From the monthly archives:

October 2011

About Wedding Planners, Wedding Consultants, and Full-Service Coordinators A full-service wedding planner provides a much more profound level of service than does a day-of coordinator or wedding coordinator, and thus your interactions with your planner will be much more complex. A day-of coordinator will be able to give you an exact quote in advance of […]

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Oftentimes, brides treat the wedding officiant as an afterthought, choosing him or her only after buying the perfect wedding dress, designing a showstopper wedding cake, and finding foolproof wedding favor kits. And yet without an officiant, a legal wedding ceremony cannot take place*. That makes the wedding officiant one of the most important participants in […]

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Once upon a time, the wedding cake was merely a sweet treat; now the wedding cake is a showpiece, as much décor as dessert. Cutting the cake is, for many, the pinnacle of the reception and the event that signals that guests can party without interruption until the night’s end. Consequently, the wedding cake now […]

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Wedding videography has come so far since the days of grainy, spot lit VHS tapes featuring in-your-face interviews of guests and shaky footage of the cake cutting. Today’s wedding videography is as polished and as beautiful as a professional documentary, with expert special effects and music that is seamlessly integrated into the events of the […]

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Menswear is an afterthought in the minds of many brides. After all, the wedding dress is the showpiece of the ceremony while the wedding cake usually plays a starring role at the reception. One might ask how much attention do guests really give the men’s wear. And yet perhaps if couples did devote more attention […]

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Choosing the ideal wedding photographer isn’t easy because the photographic style (e.g., traditional, photojournalistic, natural, artistically retouched) that appeals to one bride may not appeal to another. That means that there is no perfect formula you can follow to find a wedding photographer you’ll love. But you can make the process of finding your photog […]

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The bride-to-be is often so wrapped up in ensuring that her wedding dress, bridal veil, and accessories are faultless down to the tiniest detail that she forgets that her beautiful, smiling face will be the very first thing people see. With so many other details to take care of, makeup can seem like an inconsequential […]

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The bride’s hairstyle is often the element of her wedding day ensemble that is chosen last, and for good reason. More often than not, her coiffure is selected to harmonize with her wedding dress and her bridal veil. Even the bride’s earrings can play a part in determining whether her hair will be up or […]

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Your wedding flowers should make your ceremony and reception more beautiful, not detract from your day. Admittedly, there’s so much to think about when choosing wedding flowers – the type of bloom, what’s in season, different arrangements, the bouquets, etc. – but taking the time to work with your floral designer to create a comprehensive […]

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Many brides, picturing the perfect wedding day, never imagine that they’ll be finalizing details with wedding vendors, putting last-minute touches on reception table centerpieces and favors, or calling to remind the venue manager that the cocktail hour should begin at 5 p.m. even though the wedding party will not be arriving until six. When, after […]

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Finding the perfect venue can be a make it or break it moment in the wedding planning process because your reception space sets the stage for the entire affair. Choosing a venue is undoubtedly an emotional experience, but you can’t leave logic by the wayside when making your decision. Whether you’re looking for a ceremony […]

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Choosing to work with an independent caterer (as opposed to one that is part of the service staff of a wedding venue) means that coordinating your wedding day cuisine will require you to cope with yet another contract. But it’s more than worth it because if there’s one detail that wedding guests appreciate more than […]

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The wedding dress is often the most expensive, the most carefully chosen, and the most treasured item of clothing a woman will ever own, so it is no wonder that brides-to-be pour over hundreds of photos of gowns and visit multiple bridal salons before buying a wedding dress. And is it any wonder? While the […]

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Imagine taking your first spin around the dance floor as husband and wife accompanied by the sweet sounds of your favorite song emerging from instruments that are only feet away. It paints a beautiful picture, doesn’t it? There is simply something about live music at a wedding reception that cannot be replicated by CDs and […]

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Even brides who will say their vows in the towns where they’ve lived since infancy will likely have at least a handful of out-of-town wedding guests. While no bride is truly responsible for her family and friends’ accommodations, it’s become common practice for marrying couples (or their moms and dads) to reserve what is known […]

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