Weddings can be a highly emotional time for families, and when you mix all of that emotion with varying personalities, things can quickly get out of hand. Instead of stressing, let us help you diffuse the situation. It’s your wedding. It’s your soon-to-be partner’s wedding. It’s not your family member’s big day. So what do …

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Want to have a kid-free wedding? Many do. Not everyone knows how to raise well-behaved children, resulting in nightmares that involve small fingers in wedding cakes, crying babies, tantrums, overly-playful preschoolers, various messes…the list goes on. If you really and truly want a wedding free of children, prepare for backlash. While some, namely those who …

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It’s in the back of every bride’s mind: “What if it rains on our wedding day? The day will be ruined, all plans will shift, it won’t be what I have always imagined” and so on. Relax. Even if you picked the sunniest of sunny locales, there’s still always a chance of precipitation. Example? I …

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Yellow Bridesmaids Dresses

Have your ladies in waiting sparkling and shining in yellow this season! For your spring or summer wedding have your bridesmaids looking pretty in these yellow dresses. Let’s have a look, shall we? For a more formal affair, try on this light-hued, satin beauty for your gals. Here’s a modern, party dress that will light …

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small wedding ideas

Having a Small Wedding? Read This! Looking to “go small” with your wedding? “Small wedding” is a relative term, as some consider “small” to be under 200 people, while for others it’s less than 30! Few or no attendants are also associated with small weddings. If interested in throwing a small wedding with only close …

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There are so many things to keep track of during wedding planning.  In the blur of cakes, gowns and caterers, don’t forget about your marriage license.  Without that important piece of paper you may say “I do” at your wedding, but it won’t be a legal marriage. A marriage license is the legal document issued …

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diamond engagement ring

Aussie couples! Have you started shopping around to buy a diamond engagement ring in Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney? You’re ready to pop the question and, hopefully, spend the rest of your life with your beloved. You vow to make him or her as happy as they can be and cater to their every whim. Sounds …

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things brides forget

10 Things Brides Forget To Do When Planning Their Weddings Brides-to-be have enough to do and worry about, so it’s no surprise that one or more tasks on their to-do lists fall through the proverbial cracks. Check out 10 things brides forget to do when planning their weddings and make this fun (yet stressful!) time …

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wedding mishaps

Prepare for Potential Wedding Mishaps No one can question how amazing Adelaide is as a wedding venue – couples can choose from country clubs, hotels, wineries, restaurants, botanic gardens, pavilions, waterfalls, zoos, farms, historic buildings, and ancestral homes. Still, even in an idyllic location — prepared meticulously, with careful, conscientious attention to detail, geared to …

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reduce wedding stress

As exciting as it is to be getting married, planning a wedding can get stressful fast. Short of hiring a wedding planner, what can you do to keep your planning from feeling like a full-time job? Here are some key tips to keep in mind so that you can enjoy the planning process and avoid …

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wedding checklist

Planning a wedding takes time and patience. This is especially true if you’re planning a large affair, but is equally applicable if you’re only planning on inviting a handful of people. It’s often the case that as you get deeper into your wedding preparations you’ll uncover more things which need to be attended to, and …

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wedding budget

Let’s be honest: weddings can be overwhelming. But weddings aren’t nearly as overwhelming as the actual wedding budget, unless perhaps you’re Kim Kardashian and $10 million is pocket change. But on the off-chance that Kim’s wedding budget totals more than your total lifetime assets, here are five simple steps to prioritize your wedding budget. Make …

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printable wedding checklist

What’s the easiest way to keep track of all those little details that will seamlessly pull your wedding day together? A list, of course. But we know you’re busy already, so we’ve saved you some time by creating a list that you can simply print out and keep with you. Many of these items, such …

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writing wedding rsvp

RSVP. Répondez s’il vous plait. You’ve kindly requested a response to your wedding invitation, but the response cards are being returned slowly. You need to give the caterer a final head count and your mom wants to confirm the seating arrangements.  What should you do? There’s no exact science to a better return rate on …

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wedding reception ideas

It’s often said that a wedding reception is really just a big party. And while most wedding receptions, even casual ones, are a bit more formal and scripted than your average shindig, the fundamentals are still there. With that in mind, let’s discuss the basics of how to throw a great party! Don’t Overthink It …

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wedding proposal ideas

Planning a wedding proposal is exciting and nerve racking at the same time. There are a few days each year that you should avoid popping the question. Make the day special and ask your future bride to become your wife on a day she will remember and look back on with a smile. These wedding …

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The bridesmaids are dressed, the mother of the bride is doting over her daughter, and the bride is ready to walk down the aisle. There is just one problem.  The flower girl has a small tear in her dress and you are minutes away from the start of the ceremony. There is no need to …

