couple-hug-pink-flowers-field-22501 What is a Fake Cake?

Some brides on a smaller budget opt to have a fake display cake to save money.  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

centerpiece-white-flowers-vase-candles-22501 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 fiancée.  Wedding details can... Read More

sweet-favors-wedding-inspiration-board How to Ask if Your Parents can Contribute to Your Wedding

First, how this conversation goes varies greatly on your relationship with your parents.  If, for example, you have always been close with them, and everyone is honest and direct, you really don’t need this question answered for you.  Approach them... Read More

newlyweds-nyc-hotel-82995 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.  For your convenience, our checklist is pre-populated with the most common... Read More

bbq-bash-wedding-inspiration-board Budgeting and Prioritizing

Chances are, no matter what your wedding budget is, you are going to have to make choices.  Having a dream wedding isn’t about having everything you want; it is about valuing what is most important to you, and planning your... Read More

06-church-bride-princess-veil-143643 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.  One such way they are doing this is creating a “stand-by” list.  Once they receive their early RSVPs, they... Read More

centerpiece-pink-green-flowers-bird-22501 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

lace-romance-wedding-inspiration-board Pre-cut Sheet Cakes

Pre-cut sheet cakes are starting to emerge as an affordable and time-saving alternative to traditional wedding cakes.  Oddly, these sheet cakes are most often used at both ends of the wedding budget spectrum.  For couples having elaborate weddings, with the... 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

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

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