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A white wedding dress isn’t a must!

It may seem that the white wedding dress has always been a “must-have” for every bride in the Western Hemisphere. And yet, the white wedding gown is less than two centuries old – and when it first appeared, it actually caused quite a lot of shock and amazement. Sure, these days, most brides choose to… Read More »

A Starting Point

To begin your planning, it is beneficial to confront a few basic questions. Pencil in your personal preferences or “best guesses” now. Don’t worry too much about your answers. This is just a preliminary worksheet to get you started. Your final decisions will come later. Download PDF here: Wedding Date: Alternate: Time of Day: [… Read More »

Shots You Don’t Want to Miss

With the excitement of your wedding day, you’re likely to feel that you’ve posed for a thousand pictures. Make sure those include the special shots that you wanted by planning with your photographer and/or videographer in advance. If you want a picture with just siblings or you and your groom and just grandmothers, make your… Read More »

Planning Checklists

With service contracts, split budgets, different deadlines and deposits due, you’ve got to stay organized! The following checklists and worksheets were designed by wedding specialists, to help you keep it all straight. • A Starting Point • Bride’s Monthly Planner • Groom’s Monthly Planner • Ceremony Music • Reception Music Each checklist is also available… Read More »

Tried and True Tips

Each season, BrideWorld interacts with thousands of brides-to-be as well as seasoned wedding professionals. Along the way, we’ve collected some of their best advice, and humbly offer it to you: • Make sure you’ve found and purchased your wedding day shoes *before* you get your dress altered! You’ll need to stand in them to get… Read More »

Modern Etiquette Guide

Most etiquette books are written with a traditional family in mind. You know the kind: 2 parents, 2 future in-laws, 2.5 kids and1 dog. But your situation might not be so neat and tidy. For example, how do you word the invitation when your family includes 4 stepparents? How do you include your child in… Read More »

Name Change Checklist

Whether you’re adopting his last name or hyphenating your own, there are several steps to take when changing your name. First and foremost, you must get married. After that, you’ll need to register with the Social Security office. Everyone from your bank to your credit cards will ask for proof from the Social Security administration… Read More »

Buying Your Dress

Something New   Buying Your Dress The most important apparel purchase you’ll ever make involves more than just finding the perfect dress. Once you have it, there are alterations to make, a veil and shoes to match, a trousseau to consider… So whatever you do, don’t wait until the last minute. Taking care of your… Read More »

Etiquette & Planning Guide

Planning a wedding takes months of preparation, careful budgeting and the inevitable compromise. Especially if this is your first wedding, questions about what is customary inevitably arise. Should you include registry cards in your invitation? Who pays for the rehearsal dinner? Is it appropriate for your dad to lead a toast at the reception?Need answers?… Read More »

Old World Traditions

Traditions Want to add a little something extra to your wedding? By incorporating a custom from another country into your nuptials, you can honor your own cultural heritage or begin a new family tradition. Or maybe you just always wanted to know where the money dance came from… Africa: Jumping the Broom While the custom… Read More »