Find Wedding Ideas: Brides Want to Know

Here Comes the Guide brings you expert articles and blog postings about things Brides Want to Know. We get lots of questions from brides and we’re here to answer them for you, with plenty of help from our “Certified By The Guide” wedding professionals.

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Brides Want To Know: Do I Need Wedding Insurance?

Brides Want To Know: Do I Need Wedding Insurance?Let's face it: Anything can happen on your wedding day, so don't be lulled into thinking that your event is immune from disaster. Wouldn't it be nice to have some protection and peace of mind in case something happened to your venue, gown, or vendors? Wedding insurance can financially protect you against a variety of unexpected problems that could tarnish your special day—and bank account. Read more…

Brides Want To Know: Destination Wedding Etiquette—Who Pays?

MontereyTides HotelDear Here Comes The Guide: My fiance and I are considering a destination wedding somewhere in California. We aren’t sure what the expectations are in terms of covering the costs of our guests. Also, what do you think is the best place for a California destination wedding? Thanks!—Janet O., Clackamas, Oregon


Brides Want To Know: Do We Have To Split The Guest List Fifty-Fifty?

Destination Wedding Invitation by Paper Stories, ChicagoDear Here Comes The Guide: We are planning a fairly upscale and costly wedding for our daughter. It is a destination wedding for our guests, but more local for the groom side. Therefore, our guests are not as likely to attend as the groom side. Do we have to split the guest list fifty-fifty? My thoughts are that we should have a thirty-seventy, or forty-sixty split. We are paying for the whole thing. What is the norm?
M.O.B.


It's Trunk Show Time

Bliss by Monique Lhuillier at Pure English Couture Bridal in VirginiaMany of you received a very special gift this recent holiday season, and it’s sparkling on the ring finger of your left hand! If you’re like me, the first thing you wanted to do when he popped the question (after calling your BFF and Mom) was to go window shopping for your wedding dress. Just to look around and see what’s out there. We wholeheartedly encourage that pastime!


Brides Want To Know: Destination Wedding Thank-You Notes

Designs By YuDear Here Comes The Guide: I had a destination wedding. Should I send a thank-you note to those guests that came to the wedding, but did not buy us a gift?
Thanks for your help,—Pauline M., Chicago, IL


Brides Want To Know: Trunk Shows

Lili Bridals I just got engaged and I keep hearing about trunk shows for wedding dresses. What exactly is a “trunk show”? Is it worth going to one?
—Amanda, San Luis Obispo, CA


Brides Want to Know: Guessing the Guest Count

I’m inviting 178 guests to my wedding and I want to get a better idea of what the final count will be. Is there any way to estimate how many people won’t attend?—Kim, Apple Valley, California


Brides Want to Know: Southern California Custom Wedding Dresses

Marie Antoinette Couture When I’m gown shopping, I find that most of what I like, I don’t LOVE. For example, I like the bodice, but don’t like the fullness, or the skirt is “too trumpet,” etc. What would be really great is to find an affordable custom wedding dress from a reputable designer. Do you have any suggestions in LA or in Orange County? Please let me know!
—Allison G., Los Angeles


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