10 Ways to Personalize your Wedding

The following ideas come from Colin Cowie, celebrity event  planner, author, and Brides.com wedding expert. Here are his top ten tips on personalizing your wedding! 1. Pick a picture of you and your groom, and use it on your save-the-date notice. Whether your send it by email or snail-mail, a personalized save-the-date won’t be forgotten. 2. That's my menu! Instead of a place card at each place setting, have a printed menu that’s personalized with the guest’s name on top. 3. Fun … [Read more...]

Put a Twist on “Old, New, Borrowed, Blue”

As the old Victorian bridal saying goes, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe.” Most of us have heard of the tradition of the bride wearing something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day, but of course today's bride has put a twist on the old tradition. Taking it one step further, the "old, new, borrowed, blue" symbols can be applied to another wedding element of your choice. Read on to … [Read more...]

Unique Wedding Program Ideas

Not every wedding needs a program, but in certain situations you may find it helpful. It can help make the experience more meaningful and personal for your guests. For example, if you are having a religious or cultural wedding, with many guests who are of another faith or culture, a program is a useful way to let everyone know what to expect. A program is also a great way to say your "thank you's" and introduce family and wedding party members. Here are some ways to dress up your programs in … [Read more...]

First things First: Booking a Wedding Venue

If you are newly engaged and wondering where to begin the wedding planning process, one of the first things to sort out is where you will be getting married.  Along with your caterer, one of the biggest chunks of your budget will quite possibly go toward your wedding venue. Here are some points to keep in mind and some questions you may want to ask during your search, culled from essortment.com. How to choose a venue: 1.  Do you plan to marry in a church or synagogue, and then move somewhere … [Read more...]