Nothing determines the look, feel and location of your wedding quite like the guest list. Accommodating 200 people in a ballroom is not the same as welcoming 50 guests at an intimate bistro, so creating your guest list is one of the first tasks many engaged couples should tackle.

“Having a good rapport with your vendors and ensuring you hire vendors who will do a good job will make your life so much easier. Talk to other brides, do research and find out who had good experiences as well as bad experiences. Planning a wedding is already a stressful thing, so dealing wi…

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Pinboards are buzzing with endless inspiration, bringing clever and colorful projects to life. For brides to be, the hottest looks in wedding decor can be yours with just a bit of creativity.

When the time comes to walk down the aisle, more and more couples are choosing to make the procession in a far-off land. Destination weddings are on the rise, with researchers at reporting that roughly one in four couples who tied the knot in 2011 chose to have a destination wedding.

Couples who choose to write their own wedding vows recognize how special such personal gestures are. Writing one’s own vows can impart a personalized, special touch to the ceremony. But as anyone who has stared down a blank piece of paper or blinking cursor can attest, a case of writer’s blo…

“Jackson and I both went to college at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He was class of ’11 and I was class of ’13. We both swam for the swim team. That’s where we met. At first we didn’t really get along, but after our first swim season together, we started our relationship.

  • By Lena Ellwanger

For some brides-to-be, finding the perfect venue can be more of a challenge than meeting their soulmate.


If you’re getting married this year, you no doubt have many exciting details to discuss with your spouse-to-be. But after you get back from the honeymoon, you’ll want to have another discussion — about your finances. It might not sound glamorous, but newlyweds who quickly “get on the same pa…


The Manor House at Londonderry on the Tred Avon recently had a grand reopening since a fire, caused by a lightning strike, closed its doors in April 2015. The 1867 Gothic Revival villa on the property, which was built at the end of the Civil War for a surgeon in the U.S. Navy, is listed on t…