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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!

Eight Hints for Keeping Peace at Your Wedding

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 06.12.2015 | Weddings
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Whose wedding is this anyway? Yours? Yes! Your financé's? Yes. But many others lay claim to the event.Your own parents may see it as their graduation party. Your grandparents may see it as the culmination of their life's work. Your siblings may want to make you queen for a day or share the limelight.

It Ain't Easy Being an in-Law

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 06.10.2015 | Weddings
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Any family relationship is complex, but in-law relationships are particularly difficult because they have the obligations and expectations of family without the benefits of intimacy, comfort, and support.

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.

We Need to Remember... Why We're Getting Married

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.19.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Why are you having 500 people at an over the top banquet hall that you cannot afford? Do you need to impress these people? Is that how you want to remember your wedding?

10 Ways to Drive Your Planner Crazy

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.07.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

As a planner, I am often drowning in difficult and unattainable requests from clients. While I'd like to think that I'm great at handing the impossible and making dreams come true, there are some things that clients do that just take it to the next level of impossible.

Vendor Shopping: More Than "What Do You Charge?"

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.29.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

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.

10 Tips To Save Thousands On Your Wedding

Williesha Morris | Posted 06.23.2015 | Weddings
Williesha Morris

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."

10 Ways To Be The Absolute Worst Wedding Guest

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.22.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

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.

Grooms: You're Doing It Wrong

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.17.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

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.

Groom Photobombs Wife In A Seriously Adorable Wedding Shoot

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.17.2015 | Weddings

As far as photobombing wedding photos goes, it's not usually the groom doing it. But when Waleed Abbasi and Sidra Zahid were posing for their wed...

5 Big Conversations You Should Have Before Saying 'I Do'

The Knot | Posted 05.14.2015 | Weddings
The Knot

You already know there are a few touchy issues engaged couples are "supposed" to talk about before making it official.

Who Pays for What?

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.05.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

There is an old saying that you should always remember: "He who has the gold, makes the rules." Basically, if the parents are writing the checks, they are also writing the rules.

10 Corners You Should Never Cut When Planning A Wedding

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.06.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Sure, you might be super close with someone that has DJ'd a few parties, and maybe you do like the idea of your cousin as your officiant. Trust us, keep your friends and family as guests at your wedding and not as vendors.

2015 Wedding Trends

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 03.24.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

In honor of 2015, here are 15 wedding trends that you will be seeing throughout the year. You may recognize some of these trends from last year, and even years past.

The Secret To Amazing Wedding Photos

Bre Thurston | Posted 03.11.2015 | Weddings
Bre Thurston

I've been a wedding photographer for 5 years. I've photographed young couples, old couples, straight couples, gay couples, Christian couples, Jewish couples, affluent couples, budget couples, and yet one thing remains the same. People are most beautiful when they laugh.

The Latest Groom Trend Is...

The Knot | Posted 01.13.2015 | Weddings
The Knot

The latest look for grooms to rock is lumberjack style -- we're talking about plaid flannel shirts, pine cone boutonnieres, woolen vests and hiking boots.

13 Dreamy Destination Weddings We'd Travel To In An Instant

The Knot | Posted 12.14.2014 | Weddings
The Knot

By Simone Hill for TheKnot.com These creative ideas -- and the pros behind them -- used local culture and scenery in amazing ways that take destinati...

5 Ways To Be An Awesome Groomsman

Stephanie Herbst | Posted 11.19.2014 | Weddings
Stephanie Herbst

Even if you feel like you've got this groomsman thing under control, we guarantee there's something on this list that will be helpful for anyone who's about to help a friend or family member take the plunge.

Wedding Reception Games and Unique Ideas to Keep Wedding Guests Happy!

Stephanie Herbst | Posted 11.12.2014 | Weddings
Stephanie Herbst

Let's face it: you'll be much too busy primping, posing for photos, and getting married to worry about whether or not every single guest is enjoying themselves. So why not plan ahead and find great ways to entertain guests and minimize potential wedding stress?

How to Stay in Your Lane During the Planning Process

Summer McLane | Posted 11.11.2014 | Weddings
Summer McLane

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.

Worst Wedding Day Ever: I Should Have Made a Run for the Border

Fiona Finn | Posted 10.28.2014 | Weddings
Fiona Finn

Another odd moment was as I arrived at the church my grandma Beatty, my mother's mother, whispered in my ear that I didn't have to go through with this marriage. Did she know something I didn't?

Top 4 Sites to Rent From for All Your Wedding Fashion Needs

Leila Lewis | Posted 01.13.2015 | Weddings
Leila Lewis

They find DIY hacks on Pinterest, comparison shop online and opt for off-season wedding dates. Now a new service is becoming more and more popular -- renting and returning for your wedding, particularly with fashion.

25 Things You Should Never Say To A Bride Or Groom

Wedding Wire | Posted 08.12.2014 | Weddings

By Alex Merriman for WeddingWire If you’re chatting with a bride- or groom-to-be within the last few weeks leading up to their wedding, here are ...