Reserving hotel room blocks is the best way to ensure your guests have a place to stay nearby your reception. Plus, oftentimes hotels will give you a discount on the room rate for reserving a block, which you can then pass along to your guests. Genius, right? Here's how to make it happen.
How do you block hotel rooms for a wedding?
There are a few key pieces you need to keep in mind before setting out to reserve hotel rooms for your wedding: proximity to your reception venue, amenities and price point. If you happen to be getting married at a venue that also has accommodations, start there. Ask the venue manager about room rates an...
When it comes to your wedding planning, you’ll want to pay extra attention to your cocktail hour and reception timeline! There’s a LOT that goes on at your reception, from first dances to toasts to cake cutting (or smashing, if that’s your style!). Here’s how to keep things flowing throughout the evening. This timeline is based on a wedding that starts at 4 p.m. but you can easily adjust it depending on your start time and needs! For example, if you are only offering coffee and dessert as opposed to a sit-down dinner, you’ll need less dining time. With this guide, all you’ll need to worry about is your entrance dance to your fave...
Flower girls are such a divine part of weddings! From their little dresses to their little faces, they add such pint-sized sweetness to your day. But while they may be tiny, their day-of role is anything but! So, with that in mind, we’ve included everything you need to know about the tiniest member of your bridal party. After reading this, you’ll be able to focus on just how cute your flower girl is and not on where she’s supposed to be or what she’s supposed to be doing!
When it comes to planning your day, at least a few surprises are, well, straight-up unavoidable. Of course, it pays to be prepared, but know that even the most
meticulous preparation won't make you completely curveball-exempt.
1. Throwing a casual wedding is just as much work as throwing a fancy one.
Whether the napkins you'll use are made of paper or of silk flown in from France that was handwoven by master craftsmen, you've still got to pick those suckers. And whether you'll serve French fries or filet, wear couture or a simple vintage frock, the same holds true.
Solved: Though this realization tends to hit brides-to-be like th...
Before you get your heart set on that insanely gorgeous vineyard or rustic barn, make sure you're in the know about everything you’ll need to shell out for.
For every venue type, from a traditional hotel to a country barn, there's a slew of associated rental costs—and some of them, you'll never see coming. (Take a vineyard: Unless you want to give your guests bug bites along with their hors d'oeuvres, you'll need citronella candles—and lots of them!) Check out this guide to the hidden costs behind four popular wedding locales to keep in mind before you sign any contracts—and possibly sign away your life savings.
Your wedding is probably the priciest party you'll ever throw in your lives. The average cost in the US is $31,000, but it's much higher in NYC, where you could throw down $76,000 for your wedding, and much less costly in places like Utah (only $15,000). It's easy to say you'll do a budget wedding, or have tons of fabulous DIY wedding details, but at the end of the day, booking your wedding venue can cost upward of $13,000 and your catering bill could amount to more than $68 a head. It's worth it to understand how paying for the wedding will break down between you and your future spouse, or you and your parents.
One of the most exciting parts of preparing for your wedding is selecting the items to go on your registry. As generations have changed, so too have our wedding registry habits. These days, couples may already have all the basic household items they need, and maybe are looking for something a little outside the box. Beyond the normal knife sets and crystal glassware selections are a plethora of great items you and your future spouse will love.
A Gift That Keeps Giving
We’re living in the heyday of subscription services; pretty much anything you want, you can have delivered straight to your doorstep. If you think you might have been...
Wedding planning can be hard. With so much to plan from who to invite, what to wear and what to eat, we know you have a lot on your plate. To help with the process we have created a Pinterest board in which we have scoured the internet and found some very useful tips and ideas to help get your creative juices flowing and ensure your big day is exactly as you planned. Click Here to follow us and view our board.