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How to Announce Your Engagement

You might decide to announce your engagement to the multitudes by way of your current local newspaper, your hometown newspaper, or the one where your parents currently reside. It’s the most mannerly way [more…]

Wedding Attire: Black Tie, Formal, or Informal?

Different types of wedding ceremonies and receptions have different levels of formality; black tie, formal, semiformal and informal are the terms used to dictate the level of formality in guests’ attire [more…]

How to Choose Wedding Rings

Even if the groom shopped solo for the engagement ring, couples usually consult each other about their wedding rings. Some choose matching wedding rings, but you don’t have to. If you want a plain gold [more…]

How to Keep Track of Wedding Gifts

Losing track of wedding gifts and their givers can be a nightmare. The minute you open a wedding gift, write down what it is, who gave it to you and the date. This information can go on an index card with [more…]

How to Remove a Bridal Attendant

How do you "fire" someone from your wedding party? Removing a bridal attendant can be a sticky situation, and the need to do so may arise from his or her behavior or the behavior of an attendant in the [more…]

How to Throw a Rehearsal Dinner

Held a day or two before the wedding, the rehearsal dinner is much more intimate than the wedding reception. Because the guest list for the rehearsal dinner can balloon out of control, and because you [more…]

Making Arrangements for Children at a Wedding Reception

While a wedding can certainly be considered a wholesome family occasion, you may not want your wedding ceremony interrupted by screaming children or your reception disrupted by kids running around the [more…]

Choosing a Meal Style for Your Wedding Reception

The menu for your wedding reception can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be, depending on your wedding budget and the style of your party. You might want to stick to simpler dishes for an informal [more…]

How to Arrange Wedding Reception Entertainment

The most popular sources of wedding reception entertainment are disc jockeys and bands. Booking wedding reception entertainment should be one of the first things you do. You'll need to have a good sense [more…]

How to Choose a Wedding Photographer

Choosing a wedding photographer is one of the most significant choices you’ll make when planning your wedding. A good photographer will be intimately involved in your wedding, helping you think ahead of [more…]

How to Choose Wedding Favors

Finding the right items for wedding favors — neither too cheap nor too grand — can be difficult. With wedding favors, the line between cute and kitsch can be mighty thin. If you either can’t or don’t decide [more…]

How to Choose Gifts for Bridal Attendants, Ushers, Parents

Attendant and wedding party gifts can be a way of showing appreciation to your bridesmaids, groomsmen, ushers, other attendants, and parents — the people who have stood by you during the planning and are [more…]

How to Cut Back a Wedding Guest List

At some point in your wedding-planning process, you’ll undoubtedly have to cut back your guest list. You can almost count on disagreements, so you and your spouse-to-be should remain respectful and understanding [more…]

How to Order the Bridal Recession

The recession of the wedding party occurs after vows are made and rings are swapped and the officiant presents the newly wedded couple. One recession option is to stop to greet parents and grandparents [more…]

How to Organize Your Wedding Timeline

While certain details of a wedding schedule should be attended to sooner rather than later, almost every aspect of a wedding timeline can be accomplished in less than two months. In devising your customized [more…]

How to Word Wedding Invitations

A wedding invitation is meant to convey the necessary facts about your upcoming ceremony and the reception following. Order wedding invitations three to four months before the big day, and send them out [more…]

Wedding Expenses: What the Bride's Family Pays For

Traditionally, the bride's parents pay for most of the wedding — but modern couples often marry later in life and can afford to shoulder some or all of the wedding expense themselves. Finances can be one [more…]

How to Select a Wedding Dress Style

A wedding dress is possibly the most symbolic — and costliest — item of clothing for a bride, Thinking about your wedding gown, shopping for it and purchasing it can induce nothing short of sheer panic [more…]

How to Choose an Engagement Ring

Engagement and wedding rings come in a huge array of styles and material. When shopping for engagement and wedding rings, many couples go together — or at least pre-shop together so that each person has [more…]

How to Organize a Wedding Procession

The wedding procession, or entrance of the bridal party, occurs in a certain order that culminates with the bride. The bridal procession begins after all guests are seated and the processional [more…]

Speaking in Public with Confidence

Speaking in public is many people’s idea of a nightmare. Here are some easy hints on how to speak confidently and make an impact with your audience. [more…]

Wedding-Planning Websites and Apps

Technology has been a savior in the realm of wedding planning. Several websites and apps can make the wedding-planning process infinitely less painful [more…]

Bridal Emergency-Kit Checklist

You want to make sure you're prepared for any kind of emergency on your wedding day. Consider packing a satchel or gym bag with some or all of the following items: [more…]

How Much Liquor to Buy for a Wedding

If you're hosting your wedding in an off-premise facility or your rehearsal dinner at home, you need to know how much liquor to buy. The following table gives the standard amounts needed for a simple bar [more…]

How Much Space Do You Need for Your Wedding?

Figuring out how much space you need for wedding events isn't easy, especially for the reception site, which has to accommodate tables, chairs, bars, open cocktail space, the dance floor, and so on. Here's [more…]

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