How to Ask if Your Parents can Contribute to Your Wedding
First, how this conversation goes varies greatly on your relationship with your parents. If, for example, you have always been close with them, and everyone is honest and direct, you really don’t need this question answered for you. Approach them... Read More
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
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
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
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
I (Still) Do!
Photography by Anna Kuperberg – see more at www.annakuperberg.com Beautiful flowers, elegant music, heartfelt vows, the gathering of friends and family to witness the joining of two people. Are you thinking of a wedding? Although it does describe the elements... Read More
The Man Registry with Newlyweds and Finance
Photography by Viera Photographics Many newlyweds have financial questions…the guys at TheManRegistry.com have answers. Statistics say that finances are the number one topic that married couples argue about (think about some of the couples that you know and you’ll realize... Read More
Changing Your Name – Where to Start?
Photography by Milton Gil Photographers – see more at www.miltongil.com These days, there are so many versions of the marital name-game that it can be dizzying to consider all of the possibilities. Should the bride keep her maiden name or... Read More
The Man Registry with The Bro vs Bride Battle
Photography by Jeff Newsom You’re a groomsman? Great! But what if you don’t like the bride? As a groomsman or best man, you are expected to support the groom and stand by his side as he marries the woman of... Read More
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
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
Friends and Family – Are They as Much Help as You Think?
Photography by Anna Kuperberg Photography by Anna Kuperberg – see more at www.kuperberg.com Many couples are struggling with the fact that they want to cut down on costs, but still have the wedding of their dreams. How do you find... Read More