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Invitation Etiquette
Invitations should be selected as soon as the date is set and the guest list is completed...

Top Wedding Songs
Popular songs couples use for their First Dance, Parent Dances & a variety of other specialty songs...

First Impressions
Tips to ordering your invitations and other helpful hints...

Changing Your Name After Marriage
You’ll need a social security form, US passport form, driver’s license form, voter registration form...

Bridal Bouquet Bonanza
Bouquets come in these principal types: Cascade, Classic Hand Tied Bouquet, Nosegay, Pomander...

Wedding Day Hair
Your wedding day hairstyle is a significant aspect of the total bridal look...

Down the Aisle in Style
Finding your wedding gown. How can you go down the aisle in style? Here are a few suggestions...

Finding A Gown That Fits And Flatters
Deciding on a particular gown style, size, color, design...

Preserve Those Memories
Here's some advice for keeping the wedding gown, bouquet and cake intact for the future...

A Dream Wedding Gown
Selecting a bridal salon, fittings, gown style, setting a budget, accessories, the headpiece...

Making Your Own Wedding Veil
You can have a beautiful veil and it's not hard! There are several ways to accomplish...

Planning Your Wedding Ceremony
Planning your wedding ceremony from vows to checklist...

Choosing The Music For Your Wedding Ceremony
The music that will be played during your wedding ceremony is very important to you...

Floral Traditions & Trends
Most popular flowers are associated with a desirable quality. Flowers and their special meaning...

Popular Bridal Shower Themes
Happy Memories Shower, International Flair, Stock the Bar, Basket Shower, Pick-a-Season Shower...

A Wedding Shower Checklist
Who should host the shower? When to have your party. Who to invite. What’s your Theme?

The 10 Commandments of Wedding Toasts
Plan to speak for 1 - 4 minutes, Make sure all the champagne glasses are full, Stand to toast...

Oh No! The Wedding Speech
Take time, Write it out, Show emotions, Personality, Practice your speech, Keep it short...

Personalized Verse: Poems Of Love
During the wedding, there are numerous opportunities for custom-written speeches and toasts...

Wedding Terms And Definitions
Ascot Tie, Backpiece, Ballet, Basket Weave, Best Man, Biedermeier, Blusher, Bomboniere...

Weddings On A Budget
Good communication is essential when discussing money and budgets... (c)

Gratuity Guidelines
Tipping guidelines for the caterer, banquet manger, waitstaff, limousine drivers, DJ, photographer...

Who Pays For What?
The following are guidelines based on tradition and should help you determine...

Etiquette FAQ's
Hosting an engagement party, appropriate gifts for attendants, typical bridesmaids expenses...

How To Plan An Inexpensive Wedding
A few suggestions with tips on how to save on some of the more expensive aspects of a wedding...

Low Cost Catering Ideas
In most cases, the food and beverages are the largest expenses of a wedding or party...

Wedding Day Countdown
Find out how much time is left until your BIG day!

Wedding Fun and Games
Take a break and enjoy our collection of games & more!

Asian Themed Weddings
Today's trends break down into two main types of Asian weddings, Japanese (Zen) & Chinese...

Hindu Marriage Customs and Beliefs
The Hindu ceremony consists of the priest or brahmin officiating. The bride and groom stand...

Japanese Weddings
The important elements of a Shinto Wedding...

Jewish Weddings
Customs, traditions and beliefs behind Jewish Weddings...

Sharing the Bread, Salt & Wine at Polish Weddings
The sharing of the bread, salt and wine is an old Polish tradition. These instructions outline...

A Guide to Honeymoons & Destination Weddings
Plan your honeymoon or destination wedding in one of these recommended romantic places...

Sweet Decisions
Cake designs have become more like edible art and no longer need be round...

Unique Reception Ideas
Three part display board, children's table, bouquet toss alternative, bridal party dedication...

Wedding Day Beauty
Tips for lips, foundation, brows, nails, eyes and hair for your wedding day...

How To Look Great On Your Wedding Day
Your hair, nails, makeup, dress – and how you look in that dress – are all part...

Rehearsal Dinner FAQ's
Traditionally, on the day before your wedding, the festivities get started with a rehearsal...

Favors by the Score
Wedding favors never go out of style. Here are some favor ideas to ignite your imagination...

Our Favorite Favors
A carefully selected favor will leave a long lasting and memorable impression on your guests...

Popular Wedding Traditions: Origins and Legends
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue...

The History of Weddings
Tying the knot through the ages. The first country to recognize marriage as law was Egypt...

The History of the Wedding Ring
The wedding ring is a symbol of the joining of a man and a woman as husband and wife...

