Planning the perfect wedding is something that every bride (and even some grooms) dream about. How long does it REALLY take to get everything organized? Three months? Five years? Let's break it down.
When trying to find the perfect wedding dress, some brides get lucky and find THE dress right off the bat. The very first dress they step into winds up being the one they walk out with. Not all of us can get so lucky though, so here are some tips for finding the best dress possible!
Are you planning a Welsh-themed party, or are you celebrating St David's Day? This fun quiz can easily be used as part of the entertainment! It is suitable for all ages, and it can be used to test people's knowledge of the beautiful country of Wales.
Castles make a great venue for a wedding and there are several great Scottish castles that can be hired for your special day.
Learn the benefits, costs, and limitations of these ten popular wedding flower varieties so you can get the best look and quality on your special day! This article will save you from common floral frustrations.
What is your dream wedding? Is it a beach wedding, fairy tale-like , church or underwater? Whatever theme you choose, finding the perfect destination is the key to make your dream wedding come true.
One of the most important elements to set the tone of your event, a gala dinner invitation must be captivating. Since it's the first thing your guests will see, properly wording your invitation is one of the best ways to attract support and build excitement.
This article includes some of the best, most popular, and funniest happy birthday songs for everyone. Songs range from virtually unknown to very famous—there's sure to be something here for everyone.
Make your own wedding cake card box to have a safe and beautiful place to store all the cards you'll get at your reception. Don't spend tons of money on a card box—do it yourself and make your own!
Weddings in Nigeria are celebrated in style, whether it's the traditional or white (church) wedding. Here are images and details of a wedding incorporating both the Ibo and Yoruba traditions.
Getting married, but don't have a lot of money? Here are 10 awesome ways to use scrapbook paper for your wedding. There are lots of fun DIY projects that can save you money on your wedding!
Cheap, unique wedding ideas for a bride with a budget. Gorgeous centerpieces, cute snacks, unique guest books ideas and more.
You have a birthday once a year, every year. Don't be in denial. Be proud; celebrate yourself. Age really is just a number; it's all about how you feel. Choose to feel good.
A movie-night party is a great theme for people of all ages. This article features everything you will need for your movie-night party planning.
Whether you've attended a traditional Greek wedding, heard a story or seen this strange custom in a Hollywood movie, you may have asked yourself: Why do Greeks break plates at weddings?
How do you include memories of lost loved ones in your wedding celebrations? Here are some beautiful ways to include old family photographs in your wedding decor to make those who can't be there a part of your ceremony.
In this article, you will learn all about wedding venues in their various locations and configurations.
Liven up your wedding reception with this fun trivia game. It gets the guests more involved and adds a personal touch to your wedding.
A "mystery dinner" is a dinner party with a cryptic menu where only the host/hostess knows what's actually on the menu! Here are some of my favorite ideas and themes.
Have you wondered which flowers are available during the month of your wedding? Check out these lists of flowers that I've categorized for you to find what's fresh, fits your color scheme, and how to make it all work together on your special day.
A keepsake memory box is a lovely idea to remember your wedding by. Items leading up to the big day and keepsakes from the day itself are nice to keep. Make a special box and put in special things to look back on in years to come.
These 10 wonderfully sweet songs are perfect for you to play while the two of you form eternal bonds of matrimony.
Check out the most comprehensive resource guide to a biker wedding. From old traditions to new traditions, see ideas for gifts, wedding decorations, and invitations—plus an eco-friendly wedding theme.
Find time-saving printable templates for all ages. Includes games to play based on the Harry Potter books. Name generator, polyjuice potion game, and Harry Potter bingo.
Finding the right words to say is really difficult, which is why this article offers wedding vow examples, sayings, and quotes for him and her to help guide you and inspire you to write your own unique vows.
Your 18th birthday should be spent doing things that you were not legally allowed to do the day before. I have made a list of 18 things to do on your 18th birthday. How can you possibly not think of something to do?
A dark venue backlit by dozens of colorful glow sticks, dance music that will blow your socks off, and sticky-sweet treats are all you'll need to keep the party hopping.
A horror movie party is a fun way to get a group of frriends together. There are all sorts of great ways that you can create the perfect horror movie theme party.
