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NH Bride & Groom – March 2016

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Honeymooners are opting for the romance, adventure of cruises

There are 2.5 million weddings in the United States each year, and the weddings business is a $40 billion annual industry, including the ceremony, reception, bachelor(-ette) parties and honeymoon. Increasingly, newlyweds are opting for a cruise for a cost-effective and carefree honeymoon. About 5,000 weddings and vow renewals happen on cruises every…

5 golden rules of planning a group destination wedding

Soft sand warms the soles of your feet and the smell of sweet flowers fill the air. The salty mist of the ocean kisses your cheeks while the laughter of friends and family brings joy to the heart. This isn’t just an amazing vacation for your loved ones, it’s your wedding day. Images like this are inspiring more brides than ever before to forego traditional weddings made popular by their parents’ generation in exchange for dreamy, relaxing destination celebrations. It’s the ultimate way to…

DIY Wedding Trends

Pinboards are buzzing with endless inspiration, bringing clever and colorful projects to life. For brides to be, the hottest looks in wedding decor can be yours with just a bit of creativity. The evolution of touch is underway, with fabrics and embellishments featuring texture and intrigue becoming huge hits this bridal season. Take materials such as…

Tips for planning your wedding photos like a pro

With everything that goes into your wedding day, those once-in-a-lifetime moments will go by in a blur, which is why hiring a professional wedding photographer is a must. After all, the last thing you should be worrying about is whether your photographer will be able to capture your big day. The key? Prepare yourself so that you can accurately evaluate the “right” photographer for you….

 

NH Bride & Groom – Oct. 2015

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5 trendy wedding registry gift ideas for casual lifestyles

A wedding registry should reflect how you really live. Not everyone focuses their social life on formal dinner parties with the kind of fine china, silverware and crystal found on traditional wedding gift lists. Today’s registries reflect current lifestyles with new twists and trends. “Wedding registries are trending toward more…

Find wedding bliss this fall wedding season

Caterers, event halls and wedding planners are gearing up for fall wedding season, one of the busiest times of the year for hopeful couples. Fall guarantees exquisite photo opportunities without the heat of summer — and the wealth of in-season decorations are beautiful and affordable…

Tips for planning your wedding photos like a pro

The last thing you should be worrying about is whether your photographer will be able to capture your big day. The key? Prepare yourself so that you can accurately evaluate the “right” photographer for you. “The best photographer will take the time to build a rapport with you and use his or her experience and creativity to capture the…

Budget-conscious brides trim bill with destination weddings

Tying the knot isn’t what it used to be. The wedding industry is as profitable as primetime football, celebrities compete for the shortest, most gimmicky marriages (72 days or less?) and the exotic appeal of a romantic getaway has led to the widespread popularity of destination weddings. One in every 10 weddings features an exotic locale, or at least a location neither the bride nor groom calls home. While there’s no absolute explanation as to why destination weddings have…

Wedding gifts for grooms: a tradition brides shouldn’t ignore

The answer is: Yes, it’s expected. But it’s also a chance for all you brides out there to truly show you know that not everything is about you on your wedding day.  That there really is another person involved (that would be the groom) who deserves a bit of recognition, too. We’re talking wedding presents — specifically, yours to your husband-to-be…

NH Bride & Groom – July 2015

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Download NH Bride & Groom - July 2015 (pdf)Tips to keep stress levels down when planning you wedding

Grab a package of Tums and head for Henniker on Sunday, August For many idealistic brides, being a perfectionist can literally suck the fun (and funds!) out of the entire wedding planning process. Whether it’s indecision you’re grappling with or wanting everything to be “just right”, putting yourself into debt and making everyone else around you, yourself included, absolutely miserable isn’t exactly the greatest way to go about achieving a dream…

Choose the most perfect first dance song for your wedding

There are many moments in your wedding adventure when all eyes will truly be on you and your fiancé. One of those moments is during your first dance. Not the best dancer? Pretty sure you have two left feet? All of that’s okay as long as you choose the most perfect first dance song. If you’re unsure of how to pick a…

Ideas for selecting ideal ceremony site

Selecting the ideal ceremony site sets the entire tone of your wedding. But it’s a bit more complex than visiting a place and determining it’s pretty. You need to also consider the logistics — from the size of…

Tips to make mom radiant for wedding

It’s not just brides who want to look their best at the wedding — so moms, this one’s for you. We asked makeup artist Ramy Gafni, author of How to Fake Real Beauty, how mothers of the bride can look youthful and radiant on their daughter’s (or son’s!) big day…

Keeping guests comfortable in hot weather

With the gorgeous weather and seemingly endless hours of daylight, it’s no surprise that the summer months are some of the most popular times of the year to say, “I do.” But when the heat is on, hearts will melt, and unfortunately, so will other things. To be the absolute best summer wedding…