Correspondence Tips & Etiquette
When writing personal notes and letters (including email) keep these tips in mind...

Save The Date Etiquette
Save the Date Cards, what are they, do I need them, how do I word them, when do I send them?

Selecting Attendants
Closest friends and family should be the first consideration when deciding on attendants...

Attendants Gift Ideas
If you enjoy shopping, selecting the right gifts for attendants can be a pleasure...

What Should The Contract Say?
General guidelines suggesting the important details of a standard vendor contract...

The Pre-Nuptial Agreement
Although nobody likes to enter a marriage thinking about potential problems...

Military Wedding Rules and Regulations
Military weddings are a privilege of those in the armed forces or cadets...

Planning A Vegetarian Wedding
The process involved in planning a vegetarian wedding is much the same as planning...

Selecting a Wedding Date and Time
The reality is, until you set a date, all other planning is practically impossible. Give careful thought...

Staying Organized As You Plan Your Wedding
These planners usually include sections on questions to ask vendors, worksheets and checklists...

The History of Toasting (German)
The Legend of the Nuernberg Bridal Cup...

You May Now Kiss The Bride
The kiss between the bride and groom is believed to have started in ancient Rome...

Ancient Wedding Traditions
Wedding Dresses, Why they are white and other wedding lore, Wedding bands...

Beyond The Unity Candle
Unity Candle Ceremony, Rose Ceremony, Hand Ceremony, Knot Ceremony, The Salt Covenant...

Wedding Signature Frames
A modern combination of a wedding frame and guestbook, it is the best of both and much more...

Affordable Wedding Favors To Delight Your Guests
A small thank you to your guests for being there on your special day...

Hiring A Wedding Consultant
Very few brides are professional event planners, stage directors or project managers...

Preparing Your Guest List
Narrowing down the guest list will be one of your most challenging and important wedding tasks...

A Groom's "Survival Guide" To...
Planning the wedding, the bachelor and bachelorette parties, the rehearsal dinner, the honeymoon...

Involve Your Fiance In 10 Easy Steps
Here are ten ways to involve him without increasing both of your stress loads...

Allergy Free Wedding Flowers
The one thing you don’t want with wedding flowers is pollen!

Bouquet Preservation Basics
You can preserve your bouquet by drying the flowers yourself or using the freeze drying process...

Don't Make The Silk Mistake
Each flower keeps its beautiful colors, size, shape and even fragrance...

Flower Basics
Wedding day flowers, there are multiple variables to consider, color, style, scent, size, availability...

Memories To Last For A Lifetime
Floral freeze drying can preserve your wedding bouquet, the same flowers you walked down...

The Gift Of Flowers
Bouquets of fresh flowers or even just a single stem are probably the most popular gifts...

The White Bridal Quilt
The wedding quilt, all white, intricately stitched and corded, has a fascinating history...

Destination Weddings
Destination weddings are very common among couples who want their experience to be truly unique...

Honeymoon Cost Cutters
Lodging, Transportation, Food, Fun, Activities, Souvenirs, Alcohol, Shopping, Gambling...

Planning That Perfect Honeymoon
With all the planning for the ceremony and reception, the honeymoon can sometimes get neglected...

All Inclusive Honeymoon Packages
Hotel, food, activities, entertainment, flight, rental car, honeymoon insurance, photos...

Getting Married in the Caribbean
Getting married in the Caribbean can be a very romantic, memorable experience...

Getting Married In Scotland
Eleven reasons for getting married In Scotland begins here...

Honeymoon Checklist
Passports and Visas, Electric Adapter, Medication, List of Credit Card and Traveler Check...

Making Online Hotel Reservations
Things you need to know before you book a hotel online...

Southern California Weddings
Beach Weddings, Lake Front Weddings, San Diego Weddings, Winery Weddings, Forest Weddings...

Packing For Your Destination Wedding
Wedding dress, special hosiery or undergarments, shoes, guest book, wedding rings...

The Art of the Tuxedo
The basic components include the collar, tie, the shirt, vest, coat and shoes.

Skin Care And Make Up
If there's any one day you want your skin and make-up to appear flawless, it's your wedding day...

Pilates For The New Bride
Pilates may well be the key that opens the door to your inner happiness and outer beauty...

Showering The Bride With Scent
How fragrances can make your wedding day easier...

Bachelorette Party Basics
The Bachelorette Party has become a new tradition these days...

Birds and Rice: Debunking the Myth
Somehow an Urban Legend has been created that claims that rice is dangerous when ingested...

Butterfly Releases
Butterfly Releases offer the viewer the chance to see beauty in flight...

