iPod your Wedding Music

It will require time, thought, and effort on your part, but it could save you a couple thousand dollars if you B.Y.O.M. (bring your own music, of course)!  You save money on hiring a DJ or band, and you can control every song that's played at your wedding, from your walk down the isle to the dinner music to the last crazy dance. feature image credit "But like everything else, if you want to pull it off and not drive yourself nuts, there are rules," says The Broke Ass Bride.  Here she lays … [Read more...]

A Musical Wedding Toast

If you or your fiance are musical (or just appreciate some good, fun music!) here is a group-effort wedding toast that is sure to be a hit! This is also a great idea for family and friends of the bride and groom, who are looking for a good way to praise the couple and entertain the guests all at the same time! … [Read more...]

Tacky: Every Bride’s Nightmare

If there's anything brides fear more than being jilted at the alter, it's having people think their wedding is tacky. You see this word posted all over the message boards and blogs, you'll hear it on your mother's lips, and you'll read about it in bridal magazines. Well Offbeat Bride has a great commentary on how to avoid being tacky when planning your wedding. Basically, um, don't even try.  Because someone, somewhere, is bound to think something about your wedding is tacky: People are … [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...]

Wedding Themes are Essential!

In today's wedding planning world, there are no rules. Brides and grooms are encouraged to think out of the box and follow their hearts. But, according to the experts, it makes planning a wedding so much simpler if you do pick a wedding theme. It's easier to coordinate your invitations, decorations, favors, flowers, dresses, menu and everything else when it revolves around a theme. Wedding planner and designer Terrica Skaggs, in Ten Secrets to Planning a Successful Wedding Your … [Read more...]

Top 10 Most Dreaded Wedding Customs

As wonderful and enjoyable as weddings are, there are a number of wedding customs that are regarded with dread, or at best, ridicule. To avoid making your own guests cringe (or take an extended bathroom break to avoid participation), consider excluding or revising some of the following wedding traditions. 1. Inappropriate wedding music choices. Wedaholic remembers cringing as a band played Celine Dion's “My Heart Will Go On." A lovely song but, after all, this Oscar-winning Titanic theme tune … [Read more...]