One of the difficult things about planning a wedding is that you’re suddenly expected to make good decisions about things you may have never thought about. What’s more, these decisions can be expensive! Choosing the music for your reception is one of the most important decisions you’ll ...

About The Man Registry Congratulations on surviving engagement season, guys. We know that this was no easy task and that you’re probably ready for a break. Unfortunately, we’ve got some bad news: bridal show season is right around the corner. This doesn’t have to spell disaster. Here ...

Remember high school when issuing an invitation meant calling your best friend and letting her know that your parents were out of town? Suddenly, your house was full of 100 of your closest friends. Ordering wedding invitations can be a little more complicated than that, so I recently sat down ...

Get excited, ladies! We've got a new guest blogger that will be joining The Man Registry on Hump Day! Tracy DiNunzio is a popular expert on green weddings and eco-friendly lifestyles. She's also the founder of RecycledBride.com, a free marketplace where eco-savvy brides buy and sell wedding ...

Special to OneWed by Nathan Maulorico of Unknown Films 1. What style of video do you create? Some common responses will be: Cinematic, meaning movie-like with music and highlights that tell a story. Documentary, meaning real time events possibly with music added. Traditional, meaning some music and highlights with a ...

Your wedding video will last a lifetime. Are you thinking about hiring a videographer for your wedding? Nathan Maulorico of Unknown Films gives you the top ten questions you should ask a videographer before hiring him or her. Don't forget to check out our Advice Section for Top Tips ...

Poor, abused table linens. As though wiping your face with them weren't bad enough, making fun of their unimportance is a wedding planning cliché. “Two days after your wedding, will anyone remember what color the napkins were?” I say it all the time, it's shorthand for, focus on ...

Raise your hand if this phrase has come out of your mouth, “I wish I could lose (5, 10, 20) pounds before the wedding.” Or maybe for you it’s not so much about losing weight, but having Michelle Obama arms in your sleeveless dress? If you have pre-wedding fitness ...

It used to be that hiring a wedding planner was something for the rich and famous. Today though, it’s becoming increasingly more common for everyday brides and grooms, with everyday budgets, to hire a planner. With good reason, hiring a planner can actually wind up saving you as much ...

Quick, what will be your guests’ first impression of your wedding? Here’s a hint, it will happen long before they get to the ceremony, see the dress, or eat the cake. Your wedding invitation (or save the date card) is your guests’ introduction to your wedding. It tells them ...

It used to be easier. Your family belonged to a church or synagogue; you got married at that church or synagogue. The same man who baptized you or did your bat-mitzvah performed the ceremony. Today though, thankfully, it’s a little more complicated. Why thankfully? Because more and more couples ...

It seems like everywhere you turn there’s another article about how to have a wedding on a tight budget. My problem with these articles is that they either tell me things I already know (ice sculptures are an unnecessary expense, a big guest list will be more expensive than ...

1. Don’t hide it. The staff on your ship is likely to have a few treats they can slide your way. And everyone likes honeymooners. As long as you ask instead of demand, the crew will do whatever they can to help you out with a request. 2. Keep ...

If you want to make my mother cry, ask to see her wedding photos. She doesn’t have any. A family friend took them, something went wrong… now, over 45 years later she’s still upset about it. I don’t want that to happen to you, so I talked ...

Special feature by Susan Alexander Shapiro of BravoBride If you just got married, you might be staring at a closet full of candles, vases and other wedding items that you’ll never use again. Instead of shutting the door and dealing with it later, consider selling your items to another ...

1. Be clear on the dress code. It’s a backyard… But it’s a wedding… You can’t blame your friends and family for being confused about what to wear. Don’t say, “whatever you feel like” when someone asks – it drives people crazy. Let your loved ones know ...

Even though there are a lot of jokes about people getting married for the gifts, I think most brides are actually a little nervous about registering. Here you are, picking out items that are supposed to furnish your home, and last you a lifetime, and you’re exposing your taste ...

1. Above all, be clear about your budget. Most caterers are happy to work within any budget, but they do need to know what it is! Even low-balling is better than making a caterer run back and forth to rental companies trying to figure out your magic number. That said ...

When my husband proposed to me almost the first words out of my mouth were “Can we elope?” Luckily, he said “no.” Even at the time, I was secretly glad. Now, seven years and two kids later, I’m incredibly grateful that we had a wedding. At times, planning it ...

Special to OneWed by Chicago wedding pianist Kathie Nicolet Many brides are overwhelmed by the 2,156 decisions they have to make in planning their wedding ceremonies and receptions. What to choose? Silver or gold table linens? Chicken or salmon? Pink roses or delphiniums? Please allow me to assist you ...