2014 Wedding SPRING

Best wedding reception foods

The best wedding reception foods delight both the bridal couple and their guests. Guests care about what they are eating at a wedding reception. The bridal couple must decide how their wedding reception food fits their theme, activities and atmosphere. If the food is to be the focal point ...

Destination weddings: Things to consider

Surveys reflect a growing trend of couples who want to tailor their weddings to their own personalities, even if that means tying the knot in exotic or unusual locales. According to a study from XO Group Inc., creator of wedding websites TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com, 350,000 destinatio...

Finding a dress to build a dream on

Brides come in all shapes and sizes as do bridal gowns. When flipping through magazines or watching popular bridal programs including “Say Yes To the Dress,” it’s easy to find a dress to build a dream on. The challenge is to find a dress that suits the bride’s figur...

For the groom: Tuxedo purchasing pointers

Gentlemen getting ready to tie the knot will have to make certain wardrobe choices so they look their best on their big days. Although many grooms-to-be rent tuxedos on their wedding days, it may be more cost-effective to purchase a tuxedo. Tuxedos are the ultimate formal wear for men. Wor...

Sample sales: Not for the faint of heart

For those who don’t remember Filene’s “Running of the Brides” sale, it was the store’s annual one-day event where brides could shop for their dream dresses at bargain prices. Every year, television footage showed a stampede of eager brides and their entourages floodi...

Selecting a wedding planner

Planning a wedding is often both fun and frustrating. While planning a party for friends and family can be fun, couples can easily be overwhelmed by the nuts and bolts of planning such a significant event. Interviewing vendors, negotiating prices and arranging for accommodations are just a...

Sun Journal

The McShane wedding was fun and personalized

For most couples tying the knot, the wedding event is a time to celebrate love and have a big, fun party surrounded by family and friends. When Joe and Cyndi McShane, of Auburn, got married in June 2013, they wanted an elegant wedding followed by fun festivities, and instead of just inviting thei...

Save-the-date card etiquette

Many couples find that tradition reigns supreme when planning a weddings. Certain traditions, such as fathers walking their daughters down the aisle and grooms sharing a dance with their mothers at the reception, are moments to cherish. Though such traditions have withstood the test of tim...

New times, new traditions: Modern wedding trends from stock-the-bar parties to social networking sites

Modern wedding trends that are building new traditions. (BPT) -- More and more, weddings are taking place in the height of fall foliage, heart of winter and prime holiday season, including the ever-popular New Year's Eve ceremony to ring in the new year. But it's not just the wedding seaso...

Wedding dates to avoid

Some couples are excited by the prospect of hosting their weddings during holiday weekends. After all, having off on a Friday or a Monday provides an extra day for recovery or planning the wedding. But holiday weekends might not be embraced by potential guests. Travel costs and accommodati...