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poll by Buffalo Brides | posted on June 13, 2013 at 11:28am
Today couples use their engagement photos in a variety of ways—newspaper announcements, save-the-date cards, invitations, favors, thank you cards and more. Using your engagement photos in so many different ways often dictates when they need to be taken. How far in advance of your wedding did you/will you have your engagement photos taken? Weigh in in this week’s wedding poll.
article by Metro Creative | posted on June 19, 2013 at 10:49am
Thanks to the popularity of social media, some couples may overlook the importance of hiring a professional photographer for their weddings. Although there is something to be said for candid images captured on phones and personal cameras, the pictures a couple will cherish and look back on for decades are best supplied by a professional photographer. Even if you will be hiring a videographer and…
article by Metro Creative | posted on June 17, 2013 at 5:00am
One of the biggest decisions couples make regarding their wedding receptions concerns where to seat their guests. Many a bride and groom has felt the crunch of compiling responses and then coming up with an acceptable seating arrangement for the reception. Seating guests is not a task exclusive to brides- and grooms-to-be. Anyone holding a special party, whether it’s at a reception hall or a…
article by Metro Creative | posted on June 15, 2013 at 4:59am
Weddings and gifts go hand-in-hand. Couples who are tying the knot can expect to receive scores of gifts, ranging from simple well-wishes to cash to items listed on their registries. Because gift-giving is tradition, couples should plan on spending some time writing thank-you notes to express gratitude to the people who were kind enough to give a gift. Contrary to popular belief, couples do not…
article by CTW Features | posted on June 09, 2013 at 5:00am
If you’re planning on going to a wedding this year, you better check your bank account balance first because being a guest certainly hasn’t gotten cheaper. Wedding guests anticipate a cost of $539 per wedding they attend in 2013, up 59 percent over 2012, according to the most recent American Express Spending & Saving Tracker, which surveyed more than 1,500 U.S. adults. Travel is among the…
article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on June 07, 2013 at 12:03pm
Wedding insiders weigh in on the big day traditions that are worth keeping, the ones you could skip, and which ones might be fun to reimagine in a fresh way. Bouquet Toss “Toss (it out), no pun intended,” says Christine Ringuette, owner of Down The Aisle Wedding Planning & Design in New Hartford, Conn. “As soon as Beyoncé’s ‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)’ is played, I’ve…
poll by Buffalo Brides | posted on June 06, 2013 at 3:19pm
Wedding colors go a long way in setting the theme and the tone of your wedding day. Into what color category do your wedding colors fall? Weigh in in this week’s wedding poll.
article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on June 05, 2013 at 10:05am
Two busy bakers share the crave-worthy cake flavors they see trending for 2013, plus other creative combinations that should be. The Hot List Instead of settling for 150 servings of, say, white cake with lemon filling, today’s newlyweds-to-be typically want a different unique flavor (like chocolate cake with caramel and banana fillings) for each tier, says Kara Buntin, owner of A Cake to…
article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on June 03, 2013 at 5:00am
Processional/Recessional Despite being based in Indie music mecca Portland, Ore., Jessica Church of Bash! Weddings & Events says that Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” is the most popular processional song among couples she works with, “hands down.” Depending on the tone of your wedding, it’s also fine to stroll down the aisle to something more unique, like Cat Power’s “Sea of Love,”…
article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on June 01, 2013 at 5:00am
Elyse Moore, wedding and social events manager for Chicago-based FIG Catering My favorite wedding meal that I’ve served was a late-September dinner last year: cider-braised pork with housemade potato pierogis and green beans with frizzled onions. The bride loved pierogis and pork, but she must have asked me a million times if I thought her menu was “weird.” It’s the only full-service…
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