Check it: 2017 was a great year for wedding songs, from T-Swift to Bieber to Ed “Game of Thrones Cameo” Sheeran, but most songs have a shelf life and we have a few that we think have reached their expiration date. So, we’ve put together some thoughts on what wedding songs you should say goodbye to in 2017 and some that you should hear on the wedding dance floor in 2018.
If you are buying presents for a newly-engaged couple, check it out. While there are countless options and plenty of pre-wedding gifts to give a couple, we wanted to focus on one them: experiences over things.
Mary and I had been talking about travelling to Europe together for some time (we’d both been separately, on a few occasions, but never as a pair) and once we struck gold with the flight deals, we landed in the Netherlands in late-September. The plan was to split time between Amsterdam and Paris, and once our plan all was booked, I started coming up with “my plan.”
The wedding venue you choose will, a lot of times, determine the date of your wedding, how many people can show up, what sort of catering options you’d like, and how far your budget can stretch. It’s quite simply the epicenter of the planning process.
We’re not saying it’s “easy” to choose a guest list -- it really varies from one event to the next -- but there are things you can do ahead of time to help the process out. So, sit back, eat some of that candy you’re supposed to be passing out to kids, and check out some of these helpful tips for choosing a wedding guest list.
On September 25, 2017 I asked my girlfriend the craziest question one person can ask another person. Her answer was “Yes!” This is the story of our engagement and subsequent wedding planning, in (mostly) real time, as told by me.
It’s a question we’re sure gets asked a lot during the wedding planning process: “Should we just opt for an iPod instead of hiring a wedding DJ or live music?” The answer is dependent on what type of event you want to have: a fun one or a potentially lame one.
There are some pretty simple initial steps to planning a wedding, some starting just hours after the engagement news. You’ll have to narrow down a guest list, figure out when you’d like to get married, and nail down a venue. All that happens pretty quickly, but another question you have to answer in the first few weeks/months of planning is: who is going to be in your wedding party?
How a groom looks and feels is important, but apart from having a well-tailored suit and feeling fit, there’s not much else that goes into the look. Except for the hair. Gentlemen, it’s all about the hair.
There can be a lot to coordinate with one of these events, so if you’ve been charged with planning a bridal shower for a soon-to-be bride, don’t fret for a second -- we have your back. Check out some of our thought on how to successfully plan a bridal shower.
So, without sounding too much like a self-help website, here are a few exercises you can do at home (or wherever) to help ease some of those pre-wedding worries and make sure you look good walking down the aisle.