Monthly Archives: October 2012

State-by-State Guide to the Top Wedding Planners

Thinking about hiring a wedding planner? Find the top planner in your state!

Thinking about hiring a wedding planner? Our friends at The Daily Meal evaluated event-planning companies across the country to curate the best of the best — the planners who are setting trends and making an impact on the wedding industry. Find the top planner in your state!

Wedding Planners

Create a Gorgeous Dessert Table

She’s known as “The Sweets Stylist,” and with good reason. Just take a look at Amy Atlas’s celebratory—and delectable—sugar scapes.

She’s known as “The Sweets Stylist,” and with good reason. Just take a look at Amy Atlas’s celebratory — and delectable — sugar scapes.

 

Just Desserts

Planning the Happiest Day of Your Life (During a Difficult Time)

Wedding experts share insight on how to throw a wedding while coping with a departed or sick loved one, a job loss, a partner who is stationed overseas, and other life challenges.
By: 
Stefania Sainato
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One of the most frequently-asked questions we receive from BG brides is how to plan a wedding when life hits you the hardest. I've seen my loved ones struggle with this firsthand: One relative got laid off (after 10+ years on the job) a month before she got married. Another friend reached her low point when her father-in-law was diagnosed with cancer and underwent chemotherapy a few months before her big day.

Google "wedding ideas" and you'll get about 9.89 million results, but there's no guidebook for what to do when you don't have a mom to wedding dress shop with you, or you're forced to Skype cake options with your fiancé who is stationed overseas in the military. The lack of information out there on how to plan a wedding during tough times led us to some of our favorite wedding pros for practical advice that will not only help you get through this challenging period, but also find some joy in the process.

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Real Couples’ First Dance Songs

Need some inspiration to find the perfect song for your first dance as husband and wife? Check out what these couples used!

Need some inspiration to find the perfect song for your first dance as husband and wife? Check out what these couples used!

 

Plus, get more ideas here:

Classic First Dance Songs
Unique First Dance Songs
Songs That Sound Romantic (But Aren't!)

By: 
Kristen O'Gorman Klein
Real Couples First Dance Songs

Budgeting Tips For Newlyweds

Should you open a joint checking account? What’s the best way to take control of debt? Here, expert advice.
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How is marriage going to affect your finances? We checked in with Terry Jorde, senior executive president and chief of staff at Independent Community Bankers of America. 
money and ring in the palm of a hand Photo Credit: Mari Darr~Welch Weddings

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Our Guide to Writing Your Own Vows

Planning to write your own vows? Here's how to declare your love for each other.
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No doubt you’ve worked hard to stage a wedding reception with tons of individual style, so why should your ceremony be any different? Get personal, and consider writing your own vows. Don't stress: It’s not as daunting as you might think. Here’s how it’s done.

 

Photo Credit: Giraffe Photography

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