The ring is on your finger and the location of your Pinterest-board dreams is confirmed for the big day—now it’s time to get your guests in the loop. Your first step: mailing wedding save-the-dates (the pre-invitation that officially announces your wedding date). Wondering about when to send save-the-dates or the details of save-the-date etiquette? You’re in luck. We’re answering your most burning questions about this essential piece of correspondence. From how many save-the-dates to order (and if you need extra) to our top tips and tricks to save a little cash on postage, we’re here to help you nail this process and get guests stoked to clear their calendars.
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Cakes have always been a standard dessert at most weddings, but in recent years, couples have gotten a lot more creative with the tasty sweets they offer to their guests. That’s because when it comes to wedding cake etiquette, no rulebook says you have to serve an extravagant five-tiered design. And for couples who want to participate in the classic cake-cutting tradition—but don’t want a wedding cake—a cutting cake is the perfect alternative.
Once there’s a ring, it’s time to start thinking about choosing a wedding party. If you’re a newly engaged bride-to-be, you might be asking your best friends to be in your bridal party and if you’re a friend to the couple, you might be wondering what your responsibilities will be after accepting your invitation into the bridal party.
Once you’ve set your wedding budget, the next step should be to get an idea of your guest list. The average wedding in the US consists of 167 guests, and each guest can cost anywhere between $91 – $365…. The number of guests you invite to your special day will directly influence the cost of many different elements of your wedding – from the invitations, to the catering and wedding favors!
Proper wedding etiquette begins the moment you start planning your wedding. From the guest list to the cheese board to the actual nitty-gritty details of wedding planning! However, one of the best ways to plan a wedding as smoothly as possible is to know exactly what to avoid when planning your wedding.
In this world of ever-changing wedding trends, you might feel like you’ll need an enormous pile of cash to pull off your dream celebration—the experts know this to be true: “It can be easy for couples to stress about the impact budget is going to have on their wedding,” says Dantus. “Before they even get started, they’re already playing the comparison game.”
There is so much that goes into planning your wedding. I believe one of the most important parts of the wedding planning process is hiring a wedding photographer. After all, your images are what you will remember your day by. They are what you will show your kids one day. They will allow you to relive your wedding day every time you look through them. This is why I’m so passionate about wedding photography. My job is to document your memories so they can live on for a lifetime.
Most brides already have an idea of what they want their dream wedding to be like; that doesn’t mean the special day has to break the budget to be absolutely perfect. No matter where you plan to get married, what kind of dress you have your eye on, or how many people you plan to invite—there are some great deals to be had on everything from your wedding dress and food to entertainment and even the wedding venue.
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, so you want everything to be perfect. One of the big decisions you have to make is whether to have a band or a DJ at your reception. There are pros and cons to both, so it is important to weigh all your options before making a decision. Here are some things to consider when deciding whether to have a band or DJ at your wedding:
Engagement season is in full swing! To help brides and grooms-to-be with the initial stages of wedding planning, we asked a professional to share tips on the first five decisions you’ll need to make.