bride singing along to karaoke 10 Fun Wedding Activities: Alternatives to Dancing

Don’t enjoy putting on your dancing shoes?  If you have never suffered from a case of boogie fever, then maybe dancing at your wedding doesn’t sound like that much fun.  Here are 10 suggestions for a reception packed with fun,... Read More

a-la-taylor Easy Wedding Punch Recipes

You know what’s easier than a bunch of made-to-order cocktails?  Punch.  There’s a reason why it’s a party staple.  Keep your guests refreshed with one (or more, we’re not judging) of these delicious punch recipes!  When taking a look at... Read More

Wang_Kim_Emily_Takes_Photos_TP001_low copy How to Handle a Friend Who Wasn’t Invited

No matter how big your guest list is, chances are someone is getting left off. And when you run into that someone, it might get a little awkward. Hopefully, it won’t.  But just in case, we are here to help... Read More

applethyme copy Martini Cocktails

There are certain cocktails that are just more party-appropriate than others. As a scotch drinker, I know that perhaps my drink of choice is a bit too “moody” for a festive affair.  Same goes for the opposite end of the... Read More

handpies copy Appetizer Ideas for Bridal Showers and Weddings

Planning to take your wedding photos in between the ceremony and reception?  It often takes longer than planned. So, keep your guests happy with a selection of appetizers while they wait for you to make your first appearance at the... Read More

hot buttered copy Holiday Drinks for Your Winter Party

Nothing says “Happy Christmas” to me quite like holiday cocktails.  So, I have brought you a round-up of fabulous beverages from hot buttered rums to mulled wine! A Dark and Stormy is a fun beverage for a Christmas party–chilly enough... Read More

huges_fates_jen_lynne_photography_jenlynnephotographybrookandtim1135_low 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

brunch-reception What Do You Want to Serve at Your Reception?

So you’re planning your wedding. And you know you want a white dress. And a church. Or maybe an outdoor mountain vista. But when you get to the reception, your thoughts and ideas are just a little bit hazier. In... Read More

gbg-plants Green Bride Guide Shows Us Air Plant Centerpieces

Are you looking for a unique eco- friendly centerpiece? Instead of traditional flowers, consider air plants.   Tillandsias naturally grow on trees in humid and tropical climates so they will require little maintenance in the days leading up to your... Read More

engagement-couple-walking-apple-orchard-81469 Wedding Bouquet Toss Ideas

A list of reasons why you may want to skip or alter the bouquet toss, and solutions: It's an antiquated tradition that either you or your friends find mildly offensive.  The idea that every single woman is desperately on the... Read More

The Exit

As receptions and traditions become less formal, gone are the days where there has to be an elaborate departure for the bride and groom.  Often, the couple is partying alongside their friends and family until the wee hours of the... Read More

07-bridesmaids-groomsmen-black-pink-purple-bouquets-22501 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, and... Read More