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
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
Tips for Cutting the Cake
Cake-cutting, a reception tradition based on symbolizing the new coupleâ€™s commitment to taking care of each other, is often stressful for the bride and groom, but it neednâ€™t be.Â Often couples are nervous about how to actually best cut the... Read More
What is a Fake Cake?
Some brides on a smaller budget opt to have a fake display cake to save money.Â These Styrofoam-based decorations are put out on display (either alongside real cake layers or by themselves), while the cake served to guest is pre-cut... Read More
What is a Cake-Cutting Fee?
Many reception venues charge cake cutting fees, often at an average of about $2 per slice.Â Although that doesnâ€™t sound like much, for larger weddings this can add hundreds of dollars to an already stretched budget.Â Commonly, cake cutting fees... Read More
How to Ask if Your Parents can Contribute to Your Wedding
First, how this conversation goes varies greatly on your relationship with your parents.Â If, for example, you have always been close with them, and everyone is honest and direct, you really donâ€™t need this question answered for you.Â Approach them... Read More
Ask the Editor: Family Dance Songs
For the mother/son and father/daughter dances, are the songs supposed to be from the parentâ€™s perspective, or the childâ€™s?Â What should the songs be about?â€”Hayden, Biloxi, MS There are no rules for father/daughter and mother/son songsâ€¦well, within reason (for example,... Read More
Dance Order at the Reception
When you start the dancing depends upon what type of reception you are having.Â If you are having a more formal affair with a sit-down dinner, you will want to wait until after dinner has concluded.Â Otherwise, start the dancing... Read More