Ceremony & Reception

Ceremony & Reception :Photography / Video

Modern Trends In Wedding Videography

Hire videographers to preserve wedding day memories!

Ceremony & Reception :Decor & Favors

The Wedding Toss Up

How to celebrate your wedding with extra flair!

Ceremony & Reception :Cakes

How To Get The Perfect Sweet Treat

If you’re a sucker for sweets, the cake is probably the star of your to-do list.

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Ceremony & Reception : Photography / Video

Modern Trends In Wedding Videography

article by Metro | posted on February 25, 2015 at 5:00am

A couple’s wedding day is often a whirlwind for the bride- and groom-to-be. Happy couples hope to remember every little detail, but that can be difficult when so much is going on. That is why many brides and grooms hire videographers to preserve the memories of their weddings. Couples who fail to capture their ceremony and reception on film may feel like they missed out once their big day has com…


Ceremony & Reception : Decor & Favors

The Wedding Toss Up

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on February 20, 2015 at 5:00am

The tradition of showering newlyweds with rice or other grains stems from an ancient Roman fertility rite of blessing the couple with abundance and prosperity. These days the custom has evolved to include a number of rituals that simply add to your event’s festive feel and signify group celebration. Take Flight In a Fancy Way Some couples choose to have guests fill the air with colorful conf…


Ceremony & Reception : Cakes

How To Get The Perfect Sweet Treat

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on February 09, 2015 at 5:00am

If you’re a sucker for sweets, the cake is probably the star of your to-do list. To ensure you get a baker whose culinary and aesthetic abilities you adore, Sharon Alexander, owner of boutique bakery Sweet Sensations in Newnan, Georgia, advises booking at least six months prior to the big day. But first, schedule tastings with a few top contenders, inquire if they bake from scratch or use mixe…


If you’re a sucker for sweets, the cake is probably the star of your to-do list. To ensure you get a baker whose culinary and aesthetic abilities you adore, Sharon Alexander, owner of boutique bakery Sweet Sensations in Newnan, Georgia, advises booking at least six months prior to the big day. But first, schedule tastings with a few top contenders, inquire if they bake from scratch or use mixe…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

Should You Get Married On Valentine’s Day?

article by Metro Creative | posted on February 04, 2015 at 5:00am

Valentine’s Day evokes strong emotions in so many people. On the official day of all things love, many eagerly anticipate the chance to spend time with their sweethearts. Couples who already have hearts in their eyes and are enamored with all things Valentine’s Day may want to tie the knot on this special holiday, and few can argue when a couple decides to become husband and wife on this day devo…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

Is The First Peek Right For You?

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on February 02, 2015 at 5:00am

Many people think the reason newlyweds-to-be avoid seeing each other on the day of the wedding (until the bride walks down the aisle, natch) is to prevent “bad luck.” However, the tradition actually hails from the time of arranged marriages when couples might not even know each other before they said “I do.” While plenty of modern couples retain the ritual because they feel it amps up th…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

What To Know About The First Look

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on January 30, 2015 at 5:00am

Instead of disappearing for an hour or more post-ceremony, the newlyweds can take part in their own cocktail reception, says Anne Markey, owner of Favor Me Events in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can enjoy the drinks, appetizers and entertainment you spent many months planning, and have more time to mingle with your many guests. And by getting all your formal group photos out of the way early,…


Ceremony & Reception : Catering

When Food Is An Issue

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on January 19, 2015 at 5:00am

These days you’d be hard-pressed to find a bride and groom whose friends and family don’t include at least a handful of folks who are, say, gluten or lactose intolerant, vegetarian or vegan, or adhering to a strict protein or low-fat diet. Here, the experts weigh in on ways to cater to these – or any – food concerns. Planning Makes Perfect First off, it isn’t necessary that you offer a…


Ceremony & Reception : Catering

No Meat? No Problem!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on January 16, 2015 at 5:00am

Instead of serving the meat-free set the same old, same old, take these insider tips for offering a vegetarian meal that’s creative, satisfying and tasty. Fill Them Up If you’ll have a number of non-meat-eaters, stations or heavy appetizers may be the way to go, as they will allow you to serve a lot of different options for vegetarians and carnivores alike. But if you’ve opted for a plate…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

The Perfect After-Party Plan

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on January 09, 2015 at 5:00am

Sure, some couples can’t wait to jump into their jammies and pass out after their I do’s, but many never want the night to end. Reserving tables or a room at a great restaurant that stays open late is always popular, says Katherine Jameson, owner of Katherine’s Event Planning in Bar Harbor, Maine. But if your finances and/or location allow it, she also loves the idea of renting a boat for…


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