Wedding Planning

  • Happily Ever After Starts with the Honeymoon

    Screaming kids. Tropical storms. Romance at its finest. My Cinderella-style honeymoon will be spent in the Caribbean with, well, Cinderella and the rest of the Disney cast during the middle of hurricane season next year, setting up my fairy-tale ending to be somewhat unconventional. Our decision to take a Disney cruise for our honeymoon has… Read more »

    May 7, 2015 Wedding Planning
  • Date Night

    In the frenzied hours filled by working full time jobs, hitting the treadmill, wrangling the cat, and realizing that there’s less than six months to our wedding, Fiance and I have found it a bit difficult squeezing in something critical to the success of our future marriage. Romance. Last night, we took a much needed… Read more »

    May 7, 2015 Wedding Planning
  • Wedding Planning Book Store

    Wedding Planning is a fun, emotional but often stressful challenge! Don’t go it alone – learn from the experts from the following wedding planning books. General Wedding Planning Books Saving Money For the Groom

    May 7, 2015 Wedding Planning
  • Little Black Dress

    I thought I was being a good friend to my bridesmaids and groomsmaids with these simple instructions: Wear any black dress. I figured they could pull a dress they already owned, or buy something new that could be used after the wedding. It was the economical, sustainable thing to do. Then the questions came flying… Read more »

    May 7, 2015 Wedding Planning
  • Rehearsal Dinner Winner

    Just when I thought I was tying up all of the details for the wedding, I was reminded that Fiance and I still had to coordinate the festivities for the evening prior. The rehearsal dinner is an important, yet slightly sensitive occasion for us; as products of divorced and remarried parents, all four sets of… Read more »

    May 7, 2015 Wedding Planning
  • Recommendations for wedding planning books

    Planning a wedding can be hugely exciting – and also stressful and complex. Whether you use a wedding consultant or not, don’t forget that there are many excellent wedding planning books offering ideas to help you towards your big day.

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Planning
  • The price of wedding photography

    It is difficult to pay too much for something you really like. Yet, price is usually the one obstacle that prevents many wedding clients from selecting the photographer who undoubtedly could give them the best value for their money.

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Planning
  • Wedding photos not to forget

    After you’ve decided on the style of wedding photography that you prefer, you will need to choose which shots you would like taken.

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Planning
  • Tips for the wedding video

    Not all videographers have the same shooting/editing styles and skills. Many videographers have streaming video samples on their website so you can decide the style you like.

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Planning
  • Is wedding insurance worth it

    “I’ve seen passing references to wedding insurance. Is this really necessary? What does it cover? Are there different kinds? How do I know if I’m getting a good deal?”

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Planning
  • Wedding stress busters

    In part one of our series, we took at serious look at the reasons we suffer stress during wedding planning and suggested how the bride and groom can learn to cope with this unavoidable condition. This week, we lighten the discussion a little with 65 great stress-busters. Consider these if you’re looking for a way… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Planning
  • Green weddings and how to offset

    When a couple plans their wedding, it’s easy to be a little self-centered. Her dress. My tux. Our cake. Our guests. But when a young couple from California began preparing for their big day, they wanted it to be as socially responsible and environmentally friendly as possible. “Community and the environment are important considerations in… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Planning
  • Stress management for brides

    Beat the “Wedding Crasher” – Manage Wedding Stress Before it Manages You! The excitement generated by becoming engaged and planning a wedding often dissipates shortly after the reality of planning begins. How could this be? Stress is the culprit. Life changes cause stress, some of it is good and some of it is not. Getting… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Planning
  • Locating a wedding venue

    If getting married is the biggest decision in anybody’s life, then choosing the venue for the wedding is the biggest decision you will take during its planning. There are two parts of organizing a wedding location- the wedding ceremony and the reception. Picking the Location: The traditional wedding ceremony venue is the church, and many… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Planning
  • Ideas for unique wedding locations

    Weddings are one of the most important days in someone’s life and it is important that people who are being wed make sure that they properly plan their wedding so that each facet of their wedding is properly planned. Many brides and grooms actually hire a professional wedding planner because they can meticulously plan every… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Planning
  • The value of the wedding video

    If there is one thing brides today can agree on, it is that future brides should have their weddings videotaped. This is according to a new nationwide survey of brides who were married in 2005. The ground-breaking survey, commissioned by the Wedding & Event Videographers Association International (WEVA), was conducted last month between December 12th… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Planning
  • Your wedding video

    Since the 1860’s, when photography first became possible, weddings have been recorded by still photographers. You’ve probably looked at the photo albums which preserve the memory of their parent’s wedding. Unanswered by the photos are questions such as “how did Mom manage that huge train as she walked down the aisle?” “Was Dad able to… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Planning
  • What to ask the wedding videographer

    Hiring a videographer is one of the more important vendor decisions you will make. Here are some important questions you might ask him or her before making the big decision. Q. How long have you been in business? A. A more experienced videographer should do a better job for you. Using an established business means… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Planning
  • A wedding story – Part 1

    Planning a wedding has its heartaches and headaches as well as its triumphs. Although there are many “how-to” books and collections of tips on how to throw a lovely wedding on a reasonable budget, to our knowledge there has not been a piece dedicated to following one wedding from engagement to honeymoon and documenting the… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Planning
  • Changing your name as a bride

    Changing your name is a big decision for brides. Do you hyphenate your name, take your husband’s name, make your maiden name your middle name, keep your maiden name, have him take your name; both of you hyphenate your names….? This is a personal choice, but one you might want to discuss with your fiancé… Read more »

    April 5, 2015 Wedding Planning