Few wedding planning tasks are more team-building or downright fun for fiances than registering for wedding gifts. It’s like shopping without money, but also a great way to help take the pressure off guests who don’t want to guess at what you want or need. Before you hit your favorite store and start soaring through the aisles with a scanner, though, it’s good to come up with a loose game plan to help keep your registry from becoming an overwhelmingly giant list of random gadgets and none of the stuff you actually need. (more…)
Winter may not be the most popular wedding season, but that can actually make choosing a winter wedding date a great way to create a memorable celebration. If you’d like to make sure everyone has a wonderful time, though, and don’t want to worry about guests getting cold feet about attending your winter wedding, take their comfort into consideration during your winter wedding planning. A few simple choices can help ensure all your loved ones are there to warm you with their presence, instead of having a lot of no shows because of ice or snow. (more…)
When your best friend tells you she’s getting married, you are, of course, ecstatic that she’s found love. You may also be a bit nervous about what “lovely” bridesmaids dress she’ll pick for you, but you’re obviously a good enough friend not to let that show. You’re also such a good friend that while she’s planning her dream wedding you want to throw her an awesome bachelorette party. But how? Throwing a bachelorette party is about some great planning, in advance, and then a go-with-the-flow attitude when the party date arrives. You got this!
Of course you want all your loved ones to be there supporting you on the biggest day of your life, including the littlest ones. But, you probably also want your pint-sized guests to actually enjoy the time they spend at your wedding, not be sulking, or sleeping, in a tiny corner of your reception venue. To make sure your youngest guests do enjoy themselves, you will need to take them into consideration when planning for your big day. The good news is that arranging special accommodations for young guests can actually help everyone have a better time at your wedding! (more…)
Ready or not, Christmas will soon be here, and that means it’s time to celebrate the holiday season with all your favorite coworkers. If you’re charged with planning this year’s corporate party there are some ways to make the planning a bit easier and the party an even bigger hit than last year’s. Just make sure you start planning soon, because without the help of a team of elves by your side, it can be difficult to throw a party together quickly during such a busy season. (more…)
Many brides and grooms, especially those on a budget, still choose to create their own playlist to dance to at their receptions, and there’s nothing wrong with a laptop or iPod serving as DJ for the night. But, if you can afford it, 2016 is shaping up to be a big year for live entertainment at weddings across the country. Best of all, you don’t have to spend nearly as much as you might think to make a huge impression on your fun-loving guests. If you want them to leave thinking about how much fun they had, along with how beautiful you looked, here are some of the top trends for incorporating entertainment into your wedding. (more…)
Winter can be a lovely time of year to wed, but it’s not without its challenges, namely colder temperatures, a busy holiday season, and often inclement weather. If you’ve decided to get married during winter, though, it’s extra important to plan accordingly. Learning to work with the season’s unique challenges, instead of fighting them, can make for a much more successful and enjoyable wedding experience for both you and your guests. With a little common sense and a few insider tips it’s more than possible to pull off a beautiful winter wedding! (more…)