I have been planning my destination wedding for over a year. I'm part of several destination weddings forums and I've heard my share of horror stories. So take what I say with a grain of salt, but here is some advice that might help newbie destination couples keep their sanity while planning their wedding.
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Because Ann Landers isn't especially helpful when you're trying to figure out invitation etiquette for your polyamorous parents or trying to figure out what non-floral item to hold when you're walking down the aisle. All the advice questions we feature here are pulled from member questions in our forum, Offbeat Bride Tribe. You should definitely >register for the Tribe if you have an advice question. :)
You have decided you want the guys or gals all done up in tuxedos. Yay! That's awesome. However, you might be not sure where to start. I am the store manager at a family owned tuxedo rental shop in Indiana, and I love my job. I will be the first to say you do not need to rent tuxes if you don't want to, but today I am going to go over what you should know if you do…
I went to a wedding this past weekend and I really enjoyed the it. It was great. But what I did notice was that there were some SERIOUSLY awkward moments…
My personal motto is "Chronically fabulous," since I honestly truly believe that my disabilities can't prevent me from being as fabulous as I can — in fact, they just add to it. They are part of me, and frankly those medical devices make my life a lot better.
When you don't belong to the "my wedding is a party" club, you might feel like you're missing out on some of the cool wedding stuff — centerpieces, decorations, venues, et cetera. In my experience, elopement weddings are at once amazing, full of awe and love, affordable, and totally relaxing yet incredibly thrilling all at once.
As a wedding planner, I know that one of the main challenges our clients tackle is narrowing down their guest list. Coming from a huge family, I can totally relate — I struggled with a massive guest list when planning my own wedding. Here's a few tips to quickly reducing the guest list.
As you know, the budget-friendly DIY craze has swept the wedding industry. But what if you're the kind of person who doesn't want a DIY wedding? What if the idea of making your own decorations makes you break out in a nervous sweat just thinking about it? OR, what if you've already got the DIY thing maxed out, but you still need ideas to get the budget beast under control? Fear not! You can still save some serious cash with my budget-friendly tips below…
This wedding was held on a campground in the mountains. The couple was married in a small amphitheater and the 40-50 guests sat on logs surrounding them. There was no bridal party. The bride did not carry flowers. Dinner was Mexican food in the lodge, the cakes were pre-made by a beloved local bakery. I think the sole decorations were blue and white plastic table covers in the lodge, a single string of colored Christmas lights around the basketball court. And guess what? No one missed any of the extras.
We got married a few months ago, and we wrote the ceremony and vows ourselves. I wanted to share them with you guys in case any of you were looking for something short and simple.