Mercury Glass Pumpkin

An envelope filled with cash or a gift card inside a congratulatory message is appreciated. Especially since we all know that it can be a daunting task trying to search for the perfect wedding gift. Without breaking the bank or offering up something boring, it can truly become a challenge. So, we’re here to inspire …

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In an era when the majority of couples have lived together before getting married, not to mention those remarrying and bringing together two households, the traditional wedding list is definitely on the wane. Guests nowadays are more likely to be faced with unusual gift lists – comprised of anything from gift vouchers to charity donations …

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Expensive engagement rings are old news. Celebrities are constantly outdoing one another and upping the ante with every new announcement of a proposal. From Beyonce’s 18-carat stunner to Kim Kardashian’s 15-carat cushion cut beauty, we’re used to seeing extravagant price tags in the magazines and the extra-large sparkle in blogs online. But what about the …

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How to Throw an Incredible Christmas-Season Wedding

There’s something incredibly magical about a winter wedding. The crisp air, the possibility of sparkling snow on the ground, twinkling lights on the homes of all of our neighbors, adding in a layer of the Christmas season infuses even more fairy-tale whimsy into the celebration. Elaborate decor, rich tones, indulgent dishes, ‘tis the season to …

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Reader’s Ask: I’ve just about got my wedding hall decor planned out, but I haven’t figured out how to handle my head bridal table. What are some creative and interesting ways I can decorate the bridal table without going overboard or winding up bankrupt? Our Answer: There are a lot of ways you could go, …

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As we enter into 2018 it’s safe to say that there’s no shortage of cool and interesting things out there that make for a great gift. Whether you find something neat at your local mall, or you’re browsing Etsy for some handmade creations, there’s a real sense of satisfaction that comes with finding the perfect …

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There’s no such thing as wedding season anymore. Couples are getting married all year long and we have to be prepared for gift-giving any month and any season. But instead of handing over a impersonal check and greeting card, offering up a nice present seems to be the more thoughtful route to take. From new …

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It’s hard to believe a whole year’s gone by. You want your first anniversary to be a magical day, one that brings back the romance of your wedding. What can you do to make your anniversary special? Here are five heartfelt ways to celebrate the love of your life and the affection you have for …

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Our lives are gradually becoming more reliant on the digital world – but organising a wedding has traditionally always been quite a physical process, with brides needing to try on their wedding gowns before they buy, grooms having several suit fittings, and of course, who would want to miss out on the opportunity to have …

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Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia

According to The Knot, the average cost of a wedding in America hits around the $35k mark. That seems like a bit of a stretch right? If you think about it, $35k could be someone’s yearly salary. I mean, you could buy a (very nice) brand new car with that kind of cash! But, the …

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Wedding Planning Tips

So, the love of your life has said “I do,” and you’ve both decided that you don’t want to beat around the bush, but instead get married as soon as possible. This is a great idea, as it keeps the momentum moving quickly and the excitement at fever pitch. If you’ve given yourself a target …

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Metallic Tones

Every year we see new trends emerge. Whether it’s in fashion, beauty, interior design or, our favorite, weddings, there’s always something fresh to take inspiration from in the world of aesthetics. Today, we’re peeking at the top 10 wedding trends for 2017! From extra bits of green in every nook and cranny of the celebration …

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10 Common Wedding Speech Gaffes

It doesn’t matter who you are, if you’re expected to give a speech at a wedding some preparation is 100% needed. From the Father of the Bride to the Maid of Honor, it’s important that you sit down and think a bit about what’s needed to be said, what route you want to take and …

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This post sponsored by Whiteflash.com. Featured in the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post and the New York Times, Whiteflash is a standout jeweler located in Houston, Texas. Known for their specialization in ultra-modern diamonds and bridal jewelry, they’ve also been hailed as “Lord of the Online Rings” by Kiplinger’s Magazine and serves clients throughout the …

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Did you recently get married? Acquiring a house together is your next major step. Although purchasing a home is a big commitment that requires careful planning, the fact that you are looking for a place to start your family makes it very exciting. Whether you want to live in a condo or apartment, nothing beats …

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For some people, a wedding is a chance to finally let their personalities shine. Think in terms of a Star Wars-themed affair or bringing in llamas to join you in walking down the aisle, there is no better occasion than a wedding to display the quirky side in your relationship! Actually, anything goes these days …

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If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’re on the hunt for the perfect engagement ring. And with all the choices online today, it’s hard to learn where to begin. The most important part of choosing a diamond is being educated about its origin, which one is the most adequate for your partner, and which …