Take a peek at this list of songs and videos by The Beatles that I chose to use during my wedding ceremony.
So, you want to get married but you don't really want to have a wedding? Is it even okay to not have a wedding? Here's ten reasons to skip the wedding and get married at the courthouse instead.
Planning a kids' party? Need inspiration? How about a Minecraft-themed party? I've pulled together lots of fun ideas for Minecraft fans to help you plan the perfect event. Let's party!
Not sure how to ask someone to the prom? Here's a list of 50 unique and fun ideas covering all sorts of themes, like sports or entertainment. You'll find the perfect promposal idea for your moment.
Host a great Hawaiian luau party with these ideas for decorations, costume, food and drinks, party games, music, volcano cakes, and smoking party drinks.
Your wedding reception is going to be beautiful. You've got your centerpieces, your decorations, a 32-layer cake with a different flavor for each layer . . . The only problem? Your banquet hall's got some tickity-tackity chairs.
Candy birthday corsages for girls went out of fashion a long time ago. Is this vintage tradition ready for a comeback?
Getting married at the courthouse doesn't mean you have to forfeit all the style and sentiment of a traditional wedding! Try one or all of these ideas to make your courthouse wedding a day to remember.
Here are some kid-tested games that everyone can enjoy. These are easy and fun birthday party games and ideas created by a family that loves Lego!
Yoruba traditional weddings are always extraordinary occasions, often characterized by fun, feasting, and deep traditional provisions by both families.
Planning a wedding and reception can seem like a daunting task but it does not have to be. With some forethought, you can have a lovely wedding even if you don't have a lot of cash.
You've decided to get married in a barn? This unique venue presents its' own charms and challenges. Learn how to make your barn wedding the wedding of your dreams!
The backdrop of the stunning Smoky Mountains makes Gatlinburg a premier wedding destination location. This is a guide to the best and most beautiful wedding chapel venues in the area.
My daughter had a Puppy Party for her 7th birthday. This article includes all of her birthday party details as well as many party photos. You will find Puppy party invitations, favors, cake supplies, partyware, decorations, and party games & crafts.
Truthfully, linens for a wedding are simply cloth items such as napkins, tablecloths, table runners, chair ties, and even chair covers.
What size should your tent be? How will you keep it cool or warm? Which add-ons are worth it, and should you get a frame or pole tent? Learn about how to choose a tent that best fits your needs.
Looking to host a baby shower with cheap games? You've come to the right place! Check out these budget-friendly baby shower game ideas and have a blast on the big day!
Bridal shower games serve many purposes, but most importantly, they help to break the ice and liven up the atmosphere.
This article has tips for a wolf-themed birthday party. Includes ideas for decorations, a wolf birthday cake and cupcakes, and gift suggestions. Plus, photos and videos.
Ever been a wedding guest or planned your own wedding? Then you likely have your share of wedding no-nos. This article shares a few important "dont's" for the guests as well as for the bride and groom.
Host a fantastic at home birthday party with these quick and easy games, activities, cakes, and themes.
Step-by-step directions for easy games and activities for a "Wizard of Oz" party that is easy to put together from things you have around the house or can buy at the store.
Looking for tips on throwing an amazing '70s-themed birthday or Halloween party? Look no further! Find ideas for themed party food, decorations, costumes, invitations, music, and more right here!
So, you've been asked the honor of standing in your friend's wedding as a bridesmaid and you don't want to mess up. Good for you! Follow these tips to be the best bridesmaid ever.
Put away the Celine Dion and Kenny G, I've got you covered with these feisty tracks to play on your wedding day.
There are dozens of traditions associated with Scottish weddings. Some are still carried out today while others are no longer practised. This article looks at some of the customs that are observed before, during, and after the wedding.
Kids love outerspace, especially the astronauts! This articles describes how to plan for an astronaut training party for kids, including making your own invitations, creative decorations, fun training activities, and making your own homemade moon landing cake.
From the cheap to the eco-friendly, here are some ideas for your two-year-old's birthday party favors!
When a Filipina reaches 18 years of age, it is considered a major milestone in her life. This actually signifies her step into the world of adulthood. Her debut celebrates this milestone, but there are a few differences between traditional and modern debuts.
