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To toss or not to toss, the bridal garter

How in the world did a tradition get started where the groom removes part of the bride’s lingerie, in front of everyone, and throws it at his male friends?  According to wedalert.com, the bridal garter toss tradition dates back to the 14th century.  Wedding...

“Fall” in Love with these Fall Wedding Trends

The leaves are changing and the scenery is the perfect backdrop for your Fall wedding.  Check out some of our favorite Fall Wedding trends–bold accent colors, natural and organic decor, dinner served family style, and naked cakes.  Coordinate these trends with...

Don’t Bust your Wedding Budget: Wedding Planning

Working on finalizing your wedding budget?  Don’t forget to consider a few of these things so you don’t bust your budget. Postage is pricey! –– Did you know square invitations mailed in square envelopes cost more to mail? Because these envelopes have...

Suit vs. Tuxedo – What’s the Difference?

Don’t know the difference between a suit and a tuxedo?   Let us help decipher between these two formal looks… “Typically tuxedos have satin facing lapels, buttons, pocket trim, and a satin side stripe down the leg of the trousers.” Say what???...

Buy Your Wedding Dress In-Store NOT Online!

Don’t let your fingers do the walking! Choose your wedding dress in-store and NOT on-line!! Choosing your wedding dress is one of the most exciting steps in planning your wedding! Enjoy the experience of actually trying on wedding gowns instead of just flipping...

Personalize your Wedding

Want to make your wedding stand out from the crowd?  Check out a few of our favorite and unique ways to really personalize your wedding day! Wear ties in the same color but in different patterns Incorporate your furry friend into the wedding party Add a pattern to...

A Myth about Wedding Planners

What is the biggest myth about wedding planners? That you don’t need one!!! Why hire a wedding coordinator? It cannot be stressed enough, hiring a wedding planner will alleviate stress, allow you to relax and most of all give you time to enjoy (and remember)...

Wedding Color Combinations-Bridesmaids and Tuxedos

With spring upon us, wedding season is in full bloom!  Check out these fun and unique wedding color combinations that are becoming popular!  From bright and bold to subtle and subdued these color combinations are perfect for your big day! – Mint and Sorbet...

Wedding Do’s and Don’ts

You want your wedding to be perfect!  Check out this list of wedding day Do’s and Don’ts to ensure your wedding is infused with personal touches and goes off without a hitch! I Don’ts Don’t—spend your wedding day on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We know you...

Tuxedo Trends – Prom

Prom is fast approaching, and there’s only a few weeks left to find your knockout tux! Take a look at these prom tuxedo trends to be sure you look your best. Steal the style of celebrities on the red carpet with a classic black and white tux. This timeless look is...

Runway Alert… 2014 Prom Dress Trends

No idea what to wear to prom this year? Check out these hot prom dress trends popping up all over runways this season. Tempted to try a dramatic look? Dare to be different and wear a backless dress. Exposed backs add a sense of surprise and elegance. From sheer...

Reasons to Preserve your Wedding Dress

Your big day is over…now what do you do with your wedding gown? Don’t just hang it in your closet for the next thirty years, preserve it! Here are five reasons to clean and professionally preserve your wedding dress… 1. Make it a family heirloom!...

Getting the Most Out of your Wedding Photography

We have teamed up with Karen Skelly, a fabulous wedding photographer located right here in Durango, Colorado.  She is acting as our guest blogger and has some great advice and tips for getting the best wedding photography.  Check them out… 1.  Have you ever...

Bridesmaid Dress Trends

You are going to look amazing in your wedding dress, now it’s time to dress your girls! There are many new bridesmaid dress trends popping up this wedding season. Some trends you may know and others you may be surprised about… here is a sneak peek into dressing your...

To invite (or not invite) kiddos to your wedding?!?

Whether they’re sneaking little snacks off the table or twirling themselves silly on the dance floor, these little kiddos can bring joy and spontaneity to a wedding (let alone the most adorable photo ops!)  Consider these pros and cons and other suggestions...

To Wear or Not to Wear Your Mother’s Wedding Dress

What are you wearing on your wedding day? The choices can be overwhelming! Do you want a big ballgown, a slimming sheath, lace or pearls, vintage or modern…or are you being pressured to wear your mother’s wedding dress? Many brides look at photos of their...