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How To Pick Out Your Bridal Party

Being a bridesmaid or groomsman can require a lot of work – and cost a pretty penny.

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A New Spin On The Guestbook

Four modern ideas that put a new spin on the guestbook — without the book!

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Gifts : Wedding Party

How To Pick Out Your Bridal Party

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on October 27, 2014 at 5:00am

Being a bridesmaid or groomsman can require a lot of work – and cost a pretty penny. If you’re going to put someone on the spot, it’s helpful to know the finer points of whom and how to ask. Before you start filling out your bridal party with every friendly girl and guy you’ve ever met, keep in mind that you’d likely feel awkward (and might resent the time/expense) if asked to be an at…

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How To Say No To Being A Bridesmaid

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on October 24, 2014 at 5:00am

Someone just asked you to be in their bridal party, and you just want to say no because of the expense and/or time involved, you feel like you don’t know the asker well enough, or you simply can’t stand the idea of doing it for the 27th time. Regardless of the reason, there is a right way to give your regrets. Most importantly, you should assume that the bride or groom has taken their atten…

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A New Spin On The Guestbook

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on June 13, 2014 at 5:00am

Four modern ideas that put a new spin on the guestbook — without the book! Friend & Family Recipe Book For a sweet (or savory) reminder of loved ones, Rachel Bowes, owner of Seattle-based Finch & Thistle Events, suggests including a blank recipe card with your invitation, as well as a note requesting that guests scribble down a favorite recipe (and why it’s meaningful) and bring the card to t…

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Great DIY Favor Ideas!

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

Thank guests for attending your soirée with these easy DIY reminders of the big day. Seasonal Sensation Purchase a pile of your favorite local fruit and wrap each snack in a way that works with your overall wedding décor, such as an adorable burlap sack with a funky printed tag or a chic, mod fabric with a button closure, suggests Danielle Venokur Greenberg, founder of dvGreen, a sustainable ev…

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POLL: It’s All About The Bridal Party

poll by Buffalo Brides | posted on January 20, 2014 at 5:00am

Your bridal party will play a big role in your special day; whether it is taking part in the ceremony, or speeches or keeping crazy Uncle Ted in line. Many soon-to-be married couples give those in their bridal party gifts for helping with their big day. What would you give to your bridal party?

Gifts : Registry

Poll: Where Will You Register?

poll by Buffalo Brides | posted on November 08, 2013 at 5:00am

An important part of planning any wedding would be where the bride and groom are planning to register for wedding gifts. If you could only pick one store to register at, which one would it be?

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Wedding Poll: Registry Type

poll by Buffalo Brides | posted on June 27, 2013 at 2:12pm

As the marriage trend continues to shift towards getting married later in life, traditional wedding registries are starting to be replaced. Couples that already have established homes are branching out when it comes to registries, will you do the same? What type of wedding registry best suits you and your fiance’s wants and needs? Weigh in in this week’s wedding poll?

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Be Our Gue$t

article by CTW Features | posted on June 09, 2013 at 5:00am

If you’re planning on going to a wedding this year, you better check your bank account balance first because being a guest certainly hasn’t gotten cheaper. Wedding guests anticipate a cost of $539 per wedding they attend in 2013, up 59 percent over 2012, according to the most recent American Express Spending & Saving Tracker, which surveyed more than 1,500 U.S. adults. Travel is among the la…

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Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

App-ily ever after

article by Erin Morris | posted on April 08, 2013 at 8:58am

There’s no end to the planning and organization that goes into creating a dream wedding. But for brides- and grooms-to-be on the go, help is just a download away. Planning used to involve endless paper trails, but now there are plenty of tools right at your fingertips designed to help you get more accomplished and manage your wedding like a pro. Check out some wedding apps that will get you bot…

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Gifts : Registry

Etiquette, Registry-Style

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on April 04, 2013 at 1:00am

According to Sharon Naylor, a wedding etiquette expert and author of “The Bride’s Guide to Freebies” (Lyons Press, 2012) most couples decide on two to three wedding registry options, though it’s fine to have up to four. Diane Gottsman, a national etiquette expert and owner of the San Antonio-based Protocol School of Texas, suggests having a variety of options, including local kitchen and h…

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