For some people, being the center of attention is half the fun of having a wedding, but for many others it is a nightmare. If you have social anxiety or are simply very shy, you may dread the idea of a wedding with all eyes on you – even if you’re excited to marry your beloved. The obvious solution would be to elope or have a very small guest list with only your closest friends and family. However, that’s not always a practical solution, especially if your partner always dreamed of having a large celebration and you don’t want to take that away from them. Luckily, there are other ways to help prevent feelings of stage fright. Below are suggestions for both the ceremony and reception to limit the times you are the center of attention on your big day. Photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography Ceremony: - Keep it short ... Read More »
Depending on your plans for your bachelorette party, you may not think you need a playlist. After all, if you’re going to a club, there is bound to be a DJ. But no matter where you’re going, you’ll probably spend a good amount of time getting ready with your best girls. Anyone who remembers going to a school dance recalls the time spent doing hair and makeup with friends, all while listening to the best upbeat songs to help you get into the spirit of the event. Here are 15 tracks to add to your playlist to use throughout the bachelorette party, featuring classic throwbacks and current hits. Photo by Studio This Is “Juice” - Lizzo “7 Rings” - Ariana Grande “Formation” - Beyoncé “Old Town Road (Remix)” - Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Sexyback” - Justin Timberlake & Timbaland “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” - Whitney ... Read More »
Over the past few years, the idea of providing wedding favors for guests has drastically fallen out of fashion. Given that millennials are the within the average age range for marriage, this makes sense as it’s often reported that the generation prefers to spend money on experiences rather than tangible items. In lieu of favors, many couples instead offer attendees a late-night snack or even throw an after-party. Photo by Abby Jiu Photography However, there are still some brides and grooms who decide to provide a going-away gift as people depart from their wedding. Whether it’s because your parents insist or you just want to stick to every tradition, you still likely want to make sure that if you do provide a favor, it’s something people will actually want. After all, one of the reasons they are a less popular detail now is because favors were often left behind. To ... Read More »
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