2013 Spring Wedding

The baby dilemma: Pros and cons of including them at your wedding

You’ve been to weddings where babies are in attendance and you’ve been to weddings where babies are not in attendance. There are pros and cons to each. When they’re happy, babies can make wonderful additions to a wedding; when they’re out of sorts, they can be terrors. You...

Packing for destination weddings

In a 2012 study of destination weddings conducted by The Knot Market Intelligence, a research wing of TheKnot.com, researchers found that 350,000 destination weddings occur each year. That figure means nearly one in four couples who tied the knot in 2011 had a destination wedding, a roughly five ...

Bouquet bravado: Choosing your colors

Brides have been carrying bouquets for hundreds of years. In ancient times, bridal bouquets generally consisted of garlic, herbs and spices to keep evil spirits away. By Victorian times, fresh flowers had replaced the garlic, herbs and spices, and many of these flowers carried special meanings, l...

Determining if a destination wedding is for you

When the time comes to walk down the aisle, more and more couples are choosing to make the procession in a far-off land. Destination weddings are on the rise, with researchers at TheKnot.com reporting that roughly one in four couples who tied the knot in 2011 chose to have a destination wedding.

Courthouse I Do's

Some brides have been dreaming of their wedding day since they were little girls and only a big to-do at their church or a resort will suffice. Others opt for smaller affairs with fewer guests at a local venue. Some abandon with tradition altogether and exchange vows at the courthouse. Whi...

Bridesmaids: Finding a gown they all will love

Close friends and family members are an important component of a couple's wedding day. Individuals who are especially close to the bride and groom are often asked to become members of the wedding party, which means a bride-to-be will be asking one or more women to play an integral role in the cel...

Get married. Give back.

When the wedding invitations start going out, one of the first things that comes to mind for guests are gifts. What should they get the bride and groom? What does the couple need? To solve the problem, many couples set up a registry at various businesses, which lists gifts on their wish list. Tra...

Variety is the spice of life with wedding cuisine

Weddings are a celebration wherein guests look forward to the reception as much as the actual ceremony, and the food served at the wedding is often hotly anticipated. Wedding receptions feature a bevy of different foods to tempt the palates of those in attendance. From appetizers served du...

Honeymoon on a dime

While some newlyweds can still afford to cap off their big day in grand style with a trip for two to someplace exotic, there are many who can’t. Once they’ve paid for the wedding, there is little left for a honeymoon. Fortunately, you can still have a great honeymoon on a shoestring b...

Wedding of Karla Good and Joseph St. Peter

Traditional weddings are still a popular choice for couples looking to tie the knot, though there is some stiff competition when it comes to planning and executing the perfect ceremony these days. Far more options are available now to signify and celebrate coupling than most folks might have cons...