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
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
Becky and Ernie’s Nautical NY Wedding by Katie Osgood Photography
First of all, Becky and Ernie’s wedding is just delightful. From the pictures alone, you can tell that everyone is having an amazing time. The best part, though, is that not only is the wedding inspirational, but also the couple.... Read More
Sponsored Post: 3 Looks to Enhance Your Wedding’s Style from Macy’s Wedding Registry
With Macy’s Wedding Registry you can find terrific products from your favorite brands. Make your wedding reception memories even more special by adding gifts to your registry that you can incorporate into your day-of decor. Whether your style is eclectic,... Read More
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
Inspiration Board: Easy DIY Reception Centerpieces
What to do when you have spent your entire wedding budget and have not yet even called a florist? Look for affordable DIY solutions! Here are a few little cuties that I found for those of you who are budget... Read More
Sponsored Post: Chinese Laundry Helps You Find the Shoe That Fits
There are many exciting moments between getting engaged and walking down the aisle and you need shoes for every occasion! Whether it’s a themed wedding, your bachelorette party or the day of, Chinese Laundry has the shoe for your every... Read More
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
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
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,... Read More
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
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
Ask the Editor: Should I Attend My Gay Brother’s Wedding?
My brother is gay and getting married to his long-term boyfriend. I’m religious and don’t approve of his lifestyle, or gay marriage in general. We still see each other regularly and I am always polite to his boyfriend, but both... Read More
Ask the Editor: Can You Invite Guests to Just the Reception?
Can people be invited to just the ceremony or reception, but not both? Risa, Austin, TX This question comes up most often for those having a destination wedding. While it is problematic to invite many people to your wedding, but... Read More
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
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