A complete list of all those things you might forget when planning your special day—with plenty of tips as well!
Here is a collection of wedding wishes and quotes you can use to inspire your speech or card for your friend's wedding.
A great black-light party needs the right ideas and decorations. In this article, I'll provide fantastic tips and review the top five black-light party supplies.
Here are some poems for baby shower invitations, party favor bags, thank-you notes, or anything else you might think of to use them for!
Here are 5 fun and exciting games for parties that will bring you lots of laughter and unforgettable memories. These ideas are good for any age, from young children to adults.
Here you will find a list of edible foods that glow and foods that look bright under a black light, as well as a recipe for glow in the dark salad and desserts.
The traditional wedding reception festivities begin with the first dance. Take a trip down memory lane as we revisit the top 10 first dance songs from the 1980s.
Discover a selection of the best father and daughter wedding dance songs, including some classics along with some more recent choices with videos by Bruce Springsteen, Sinatra, Adele, and more...
Fun games played at a baby shower help make it a memorable experience. Here you will find adorable game ideas with some templates that you can print too.
After 18 years of marriage, we wanted to renew our wedding vows on a beach, but we didn't want to break the bank doing it. Here's our story of how we made a memory of a lifetime, but on a budget.
If you are planning a birthday party for a teenager, consider these suggested activities for groups of teens, from low-key to extravagant, depending on your budget and their interests.
If you are planning a multi-cultural wedding, things can get very tricky. Use these tips to make the most memorable wedding experience for all people involved.
These songs have proven themselves as the absolute best all-time wedding songs for every aspect of a wedding. If you are looking for wedding music ideas, you've come to the right place!
Summer birthdays aren't the only fun ones. Get your child excited for their birthday with these fun party ideas, perfect for the fall.
Planning a party is difficult at the best of times. Planning a themed party for kids is even more difficult. How do you keep the children busy? How do you make scrumptious food that links to the theme? What about invitations? Games? Snacks? Prizes? These are some of the questions that you must answer in order to plan a successful themed party.
Looking for a fresh idea for your upcoming proposal? Here are 46 ideas to choose from or inspire you to create your own!
It's the event before the big event...gender reveal parties are what's trending. There's no better way to allow friends and family be a part of the special time of life! Learn how to throw one here.
DIY bridal bouquets are easier than you may think, even when you long for a cascade style. This article has pictures, advice and several videos to show you how it's done, using fresh or silk flowers.
Over one hundred sayings, phrases and short blurbs you can write on a birthday cake for that special someone.
Here is a list of some funny jokes and one-liners you can tell as an MC, as well as some tips on how to write and choose the right jokes for your audience.
You can save thousands of dollars by holding your wedding in a backyard, but you still need to create a budget!
This page is about how to plan a birthday party. It gives easy steps to use when planning your party. Ideas for the guest list, invitations, decorating, activities, food menu, and birthday cake.
This article highlights over 60 of the best country songs for your wedding, including links to videos appropriate for your ceremony, processional, recessional, first dance, and father/daughter dance.
Weddings can be stressful if you don't know the procedures and what to expect. Some useful tips on what to expect at a wedding reception.
Looking for party ideas for a bird-themed baby shower? Find several cute ideas for invitations, decorations, food, cake, games, activities, and so much more.
Turning 30 is a big deal, so celebrate it in a big way. Here are 30 different ideas for doing "30 for 30"—like taking 30 day trips over the next year or hitting up 30 restaurants you've always wanted to try.
Traditional Igbo wedding designs and ceremonial outfits are modern, classy, creative, and beautiful—from the bride and groom to the beautifully attired guests.
If you are hosting a baby shower and have activities planned, you need prizes! These cute and affordable prize ideas will help make the baby shower you host unique and perfect.
There are creative ways to celebrate birthdays, even if you don't have much money. See some birthday ideas for spouses, parents, adults, children, and more. Use free online resources. Maximal fun at a minimal cost!
With a little effort and a lot of planning, you can make food for your wedding that will blow catered options away!
Setting up a candy bar at your wedding has become a very popular idea these last few years. I was inspired to do this at my own wedding after seeing so many beautiful pictures in online wedding blogs and magazines. While the idea wasn't originally ours, we added elements to personalize it and make it our own—and so can you. This article includes pictures from the candy bar at my wedding.
