Narrowing down your wedding guest list is a tough task. It can be even tougher if you're considering inviting people from your past. Case in point: You may not want to invite your ex to your wedding, but what if you want to invite your ex's parents? Is that a line you shouldn't cross, or should you go ahead and ask them to come celebrate your upcoming union?
Figuring out your wedding budget is no easy feat. Your wedding will likely be the biggest party you've ever hosted - and the priciest. The average U.S. wedding costs $26,522 for 135 guests, according to most recent Brides American Wedding Study. Nearly half of couples cover the entire expense themselves, while an additional 25 percent pay for at least part of it.
Few things can define your reception quite like your music selection. So, if you're getting married in the near future, you need to pick the best of the best wedding songs from 2018 to truly set the tone. The stakes are high to please the crowd, and only the best will keep your guests tearing up the dance floor (nothing puts the fun in weddings quite like a good dance sesh).
Every couple hopes their wedding day will be a home run-and this one was actually a grand slam! On November 10, 2018, Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner married his college sweetheart, Kristen Harabedian, in true D.C. style. The couple, who met as athletes at North Carolina State University in October of 2011 and were engaged in June of 2017, wanted to give their loved ones a taste of D.
Has your betrothed bent the knee? Congratulations! Now, on to the wedding planning. But don't fret if you know nothing of nuptials, Jon Snow. This is the perfect place for any Game of Thrones fan to start. Here, we've collected the best Game of Thrones wedding ideas in all the seven kingdoms. Between mothers of dragons mothers-in-law and dueling bridesmaids, wedding planning can indeed be a perilous adventure.
More and more couples are ditching the classic white wedding cake, opting for other non-traditional-yet-still-delectable desserts like homemade pies, cupcakes, cake pops, and even giant Rice Krispies treats stacked like a cake. The latest wedding-dessert trend? The doughnut wall. That's right - because nothing is sweeter that an entire wall decked out with doughnuts.
Everyone knows you never show up to a wedding empty handed. But for those giving cash, exactly how much do you give? Whether you're pre-planning and budgeting for your gift, or are frantically writing a check in the car, here's what real wedding guests gave at the last wedding they attended, and why.
Maid of honor responsibilities aren't quite what they used to be. In case you hadn't noticed, weddings are a lot different than they were when our mothers were young. In fact, in olden times, bridesmaids were included as decoys for the bride in case of an attempted kidnapping! Since most bridesmaids now are more girl squad than ransom bait, your number-one will need to be on her toes in a very different way.
Looking to save money on your wedding expenses? (Aren't we all?) While planning this once-in-a-lifetime celebration is full of big-ticket items, there are ways to keep the costs down (or at least know what to expect when the invoices arrive!) and to make your money go a little farther. As you start figuring out just how much your wedding will cost, we have a few expert tips to help make your budget work for you.
When you're a member of the Swarovski family, your wedding day is designed with one thing in mind: crystals! And, that's exactly what Victoria Swarovski, a singer and judge on Germany's Got Talent, did when she married Werner MГјrz, a Munich-based entrepreneur, on June 16, 2017, at the Cathedral of San Giusto in Trieste, Italy.
Instead of a basket filled with flower petals, give your flower girl something more fun and creative to carry down the aisle. Here are our favorite flower girl alternatives guaranteed to get a chorus of "Awwws!" 1. Pets It may sound equal parts funny and equal parts adorable, but instead of having your flower girl toss rose petals, you can have her walk or carry your pet down the aisle - that is if she's okay with animals (and the animal is okay with kids).
When Noor Tagouri first met Adam Khafif, neither was expecting to fall in love. Adam, who founded Lisn Up Clothing (a line designed to raise social awareness and benefit charities) back in high school, was selling his shirts at an event, and Noor just happened to be a fan-and was wearing one of Adam's designs at the time.
Looking for fun wedding transportation ideas for your big day? The logistics of getting to and from your wedding venue (and in some cases, a separate reception site, as well) are something everyone will have to figure out. It might be easiest to assume everyone will just drive themselves, but in many situations, that may not be the best (or safest!
Why have an ordinary grand entrance at your wedding reception when you can have an extraordinary one? It is your big day, after all! Whether you're working with an unlimited budget or you don't have a ton of money to spare, there are so many ways to arrive at your wedding reception in style that you might as well do something out of the box.
There are a lot of factors that play into whether you and the person you are dating will make it down the aisle. A relationship's survival can be determined by several factors: communication skills, teamwork, and even just sticking by each other during the low moments. One other consideration to take before tying the knot?
If you're still bitter over not receiving a Hogwarts acceptance letter-delivered by owl, of course-relish the fact that you can at least celebrate your Harry Potter obsession (and nuptials!) with these Harry Potter wedding ideas. A Harry Potter -themed wedding definitely isn't for muggles. But for fans who live and breathe the magical fantasy world, completely convinced Hogwarts isn't a figment of imagination, but an actual escape for under-the-radar wizards and witches, it can be a magical way to celebrate your big day.
If your wedding going to be 'family-friendly' or 'adults-only'? It's a troubling question for many brides out there. While you don't want to offend your guests, you may also have some concerns about children attending the event. Here's what you need to know about how to handle the situation without getting on anybody's bad side.
At a loss for what to choose to give out as wedding favors to your guests? If you're absolutely over Jordan almonds and can't rationalize paying for 200 personalized toothpick holders, why not consider handing over that cash to a worthy cause? Nowadays some couples are skipping wedding favors and instead donating that money to a charity that is near and dear to their hearts.
From the moment you get engaged until your final wedding reception toast, you and your loved ones will clink oh so many glasses. But choosing the right wines to serve at your wedding and pre-wedding events can be challenging. Here, we spotlight 26 of the best wines to serve during your upcoming nuptial celebrations-because when the wine price tag for the average 200-person wedding is around $6,000 (according to the National Association for Catering and Events), these things shouldn't be left to chance.
It's that time of year again-the leaves are starting to turn, the air is getting crisp, and it's time to bring out all those delicious fall flavors (apples! cinnamon!) in baked goods, savory soups, and coffee (PSL, anyone?). If you're getting married during the fall, you might consider doing the same with the canapГ©s, entrees, and fall wedding signature drinks on your reception menu.
1:09 Kelsey & Nicholas | Los Angeles, CA It's no surprise that actor Nicholas Gonzalez-you might recognize him from The Good Doctor !-has serious game. In 2011, he and actress Kelsey Crane began texting each other before they met in person, and Nicholas let the anticipation build up. The two had planned to meet at the Hudson Block Party that May, and when Nicholas spotted Kelsey first, he sent her one last text before she spotted him.