July 29, 2010, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Expert Budget Tip: 10 Tips to Make Out-Of-Town Wedding Guests Feel Welcome

TAGS: MINDLESS SOPHISTICATION, WEDDING GUESTS, EXPERT TIPS, BUDGET

I believe that when you invite guests to your wedding you should give them the same hospitality you would if you had invited them into your home.


City of Toronto


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Often, out-of-town-guests have traveled a long way to attend your wedding, so I've compiled a list of 10 cost effective things you can easily do to help your guests feel welcome.

Jan. 4, 2012, 6 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Expert Tip: Wedding Trends 2012: Destination Weddings

TAGS: WEDDING TRENDS 2012, DESTINATION WEDDING, EXPERT TIPS, MINDLESS SOPHISTICATION


Getting Away from it All...Destination Wedding Trends for 2012!


Destination weddings are known for having a no fuss, no muss quality to them. You simply buy a package from a resort, show up and on arrival receive a beautiful romantic wedding.


This is perfect for many couples; but one of the biggest trends we’re seeing for destination weddings in 2012 is the addition of unique elements to the standard package.


Destination Wedding Trends


We're seeing couples personalizing their destination wedding with special touches, like incorporating the culture of the location into the weddings with traditional dancers, musicians and food. If you want to take it a step further and really add your own unique touch, consider getting married off the resort!


One last trend we’re seeing with destination weddings is that the celebration lasts longer than just the wedding day. Couples are choosing to include extra parties and special outings for their guests.


Destination weddings are definitely becoming bigger affairs with ...