To a bride, planning for a fall wedding means festive fall colors, leaves on the ground, comfortable weather and a romantic Autumn setting. But to a guy, discussing a fall wedding brings up a sad realization: "I'm going to miss a big game." Followed by a desperate hope: "Please Lord, let us pick a wedding date during the Bye week of [insert your favorite College Football Team here.]"
Some women's blood begins to boil when they read the above, as it is an age-old mystery why sports are worshipped as a second (and sometimes primary) religion amongst men. Nowadays many women are sports fans themselves, and if you're reading this thinking "I'd never pick a wedding day on the day of a big game!", this is probably a big reason why he wants to marry you!!!
October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This serves as a reminder that there are several ways to incorporate a charitable cause into your wedding day!
A common way to do this is to make a donation on behalf of you and your fiance to the charity of your choice. Many couples choose to do this in lieu of providing their guests with wedding gifts/favors. Instead of gifts, small placecards are put on the table describing your donation. A sample might read, "Kevin & Laura have made a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation instead of the usual wedding favors." Sometimes donations are given in memory or honor of loved ones who may be afflicted or have fell victim to conditions such as cancer. This sample may read, "In memory of Grandpa Joe & Aunt Marie, a donation has been made to the American Cancer Society."
New Year's Eve is traditionally a very popular day for a wedding, and chances are most everybody has been invited to one at some point. But there are people who think there are drawbacks to planning a wedding on a holiday. Here are some pros and cons to the argument.
Thanksgiving has traditionally been a very popular time for weddings, as the holiday signifies many of the main ideals of a wedding: family, food, and giving thanks. If you are planning for a wedding for next year, here are some tips for having a creative and unique Thanksgiving-themed wedding.
WeddingPhotoUSA.com has some good tips to help with colors, and decorations. Check out these sites as well as suggestions for fall weddings by The Knot.
It's fairly common to tie holidays in and around your wedding celebration: 4th of July weddings, for example, will often have red, white & blue accents as well as fireworks or sparklers. The same holds true this time of year, with Halloween fast approaching. Looking for some good ideas for a Halloween-themed wedding?
Right behind "what is the meaning of life?" comes another age-old mystery: "Why do people feel the need to have raunchy bachelor/bachelorette parties?" This topic has polarized both men and women for many years. But really, what are people thinking?
Earth Day puts our environment to the front of our radar, but it is only a reminder of the importance of "going green." One popular trend in weddings is making your wedding more eco-friendly, and there are a number of ways to do it.
I posted an article a few months ago that contained a number of great resources for those looking for a "Green Wedding." Start there!
If you're planning a wedding around the holidays, here are some resources for your winter wedding, or your Christmas-themed wedding.
Chances are that if you are a bride (or know someone getting married), your entire life's focus has changed. Take advantage of the holiday season to get the bride-to-be what they really want: anything to do with their wedding!
One thing that every couple has (hopefully!) is a budget for the wedding. Christmas can be a nice "loop-hole" in the wedding budget. If mom wants to buy you some jewelry, or pay for your flowers, it's just a Christmas gift and won't be counted in the "actual" budget. It's how you look at it!
New Year's Day normally signals a time of new beginnings. It is traditionally the time of year for resolutions, to change your lifestyle, or to pick up a new (and healthy) habit. If you are getting married in 2010, are in a relationship, or even are currently married, why not make some New Year's Resolutions for the two of you as a couple? Here are a few ideas:
Tom Santilli has been in the Detroit wedding industry since 2002, and in that time has established himself as one of the top in his field. His company, Complete Video Solutions , was named as the #1 Best Wedding Videographer in Detroit by local brides and Channel 4 FIVE consecutive years and is currently inducted into TheKnot.com's "Vendor Hall of Fame." He also has won several awards for his wedding production, and is a member of WEVA (Wedding & Event Videographers Association.) As the Detroit Wedding Examiner, he has helped hundreds of brides with their weddings, with a local knowledge not found anywhere else. Being in the industry for so long, he is an expert in all areas of wedding planning, not just videography. He welcomes your questions, article suggestions, or feedback, and he can be reached