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

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

Dear 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? What is the norm?


10 Swoon-worthy Boston Mansion Wedding Venues

10 Swoon-worthy Boston Mansion Wedding Venues

If your wedding day dreams have you getting married at a fairytale place, then you should definitely check out this selection of luxurious mansions, grand private estates, and magnificent manor houses in the greater Boston Area. They’re all within a short drive from Boston, and most give you exclusive use of the property during your event so you can have your own private domain for your special soiree!


Your Out-of-Town Wedding Guests

Your Out-of-Town Wedding Guests

One of the most endearing aspects of your wedding is how loved ones come together from the four corners of the world to celebrate. By adding a few thoughtful details to your wedding festivities, you can return the favor and make your out-of-towners feel like VIPs.


Getting married in Atlanta? You know you want to do it in Buckhead! Here are 4 wedding venues to consider.

Getting married in Atlanta? You know you want to do it in Buckhead! Here are 4 wedding venues to consider.

This super-chic Atlanta neighborhood is an upscale destination for fine dining, luxury shopping, art galleries, museums, and much more. Buckhead not only gives visitors an opportunity to experience the good life, it’s home to some of Georgia’s finest wedding and special event venues. Here are 8 of the area’s best.


14 Beautiful Georgia Farms That Host Weddings

14 Beautiful Georgia Farms That Host Weddings

When it comes to scenery, wedding venues in Georgia have a lot to offer. Whether you envision a down-home country celebration or a black-tie affair, there’s an authentic barn, charming farmhouse, or historic home that will fit the style of your event.


12 Outdoor Georgia Wedding Venues With A Must-Have Ingredient: Trees, Trees, and More Trees!

12 Outdoor Georgia Wedding Venues With A Must-Have Ingredient: Trees, Trees, and More Trees!

Want nature to play a major role in your wedding? Georgia has a wealth of wedding venues surrounded by trees—in gardens, forests, and other landscapes.


14 Whimsical Woodsy Massachusetts Wedding Venues

14 Whimsical Woodsy Massachusetts Wedding Venues

Want to get married amongst the trees? Massachusetts has a wealth of forested wedding venues where Mother Nature reigns supreme. Whether you want to exchange vows beneath a canopy of towering oaks, at a lakeside manor surrounded by white pines, or on a shaded hilltop overlooking the Nashua River Valley, these lovely locations provide the perfect outdoor setting for your woodsy celebration.


17 Irresistibly Rustic Wedding Venues in Massachusetts

17 Irresistibly Rustic Wedding Venues in Massachusetts

Massachusetts offers some exceptional—and scenic!—rustic wedding venues. Many include barns, which are very cool in their own right, and most are located on farms so you get the added benefit of a beautiful, natural setting. Whether you envision a casual celebration or a black-tie affair, you'll find a rustic wedding venue that fits the style of your event.


Brides Want To Know: Destination Wedding Thank-You Notes

Brides Want To Know: Destination Wedding Thank-You Notes

Dear 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?


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

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

Dear 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?


10 of Chicago's Most Unique Wedding Venues

10 of Chicago's Most Unique Wedding Venues

Chicago is not only the most visited city in the Midwest, it’s one of the most dynamic cities on the planet. From its fabulous parks and museums to its world-class dining, shopping, entertainment and hotels, it has everything you (and your guests!) could want—including a long list of amazing wedding and special event venues.


San Francisco is more affordable than you may think! Here are 13 SF wedding venues that won't break the bank.

San Francisco is more affordable than you may think! Here are 13 SF wedding venues that won't break the bank.

San Francisco is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, which makes it a much sought-after setting for both local and destination weddings. And although it has a reputation for being pricey, there are quite a few affordable venues where you can host your event.


Brides Want to Know: A Question of Religion

Brides Want to Know: A Question of Religion

Dear Here Comes The Guide: Neither my fiancé nor I are at all religious despite our upbringings, though we do share a broad-based spirituality. Our families are much more traditional, and might be offended if our wedding ceremony is entirely secular. Is there a way to honor the belief systems of our parents without being hypocritical?


Wedding Budget: Venue Fees and Other Costs

Wedding Budget: Venue Fees and Other Costs

You’d think that working from a budget would be obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people, especially brides and grooms, are unrealistic about what they can afford. Part of the problem is that most people aren’t very experienced with event budgeting and don’t know how to estimate what locations, products and services will ultimately cost.


Brides Want to Know: Hors d'oeuvre Dilemma

Brides Want to Know: Hors d'oeuvre Dilemma

Can you tell me how many hors d’oeuvres per person is the norm for a cocktail wedding reception? I’m not having dinner, just hors d’oeuvres and cocktails for about four hours. I need to figure out my menu and am at my wits end trying to find the answer!


Champagne, Fashion, Hors d'oeuvres, and Gift Bags...

Champagne, Fashion, Hors d'oeuvres, and Gift Bags...

Bridal fairs offer an efficient way to review what’s in the marketplace—you can check out florists and photographers, sample the wares of cake makers, and listen to the music of a variety of DJs. They’re a great place to shop around for (and sample!) wedding-related services and compare quality and price before making your final decisions.


Brides Want to Know: Wedding Band or DJ?

Brides Want to Know: Wedding Band or DJ?

My fiancé and I have most of our wedding plans set, except the music for our reception. We can’t decide between live entertainment and a disc jockey. The reception will be indoors with about 150 guests. We have to keep an eye on cost, too. Are bands always more expensive? What do you recommend?


David Tutera Gets Real: High Style Weddings On A Budget

David Tutera Gets Real: High Style Weddings On A Budget

Here Comes The Guide staffer Jolene Rae Harrington had the opportunity to interview celebrity wedding planner David Tutera at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. Here are some of his wedding tips for ways to have a high style wedding with a lower budget.


Questions to Ask a Wedding Planner

Questions to Ask a Wedding Planner

In the first flush of joy after your engagement, you probably began browsing wedding websites, social media sites like Pinterest, and magazines. If you soon felt buried by a blizzard of checklists and a daunting array of decisions, you and your fiancé might want to think about hiring a professional wedding planner.

Wanna know what questions you should ask? We've got you covered.


Your Wedding Invitations: Signed, Sealed and Delivered with Personal Style

Your Wedding Invitations: Signed, Sealed and Delivered with Personal Style

Your wedding invitations are more than just functional; they're a formal announcement of your intentions. Since you're going to use the U.S. Post Office to send out your invitations, thank-you notes and sundry other correspondence, why not get creative with it? That's where custom wedding postage stamps come into play—complete with your photos!


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