One of the most enjoyable parts of the wedding process is the excitement of shopping for your wedding registry. Once you start scanning, you might be surprised at all the things you need as you and your spouse start filling your home. It’s important to do your research on the must-have items to add (and […]
Blended families are not uncommon—more than 50 percent of U.S. families are remarried or recoupled, and we’ve seen many weddings involving couples who had at least one child coming into the new marriage with them. If you are blending a family, your wedding day is a big day for your kids, too—they are becoming part […]
Your wedding vendors are key players in turning your wedding dreams into a reality, so it’s super-important to know the best methods and proper etiquette when it comes to communicating with them. Trust us—it makes things so much easier! Crystal Gardens has been in the wedding and banquet industry for over 40 years, so we […]
Nearly 60 percent of couples marry someone from a different background, region, or religion.While all couples are unique, the blending of these backgrounds is something that couples often highlight in their weddings to honor their heritage. From authentically traditional ceremonies to small details at the reception, we’ve seen many couples find ways to seamlessly blend […]
Standing next to you on your big day will be your best support group and the most beautiful accessories you could ask for: your bridesmaids. Since their entire look should complement you and your gown, their attire is an important wedding detail that shouldn’t be overlooked.
It’s a moment many soon-to-be brides and grooms fear: looking over the numbers and realizing they’re dangerously close to the maximum of their wedding budget – or worse, over budget.
We’ve heard it since we were kids, and now we hear it more than ever: reduce, reuse, recycle. Many couples are dedicated to protecting and preserving the environment, and they want their wedding to reflect that. Luckily, any wedding can be eco-friendly and beautiful, without having to skimp on the details.
20 years ago, brides spent hours flipping through stacks of wedding magazines, dog-earring pages to rip out for inspiration look-books. Couples planned their weddings after work and on the weekends, touring venues with their hired wedding planners, who helped them to schedule cake tasting sessions, and escorted couples to department stores to create their wedding […]
As you plan your Big Day, everything revolves around your budget: the venue, flowers, your dress, the cake… every single detail adds up. Often, you can be so focused on staying within the spending boundaries that you may end up missing some odds and ends — hidden costs that can quickly add up!
Every bride needs her tribe: her support system, her bridesmaids. These are the most important people in her life, and she chose them to stand by her on her big day. Among this tribe of bridesmaids, the bride needs her partner in crime, her right-hand and go-to person. Her Maid of Honor.