How to make a Toast on your Wedding Day

If there is something that the vast majority of people on this planet hate, it’s public speaking. Most brides say that they would rather spend weeks, if not months going through the wedding planning process again rather than giving a toast to all of their guests, but the toast does not need to be so difficult. Keeping in mind that the people in attendance are those who love and cherish you, here is how you can make a toast on your wedding day. Understand the ‘Why’ Why should you make a toast on your wedding day’ To thank everyone for […]

How to Throw a Brunch-Style Wedding Reception

The 3-course sit down dinner and the buffet just aren’t for you. You would like something a bit more casual for your guests to enjoy, but you want to do more than simply have a cocktail and ‘appy’ hour. Brunch style wedding receptions are growing in popularity for a number of reasons. They’re still sophisticated, you’re offering guests a quality meal, and it also gives your guests the afternoon and evening to carry on with their regular day-to-day lives. Brunch wedding receptions are also a fantastic idea for those gorgeous outdoor spring and summer weddings. What is Brunch? Brunch is […]

What do I Write for my Wedding Vows?

Got a serious case of writers block’ For a lot of bride and grooms-to-be, this is a terrifying experience most encounter when trying to write up their wedding vows. Some things to think about before starting are: Are you permitted to have your own vows? Will you both be writing your vows separately or together? Decide what tone you want to use ‘ humorous, romantic, sentimental, etc. Keep it under 1 minute in duration It’s also a good idea to flip through some photo albums and watch some videos of you both together to revive those great memories that may […]

How to include Junior Bridesmaids on your Big Day

You know of a special little girl who is just a bit too old to be a flower girl, and who is just a bit too young to be a full fledged bridesmaid. You want her to be a part of your wedding party, but you aren’t sure how to incorporate her. For any girl between 9 and 14, becoming a junior bridesmaid is a dream come true! Don’t underestimate just how seriously these youngsters will take their role; they often take it a lot more seriously than the adults. Some of the duties that a junior bridesmaid can be […]

How to Make your Own Wedding Programs

Wedding programs are a great way to introduce your guests to your wedding. Programs allow your guests to follow along with every part of the wedding, as well as help you introduce any traditions or customs that you and your fianc may be incorporating into your wedding day. Not only that, but they are also a great keepsake! You don’t need to go to a printer to have your wedding programs made. If you have a computer, a printer and a bit of creativity, you can whip up your own wedding programs in no time. To start, make sure you […]

Sibling Rivalry and your Wedding

You know your sister almost as well as you know yourself. If you’re reading this, chances are you suspect that you may have a bit of sister-trouble during the days leading up to your wedding, and maybe even on the day of. Your sister may be the ‘whiner’, or she may be the careless ‘indifferent’ one, but that doesn’t mean that she’s a lost cause. Here are some tips for you on how to get your sister more involved and more engaged in the wedding festivities. The Whiner All your life you have been dealing with this girl who wants […]

How to Press your own Wedding Dress

Regardless of whether you have had your dress hanging in your closet for 1 month or 1 year, your dress will have wrinkles and crinkles that will need to be ironed out. A lot of brides these days don’t trust themselves with an iron and will have this professional done, but if you are looking to save a bit of cash and are brave, you can press your dress yourself. You will need a few tools before you start this process: An iron An ironing board A water spritzer bottle A thick towel Tissue paper 1 sheet Two dress hangers […]

Wedding Table Plans

Making wedding table plans will make for a surprisingly time-consuming experience for planners. In the early stages of wedding planning one can be apathetic about the entire idea of making wedding table plans. You always have the comfort of knowing that you can get around to it once everything else is taken care of. You can always plan out the whole affair over coffee with your bridesmaids, or after dinner with your soon-to-be in laws. Right? As the weeks go by you may begin to look closely at the ever-growing guest list, and even further into the planning process; you […]

Qualities that Create a Long Lasting Relationship

Having a long lasting relationship isn’t magic or just a bit of luck. There are certain qualities that you and your mate need to develop and have in order to create that marriage that will last a life time. Here are some things that you should look for and continually develop so that you and your partner will have that ‘forever’ relationship that you have always wanted. Love The love has got to be there in order for any relationship to last. We’re not talking about that heated, passionate love when you can’t keep your hands off of each other. […]

How to Make your Honeymoon a Success

With so many hot destinations right now for a honeymoon, it can be incredibly difficult to know just where to go and what questions to ask. Here are some tips you should keep in mind when you are trying to plan your honeymoon so you know it will be the best time of you and your new spouse’s life. Budget, Budget, Budget There is nothing worse than starting a brand new marriage on a deficit. You want to make sure that you won’t go into debt over your wedding, so set a realistic budget for your honeymoon and stick to […]