4 Ways You Can (Politely) Enforce Guidelines for Your Wedding Guests

4 Ways You Can (Politely) Enforce Guidelines for Your Wedding Guests

Whether you think rules were meant to be followed or broken, you likely want your guests to adhere to them for your wedding day. Here are a few ways you can ensure that your guidelines are followed to a T by all of your guests.

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Your Guide to Planning a Rehearsal Dinner (Without the Stress)

Your Guide to Planning a Rehearsal Dinner (Without the Stress)

We completely sympathize with you — the last thing you probably want to do is plan a wedding rehearsal dinner on top of the stress and expenses of your big day itself. This event, though completely optional, marks the beginning of your wedding celebration with your closest family and friends, and there are a number of things you can do to ensure that you avoid any speed bumps. 

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Common Mistakes Couples Make with Summer Weddings

Common Mistakes Couples Make with Summer Weddings

For many of you, the beginning of summer is more than just excitement over beach vacations and warm weather — it means that your long-awaited summer wedding is nearly here! We asked wedding industry pros to chime in on some mistakes they often see couples make, and how you can prevent them from happening on your big day.

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The Benefits of Paying For Your Wedding Yourself

The Benefits of Paying For Your Wedding Yourself

Traditionally, it was always said that parents and other family members would help out financially, within their means. While it’s a wonderful relief for those fortunate enough to have that sort of help, many couples foot the bill themselves when it comes to tackling the costs of their wedding. Paying for your wedding yourself won’t necessarily save you money, but it can save you a ton stress, and here’s why.

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Real Couples // New Year's Eve Family Wedding: Matt + Ashley

Real Couples // New Year's Eve Family Wedding: Matt + Ashley

Family is extremely important to us as a couple and we wanted to find different ways to honor family members who have passed. While having a memorial table is a fantastic and obvious way to honor lost loved ones, I wanted to take it a step further. Matt's grandfather was an artist and while going through some of his work, we came across a sketch of a dancing man and woman. I loved the sketch as soon as I saw it and knew we had to integrate it into the wedding somehow. We ended up using a modified version of the sketch on the invitations and cannot be more pleased with the way they turned out. Our amazing florist Nancy Liu Chin came up with the idea of integrating butterflies into the overall decor and we ran with it. There were touches of butterflies everywhere — the escort cards, in certain bridesmaid's bouquets, the seating chart, signage and even on menus. They added a fun, romantic and whimsical element to the wedding.

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