home wedding

With escalating wedding costs, you may wish to consider an at-home reception, which can be just as successful as those held in a hotel function room, and a lot more personal. In order to create and manage the perfect at-home reception, there are specific aspects you will need to consider, in addition to the usual …

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Biscuit Wedding Reception Food Bar

Wedding receptions consist of two important details: the food and the dancing. Which means, the food has to be delicious and memorable and the music, DJ or band you’ve chosen needs to be entertaining and fun. Today, we’re focusing on the food, as it can be the most expensive part of the entire celebration, but also …

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Pumpkin Signature Cocktail

Fall flavors are now surrounding us and autumn brides are counting down the days. Cozy sweaters and falling leaves are all we are anticipating, that and, of course, all the wonderful, rich flavors of this comfy season. And that means if you’re celebrating your “I do’s” during the season of changing colors and gourds galore, …

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50 recessional songs

Need a little help when it comes to choosing the music for your wedding? Get those no-no’s out of the way and start planning the musical reception of your dreams! There’s plenty of fabulous, upbeat songs to choose from if looking for recessional tunes. Check them out and have fun! 50 Awesome Recessional Songs to …

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If you’re considering a destination wedding it’s likely that you’ve been imagining saying your vows in an exotic location, and so will you. You’ve narrowed down your list of wedding destinations, and Tahiti made it to that point… but what does Tahiti has to offer that other destinations don’t? Why would you set your heart …

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Family Style Wedding Meal

  via Are you serving up a beautiful spread of fancy foods at your wedding reception? Or are you going to serve pass-around pick-ups instead? A big expense and big part of the wedding day planning has to do with the food. Guests look forward to it and it helps to transform an average party …

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Cocktail Ideas

via Serving a great cocktail at a wedding is essential. Guests look forward to them and they become a part of the entire experience. From spicy lemonades to classic martinis all the way to delicious mocktails for non-alcohol drinkers and the kiddos, it’s not as easy as you may think to find the right “signature” …

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wedding reception decorations

Selecting the ceremony site was easy, and one of the most important selections since, after all, the ceremony IS the wedding, right? Without the ceremony there is no reason for receptions. If you haven’t selected the ceremony site, get that attended to and then move on to choosing the banquet facilities. Be sure to start shopping …

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Breakfast Wedding Food Theme

  Food. It’s debatably one of the most important elements to the wedding, and also one of the most expensive. And as the wedding world continues to balloon, so do the expectations. It’s not enough to have just a meat and potato option. Instead, you have to infuse your couple style and personality into the …

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wedding caterer

  Choosing the Right Caterer for Your Wedding Reception – References, References, References – Your upcoming wedding will be one of the most important days of your life and planning a wedding reception and locating all of the perfect service providers for your day can seem formidable. But, no worries, we’re here to help you …

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wedding food

When it comes to choosing your wedding food, there are many things you have to consider. While it is your wedding, and you are entitled to choose any food you want, it would be ill advised to choose something that couldn’t be enjoyed by (at least) the majority of your guests – though sometimes you …

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wedding valet

Parking isn’t the first thing on a bride’s mind, but you don’t want to run into any road blocks on the big day. Easy access to and from your wedding and reception site will keep you guests at the celebration instead of in the parking lot. There are a few things to consider when deciding …

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wedding drinks

  At your wedding, guests want to have a good time. For that, you’ll need a bar full of great drinks. Whe you’re coming up with ideas for your wedding bar, the key is making sure everything is easily accessible and that your bar is inviting and looks great. With that in mind, we decided …

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One sweet moment you can look forward to after the wedding is cuddling on the couch together and reading your guest book. Nothing makes you feel more celebrated than pages of encouraging notes, congratulations, words of advice, inside jokes, and well wishes. Unless, of course, you’d rather skip pages altogether and go for something a …

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traditional italian wedding

One of the questions I have been asked the most is whether to have a buffet or a sit down dinner at the reception. There are pros and cons to both, and most of the time it comes down to budget. Food is one of the most expensive items on the wedding budget. It depends …

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how much alcohol for wedding

How much alcohol is consumed at a wedding reception depends on a number of factors. You know your guests, and you what and how much they like to drink. Do they love their Scotch on the rocks, or are they wine and beer people? For most weddings, the crowd is multi-generational, which generally results in a …

