It's not like you listen exclusively to elevator music or your wardrobe consists entirely of muted gray pantsuits and boring brown blouses. So why, on one of the most important days in your life, would you accept anything less than a perfectly personalized wedding reception?
No rest for the weary bride! Even after you've booked the photographer, DJ and cake baker, you've got to put all the pieces of the puzzle together into a fabulous reception. A solid time line will help you pull off the party -- we've got one you'll love.
A $30,000 wedding with a guest list of 150 means you're paying $200 per person. That's $40 per hour for a 5-hour party. But if your guests are bored to tears, they leave after dinner ... and you've blown $120. Our tips will make sure that doesn't happen.
He was the man in your life for the first 18 years, so be sure to honor Dad on your wedding day. Whether you want to share a laugh while you're spinning around the dance floor, or cry on Daddy's shoulder to a sentimental ballad, we've got a song for you.
Your dress is couture, your bouquet is one-of-a-kind, and your venue is completely original. Of course you're not going to have a boring white wedding cake. Your guests will go gaga for these sweet treats.
You've got the perfect guy. Now you've got to get the perfect gown! With countless silhouettes, necklines, embellishments and colors (yes, there are multiple shades of white) to choose from, you need a friendly guide. That's where we come in.
No way will anything but Vera Wang do! For brides who demand the best, it's a designer gown or nothing at all. But to rationalize spending tens of thousands of dollars, you'll have to convince yourself the dress is worth it ... and is it?
Shopping for a wedding dress should be fun, not confusing. But let's be honest, there's an entire lexicon of terms for specialty fabrics, gown shapes and embellishments. Never fear, we have a handy reference guide for all your gown-related queries.
Choosing a theme isn't exactly a piece of (wedding) cake, so we've put together a list of 10 creative motifs to inspire you, whether your aesthetic leans toward a trendy city ceremony or geeked-out vows on the deck of the Starship Enterprise.
Some brides love all the considerations and decisions that go into planning a wedding -- others can't stand it. You can hire a wedding planner to streamline the process, and you can use our 10 tips to streamline the process of hiring a planner!
Calligraphy is an ancient handwritten art form that maintains a firm foothold in the world of weddings. With a renewed appreciation for craftsmanship coming in vogue, mass-produced is out and artisan is in.
Your reception venue should reflect your tastes, personality and interests. Think outside the reception hall; you never know what's available to rent until you ask! Explore our album showcasing 19 unforgettable venues.
It's beautiful, elaborate and -- let's be honest -- unwieldy. So why not ditch that wedding dress after the "I-dos" and slip into something more comfortable and fun? Here's our case for the reception dress.
It's a time-honored tradition to celebrate your wedding day with spirits, but stocking the bar for the reception can be more difficult than you think. How much alcohol should you get, and what should you do if you're on a budget?
The wedding industry capitalizes on sentiment, tradition and trends. The bride who buys into the idea that her wedding is the most special day of her life will spend more than $30,000 on her nuptials. These big-ticket items eat up a budget faster than she can say "I do".
First comes love, then comes marriage, and then comes the bill before the baby carriage. Weddings are a lot of great things, but cheap isn't one of them. Even a budget wedding can get out of hand due to costs you didn't anticipate.