ceremony and reception

Whether you’re going traditional or modern, the marriage ceremony and reception are the moments we’ve all been waiting for. Explore venue, decor, and DJ options for an unforgettable experience.

  • Mia Morales
    Published about 2 hours ago
    Keeping Your Cool Before You Say “I Do”

    Keeping Your Cool Before You Say “I Do”

    Planning a wedding is non-stop stress, even smaller weddings. There are a lot of details to prepare for, including guests, locations, paperwork and vendors. The stress of combining families and making sure everyone is happy can make even the calmest person a little crazy. Thankfully, there are plenty of tricks you can try to help you keep your head clear before you make that walk down the aisle.
  • Charmaine van der Merwe
    Published about 4 hours ago
    Planning a Wedding

    Planning a Wedding

    You have announced your engagement by now so what are the next steps?
  • kishore M
    Published 7 days ago
    Tips to Book wedding a Hall? Here is Answer

    Tips to Book wedding a Hall? Here is Answer

    A wedding is every girl’s dream. But, if you do not book your hall in advance then it could turn to your nightmare! So, there are a lot of things you should take care of while booking a hall, be it for marriage or any other engagements.
  • Mianna Korben
    Published 24 days ago
    6 Ways To Involve Your Parents In Wedding Planning

    6 Ways To Involve Your Parents In Wedding Planning

    Seeing someone you love getting married fills your heart with warmth and emotions. If you feel like that during your best friend’s wedding, imagine how any parent feels seeing their child on their wedding day. That’s why anyone who’s getting married should include their parents in wedding planning. The entire process is a complex feat, and you could use help from people you trust the most. By giving your parents a few tasks do deal with, you’ll also ensure some privacy to deal with other important wedding tasks. They won’t get a chance to meddle because they’ll be too preoccupied with doing the tasks from out list.
  • Jessica K
    Published 29 days ago
    Fancy Wedding under budget

    Fancy Wedding under budget

    I'm a huge planner. I enjoy it so much, I often plan out my next two weeks' schedule by the hour. So when my man popped that ring on my finger and it came time for me to strut my stuff, I felt pretty good. I felt ready. Just another planning, I thought. Oh, I was so, so wrong.
  • Fay McFarlane
    Published about a month ago
    Self-Care Guide for 2020 Brides

    Self-Care Guide for 2020 Brides

    As the UK is in its tenth week of lockdown, thousands of brides and grooms still face an uncertain future as to whether wedding celebrations will be able to go ahead. With large gatherings banned, including the legendary Glastonbury festival, and self-isolation rules implemented, 2020 is a tough year for couples hoping to tie the knot this summer. Although we should prioritise our own and our loved ones’ health, it is still a disappointing time which could have negative effects on our happiness and mental health.
  • Zehna Reddon
    Published about a month ago
    Best Resources for Planning Your Wedding

    Best Resources for Planning Your Wedding

    Before I conceived my son I was already planning my wedding, which was set to be this August, 2020; however, thanks to a surprise pregnancy followed by the apparition of the COVID-19 pandemic we had to postpone. So, after my son was born we decided to start planning again; but to start from scratch. I was overwhelmed; I hadn't really organized anything because it was all just brainstorms gone to waste.
  • Jenny McWilliams
    Published about a month ago
    The Start of a New Life

