bride-white-flowers-tan-sash-22501 Deciding to Invite Children

The debate over whether or not to invite children can be a difficult one, especially if a large number of your potential guests have children. Many factors can play into your decision, such as the level of formality at your... Read More

newlyweds-nyc-hotel-82995 Small or Large Wedding?

Choose a small wedding if: You have a very small budget and can only afford a very basic ceremony and reception. You only have a small group of friends and family. In the Facebook age, we seem to think that... Read More

purple-black-wedding-color-board The Importance of Budget “Wiggle Room”

When you set the budget for your wedding, it’s always smart to allow for some “wiggle room”.  The more you delve into your wedding planning, the more unexpected costs you will find. Most likely, you will not only end up... Read More

03-bride-veil-bridesmaids-blue-sash-brown-dress-107415 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. Especially during the summer, holiday plans are often booked far in advance. Although people... Read More

signage-wedding-inspiration-board How Much Cake Should I Order?

Especially if you are getting married during a peak season, you have realized that you have may have to make decisions and reserve vendors prior to receiving your RSVPs. If a cake vendor needs to know how big of a... 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

appetizers-cocktail-wedding-inspiration-board The Great Debate: Fondant vs. Buttercream

Fondant Pro: In the hands of the right baker, fondant helps to create some of the most epic and aaah-inducing wedding cakes.Most “sculpted” cakes are frosted mainly with fondant, and even simple fondant-based accents can look incredible. Con: To some... Read More

appetizers-cocktail-wedding-inspiration-board Trying to Decide on an Invitation?

Your invitation is one of the first indications your guests may have about your wedding. Although you don’t have to, it’s fun to make an extra effort when picking out your invite so that it matches the theme of your... Read More

reception-table-red-white-candles-139488 First Meeting with Florist

As with most wedding vendors, choosing the right one can seem overwhelming. Here are a few quick tips: Do your research ahead of time. Whether from their own websites or real weddings, check out examples of their work. When you... Read More

engagement-couple-rocks-purple-shirt-40306 Symbolism of Flowers

Particularly during the Victorian era, symbolism was an important part of the courting process.  Flowers had significant meanings and when a beau gave one, it was his own sort of hidden message to his sweetheart. When you plan your floral... Read More

rustic-engagement-couple-outdoors-40306 Choosing Liquor for Your Reception Bar

If you have decided to have an open bar at your wedding, chances are you are trying to decide which liquors for the bar to provide.  More than likely, your caterer or bartender has a list of liquors to choose... Read More

ceremony-pink-dress-petals-umbrella-22501 Your Floral Checklist

Below is a list of the most standard arrangements, bouquets, and other various floral products you will need for your ceremony and reception. Wedding Party: Bouquets for the bride, maid of honor, and bridesmaids Flower girl petals or flowers &... Read More

urban-music-wedding-inspiration-board Ask the Editor: How do I Pick a Caterer?

We’ve decided that we want a fun buffet of appetizers at our reception, but I am just so overwhelmed by the amount of caterers out there. We’ve been to a few different tastings, and everything has been delicious. How do... Read More

purple-black-wedding-color-board Tips for Cutting the Wedding Cake

Cake-cutting, a reception tradition based on symbolizing the new couple’s commitment to taking care of each other, is often stressful for the bride and groom, but it needn’t be.  Often couples are nervous about how to actually best cut the... Read More