The key to a successful birthday party at any child's age is to remember that the goal is to make that child feel special while helping guests to have a good time, too. As simple as this assertion is, making it happen requires that you set up the right conditions. This party helps you to create a fun party environment, no matter what the theme of your party.
Family members and the bride are not the only ones who can cause problems at a wedding—wedding party members are in the same boat when it comes to etiquette and respect.
Cool and amazing ring photography ideas with lots of photos. I've included tips and ideas for capturing beautiful shots of both engagement rings and wedding rings.
Learn how to throw a decadent 1800s Victorian-themed party for your next birthday, bridal shower, baby shower, or Halloween party. Ideas for decorations, menus, costumes, games, and more.
All you need to make a glowing game of Twister is glow paint and white fabric. So grab a paint brush, stretch your limbs, and get ready to get twisted!
How to make your own monogrammed aisle runner for your wedding decoration. This is an inexpensive, easy, and beautiful way to personalize your wedding.
Here is a collection of the best wedding exit or recessional songs. Come here to get the short descriptions and videos of the songs.
Recommendations for five non-traditional, non-religious, original poems and passages about marriage to read at a wedding ceremony. I include the text of the poems and passages (from Neruda, L'Engle, Rumi, Simic, and Rilke) and ideas about how to choose a creative and meaningful wedding reading.
Mercury glass is beautiful. Find out how to find it, use it, decorate it, and even create your own for your vintage wedding.
One of the biggest mistakes most couples make in this area of their wedding planning is simply to jump online and search "wedding venues." However, there are plenty of places you can hold your wedding that aren't necessarily labeled as such. Here are a few unique ideas for your wedding ceremony.
Is your child's birthday close to a holiday? Read on for effective ways of separating the birthday from the holiday and making your kids feel extra special in the process.
Planning a dinner, gala, or fundraiser for a non-profit can be stressful and time-consuming. Read over these pointers to learn how to plan, delegate, and remain level-headed throughout the process. You can raise funds for your organization and have a blast doing it!
Armenian wedding traditions, from customs based upon Western Armenian cultural history to Armenians of the diaspora and their descendants. Information on church, dress, food, and reception customs.
The perfect party requires perfect planning! There are several things to consider when planning your party. Before you make out your guest list and buy your decorations, take a minute to put your plan on paper.
Learn more about the origins of potluck parties, why they're so popular, and what you need to know about basic etiquette.
Create a theme for your next potluck. It's a great way to attract unusual dishes for everyone to try and a great way to get the conversation going.
Are you ready for the future of partying? Learn how to throw a blast of a futuristic cosmic party with tips on food, costumes, decorations, music, and more!
Looking for a creative theme to give your party that extra something? Consider heading back to the roaring, swinging 20s for a fun theme-party featuring a speakeasy, gangsters, jazz music, casino games, good food, and a raid by cops with billy clubs to top it all off!
From being pardoned in the elevator to why we ask you to stand by windows all of the time: what your wedding photographer wishes you knew.
Sometimes you run into a nightmare with your bridesmaids—you need to cut one (or more). Here's the proper etiquette for how to do it.
Most wedding ceremonies are very traditional and feature the same Biblical readings and standard vows. While the old customs can be beautiful, for some couples, they simply are not original enough. Your wedding is one of the very few occasions in...
How do you plan and organize a family reunion? These are the steps I took to help organize a large reunion of over 150 people.
Need a fun idea for a summer birthday? Try throwing a carnival birthday party complete with fun food, games, and prizes!
If you are planning a friend's baby shower, don’t forget the baby games! Here are 10 great games to give you some ideas.
Wow! Look at these stunning birthday cakes that will make your mouth water. You can use these cake photos to get ideas for your loved ones' birthday parties.
Want a clever alternative to the old fashioned guest book at your wedding? Try a beautiful wishing tree where guests write their happy thoughts and well wishes and hang them on a tree.
Thinking of using your Irish heritage in your wedding ceremony? Here are some great ideas for bringng Irish symbolism and customs into your wedding to make it unique and special and honor your Irish roots!
Giving a speech after 50 years of marriage seems like it'd be easy, but expressing your emotions doesn't always get easier.
