Six Gifts You Should Never Give for a Bridal Shower

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 … Read more

What’s a Wedding Loan, and Is It Ever a Good Idea to Take One Out Ahead of Your Big Day?

Wedding loans are personal loans that are taken out specifically to pay for wedding-related expenses. With the rising costs of hosting a wedding, it may seem like a quick and easy way to finance your big day. However, taking out a large lump sum debt for your wedding may not be the best financial choice a couple can make. … Read more

How to Plan a Beautiful, Meaningful Micro Wedding So That You Can Celebrate Your Postponed Nuptials Right Now

When it comes to preparing for the wedding day, there are so many scenarios that the couple and their vendors make contingency plans for. The bride or groom is ill on the morning of the wedding, a VIP or vendor gets lost on the way to the venue, or weather that forces an outdoor ceremony inside. But 2020 … Read more

When Should We Finalize Our Wedding’s Seating Chart?

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 … Read more

Essential Marriage Advice from Happily Married Grandmas

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Read here as grandmothers dole out marriage 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 … Read more

8 Moments You Need to Capture on Your Wedding Day

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 … Read more

The Ultimate Mother-of-the-Bride Checklist

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 … Read more

This Is What Guests Hate Most About Weddings

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more