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Wedding Planning Advice

The "Day Of" Coordinator: What It Is, What It Isn't and Why You Need One

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 02.18.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Let's be honest, not everyone can afford to include a full service wedding planner in their budget. Many couples also choose not to hire a wedding pla...

8 Wedding Trends That Need To Be Retired

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 01.22.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Every year the wedding rules seem to change, and while we love seeing certain trends stick around, there are ones that we just wish would go away. If you're planning your big day right now, here are some trends that we feel just aren't trendy anymore.

Eggnog Spiked With Wedding Advice: How to Preserve Words of Wisdom

Ariane Fisher | Posted 02.22.2015 | Weddings
Ariane Fisher

I can smell it already. The good food and drinks are coming. And so is the marriage advice from Grandma and all your aunties. The holidays are the time when extended family gets together to share good food and unsolicited advice.

What Your Wedding Planner Can Do For You (And What She Can't)

Tracie Domino | Posted 02.15.2015 | Weddings
Tracie Domino

With modern couples juggling careers, family obligations, social engagements and volunteer activities, it's hard to imagine where they can find the hundreds of extra hours needed to plan their wedding.

Timing Is Everything, Especially for Your Reception

Lauren Randolph | Posted 02.10.2015 | Weddings
Lauren Randolph

We must note that these two timelines are based on a plated meal service. If you're hosting a buffet style dinner, it's best to open the line at a specified time, so dancing would typically be after the dinner service (or before and after if your guests love to dance).

5 Ways to Merge Your Different Wedding Styles

Renee Strauss | Posted 01.13.2015 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

Learning how to come together and plan this special day is an ideal way to practice your communication skills --these tools will unlock many doors in your lives for years to come.

7 Tips to Stop Wedding Planning Stress!

Melanie Nolan | Posted 01.13.2015 | Weddings
Melanie Nolan

Every bride-to-be will be here at some point. Something goes wrong, or A LOT goes wrong at once and you feel panic in the pit of your bride-to-be stomach.

Bridal Coaching: The Newest Wedding Vendor Niche as Emotional Meltdowns Rise

Sandy Malone | Posted 01.04.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Most of us will seek out professional counseling or therapy at some point in our lives. So why wouldn't a bride-in-distress get counseling for whatever's got her so worked up during her engagement period?

9 Ways You Can Help Your Friend Plan A Wedding

Posted 11.03.2014 | Good News

On the surface, weddings seem like pure joy: flowing drink, ample food, and awesome dance moves. Not to mention, a radiant couple who's happiness is i...

Here's What Happens When You Leave Your Wedding Guests Unattended

Ariane Fisher | Posted 12.07.2014 | Weddings
Ariane Fisher

We see lots of crazy scenes caught by guests on the WeddingMix cameras or uploaded with the app. Here's a video montage of some of our recent favorite scenes of wedding guests at play. And don't worry, the miniature groomsman did survive the bullfight.

3 Tips for Sending the Perfect Thank You Card

Raquel Kelley | Posted 12.03.2014 | Weddings
Raquel Kelley

While the big day may be over, your duty is not done. Trust me, people are waiting on that one last final element. So here are three tips to make sure you are doing everything you can do to say "Thank You."

What to Do If Somebody in Your Family Is Unhappy You're Getting Married

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.29.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Somebody else should do the drunk-wrangling and babysitting while you dance and have fun. If somebody is being negative on your big day, avoid them. You have lots of other guests to visit with and enjoy your night.

5 Wedding Planning Realities All Brides And Grooms Should Know

Bridal Guide | Posted 11.27.2014 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

As helpful and inspirational as social media is for brides, it can also be our worst nightmare in terms of budget.

Why Do Weddings Cost SO Much?

Lauren Grove | Posted 11.11.2014 | Weddings
Lauren Grove

I asked the same exact question when I was planning my wedding. And I never really figured it out until AFTER my wedding when I started working in the industry, learning the ins and outs and what it really takes for a wedding to happen.

Why We Didn't Hire a Wedding Planner... But Wish We Had

Reflective Bride | Posted 10.28.2014 | Weddings
Reflective Bride

Until you really get into the preparations for your big day, it is impossible to fathom how much work is involved and how many details need to be taken care of.

11 Crazy Characters You'll Encounter While Wedding Planning

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 10.01.2014 | Weddings
Alessandra Macaluso

Weddings are beautiful and wonderful -- the most exciting time of your life. But let's be serious: they also tend to conjure up the crazy in many people.

3 Reasons for Lag-Time Between Your Wedding Ceremony and Reception; 3 Reasons It's a Bad Idea

Sandy Malone | Posted 10.01.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

The question of whether or not it's okay to have a break in the action between your wedding ceremony and reception festivities comes up a lot in wedding planning.

6 Wedding Tips for Parents of the Happy Couple

Reflective Bride | Posted 09.17.2014 | Weddings
Reflective Bride

Planning a wedding, though wonderful and romantic, can be a very straining process and there are some small things you as a parent can do to make things a little bit easier on the bride and groom.

Big Wedding, Big Problems?

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 08.27.2014 | Weddings
Alessandra Macaluso

My mother thinks I'm crazy. So much, that she can't stand when I talk to my newly-engaged sister, for fear that I am "negatively influencing her." And all I did was get married.

10 Old, New, Borrowed And Blue Accessories For The Modern Bride

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 08.12.2014 | Weddings
Zoey Gulmi

While you've probably already chosen the perfect venue, a photographer to capture your most precious moments, and a wedding dress that's sure to make your groom's heart skip a beat, you may have overlooked one important tradition.

The One Question You Should Ask Your Wedding Photographer

G.E. Masana | Posted 07.23.2014 | Weddings
G.E. Masana

If you're a wedding couple looking for more significant photos with meaning, then here's what to do when you interview photographers.

DIY Ideas for Incorporating Children into Second Weddings

Rachel Sherman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Weddings
Rachel Sherman

A second marriage is different. It starts with a second wedding. This wedding is also different. First of all, you are an old hat. Second of all, much of the weight is (hopefully) lifted.

11 Things Wedding Planners Can't Say To Your Face

Posted 05.12.2014 | Weddings

By Elizabeth Mitchell for Brides Your planner is there to help you bring your dream wedding to life. That said, a wedding planner is not your perso...

Your Wedding, Your Way: Wedding Planning and Design Tips

Clane Gessel | Posted 06.28.2014 | Weddings
Clane Gessel

Personality is the keyword here. A wedding's style should be a reflection of the couple's personality; it should tell a unique story about the bride and groom and define the feeling of the event.

8 Ways To Survive Wedding Season Without Breaking The Bank

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Weddings
Diane Gottsman

Weddings are joyful occasions, but they can also be stressful for guests who must make decisions on finances, shower and wedding gifts, time off from work and attire.