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
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
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
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
Wedding Ceremony Reading Suggestions From Literature
No matter what type of wedding ceremony you have, chances are it’ll include some type of reading something that resonates with the couple that helps tell guests just how they feel about entering into marriage. Literature is full of wit,... Read More
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
Kate and Mike’s Gorgeous Golf Course Wedding by Alison Conklin Photography
Here’s some sweet little inspiration for Monday morning! Check out these beautiful shots by Alison Conklin Photography, taken at La Massaria at Bella Vista in... Read More
Top 5 Favorite Ceremony Venues from April’s Real Weddings
April’s real weddings were all so unique from each other, weren’t they? Especially the locations! For this month’s real wedding round-up I wanted to focus on the beautiful ceremony venues we saw in April! From a quaint British church to... Read More
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
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
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.Â Sometimes the groom will escort his mother in, and then go to the altar. Junior Bridesmaids... Read More
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
Ask the Editor: Church Wedding for a Non-Member?
I’m not exactly a member of any particular church but still would like to have a typical church wedding (too afraid it may rain at an outside wedding). So…do most churches allow you to use their place for a wedding... Read More
Ask the Editor: How Do I Cut the Guest List?
My fiancée and I would love to have a large wedding, but our budget is limited. If we cut the guest list, who do we cut? Zach, Madison, WI First, if you are trying to have a more lavish affair,... Read More
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
Ask the Editor: Should I Attend My Gay Brother’s Wedding?
My brother is gay and getting married to his long-term boyfriend. I’m religious and don’t approve of his lifestyle, or gay marriage in general. We still see each other regularly and I am always polite to his boyfriend, but both... Read More