Rules? What wedding rules? We’re all about making your wedding as perfectly you as possible, no matter what. So, here are eleven traditional big day elements you can totally bail on.   1. Wearing a wedding dress. Not down with a gown? If you’re just not feeling a frock, try a wedding pantsuit, jumpsuit, romper, or separates. 2. Wearing a white gown. Blush, mint, and blue are are increasingly popular options. But if you want something a little more avant-garde,… Read more »


It’s normal to want to share your engagement with all of your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram friends. But before you hit “post,” make sure you consider how your followers will react to your announcement. It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of your engagement, but it’s important to remember that not everyone is as excited as you are… Here are six tips for tastefully announcing your engagement on social media without getting unfriended. 1. Don’t flood the feed…. Read more »

Love 2 Love

For any groom, picking a best man is a pretty big deal. After all, he’s the one who’ll be guarding the rings, making a heartfelt toast, planning the bachelor party, among other important tasks. But have you ever stopped to think where this tradition came from in the first place? Why is he called a “best man” anyway? Well, centuries ago, men had to resort to stealing the bride-to-be from her family if they disapproved of him. And that’s where… Read more »

Love 2 Love Wedding Planner

There are some wedding traditions that seem totally fitting for the occasion of getting married, like the slow walk down the aisle and the first dance as newlyweds. There are others, however, that kind of make you scratch your head… Like bouquet and garter toss. For many couples, the bouquet and garter toss are a prime example of those “why-are-we-doing-this-again?” traditions. So, if you’re feeling on the fence about having them happen at your reception—or you need some incentive to… Read more »


It’s not all fondant and games, today’s wedding traditions owe to evil spirits, dental hygiene, and Queen Victoria. 1. The Egyptians were probably the first to exchange wedding rings. By Medieval times, it was believed that a vein ran from the fourth finger of the left hand to the heart, so this became the trendy place to show off your rock. 2. But engagement rings didn’t take off until the Middle Ages. In 1215, Pope Innocent III declared that there… Read more »

wedding rehersal

They say practice makes perfect! And the fact is, a well-planned wedding rehearsal is key to a relaxed and smooth ceremony and reception. The rehearsal should be “relaxed but efficient,” with emphasis on step-by-step details. Here are a few tips for a great wedding rehearsal. 1. Decide in advance who will lead the rehearsal. It could be your planner, officiant, or venue coordinator…or you and your sweetheart. But you’ll sleep easier knowing who’s the boss at this important event. 2…. Read more »

Whether you’re a stickler for wedding traditions or you consider yourself a modern couple, remember: Your wedding day is supposed to be about you and your partner, and every decision you make should reflect that. So, if you don’t want to walk down the aisle wearing a white dress or want to steal a first look with your partner before the ceremony — do it! Here, we rounded up a few standard wedding rules that are totally OK to break. Wearing… Read more »

Wedding Traditions

Whether it’s something old, new, borrowed, or blue, for many brides, wedding traditions is the foundation upon which the wedding of her dreams is built. No bride is the same and no culture celebrates the same traditions. What I find most fascinating is the variety of rituals you’ll experience, both near and far. Whether you’re planning your own nuptials or are traveling to a wedding abroad, I’ve uncovered five international customs that go beyond “The Wedding March.” Swedish Everybody loves… Read more »