A Golden Treasure Found Online – PrimeStyle.com

Like many girls, I had all sorts of ideas and plans about my wedding long before I even met my Mr. Perfect.  Since I wasn't much of a ring girl, I couldn't imagine myself wearing an engagement ring - my thought was to get another piercing in my ear when the time came, and get an engagement earring instead.  Well, as it happened, when the time came, I was up and ready for a proper engagement ring, a classic one, right on my finger.  But now I had to catch up for lost time, for all those years I … [Read more...]

Weddings & Kids: All you need to know!

I've been to many weddings, my own included, where kids were welcome guests who were expected to pretty much do their own thing and enjoy the wedding like everyone else. No separate children's room, no special activities, no kiddie meals. The kids sat with the parents and ate adult fare (most kids are fine with a roll, some chicken or fish, a vegetable-- although they usually eat a lot less than adults). When they got too tired to participate any longer (in any positive way, at least!) they were … [Read more...]

See What a Groom Can Do!

Believe it or not, the groom can be helpful in the wedding planning process. But as The Groom Says, that requires the brides to be willing to let go. "There are those brides amongst us (and you know who you are) who gripe about juggling a hundred things at once but won't let their man come within three feet of their inspiration notebook for fear that they'll stain the pages with their soiled man fingers. (Yes brides, you know precisely who you are.)" OK. So what can the groom do? I know the … [Read more...]

Must-Read Tips for Staying within your Wedding Budget

The most daunting part about planing a wedding, perhaps, is figuring out how to get the wedding you want within the budget you set forth. That's why a little financial planning will take you a long way to keeping you out of debt. Talk about money: Sit down with your fiance and go through your bank statements, pay stubs, bills, and other financial records. Discuss how much each of you can afford to put toward the wedding. Write it down: You might think this goes without saying, but some … [Read more...]

6 Things Your Wedding Photograhper Wants You to Know

Brides.com reveals six things that your wedding photographer wants you to know... but might not want to tell you. While we might think we know what our photos should look like, and how to achieve the results, remember that these professionals have been doing this for a lot longer than we have! So you might want to discuss some of the following details with your photographer and see what he/she has to say! 1. You don't look silly! "Realize that even though you feel stupid while you're getting … [Read more...]

Budget-Slashing Wedding Planning Tips

Martha Stewart Weddings presents 65 Ways to Trim Your Budget... and who's budget couldn't use a little trimming, right? Here are some of their best wedding planning tips. If you have any other great budget-slashing ideas, please add them in the comment section! Save on Alcohol Instead of providing a full bar, serve a signature drink, such as punch or a favorite cocktail, instead of providing a full bar.  Another option is to limit alcoholic beverages to wine and beer, choices that will … [Read more...]

Wedding Planning: Questions for the Caterer

When your guests arrive at your wedding, they are, of course, there to share in your happiness... but they'll probably be hungry, too! Having five star cuisine is one way to keep your guests in a good mood, but hiring a caterer goes beyond that. What are some important things to know before you hire a wedding caterer? photo from MLive You will need to meet with a potential caterer during the event-planning process.  He or she will help to make your big day a … [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...]

Is a Destination Wedding in your stars?

You're dreaming of a wedding on the beach, with the sun shining and the gulls flying overhead. Or maybe you want to wed in a medival castle atop a lush mountain. Too bad you're holed up in Vermont in the middle of a snowstorm! So what can you do to make your dream a reality? A destination wedding may provide the answer, but there are a number of factors you need to take into consideration before deciding to whisk your loved ones away to an exotic destination. TheBigDay.com discusses the … [Read more...]

Wedding Planning Priorities: Part 2

In our last post we talked about making a list of wedding planning priorities, and using this list to create a wedding budget. But now let's get real about what is really important on that list of priorities. Let's say you've always dreamed of getting married in New York City. But if you can save yourself $10,000 by getting married in your hometown, is the NYC wedding so important after all? If it is, go for it! But when you think of all the other things you can do with $10,000, getting married … [Read more...]