    The Start of a New Life

    Ever since she was a little girl, she's dreamed of the day she would get married. It was the next big chapter of her life, and there was nothing that could get in the way of that. She works hard in everything she does, works extra hours to make some extra money for her big day. She quickly rises to the top, and in turn, starts helping others she works with feel comfortable in a new environment. She comes into work with a headband, ponytail, pearl earrings, tumbler of coffee, and a smile even if she's exhausted. She goes about her morning of getting the restaurant ready for opening, even if it means waking up before 5. She's quiet at first, still waking up, going through a routine she's completed hundreds of times. Starts the teas, the coffee, the ice cream machine, the lemonade, sets down chairs, cleans counters, prepares the cash till. When her coworkers come in, she greets them warmly, and rushes over to hug her friend. She prepares them a coffee, just the way they like, perfect each time. She wants to make sure her friends are happy and ready to give today their best work. She wants today to be a good day. Throughout her shift she never acts as a superior. She makes sure her coworkers have everything they need. In between cars, she slides up next to her friend and can't help but tell of the new wedding plans she and her fiancé have made. Her friends have been involved and have heard every stage of the planning. Her excitement is infectious. A year before she tells her friends of how she thinks today is the day he will propose. She tells her plans of how she and her mom are getting their nails done. The next day she comes running into the restaurant when it's still dark outside and proudly displays her left hand. Her friends can't help but squeal in excitement as they see the most beautiful engagement ring on her fourth finger. She even lets them take turns trying on her ring. She begins to make Pinterest boards of springtime weddings, gathering her ideas for her special day. She tells her friends of expensive wedding venues, ones that she loves but can't afford, until one day she comes in and tells of how she and her fiancé found the perfect place. The summer goes by, and she continues to work extra shifts, all while balancing a full-time student load. She wants to be a doctor one day to help children in need. She does it all so that come May, she'll be ready to say, "I do". She tells her friends one day how she found the most beautiful dress in the world, and how she managed to get in on sale. But she makes them wait to see this dress. "Soon" she says. "May will be here soon and then you can see it". She tells of the light blue heels she plans to wear, with the ties in the back, for her something blue. She tells of the flowers she hopes to have for her spring wedding. Weeks go by and she tells them of the struggle of getting the wedding invitations out on time. Her friends wait in eager anticipation to see the invitations and quickly block off the wedding date in their calendars. They've been part of almost every step of the planning, and there's no way they would miss the big date. A beautiful spring day, the second week of May. Alas, fate had its own plans. She sadly tells of how her bridal shower is moved a month but keeps hope that the pandemic would be over in time for her wedding. She never loses her joy. Finally she gets the news that groups of people aren't allowed to gather. She sits down quietly, crying, wondering what she can do. Everything had been perfect, and now, everything went bad. She talks with her parents and her fiancé. The disappointment is visible. She can't help but cry. But she wants everyone there to celebrate this joyous day. So after going back and forth about dates and plans, she and her fiancé settle on having an October wedding. She kisses her fiancé, excited for their new date. She tells her friends how the plans have changed due to these unforeseen times and how she hopes they can make it in the fall. A new eagerness comes to each friend, and while they are sad all her plans for a spring wedding have changed, they can't wait to gather together for a wedding she deserves so much. Rather than continue to be sad, she pours herself into her work, quickly adapting to the changes that come to her restaurant. She sends funny pictures of her mask, but she’s proud to be part of a place that genuinely cares about keeping the public safe. She always puts others needs above her own, and this proves to be no different. Even with the majority of her face covered, her customers can see her joy shining brightly through her eyes. She wants to spread light in the midst of such darkness. Because that’s just who she is. She is light. She is an optimist. She believes in the good that is possible. And this is what makes her unique. No matter what adversities come her way, she adjusts her ponytail, and says “Bring it on”. This is why she deserves to have the wedding she’s dreamed of having since childhood. This is why her family and friends will wait until October to gather with her in unity to see her start the next big adventure of her life. This is why they all wait. This is a girl who deserves nothing but the best. And this is why she will get her moment. She is a hero.
  • Allaine Lines
    Published 2 months ago
    Wedding Checklist: Making the Right Decisions for Your Wedding

    Wedding Checklist: Making the Right Decisions for Your Wedding

    When you are planning a wedding, it can feel like there is an endless number of details to manage, decisions to make, and things to book. The lists can get overwhelming.
  • Paul Oranika
    Published 2 months ago
    Adamma The Princess
  • Naomi Iyayi
    Published 2 months ago
    The Beginning of the Rest of my Life

    The Beginning of the Rest of my Life

    It is day 50 of quarantine and the world went into lockdown 7 days prior to my wedding day. Yes. I am one of the unfortunate soon-to-be brides that had their wedding cancelled due to the pandemic, but I have never felt more positive.
  • Jamie-Lee Kay
    Published 2 months ago
    How to Plan an Eco Friendly Wedding

    How to Plan an Eco Friendly Wedding

    The Green Bride Guide states that the average wedding produces 400 lbs of trash and 63 tons of CO2.