Readers Ask: How can I “soften the blow” for people I do not invite to the wedding? Our Answer Whatever the situation is, whether it’s a friend you’ve lost touch with or a distant family member that lives across the country and you haven’t seen them since you were five, there’s a simple, easy rule …

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How Much Alcohol Should Be Served at a Wedding

Readers Ask: How much alcohol should be served at a wedding? Our Answer There are several rules of thumb to follow and some can be a bit tricky, especially if you’re on a particular budget. You’ll never want to run out of drinks throughout the reception, but creating a free-flowing atmosphere can punch up the …

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1st Christmas Ornament

Breaking the bank doesn’t have to be an option when it comes to offering up an impressive wedding gift. Instead of emptying your pockets and dropping hundreds on a new mixer, why not create something with your own two hands and a personalized touch? Below you’ll find some great ideas that can help spark your …

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T.W. Diamond Anniversary Band

Extra bands aren’t needed to go along with your engagement and wedding ring, but if you’re itching to know when you can slip another beauty onto your finger, you’ve come to the right place. Do you have a big anniversary coming up? Or maybe you’re about to celebrate a big moment in your marriage; a …

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When holding your wedding ceremony at the beach, you need to consider many things. While exchanging vows at the seaside, you and your spouse need to be ready and avoid distractions. Here are some tips that will come in handy when planning your seaside wedding: Dress Properly Skip The Long Dress A large ball gown …

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As exciting as the Big Day is, it’s important to plan for the post-wedding during the actual wedding preparations. You won’t find much time to get things done otherwise; as your life will be a whirlwind of traveling, loving, and relaxation immediately after the reception. The preparation phase includes finding a place to live once …

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Tiffany Soleste Pear Engagement Ring1

Are you thinking about diving in and going for it? Is an engagement ring on your list of “things to buy” anytime soon? If so, you may have a few questions concerning both the cost and how to go about finding a ring that fits both your budget and fiance-to-be’s style. Have no fear, we’re …

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Wedding planning can be tough, so let’s make it as easy on your bride-to-be as possible. If you’re about to get hitched and want to make sure that the wedding goes smoothly, here are the do’s and don’ts of wedding planning for grooms. The DO’s: Write your vows Making sure that your vows are in …

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Getting ready for your big day involves so many decisions. The date, the location, and the invitations are just the beginning. As you get closer to the date, it’s time to start the fine tuning. You may have chosen your dress, perhaps even selected a veil, but if you’re planning any big changes to your …

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When it comes to the kiddos at the wedding, there are a lot of ways to fizzle out the awkwardness of the flame before it happens – no matter which side you’re on, be it host of the event or parent. Do I bring my kids? Should I invite everyone’s kids? What should I dress …

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  Accessories for men can be a little tricky. For women, it is very easy to match accessories to different outfits, but for men sometimes it doesn’t come quite as naturally. If you’re a man who is a little uncomfortable with accessorizing, then breathe a sigh of relief as this guide is here to make …

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Hiring wedding bands should be a fun part of the planning process – a welcome respite from finalizing the guest list and sorting out seating arrangements. You’re excited to stick on your headphones, sit back, and imagine some amazing live music to stun your guests on the big day. Still, hiring a band can come …

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Weddings are complicated. You’ve got to plan them out beforehand, and most couples realize there are enough “aftermath” considerations to create a post-wedding to-do list. The best way to diminish such complication involves getting your vendors when the time is right, and thinking out your steps after the honeymoon is over. If you’re able to …

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Selecting a maid of honor is a fun way to honor a beloved relative or friend. Once you’ve asked, however, you may not know how to get her involved fully in the planning. While respecting that she has other things going on in her life is important, you can talk to her about how much …

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