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A New Engagement Party Idea

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Invitation courtesy of Wedding Paper Divas

As people’s friendship groups are becoming more diverse, single-sex parties such as bachelor and bachelorette parties and bridal showers are falling a little bit out of favor. What is becoming more popular is the more inclusive Engagement Party. Engagement parties are generally mixed gender, mixed age groups, and mixed friendship circles. They can be a great way to introduce all the people in your life before the wedding. Read more…

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Finding Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors

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Although all couples worry about finding the perfect wedding vendors, gay couples have a unique challenge. Although most people in the wedding business believe that “love is love” and are more than happy to serve any couple, you do hear stories about wedding vendors refusing to help gay couples. Many gay couples also prefer to work with vendors who have experience with gay weddings to help navigate some of the issues unique to a gay wedding. Read more…

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Wedding Reception Family Dynamics

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A couple of weeks ago we talked about some of the tricky family dynamics that can come in to play when planning your wedding ceremony. I think that because the wedding ceremony has more ritual and meaning behind it than the reception it’s more of a minefield for those families. But the reception can also be contentious. The reception can be especially difficult if the two (or more) families blending have different traditions and ideas about what constitutes a party. Read more…

40% of engagments happen

Engagement Season & You

40% of engagments happen

Infographic Courtesy of Wedding Wire

Sure for the rest of the world this is the “Holiday season,” but for those of us in the world of weddings, it’s “engagement season.” Something like 40% of all engagements happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re one of the 40% or not, there are a few reasons it’s a good thing to keep in mind as you start planning your wedding. Read more…