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The Wedding Favor Dilemma

Whether big or small, every wedding is different – thanks to the details. These are the little ways in which you make the day your own and show your guests how important they are. After all, your friends and family have travelled from near and far to celebrate with you! And truthfully, while there’s no…

Twists on Tradition

Weddings are becoming more personalized. Couples want their wedding to have a touch of their own tastes and interests portrayed in some way, and guest’s enjoy seeing these new ideas brought to life. An element of personalization is when couples choose to do a few “twists in tradition” at their weddings. So first, what is…

You’re Engaged! Now What?

You’ve celebrated the holidays, rang in the new year, and you’re now engaged. What do you do now? The engagement period is such an exciting time, but it can easily turn stressful since you’ve (most likely) never planned a wedding before. Follow these getting-started steps and rest assured that all of the wedding planning stresses…

Holiday Date Ideas

Let’s face it, weddings are expensive. At the beginning of any engagement, couples can get caught up in fantasizing about all of the elements they want in their wedding. But then, they see the price tag… During this time of expenses, it is easy to hold on tight to the wallet for other activities. I…

Changing Your Last Name

Some quick pointers when taking your partner's name

After your wedding, you may decide to take the last name of your partner…but how does this process even begin? First, it is not nearly as daunting as many think. Let’s begin by throwing out a common myth: No, you do not need a lawyer! There are several name change services out there that make…

Adding Substance To Your Ceremony

Some tips to lengthen a short ceremony

Did you know, the average wedding ceremony (non mass/full religious service style) lasts on average approximately 7-15 minutes? Just let that set in for a second… You spend somewhere in the realm of $600-$2,000 on the church/chapel/venue; $300 on the Officiant; roughly $1,500 on bouquets/boutonnieres & floral decor; $400 on musicians; and even roughly $250…