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wedding food

How to Budget Your Wedding Day Menu On your wedding you most likely want to splurge and spare no expense. This type of thinking could have your wedding day menu full of champagne and filet mignon, but it will also have your bank account empty. Just think about, you are paying for each guest at …

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Planning weddings can be really complicated—so many details, elements, and traditions. So many things to be designed, ordered, and organized. So why not cut some of it out? Your guests won’t notice, you’ll be less stressed, and you’ll cut a little—or a lot—from your wedding budget. 1. Favors Wedding favors range from totally creative (read: …

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wedding guest book

The traditional guestbook forms a permanent record of who attends your wedding wedding. It’s also an excellent way for guests to leave their thoughts and good wishes for your future. If you want the best wedding ideas for updating this cherished marriage tradition, check out these options. Postcards For a destination wedding or one with a travel …

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The bride’s gown, the wedding décor, and the food are some of the first things guests notice when attending a wedding. Weddings are usually judged as epic fail or major success based on these three things. How do you choose the best caterer for your wedding party?  Here is an easy guide: Set a budget. …

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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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Getting Married in New York? Here are three unique NYC wedding locations. Your wedding day is the one day you can plan exactly how you want everything to look and feel to those attending. It is important that it is in a place that will mean the most to you on your special day. You can pick places from …

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A wedding truly is a family celebration, and many couples wish to invite the entire family of their friends and family. The wedding ceremony may be brief, but the reception usually goes until the wee hours of the morning. Keep your youngest guests happy with these 6 ideas. 1. Use crayons and coloring pages as …

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wedding website

Newly engaged? You may find the whole wedding planning experience a bit overwhelming, especially if you are dreaming of something unique and original. Luckily, there are many cool methods for collecting and organizing wedding plans and communicating with family and friends about your experience. One good way is with a wedding blog! This online couples’ diary …

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Top 10 Memorable TV Weddings Everybody loves a TV Wedding. As viewers, we’ve anticipated our favorite characters getting hitched and had front-row seats to some of the best weddings ever. Most of us have cried and laughed in equal measure. While there have been more than a few over the years, we had to pick a small …

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Creative Autumn Wedding DIY Ideas An autumn can be a colorful time to have a wedding. The invitations, ceremony and reception can be a bright celebration of love and nature with a few creative wedding DIY ideas.The key to keeping the autumn wedding theme cohesive is borrowing colors and motifs from the season and incorporating them in …

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wedding beer and wine calcs

How to Calculate Alcohol for a Wedding Wedding is the most auspicious occasion in one’s life. Both the bride and groom are very excited about the wedding ceremony but it is the duty of the family members to arrange everything to make sure the guests turning up for the function are in a festive mood. …

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A wedding toast at the reception is one of things that are common in most weddings. It is a tradition that is done to wish the bride and groom good health and happiness. The speech is in most cases made by a parent, the best man, or a close relative or friend of the bride …

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How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Menu The food you choose to serve at your wedding is an important part of the day. It can be exciting, as well as stressful, and can be amongst the most memorable parts of your wedding for your guests. The Reception  The food you choose will influence the type …

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What will you eat at your wedding? – Some alternative ideas When you were little, how did you imagine your big day? Did you have a billowing ivory dress with a trail, held up by bridesmaids showering you with petals? Did you imagine a hall full of guests enjoying a lavish meal and a gigantic …

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vegas wedding

One way to set your wedding in Las Vegas apart from all the rest is to assemble a great look for your reception. Tables today are dressed in more than just white or ivory polyester cloths. They feature stunning color combinations, exciting textures and a vibrant, diverse palette of creative colors. Here are some of …

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wedding lights

Illuminating your Las Vegas wedding is easier than ever before. As professional lighting techniques become more mainstream and are enjoyed at an increasing number of weddings, the products and technologies, along with the experts who know how to use them, are also easier to access. In 2013, popular styles which have dominated the industry for …

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Chris Perry and Kimberlee Drew

There’s no doubt that the media has an influence on public perception. TV shows featuring a certain type of dog inevitably trigger a rise in popularity of that of breed. Shows like CSI or other crime shows on cable TV shape public perception about how crimes should be investigated. Law and Order and E.R. influenced …

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One of the highlights of nearly any Las Vegas wedding is the menu. Access to world-class cuisine of nearly any variety allows couples to choose menus that reflect their personal tastes, their culture and history, and their love of all things gastronomic. Top trends include: Themed Interactive Stations: During cocktail hour, give your guests more …