Handling Divorced Parents On Your Wedding Day
If your parents are divorced, there are areas and issues which need very careful handling...

12 Ways To Stress-Proof Your Wedding
Select reliable attendants, Get all vendor agreements in writing, Learn to delegate...

Conquer the Stress of Wedding Planning
Be organized, plan ahead, delegate and communicate. Talk to others about...

Bridging Tradition With Your Bridal Look
Whatever your heritage or ethnic background, incorporating traditions into your wedding look...

Dressing Your Bridesmaids
For a bride, shopping for bridesmaid dresses can be one of the most difficult...

Finding the Dress of Your Dreams
Finding the Wedding Dress of your dreams at a price you can afford...

How To Find The Perfect Wedding Dress
There are some things you need to find out before you even look at your first gown...

How To Purchase Your Wedding Gown
You walk into a bridal store and start talking to one of the salespeople...

Searching For Gweneviere
Fur is the ultimate wedding accessory, fake fur that is. Think of the Lady Gweneviere...

The Truth About Your Tiara
Traditionally worn with a veil the tiara is adorned as an important piece of bridal attire...

Wedding Gown Basics
Wedding gowns come in multiple styles and fabrics...

Make Your Own Wedding Favors
Let's start with some important tips for getting started with your search for the perfect favor...

Turn Your Wedding Into A Time Of Giving
Why not make your wedding a time for reaching out to others in need...

Affordable Gift Wrap
Make your gifts look great with gift bags, creative gift wrap, toppers for your beautiful gifts...

Making Layered Bows
The layered bow is made from two (or more) separate bows, of various sizes...

When Two Become One: Interfaith Marriages
There can be no doubt that couples with diverse backgrounds face a valid wide range of concerns...

Hiring A Calligrapher
If you are thinking about hiring a calligrapher, keep the following questions in mind...

Invitations 101
Seal n Send Invitations, Announcements, Reception Cards, Respond Cards, Map Cards...

Organizing Your Wedding Stationery
Wedding Invitations, Wedding Programs, Engagement Announcements & Invitations...

Should You Send Save The Date Notices
Should you send save the date notices to your guests? Magnets, Scratch off cards, Announcements...

When To Order And Send Your Invitations
Invitations should be ordered when you have all the details of your wedding set...

Engagement Ring FAQ's
The 4 C's represent Cut, Color, Clarity, Carat Weight. The combination of these characteristics...

Choosing Pearl Jewelry For Your Wedding Day
There are four types of pearls: Akoya, Tahitian, South Sea, and Freshwater. Their value...

Engraving Your Wedding Bands?
Laser engraving technology creates endless romantic possibilities.

Affordable Wedding Receptions
Wedding receptions don't have to cost a fortune. Many families are on tight budgets...

Avoiding Marital Money Chaos
Know you and your partner's spending style, Value Driven Spending, Have regular Money Meetings...

Budgeting Basics
Adhering to a tight budget may feel like it's keeping you from having the wedding of your dreams...

Eliminating Debt Is A Step-By-Step Process
Many Americans are simply swimming in debt. Are you one of these people?

Financial Tips For Newlyweds
Here are five important financial steps newlyweds need to take as soon as...

Home Is Where The Wedding Is
At-home and backyard weddings are becoming increasingly popular...

More Mortgage Tips
Getting a home loan involves signing an agreement with a bank or lender...

Newlyweds And Insurance
Newlyweds should discuss insurance issues and options in advance...

How Much Should You Spend On Entertainment?
Entertainment usually comes in two forms. Live bands or Disc Jockeys. 80% of the success...

How Sweet The Sound
Just like your favorite movie, your wedding should have a soundtrack...

How To Choose A Disc Jockey
Hiring a mediocre or bad DJ can be avoided. Use the guide below when screening a DJ...

How To Survive The First Dance
Do you know how to dance? Do you need wedding day dance instruction? What is a waltz?

Magical Wedding Entertainment
Magic can help break the ice at your wedding reception.

Musical Entertainment for Weddings
Are you available on my date and time? What does the fee you quoted me include?

Planning Your Entertainment With Your DJ
Planning your reception entertainment, cocktail hour, wedding party introductions...

Suggestions For Selecting Your Wedding Musicians
Do you need help selecting a live wedding musician?

Wedding Day Music Mistakes & How To Avoid Them
The Top Mistakes Brides Make in Choosing A Mobile Disc Jockey Service (And How To Avoid Them)

Wedding Music Tips
Music helps set the tone for the entire event, whether it's traditional, contemporary or religious...

Your First Dance
Of all the wedding day rituals, the first dance as a newly married couple is perhaps, the sweetest...

