Most every bride dreams of a beautiful wedding cake, as a centerpiece for her reception. But nothing says that beautiful focal cake needs to be three tiers, or white! As with most modern wedding trends, brides are now taking a more personal approach when it comes to planning their dessert tables, and their cocktails, too. Just remember, it’s far more important that you and your groom be well-represented in your wedding choices, than that you live by any one tradition. (more…)
There are a lot of logistics to work out, while planning a wedding. But few things may elicit as much excitement from your fiancé as when it comes to planning the catering. Since the food choices can make or break an otherwise great event, for both you and your guests, this is no place to skimp. It’s also not a place you want to take chances. If you’re worried about getting everything you need from your prospective caterer, knowing what to ask can go a long way. Just make sure you sit down with the caterer well in advance, so you can make sure you’re both on the same page when your big day arrives. (more…)
Don’t you feel blessed that you will have all your best friends by your side on your big day? Where would a bride be without her most trusted pals? You probably want to honor your bridesmaids in a way that will make them feel special and appreciated for all their hard work leading up to the wedding. But if you’re like many brides, you may also be on the hunt for bridesmaids’ gifts that won’t totally bust your wedding budget. Lucky for you, there are a lot of ways to keep the costs down, while still honoring the women you’ve chosen to stand beside you and play witness to the most important day of your life. (more…)
Are you about to celebrate a big birthday? Perhaps you’ve even waited a few years to throw yourself a blowout party. If so, your mind may be reeling with possibilities, or you may be feeling slightly overwhelmed by all the choices? Location, guest list, menu… there are a lot of decisions to be made. But a great birthday party should start with a great theme. And even if you feel you’re too old for napkins printed with cartoon characters, there are a lot of fun and age-appropriate ways to celebrate turning one year older. (more…)
It’s never been more trendy, or possible, to plan and pull off a fabulous DIY wedding. Thanks to sites like Pinterest, craft stores in nearly every city, and the abundance of online tutorials, artistic brides can tackle a number of projects themselves, both in an effort to save money but also to add a creative flair to their wedding days. But not every wedding detail lends itself to DIY. There are a few things that are just better left to the pros. Save yourself the time and sanity of tackling projects that are out of your DIY league, and you’ll be able to keep your focus on the fun stuff you can complete with ease.
In your quest to find the perfect wedding venue, have you fallen in love with a beautiful but small wedding site? If so, you may have to get a bit creative to make it work, but that doesn’t mean you have to make any major sacrifices to make your dream wedding a reality, even in a small space. A few smart decisions early on can make all the difference, when trying to plan a wonderful wedding in a tight spot. (more…)
For years, many weddings seemed to look the same. Red or pink roses were widely popular, and no bride would have considered having a centerpiece without a flower. The gerbera daisy also had a good run, as the leading trend in wedding florals, but modern brides are all about shirking tradition in favor of more personalized elements that suit their own unique tastes. That means you should absolutely feel free to think outside the box – or simple glass vase – when it comes to your wedding flowers! (more…)