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The Perfect Plan for a Pragmatic Registry

By Dana CarmanCTW FeaturesIn tough times, it’s key to pinpoint what’s important. For registries, that means choosing the right range of items that you’ll love using and guest will love giving. Here’s how to do it.Vendors and venues get a lot of attention during the wedding-planning process, but not not to be underestimated is the […]

My Wedding My Way – A Day in the Life of a Bride

By Anna T. HirshCTW FeaturesThe Couple: Anna Hirsh, 31, and Chris Sachse, 33The Day: Aug. 30, 2008The Place: A friend’s farm in Cornelius, Ore.The Prelude Saying yes to Chris after he proposed to me with a stunning Art Deco emerald ring (“Green, like your eyes,” he said) in the middle of Central Park, was easy.Even […]

Get A Grip – They Love Him Not

By Margaret LittmanCTW FeaturesWhen your family doesn’t love the one you love, life can be tough. Luckily, there are ways to cope when relatives clash.With Romeo and Juliet, it seemed romantic. So, too, was it when Edward VIII gave up his throne so that he could marry Wallis Warfield Simpson. But in real life, when […]

The Little White Dress

By Nola Sarkisian-MillerCTW FeaturesThis season, high style comes from higher hemlines. See why brides are going short for a chic look that lasts all day longHemlines may rise and fall along with the stock market, but brides aren’t following the custom of always wearing ankle-grazing, floor-length gowns in times of woe. As the economy weathers […]

Battle of the Budget

Battle of the BudgetMost caterers will tell you that buffet service is more expensive than a plated menu. In fact, you may have to spend 20 to 25 percent more on a buffet, according to Daniel Briones, who works with a luxury market.However, some caterers disagree. Jim Zilli, CEO of the Zilli Hospitality Group in […]

Stand Up Against the Sit-Down

By Bev BennettCTW FeaturesIt’s not easy planning and pricing a menu. Seated meals incur wait-staff costs, buffet and family-style dinners pile on added food costs. What’s right for you? Here’s a look at the benefits and drawbacks of your food optionsYour family is in perpetual motion. They’re going to hug or shake hands with everyone […]

The ‘Project Runway’ designers show off their wedding-day looks

It’s standard operating procedure in the fashion world for designers to include a “wedding gown” in their collection – a white dress that would be just as impeccable down the aisle as it would be on the red carpet. So it was natural that the Season 5 finalists on “Project Runway” to create a bridal […]

In Favor Of: The Moleskine City Notebook

Last Christmas, I put a Dublin Moleskine City Notebook into my of-Irish-descent girlfriend’s stocking. Of course, I gave one to myself, too. We weren’t planning a trip abroad; we still aren’t. But when it comes time to go, it’s the first thing we’ll pack.Each 228-page notebook has everything you need in a foreign burg: city […]

Dress Detective – You Found Those Where?

Bridesmaid dresses may pop up in familiar places.Generally, you’d go to Victoria’s Secret to secure a little something for the honeymoon, but as it turns out, the land of lingerie has some items to adorn your bridesmaids, too.No, we’re not talking negligees.At, a “bridesmaid” will produce a list of the apparel line’s dresses that […]

Gown Glamour – Crumb-catchers

Give bodices get a boost with sculptured necklines that add a distinctive touch up top for a look that’s extraordinarily chic. Check out the slides with this story for more.

Snap Shots

Reception photo booths are all about capturing the wedding’s special momentsA picture is worth a thousand words. But a thousand pictures are worth so much more, and at a big wedding a thousand pictures might not be too far off the mark. A photo booth can be the perfect way to get a great scrapbook […]

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