How to start planning your wedding
According to David's Bridal annual What's On Bride's Minds survey, it is estimated that 77 percent of employed women plan their wedding while at work.
To help keep brides on the good side of their employers and help them get their planning done in a more efficient way, David¹s Bridal created a new online tool called My Event that allows brides to easily plan, organize, share, and track all their wedding activities to create the event of their dreams. Find it at www.davidsbridal.com/myevent.
Meanwhile, David's Bridal offers these tips”
• If you don't have a wedding planner, enlist a friend to help you prioritize and plan.
• Keep reality in focus — know your budget and stick to it. It is easy to get wrapped up in having an extravagant wedding, but remember the day is really about you and your partner.
• Choose a theme or symbol first to solidify the vision of your wedding, and it will make as it will make the party planning process easier.
• If you¹re thinking of a specific color, keep in mind what flowers are available during the time of your wedding. Flowers in season are less expensive.
• Ask for references and read online reviews of potential vendors before booking.
• If you have older wedding guests, make sure there are plenty of places for them to sit down.
• If you're having a large number of guests age 10 and younger, hire a babysitter to watch them during the ceremony. Set up a children's table or room at the reception, complete with crayons, coloring books, small toys, and games.
• Be cognizant of guests and their dietary restrictions — shellfish, vegetarians, gluten, vegan/vegetarian — make sure there is something for everyone.
• Seat people with similar interests and ages together, and put an even amount of people at each table as people tend to pair off in conversation. You don¹t want to leave anyone out.
• Thank you notes are as important as your invitations. A great time to write them is on the plane ride to your honeymoon destination while the memory is still fresh.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Crosby banned from Jets game because he missed All-Star Game
- LeBeau won’t join Cardinals coaching staff
- Former Steelers LB Haggans to do time in Westmoreland jail
- Pine-Richland’s DiNucci to Pitt; Kittanning’s Bowers opts for PSU
- Pittsburgh cracks down on overcrowded houses
- Storm unleashes blizzard conditions on parts of Northeast
- Western Pa. farm markets keep customers coming when nothing’s growing
- Flyers’ Rinaldo suspended 8 games for hit on Letang
- Gorman: Not just a no-brainer for Pine-Richland’s DiNucci
- Teen found in Riverview Park last year died of overdose
- Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin