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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

By Carley Lintz » Friday, December 22, 2017

Fall may be the busiest wedding season, but winter is still a wonderful (and increasingly popular) time to say ‘I do.’ There are plenty of perks to planning your wedding between December and... Read More

By Anna Sachse » Friday, December 15, 2017

We are knee-deep in the holiday season, the perfect time of year focus on gratefulness. When it comes to weddings, all it takes is a little creativity to show your guests a little gratitude for... Read More

By Nancy Mattia » Monday, December 11, 2017

An increasing number of couples are bringing an array of tasty treats to the dessert table, supplementing a smaller cake with other goodies to create a unique style and keep costs down. Other... Read More

By Kristen Fischer » Friday, December 8, 2017

For many soon-to-be-wed couples, paper RSVP cards are a thing of the past. While printed invitations are still popular, many modern couples prefer that guests respond online. How can you master the... Read More

By Nancy Mattia » Friday, December 1, 2017

Want an easy way to personalize your wedding? Give it a theme. Not only will it lend your day a custom feel but it also will tie together all your wedding elements, from the invitations to the... Read More

By Nancy Mattia » Monday, November 27, 2017

Whether you’re having a wedding in a luxurious ballroom or a no-frills civic center, ugly décor happens. Maybe you love everything about the place except the color of the walls. Or you give a... Read More

By Nancy Mattia » Monday, November 20, 2017

Watercolor is a trend that has been percolating for a couple of years: Could there be a more perfect match? This vintage medium, whether printed on dresses or hand-painted on cakes, gives traditional... Read More

By Nancy Mattia » Friday, November 17, 2017

Your photographer will take plenty of shots of the first dance, wedding cake and bouquet toss. But what about the not-obvious ones, like you alone with your beloved grandmother or your ceremony... Read More

By Renee Lee » Monday, November 13, 2017

Dreaming of a winter wonderland wedding? Don’t go for the same old, same old. Plan an enchanting and unique event with these tips and modern new trends. Avoid traditional holiday... Read More

By Cathy Cassata » Friday, November 10, 2017

If time, work or money weren't an issue, you and your soon-to-be spouse would spend your life traveling. Even though reality is what it is, you can still celebrate your mutual love of travel on your... Read More

By Renee Lee » Friday, November 3, 2017

Congrats, you’re engaged! And to top off all the excitement, you’re getting married to a member of the military. Military weddings make for a memorable occasion for all – its special for... Read More

By buffalobrides » Thursday, November 2, 2017

Brides-to-be, bridesmaids, friends and family were all smiles during the 7th annual Little White Dress event, Wednesday, Nov. 1 at Shea's Performing Arts Center. Wedding vendors, food, drink and a... Read More

By Renee Lee » Monday, October 30, 2017

Cheers! To coffee, that is. While you may see open bars and mixed drinks as a more traditional staple of a wedding, recently more couples are opting to add a unique pick-me-up to receptions with... Read More

By Cathy Cassata » Friday, October 27, 2017

If nothing will make you happier than a mermaid-themed wedding, tastefully and tactfully done, then bring on the happiness. Your dream day can come true with these festive ideas and tips for an... Read More

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