The guest list just might be the most stressful part of the wedding. It affects the budget, family dynamics, potential venues, and the overall vibe of your big day. Some people try to drastically cut down on their guest list in order to get a dream location, where others might try to pad the number of invitees in order to have even “sides.” If you’re currently debating who should or should not make the cut to receive an invitation, below is a list of the people you should not feel obligated to include. Photo by The Day - Any exes. There are certainly exceptions, such as someone you dated for a few months in high school who became one of your one closest friends who your future spouse also loves, but generally it is just simpler to not invite an ex. Odds are they will understand. - Estranged family members. No matter ... Read More »
Sometimes it feels like every wedding is now a weekend-long affair, full of activities for guests. Perhaps the most popular of these events is the morning-after brunch. Even nuptials that don’t come with a multi-day itinerary will often still include a meal the morning following the celebration. Given its popularity, it’s understandable that some couples may feel like this brunch is a must, along the lines of a rehearsal dinner. However, that can be overwhelming, with all the planning that’s already gone into the big day. Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants If you have the means, an elaborate brunch complete with its own aesthetic and full menu can be a wonderful way to send off your guests after they celebrated your marriage. That said, it is far from a necessity. For those who love the idea of a morning-after brunch, but shudder at the thought ... Read More »
Some brides-to-be have been planning their weddings since they were little, while others haven't even thought about a potential color palette until they accept a proposal. Regardless of which category you fall into, chances are, you'll be surprised by some things that come up throughout the planning process as well as what may occur on the actual wedding day. We asked the couples featured in the 2018 issues of Inside Weddings to share what surprised them most while planning their wedding, and we're sharing those with you to ensure you aren't surprised by anything unexpected that may come your way. Some brides were shocked by how certain aspects of planning went or which vendors they had to hire, while others were pleasantly surprised by how relaxed they felt throughout the process. Everyone – and every bride – is different, so these may not be the only surprising things you'll find while planning your ... Read More »
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