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By Anna Sachse » Monday, March 27, 2017

For couples who prize individuality above all else, an at-home wedding is the easiest way to achieve automatic, affordable character. Here’s everything you need to make it work. Space It... Read More

By Jill Jaracz » Monday, March 20, 2017

The big question – Will you marry me? – is easy to answer. The follow-up question – When? – can be a lot tougher. When Sara Dorchak got engaged in September 2015, she thought for sure that... Read More

By Cathy Cassata » Friday, March 17, 2017

Each year, Pantone selects a Color of the Year that expresses the current global mood and attitude. The 2017 Color of the Year is Greenery. Pantone calls it “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade... Read More

By Kristen Fischer » Friday, March 3, 2017

When you celebrate your big day, does it have to include alcohol? Not at all! Many couples throw a dry wedding reception that still lets them raise a glass to their newly wedded bliss. Throwing... Read More

By Jesse Darland » Monday, February 27, 2017

There’s no way around it: the cost of a wedding continues to increase. The most recent American Wedding Survey from Brides magazine, released in 2016, pegged the average at $26,522. That... Read More

By Nancy Mattia » Monday, February 20, 2017

Just when you thought you’d listed every possible expense in your wedding budget, along comes a cost or two you hadn’t accounted for. To eliminate any more surprises, take a look at some expenses... Read More

By Jill Jaracz » Friday, February 17, 2017

Your kid brother got a drone for Christmas and now wants to use it to take pictures at your wedding. Should you let him? You'd never consider hiring anyone other than a professional photographer,... Read More

By Nola Sarkisian-Miller » Monday, February 13, 2017

Cakes may have been an afterthought in weddings past, but these days couples are getting more adventurous in their dessert choices with showstopping icings, creative cream fillings and novelty... Read More

By Jill Jaracz » Friday, February 10, 2017

You said ‘Yes!’ and you’ve got the ring – now it’s time to let everyone know about the big day. So, what exactly do you say? The perfectly written invitation tells your guests what they... Read More

By Cathy Cassata » Monday, February 6, 2017

You’ve always dreamed of a winter wonderland wedding, and now it’s finally happening! But going with an ambiance of merry and bright doesn’t mean you have to let go of all things... Read More

By Jesse Darland » Friday, February 3, 2017

Congratulations! You’re engaged! As you bask in the glow, though, it hits you: You have a lot of work to do. Here are 5 do’s and don’ts now that you and your spouse-to-be are properly... Read More

By Carley Lintz » Monday, January 30, 2017

Whether you’re going for a boho chic, modern or rustic look for your wedding day, geodes, crystals and agate stones can add a beautiful touch. This trend currently rocking the wedding world can... Read More

By Renee Lee » Friday, January 27, 2017

Mom driving you crazy with wedding demands? Not seeing eye-to-eye with your future mother-in-law? Well, you’re not alone. Aside from arguing with your soon-to-be spouse over opinions,... Read More

By chrissmith » Monday, January 23, 2017

Your wedding is the biggest party you'll ever throw, but for family and friends, it might be just one of several weddings they're attending this year. Make yours stand out from the crowd with... Read More

By Jill Jaracz » Friday, January 20, 2017

You said ‘Yes!’ when he popped the question, so now you need to mark the occasion – and what better way than with an engagement photo shoot? Engagement photos are perfect for save the dates... Read More

By Anna Sachse » Monday, January 16, 2017

These days you’d be hard-pressed to find a bride and groom whose friends and family don’t include at least a handful of folks who have dietary restrictions like gluten-free, vegan or adhering to... Read More

By buffalobrides » Monday, January 9, 2017

The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center once again played host to Brides World on Jan. 8, 2017, housing more then 100 vendors under one roof! Enjoy this photo gallery from Don Nieman and... Read More

By Cathy Cassata » Monday, January 9, 2017

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 Renee Lee » Friday, January 6, 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 the... Read More

By buffalobrides » Monday, January 2, 2017

If you’ve gotten engaged, you’re going to need lots of help planning your big day. So make plans to attend Brides World, Sunday, January 8 from 11-4. Admission is FREE and everyone is welcome.... Read More

By Nancy Mattia » Monday, January 2, 2017

There’s no getting around it — weddings are expensive. But when you sit down to do a budget, keep in mind these 19 things that you can easily cut without sacrificing an ounce of elegance or... Read More

By Renee Lee » Friday, December 23, 2016

Q: What’s the proper etiquette for handling electronic wedding invitations? What about online RSVPs? A: Sure, the days of snail mail have certainly been upended by things like email and social... Read More

By Renee Lee » Monday, December 19, 2016

Q: Do I have to let all of my guests bring a plus-one? How do I decide who gets to bring someone? A: The short answer is no. Plus-one invitations are tricky and each situation is different.... Read More

By Jill Jaracz » Friday, December 16, 2016

How sweet is your love? Show your guests with candy! This versatile sweet treat can add an element of surprise to many aspects of your wedding, so use these ideas for a fun... Read More

By Renee Lee » Friday, December 9, 2016

No one wants to think the worst, especially when it comes to the happiest day of your life, but in the off chance you find yourself in a wedding pickle, it can pay to be prepared. Here’s what to... Read More

By Nancy Mattia » Monday, December 5, 2016

These days having a custom wedding website is as popular as having a photo both at the reception. “A website is a phenomenal tool to help you connect with your guests and make sure everyone has... Read More

By Renee Lee » Friday, December 2, 2016

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 Heather Dornhecker » Monday, November 28, 2016

Color is crucial for setting the scene for your wedding. How, where and how much you use can make or break the style of your big day. Here are three tips to creating the perfect wedding... Read More

By Heather Dornhecker » Friday, November 25, 2016

Gone are the days of predictable wedding favors that guests may remorsefully throw away. Ditch the cookie cutters, bubbles and peanuts – here are 4 wedding favors your guests will actually... Read More

By Nancy Mattia » Monday, November 21, 2016

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

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