04-groom-friend-tying-bowtie-22501 Ask the Editor: Conflicting dates?

My fiancé and I are planning our wedding, and just found out that one of our friends picked a wedding date three weeks from ours.  We share a lot of mutual friends.  We were engaged first and have been planning... Read More

centerpiece-pink-green-flowers-bird-22501 Deciding on a Guest List

The bride and groom should sit down and form a list, organized by priority. The first priority guests, or non-negotiable invitations, are people such as immediate family and very close friends.  Second-priority guests are extended family, and friends. Third-priority would... Read More

06-groom-groomsmen-pink-boutonniere-tuxedos-22501 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

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

centerpiece-pink-green-flowers-bird-22501 Gay Wedding Guest List

As more states continue to legalize gay marriage, an issue for many gay couples is whether or not to invite friends and family who don’t approve of their “lifestyle.”  The etiquette surrounding gay marriage is new, but some things are... Read More

vintage-engagement-couple-apple-farm-81469 Design Your Wedding Around Who You Are

Knowing who you are as a couple is critical to planning a wedding that is reflective of who you are. The best weddings are not the ones that come with the heftiest price tags or most lavish receptions. A wedding... Read More

ivory-maroon-wedding-color-board Friends Left Out of Your Wedding Party?

Unfortunately, it is hard to avoid hurt feelings at any wedding.  Inevitably, any event with that much emotion and protocol surrounding it is going to offend someone at some point.  Which is not to say that you should shrug that... Read More

engagement-couple-kissing-apple-81469 Co-Ed Party Ideas

Afternoon tea not your friend’s style?  For some women, a co-ed couple shower makes more sense than a traditional bridal shower.  Of course, if you have a co-ed shower the event has to be as non-traditional as the guest list. ... 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

carnival-wedding-inspiration-board Ask the Editor: Best Woman? Male Bridesmaid?

One of my fiancé’s best friends is one of his female cousins.  I’m fine with her being in the bridal party, but I know it would be more meaningful if she stood on the groom’s side.  I’ve heard it’s been... Read More

groom-bowtie-white-flower-22501 Cancelled Engagement: Graceful Answers

So, the wedding is cancelled and the engagement is off.  All the bills have been split and details settled.  And now, you have to face curious acquaintances chomping at the bit to get the juicy details.  Of course, it is... Read More

couple-sitting-chairs-white-flowers-22501 Cancelled Engagement: First Steps

Immediately tell your family and everyone involved in the wedding that the engagement is off.  Likely, most costs your family and wedding party members have associated with the wedding can be recouped, to some degree, given enough notice.  Although this... Read More

Guest Blogger: 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

How To Handle Conflict Between Bridesmaids

  There’s nothing like choosing a bridesmaid’s dress to bring about a catfight between otherwise friendly gals. There are a number of other issues of monumental importance to contend with during the wedding planning process, all of which will eventually... Read More

The Man Registry with The Bro vs Bride Battle

Photography by Jeff Newsom You’re a groomsman? Great! But what if you don’t like the bride? As a groomsman or best man, you are expected to support the groom and stand by his side as he marries the woman of... Read More

TheManRegistry.com on a Co-Ed Wine Tasting Party

Photography by A Bryan Johnson Photo – see more at www.abryanphoto.com Grooms, if you dare break the 1st rule of the bachelor party – no women allowed…you better have something special planned. Co-ed bachelor parties that include the groom, the... Read More