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.

Sure, you've heard a few folks recommend it. Your parents swear it. Your officiant urges you to purchase a few sessions every time you speak to her. But is premarital counseling really necessary? After all, you've got a…

How do you tell your fiancée that you love her more than Louis Pasteur loved flash-heating milk? That she makes your heart fizz up like vinegar poured into baking soda? That you want to grab onto her like you're…

A great marriage proposal should sweep you off your feet. But when you start buckling down to plan the perfect matrimonial celebration, it's essential to plant both of those feet firmly on the ground. In your excitement…

Sometimes it's not enough to merely get down on bended knee and ask your beloved to marry you. Maybe your dreams run towards epic musical numbers where everyone in the restaurant starts singing the same love song. Maybe…

Topiary, or the art of shaping live plants into artistic sculptures, comes in many forms. You may have seen photos of lavish celebrity events where guests are greeted by giant swans sculpted from clusters of white flowers…

You probably don't have any friends who can afford to buy you a house, a car, or a honeymoon out of their own bank account. But you probably do have a lot of friends who wish they could afford to give you a lavish wedding…

What's the best way to feed a room full of picky eaters at your wedding? Fall back on the most beloved classics of all: comfort food! The same foods you turn to when you need a little "edible hug" are the foods that can…

Picture a flower girl. What do you see? If an image of an angelic little girl with a basket of rose petals springs to mind, think again. Today's weddings are seeing more and more loved ones–from grandmas to favorite…

When it comes to weddings, we hear a lot of talk about traditions. The bride traditionally walks down the aisle on the arm of her father, traditionally while she is wearing a white dress. Traditionally, she will be…

When reality TV first started taking off, viewers all over America became captivated by the newly-opened window into the “real” world. With shows like Say Yes to the Dress, we were thrilled at the prospect of…

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