Budgeting & Planning
Planning help and tools to help you with the upcoming wedding.
What if I can’t afford a big center stone? What types of settings should I look for that will help make a smaller center stone look more impressive and super sparkly?
Guest post by Allison Goodman, Director of Merchandising, Frederick Goldman Inc.
When shopping for an engagement ring, going up even half a carat can significantly increase the price. While engagement ring style is a matter of personal preference, you’ll find there are several ways to make a center diamond appear larger than its … Read More
When Cutco Knives asked us to review some of their favorite kitchen knives, we happily agreed to do so. Over the past several years, we have become interested in foodie culture and love cooking our own meals. This is where you really come to appreciate excellent kitchen knives. We all use knives in the kitchen every day.
When we think about it – really good knives are hard to find. We’ve had all the big brands in our kitchen and they all seem to lose … Read More
How do you envision serving coffee and tea at your bridal shower, engagement party, or wedding reception? I’ve always thought about serving hot beverages in traditional heated servers. But what if you and your guests like more variety? Have you ever considered using a Keurig Coffee maker?
We certainly never did before we received a Keurig K45 Elite Coconut White coffee maker with a variety pack of teas and coffees. I don’t think we have ever had so much fun making Chai Lattes, … Read More
Mothers of the Bride and Groom: Wedding Photographer Shares Top Tips On How To Find The Right Wedding Photographer
Guest post and photos by Cameron Mackey
In my opinion, one of the most important factors in finding your perfect wedding photographer, is having the ability to relate. A lot of the time people just hire on a photographer without putting too much thought into it, in all honesty that will not give you your best photos. A photographer’s job is to capture all your vulnerabilities and that can sometimes be a bit distracting with a camera between you, breaking any kind of eye contact. … Read More
This was indeed a weekend of treats for us, as we indulged in some of the goodies from Sugar Bowl Bakery. Many of Sugar Bowl’s products are trans-fat free, including its line of donuts and flaky petite palmiers made from 100 percent butter and 300 layers of dough. We couldn’t stop eating the dainty buttery French cake cookies called madeleines. We thought the Petite Brownie Bites were perfect for a large gathering-they burst with chocolaty flavor, had perfect moist texture, but were not too … Read More
Mothers of the Bride and Groom: Hot Trends For Weddings – Healthy Wedding Reception Foods Using Organic and Local Ingredients
The big trend in weddings now is couples choosing to carry over their healthy personal lifestyle to their wedding meals. An important element is locally sourced, fresh, artisanal and organic ingredients. It’s easy to find quality ingredients for an innovative menu that supports local farms in an earth-friendly way.
The cocktail hour is being used more to showcase a couple’s favorite foods, and couples are choosing menus that offer something for everybody. … Read More
How To Have A Successful and Fun Destination Wedding: Top Tips For Brides and Grooms Planning Their Wedding
Guest post by Heidi Brown, www.OptionsAway.com
Weddings are stressful enough without adding travel planning to the mix. Often guests are flying in from other cities for the big day, or in the case of destination weddings, everyone needs a plane ticket to get to the wedding location. A destination wedding can be a phenomenal idea, as both the bride and groom, as well as their guests, all get to get away to celebrate the nuptials. However, there is more planning involved, and it takes strategic … Read More
“Dos and Don’ts” for newlyweds on road trips: guest post by Matthew Johnson, Psychology Professor at Binghamton University
What To Do:
Talk about your relationship. Talking to your partner without distraction can really help your relationship. While I know of no research on talking to your partner while driving specifically, many couples I have spoken with have found car rides to be a good way to work on intractable problems that need sustained attention.
Talk about a complicated problem that needs to be solved (as … Read More
Wedding Trends & Desserts 2014, guest post from Courtney Hamlin, Founder of Flavor Pursuit Bakeshop
It’s May and all the summer weddings are quickly approaching! From the dress to the cake to all the decoration details, the wedding planning season is in full swing! With so many details and wedding styles, where do you even begin? And what do brides even want these days?