Rise of the Generic Wedding

In a previous blog post I wrote about the impact of technology on weddings.  The availability of technologies like iphone apps, social media sites, and the internet in general has definitely streamlined the wedding industry, and makes planning a lot easier.  But it also means that everybody now has access to the same information.  Sure, […]

An Analysis of Wedding Insurance Claims

Let’s face it; no one ever really wants to think about insurance, especially as it relates to what is likely to be the most joyous day of your entire life.  But, wedding insurance is a growing industry, and there must be a reason for that.  Simply put, whether it’s your wedding, home, job, health or […]

3 Things to Avoid During Wedding Week

If you’re in the midst of planning your wedding, congratulations!  Trust me, the days and weeks leading up to your wedding will surely be one of the most memorable and special times of your entire life – for both the bride as well as the mother of the bride.  It’s a time for friends, family, […]

When Planning Your Wedding is Bad for Your Health

When I got married back in the day, things seemed a whole lot simpler.  Most weddings were of the “cookie cutter” variety, and as such the planning process was little more than checking off a to-do list.  But now things are different, mainly because the traditions that used to be mandatory and/or standard are now […]

5 Wedding Toast Gaffes to Avoid at All Costs

If you’ve been selected to give a wedding toast (or wedding speech), you probably understand what a tremendous honor this really is.  Whether you’re the maid of honor, the best man, or even the father or mother of the bride, the tradition of the wedding toast is one of the most important elements of the […]

5 Sure Ways to Annoy Your Wedding Guests

It doesn’t matter whether you’re the bride, mother of the bride or even the grandmother of the bride or groom, one of your primary intentions when getting married is to make the wedding an enjoyable, memorable affair that your guests will cherish for years to come.  But as they say, Rome was not built on […]

Beware of These 5 Hidden Wedding Costs

As I’ve mentioned many times before, the average cost of a wedding continues to rise.  As if the skyrocketing costs aren’t bad enough, if you’re soon-to-be-married you now have to deal with a plethora of hidden costs as well.  I’m not saying these are fabricated costs derived by the modern day equivalent of a snake […]

The 6 Worst Wedding Day Disasters

If you’re anything like me, the one day in your life where you want everything to be picture perfect is your wedding day.  Unfortunately, this is life, not utopia, and despite the best laid plans something can and usually will go wrong.  Here is a brain dump of 6 of the worst wedding day disasters […]

When to Call Off the Wedding

New research was published just last week that showed a correlation between a bride’s cold feet and the sustainability of her marriage.  Specifically, the divorce rate amongst brides who had second thoughts prior to the wedding is substantially higher compared to brides without such thoughts.  Dang, if I’d have just known this before I got […]

5 Common Wedding Day Pitfalls

It goes without saying that getting married is one of the most joyous moments in life, but if you want to make it an affair to remember for everyone involved, you’ll want to avoid making any of the common gaffes that I’ve seen time and time again.  What are those gaffes, you ask?  Well, read […]