Wedding Blog

Congratulations! Planning your wedding is an exciting, beautiful, and occasionally nerve-wracking experience. Whether you've known exactly what your wedding would look like since you were in elementary school, or you've just started to brainstorm ideas recently, the Gathering Guide Wedding Blog can help you create the wedding of your dreams. Stay abreast of the latest wedding trends. Find out what to bring to cake tastings. Try your hand at DIY wedding gown embellishments. From choosing the right vendors to navigating tricky etiquette, the articles below offer instruction and inspiration as you prepare for the big day.

Before you start to plan your wedding, you have something even more important to plan: your planning itself! Unless you're lucky enough to run a wedding planning business (or you're getting married for the eighth time)…

The problem with honeymoon planning is that a honeymoon comes after a wedding–you know, that gigantic event that took all of your planning energy already. The point of a honeymoon is to take a deep breath and relax…

Months–and sometimes years–go into creating the perfect wedding day. You'll see bridal magazines bursting with ideas to make your day perfect. You've pored over every small detail to make sure it's exactly the…

It's the ultimate cliché: the woman goes out to dinner with a lightweight clutch purse while her beau staggers behind, his jacket pockets bulging with all of his beloved's worldly possessions. If this sounds like…

You're sweet on your fiancé. He's sweet on you. You're both planning a sweet wedding. So what could be sweeter than a honey-based signature cocktail? Ask your bartender about including some of these honey-inspired…

Without a train, a wedding gown is just another white dress. Sure, it may be a very special dress, but it's the trailing train that really shouts, "Here comes the bride!" as you walk down the aisle. Since a wedding day is…

The summer season means basil is cheap and plentiful, so now is your time to take advantage of this versatile spice. Buy it in bulk to save a bit of your wedding budget while still creating gourmet drinks, hors d'oeuvres…

You've heard it before: the pen is mightier than the sword. But most weddings aren't rife with swordplay (unless you're planning a Renaissance Faire themed wedding, that is). So what are the sharp-edged perils you really…

With the weather getting hotter every day, it's time to find new ways to cool down. Throwing a few cubes of ice into your guests' drinks might be fine for an afternoon picnic, but a special occasion like your wedding…

Wedding celebrations are a flurry of activity. It's easy to forget small details, like placing the orchids in the cake icing, slipping your "something blue" ribbon into your bouquet, and–oh yes–your fianc…

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