Ask Jonette: How Do I Handle An Uneven Number of Attendants?

On September 14, 2010

Today’s question comes from Twitter: “My husband-to-be wants his best man to be a woman.  Do I have to have the same number of attendants on both sides?” Another good question.  The answer holds true whether you or your groom wish to have an attendant of the same or opposite sex.  In a word, no, […]

Top 10 Wedding Trends of 2011: Pre-Ceremony Cocktail Receptions

On September 13, 2010

Trend #8 is all about giving your guests exactly what they came to your wedding to receive – free booze and good food!  Not to worry, sharing in the couple’s special day, seeing the bride’s gown and witnessing how the families spent a small fortune are near their top of the lists, as well. Anyone who’s […]

The Art of Sending “B-List” Invitations

On September 8, 2010

In case you are not familiar with what a “B-List” is, it’s basically a list of second tier guests that couples will invite to their wedding IF invitees from the (real) top-tier guest list decline their invitation.  There are several reasons that brides and grooms decide to create a B-list.  Just as I would with my […]

Top 10 Wedding Trends of 2011: Club DJs

On September 6, 2010

What’s a wedding reception without music?  One of the few times that a groom is 100% involved and enthusiastic about discussing wedding plans is when the topic of music is on the table!  If you’re married or in the process of planning your wedding, you know this is true. We have all been to a […]

Top 10 Wedding Trends of 2011: Monochromatic Centerpieces

On September 5, 2010

Day 6 is winding down and I have flowers on my mind!  People pay a pretty penny for beautiful floral arrangements at their weddings.  Most people think that the only way get their monies worth and add variety to their bouquets, ceremony flowers and centerpieces is to put a laundry list of flowers in a variety of colors in each […]

Ask Jonette: How do I plan my wedding from out of town?

On September 2, 2010

I received this question via Twitter: “What are the top 10 most important things for planning a wedding when the bride is out-of-town?” Another great question!  I know firsthand that brides who live in a different city than where their wedding celebration will be held feel more nervous and overwhelmed than the average bride!  Believe it […]

Top 10 Wedding Trends of 2011: Colorful and Layered Wedding Invitations

On August 31, 2010

My 4th pick was all about the 2nd chance brides and grooms will have to make an impression on their wedding guests.  Trend #5 is all about the 1st! It’s been said a million times that your wedding invitations are your one and only chance to make a first impression!  I’d like to make it one million […]

Top 10 Wedding Trends of 2011: Colored Aisle Runners

On August 30, 2010

Day 4 is all about color!  I truly apologize for not posting this yesterday, but I was exhausted after a fabulous event on Saturday night!  Now that I’ve gotten my rest, let’s talk aisle runners! A wedding ceremony is the 2nd chance you will get to make a statement to your guests; invitations are the 1st.  However, […]

Top 10 Wedding Trends of 2011: Uniform Bridal Party Attire with Unique Accessories

On August 29, 2010

It’s Day 3 and I’m in the mood for clothes!  My third pick focuses on the bridal party.  For decades, the trend was for bridesmaids and groomsmen to be dressed exactly alike.  Same tuxedo, tie and shoes – dress, earrings, shoes and necklace.  Then things shifted to what we have now which are brides opting […]

Top 10 Wedding Trends of 2011: Creative and Functional Guest Books

On August 28, 2010

It’s Day 2 and all about the guest book!  Yes, the guest book aka the butt of endless wedding jokes.  When guests and couples alike are openly making fun of how boring and generic the guest book is, you know it’s time to do away with tradition. Once upon a time guest books were these […]