POPPING THE OTHER QUESTION: WILL YOU BE IN MY WEDDING?

Bride and bridesmaids

It’s typical when a bride or groom asks their closest friends and family to stand by their side on their wedding day, that the occasion is marked. Men may take their hopefuls out for a drink, while women may have something ‘grammable they give to their potential bridesmaids. Either way, there’s been some kind of […]

The Lifecycle of Love and Money

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  Source   For this blog post, we’re going to discuss something almost everyone wants. It can bring great joy or great pain, but it can be awkward to talk about. We’re of course referring to… wait, is this post about love or money? Oh, both? Yeah, it’s both. Every couple is going to have […]

Staying Healthy During the Stress of Wedding Planning

Bride and groom at gym

  It is no secret that wedding planning can take a toll on a person. Whether you’re planning a big wedding or a smaller affair, there is much to be done by a hard deadline. You don’t want to look back at this time of your life and only remember the stress or countless hours […]

6 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Wedding Vendors

Unhappy bride

Planning a wedding requires a lot of decision-making, especially when hiring wedding vendors. Since suppliers play a crucial role in creating your dream wedding, knowing the most common mistakes to avoid when choosing wedding vendors can save you from any wedding horror stories. Pushing through with bookings without meetings, reading contracts, asking for samples, and […]

What Will Your Guests Really Remember About Your Wedding?

Thinking woman

There is an endless supply of decisions to make for your wedding, some big and some small. It’s important to start with the basic idea of what your guests will remember about your wedding. The best way to answer the question is to think back about weddings you’ve attended. What do you really remember the […]

The Only Trends that Count

Excited couple

Now more than ever, there are many ways to have a wedding. There are more ways than ever to get ideas for your Chicago wedding that others have used. You can read articles on The Knot, Wedding Wire, or on any social media platform like Facebook, Instagram, and hundreds of other sites. With all of […]

How to Include Music for Your Micro-Wedding

Piano player in church

  Because of COVID-19, weddings have now changed from 250 guests to 10-50 guests. Along with your gut count, many other aspects have been affected, including music. As you know from attending many of your friends’ weddings in years past, music is one of the most important aspects of any wedding. Just because you’re doing […]

Smaller Wedding Tips

Outdoor wedding setup

Due to the current circumstances, there are many couples re-thinking their entire wedding plan. There is a mixture of emotions and questions running through our minds. Is the wedding date secure or need to be rescheduled? Are the venue and other vendors on board with changes? During this time of uncertainty, take a deep breath […]

Thinking of Rescheduling Your Wedding During the Virus? Read This First

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By David Rothstein Written 4.15.20 This is obviously a very difficult time for everyone. Trying to reschedule your wedding can certainly seem like a daunting task. Hopefully, this article will help you put together a plan for making it a much easier process. If you are a current bride and groom that is considering rescheduling, […]

You Love Your BFF – Make Sure You Don’t Let Them Forget It

Happy bride and groom with guests

Written by DearAva.com Your best friend is there for you through thick and thin. Whether you regularly talk about how much you appreciate each other, or you have a more strong-and-silent sort of friendship, you know that your life is better because your best friend is in it. It’s easy to take the people we […]

Daughter Getting Married? Your Role On Her Big Day

Mother and Bride

This article was first published on Dear.Ava Your daughter is overjoyed to begin the wedding planning process, and as the mother of the bride, you know that you play an important role in her big day. Of course, it’s key to talk to your daughter and her fiance about the role they’d like you to take in their […]

The Groom’s Guide to Gifting for the Guys in your Wedding Party

Groomsman Gifts

So, you’ve just walked in the door from your bachelor party and you’re still a little bit high off of love! You are pretty lucky to have a great group of guys that are hysterical, loyal and ride-or-die.   At this point, you’ve done a lot of wedding stuff. You’ve probably tasted cakes, you’ve been […]