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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

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 (…



Attire & Style

Dressing For Wedding Day Comfort

Article by Metro | posted on August 22, 2014 at 5:00am

Wedding attire is known more for style than comfort. Formal wear, high heels and the various trappings of wedding day wardrobes do not always equate to a day of comfort. While dressing up will never be the same as slipping into a well-worn pair of jeans, there are ways for brides, grooms and guests to be comfortable on the big day. * Dress for the weather. It’s tempting to put appearances before…



Ceremony & Reception

Bring On The Cake!

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on August 20, 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??? When it’s likely to take center stage at your reception and serve scores of guests, deciding on the style of wedding cake that’s right for you can get a little overwhelming. But there’s no need to spend an…



Ceremony & Reception

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

The Icing On The Cake…

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on August 15, 2014 at 5:00am

What’s the best exterior for your big-day confection? Krista Lautenbach, “Master Sugar Shaker” for San Diego’s Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. and a winner on Food Network competition show “Cupcake Wars,” shares her frosting favorites. Fondant An extremely versatile edible sugar dough (think Play-Doh), fondant is most often rolled to cover cakes for a smooth, flawless look. It’s the go-to f…



Jewelry

The Something Blue Jewelry Look

Article by Metro | posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:00am

As weddings become more and more personalized to the bride’s own tastes, blue and other colors have been making their way into the bridal picture, both in decor and in jewelry. “In addition to our wide selection of pearl and crystal jewelry for brides, we have seen increased interest in sapphire and other colors like topaz for brides,” according to Jill Maier, Vice President of Design at CAROLEE.…



Ceremony & Reception

Great Flowers On A Budget

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on August 11, 2014 at 5:00am

Want chic wedding flowers on the cheap? It’s easier than you might think – the trick is using color and structure to turn affordable, familiar blooms into sophisticated, exotic arrangements. “Color is always one of the best ways to set a mood and make a statement,” says Hailey Bernstein, owner of Portland, Ore.-based Zest Floral + Event Design. “In unexpected or rare shades, even some…



Ceremony & Reception

How To Say Thanks!

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on August 08, 2014 at 5:00am

You already know you’re supposed to send hand-written thank-you notes for all wedding gifts, but what exactly are you supposed to say? Begin by addressing everyone in the family whom you invited, by name, and then either thank the guest/s for sharing your day with you or telling those who could not make it that you missed them and hope to see them soon, says Sharon Naylor, author of “The Esse…



Ceremony & Reception

Selecting The Right Food & Drink

Article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on August 06, 2014 at 5:00am

With the ceremony complete, all eyes turn to the wedding meal — both to please their palates and power them through a night of dancing. A great party is as simple as finding the right food to match an event’s style. Service Selections Food service options include plated and family-style dinners, buffets, stations and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Each one helps set the tone of an event, says Bridge…



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