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When Food Is An Issue

Follow these tips for accommodating your guests’ food needs.

Ceremony & Reception :Catering

No Meat? No Problem!

How to keep vegetarians happy at your wedding!

Ceremony & Reception :Wedding Planners

The Perfect After-Party Plan

Some newlyweds want to party all night long!

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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…


Ceremony & Reception : Catering

Trends In Wedding Cuisine

article by Buffalo Brides | posted on December 26, 2014 at 5:00am

Once a couple has officially tied the knot, the newly recognized man and wife and all of their guests will retire to a party room where they can mingle, dance and enjoy a good meal. In the past, standard fare like prime rib and roasted chicken dominated wedding menus. But today’s weddings cater to people of various culinary tastes, and couples and their guests can expect more upscale and creative…


Ceremony & Reception : Cakes

The Groom’s Cake

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on December 22, 2014 at 5:00am

Often thought of as a niche southern tradition, the groom’s cake has become increasingly popular everywhere – Prince William even chose an elegantly decorated but unconventional biscuit cake for 2011’s royal wedding. Although historical accounts vary, one theory states that the groom’s cake originated in the 17th century as a rich, dark fruit cake baked by the groom’s parents that was t…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

After Party Pointers

article by Metro Creative | posted on December 17, 2014 at 5:00am

Nowadays, many wedding guests are not ready to call it a night after the deejay plays the last dance at the reception. After parties have grown increasingly popular, but planning an after party is not necessarily as simple as pointing guests to a nearby watering hole. After parties can be anything a couple wants them to be. They can be a bunch of friends toasting marshmallows over a fire pit or a…


Ceremony & Reception : Flowers

Give Flowers A Second Time To Shine!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on December 12, 2014 at 5:00am

You’ve spent months – and, to be sure, a fair amount of money – figuring out the perfect blooms to accent every nook and cranny of your big day. But where will all those fabulous flowers go the day after the wedding? Sure, maybe you want to take a few arrangements home, but there are likely tons of them and chances are you’ll be leaving soon for your honeymoon. If you’d like to prev…


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article by Buffalo Brides | posted on December 10, 2014 at 5:00am

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Selecting A Wedding Officiant

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

For marriage to be legal, you need an officiant presiding. Here’s how to find yours; The first thing you have to decide is if you want an officiant from a specific religion or not, says Michelle Klaff, owner of Sacramento-based Elegant Events by Michelle. If you do, there may be requirements, such as premarital counseling or certain venues you must use. If religion isn’t a factor, you could…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

The Words of Love!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on December 05, 2014 at 5:00am

Be it scripture or a poem or verses from your favorite literature, the readings you select for your ceremony will reflect you and your new spouse as a couple and add some of your personality to the ceremony. According to Annemarie Juhlian, a Seattle-based nondenominational wedding officiant and founder of ElopeSeattleStyle.com, the best readings are meaningful to you personally, contemporary (not…


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