Pre-Wedding Shopping & Preparation

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What to Insert in a Wedding Invitation

After gotten a handle on the wording of your invitations, you need to find out about the inserts, or everything else that has to go into the envelopes — items like the inner envelope, reception and response [more…]

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…]

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 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…]

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 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…]

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 to Choose an Engagement Ring

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