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 Brotherâ€™s Wedding?
My brother is gay and getting married to his long-term boyfriend.Â Iâ€™m religious and donâ€™t approve of his lifestyle, or gay marriage in general.Â We still see each other regularly and I am always polite to his boyfriend, but both... Read More
Ask the Editor: Can You Invite Guests to Just the Reception?
Can people be invited to just the ceremony or reception, but not both?â€”Risa, Austin, TX This question comes up most often for those having a destination wedding.Â While it is problematic to invite many people to your wedding, but much... Read More
The Importance of Budget â€œWiggle Roomâ€
When you set the budget for your wedding, itâ€™s always smart to allow for some â€œwiggle room.â€Â The more you delve into your wedding planning, the more unexpected costs you will find.Â Most likely, you will not only end up... Read More
Considering a Holiday Weekend Wedding?
Although the couple might be thinking that a holiday weekend is a surefire way for guests to be able to attend, often the opposite is true.Â Especially during the summer, holiday plans are often booked far in advance.Â Although people... Read More
Wedding Size and Family
Disagreements over the size of the wedding? Ultimately, the choice lies with the bride and groom, within the constraints of the budget. Now, that isn’t to say that the couple ought to veto whomever they want from the wedding when... Read More
When to Take Wedding Pictures
Often, the easiest time to take the wedding party pictures is before the ceremony.Â The makeup and hair is impeccable, the suits havenâ€™t wrinkled, and the guests havenâ€™t arrived.Â Photographers can also take what is known as â€œfirst lookâ€ picturesâ€”the... Read More
Try an â€œOff-Seasonâ€ Wedding
Donâ€™t care when you get married?Â Think off-season. Depending upon where you live, there are generally a few months when it seems like no one is getting married.Â For those in the northern half of the country, that is usually... Read More