3 Tips for Getting Along with Your New Mother-in-Law

If you are getting married in the near future, there’s a good chance your head is probably spinning right about now.  Between the wedding reception logistics, invitations, registry, transportation arrangements, cake, DJ, and everything else, it’s a lot to manage.  Yes, I know your plate is full, but there is one other thing that you […]

How to Convert Your Wedding Bouquet Into an Ornament

Many brides spend a lot of time and effort on their wedding bouquet, and as such it’s a shame to simply discard it after the wedding is over.  So, why not preserve it in a Christmas ornament?  Trust me – it’s not as difficult as it sounds.  In fact, it’s rather easy if you follow […]

After the Wedding: 5 Ways to Wind Up in Divorce Court!

I don’t normally dole out marriage advice on this wedding blog, but given that today is New Year’s Eve I thought I’d break tradition and make that the topic of today’s post.  More specifically, there were several research studies conducted in 2012 that shed some good light on what NOT to do if you expect your […]

How to Clean a Wedding Dress

Despite the strange trend these days of brides trashing their wedding dresses after the ceremony, many brides choose to preserve their dress.  Most women have the cleaning and preservation process professionally done, but weddings are expensive, and this is yet another expense to add to the coffer.  Hence, a good alternative is to learn how […]

5 Questions to Ask Your Partner Before the Wedding

As a former bride, mother of the bride and bridesmaid, I have seen many marriages that were simply doomed from the start.  These ill-fated marriages usually lead to one of two equally distressing outcomes: (1) divorce or (2) living with your bad decision day in and day out until you die.  It’s a real shame […]

How to Preserve a Wedding Dress

Despite the recent craze of brides destroying their wedding gowns after the ceremony, the vast majority of brides-to-be want to keep and preserve their dress.   But the question is; what’s the best way to accomplish this? Well, you could pay to have this professionally done, or – believe it or not – you could actually […]

How to Have a Great Honeymoon on a Budget

The title of this article might seem a bit like an oxymoron – I mean, honeymoons by default are super expensive, right?  Well, yes and no.  In general honeymoons are expensive because they (hopefully) represent a once-in-a-lifetime celebration with your partner.  Thus, it probably makes sense to pay a little more for this than you […]

Conquering the Post Wedding Blues

Remember when you were a kid, that feeling on Christmas day when you realized there were no more presents to open?  Do you remember that feeling?  I ask because that feeling is a lot like post-nuptial depression, affectionately known as the “post-wedding blues.”  Many brides get so wrapped up in the wedding planning process that […]

Wedding Advice: Name Change Pitfalls

One of the most iconic wedding traditions is the changing or merging of the couple’s last names.  Most brides opt to change their last name to that of the groom’s – a whopping 80% in fact.  But it’s definitely easier said than done, as on average it takes more than 10 hours to figure out […]

The 5 Secrets of Marriage

Today’s post is a little different than my “normal” posts.  I typically focus on wedding planning advice, but today I’ll be discussing marriage in general – specifically the 5 “secrets” of marriage.  A recent article from the Huffington Post is what inspired me to do this.  I’ve included the link to the original article at […]