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Unique Wedding Rental Ideas!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on March 27, 2015 at 5:00am

The Gown The groom can return his tux, so why must the bride buy a pricey dress that will likely end up in a box under her bed? “I think rental is great for brides on a budget who don’t feel the need to keep their gown after the wedding,” says Kate Harrison, founder of greenbrideguide.com and author of “The Green Bride Guide: How to Create an Earth-Friendly Wedding on Any Budget” (Sourc…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

Should You Get Married On Valentine’s Day?

article by Metro Creative | posted on February 04, 2015 at 5:00am

Valentine’s Day evokes strong emotions in so many people. On the official day of all things love, many eagerly anticipate the chance to spend time with their sweethearts. Couples who already have hearts in their eyes and are enamored with all things Valentine’s Day may want to tie the knot on this special holiday, and few can argue when a couple decides to become husband and wife on this day devo…


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Is The First Peek Right For You?

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on February 02, 2015 at 5:00am

Many people think the reason newlyweds-to-be avoid seeing each other on the day of the wedding (until the bride walks down the aisle, natch) is to prevent “bad luck.” However, the tradition actually hails from the time of arranged marriages when couples might not even know each other before they said “I do.” While plenty of modern couples retain the ritual because they feel it amps up th…


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What To Know About The First Look

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on January 30, 2015 at 5:00am

Instead of disappearing for an hour or more post-ceremony, the newlyweds can take part in their own cocktail reception, says Anne Markey, owner of Favor Me Events in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can enjoy the drinks, appetizers and entertainment you spent many months planning, and have more time to mingle with your many guests. And by getting all your formal group photos out of the way early,…


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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…


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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 : Wedding Planners

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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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How To Handle The Wedding Stress

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

After months spent planning your wedding, there’s an immense amount of weight on how it’s supposed to be unbelievably meaningful, romantic and fun – the best day of your life. And for some people it is. But for others, it can end up feeling a little (or a lot) unpleasant in surprising ways: You’re more exhausted than you expected and just want your PJs and couch. You can’t stop stressi…


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