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This super-fun Save the Date design from our wedding gallery is currently being featured on Brides.com Wedding Bits Blog (April 16). Go ahead, take a peek. There is no question that life is busier now than ever before! Like it or not, we live in a high-speed information age. We have almost constant access to communication and information. Mulit-tasking is a way of life. I saw a woman driving on

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I’m married to a sweetheart; he’s funny, kind, considerate... Great qualities and yet, we are so completely different. As an experiment and just to amuse myself, I watched him peruse the trailers re: movies “on demand” for us to watch recently. Most of the movies he chose had to do with explosives of all sorts, sweating, good guy vs. bad guy, racing, yelling…you get the idea. Only one movie

Unique wedding proposals come in all shapes, sizes and software packages. Here's one for your spreadsheets. In this CNN story, a computer programmer reprograms his girlfriend's favorite video game, Bejeweled. It took him a month to figure it out, but when she reached a certain score on the game, he had it programmed to send her a marriage proposal. Guess what? It did. She said yes

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Celebrate your marriage as well as honor your deceased loved one! It can be done beautifully, respectfully and meaningfully without it being depressing... Some Great Ideas: A special reading or prayer during the ceremony Special flowers laid on the altar Dedicate special music, poetry or a song Light a memorial candle Dedication in the program Special video tribute at the reception Offer a special

The old tradition of young men needing to ask the father's permission to marry their daughters had more to do with finances and alliances and less to do with romance and love. I have a friend, Jennifer. When her then boyfriend went to her parent's house to ask permission to marry her, Jennifer's mom opened the door and said, "What, are you here to ask permission to marry Jennifer?" You might say

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A co-worker recently asked me if I could write a blog post about what to do for 1st wedding anniversaries. His is quickly approaching and he needs some ideas. First anniversaries are definitely important! Most couples are naturally challenged throughout that first year~ getting used to being accountable to each other, their quirks, habits, the fact that they consistently leave their dirty socks

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Your wedding, your way! I love the freedom inherently found behind the save the date concept. Designs can be zany, sweet, thematic, casual, formal, or a combination thereof~ all depending on your personality. Wedding invitations on the other hand, set the tone of your wedding and communicate the formality of the event, giving hints of what your guests can expect. One of the easiest ways to

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Ambience! Create it with soft lighting for that oh-so- romantic atmosphere at your venues. Manufacture the mood with low-key lighting that is easily accomplished by stringing white lights, placing luminaries in strategic areas, using rope lighting, torches, uplights, lanterns, tea lights in hurricane lamps, etc. Take a look around your ceremony and reception venues to see how and where you could

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Go ahead, roll up your sleeves and put some elbow grease into your wedding planning. Whether you hire professionals or you DIY the whole thing, research relative costs, seek referrals and compare vendors. Ask lots and lots of questions from those you are purchasing items and services from. Buyer Beware! The simple truth is, you need to be discerning. Check out this info-packed article entitled

If your single friends are less than excited to be outed or you're a little embarrassed about having your brand-new husband reveal your upper thigh in front of Great Grammy and everyone else, then maybe looking at alternatives to tossing your bouquet and garter are for you. So many wedding traditions are rooted in superstition but thankfully have evolved into more accepted practices for our

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Romance in the Victorian era... glancing over your right shoulder you see your love. He’s staring at you. Time stands still before he moves toward you~ carrying a small bouquet.. (Yes, I made this up. I'm a sucker for romance and the idea of a flirtatious exchange of notes and flowers is so romantic). For a variety of reasons, women made and wore small bouquets of flowers (called Tussie-mussies)

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We woke up to snow this morning and while conceding to its beauty, I am ready for Easter and springtime... Spring is about color, new growth, opportunities and certainly weddings. Congratulations if you're newly engaged and beginning to plan for your wedding. Where to start...Some brides believe that a themed-wedding is easiest and least expensive to plan because so many elements of it can be