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How To Say Engaged In The Digital Age!

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:00am

According to a the 2014 #SocialWeddingSurvey from The Knot and Mashable, more than a quarter (28 percent) of couples change their Facebook relationship status within hours of getting engaged. But according to Jules Hirst, founder of Etiquette Consulting, Inc. in Culver City, California, before you announce your engagement on the Internet, there are a few people who should hear it from you first …



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Nine Tips For A Perfect Proposal!

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on November 21, 2014 at 5:00am

Proposing is one of the most exciting things a guy will ever do. But even though he might have received a “Yes!” in reply, many a man has come away from asking for his lady’s hand thinking he could have done a better job. Have a sinking feeling that this could soon be you? Get prepared with these nine proposal tips. 1. Have a Ring While this one may seem obvious, plenty of guys have popped…



Ceremony & Reception

How To Handle The Wedding Stress

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on November 17, 2014 at 5:00am

After months spent planning your wedding, there’s an immense amount of weight on how it’s supposed to be unbelievably meaningful, romantic and fun – the best day of your life. And for some people it is. But for others, it can end up feeling a little (or a lot) unpleasant in surprising ways: You’re more exhausted than you expected and just want your PJs and couch. You can’t stop stressi…



Ceremony & Reception

Seven Tips For A Great Winter Wedding

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on November 14, 2014 at 5:00am

1. Pick a sophisticated palette For a formal take on winter style, event designers and founders of Madison, Wis.-based Cherry Blossom Events, Andrea VandeBerg and Sarah Sarbacker, love to mix metallics – think mercury glass, gold and silver décor with cool platinum up-lighting and ivory linens. Cherry red, pink, gray and white are great for a vintage wintry vibe, or stick with timeless black an…



Ceremony & Reception

Creating A Knockout Photobooth!

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on November 10, 2014 at 5:00am

If you’ve been to a wedding or 10 in the last few years, you know that including some variation of a photo booth has become almost as ubiquitous as having flowers and the cake. This trend makes sense — the booth adds to the entertainment, serves as an icebreaker and often leads to the most natural and fun photos of the night. But if everybody’s doing it, how do you make your version feel u…



Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Programs With Personality

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on November 07, 2014 at 5:00am

What to Say “Programs are important!” says Christina Friedrichsen, founder of IntimateWeddings.com. “They let your guests know how your ceremony will unfold.” A simple version will include your names, wedding date and time, the location, the order of the ceremony’s events with titles of songs and readings, and names of the wedding party, including the officiant and parents. But progra…



Ceremony & Reception

#littlewhitedress Preview!

Article by Buffalo Brides | posted on November 04, 2014 at 5:00am

#BuffaloBrides and their friends at M.A. Carr Bridal recently visited with Lauren Hall and the Winging It! Buffalo Style crew for a sneak preview of the fourth annual #littlewhitedressevent. The fourth annual #littlewhitedress event is Wednesday, Nov. 5 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. The event is free and the first 200 brides-to-be to RSVP (call 716-849-5522) receive…



Ceremony & Reception

Add A Golden Touch To Your Wedding Cake!

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on November 03, 2014 at 5:00am

Whether it’s the whole thing or one that just simply features lots of bling, a cake with metallic details feels formal and luxe but also fresh, fun and modern. Think solid gold with bold black or soft sorbet-colored accents, ivory with chic silver stripes, or a hip bronze chevron pattern, rich vintage-inspired designs, or ornate, Rococo details and sugar jewels. Want to have your sparkly cake,…



Ceremony & Reception

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…



Gifts

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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