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Saying Thank You

Saying thank you after a wedding is a must!

Ceremony & Reception :Wedding Planners

Simplify & Save

Planning a wedding is complicated.

Ceremony & Reception :Wedding Planners

Simplify & Save

Planning a wedding is complicated.

Ceremony & Reception :Cakes

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Ceremony & Reception : Invitations & Stationery

Saying Thank You

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on July 21, 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 : Wedding Planners

Simplify & Save

article by Metro | posted on July 18, 2014 at 5:00am

Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

Simplify & Save

article by Metro | posted on July 18, 2014 at 5:00am

Planning a wedding is complicated. Once couples choose a date and location for their ceremony, they can then can get down to the nuts and bolts of the big day. When planning a wedding, many couples are governed by a budget. Budgets often get stretched, but even those brides- and grooms-to-be who spend more than they had initially hoped often find themselves not going too far over budget. One of t…


Ceremony & Reception : Cakes

DIY Caketoppers

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

1. Papel Picado For a fun twist on the miniature bunting trend that’s currently sweeping design blogs, Misty Tamino, founder of the event design and inspiration company Juneberry Lane, suggests creating a string of festive papel picado, a traditional form of Mexican cut paper folk art. Start by using a decorative craft punch to create a pretty design along the edges of several sheets of colorful…


Ceremony & Reception : Invitations & Stationery

How To Handle Guests That Don’t RSVP

article by Metro | posted on July 04, 2014 at 5:00am

Wedding invitations are often a great source of information for guests. While wedding websites also provide a great opportunity for couples to get the word out about their weddings and share pertinent details like the date and location of the wedding, many people are still unfamiliar with the concept of a wedding website, and therefore they rely on invitations as their primary source of informatio…


Ceremony & Reception : Catering

Picking The Perfect Caterer

article by Metro | posted on July 02, 2014 at 5:00am

Party hosts take on a significant amount of responsibility when they agree to entertain family and friends. When such gatherings are especially large, some hosts opt to hire a catering company to feed their guests. Catering companies are often associated with weddings and graduations, but such businesses also can be hired for less momentous occasions. Hiring a catering company for a home party is…


Ceremony & Reception : Invitations & Stationery

Stationery Story

article by Timothy R. Schulte | posted on June 30, 2014 at 5:00am

Stationery is guests’ first impression of your wedding, so you want to make sure it’s fun, grabs their attention and gets them excited about the big day. You can look at your stationery in three parts: the save-the-date, the wedding invitation and enclosures, and the day-of pieces. Whether you’re getting your stationery professionally designed or going the DIY route and designing and printi…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

The Local Way To Toast Your Wedding

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on June 25, 2014 at 5:00am

There’s no place like home, right? Here’s how to show off your favorite state with a wedding reception that features stand-out local wines, beers and spirits. A Pretty Presentation Shine the spotlight on local labels by finding fun ways to make them an active part of your big day’s events, says Christopher Chan, director of wine & spirits at The Rainier Club, a historic private club and eve…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

How To Get Married In Buffalo

article by Melanie Dolezal, CTW | posted on June 23, 2014 at 5:00am

Destination: Buffalo. While some brides decide between a traditional hometown wedding and a destination wedding, for others those options are one and the same. “You go through the same processes in terms of creating a vision and hiring vendors who can really execute that vision,” says Alyssa Brown, senior event producer manager for Alison Events in San Francisco, which specializes in destinat…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

Will You Have Kids At Your Wedding?

article by Metro Creative | posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:00am

Weddings are a time for celebration and sharing good times. Some couples want to share their love and excitement with as many people as they can fit under one roof, while others may prefer a more intimate affair to enjoy with a select few. One difficult decision couples must face when planning a wedding is whether or not to invite children to join in the festivities. Young guests can bring an e…


Ceremony & Reception : Flowers

The Language of Wedding Flowers

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

Legends abound regarding the origins of brides carrying bouquets – some sweet, some a little unsavory, and everything in between. “Hundreds of years ago, fragrant flowers and herbs were thought to bring protection and good luck to a bride, and the bridal party carried posies to confuse evil spirits who might try to steal her before she reached her groom!” says Karen Bussen, author of “Sim…


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