Question: We’ve settled on a wedding date, and because it’s in the not-too-distant future, we want to get our save-the-dates out as soon as possible. Thing is, we haven’t completely settled on our final guest list yet. Is it okay if not every single person who will get an invite gets a save-the-date? Or is that bad form?
A good friend of mine found herself chatting with a guy she’s known since grade school during her wedding reception. It was all well and good and lovely until he casually made a comment about how, when she appeared at the top of the aisle with her father in the church she had grown up in not a few hours before, he found himself wishing that he was her husband-to-be waiting at the end of said aisle.
Question: I was recently invited to a wedding of an old family friend. I’d like to go, but I won’t know anyone else there, and I wasn’t invited with a date. I have a sense that that’s more because she doesn’t actually realize or remember that I have a serious significant other (we’ve known each other a long time, but don’t speak often)—not because her guest list can’t afford it.
Is there a tactful way to mention my boyfriend to her over the coming weeks, or should I just forget it? I just don’t want to decline the invite just because I won’t know a soul there.
When social media plays a large role in memorializing every moment of your Big Day, a fully-charged cell phone becomes a vital tool for both you and your guests.
To avoid an influx of dead batteries mid-reception, we’ve been seeing more couples set up a charging station at their venue so that guests can conveniently refuel their phones without having to search for a stray outlet (which, from our experience, usually leads to abandoning your phone in the bathroom or squatting awkwardly in a dress near a floor outlet in a ballroom. Not that we’ve specifically done that or anything).
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.
Just last week, cute little King Street in downtown Malvern welcomed a brand new store: The Blue Octagon. The days-old boutique (which looks so cute we’d like to leave work right now and go shop; see below to agree) offers home decor, furniture and art, lots of awesome gifts, design services—and a wedding registry!
Question: When my husband and I went to deposit the generous checks given to us by some guests as gifts, one of them bounced. We feel so awkward! How should we handle this with the guest?
When it comes to wedding-day desserts, the all-important multi-tiered confection draped in fondant doesn’t have to be the only sweet treat your party guests get to nibble on—and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more darling companion to the coffee service at your reception than the heart-shaped teacup cookies coming out of local baker Jess Balmer’s Kitchen on Mermaid Lane.