02 Sep Stay Cool Summertime Weddings

Well, we've finally hit some triple digit days here in Alabama and even though it feels like someone left the oven door open, weddings are still taking place outside. Recently our local CBS affiliate requested I give them some tips on dealing with the heat...

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21 Apr Wedding Gifts and Gotchas

During event final walk throughs, one of the many things we cover is who will be the lucky (or unlucky, depending upon how you look at it) individual(s) responsible for taking home any wedding gifts. I'm usually told the bride's parents or siblings, but this...

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29 Jan Wedding Gift Registries and Alternatives

I get asked all the time about etiquette rules and the do’s and don’ts of registering for wedding gifts. As for etiquette, the main thing is never, ever, ever include registry information with your wedding invitations. Share that info with your shower invitations, on the...

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10 Dec Newlyweds and Christmas Cards

I recently received an interesting text message from the mother of one of my former brides. Given it’s the holidays, I thought it would make a great topic to expand on. She wanted to know if there was specific etiquette indicating newlyweds should send Christmas...

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06 Nov Wedding Party Gift Ideas

So you’ve asked your besties to stand beside you while you say your vows and give your heart away to the love of your life. These kind people have agreed to invest in your day both monetarily as well as give you their precious time...

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10 May Bridesmaid Gift Idea – Love Y’all!

Just saw this sweet t-shirt idea for a bridesmaid gift that I thought I'd share today. I know my southern sisters will find this irresistible, but no matter where you are from, I think everyone loves to hear...

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04 May Fun Find – Grown Up Soda

In my never ending search for fun ideas for wedding receptions, I recently discovered Grown Up Soda. This all natural drink would make for a fantastic soda bar and can easily be served up "leaded" or "un-leaded" with any number of the site's many cocktail...

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02 May Cool New Wedding App – Appy Couple

Those who know me well are very aware of my love for all things techy. I love finding new tools that make my job easier or life that much more fun to live. I just learned of  this new smartphone app called Appy Couple and it...

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27 Feb Wedding Cake and Candy Station Alternative

If you and your hubby-to-be are not big cake fans, but you LOVE ice cream, then skip the cake and setup an ice cream sundae bar. Did you know that Cold Stone Creamery can cater some amazing ice cream selections for you and your guests...

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