5 Things to Know Before You Send Your Save-the-Dates

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For many guests and engaged couples, a Save-the-Date announcement makes upcoming nuptials seem “real” as it’s the first time your guests see the info, date and place. It’s the first notification where family and friends can start making plans to attend, booking hotels and vacation dates. Along with sharing need-to-know details, it’s a great way…

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How to Avoid Spending TOO Much at a Bachelorette Party

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There are ways to go to these extravaganzas without breaking the bank…. The cost of bachelorette parties is ever growing, with weekend wedding festivities at destination locales is now the norm.  Millennials are even going broke to attend the wedding, not to mention the other parties that go along with it. Social media is normalizing…

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The Gift of Giving

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Rather than giving out small gifts, some couples are donating to charities as their wedding favors as well as the gifts they receive…. Instead of sending their 100 guests off with tea towels embossed with their smiling faces, or a flower pot with their inscribed wedding date, couples are wanting to give something that means…

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Welcome to the Bro-dal Shower!

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Some grooms are choosing to have some not-so-rowdy pre-wedding celebrations… Man-showers or ‘Bro-dal Showers’…events that celebrate a man’s first step into marriage, are increasing in popularity.  If the future bride can have a shower, why not the groom? But do NOT mistake these for the bachelor party, that is very different from a Bro-dal Shower. …

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8 Ideas for a Christmas Wedding that will Put You in the Holiday Spirit…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! If you’re a holiday enthusiast like we are, you may have toyed with the idea of throwing a winter wedding close to Christmas—but perhaps you’ve second guessed yourself so close to the holidays. It’s a very valid question and one that we’ve asked ourselves many, many times. Lucky for you, weddings are kind of our thing,…

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Wreaths Aren’t Just for Christmas…

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There are so many ways to work these pretty details into your big-day décor…. https://www.marthastewartweddings.com/351237/wedding-wreath-ideas?did=453462-20191105&utm_campaign=martha-stewart-weddings_newsletter&utm_source=marthastewartweddings.com&utm_medium=email&utm_content=110519&cid=453462&mid=26189884061

How to Make Writing Thank-You Notes Easy…

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Experts & writers offer advice for tackling this post-wedding task… In the afterglow of a wedding, sitting down to write personalized thank-you notes can be a daunting task for most couples. But don’t fret…we have some advice for making the process a little easier. Adjust your attitude….don’t think of it as the dreadful task of…

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Booking a Wedding Venue? Questions to ask in Advance!

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A little bit of investigating can help make a confusing process, less so. Asking the right questions when scouting venues can help in the decision making.  Here are some points to consider, based on experienced wedding planners and recently married couples:What are the duties of your wedding venue coordinator? Not everyone can afford to hire…

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Handwritten Notes Prove to be Profitable!

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We recently read an article about a city in New York state that has found an unconventional way of inspiring residents to pay their back taxes:  Personal Notes Handwritten y City Officials. We are not kidding.  Do you believe it?!?!  The idea apparently stemmed from an experiment on late-tax payments, where the city of Syracuse…

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Choosing the Right Wedding Attire can be Confusing!

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  We came across this amusing afrticle on the web the other day.  It ids from:  McSweeny’s Internet Tendency, written by Matt Morea. The following is a list of confusing attire instructions.  We hope you find it as amusing as we did.  Enjoy! Upper West Side Farmhouse Winter Heatwave Extreme Black Tie Closed Rust Belt…

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Response Cards and Envelopes

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Today, we are addressing a question that has come up a few times recently: does a response card always require an envelope? In most cases, the answer is yes.  You (the bride or the couple) send a response card with pre-stamped envelope to your guests so they can reply with their attendance and often times,…

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