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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…

Ten Alcohol-Free Drinks to Serve at Your Wedding

Ten Alcohol-Free Drinks to Serve at Your Wedding

So you’ve decided to have an alcohol-free or minimal-alcohol wedding. Congratulations! Now you’re stuck with the daunting task of figuring out what to serve your guests in place of more traditional libations. Fear not! I bring you a list of TEN alternative beverages to serve both yourselves and your guests. You may find some of…

Ten Alternative-ish Bouquet Ideas

Ten Alternative-ish Bouquet Ideas

Look, I love a good bouquet as much as the next person. Big, beautiful, fragrant arrangements of flowers just make me happy. I can’t help it. But unless you’re taking your chances with the selection at the nearest grocery store, flowers are expensive. Your average, traditional bridal bouquet will usually run you anywhere from one…

Five Tips to Make Your Wedding Jewellery Green

Five Tips to Make Your Wedding Jewellery Green

The fine jewellery industry isn’t historically known for being ethical or eco-friendly. Metals and stones are often mined with child or slave labour, or in ways that create a lot of collateral damage in the environment. Admittedly, the jewellery industry as a whole has been improving: consumers have been demanding better, making “Ethical” extremely marketable.…