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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

Six Wedding Musts!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on October 17, 2014 at 5:00am

You might have limited funds or a love of getting your hands dirty, but bringing in a few wedding pros will help ensure your I do’s are your vision-come-true – and save both time and your sanity. Of course, DIY is encouraged for areas such as favors, says Anja Winikka, the site director for TheKnot.com, but some details that are better left to the professionals – think flowers and the cake a…


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What To Expect With A Civil Ceremony

article by Buffalo Brides | posted on October 15, 2014 at 5:00am

Many people dream of a wedding in a church or synagogue before dozens of family members and friends, while there are others who prefer to forgo the fanfare of a large wedding ceremony and are content with a civil wedding instead. Civil ceremonies are often a choice for couples who may have different religious beliefs or do not belong to a particular religious persuasion. In lieu of being presided…


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A Modern Twist On Cocktail Hour

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on October 13, 2014 at 5:00am

With all the time and money that goes into throwing your wedding, why would you want to miss one fabulous second of it? That’s why more and more couples are opting to have the bride’s big reveal and take their group photos pre-I do’s – that way they, too, can hang out with the crowd during the cocktail hour. As a result, this formerly mostly-functional mixer has gotten a rather fun face-li…


Ceremony & Reception : Invitations & Stationery

Navigating The Paper Trail

article by Lindsey Romain, CTW | posted on October 08, 2014 at 5:00am

Like all things wedding, invitation and save-the-date stationery are amorphous trends, changing with the year, just like fashion. Stationery also is very couple-specific; lush fonts and classic framings are as popular as block letters and bright colors. But another trend has emerged in the last few years that seemed at first glance a detrimental slight to the folks who make paper goods: the Inter…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

What Time of Year Should We Get Married?

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

Fall is here. The leaves are changing color. The air is crisp. It’s a beautiful, colorful time of year to tie the knot. But is it for you? Here is a look at each of the four seasons and the pros and cons of saying I do to each for your wedding. Autumn Pros: Fall is full of fabulous décor inspiration, from colorful leaves to pumpkins, gourds and corn stalks, says Christina Friedrichsen, author…


Ceremony & Reception : Flowers

The Best Bet For Fall Flowers

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

With wedding flowers, sometimes keeping it simple is the way to go. “I love the monochromatic look of using one color for one flower,” says Carl Shaw, owner of Carl Alan Floral Designs in Philadelphia, who counts both red and white roses among his favorite floral choices for when the mercury begins to dip. “I love flowers that can just make a statement by themselves,” he says. Here, Sh…


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…


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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…


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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…


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