Your Paper Trousseau

NYSS-Booth_20x36_4-2014.inddHere’s a quick review of all the items that make your wedding paper trousseau. Whether you choose to include all the items or not is purely your choice, but it’s good to consider each item and then include or reject it according to your needs.

What’s important to remember is that your wedding invitations will give your guests their first glimpse about the formality and style of your wedding, so keep this in mind as you make your selection.

You can spend a small fortune on elegantly printed paper stock if you wish, but you don’t have to. Most experts will agree that aside from the invitations (including the envelopes and RSVP cards) and thank you notes with envelopes, all other items are nice but optional. …Continue Reading

How Formal Will Your Wedding Be?

When you start planning your wedding, one of the most important early decisions you can make is how formal you want your wedding to be. That degree of formality will drive many of your wedding day choices and the information you share with guests. Here are the traditional explanations of dress for the various levels of formality.

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The Road to Wedded Bliss

Here’s a fun infographic from Wedding Paper Divas. See where you rank.

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How to Recycle Your Holiday Greeting Cards

Holiday greeting card from Love Wedding Planning I recently discovered a great way to recycle your holiday greeting cards and all occasion greeting cards from family and friends. It’s sad to think of the majority of them ending up in the trash.

If the cards are designed with a gorgeous photograph or piece of art on the cover with no text on the back of that design, the cards can be given new life as all-occasion greeting cards by the children at St. Jude’s Ranch. Only the card felony can be used (please check to be sure the backside of the front of the card is clear of any writing, etc.) …Continue Reading

Tipping Your Wedding Vendors

What wedding vendors should you tip and how much

Wedding budget advice from Love Wedding PlanningWho should I tip and how much is a question that we often get asked. Our answer always begins with a reminder that tipping should always be about a job well done. Consider this basic premise when allocating dollars for tips, and increase or decrease from the following guidelines based on the service provided. …Continue Reading

Five Mistakes Brides Make When Shopping for Their Wedding Gown

Wedding gown shopping advice from Love Wedding PlanningMany brides consider shopping for their wedding gown the most fun part of planning their wedding. Steer clear of these mistakes and you’ll have just as much fun as you imagined. …Continue Reading

Wedding Programs – Things to Know

Fun and whimsy wedding program fan

Fun and whimsy! Wedding Program Fan

Brides often ask what they should include in their wedding programs and some ask if they even need them. Wedding programs are never considered a necessity. If you’re having a small intimate family only affair, perhaps you don’t need one. But if you’re having a large affair, having a wedding program is a thoughtful way to help your guests follow your ceremony. …Continue Reading

The Wedding Weekend

Wedding Weekend ItineraryIf your family is spread all across the country, a wedding weekend is ideal for you.

Guests who will have to travel a long distance to be with you on your big day will want to spend time with you and your groom, and celebrating your wedding over a weekend will make it worth their while and give you time to truly spend with those close to you that you don’t get to see often.

When the wedding is planned for an entire weekend, there is more incentive for your guests to travel longer distances to attend. Your wedding becomes a driving force behind a family reunion or a memorable gathering. …Continue Reading

Your Wedding Story

Your Love Story - Love Wedding PlanningSome of the most memorable weddings are those that tell a story – a story about the couple themselves, their families, their friends, and their memories. They tell those stories through the themes of their weddings and make the stories come alive through the colors they choose, the venues they pick, and the myriad of details they put into place. Our consultants have the experience and creativity to help you tell your wedding story in a special and memorable way. …Continue Reading