22 7 / 2012
Planning Tip #543 The Wedding Favors
Try Eco-Friendly Wedding Favors.
09 4 / 2012
14 3 / 2012
Planning Tip #224 The Flowers
Having flowers flown in will raise your costs so only use only in season and readily available flowers.
22 2 / 2012
Planning Tip #126 The Budget
Hire a student quartet to play during your ceremony or cocktail hour. Check with local colleges and universities.
22 1 / 2012
Planning Tip #107 Wedding Attire
Most of the big bridal shops have huge sales once a year, which are typically held at hotels or other venues like wedding shows. Look in your local paper or ask a wedding planner to find out what time of the year the sales are held.
02 1 / 2012
Planning Tip #4 Wedding Invitations
Instead of paying extra for your invitations to arrive assembled, buy a few bottles of wine, gather friends and have an invitation assembly party! Just don’t spill the wine on your invitations by accident.
11 12 / 2011
Planning Tip #254 - Engagement Ring
If you would like to wear your engagement ring during the wedding ceremony, simply place it on your right hand. After the ceremony, discreetly remove it and replace above your wedding ring.
10 12 / 2011
Planning Tip #488 - The Bouquet
If you decide to do a bouquet toss at the reception but would like to keep your bouquet as a keepsake be sure to order a toss away version. Your florist will create a matching bouquet you can use during this popular wedding tradition.
11 11 / 2011
Planning Tip #17
Not knowing what to call your in-laws can lead to uncomfortable and awkward situations. Try one of these tips to figure it out:
1. Just Ask
2. Follow the lead of your spouse
3. Use their first names
4. Invent a pet name
5. Go with the classics of Mom And Dad
14 9 / 2011
Planning Tip #311 - Summer Wedding
If you have your heart set on an outdoor ceremony, consider providing guests with a provision or two to make the heat of the day a little more bearable such as a hand fan. Whether you create your own hand fan or come up with a similar idea, your guests will surely appreciate your creativity and sensitivity during the wedding. Don’t underestimate the cooling power of a simple fan.
13 9 / 2011
Planning Tip #207 - The Guests
If most of your guest list resides local, plan for at least 85% of your invited guests to attend the wedding and/or reception. Expect about 50-60% of your out-of-town guests to attend.
10 9 / 2011
Planning Tip #54 - The Ceremony
Programs are a must have for every wedding. A wedding program provides your guest with the order of ceremony and events, a listing of the bridal party, acknowledgements, and anything else you wish to include like your wedding vows.
09 9 / 2011
Planning Tip #877 - The Ceremony
The bride and groom can become so excited about the big day that little details may slip by like who will perform the wedding. Find an officiant to perform your wedding well in advance. Six to nine months out from the wedding date is a good time to start your search.
08 9 / 2011
Planning Tip #999 - To Do Before I Do
No one likes a slacker, particularly if she comes back from vacation tanned and blissed-out. Avoid becoming the office pariah by tying up projects and other loose ends before you check out for your wedding. Discuss your workload with your boss and co-workers, and divvy up tasks that must be handled while you’re out for the wedding and honeymoon. Inform everyone who will be even a little bit impacted by your absence, and give them the name of the person they can turn to if necessary.