Engagement season is popularly considered to be from just before Thanksgiving through Valentine’s Day, while wedding season typically takes place in the summer. However, there is obviously no rule forcing this to be the case, and there are plenty of proposals and nuptials occurring year round. For some, the spirit of the holidays is so festive and romantic that they want it to be the setting for their big day, not just their engagement. Photo by Harwell Photography As picturesque as a wedding during the holiday season can be, there are potential complications to keep in mind if you decide to host your celebration during this time of year. On the one hand, you may assume you will have less attendance due to friends and family already having plans in those winter months. That very well may be true! On the other hand, depending on your crowd and their careers, they may have ... Read More »
It’s engagement season! As many people out there are currently planning how to propose to their beloved, there are even more patiently (or perhaps not-so patiently) waiting for a ring. In these modern times, most couples discuss these next steps together, rather than risk popping the question on an unsuspecting sweetheart who doesn’t have an answer prepared. Many lovebirds even choose to go ring shopping together. In these cases, there is often a waiting period between a joint decision that you will get married someday and an actual, official proposal. This can be stressful for the person planning the right moment, but it can be even tougher for the one doing the waiting. Photo by Maya Myers Photography If you know a proposal could be coming any day now, here is how to handle the anticipation: - Don’t tell anyone. Your closest friends and family members might actually be in on ... Read More »
The guest list is often the most difficult part of wedding planning. You may start with a number that seems reasonable, but as parents get involved and time passes, it always manages to creep up until suddenly you’re approaching the capacity of your venue. Before getting engaged, you likely never imagined hoping that people wouldn’t come to your wedding, but suddenly you find yourself sighing with relief with every RSVP card marked “no” in your mailbox. Even if you’re not relying on prospective attendees not being able to make it, merely determining who will be there can be an arduous task. No matter how much buffer time you give before the caterers need a final head count, there always seems to be a few people who drop out at the last minute – or suddenly realize they’ll be able to attend after all.Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography Here’s what to ... Read More »
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