What should you do if you don’t want to be a bridesmaid? What if you RSVPed yes to a wedding, and now you can’t make it? As a bride, are you required to give everyone a plus-one? Do you have to send handwritten thank-you notes, and how long do you have to do it? Clearly, attending—and throwing—a wedding doesn’t come without a million and one questions, many of which can veer into sticky, awkward, potentially friendship-ruining territory.
We talked to two pros—international etiquette expert Sharon Schweitzer, author and founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, and Michael Cerbelli, CEO and president of New York City wedding and event planning firm Cerbelli Creative, who worked on Billy Joel and Sir Paul McCartney’s weddings—to get their insight on the most fraught and sensitive wedding-related situations. Continue reading →
Once again a great post from Brides Magazine. Here is some good advice in the wedding guest area. You don’t have to invite everyone. If you want to see more stories like this, but also want to see great videos, pictures, articles and maybe lots of crazy pet videos… Please “Like” our Facebook Page.
Deciding who makes the guest list is no easy thing (seriously, we don’t envy you). But making an already tough task even more difficult, says Sarah Glick, wedding planner at Brilliant Event Planning in New York City, “is the unspoken social expectation that anyone and everyone you interact with on a daily basis needs to be invited — read: your boss, your coworkers, the dog walker.” She’s here to tell you that’s not the case and give you five guests you can strike from your list, stat. Continue reading →
Once again a great post from Sandy Malone and Brides Magazine. Listen up guys… this Bud’s for you. I love the first one “You can’t behave lie one of the Wedding Guests”. If you want to see more stories like this, but also want to see great videos, pictures, articles and maybe lots of crazy pet videos… Please “Like” our Facebook Page.
Some brides and grooms plan every detail of their big day together. Sometimes, the bride does the bulk of the planning work, but the groom participates in making big decisions. Every once awhile, the groom has no clue what the bride has planned for their wedding weekend until it arrives, and they’re both just fine with that.
In fact, as long as the bride and groom are comfortable, it doesn’t matter if the groom has a single clue of what’s going to happen once the wedding festivities start. It’s okay if he has the “tell me where to be and when” philosophy if the bride’s agreed to that. It means she can plan whatever she wants, no questions asked. The only time it becomes a problem is when the wedding festivities begin, and the groom continues to behave as though he were a guest instead of the host. Continue reading →
Bachelorette parties can be a blast, but a large, random group, poorly planned festivities, or an unhappy bride-to-be can turn a fun night into a total disaster. One of the easiest ways to ensure a great time? Think ahead. Learn these common bachelorette party mistakes so that your next round of festivities is all smiles and smooth sailing.
To avoid any hurt feelings, it’s important to go over the guest list with the bride-to-be. When it comes to who should or shouldn’t be invited – from relatives to random friends – she knows best. Plus, she’ll be able to help organize the rooms so that everyone feels comfortable within the group. Continue reading →
Whether it’s a call on the drive home from work or a pow-wow in the kitchen as soon as you both walk in, a quick check-in with your spouse will get you both on the same page. ‘Sometimes it is planning coordination for which kid is going where and other times it is catching up on what’s going on in both of our worlds,’ say Melissa and Aaron Sauser, of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
LAUGH A LITTLE
Turn on the comedy channel, tell a joke, or buy a cartoon-a-day calendar, and then share the giggles. ‘There is nothing like the unity that comes when you are both laughing together about the same thing at the same time,’ say Amy and Vaughan Nelson, of Lacey, Washington. The key to a great laugh fest? ‘It can’t be at the other person’s expense!’ Amy adds. Continue reading →
All of my single girlfriends who are doing the online dating thing know my golden rule: Don’t be afraid to message him first. I once used this strategy and ended up dating one guy for two-and-a-half years. He told me shortly after we got together that he wanted to message me first, but was too intimidated and assumed I would just blow him off.
Ten months ago, my best friend followed my golden rule and reached out to a guy. He said that he had never seen her profile pop up on the site before, and was actually about to cancel his membership. Today, he’s no longer on the site—because his relationship with my BFF is still going strong. “He says that me reaching out to him made me seem really confident and like I knew what I wanted,” she says. Continue reading →
Spring is here time to start booking those outdoor venues for your tented wedding. New England is the absolute best place to enjoy the beautiful environment on that special day. We are affiliated with almost all of the venues available and could help you find that special location that speaks to you. Visit our website for some great pictures and information. Remember we are just a phone call away.
Here is a good article on long term relationships from our friend at Glamour Magazine. Check it out it is very insightful.
When you think about the times when you’re most happy in your relationship, you might picture sharing an inside joke or doing something together that you both love. At least those were the most popular answers among the 5,000 people surveyed by Dr. Meg John Barker and Professor Jacqui Gabb, authors of The Secrets of Enduring Love: How to Make Relationships Last. If your image of what’s best about your relationship takes place in the bedroom, it turns out you’re actually in the minority—sex didn’t even make the top 10. Continue reading →
Spring is here time to start booking those outdoor venues for your tented wedding. New England is the absolute best place to enjoy the beautiful environment on that special day. We are affiliated with almost all of the venues available and could help you find that special location that speaks just to you. Visit our website for some great pictures and information. Remember we are just a phone call away.
Here is a good article on relationship finances and what to do from our friends at self.com. Check it out it is very insightful.
It’s no surprise that money is one of the biggest reasons couples fight, given that it’s a huge factor in determining your stress, happiness, and the kind of life you live in general. But it’s also extremely personal, and sometimes talking to someone about finances can feel almost as intimate as standing in front of them completely naked. But when you’re in a relationship, pushing money talks under the rug is a guaranteed way to stumble over them later, probably at the most inconvenient time. Here, 11 money-related chats every couple needs to have in order to be as blissed out as possible. Continue reading →
We have all heard the expression “the luck of the Irish”. When a bride begins planning a wedding based on Irish customs, it is very true that much of what she does will be based on trying to bring good luck to the marriage and to shun bad luck at the same time. Irish weddings are rich with traditions, some of which are very familiar to Americans, and others which may not be. From Claddagh rings to beautiful marriage vows to mischievous fairies, this is a look into the wedding customs, superstition, and lucky traditions of Ireland. Continue reading →
Many of today’s common wedding traditions and superstitions actually originated in ancient myth and folklore when it was thought that engaged couples were particularly vulnerable to bad luck and evil spirits right before their wedding day.
Some traditions are commonplace, such as the bride not being seen in her wedding dress by the groom before the ceremony, others are unique and vary widely between cultures; all are thought to either ward off bad luck or surround the bride and groom with good luck… Continue reading →