engagement-couple-walking-apple-orchard-81469 Groom as Family Spokesperson

One of the main duties a groom must do is communicate well with his family. Direct communication between all parties is best, but sometimes there are misunderstanding or delicate issues, and it is critical that the groom take charge in... Read More

bride-bridesmaids-tan-dress-22501 Ask the Editor: Bridesmaids and Family

My fiance and I both have two siblings.  My two brothers will be groomsmen.  One of his sisters will be a bridesmaid, and the other one I chose not to invite.  I don’t know her that well, and as this... 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

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

We Do!

There are many personal life situations that traditional wedding planning etiquette does not address. One example of this is how to incorporate children from a previous relationship into the wedding ceremony. The bride, the groom or both may have children... Read More

With Us In Spirit

A wedding is a joyful event that celebrates the union of two people who have found in each other a lifelong love. The ceremony symbolically affirms, and also legalizes the bond they share. And the party that follows is a... Read More

The Man Registry with Post-Engagement Advice

Photography by Milton Gil Our resident groom planning and style expert Simon Daykin has some great tips on how to handle life after you pop the question (assuming she says yes). Congratulations, you asked her, and she said yes! Now... Read More

Ten Craziest Prenuptial Agreements

Photo from – www.americangirl.co.uk In these uncertain times, no one can be blamed for taking steps to protect their interests. One way that some married couples do this is by signing prenuptial agreements. These contracts spell out in exact terms... Read More

The Role of Roles in a Modern Marriage

This 1955 Good Housekeeping Article (which is currently under debate of it’s authenticy) is obsolete at best, insulting at worst, and pretty darn funny altogether. The truth of it is, however, that many of our grandmothers lived with (and up... Read More

Double Happiness!

When Caroline called her best friend, Denise to invite her to be maid of honor at her wedding, she had no idea Denise would have a request of her own. Her boyfriend had just “popped the question” that day and... Read More

Grooms Guide to Surviving Marriage Prep Class

Photography by Whitebox Weddings- see more at www.whiteboxweddings.com Love, children, family and marital duties – if you’re planning on being married in a church, these are some issues you’ll most likely discuss in a marriage preparation class. Some grooms may... Read More

13-bridesmaids-throwing-pink-bouquet-brown-107415 Merging Two Lives Into One

When Ms. Shannon Brooks and Mr. Luke Johnson decide to marry they cause a shift that reverberates through both of their families. Up until the day of the wedding Shannon was recognized as “Shannon Brooks,” a member of the Brooks... Read More