Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The 411 on everything wedding

“The Knot New York” Spring/Summer 2010 issue is chock full of so much useful information that it has taken Wedding-Scoops.com a while to make its way through the magazine. But, we have, and we are going to share some of the highlights spanning many sections of the magazine including facts, tips and advice from vendors, brides and the folks behind "The Knot."

a cupcake and a wedding ceremony under a chuppah(Wedding ceremony photo credit: Agaton Strom)
Instead of a ceremony and full-course meal, ceremony and cupcakes can be fun, just make sure your invitation says as much.

Yes, you should cash pre-wedding cash gifts when you get them, and send out thank you notes for them right away.

Come to dislike one of your bridesmaids pre-wedding? Too bad. You’re not getting rid of her.

a save-the-date with the year stamped in blue
A fun Save-the-Date at SmudgeInk.com (above).
For a New York wedding, you can get free welcome bag stuffers like guides at NYCGo.com, click on “Plan Your Visit,” then “Essentials” and then scroll down to “Visitor Resources” and click on “Order Official NYC Guides”

Stylish wedding cake ideas:

1.    Vintage designs
2.    Buffet with one- and two-tiered wedding cakes
3.    Local bakery cake flavors

Your engagement ring and wedding band don’t have to match the rest of the jewelry you wear that day.

So there is no confusion over which ring goes on when during the wedding ceremony, wear your engagement ring on your right hand before the ceremony.

a photo album
Before picking a photographer, make sure his/her sample albums include numerous photos from several weddings and the photos have the kind of shots -- including detail shots like of favors -- and lighting you are looking for.

Underestimate the number of programs.

Guests might not notice if you bag the guest book.

Make sure your DIY favors can’t be purchased for cheaper at a store.

You can register for electronics.

The average couple spends nearly $5,000 on a honeymoon.

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