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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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Having A Backup Plan

article by Ben Larrison, CTW | posted on March 24, 2014 at 5:00am

Wedding insurance is a great tool to recoup any financial losses you may suffer due to wedding-related mishaps, but it won’t necessarily solve the immediate problem of getting on with your wedding. Even when all of your arrangements are set, it’s always safe to have a backup plan in place to prevent any extra chaos that may potentially confront you on your wedding day—when you’d obviously…


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Insuring Your I Do’s

article by Ben Larrison, CTW | posted on March 21, 2014 at 5:00am

No matter how many hours you spend plotting, planning and rehearsing your wedding, there still are some things that are out of your control. Enter wedding insurance. Now, obviously, this isn’t the most glamorous wedding topic — no one likes to think something could go wrong on their big day. But wedding insurance can ultimately mean the difference between a smooth, stress-free time and a bi…


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Get The Party Started Right!

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

In days of yore, people grew up and got married in the same community, thus most, if not all, of their wedding guests were local. But times have changed and now the majority may be out-of-towners. Let these guests know you appreciate the time and expense of traveling – and get them extra-amped for the big day – with a welcome bag at the hotel. While these gestures aren’t an etiquette “r…


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How Mom Can Lend A Hand

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on March 12, 2014 at 5:00am

Have a potentially overbearing mother-of-the-bride and/or mother-of-the-groom on your hands? Give her something to do with all her nervous and excited energy by doling out specific jobs she can call her own, advises Nora Sheils, owner of Bridal Bliss & A List Events in Lake Oswego, Ore. Just remember: Only assign activities you aren’t super picky about, because although it IS okay to give out…


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POLL: De-Stress From Wedding Planning

poll by Buffalo Brides | posted on February 24, 2014 at 5:00am

Wedding planning can become very stressful. When you and your significant other need a break from all of the wedding planning, what are you most likely to do?


Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

How To Calm Pre-Wedding Jitters

article by Metro Creative | posted on February 14, 2014 at 5:00am

Brides- and grooms-to-be are often nervous when the day they will tie the knot finally arrives. The realization that months and months of planning and anticipation are finally about to come to a head often inspires some jitters in the days leading up to the wedding. But the following are a few ways couples can calm those nerves in the hours leading up to the moment they have devoted so much time a…


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POLL: Budgets!

poll by Buffalo Brides | posted on February 03, 2014 at 5:00am

All engaged couples should have a budget for their big day! What is the absolute one thing that you can’t cut from your budget & want to splurge a little bit on?


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Tips For Selecting Your Wedding Date

article by Metro Creative | posted on January 31, 2014 at 5:00am

Many couples find themselves bombarded with questions the moment they become engaged, and perhaps no questions is more common than, “When is the wedding?” Although a number of couples would prefer to bask in the excitement of their engagement, some couples feel pressured to rush into picking a wedding date. Choosing a wedding date without giving it much consideration may make things more difficul…


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