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Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

How To Handle The Wedding Stress

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on November 17, 2014 at 5:00am

After months spent planning your wedding, there’s an immense amount of weight on how it’s supposed to be unbelievably meaningful, romantic and fun – the best day of your life. And for some people it is. But for others, it can end up feeling a little (or a lot) unpleasant in surprising ways: You’re more exhausted than you expected and just want your PJs and couch. You can’t stop stressi…

Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

Seven Tips For A Great Winter Wedding

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on November 14, 2014 at 5:00am

1. Pick a sophisticated palette For a formal take on winter style, event designers and founders of Madison, Wis.-based Cherry Blossom Events, Andrea VandeBerg and Sarah Sarbacker, love to mix metallics – think mercury glass, gold and silver décor with cool platinum up-lighting and ivory linens. Cherry red, pink, gray and white are great for a vintage wintry vibe, or stick with timeless black an…

Ceremony & Reception : Photography / Video

Creating A Knockout Photobooth!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on November 10, 2014 at 5:00am

If you’ve been to a wedding or 10 in the last few years, you know that including some variation of a photo booth has become almost as ubiquitous as having flowers and the cake. This trend makes sense — the booth adds to the entertainment, serves as an icebreaker and often leads to the most natural and fun photos of the night. But if everybody’s doing it, how do you make your version feel u…

Ceremony & Reception : Invitations & Stationery

Wedding Programs With Personality

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on November 07, 2014 at 5:00am

What to Say “Programs are important!” says Christina Friedrichsen, founder of IntimateWeddings.com. “They let your guests know how your ceremony will unfold.” A simple version will include your names, wedding date and time, the location, the order of the ceremony’s events with titles of songs and readings, and names of the wedding party, including the officiant and parents. But progra…

Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

#littlewhitedress Preview!

article by Buffalo Brides | posted on November 04, 2014 at 5:00am

#BuffaloBrides and their friends at M.A. Carr Bridal recently visited with Lauren Hall and the Winging It! Buffalo Style crew for a sneak preview of the fourth annual #littlewhitedressevent. The fourth annual #littlewhitedress event is Wednesday, Nov. 5 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. The event is free and the first 200 brides-to-be to RSVP (call 716-849-5522) receive…

Ceremony & Reception : Cakes

Add A Golden Touch To Your Wedding Cake!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on November 03, 2014 at 5:00am

Whether it’s the whole thing or one that just simply features lots of bling, a cake with metallic details feels formal and luxe but also fresh, fun and modern. Think solid gold with bold black or soft sorbet-colored accents, ivory with chic silver stripes, or a hip bronze chevron pattern, rich vintage-inspired designs, or ornate, Rococo details and sugar jewels. Want to have your sparkly cake,…

Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

How To Plan For Your Smallest Guests

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:00am

With everything from travel and lodging to gifts, attire and possible hangovers (!) to contend with, attending weddings can get pretty complicated for your guests. But even the work that’s involved in attending a wedding pales in comparison to figuring out what to do with their little ones. Bring them along? Hire help?? Bring them and hire help??? Of course, couples are not required to allow…

Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

Planning A Wedding!

article by Buffalo Brides | posted on October 22, 2014 at 5:00am

According to the 2014 Everygirl’s Wedding Survey, most brides took between 6-12 months to plan their wedding, with those brides accounting for 59% of the survey. The rest of the survey went as follows: 19%: More than one year of planning 17%: 3-6 months of wedding planning 5%: 3 months or fewer of wedding planning #BuffaloBrides, what do you think? Let us know on Twitter (@BuffaloBrides)!

Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

Six Wedding Musts!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on October 17, 2014 at 5:00am

You might have limited funds or a love of getting your hands dirty, but bringing in a few wedding pros will help ensure your I do’s are your vision-come-true – and save both time and your sanity. Of course, DIY is encouraged for areas such as favors, says Anja Winikka, the site director for TheKnot.com, but some details that are better left to the professionals – think flowers and the cake a…

Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

What To Expect With A Civil Ceremony

article by Buffalo Brides | posted on October 15, 2014 at 5:00am

Many people dream of a wedding in a church or synagogue before dozens of family members and friends, while there are others who prefer to forgo the fanfare of a large wedding ceremony and are content with a civil wedding instead. Civil ceremonies are often a choice for couples who may have different religious beliefs or do not belong to a particular religious persuasion. In lieu of being presided…

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