If you or your partner have recently popped the question, you’ve most likely already started thinking about two things: when the engagement party is, and when the actual wedding is going to be. These days, an engagement party can really help couples savour the milestone of getting married, as you can invite more people to …

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If you ask anyone planning a wedding for a rundown of the top five causes of stress, choosing the bridesmaid dresses will probably be on the list. It is hard enough to choose the bridal gown, but trying to dress six or eight very different women for an event is bound to be stressful. We …

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All couples want their guests to enjoy their wedding reception and go home with perfect memories. That means providing everyone with wonderful food, then entertaining them all afterwards with good music, and giving them the chance to get up and boogie. Create the right ambience Whether you are looking for a wedding band in York …

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For those getting married for the second time, you will be highly aware of the incredible amount of planning and organisation that goes into a wedding. This previous experience will also be valuable in helping to ensure that everything goes smoothly and that it is a day that you, your partner and all your friends …

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Most people have a basic understanding of wedding etiquette, however there are still a number of etiquette mistakes most couples didn’t know they were making. Rather than joining this group of brides and grooms, take the following mistakes into consideration and avoid repeating them as you plan your nuptials for the second time: No Wedding …

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Nix the idea of a old-fashioned, traditional wedding cake and go for something with personality and fun spirits. For your vow renewal, it’s okay to mix it up and try something new. Have fun with your ideas and grab some inspiration from our favorite finds when it comes to alternative designs. via Pinterest

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Want some extra help planning your second wedding or vow renewal, but don’t have the budget or the inclination to hire a wedding planner? Fear not, there’s plenty of fantastic wedding planner apps to download, most of which are free and provide a wealth of resources and advice. Let’s review some of the best wedding …

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Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the most special and romantic days of your life. However, so many brides that we speak to have told us just how stressful the months in the lead up to the day can get with either arguments and disagreements or simply because you are not spending …

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Whether it’s a vow renewal or a small ceremony later in life, simple, single-tier white wedding cakes can top off the celebration in just the right ways. Garnish with your personal style, florals or with a bout of chic icing only, take a peek! via Pinterest

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Airbrush makeup is a more recent wedding trend many brides swear by. It’s a favorite of celebrities as well, and something to consider for your vow renewal or second wedding. If you didn’t like the way your makeup looked in photos the first time ‘round or your mascara was running down your face by the …

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Check out these 10 celebrity bridal bouquets and snag some inspiration from the designs. Rustic, glam and some subtle; there are tons of swoon-worthy ideas hidden inside of these stars’ big days. via Pinterest

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Getting married can be a very rewarding experience for a young couple. Finding the right wedding venue and wedding bands are among the most important decisions that a couple will make. Getting the right men’s wedding band is just as important as choosing the right diamond engagement ring and should be taken seriously. Taking the …

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When it comes to jewelry, especially rings, the magic is in the details. We’ve all seen rings or jewels that were cheap and couldn’t hold up to the test of time. If you want to wear a piece of jewelry that is accessible, affordable, and absolutely divine, then check out our luxurious collection of designer …

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The age of classic golden wedding bands is fading. Nowadays, couples boast a more personal approach on these timeless symbols of their love. Identical wedding rings are no longer the ideal. In fact, modern wedding bands are not even aimed to match anymore. Instead, they are expected to reflect special traits of the personality of …

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Of course, there are traditional guidelines for a wedding that can help the occasion to run as smoothly as possible: ceremony, reception, venue hire, guest list, and so on. However, how do you make your wedding stand out from all the rest? The key is in the details; the little forget-me-nots that speak openly and …

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These days getting married is one of the most expensive things you could ever do, with a wedding often costing more than the down payment on a house, a four year degree or even having a baby! But the one thing I have learned is that no matter how tight the budget is, brides always …

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They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but we also think that our eternity bands are a great way to say a lot with just a ring. Stunning diamonds and exquisite metals allow our rings to shine brighter than the rest, as well as send a lovely reminder to your spouse or …

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We all know that photography is an art form, and yet there are many amateurs who seem to think that they can get away with meager work that does nothing for the client. When looking through engagement photographers in Chatham, be sure to pay attention to the big picture (no pun intended.) This includes experience, …

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Organising your outdoor wedding can be more difficult than organising an indoor wedding. There are so many more variables, but when planned carefully, the results can be amazing. These are our ten wedding table and outdoor décor tips for a truly beautiful wedding reception. 1. Marquees and Umbrellas Marquees and umbrellas are a great way …

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The venue is booked, the tuxes are ordered, and the bachelor party was a great success. As a groom, there are a variety of roles you’ll need to fill on the day of the wedding. Make sure you’re prepared for all of your duties and pull off the wedding of the century with your beautiful …

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There’s a lot to think about when it comes to wedding planning, and making sure your ideas and those of your partner can meld together can be a trickier task than most. One aspect of the planning process that couples seem to struggle with is making the wedding feel truly theirs. While traditions are lovely, …

