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

7 Things You Should Never Write in a Wedding Card

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

Make Your Socially Distanced Covid Wedding Feel Special

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Covid is at an all time high but that’s not stopping our brides! How to make your intimate covid wedding feel special!

You’re Invited! Yes, No or Maybe?!

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Celebrity Wedding Planner Mindy Weiss’ Top Wedding Essentials

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Recently, Martha Stewart Weddings asked Weiss—a planner to the stars—to describe what her idea of a perfect wedding looks like.  We thought you would enjoy a few of her top wedding essentials for planning your own special day:  First thing’s first: Choose tactile décor that’s reflective of who you are. “My favorite tables are the … 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