For every couple that adores the idea of kids at weddings, there’s another couple that gets nervous at the thought of the complications they can cause. Neither group is right or wrong. Asking children to be a part of your celebration (as participants, attendees, or both) can definitely impact the big day, and is a […]
Your wedding is supposed to be the best day of your life. And, according to numerous wedding myths, there are a lot of other things it’s “supposed” to be as well. There are a lot of myths out there surrounding what the perfect wedding day should include, how much it should cost, etc. But your […]
If you like to stay on top of trends when it comes to fashion, makeup, and style, you’re probably looking for ways to incorporate many of these elements into your wedding. This year’s Pantone Color of the Year is one trend you’re definitely going to want to use! The 2019 Pantone Color of the Year, […]
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 […]
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!