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Creating a bridal calendar is one of the most important steps any bride-to-be can take: not only can it help to calm nerves, but it ensures that the finer details are never overlooked. All too often, in between making constant phone calls to venue managers, attending dress fittings and endless bridesmaids meetings, hair care might …

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If you are planning your wedding or are newly engaged, then having your wedding abroad may have crossed your mind. With the unreliable British weather threatening to rain on your big day, a wedding in paradise doesn’t have to be just a dream. A wedding and holiday rolled into one, on a beautiful Grecian island, …

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There are numerous special moments in any wedding ceremony and reception that must be captured and kept forever in your wedding album, or even hung on the wall of your happy home. Hire a professional to do the job, say an exquisitely romantic, skilled, and alert Vittore Buzzi photographer, and all those moments can be …

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Being a bridesmaid is an honor. If you’ve been asked to be a bridesmaid, you’ll want to think carefully about it. You want to make life easier for the bride and have a lot of fun yourself at the same time. It’s a good idea to keep in mind certain common mistakes that bridesmaids sometimes …

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Though many think that a wedding is all about the bride, the groom has a lot to figure out and take care of too—like figuring out the perfect gift to give his groomsmen. That’s right, bridesmaids are not the only ones that get cute little gifts of appreciation, so you better start thinking about your …

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Caught up in the chaos of wedding planning, it’s all too easy to forget some essentials in the run-up to the big day. And with flowers, dresses, and cakes to consider, you might forget that hiring live wedding bands can come with its own complexities. Have no fear though, just don’t forget these 10 considerations, …

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The online world is an amazing place. We can book holidays, do our banking, catch up with family and friends, or even trade online. But, it’s also a scary place at times. Cybercrime is on the increase. Figures published in the Crime Survey Of England and Wales last year revealed that you are 20 times …

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After you choose your wedding photographer, which can be a daunting task on its own, you’ll want to start creating a “short list” of must-have photos you’d like for him/her to capture on the day of. From the mimosas in the morning to the send-off, you’ll want lots of candid memories hidden inside your photobook …

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Drink Rocks Set

One of the responsibilities of the bride and groom is to thank the bridal party appropriately for being a part of such a big moment. Not only did they spend money on gifts, parties and their day of ensembles but they’re sacrificing time away from their own lives as well. And the best way to …

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Whether it is a wedding, a birthday party, an anniversary or a corporate event, there is one thing you need to get right to make the evening a success, and that is the music. If you are organizing something, you have probably been wrestling with the idea of whether to hire a DJ to keep …

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A few years ago I noticed a change in my shopping habits: I started browsing and buying mostly online, with brick and mortar shopping reserved for specific items (usually big ticket things like TV’s or expensive jewelry). However, I find lately that I even turn to online sources when looking for things I’d traditionally reserved …

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Weddings are stressful times, not only do you have to book the venue, a photographer, the catering and the rings, you also have to make sure that the entertainment is top notch. In a bid to ease some of the stress for your big day local services marketplace website Bidvine surveyed its registered DJs to …

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Today we’ve teamed up with Trendhim to talk about 5 mistakes that grooms, and men in general, tend to make when wearing and accessorising a suit and how you can avoid them on your big day! Clashing accessories For some grooms, their wedding day might be the first time that they have experimented with accessories …

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Roses are one of the most versatile flowers in the planet. They are not just recognized for their beauty and connection to love and romance—they also possess many natural benefits and practical uses, especially the petals. Do you want to incorporate roses into the living space? Here are some things you can do around the …

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Having a record of your most important day is a must have for all married couples. Making sure that your special moments are captured is very high on the wedding list, with professional photographers often brought in to provide high-quality images and video. Why Become a Wedding Photographer? Almost anyone can become a wedding photographer …

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Practically every couple dreams of a Pinterest-perfect wedding, but not everyone can afford a big-ticket design team to execute their dreams. If yourgoal is a wedding that looks amazing at a great value, you’re going to love our smart shopping tips for wedding décor! Start Early Once you have a color scheme, theme, or general vision for …

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When it comes to planning a wedding, there are so many important details to think about, from the venue and invitations to the food and drinks, flowers, cake, music and more. However, for most ladies, apart from finding the perfect groom, the most important element tends to be finding the perfect wedding dress. If you’re …

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If your reputation in the punctuality department precedes you (i.e. your lack thereof), the prospect of rocking up fashionably late on your big day might indeed be causing you a bit of stress. Whether it’s because you take too long getting ready or lose all concept of time in the mornings, this guide should give …

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