There are countless gender stereotypes in the world, especially when it comes to the world of weddings. If you’re recently engaged, you’ve probably heard more than your fair share of jokes about “bridezillas” or reluctant grooms being dragged down the aisle. Though of course there are exceptions, it is more common for men to be less involved in the wedding planning – even when they’re actually excited about getting married and having a large event. Often, this is due to societal pressure and feeling like they’re not supposed to be interested in the process of coordinating the big day. For some brides with a clear vision, this works. Others want their nuptials to be a team effort and genuinely want their future husband’s opinions. Photo by Brandon Kidd Photography; Floral Design by Flowers by Cina Here are some tips to help a groom get more invested in wedding planning: - Be ... Read More »
It is increasingly common for couples getting married to already have children, whether with each other or from a previous relationship. Naturally, brides and grooms want to include their kids in the big day, as it represents not just the celebration of natural love, but also the coming together of their family. Roles such as flower girls, ring bearers, junior bridesmaids, and groomsmen make it easy to include children from toddlers to teenagers, but what about when your child is an infant? For sweethearts who had a baby during the engagement process, their little one is too young to have any actual responsibilities during the event. Of course, there are still ways to include the youngest of offspring. Photo by Kortnee Kate Photography; Planning & Design by Viva Bella Events Before the Wedding: - Engagement photos. If you and your beloved choose to have an e-session, you can also include your little ... Read More »
The wedding website has gone from novelty to standard, but it’s still a new-enough tradition that the etiquette and procedures are not always clear. After all, it’s unlikely you’d be able to ask your parents what they did for their own wedding website, right? There are many resources that offer templates to create your own site, but it can be tougher to figure out what you shouldn’t do. Read our list of wedding website don’ts for advice. Photo by Jacqui Cole - Don’t overthink it. For some people, adding cute stories and perfecting the look of the website is fun, but for others it can just feel like another lengthy task on an already daunting to-do list. Most website analytics show that people pretty much just use the website for the registry page, so don’t put too much pressure on the rest of it. If you’re getting stressed, just keep ... Read More »
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