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Wedding Style On A Budget

You want it all, but also don't want to spend it all!

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Bring On The Cake!

Cream cheese frosting or fondant?

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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…


Ceremony & Reception : Invitations & Stationery

How To Say Thanks!

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

You already know you’re supposed to send hand-written thank-you notes for all wedding gifts, but what exactly are you supposed to say? Begin by addressing everyone in the family whom you invited, by name, and then either thank the guest/s for sharing your day with you or telling those who could not make it that you missed them and hope to see them soon, says Sharon Naylor, author of “The Esse…


Ceremony & Reception : Catering

Selecting The Right Food & Drink

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on August 06, 2014 at 5:00am

With the ceremony complete, all eyes turn to the wedding meal — both to please their palates and power them through a night of dancing. A great party is as simple as finding the right food to match an event’s style. Service Selections Food service options include plated and family-style dinners, buffets, stations and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Each one helps set the tone of an event, says Bridge…


Ceremony & Reception : Catering

Fresh Drinks With A Tiny Footprint

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on August 04, 2014 at 5:00am

If you’re looking for a simple way to make your upcoming wedding celebrations a little more eco-chic, think non-alcoholic drinks. And why not? You’ll likely need a selection of juices and sodas anyway, for pairing with spirits, under-21 guests and for those who choose not to imbibe, so why not make them extra special? The best for the environment (but also flavor!) is fresh-squeezed juice f…


Ceremony & Reception : Decor & Favors

How To Customize Your Seating!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on August 01, 2014 at 5:00am

Stunning centerpieces? Check. Luxurious linens? Check. Pretty place settings? Check. But what about another key element of your reception table décor that so often gets forgotten? Seating! Chairs now come in so many different shapes, sizes and colors, that a bride who covets high design style can have any seating arrangement imaginable, says Sasha Souza, a California-based celebrity wedding p…


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