There are so many things to consider during wedding planning.  In the frenzy of invitations, venues and dresses, don’t forget about your marriage license.  Without that important document you may say “I do” during your ceremony, but the United States government will not recognize your marriage as legal.  No newlywed wants to hear that they’re …

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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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One of your best friends just got engaged. You couldn’t be more excited for her! Now she wants to meet up with you for lunch at your favorite hang out… could it be that she is going to ask you to be a bridesmaid?? YES! Of course you say yes when she asks you – …

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Life in the twenty first century is extremely hectic.  By 2050, 80 per cent of us will be living in cities, and that means the over-crowded, noisy and busy lives will be the norm for the majority of us.  Our lives are already busy enough as it is!  Turning to weddings, planning one in the …

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wedding planning male vs female

By Robbin Porter Why his ideas of marriage and ceremonies are so different than yours… Turns out, it’s a cultural thing. As we are raised, we are taught and conditioned to behave in certain ways that are [culturally] acceptable. It’s no surprise that boys and girls are raised very differently and are expected to behave …

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When it comes to life’s most stressful events, weddings are right up there with buying a property, the death of a relative and – ironically – divorce. The stress of achieving perfection on the big day can cause sleepless nights, provoke arguments and even break up relationships. Employing a third party to plan your wedding …

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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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You may be planning your own DIY wedding – if so, you’ll be one of a growing number of brides looking to personalize their wedding and save some money in the process. But some brides (and grooms) can get in over their head trying to save a few bucks on every aspect of their wedding. …

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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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Colors, flowers, fabric, accessories, food, music, wardrobe, venue, guest list, vows–does this list ever end??  Your unique combination of these elements spells out the theme of your big day. With each detail comes myriad of decisions which make or break the feeling you’re visualizing. Feeling any pressure yet? I hope so! Want to relieve some? …

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Your wedding: one of the biggest moments of your life.  From the finest cuisine to imported flowers, and of course that jaw-dropping gown, you’ve dreamed of every detail culminating in one picture-perfect event. The day you marry is one you’ve been waiting for with sleepless anticipation. But wait! You didn’t count on one thing: the …

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difficult family members

Difficult people. Drama. It can make or break the most important day of your life. We’ve all seen movies depicting our worst nightmares. You know…that naughty little nephew sending your perfect, thousand dollar, designer cake flying through the air…the drunken best man’s embarrassing toast…monsters-in-law. Shudder to think! How do you walk that delicate tightrope line …

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