Never send an email that says "What do you charge?" or any other form of that question. Sure, you need to know the costs to see if you can even afford the vendor -- I get it. But you aren't picking up a pair of shoes here.
Yes, you are making decisions, spending money, and thinking about all the details. But if you don't remember to relax, breathe, have fun, and savor the moments with the person you love, you'll forget to enjoy yourself in the process.
When I look on Facebook and see all of the wonderful comments and likes on my 2012 wedding photos, I'm thinking, "Dang. I wish I could have invited her" and "Crap. He is such an awesome friend/party guest/cool dude. I wish he could have come."
If they aren't registered anywhere, that is code for: Give us money. Odds are, you will go to the reception and see a card box, which is where you drop off a card that should have a check in it. That vacuum that you think they need? It doesn't fit in a card box for a reason.
My advice for the brides? Stop trying to demand your groom to chime in. He picked you, he proposed, he's done. Otherwise, don't complain when you wind up with fire-breathing, car crushing robots at your reception with x-box games available during cocktail hour.
On our wedding day, I could have easily let the missing cake affect my attitude. Ted could have, too. If we'd chosen not to laugh at it, but instead to stress over it, our wedding day would have been marked with tension and negativity. But it wasn't.
If you're planning a wedding you'll likely encounter some of the obstacles that are inevitable along the way. But at least now you can enter the race with some training under your belt. I'll be on the sidelines, cheering you on.
Ever been to a wedding where someone's outfit got more attention than the couple getting married? Or where a mishap with the bride's dress created a completely unplanned distraction? These people have -- and they told us their most outrageous wedding attire stories.
While you may know the basics to sticking within your budget -- not overdoing it with over-the-top florals or spending 40 percent of your total budget on a dress, for example -- there are some less obvious ways that you may be racking up costs without even realizing it.
Color is the new white! Straying from the customary Queen Victoria inspired "white dress," brides are flocking to Pinterest, Rock N Roll Bride and Green Wedding Shoes for inspiration on how to make their day as vibrant and unique as they are.
If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that their aunt or mom's best friend 'did' weddings, I'd be able to retire. People attend weddings and don't realize how much work actually goes into making them successful.