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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…

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How To Plan For Your Smallest Guests

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:00am

With everything from travel and lodging to gifts, attire and possible hangovers (!) to contend with, attending weddings can get pretty complicated for your guests. But even the work that’s involved in attending a wedding pales in comparison to figuring out what to do with their little ones. Bring them along? Hire help?? Bring them and hire help??? Of course, couples are not required to allow…

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Planning A Wedding!

article by Buffalo Brides | posted on October 22, 2014 at 5:00am

According to the 2014 Everygirl’s Wedding Survey, most brides took between 6-12 months to plan their wedding, with those brides accounting for 59% of the survey. The rest of the survey went as follows: 19%: More than one year of planning 17%: 3-6 months of wedding planning 5%: 3 months or fewer of wedding planning #BuffaloBrides, what do you think? Let us know on Twitter (@BuffaloBrides)!

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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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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…

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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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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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Wedding Style On A Budget

article by Buffalo Brides | posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:00am

Cream cheese frosting or fondant? Classic vanilla cake or coffee with salted caramel filling? Fresh flowers to decorate your towering tiers, or delicate details made from sugar paste? You want it all – a Saturday ceremony, hotel reception, gorgeous gown, full wedding party, flowers, cake and limo – but your budget isn’t boundless. You also don’t have the time or interest for DIY. No need…

Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

What To Do When Your Guests Know Best!

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

When it comes to saying “No!” to guests who mess with your wedding plans, you should always be as polite and considerate as possible, says Peggy Post, author of “Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette” (William Morrow, 5th edition; 2005), even if you’re dealing with someone who’s being difficult or presumptuous. If, for example, you don’t include the names of children on the invitation (…

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