Video

Video

In the opinion of many there is no better way to preserve the elegance and emotions of a formal wedding than on videotape. From the solemn vows of the nuptial ceremony to the happiness of the reception celebration, all the sights and sounds are captured forever. For...
Timetable

Timetable

Careful planning and scheduling will enable you to truly enjoy every moment of your Wedding Day. Arrangements for a large formal wedding should begin at least 6 months in advance. Following the time frame of this guide will enable your suppliers to provide the best...
Groom’s Checklist

Groom’s Checklist

We know your bride-to-be will appreciate all the help you can give with planning the wedding. Following is a list of planning details easily assumed by the groom.  Six Months  Decide division of financial obligations. (see article) Set budget. Set...
Bridal Crisis Kit

Bridal Crisis Kit

Murphy’s Law states that if anything can go wrong, it will, at the worst possible moment. But you can break Murphy’s Law on your wedding day by being prepared for unwanted emergencies. By putting together a crisis kit, you can save your time, energy and...
Attendants’ Duties

Attendants’ Duties

Maid or Matron of Honor  (Bride’s right-hand woman)  She’s responsible for her own gown and accessories Helps arrange bridal shower Keeps a record of shower and wedding gifts Acts as official witness Unofficially calms the...
Agreements And Contracts

Agreements And Contracts

Any agreements you make with anyone regarding your wedding, from the church to the limousine, should be in writing for your sake. You can’t expect a new hotel banquet manager to honor a verbal commitment made a year before by someone else, when there is nothing...
Your Wedding Shower

Your Wedding Shower

The bridal shower occurs from two months to two weeks before the wedding.  One rule is that immediate family members (mothers, sisters, mothers-in-law) should not give showers because it appears that the family is soliciting gifts.  No one should be invited...
Rehearsal Dinners

Rehearsal Dinners

A dinner following the wedding rehearsal is not a necessity, but it is a lovely way to begin your wedding festivities and allows your attendants and families to relax and get acquainted.  It is traditionally hosted by the groom’s parents in a restaurant,...
Reception Checklist

Reception Checklist

Book facility six months to one year before wedding. Hotels, banquet halls and restaurants offer similar packages. Here is a checklist of items you should consider when choosing a facility. Does price include?  Private room Staff Flexible...
Bachelor/ Bachelorette Party

Bachelor/ Bachelorette Party

The get together known as the “bachelor party” or “stag party,” has recently been joined by a female counterpart known as the bachelorette party.  Like the bachelor party, the bachelorette party has become a celebration of the end of...
Rentals

Rentals

If you have rented an unfurnished hall, you will find yourself in need of some expert advice on setting up your reception or celebration party.  Visit a rental store that specializes in party rentals. Many offer staff consultants to help you with every detail of...
Balloons for the wedding

Balloons for the wedding

Everyone’s spirits soar at the sight of colorful balloons. There are few things more classic, and at the same time more modern, than the festive nature of balloons. New decorating schemes and ideas are endless. A professional decorator, trained in today’s...
Photography Checklist

Photography Checklist

Your wedding memories are going to last a lifetime with proper attention to photographic details. Capturing on film special groupings, events and guests requires careful thought and planning. The number of photos requested will determine costs. Many photographers...
Music Sets The Mood

Music Sets The Mood

Absolutely nothing is as classy and exciting as live entertainment at a wedding reception. Live music sets the mood and ambiance for an enjoyable reception. At the very best and important social affairs, live music is exclusively used for entertainment. The band you...
Disc Jockey Services

Disc Jockey Services

Disc Jockey entertainment is the most popular form of musical entertainment for wedding receptions.  The hallmark of a good DJ is versatility. You should be able to choose from “Oldies,” Country Western, Rock, Big Band and Soul programming. Your...
Avoiding Stress

Avoiding Stress

Anyone who has ever been through a wedding can tell you, the months leading up to your big day can be a time of stress as well as happiness.  Welcome to the wedding jitters…they are about as common as weddings. Luckily there are ways to control your...
Invitations

Invitations

Your wedding invitation can help set the mood and style for your wedding.  Formal wedding invitations are usually engraved and ordered well ahead to allow time for them to be addressed and mailed 6 weeks before the wedding. The most popular size is 4 1/2″ X...
Honeymoon Checklist

Honeymoon Checklist

Traditionally, after a decision has been made regarding your honeymoon, the groom coordinates and completes the arrangements. Be sure to budget out the cost of your honeymoon. Some of the following items may be included in a honeymoon package price. AirfareGround...
Recipe for a Successful Marriage

Recipe for a Successful Marriage

Ingredients: 3 cups – – Tenderness 1 cup – – Commitment 1 cup – – Consideration 1 cup – – Courtesy 2 cups – – Unselfish support 2 cups – – Milk of human kindness 1...
Formal Wear Protocol

Formal Wear Protocol

Formal Wear Protocol – There are several classifications of traditional formal attire: white tie, white tie and tails, black tie and morning coat or daytime.  The term “White tie” refers to the most formal way of dressing. When an...