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 […]
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 […]
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!
If you’re planning a wedding, you know every detail is important — the dress, the cake, even the honeymoon. But do you know why? The event specialists at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center researched the origins behind some of the most notable wedding traditions that many brides and grooms still follow today – some of these […]
Got the ring? Congrats! Now it’s time to help you find the perfect dress! Shopping for the dress is the kick-off event for the rest of your wedding planning and festivities. Don’t let the process overwhelm you — it’s meant to be enjoyable.
On your wedding day, everyone’s focus will be on celebrating the beautiful love shared between you and your partner. However, as the bride and groom it’s important for you to remember the friends and family who have traveled from near and far to be part of your new adventure into married life. In their own […]
The people you choose to be a part of your wedding festivities are the ones who have woven themselves into your love story. When it comes to celebrating your Big Day, often among your closest friends are the people who are truly at the core of your story: your family.