NH Bride & Groom – April 2015

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Download NH Bride & Groom - April 2015 (pdf)Unexpected ways to make your destination wedding unforgettable

Wedding planning season is in full swing and trend forecasts show more brides selecting destination weddings than ever before. Not only are destination weddings an affordable alternative to massive traditional weddings of past generations, they also make it easy for couples to create a customizable wedding that perfectly suits their personalities…

Personal style redefines tradition for engaged couples choosing tableware

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. The well-known saying may seem cliche, but the adage defines tabletop trends for spring wedding registries. Engaged couples are steering away from the conventional choices made by their parents’ generation. Experts say they are instead opting for personal style over tradition. They’re blending patterns, shapes and…

Secrets to creating the shabby chic wedding

Wedding trends come and go, driven by many cultural influences, but few are as enduring and romantic as shabby chic/shabby glam. With its perfect combination of elegance and softness, bright sparkles and gentle hues, a shabby chic wedding complements the individuality and beauty of…

Money-saving wedding-planning tips for any budget

Weddings can be expensive, and most brides and grooms need to establish a budget before they start planning the wedding so they can afford to get hitched. Many couples are now getting married later in life and paying most or all of the costs themselves, so it’s important to start budgeting sooner than later. The following tips will help you and your…

NH Bride & Groom – Jan. 2015

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Download NH Bride & Groom - Jan. 2015 (pdf)Beauty basics; a guide for looking your best

As many busy women know, a daily beauty regimen requires effort and time, but it also has a significant payoff. Keeping your outward appearance healthy and youthful inspires confidence — a glow everyone around you can see. With convenience and ease in mind, here are a few tips that…

Questions to ask before hiring your wedding photographer

How do you find the right photographer? As you begin the interview process, here are 10 questions to help you determine if you’ve found the best photographer for your wedding…

Wedding checklist

12 months or more before the wedding. Announce your intention to marry to BOTH sets of parents. Arrange to have them meet if they haven’t already. Determine type (formal, semi-formal, informal), style and theme of the wedding. Sit down with your fiance and ALL parents and discuss the wedding budget, and who will pay for what…

NH Bride & Groom – Oct. 2014

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Download NH Bride & Groom - Oct. 2014 (pdf)4 steps to finding the perfect engagement ring

There are a few big purchases in life that you really don’t want to mess up — a first house, a health care plan, a new car, and especially, the engagement ring for your loved one. According to The Knot, a popular wedding inspiration magazine and planning website, the decision is so important it takes consumers more than three months to find the perfect ring, and the average cost is $5,000. If you’re…

Find wedding bliss this Fall with these tips

Caterers, event halls and wedding planners are gearing up for fall wedding season, one of the busiest times of the year for hopeful couples. Fall guarantees exquisite photo opportunities without the heat of summer — and the wealth of in-season decorations are beautiful and…

Pre-wedding beauty tips to help out the bride

You want everything to be picture perfect for your wedding, including your smile. But like everything else about your big day, that perfect smile could require some work ahead of time. In fact, experts suggest starting your entire beauty regimen six months before the wedding. Here’s a complete pre-wedding beauty checklist…

Turn your fantasy fairytale wedding into reality

Every girl dreams of her fantasy wedding. It usually includes a Prince Charming standing next to her at the altar, saying “I do,” while surrounding by friends and family in a fairytale atmosphere. Now it’s time to turn that fantasy dream into reality. And while Prince Charming has been replaced with Mr. Right, the rest of the fairytale doesn’t have to change. Every bride should feel like a princess, and here are some ways to pull off the special wedding:…

NH Bride & Groom – August 2014

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Download NH Bride & Groom - August 2014 (pdf)Inject fun personality into a wedding ceremony and reception

When planning a wedding, you’ll receive plenty of advice via to-do lists in bridal magazines, from friends and coworkers who’ve already been through the wedding process and even from professionals in the industry who have helped many couples achieve their “I dos.” The advice might feel a bit overwhelming, but most brides and grooms figure out how tot…

Getting hitched at home?

Deciding to get married is one of the biggest and most important decisions many people will ever make. According to The Knot and WeddingChannel.com, the average wedding costing more than $28,000 – the cost of a new car or a down payment on a home, so your next biggest decision may be figuring out how to pay for it. With that in mind, many couples are opting to tie the knot at home. Although hosting your…

Make your big day as unique as you are

Weddings are steeped in tradition – no matter whom you are or where you live. But what if you’re not interested in wearing the same dress your mother did, getting married in the same location your sister did or wearing something blue? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Plenty of brides search for ways to make their special day as unique as they are. Here are…

Turn your fantasy fairytale wedding into reality

Every girl dreams of her fantasy wedding. It usually includes a Prince Charming standing next to her at the altar, saying “I do,” while surrounding by friends and family in a fairytale atmosphere. Now it’s time to turn that fantasy dream into reality. And while Prince Charming has been replaced with Mr. Right, the rest of the fairytale doesn’t have to change. Every bride should…

