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Bridey, Don't Let Your Wedding Planning Become a Game of 'Monkey in the Middle'!

Bitchless Bride | Posted 11.18.2015 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Bridey, I gotta ask you a question... Who's in charge? Who's wearing the pants? And, I'm not talking about your relationship with your sig other. Not only is it none of my business, but I don't give a sh*t.

Putting Your Stamp On It: Elements of YOU on Your Wedding Day

Kristen Rocco | Posted 10.21.2015 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

In yesteryear (is that a word I really just used?!), weddings were pretty straightforward. There was the cake, flowers, venue, decor, and music. Brides chose things that her and her fiancé liked, but she was less concerned with it reflecting their personality as a couple. Times have a-changed.

What if Your Wedding Vendors Reviewed You, Bridey?

Bitchless Bride | Posted 10.14.2015 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

If there was a site for vendors to review brides in the same way you very publicly review us, would that change your behavior during wedding planning? Would it change how you treat people knowing that your behavior and conduct could leave a lasting impression not only on your vendors, but on your career too?

Here's What You Need To Know About Tipping Wedding Vendors

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 08.31.2015 | Weddings

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct infor...

Who Can Brides Trust? How to Know Which Wedding Vendor Recommendations Are Actually Reliable

Renee Strauss | Posted 08.26.2015 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

Even though a bride may have dreamed about planning her wedding for years, actually doing the planning can become totally overwhelming. Even small decisions can be difficult and fraught with doubt.

This Video Perfectly Sums Up Why Weddings Are So Damn Expensive

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 08.05.2015 | Weddings

The prices of wedding vendors are notoriously hard to gauge -- many do not list costs on their websites. On top of that, it's hard for engag...

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?

Beware of Wedding Vendors Who Claim They Can Provide All Services

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.22.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

You can either be a wedding planner, or a minister, or a caterer, or an innkeeper, or the DJ, or the florist, or a travel agent, or a photographer, or a hairstylist -- but you cannot do more than one of these jobs effectively at the same wedding.

Beautiful Wedding Decor Also Needs to Actually Work for the Event

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.16.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Pinterest has become an amazing channel to market my own services, and Instagram is a hoot because you see the good, bad, and the truly ugly from other weddings all posted by wedding guests. But what's important for brides and grooms to realize is that not everything that looks pretty is functional.

Sam Stein

Wedding Vendors Gear Up For A $ame-$ex Wedding Boom | Sam Stein | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's ruling that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional represents the culmination of a decades-long politi...

2 Thumbs Up! But Does It Really Matter?

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.11.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

The best way to handle reviews is to take them with a grain of salt. While you can't always consider the source since most reviews are anonymous, just take the good with the bad (or the good with the better) and interview vendors on your own.

Wedding Vendors Who Don't Want to Service Same-Sex Weddings Should Get Out of the Wedding Business

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Sandy Malone

In the spirit of love and Valentine's Day, I'd like to ask all my colleagues in the wedding planning industry to take a moral inventory of how they're running their businesses.

5 Critical Elements That Make a Wedding Trade Show Worth Participating In

Renee Strauss | Posted 03.23.2015 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

As a vendor, determining the event at which you should showcase your work -- and for which you should spend your hard-earned money to do so -- continues to be the million-dollar question.

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?

What Do You Value in Your Vendors?

Joelle Duff | Posted 12.16.2014 | Weddings
Joelle Duff

The debate over how much of ourselves we should share online will never go away, regardless of whether or not you are a wedding professional. But is oversharing always a bad thing?

Building Your Wedding Business: Your Network Is Your Net Worth

Renee Strauss | Posted 08.17.2014 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

Let's face it: There are tens or even hundreds of great vendors per category -- and many who never make those "lists" are incredible at their jobs. So, how do you get referrals you need to grow your business? By creating powerful relationships.

5 Cardinal Sins Committed by Wedding Photographers That Guarantee We Will Never Refer Them

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.03.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Photographers aren't like wedding planners. They see things at a wedding through a completely different prism. And that's the whole point of hiring a ...

Finding the Right "Fit:" Do You, Bride, Take This Vendor?

Renee Strauss | Posted 07.22.2014 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

Over the years, I learned that determining your core customer one of the most important things a wedding vendor or company must do in order to be fruitful.

5 Questions to Answer Before You Start Interviewing Wedding Planners

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.13.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

We like to pretend we make magic happen, but wedding planners don't actually read minds. We work on details, facts and numbers.

8 Wedding Planning Secrets From the Insiders

Judith Johnson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Weddings
Judith Johnson

Your wedding day will not be perfect, but a great team of vendors can make sure it's as close as possible.

Being a Bridezilla Can Destroy Your Whole Wedding Planning Experience -- Tips for Behaving Yourself

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.18.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

A little bit of honey goes a long way...

Should You Break Up With Your Vendor?

Renee Strauss | Posted 05.12.2014 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

It is easy to be influenced by a professional, but this is your very special day, so make sure your requests are heard. Get what you want. But, to do so, you'll need to know what you want -- and that means you need to do your homework.

3 Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Officiant

Glamour | Posted 11.30.2013 | Weddings

Since the whole point of the wedding is the getting married part, it's important to consider who'll be doing the marrying -- and to ensure that the marriage will be legal.

6 Weddings Instagram Accounts You Aren't Following (But Should Be)

Kelsey Borresen | Posted 09.26.2013 | Weddings

With so many amazing wedding Instagram accounts to choose from, it's hard to know if you're following the right ones. Some are givens -- BHLDN, Jose V...

The Simple Thing You Must Do For Your Vendors

Posted 09.23.2013 | Weddings

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct inform...