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

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

Celebrations and Memories

When wedding photographer, Ken Mendoza of Duende Photo was hired to shoot an engagement party, little did he know that his photographs would play a major role in the wedding ceremony of the same couple a year later. Dina and... Read More

52 Weekends

Photography by Cameron Ingalls – see more at www.cameroningalls.com As any bride or grooms knows, marriage isn’t just about a union between two people. It’s also a union between two families. And even under the best of circumstances, there can... Read More

How To Handle Conflict Between Bridesmaids

  There’s nothing like choosing a bridesmaid’s dress to bring about a catfight between otherwise friendly gals. There are a number of other issues of monumental importance to contend with during the wedding planning process, all of which will eventually... 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

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