Ceremony & Reception

Ceremony & Reception :Venue

A Tale of Two Weddings

One thing is for sure, you want a personal backdrop for your big day.

Ceremony & Reception :Wedding Planners

Pre-Wedding Cocktail Hour

If you want your guests to have a memorable time from the moment they arrive, consider getting the party started with a pre-ceremony.

Ceremony & Reception :Wedding Planners

How To Stream Your Wedding

Not every guest will be able to attend your wedding ceremony, but that doesn’t mean they have to miss the service.

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Ceremony & Reception : Venue

A Tale of Two Weddings

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on April 23, 2014 at 5:00am

A big city celebration has modern conveniences, while a country setting offers its own rustic chic charm. One thing is for sure, you want a personal backdrop for your big day. Here, wedding experts share insight to help you decide which setting is right for you. The City Wedding At the top of the list for why an urban wedding should win out? Practicality. First, you have your pick of venues, fr…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

Pre-Wedding Cocktail Hour

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on April 21, 2014 at 5:00am

If you want your guests to have a memorable time from the moment they arrive, consider following the lead of more and more modern couples who are opting to get the party started pre-ceremony. To set the right tone, Yolanda Crous, features and travel director for Brides magazine, recommends creating a special playlist or hiring an instrumentalist (think guitarist or jazz trio) to play classical ve…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

How To Stream Your Wedding

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on April 18, 2014 at 5:00am

Not every guest will be able to attend your wedding ceremony, but that doesn’t mean they have to miss the service. According to Ustream, 20,000 U.S. couples used the San Francisco-based streaming service to live-broadcast their wedding ceremony in the last 12 months, a 250-percent increase from the year before. It makes sense, says Anne Chertoff, a New York-based wedding editor and consultant.…


Attire & Style : Bridesmaids Dresses

It’s All About The Colors

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on April 11, 2014 at 5:00am

Want a dreamy, romantic vibe for your upcoming I Do’s? Consider a palette of pale pink and champagne. Just want to have fun? Go for bold pairings of vibrant hues, such as cherry red and aqua. The key thing to keep in mind: the colors you choose will help set the tone for your soirée. If you’re looking for inspiration, Matthew Robbins, author of “Matthew Robbins’ Inspired Weddings” (…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

Tips For A “Social” Wedding

article by Brooke Showell, CTW | posted on April 07, 2014 at 5:00am

It all starts with a status update or tweet: We’re getting married! But with all those status updates comes a little common sense. Follow these guidelines on how to appropriately, socially, plan online: Don’t Broadcast It To Everyone When it comes to announcing plans online, “you have to be careful,” says Nina Callaway, Brooklyn, N.Y.-based wedding expert. Once upon a time, people who we…


Ceremony & Reception : Music

The Do’s & Don’ts of Wedding Introductions

article by Mysterious DJ X | posted on April 04, 2014 at 5:00am

Mysterious DJ X is back for a third column, this time on the how to be introduced on your wedding day. Introductions are arguably the most nerve wracking part of the night for a wedding DJ. We have to stand up in front of hundreds of people we don’t know, yelling names we can barely pronounce into a microphone and switch back and forth between songs. No pressure, right? Here’s a list of a few…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

Selecting Your Wedding Officiant

article by Jill Jaracz, CTW | posted on April 02, 2014 at 5:00am

Weddings have so many details. The dress! The venue! The food! It can be easy to forget that the most important step in getting to “I do,” is getting someone to ask you whether you will. To get married, you need a wedding officiant. “Each couple has their vision of how their wedding ceremony should go,” says Alan Katz of Great Officiants in Long Beach, Calif., adding that choosing the w…


Ceremony & Reception : Photography / Video

Tips For Standout Wedding Pictures

article by Taniesha Robinson, CTW | posted on March 31, 2014 at 5:00am

Today’s brides are pinning, liking, sharing, posting (and still flipping through pages of glossy magazines) while on the hunt for inspiration as they plan for the big day. And not only are they gathering ideas from photos on Pinterest, Facebook and other social media sites, they’re eager to share their own. According to a social media survey conducted by The Knot and Mashable, One in three b…


Ceremony & Reception : Cakes

Do-It-Yourself Desserts

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on March 28, 2014 at 5:00am

In the past, wedding cake was the big day’s lone sweet treat. But recently, brides and grooms have started capitalizing on the popularity of the bag-your-own-candy favor station by providing creative build-your-own dessert buffets in addition to the classic tiered confection. “Couples are always looking for ways to make their wedding unique without spending a lot of money, and an interactive…


Ceremony & Reception : Transportation

Transporting The Wedding Party

article by CTW Features | posted on March 26, 2014 at 5:00am

The last thing any bride or groom wants is to show up late to the altar. Arranging a chauffeur to get you and your closest pals to and from the ceremony won’t just make your day run a lot smoother – it will make it more fun for all. Start It Up Limousine companies tend to get booked quickly during the summer – peak wedding season – and late spring – prom season. Begin looking for a lim…


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