Where to Begin with Wedding Planning: Part Two

Wedding Professional Questions During PlanningSo now that you’ve set your budget, selected a wedding date and chosen a beautiful wedding venue that suits your style, what comes next? Many brides become overwhelmed while wedding planning, simply because there are so many decisions to be made. From big purchases like a wedding dress, to relatively minor decisions, like what place cards to use, there are indeed a lot of choices that will need to be made, before you can walk down the aisle to the love of your life. Luckily, those choices become much easier with a few wedding professionals by your side, and, as you start to set the tone for your wedding day! (more…)

Where to Begin with Wedding Planning: Part One

Wedding Planning Tips Choosing a VenueYou’re engaged; congratulations! And now that your man has finally put a ring on it, it’s time for the fun part to begin. You get to start planning the biggest and best day of your life. The excitement of planning such a big event can either delight or frighten you, though, depending on your approach. Luckily knowing which big decisions need to be made early on can help make the entire process much smoother and far less stressful, so you can actually enjoy the journey you will take planning for, and then getting to, the altar! (more…)

Enjoy a Lovely, Low-Key New Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve Low-Key StyleWhether you feel like it’s too late to make New Year’s Eve plans, or are just looking for a more relaxed way to spend the evening than at a packed out affair, there are still lots of fun and festive ways to celebrate, many that don’t even require getting out of your pajamas! Plus, what better way is there to ring in the new year than without the hassle of fighting traffic or making reservations at a pricey restaurant? This year, if you’d like to save some cash while still having a “bash,” here are some great ways to celebrate the biggest night of the year, in style, at (or close to) home. (more…)

What’s New? Avant Garde Wedding Dresses for 2016

New Trends for Wedding DressesFor years, fluffy white dresses weren’t just the most popular form of wedding gowns; they were practically the only option available. Luckily, modern brides have their pick of numerous styles, including romantic, vintage-inspired, sexy, and extravagant, A-line’d, mermaid-tailed, and hundreds of other options. They are carefully designed to fit most every bride’s personal style, and to help her look and feel her best on her big day. But what about that bride who wants something even more out of the bridal box? There are actually a number of interesting trends and avant garde “gowns” for wedding attire, in 2016! So there’s never been a better time to let your wedding decisions reflect your one-of-a-kind personality! (more…)

From the Heart: Philanthropic Wedding Ideas

Charitable Wedding GivingThe holidays are certainly a great time to reflect on how blessed you truly are, and to remember just how much better it is to give, than receive. With that spirit in mind, there are some great ways to make your wedding an opportunity to do just that, to generously give to those in need. From donating your flowers to asking for charitable donations in lieu of traditional wedding gifts, there are a lot of ways you and your fiancé can make your big day about more than just yourselves, and that is certainly one of the greatest feelings in the world! (more…)

3 Surprising Reasons to Plan A Winter Wedding

Romantic Winter WeddingSure, most people think of spring when they think of weddings. But that doesn’t mean it’s the exclusive time-of-year for saying “I Do.” In fact, that preconceived idea that warm temperatures mean it’s nuptial season, is actually one compelling reason to consider a winter date for your wedding day. After all, if you want to truly set your wedding apart from all the rest, what better way to do so than to host one people aren’t expecting, like a warm and inviting celebration in the middle of winter. (more…)

Picking the Right Venue for a Winter Wedding

Winter Wedding VenueMay through July remain the most popular months for weddings, but they’re hardly the only time of year that can serve as a romantic timeframe to say “I Do.” If you’re leaning towards a winter wedding, you just need to take into consideration the challenges the season can bring, so that you can host your dream nuptials, whether it’s cold outside, or not. When it comes to choosing a venue, in particular, it’s important to plan for the season, so you can make sure you and your guests are comfortable and warm, whatever the weather may bring! (more…)