The Scent of a Wedding
Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:00
The bride may wear white, well, in most cases she does, but that doesn’t mean the floral designers have to restrict their color palette or rein in their imagination.
Dressing for a Lifetime of Happiness
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 00:00
Thirty years ago this July, I walked down the aisle in my beautiful wedding gown from Kleinfeld. I was one of thousands of brides-to-be, who took the pilgrimage to their then location in Brooklyn, where the bridal mecca boasted more couture wedding dresses than any other store in the world.
Beyond the Dress: Stay True to Your Look
Monday, 26 March 2012 00:00
For most women, their wedding dress takes center stage when planning a wedding. As such, it sets the tone for the whole event. Everything else follows in the footsteps of the dress.
Making Beautiful Wedding Music Together
You will remember your wedding day for the rest of your life, and the music that accompanies it plays a huge role. You have got to make sure you do it right, and there are a lot of decisions to make.
The Ring, Please
While you’re not likely to focus on a girl’s engagement ring at her wedding, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see it before and after.
Let Them Eat Cake, and Cupcakes
Tuesday, 13 March 2012 00:00
The centerpiece of a reception, the grand wedding cake is tantamount to the flowers, the music, and the wedding gown. Moreover, the cutting of the cake is practically up there with exchanging the marriage vows.
The Honeymoon, The First of Many Adventures
Honeymoons can be a lot of pressure. What is really just a married couple going on a vacation carries the weight of being the end of a year’s worth of wedding planning and the beginning of, well, forever.
A Groom's Quest
After gathering up the courage to propose, picking up my grandmother’s engagement ring (from a FedEx depot) and presenting it to my bride-to-be, I figured my work was mostly done.
A Sixpence and Then Some
Monday, 12 March 2012 00:00
Off the Gift-Registry Reservation
Sunday, 11 March 2012 16:36
You’re invited to the wedding and you want to buy the happy couple a gift they’ll remember. But you, a long-married bride, browse through their online registry and gasp. You know she’ll never use that compote, and she should have already purchased pillow case protectors at this stage of their relationship.
Second Time's a Charm
Sunday, 11 March 2012 16:27
If it’s your second time around, many wedding experts say it’s perfectly fine to think fresh and to ignore the advice of family and friends. Besides, you’ll be paying for everything, right?
Making Your List, and Checking it at Least Twice
The happiest time in your life can quickly become a whirlwind of tasks that can overwhelm the most organized bride. Here is a helpful checklist to keep the stress down and the wedding on track.
Put Your Dream Dress Away
Friday, 09 March 2012 00:00
Ask any of my single friends, and most can tell you down to the fine details what their wedding day will look like. They know the season, the venue, which flowers they’ll carry, and, most of all, exactly what their dress will look like. They know everything, except perhaps the identity of the groom.
Location, Location, Location
Friday, 09 March 2012 00:00
“And just think,” said the Harvard Club Events Manager, “the wedding party will have the special pleasure of using glassware and plates all bearing the Harvard logo!”