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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…


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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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Tips For Being In The Wedding Party

article by Mysterious DJ X | posted on August 18, 2014 at 5:00am

Our close friend Mysterious DJ X is back to share some advice for those of you who are lucky enough to be in a bride or groom’s wedding party! Getting asked to be in a friend’s wedding party is a huge honor, everyone wants that to happen to them and everyone has a list of people in mind that they’re going to ask when the time comes. However, just because you’re in the bridal party doesn’t mean y…


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

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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