Monday, July 6 2015

First things first:

* Tell friends and family.

* Set the date.

* Choose what type of wedding you want (formal, semi formal, informal; which season).

* Set a wedding budget and decide who will be able to contribute and how much.

* Visit, choose and book your ceremony and reception sites.

* Pick a photographer/videographer.

* Have engagement photos taken.

* Start shopping for your gown.

* Start working on your guest list.

* Arrange for both sets of parents to get together.

9 to 12 months before:

Thursday, July 2 2015

Amassing recipe cards traditionally started with the bridal shower, when guests were asked to share their favorite recipes with the nearlyweds. Nowadays you can find any recipe at the click of a button; no more "I know it's in here somewhere, I wrote it on the back of a napkin!" (Mom). While your recipe box might not be overflowing with the handwritten cards (or napkins) from yesteryear, we're hanging on to the idea by offering our very own recipe card column.

Wednesday, July 1 2015

Sonya and Gabe put on quite the spectacular event when they used circuses and summer carnivals as the inspiration for their whimsical wedding. The first thing to catch your eye? Color! Not only are they bright and vivid in almost neon shades, but they're everywhere. The bride donned hot pink pumps and the groom blue and pink oxfords. The bridesmaids fell in step in a kaleidoscope of hued heels, while the groomsmen went toe-to-toe with the ladies in eccentric socks of their own.

Monday, June 29 2015

Adrienne Laursen, LMFT, Licensed Marriage Therapist and nationally recognized relationship expert, shares tips for Discussing A Prenuptial Agreement With Your Partner.  Adrienne is the owner of THE ENGAGEMENT COACH, and provides exclusive, customized premarital and engagement coaching to her clients nationwide.

You want me to sign WHAT?  This isn’t fair!

Friday, June 26 2015

Summer loving means beautiful warm weather wedding days. Here are our five favorite Instagram pics as shared by local vendors. Stay inspired with all the bridal pretties posted by following us at @wisconsinbride.

Abby Clements Photography, @abbybethclements