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In many cases, it might seem like a groom doesn’t really need to take care of his looks that much during a wedding. After all, all the eyes will be on the beautiful blushing bride, so why a groom should bother dressing up a little bit more creative? Well, that is as ancient as pyramids …

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No bride wants to be upstaged by her bridesmaids on her wedding day. There is always a secret little impulse to choose something hideous to clothe them in, so that you’ll look all the more radiant beside them, but most of us like our wing women enough not to inflict that on them. In truth, …

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For today’s couples, personalization is top priority when it comes to planning their weddings. From monograms to custom fashion, personally-designed stationary and unlikely cake combos, couples are all for personalizing every detail of the big day. Maybe you want to wear a colored wedding dress or make a quirky entrance by bike, and that’s cool. …

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Destination beach wedding inspiration

Tying the knot the second time around has a different feel to it, one that is likely to contrast sharply with your first marriage. In your first nuptial ceremony, you were probably nervous (understandably) and hoping that everything would go perfectly (it never does). Now, you’re coming up to a second marriage and you are a bit …

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They’re fluffy, soft, romantic and abundant in spring. Ah, peonies. We’re absolutely taken with these beautiful blooms. They are the flowers dreams are made of. Super popular for weddings, peonies add a fullness to arrangements and bouquets, whether beautifully bunched on their own or nestled among other types of foliage. Pair blush peonies with lamb’s …

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Whether it’s a vow renewal or a small ceremony later in life, simple, single-tier white wedding cakes can top off the celebration in just the right ways. Garnish with your personal style, florals or with a bout of chic icing only, take a peek! via Pinterest

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Looking to add some extra “pop” to your wedding day decor? Instead of obsessing over small details like place cards, candles and other table decor, a bold table cloth or runner adds all the wow factor you need. And once you choose loud linens, every other detail can and should be simple, so you’re off …

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It’s your second time around, and you’re planning destination I dos. How fun! There’s nothing better than a destination wedding. Imagine: All of your closest friends in a destination of your choosing, away from work, carefree and toasting your love. Destination weddings are ideal if you’re hosting a small event because prices add up…fast. If …

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Every year, it seems the prices of weddings skyrocket. Even the new trend of DIY decorations for the ceremony and reception have turned into a money-sucking venture that ends up costing much more than you ever intended. Follow these unique tips to save tons on your upcoming nuptials. Make a Budget Before you even begin …

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It’s the color of that sweet, plump, eat-over-the-counter fruit we all love so much. The color of flirty cheeks. The color of a paint-worthy tropical sunset. Peach was a popular hue in the 80s and 90s, only to be deemed “out of style” years later. Now, it’s back and bigger than ever. Cheers for peach! Softer …

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We’ve been in winter for far too long. Thus, we’re naturally dreaming of warm weather, blue water and sun-kissed skin. Couples planning their second weddings usually decide to go for a smaller affair. (They’ve already done the big blowout wedding, and now they want something intimate and meaningful.) Also common among second weddings? Ditching tradition and going destination. …

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Are e-invitations tacky or ‘with the times’? We’ve been asked several times by readers if an e-save-the-date or e-invitation is acceptable or too far from tradition — and we say nothing’s off the table! From e-vites to honeymoon registries, modern-day couples are making decisions that fit who they are, their lifestyles and personalities. E-vites have …

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Yes, we’re bringing back fondue. One of my most beloved wedding memories of all time is from a wedding weekend I attended in Whistler, BC. And it wasn’t even the main day that I remember most — it was the rehearsal dinner. Rather than the typical rehearsal dinner fare of a meat, starch, salad etc., the …

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Many couples want to renew their vows for many reasons. One reason may be that the first time round you couldn’t afford to make it a big celebration but now you can. So why not go all out and have a themed wedding? If you are planning a casino themed wedding to make it really …

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Weddings have become exorbitant affairs, with the average wedding coming in around $31,000 dollars back in 2014. While some bride and groom pairs choose to drop a small fortune on their wedding day, others are searching out ways to cut these costs while still throwing a wedding shindig guests will always remember. If you fall …

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In a world of convenience, and wedding packages hosted by venues that do all the hard work so you don’t have to, it can be easy to lose any personality in your wedding day. After all, your big day is about you and your partner and therefore should reflect this – so here’s how to …

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groomsman jewelry

Wedding planning requires a lot of patience and fortitude even if it’s the second time around, and without strict attention to detail, certain tasks might slip by unnoticed. Don’t let your groomsmen’s gifts be one of those missing details. This list of groomsmen-worthy items is sure to delight the guys that will be standing by …

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No one said there had to be dinner involved. It’s your second time around, and you’re looking to do something a little different, to change things up a bit. And while we’ve been so focused on capturing the perfect sunset wedding photos, we’ve forgotten about an equally glorious and majestic time of day: sunrise. Our point? …

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If you’re the mom of the bride or the mother of the groom, you’re probably preparing for this major moment for your child and your family, regardless of whether it’s a first marriage or not. The “Mother Of” has a variety of things to consider after the engagement is announced, but with this guide you’ll …

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