Ask the Editor: Engagement Ring During the Ceremony?
What do I do with my engagement ring during the wedding ceremony? – Ellen Atlanta, GA There are no absolute etiquette rules when it comes to how you wear your engagement ring during your wedding. If it is a part... Read More
Expert’s Top 5 List for a Perfect Wedding Day
I’m engaged! Hooray! However, I’ve transitioned from glee to anxiety because I’m completely paranoid that I’m going to forget an important detail during my wedding planning. What advice would you give to help me make sure everything is perfect?- Marci,... Read More
Just the Right Time
Photography by Cameron Ingalls – see more at www.cameroningalls.com Last weekend I attended a wedding as a guest. This is something I do maybe once every ten years, so I was quite surprised by the ceremony. I arrived at 5:45... Read More
Options For Choosing an Officiant
If you choose not to be married by a priest, a rabbi, or a minister of any religious or spiritual affiliation, you still have many options for choosing an officiant. In my state (California), for example, couples can be married... Read More
Fish, Beef or Chicken Nuggets? How to Accommodate your Pint-Sized Guests!
Photography by whitebox weddings – see more at www.whiteboxweddings.com Whether or not to invite children to your wedding can be a dilemma of unforeseen magnitude. Everyone, it seems, has an opinion and is not afraid to voice it. Loudly. Including... Read More
Setting the Scene with a Wedding Program
Photography by The Wiebners – Joel and Rita Wiebner – see more at www.thewiebners.com I have one regret about my wedding day, besides the fact that my dress fell down at the altar (thank goodness for flesh colored undergarments): That... Read More
Don’t Pass an Open Grave on Your Way to The Ceremony and Other Historic Wedding Superstitions
As it turns out, even if you walk down the aisle wearing something old, something new, something borrowed (anything but your skivvies, please) and something blue, you’re not doing everything that you can do to ensure luck and happiness in... Read More
How to Handle Wedding Bloopers
Over the years, I’ve seen many wedding bloopers and mishaps. Some have been little disasters, some amusing additions that become fond memories. In my experience the most common bloopers are due to the inclusion of young children in the wedding... Read More
Want to Get Married Outdoors? No Sweat!
There are lots of reasons to be married outdoors, and you don’t have to be limited to the hot summer months! With contingency plans, you can tie the knot in the great outdoors during any time of year (yes,... Read More
The Promise of Love
Long−term committed relationships are as common for gay and lesbian couples as they are for heterosexual couples. Over the years, I’ve performed a number of commitment ceremonies for same−sex couples. With the legalization of same−sex marriages in California, this is... Read More
Wedding Customs From Around The World
Photography by Cameron Ingalls – see more at www.cameroningalls.com Whether you’re just curious how other couples celebrate their wedding day around the world or want to add a little international pizzazz to your wedding-below you’ll find a collection of global... Read More
When Caroline called her best friend, Denise to invite her to be maid of honor at her wedding, she had no idea Denise would have a request of her own. Her boyfriend had just “popped the question” that day and... Read More
Bug Off! Tips for Keeping Bugs Away at Your Outdoor Wedding
Ahh, the sights and sounds of an outdoor wedding: the beauty of nature all around, the sound of birds chirping, the lovely sight of flowers blooming, and the swarming mosquitoes headed straight for you! While almost all aspects of having... Read More
The Secret Sauce of Great Wedding Photos
Photography by Parris Whittingham – see more at www.pswhittingham.com So good you can taste em’ Brides and grooms often ask me, “How can you ensure my wedding photographs will be as good as the photos on your site?” The simple... Read More
Keeping Your Outdoor Fall or Winter Wedding Hot!
Photography by Jeff Newsom – see more at www.jeffnewsom.com We all love those cool, crisp, clear, starry autumn and winter nights! But we should never consider subjecting our guests to the chilly air by holding our fall or winter wedding... 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