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Save The Date For #littlewhitedress 2014!

article by Buffalo Brides | posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:00am

Buffalo Brides will proudly host the fourth annual Little White Dress event at the Shea’s Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 5:30 pm until 8 pm. Visit bridal vendors, catch the latest wedding styles in our fashion show and be entered to win fabulous prizes throughout the night! Admission is free and the first 200 brides-to-be who RSVP for the event by calling 716-849-5522 or emailin…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

Be The Overly Prepared Bride

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on September 19, 2014 at 5:00am

Creating your board will help you formulate the look and mood you want for your big day, says Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, a Dallas-based party and lifestyle expert and author of “Wedding Inspiration: Ideas & Advice for Your Perfect Wedding” (Gibbs Smith, 2012). The final product also will help communicate your preferences to vendors and motivate commitment to important arrangements. DO use pro…


Ceremony & Reception : Flowers

Eight Flower Tips Every Bride Can Use!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on September 08, 2014 at 5:00am

1. Think About Location and Temperature “If you’re having an outdoor summer wedding, make sure your florist knows that the flowers have to stand up to sun and heat so that they can choose hardier varieties,” says Rachel Bowes, owner of Seattle-based Finch & Thistle Event Design. “Orchids come to the rescue in warm weather,” adds Diane Wagner, a New York-based floral designer and author…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

Creating One Big Happy Family!

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

Many repeat brides and grooms already have children from their previous relationship, and occasionally first-time newlyweds have them, too. As excited as the parent/s may be about the future ahead, it’s important to remember that the wedding itself is a monumental occasion for the soon-to-be step-kids too. Including them in the ceremony is a symbol that each partner accepts the other’s child…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

Wedding Style On A Budget

article by Buffalo Brides | posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:00am

Cream cheese frosting or fondant? Classic vanilla cake or coffee with salted caramel filling? Fresh flowers to decorate your towering tiers, or delicate details made from sugar paste? You want it all – a Saturday ceremony, hotel reception, gorgeous gown, full wedding party, flowers, cake and limo – but your budget isn’t boundless. You also don’t have the time or interest for DIY. No need…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

What To Do When Your Guests Know Best!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on August 25, 2014 at 5:00am

When it comes to saying “No!” to guests who mess with your wedding plans, you should always be as polite and considerate as possible, says Peggy Post, author of “Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette” (William Morrow, 5th edition; 2005), even if you’re dealing with someone who’s being difficult or presumptuous. If, for example, you don’t include the names of children on the invitation (…


Ceremony & Reception : Cakes

Bring On The Cake!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on August 20, 2014 at 5:00am

Cream cheese frosting or fondant? Classic vanilla cake or coffee with salted caramel filling?? Fresh flowers to decorate your towering tiers, or delicate details made from sugar paste??? When it’s likely to take center stage at your reception and serve scores of guests, deciding on the style of wedding cake that’s right for you can get a little overwhelming. But there’s no need to spend an…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

Tips For Being In The Wedding Party

article by Mysterious DJ X | posted on August 18, 2014 at 5:00am

Our close friend Mysterious DJ X is back to share some advice for those of you who are lucky enough to be in a bride or groom’s wedding party! Getting asked to be in a friend’s wedding party is a huge honor, everyone wants that to happen to them and everyone has a list of people in mind that they’re going to ask when the time comes. However, just because you’re in the bridal party doesn’t mean y…


Ceremony & Reception : Cakes

The Icing On The Cake…

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on August 15, 2014 at 5:00am

What’s the best exterior for your big-day confection? Krista Lautenbach, “Master Sugar Shaker” for San Diego’s Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. and a winner on Food Network competition show “Cupcake Wars,” shares her frosting favorites. Fondant An extremely versatile edible sugar dough (think Play-Doh), fondant is most often rolled to cover cakes for a smooth, flawless look. It’s the go-to f…


Ceremony & Reception : Flowers

Great Flowers On A Budget

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on August 11, 2014 at 5:00am

Want chic wedding flowers on the cheap? It’s easier than you might think – the trick is using color and structure to turn affordable, familiar blooms into sophisticated, exotic arrangements. “Color is always one of the best ways to set a mood and make a statement,” says Hailey Bernstein, owner of Portland, Ore.-based Zest Floral + Event Design. “In unexpected or rare shades, even some…


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