DoubleTree by Hilton in Alsip is seeing more cross-cultural marriages and works to accommodate these differences with food, decor and other elements.
Women going up the aisle a second time have some different ideas about their dresses, but some parts stay the same.
Couples are trying to find ways to include their stepchildren in the wedding ceremony and commemorate the blended family. Here are a few ways.
There are several ways a bride, groom and bridal party can achieve whiter teeth in time for the big day.
Find ways to protect yourself from the financial and emotional impact of wedding-day dilemmas with these suggestions.
Savvy tips to help newly married couples start off with a strong financial foundation.
Try out recipes, including one for shrimp with lemon mint pesto, that are perfect for weddings and engagement parties.
We all love the pomp and circumstance of a wedding ceremony, but let’s be honest, after seeing the bride’s dress, the next most anticipated part of the wedding is the reception — specifically the food. Planning a menu that will satisfy all your guests can be a herculean effort and a budget-buster. My Chef Catering and Harner’s Bakery in Aurora suggest considering these factors when planning your wedding cuisine.
The key word at wedding receptions these days is customization - fitted for the bride and groom. DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip does so using such elements as creative cakes, up-lighting, a photo booth, backdrops, tablescapes, individualized menus and more.
Second only to the wedding dress, in terms of appearance, is the hair style a bride wears on the big day. Experts weigh in on what the trends are in 2013 for bridal coifs.
A great way a bride or groom can show their appreciation to a bridesmaid or groomsman is through a personalized gift, one that may include an individualized message or even a wedding logo.
Figuring out where to seat guests at a wedding can be a tricky proposition. A wedding coordinator who is an expert on the topic of seating arrangements at weddings gives her suggestions.
Make your wedding more festive and delicious by creating such desserts as a cupcake tower, a character cake or tiered cakes of cheese.
Mobile apps are a fantastic way to have a wedding planner without the usual expense. It has a preset list of to-dos associated with the ceremony and reception.
Couples who never envisioned being able to afford travel post-nuptials will be pleasantly surprised to learn options exist for having guests assist with expenditures related to partaking in a fairytale honeymoon.
There’s been a significant increase in making wedding memories where America’s history was made. One such special place is Valley Forge, in Montgomery County, Penn., Philadelphia’s biggest and most affluent bedroom. Amidst a spectacular backdrop of 3,500-acre Valley Forge National Historical Park, couples flock to Washington Memorial Chapel searching for a date for exchanging vows.
Environmentally correct weddings are a popular trend right now. Locally grown products, electronic invitations and favors made from eco-friendly materials keep the green in the wedding budget and the earth,
Make your wedding engagment idea as unique as the woman with whom you are planning on spending your life. Finding the right venue or moment is crucial ro creating a lifetime of beautiful memories.
Q: My fiance and I want to exchange gifts on the wedding day. Just one problem: What do I get him?! A: Look for a gift that represents something you've shared. If you love doing crossword puzzles together, you could get him a leather-bound book …
NEW YORK (AP) - No offense to Cinderella, but she sort of had it backwards. The shoe should be at the end of the to-do list for a wedding fairy tale. After the engagement, first consider the venue, then the dress - then the shoes …
Just because the marriage didn’t work out, does that mean a perfectly good ring has to wind up in the Chicago River? Sometimes, yes. JANE: I didn’t even wait till the divorce was final. I had left my lawyer’s office and was walking to the …
There’s no better way to reaffirm your commitment to one another than a vow renewal experience in a tropical location like St. Lucia.
With all the hoopla surrounding the big day, sore feet are the last thing a bride needs. Buy shoes that are graceful and comfortable for optimum wear.
For brides-to-be, the big day seems like it comes with a big price tag – but it doesn’t have to. The season’s top wedding trends pair elegance and affordability with options to make an event that is uniquely “you.” To stay within your budget, follow these wedding trends: Romance at a reasonable price Perhaps no other setting is more romantic than the outdoors. Mother Nature provides the best backdrop for your special occasion. Outdoor weddings can be more affordable as parks or gardens typically offer rental areas at a reasonable rate. Know a relative with a beautiful yard? Ask them
So let’s get personal. About personally worded wedding vows, that is. Here’s a real-world example from Brides.com (edited for space): From a bride, to her groom: You have made me feel moreloved than I ever thought possible . I choose you today. And I would …
Andy Lee and Samantha Kolar aren’t the conventional type. So when they said they were getting married and taking “the plunge,” they meant it quite literally. The Yorkville couple, who met more than five years ago, exchanged vows on Saturday morning at Raging Waves Water …