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By Carley Lintz » Friday, May 25, 2018

Your wedding day should leave a lasting impression on you and your guests, but that doesn’t mean it has to make a big impact on the Earth. According to a recent survey by Brides.com, 51 percent of... Read More

By Matthew M.F. Miller » Monday, May 21, 2018

In 2017, the average cost of a wedding ballooned to $25,764, according to according to The Wedding Report, the Tucson, Ariz.-based wedding market research company. Some research shows that number... Read More

By Carley Lintz » Friday, May 18, 2018

While there’s never a bad time of year to say ‘I do,’ summer does have a few advantages, such as beautiful weather, bright and vibrant colors and, of course, plenty of flower options. The warm... Read More

By Carley Lintz » Monday, May 14, 2018

Evening weddings may be traditional, but an increasing number of couples are tying the knot with the sun still shining overhead. According to the 2017 Pinterest Wedding Report, searches for brunch... Read More

By Danielle Robinson » Friday, May 11, 2018

Who, what, where, when and why: a well-thought-out invitation will tell guests everything they need to know about what's in store. Stationery Solutions With a world of colors, fonts, papers and... Read More

By Matthew M.F. Miller » Monday, May 7, 2018

When they become engaged, a sixty percent of brides-to-be will update their social-media status within the first 24 hours, according to a social-wedding survey from TheKnot.com; 86 percent will do so... Read More

By Carley Lintz » Monday, April 30, 2018

When it comes to reception food, modern couples aren’t limited to traditional 3-course sit down meals. Between buffets, food stations, food trucks, cocktail-style meals and more, the possibilities... Read More

By Carley Lintz » Friday, April 27, 2018

Social media is an ever-present part of our lives these days – even on our wedding day. From Pinterest boards collecting inspiration to ceremony live streams for guests across the globe, weddings... Read More

By Renee Lee » Monday, April 23, 2018

Want to get married in a church but not sure where to start? For couples that don’t belong to a church, are a part of different religions or no religions at all, church weddings can be difficult to... Read More

By Renee Lee » Friday, April 13, 2018

Many couples add personal touches to their wedding, displaying baby photos or detailing their love story on programs or decor, but what about personalizing a wedding for guests? While, sure,... Read More

By chrissmith » Friday, April 6, 2018

After the excitement of getting engaged wears off, the reality of having to plan a wedding usually starts to set in. And unless you’re a professional wedding planner, you probably don’t know... Read More

By Cathy Cassata » Monday, April 2, 2018

Whether you’re exchanging vows at a house of worship or an alternative venue, there’s plenty of opportunity to add fruits and veggies says Michael J. Skaff, owner of Skaff Floral Creations in... Read More

By Renee Lee » Friday, March 30, 2018

Want to plan an ultra-special wedding? Pantone’s Color of the Year is here and perfect for the occasion. Ultra Violet is what the color guru company describes as communicating “originality,... Read More

By Renee Lee » Friday, March 23, 2018

Who said a guestbook has to be a guest book? While books have been the traditional way for couples to document the guests at their wedding, today the term guestbook has really evolved to include more... Read More

By Anna Sachse » Friday, March 16, 2018

Want chic wedding flowers on the cheap? It’s easier than you might think – the trick is using color and structure to turn affordable, familiar blooms into sophisticated, exotic... Read More

By Renee Lee » Monday, March 12, 2018

Weddings are expensive. According to The Knot, last year, the average couple spent just over $33,000 on their big day. For couples on a budget, every dollar and even every cent matters. Here are... Read More

By Carley Lintz » Friday, March 9, 2018

For many brides and grooms, wedding planning is a family affair. The mother of the bride, in particular, often plays a big role leading up to the big day. Of course, the stress of planning a big... Read More

By Carley Lintz » Friday, February 23, 2018

In many ways, a wedding ceremony is a show. There is a cast, lines that must be recited and a captive audience. As such, the ceremony needs a program to guide friends and family through the... Read More

By Carley Lintz » Monday, February 19, 2018

With 2018 officially in full swing, it’s out with the old and in with the new – even for weddings. If you’re tying the knot this year, here are a few fresh styles and innovative trends to... Read More

By Renee Lee » Friday, February 16, 2018

The best day of your life doesn’t need to involve alcohol. While it may feel like you’re going against the grain not serving booze at your wedding, that doesn’t mean it can’t be... Read More

By Carley Lintz » Friday, February 9, 2018

The year of Greenery is officially over. In 2018, Ultra Violet reigns supreme as Pantone’s Color of the Year. Every year, the experts at the Pantone Color Institute forecast color trends and... Read More

By Renee Lee » Monday, February 5, 2018

From the moment I first started writing about weddings (more than five years ago now), I’ve spent an countless time daydreaming not only about my own wedding, but also writing about it... Read More

By Carley Lintz » Friday, February 2, 2018

Throwing a wedding is not a one-person job. It takes a whole village of vendors: planners, florists, caterers, bakers, photographers, videographers, venue coordinators, bartenders, musicians and... Read More

By Renee Lee » Monday, January 29, 2018

When you’re choosing the song for your first dance for your wedding, you’ll probably be thinking that it’s going to be your first and last first dance of your life. It’ll also be the one... Read More

By Carley Lintz » Friday, January 19, 2018

If your wedding is a story, then the invitations are the prologue. And like any great story, it’s important to get the beginning right. Consider: is your wedding story a romantic fairytale or a... Read More

By Carley Lintz » Monday, January 15, 2018

While no one should steal the bride’s spotlight at a wedding, a couple of cute kiddos in fancy clothes coming down the aisle certainly come close – though not always for all the right... Read More

By Cathy Cassata » Monday, January 8, 2018

Maybe you’re a morning couple and always choose breakfast over dinner. Or perhaps you simply want to gaze into each other’s eyes during the daylight. Whatever your motivation, if you’re... Read More

By Anna Sachse » Friday, January 5, 2018

A big city celebration has modern conveniences. At the top of the list for why an urban wedding should win out? Practicality. First, you have your pick of venues, from traditional hotel ballrooms... Read More

By Anna Sachse » Friday, December 29, 2017

A big city celebration has modern conveniences, while a country setting offers its own rustic chic charm. One thing is for sure, you want a personal backdrop for your big day. Here, wedding experts... Read More

By buffalobrides » Thursday, December 28, 2017

Plan your wedding in one day by visiting with over 100 local wedding businesses at Brides World 2018 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on Sunday, Jan. 7! Save thousands of dollars on your... Read More

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