Choosing a Location for Your Destination Wedding: Turks and Caicos

With eight main islands and numerous smaller uninhabited islands and cays, Turks and Caicos is a resplendent chain of islands that offers more than 100 square miles of sugar-white sandy beachfront. Amid the mangroves and the turquoise blue waters, this could be the perfect place for your destination wedding, and a host of others would agree with you. Readers[...]

Here Comes the Bride...And Her Four-Legged Best Friend!

Remember when you spent your Friday nights wearing your favorite sweatpants, catching up on Big Bang Theory episodes, enjoying a bowl of pasta and drinking a glass - or two - of your favorite wine? And those endless phone calls with your best friend complaining about work or your love life (or lack thereof)? Who faithfully sat by your side, day after day, an[...]

Wedding Day Fashion: The Bridal Veil

How many weddings have you attended in recent years where the bride walks down the aisle, holding her father's arm, radiant in a traditional wedding gown, her face slightly-hidden by an ivory veil? If most of your friends opt for non-church wedding venues, our guess is that the last veil you've seen was donned by the future Queen of England, Kate Middleton. [...]

The 5 C's For Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Venue

The best venues focus on YOU!  The location where you choose to say "I Do" should not only be absolutely stunning, but the venue's staff & wedding coordinator should strive to make the days leading up to your wedding, and the big day itself, as easy as 1-2-3. From the cuisine & service staff, to contract negotiation & customized wedding packages,[...]

10 Tips For Finding Your Perfect Wedding Venue

Finding the perfect venue for hosting your wedding can be a very daunting task for some brides, especially if they've never planned such a large social event before! As Experts in the industry, there is nothing more heartbreaking than watching a couple's special day ruined because of a problem they had, with what they thought was their dream wedding venue. [...]

Top 5 First Dances

Do you remember the wedding reception that used to be oh-so-traditional? Bridal Party is introduced. Bride and Groom enter and are introduced as Mr. and Mrs. for the first time. Bride and Groom slow dance to "their" song. Well, thanks to camera phones and websites like YouTube - and maybe even their predecessor, America's Funniest Home Videos - couples are g[...]

Top 5 Celebrity Wedding Venues

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel had the right idea with their destination wedding in Italy, but at $6.5 million this type of extravagant affair is a bit of a stretch for most brides-to-be. Here are five celebrity destinations our Ever After Venue Experts use as inspiration when helping brides plan the wedding of their dreams: 1. The rich and famous are[...]

6 Steps to Estimating Your Wedding Venue Budget

Not sure how to get started planning your wedding budget? Did you know that your wedding venue costs will likely be 50% of your entire costs?  It’s a good idea to get a handle on the estimated venue costs as you plan your overall budget. Here’s 6 easy steps to planning your wedding venue budget. Step 1:  Estimate your guest count – if you are inviting child[...]

Get Married in Mexico: The Ultimate Packing Check List

Pack your bags; you’re leaving for your Destination Wedding in Mexico! Make sure your Destination Wedding is worry free with this 7-day packing checklist of the most important items you’ll need for a romantic, fun-filled escape. Extending your stay for your honeymoon or taking off a little early? Adjust the list accordingly, so it fits your schedule of e[...]

Get Married in Mexico: The Legalities & Commonly Asked Questions

As you begin planning your Destination Wedding in Mexico, it’s important to factor in all the legalities involved when getting married in a foreign country. Below, we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked, need-to-know questions about marriage certificates, witnesses, blood tests and traveling with wedding gifts, so your wedding day is nothing but smoo[...]