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  • Like A Dog Trying To Eat Soap Bubbles

    Weddings are a lot of work. So much work, in fact, I asked my editor to push the deadline for this column back to the end of the weekend...so I can spend my days off working. Business hours are reserved for angry phone calls and bathroom cry breaks....
  • Advice on key aspects of selecting your wedding attendants

    Advice on key aspects of selecting your wedding attendants
    A quick guide to how many 'maids and 'men are appropriate, who you should choose, the lead attendants' responsibilities, and how to say thank you. The Numbers The number in your wedding party is usually based on the number of guests, says Nancy Mattia,...
  • The TOP 7 questions to ask a potential wedding photographer

    The TOP 7 questions to ask a potential wedding photographer
    You only have one chance to get gorgeous wedding photographs that you'll cherish for a lifetime. Here are the seven most important questions you can ask a potential photographer if you'd prefer to avoid ending up with so-so photos that will simply collect...
  • Money-Friendly 'Moons

    Money-Friendly 'Moons
    Indulging in a post-I Do's dream trip doesn't mean you have to start your marriage off deep in debt. Here's how to have your honeymoon and afford it too.. Near - Home is Where the Heart Is Airfare alone for traveling overseas can put a healthy dent in...
  • Should my bridesmaids choose their own dresses?

    Whether you have one bridesmaid or twelve, the dress is a direct reflection of the bride’s taste, not the bridesmaid’s. Because they love you, most women will take your direction as to what you would like them to wear, often sacrificing...
  • I have a little budget does that mean i have to have a little wedding?

    Just because you have a small budget does not mean you have to have a small wedding. It just requires you to be more resourceful.  Have your wedding at your home or at a friend or family member’s house. Consider having the wedding on a day other...
  • I'm Doing The Seating Chart... Any Suggestions?

    Have a total number in mind and stick to it. Once guest list requests have been tallied from both sides of the family, make sure it is a number that you are both willing and able to afford. In regard to the actual seating, this is not the time to play...
  • Should I elope?

    I’ll be honest here, if you need the cash, think your parents won’t approve or find yourself in Vegas dancing the night away with George Clooney, then what the heck, go for it! But if you do go down this road, I do recommend a small ceremony...
  • Eco-friendly Ridgefield Inn, a Haven for Weddings

    Eco-friendly Ridgefield Inn, a Haven for Weddings
    The two Pakistani brides dressed in traditional native costumes looked lovingly at each other as Justice of the Peace Barbara Simkins pronounced them married. “They looked absolutely magnificent,” says Simkins, who with her fiancé Natacha...
  • How many speeches should there be at my reception?

    I love to give speeches and lectures but not everyone can be ready to do so.   Speeches are a very important part of a wedding. Not just as formalities within a ceremony, but to add insight to the bride and groom, and the union that has been...
  • Prioritize This: Three experts weigh in on what aspects most deserve your attention and dollars

    Prioritize This: Three experts weigh in on what aspects most deserve your attention and dollars
    Overwhelmed by the many (expensive!) details that go into mapping out a wedding and trying to figure out what to prioritize? Here, a bridal editor, wedding planner and real bride each share the top three things they think matter most – other than...