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Simplify & Save

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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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So You Want To Write Your Own Vows…

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on May 16, 2014 at 5:00am

Lots of couples love the deeply personal nature of writing their own wedding vows, but often find it difficult to sit down and actually spell out how they feel. Sound familiar? This expert advice should help you find the right words. 1. Make sure everyone is on board. Some religions require that you use specific, traditional wording for part or all of your vows – a quick chat with your offician…


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Love & Technology

article by Ben Larrison, CTW | posted on May 02, 2014 at 5:00am

Thanks to smartphones, telling your partner “I love you” has never been easier. And, according to some new research, it’s probably making your relationship stronger, too. There’s no denying technology’s impact on modern relationships, just as there’s no denying technology’s impact on modern, well, everything. Websites and apps such as Match.com, OKCupid and Tinder have changed the w…


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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…


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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.…


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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…


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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…


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