Get some great ideas for an American Girl tea party to host as a birthday party, fund raiser, or just for fun. Lots of ideas for crafts, food, and other activities.
From a pasta party, to a wine tasting party, to a wig party, there's a theme for everyone here. Includes suggestions for how to throw each party as well!
Here are ideas for classic expressions of congratulations and quotes you can incorporate in your wedding message. There are also funny and religious messages and a DIY Framed Fabric Message Tapestry.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find the perfect traditional song for your wedding ceremony. We are all familiar with love songs that play on the radio, but many churches have strict rules about the type of music allowed during a ceremony.
All brides want a beautiful wedding. But is founding your marriage on debt really what you both need? Read on to find out how to still have your dream wedding and reception without breaking the bank.
One thing that all people have in common is that they have a birthday once a year. Here are some reasons you should celebrate your birthday that you have probably never thought about.
See some ideas and suggestions to help you plan your pirate-themed wedding. This article includes links for a variety of pirate wedding venues.
Looking for free wedding samples? Check out this up-to-date collection of the best wedding freebies on the web!
Looking to jam out to newer songs at your wedding? Here's my list of the best love songs that came out in 2017 to play at your wedding and reception.
If you're throwing a 1940s-themed party for a birthday, anniversary, etc., you've come to the right place. Let's talk about decorations, costumes, and food for a rockin' 1940s party.
Here's a look at the cookie table, a delicious Pittsburgh wedding tradition. You are in for a treat when you learn about the history of this custom and how easy it is to set up. Think about incorporating this idea into your own wedding celebration!
You won't believe how much can be saved on your wedding day with these mind-blowing DIY wedding decorations ideas.
Use Mason jars to create beautiful decorations for your wedding. Consider using them as candleholders, favor containers, pew markers, and more!
Looking for fun and creative ocean-themed birthday party ideas? Read to find DIY ideas and pictures for invitations, decorations, food ideas, party games for kids, and much more.
Don't drink or don't feel like drinking? Have the best 21st birthday ever—see this list of 21 ways to celebrate your special day!
Are you a fan of the Food Network's hit show Chopped? Learn how to have your own Chopped Challenge at home and throw a memorable dinner party your friends will never forget.
At my spring 2008 wedding, we combined Khmer and American traditions (and even some Korean ones!). Learn more about our unique customs and see pictures of the beautiful traditional outfits we wore.
All sailors loved their sea shanties, and pirates were no exception. Here's a list of songs passed down through the ages, still fit for any pirate gathering. So grab some grog and rock out!
Looking for a non-traditional wedding ceremony? How about handfasting, an ancient Celtic wedding custom that is beautiful and meaningful. Handfasting is not just for Pagan weddings.
Zumba fundraisers are a fun and unique way to raise funds for a variety of non-profit groups, schools, charities and causes. Learn how to plan a successful fundraising event in this article.
Here are some easy, fun games I've offered at baby showers I've planned that have all been very successful and made for great photos, as well.
Follow these tips on how to give a toast to your wife on her 40th birthday and watch her face light up with joy on her special day.
How to use a family gathering or reunion to share information about your family history and gather new information.
Planning a wedding can be stressful! Follow these 8 simple tips to make planning your wedding easier.
Do you ever want to pass on drinks at a party but don't know what to say? Here are 51 different ways to say no to alcohol that'll have you covered in nearly EVERY situation! Cheers!
Did you know that the Moon sign of your wedding date has a lot to do with what you want for your marriage? Those qualities will define your marriage. So choose that date wisely, and during the right Moon sign!
This year, I wanted to be my son's birthday to be frugal but still lots of fun. We made a pinata, LEGO sweets, confetti, played pin the smile on the LEGO guy, and more. It was a success!
Planning a unique wedding can be a challenge in today's world, as there are so many customs you can use on your big day. This article will help you to create your Scottish wedding.
Creating your own wedding program fans can save hundreds of dollars on your big event! Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to create your very own, professional-looking wedding fan programs.
You could make a regular cake, or you could make an amazing, multi-tiered work of art made of diapers! In this article, you'll find the instructions and tips necessary.
