05-bride-bridesmaids-black-stairs-purple-flowers-22501 Wedding Advice Day After Brunch

My son is getting married, and his fiancè’s family has already said they have everything under control for the wedding.  I don’t want to be a nuisance, but I would like to plan something fun in addition to the rehearsal... Read More

new-york-subway-couple-kissing-82995 What is a Day After Brunch?

A day after brunch is usually held by the bride’s family (only because, more often than not, the wedding is in the bride’s hometown), but anyone can host one.  Particularly if it is a destination wedding or one with many... Read More

rustic-engagement-couple-outdoors-40306 Planning a Bachelor Party?

Planning a bachelor party? Important things to remember: Don’t force the groom to do anything that he doesn’t want to do, or that his fiancé has requested that he avoid. If she has asked that there be no trips to... Read More

wedding-details-signage-photo-bunting-escort-cards-22501 Engagement Parties: Who hosts and who attends?

Who is invited: First and foremost, much like bridal showers or bachelor parties, don’t invite anyone you don’t intend on inviting to the wedding (the exception being if you are having a small destination wedding, with a reception at home,... Read More

closeup-white-flowers-tan-dress-22501 Bachelorette Party Basics

Who to invite: Generally, the bridesmaids and close female friends of the bride. If including junior bridesmaids, the activities should be age appropriate. Do not invite anyone to the bachelorette party that is not invited to the wedding. Where to... Read More

engagement-couple-holding-apple-closeup-81469 Bachelor Party Ideas

Bachelor parties, a time-honored tradition of cliche’d decadence and debauchery, can be difficult to plan. First, there is the fiancée. Maybe she is one of those rare cool women that is completely fine with her beloved being danced up on... Read More

whiskey For the Grooms: Whiskey Cocktails

Want cocktails at your bachelor party, but prefer to avoid anything pink and fizzy? Here are a few recommendations that celebrate the greatest of gentlemen’s drinks: whiskey. Old Fashioned: 2oz. Bourbon whiskey (Maker’s Mark is terrific cocktail bourbon) 2 dashes... Read More

Groom’s Etiquette Expert on Groom Showers

Photography by Ashley Brokop Question: The bride usually has several showers that include an all-female guest list, so why isn’t there an all-guy bridal, er, “groomal” shower? Groom’s Etiquette Expert, Chris Easter’s Answer: Believe it or not, groom showers (also... Read More

Party Like You’re Getting Married Tomorrow!

Photography by Cameron Ingalls – see more at www.cameroningalls.com Before I get to the fun and original rehearsal dinner themes, I think it’s important to point out that while traditionally the rehearsal dinner is hosted by the Groom’s family, it... Read More

The Man Registry on a Wedding Full of Team Spirit

Photography by Henry Chen Photography – see more at www.henrychenphotography.com If a sports fanatic gets married, does anyone notice? Once again, one of the greatest times of the year has arrived. March Madness is here and we pity any sports... Read More

Extreme Bachelor Party Adventures: Beyond the Strip Club

Photo from www.buytaert.net For guys, there are a few fundamental bachelor party basics that are universally understood: Either the participants should be in great danger of becoming seriously injured, small animals should fear for their lives, everybody should end up... Read More

The Man Registry on Couple Showers

We can’t wait to hear all about the Egyptian cotton bath towels, silk linens and Vera Wang Dishes that our fiancées bring home from wedding showers. Sharing the joy of these items with our fiancés is one thing, but there’s... Read More

Celebrations and Memories

When wedding photographer, Ken Mendoza of Duende Photo was hired to shoot an engagement party, little did he know that his photographs would play a major role in the wedding ceremony of the same couple a year later. Dina and... Read More