One of the very best toasts I’ve ever heard came from my cousin Nick when he was best man at the wedding of his brother, Peter. Nick is a professional journalist, so he already has a leg up on the rest of us, but he really went above and beyond on this one. He spoke as though he were writing a letter to “Dear Abby,” seeking a... More »
However confusing, navigating the sleepy dirt roads of Vermont to four different weddings this summer proved charming. I left the directions to one wedding on the kitchen counter, and as I tentatively rounded a bend on what I hoped was the right road, I was relieved to see “Will and Susan’s Wedding” on a p... More »
Destination weddings conjure images of sandy beaches in exotic locales, though they can happen anywhere from a snowy ski chalet to a distant, foreign metropolis. Passports aren’t even always required; the idea is more that the wedding is a getaway for everyone involved. The wedding itself is usually intimate and held in a locale that has... More »
Love and marriage are fundamental parts of life shared the world round, and each culture and faith has its own special ways of celebrating and honoring the combining of two lives – many of them traditions that have been passed from generation to generation. Brides and grooms today are finding each other across all kinds of religious and ... More »
Lists become second nature to brides—highly organized lists of gifts, quickly jotted lists of flowers,carefully noted lists of fitting schedules. To-do lists that somehow never seem to be done. But there is one list that is the most important of all: the guest list. For some couples, it’s a breeze to piece this list together. For o... More »
All weddings are as unique and special as the families being joined by them, and encore weddings are no different. Small and quiet or large and lavish, they are about celebrating your love for another person, and your expression of that should be based on how you feel now and nothing else. They can, however, have a few extra elements to consid... More »
In nearly all cultures and throughout history, wedding celebrations have included a meal. It’s traditional to offer guests the opportunity to toast the happy couple and for the newlyweds to share their first feast together alongside their nearest and dearest. That said, some wedding attendees have been unpleasantly surprised to find that... More »
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