If you are planning a birthday party for an 11 year old boy, but need some ideas to help you on your way, then this article will hopefully bring you just that. After all, 11-year-olds are growing up and approaching the teen years - they often have...
Learn how to arrange a successful wedding ceremony and know what to say and do during such an event. Here is a wedding ceremony script for first-time officiants.
Simple-to-execute tips for stretching your wedding flower dollars while creating a lovely setting for your special day taken from the expertise of a professional floral designer.
This is a one-stop page filled with fabulous Mickey Mouse and other Disney party ideas, including free, printable invitations and decorations.
This article serves as barbecue 101! Find out where and when to have the barbecue (inside or outside), what food to serve, whom to invite, where to shop, how to cook, which plates/utensils to use, and other helpful advice.
Here are five things you should do before you arrive at your first wedding dance lesson in order to be as prepared as possible. These tips will help you make the most of your lesson time with your instructor, so that you can dance great!
Weddings are expensive, but yours can be frugal and beautiful. Learn how to use silk flowers, fabric, and other items to have a breathtaking, yet penny-conscious wedding.
Looking for unique ideas for your wedding party entrance to add some excitement and fun? Here are five great ideas you can try!
Artificial flowers can make or break your wedding budget. Find out how to make budget-friendly choices that won't make your decorations look cheap.
Having a beach-themed wedding? Make your own beautiful seashell bridal bouquet and save hundreds of dollars. Includes DIY video instructions.
Make pretty, colourful sweet cones for your party, occasion, or as a gift. A simple and cost-effective idea that is more personal than a party bag!
Saying goodbye is never easy, but we’ve got to admit that farewell parties are a whole lot of fun. All that laughing, giggling, and frowning hits a new level when conversations stem from questions asked.
Best selection of mother and son wedding dance songs. Discover videos from a wide variety of artists spanning many years including The Beatles, Josh Groban, James Taylor and many more.
Should you have a wedding? If you’re asking, you probably have a few reservations about it. If an expensive, over-the-top celebration isn't your thing, read on.
Check out these ideas for a 1960s-themed party. Whether you're going for a hippie style or mod style, you'll find some groovy ideas for decorations, food, costumes, and more!
Tired of playing the same old games at all the showers you attend? These creative ideas will help you stray away from the "clothespin game" and other repetitive competitions.
Want to tell the bride and groom you're happy for them, but not sure what to say? Here are 50 wedding wishes, quotes, and poems to inspire you.
The date of the world ending is December 21, 2012, or so some would have us believe. Whether or not it does why not plan the perfect party to celebrate the end of days!
Here are a few sample messages you can write in a card to congratulate the blushing bride-to-be! Use these as-is, or adapt and personalize them to make your own unique greeting.
If you are planning a kid's ninja-themed birthday party, check out some of these ideas. Includes do-it-yourself invitations, decorations, cake ideas, and goodie bags.
We have all heard the expression “the luck of the Irish”. When a bride begins planning a wedding based on Irish customs, it is very true that much of what she does will be based on trying to bring good luck to the marriage and to shun bad luck.
Planning a Bachelorette Party at Walt Disneyland or Walt Disneyworld? A scavenger hunt could be just the game you need!
Planning a child's birthday party can be lots of fun, but also very overwhelming. To make sure you do not forget the small things, here is the ultimate kid's birthday party checklist.
What?! Make your own dress? This is a joke, isn't it? Nope! It may sound difficult, but it's really not as difficult as it sounds. Time-consuming, yes, but difficult, no. Read on to find out how!
I've done the legwork for you to find the best, most excellent Mario Brothers party ideas on the web!
A handfasting is a less fussy version of a wedding. It’s relaxed, fun, and the happy couple can structure it any way they wish. It can take place anywhere, and anyone or no one can officiate.
Find answers to some question about tungsten carbide wedding rings! What are the advantages and myths about them? Weigh the pros and cons here.
Advice and ideas for your peacock-inspired wedding. Read about how I used peacock designs and feathers in my wedding invitations, centerpieces, flowers, and other decorations. Includes pictures from my very own wedding.
Speech writing can be a hugely daunting task, and inspiration may be hard to come by. In this article, I have included the speeches from my own Bar Mitzvah, and I hope that the jokes/ideas can be adapted and used today.