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Guidelines on addressing your wedding invitations. Writing your guest list for your wedding can be a lot of fun. However, creating the mailing list for your invitations can prove to be a time consuming task. So, it is never to early to get started. The first thing your will want to decide is whether or not you are going to be using double envelopes (outer and inner envelope). These days, there seems to be a trend toward not using the double envelopes, except in the case of a formal, black tie wedding. So, we will start with the guidelines of addressing your...

Deciding whether or not a first look is best - Of all the decisions that need to be made during the wedding planning: flowers, music, food, colors, deciding on whether or not to do a first look is often one of the most difficult decisions, and often one the bride and groom don't always agree on at first. Let's start with the reasons for doing a first look: You will have a nice private moment - just the two of you It can help with the jitters if you are nervous It allows for great photo ops, and you can do all...

An Indulgence Worth Considering - Although custom wedding invitations can be pricey, they do set the tone of the wedding. If you are planning a black tie affair, or simply want your guests to receive something truly special, it is worth at least considering a custom wedding invitation suite. The cost for a fully custom wedding invitation can range from $20.00 - $50.00 each, but remember, it is one per household, not one per guest. If you are planning a wedding for 200 guests, you are looking at an investment of approximately $2,000 - $5,000. Here are a few samples of some real...

A Few guidelines on Tipping your Wedding Vendors   "How much should I tip my wedding vendors?" This is a question I am asked all of the time by my clients, and to be honest, it's a difficult one to answer, but I thought it would be helpful to blog on a few tips on tipping your wedding vendors. For starters, it is important to know that the servers and bartenders at your wedding are paid an hourly rate typically between 12.00-20.00 per hour, which is significantly more than a waiter at a restaurant. In my opinion, there is also a difference between...