Wedding registries—and the process of creating them—have taken on a whole new look in recent years: Local boutiques are winning out over big box stores, iPads have replaced barcode scanners and many couples are opting to go online and piece together their entire wish list from the comfort of their couch.
You’ve spent months (maybe even years) nailing down every tiny detail of your wedding day, and the last thing you need is an unexpected mishap throwing a wrench in your perfect plan. That’s were wedding insurance comes in, and we’ve found that more and more couples are taking this extra precaution to ensure that nothing gets in the way of their Big Day.
We love a good wedding-related quiz (who doesn’t?), and while most of the time they’re pretty silly, they can also be a useful tool for brides-to-be who have no idea where to start when choosing a dress or deciding on the kind of wedding they should have. (Even if the results are based on totally random questions, at least it gives you a place to start your research.)
If you thought choosing a guestbook for your Big Day would be one of the easier tasks on your checklist, think again: Nowadays there are a ton of neat ways to collect your guests’s signatures and well wishes, many of which don’t resemble a book at all.
As I sat down to write this post about how to do your wedding processional, one thought came to mind: the Kardashians.
As strange (and slightly embarrassing) as that sounds, hear me out: In the E! special about Kim and Kanye’s nuptials, there was a rather lengthy scene where wedding planner Sharon Sacks and the entire Kardashian/Jenner crew gathered together in an attempt to plan the processional for Kimye’s Big Day. They go back and forth over whether or not Bruce should walk Kim all the way down the aisle (as opposed to meeting her halfway) and who should carry baby North West—needless to say it was quite a complicated process.
With over 15 years of experience planning special events in Philly, Susan Norcross knows how to throw a party. She’s orchestrated events of all kinds, but it wasn’t until she found herself engrossed in the planning of a family member’s Big Day in 2011 that she decided to turn her focus to the wedding industry.
She founded her own company, Two Rings One Circus, shortly thereafter and began planning weddings for clients all across the city. Then just last year, Two Rings One Circus merged with Styled Bride, where Norcross now serves as the wedding director.
Before the craziness of wedding season officially kicks off, we chatted with the seasoned planner about the top trends for 2015, her best advice for brides and her favorite activities to do on the (rare) weekends that she doesn’t have a wedding to attend.
If the news of Anthropologie’s wedding registry had you racing to the store (or to the website) to build your Big Day wish list, you’ll be thrilled to hear that the Philly-based company’s Wayne location—one of only six in the country to offer in-store registry services—will be hosting a registry party this Thursday, March 19.
After all the effort that goes into choosing a wedding photographer and having him/her snap the perfect assortment of pictures on the Big Day, it’s hard to believe that a couple would forgo a wedding album—which not only preserves your memories but can also be tangibly passed down for generations—in favor of a file of digital prints.