What is a Fake Cake?
Some brides on a smaller budget opt to have a fake display cake to save money.Â These Styrofoam-based decorations are put out on display (either alongside real cake layers or by themselves), while the cake served to guest is pre-cut... Read More
Honeymoon Planning for the Groom
The tradition of the groom planning the honeymoon is not as common as it once was, but is still a lovely idea, particularly if the groom is not heavily involved in planning the wedding with his fiancÃ©e.Â Wedding details can... Read More
How to Ask if Your Parents can Contribute to Your Wedding
First, how this conversation goes varies greatly on your relationship with your parents.Â If, for example, you have always been close with them, and everyone is honest and direct, you really donâ€™t need this question answered for you.Â Approach them... Read More
Checklist & Budget Tools
Looking for something that will make wedding planning easier? Try the new mywedding checklist tool, which will allow you to organize all of your tasks in one central location.Â For your convenience, our checklist is pre-populated with the most common... Read More
Budgeting and Prioritizing
Chances are, no matter what your wedding budget is, you are going to have to make choices.Â Having a dream wedding isnâ€™t about having everything you want; it is about valuing what is most important to you, and planning your... Read More
Invitation Etiquette: The Stand-By List
In this economy, many couples are opting for an affordable way to invite as many people as possible to their wedding.Â One such way they are doing this is creating a â€œstand-byâ€ list.Â Once they receive their early RSVPs, they... Read More
Rehearsal Dinner Guest List
Traditionally, the guest list for the rehearsal dinner includes everyone that was at the actual wedding rehearsal (all wedding party members), spouses of anyone participating in the wedding party, the immediate family of both the bride and the groom, and... Read More
Pre-cut Sheet Cakes
Pre-cut sheet cakes are starting to emerge as an affordable and time-saving alternative to traditional wedding cakes.Â Oddly, these sheet cakes are most often used at both ends of the wedding budget spectrum.Â For couples having elaborate weddings, with the... Read More
Ready, Set, Honeymoon! Get Organized Before You Get Away!
You think that when the wedding is over, your planning days are too? Well, think again. If you want to have a stress-free, enjoyable honeymoon, take a look at my suggested planning timeline! Au revoir! 6 or More Months Before:... Read More
Friends and Family – Are They as Much Help as You Think?
Photography by Anna Kuperberg Photography by Anna Kuperberg – see more at www.kuperberg.com Many couples are struggling with the fact that they want to cut down on costs, but still have the wedding of their dreams. How do you find... Read More
Home is Where The Heart Is
Photography by Anna Kuperberg – see more at www.kuperberg.com Each wedding venue presents its own unique and non-unique styles, advantages and disadvantages. Home weddings are different. Home weddings not only allow for the complete customization of the ceremony and /or... Read More
The Man Registry with How to Keep the Honeymoon Cheap(er)
Photography by Barbie Hull Planning a wedding without a huge budget can be downright scary. The recent surge in DIY wedding concepts is evidence that today’s brides and grooms are cutting back. Here at The Man Registry, we are very... Read More
Don’t Worry…We Hired Uncle Bob!
Photography by Parris Whittingham – see more at www.pswhittingham.com I recently photographed Gus & Laura’s wedding. Unlike many traditional couples, they decided to have a smaller celebration. The result was an intimate evening that was altogether personal and touching. I... Read More
Guest Blogger: Intimate Weddings on The Backyard Wedding
Photography by Anna Kuperberg – see more at www.kuperberg.com As wedding budgets retract, and guest lists shrink, the backyard has become the wedding venue of choice for many savvy couples. But backyard weddings are not for everyone. Are you a... Read More
Bachelorette Parties In Your Own Backyard
The Bachelorette Party, otherwise known as a “Hen’s Night” or “Stagette” or “Kitchen Tea” (this one comes from South Africa, where apparently the brides-to-be are demure and refined), is an evolving tradition during which the bride gets together with various... Read More
Honeymoon on a Budget
Photo Taken From www.organize.com Given the current economic climate, many of us are buying less, taking fewer trips, and generally trying to tighten the old belt. In order to save money around the house, I have even stopped using organic... Read More