Beer, Wine and Liquor – Should you serve all three?

August 5, 2019Budget, Reception, Wedding

Non-alcoholic beverages, like tea or lemonade, are typically supplied by your caterer. But what about alcoholic drinks? Unless you hire an independent company or add it on to your catering contract, you will probably have to purchase them yourself. Many couples choose to serve beer and wine only. Sometimes this is for personal reasons. But … Read More

Setting a Wedding Budget

July 6, 2018Budget, Love, Marriage, Reception, Wedding, Wedding Planners

One of the most unpleasant parts of wedding planning is setting your budget and tracking your spending. According to this 2016 BRIDES study, more couples are contributing their own dollars to have the wedding they want. And we all know that money can be a source of tension in a relationship. To help avoid conflict … Read More

You’re Engaged, Let the parties begin!

January 3, 2017Budget, Engagement, Proposal, Registries

If you became engaged over the holiday season, you have probably already updated your status on Facebook and posted your ring on social media, but now you’re facing a whole bunch of decisions. The first one might be whether you should have an engagement party. The months and days leading up to your wedding should … Read More

The Friendor Dilemma

October 24, 2016Budget, Reception, Vendors, Wedding

Your best friend loves to bake. Everyone complements her unique and delicious confectionary creations. You loved the cupcakes she made for your birthday. Now that you are engaged, she totally wants to make the cake for your wedding, but you have your heart set on a three-tier stained glass creation and you know that it … Read More

Wedding Favors

May 26, 2016Budget, DIY, Reception, Trends, Wedding

Even if your wedding budget is ample enough to allow for them, do you need to provide wedding favors to your guests? Traditionally, favors were made of sugar, precious metals or stones; items too expensive for most people. These were used not only as a thank you to the guests, but as a outward symbol … Read More