Do I Really Need A Personal Wedding Website?
This former skeptic highly recommends a wedding website for every engaged couple...

Security Alert
The solution to the personal information, email, RSVP, and guest book dilemmas?

Why Get A Wedding Website?
Allow guests to RSVP online, link to your registries online, provide info for out of town guests...

Your Destination Wedding Website
Here are some features to look for and some tips on how to use them to their full potential...

Your Personal Wedding Website
A wedding website allows brides to post all the details of the wedding and other helpful features...

Choosing A Photographer
Tips and hints on locating and hiring a good photographer to capture your special day...

Digital Photography vs. Film
What it gets right down to when selecting a photographer are the images and personality...

How To Care For Your Wedding Negatives
Quick guide for caring for negatives, safe handling of negatives, storage of negatives...

How To Find, Select And Afford A Wedding Photographer
Take your time, be specific, look at style, price, personality...

Photo Tips For Wedding Guests
While most couples hire a professional photographer to photograph the ceremony and reception...

The PJ Style
What is the PJ style? PJ refers to photojournalism (or documentary) style...

Top 10 Things Couples Want From Their Photographer
Negatives, Black & White, Unlimited Time, Experience, Price, Professionalism, Flexibility...

Step-by-Step Wedding Checklist
This step by step checklist includes everything that needs to be done for a standard wedding...

Top 10 Wedding Planning Resources
More wedding planning resources to make your big day special. Ranked by popularity...

A Few Tips For Planning Your Wedding
When selecting your wedding date keep in mind you're going to have to coordinate...

Create A Wedding Planner
Get a 3-ring binder and notebook paper. Title a separate sheet for each month until the wedding...

Food For Thought
Keep your sense of humor, Remember a loved one, Use picture frames as a place card holder...

Get Started Planning Your Wedding
The key is to start organizing and planning earlier than later...

How Weddings Work... A Brief Guide
Information and tips for the events and expenses leading up to the big day...

The Six P's To Planning A Perfect Wedding
Price, Practical, Prioritize, Pleasant, Parents, Protocol...

Wedding Day Savior Bag
Include makeup (lipstick, powder, etc.), extra pair of pantyhose, hair pins, safety pins, hair brush...

What Every Bride Needs To Know
Most bride's get so busy in planning their wedding that they forget about the wedding coordination...

Creating A Tea Reception
Weddings can be expensive. So what is the solution?  A tea reception. The food is quite simple...

Finding The Perfect Wedding Location
The perfect location is of course relative to you and your betrothed...

How To Interview A Caterer
A Complete Guide To Helping You Select A Caterer for Your Wedding or Special Event...

Mountain Weddings
Mountain weddings offer a change of pace, stunning settings, fresh air...

Outdoor Weddings, Part I
An outdoor is a dream setting for a lot of couples. But, it may be filled with challenges...

Outdoor Wedding Guide: Is An Outdoor Wedding For You?
Weddings in nature might be risky, but lots of couples are doing it...

Outdoor Wedding Guide: Outdoor Wedding Protection
A good plan is the key to a successful outdoor wedding...

Outdoor Wedding Guide: Ten Important Outdoor Tips
A list of 10 important tips to planning a successful outdoor wedding...

Reception Site Basics
Some popular places to choose from are hotels, clubs, reception halls, and restaurants...

Selecting The Best Reception Site
Five important factors include distance, time, size, climate control, smoke free environment...

The Small Affair
Your day can be a sweet moment with your family and close friends at your wedding...

Wedding Cakes in the New Millennium
Today, couples have many choices for their wedding cake. Color, flavor, size and shape...

Honeymoon Registry
The registry contains individual components of couples’ dream honeymoon...

Registry: What's It All About?
Traditionally, there have been two reasons to set up a gift registry for your wedding...

Creating A Romantic Winter Wedding
A winter wedding can be quite spectacular and there are significant financial advantages...

Stress Free Planning For Holiday Brides
Nine Fantastic Formulas To Ensure Holiday Brides Are Stress Free!

Remarriage FAQ's
Frequently asked questions regarding etiquette, ceremony options and blending families...

Getting Married ... Second Time Around
Should my ex-in-laws be invited so as to see their granddaughter as a bridesmaid?

Plan Your Perfect Second Wedding
Second weddings tend to be smaller than first weddings - and often, more personalized...

Second Weddings
Four out of every ten weddings are second marriages for one or both partners...

When You're A Bride With Kids
Information and resources for brides with children...

Choosing A Videographer
Video taping the wedding helps to preserve a very precious memory that the bride and groom...

Wedding Videographer Q & A
Important questions to ask before you hire your wedding videographer...


 


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