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3 Things To Consider When Divvying Up The Holidays As Newlyweds

Kristen Rocco | Posted 11.20.2015 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

On Christmas Day last year, I boarded a plane along with my husband. Not to either one of our family's locations. We had decided to take a trip of a lifetime instead. Destination: Zurich, Switzerland.

Pinterest and the Peanut Gallery

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 11.19.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Getting engaged is one of the most exciting moments is a person's life. The ring goes on, someone says "yes" and fingers crossed the other someone thought to hire a photographer to catch it all. Bubbly gets popped, phone calls are made, it becomes Facebook official, ring bling on Instagram, hashtags galore, and then before you can see the view from Cloud 9, "it" begins.

2016 Wedding Trends: Top 10

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 11.13.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

With the rise in popularity of short engagements, even if there is no ring on your finger (yet), if one is going to be there soon, there's no harm in knowing what's hot and what's not for next year.

Top 10 'Crisis-Averted' Wedding Moments

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 11.03.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

A good magician never reveals his or her tricks, and a wedding planner is a lot like a magician. There are some smoke and mirrors, and on the day of the wedding, the disasters that happen are fixed by the planner before the couple even notices. My favorite question to get from my clients when they return from their honeymoon is, "What went wrong that we didn't know about?" Here are my Top 10 answers.

Let's Go Shopping... for Vendors

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 10.26.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

The longer your engagement, the more choices you will have, so if you are getting married in under a year, you should start your search the day after that ring goes on.

The Plugged-in Paradox: Why Always Being Connected Makes It Harder to Connect

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

Take a moment to look around the next time you're in a meeting, at a social event, waiting in line or walking down the street. You'll likely find yourself surrounded by people staring at a smartphone or other digital device. Chances are you'll join them. What's going on here?

All In The Timing

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 10.15.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Wedding planning can be a hectic adventure from the moment that ring gets slipped onto a finger. From picking the date, to selecting the venue and all of your vendors, it is a roller coaster ride that needs serious management. This is why you hire a planner, but you already knew I was going to say that.

3 Strategies to Plan Your Wedding On Your Own Terms

Kristen Rocco | Posted 10.13.2015 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

It's hard to refrain from the barrage of questions that come when someone you know has gotten engaged. And everyone is legitimately so happy for you. But when you're the bride or groom, it can get stressful.

10 Things a Wedding Planner Is Not

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 10.07.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

If you're a bride or a groom and searching for a wedding planner, here are a list of things that a planner probably won't be able to help you out with. And, if you are in a wedding party, or going to a wedding where a planner will be there, you should read this list too. Trust me.

3 Meaningful Ways to Capture Your Love Story On Your Wedding Day

Kristen Rocco | Posted 10.06.2015 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

These are just three meaningful ways to capture your love story on your wedding day. But there are many more. Use your unique creativity to uncover the perfect way to share your love story with your wedding guests and with your family.

Getting Married in a Hurricane

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 10.01.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

"Our" hurricane season in the Northeast coincides with wedding season. Yet with all of the planning that goes on, even if there is a Plan B for outdoor weddings, there rarely is a Plan C for power outages and flooding. Sandy taught everyone in the wedding industry some powerful lessons, but the problem is, many people have forgotten them.

The Top 10 (I Guarantee It) Complaints on "Four Weddings"

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 09.29.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

First of all, I miss the show "Four Weddings" with a passion. If you never watched this on TLC, you were missing out! Here you are, reading a wedding blog, and yet you've never seen the wedding competition show to end all wedding shows. Shame!

Rick Ross Gets Engaged To Girlfriend Lira Galore

Us Weekly | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.18.2015 | Entertainment

Just call him Rock-y Rozay! Rapper Rick Ross is engaged to marry his girlfriend, Lira Galore, she revealed on Thursday, Sept. 17....

Musings About Engaged Brains

Amy Brann | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Brann

We spend a lot of time looking at neuroscientific research relating to how people work, and bridging the gap between that and I'm constantly amazed at how impactful the game changing insights we share are in making it easier for people to wake up excited on Monday mornings and feel fulfilled on Friday afternoons.

Planner First, Everything Else Second

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 08.27.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Maybe you like a challenge. You want the drama. Well, if that's the case, then jump in headfirst and pick up a planner along the way. Book the venue, stretch the budget, and when you're really feeling the heat, hire a planner.

The Sacredness of the Appointment

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 08.20.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

There are countless times as a wedding planner where I see a complete lack of respect for a person's time. This blog is basically a question posed to everyone, which is this: why do you put up with it when you don't have to?

The Ten Commandments of Wedding Planning

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 08.14.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Whether or not you follow the actual Ten Commandments, these are the ones you really need if you're planning a wedding!

All in the Family

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 08.05.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Think about the idea of hating your flowers/music/photographs that your brother/sister/cousin provided. Will you be able to be honest with them like you would a vendor you never met before?

Advice For A Doubtful Bride

Giulia Rozzi | Posted 07.29.2015 | Divorce
Giulia Rozzi

Since I wrote the article Seven Signs It's More Than Just Cold Feet and toured with my solo show Bad Bride I have received a number of emails from strangers asking for advice. I wanted to share one of those messages (edited for anonymity) and my reply because I think the conversation may be helpful for others that feel stuck in a relationship.

Let It Go, Let It Go...

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 07.15.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

There are certain aspects of your wedding that you can organize and put together, but during the planning process you will have two choices: let it go, or let yourself go crazy.

Cheers: How to Toast at a Wedding

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Everyone has been to a wedding where there were either too many toasts given or too much detail given in the toasts. You sit there, drink in hand, wondering when the toast or speech is going to end or you simply try to tune out details that you really didn't want to know about the couple.

Wedding Dates to Avoid Like the Plague

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.25.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

I realize I'm probably not going to make a lot of friends with this post, but I've heard plenty of "date" complaints about weddings -- so this is necessary!

Chris Soules: Is It Over Before It Begins?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

Why do so many of these relationships, whether they begin on the television show or in an out of the ordinary setting, end sooner rather than later?

Sometimes You Don't Need a Planner

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.05.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

This blog probably seems odd to be written by a planner, but hear me out. Not everyone should hire a planner. That's not to say that everyone doesn't need a planner, but for those people that cannot get out of their own way, a planner might not be for you.

What 'Type' of Planner Will You Need?

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.29.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Below is a list of the types of planners that are out there, and it's up to you to decide which one is a match for you! Kind of like picking out a pair or shoes, or your favorite vodka. Whatever.