Oct. 29, 2008, 12:50 p.m. by SMARTBRIDE

INSPIRATION:10 Ways to Personalize your Wedding

TAGS: DOS AND DONTS, FACINATOR, PHOTO BOOTH, VENUE, MUSIC, WEDDING PLANNER, PICTURES, DJ, OFFICIANT


A close friend of mine was married a couple weeks ago, and while I wasn't able to attend the wedding, I heard many great things about the ceremony and reception. So, I've asked Leah (the Bride) to share with us her Top 10 favorite things about her wedding day and a couple tips on what she would have done a little differently. Since none of us plan on getting married twice - perhaps we can learn from those brides before us!

Take it away, Leah!


Top 10 Things I loved about my wedding (in no particular order):



Oct. 19, 2010, 6 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Bride-to-Be: Hunting for a Venue Here, There & Everywhere

TAGS: BRIDE TO BE, VENUE, BUDGET, TIPS


It's all About Venue Location


"Location, location, location" is an adage that we’ve all heard a thousand times from our real estate agents, business school professors, and neighborhood panhandlers.


I never really thought about it until I started to look for a wedding venue, but location truly is everything! The look and feel of the space you choose will set the tone for your entire celebration. No pressure, ladies.


Groomsmen at Night under Chandelier in Woods at Night

Image Courtesy of Ben Chrisman


Like most couples, choosing our wedding’s When and Where were the first two details that the love of my life (henceforth referred to as RC) and I tackled post-proposal.

July 17, 2010, 10:04 p.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Dear Coco, we can't wait anymore! Show us some pictures!

TAGS: COCO ROCHA, MERMAID, WEDDING DRESS, INVITATIONS, VENUE, RING, CELEBRITY WEDDING

If you're dying to see photos of Coco Rocha's recent wedding in France, join the club. Despite some serious googling, there are just no pictures to be had. We've been waiting patiently for her grand unveiling (apparently it's going to be something special), but we simply can't stay stand the suspense any longer.


Here are the few details we have managed to dig up from various sources including various mags and news outlets, Coco's own twitpic account & official facebook page, both her (@Oh_So_Coco) and her new husband James' (@jamesconran) twitter accounts and more. Coco, if you're reading this - please send us some deets - we can't wait any longer!


coco rocha wedding dress
Coco Rocha's Wedding Dress designed by Zac Posen


Read on for more info on Coco's ring, engagement, fiance, venue, invitation and dress!

Nov. 24, 2011, 5 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

4 Areas to Save Big on Your Wedding

TAGS: WEDDING BUDGET, HOW TO SAVE, THINKMONEY.COM, VENUE, CASH GIFT REGISTRY, ONLINE WEDDING INVITATIONS, GUEST LIST

Your dream day doesn't have to come with a nightmare price tag. There are ways to enjoy the style and elegance you've always wanted at your wedding - without running through your life's savings.


Bride and Groom Wedding Shoes


The experts over at ThinkMoney.com have compiled the top 4 areas of your wedding where you can save big while still creating a wedding day that is memorable for all the right reasons.


Keep reading to find out how you can save big on your wedding:

Jan. 22, 2013, noon by SMARTBRIDE

Average Wedding Budget: How Does your Wedding Stack up?

TAGS: WEDDING DRESS, TUXEDO, INVITATIONS, FLOWERS, WEDDING CAKE, DECORATIONS, RENTALS, VENUE, PHOTOGRAPHER, FAVORS, DJ, ENTERTAINMENT, WEDDING BUDGET

Ever wondered how your wedding budget stacks up? Here's a quick look at what brides are expected to spend on their wedding dress, groom's attire, engagement ring, flowers, cakes, decorations and rentals, invitations, photography and more.



Infographic Courtesy of Wedding Crowd