The age-old debate rages on: Does planning a wedding on or around a holiday enhance both celebrations, or are they overly-inconvenient for guests?
Some would say that since family and friends are often scattered around the country (and world!), that planning a wedding around a holiday may save travel expenses, since many guest could be flying to be with their families anyway.
Others argue that it ends up being too much to coordinate, and that weddings unfairly take the focus away from what "should" be celebrated at that time.
And still others go the more diplomatic route, ans say "it depends!" It depends on which holiday it is, how elaborate the wedding, how far away the family...
What do you think about holiday weddings?
We just posted a new article about the "Big 5" of your wedding checklist.
When planning your wedding everything is exciting and important, but there are 5 items on your checklist that you want to make sure to have timed beautifully.
Check it out here: Right On Time
Second marriages are becoming an increasingly regular phenomenon, giving rise to a need for more defined etiquette.
At the same time, however, there are constantly more and more fun, interesting and romantic ways to celebrate your second wedding.
If your planning your second wedding, check out our article on Second Weddings with tips on how to make it unique, wonderful and "second to none!"
Did you know that OurWeddingDay.com offers an easy way for you to keep you're own personal wedding blog?
When you log in to your OurWeddingDay.com account, simply click on the "Website" tab at the top of the page. Then, select "More Pages" on the left. Click "Add page" and you're right there. Enter a subject line and all the text you want, then click "Save."
Your new page appears as a link on the left of your wedding website immediately. It's that simple!
Any guest who has signed up to receive updates from you will get an email alert of your new post. If you haven't already, send a "Save the Date" e-card to all your guests, and alert them to your website. They can sign up to receive updates on the lower left side of your web page.
Share all the fun and excitement of planning your wedding with your friends and family!
A groom in Beirut recently planted more than 1,000 trees in honor of his wedding guests.
Nidal Khalil, the groom and his sister Zena, a Lebanese recycling artist and environmental activist collaborated with the American University of Beirut's Nature Conservation Center for Sustainable Futures to plant the 1,000 trees across Lebanon.
Zena said, "Growing up in Nigeria my brother Nidal and I developed a special connection to the land. Since we were flying people in from all around the world, I thought it would be a great idea to plant trees for each of the over 1,000 guests attending my brother's wedding. We wanted to start a trend and usually trends in Lebanon start with drinking and dancing, but we thought with the trees we could make the idea interesting enough that it would inspire others. The tree gift brochures and small wooden tree silhouette souvenirs, donated by IBSAR, aided us in raising awareness among our guests."
Click HERE to read more about this family's gift to guests and to the Earth.
Attention all brides!
We're pleased to announce that the Wedding Day Rescue Kit has finally arrived to OurWeddingDay.com and is available for download today at www.ourweddingday.com/brideline.
Be sure to go HERE and download your wedding day checklist. It's all you'll need to-do for the day you say I do.
We just posted a new article on planning your outdoor wedding.
They're beautiful and romantic, but they sometimes require extra planning and they're certainly not for everyone. Find out if it's for you!
Check it out HERE.
Good news for grooms and groomsmen who shop online for their stellar groomswear:
Indochino.com has recently introduced a series of online videos instructing men on how to get perfect and precise measurements when ordering their tuxedos online. Though specialty shops offer in-store measuring and fitting services, some couple's prefer to shop online for more personalized looks and additional savings. (More after the jump...)
Apparently 90% of men do not know their exact clothing size, so Indochino.com uses three online tools for guys to take the lead in finding the perfect fit for their big day. They can choose from Measure-Me or Copy-Me which are online videos taking viewers step-by-step through the fitting process or Tailor-Me a downloadable version.
Is this one less thing for us to worry about, ladies? Can we trust our men to take the lead on this one? What do you think?
It's no surprise that couples in Seattle are employing the talents of local graphic designers to personalize their wedding invitations: The Washington city is known throughout the world as an indie-rock hot-spot. But these wedding invitations, like that famous Seattle Sound, are like nothing you've ever seen before.
Yesterday's Seattle Times reported that Seattle-based designer Matt Terich makes rock poster-like wedding invitations, in addition to his poster work for bands. And what are guests' reactions to the invitations?
"They thought it was the coolest thing they'd ever seen. Open it up and it's a really cool poster. ... A lot of our friends and our relatives have even kept them and left them up in their homes."
Do you or your groom have that rock star attitude? Do you think your friends and family would rock out! or just recycle this unique invitation?
Check out the story HERE.
What do you think?
More and more grooms have been joining wedding forums and websites, and becoming fanatical about their wedding day attire and their wedding's details.
And they're becoming more and more unbearable about their wedding too.
Ladies, get ready for Groomzilla.
Uh-oh. Read the full article HERE.
Hopefully any Groomzillas out there are not engaged to Bridezillas. We can't imagine that being too healthy! We're more in favor of a -Zilla being balanced out, rather than fired up.
Are you engaged to a Groomzilla? And what do you think about all this -Zilla talk? Passionate perfectionists who deserve understanding, or big cry babies?