colin cowie Colin Cowie Chic: Good Wish Archway

Colin Cowie is party planner to the stars, so it’s always a pleasure when he shares his thoughtful wedding day touches with us! Rituals are a meaningful way to make your wedding ceremony even more personal. I love when rituals include... Read More

ceremony-father-bride-walking-aisle Same-Sex Weddings: The Processional

For many engaged same-sex couples, the wedding tradition they struggle with most when planning their event is the processional. Here are a few suggestions: Walk in together. The symbolism of this is beautiful in both gay and straight weddings. You... Read More

huges_fates_jen_lynne_photography_jenlynnephotographybrookandtim1135_low 5 Traditions You Can Skip, and 5 You Cannot

Sometimes there is a fine line between wanting to personalize your event and totally breaking an etiquette rule. Here are 5 traditions you should feel free to omit or personalize, and 5 that are better off staying put. You can... Read More

costarica Destination Wedding: Costa Rica

Who doesn’t love soaking up some serious rays and sipping a tropical drink with one of those cool little umbrellas? Now, throw in a wedding ceremony and your day is perfect! A destination wedding in Costa Rica can combine all... Read More

fall-kiss Wedding Planning and THE Kiss

Here it is: the moment you’ve all been waiting for. You’ve made your way down the aisle. You’ve been “handed off,” listened to your officiant talk about marriage and commitment, heard verses and poems read and are just about to... Read More

What should be in your wedding program What Should Be in Your Wedding Program?

A wedding program is the perfect way to remember your day, thank people who made it possible, and to let out-of-town guests know who’s who. While you won’t find wedding etiquette books declaring a wedding program a must-do, there are... Read More

05-pink-purple-green-red-flowers-22501 Popular Ceremony Readings

Looking for a ceremony reading or blessing? Here are five of our favorites: To Love is Not to Possess by James Kavanaugh To love is not to possess, To own or imprison, Nor to lose one’s self in another. Love... Read More

orange-cushion-white-flowers-22501 Traditional Processional Order

Most traditional processional order (Christian and non-religious): The mothers of the bride and groom are generally escorted in by ushers before the processional begins.  Sometimes the groom will escort his mother in, and then go to the altar. Junior Bridesmaids... Read More

orange-yellow-cream-wedding-color-board How to Choose Your Ceremony Readings

You know you want at least one reading at your wedding, but not sure what to pick? Here are a few tips: Pick something that is reflective of how you both feel about your wedding, relationship, or future.  The theme... Read More

couple-sitting-chairs-white-flowers-22501 Ask the Editor: How Do We Pick a Date?

My fiancé and I can’t seem to pick a date. We don’t really care when we get married and have no preference over a certain season or day. What are some other factors we should consider? – Matthew, Thousand Oaks,... Read More