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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
A complete list of all those things you might forget when planning your special day—with plenty of tips as well!
From the cheap to the eco-friendly, here are some ideas for your two-year-old's birthday party favors!
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!
Truthfully, linens for a wedding are simply cloth items such as napkins, tablecloths, table runners, chair ties, and even chair covers.
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.
Planning a wedding can be stressful! Follow these 8 simple tips to make planning your wedding easier.
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.
Castles make a great venue for a wedding and there are several great Scottish castles that can be hired for your special day.
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.
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.
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.
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!
See some ideas and suggestions to help you plan your pirate-themed wedding. This article includes links for a variety of pirate wedding venues.
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.
Learning how to dance for your wedding can feel stressful and overwhelming if you've never danced before. Here are some easy tips that I recommend for my students to help them learn fast!
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!
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!
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.
Looking for free wedding samples? Check out this up-to-date collection of the best wedding freebies on the web!
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.
If you are planning a wedding, you should plan on something going wrong--it always does. Fortunately, you can buy wedding insurance to help protect you financially if something unexpected happens.
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.
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.
How to make your own monogrammed aisle runner for your wedding decoration. This is an inexpensive, easy, and beautiful way to personalize your wedding.
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.
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!
Find answers to some question about tungsten carbide wedding rings! What are the advantages and myths about them? Weigh the pros and cons here.
Looking for unique ideas for your wedding party entrance to add some excitement and fun? Here are five great ideas you can try!
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!
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.
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!
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!
This is a one-stop page filled with fabulous Mickey Mouse and other Disney party ideas, including free, printable invitations and decorations.
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!
I've done the legwork for you to find the best, most excellent Mario Brothers party ideas on the web!
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.
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.
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.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of great party ideas to make any 10-year-old boy's birthday feel special.
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!
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.
Over one hundred sayings, phrases and short blurbs you can write on a birthday cake for that special someone.
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.
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.
Need a fun idea for a summer birthday? Try throwing a carnival birthday party complete with fun food, games, and prizes!
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.
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!
Cheap, unique wedding ideas for a bride with a budget. Gorgeous centerpieces, cute snacks, unique guest books ideas and more.
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.
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.
Yoruba traditional weddings are always extraordinary occasions, often characterized by fun, feasting, and deep traditional provisions by both families.
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.
Aisle décor is a way to not only beautify your wedding ceremony venue but to draw the eye down the aisle to the main attractions, you and your groom! Learn tons of beautiful and inexpensive ways to decorate your aisles.
Christian weddings in South India blend Indian and Western customs to create beautiful and meaningful events for everyone. Learn about the traditions and clothing that are commonly found at these ceremonies.
This article covers what brides-to-be can expect should they choose to convert to Catholicism for their future spouse.
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.
Tips, tricks, and personal anecdotes for planning a lower-impact, eco-friendly wedding ceremony and reception!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Steampunk weddings explained in full detail. This will inspire you to pull out the feathers, cogs and Victorian hoops—get ready!
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.
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.
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.
There's always a reason to celebrate! Armenians will celebrate their baby's first tooth with an Agra Hadig party! Invite your friends and family and figure out your baby's future profession at the same time! It's all in the name of fun!
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.
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.
Create a one-of-a-kind wedding invitation that's as special as the big day and as unique as the happy couple. Using Microsoft Publisher and scrapbook paper, you too can have gorgeous invites that double as customized keepsakes.
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.
Giving a speech after 50 years of marriage seems like it'd be easy, but expressing your emotions doesn't always get easier.
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.
You can save thousands of dollars by holding your wedding in a backyard, but you still need to create 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.
Wedding vows do not to have to be sappy and boring. Since they are the most important words of your whole day, you might as well make them memorable! Here is advice on how to make your wedding vows hilarious!
How to use a family gathering or reunion to share information about your family history and gather new information.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Host a fantastic at home birthday party with these quick and easy games, activities, cakes, and themes.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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 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!
Entertain with ease with a no-hassle make-your-own pizza party. Here's everything you need to know to get started.
Having a beach-themed wedding? Make your own beautiful seashell bridal bouquet and save hundreds of dollars. Includes DIY video instructions.
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.
The purpose of the Nuptial Mass program is to provide information so that all guests can actively participate in the celebration through song and prayer.
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.
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!
Host a great Hawaiian luau party with these ideas for decorations, costume, food and drinks, party games, music, volcano cakes, and smoking party drinks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Candy birthday corsages for girls went out of fashion a long time ago. Is this vintage tradition ready for a comeback?
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.
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.
Learn more about the origins of potluck parties, why they're so popular, and what you need to know about basic etiquette.
Take a peek at this list of songs and videos by The Beatles that I chose to use during my wedding ceremony.
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.
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.
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!
Planning a Bachelorette Party at Walt Disneyland or Walt Disneyworld? A scavenger hunt could be just the game you need!
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.
Traditional Igbo weddings and ceremonial outfits are modern, classy, creative, and beautiful—from the bride and groom to the beautifully dressed guests.
includes lots of quick, easy, and inexpensive ideas for games, prizes, costumes, decorations, and food for a party based on "The Hobbit" or "The Lord of the Rings."
Use Mason jars to create beautiful decorations for your wedding. Consider using them as candleholders, favor containers, pew markers, and more!
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 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.
Would you like to know how to clean up party confetti? This can be a messy chore. Luckily, there are some easy tips and tools to make this job fast, easy, and fun!
Bridal shower games can make or break a bridal shower. Here are 10 fun bridal shower games that will create a fun and memorable shower for the bride and the guests!
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.
With a little effort and a lot of planning, you can make food for your wedding that will blow catered options away!
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!
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?
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.
Looking for an awesome selection of mother-and-son wedding dance songs? This article includes songs from a wide variety of artists spanning many years and genres, including The Beatles, Josh Groban, James Taylor, and many more.
Put away the Celine Dion and Kenny G, I've got you covered with these feisty tracks to play on your wedding day.
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!
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.
Princess Diana's iconic wedding bouquet was made of an enormous cascade of a very special selection of flowers. See all the pictures of the flowers with their descriptions and meanings here.
This article includes step-by-step directions for easy games and activities for a "Wizard of Oz" party. These games are easy to put together using things you have around the house or can buy at the store.
Summer birthdays aren't the only fun ones. Get your child excited for their birthday with these fun party ideas, perfect for the fall.
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!
Looking for a fresh idea for your upcoming proposal? Here are 46 ideas to choose from or inspire you to create your own!
How do you choose the right veil for your wedding dress? Learn about the many types of veils, from blushers to mantillas, and which will look best to create the wedding look of your dreams!
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.
These 10 wonderfully sweet songs are perfect for you to play while the two of you form eternal bonds of matrimony.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Live long, prosper, and throw a stellar Star Trek party without spending too much money (or burning out your replicator).
You won't believe how much can be saved on your wedding day with these mind-blowing DIY wedding decorations ideas.
Weddings can be stressful if you aren't familiar with the routine or don't know what to expect. While weddings and receptions vary substantially from couple to couple, many still follow a traditional formula. Here are some useful tips on what to expect at a "typical" wedding reception.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Bridal shower games serve many purposes, but most importantly, they help to break the ice and liven up the atmosphere.
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!
Liven up your wedding reception with this fun trivia game. It gets the guests more involved and adds a personal touch to your wedding.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for an awesome selection of father-daughter wedding dance songs? This article includes songs from a wide variety of artists spanning many years and genres, including Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Adele, and more.
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.
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.