3 invitation styles guaranteed to ‘wow’ guests

When it comes to planning a wedding, you have a lot of details to consider. Invitations, however, merit extra attention. The perfect wedding invitation doesn’t just excite guests about your event, it leaves them guessing at the themes, colors and other surprises that await them on your big day…

NH Bride & Groom – May 2014

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Download NH Bride & Groom - May 2014 (pdf)Local JP receives couples choice award

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, has named Ann Poole of Splendid Ceremonies as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice AwardsTM 2014. The annual awards program recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in…

Affordable yet elegant wedding themes

Who wouldn’t love to say their vows on a tropical beach or on the lawn of an Irish castle? If going to the actual destination is beyond your budget, look for ways to recreate that location’s ambiance closer to home. Live near the shore? Potted palms, combed sand, an…

Bridal registry trends inspire new dinnerware traditions

What are the hot trends of the season in bridal registry? For many bridal couples it is mixing something old with something new to create updated dinnerware designs. The table looks refreshed and renewed while allowing couples to enjoy treasured family…

What wedding invitations suit your personality best?

You have the ring sized, the day set and the venue booked – now it’s time to send out invitations and make your wedding date official. The wedding invitations you select should match your wedding theme and perfectly suit your unique sense of style; after all, they give guests the very first glimpse of…

How to protect yourself from the worst wedding disasters

The reality is most weddings experience a hiccup or two, many of which are minor and even laughable after the day has passed. But some can be more devastating, such as a reception hall that closes before the big day, a stained or lost wedding dress, or your photographer goes out of business right after…

NH Bride & Groom – Feb. 2014

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DownloD NH Bride & Groom - Feb. 2014  (pdf)Tips for brides and grooms on budgets

Between the thrilling proposal and the pre-wedding whirlwind, setting the date, finding the perfect wedding dress, planning the honeymoon, weddings should feel joyous and romantic.But after the wedding, couples should enjoy their newly wedded bliss, not panic about digging themselves out of debt…

Wedding bands to fit every personality

It’s one of the toughest decisions for any bride and groom — and, no, we don’t mean where to seat feuding relatives at the wedding reception. We’re talking wedding bands, symbols of eternal love, and the most important pieces of jewelry a man and woman will ever own…

Wedding Registry 101

For engaged couples, it can seem as if there are a million things to accomplish before the big day arrives. One essential piece of the wedding puzzle involves creating a registry that makes it easy for guests to celebrate your union with gifts that reflect your personality as a couple…

Modern wedding trends building new traditions

October is the new June. More and more, weddings are taking place in the height of fall foliage, heart of winter and prime holiday season, including the ever-popular New Year’s Eve ceremony to ring in the new year. But it’s not just the wedding season that has drastically evolved over the past decade, it’s everything from roles and responsibilities to gift-giving…

Tips for a memorable destination wedding

These days, one in four weddings is a destination wedding, giving couples – and their guests – a reason to blend the joy of a marriage celebration with a fun and memorable vacation. Planning a destination wedding suitable for all your attendees is easier than you think, thanks to some key insights from…

Bridal Guide – 2013

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Brides trim bill with destination weddings

Tying the knot isn’t what it used to be. The wedding industry is as profitable as primetime football, celebrities compete for the shortest, most gimmicky marriages (72 days or less?) and the exotic appeal of a romantic getaway has led to the widespread popularity of destination weddings. One in every 10 weddings features an exotic locale, or at least a location…

Trend Spotter offers tips for a hip bridal shower

If you’ve been to a wedding shower recently, you’ve probably noticed the time-honored tradition is changing. “We monitor trends in both weddings and showers so we can incorporate the freshest and most modern themes in our cards,” explains Gale Thomson, American Greetings trend spotter. Thomson offers these tips for planning some of today’s top trendy bridal shower themes:…

A toast to the bride

Whether it’s an engagement party, bridal shower, the reception or post-wedding brunch, professional event planner Alison Hotchkiss knows a thing or two about creating memorable bridal celebrations. As the founder-owner of Alison Events, and author of “The Destination Wedding Planner: The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Wedding From Afar” (Chronicle Books), she’s produced stunning weddings all over the world. Whether you enlist the help of…

A guy’s guide to selecting the perfect engagement ring

Getting engaged is a very personal and intimate experience for a couple. But for many guys, the purchase of the engagement ring can be a bit overwhelming. Color, clarity, cut, carat weight; there’s a lot to consider. But by understanding the…

Engaged? Start planning now! A to-do list for brides-to-be

Preparing for the big day means planning a multitude of details; everything from the flower arrangements to that something blue must be decided upon well in advance of the ceremony. Here are some tips to help ensure your big day goes off without a hitch…

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