A recent survey about engagement and wedding customs concluded that one-third of American couples date for more than five years before the proposal.
Traditionally used in wedding announcements, engagement photos are now an essential element of save-the-date cards and personalized wedding websites. The setting can range from formal shoots in which couples are dressed to the nines to casual shots featuring couples in everyday attire.
As weddings become more and more personalized to the bride's own tastes, blue and other colors have been making their way into the bridal picture, both in decor and in jewelry.
After all of the invitations have been sent and RSVPs returned, couples who are having a sit-down dinner as part of their wedding reception must figure out the seating arrangements for their guests. Such a task can be both fun and stressful.
Felix Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" is popular at wedding ceremonies near and far, but many other songs also enjoy widespread popularity. Sentimental standards help shape the celebration. Unless a couple intends to buck all tradition, the following are some popular wedding reception staples.
Congratulations, you're engaged. Once the excitement of sharing the news with your loved ones and Facebook friends dies down, there are several important issues to consider. This includes building your guest list, setting a budget, picking a venue, DJ versus band and other to do's. However, …