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  Can any color represent life so clearly as green? This hue is found abundantly in nature and has long represented vibrancy and growth; when it’s incorporated into your wedding, it can symbolize a love that’s always growing. While a bright, lush green is always lovely, it’s taking the spotlight in a new way in …

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first dance

  Choreographed first dances and aisle marches You may remember a few years ago when the Jill and Kevin’s Wedding Entrance Dance went viral. There are many things that make this video special, including the bridesmaids’ funky style, the audience’s enjoyment, and the obviously fantastic attitude of the participants. All of these factors made the dance memorable …

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At most wedding receptions you will find a table filled with accessories and information welcoming guests. A wedding guest book or guest book alternative, escort cards and favors are just some of the accessories you may find at the welcome table, but one must have accessory is a wedding card box holder.  A wedding card …

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bold wedding colors

Plum, Mango and Green Color Scheme – How I Put It All Together by Angie Zimmerman, the Wedding Flower Diva I recently had a winery wedding and the bride and groom chose a color scheme of plum, mango (orange) and green. This was a great color scheme to work with…the colors pop off of each other …

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For the most part, attending a wedding is going through the same routine you’ve gone through at just about every other wedding you’ve been to.  First there’s a ceremony, possibly with a few happy tears.  Then you travel to the reception venue while your stomach rumbles from hunger.  You find your table, get a drink …

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Mother of the Groom Outfit from Frox of Falkirk

Summer officially begins on June 20th this year (for those of us in the northern hemisphere, anyway), and delightful summer details can already be seen popping up in weddings.  Here are a few summer wedding trends you can expect to see at weddings this season and ways you can incorporate them into your own special …

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wedding toast etiquette

MORE: Read our Ultimate Guide to Wedding Speeches & Toasts The basics of wedding toasting etiquette: The best wedding toasts are, in a word, brief. Wedding toasts help to add to the celebratory mood of the affair. Think about it, the wedding is about the bride (and sometimes about the groom). This is not the …

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ipod wedding

In recent years, there has been a trend towards “iPod weddings.” In other words, couples program their music to an iPod and then rent a speaker system. The music is put on auto-pilot, and for special songs, a friend or family member operates the iPod. The main attraction of this configuration is the perceived “cost …

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Questions to Ask Yourself When Writing a Wedding Speech or Toast Wondering how to write a good wedding speech or toast? Start by asking yourself these simple questions and use the answers to begin to build your speech template. How long have you known the Bride and Groom? How did you meet? How did the …

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wedding lighting ideas

With a wedding, a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, consider adding creative touches to make your celebration unforgettable. Below are listed seven ideas that can make your event memorable for both you and your guests. These enhancements span both lighting and music/entertainment services. Most professional mobile DJ companies provide these value-added services, or can refer you to a …

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wedding catering

Hi Everyone, So here’s the scoop on what I have been up to since my engagement announcement and last month’s blog. Even before I was engaged I was invited to an event in the city where a venue was trying to generate publicity for itself and it was having caterers and a few other vendors …

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wedding wine

  Expenses, expenses.  Planning a wedding can be so expensive – venue, band, limousines, invitations, hair stylist, flowers, photographer, dress, honeymoon, and countless other expenses – so it’s a good idea for the couple to do their research and determine where and how to save money.  Sometimes, it’s not safe to take a less expensive …

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  On the blog that brings you the latest info on the hottest wedding trends and tips, we are proud to give you an exclusive sneak peak of version 1.2 of Wedding Booth along with a chance to win a free copy of Wedding Booth! Feelin’ lucky? Read on… For those of you who are …

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valentines wine

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and that’s a pretty important time to have a proper wine picked.  You might opt for a sparkling wine, such as a Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, or Sekt, and a sparkling rose is a nice alternative to a brut, especially with its pinkish color. However, you might want to choose something other …

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outdoor wedding decor

In our business (tent and party rental) we’re reasonably priced, but we’re not the cheapest in our area. We get a fair amount of  calls throughout the year that are simply price comparison calls—“Hi, can you tell me how much you charge for a 40×60 tent? Ok, thank you.” We appreciate that brides and grooms …

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wedding wine

When planning a wedding, a couple must select several wines to be served at the wedding, usually including at least one white and one red, and usually a sparkling wine as well, for the toast.  A current trend is the support of local businesses and products, and the couple may prefer to use local products …

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