Six Gifts You Should Never Give for a Bridal Shower

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Some people have a talent for finding just the present for the occasion. Others? Not so much. If you’re like most and belong to the latter group and want to keep your relationship with the bride intact, then let us clue you in on which bridal shower gifts you must absolutely avoid. A re-gift. Since the ceramic turtle lamp didn’t…

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7 Things You Should Never Write in a Wedding Card

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When it comes to the wedding card, many guests struggle with drafting a heartfelt and meaningful message for the bride and groom. No set guidelines dictate exactly what you should say in your card, but it’s probably best to avoid writing these seven things. Just Your Name Despite your struggles with writer’s block, you should never simply write your…

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How to Tactfully Spread the Word That You’re Having a Family-Only Wedding

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Just because you have 2,327 Instagram followers doesn’t mean you want them all at your wedding. In fact, you aren’t planning on inviting any friends—a small celebration with your immediate families is more your style. Especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the gathering restrictions that local governments have put in place, smaller weddings with far smaller guest lists have quickly become…

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Make Your Socially Distanced Wedding Feel Special

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If there was one thing no bride or groom expected to derail their wedding plans, it was a global health crisis, but when the coronavirus pandemic first shuttered the wedding industry—along with just about everything else—in March of 2020, couples and their vendors started getting creative. Enter: The micro wedding. Because so many brides and grooms ultimately postponed their…

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You’re Invited! Yes, No or Maybe?!

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This coronavirus pandemic has completely changed the way many of us are planning weddings, in general, and wedding invitations, in particular. Before your guests are able to book a flight, rent a car, or put down a credit card for a hotel stay, there are a few important questions everyone needs to consider. Where is…

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How Much Time Should You Give Wedding Guests to RSVP?

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If you give them too much leeway, they might forget to reply! Getting family and friends to let you know if they’re coming to the wedding can be frustrating. This is what often happens: You’ll get a flurry of responses right after people receive their invitation (thank you!), then a few will straggle in for the next…

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When Should We Finalize Our Wedding’s Seating Chart?

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It depends on a few factors… Arranging your seating chart is stressful enough with just family dynamics to consider! Once you add in the timing factor (your vendors will need your seating plans well in advance of your wedding day!), the process can become even more overwhelming to think about. That begs the question: When do you…

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Essential Marriage Advice from Happily Married Grandmas

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Read here as grandmothers dole out advice that comes from decades of experience… Your happy marriage will be unique but there’s no harm in embarking on your marital journey fortified with wisdom from women who’ve married, raised kids, reconnected in empty nests, and are still going strong! “A healthy marriage takes a lot of hard…

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8 Moments You Need to Capture on Your Wedding Day

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After months of planning, your wedding will flash by in hours, which is why photos are the best way to remember everything about your big day. But what moments will you most want to look back on?  Don’t Forget to Capture the Emotion Weddings are gorgeous events and it’s very easy to get caught up…

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The Ultimate Mother-of-the-Bride Checklist

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A step-by-step guide for the other important lady of the day. The mother of the bride traditionally plays a big role in the wedding, especially if she’s hosting. Guests will come to you before, during, and after the “I dos” for information and help. Consider yourself a manager with a slew of responsibilities, including those…

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This Is What Guests Hate Most About Weddings

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You’ve put a lot of time and effort into planning a wedding day that friends and family will enjoy: You have flip flops for all the dancing ladies, you’re serving a diverse menu to appeal to many different tastes. So you’d be shocked if guests complained about any part of your day, right? To be on the…

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Gracious Way to Tell Someone They Are NOT Invited to the Wedding…

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You finally got the wedding invitations addressed, stuffed, and mailed. Now you can relax. Oh wait, your childhood friend who you haven’t seen since middle-school graduation asked someone for your phone number and texted you, wondering why she hasn’t received her invite yet. Um, because we’re so distant you didn’t even have my phone number? You also hear the…

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Your Guide to Sending Postponement Announcements…Continued (since this is the name of the game these days)…

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No one wants to change the date of a joyful event, especially your wedding. But in these unprecedented times, your considerate notification will mean the world to your loved ones.  Couples tend to worry as their special day approaches. Is it going to rain? Will the cake show up on time? But this season’s betrothed…

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Your Guide to Sending Postponement Announcements If Your Wedding Date Changed Due Unforeseen Circumstances…aka…Coronavirus

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In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, a novel coronavirus that’s currently impacting countries across the globe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently made a sweeping recommendation to cancel any events with 50 or more people for the next eight weeks. “Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting…

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Creative Ways to Set Your Reception Tables

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Most weddings feature vows, toasts, a cake, and flowers, but long after the wedding is over, it’s the clever, personal details that your guests actually remember. One way to make your wedding stand out from the rest is to add a unique touch to your dinner table. Be it through unexpected centerpieces, detailed menus, or…

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