties to groomsmen responsibilities – including all the obligations that fall to the maid of honor and best man – it’s important for a wedding party to know what their role is when it comes to the wedding... Read More

William Fogler on How to Handle Unexpected Guests

How do you handle unexpected guests who show up on the wedding day? – BrideonaBudget (Twitter follower) Dear BrideonaBudget,Assuming your surprise guest is truly unexpected (rather than unwanted), I would apply the “Golden Rule.” Strive to greet this person... Read More

Commitment Ceremony Tips

Photography by Lori Paladino – see more at For same-sex couples who do not live in a state that has legalized gay marriage, there is the option of holding a private commitment ceremony instead. While this is by... Read More

5 Reasons to Love Our New Homepage

You may have noticed the recent makeover to our homepage–pretty cute, huh?  Here are 5 reasons that our new homepage is going to be more compelling for engaged couples: 1.  It’s highly visual.  Millennial brides love it when you paint... Read More

Minted copy Engagement Party Invitations

Engagement parties are such festive celebrations. With the bride still flashing her ring proudly and before the wedding planning stress has begun, this phase is all about the fun.  Here are 10 engagement party invites we like, as well as... Read More