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Five Ways to do a Weddingmoon

Five Ways to do a Weddingmoon

Weddingmoons. It’s a very clumsy-sounding portmanteau, but the concept is pretty great. A Weddingmoon is basically an upgraded destination wedding: You go on your honeymoon, and you get married while you’re there. Getting married. On your honeymoon. Freaking brilliant. Two birds, one stone, right? A weddingmoon works especially well for elopements and microweddings, but can…

Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Wedding Dress™, and What You Should Do Instead

Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Wedding Dress™, and What You Should Do Instead

Look- I’m not saying that traditional wedding dresses aren’t beautiful pieces of high-quality artisanship that are potentially game-changing for one’s self esteem. But the whole process of wedding dress shopping can be so alienating to a lot of people- most often to those with bigger bodies, disabilities, and trans & non-binary folks. Even those with…

Seven Luminous Alternatives to Carrying a Bouquet

Seven Luminous Alternatives to Carrying a Bouquet

I love flowers. Honestly, I do. But they’re so de rigueur for weddings. And seeing celebrants and their wedding parties walk down the aisle holding bundles of flowers can get kind of unexceptional after a while. I get it- there’s an established tradition that says you have to carry something (usually flowers) on your way…

Seven Glass Clinking Alternatives

Seven Glass Clinking Alternatives

Let me set the scene, here: You just got married. You’re sitting with your new spouse(s) at your reception. Dinner has just been served, and you’re ravenous because you haven’t eaten in ages (possibly since yesterday). You’ve spent the last one to three hours posing for photos, thanking people for coming, putting up with marriage…

Ten Laid-Back Alternatives to the Big White Wedding

Ten Laid-Back Alternatives to the Big White Wedding

Weddings are frustrating. Admittedly, some people (myself included) find planning a big event with lots of minor details fun… but we’re the minority. If most people didn’t find planning a wedding stressful, then planners like myself wouldn’t need to exist. Granted, part of the reason weddings are so stressful for most people is the way…