Month: September 2015

How To Avoid Being a Bridezilla: Part One

While most every woman dreams of being a bride some day, few want to take a turn as a Bridezilla. After all, who wants to spend her wedding week yelling at her closest friends, or ordering her parents around as if they were maidservants? If you’re worried about stress getting the best of you on… Read more »

Pre-Wedding Jitters: Causes and Solutions for a Happier Couple

Few seasons of life will be more exciting or more stressful than planning your wedding. While the wedding day itself should feel like a dream, trying to coordinate with hundreds of your closest friends and relatives while making what seems like a million tough decisions, all while figuring out how to merge two separate lives,… Read more »

Trend Watch 2016: Wedding Dresses

If you’re more excited to pick out your wedding dress than any other part of wedding planning, you’re definitely not alone. Brides have long enjoyed the process of finding the perfect gown. It’s a rite of passage for many families, and one of the first times you’re likely to truly feel like a bride. But… Read more »

Wacky Worldwide Wedding Traditions

If the idea of carrying something borrowed and blue seems strange to you, you might be surprised just how wild some wedding traditions can be. Across the globe many cultures are still using time-honored traditions to make weddings meaningful and memorable, but some of them make even the most scandalous garter removal you’ve seen seem… Read more »

Trend Watch 2016: Wedding Colors

Few things will have more visual impact on your wedding than the colors you choose. Your color selections will influence the dresses and jewelry your bridesmaids wear, the color of your table linens and flowers, the invitations and so much more. And while it’s totally within your bridal rights to go with complimentary shades of… Read more »

Add a Touch of Your Childhood to Your Ceremony or Reception

While wedding trends come and go, some things are timeless. And one of the most time-tested and important of wedding traditions is simply to make the ceremony and reception meaningful to you and your soon-to-be-spouse. Incorporating childhood memories, relics and traditions can be meaningful ways to bring personality and life to your special day. Plus,… Read more »

Should You Hire a Wedding Planner? Part Two

Wedding planners can help reduce your stress as you plan for the biggest day of your life. They can also help make sure the day itself goes off without a hitch, except of course the kind you want. But if you cannot afford to hire a wedding planner, or just don’t feel it is necessary… Read more »

Should I Hire A Wedding Planner? Part One

Did your boyfriend finally pop the question? If so, you’re probably quite busy sharing the good news and your stellar engagement story with all your friends and family. But you may also be frantically trying to figure out where to begin wedding planning. The first few decisions are often the hardest, after all. While most… Read more »

Wags at the Wedding: Planning Tips for Pet Parents

If you and your fiancé consider your pets your first kids, you probably can’t imagine your life – or your wedding day – without those most faithful, furry friends by your side. Luckily, it’s never been more in vogue to highlight their presence at your wedding. Just make sure you do some important planning to… Read more »

Menu Planning for Guests With Special Dietary Needs

Chances are meal planning for your wedding reception may be the most fun your fiancé has had since your engagement began. What groom doesn’t love planning an elaborate dinner party for his closest friends and family, after all? Thinking about food, much less sampling it, can be a delightful part of wedding planning. Unfortunately, menu… Read more »