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wedding planner

Every bride could plan her wedding by herself without the assistance of a wedding planner, but there are a few things the bride would be missing out on if she decides to go it alone. Wedding planners have insider knowledge that can save you time, money, and from wedding day disasters.  Spending a little extra …

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We’ve all heard the wedding day horror stories. Stress, tension, and drama are the three wicked stepsisters of your fairytale affair, but it’s your day and your kingdom—banish them forever with these five simple tips.  1. Make your own rules  Lay all the old traditions on the table, sit down with your partner, and go …

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Every perfect wedding, wedding planner and bride has a secret. That secret is usually about a minor wedding disaster that has been averted, as the odds of certain things going wrong when you add alcohol, families and strong personalities together is almost a guarantee! The best way to prepare for a disaster is to expect …

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According to TheKnot.com’s annual predictions for the hottest wedding trends in 2014, social media clearly plays a large role. Two of the major trends include both “super-charged” guests that share every detail of the wedding day via social channels as well as “unplugged” weddings where guests are asked to check their tech at the door. …

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stressed bride

10 Ways To Decide You Need a Wedding Planner Before you start wedding planning, know if you can handle it by yourself or if you should hire a wedding planner. Wedding planners are professionals at organizing weddings, which may save you a headache when it comes to getting every detail perfect. Ask yourself these questions …

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wedding planning tips

Wedding Planning Advice: Research Is Key! It is quite obvious that every soon to be married couple is very worried about their wedding day. They notice every small thing. But if they research every aspect then it would not create any problems. Everything will go smoother if a couple is willing to do research. In …

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wedding planning stay calm

Wedding Planning Advice: Breathe! A wedding day is the most enjoyable day in the life of bride and groom. Both of them must show the passion and desire for each other and have that positive energy which reflects their bonding and chemistry. In a wedding ceremony, the centre of attraction is the newlywed couple. These …

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staying calm during wedding planning

Overcoming the Overwhelming of Planning a Wedding When a couple is going to marry then it becomes very realistic and both of them begin to prepare themselves for the celebration of big day. It’s a big day because that day plays a very crucial role in one’s life. For the big day there are so many things …

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wedding to remember

Have a Swell Wedding to be Remembered by All A wedding is always one of life’s most memorable moments so you have to make the most of it if you are going to get married. Hiring event planners for weddings, to assist you on your big day is one of the wise decisions you can …

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A wedding without guests is like a cake without frosting, totally pointless. It is difficult to decide who should be invited and who gets to do the inviting. It’s hard to set strict guidelines for attendance and add-on guests. However, if you plan early and set rules for yourself, all guests can be accounted for and …

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Happy New Year! The start of a new year is a symbol of new beginnings and it’s a perfect time for a fresh start. While many New Year’s resolutions involve slimming down, many brides also need to get their relationships in shape. In the midst of wedding planning, it’s easy to neglect your relationships in …

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The theme of the day is tuxedos. Maybe I am just naive, but I would have never guessed tuxedos were so complicated!  So many considerations that never came to mind. Lets start with the first consideration. Is a tuxedo appropriate attire for your wedding? I’m often surprised how many people don’t know that the tuxedo …

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wedding vendor tips

Working with wedding vendors can be a great, or a horrible experience. In a prior post, “Why it Doesn’t Pay to Pick a Vendor Solely on Price,” I discussed some considerations when shopping for a tent or party rental vendor. But once you’ve made your selection, here are five tips to help you get the …

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bridal show

Hello to all my fellow busy brides! Has the wedding preparation been keeping you busy? I don’t know how time is flying by so fast but, somehow, it’s close to 3 months since I have gotten engaged. I assume you’re all feeling the same.  So, what have I been up to? Well, most recently I …

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wedding planning checklist

There are so many things to track, remember to do and organize for a wedding. From attire, to vendors, to favors, who can remember it all?!? With the help of a wedding planner and friends who’ve been through it, you can get through it, but here are 3 things we think are commonly forgotten, but …

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wedding in a storm

Irene is a popular girl at the moment, but for all the wrong reasons. Let us all be reminded that we are never in control of anything. Ever. Especially when it comes to weddings and Mother Nature. I had three beach weddings scheduled to happen in Cape May County, NJ the weekend Hurricane Irene hit. …

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outdoor wedding flower

There are so many things to consider when having an outdoor wedding.  For starters, weather is a huge consideration.  I don’t know about you, but I certainly have no control over the weather.  Even when weather patterns and history tell you the weather will be fine, you never know when Mother Nature will throw you …

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Choosing your wedding date isn’t trivial when you consider that “hindsight is 20/20.” While as cliché as dry wedding cake, this phrase has potential to bring a smile to your face.  See, when it comes to keeping drama to a minimum at your wedding, taking a step back to consider what could happen and why …

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