There was a time when religion and marriage went hand in hand. Weddings were performed at the local church, with ceremonies that spoke at length about God’s intentions for marriage and the role of religion in a couple’s life together. ... read more
It’s tradition to purchase or make a present for both the bride’s parents and the groom’s parents at the time of the wedding. This is done to thank them for all the work they may have contributed to the wedding ... read more
So you’ve found the man or woman of your dreams and you’re getting married! Congratulations! Now you and your soon-to-be-spouse can ride off alone into the sunset and live happily ever after…except that’s not exactly how it works, is it? ... read more
If there’s one thing people don’t love to talk about, it’s money. Money is one of the most notoriously uncomfortable subjects of conversation, but when you’re planning a wedding it’s a topic you must broach in order to get anything ... read more
You’ve drank the last champagne toast (or juice), you’ve headed off for the honeymoon (or not), and the venue has been tidied and cleared (or still needs a few finishing touches). One thing is for sure: someone in your family ... read more
Who should give you away at your wedding? Are there certain rules and conventions you feel compelled to follow when it comes to this aspect of the wedding? Like most other wedding-related decisions, this really depends on you. There are ... read more
A wedding is supposed to be a celebration of love with all of the people that you love. Unfortunately, for children of divorce, it can be a cruel reminder that two of the people you love the most—your parents—no longer ... read more
Your wedding day symbolizes the beginning of a new life with you and your spouse. From that moment forward, the two of you are connected by more than just vows and a last name; everything you are and will be ... read more
No matter where you’re from, there are likely many traditions around having a wedding. Some traditions are fun and some are sacred. Some have even grown in popularity over the years like giving thank you presents to the parents of ... read more
You’ve finally done it: You found “the one.” You can’t wait to shout it from the rooftops and plan an amazing wedding to celebrate your love for each other. But, then you remember that your parents can’t be in the ... read more
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